2005 RWA National Conference
RITA & Golden Heart Winners

2005 Lifetime Achievement Award: Linda Howard

2005 RITA Winners:

  • Best Traditional Romance – Christmas Eve Marriage by Jessica Hart (Harlequin)
  • Best Regency Romance – A Passionate Endeavor by Sophia Nash (Signet)
  • Best Short Contemporary Series – Miss Pruitt’s Private Life by Barbara McCauley (Silhouette)
  • Best Short Historical Romance – A Wanted Man by Susan Kay Law (Avon Books)
  • Best Long Contemporary Series – John Riley’s Girl by Inglath Cooper (Harlequin Books)
  • Best Long Historical Romance – Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale (Berkley Publishing)
  • Best Paranormal Romance – Blue Moon by Lori Handeland (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Best Romantic Suspense – I’m Watching You by Karen Rose (Warner Books)
  • Best Inspirational Romance – Grounds To Believe by Shelley Bates (Steeple Hill Books)
  • Best Contemporary Single Title – Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Best Romantic Novella – Her Best Enemy in Night’s Edge by Maggie Shayne (Harlequin Books)
  • Novel with Strong Romantic Elements – A.K.A. Goddess by Evelyn Vaughn (Silhouette Books)
  • Best First Book – Time Off for Good Behavior by Lani Diane Rich (Warner Books)

2005 Golden Heart Winners:

  • Short Contemporary – Venus Rising by Karina A. Bliss
  • Long Contemporary – Finding Hope by Kimberly Fisk
  • Paranormal Romance – Sapphire Dreams by Pamela P. Poulsen
  • Short Historical – Secrets of All Hearts by Christine R. Merrill
  • Long Historical – Ruined by Victoria H. Grondahl
  • Traditional – Snow White Wedding by Jenna Ness
  • Romantic Suspense – Dancing in the Dark by Holli S. Bertram
  • Contemporary Single Title – Hard Lies by S. Lorelle Marinello
  • Inspirational – Autumn Rains by Myra Langley Johnson
  • Novel with Strong Romantic Elements – Viva Las Vegas by Robin Flury
  • Regency – Lady Wicked by Nadele Jacobs
  • Young Adult – Almost Cool: Confessions of the Popular Girl’s Best Friend by Julie Ann Linker

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