Today is the day, fellow romance lovers.  Calls are going out to nominated authors and we’ll  be adding to the listing as Lynn Spencer and I hear the news throughout the day.  

[Authors, if you’re one of the lucky ones, please let us know by emailing sandy @  (No spaces.)]

Watch this space – and good luck to everyone!

Note:  Some of the nominations listed below were first reported at Judi Fennell’s blog.  An official RWA list can be found here.

Contemporary Series Romance

A Not-So-Perfect Past – Beth Andrews

The Snow-Kissed Bride – Linda Goodnight

From the Outside – Helen Branna

The Christmas Love-Child – Jennie Lucas

One Night Mistress…Convenient Wife – Anne McAllister

Duty, Desire and the Desert King – Jane Porter

Single Mom Seeks… – Teresa Hill

Revealed: A Prince and A Pregnancy – Kelly Hunter

I Still Do – Christie Ridgway

Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure

Silent Watch – Elle Kennedy

Mountain Investigation – Jessica Andersen

The Christmas Stranger – Beth Cornelison

The Soldier’s Secret Daughter – Cindy Dees

In Care of Sam Beaudry – Kathleen Eagle

Cold Case Affair – Loreth Anne White

The Christmas Present – Tracy Wolff

Contemporary Single Title Romance

Too Good to Be True — Kristan Higgins

Talk Me Down — Victoria Dahl

Fireside – Susan Wiggs

For the Love of Pete — Julia Harper (AKA Elizabeth Hoyt)

Dirty Sexy Knitting — Christie Ridgway

True Love and Other Disasters — Rachel Gibson

A Little Light Magic – Joy Nash

Instant Attraction – Jill Shalvis

Historical Romance

To Beguile a Beast Elizabeth Hoyt

Not Quite a Husband – Sherry Thomas

With Seduction in Mind — Laura Lee Guhrke

Wicked All Day — Liz Carlyle

Knight of Pleasure — Margaret Mallory

Make Me Yours — Bettina Krahn

Taming Her Irish Warrior — Michelle Willingham

The Lone Texan — Jodi Thomas

Inspirational Romance

The Gladiator — Carla Capshaw

A Lady Like Sarah – Margaret Brownley

The Inheritance – Tamara Alexander

Entertaining Angels – Judy Duarte

An Eye for an Eye – Irene Hannon

Breach of Trust – DiAnn Mills

The Silent Governess – Julie Klassen

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper – Kathleen Y’Barbo

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Silent on The Moor — Deanna Raybourn

The Better Part of Darkness – Kelly Gay

Scandal Sheet – Gemma Halliday

Red’s Hot Honky-Tonk Bar – Pamela Morsi

The Lost Recipe for Happiness – Barbara O’Neal

The Accidental Bestseller – Wendy Wax

The Virgin’s Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I – Jeanne Westin

Lakeshore Christmas – Susan Wiggs

Paranormal Romance

Mortal Sins — Eileen Wilks

What Would Jane Austen Do? — Laurie Brown

My Forbidden Desire – Carolyn Jewel

For the Earl’s Pleasure – Anne Mallory

Darkness Unknown— Alexis Morgan

Untouchable in Deep Kiss of Winter — Kresley Cole

Kiss of a Demon King — Kresley Cole

The Fire King — Marjorie M. Liu

Covet — J.R. Ward

Regency Historical Romance

Lord Braybrook’s Penniless Bride – Elizabeth Rolls

What Happens in London – Julia Quinn

Revealed – Kate Noble

Surrender of a Siren – Tessa Dare

Scandal – Carolyn Jewel

A View to a Kiss — Caroline Linden

Tempting Fate — Alissa Johnson

Romance Novella

Charlotte and the Wicked Lord from The Diamonds of Wellbourne Manor – Amanda McCabe

This Wicked Gift from The Heart of Christmas — Courtney Milan

A Little Night Magic in Hot for the Holidays Allyson James

The Robber Bride in Huntress — Marjorie M. Liu

Annalise and the Scandalous Rake in The Diamonds of Wellbourne Manor — Deb Marlowe

On a Snowy Christmas in The Night Before Christmas — Brenda Novak

The Christmas Eve Promise in The Night before Christmas — Molly O’Keefe

Romantic Suspense

Dark Country – Bronwyn Parry

One Scream Away — Kate Brady

Waking the Dead — Kylie Brant

A Dark Love — Margaret Carroll

Whisper of Warning — Laura Griffin

Stolen Fury — Elisabeth Naughton

Promises in Death — J.D. Robb

Kill for Me — Karen Rose

Young Adult Romance

Going Too Far — Jennifer Echols

Fairy Tale – Cyn Balog

Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkeles

Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover – Ally Carter

The ABC’s of Kissing Boys – Tracy Ferraro

Nothing Like You – Lauren Strasnick

Best First Book

The Last Will of Moira Leahy – Therese Walsh

The Gladiator – Carla Capshaw

The Better Part of Darkness – Kelly Gay

Stolen Fury — Elisabeth Naughton

One Scream Away — Kate Brady

He Calls Her Doc — Mary Brady

Angel Vindicated — Viola Estrella

Nothing Like You Lauren Strasnick

– Sandy AAR and Lynn AAR

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