The RITA nominees have been announced. On one hand, congratulations to all the nominees; it’s a professional honor and may give your sales a bump. On the other hand, eh. As usual, I’ve read very few of the nominees.
The ones I’ve read:
- The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne (historical romance)
- The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley (historical romance)
- When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James (Regency historical romance)
- The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn (novel w/ strong romantic elements)
- New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb (romantic suspense)
One of those was a wallbanging DNF and another verged on it, two others were forgettable, and the last was a good enough installment in the series but not outstanding or a sterling example to use to get a reader hooked on the series (IMO, of course).
In addition to the books I’ve read, I’ve got a few TBR:
- The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (novel w/ strong romantic elements)
- Nightfall by Ellen Connor (paranormal)
- Doukakis’s Apprentice by Sarah Morgan (contemporary series)
I should bump them up, shouldn’t I?
Seeing the listing, I’m reminded that RWA is in Anaheim this year. I’d love to go but my vacation budget is tapped out: Barcelona, Indian Wells, Houston, the beach (Rehoboth and Nags Head), and a couple of days at the US Open in August, plus Thanksgiving travel? Yeah, I don’t need to go to Anaheim in July.