|Andrea & PJ|
It's Sunday morning and we're busy preparing for the journey to our respective homes. Well, some of us are. Others (like my three roomies) are still snug in their beds. ;-) It's been another wonderful RWA conference. Andrea and I will be blogging about it in more detail throughout the coming week but, for now, I'll leave you with some images of last night's festivities, the Golden Heart and RITA awards ceremony!
RITA winners Sarah MacLean and Eloisa James!
Eloisa won the Rita for Best Novella with "Seduced by a Pirate"
and Sarah took home the lovely statuette for Best Historical Romance
with A Rogue by Any Other Name.
My friend, Joanne Lockyer was a Golden Heart finalist for "The Last Light of Dusk."
RITA finalist Tracy Brogan rocking the red carpet!
Romance Bandits, Nancy Northcott and Jeanne Adams.
Molly O'Keefe and PJ.
RITA winner and RWA Hall of Fame inductee Kresley Cole.
Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mary Jo Putney.
The joy of winning! Eloisa James embraces her longtime assistant and good friend, Kim Castillo.
Courtney Milan, Eloisa James and PJ
Andrea, PJ and Terri Osburn.
Toni Blake and PJ.
Historical author Vanessa Kelly and her husband, Randy (together they write as V.K. Sykes) along with PJ at the Rita/Golden Heart ceremony.
2013 Rita Finalist Sabrina Jeffries with Deb Marlowe, Claudia Dain/Claudia Welch and publicists Kim and Becky.
Romance icon Sharon Sala and 2013 RITA finalist Jean Brashear. My apologies to the person on the far left but I don't remember your name.
PJ and Rita finalist Roxanne "Rocki" St. Claire.
Some goodies at the fun and fabulous Samhain post-Rita party!
|Cheesecake pops. Yes, they are just as decadently delicious as they sound!|
2013 Romance Writers of America RITA Winners
Best First Book: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Contemporary Single Title Romance: The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
Historical Romance: A Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Inspirational Romance: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
Long Contemporary Series Romance: A Gift for All Seasons by Karen Templeton
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Paranormal Romance: Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole
Romance Novella: "Seduced by a Pirate" by Eloisa James
Romantic Suspense: Scorched by Laura Griffin
Short Contemporary Series Romance: A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan
Young Adult Romance: The Farm by Emily McKay
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Did your Rita favorites win?
Are you drooling over those post-Rita chocolate goodies as much as I did?
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