The Romance Writers of America just announced the winners of the 2018 RITA Awards. This year marks the 38th Annual Conference of the RWA which celebrates the best in romance writing. The RITA Award recognizes outstanding published romance novels and novellas.
The 2018 RITA Award winners are:
Romance Novella: Forbidden River by Brynn Kelly
Contemporary Romance Long: Falling Hard by Lexi Ryan
Young Adult Romance: Seize Today by Pintip Dunn
Historical Romance Long: Between the Devil and the Dukeby Kelly Bowen
Romantic Suspense: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon
Paranormal Romance: Hunt the Darkness by Stephanie Rowe
Erotic Romance: Wicked Dirty by J. Kenner
Historical Romance Short: Waltzing with the Earl by Kelly Bowen
Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements: Then There Was You by Kara Isaac
Contemporary Romance Short: Second Chance Summer by Kait Nolan
Contemporary Romance Mid-length: Tell Me by Abigail Strom
Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Best First Book: Take the Lead by Alexis Daria
More information on the winners and judges can be found on the RWA website.