Friday, March 29, 2013

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: RITA Books

It’s that time of year! No, not that time. It’s RITA time. What are the RITA’s? Well, it’s like the Oscars but for books. These are essentially the best of the best books for the year in the romance genre. There are 11 categories such as Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense and Best First Book. You should go to the RWA website and take a look.

Anyway, they final nominees were announced on Tuesday and there are a lot of great books that made the cut. Unfortunately there are only so many hours in the day, and so many days in the week that I will never get to read all of them before July 30 when the winners are announced at the National RWA conference.

Now, I have had the pleasure of reading 10 of the nominated RITA books. (Kati has only read 9) But instead of boring you all I thought I would share a couple that really stood out.
  • Melt Into You by Roni Loren
    When I saw that this was nominated I was so happy. It is such a departure from norm (it has a MMF HEA and a MM sex scene). Not to mention that thw writing is fantasic. One of my favorite books of the year.
  • Lucky In Love and Forever And A Day by Jill Shalvis
    This is a two for one. This is a great series. Sexy, funny and emotional. I highly recommend these stories.
  • Forged In Fire by Trish McCallan
    Nominated for Best First Book and Romantic Suspense it is definitely a great read. It also has a nice spin on the whole SEAL hero.
  • Defiant by Pamela Clare
    The long awaited story in Ms. Clare’s MacKinnon’s Ranger series does not disappoint. Full of adventure there is not a dull moment. And Connor is sexy with that Scottish accent of his. (PS.. have you seen the video trailer?)
  • Seduced By A Pirate by Eloisa James
    A tattooed pirate. Need I say more? Besides the fact that Eloisa James is an amazing writer this was a funny and sexy read. 

Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan
About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
Melt Into You by Roni Loren
Barefoot In The Sand by Roxanne St. Claire
Defiant by Pamela Claire
A Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Firelight by Kristen Callahan
Seduced by a Pirate by a Eloisa James

So my Juicy Tidbit for this week… Spend some time with a RITA book.

Have you read any of the nominated books? Which was your favorite? 

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