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Need a little romance? Try these 2014 RITA Award winners.

Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, recently announced the winners for the 2014 RITA® Awards. The RITA, named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, recognizes excellence in published romance fiction. So, if you need a little romance in your life, try these award winning love stories.

2014 RITA Winners:

  • Best First Book: The Sweet Spot, by Laura Drake
  • Contemporary Romance: Crazy Thing Called Love, by Molly O'Keefe
  • Historical Romance: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, by Sarah MacLean
  • Inspirational Romance: Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano*
  • Paranormal Romance: The Firebird, by Susanna Kearsley
  • Romantic Suspense: Off the Edge, by Carolyn Crane
  • * denotes title not yet in Richland Library collection, but it is being ordered.


    The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
    Amazon Says: New York Times Bestseller Two Women. One Mysterious Relic. Separated By Centuries. Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, more...
    Amazon Says: New York Times Bestseller Two Women. One Mysterious Relic. Separated By Centuries. Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called "The Firebird," claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, it's a problem. There's no proof. But Nicola's held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth. Beloved by readers as varied and adventurous as her novels, you will never forget spending time in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley's world. Reviewers love Susanna Kearsley Winner of RT Book Reviews Historical Fiction and Historical Fantasy/Paranormal Awards "A creative tour de aforce...Brilliant!"-New York Journal of Books "Romantic, passionate, and bittersweet, this intelligent, tension-laden story will sweep you away."-Historical Novel Review "An imaginatively captivating trip through time."-Fresh Fiction "Kearsley makes the impossible seem real...and makes history come alive."-Booklist Readers love The Firebird "If you closed your eyes and opened them again, you would be there, right in the story." "This is now my very favorite Kearsley novel...which is saying a lot." "Every scene leaves me wanting more." "Deeply romantic and filled with rich, fascinating history." "Expertly weaves two tales into one vastly entertaining read." less...
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