Congratulations to 2019 New England Readers’ Choice Finalists!

Please join the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America® in congratulating the finalists in the 2019 New England Readers’ Choice contest! At the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 27, 2019 we will be announcing winners in each category, as well as the winner of our Grand Prize: a $250 gift certificate from Penny Sansevieri, CEO of Author Marketing Experts!

ROMANCE SHORT STORY

*Elizabeth Chatsworth, Ten Minutes Past Teatime

Piper Malone, Fabulously Tanked

Charissa Weaks, “Silver Heart” in Once Upon the Longest Night

ROMANCE NOVELLA

Barbara Lohr, Christmas Dreams and Santa Schemes

*Jess Vonn, The Summer I Saw You

*L. A. Witt, Christmas Homecoming

EROTIC ROMANCE

V. H. Luis, Fading to Black

*L. A. Witt, Once Burned

*L. A. Witt, Sink or Swim

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Grace Callaway, Enter the Duke

Margaret Locke, The Legendary Duke

Margaret Mallory, Kidnapped by a Rogue

ROMANCE WITH RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL ELEMENTS

Oliva Rae, Adoration

Laura Scott, Primary Suspect

Sherri Shackelford, No Safe Place

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCIFI/TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE

Cara Crescent, Wretched

Marie Johnston, A Shifter’s Second Chance

Allie Marie, Hands of the Healer

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Toni Anderson, Cold Blooded

Bev Pettersen, Along Came a Cowboy

Cari Z. and *L. A. Witt, Double or Nothing

YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE

Kilby Blades, Friended

Julia Day, Fade to Us

*Marissa Doyle, Between Silk and Sand

SHORT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Marie Johnston, Rancher in Training

Heather Novak, Headlights, Dipsticks, and My Ex’s Brother

Radclyffe, Dangerous Waters

LONG CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Penny Jaeger, Dearly Beloved

Sandra Owens, Just Jenny

J. N. Welsh, In Tune

* denotes a NECRWA member

March 17, 2019 Meeting – How the RITA Awards Have Shaped Romancelandia with Corrina Lawson

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For the past year, Corrina Lawson has been systematically reading all the RWA RITA Award winners and examining them for trends and influences on the current day romance genre books. The Great RITA Read series can be found at the B&N Reads blog.

BIO

Corrina Lawson is a former newspaper reporter, a mom of four, and the author of nine published books, including a steampunk and a superhero series. She is currently the content director of GeekMom.com.