Best of 2009 Romance

It’s that time of year again! The Romance Writers of America© will be acknowledging the best of 2009’s romances with their prestigious RITA© Award. There are great books in each of the 12 categories, but I’m most looking forward to seeing who wins the award for best paranormal romance. Past winners in this category include Gwyn Cready, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, and Karen Marie Moning. All the winners will be announced on July 31, but in the meantime check out some of this year’s nominees:

What Would Jane Austen Do?Deep Kiss of WinterKiss of a Demon KingThe Fire KingDarkness UnknownCovet

What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown

Untouchable in Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole

Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole

The Fire King by Marjorie M. Liu

Darkness Unknown by Alexis Morgan

Covet by J.R. Ward

If you’re interested in the full list of RITA© finalists in all 12 categories, check out the RWA RITA page.