The RITA and Golden Heart Awards were presented by the Romance Writers of America at their annual convention in San Diego CA on July 16, 2016. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart is a contest for the best novel by an unpublished novelist. Winners of genre interest include:
RITA for Paranormal Romance:
- Must Love Chainmail, Angela Quarles (self-published)
Golden Heart for Paranormal Romance:
- Don’t Call Me Cupcake, Tara Sheets
For more information, including the full list of category winners, see the Romance Writers of America website.