2017 RWA Awards Finalists

The Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the RITA and Golden Heart Awards on March 21, 2017. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts. Finalists of genre interest include:

RITA for Paranormal Romance

Golden Heart for Paranormal Romance

  • Fire’s Rising, Grace Adams
  • Soul Affinity, A.Y. Chao
  • Constant Craving, Kari W. Cole
  • Beryl Blue, Time Cop, Janet Halpin
  • Bless Your Heart and Other Southern Curses, Heather Leonard
  • The Mer Chronicles: Love’s Diplomatic Act, Kate Ramirez

Winners will be announced July 27, 2017 at the 2017 RWA Conference to be held at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando FL. For a full list of finalists, see the RWA website.