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?  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 .