We want to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening with the amazing authors signing at Shameless Book Con 2016. This week, RWA is awarding their highest honor, the RITA Award, to the books they consider the best of the best.

Proudly, some of our #SBC16 authors are up for RITA Awards!

Congrats Authors RITA

What the heck is RWA and what the heck is a RITA Award?

Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announces the finalists for the 2016 RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards. The RITA — the highest award of distinction in romance fiction — recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts.

The RITA Award: The Oscar Of Romance

Last year, our very favorite erotica author and UnHoly Day host, Tiffany Reisz, was the 2015 RITA Award winner in Erotic Romance for The Saint! (Clearly, I have good taste. The Saint is my Favorite Book of All Time.)

In 2014, #SBC16 signing author, J Kenner, received the RITA Award for Claim Me in Erotic Romance, and was a finalist in 2015 for Wanted.

Samantha Beck was nominated in both Best First Book and Erotic Romance in 2014 for Private Practice.

SBC16 Authors + 2016 RITA Award Nominess

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

[one_half]Elizabeth Hayley

Just Say Yes by Elizabeth Hayley

[one_half_last]Katee Robert

The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert

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Erotic Romance

J. Kenner

Say My Name by J Kenner

Non-attending #SBC16 authors nominated who just happen to be some of our favorites:

[one_half]Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst

[one_half_last]Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy


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BIG high-5, authors! You deserve all the accolades! ???

Find out who won this Saturday, July 16th at the awards ceremony at the RWA Annual Conference. We’ll keep you updated!

If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets for Shameless Book Con 2016, get them now!

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