(1) RITA Times 4; (2) Jo Hits the NYT List; (3) a New Winner

The champagne is flowing and high-fives abound in Wenchlandia!  Four Wenches have finaled in Romance Writers of America's RITA contest.  Here are the finalists:

HISTORICAL CATEGORY

The Forbidden Rose                  One Wicked Sin 

by Joanna Bourne                      by Nicola Cornick

TheForbiddenRose                    OneWickedSin

REGENCY CATEGORY

To Surrender to a Rogue         The Wicked Wyckerly

by Cara Elliott                          by Patricia Rice

ToSurrender                 TheWickedWyckerly

Congratulations, finalists!  Wenches rule! 

AnUnlikelyCountess JO MAKES NY TIMES LIST

But  wait, there's more good news:  Jo Beverley's An Unlikely Countess debuted on the NY Times list last week at the #17 slot.  An impressive showing, indeed.  And this week it is still on the list, having climbed to #13. There's no stopping the Wenches when they're on a roll.  Just more cause for celebration in Wenchlandia!

 

A NEW WINNER

Our newest winner is Dee, who has won a copy of Cara/Andrea Penrose's Sweet Revenge.  Dee, we've e-mailed you but not heard back yet.  If you see this message, please send your mailing address to Sherrie and we'll get that book to you!

A hint to the wise:  we give away a lot of books on this blog, so it's a good idea to check back to see if your name was drawn as a winner.  Winners will be listed in the Winners sidebar on the right, and they'll also be mentioned in our Sunday announcements. 

45 thoughts on “(1) RITA Times 4; (2) Jo Hits the NYT List; (3) a New Winner”

  1. CONGRATULATIONS to Joanna, Nicola, Cara and Patricia on their RITA nominations! I have read all four books and the nominations are richly deserved!!
    And CONGRATULATIONS JO !!! An Unlikely Countess is on my TBR stack and I am truly looking forward to reading it! Not at all surprised it made the NY Times list! Your books NEVER disappoint!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS to Joanna, Nicola, Cara and Patricia on their RITA nominations! I have read all four books and the nominations are richly deserved!!
    And CONGRATULATIONS JO !!! An Unlikely Countess is on my TBR stack and I am truly looking forward to reading it! Not at all surprised it made the NY Times list! Your books NEVER disappoint!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS to Joanna, Nicola, Cara and Patricia on their RITA nominations! I have read all four books and the nominations are richly deserved!!
    And CONGRATULATIONS JO !!! An Unlikely Countess is on my TBR stack and I am truly looking forward to reading it! Not at all surprised it made the NY Times list! Your books NEVER disappoint!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS to Joanna, Nicola, Cara and Patricia on their RITA nominations! I have read all four books and the nominations are richly deserved!!
    And CONGRATULATIONS JO !!! An Unlikely Countess is on my TBR stack and I am truly looking forward to reading it! Not at all surprised it made the NY Times list! Your books NEVER disappoint!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS to Joanna, Nicola, Cara and Patricia on their RITA nominations! I have read all four books and the nominations are richly deserved!!
    And CONGRATULATIONS JO !!! An Unlikely Countess is on my TBR stack and I am truly looking forward to reading it! Not at all surprised it made the NY Times list! Your books NEVER disappoint!

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  6. Congratulations to all. I am so glad I am not a RITA judge. What a horrible dilemma picking among those great books. It is like picking your favorite child.

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  7. Congratulations to all. I am so glad I am not a RITA judge. What a horrible dilemma picking among those great books. It is like picking your favorite child.

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  8. Congratulations to all. I am so glad I am not a RITA judge. What a horrible dilemma picking among those great books. It is like picking your favorite child.

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  9. Congratulations to all. I am so glad I am not a RITA judge. What a horrible dilemma picking among those great books. It is like picking your favorite child.

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  10. Congratulations to all. I am so glad I am not a RITA judge. What a horrible dilemma picking among those great books. It is like picking your favorite child.

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  11. A tip of the hat to all of you. It would be great if you could all win. But then, some of you are competing directly against each other and as far as I’m aware there has never been a tie, has there?

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  12. A tip of the hat to all of you. It would be great if you could all win. But then, some of you are competing directly against each other and as far as I’m aware there has never been a tie, has there?

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  13. A tip of the hat to all of you. It would be great if you could all win. But then, some of you are competing directly against each other and as far as I’m aware there has never been a tie, has there?

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  14. A tip of the hat to all of you. It would be great if you could all win. But then, some of you are competing directly against each other and as far as I’m aware there has never been a tie, has there?

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  15. A tip of the hat to all of you. It would be great if you could all win. But then, some of you are competing directly against each other and as far as I’m aware there has never been a tie, has there?

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