Australian authors make 2011 RITA shortlist

By | 29 March 2011 | 1 Response

Australian authors Marion Lennox and Kelly Hunter have been named finalists for the 2011 RITA Awards, the Oscar equivalent for romance authors.

Marian Lennox is nominated for her Christmas with Her Boss (Sweet Romance). Kelly Hunter is nominated for Red-Hot Renegade (Sexy). They will competing for the 2011 RITA for Contemporary Series Romance.

Hunter was at the Australian Romance Readers Convention when the finalists were announced. She was recognised by Anne Gracie in front of a very appreciative convention audience.

The finalists for the RITAs and the Golden Hearts, for unpublished writers, can be found at the RWA website. Winners will be announced on July 1 at the awards ceremony, held as part of the RWA National Conference in New York.

Christmas With Her Boss by Marion Lennox (Sweet Romance)

Christmas With Her Boss by Marion Lennox (Sweet Romance)

Christmas with Her Boss by Marion Lennox

Series: Sweet Romance | Release Date: 11/2010 | ISBN: 9781742788524

Meg Jardine, PA extraordinaire, is about to lose her job. Her gorgeous, dark, and deeply unimpressed boss William McMaster is stranded in Melbourne over Christmas and it’s all her fault! With her heart in her mouth, she invites the intimidating billionaire home for the holiday…

At Meg’s chaotic, cosy family farm, William’s cold reserve begins to melt away. Suddenly they’re seeing each other in a whole new light, and country girl Meg has shot straight to the top of William’s Christmas list!

You can buy the ebook from the Mills and Boon website.

Red-Hot Renegade by Kelly Hunter (Sexy)

Red-Hot Renegade by Kelly Hunter (Sexy)

Red-Hot Renegade by Kelly Hunter

Series: Sexy | Release date:10/2010 | ISBN: 9781742787947

In desperate need of protection, Jianne Xang-Bennett reluctantly turns to her estranged husband, martial arts expert Jacob Bennett, for help. But there are problems: they’ve been separated for twelve years and cannot be in the same room together without arguing or ripping each other’s clothes off sometimes at the same time!

But Jacob will go to extremes for those he loves, and Jianne is the only woman who can bring this honourable warrior to his knees. Can they delve beneath their red-hot desire and blazing anger to find the love that has always been hiding?

You can buy the ebook from the Mills and Boon website.

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Killer of Fairies
Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, Twitter tragic and compulsive reader. She is editor of Booktopia's Romance Buzz, and hosts the Heart to Heart podcast for Destiny Romance. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and in 2014 she was awarded RWA's Romance Media Award. Kat co-founded Trousseau, a zine for people who love reading romance books. She believes in happy endings, and kills fairies with glee.

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