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The finalists for the RITAs and the Golden Hearts, for unpublished writers, can be found at the RWA website.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
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!
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?