Thursday, March 26, 2009

And the Award Goes to...



What’s Jack up to? Wild boy is having a fun time lately perched up high on the couch looking out the window barking at the world. He’s still not thrilled with me not taking him out as often or as long as he would like this past week but he’s been pulling a bit too much lately and the back can't deal. I told you before Jack graduated from obedience training under 'the no child left behind act'. But really, all is pretty good in Jack’s world.

Yesterday the nominations for RWA’s Rita and Golden Heart awards came out which is essentially the Oscars for romance books. Twitter was all a twitter and the message boards were on fire with congratulations all around. I’d like to say congrats too all the nominees.
I can feel my TBR (to be read) pile growing at this very moment.


Here is the list of nominees for Contemporary Single Title Romance
No Good Girls by Jean Marie Pierson
Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson
Out of Time by Samantha Graves

Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery
Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
Your Roots Are Showing by Elise Chidley

Kwana sidebar: Lisa Kleypas’ Blue Eyed Devil so should have been on this list. It’s my blog and I’ll say what I want to.


Now here is the list for Historical Romance
Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath

Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas

Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt
Where the Heart Leads by Stephanie Laurens

I don’t even know which way to turn here with so many of my faves on the list. Hello. Kleypas, Hoyt, James. Sigh. And the others I have not read yet but have heard very good things. So many books so little time.


These are just two categories to get the full list you can go to the RWA site here. I like to give a big shout out Jessica Anderson, Yay! Gena Showalter and Roxanne St. Claire for their well deserved nominations. What a day!

If you haven’t already, please check out some of these wonderful authors.

Best,
Kwana

8 comments:

Ina J Offret said...

Just dropping by to say hi to you and Jack and hope you are beginning to feel better!! Hugs xo

Frau said...

My Sophie graduated under the same act..poor girl could sit but the rest was just too boring for a terrier! Hope your back gets better and you and Jack are out and about again. Congrats to all the winners I will have to check them out.

Debra said...

I have two pups that both failed miserably- actually it's probably me for being too soft!
Congrats to all of the book winners. Hope you're feeling better.

Kristen Painter said...

Congrats to the finalists!

Joyce said...

LOL... Jack and Sophie make me laugh. It is the terrier in them that makes them so smart. Our first rescue Bud (welsh terrier) was returned to the breeder because he was too smart for them. The trainer we had for Kelly I liked her way of thinking. Some of the folks used her technique in raising their kids. LOL...

Kwana thanks for the list of books! I enjoy a good romance book.

I hope each day your back gets better. xoxo

Louisa Edwards said...

What an exciting day it was! So many fabulous authors to choose from. I don't even know who to cheer for! Well, except Gena and Rocki. They're a given. : )

pve design said...

....and the award will go to you when you are on that list - my friend! Now get that assistant of yours, "Jack" on board and sit up straight when you write. I know you can do it! It looks like your list of mentors is a good one. Congrats to each of you!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh fun new books to add to my list. My reading list just keeps growing and growing.

Oh that Jack. He makes me laugh. My little guys are made at me as well for no walks today due to the rain. They keep going by the leashes and crying. Way to make me like a horrible mommy.

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