2011 NRCA Finalists

BEST FIRST BOOK:

Secrets of a Proper Lady, Lecia Cornwall

The Aristrocrat’s Lady, Mary Moore

Jockeys and Jewels, Bev Petterson

When One Night Isn’t Enough, Wendy S. Marcus

Brodie’s Bride, Amie Louellen

How To Marry a Duke, Vicky Dreiling

 

CONTEMPORARY SERIES:

What Might Have Been, Kira Sinclair

Fortune’s Secret Baby, Christyne Butler

Cindy’s Doctor Charming, Teresa Southwick

How A Cowboy Stole Her Heart, Donna Alward

Model Marine, Candace Havens

 

CONTEMPORARY SERIES, ACTION/SUSPENSE:

Caught Off Guard, Kira Sinclair

Special Agent’s Surrender, Carla Cassidy

Take My Breath Away…, Cara Summers

The Sheik’s Lost Princess, Linda Conrad

Bulletproof Hearts, Kay Thomas

 

CONTEMPORARY SINGLE TITLE:

A Lot Like Love, Julie James

Real Men Will, Victoria Dahl

Believe in Me, Laura Moore

Good Girls Don’t, Victoria Dahl

Bad Boys Do, Victoria Dahl

 

EROTIC:

Reconstructing Meredith, Lauren Gallagher

The Perfect Play, Jaci Burton

Simply Forbidden, Kate Pearce

Changing the Game, Jaci Burton

Embrace the Night, Crystal Jordan

 

HISTORICAL:

Defiant, Kris Kennedy

The Guardian (The Return of the Highlanders), Margaret Mallory

Too Wicked to Love, Debra Mullins

The Viper, Monica McCarty

Midnight’s Wild Passion, Anna Campbell

 

INSPIRATIONAL:

Fatal Judgment, Irene Hannon

To Win Her Heart, Karen Witemeyer

Belonging, Robin Lee Hatcher

The Christmas Quilt, Patricia Davids

His Steadfast Love, Golden Keyes Parsons

Lost Melody, Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

 

NOVEL WITH ROMANTIC ELEMENTS:

The Rose Garden, Susanna Kearsley

The Summer of Living Dangerously, Julie Cohen

A Little Bit of Passion, Beate Boeker

The Comforts of Home, Jodi Thomas

Enchanted No More, Robin Owens

 

NOVELLA:

“Fate Strikes a Bargain” in IT HAPPENED ONE SEASON, Candice Hern

“Trouble in Petticoats” in GIVE ME A TEXAS OUTLAW, Linda Broday

“The Naked Prince” in AN INVITATION TO SIN, Sally MacKenzie

“Most Wanted” in GIVE ME A TEXAS OUTLAW, DeWanna Pace

“A Perfect Plan” in AN AMISH WEDDING, Beth Wiseman

 

PARANORMAL:

Primal Law, J.D. Tyler

Night Magic, Jennifer Lyon

Sinful Magic, Jennifer Lyon

Earl of Darkness, Alix Rickloff

A Touch of Crimson, Sylvia Day

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE:

Face of Danger, Roxanne St. Claire

Inside, Brenda Novak

Cold Touch, Leslie Kelly

In Close, Brenda Novak

If You Hear Her, Shiloh Walker

 

YOUNG ADULT:

Isle of Night, Veronica Wolff

Deadly Cool, Gemma Halliday

Haven, Kristi Cook

Roadside Assistance, Amy Clipston

My Lunatic Life, Sharon Sala