Nora Roberts American Romance Collection

RITA Winning Authors

The following lists alphabetically each RITA-winning author to be featured in the collection. Links direct to either the author's webpage, or another page where you can learn more about that author's works. Pseudonyms are not denoted. Note that some authors do not have a web presence.

RITA Award Winners

Each year’s RITA Award winning titles are added to the collection. From the Romance Writers of America’s (RWA) website, “the purpose of the RITA Award is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels… RWA’s RITA Award is the highest honor in romance publishing. RITA Award winners are determined by… fellow romance authors.” See the Mission and Collection Policy for more information on how titles for addition into the Nora Roberts American Romance Collection are selected.

The following list details anticipated titles for the collection. Clicking on a linked book title will take you to the Hoover Library catalog record for that title. We are currently still in the process of acquiring many of the titles listed below.

 

2018

Lexi Ryan Falling Hard Contemporary Romance: Long
Abigail Strom Tell Me Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
Kait Nolan Second Chance Summer Contemporary Romance: Short
J. Kenner Wicked Dirty Erotic Romance
Kelly Bowen Between the Devil and the Duke Historical Romance: Long
Catherine Tinley Waltzing with the Earl Historical Romance: Short
Kristan Higgins Now that You Mention It Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance
Kara Isaac Then There Was You Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
Stephanie Rowe Hunt the Darkness Paranormal Romance
HelenKay Dimon The Fixer Romantic Suspense
Pintip Dunn Seize Today Young Adult Romance

 

2017

Sarah Morgan Miracle on 5th Avenue Contemporary Romance: Long
Virginia Kantra Carolina Dreaming Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
Michelle Major Christmas on Crimson Mountain Contemporary Romance: Short
Roni Loren Off the Clock Erotic Romance
Laura Lee Guhrke No Mistress of Mine Historical Romance: Long
Kelly Bowen A Duke to Remember Historical Romance: Short
Tammy L. Gray My Hope Next Door Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
Jeffe Kennedy The Pages of the Mind Paranormal Romance
Elisabeth Naughton Repressed Romantic Suspense
Jennifer L. Armentrout The Problem with Forever Young Adult Romance

 

2016

Maisey Yates Brokedown Cowboy Contemporary Romance: Long
Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy Him Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
Sarah M. Anderson The Nanny Plan Contemporary Romance: Short
Alexis Hall For Real: A Spires Story Erotic Romance
Deeanne Gist Tiffany Girl Historical Romance: Long
Julie Anne Long It Started with a Scandal Historical Romance: Short
Kristi Ann Hunter A Noble Masquerade Inspirational Romance
Angela Quarles Must Love Chainmail Paranormal Romance
Dana Marton Flash Fire Romantic Suspense
Jenn Bennett The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Young Adult Romance

 

2015

Jane Graves Baby, It's You Contemporary Romance: Long
Jill Shalvis One in a Million Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
Caro Carson A Texas Rescue Christmas Contemporary Romance: Short
Tiffany Reisz The Saint Erotic Romance
Meredith Duran Fool Me Twice Historical Romance: Long
Tessa Dare Romancing the Duke Historical Romance: Short
Irene Hannon Deceived Inspirational Romance
Kristen Callihan Evernight Paranormal Romance
J. D. Robb Concealed in Death Romantic Suspense
Juliana Stone Boys Like You Young Adult Romance

 

2014

Molly O'Keefe Crazy Thing Called Love Contemporary Romance: Long
J. Kenner Claim Me Erotic Romance
Sarah MacLean No Good Duke Goes Unpunished Historical Romance
Carla Laureano Five Days in Skye Inspirational Romance
Susanna Kearsley The Firebird Paranormal Romance
Carolyn Crane Off the Edge Romantic Suspense
Leah Ashton Why Resist a Rebel? Short Contemporary Romance

 

2013

Sarah MacLean A Rogue by Any Other Name Historical Romance
Elizabeth Camden Against the Tide Inspirational Romance
Karen Templeton A Gift for All Seasons Long Contemporary Series Romance
Simone St. James The Haunting of Maddy Clare Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Kresley Cole Shadow's Claim Paranormal Romance
Laura Griffin Scorched Romantic Suspense
Sarah Morgan A Night of No Return Short Contemporary Series Romance
Emily McKay The Farm Young Adult Romance

 

2012

Sarah Morgan Doukakis' Apprentice Contemporary Series Romance
Cindy Dees Soldier's Last Stand Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
Fiona Lowe Boomerang Bride Contemporary Single Title Romance
Serena Miller The Measure of Katie Calloway Inspirational Romance
Barbara O'Neal How to Bake a Perfect Life Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Thea Harrison Dragon Bound Paranormal Romance
Tessa Dare A Night to Surrender Regency Historical Romance
J. D. Robb New York to Dallas Romantic Suspense
Ann Aguirre Enclave Young Adult Romance

 

2011

Karen Templeton Welcome Home, Cowboy Contemporary Series Romance
Helen Brenna The Moon That Night Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
Jill Shalvis Simply Irresistable Contemporary Single Title Romance
Sherry Thomas His at Night Historical Romance
Irene Hannon In Harm's Way Inspirational Romance
Jodi Thomas Welcome to Harmony Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Sharon Ashwood Unchained: The Dark Forgotten Paranormal Romance
Lauren Willig The Mischief of the Mistletoe Regency Historical Romance
Karen Rose Silent Scream Romantic Suspense
Julie Kagawa The Iron King Young Adult Romance

 

2010

Beth Andrews A Not-So-Perfect Past Contemporary Series Romance
Cindy Dees The Soldier's Secret Daughter Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
Kristan Higgins Too Good to Be True Contemporary Single Title Romance
Sherry Thomas Not Quite a Husband Historical Romance
Tamera Alexander The Inheritance Inspirational Romance
Barbara O'Neal The Lost Recipe for Happiness Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Kresley Cole Kiss of a Demon King Paranormal Romance
Julia Quinn What Happens in London Regency Historical Romance
Laura Griffin Whisper of Warning Romantic Suspense
Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry Young Adult Romance

 

2009

Karen Templeton A Mother's Wish Contemporary Series Romance
Kathleen Creighton Danger Signals Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
Rachel Gibson Not Another Bad Date Contemporary Single Title Romance
Pam Rosenthal The Edge of Impropriety Historical Romance
Susan May Warren Finding Stefanie Inspirational Romance
Nora Roberts Tribute Novel With Strong Romantic Elements
Gwyn Cready Seducing Mr. Darcy Paranormal Romance
Joanna Bourne My Lord and Spymaster Regency Historical Romance
Cindy Gerard Take No Prisoners Romantic Suspense
Rosemary Clement-Moore Hell Week Young Adult Romance

 

2008

Janice Kay Johnson Snowbound Contemporary Series Romance
Helen Brenna Treasure Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
Kristan Higgins Catch of the Day Contemporary Single Title Romance
Madeline Hunter Lessons of Desire Historical Romance
Linda Goodnight A Touch of Grace Inspirational Romance
Deanna Raybourn Silent in the Grave Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
J. R. Ward Lover Revealed Paranormal Romance
Julia Quinn The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever Regency Historical Romance
Anne Stuart Ice Blue Romantic Suspense
Melissa Marr Wicked Lovely Young Adult Romance

 

2007

Caridad Ferrer Adios to My Old Life Contemporary Single Title
Tamera Alexander Revealed Inspirational Romance
Lori Handeland The Mommy Quest Long Contemporary Romance
Julia Quinn On the Way to the Wedding Long Historical Romance
Kresley Cole A Hunger Like No Other Paranormal Romance
Annie Solomon Blackout Romantic Suspense
Jessica Bird From the First Short Contemporary Romance
Betina Krahn The Book of True Desires Short Historical
Laurien Gardner A Lady Raised High Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Barbara Hannay Claiming His Family Traditional Romance

 

2006

Susan Wiggs Lakeside Cottage Contemporary Single Title
Beth Pattillo Heavens to Betsy Inspirational Romance
Dianna Love Snell Worth Every Risk Long Contemporary Romance
Liz Carlyle The Devil to Pay Long Historical Romance
Linnea Sinclair Gabriel's Ghost Paranormal Romance
Diane Gaston A Reputable Rake Regency Romance
J. D. Robb Survivor in Death Romantic Suspense
Liz Fielding The Marriage Miracle Short Contemporary Romance
Jodi Thomas The Texan's Reward Short Historical
Barbara Samuel Lady Luck's Map of Vegas Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Marion Lennox Princess of Convenience  Traditional Romance

 

2005

Jennifer Crusie Bet Me Contemporary Single Title
Adina Senft, Shelley Bates Grounds to Believe Inspirational Romance
Inglath Cooper John Riley's Girl Long Contemporary Romance
Laura Kinsale Shadowheart Long Historical Romance
Lori Handeland Blue Moon Paranormal Romance
Sophia Nash A Passionate Endeavor Regency Romance
Karen Rose I'm Watching You Romantic Suspense
Barbara McCauley Miss Pruitt's Private Life Short Contemporary Romance
Susan Kay Law A Wanted Man Short Historical
Evelyn Vaughn A.K.A. Goddess Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Jessica Hart Christmas Eve Marriage  Traditional Romance

 

2004

Nora Roberts Birthright Contemporary Single Title
Gayle Roper Autumn Dreams Inspirational Romance
Kathleen Creighton The Top Gun's Return Long Contemporary Romance
Kathleen Givens The Destiny Long Historical Romance
Linda Fallon Shades of Midnight Paranormal Romance
Nancy Butler Prospero's Daughter Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Remember When Romantic Suspense
Nicole Burnham The Knight's Kiss Short Contemporary Romance
Lisa Kleypas Worth Any Price Short Historical
Kristin Hannah Between Sisters Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Marion Lennox Her Royal Baby  Traditional Romance

 

2003

Barbara Samuel No Place Like Home Contemporary Single Title
Irene Hannon Never Say Goodbye Inspirational Romance
Catherine Mann Taking Cover Long Contemporary Romance
Madeline Hunter Stealing Heaven Long Historical Romance
Susan Grant Contact Paranormal Romance
Barbara Metzger A Debt to Delia Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Three Fates Romantic Suspense
Cindy Gerard Taming the Outlaw Short Contemporary Romance
Cheryl Reavis The Bride Fair Short Historical
Debbie Macomber The Christmas Basket Traditional Romance

 

2002

Rachel Gibson True Confessions Contemporary Single Title
Deborah Raney Beneath a Southern Sky Inspirational Romance
Fay Robinson Coming Home to You Long Contemporary Romance
Connie Brockway The Bridal Season Long Historical Romance
Robin D. Owens Heart Mate Paranormal Romance
Jessica Benson Much Obliged Regency Romance
Tess Gerritsen The Surgeon Romantic Suspense
Barbara Daly A Long Hot Christmas Short Contemporary Romance
Barbara Dawson Smith Tempt Me Twice Short Historical
Sandra Steffen Quinn's Complete Seduction Traditional Romance

 

2001

Susan Elizabeth Phillips First Lady Contemporary Single Title
Robin Lee Hatcher The Shepherd's Voice Inspirational Romance
Marilyn Pappano Rogue's Reform Long Contemporary Romance
Jo Beverley Devilish Long Historical Romance
Karen Marie Moning The Highlander's Touch Paranormal Romance
Emma Jensen A Grand Design Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Carolina Moon Romantic Suspense
Stephanie Bond It Takes a Rebel Short Contemporary Romance
Susan Wiggs The Mistress Short Historical
Liz Fielding The Best Man and the Bridesmaid Traditional Romance

 

2000

Suzanne Brockmann Bodyguard Contemporary Single Title
Dee Henderson Danger in the Shadows Inspirational Romance
Suzanne Brockmann Undercover Princess Long Contemporary Romance
Patricia Ryan Silken Threads Long Historical Romance
Jeannette Baker Nell Paranormal Romance
Nancy Butler The Rake's Retreat Regency Romance
Gayle Wilson The Bride's Protector Romantic Suspense
Anne McAllister The Stardust Cowboy Short Contemporary Romance
Judith Ivory The Proposition Short Historical
Kristin Gabriel Annie, Get Your Groom Traditional Romance

 

1999

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Dream a Little Dream Contemporary Single Title
Robin Lee Hatcher Patterns of Love Inspirational Romance
Ruth Wind Meant to be Married Long Contemporary Romance
Connie Brockway My Dearest Enemy Long Historical Romance
Susan Carroll The Bride Finder Paranormal Romance
Emma Jensen His Grace Endures Regency Romance
Theresa Weir Cool Shade Romantic Suspense
Caroline Cross The Notorious Groom Short Contemporary Romance
Patricia Coughlin Merely Married Short Historical
Kristin Gabriel Monday Man Traditional Romance

 

1998

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Nobody's Baby But Mine Contemporary Single Title
Melody Carlson Homeward Inspirational Romance
Ruth Wind Reckless Long Contemporary Series Romance
Maggie Osborne Promise of Jenny Jones Long Historical Romance
Justine Dare Fire Hawk Paranormal Romance
Jean R. Ewing Love's Reward Regency Romance
Ingrid Weaver On the Way to a Wedding Romantic Suspense
Jennifer Greene Nobody's Princess Short Contemporary Series Romance
Barbara Samuel Heart of a Knight Short Historical
Lucy Gordon His Brother's Child Traditional Romance

 

1997

Barbara Freethy Daniel's Gift Contemporary Single Title
Francine Rivers The Scarlet Thread Inspirational Romance
Naomi Horton Wild Blood Long Contemporary Series Romance
Laura Lee Guhrke Conor's Way Long Historical Romance
Lynn Kurland Stardust of Yesterday Paranormal Romance
Carla Kelly The Lady's Companion Regency Romance
Bethany Campbell See How They Run Romantic Suspense
Anne McAllister Cowboy Pride Short Contemporary Series Romance
Lorraine Heath Always to Remember Short Historical
Lauryn Chandler Her Very Own Husband Traditional Romance

 

1996

Nora Roberts Born In Ice Contemporary Single Title
Francine Rivers As Sure as the Dawn Inspirational Romance
Justine Davis The Morning Side of Dawn Long Contemporary Series Romance
Pamela Morsi Something Shady Long Historical Romance
Modean Moon The Covenant Paranormal Romance
Lynn Kerstan Gwen's Christmas Ghost Regency Romance
Anne Stuart Winter's Edge Romantic Suspense
Jennifer Greene Single Dad Short Contemporary Series Romance
Loretta Chase Lord of Scoundrels Short Historical
Elizabeth Sites Stranger in Her Arms Traditional Romance
Cheryl Zach Runaway Young Adult Romance

 

1995

Susan Elizabeth Phillips It Had To Be You Best Romance of 1994
Kathleen Gilles Seidel Again Contemporary Single Title
Jodi Thomas To Tame A Texan's Heart Historical Romance
Francine Rivers An Echo in the Darkness Inspirational Romance
Kathleen Korbel A Soldier's Heart Long Contemporary Series Romance
Mary Jo Putney Dancing on the Wind Long Historical Romance
Justine Davis Lord of the Storm Paranormal Romance
Carla Kelly Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Hidden Riches Romantic Suspense
Jennifer Cruise Getting Rid of Bradley Short Contemporary Series Romance
Lauryn Chandler Oh Baby! Traditional Romance
Arleynn Presser Second to None Young Adult Romance

 

1994

Susan Wiggs Lord of the Night Best Romance of 1993
Nora Roberts Private Scandals Contemporary Single Title
Anne Stuart Falling Angel Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Jo Beverley My Lady Notorious Historical Series
Elizabeth Lowell Untamed Historical Single Title
Emilie Richards Dragonslayer Long Contemporary Series Romance
Jo Beverley Deirdre and Don Juan Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Nightshade Romantic Suspense
Glenna McReynolds Avenging Angel Short Contemporary Series Romance
Lindsay Longford Annie and the Wise Men Traditional Romance
Wendi Corsi Staub Summer Lightning Young Adult Romance

 

1993

Jill Marie Landis Come Spring Best Romance of 1992
Antoinette Stockenberg Emily's Ghost Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Cheryl Reavis The Prisoner Historical Series
Karen Young The Silence of Midnight Long Contemporary Series Romance
Jo Beverley An Unwilling Bride Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Divine Evil Romantic Suspense
Helen R. Myers Navarrone Short Contemporary Series Romance
Kathleen Eagle This Time Forever Single Title Contemporary
Penelope Williamson Keeper of the Dream Single Title Historical
Marie Ferrarella Father Goose Traditional Romance
Sherry Garland Song of the Buffalo Boy Young Adult Romance

 

1992

Diana Gabaldon Outlander Best Romance of 1991
Justine Davis Angel for Hire Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Kathleen Korbel A Rose for Maggie Long Contemporary Series Romance
Jo Beverley Emily and the Dark Angel Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Night Shift Romantic Suspense
Jodi Thomas The Tender Texan Series Historical
Glenda Sanders A Human Touch Short Contemporary Series Romance
Eileen Dreyer A Man to Die For Single Title Contemporary
Pamela Morsi Courting Miss Hattie Single Title Historical
Bethany Campbell Every Kind of Heaven Traditional Romance
Lurlene McDaniel Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Young Adult Romance

 

1991

Laura Kinsale The Prince of Midnight Best Romance of 1990
Cheryl Reavis Patrick Gallagher's Widow Long Contemporary Series Romance
Loretta Chase The Sandalwood Princess Regency Romance
Karen Keast Night Spice Romantic Suspense
Penelope Williamson A Wild Yearning Series Historical
Jan Hudson Step Into My Parlor Short Contemporary Series Romance
Elizabeth Stuart Where Love Dwells Single Title Historical
Lucy Gordon Song of the Lorelei Traditional Romance

 

1990

LaVyrle Spencer Morning Glory Best Romance of 1989
Eileen Dreyer The Ice Cream Man Long Contemporary Series Romance
Mary Jo Putney The Rake and the Reformer Regency Romance
Kathleen Korbel Perchance to Dream Romantic Suspense
Patricia Gardner Evans Silver Noose Series Historical
Jennifer Greene Night of the Hunter Short Contemporary Series Romance
Diane Chamberlain Private Relations Single Title Contemporary
Julie Garwood The Bride Single Title Historical
Mona Van Wieren Rhapsody in Bloom Traditional Romance
Vivian Schurfranz Renee Young Adult Romance

 

1989

Jill Marie Landis Sunflower Historical Romance
Cheryl Reavis A Crime of the Heart Long Contemporary Series Romance
Susan Carroll Brighton Road Regency Romance
Kathleen Creighton Winter's Daughter Short Contemporary Romance
Linda Barlow Leaves of Fortune Single Title Romance
Nora Roberts Brazen Virtue Suspense
Bethany Campbell Flirtation River Traditional Romance
Eileen Charbonneau The Ghosts of Stony Clove Young Adult Romance

 

1988

LaVyrle Spencer The Gamble Historical Romance
Kathleen Creighton In Defense of Love Long Contemporary Series Romance
Susan Carroll The Sugar Rose Regency Romance
Terri Herrington Stolen Moments Short Contemporary Romance
Barbara Delinsky Twilight Whispers Single Title Romance
Rita Rainville It Takes a Thief Traditional Romance
Arlene Earlbach Does Your Nose Get in the Way, Too? Young Adult Romance

 

1987

Robyn Carr By Right of Arms Historical Romance
Nora Roberts One Summer Long Contemporary Series Romance
Amanda Scott Lord Abberley's Nemesis Regency Romance
Kathleen Creighton Still Waters Short Contemporary Romance
Tom and Sharon Curtis Sunshine and Shadow Single Title Romance
Sandy Dengler Opal Fire Traditional Romance
Kathleen Garvey Video Fever Young Adult Romance

 

1986

Francine Rivers Not So Wild a Dream Historical Romance
Kathleen Karr From This Day Forward Inspirational Romance
Georgia Bockoven Today, Tomorrow, and Always Long Contemporary Series Romance
Monette Cummings The Beauty's Daughter Regency Romance
Joan Hohl A Much Needed Holiday Short Contemporary Romance
Anne Stuart Banish Misfortune Single Title Romance
Doreen Malek The Crystal Unicorn Traditional Romance
Cheryl Zach Waiting for Amanda Young Adult Romance

 

1985

LaVyrle Spencer Twice Loved Historical Romance
Charlotte Nichols For the Love of Mike Inspirational Romance
Nora Roberts A Matter of Choice Long Contemporary Series Romance
Kathleen Gilles Seidel After All These Years Mainstream
Kasey Michaels The Lurid Lady Lockport Regency Romance
Nora Roberts Opposites Attract Short Contemporary Romance
Brittany Young The Karas Cup Traditional Romance
Cheryl Zach The Frog Princess Young Adult Romance

 

1984

Julie Jeffries The Clergyman's Daughter Category Historical Romance
Eileen Bryan Memory and Desire Contemporary Romance Under 65,000 Words
Nora Roberts This Magic Moment Contemporary Romance 65-80,000 Words
Deirdre Mardon Destiny's Sweet Errand Contemporary Romance Over 80,000 Words
LaVyrle Spencer Hummingbird Historical Romance
Nora Roberts Untamed Traditional Romance
Barbara Bartholomew Julie's Magic Moment Young Adult Romance

 

1983

Maura Seger Defiant Love Category Historical Romance
Lynda Trent Opal Fires Contemporary Mainstream Romance
Nora Roberts The Heart's Victory Contemporary Sensual Romance
Dixie Browning Renegade Player Contemporary Sweet Romance
LaVyrle Spencer The Endearment Mainstream Historical Romance
Jo Stewart Andrea Young Adult Romance

 

1982

Brooke Hastings Winner Take All Category Contemporary Romance
Constance Ravenlock Rendezvous at Gramercy Category Historical Romance
Barbara Faith The Sun Dancers Mainstream Category Romance
Anna James The Day Beyond Destiny Mainstream Historical Romance

 

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