Very exciting news. We have two Australians as RITA finalists -- Kelly Hunter and Marion Lennox. Woohoo! These gorgeous writers are two of my favourite people, too. And it's exciting that there are many finalists from the M&B office in London.
2011 RITA Finalists for Contemporary Series Romance
■Breaking the Sheikh's Rules in the Summer Sheikhs anthology by Abby Green (Mills & Boon; Meg Lewis, editor)
■Christmas Magic on the Mountain by Melissa McClone (Harlequin Romance; Joanne Grant, editor)
■Christmas with Her Boss by Marion Lennox (Harlequin Romance; Sheila Hodgson, editor)
■Dare She Date the Dreamy Doc? by Sarah Morgan (Mills & Boon Medical Romance; Kimberley Young, editor)
■Red-Hot Renegade by Kelly Hunter (Mills & Boon Modern Heat; Joanne Grant, editor)
■An Unexpected Father by Lisa Ruff (Harlequin American Romance; Johanna Raisanen, editor)
■Welcome Home, Cowboy by Karen Templeton (Silhouette Special Edition; Gail Chasan, editor)
■Zoe and the Tormented Tycoon by Kate Hewitt (Harlequin Presents; Meg Lewis, editor)
To see more results in other categories, check here.