AND THE RITA AWARDS 2015 GO TO...


SABATO 25 LUGLIO 2015, DURANTE LA CERIMONIA DI GALA A CONCLUSIONE DEI LAVORI DEL MEETING ANNUALE DEI ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA (QUEST'ANNO A NEW YORK)  SONO STATI ASSEGNATI I RITA AWARDS 2015, PER I MIGLIORI ROMANCE NELLE VARIE CATEGORIE USCITI NEL 2014.
DALLA ROSA DEI LIBRI FINALISTI ( DI CUI VI ABBIAMO DETTO QUI), NELLE CATEGORIE PRINCIPALI HANNO VINTO L'AMBITO PREMIO RITA I SEGUENTI ROMANZI:


MIGLIORE OPERA PRIMA

Run to YouClara KensieRun to You by Clara Kensie 
Harlequin, TEEN
Natashya Wilson, editor

Trama: Part One in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…

Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss…
RUN TO YOU is Tessa and Tristan's saga—two books about psychic gifts, secret lives and dangerous loves. Each book is told in three parts: a total of six shattering reads that will stay with you long after the last page. Book One is First Sight, Second Glance, and Third Charm. Book Two is Fourth Shadow, Fifth Touch, and Sixth Sense.

MIGLIORE CONTEMPORANEO LUNGO

Baby It's YouJane GravesBaby, It's You by Jane Graves
Grand Central Publishing, Forever 
Michele Bidelspach, editor

Trama: With only the wedding dress on her back and her honeymoon luggage in the car, Kari Worthington is running away. Determined to put her controlling father, her rigidly structured life, and the uptight groom she left at the altar in her rearview mirror, she escapes to the Texas Hill country . . . and lands on a tall, dark, and gorgeous winery owner's doorstep. All she needs is a job and a place to live until she can get back on her feet. So why is she fantasizing about losing herself in his powerful arms?
For Marc Cordero, freedom is so close he can taste it. He's devoted his life to managing the family business and being a single dad. Now with his daughter away at college and his brother taking over the winery, Marc is ready to hop on his Harley for parts unknown-until a runaway bride bursts onto the scene. Free-spirited and tantalizingly sexy, Kari excites him like no other woman has before. But when irresistible passion turns into something more, will Marc give up his future to take a chance on love?

MIGLIOR CONTEMPORANEO MEDIA LUNGHEZZA

One in a MillionJill ShalvisOne in a Million by Jill Shalvis
Grand Central Publishing
Alex Logan, editor

Trama: As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love...
Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past—and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she—and his son—deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?

MIGLIOR CONTEMPORANEO BREVE

A Texas Rescue ChristmasCaro CarsonA Texas Rescue Christmas by Caro Carson
Harlequin, Special Edition
Gail Chasan, editor

Trama: Trey Waterston has been on the outside looking in for so long, he nearly forgot where home is. But when he has to go back to the ranch that is his Texas birthright, he expects it to be as difficult to navigate as everything else in his life. He does not expect to find a halfhearted search afoot for a missing heiress. Beautiful and innocent Rebecca Cargill has disappeared, and nightfall--and a snowstorm--is coming. If they don't find her, she could die.
Not on my watch.
Instinctively, and directed only by a photograph, Trey knows he is the only one who can help her. Maybe he can finally claim his legacy. But why is he suddenly so sure Rebecca is a part of it?



MIGLIOR ROMANCE EROTICO

The SaintTiffany ReiszThe Saint by Tiffany Reisz
Harlequin, Mira
Susan Swinwood, editor

Trama: In the beginning, there was him. 
Gutsy, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Søren Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, daily Mass seems like a reward, and her punishment is the ache she feels when they're apart. He is intelligent and insightful and he seems to know her intimately at her very core. Eleanor is consumed—and even she knows that can't be right. 
But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. She vows to repay him with complete obedience…and a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets. 
Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.

MIGLIORE STORICO LUNGO

Fool Me TwiceMeredith DuranFool Me Twice by Meredith Duran
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Lauren McKenna, editor

Trama: Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits—and her strict policy of avoiding trouble. But when she realizes that the Duke of Marwick might hold the secrets of her family’s past, she does the unthinkable, infiltrating his household as a maid. She’ll clean his study and rifle through his papers looking for information.
Alastair de Grey has a single reason to live: vengeance. More beautiful than Lucifer, twice as feared, and thrice as cunning, he’ll use any weapon to punish those who fooled and betrayed him—even an impertinent maid who doesn’t know her place. But the more fascinated he becomes with the uppity redhead, the more dangerous his carefully designed plot becomes. For the one contingency he forgot to plan for was falling in love…and he cannot survive being fooled again.

MIGLIORE STORICO BREVE

Romancing the DukeTessa DareRomancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
Tessa Woodward, editor 

Trama: As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.
And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.
Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and… Heh.
Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?
This one.

MIGLIORE PARANORMALE

EvernightKristen CallihanEvernight by Kristen Callihan
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Alex Logan, editor

Trama: Once the night comes . . .
Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.
Love must cast aside the shadows . . .
Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.

MIGLIORE NOVELLA

His Road HomeAnna RichlandHis Road Home by Anna Richland
Harlequin, Carina Press
Rhonda Helms, editor

Trama: To avoid an Afghan warlord’s matchmaking, Staff Sergeant Rey Cruz invents a fiancée he’ll never meet—until he’s flat on his back in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and marine biologist Grace Kim shows up with one question: why did you lie?
Cruz can’t explain his fabrication to her, the news media, their families, or their hometown, because his traumatic brain injury has manifested as aphasia, leaving him with few words to navigate his new world.
Grace offers friendship, a big step for a woman who prefers Orcinus orca to most company. Texting throughout his recovery, they connect in ways neither anticipates. She agrees to help drive his classic muscle car home across-country at Thanksgiving. His hands-on method of teaching her to operate a manual transmission is the beginning of his challenges to her comfort zone. She responds by introducing him to the steamy world of South Dakota ice-fishing shacks, and they both learn to look beyond labels into each other’s hearts

MIGLIORE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Concealed in DeathJ.D. RobbConcealed in Death by J.D. Robb
Penguin Group USA, G.P. Putnam's Sons
Leslie Gelbman, editor

Trama: In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.
Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.

MIGLIORE  YOUNG ADULT 

Boys Like YouJuliana StoneBoys Like You by Juliana Stone
Sourcebooks, Fire
Leah Hultenschmidt and Aubrey Poole, editors

Trama: IF
If I hadn't fallen asleep.
If I hadn't gotten behind the wheel. 
If I hadn't made a mistake.
For Monroe Blackwell, one small mistake has torn her family apart--leaving her empty and broken. There's a hole in her heart that nothing can fill. That no one can fill. And a summer in Louisiana with her grandma isn't going to change that...
Nathan Everets knows heartache firsthand when a car accident leaves his best friend in a coma. And it's all his fault. He should be the one lying in the hospital. The one who will never play guitar again. He doesn't deserve forgiveness, and a court-appointed job at the Blackwell B&B isn't going to change that...
There's No Going Back
Captivating and hopeful, this achingly poignant novel brings together two lost souls struggling with grief and guilt--looking for acceptance, so they can find forgiveness.

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Poker di regine del romance ai Rita Awards 2015: Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Eloisa James, Sarah McLean e Julia Quinn

Autrici in fila durante la giornata del booksigning a cui possono accedere le lettrici

Guardate quante ce ne sono! Come ci piacerebbe essere lì anche noi e cercare le nostre autrici preferite!

J.D.ROBB ovvero Nora Roberts impegnata durante la giornata
del booksigning ha una postazione tutta per sè...lei vale 'doppio'!

Non ho ancora letto nessuno di questi romanzi, ma penso chene predero' in considerazione più di uno, quello della Shalvis, ad esempio, i due storici (Duran e Dare sono autrici molto brave), la novella ha una trama interessante e sono sicura che le fans di J.D. Robb non potranno perdersi il suo romantic suspense.E l'erotico della Reisz... uhmmm, why not?
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AVETE LETTO QUALCUNO DI QUESTI LIBRI? QUALI VI PIACEREBBE POTER LEGGERE? 
APPUNTAMENTO AI RITA AWARDS 2016, PER VEDERE QUALI ROMANZI CHE POTREMMO LEGGERE IN QUESTI MESI SARANNO ELETTI MIGLIORI ROMANCE DEL 2015.
L'ANNO PROSSIMO IL MEETING SI TERRA' A SAN DIEGO, IN CALIFORNIA... VI PIACEREBBE ESSERCI?


5 commenti:

  1. Oh my God quanta beltà in un solo post! Neanche a dirlo mi piacerebbe tantissimo esserci l'anno prossimo, tra i romance che adoro e la California, impazzirei letteralmente se fossi lì!
    Mi sono segnata praticamente tutti i titoli perchè voglio assolutamente leggere questi libri, in particolare mi hanno intrigato Romancing the Duke, Boys like you e One in a Million. :D

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Cara Sofàsophia ( che bel nick che ti sei scelta!) mi dirai se i libri che hai scelto ti sono piaciuti. Per esperienza so che non sempre i libri che vincono i Rita sono i migliori che ho letto in quell'anno, ma sono pur sempre buone letture e qui c'è sempre bisogno di ...buone letture!!! Facci sapere! Baci. :-)

      Elimina
    2. Grazie francy sei gentilissima! Spero di poter trovare questi libri al più presto e farti sapere se mi sono piaciuti! :)

      Elimina
    3. Ho letto solo quello della Duran, che tra l'altro è uno dei pochi suoi che non mi è piaciuto! Ma ne I romanzi Mondadori non la traducono più? è una delle autrici di storici che amo di più!
      Comunque rispetto ad alcuni anni fa noto che tante le abbiamo già lette in italiano con altri titoli, la Graves, la Shalvis, la Reisz, la Dare.... e sì, qualcosa è cambiato! grazie per questa carrellata, mi sono segnata le autrici a me sconosciute ciao Maristella

      Elimina
    4. Ciao Maristella! Davvero quello della Duran non ti è piaciuto? Io l'ho sul Kindle da leggere...in generale la Duran è bravissima e non si capisce perchè abbiano smesso di tradurla. Usciva negli Harlequin no? Non è che ha cambiato editore americano e quindi non l'hanno più nemmeno quelli della Harlequin italiana? dovrei controllare...
      In Generale, buona anche come 'consigli per gli acquisti' la carrellata dei titoli finalisti, che trovi sia qui sul sito che sul sito RWA. Con la Dare ho un rapporto così così : le sue storie sono scritte bene ma non mi acchiappano al 100%.

      Elimina

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