I got a phone call a little while ago…from America…to let me know that Breaking the Sheikh’s Rules has finalled in the contemporary series romance category of the 2011 RWA’s RITA awards….! It was published first in the UK in an anthology called Summer Sheikhs:
And it’ll be released in North America this coming May, as a Presents Extra – great timing!
This is huge news. The RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference is held each year in a different city in the US, and this year it’s in New York City, from the 28th June thru to 1st July. The RITAs are the equivalent to the Oscars for Romance Fiction. There will be approx 2000 people at the conference, not to mention luminaries like Nora Roberts, Kresley Cole, Meg Cabot…have I mentioned how huge this is?!
Here is a list of the finalists in each category so far:
So…I’m still in shock, might have to have a little lie down or a glass of bubbly or both!