2014 Chicago-North News

Four Chicago-North RWA members have been nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Awards. The nominees and their categories are:

Congratulations and good luck to our nominees!

Harlequin Blaze has released Sarah M. Anderson’s Beaumont Heirs series, including “Not the Boss’s Baby,” “Tempted By a Cowboy,” and “A Beaumont Christmas Wedding.”
Marilyn Brant has released a novella, “All About Us,” and “The Road and Beyond,” an expanded book club edition of her romantic mystery “The Road to You.”
Sonali Dev’s debut novel, “A Bollywood Affair,” has been released by Kensington Publishing.
“Her Best Shot” and “Her Winning Game,” books 1 and 2 in Shannyn Schroeder’s Hot and Nerdy trilogy, have been released, and the third book, “Her Winning Formula,” is scheduled for release on November 24.
“Morningstar,” the second book in Robyn Bachar’s space opera romance trilogy, has been released by Samhain Publishing.
Heating It Up, One Hero at a Time, an anthology of seven sensual historical romance novels to be released November 14, includes “The Captain’s Temptress” by Averil Reisman.
Emma Gates, award-winning author of Praying for Rain and three other novels, will read from her books and discuss the writing craft at 7 p.m. on September 30 at the Oak Park Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Morgan Mandel has released the novella “A Perfect Angel,” a sequel to “Her Handyman.”
Elizabeth Harmon has sold Falling Hard, a romance featuring figure skating champions, to Carina Press in a three-book deal. Falling Hard is slated for release in February, 2015.
Gretchen Friel has been shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize.
Emma Gates has published four books this spring through independent publisher Wells Street Press: Detours, Private Lines, Walking to Israel and Praying for Rain. Her romances feature Americans interacting with people from different countries.
Three Chicago-North members are finalists in Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest for published authors:

Congratulations, and good luck!

J. Leigh Bailey has sold her novel “Guyliner” to Spencer Hill Contemporary. It will be released in 2015.
This Feels Like Home, by Debra St. John, has been released by The Wild Rose Press. It’s the third title in her The Corral series.
Patricia Rosemoor’s Dangerous Attraction made the New York Times bestseller list.