Unfortunately I won't be attending the party; I'm more uncomfortable by the day as we wait for Flump to enter the world, and I'm quite wary of going too far from home in these final days in case something happens. I will be sad to miss the party, the announcement of the winner, and the chance to catch up in person with many of my friends from the RNA and online.
The shortlist of contenders for the award is as follows:
- An Innocent Courtesan by Elizabeth Beacon (Mills & Boon Historical)
- The Crowded Bed by Mary Cavanagh (Transita)
- Taking the Leap by Judy Jarvie (Moonlit Romance)
- Beauty for Ashes by Jane Anstey (Wings ePress)
- Haunted Hearts by Jessica Raymond (Moonlit Romance)
- Decent Exposure by Phillipa Ashley (Little Black Dress)
- Bedded by a Bad Boy by Heidi Rice (Mills & Boon Modern Extra)
- The Kristallis Baby by Natalie Rivers (Mills & Boon Modern Romance)
- Run Among Thorns by Anna Louise Lucia (Medallion Press)
- Pastures New by Julia Williams (Avon/HarperCollins)
- Cutlasses and Caresses by Jean Fullerton (Triskelion)
I'll be online first thing tomorrow morning looking for pictures, gossip, and reports from the do!