RITA Award-I’m Watching You

Award Who: Rita Clay Estrada, Romance Writer’s of America’s first presidentWhat: Novels and novellas - best first book; contemporary; historical; erotic; romanic suspense; paranormal; young adult; religious or spiritual elementsWhen: 1982-2019 replaced by the Vivian Award in 2020 because it was receiving criticism for a lack of diverse authors Prize: NAOther winners: https://www.rwa.org/Online/Awards/RITA/Past_RITA_Winners.aspx Novel I'm… Continue reading RITA Award-I’m Watching You

The Lynburn Legacy Trilogy: Unspoken, Untold, Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami had been hearing a voice in her head all her life.  When she was eight, people had thought it was cute that she had an imaginary friend. It was very different now that she was seventeen.  Kami was accustomed to people thinking she was crazy.” –From Unspoken With witty dialogue reminiscent of the Gilmore Girls, the teenage… Continue reading The Lynburn Legacy Trilogy: Unspoken, Untold, Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

“Do you know the best feeling in the world? … It's reading a book, loving every second of it, then turning to the front and discovering that the writer wrote fourteen zillion others. Abbi Waxman created a knockout romance. It’s funny, adorable, and relatable. The main character Nina Hill is an introvert who can’t quite… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

This Stonewall Book Award winning novel by Mackenzi Lee is part of a trilogy featuring the stubborn Montague siblings. This is the first book in the series and it takes place during an “educational” jaunt around Europe. Lee infuses heart, humor, and adventure into this orginal historical fiction and fantasy story. There is a plot… Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee