The Romantic Novelists' Association, who will announce the shortlist for the Romantic Novel of the Year award on 13th January, is also honouring writers of shorter romances such as those published by Harlequin Mills and Boon.
"Although both awards celebrate novels with a high romantic content," explains Catherine Jones, Chairman of the RNA, "the Romance Prize honours the most memorable stories set around a single theme that concentrates on the developing love affair."
The Romance Prize will be presented at the RNA's Awards Lunch on 10th February 2009 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.
The winner will be selected from the following books:
What's Love Got to Do With It? - Lucy Broadbent (Little Black Dress, Headline)
The Wild Card - Beth Elliott (Robert Hale)
Mistress: Hired for the Billionaire's Pleasure - India Grey (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Sold to the Highest Bidder - Kate Hardy (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Saying Yes to the Millionaire - Fiona Harper (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Promoted to Wife and Mother - Jessica Hart (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Good luck, ladies!
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