Jean Fullerton – A Ration Book Christmas Broadcast
Jean was born and bred in East London and has loved history for as long as she can remember. She has written eighteen books, all of which are set in and around London docks. Her current East London Ration Book series is set in WW2 and features the lively Brogan.
She commented, “I’m totally thrilled to be shortlisted for the Shorter Romantic Novel Award this year.”
A RATION BOOK CHRISTMAS BROADCAST BOOK BLURB (Publisher: Corvus)
Can Grace Meredith tune into love at Christmas?
Annie O’Neil – Hawaiian Medic to Rescue His Heart
Annie spent most of her childhood with a leg draped over the family rocking chair and a book in her hand. Novels, baking and writing too much teenage angst poetry ate up most of her youth. Now, quite a few years on from those fevered daydreams of being a poet, Annie splits her time between raising striped cows, harvesting honey, juicing apples – but she mostly spends an abundance of very happy hours at her computer writing as Annie O’Neil, Daisy Tate and this year, as Sheila McClure. Multiple writing personalities have never been more fun!
She commented, “I am absolutely over the moon to be shortlisted for this award.”
HAWAIIAN MEDIC TO RESCUE HIS HEART BOOK BLURB (Publisher: Mills & Boon)
Firefighter and paramedic Zach is looking forward to a quieter life in Hawaii and building a brighter future for himself and his son. But his beautiful, kind, vibrant new colleague, Lulu, has the potential to derail all of his plans …
Louise Allen – A Proposal to Risk Their Friendship
Louise is the author of over seventy historical romances and several history non-fiction titles, all set in the “long” Regency period. After a career in public libraries she took early retirement to write full time. She now lives on the North Norfolk coast with her husband and a garden full of bossy pheasants. Travel is a major love of hers, always with her laptop to hand in case inspiration for a book strikes.
She commented, “I am beyond thrilled to be shortlisted for this award. Coming after the difficulties of the past two years when writing was a refuge, it is especially wonderful to have a book produced during lockdown recognised in this way and I don’t think it would have been possible without the support of fellow writers in the RNA.”
A PROPOSAL TO RISK THEIR FRIENDSHIP BOOK BLURB (Publisher: Mills & Boon)
Melissa Taverner has literary ambitions and the fixed determination to remain an independent spinster. Lord Henry Cary, fourth son of a duke, appears to be a conventional diplomat – until Melissa realises that he is not at all what he seems. Before she knows what is happening she is not only friends with the really rather decorative gentleman, but she is embroiled in his hazardous secret world. Even so, she sees no reason why she cannot continue in her independent way of life, even in the face of scandal. And then Melissa finds herself asking the last question she ever imagined would pass her lips …
LOUISE ALLEN’S MEDIA DETAILS:
Sarah Mallory – Cinderella and the Scarred Viscount
Sarah was born in the West Country where she began writing romantic historical adventures. Her first book for Mills & Boon was published in 2008 and she is currently writing her 34th. After spending nearly 30 years in West Yorkshire, in 2018 Sarah moved to the Scottish Highlands and now lives on the very remote – and very beautiful – west coast.
She commented, “I am so thrilled to be shortlisted for this award! I have been a member of the RNA for many years and it is such an honour to have one of my books singled out in this way. Writing can be a very lonely business and it is very rewarding to know all the hard work is appreciated.”
CINDERELLA AND THE SCARRED VISCOUNT BOOK BLURB(Publisher: Mills & Boon)
Carenza’s bullying step-mother and half-sisters have convinced her she is no beauty. It takes a troubled and battle-scarred Prince Charming to discover her real worth and value her as she deserves.
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Terri Brisbin – The Highlander’s Inconvenient Bride
RWA RITA®-nominated, award-winning, USA Today best-selling author Terri Brisbin is a mom, a wife, grandmom, and a dental hygienist. Terri has sold more than 3 million copies of her historical and paranormal romance novels and novellas in more than 25 countries and 20 languages around the world. Her current and upcoming historical and paranormal / fantasy romances will be published by Harlequin Historicals, Dragonblade Publishing, Oliver Heber Books and independently, too. She lives in Berlin, Southern NJ.
She commented, “I am thrilled to be on a list of such wonderful works of romantic fiction. As a member of the RNA, I know how prestigious an award it is and to see my book honored in this way is amazing.”