You may hear it here first! Complete list of Golden Heart and RITA winners.
The ceremony was hosted by Nora Roberts; it was glamorous, fun, and (for once!) efficient...

Golden Heart

BEST SHORT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Sweet Surrender by Yvonne Harris

BEST LONG CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The Memory of You by Laurie Kellogg

BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Blood Squad by Kelli Shewey

BEST INSPIRATIONAL
When Angels Fall by Lora Bale

BEST SHORT HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Scandal's Daughter by Christine Diehm

BEST LONG HISTORICAL ROMANCE
The Education of Mrs Brimley by Donna MacMeans

BEST YOUNG ADULT
Do You Really Want to Haunt Me? by Heather Koenig

BEST NOVEL WITH STRONG ROMANTIC ELEMENTS
Snooping in Stilettos by Kathleen Beaver

BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
The Watcher by Jo Robertson

BEST CONTEMPORARY SINGLE TITLE
Dangerous Choices by Donna Meier

THE RITAS!!!

BEST TRADITIONAL
Princess of Convenience by Marion Lennox

BEST SHORT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The Marriage Miracle by Liz Fielding

BEST LONG CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The Business of Strangers by Kylie Brant

BEST PARANORMAL
Gabriel's Ghost by Linnea Sinclair

BEST INSPIRATIONAL
Heavens to Betsy by Beth Pattillo

BEST ROMANTIC NOVELLA
The Naked Truth About Guys by Alesia Holliday

BEST FIRST BOOK
Show Her the Money by Stephanie Feagan

BEST REGENCY
A Reputable Rake by Diane Gaston

BEST SHORT HISTORICAL ROMANCE
The Texan's Reward by Jodi Thomas

BEST LONG HISTORICAL ROMANCE
The Devil to Pay by Liz Carlyle

BEST NOVEL WITH STRONG ROMANTIC ELEMENTS
Lady Luck's Map of Vegas by Barbara Samuel

BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb

BEST CONTEMPORARY SINGLE TITLE ROMANCE
Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs

2006 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Susan Elizabeth Phillips

For a complete list of the nominees go to the Romance Writers of America official website.

A few things:
Beforehand, I had champagne with Victoria Alexander and Stephanie Laurens. We went out to dinner after, since Victoria was a nominee and a little too nervous to eat. She didn't win: we still had fun (the champagne helped).

I'm leaving on a jet plane at the crack of dawn tomorrow. It's been great and I really am working on PHOTOS.

And ALL typos are mine. If I spelled a name wrong remember: It's five minutes to midnight!!

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