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It’s exciting any time a book I rep gets a starred review or some kind of extra attention, but when it’s a debut, especially, I just want to shout from the rooftops, “Yay, I’ve always loved this book and think you should all rush out for a copy to find out why!”  Or two…or three copies…  Books make great gifts!  Anyway, my whoo and hoo are coming out right now for J. Kathleen Cheney’s starred review in Library Journal for THE GOLDEN CITY.  To quote, “VERDICT Cheney’s debut is a masterpiece of historical fantasy, set in early 1900s Portugal, a time and place rarely explored in English-language fiction. The fascinating mannerisms of the age and the extreme formality of two people growing fonder of each other add a charmingly fresh appeal that will cross over to romance fans as well as to period fantasy readers.”  Yay!

Also, I want to congratulate The Knight Agency’s Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award nominees, listed below!  So proud!

Contemporary Romance: SUMMER AT MUSTANGE RIDGE by Jesse Hayworth

Regency Set Historical Romance: WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS by Vicky Dreiling

Vampire Romance: PRINCE OF SHADOWS by Tes Hilaire

Paranormal Romance: HEART OF OBSIDIAN by Nalini Singh

Paranormal Romance: BLACK AND BLUE by Gena Showalter

Futuristic Romance: HEART FORTUNE by Robin D. Owens

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding: LAST BLOOD by Kristen Painter

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding: BLOOD WINTER by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Harlequin Desire: BEDROOM DIPLOMACY by Michelle Celmer

Paranormal Worldbuilding: GUARDIAN DEMON by Meljean Brook *

Harlequin Desire: BEHIND PALACE DOORS by Jules Bennett *

Harlequin Nocturne: TAMING THE DEMON by Doranna Durgin

First Mystery: DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd

 

* Not a TKA title

So much good news to report and congratulations to pass along!  I’ll be doing a post later today on some of this week’s fabulous new release.  Right now, I want to congratulate David Mack on making #30 on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller List for his new Star Trek novel THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY!

Also, I’m very excited to congratulate The Knight Agency’s 2012 Romantic Times Award nominees!

NOMINEES –

Harlequin Nocturne: WOLF WHISPERER by Karen Whiddon

Harlequin Romance: RETURN OF THE LAST MCKENNA by Shirley Jump

Harlequin Romantic Suspense: THE COP’S MISSING CHILD by Karen Whiddon

Love Inspired Historical: THE GOVERNESS AND MR. GRANDVILLE  by Abby Gaines

Paranormal Romantic Suspense: EDGE OF SANITY by Shannon K. Butcher

First Historical Romance: A LADY AND HER MAGIC by Tammy Falkner

Historical Fantasy/Paranormal:
WARRIOR’S REDEMPTION by Melissa Mayhue
KING OF THE ISLES by Debbie Mazzuca

First Mystery: THE ANATOMIST’S APPRENTICE by Tessa Harris

Shapeshifter Romance: TANGLE OF NEED by Nalini Singh

Paranormal Romance:
SOMETHING ABOUT WITCHES by Joey W.Hill

Paranormal Worldbuilding:
SPELLFIRE by Jessica Andersen
ARCHANGEL’S STORM by Nalini Singh

Fantasy Novel: THE SHADOWED SUN by N.K. Jemisin


Also, I want to congratulation Knight Agency authors Meljean Brook and Cie Adams for their books RIVETED (in Book of the Year and Steampunk) and THE ISIS COLLAR (co-written with Cathy Clamp as Cat Adams and up in the Urban Fantasy category) for their nominations!

We announced it over on The Knight Agency blog on Friday, but for anyone who missed it, I’m very excited to post our 2011 Romantic Times Award nominees.   Congratulations to all!

Career Achievement Nominees:
Sci Fi/Fantasy
Lynn Flewelling
Urban Fantasy
P.N. Elrod
Erotica
Joey Hill
Paranormal
Nalini Singh

Reviewers’ Choice Nominees:
Harlequin Nocturne:
Jessica Andersen: Lord of the Wolfyn
Nalini Singh: Lord of the Abyss
Steeple Hill Love Inspired:
Annie Jones: Home to Stay
Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense:
Stephanie Newton: Point Blank Protector
First Historical Romance:
Monica Burns: Pleasure Me
Bronwen Evans: Invitation to Seduction
Historical Fantasy Paranormal:
Melissa Mayhue: Healing A Highlander
Historical K.I.S.S. Hero:
Jade Lee: Wicked Seduction
Best Romantic Suspense:
Shannon K. Butcher: Living on the Edge
Futuristic Romance:
Gena Showalter: Dark Taste of Rapture
Vampire Romance:
Blood Hunt: Shannon K. Butcher
Archangel’s Blade: Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance:
Kiss of Snow: Nalini Singh
Erotic Romance:
Kate Pearce: Simply Forbidden
Erotic Paranormal Fantasy:
Joey Hill: Vampire Instinct
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Beth Cornelison: Special Ops Bodyguard
First Historical Romance
Vicky Dreiling: How to Marry a Duke
Urban Fantasy Novel
Rob Thurman: Blackout
Urban Fantasy Protagonist
Diana Pharoah Francis: Max in Crimson Wind
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels 2011
N. K. Jemisin: The Kingdom of Gods