Thursday, February 11, 2010
The secret's out!
I am thrilled to bits to announce that Animal Instincts has been shortlisted for RNA's Love Story of the Year!
The Love Story of the Year is for a shorter romance where there is a strong emphasis on the developing central relationship.
A shortlist of six is again chosen by the reading public, with the winner selected by three judges.
The shortlist is:
The Notorious Mr. Hurst – Louise Allen (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Animal Instincts – Nell Dixon (Little Black Dress)
Always the Bridesmaid – Nina Harrington (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Fair Deception – Jan Jones (Robert Hale)
The Wedding Party – Sophie King (Hodder)
Claimed for the Italian’s Revenge – Natalie Rivers (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
The award used to be called the Romance Prize which I won in 2007 with Marrying Max. I suppose a little bit of me was always convinced that had been some kind of fluke so to be shortlisted again is just so absolutely brilliant.
There are some terrific books on the shortlist so I feel even more stunned that my book, which my cp, the incredibly talented Jessica Raymond and I, dubbed the two gay donkeys, swearing parrot story has been chosen by readers.
I'm floating around in a little blissful cloud at the moment and hoping I can find a miracle to lose three stones by March in time for the award ceremony. Squee!!!!!!!!!