RITA Finalist !

A couple of weeks ago I put down my jig saw and answered the phone (yes, I answered it, surprisingly) only to find out my book, Mad for the Marquess, is a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA awards! For those of you who don’t know, the RITA is the Oscars of the romance writers world. Below are my fellow nominees. These gals are some heavy hitters and I am so thrilled to be included with these ladies!

Historical Romance: Long

Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen

Grand Central Publishing, Forever

Alex Logan, editor

The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

HarperCollins, Avon Books

Carrie Feron, editor

Mad for the Marquess by Jess Russell Mad for the Marquess by Jess Russell

The Wild Rose Press, Tea Rose

Nicole D’Arienzio, editor

The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake

St. Martin’s Press

Jennifer Enderlin, editor

The Scoundrel’s Honor by Christi Caldwell The Scoundrel’s Honor by Christi Caldwell

Amazon, Montlake Publishing

Alison Dasho, editor


The awards will be given out on July 19th at a black tie ceremony, so, I’ll need a gown!

The question is, do I recycle something I already have? Or should I make something new??

Over the next few weeks I will be exploring some options and asking you all to weigh in on some frocks.

I also would love to show you the OTHER thing that has been consuming my life, my Lipstick on a Pig Project. I am nearly finished (sort of). That will come in the next weeks as well.

To celebrate I am putting my book on sale! The ebook is 99 cents! So, if you haven’t picked up Mad for the Marquess, please consider buying an ebook, or splurging on the hard copy! And please check out my competition! They are all fabulous!

Amazon  iTunes Kobo BN Google

Thanks so much!


About jessrussellromance

Award winning romance writer.
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