Monday, January 19, 2009

First novel on shortlist for the Romance Prize


Last March, Robert Hale published my first Regency adventure romance, The Wild Card. I almost feel I live there too. Imagine how thrilled I am that it's on the Shortlist for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romance Prize, 2009. That is a bonus as it was very enjoyable to write. I must confess, though, that I only finished it due to encouragement from the RNA, so I thank them again.
A brooding hero, a spirited heroine, a handsome villain, a wicked plot to be foiled. It was hard to say goodbye to my other family. With the book being on the shortlist, it's an opportunity for another little visit. And of course, I have another family to introduce soon.

9 comments:

Jan Jones said...

Thrilling for the rest of us to see The Wild Card on the shortlist too!

Beth Elliott said...

Thank you, Jan, I'm so fond of that story.

Elizabeth Hanbury said...

Fabulous news, Beth :-) Best of luck!

Nik said...

Congratulations, Beth. Maybe this is heresy, but there are so many good novels - romance in particular - published by Hale, one despairs when TV brings out yet another version of an oft-filmed classic.
- Nik (Ross Morton)

ARCHAVIST said...

Congratulations.

ARCHAVIST said...

Also I'm an HALE author - how do I join this group?

margaret blake said...

Congratulations, Beth and good luck.

Margaret

Monica Fairview said...

It's wonderful you made it to the shortlist! And on your first novel, too. Good luck!
PS I've ordered the book through my local library. That way it will be available for others to read as well.

Beth Elliott said...

Thank you for your good wishes and for ordering the book. Little by little, we can all promote each others' books at our local libraries. I'm going to do a few Amazon reviews as well.