Sunday, May 04, 2008

Best First Book Finalists

RITA



2008 RITA for Best First Book Finalists

Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-113615-3)
Erika Tsang, editor

Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra
Simon & Schuster, MTV Books/Pocket - (141653461X)
Jennifer Heddle, editor

Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin NEXT - (9780373881352)
Ann Leslie Tuttle, editor

Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Random House Publishing, Delacorte Press - (978-0-385-73412-7)
Krista Marino, editor

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA - (978-0-7783-2410-2)
Valerie Gray, editor

Snow Angel by Jamie Carie
B&H Publishing Group, B&H Fiction - (978-0-8054-4533-6)
Thomas Walters and David Webb, editors

Thief With No Shadow by Emily Gee
BL Publishing, Solaris - (978 1 84416 469 1)
Mark Newton, editor

Treasure by Helen Brenna
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Superromance - (0373714033)
Johanna Raisanen, editor

RRT blog contest ends Sunday May 11th.

34 comments:

Karen H in NC said...

Unfortunately, I haven't read any of the books nominated, but I have read a lot of hype for "Prime Time" by Hank Phillippi Ryan. I think that book will win.

Maureen said...

I vote for TREASURE by Helen Brenna.

tetewa said...

I second the vote for Treasure, I loved it!

Anne-Marie said...

I didn't see where my vote came through so sorry if I'm posting twice.

Dead Girls Are Easy!

Betty Hanawa said...

I adore Dead Girls are Easy. It's suspenseful with great dollops of humor that crack me up. Couldn't put it down.

limecello said...

Oh no - I haven't read any of the books nominated either :X. Still... I'm going to go with "Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey."

Anonymous said...

i vote for dead girls are easy by terri carey.

kim h

Leslie Dicken said...

I've only read one and it was FABULOUS! Dead Girls Are Easy was a kick-butt first book, I'm crossing my fingers for that one to win.

Although I'm certain all the rest are excellent too!!

Lisa said...

My vote is for Terri Garey's Dead Girls Are Easy

Jennifer Y. said...

The only one on the list that I have read is Treasure by Helen Brenna so that one gets my vote! I loved that book.

Jana Mercy said...

I've only read two of the books on the list and LOVED Dead Girls are Easy by Terri Garey. It's not very often that I get so absorbed in a book that I forget I'm a writer and just enjoy--Dead Girls are Easy definitely gets my vote because I enjoyed.

Jane said...

The only book from that list I have is "Prime Time" by Hank Phillippi Ryan, so I'm voting for that one.

Tawny said...

Loved Dead Girls are Easy. Fun, a little spooky and a definite page turner.

jenna said...

I did read Prime Time and think that it will win.

petite said...

I read Silent in the Grave which was fascinating and unique. I will vote for this novel.

Anna Sugden said...

Dead Girls are Easy definitely gets my vote - it made me laugh and scared me to death! Loved Nicki Styx and all the secondary characters.

I can't wait for Terri Garey's next book!

danetteb said...

i vote for Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra.

Hugs, Danette

Janice Lynn said...

Dead Girls are Easy absolutely positively gets my vote. Incredible first book and a must read!!

Bunny B said...

I vote for Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey! Thanks :)

acdaisy95 said...

I haven't read any of them, but the one I heard the most from is Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Stacey Kayne said...

DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY by Terri Garey -- gotta love Nicki Styx!! I'm looking forward to A MATCH MADE IN HELL.

Lindsey said...

I abslutely loved DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY. What a great read! I'd vote for that one.

Lindsey

CrystalGB said...

Dead Girls are Easy gets my vote.

Beth said...

I loved Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey! It gets my vote *g*

Carla Capshaw said...

Definitely Dead Girls Are Easy. Such a great book. So spooky and funny at the same time. I loved it!

Pam P said...

Haven't read Garey's yet getting mentioned here. Voting for Prime Time, my mother really liked it when I sent it here way, too.

Sheila Raye said...

Dead Girls are Easy gets my vote. Terri Garey has penned the perfect contemporary heroine!

flchen1 said...

My vote goes to Prime Time, and I'm so sad that the NeXT line's been nixed...

~~Olivia said...

My vote is for Dead Girls Are Easy, by Terri Garey.

ChristyJan said...

Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan gets my vote.

Cherie J said...

MY vote is for Snow Angel by Jamie Carie.

jennybrat said...

My vote is for Dead Girls Are Easy .

Judi said...

My vote is for Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey. Loved the book and I think it was a great first release! I totally got caught up in the story and am really looking forward to all new releases by this author. :)

Gypsy said...

Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey