Call us self-serving, but as proud members of the League of Reluctant Adults, we're shouting the news. Take a look at this roster of Leaguer nominees for Romantic Times RT Bookreviewer's Awards.
Michele Bardsley for Cross Your Heart
Dakota Cassidy for My Way To Hell
Michelle Rowen for
Molly Harper for Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
Though she's not a Leaguer, we have to give kudos to Biting-Edge ex-pat Marta Acosta for Haunted Honeymoon
Urban Fantasy Novel:
Jeanne Stein for Chosen
Carolyn Crane for
Urban Fantasy Protagnonist:
Mark Henry for Battle of the Network Zombies
And though they're not technically Leaguers, these nominees deserve special mention for being such awesome writers and cool friends (and generous when it comes to paying bar tabs):
Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Novel:
Paolo Bacigalupi for Ship Breaker
Science Fiction Novel:
Connie Willis for Blackout
and All Clear
And two more who are definitely Leaguer in spirit (i.e., open-minded in the way an author of erotic fiction should be), it's no surprise to learn these two wild and wooly women were nominated for:
Erotic Romance: Lauren Dane for Coming Undone
Megan Hart for
Sadly, we have to mention the recent passing of two film celebrities.
First, one of the most famous actors you might never heard of: Ingrid Pitt (born as Ingoushka Petrov in Poland 1937). Pitt survived the Nazi concentration camps, escaped communist east Berlin, and then worked in Hammer Horror Films, making the classics The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula. She also acted in other movies such as Doctor Zhivago and Where Eagles Dare.
Perverted creatures of the night...Yes!
And the great comedian Leslie Nielsen. "...and don't call me Shirley." Despite his pratfalls in Airplane and The Naked Gun, we'll always remember Nielsen as the dashing spaceship captain in Forbidden Planet.