My Ivory Tower

My name is Karin Huxman and I write romance for New Concepts Publishing. You can find my author page at I write a mix of time travel, contemporary, paranormal, and sf/fantasy and love every minute of it.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Contest nominees

Several of my RomVets friends have recently finaled in the RITA awards, for excellence in Romance Fiction given by RWA, recently. I thought we'd list "why read an award nominee?" Here are a few reasons:

1. It's been nominated for this cool award, read it!

2. This book has been peer reviewed, no one is harsher than a peer. Read it!

3. This author has written an awesome book that a panel of judges has given high marks to. Read it!

4. Romance authors rock. These are the cream of the crop. Read these books!

5. As a military veteran who also writes romances novels, I know that these authors write about heroic women who understand sacrifice and who find heroes who appreciates her. Read these books!

Yes, for those of you who don't know, I was in the Air Force for a few years. I served as a communications officer until I opted for the higher calling of motherhood. :) I wouldn't trade those years of service to my country for anything. Go ahead and Google RomVets. You'll find a neat web page with information on authors who have also served our country with honor and also write awesome romance novels.


Anonymous said...

Hey, Karin -

Thanks for blogging 'bout the RITA nom books. Being nom'ed a real honor. Not as cool as being a RomVet, tho. As you indicate, our shared military experiences are truly unique.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome, Merline. Sometimes it seems like the only people who know about the RITAs are those in the business of writing and publishing romance novels. The military angle and strong heroines in so many of your novels give them extra depth and meaning.-Karin