Two of the Choc Lit books we distribute have been shortlisted for this year’s Romantic Novel Awards! We’re so excited for these authors, and we’re excited to share these titles with you! Keep reading to see which books made the shortlists this year.
Little Girl Lost by Janet Gover
Shortlisted in the Epic Romantic Novel category
When a little girl goes missing, an entire town comes together to find her …
When Tia Walsh rides into the small town of Coorah Creek on a Harley Davidson, Sergeant Max Delaney senses that everything about her spells trouble. But Tia’s trouble is not all of her own making, and the dangerous past she tried to leave behind is hot on her heels.
Sarah Travers has returned home after three years of college to find that her parents have been keeping a devastating secret. Her teenage crush, Pete Rankin, is facing his own struggle with a tough reality that will take him away from the girl and the life that he loves.
Tia, Max, Sarah and Pete are all trying to find their future, but when a little girl goes missing in the harsh outback, nothing else matters except finding her safe…
The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight by Christina Courtenay
Shortlisted in the Paranormal or Speculative Romance Novel category
“As the velvet cloak of moonlight settled over the ruined towers of Raglan Castle, the shadows beneath them stirred …”
When newly widowed Tess returns to Merrick Court, her husband’s home, it’s to confront her past head-on. But during a visit to the nearby Raglan Castle, an extraordinary hallucination transports her to a past that existed long before her own – to seventeenth-century Wales and to a castle on the brink of a siege. Even when Tess leaves Raglan, the strangeness continues as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with her dreams and visions. And when she meets Josh Owens, a stranger from New Zealand, the parallels become even more obvious.
But perhaps the voices from the past are simply trying to tell their own story or is it something more …