So today, I'd like to offer a heartfelt congratulations to:
- My dear friend and Riptide First Wave author Cat Grant, who made the finals not once but twice in the Erotica category.
- Perennial laugh factory and Riptide First Wave author L.A. Witt, who also made the finals twice: once writing as L.A. Witt in the Contemporary Romance category, and once writing as Lauren Gallagher in the Erotica category.
- And the brilliantly talented artist Reese Dante (she of Riptide's Once a Marine cover) for eight (!!!) nominations for cover art across a number of categories.
Congratulations to all of you on your well-deserved recognition, and best of luck in the finals. We'll be rooting for you!