I’m in Hawaii for Easter and I woke up at 4:25 am Hawaii time to make sure my son Ty, who was heading to LAX this morning to fly to Oahu, was fine and all checked in. But instead of a text from Ty, there was a text from Megan Crane, saying: CJ Carmichael! Go Tule!
I answered: Hey, it’s only 4:25 am here, and I’m slowly waking up. What’s going on?
Megan answered: The RITAS!
Well, I woke up pretty fast, and then Megan texted me again: Plus Madeline Ash and Heidi Rice.
And then: Kat Latham. Twice!
So wow. Yes, son Ty made it to the airport, but that’s so boring when you get amazing RITA news that tells you 4 Tule authors have finaled for the RITAs with 5 Tule stories in 2 different categories.
I am beyond excited for them….but I also have to go the airport to get that boy so please help me celebrate these four fantastic authors with their 5 fantastic stories!
CJ Carmichael – A Bramble House Christmas
Heidi Rice – Tempting The Night
Kat Latham – One Night With Her Bachelor & Three Nights Before Christmas
Madeline Ash – Her Secret Prince
Cheers to my lovely author friends! So thrilled and proud of each of you.
And to celebrate properly (its the only way to celebrate!) I’m giving away a copy of each story to one lucky winner plus lots of Tule reader swag. Want a chance to win all these fantastic reads? Tell me if you’ve read any of these authors before and that’s it! You’re entered to win. Contest ends Tuesday March 29th at midnight PST with the winner announced Wednesday. Good luck and Happy Easter to all Book Girls!
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That is one fantastic wake up call Jane. Amazing and wonderful news. Congrats and good luck to them all. Way to go.
How exciting!! Tule has so many wonderful authors who write awesome books that I love to read. It’s going to be difficult to wait until July to find out the winners. Although I think just getting nominated is amazing!!
Congratulations! I’ve read each story and know how wonderful they are!
That’s awesome Tule got so many RITA nominations. Definitely a good reason to wake up quick.
I have read each one and enjoyed them all.
No, but I would love too!
I love your books! I especially love your Christmas stories!
Congrats to the 4 Tule Authors on their RITA Noms. I have read one or two of Kat Latham’s Rugby series. Thanks for the chance!!!
Congratulations to each of the Tule authors. Would love to read from all the authors listed.
I have not read any of these stories 🙁
Congratulations to all of them for the nominations 🙂
Congratulations!! Awesome news for you and Tule. I’ve only read CJ Carmichael. I guess I have some catching up to do. Happy Easter!
only CJ Carmichael so far that I can recall (I’m bad with names but show me a book cover and no problem lol) But I do have the preview dl’d into my reading que of Kat Latham’s Three Nights Before Christmas … call me weird but I like reading Christmas stories when there is snow on the ground LOL
No, not yet but I would love too!
No, not yet but I would love to!
I’ve read CJ Carmichael and Kat Latham. Congratulations!
Not yet but hope to!
I may have read at least one of them in the past because their names sound familiar. Congrats to all of them!
These are incredible Authors , so excited for all of them!! Tule has the most incredible Authors , incredible yo be reading their books
I don’t think I’ve read any yet, but now I’ve got new authors to add to my list. Congratulations on the nominations!!
Congratulations to Tule and the authors! I have read all of the stories and they are fantastic! Happy Easter!
I just love this blog. Congratulations to Tule and all the amazing authors. I have read all of them and loved them. Especially A Bramble House Christmas. Have fun in Hawaii. And Happy Easter
I have read some by Kat and Cj! How awesome!
So excited about our Tule books being nominated.Yes I have read and enjoyed an e copy of each book.
The books look awesome! I’ve not read any from those authors before, but I love your books Jane!
I have read CJ Carmichael and I really enjoyed her books! Congratulations to all of the nominees!!!
Not yet! But I’d love to read any of these books…and will, regardless!
I’ve read CJ Carmichael. But not this one. I’d love to read all of these.
So exciting! I’ve read books by Kat Latham and really enjoyed them! I loved Three Nights Before Christmas, it was really unique and just a great read 🙂
Congratulations, well deserved ladies. I have read all the stories and loved them all. So glad I found the Tule books, I am enjoying them so much! Keep them coming please…
Congratulations to all the authors 🙂
I read all 5 books and enjoyed them all!
Heidi Rice’s books Ive read and she is awesome. Congrats to all the nominees on your achievements
Oddly enough the only book that I have in the five mentioned above is Tempting the Knight by Heidi Rice. I do have books by the other authors, just not those four. Love CJ Carmichael, she is definitely one of my favourite authors. Congratulations to all the nominees.
Yes I have read them they are great authors so can understand why they would be.
Congratulations Jane (and your authors)! That is incredible!
OH, and Happy Easter! Enjoy your peeps.
I have three those writer on Kindle different books. Great news and well deserved 🙂
I have read CJ Michaels before. Kat is on my wish list.
Congratulations to Tule and all the authors. They are all new to me, but the stories all sound intriguing.
You have assembled an awesome group of writers! Thanks for that!!!
I haven’t read any of these authors…yet.
Haven’t read these authors, but I’d love to try them:) Congrats to the RITA finalists!
Nope. Haven’t read any of them 😉
I’ve read many of C.J. Carmichael’s books. I look forward to reading the others.
I have read C.J.Carmichael and Kit Latham and will keep reading their books as they are published. Happy Easter!
So happy for all of them!
Congrats to the authors! I have read 2 of the authors before and have a third in my TBR pile…
Congratulations to all the nominees! It just brings home the point, of the quality of writing that is being churned out by the Tule authors. And yes, I have had the privilege of reading all the authors listed. Good luck to all the ladies.
I have only read C J Carmichael and it was not the story she is nominated for! I always LOVE reading NEW authors!!
What great news for the authors and Tule Publishing…Hooray!!! I have only read Cj’s books and will look for the other authors. I have not read the book that CJ is nominated for and would love to read it. Her other books have been great reads! Thanks Jane for sharing the good news.
I’m so glad for your friends with the Tule group!
fabulous news!!! so happy for everyone! i have read these authors; 3 were new to me authors thanks to Tule Publishing! Happy Easter!
How exciting! Congrats to all.
congratulations and best wishes. How wonderful. I have read C.J. Carmichael and love her books.
I’ve read a couple of CJ Carmichael’s books. And several Tule books. Love the idea of Tule publishing and each book so far. Congratulations!
Great news for your Tule group. I have read and enjoyed books by CJ Carmichael and Kat Latham.
I wouldn’t be a finalist if it weren’t for you, Jane! I’m glad Ty made it to the airport 🙂
Congrats All! And Go Tule! I’ve read CJ, of course, love A Bramble House Christmas. I haven’t read the others yet because I’m a series nerd, and haven’t made it to theirs yet while I finish the others I’m on. Very excited for all of you.
And glad Ty made it safely to Hawaii. I hope you had a great Easter!
That’s awesome!! Congrats ladies! I have read a couple of CJ’s books and they were amazing….haven’t read any of these though.
No, I’ve never read any of these authors but I would love to!
Super excited about reading these authors. They are all new to me, but I’ve admired the covers for awhile.
This is an amazing giveaway, but more importantly, congrats to Tule and the writers who’ve earned a RITA nod.
yes ! Ive read all of them before…. used to review CJ long ago too…
This is fabulous news! I loved each of these books. All well deserved. Thank you for the chance to win them!
I have read C J Carmichael (Promise Me, Cowboy was the first time) but not the others. Congrats to Tule Publishing!
It is very exciting news. Congratulations everyone. I have all of the authors on my reading list.
I’ve only read CJ’s books. I’ve got some reading to do
Congrats to all the authors and Tule! They are all wonderful stories and well worth the nominations!
I have not read these lovely women’s writings…. I am a Jane Porter women’s fiction fan and just started reading your Taming of the Sheenans series from Tule last month (really enjoying it!). Congratulations to the authors and to Tule!
I have not read these authors but would love to win these new novels
Congratulations to Tule and all the authors. Yes, I’ve read stories from all of them.
Thank you for helping me celebrate these incredible Tule authors!
#26, Ann Mettert, Congratulations! You are the winner of this contest. 🙂 Shoot me your address and I’ll get books and swag to you soon!
Much love to all,