Choc Lit sweeps the board

At the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Summer Party at the Royal Over-Seas League last Thursday, their two awards. The New Writers’ Award and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

And Choc Lit authors took them both!ImageImageThis is an amazing achievement, a bit like Northampton Town FC beating Man Utd, Liverpool, Leeds and Arsenal.

Evonne Wareham took the New Writers’ Award (the silverware) with Never Coming Home and Jane Lovering (the glass bowl) took the Romantic Novel of the Year with Please Don’t Stop the Music. I’m not sure whose idea it is that we should be given a drink in each hand and then expected to clap (not that I have any objection to the drink in each hand, per se) but I managed to cheer, shout, hoot and whistle instead.

In fact, there were two Choc Liteers on each list, as Linda Mitchelmor was also a New Writers’ Award contender, and Christina Courtenay was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year. I’m in good company, aren’t I? Just goes to show that Choc Lit have an impeccable eye for spotting good books.

The photos in this post were all taken by the lovely, talented Marte Rekaa.ImageImageChoc Lit authors: Liz Harris, Kate Johnson, Jane Lovering, Linda Mitchelmor, me, Christina Courtenay.

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9 responses to “Choc Lit sweeps the board

  1. It was a truly fantastic evening, wasn’t it? Choc Lit RULES!

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  2. Jan Sprenger

    I couldn’t be there, but so glad you posted the pix.
    Thanks, and congrats to Evonne and Jane.
    (PS – I didn’t have my specs on and thought Jane was wearing a fantastic pink feather head-dress, like someone from the Folies Bergère. It didn’t seem odd at the time…)

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  3. I love the pics and am delighted that choc-lit has done so amazingly well.

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  4. It was a fantastic evening. Everyone was a winner.

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  5. Congratulations to all of you.

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  6. Brilliant evening – lovely photos!

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  7. The Romaniacs

    Choc Lit are just going from strength to strength – a fab night; we had the same problem with a glass in each hand but hollered in an unladylike way instead, in true Romaniac style.

    Celia x

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  8. Penny

    Lovely, happy pictures! Congratulations.

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  9. Well done the Choc Lit girls!

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