Washington Romance Writers members had much to celebrate in December.

Robin Covington released her sexy, fun, Christmas novella – Secret Santa Baby – and the cover is smokin’!

Castle Grove, Leigh Duncan’s initial foray into single title land, was one of three finalists out of a field of 178 entries in the Emily contest.  Winners will be announced on February 9th.  Rancher’s Son, her fourth book for Harlequin American Romance, is available now.  Coffee Time Romance & More awarded Rancher’s Son 5 coffee cups, calling it, “A wonderful story of second chances and new beginnings—Western style…an enjoyable read with charismatic and likable characters.”

Diane Gaston’s Harlequin Historical, Innocence and Impropriety, was released in Japan as a Manga book. 

The second book in Alma Katsu’s Taker trilogy, The Reckoning, was a semifinalist in Goodreads Reader’s Choice Awards in the Paranormal Fantasy category (it’s also a nominee for RT Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award in Paranormal Romance). It’s coming out in trade paperback on January 22, 2013. Indonesian and Chinese rights have also been sold for the trilogy.

Orly Konig-Lopez received a two full requests from her win with The Unpublished Beacon this week!

Alethea Kontis had a short story published in December — “Blood From Stone,” a teen/fairytale/horror/fantasy/romance in Apex Magazine.

Kelly Maher is ecstatic to reveal a new website design as well as announce the release of her short story, “Homecoming”, as part of the Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance anthology edited by Kristina Wright.

Susanne Quill’s first book, If Love Were Enough, was published by SoulMate Publishing and is available there and on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Also they’re interested in her second book, Only You. Both are Historical Romances.

Elisabeth Staab was nominated by The GraveTells Reader choice awards for Most Promising New Author and Most Engaging author, and King of Darkness was nominated for Most Memorable Sidekick and Best Cover Art.

USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog recommended A Billy Sunday Kind of Love, the latest in Jane Sevier’s Psychic Socialite series set in 1930s Memphis.

Lynne Silver signed a contract for False Match, Book 3 in the Coded for Love series with Ellora’s Cave.