Titles Withdrawn from RITAs


Here at Romance Sparks Joy, we think it’s important to amplify the voices of underrepresented romance authors. With everything going on with the RWA, we knew we should host a list of those voices who withdrew from the RITAs.

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This list will be updated every 2–3 days.

Withdrawn Book List

The Bridal Suite

Rochelle Alers

See Me

Michele Arris

Rescue Me

Cheryl Barton

Grumpy Jake

Melissa Blue

The Chef's Cutie

Jamaila Brinkley

Faux Ho Ho

Nathan Burgoine

Heart and Hand

Rebel Carter

Not the Girl you Marry

Andie J Christopher


Renee Dahlia

Duke In Darkness

Nicola Davidson


E. Davies

Hard Hart

E. Davies

Out of Nowhere

Felicia Davin

To Tame a Scandalous Lady

Liana De la Rosa


Chiquita Dennie

An Angel for Daddy

Lucy Eden

Everything's Better With Lisa

Lucy Eden

Be Mine

Savannah Frierson

Adonis Line

Dakota Gray

Broken Trust

Michaela Gray

Dalliances & Devotion

Felicia Grossman

Appetites & Vices

Felicia Grossman


Jack Harbon

The Chai Factor

Farah Heron

American Dreamer

Adrianna Herrera

American Love Story

Adrianna Herrera

Always You

Tiara Inserto

Private Eye

Katrina Jackson

Too Sweet To Be Good

K.M. Jackson

Anything Once

Meka James

Open House

Ruby Lang

It's Gonna Be Love

Mia Lansford

Ice Cream Lover

Jackie Lau

Man vs Durian

Jackie Lau

Lady and Her Secret Lover

Jenn LeBlanc

Codename Romeo

Lucy Leroux

Peyton's Price

Lucy Leroux

Moonlight & Whiskey

Tricia Lynne

Lush Money

Angelina Lopez

Breaking His Rules

Aliza Mann

Moving Jack

Michelle Mars

Honey and the Hitman

Hannah Murray

Kenora Reinvented

Hyacinthe M. Miller

How to Stay

Christina Mitchell

Hard Chrome

Vanessa North

For Her Own Good

Tamsen Parker


Roan Parrish

Enduring Destiny

Shaila Patel

The Deadly Match

Kishan Paul

Extra Credit

Zaida Polanco

Never Say Duke

Erica Ridley

The Duke’s Desire

Erica Ridley

The Bewildered Bride

Vanessa Riley

Engaging the Enemy

Reese Ryan

The Rival Bid

Reese Ryan

The Talon & the Blade

Jasmine Silvera

The Takeover Effect

Nisha Sharma

Sin Bin

Maureen Smith

Crashing Into Her

Mia Sosa

Magnolia Sword

Sherry Thomas

Three Part Harmony

Holley Trent

The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

Olivia Waite

Bound to the Monarchs

Brooke Winters


Anna Zabo