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Amazon Publishing's Abigail Strom, author of Tell Me, Wins Romance Writers of America 2018 RITA Award

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(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Tonight, Abigail Strom's novel, Tell
Me
, was awarded the Romance Writers of America 2018 RITA Award
for Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length. Tell Me was published in
2017 by Amazon Publishing's Montlake Romance imprint.

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The RITA Awards honor excellence in published romance fiction; Strom is
a first-time finalist.

"I am humbled and thrilled to be a finalist among so many talented
writers," said Strom.

Strom's Tell Me, book one in her Love Me series, is an emotional
tale about an unlikely pair who discover an unexpected new beginning.
Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own
life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated
every plotline. She's made peace with it, unlike Sam's business partner,
Caleb, who's always nudging Jane to go after what she really wants. Jane
and Caleb have never had much in common, except for Sam. But when
tragedy strikes, Jane and Caleb set out on a dramatic journey to honor
Sam's memory, and the attraction they've denied for years ignites into
flame.

"Congratulations to Abigail on this outstanding acknowledgment," said
Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing. "We are delighted to see
Abigail and Tell Me honored with this award, and look forward to
connecting more readers with Tell Me."

Finalists for the 2018 RITA Award for Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
include Sandra Marton's The F-Word; Priscilla Oliveras's His
Perfect Partner
; Sharla Lovelace's Lucky Charmed; Roxanne St.
Claire's New Leash on Life; Kelly Moran's Redemption; Teri
Wilson's Royally Wed; Vanessa North's Summer Stock; Maria
Geraci's This Can't Be Love; and Bella Andre's You Do
Something to Me
.

Show Me, book two in Strom's Love Me series, was published in
January 2018.

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