2016 Australian Romance Readers Awards: Finalists Announced

by |January 16, 2017

Voting has opened today for the 2016 Australian Romance Readers Awards. Below are the finalists in each of the nine categories, as well as the finalists in the three special Members’ Choice categories.

Winners will be announced at an awards dinner, which will be held at the Australian Romance Readers Convention on Saturday, 25 February 2017 in Melbourne. If you would like to attend the awards dinner, you can buy your ticket here.


Favourite Paranormal Romance


Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh | Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts | Blood Vow by JR Ward | I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase | Moonshadow by Thea Harrison | The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston | Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh


Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance


A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet | Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh | City of Light by Keri Arthur | Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning | Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs | Kings Rising by CS Pacat | Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews | The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones | Wickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake


Favourite Short or Category Romance


A Deal to Mend their Marriage by Michelle Douglas | A Vow to Secure His Legacy by Annie West | An Unlikely Bride for the Billionaire by Michelle Douglas | Crown Prince’s Chosen Bride by Kandy Shepherd | Down and Dusty: Casey by Rachael Johns | Down and Dusty: Frankie by Jackie Ashenden | Greek Tycoon’s Mistletoe Proposal by Kandy Shepherd | It’s Not You, It’s Her by Rachael Johns | Melting Mr Frosty’s Heart by Liz Fielding | Playing by Her Rules by Amy Andrews | Playing it Cool by Amy Andrews


Favourite Historical Romance


A Match Made in Mistletoe by Anna Campbell | Exile’s Return by Alison Stuart | Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas | Mistletoe and the Major by Anna Campbell | My American Duchess by Eloisa James | Pursuing Lord Pascal by Anna Campbell | Stranded with the Scottish Earl by Anna Campbell | Tempting Mr Townsend by Anna Campbell | The Master of Strathburn by Amy Rose Bennett | The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie | Winning Lord West by Anna Campbell


Favourite Contemporary Romance


Dirty by Kylie Scott | Escaping Mr Right by Avril Tremayne | From a Paris Balcony by Ella Carey | Outback Sisters by Rachael Johns | Santa and the Saddler by Cathryn Hein | The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns | The House by the Lake by Ella Carey | The Score by Elle Kennedy | The Three Miss Allens by Victoria Purman | The Wife’s Tale by Christine Wells | Wayward Heart by Cathryn Hein | Whispers at Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees


Favourite Erotic Romance


Big Rock by Lauren Blakely | Bossman by Vi Keeland | Dirty Sexy Cuffed by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde | Dirty Sexy Inked by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde | Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde | Husband Heel by Louise Cusack | Husband Sit by Louise Cusack | Husband Stay by Louise Cusack | Mister O by Lauren Blakely | The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely


Favourite Romantic Suspense


Apprentice in Death by JD Robb | Bound to the Bounty Hunter by Hayson Manning | Brotherhood in Death by JD Robb | Deep Under by Lisa Renee Jones | Festive Deception by DB Tait | Legacy of Hunters Ridge by Sarah Barrie | Shadows of Hunters Ridge by Sarah Barrie | Sunset Shadows by Bronwyn Parry | The Obsession by Nora Roberts


Favourite Continuing Romance Series


Bunyip Bay by Rachael Johns | Captive Prince by CS Pacat | Chance Sisters by Anne Gracie | Dark Mountain by DB Tait | Dashing Widows by Anna Campbell | Dive Bar by Kylie Scott | In Death by JD Robb | Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs | Off-Campus by Elle Kennedy | Secret Confessions: Down and Dusty by Various | Sydney Brides by Kandy Shepherd | Sydney Smoke Rugby by Amy Andrews


Favourite Australian Romance Author 2016


Amy Andrews | Anna Campbell | Anne Gracie | Annie West | Avril Tremayne | Cathryn Hein | Kandy Shepherd | Kylie Scott | Michelle Douglas | Rachael Johns


Members’ Choice: Favourite Cover


Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh | Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh | Circus Games by Lilliana Rose | Every Breath You Take by Christina Phillips | Flash Burned by Calista Fox | Idolize by Maggie Mundy | Lady in Red by Mel Teshco | Make Me by Cathleen Ross | Under the Spanish Stars by Alli Sinclair | Wayward Heart by Cathryn Hein


Members’ Choice: Favourite Heroine


Annika in Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts | Cat Fisa in A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet | Daisy Chance in The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie | Dina DeMille in One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews | Elena in Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh | Harper Nugent in Playing it Cool by Amy Andrews | Kate Daniels in Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews | Matilda Kent in Playing by Her Rules by Amy Andrews | Piper Thomas in Every Breath You Take by Christina Phillips


Members’ Choice: Favourite Couple


Angelina and Haithem in Didn’t I Warn You? by Amber Bardan | Cat and Griffin in A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet | Daisy and Flynn in The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie | Damen and Laurent in Kings Rising by CS Pacat | Elena and Raphael in | Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh | Harper and Dexter in Playing it Cool by Amy Andrews | Kate and Curran in Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews | Lucy and Joshua in The Hating Game by Sally Thorne |Matilda and Tanner in Playing by Her Rules by Amy Andrews

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  • Kaye Foster

    January 21, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    What, no Kimberly Freeman books nominated? She outshines the romance/mystery/Australian history books nominated, and all her books are thoroughly researched. These comments are from a New Zealanders who has read all of her books and is looking forward to the next one. I am an avid reader, and have read many books in all catagores, she so deserves to be on these lists

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