Awards

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Award trophies

Each year ARRA holds awards for the best romance books in a number of categories. The ARR Awards recognise favourite romance fiction for the previous year as chosen by ARRA members.

The winners for 2020 were announced on 20 March 2021 in an online ceremony. They are listed below.

Winners from previous years can be found here:

 

 

Favourite Paranormal Romance 2020

  • Alpha Night by Nalini Singh
  • Famine by Laura Thalassa
  • Salvation by Christina Phillips
  • The Longing of Lone Wolves by Lana Pecherczyk

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Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2020

  • Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh
  • Blackbird Rising by Keri Arthur
  • Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
  • From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout
  • Mutant Unveiled by Mel Teshco
  • New Witch on the Block by Louisa West
  • Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
  • Sorcery and Sandstorms by Samantha Marshall
  • The Matriarch by Annabelle McInnes

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Favourite Historical Romance 2020

  • An Unsuitable Lady for a Lord by Cathleen Ross
  • Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Intrigue by Stephanie Laurens
  • Marry in Scarlet by Anne Gracie
  • The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart
  • The Highlander’s Christmas Countess by Anna Campbell
  • The Highlander’s English Bride by Anna Campbell
  • The Master’s New Governess by Eliza Redgold

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Favourite Contemporary Romance 2020

  • All the Dumb Things by Georgia Tingley
  • Asking for Trouble by Amy Andrews
  • Flying the Nest by Rachael Johns
  • Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott
  • Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan
  • Playing with Trouble by Amy Andrews
  • The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh
  • The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur
  • The Hunter by LJ Shen
  • The Lost Letters of Playfair Street by Michelle Montebello
  • Xmas Dust by Mel A Rowe

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Favourite Short or Category Romance 2020

  • Love Song by Kylie Scott
  • One Night with Her Millionaire Boss by Kandy Shepherd
  • Revelations of a Secret Princess by Annie West
  • Revelations of his Runaway Bride by Kali Anthony
  • Serenity’s Song by Cathryn Hein
  • Their Royal Baby Gift by Kandy Shepherd

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Favourite Romantic Suspense 2020

  • A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones
  • Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine
  • Golden in Death by JD Robb

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Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2020

  • Chance Sisters series by Anne Gracie
  • Credence, Colorado series by Amy Andrews
  • Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh
  • Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
  • Marriage of Convenience series by Anne Gracie
  • Psy-Changeling Trinity series by Nalini Singh
  • Regency Rockstars series by Sasha Cottman
  • Sunshine Vicram series by Darynda Jones
  • The Lairds Most Likely by Anna Campbell

 

Favourite Debut Romance Author 2020

  • Allison Ashley
  • Anna Foxkirk
  • Clyve Rose
  • Joanne Austen Brown
  • Kali Anthony
  • Kate Stayman-London
  • Lissanne Jones
  • Sarah Hogle
  • Serafina Jax
  • Tanya Nellestein

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Favourite Australian Romance Author 2020

  • Alison Stuart
  • Amy Andrews
  • Anna Campbell
  • Anne Gracie
  • Kelly Hunter
  • Kylie Scott
  • Mel A Rowe
  • Michelle Montebello

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MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Favourite Australian-set romance 2020

  • Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell
  • Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott
  • Serenity’s Song by Cathryn Hein
  • The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur
  • The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart
  • The Lost Letters of Playfair Street by Michelle Montebello
  • Xmas Dust by Mel A Rowe

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Favourite Christmas or holiday romance 2020

  • All’s Fair in Love and Chocolate by Amy Andrews
  • ‘Happily Ever After for Christmas’ by Tanya Nellestein in Christmas at Kissing Point
  • Christmas Reunion in Paris by Liz Fielding
  • In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
  • Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Intrigue by Stephanie Laurens
  • The Christmas Bride by Anne Gracie
  • The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker
  • The Highlander’s Christmas Countess by Anna Campbell
  • Xmas Dust by Mel A Rowe

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Favourite small-town romance 2020

  • All’s Fair in Love and Chocolate by Amy Andrews
  • Asking for Trouble by Amy Andrews
  • Lone Star Reunion by Justine Davis
  • Montana Son by Juanita Kees