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 finalists for 2019 are listed below and voting is currently under way. The winners will be announced on 7 March 2020 at our Awards Dinner in Sydney. Tickets for the dinner are now on sale.

The awards dinner is proudly brought to you by Booktopia.

Winners from previous years can be found here:

 

2019 finalists

Favourite Paranormal Romance 2019

  • My Solace by Alanea Alder
  • Primal Instinct by Ally Parker
  • Unforsaken by Cassie Laelyn
  • Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh
  • Wrath by Lana Pecherczyk
  • Wrecked Intel by Mandy M Roth

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Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2019

  • Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh
  • Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews
  • The Whisperers of Evernow by Heidi Catherine
  • Wicked Wings by Keri Arthur

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Favourite Historical Romance 2019

  • Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden
  • Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie
  • The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair
  • The Clothier’s Daughter by Bronwyn Parry
  • The French Photographer by Natasha Lester
  • The Highlander’s Defiant Captive by Anna Campbell
  • The Postmistress by Alison Stuart
  • The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello
  • The Wrong Highlander by Lynsay Sands
  • Tightrope by Amanda Quick

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Favourite Contemporary Romance 2019 – proudly sponsored by Allen & Unwin

  • Beautiful, Fragile by Michelle Montebello
  • Lies by Kylie Scott
  • Repeat by Kylie Scott
  • Stowaway by Stella Quinn
  • The Round Yard by Alissa Callen

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Favourite Short or Category Romance 2019

  • Loving Lucas by Jayne Kingsley
  • Miss Prim’s Greek Island Fling by Michelle Douglas
  • Must Love Coffee by Sarah Mayberry
  • Second Chance with the Single Dad by Kandy Shepherd
  • Untouched Queen by Royal Command by Kelly Hunter

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Favourite Romantic Suspense 2019

  • Climbing Fear by Leisl Leighton
  • Half Truths by Claire Contreras
  • Hard Target by Pamela Clare
  • Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee
  • Lethal Balance by Cherise Sinclair
  • Securing Caite by Susan Stoker
  • Shadows Over Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees
  • Under Currents by Nora Roberts
  • Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz

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Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2019

  • Angel Calling series by Georgia Tingley
  • Bewitched and Bewildered series by Alanea Alder
  • Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones
  • Coalition Rebellion series by Justine Davis
  • Deadly Seven series by Lana Pecherczyk
  • Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh
  • Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
  • Kings of Mayhem by Penny Dee
  • Lost and Found series by Michelle Dalton
  • Marriage of Convenience series by Anne Gracie
  • Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh
  • Tangled Vines saga by Megan Mayfair
  • The Hartdale Brides series by Bronwyn Parry
  • The Rogue Files by Sophie Jordan

 

Favourite Debut Romance Author 2019 – proudly sponsored by Booktopia

  • Ally Parker
  • Casey McQuiston
  • Cassie Laelyn
  • Jayne Kingsley
  • Kaneana May
  • Maya Linnell
  • Meg Bignell
  • Rania Battany
  • Samantha Marshall

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Favourite Australian Romance Author 2019 – proudly sponsored by Booktopia

  • Alissa Callen
  • Kelly Hunter
  • Kylie Scott
  • Maya Linnell
  • Megan Mayfair
  • Michelle Montebello

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MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Favourite small-town romance 2019

  • 25 Reasons to Hate Christmas and Cowboys by Elle Thorpe
  • Christmas on Hope Street by Megan Mayfair, Jayne Kingsley, Stella Quinn and Marianne Bayliss
  • Christmas with the Firefighter by Clare Connelly
  • Diamond in the Dust by Mel A Rowe
  • Eddie and the Show Queen by Cathryn Hein
  • Emma by Kelly Hunter
  • Long Way Home by Nicola Marsh
  • One Hot Christmas by Jacquie Underdown
  • The Lone Star Lawman by Justine Davis
  • The Round Yard by Alissa Callen
  • The Trouble with Christmas by Amy Andrews
  • Wildflower Ridge by Maya Linnell

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Favourite couple in a 2019 romance

  • Aislinn and Tobias in Aislinn’s Shadow by Samantha Marshall
  • AJ and Liam in Wicked Pleasure by Taryn Leigh Taylor
  • Alice and Eddie in Eddie and the Show Queen by Cathryn Hein
  • Betty and Thom in Lies by Kylie Scott
  • Clementine and Ed in Repeat by Kylie Scott
  • Emmaline and Liam in Emma by Kelly Hunter
  • Eve and Roarke in Connections in Death by JD Robb
  • Faith and Will in Beautiful, Fragile by Michelle Montebello
  • Fenella and Kieran in Shadows Over Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees
  • Honey and Caleb in Biker Baby by Penny Dee
  • Jenna and Max in Seduced by the Stranger by Alyssa J Montgomery
  • Marigold and Finn in The Problem with Perfect by Megan Mayfair
  • Marlene and Zennek in Barbarian’s Seduction by Ruby Dixon
  • Memory and Alexei in Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh

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Favourite 2019 romance cover

  • Aislinn’s Shadow by Samantha Marshall (self-published)
  • All Grown Up by Vi Keeland (self-published)
  • Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas (Avon)
  • Diamond in the Dust by Mel A Rowe (self-published)
  • Epona by Michelle Dalton (Serenade Publishing)
  • Highest Bid by Mel Teshco (Tule Publishing)
  • Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie (Berkley)
  • Repeat by Kylie Scott (self-published)
  • Shattered Dreams by Rebecca Barber (self-published)
  • Stowaway by Stella Quinn (self-published)
  • The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair (Harlequin)
  • The Problem with Perfect by Megan Mayfair (Crooked Cat Books)
  • The Sea of Lost Things by Kelly St-Laurent (self-published)
  • The Sparkle Pages by Meg Bignell (Penguin Random House)