2011

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2011

Winners of the 2011 Australian Romance Readers Awards were presented at an awards dinner on 11 February 2012, at Cello’s Restaurant, Castlereagh Hotel, Sydney. The winners are highlighted below. Many thanks to our exclusive event sponsor, Booktopia, for their generosity in supporting this event, and many thanks to our award sponsors.  The categories, finalists and winners for 2011 are:

2011 award winners

Favourite Paranormal Romance
proudly sponsored by Galaxy Bookshop

  • Big Bad Beast / Shelly Laurenston
  • Dragon Bound / Thea Harrison
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior / Kresley Cole
  • Fate’s Edge / Ilona Andrews
  • Goblin King / Shona Husk
  • Kiss of Snow / Nalini Singh
  • Lover Unleashed / JR Ward
  • Nightfall / Ellen Connor
  • The Guardian / Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Three Wishes / Jenny Schwartz

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Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance
proudly sponsored by Carina Press

  • Archangel’s Blade / Nalini Singh
  • Archangel’s Consort / Nalini Singh
  • Blood Bound / Rachel Vincent
  • Blood Cursed / Erica Hayes
  • Born of Shadows / Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Death Magic / Eileen Wilks
  • Magic Slays / Ilona Andrews
  • River Marked / Patricia Briggs
  • Shadow Kin / MJ Scott
  • Shadowfever / Karen Marie Moning

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Favourite Short/Category Romance
proudly sponsored by Harlequin Australia

  • Colorado Cowboy / CC Coburn
  • Girl in the Bedouin Tent / Annie West
  • Molly Cooper’s Dream Date / Barbara Hannay
  • Prince of Scandal / Annie West
  • Promoted to Wife? / Paula Roe
  • Rapunzel in New York / Nikki Logan
  • Sex, Lies and Mistletoe / Tawny Weber
  • The Man Behind the Badge / Sharon Archer
  • The Man She Loves to Hate / Kelly Hunter
  • With This Fling … / Kelly Hunter

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Favourite Historical Romance
proudly sponsored by Rosemary’s Romance Books and Temptation, The Romance Bookstore

  • A Little Deception / Beverley Eikli
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Marriage / Kieran Kramer
  • Heiress in Love / Christina Brooke
  • How the Marquess was Won / Julie Anne Long
  • Midnight’s Wild Passion / Anna Campbell
  • Never Love a Highlander / Maya Banks
  • Salt Bride / Lucinda Brant
  • The Many Sins of Lord Cameron / Jennifer Ashley
  • Unveiled / Courtney Milan
  • Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue/ Stephanie Laurens

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Favourite Contemporary Romance
proudly sponsored by Romantic Reflections

  • A Lot Like Love / Julie James
  • Any Man of Mine / Rachel Gibson
  • Boomerang Bride / Fiona Lowe
  • Claudia’s Big Break / Lisa Heidke
  • Cop’s Passion / Angela Verdenius
  • North Star / Karly Lane
  • One Perfect Night / Rachael Johns
  • Promises / Cathyrn Hein
  • The Castaway Bride / Kandy Shepherd
  • The Next Always / Nora Roberts

Favourite Erotic Romance
proudly sponsored by Romance Direct

  • Agent / Lexxie Couper
  • All of You / Rhian Cahill
  • Bunny and the Bear / Eve Langlais
  • Endless Lust / Lexxie Couper
  • Guilty as Sin / Denise Rossetti
  • Love, Lust and Lies / Cathleen Ross
  • See You In My Dreams / Jess Dee
  • The Lone Warrior / Denise Rossetti
  • The Surrender of Lacy Morgan / Suzanne Ferrell
  • Triple Dare / Lexxie Couper

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Favourite Romantic Suspense

  • Beyond Fear / Jaye Ford
  • Breaking Point / Pamela Clare
  • Breaking the Rules / Suzanne Brockmann
  • Chasing Fire / Nora Roberts
  • Deadly Little Lies / Jeanne Adams
  • New York to Dallas / JD Robb
  • Shattered Sky / Helene Young
  • Treachery in Death / JD Robb
  • Viper’s Kiss / Shannon Curtis
  • With No Remorse / Cindy Gerard

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Favourite Continuing Romance Series

  • Lords of the Underworld – Gena Showalter
  • Kate Daniels series – Ilona Andrews
  • In Death series – JD Robb
  • Fever series – Karen Marie Moning
  • Immortals After Dark – Kresley Cole
  • Guild Hunters – Nalini Singh
  • Psy/Changeling series – Nalini Singh
  • Coyote Hunger series – Rhian Cahill
  • The League – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Elder Races – Thea Harrison

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Favourite Australian Romance Author 2011
proudly sponsored by Booktopia

  • Angela Verdenius
  • Anna Campbell
  • Annie West
  • Christina Brooke
  • Helene Young
  • Kelly Hunter
  • Lexxie Couper
  • Nikki Logan
  • Paula Roe
  • Stephanie Laurens