2017

2017

The finalists for the 2017 awards, as announced on 15 March 2018, are listed below. The winners will be announced at our awards dinner on 5 May.

Favourite Paranormal Romance – proudly sponsored by Hachette Australia

  • Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh
  • Becoming Dragon by Eve Langlais
  • Lady of Silver by Shona Husk
  • Power Game by Christine Feehan
  • Shadow’s Seduction by Kresley Cole
  • Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
  • Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

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Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance

  • Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur
  • Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones
  • Feversong by Karen Marie Moning
  • Raider by Justine Davis
  • Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  • The Black Tide by Keri Arthur
  • The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones
  • White Hot by Ilona Andrews
  • Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
  • Year One by Nora Roberts

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Favourite Short or Category Romance – proudly sponsored by Harlequin Australia

  • Casey by Kelly Hunter
  • His Majesty’s Temporary Bride by Annie West
  • Hot Mess by Amy Andrews
  • Playing the Player by Amy Andrews
  • Playing With Forever by Amy Andrews
  • Sarah and the Secret Sheikh by Michelle Douglas
  • Ten Days with the Highlander by Hayson Manning
  • The Temporary Mrs Marchetti by Melanie Milburne

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Favourite Historical Romance – proudly sponsored by Hachette Australia

  • Catching Captain Nash by Anna Campbell
  • Charming Sir Charles by Anna Campbell
  • Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie
  • Secret Shores by Ella Carey
  • The Christmas Stranger by Anna Campbell
  • The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper
  • The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
  • Warrior King by Jennifer Brassel
  • Wives of War by Soraya M Lane

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Favourite Contemporary Romance – proudly sponsored by Allen & Unwin

  • Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy by Cathryn Hein
  • Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion
  • Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry
  • Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns
  • The Country Girl by Cathryn Hein
  • The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns
  • The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green
  • The Stationmaster’s Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark
  • The Thing About Love by Julie James
  • Twist by Kylie Scott

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Favourite Erotic Romance – proudly sponsored by Booktopia

  • Egomaniac by Vi Keeland
  • Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward
  • Sapphire by JA Low
  • Team Player by Cate Ellink

 

Favourite Romantic Suspense

  • Echoes in Death by JD Robb
  • Heart Breaker by Shannon Curtis
  • Murder Most Unusual by Michelle Somers
  • Promise of Hunters Ridge by Sarah Barrie
  • Secrets in Death by JD Robb
  • Situation Critical by Amanda Knight
  • Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Tell Me No Secrets by Lynda Stacey
  • Winnawarra by Elizabeth M Darcy

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Favourite Continuing Romance Series – proudly sponsored by Harlequin Australia

  • American Extreme Bull Riders Tour by Sarah Mayberry, Barbara Dunlop, Kelly Hunter, Megan Crane, Amy Andrews, Sinclair Jayne, Jeannie Watt and Katherine Garbera
  • Dashing Widows by Anna Campbell
  • Hidden Legacy by Ilona Andrews
  • Hot Aussie Knights by Amy Andrews, Sinclair Jayne, Victoria Purman and Trish Morey
  • In Death by JD Robb
  • Love Abroad by Hayson Manning
  • Marriage of Convenience by Anne Gracie
  • Psy-Changeling Trinity by Nalini Singh
  • Sydney Smoke Rugby by Amy Andrews
  • The Princess Seductions by Annie West

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Favourite Australian Romance Author 2017 – proudly sponsored by Booktopia

  • Anna Campbell
  • Anne Gracie
  • Annie West
  • Cathryn Hein
  • Jodi Perry
  • Kylie Scott
  • Michelle Douglas
  • Rachael Johns
  • Shannon Curtis

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Strongest Heroine from a romance published in 2017

  • Beth Harper, Situation Critical by Amanda Knight
  • Chrissy James, Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy by Cathryn Hein
  • Cressy Knight, The Long Paddock by Alissa Callen
  • Derelie Honeywell, The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton
  • Emmaline Westwood, Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie
  • Eve Dallas, Secrets in Death by JD Robb
  • Feyre, A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
  • Maggie Carr, The Christmas Stranger by Anna Campbell
  • Meg McCormick, Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns
  • Mercy Thompson, Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  • Nevada Baylor, Wildfire and White Hot by Ilona Andrews
  • Sidonie Martel, Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

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Favourite Couple from a romance published in 2017

  • Bailey Sawyer and Quinn McKinnel, Pregnant by Mr Wrong by Rachael Johns
  • Beth Harper and Nate Calloway, Situation Critical by Amanda Knight
  • Christie Ryan and Martin Blake, The Stationmaster’s Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark
  • Cressy Knight and Denham Rigby, The Long Paddock by Alissa Callen
  • Derelie Honeywell and Jackson Haley, The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton
  • Emmaline Westwood and Calbourne Rutherford, Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie
  • Eve and Roarke, Secrets in Death by JD Robb
  • Meg McCormick and Lawson Cooper-Jones, Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns
  • Nevada Baylor and Connor Rogan, Wildfire and White Hot by Ilona Andrews
  • Sidonie Martel and Morgan le Fae, Spellbinder by Thea Harrison
  • Silver Mercant and Valentin Nikolaev, Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

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Favourite New Romance Author (first published in 2017)

  • Amanda Knight
  • Penelope Janu
  • Esther Campion
  • Sarah Williams