2018

The winners of the 2018 awards were announced at our awards dinner on 23 February 2019. They are are highlighted below with pink.

Favourite Paranormal Romance – proudly sponsored by Hachette Australia

  • Clash of Storms by Bec McMaster
  • Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
  • Hunt: Red Riding Hood Retold by Demelza Carlton
  • Lionheart by Thea Harrison
  • Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
  • The Chosen by Thea Harrison
  • When Darkness Follows by Athena Daniels

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Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance

  • Almost Perfect by Tamara Martin
  • Breakeven by Michelle Diener
  • Cursed by Keri Arthur
  • Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

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Favourite Historical Romance – proudly sponsored by Hachette Australia

  • Lord Garson’s Bride by Anna Campbell
  • Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie
  • The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart
  • The Devilish Duke by Maddison Michaels
  • The Juliet Code by Christine Wells
  • The Laird’s Christmas Kiss by Anna Campbell
  • The Laird’s Willful Lass by Anna Campbell

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Favourite Contemporary Romance – proudly sponsored by Allen & Unwin

  • A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
  • Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
  • Bittersweet by Jacquie Underdown
  • Captivated by Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield
  • Chaser by Kylie Scott
  • Cinderella and the Geek by Christina Phillips
  • Resurrection by Karina Bliss
  • Snatched by Cathleen Ross
  • The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden

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Favourite Short or Category Romance

  • A Baby in His In-Tray by Michelle Douglas
  • Destroyed by Jackie Ashenden
  • Getting Lucky by Avril Tremayne
  • Inherited for the Royal Bed by Annie West
  • Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter
  • Playing Dirty by Amy Andrews
  • Shock Heir for the Crown Prince by Kelly Hunter
  • Stranded with Her Greek Tycoon by Kandy Shepherd
  • The Million Pound Marriage Deal by Michelle Douglas
  • Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder

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Favourite Romantic Suspense

  • At Your Service by Sandra Antonelli
  • Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie
  • Dark in Death by JD Robb
  • Retribution by Diane Demetre
  • The Secrets of Palmerston House by Phillipa Nefri Clark
  • The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard
  • Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

 

Favourite Continuing Romance Series – proudly sponsored by Harlequin Australia

  • Bad Bachelors by Stefanie London
  • Dashing Widows by Anna Campbell
  • Marriage of Convenience by Anne Gracie
  • Outback Brides by Kelly Hunter, Victoria Purman, Cathryn Hein and Fiona McArthur
  • Sydney Smoke Rugby by Amy Andrews
  • The Lairds Most Likely by Anna Campbell
  • True North by Sarina Bowen

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Favourite Debut Romance Author – proudly sponsored by Booktopia

  • Georgia Tingley
  • Helen Hoang
  • Laura Boon
  • Maddison Michaels
  • Marianne Delaforce
  • Marie Tremayne
  • Megan Mayfair
  • MV Ellis
  • Sandie Docker

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Favourite Australian Romance Author 2018 – proudly sponsored by Booktopia

  • Amy Andrews
  • Anna Campbell
  • Anne Gracie
  • Annie West
  • Christina Phillips
  • Kandy Shepherd
  • Kelly Hunter
  • Kylie Scott
  • Michelle Douglas
  • Penelope Janu
  • Phillipa Nefri Clark
  • Sarah Williams

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Favourite 2018 romance that made me cry

  • Bittersweet by Jacquie Underdown
  • Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair
  • Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter
  • Photos of You by Tammy Robinson
  • The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden

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Favourite 2018 romance with laugh-out-loud moment

  • Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
  • Captivated by Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield
  • Chaser by Kylie Scott
  • On the Right Track by Penelope Janu
  • Playing Dirty by Amy Andrews
  • The Love Coupon by Ainslie Paton
  • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

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Favourite Australian romance of 2018

  • Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair
  • Elsa’s Stand by Cathryn Hein
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott
  • King’s Reign by Nina Levine
  • Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter
  • On the Right Track by Penelope Janu
  • Playing Dirty by Amy Andrews
  • Playing House by Amy Andrews
  • So Wild by Eve Dangerfield
  • The Dairy Farmer’s Daughter by Sarah Williams
  • The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden
  • The Red Dirt Road by Alissa Callen

 

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