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2011 Awards: winners announcement #1

11 February 2012

We are very excited to be hosting the 4th annual Australian Romance Readers Awards this evening at Cello’s Restaurant in Sydney.

The restaurant looks beautiful and the guests are having a wonderful time. Following entree of Tandoori chicken tenderloins or grilled pesto coated lamb fillet, we have jumped right in to announcing the first lot of award winners. Here are the details:

The Favourite Paranormal Romance of 2011 is Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh. Thank you to Galaxy Bookshop for once again sponsoring this award. The award was presented by Allison Rogers from Galaxy and, at Nalini’s request, was accepted on her behalf by one of her reader fans, Kate Cuthbert.

The Favourite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy or Futuristic Romance of 2011 is Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh. Thank you to Carina Press for sponsoring this award. The award was presented by Carina Press authors Shannon Curtis and Rachael Johns. Accepting the award on behalf of Nalini was another of her reader fans, Pamela Diaz.

The Favourite Short Category Romance of 2011 is With This Fling… by Kelly Hunter. Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sponsoring this award. The award was presented by Cristina Lee of Harlequin Australia and was accepted on behalf of Kelly Hunter by Paula Roe.

For all those ARRA members who couldn’t make it along to the awards dinner, leave a comment on any of the blog articles posted this evening and you will go in the draw to win one of two book prizes.

Back shortly with some more winners …

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16 Comments
  1. 11 February 2012 7:55 pm

    Congratulations to the winners!

  2. 11 February 2012 7:59 pm

    Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! :)

  3. 11 February 2012 8:05 pm

    Congratulations to all – hope you’re having a fantastic night!

  4. 11 February 2012 8:13 pm

    Wow, thank you! I’m so honored! Congratulations to all my fellow finalists, and to Kelly. :-)

  5. Carol L. permalink
    11 February 2012 8:32 pm

    WTG Nalini. Congrats to you and Kelly. What a wonderful night and menu lol
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. 11 February 2012 8:40 pm

    Congratulations, Nalini x 2 and Kelly! Fantastic news!

  7. Pamela Diaz permalink
    11 February 2012 8:47 pm

    Congratulations Nalini on your win.

    I was honoured to accept the award on your behalf!

    We can talk about the ransom later!

    Pamela :-)

  8. 11 February 2012 9:17 pm

    Thank you, ARRA. Congratulations, Nalini! Paula, thanks so much for accepting most wanted trophy on my behalf. You know you have to give it to me eventually, right? Right?

  9. Deb Klanfar permalink
    11 February 2012 9:35 pm

    Congratulations Kelly. It’s about time!

  10. 11 February 2012 9:42 pm

    Lol, Deb. Thank you.

  11. 12 February 2012 12:32 am

    Hey, Kelly! Congratulations. :)

  12. 12 February 2012 9:23 am

    Kelly and Nalini – congratulations on the awards! I bet you’re smiling today!

  13. 12 February 2012 10:12 am

    Congratulations Nalini, Nalini and Kelly.

    (Good luck with getting that trophy, Kelly!)

  14. 13 February 2012 11:18 am

    Congratulations Nalini and Kelly. So pleased for you both.

  15. aimskye permalink
    13 February 2012 1:18 pm

    Congratulations to all the finalists.
    A huge Hooray to Nalini, Nalini & Kelly!

    Aimee
    2011 nonmoty
    2012 MOTY!!!!

  16. 13 February 2012 3:07 pm

    Mega congrats to the winners! This is great! Doing the happy dance for you all

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