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ARR Awards: 2010 finalists

14 February 2011

We are very pleased to announce the finalists in the Australian Romance Readers Awards for 2010.

Favourite Paranormal Romance

(sponsored by Galaxy Bookshop)

  • Beast Behaving Badly – Shelly Laurenston
  • Bonds of Justice – Nalini Singh
  • Defeat the Darkness – Alexis Morgan
  • Demon from the Dark – Kresley Cole
  • Last Dragon Standing – GA Aiken
  • Lover Mine – JR Ward
  • Original Sin – Allison Brennan
  • Play of Passion – Nalini Singh
  • Taken by Midnight – Lara Adrian
  • The Darkest Passion – Gena Showalter

Favourite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy or Futuristic Romance

  • Alpha – Rachel Vincent
  • Archangelโ€™s Kiss – Nalini Singh
  • Black Magic Sanction – Kim Harrison
  • Love Heart and Soul Moments – Angela Verdenius
  • Magic Bleeds – Ilona Andrews
  • Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  • Moon Sworn – Keri Arthur
  • Shadowglass – Erica Hayes
  • Sureblood – Susan Grant
  • The Darkest Edge of Dawn – Kelly Gay

Favourite Short Category Romance

(sponsored by Harlequin Australia)

  • Alessandro and the Cheery Nanny – Amy Andrews
  • Christmas at Candlebark Farm – Michelle Douglas
  • One Unashamed Night – Sophia James
  • Passion, Purity and the Prince – Annie West
  • Red-Hot Renegade – Kelly Hunter
  • Scandal: His Majesty’s Love Child – Annie West
  • Scandal: Unclaimed Love Child – Melanie Milburne
  • The Billionaire Baby Bombshell – Paula Roe
  • The Sheriff and the Baby – CC Coburn
  • Untameable Rogue – Kelly Hunter

Favourite Historical Romance

(sponsored by Ever After The Romance Book Specialists)

  • Love in the Afternoon – Lisa Kleypas
  • My Reckless Surrender – Anna Campbell
  • Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake – Sarah MacLean
  • Proof by Seduction – Courtney Milan
  • Rules of an Engagement – Suzanne Enoch
  • Shameless – Karen Robards
  • Sweetest Little Sin – Christine Wells
  • The Accidental Wedding – Anne Gracie
  • The Forbidden Rose – Joanna Bourne
  • Wicked Intentions – Elizabeth Hoyt

Favourite Contemporary Romance

(sponsored by Romantic Reflections)

  • All I Ever Wanted – Kristan Higgins
  • Happy Ever After – Nora Roberts
  • Home is Where the Bark Is – Kandy Shepherd
  • Lead Me On – Victoria Dahl
  • Money, Honey – Susan Sey
  • Savor the Moment – Nora Roberts
  • Something About You – Julie James
  • The Cattleman’s Runaway Bride – Karlene Blakemore-Mowle
  • The Next Best Thing – Kristan Higgins
  • Welcome to Harmony – Jodi Thomas

Favourite Erotic Romance

  • Awakened by a Kiss – Lila DiPasqua
  • Copping a Feel – Lexxie Couper
  • Coyote Home – Rhian Cahill
  • Coyote Wild – Rhian Cahill
  • Delicious – Shayla Black
  • Raising the Stakes – Jess Dee
  • Savage Transformation – Lexxie Couper
  • Sinful – Charlotte Featherstone
  • Sweet Temptation – Maya Banks
  • The Relic – Maggie Nash

Favourite Romantic Suspense

(sponsored by Love Books)

  • Border Watch – Helene Young
  • Death Echo – Elizabeth Lowell
  • Dirty Sexy Murder – Cathleen Ross
  • Fallout – Karlene Blakemore-Mowle
  • Indulgence in Death – JD Robb
  • Naked Edge – Pamela Clare
  • Operation Summer Storm – Karlene Blakemore-Mowle
  • Ride the Fire – Jo Davis
  • Risk No Secrets – Cindy Gerard
  • The Search – Nora Roberts

Favourite Continuing Romance Series

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood – JR Ward
  • Devil Riders – Anne Gracie
  • Guild Hunter series – Nalini Singh
  • In Death series – JD Robb
  • Kate Daniels series – Ilona Andrews
  • Midnight Breed series – Lara Adrian
  • Psy/Changeling series – Nalini Singh
  • Riley Jenson series – Keri Arthur
  • The Bride Quartet – Nora Roberts
  • The Hathaways – Lisa Kleypas

Favourite Australian Romance Author of 2010

(sponsored by Melanie Milburne)

  • Anna Campbell
  • Anne Gracie
  • Annie West
  • Erica Hayes
  • Helene Young
  • Jess Dee
  • Kandy Shepherd
  • Kelly Hunter
  • Keri Arthur
  • Paula Roe

Voting is now open for ARRA members. You will have received the voting link via email, or you can find it in the February newsletter (due out 15 February). Voting will close on 11ย March and the winners will be announced at the awards dinner to be held in conjunction with the Australian Romance Readers Convention on 26ย March. We hope to see you there.

  1. 17 February 2011 2:41 pm

    WooHoo what is it? Less than 5 weeks…..looking forward to meeting all those fab authors at the awards (and especially those from our category – Romantic Suspense!)

    Getting closer & getting excited

  2. 16 February 2011 3:39 am

    Like many other nominees have already said so well before me, thank you very much to ARRA and Australian readers and booksellers for your support and enthusiasm for my books. I’m beyond excited to have the Midnight Breed novels included in this wonderful list of award nominees!

    Big hugs,
    Lara ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 15 February 2011 3:57 pm

    Wow! Many thanks to all the judges who overlooked the title ๐Ÿ™‚ and short listed Alessadro and the Cheery Nanny.
    I’m thrilled to be with such an accomplished list of authors. Looking forward to the awards dinner.

    • 15 February 2011 7:58 pm

      I just got the news tonight that I was a finalist in the ARR Awards
      with ONE UNASHAMED NIGHT. Yay!!!
      Thank you for such a lovely compliment and good luck to all the finalists.

  4. cataluna6 permalink
    15 February 2011 3:22 pm

    Fantastic line up, congratulations to all the authors, there’s so many of my favorites nominated. Yay! Can’t wait for the conference in March.

  5. Barbara permalink
    15 February 2011 3:05 pm

    Congratulations to all the authors…… now I have to decide which are best…. very hard


  6. 15 February 2011 1:04 pm

    I’m so thrilled! What a huge honor! Thank you to everyone who voted for AWAKENED BY A KISS. Best of luck to all the nominees!

  7. 15 February 2011 11:35 am

    This is such an honor! Readers and booksellers Down Under were so supportive of me as a new author when my first book came out and have continued the support ever since, so this is really special! Big gigantic thanks to everyone for the vote, and best of luck to the nominees! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 15 February 2011 8:56 am

    Oh, wow, I am so chuffed to be in such great company! Thanks, ARRA! And a big thank you to everyone who voted for Christmas at Candlebark Farm! Congratulations to all the finalists – it’s going to be a wonderful awards night .

  9. 15 February 2011 8:21 am

    Wow. I’m honoured to be in such company. Thank you, everyone, and congrats to all the nominees. It’s going to be a great awards night ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 15 February 2011 7:20 am

    Coming late to this news (wasn’t online yesterday) and it’s FANTASTIC post-Valentine’s Day news. It’s wonderful to see so many terrific books and authors acknowledged in the finallists list. It’s just amazing to be included there too!

    Thank you everyone who took to time to vote for their faves. It means so much to be acknowledged by readers. What a way to start the week!


  11. Mary Beth White permalink
    15 February 2011 5:31 am

    I am very proud of my daughter, Pamela Clare. She is such an accomplished writer that it just blesses my mom heart. Every time she writes one I think ” this is my favorite” then here comes the next.
    Thanks for her nomination.


    • 17 February 2011 11:07 am

      Awww, that is so lovely, Mary Beth! Mega congrats to Pamela ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. 15 February 2011 4:14 am

    What a lovely Valentine’s Day present!
    Thank you, ARRA!

  13. Sherry Ingalls permalink
    15 February 2011 3:09 am

    Hey, congratulations to all the nominees and a great big hello to Maggie Nash.. A wonderful and talented lady.. with an awesome sense of humor

  14. 15 February 2011 1:34 am

    Congrats to the nominees, especially my friend Maggie Nash! It’s about time someone recognised her talent.

  15. 15 February 2011 12:48 am

    Whee! This is my first award nomination as a published author & I’m delighted to be included. This really has made my day! Thanks so much!

  16. 15 February 2011 12:47 am

    WOW! Thank you so much to all the judges who nominated RIDE THE FIRE in the Best Romantic Suspense category!!! I’m thrilled to be included among such prestigious company!! Major congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 14 February 2011 11:51 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you to everyone who nominated Risk No Secrets in the Best Romantic Suspense category. I am thrilled to find my name on the list and to be in the company of such amazing writers! What a wonderful way to start my week!! Congratulations to all the finalists in all categories!

  18. Sharon permalink
    14 February 2011 10:35 pm

    I’m hoping with fingers crossed that my fav author and book will get voted in. Yah!! Border WAtch Helene Young. You’ve been nominated twice. Wow. But I know yourwriting is very good. I wish Shattered Sky was there, but I guess it’s just come out.


    • 14 February 2011 11:26 pm

      Thanks for your support Sharon!

  19. 14 February 2011 9:33 pm

    I so excited to be nominated. Thank you so much. This is so exciting for me. Congratulations to my favorite writer friends on your nominations.
    Cathleen Ross

  20. 14 February 2011 9:29 pm

    Oh wow! I’ve just landed in Townsville feeling miserable because I’m on an overnight, not home for Valentine’s Day, and now I’m smiling dementedly in my hotel room! I’m ecstatic to be on a list alongside some of my favourite writers ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats to all the finalists!

  21. Aimee permalink
    14 February 2011 8:32 pm

    Congrats everyone!

  22. 14 February 2011 8:27 pm

    Congrats Everyone!
    What a great list and I’m so thrilled to in there.
    Even more reason to look forward to ARRC in March.

  23. 14 February 2011 6:27 pm

    Awesome list of books and authors. Congratulations everyone.

  24. 14 February 2011 5:29 pm

    Wow, thank you everyone. Totally chuffed. Hee, I’m nominated for a rom-com and a Tasmanian Tiger shifter tale. Gotta love being a writer.

    Congrats to the other nominees ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 14 February 2011 5:24 pm

    woo hoo! If Anna is pink, then color me blush! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ So very thrilled to be in the company of such wonderful authors! ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. 14 February 2011 5:13 pm

    How exciting! Thanks to everyone who voted THE RELIC to be a finalist in the Favourite Erotic Romance category!

    I’m gobsmacked!

  27. 14 February 2011 4:49 pm

    Wow! I’m absolutely tickled pink! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for MY RECKLESS SURRENDER and to include me in the favorite author category. Congratulations to all the other nominees. What an incredible array of talent!

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