2012 Awards: winners
The winners of the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Awards were announced on Saturday 3 March in Brisbane. We started the announcements off with our new Members’ Choice awards:
- Best First Meeting Between Couple: the runner-up was Taming the Tycoon by Amy Andrews, and the winner was Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell.
- Best Love Scene: the runner-up was Bride by Mistake by Anne Gracie, and the winner was Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell.
- Favourite Cover: the runner-up was Blood Kin by MJ Scott, and the winner was Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell.
In the main categories the winners were:
The Favourite Paranormal Romance for 2012 is Dead, Actually by Kaz Delaney. Thank you to Galaxy Bookshop for once again sponsoring this award. The award was presented by Allison Rogers from Galaxy and, at Kaz’s request, was accepted on her behalf by Paula Roe.
The Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2012 is Alliance Forged by Kylie Griffin. This year this award was sponsored by Choc Lit. Choc Lit ran a competition to select a reader to present this award. Sonya Foster presented on behalf of Choc Lit and the award was accepted by Anna Campbell on behalf of Kylie.
The Favourite Short Category Romance is Cracking the Dating Code by Kelly Hunter. The award was sponsored by Harlequin Australia and presented by Haylee Nash.
The Favourite Historical Romance is Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell. The award was presented by Shona Husk and Rachael Johns on behalf of the sponsor Carina Press.
The Favourite Contemporary Romance is Jilted by Rachael Johns.
The Favourite Erotic Romance is Bared to You by Sylvia Day. This award was sponsored by eXtasy Books and announced by Tina Haveman.
The Favourite Romantic Suspense is Dead Heat by Bronwyn Parry. The award was presented by Nicola Pitt from Love Books, who sponsored this award.
The Favourite Continuing Romance Series is once again the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh. This award was sponsored by Harlequin Australia and presented by Haylee Nash.
The Favourite Australian Romance Author 2012 is Anna Campbell. This award was presented by John Purcell on behalf of the sponsor Booktopia.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the dinner and made it such a success, and particular thanks to all our sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners!