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2013 Awards: winners

22 March 2014

AwardsThe winners of the 2013 Australian Romance Readers Awards were announced tonight at our Awards Dinner in Sydney. We started the announcements off with our new Members’ Choice awards:

  • Favourite Cover: the winner was Half Moon Bay by Helene Young.
  • Sexiest Hero: the winner was Daniel Montgomery in Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns.
  • Favourite New Romance Author: the winner was Anna Cowan.

In the main categories the winners were:

The Favourite Paranormal Romance for 2013 is Heart of Obsidian 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 Kat Mayo.

The Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2013 is Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin. This year this award was sponsored by Steam eReads. The award was presented by Nicola Pitt on behalf of Steam eReads.

The Favourite Short Category Romance 2013 is The One That Got Away by Kelly Hunter. The award was sponsored by Harlequin Australia and presented by Cristina Lee.

The Favourite Historical Romance 2013 is Untamed by Anna Cowan. The award was sponsored by Bronwen Evans and accepted on behalf of Anna by Carol George from Penguin Books Australia.

The Favourite Contemporary Romance 2013 is Holding Out for a Hero by Amy Andrews. The award was sponsored by Escape Publishing and presented by Kate Cuthbert.

The Favourite Erotic Romance 2013 is Skin by Kylie Scott. This award was sponsored by eXtasy Books. It was presented by Khul Waters on behalf of eXtasy and accepted by Joel Naoum from Momentum Books on behalf of Kylie.

The Favourite Romantic Suspense 2013 is Half Moon Bay by Helene Young. The award was sponsored by Imogene Nix.

The Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2013 is the Sons of Sin series by Anna Campbell. This award was sponsored by Harlequin Australia and presented by Lilia Kanna.

The Favourite Australian Romance Author 2013 is Kylie Scott. This award was presented by Tony Nash on behalf of the sponsor Booktopia, and was accepted by Haylee Nash on behalf of Kylie.

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!

Heart of Obsidian Allegiance Sworn The One That Got Away Untamed Holding Out for a Hero Skin Half Moon Bay A Rake's Midnight Kiss

  1. 26 March 2014 11:01 pm

    Congrats to all the winners, and thanks ARRA for a great night! 🙂

  2. 25 March 2014 8:50 am

    What a fantastic night all around! Congrats to the winners and ARRA event organisers. It truly was a superb evening.

  3. 24 March 2014 12:33 pm

    Congratulations to all the fabulous winners and a huge THANK YOU to ARRA for hosting such a wonderful night. I had a ball!
    Best wishes:)

  4. helensibbritt permalink
    24 March 2014 7:28 am

    Huge congrats to everyone and what an awesome night 🙂

    Have Fun

  5. 23 March 2014 8:55 pm

    Congrats to all the finalists and winners. And a very big thank you to ARRA (particularly Debbie and Heather) for organising the evening. It was wonderful!

  6. 23 March 2014 7:15 pm

    Huge congratulations to all the winners.

  7. 23 March 2014 5:25 pm

    Many thanks to ARRA for a spectacular night and to everyone who voted. Congrats to the fellow nominees and those who took home a statue on the night.

  8. Malvina permalink
    23 March 2014 1:12 pm

    Congratulations to the lovely, awesome winners! Keep on writing so we can enjoy more, more more!

  9. 23 March 2014 10:59 am

    Congratulations, everyone. Open up the champers for these well-deserved wins! I hope everyone had a fabulous night and big LOVE to the ARRA volunteers and award sponsors for their ongoing generosity and dedication

  10. 23 March 2014 10:41 am

    Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees.

  11. 23 March 2014 10:04 am

    Congratulations to all winners and nominees in the awards. And well done to the ARRA committee for all their hard work.

  12. 23 March 2014 9:53 am

    well done everyone!

  13. noelleclarkblog permalink
    23 March 2014 9:50 am

    Congratulations to all the winners and nominees of the ARRA 2014 Awards. All well deserved.

  14. 23 March 2014 8:25 am

    Congratulations to all the fabulous winners! 🙂

  15. 23 March 2014 7:12 am

    Congratulations to all the winners… particularly to Helene Young her book cover is very alluring and deserved the win. Regards Louise Roberts

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