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2016 Awards: winners

26 February 2017

AwardsThe winners of the 2016 Australian Romance Readers Awards were announced last night at our Awards Dinner in Melbourne. We started the announcements off with our Members’ Choice awards:

  • Favourite Cover: the winner was Wayward Heart by Cathryn Hein.
  • Favourite Heroine: the winner was Daisy Chance in The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie.
  • Favourite Couple: the winner was Daisy and Flynn in The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie.

In the main categories the winners were:

The Favourite Paranormal Romance for 2016 is Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh. The award was presented by Tiffany Shon.

The Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2016 is City of Light by Keri Arthur. The award was presented by Erica Hayes.

The Favourite Short or Category Romance 2016 is Play by Her Rules by Amy Andrews. The award was sponsored by Harlequin Australia and presented by Lilia Kanna.

The Favourite Historical Romance 2016 is The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie. The award was The award was sponsored by Hachette Australia and presented by Laura Boon.

The Favourite Contemporary Romance 2016 is Dirty by Kylie Scott. The award was sponsored by Hachette Australia and was presented by Essie Orchard.

The Favourite Erotic Romance 2016 is Bossman by Vi Keeland. The award was sponsored by eXtasy Books and was presented by Michelle Tompsett.

The Favourite Romantic Suspense 2016 is Sunset Shadows by Bronwyn Parry. The award was presented by Alli Sinclair.

The Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2016 is the Chance Sisters series by Anne Gracie. This award was sponsored by Harlequin Australia and presented by Jo Mackay.

The Favourite Australian Romance Author 2016 is Anne Gracie. This award was presented by Sarah McDuling 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!

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12 Comments
  1. 28 February 2017 11:04 am

    A fabulous night! Thanks to ARRA and congrats to my fellow finalists!
    I want to be Anne Gracie when I grow up 😉

  2. 27 February 2017 1:21 pm

    As Juanita said – what a lineup! Congratulations in spades to all the winners and also the finalists. What an amazing coup. Well done! And Gracie Gal? Go you! Well deserved all.

  3. 27 February 2017 7:28 am

    Congratulations to all the winners and finalists – it sounds like the Convention was brilliant. I’m sorry not to have been there.
    Jay

  4. vickij12 permalink
    27 February 2017 1:55 am

    Congratulations to all!! 🍾🍷🎉🎊

  5. 26 February 2017 6:52 pm

    Totally awesome. Great writers, great books. Congrats all!

  6. Louise permalink
    26 February 2017 2:14 pm

    Congratulations everyone but an especially big congrats to Anne Gracie. What a well deserved win!

  7. 26 February 2017 1:43 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners, and also the finalists!! What a bunch of quality writers to be a part of!! Hope you all partied all night & are basking in post-Awards night goodness.

  8. 26 February 2017 1:17 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!! Wish I could have been there to help you celebrate another stellar year of ROMANCE!!!

  9. 26 February 2017 12:39 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners. What a great line up!

  10. 26 February 2017 7:51 am

    Congratulations everyone! What a fabulous lineup of brilliant authors. And congratulations to all the runnersup! 🍾🍷🎉🎊

  11. 26 February 2017 7:51 am

    Wow! What an amazing array of talent and such worthy winners. Congratulations to all involved whether a winner or finalist for doing so well in such a competitive, quality environment.!

  12. 26 February 2017 7:08 am

    Congratulations to all the winners! And mega, mega congratulations to Anne Gracie – goodness what a load of awards you’re taking home! I can see you’re all having a wonderful time – wish I was with you, but couldn’t make it this year. Enjoy Sunday!

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