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2018 Awards: winners

23 February 2019

AwardsThe winners of the 2018 Australian Romance Readers Awards were announced last night at our Awards Dinner in Sydney. We started the announcements off with our Members’ Choice awards:

  • Favourite 2018 romance that made me cry: the winner was Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter.
  • Favourite 2018 romance with laugh-out-loud moment: the winner was Chaser by Kylie Scott.
  • Favourite Australian romance of 2018: the winner was Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter.

In the main categories the winners were:

  • The Favourite Paranormal Romance for 2018 is Ocean Light by Nalini Singh. This award was sponsored by Hachette Australia and was presented by Lousie McClean.
  • The Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2018 is Cursed by Keri Arthur. This award was presented by Cathleen Ross.
  • The Favourite Historical Romance 2018 is Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie. This award was sponsored by Hachette Australia and was presented by Louise McClean.
  • The Favourite Contemporary Romance 2018 is Chaser by Kylie Scott. This award was sponsored by Allen & Unwin and it was presented by Abbi Glines.
  • The Favourite Short or Category Romance 2018 is Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter. This award was presented by Helen Sibbritt.
  • The Favourite Romantic Suspense 2018 is Dark in Death by JD Robb. This award was presented by Alli Sinclair.
  • The Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2018 is Outback Brides by Kelly Hunter, Victoria Purman, Cathryn Hein and Fiona McArthur. This award was sponsored by Harlequin Australia and was presented by Kita Kemp.
  • The Favourite Debut Romance Author of 2018 is Laura Boon. This award was sponsored by Booktopia and was presented by Ben Hunt.
  • The Favourite Australian Romance Author 2018 is Kylie Scott. This award was sponsored by Booktopia and was presented by Ben Hunt.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the dinner and made it such a success, and particular thanks to our event sponsor, Booktopia, as well as the award sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 24 February 2019 10:55 am

    Congratulations to all the winners.

  2. 24 February 2019 9:40 am

    Congratulations to all the winners and finalists. Fantastic reads and well deserved

  3. 24 February 2019 8:59 am

    Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.

  4. 24 February 2019 7:52 am

    What a fabulous line up of great books. Congratulations everyone!

  5. Jane Porter permalink
    24 February 2019 2:28 am

    So proud of Maggie’s Run and Kelly Hunter. Hurray!!!! And congrats to all the authors, and fantastic books nominated.

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