Australian Romance Readers Awards Finalists 2014

Exciting news for romance readers as Australian Romance Readers Association has announced its finalists for all categories of romance fiction. Love is in the air.

Favourite Paranormal Romance

12 Daves of Christmas by Juliet Madison

Called by Fire by Delwyn Jenkins

Dark Moon by Leisl Leighton

Haunted Ever After by Juliet Madison

Shadow Hunter by Mel Teshco

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

Smash by Susan Child

The Curse by Jennifer Brassel

This is Your Afterlife by Vanessa Barneveld

To Love a King by Shona Husk

Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance

Fire Kin by MJ Scott

Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Mine to Keep by Denise Rossetti

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

The Seek by Ros Baxter

When Stars Collide by SE Gilchrist

Yours to Command by Shona Husk

Yours to Desire by Denise Rossetti

Yours to Uncover by Mel Teshco

Favourite Short Category Romance

Back in the Italian’s Bed by Annie West

Cherish Me, Cowboy by Alissa Callen

Damaso Claims His Heir by Annie West

No More Mr Nice Guy by Amy Andrews

Rebel’s Bargain by Annie West

Ruby’s Fantasy by Cathleen Ross

Second Chance Bride by Trish Morey

Tease Me, Cowboy by Rachael Johns

The Honeymoon Trap by Kelly Hunter

The Summer They Never Forgot by Kandy Shepherd

Favourite Historical Romance

A Dangerous Madness by Michelle Diener

A Scandalous Wager by Cassandra Samuels

An Unsuitable Match by Sasha Cottman

Jazz Baby by Tea Cooper

Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal by Amy Rose Bennett

Lord Somerton’s Heir by Alison Stuart

The Healer by Allison Butler

The Wickedest Lord Alive by Christina Brooke

The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie

What a Duke Dares by Anna Campbell

Favourite Contemporary Romance

A Pretty Mess by Carla Caruso

Lead by Kylie Scott

Luna Tango by Alli Sinclair

Mountain Ash by Margareta Osborn

Outback Blaze by Rachael Johns

Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns

Play by Kylie Scott

Rocking Horse Hill by Cathryn Hein

Taken by the Sheikh boxed set by Cathleen Ross, Mel Teshco, Christina Phillips

The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott

Favourite Erotic Romance

Calling Calliope by Maggie Mitchell

Cassie’s Choice by Donna Gallagher

Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James

Deep Diving by Cate Ellink

Down and Dirty by Rhian Cahill, Lexxie Couper, Jess Dee and Sami Lee

Enforcer’s Craving by DJ Michaels

Her Vengeful Scot by Christina Phillips

Scratch by Mel Tescho

Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives – Virginia by Rhian Cahill

The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding by Viveka Portman

Favourite Romantic Suspense

Closer than You Think by Karen Rose

Deadly Secrets by Sarah Barrie

Enraptured by Shannon Curtis

Grievous Harm by Sandy Curtis

In Safe Arms by Lee Christine

Safe Harbour by Helene Young

Shooting Butterflies by TM Clark

The Collector by Nora Roberts

The French Prize by Cathryn Hein

Under Cover of Dark by Juanita Kees

Favourite Continuing Romance Series

Bunyip Bay series by Rachael Johns

Chance Sisters series by Anne Gracie

Crossfire series by Sylvia Day

Dukes of Strathmore series by Sasha Cottman

League of Love series by Donna Gallagher

Westruthers series by Christina Brooke

Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh

Sons of Sin series by Anna Campbell

Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott

Tarrin’s Bay series by Juliet Madison

Favourite Australian Romance Author 2014

Alissa Callen

Amy Andrews

Anna Campbell

Anne Gracie

Annie West

Cathryn Hein

Donna Gallagher

Kelly Hunter

Kylie Scott

Rachael Johns

Members’ Choice

Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2014

An Unsuitable Match by Sasha Cottman (Destiny Romance)

Cassie’s Choice by Donna Gallagher (Totally Bound Publishing)

Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster (Sourcebooks)

Luna Tango by Alli Sinclair (Harlequin MIRA)

Moonlight Plains by Barbara Hannay (Penguin)

Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns (Harlequin MIRA)

Play by Kylie Scott (St Martin’s Griffin)

Taken by the Sheikh by Mel Teshco, Cathleen Ross, Christina Phillips (self-published)

The Wickedest Lord Alive by Christina Brooke (Penguin/St Martin’s)

What a Duke Dares by Anna Campbell (Harper Collins)

The Sexiest Hero from a romance published in 2014

Adam in Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns

Camden Rothermere in What a Duke Dares by Anna Campbell

Cameron MacNeil in Her Vengeful Scot by Christina Phillips

Freddie Monkton Coombes in The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie

Gideon Cross in Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

Mack Kennedy in No More Mr Nice Guy by Amy Andrews

Orsino Chatsfield in Rebel’s Bargain by Annie West

Riley Walters in Cassie’s Choice by Donna Gallagher

Stein in Unrestrained by Rhyll Biest

Xavier Westruther in The Wickedest Lord Alive by Christina Brooke

Favourite New Romance Author for 2014

Alli Sinclair

Beck Nicholas

Cassandra Samuels

Chris Taylor

Claire Boston

Kylie Kaden

Leesa Bow

Lisa Ireland

Sarina Bowen

Stefanie London

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