Australian Romance Readers Awards 2013

Romance fiction is always a major reading genre in our library as a lot people read romance for pleasure or for escape from their daily stress. Recently Australian Romance Readers Awards 2013 announced its winners. If you’re a romance reader and are wondering what to read next, then this winners’ list is certainly worth to go through.

Newcomer Kylie Scott was named Favourite Australian Romance Author at the Australian Romance Readers Awards in Sydney on 22 March.

Scott was selected from a shortlist of 10 authors, which included historical fiction author Anna Campbell, who has won the award for the past four years. Scott also won Favourite Erotic Romance for her zombie romance novel Skin (Momentum).

The winners in the other categories:

Favourite Continuing Romance Series:

Sons of Sin by Anna Campbell, (HarperCollins)

Favourite Romantic Suspense:

Half Moon Bay by Helene Young, (Michael Joseph)

Favourite Contemporary Romance:

Holding Out for a Hero by Amy Andrews, (Momentum)

Favourite Historical Romance:

Untamed by Anna Cowan, (Michael Joseph)

Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance:

Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin, (Berkley)

Favourite Paranormal Romance:

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh, (Victor Gollancz)

Favourite Short Category Romance:

The One That Got Away by Kelly Hunter, (Harlequin).

The winners of the Members’ Choice awards

Favourite Cover:

Half Moon Bay by Helene Young, (Michael Joseph)

Sexiest Hero:

Daniel Montgomery in Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns, (Harlequin)

Favourite New Romance Author:

Anna Cowan

The 2013 awards were chosen by members of the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA).