2009 Australian Romance Readers Awards – Winners

By | 16 May 2010 | 4 Responses

Proud member of the Australian Romance Readers AssociationAnna Campbell took out the top prize in last night’s Australian Romance Readers Awards, held last night at Cello’s Restaurant in Sydney.

Campbell was voted Favourite Australian Romance Author of 2009 and also won Favourite Historical Romance for her fourth novel, Captive of Sin.

The night was a bonanza of wins for Australian authors, with Paula Roe, Kandy Shepherd and Bronwyn Parry taking the prizes in their categories.

Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Magnate’s Baby Promise. Shepherd won Favourite Contemporary Romance for Love is a Four-Legged Word. Parry won Favourite Romantic Suspense for Dark Country.

New Zealand author Nalini Singh, who was also the guest speaker for the event, won Favourite Continuing Romance Series for her Psy-Changeling books and Favourite Sci-fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance for Angel’s Blood.

Other winners included J. R. Ward’s Lover Avenged for Favourite Paranormal Romance and Lauren Dane’s Laid Bare for Favourite Erotic Romance.

The awards were well supported by local independent bookshops, including Ever After, Galaxy Bookshop, Love Books, Romance Direct, Romantic Reflections, Rosemary’s Romance Books and Temptation. Mills & Boon sponsored the category romance award.

The full list of nominees, winners and award sponsors is available on the ARRA website.

The Australian Romance Readers Awards are held each year to recognise ARRA members’ favourite romance books. Finalists and winners are nominated by readers.

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Killer of Fairies
Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, Twitter tragic and compulsive reader. She is editor of Booktopia's Romance Buzz, and hosts the Heart to Heart podcast for Destiny Romance. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and in 2014 she was awarded RWA's Romance Media Award. Kat co-founded Trousseau, a zine for people who love reading romance books. She believes in happy endings, and kills fairies with glee.


  1. azteclady

    Yes! *fist pumping in glee*

  2. Kat (author)

    *g* I had a feeling you’d be pleased.


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