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Each year ARRA holds awards for the best romance books in a number of categories.

Voting for the 2014 Australian Romance Readers Awards has now closed. The winners will be announced on 7 March. Watch our blog for details.

Winners from previous years can be found here:
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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 Italianís 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
  • Rebelís Bargain by Annie West
  • Rubyís 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 Beauchampís Proposal by Amy Rose Bennett
  • Lord Somertonís 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
  • Cassieís 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
  • Enforcerís 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
  • Tarrinís 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


Membersí Choice

Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2014
  • An Unsuitable Match by Sasha Cottman (Destiny Romance)
  • Cassieís 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 Martinís Griffin)
  • Taken by the Sheikh by Mel Teshco, Cathleen Ross, Christina Phillips (self-published)
  • The Wickedest Lord Alive by Christina Brooke (Penguin/St Martinís)
  • 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 Rebelís Bargain by Annie West
  • Riley Walters in Cassieís 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
2014 award finalists: