Congratulations to the R*BY finalists!
For all of those not in the know, every year the brilliant women (and a few supporting men) at the Romance Writers of Australia award the best of romance written by Australian and New Zealand authors. Much like the Academy Awards, these awards are highly desired, and the awards ceremony has its fair share of glamour, champagne and the occasional (happy) tears. Oh, and like the Academy Awards, the Romantic Book of the Year awards have a nickname too – the ‘Rubies’.
Below are the finalists for the RWA’s Romantic Book of the Year competition:
|Anne Gracie||Bride by Mistake|
|Helen Lacey||Marriage Under The Mistletoe|
|Sarah Mayberry||More Than One Night|
|Stephanie Laurens||The Lady Risks All|
|Elise K Ackers||Small Town Storm|
|Fiona McCallum||Wattle Creek|
|Helene Young||Burning Lies|
|Tricia Stringer||Queen of the Road|
|Anne Oliver||The Morning After The Wedding Before|
|Melanie Milburne||Enemies at the Altar|
|Nicola Marsh||Marrying the Enemy|
|Yvonne Lindsay||A Forbidden Affair|
|Alison Roberts||Sydney Harbour Hospital: Zoe’s Baby|
|Emily Forbes||Sydney Harbour Hospital: Bella’s Wishlist|
|Fiona Lowe||Newborn Baby For Christmas|
|Madeline Ash||Uncovered by Love|
Congratulations to all the finalists – I look forward to celebrating you all at the awards night on August 17th!
Haylee Nash is the Romance Specialist at Booktopia and as such gets VERY excited about the Rubies – she’s already picked out her outfit. You can read her live tweets from the Ruby awards night @LoveAtBooktopia and listen to her rave about romance on facebook at RomanceAtBooktopia.