Romantic Book of The Year 2011

Romance Writers of Australia is pleased to announce finalists in the Romantic Book of The Year 2011. The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner, Hilton on The Park, Melbourne, on Saturday 13th August 2011.

Finalist ~Long Romance:

Anne Gracie – THE ACCIDENTAL WEDDING

 

 

Elisabeth Rose – INSTANT FAMILY

 

 

Emily May – THE UNMASKING OF A LADY

 

 

Sophia James – ONE UNASHAMED NIGHT

 

 

Finalist ~ Romantic Elements:

Dianne Blacklock  – THE RIGHT TIME

Helene Young – BORDER WATCH

 Monica McInerney – AT HOME WITH THE TEMPLETONS

Finalist ~ Short Sexy:

Emma Darcy – THE BILLIONAIRE’S HOUSEKEEPER MISTRESS

 

 

Lindsay Armstrong – THE SOCIALITE AND THE CATTLE KING

Melanie Milburne – Scandal: Unclaimed Love Child

Natalie Anderson – HOT BOSS, BOARDROOM MISTRESS

 

Finalist ~ Short Sweet:

Margaret Way OUTBACK BACHELOR  

Marion Lennox – CINDERELLA: HIRED BY THE PRINCE

Melanie Milburne – THE DOCTOR’S REBEL KNIGHT

Michelle Douglas – THE CATTLEMAN, THE BABY AND ME

Louise Reynolds

RBY Contest Coordinator

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29 Comments

  1. Wow, looks like I get the Golden Adonis this morning. Congratulations, girls! What a fabulous list. I’ve read a lot of those books and the nomination are well deserved. Can’t wait to cheer you all on in Melbourne!

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  2. Kylie Griffin

     /  May 10, 2011

    Wow, nice list of books and a wonderful line up of authors – congratulations, ladies! Looking forward to find out who takes home one of the lovely R*BY’s!!! 🙂

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  3. What a hard choice! A wealth of talent here.

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  4. Congrats all you lovely ladies!

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  5. Congratulations to all the finalists 🙂 Looking forward to celebrating with you in Melbourne!

    And a huge thanks to Louise Reynolds the RBY co-ordinator – a huge task and job well done!

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  6. what a diverse list of finalists! Congratulations to everyone, you clever girls, you!

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  7. Congratulations everyone – wow what a diverse lot of books!

    SOooooo glad I don’t have to judge this lot – well done everyone!

    Good luck!

    Bye 4 now
    Tina

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  8. Great to see such a diverse list. Congrats to the organisers and writers.

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  9. Congratulations to all the finalists! It’s such a total thrill to final and I’m thrilled for each and every one of you.

    Enjoy!

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  10. Congratulations to all the fabulous finalists. Hope we’ll see you at the Awards Dinner in Melbourne for much cheering and celebrating.

    Bron

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  11. Wow! Congratulations to my fellow R*BY finalists. Never thought I’d be competing with Anne Gracie LOL I’m thrilled and amazed.

    Thank-you Lou and your tireless assistant for giving up a room in the house and months of your life to run the R*BY each year. XXXX

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  12. What a great line-up! Congratulations to all of the finalists!

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  13. Congratulations ladies!!!
    Very happy for you all.

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  14. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! Well done to all our Aussie and Kiwi authors who finalled. See you all in Melbourne!

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  15. I love Ruby time! Congratulations ladies.

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  16. Awesome list of finalists. Congratulations to you all!

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  17. Margareta Osborn

     /  May 10, 2011

    Wow, what a list! Congratulations to the finalists. Wishing you all luck. And a huge well done 🙂 to the organisers.

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  18. Congratulations to the fabulous, fabulous RuBY finalists! A wonderful line-up!

    A big hand to the organisers, especially Louise, for a great job!

    🙂
    Sharon

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  19. Congratulations to all the RuBy finalists. Best of luck to you all and look forward to the Awards night in Melbourne 🙂

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  20. What a great line-up! Congratulations to you all. It would be great if you could all win.

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  21. Suz Hamilton

     /  May 10, 2011

    Congratulations ladies. What a wonderful line up. I wish you all could win.

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  22. Congratulations to all the finalists. As someone said, so pleased I don’t have to pick the winners. Best of luck everyone.

    Sandie

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  23. Sincere congratulations to everyone. so sorry I wont be there this year to hear the winner of each category but you are ALL winners.
    Hugs
    Mary

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  24. Congratulations to all our talented finalists,
    And a big vote of thanks to Louise and all the other organisers and judges,
    Suzi

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  25. Serena

     /  May 10, 2011

    Wow! What a great list of books and wonderful authors! So thrilled for all of you!
    Hugs and good luck on the night!

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  26. Claire Baxter

     /  May 10, 2011

    Congratulations to all R*BY finalists! Well done, all of you.

    I’m looking forward to awards night.

    Claire

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  27. Kylie Best

     /  May 10, 2011

    I’m sure they’re all great books written by great writers, but Dianne Blacklock’s has to be the best. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

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  28. Congratulations to you all!!!

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  29. kees2create

     /  May 12, 2011

    Congratulations everyone and good luck!

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