I love giving books I love as presents because it is so exciting to be able to share the magic. Two sets of awards were recently announced, so if you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at these:

ausromtoday-winner-badgeAusRomToday 2014 Awards (they’re also running a fabulous Christmas extravaganza, so it’s worth popping in and signing up to J’aimee’s newsletter, especially as it will help keep you up to date with the hot ‘n happening Australian romance scene).

  • Alli Sinclair won Book of the Year for Luna Tango*
  • JL Perry was awarded Best New Author (My Destiny)
  • Amy Andrews won Best Established Author (Holding Out For A Hero)
  • Annie Seaton won Author of the Year (Seductive Secrets)

GoodReads just announced the results of their poll for the best books of 2014. Over three million readers responded! No prizes awarded for guessing that Diana Gabaldon took out top spot for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. Nalini Singh took out 8th place for Shield of Winter with 11, 162 votes (yay!) and Kylie Scott comes in at number 16 for Play, one of her Stage Diva romances, Play (yay again!!). I was also pleased to see one of my personal favourites, Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare make the list at #11.

Her Favourite RivalEarlier this year, of course, RWA announced our very own winners at the annual conference in Sydney. Sarah Mayberry took home both the RUBY (Romantic Book of the Year for Her Favourite Rival and the ELLA (Romanic Novella of the Year) for Worth the Risk.

Do you have any recommendations about romances to give to others? We’d love to hear about your favourites.

Below is a visual of the GoodReads Top 20 Romance Reads for 2014

GoodReads Best Romance 2014

*All books mentioned are available in paperback or ebook from Booktopia, Amazon, iTunes and other good retailers.

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