Ruby Finalists

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the RWA Romantic Book of the Year (Ruby) 2015.  Drum roll please for our finalists (in alphabetical order by author within each section):

Short Sweet:

Dr. Perfect On Her Doorstep – Lucy Clark

Waves of Temptation – Marion Lennox

A Little Christmas Magic – Alison Roberts

The Maverick Millionaire – Alison Roberts

The Tycoon and the Wedding Planner – Kandy Shepherd

Short Sexy:

Wanting What She Can’t Have – Yvonne Lindsay

Romance For Cynics – Nicola Marsh

Tycoon’s Temptation – Trish Morey

Damaso Claims His Heir – Annie West

Long Romance:

Risky Business – Amy Andrews

Deadly Secrets – Sarah Barrie

Moonlight Plains – Barbara Hannay

Attraction – KM Golland

Romantic Elements:

Flight to Coorah Creek – Janet Gover

The Trader’s Reward – Anna Jacobs

Outback Ghost – Rachael Johns

The Lace Balcony – Johanna Nicholls

Riverboat Point – Tricia Stringer

As usual, competition was fierce, and all our entrants deserve congratulations. Winners will be announced at the conference in August. Thanks to our reader judges, and the hardworking contest managers, Annie Lynch and Gemma McBride.

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  1. Congratulations! Good luck and best wishes on Awards night 🙂

  2. Cath Evans

     /  June 13, 2015

    Congratulations Everyone! Wishing you a fabulous Awards Night with not too many nerves 🙂

    Cath xo

  3. Congratulations to you all!! And good luck – so many deserving winners 🙂

  4. elizabethellencarter

     /  June 13, 2015

    Congratulations everyone! What an incredible achievement.

  5. Huge congratulations to you all. Hope you enjoy the RuBY ride

  6. So thrilled to be amongst the finalists! Congrats to the other amazing authors and good luck on the night. Mega thanks to RWA and Annie Lynch in particular for running this amazing competition. I know what a huge time suck it is and how incredibly hard you all work.

  7. Big, loud congratulatory cheering for all the super-talented finalists. And extra yays for the coordinators who do an amazing job with this contest.

  8. Claire Baxter

     /  June 13, 2015

    Congratulations to all finalists! Good luck for awards night!

  9. dorabramden

     /  June 13, 2015

    Fabulous list of authors here. Congratulations to every one of you. As a past R*BY coordinator I know how much effort and time it takes to organize. Huge thanks to the organizers of this fabulous competition which celebrates the talent of Australian romance authors.

  10. Congratulations everyone! Wow so many I know and can cheer for on the night! Good luck!!!!

  11. I am so thrilled to be on a list with so many wonderful authors… Thanks to RWA for making my day (week, year). I am so looking forward to meeting everyone in Melbourne.

  12. I am beyond thrilled to be a finalist! Congratulations to all the other finalists – I’m in such fine company…

  13. Am so excited to have my first RUBY final! Huge congrats to all the other finalists. Such fabulous company to be in. xo

  14. Fantastic news! Congratulations to everyone & good luck with the finals.


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