Sometimes the new year starts off with a bang, and this is one of those years.
Less than two weeks into 2013 and I have received FIVE pieces of good news.
What are those five pieces you ask?
Well, that’s easy. My books have been nominated for five Australian Romance Reader Awards.
Five! Holy moly. Talk about a bang.
These are the award nominations:
Office Affair has been nominated for FAVOURITE EROTIC ROMANCE 2012 and FAVOURITE COVER 2012
A Touch Of Confidence has been nominated for FAVOURITE EROTIC ROMANCE 2012 and BEST LOVE SCENE FROM A ROMANCE PUBLISHED IN 2012
The Speed Series has been nominated for the FAVOURITE CONTINUING ROMANCE SERIES
To say I am both delighted and overwhelmed is an understatement. The competition is fierce. (You can check out all the nominations here.) But I am honored to be nominated beside all those names.
Congratulations to all the other nominees, and thank you to all the members of the Australian Romance Readers Association.
Ooh, I’m being very lazy here.
See the ARRA have put up such an easy, concise post about the winners of the ARR Awards 2010, I thought I’d just copy and post their blog
ARR Awards: 2010 winners
The winners of the 2010 Australian Romance Readers Awards were announced at the awards dinner on 26 March. Congratulations to all the winners:
- Favourite Paranormal Romance
(sponsored by Galaxy Bookshop)
- Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
- Favourite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy or Futuristic Romance
- Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh
- Favourite Short Category Romance
(sponsored by Harlequin Australia)
- The Billionaire Baby Bombshell by Paula Roe
- Favourite Historical Romance
(sponsored by Ever After The Romance Book Specialists)
- My Reckless Surrender by Anna Campbell
- Favourite Contemporary Romance
(sponsored by Romantic Reflections)
- Home is Where the Bark Is by Kandy Shepherd
- Favourite Erotic Romance
- Raising the Stakes by Jess Dee
- Favourite Romantic Suspense
(sponsored by Love Books)
- Border Watch by Helene Young
- Favourite Continuing Romance Series
- Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh
- Favourite Australian Romance Author of 2010
(sponsored by Melanie Milburne)
- Anna Campbell
Er, did any of you happen to notice the the winner of the Favorite Erotic Romance?
If not, here’s a little clue:
Congrats to all the other winners. I’m honored to have stood beside you holding that award!
(From left: Kandy Shepard, Nalini Singh, Paula Roe, Anna Campbell, Moi, Helene Young)
So here’s a completely unexpected bit of good news I just received from Samhain.
The cover for Raising the Stakes was voted as the Reader’s Choice Best Cover Art for December.
Woot! How cool is that???
Thank you Scott Carpenter for designing yet another gorgeous cover!
If you wanna know more about this red-hot menage, you can check it out at the Samhain Store.
I received some cool news today.
The finalists in the 2010 Australian Romance Readers Awards were announced, and I have been nominated in 2 categories:
1) Favourite Australian Romance Author and
2) Favourite Erotic Romance – for Raising the Stakes.
The full list of finalists can be viewed on the ARRA blog here: http://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/arr-awards-2010-finalists/
That’s pretty awesome news, huh?
Color me happy.
I just heard from the lovely Jayne Rylon that The Menage and More Anthology won the Complete (Romance/Erotica) Anthology Award at the 2009 EPPIES this year.
That is super duper fantastic news. I’m utterly thrilled.
The anthology, edited by Angela James, was released in September last year, and features three books:
A Question of Trust, by moi.
Nice and Naughty, by Jayne Rylon, and
Wicked Garden, by Lorelei James
Thanx to Angela, Jayne, Lorelei and to all the readers who deemed this anthology worthy of an award.
The Menage and More Anthology releases in print as: Three’s Company in August, 2009.
I knew Scott Carpenter was a genius the second I laid eyes on his amazing art work for Ask Adam:
Even now when I look at it, I’m struck the raw sensuality of this beautiful, romantic cover.
Now Scott’s genius has been recognized by the Erotic Romance Writers and ireadromance.com
Ask Adam has been nominated for an Ariadne Award for Best Romance Cover. (Can you see my proud-as-punch smile?)
To find out more about the awards, or to vote for your favorite author/publisher/book/cover, head on over to ireadromance.com.
And may I take this opportunity to once again express my undying love for the mighty talented Scott?