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2016 AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Awards nominees announced

The nominees for the 2016 AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced.

The nominees in each category, are:

Best New Author

  • Caroline Beecham
  • Melanie Coles
  • Athena Daniels
  • Diane Demetre
  • Marilyn Forsyth
  • Sarah Gates
  • J A Low
  • Emily Madden
  • Katye Nunn
  • Cassandra O’Leary

Best Established Author

  • Amy Andrews
  • Kia Carrington-Russell
  • Nicki Edwards
  • Janet Gover
  • Rachael Johns
  • Natasha Lester
  • Margaret McHeyzer
  • J L Perry
  • Annie Seaton
  • Alli Sinclair

Author of the Year

  • Athena Daniels
  • Nicki Edwards
  • K M Golland
  • A M Hudson
  • Rachael Johns
  • Karly Lane
  • Natasha Lester
  • Juliet M Sampson
  • Annie Seaton
  • Alli Sinclair

Book of the Year

  • Maggie’s Kitchen (Caroline Beecham, A&U)
  • The Seer’s Daughter (Athena Daniels, Sunset Coast Publishing)
  • Love Elimination (Sarah Gates, Harlequin)
  • Little Girl Lost (Janet Gover, Choc Lit)
  • Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms (Anita Heiss, S&S)
  • A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald (Natasha Lester, Hachette)
  • Mistrust (Margaret McHeyzer, self published)
  • Dance Demons (Juliet M Sampson, Brolga Publishing)
  • Kakadu Sunset (Annie Seaton, Pan Macmillan)
  • Under the Spanish Stars (Alli Sinclair, Harlequin)

AusRomToday also announced the 10 books nominated in the Best Cover category. Administered by the AusRomToday website, the awards are intended to showcase Australian romance writing to readers worldwide.

Readers can vote for in each category on the AusRomToday Facebook page until 30 November, with the winners to be announced on 9 December.


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