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ANZ authors nominated for 2019 RITA Awards

25 March 2019

Several Australian and New Zealand authors have been nominated for the 2019 RITA Awards for excellence in published romance novels and novellas, presented by the Romance Writers of America (RWA)....

Australian Romance Readers Awards 2018 winners announced

25 February 2019

The winners of the 2018 Australian Romance Readers Awards, presented by the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA), have been announced, with Kylie Scott named favourite Australian romance author. Scott’s novel...

Harlequin launches website to promote romance titles

20 August 2018

Harlequin has launched the website romance.com.au to promote romance titles to readers. The website features 23,000 titles from Harlequin imprints including Avon, Escape, Mira, and Mills & Boon, across a range of...

Isaac, Kelly win 2018 RITA Awards

23 July 2018

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) has announced the winners of the 2018 RITA Awards, which recognise excellence in romance novels and novellas. Among the winners were two New Zealand...

Mills & Boon launches new romance range 

19 February 2018

Australian romance publisher Mills & Boon has launched a new range of novels, DARE, which the publisher describes as its ‘most explicit series yet’. The range was launched on 5...

Oz authors nominated for 2016 RITA Awards

30 March 2016

Two Australian authors have been nominated for the 2016 RITA Awards, presented by Romance Writers of America (RWA) for ‘excellence in published romance novels and novellas’. M J Scott is...

RWA awards 2015 winners announced

24 August 2015

The winners of the 2015 Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards, known as the ‘RUBYs’, were announced on 22 August at the RWA’s 24th national...

PRH launches first local digital serial 

29 June 2015

Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia will launch its first local digital serial in July.Lethal in Love, a six-part serialised suspense romance by Australian author Michelle Somers, is ‘the first of...

Australian academics awarded romance research grant

31 March 2015

A group of Australian academics have been awarded funding from the Romance Writers of America’s (RWA) Academic Research Grant Program.Beth Driscoll from the University of Melbourne, Lisa Fletcher from the...

Oz romance authors nominated for 2015 RITA Awards

30 March 2015

Three Australian authors have been nominated for the Romance Writers of America (RWA) 2015 RITA Awards.The RITA Awards, which recognise excellence in romance novels and novellas, are divided into 12...

New website, awards promote Australian romance writing

13 August 2014

A new website and readers choice awards have been launched to promote Australian romance writing.The AusRomToday website, formerly called Creative Conversations, was launched in June by romance author J’aimee Brooker....

Ashton wins 2014 RITA Award

30 July 2014

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) has announced the winners of the 2014 RITA Awards.   Among the winners was Australian author Leah Ashton, who picked up the award for Short Contemporary Romance...

Australian rural fiction authors launch promotional website

28 July 2014

A group of authors has launched a website to promote Australian rural fiction.The website, An Australian Rural Romance, ‘showcases the genre’s emerging, established and award-winning authors published by Australian publishers’,...

Romance Writers of America releases romance app 

11 July 2014

The Romance Writers of America has released the Novel Engagement app for readers and authors of romance fiction, reports Publishers Weekly. The app will feature a database of 5000 romance...