Monday, July 07, 2008

RWA 2008 Romantic Book of the Year

I saw this over at Matilda who got it from Boomerang Blog

The "Boomerang Books" blog has announced that the shortlists for the Romance Writers of Australia's 2008 Romantic Book of the Year awards have been released. The nominees are:

Long work
Claiming the Courtesan, Anna Campbell (Harper Collins Australia)
Duet, Kimberley Freeman (Hachette Livre Australia)
Tomorrows Promises, Anna Jacobs (Hodder)
Ashblane's Lady, Sophia James (Harlequin Quill)
Serendipity, Melanie La' Brooy (Penguin)
Lands Beyond the Sea, Tamara McKinley (Hodder & Staughton)

Short work
The Prince's Forbidden Virgin, Robyn Donald (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Their Lost-and-Found Family, Marion Lennox (Harlequin Medical)
The Single Dad's Marriage Wish, Carol Marinelli (Harlequin Medical)
Island Heat, Sarah Mayberry (Harlequin Blaze)
One Night before Marriage, Anne Oliver (Harlequin Sexy Sensation)
Outback Man Seeks Wife, Margaret Way (Harlequin Sweet)

The winners will be announced in Melbourne on August 23rd, at the Romance Writers' annual conference.

How terrible is it that I haven't read any of them? I do have Untouched out from the library at the moment though.


  1. thank you for the warm welcome :)

  2. I've read "Untouched" and despite the controversy, enjoyed it very much. I don't think I've read any of these HPs, but I do like these authors' books very much. Good luck to them all.

  3. Was there a controversy with Untouched? I thought there was only controversy with Claiming the Courtesan.

  4. I haven't read, or even heard of any of these :(

  5. I quite liked Serendipity. Haven't read any of the others. I usually get dud reads for the R*BY, although I did get a stack of good Blazes by Sara Mayberry last year, and I discovered Melanie La'Brooy the year before that.