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Mistletoe MagicThe Romantic Book of the Year

The Romantic Book of the Year Award—more commonly known as the R*BY or Ruby Award—is awarded to the best romance book published the previous year by an Australian or Ne Zealand romance author, as voted on by Australian readers.

2010 R*BY Award Winners

Night's Cold Kiss: A Dark Brethren NovelLong Romance: Sophia James, 'Mistletoe Magic'

Short Sweet: Sharon Archer 'Marriage Reunited: Baby On The Way'

Short Sexy: Amy Andrew, 'A Doctor, A Nurse: A Christmas Baby'

Romantic Elements: Tracey O'Hara , 'Night's Cold Kiss'

2010 Shortlisted

Mastered by Love | Temptation and Surrender (Cynster Series) | Wicked Little Game

Long Romance Category:
Sophia James - 'Mistletoe Magic'
Stephanie Laurens - Mastered By Love
Stephanie Laurens - Temptation And Surrender
Christine Wells - Wicked Little Game

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Short Sweet Category:
Sharon Archer - Marriage Reunited: Baby On The Way
Sharon Archer - Single Father: Wife And Mother Wanted
CC Coburn - Colorado Christmas
Emily Forbes - Wanted: A Father For Her Twins

Short Sexy Category:
Amy Andrews - 'A Doctor, A Nurse: A Christmas Baby'
Bedded by Blackmail Robyn Grady - Bedded By Blackmail
Kelly Hunter - Playboy Boss, Live-in Mistress
Tessa Radley - Billion-Dollar Baby Bargain

Romantic Elements Category:
Fleur McDonald - Red Dust
Tracey O'Hara - 'Night's Cold Kiss'
Bronwyn Parry - Dark Country
Katherine Scholes - The Hunter's Wife

2009 R*BY Award Winners

17th August, 2009 - The Romance Writers of Australia has announced the winners of their 2009 contests and awards.

His Island Bride | The Italian Boss's Mistress of Revenge | The Stolen Princess | Beneath the Surface

Short Sweet — Marion Lennox, His Island Bride - When Dr. Sam Renaldo shows up on the doorstep of nurse Susan Mayne, he's shocked to find she's harboring eight years of resentment against his deceased brother as well as his brother's twin sons. Sam is determined to make all three of them a permanent part of his life. More

Short Sexy — Trish Morey, The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge- All that stands in the way of Dante Carrazzo and revenge is Mackenzi Keogh. Mackenzi will do anything to save her hotel--something Dante uses to his advantage: he'll reconsider if she becomes his mistress! Mackenzi knows she shouldn't trust Dante, but the pleasure he gives is too intense to resist. However, their bargain is compromised when Dante learns she is pregnant.... more

Long Romance — Anne Gracie, The Stolen Princess - The first book in Gracies new Devil Riders series. The younger son of an earl, Gabriel Fitzpaine earned glory and honor on the battlefield, but now he finds himself deliberately courting danger at every turn. Then one night he races his horse along a death-defying moonlit cliff and stumbles upon a princess on the run. More

Romantic Elements — Suzanne Perazzini, Beneath The Surface - Jo has the darkest of secrets in her past, which drives her to seek out the most traumatic of hotspots in the world as a war correspondent so she never has the time to confront what she did. A fellow reporter, Craig, accompanies her into war-torn Sergavia to recover rolls of film from a dead colleague. Along the way Jo finds love and a reason to go back to the beginning so she can move forward.

Emerald awards

Designed to mirror the submission process, contestants enter 18 pages to be scored and judged by romance readers. In the second round, contestants submit the full novel. More details on the RWA website.

Category — Helen Lacey
Single Title — A J McPherson

Other awards

First Kiss — Enisa Hasic
Selling Synopsis — Shannon Stein
High Five — Louie Groarke
STALI (Single Title and Loving It) — Allison Withers
ROMA True Romantic — Weekender Sunshine Coast
Lynn Wilding Meritorious Service Award — Anne Gracie
Honorary Life Membership Award — Trish Morey
Valerie Parv Award — Kylie Short
Anna Campbell Award — Tess LeSue

2008 R*BY Winners

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Book Description:

A reclusive woman living in outback Australia receives a letter acknowledging a terrible secret from her past. 30 years before, she stole another woman's life. From the moment the letter is opened, two women are on a collision course with destiny.

SHORT: One Night Before Marriage by Anne Oliver

2008 Other finalists
in the 2008 Romantic Book of the Year (R*BY) Award:

Other Shortlisted 2008 Titles

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Claiming the Courtesan  by Anna Campbell
Tomorrow's Princess      by Anna Jacobs
Ashbalane's Lady           by Sophia James
Serendipity                    by  Melanie La'Brooy
Lands Beyond the Sea    by Tamara Mc Kinley       

SHORT
The Prince's Forbidden Virgin     by Robyn Donald
Their Lost and Found Family      by Marion Lennox
The Single Dad's Marriage Wish by Carol Marinelli
Island Heat                              by Sarah Mayberry
Outback Man seeks Wife           by Margaret Way

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