2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

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The winners of the 2014 AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced! Drum roll please…

Best New Author: JL Perry

Best Established Author: Amy Andrews

Author of the Year: Annie Seaton

Cover of the Year: Jaime MacDougall, Dark Echoes

Book of the Year: Alli Sinclair, Luna Tango


Congratulations to the winners and all nominated. Also a huge thank you to all who supported their favourite Aussie author by voting!





The nominees in each category have now been announced! Click on the links below to vote:

Best New Author

Best Established Author

Author of the Year

Cover of the Year

Book of the Year 

Voting is simple: find the authors and/or books that you want to see win and press the Facebook ‘LIKE’ button.

Voting will remain open until midnight of November 30th with winners announced on MONDAY 1st DECEMBER







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Welcome to the inaugural 2014 AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Awards

The 2014 categories include:

– AusRomToday Reader’s Choice  Award for Best New Author

– AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Award for Best Established Author

– AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Award for Author of the Year

– AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Award for Cover of the Year

– AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Award for Book of the Year


AusRomToday will compile nominated finalists for each award on 30th October 2014. The ten most nominated nominees in each category will make it through to the public voting round.

These finalists will then be uploaded into voting albums on Facebook and open for public voting from November 1st.





Terms & Conditions

  1. Preliminary aspects of this competition commence immediately, with nominees to be compiled and present for public voting on November 1st 2014.
  2. Public voting will occur between 1st November to 30th November inclusive.
  3. Winners will be announced on Monday 1st December.
  4. Only Australian authors are eligible for nomination (this includes permanent residents and citizens).
  5. The ten most nominated nominees in each category will make it through to the public voting round.
  6. Eligibility dates for 2014 Awards are 01/11/13 – 31/10/14
  7. Prizes will be delivered to Australian addresses only.
  8. Prize will be awarded based on public votes cast on social media site, Facebook. No correspondence will be entered into. No alternative prizes offered.
  9. Entries must be available for judging from November 1st 2014.
  10. AusRomToday reserves the right to cancel or change the terms the competition at any time without notice.



18 Comments on 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

  1. Fantastic new Author Amazing book a must read

  2. What books are you considering? Books published this year? Last year? Any?

    • Hi, we’re looking specifically for books published and released in 2014. Any sub-genre of romance will be accepted.

      • I know you’ve got to cut the dates off somewhere but 2014 makes it a bit rough for writers who’s books come out in November and December each year. 2013 releases won’t qualify and 2014 releases only out after the voting finishes.

      • Thanks for taking the time to offer your feedback, Shaun and fair point regarding eligibility/timing of releases. I’ve amended the terms of the Awards to allow eligibility for all books/authors from 1st Nov 2013 – 31 Oct 2014. This will enable a 12 month eligibility period. Again thank you for your feedback.

  3. leigh Reilly // August 12, 2014 at 9:34 am // Reply

    Love the outback romance books they are becoming so popular i think because our men of today lack that masculinity. I for one like a mans man i feel like they can take care of me and keep me safe from harm.

    • I have to agree with you there, Leigh. I think at the heart of all romance is that feeling that you’re being taken care of and boy do our Aussie authors know how to make memorable men! Look forward to your nominations, J’aimee x

  4. elizabethellencarter // August 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm // Reply

    Ah drats, Moonstone Obsession misses out. It came out in October 2013.

  5. Oh my stars! I’m so thrilled to have been nominated 🙂

  6. Reba Ritchie // August 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm // Reply

    Do we need to upload any files to enter the competition? And if so, how?

  7. Reba Ritchie // August 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm // Reply

    Sounds like a strange request but does someone need to nominate our books or can we nominate our own?

  8. timamarialacoba // October 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm // Reply

    Can we find out who the nominees are? I can’t find it anywhere on the website.

    • Hi Tima, nominees will be announced on November 1st when the public voting opens. At present, any Aussie author who fits the T&C can be nominated. Hope this helps, J’aimee 🙂

  9. timamarialacoba // October 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm // Reply

    Thanks Jaimee 🙂

  10. So so excited to be nominated in three categories. J’aimee… thank you for all your hard work in this Babylons initiative!

  11. timamarialacoba // November 3, 2014 at 11:20 am // Reply

    Thank you so much, J’aimee 😀 I’m doing the highland fling here, as it’s an honour simply to be nominated.

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