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Banditas in ARRA Awards!

ARRA 2014The Aussie Romance Bandits have done well in the Australian Romance Reader Awards nominations for the best books of 2014. Christina Brooke is up for four:

Favourite Historical Romance – THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE

Favourite Continuing Series – The Westruthers

Sexiest hero – Xavier Westruther in THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE

Favourite cover – THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE

Anna Campbell is up for five:

Favourite Historical Romance – WHAT A DUKE DARES

Favourite Continuing Series – The Sons of Sin

Sexiest hero – Camden Rothermere in WHAT A DUKE DARES

Favourite cover – WHAT A DUKE DARES

Favourite Australian Romance Author

Winners will be announced at the ARRA Convention in Canberra on 7th March. You can see a complete list of the nominees here: http://australianromancereaders.com.au/awards.html

Romancing Australia

10496963_10204629371998003_1448232547716691685_oHi all! I’m just back from the Romance Writers of Australia’s annual conference, which was held in Sydney. I think it’s going to take me a week to recover!

As always, we had a ball. So much fun to catch up with writer friends and meet new ones. I was thrilled to see many readers, including our lovely Bandita Buddies Helen and Barb, who were there representing the Australian Romance Readers Association.

ARRA does an enormous amount of great work in promoting Australian romance writers. If you’re in Australia, check out their convention, to be held next year in Canberra. It’s going to be fantastic! BunVlwgCAAA_RxD

There were also some lair favourites among the authors–Amy Andrews, Denise Rossetti (right and yes, the lighting was purple, not the people!), Helene Young and Annie West. Also Sarah Mayberry (pictured with me, above), who won BOTH the Ella and the Ruby award for her fabulous books. Congratulations, Sarah!

Jen St. George, Cherry Adair and I battled it out with Anne Gracie, Amy Andrews and Sarah Wendell in a very unruly debate on the topic: “Alpha heroes are better than beta heroes”. We were for the affirmative side. Go Alphas!

BuatU98CAAEfXpTThere may have been roll-playing involved. And singing.

In fact, there is a video of our song floating around out there somewhere in cyberspace, which absolutely confirms my belief that while I can write some fairly decent lyrics (if I do say so myself) I am a shockingly bad singer. But all in a good cause!

The leather and lace cocktail party run by Destiny publishing was a huge success, with a very brave Roz Baxter as Cher a la “Turn Back Time” taking out the first prize.

10353716_10152340584749895_6246595976759433856_nWe had a great turnout at the Australian Romance Readers Convention signing, where, as you can see, I made the acquaintance of the infamous “Bondage Bear”.

On awards night, the legendary Emma Darcy was inducted into the RWA hall of fame. Her speech was magnificent — inspiring and moving — she was accorded 2 standing ovations.

Onwards and upwards to Melbourne next year!

What about you? Do you go to conferences? Or have a regular get-together with friends, colleagues or other people who share a similar passion? Are you a member of a book club or a readers’ group where you can get together to discuss stories? 

 

 

 

 

 

ARRA Award Winner!

rogue coverAt the Australian Romance Readers Association Awards dinner on Saturday, 22nd March, Anna Campbell’s “Sons of Sin” series was voted favorite romance series of 2013!

Australian Romance Readers Association Awards!

christinaWow! Our Aussie Banditas have really done well in the nominations for the 2013 Australian Romance Readers Association Awards, announced 6th January on their website: http://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/2013-arr-awards-finalists-announced/

Christina Brooke, aka Madame, has been nominated for four awards:

LONDON’S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL – Favourite Historical Romance of 2013

THE GREATEST LOVER EVER – Favourite Historical Romance of 2013

The Westruthers – Favourite Continuing Romance Series of 2013

Favourite Australian Romance Author

Rake BDAnna Campbell, aka Fo, has been nominated for four awards:

A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS – Favourite Historical Romance of 2013

Sons of Sin – Favourite Continuing Romance Series of 2013

Sir Richard Harmsworth from A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS – The Sexiest Hero from a Romance Published in 2013

Winners will be announced at the gala awards dinner on Saturday, 22nd March, at Cello’s Restaurant in Sydney. If you’d like to come (it promises to be a great night), tickets and information are available here: http://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/awards-dinner-tickets-on-sale-2/

Congratulations and good luck, Banditas!

 

Bandits in ARRA Awards lists!

Wow, Romance Bandits sisters have made a major showing in the finalists of the Australian Romance Readers Association Awards, announced today.

Christina Brooke is up for:

Favorite Historical Romance of 2012 (MAD ABOUT THE EARL)

Favorite Historical Romance of 2012 (A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER)

Favorite Continuing Series (THE MINISTRY OF MARRIAGE)

Favorite Australian Romance Author of 2012

Anna Campbell is up for:

Favorite Historical Romance of 2012 (SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED)

Favorite Australian Romance Author of 2012

Best First Meeting between a Couple in a Romance Published in 2012 (SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED)

Best Love Scene from a Romance Published in 2012 (SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED)

Rogue High Res CoverFavorite Cover from a Romance Published in 2012 (SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED)

Congratulations, girls! You can find the complete list of nominees here: http://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/2012-arr-awards-finalists-announced/

Winners will be announced at the gala dinner at the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Brisbane on Saturday, 2nd March.

Good luck, Banditas!