Our Amazing 2019 Finalists are:

Contemporary Romance

The Wedding Obsession

by Madeleine Ash

…Emmie Morgan woke up from heart transplant surgery, saw her best friend Brandon Tan sitting by her bedside, and promptly asked him to marry her. If there was a faster way to ruin a friendship, she didn’t know it…

A Convenient Bride for the King

by Kelly Hunter

She refused his royal proposal…but will she let him unlock the passion within?

On the Right Track

by Penelope Janu

A warm-hearted rural romance about getting your life back on course … A traumatic past, a charismatic stranger and a family legacy … Golden’s quiet country life is about to get messy …

The House at Flynn’s Crossing

by Elisabeth Rose

She’s been through hell, so risking her heart should be easy…


by Jacquie Underdown

A vineyard, a family in pain, and the healing magic of cupcakes…

Historical Romance

The King’s Obsession

by Tanya Bird

Love is long-suffering… but she has suffered long enough.

Marry in Scandal

by Anne Gracie

A shy heiress and a well-known rake face a scandal-forced marriage that might be true love

The Devilish Duke

by Maddison Michaels

…Devlin Markham, the notorious “Devil Duke” of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can’t woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune goodbye… 

Romantic Elements

Hearts of Resistance

by Soraya M. Lane

At the height of World War II, three women must come together to fight for freedom, for the men they love—and for each other.

Tangled Vines

by Megan Mayfair

Amelia O’Sullivan is a photographer who has always viewed herself through the wrong lens. When her marriage publicly crashes around her, she flees to the safety of her aunt’s country property to pick up the pieces. Can she adjust her focus to what she really wants from her life?

Happy Ever After

by Joanne Tracey

Do you only get one chance at a happy ever after?

Speculative Romance


by Keri Arthur

Whomsoever draws the sword from the ancient seat of this land shall rule her, and they shall bring peace and prosperity to her people.

Edge of Eon

by Anna Hackett

Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, a wrongly-imprisoned space captain’s only chance at freedom is to abduct a fearsome alien war commander. 

Moon Bound

by Leisl Leighton

Wiccan Healer–Witch Bronwyn Kincaid wants a quiet life. Her new powers have other ideas. Her increased healing magic and empathy mean she can’t ignore the plight of River Collins, a wolf brought up thinking the animal inside him is an evil he must forever suppress

Romantic Suspense

Glass Clouds

by Suzanne Cass

Her survival depends on a dangerous stranger.

Mission: Her Protection

by Anna Hackett

When Rowan’s Arctic research team pulls a strange object out of the ice in Northern Canada, things start to go wrong…very, very wrong. Rescued by a covert, black ops team, she finds herself in the powerful arms of a man with scary gold eyes. A man who vows to do everything and anything to protect her…

Undercover Fighter

by Aislinn Kearns

The man Wyatt used to be is gone. Now, his only focus is to find out what happened to his younger brother. His search leads him to McCready’s door; a powerful man who organizes fights that are illegal…and deadly.

Congratulations to all of our finalists! If you want to be involved in a group read of all the final novels, look for posts with the hashtag #RubyReadalong

Winners will be announced at our Gala Dinner and Awards Night on Saturday 10 August, 2019. Tickets available here.