Shout Out to the Ruby Nominees!

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It feels like forever – but on Saturday the 13th of August we can finally celebrate our nominees at our Gala Dinner – in person! Are you as excited as this little Blog Coordinator is?!?

Kudos to our contest team, reader judges, organising committee and contest co-ordinator Sarma Burdeu!

You can read all the nominees here. Thanks to Ebony Mckenna for setting this up for us once again.

Please put your hands together for the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year finalists for 2022! Congratulations everyone, what an amazing effort!

And the finalists are…

Romantic Suspense

Caitlyn Lynch – Ranger’s Homecoming

Anna Hackett – The Powerbroker

Julie Weaver – The Hit

Contemporary – LONG

Sandy Barker – The Dating Game

Rachael Johns – Outback Secrets

Emma Lea – Game Changer

Sarah Mayberry – Sweetheart

Contemporary – SHORT

Kali Anthony – Off-Limits to the Crown Prince

Nicole Flockton – Home to the Outback

Elouise Tynan – Waiting to Score

Annie West – A Consequence Made in Greece


Charlotte Anne – The Unworthy Duke

Maddison Michaels – The Bachelor Bargain

Vicki Milliken – Kiss by Kiss

Samara Parish – How to Survive a Scandal

Romantic Elements

Lee Christine – Crackenback

Kaneana May – All We Have is Now

Fiona Lowe – A Home Like Ours

Michelle Montebello – The Forever Place

Speculative Fiction

Tanya Bird – Defender of Hearts

Taya Rune – The Charming Thief

Ami Wright – Rescued by the Interstellar Agent


Renee Dahlia – His Lord’s Soldier

Isabella Hargreaves – The Wallflower’s Christmas Surprise

Pamela Hart – A Generous Heart

Megan Mayfair – The Season for Second Chances

Congratulations and Good luck!


  1. To all the wonderful Ruby nominees, congratulations you are all winners and the best of luck to you all.

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