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Tuesday 22 March 2022

DarkSider News - Special Edition: ARRA Award Nominations (March 2022)!


The Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) announced it's finalists for the 2021 Awards and our DarkSiders are included.  Congratulations!

The award recipients will be announced at a special Awards Dinner in Sydney on Saturday 30 April 2022.

Favourite Paranormal Romance 2021

A Labyrinth of Fangs and Thorns by Lana Pecherczyk

Pride by Lana Pecherczyk

The Dreams of Broken Kings by Lana Pecherczyk

The Secrets in Shadow and Blood by Lana Pecherczyk


Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2021

Magic Misled by Keri Arthur

The Virgin Hunt Games, Volume 1 by Mel Teshco

Wicked Words by MJ Scott

Favourite Romantic Suspense 2021

Hidden Valley by Annie Seaton

Osprey Reef by Annie Seaton

Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2021

Lizzie Grace by Keri Arthur

Favourite Debut Romance Author 2021

HM Hodgson

Melody Beckett

Favourite Australian Romance Author 2021

Keri Arthur


Lana Pecherczyk


And the finalists for the Members’ Choice categories are …

Favourite Australian-set romance of 2021

Osprey Reef by Annie Seaton

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Favourite romance anthology of 2021

Baby, It’s Hot Outside by Bronwen Evans, Anna Foxkirk, Annie Seaton, Kendra Delugar, Jacqueline Lee, Ray Collet, Megan Mayfair, Susanne Bellamy, Sofia Grey, Jayne Kingsley, Kris Pearson

Sweet Treats—Chocolate by Toni D’Alia, Cordelia Fox, Arietta Richmond, Stephanie Ashton, Frances Dall’Alba, Caroline Deness, Louisa Duval, Amy Hutton, Kylie Jacobs, JA MacNally, Fiona M Marsden, Clare Miles, Valerie Miller, Georgia Moore, Kristin Silk

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Secrets of the Soho Club by Joanne Austen Brown, Renée Dahlia, Theresa Fuller, Pamela Hart, Fiona Marsden, Beverley Oakley, Ebony Oaten, Clyve Rose, Linda Rae Sande, Heidi Wessman Kneale

Mermaid Kisses by Jacqueline Hayley, HM Hodgson, Melanie Pickering, Jennifer Westgarth

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Favourite romance cover of 2021

The Secrets in Shadow and Blood by Lana Pecherczyk

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For the full list of nominations, see the ARRA blog post.

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