Romantic Novelists' Association Awards

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RoNA Award
Awarded for Excellence in romance novel
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Romantic Novelists' Association
First awarded 1960
Official website http://www.romanticnovelistsassociation.org

The Romantic Novel of the Year Award is an award for romance novels since 1960, presented by Romantic Novelists' Association, and since 2003, the novellas, also won the Love Story of the Year (now RoNA Rose Award).[1]

Romantic Novel of the Year aka RoNA Award[edit]

This award recognises the long romance novels, the categories of the Romantic Novel of the Year (RoNA) are:

  • The RoNA for a Contemporary Romantic Novel
This category is for mainstream romantic novels set post 1960 and includes chick-lit, beach reads and genres such as paranormal/fantasy/time slip/romantic suspense.
  • The RoNA for a Historical Romantic Novel
The Historical category is for romantic novels set in a period before 1960. Time slip novels may be included.
  • The RoNA for an Epic Romantic Novel
Romantic novels containing serious issues or themes, including grittier fiction such as sagas, multi-generational tales may be included in this category, which may also include time slip novels.
  • The RoNA for a Romantic Comedy Novel:
Romantic novels intended to be consistently humorous or amusing may be entered for this award.
  • The RoNA for a Young Adult Romantic Novel
This category is for romantic novels where the main characters are teenagers/young adults.

Winners[edit]

Love Story of the Year aka RoNA Rose Award[edit]

This award (formerly the Love Story of the Year) recognises the best in category and shorter romance, serials in magazines are also eligible.

Winners[edit]

  • 2014: Bound by a Baby by Kate Hardy (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
  • 2013: Beneath the Major's Scars by Sarah Mallory (HMB Historical Regency)
  • 2012: The Dangerous Lord Darrington by Sarah Mallory (HMB Historical Regency)
  • 2011: The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst by Louise Allen (Harlequin Historicals)
  • 2010: Animal Instincts by Nell Dixon (Little Black Dress)
  • 2009: Mistress: Hired for the Billionaire's Pleasure by India Grey (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
  • 2008: Breakfast at Giovanni's by Kate Hardy (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
  • 2007: Marrying Max by Nell Dixon (DC Thomson)
  • 2006: Contracted: Corporate Wife by Jessica Hart (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
  • 2005: A Family of His Own by Liz Fielding (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
  • 2004: A Damnable Rogue by Anne Herries (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
  • 2003: Illusion by Julia Wild (Heartline)

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