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The shortlists for the 2015 Love Stories Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 18th November at the Love Stories Awards Party in central London.

Best Romantic Read

Best Historical Read

Best Short Romance

Editor of the Year

Best Author Published Romance

Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley (Corgi)

Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen (Black Swan)

We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman (Ebury)

The Life Intended by Kristen Harmel (Quercus)

The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley (Quercus)

Fairytail Beginnings by Holly Martin (Bookouture)

The Things We Do For Love by Alice Peterson (Quercus)

The Happy Ever After Life of Rosie Potter by Kate Winter (Sphere)

Easter with Nurse Millie by Jean Fullerton (Orion)

Pippa's Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson (Harper Impulse)

Cora's Christmas Kiss by Alison May (Choc Lit)

Valentine's on Primrose Hill by Nikki Moore (Harper Impulse)

Playing By The Greek's Rules by Sarah Morgan (Harlequin Presents)

Four Sides To Every Story by Valerie Ann Baglietto

No One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs by Tracy Bloom

Castaway in the Carribbean by Janice Horton

Free Me by Jane Lark

Secrets of th Heart by Adrienne Vaughan

The Traveller's Daughter by Michelle Vernal


Manpreet Grewal (Little, Brown)

Claire Hey (Simon and Schuster)

Charotte Ledger (Harper Collins)

Rebecca Lloyd (Accent Press)

Kathryn Taussig (Quercus)

Searching for Grace Kelly by MG Callaghan (Sphere)

The Milliner's Secret by Natalie Meg Evans (Quercus)

The Letter by Kathryn Hughes (Headline Review)

The Confectioner's Tale by Laura Madelaine (Black Swan)

Daughter of Dark River Farm by Terri Nixon (Carina)

No Place for a Lady by Gill Paul (Avon)

Amy Snow by Tracy Rees (Quercus)

The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson (Piatkus)

Best Romantic Ebook

Please Release Me by Rhoda Baxter (Choc Lit)

The Rest of My Life by Sheryl Browne (Choc Lit)

Catch Me If You Cannes by Lisa Dickenson (Sphere)

Do You Take This Man? by Sophie King (Corazon)

I Don't Want To Talk About It by Jane Lovering (Choc Lit)

Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge (Carina)

New Talent Award

All is Fair by Angela Barton

Tiger, Tiger by Karina Coldrick

Stephen's Baby by Glenda Cooper

I Believe in Angels by Debbie Fuller-White

Beyond the Big House by Louise Hall

Bouzouki Nights by Emily Kerr

Zenecia, A Sequence of Hearts by Lorraine M

Against All Odds by Bernadette O'Dwyer

The Gift of Time by Tora Williams




Innovation in Romantc Fiction

Amazon Kindle - for introducing and supporting Romance specific promotions and making bestsellers

Bookouture - for achieiving big results as a small publisher

Holly Martin - for creative building of an author brand

Corazon Books - for a dual focus of bringing to readers out-of-print and debut novels

The RNA - for recognising the professionalism of the author publisher with a new membership category

Sphere - for creative ebook serial publishing and for publicity

Blog of the Year

Hall of Fame

Sponsored by Accent Press

Matt Bates, book buyer

Jenny Colgan, author

Literary Agent of the Year

Hannah Ferguson (Hardman and Swainson)

Lizzy Kremer (David Higham Associates)

Kate Nash (Kate Nash Literary Agency)

The Book Geek


Jenny in Neverland

Me, My Books and I

One More Page

Rea's Book Reviews

Reviewed the Book

The RNA Blog