The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s RNA Awards are one of the highlights of the publishing world and a fantastic opportunity to meet the celebrities of the writing world. If, like us, you love to relax by the pool on holiday with a romantic read or two, or read a book to escape the drudgery of your daily commute, there’s a good chance you will have heard of some of the names on the RNA shortlist.
If you’re looking for inspiration about what to read next then you need to pay careful attention to the list of winning books as these have been chosen by a panel of judges as the best of the best. You could also enter our competition as we are very excited that the Romantic Novelists Association has given us the set of winning books to give away to LLAVIP readers. These are the fabulous winning titles:
The books are:
Penny Parkes, Out of Practice, Simon & Schuster
Winner Romantic Comedy Romantic Novel of the Year
Kate Kerrigan, It Was Only Ever You, Head of Zeus
Winner Historical Romantic Novel of the Year
Scarlet Wilson, Christmas in the Boss’s Castle, Mills & Boon Cherish
Winner RoNA Rose Award
Kate Johnson, Max Seventeen, independently published
Winner Paranormal or Speculative Romantic Novel
Winner Epic Romantic Novel of the Year
Debbie Johnson, Summer at the Comfort Food Café, HarperImpulse
Winner Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year
Winner Young Adult Romantic Novel of the Year
Winner Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and the answer to this question – who was the host of the 2017 RNA Awards? [Hint: the answer can be found below] The closing date is 2359 on 30 March 2017 so please enter before then – usual LLAVIP competition T&C’s apply.
The night itself was the ideal opportunity to meet the authors – look at how fantastic they look in real-life, along with outstanding achievement award winners Adele Parks and Barbara Erskine. Writing isn’t all about being isolated in the study / home office (although that is a big part of it). When these authors aren’t scribbling away, they know how to let their hair down.
The host of the evening was novelist and food writer / cooking school founder, Prue Leith.
She said that she was waiting for the call to be a judge on Channel 4’s version of the Great British Bake Off. After talking to her, I know she’d do a great job. She’s had 11 years of experience on BBC’s The Great British Menu and she doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She’d be feistier than Mary Berry and make the amateur bakers up their game. Would you like to see her as a judge?
Good luck in our competition and don’t forget to enter by 30 March!