Awards 2017-05-25T11:29:57+00:00

ORWA Award Winners

We honour our authors with the First Impression Award, the Jo Beverly First Book award, and the Indie First Book Award.

Our authors also enter in other contests. Congratulations to all of them who have won awards for their writing!

2015 to 2017

Opal Carew (Mastered by the CEO)
2017 National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist, Novella category

Christine Gallimore (The Devil You Know)
2017 Washington Romance Writers Marlene Contest finalist, Series contemporary

Opal Carew (Hard Ride)
2016 Golden Quill Winner, Erotic/Hot/Sexy Category

Opal Carew (Hard Ride)
2016 NJRW Golden Leaf Winner, Erotic Romance Category

Julie Evelyn Joyce
2016 First Coast Romance Writers Beacon Contest for category-length romance

Anne Lange
2016 Winner of the Carolyn Readers’ Choice Award, Erotic Romance Category

Jen Gilroy
2015 Golden Heart nominee in 2015

Anne Lange
2015 Winner of the Book Buyers Best Contest, Erotic Romance Category

Anne Lange
2015 Winner of the National Excellence in Romance Fiction (NERFA), Erotic Romance Category

2012 to 2014

Opal Carew (His to Command)
2014 Golden Quill Winner, Erotic/Hot/Sexy Category

Lucy Farago (Sin on the Strip)
2013 Maggie Award in Romantic Suspense

Sharon Page (Blood Curse)
2013 A Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Paranormal Erotic Romance

Opal Carew (Insatiable)
2012 National Reader’s Choice Award Winner, Erotic Category

Sharon Page (Engaged in Sin)
2012 Daphne Finalist, Historical Romance Mystery/Suspense

2010 to 2011

Opal Carew (Bliss)
2011 Golden Quill Winner, Erotic Category

Ashlyn Macnamara
2011, Golden Heart Regency Historical Finalist

Sharon Page: (Blood Wicked)
2011 RT BOOKreviews Finalist for Best Paranormal Erotic Romance

Sharon Page: (Engaged in Sin)
2011 Finalist for the Daphne Du Marier award for Mystery/Suspense in the Historical Category

Sharon Page: (Engaged in Sin)
2011 RT BOOKreviews Finalist for Best Sensual Historical Romance

Sharon Page: (Engaged in Sin)
2011 Devon, the Duke of March, received an RT KISS Hero Award

Opal Carew (Forbidden Heat)
2010 Golden Leaf Winner

2007 to 2009

Opal Carew (Blush)
2008 Judge A Book By Its Cover Contest Winner

Annette McCleave
2008 Golden Heart Paranormal Winner

Sharon Page (Blood Rose)
2007 National Readers’ Choice Award Winner for Romantica/Erotic Romance

Sharon Page (Blood Rose)
2007 2nd place More than Magic Contest (Erotic Romance), by Romance Writers Ink of Oklahoma

Sharon Page (Blood Rose)
2007 2nd Place Write Touch Contest (Erotic Romance) by Wisconsin Romance Writers of America

Sharon Page (Blood Rose)
2007 National Readers’ Choice Finalist for Erotic Romance

Sharon Page (Blood Rose)
2007 2nd place in Passionate Ink’s Passionate Plume Contest for

2002 to 2006

Jo Beverley (A Most Unsuitable Man)
2006 RITA Long Historical Finalist

Annette McCleave
2005 Golden Heart Long Historical Finalist

Nonnie St. George (The Ideal Bride)
2004 RITA Regency Finalist

Nonnie St. George (The Ideal Bride)
2004 RITA Best First Book Finalist

Claire Fried Huffaker
2003 Golden Heart Paranormal Finalist

1985 to 2001

Jo Beverley (Devilish)
2001 RITA Long Historical Winner

Anne Papadacos
2001 Golden Heart Single Title Finalist

Jo Beverley (My Lady Notorious)
1994 RITA Historical Series Winner

Jo Beverley (An Unwilling Bride)
1993 RITA Regency Winner

Jo Beverley (Emily and the Dark Angel)
1992 RITA Regency Winner