The Romantic Novelists Association has released the shortlists for the 2022 Romantic Novel Awards.
The awards celebrate excellence in romantic fiction in all its forms, and this year includes a new category, the Christmas / Festive Holiday Romantic Novel Award. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on March 7.
The nominees of genre interest follow. The complete list is here.
The Fantasy Romantic Novel Award for the best romantic novel that includes paranormal or speculative elements
- Space Hopper, Helen Fisher, Simon & Schuster
- Daughter of the Sea, Elisabeth J Hobbes, One More Chapter
- A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske, Pan Macmillan
- Beneath Cornish Skies, Kate Ryder, Aria
- Children of Shadows, N J Simmonds, BHC Press