Cruisin’ with RWA

We love to hear from our members and share in celebrating their success. Send your good news and blogs to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com

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50K in 30 Days Challenge

It’s week two  of the challenge with writers wearing out their keyboards as they surge towards their writing goal for the month. Those registered have been trialling the new forum chat room with sprints nightly from 7pm EST. Participants are welcome to drop in and join us.

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RWA Merry Webber Blogs

June 15 – Blog Bites with Zaide Bishop – Kerri Williams

June 16 - Bestsellers List – Tamara Gill

June 17 - Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

June 21 - Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees

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Cruisin’ the News

Share your good news with us each week and we’ll join you in your happy dance. Congratulations to all our members this week. Share your new release, new cover, contest win, new contract, new website and more good news with us at cruisin@romanceaustralia.com

  • New releases

June 12 – PANDORA’S GIRL by Janet Woods

The e book version has just gone on sale at BELGRAVE HOUSE.

Pandora’s life changes when an inheritance forces her to confront her past. She is shocked to discover a daughter born in her teens and believed dead, is very much alive. Aided by her new love, the confronting Welsh psychiatrist Bryn Llewellyn, Pandora is consumed by her need to find the girl—only to be rejected. Tragedy reunites the pair in a painful and uneasy relationship.

June 15 – A MARRIAGE MADE IN MAYFAIR by Tamara Gill

Miss Suzanna March wished for one thing, the elusive, rakish charmer, Lord Danning. But after a frightful first season sees her flee to Paris, such dreams seem impossible. That is until she returns to London, a new woman, and one who will not let the ton’s dislike of her stand in her way of gaining what she wants. Revenge on the Lord who gave her the cut direct and perhaps a little flirtation to show the mighty Viscount what he’ll never have.

June 2012 - SENSUOUS STORIES by Keziah Hill

Keziah has self published a few of her novellas, DESIRE’S DREAM and FAMILIAR STRANGERS.  She has also published a free collection of short stories called SENSUOUS STORIES. Details are on her web page.

  • Good News

Kylie Griffin was excited to find out that Berkley are going to be releasing VENGEANCE BORN (Bk#1 in the Light Blade series) as a mass market paperback in April 2013.

  • New Contracts
Carolyn Wren has signed a contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her Romantic Suspense novella THE DIPLOMAT’S DAUGHTER, expected release date November 2012.
Tamara Gill just signed a second contract with Crimson Romance for her Medieval time travel romance DEFIANT SURRENDER. It will be available later this year.
  • Great Reviews

Kylie Griffin’s ALLIANCE FORGED received 4 stars in the July issue of the Romantic Times magazine.

  • Contest Finalists

Passionate Ink 7th Annual Passionate Plume and Stroke of Midnight Finalists

Fantasy/Futuristic/Sci-fi
BOUND BY LOVE by S E Gilchrist

FINAL GIRL by Kylie Scott

Paranormal/Time Travel

Halo Book 1: THE ANGEL LORD by C.T. Green

THE BECKONING BLOOD by Daniel de Lorne

Fantasy/Futuristic/Sci-fi

GUILTY AS SIN by Denise Rossetti

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C T Green’s Halo Book 1: THE ANGEL LORD has also finalled in the following contests:

San Diego RWA Chapter’s 2012 Spring into Romance Contest.
Central Florida Romance Writer’s 2012 Touch of Magic Contest.
The Emerald ST section.

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Keeping up Appearances

 Rachael Johns 

When: Saturday June 23

Time: 10.30am

Where: Dymocks, 171 York St, Albany, WA

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Shona Husk

When: June 16

Time: 1pm

Where: Dymocks, High Street, Fremantle

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Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: cruisin@romanceaustralia.com

  • Barbara DeLeo

The water wings have been tossed aside, the trainer wheels stowed away – I’m blogging for the very first time at Lovecats Downunder. I’m talking about why I write category romance and I’d LOVE to see you there.

June 15 – This week on Friday Feast:

It’s an Asian extravaganza on Friday Feast this week! SuperRomance and Carina Press author Joan Kilby will have your tastebuds dancing and feet itching with her wonderful Malaysian, Balinese and Cambodian food experiences.

There are stunning photos to admire and two gorgeous recipes to try out, plus share a favourite dish from your own travels, and any success (or failure) you had in recreating it at home, and you could win a copy of Joan’s latest release, Protecting Her Son. Not to be missed!

June 14 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Amanda Ashby with giveaway of Wishful Thinking (book 1 of Sophie’s Mixed Up Magic)

June 17 – Weekly Overview

June 18 – Winner of Amanda’s giveaway announced.

June 19 – GOOD NEWS DAY

June 21 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Fiona Gregory talks lunar eclipse

Cathleen Ross will be on Life Bytes on Wednesday.

June 16 – ALLIANCE FORGED Buzz: Countdown to Release Day – snippets from the book, character profiles and more!

June 19 – TOPIC: Being a Published Author…Promotion & Marketing – third part of my series with helpful hints and what to avoid in your journey.

June 15 – Getting to Know Dina Rae and HALO OF THE DAMNED

Is holding a release party blog hop from the 18th.

Is on part 2 of her crime writers discussions on her blog. This week it’s police procedurals and general crime fiction including private investigators.

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Enrico’s Pick Six

Submit your blog site link to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.

Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Monique Wood
  2. Monya Mary Clayton
  3. Novel Adventurers
  4. Writing up a Storm
  5. Imelda Evans
  6. Whitney K-E

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Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane

Self-Publishing and Writerly Etiquette

The Tale of Two Publishing Roads

No Longer a BEA Virgin and Seven Lessons

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Enrico’s quote of the week

“Don’t cry for a man who’s left you–the next one may fall for your smile.”
― Mae West

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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