Cruisin’ with RWA

Welcome to another edition of Cruisin’. I hope you’re all keeping warm and dry. This is the perfect weather to cuddle up with your Kindle, laptop or a good, old-fashioned paperback and enjoy. We have a great collection of blogs for you today, so sit back and relax, and let Enrico and Clint take you Cruisin’.

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Claytons Conference 2012

Registrations for Claytons are now open.

We all know the Diamonds Are Forever Conference is going to be brilliant, but not all of us can make it to the sunny Gold Coast. Enter the annual Claytons Conference, the conference you have when you’re not having a conference (to paraphrase an old but famous soft drink slogan).

Claytons 2012 is online, interactive and impossible to ignore. It’s good fun, motivational and informative. It is open to all Romance Writers of Australia members and it’s free.

Please visit the Claytons page on the RWAustralia website for more information (including the program) and to register.

If you have any questions, you can contact Julia and Jenny at ClaytonsConf12 [at] gmail [dot] com.

We look forward to “seeing” you there!

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RWA Merry Webber Blogs

July 13 – Blog Bites with Monique Mcdonell – Kerri Williams

July 15 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

July 17 – Conference Spotlight – Book Cover Competition voting open – Eleni Konstantine

July 18 – Hearts Talk Archive – Sandra Harris

July 19 – 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

Her debut Regency historical, INVITATION TO RUIN, won the RomCon 2012 Readers Crown Best Historical and her debut self-published Regency historical, TO DARE THE DUKE OF DANGERFIELD, is a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance book of the year – winner drawn September 1.

Has sold SECRETS IN TIME, a time travel novella to Lyrical Press. Release date April 2013.

When a seventeenth century cavalier meets a twentieth century doctor, life is going to get interesting.

Rural Romance Writers is a group where authors and readers of rural romance are able to connect and find out anything from our up and coming releases to what our authors have been busy doing through the week.
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Keeping up Appearances

Meet Helene Young:

Book Launch for BURNING LIES
When : 6th July, 6 pm
Where: North Queensland Aero Club, Cairns

Author Chat
When: Friday 13th July, 5.30 pm
Where : Foster’s Little Bookshop, Foster, Victoria

Brisbane Launch for BURNING LIES
When: 27th July, 5.30 pm
Where: Black Cat Books and Cafe, Paddington, Brisbane.

See Helene’s webpage for more details

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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

July 13 – This week on Friday Feast:

This week on Friday Feast things are hotting up with erotic romance author Lexxie Couper. Lexxie’s discussing her efforts to convert non-Aussies to the joys of Vegemite and sharing a never-let-me-down dessert that’s just perfect for winter. Plus leave a comment and you’ll be in the draw to win a copy of one of Lexxie’s sinfully sexy books.

July 12 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Keri Arthur with giveaway of Darkness Devours

July 15 – Weekly Overview

July 16 – Winner of Keri’s giveaway announced

July 17 – GOOD NEWS DAY

July 19 – MAGIC THURSDAY: with Nicole E. Sheridan

July 14 – SERIES: The Paranormal DownUnder – Angela Verdenius – Aussie authors who live the paranormal life and love it!

July 14-20 – GUEST BLOGGING with the Book Club Sisters on my ALLIANCE FORGED blog tour!

July 15 – GUEST BLOGGING at The Qwillery on my ALLIANCE FORGED blog tour!

July 17 – CONFERENCE TIME: Memorable Moments…with Melissa Smith – members of RWAustralia & New Zealand fill you on what to look forward to at the annual conferences.

July 19 – GUEST BLOGGING at Riverina Romantics on my ALLIANCE FORGED blog tour!

July 10 – Books with BOB – Heart of the Valley by Cathryn Hein
Why the popularity of Rural Romance or ‘Chook Lit’ is growing so fast.
July 13 – Getting to Know Linda Hays-Gibbs
It’s not often I get to meet someone with her feet firmly set in history. I’m thrilled to have Linda Hays-Gibbs at Mission Romance with her latest release MY ANGEL, MY LIGHT AS DARKNESS FALLS.

To celebrate the launch of Romance Writers of the Apocalypse, we’re having a fun~tastic Friday 13th Apocalyptic Party. There will be giveaways and possibly even cookies! Bring your own sexy hunter of choice :-)

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Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane

If you don’t understand the appeal of the Fifty Shades trilogy…Here are some of the most frustrating things about the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon

Joining me today is Australian rural romance author, Jennifer Scoullar. We’re release month buddies with Brumby’s Run hitting the shelve in July. Jenny and I have both been fortunate enough to spend some time at Varuna, The Writers’ House which is a wonderful place to write in the Blue Mountains. If the words won’t flow there then they won’t flow anywhere!

Over the coming weeks I’ll be featuring these as snippets and as you’ll read, you’ll see just how special coming to conference can be.
Thirteen Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk
Yes, we are a sporting nation with loads of great race events to keep fans on the edge of their seats. But there is lesser known and solo race that takes place in lounge rooms across Australia each winter.  
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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. Rachael Johns
  2. S.E Gilchrist
  3. Tamara Gill
  4. Valerie Parv
  5. We Love YA
  6. Anita Joy

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Enrico’s quote of the week

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!  ~Charles Schulz

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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