I’m excited! Why? Because there is only one week to go until we’re Riding the Waves at this year’s Romance Writers’ of Australia Conference in Fremantle, Western Australia. Imagine all the good news to come! A Nautical or Nice Cocktail party, the flashy, red carpet Gala Awards night and loads of exciting workshops to attend. We’ll be bringing romance alive in the West. Until then, keep your good news coming to email@example.com.
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 on their achievements this week. Have you got news or a blog to share? Send us the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bec McMaster finalled in the Georgia Romance Writers 2013 Published Maggie Award for Excellence with her entry KISS OF STEEL.
- Khloe Wren has a new release BECKY’S JOURNEY, Book 2 in her Dragons of Feury series (Paranormal Erotic Romance)
- Annie Seaton has accepted a contract with Entangled Publishing for her ninth book.It is the first book in a romantic suspense continuity series with four other authors from: Australia (Sara Hantz) New Zealand (Jane Beckenham) and the US (Patricia Eimer and Ally Broadfield) It is called the EMERALD QUEST and Annie’s begins in 1794. This will Annie’s first historical.
- Heather Garside’s latest release BREAKAWAY CREEK, a rural romance from Clan Destine Press is now available in print.
- Iris Blobel’s 4th book NEW BEGINNINGS will be released in late August by Astraea Press and the sequel MORE BEGINNINGS has also been contracted.
- Jennie Jones reached number one in the top fifty e-books on Kobo with THE HOUSE ON BURRA BURRA LANE
- Maree Anderson is thrilled to announce that her July YA release, LIMINAL, has been selected by iBookstore AUS/NZL editors as one of their Best Books of August:
“Self-published Kiwi author Maree Anderson has already established a loyal following with her Crystal Warriors series. In this novel, she embarks on a new storyline featuring Wren, a sassy 16-year-old who finds she’s starting to disappear from her life–literally! She teams up with mysterious bad boy Kade and learns a thing or two about living between worlds. This is great young-adult fun for fans of paranormal fiction.”
Keeping up Appearances
When: Thursday 29th August
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Where: Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham
Bookings through Eltham Library, 03 9439 9266 or via their website.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
Clint fueled up the limo and went cruisin’ the Blogging Highway for great blogs to keep you entertained. Are you an RWA Member? Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: email@example.com.
- RWA Blog
August 6 – The 2013 ROMA Finalists
August 7 - Author Spotlight on Elisabeth Rose
August 11 – Event Announcements
August 15 – Cruisin’ with RWA
Want to be healthy but can’t give up cake? Never fear! This week on Friday Feast, Australian rural romance author Heather Garside has the answer. Come check out her new release, BREAKAWAY CREEK, and then settle into some Pistachio Orange Cake. Goodness all round!
What’s on the Darkside this week? Click on the link for more…
August 6 – Tuesday Tales – Authors write a weekly story to a prompt. This week’s prompt: Smooth
August 8 – This week’s book choice – Heather Gray TEN MILLION REASONS
August 11 – This week’s book choice: Kelly Martin THE DECEPTION OF DEVIN MILLER
Meet Lynne Wilding’s daughter Karen M. Davis and win a copy of her debut, romantic suspense novel: SINISTER INTENT. While you’re there … Last chance to win Fran Cusworth’s latest: THE SPICEFIELD SISTERS
I’ve got a new ‘Marketing Mondays’ post on my blog, this time about Occasional Marketing, where you use special events or media hype to link to your book and find new readers.
A copy of a new rom com, BABY AND BUMP by Brooke Moss is up for grabs on my blog. It’s about a woman who falls for her OB/GYN – awkward! Good odds of winning too ;)
Riverina Romantics has a huge giveaway going on at the moment, I’ve donated my book and there are heaps of great books on there, lots from Escape Publishing.
August 10 – CONFERENCE TIME: Memorable Moments with Christine Taylor – an idea of what you can expect at conference!
August 13 – GUEST AUTHOR: Dakota Harrison – shares her debut release EXHALE!
August 13 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Lucy Forster – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!
August 15 – RWAustralia conference – My first trip to Western Australia!
Destiny author, Bernadette Rowley, has a fascinating post on Medieval food on this week’s ‘Cooking The Books’. So grab your trenchers and tankards and head on over!
August 11 – Spotlight on Writers – Efthalia Pegios
Going FREE and other important things – Indie Publishing with Cathleen Ross
Love romance? The Romance Reviews are having an all-genre hop for romance. Join the madness from September 13 to 21, 2013.
Everyone dreams of Prince Charming, right? But who is he? Join our authors and meet their Knights in Shining Armor. Want to know what it is about these men that makes them so irresistible?
Prepare to encounter the charms of an Irishman with Whitney K-E’s hero from WHAT HAPPENS IN IRELAND
Here he is, ladies! Juanita Kees’ Charming Hero, Detective Mark Johnson coming to you soon in UNDER COVER OF DARK
Read about Heather Garside’s Charming Hero of BREAKAWAY CREEK, visit her brand new blog
Not to be forgotten is Jennie Jones’ Charming Rural Hero Dr. Ethan Granger from THE HOUSE ON BURRA BURRA LANE.
Enrico’s Pick Six
Submit your blog site link to firstname.lastname@example.org to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.
Have a great week from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.