BESTSELLERS LIST AUGUST 2012

BESTSELLERS LIST

Amazon

Contemporary Romance

ENEMIES AT THE ALTAR – Melanie Milburne – Harlequin Presents

CONTRACT WITH CONSEQUENCES – Miranda Lee – Harlequin Presents

Historical

THE LADY RISKS ALL – Stephanie Laurens – Avon

Barnes & Noble

Harlequin Bestsellers

CONTRACT WITH CONSEQUENCES – Miranda Lee – Harlequin Presents

ENEMIES AT THE ALTAR – Melanie Milburne – Harlequin Presents

NOOK Books

NOT THE MARRING KIND – Nicola Marsh – Entangled Publishing (Indulgence)

Top 100 Harlequin Series

Best Selling Harlequin Presents Series

AN OFFER SHE CAN’T REFUSE – Emma Darcy

HIS PREGNANCY ULTIMATUM – Helen Bianchin

THE DESERT KING’S HOUSEKEEPER -Carol Marinelli

THE BILLIONAIRE’S BRIDE OF INNOCENCE – Miranda Lee

THE ITALIAN’S STOLEN BRIDE – Emma Darcy

THE UNCLAIMED BABY – Melanie Milburne

ALESSANDRO’S PRIZE – Helen Bianchin

THE SHEIKH’S RANSOMED BRIDE – Annie West

FORCED WIFE, ROYAL LOVE-CHILD – Trish Morey

INNOCENT SECRETARY…ACCIDENTALLY PREGNANT – Carol Marinelli

HIS POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL – Melanie Milburne

THE SECRET BABY BARGAIN – Melanie Milburne

Best Selling Silhouette Desire Series

RECLAIMING HIS PREGNANT WIDOW – Tessa Radley

THE BOSS’S CHRISTMAS SEDUCTION – Yvonne Lindsay

BED OF LIES – Paula Roe

THE PREGNANCY CONTRACT – Yvonne Lindsay

MILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY, MAVERICK HEIRESS – Robyn Grady

SECRET SON, CONVENIENT WIFE – Maxine Sullivan

BOUGHT: HIS TEMPORARY FIANCEE – Yvonne Lindsay

RETURN OF THE SECRET HEIR – Rachel Bailey

Harlequin Romance Series

BEST FRIEND …FUTURE WIFE – Claire Baxter

SECRET BABY… SURPRISE PARENTS – Liz Fielding

HIS PERSONAL AGENDA – Liz Fielding

THE SHEIKH’S JEWEL – Melissa James

THE BRIDESMAID’S REWARD – Liz Fielding

THE SHEIKH’S GARDED HEART - Liz Fielding

HIS HOUSEKEEPER BRIDE – Melissa James

DATING THE REBEL TYCOON – Ally Blake

THE BRIDE’S BABY – Liz Fielding

THE LAST WOMAN HE’D EVER DATE – Liz Fielding

HER DESERT DREAM – Liz Fielding

THE BILLIONAIRE TAKES A BRIDE – Liz Fielding

A CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL – – Liz Fielding

FALLING FOR MR. MYSTERIOUS – Barbara Hannay

THE MAN WHO SAW HER BEAUTY – Michelle Douglas

EXECUTIVE MOTHER-TO-BE – Nicola Marsh

CROWNED: THE PALACE NANNY – Marion Lennox

SECRETS AND SPEED DATING – Leah Ashton

CHRISTMAS ANGEL FOR THE BILLIONAIRE – Liz Fielding

PREGNANT FATHER WANTED – Claire Baxter

SOS: CONVENIENT HUSBAND REQUIRED – Liz Fielding

Harlequin Blaze

ANYTHING FOR YOU – Sarah Mayberry

HOT ISLAND NIGHTS – Sarah Mayberry

ALL OVER YOU – Sarah Mayberry

Special Edition

A MARRIAGE WORTH FIGHTING FOR – Lilian Darcy

DADDY ON HER DOORSTEP – Lilian Darcy

A DOCTOR IN HIS HOUSE – Lilian Darcy

THE MOMMY MIRACLE – Lilian Darcy

MADE FOR MARRIAGE – Helen Lacey

Book Depository

Historical

THE CAPTURE OF THE EARL OF GLENCRAE – Stephanie Laurens – Avon

IN PURSUIT OF ELIZA CYNSTER – Stephanie Laurens – HarperCollins

VISCOUNT BRECKENRIDGE TO THE RESCUE: A CYNSTER NOVELStephanie Laurens – Harper Collins

BRIDE BY MISTAKE – Anne Gracie – Berkley Sensation

THE RECKLESS BRIDE – Stephanie Laurens – Harper Collins

DEVIL’S BRIDE – Stephanie Laurens – Avon

THE BRAZEN BRIDE – Stephanie Laurens – Harper Collins

THE ACCIDENTAL WEDDING – Anne Gracie – Berkley Sensation

Saga

BEYOND THE SUNSET – Anna Jacobs – Hodder Paperback

CHERRY TREE LANE – Anna Jacobs – Allison & Busby

THREEPENNY DREAMS – Anna Jacobs – Hodder & Stoughton Paperbacks

THE TRADER’S WIFE – Anna Jacobs - Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

HIGH STREET – Anna Jacobs – Coronet Books

HALLAM SQUARE – Anna Jacobs – Coronet Books

YEW TREE GARDEN – Anna Jacobs – Allison & Busby

SPINNERS LAKE – Anna Jacobs – Coronet Books

ELM TREE ROAD – Anna Jacobs – Allison & Busby

Seek Books .com.au

Best Seller Books – Fiction – Romance & Sagas

ZOE’S MUSTER – Barbara Hannay – Penguin Books

PRICELESS GROUP GRANTS

Hands up those who love talking face–to-face with other writers instead of chatting over the internet? Don’t you feel warm and fuzzy when some one else ‘gets it’ and understands those voices in your head are real – in the nicest possible way!

Is there any better feeling than having time to write in peace without life intruding?

How good is it to have one-on-one time with a published author who knows exactly how difficult the road to publication can be?

Priceless! (With apologies to Mastercard J)

Sorry, I can’t give you a credit card to help you buy the experience, but RWA goes one better. Group Grant applications are closing soon. This is your chance to snaffle some of the $1500 funding available to help your group achieve its dream.

Check out the guidelines at:

http://www.romanceaustralia.com/members/groupgrants.asp

Romantic Book of the Year 2012

“RWA congratulates finalists in the Romantic Book of The Year 2012. Finalists in the individual sections are as follows:

Short Sweet

Molly Cooper’s Dream Date –  Barbara Hannay

How To Save a Marriage In a Million – Leonie Knight

Abby and The Bachelor Cop – Marion Lennox

Single Dad’s Triple Trouble – Fiona Lowe

 

Short Sexy

The Fearless Maverick – Robyn Grady

The Man She Loves to Hate – Kelly Hunter

The Wedding Charade – Melanie Milburne

Her Not-So-Secret-Diary – Anne Oliver

 

Long Romance

Midnight’s Wild Passion – Anna Campbell

Boomerang Bride – Fiona Lowe

The Best Laid Plans – Sarah Mayberry

The Voyagers – Mardi McConnochie

 

Romantic Elements

The Trader’s Wife – Anna Jacobs

The Shelly Beach Writers’ Group – June Loves

Busted In Bollywood – Nicola Marsh

Shattered Sky – Helene Young

 

The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at National Conference, Gold Coast, Saturday 18th August 2012.”

First Kiss Results 2012

Here are the FK results.

Congratulations to:

1) Marilyn Forsyth

2)  Angela Bissell –partial request!

3)  Natalie Moress

Many thanks to Kasey Rowe who managed her first contest and to agent Jessica Alvarez fof Bookends for a fast return of her results.

Cheers

The Emerald finalists in the Category section

The Emerald finalists in the Category section 

Carolyn De Ridder 

Jenn St George x 2.

Lucy Gilmour of HM&B will decide the final placings. These are announced at the conference in August.

Many thanks to Leisl Leighton for managing the Emerald Category section.

New Releases ~ April 2012

April 2012 New Releases

 

Anna Jacobs – THE TRADER’S SISTERHodder & Stoughton Ltd

Anna Jacobs – WINDS OF CHANGESevern House

 

Anne Brear – TO TAKE HER PRIDEKnox Robinson Publishing

Annie Seaton – HOLIDAY AFFAIREntangled Publishing

 

Bronwyn Parry – DEAD HEAT – Hachette Australia

Carol Marinelli – The Ultimate Hero: Hot-Shot Heroes – BILLIONAIRE DOCTOR, ORDINARY NURSEHMB Specials B Format

Cathryn Hein – HEART OF THE VALLEYPenguin

CC Coburn – COLORADO FIREMANHarlequin American Romance

 CJ Archer – SCANDAL’S MISTRESSMontlake Romance

CJ Archer – HER SECRET DESIREMontlake Romance (No Cover)

Fiona McArthur – FALLING FOR THE SHEIKH SHE SHOULDN’TMedical Single

Jaye Ford – SCARED YET? - Bantam by Random House

Margareta Osborn – BELLA’S RUN – Random House

Marion Lennox/Alison Roberts – SYDNEY HARBOUR HOSPITAL: LILY’S SCANDAL/ZOE’S BABYMedical Duo

Melanie Milburne/Fiona Lowe/Amy Andrews – Australian Bachelors: Outback Heroes – TOP-NOTCH DOC, OUTBACK BRIDE/A WEDDING IN WARRAGURRA/THE OUTBACK DOCTOR’S SURPRISE BRIDE – HMB Specials A Format Multi Title Book

Michelle Diener – KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETSGallery books

 Noelene Jenkinson – BARRATT’S RUNWhiskey Creek Press

Rachael Ruddick – RAPID HEARTSAmazon

Sharon Kendrick/Kim Lawrence/Ally Blake – A Mother’s Love – ACCIDENTALLY PREGNANT, CONVENIENTLY WED/CLAIMING HIS PREGNANT WIFE/MEANT-TO-BE MOTHERHMB Specials A Format Multi Title Book

 

 

 

 Soraya Lane – BACK IN THE SOLDIER’S ARMSSweet Romance Single

Yvonne Lindsay – A FORBIDDEN AFFAIR – Desire Single

Thank You Diane Curran

June 25th 2009 – Romance Writers of Australia sails into the blogosphere with Blogmistress, Diane Curran, leading the volunteer team, connecting with members in a new and exciting way.

Since then, the site not only continues to flourish – becoming an invaluable source of information to members – it now promotes our organisation to the world of romance writers, reaching potential new members every day.

Diane had the foresight to see the benefits of RWA connecting to a wider audience to help promote our organisation and members – both published and unpublished.

Today, after almost three years at the helm, Diane is stepping down as our blogmistress to offer her expertise on other RWA projects. So while we lose her in one area, we are very lucky to have her stepping into another role.

I think one of Diane’s greatest achievements will always be the RWA Blog. The team that has worked closely with her to grow the site to what it is today will miss her.

Diane, we wish you all the best with your new project and thank you for the endless hours and unwavering enthusiasm.

First Kiss Finalists 2012

First Kiss Finalists

Congratulations to:

Angela Bissell

Marilyn Forsyth

Natalie Moress

Ainslie Paton

Kerrie Starbuck

Anita Weeks

Congratulations and thanks to Kasey Rowe for successfully managing her first contest. Agent Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds will be ranking the six entries for final placings.

The First Kiss Contest is generously sponsored by Michael and Desley Ahern.

 

Little Gem Winners 2012

Congratulations to the following fourteen authors whose stories will be published in the 2012 Little Gems Diamond Anthology. The standard was exceptionally high this year and as usual competition was fierce. A big thank-you to all 43 judges who returned their results promptly thus making my task much easier.

1 Shayne Sands–Bali Sunset

2 Cath Evans–Diamond Shield

3 Donna Woodhouse– Otherwise Engaged

Carmen Gowans–Diamonds In the Sky

Venetia Green-The Diamond Of Friday Street

Venetia Green–The Nun and the Thief

Fiona Gregory–Hope For the Future

Margaret Holmes–Diamonds In Her Hair

Juanita Kees–Rough Diamond

Jenn J McLeod–About Midnight

Anna Simons –Seymour’s Folly

Kerrie Starbuck–Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Revenge

Vanda Vadas–Queeen Of Diamonds

Mary Warwick– Diamonds In the Sky

The Anthology will be launched at the Conference in August. An order form will be on the Little Gems page on the website in the next few days.

Lis Hoorweg

Little Gems Manager

Little Gem Winning Cover

Congratulations to Frank Honsa on winning the Little Gem Cover contest with this beautiful cover below. 

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