Cruisin’ with RWA

Cruisin’ will be taking a break next week as Enrico, Clint and I attend our very first RWA Conference, but we will be back on August 23 with loads of post-conference news. Don’t forget that you can share your good news and blogs with us at


Claytons Conference 2012

Registrations for Claytons 2012 close Saturday 10 August.

Information on this fun, free and informative online conference is available here. To register, click here.

If you’re already signed up, you should have received a welcome email and a Claytoneering Guide. On Saturday 4 August you should also have received a Claytons Update email. If you’re a registered Claytoneer and haven’t received these emails, please email Jenny at claytonsconf12 [at] gmail [dot] 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 this week. Share your new release, new cover, contest win, new contract, new website and more good news with us at

Contest News

  • RWAm conference Anaheim

Fiona Lowe has won a RITA for BOOMERANG BRIDE

Alison Stuart won the Historical Chapter’s Romance through the Ages – the RTTA

  • Passionate Ink’s Contest – Australian Finalists:

In the Passionate Plume (published):
3rd – Denise Rossetti’s with GUILTY OF SIN.

In the Stroke of Midnight (unpublished):
Paranormal/time travel
1st – Daniel DeLorne with THE BECKONING BLOOD
2nd – C.T.Green with THE ANGEL LORD

Fantasy/futuristic/sci-fi section
1st – Kylie Scott with FINAL GIRL
2nd – Suzanne Hamilton writing as S.E.Gilchrist with BOUND BY LOVE

New Contracts

  • Alison Stuart has a Time Travel to publisher Lyrical. SECRETS IN TIME should be out in April next year.
  • Imogene Nix is thrilled that her final novel in the WARRIORS OF THE ELECTOR Trilogy was contracted to Secret Cravings Publishing, with a projected erelease date in Feb 2013 and Print in August 2013.
  • Suzi Love is very excited to announce a two contract deal with Crimson Romance with an historical erotic romance and an early Victorian historical romance.
  • Allison Rushby and Allison Tait writing as Allison Dobel have contracted ALICE’S WONDERLAND to Avon Red, for publication in 2012.

New Releases

  • August 27, 2012 A STOLEN SEASON by Tamara Gill A Regency time travel romance from Crimson Romance
  • September 3, 2012 – GATHER THE BONES by Alison Stuart – Watch the trailer here
  • Pam Collings has published a collection of poetry called KALEIDOSCOPE.

Good News

  • Astrid Cooper’s MONSTERS INK paranormal romance released on August 1 debuted on the publisher’s best seller list at no. 4. Older titles in the series also returned and are on the best-seller list at nos. 11, 12 and 13.

New Cover

  • Evonne Wareham is excited to reveal the cover of her second book, a paranormal romantic suspense, from Choc-lit in the UK. Release date is expected in March 2013.


RWA Merry Webber Blogs

August 11 – Conference Spotlight on Harper Collins – Eleni Konstantine

August 12 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

August 13 – Conference Spotlight on Choc Lit – Eleni Konstantine

August 14 – Conference Spotlight – See You at Conference / Author Cafe update

August 15 – HT Archives – Sandra Harris


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

August 10 – This week on Friday Feast:

This week on Friday Feast I’m delighted to host Romantic Book of the Year and Australian Romance Readers Award winner Helene Young. Helene’s celebrating the release of her latest romantic suspense, BURNING LIES, and discussing the joys of airline food. Given Helene’s an accomplished pilot as well as an award-winning writer she knows her stuff! Plus share your best or worst airline food experience and Aussie commenters could win an e-book of BURNING LIES!

We will be on hiatus from August 7th to September 1st. Conferences are a-calling and we are heeding the call!

August 11 – SERIES: The Paranormal DownUnder – Christina Ashcroft – Aussie/NZ authors who live the paranormal life and love it!

August 14 – CONFERENCE TIME: Memorable Moments with…Tamara Gill  – members of RWAustralia & New Zealand fill you on what to look forward to at the annual conferences.

August 18 – SERIES: The Paranormal DownUnder – Emily Gee – Aussie/NZ authors who live the paranormal life and love it!

August 21 – CONFERENCE TIME: Memorable Moments with…Anita Joy – members of RWAustralia & New Zealand fill you on what to look forward to at the annual conferences.


Enrico’s Pick Six

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

Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Kees2Create
  2. Sara Hantz
  3. The Pink Heart Society
  4. Sue Moorcroft
  5. The Roses of Prose
  6. Word Wenches


Enrico’s quote of the week

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.  ~Logan Pearsall Smith, “All Trivia,” Afterthoughts, 1931

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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  1. My apologies to Denise Rosetti, Tamara Gill and our readers. It seems the Blog Gremlins saw fit to leave Denise’s blurb from last week’s post on Tamara’s new release headline. All fixed now 🙂


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