Cruisin’ with RWA

Enrico, Clint and I had an amazing time at our first RWA Conference. A huge thank you to Team Diamond for organizing this incredible event and to our sponsors for their support. We celebrated with hugs and happy dances with each of our members over four glorious days as they announced competition wins, manuscript submission requests and exciting publishing opportunities.  Perhaps the most exciting announcement of all was the conference coming to the West Coast in 2013!

That’s right,  Fremantle Western Australia will play host to this not-to-be missed RWA event in August 2013, so start saving your pennies for the trip out West. You won’t be disappointed! Look out for more information coming soon on the blog, social media and RWA Website.

We would love to hear more about your 2012 Diamonds are Forever Conference Experience, so if you’ve blogged about it please share the link with us at


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

Conference News

New Contracts

  • Victoria Black is delighted to tell everyone that her new novella HEAVENLY REVENGE has been contracted to Secret Cravings Publishers. This erotic fantasy will be e-published next February.
  • Sandy Curtis has signed a contract with Clan Destine Press for her seventh romantic suspense novel GRIEVOUS HARM. Release date is planned for late October/early November.

New Releases – August 2012

  • WOMBAT CREEK by Noelene Jenkinson, Linford Romance in large print from Thorpe Publishing
  • TAMING THE TYCOON by Amy Andrews from Entangled Publishing
  • SHIFT INTO PLEASURE by Cathleen Ross from Spice Briefs
  • FREAKS IN THE CITY (sequel to FREAKS OF GREENFIELD HIGH) by Maree Anderson is now available at Smashwords and Amazon

True love isn’t a cake-walk when your girlfriend’s a cyborg!
The timing couldn’t be worse for Jay and Tyler to take the next step. Tyler’s secrets come back to bite him, his destitute ex shows up on his doorstep, and someone is manipulating her behind the scenes. Then Tyler’s family is threatened, forcing Jay to confront a ghost from her past. And this time, the weapon he’s chosen to take her out with really could be the death of her.

To celebrate, Maree is giving away an eBook of FREAKS IN THE CITY as part of two eBook prize packs on her website. Giveaway runs to 31st August 2012 NZ time.


RWA Merry Webber Blogs

August 25 – Blog Bites with Sami Lee – Kerri Williams

August 26 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

August 27 – Conference Spotlight on Covers – Eleni Konstantine

August 28 – New Releases with Nicole Flockton

August 29 – Author Spotlight on Annie Seaton – Juliet Madison

August 30 – Cruisin with RWA – Juanita Kees


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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August 24 – This week on Friday Feast:

It’s party time on Friday Feast this week, and I mean pa-a-a-rty. After all, it’s not every day you get to celebrate a first birthday. Yes, it’s been one year since the release of my debut rural romance PROMISES and I plan to whoop it up. There’ll be a bit of Birthday Beefcake, a Goodie Giveaway and more, so come and join the fun. I PROMISE a good time!

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

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.

RWA welcomes Sandy Curtis to our member blog roll with her site “Where Crime and Passion Collide”.

August 21 – BETWEEN THE COVERS: Welcome YA reviewer Devin E. to the K2C team with a review of DARK KISS by Michelle Rowen

August 28 – MISSION ROMANCE: What’s the Buzz? What a writer’s conference can do for you. Look out for a competition and a giveaway to celebrate our new look website and blog, The Other Side!


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. Magical Gains
  2. Nicola Marsh
  3. Phillipa Fioretti
  4. Rhian Cahill
  5. Sami Lee
  6. Teen Fiction Cafe


Enrico’s quote of the week

A kiss, when all is said, what is it?
A rosy dot placed on the “i” in
‘Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
~Edmond Rostand

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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