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Riding the waves: Writing romance in tempestuous times

August 16 – 18 2013 –The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

In August 2013, for the first time, our annual national conference is heading to Western Australia. With a gorgeous heritage hotel, sunshine, sea-breezes, alfresco dining and history – Fremantle has it all. And now it has romance!

For more information visit the RWA Website.


Cruisin’ the News

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RWA Contests

HM&B High Five 14 September 2012
STALI 5 October 2012
Selling Synopsis 23 November 2012
Emerald Award 23 November 2012
Little Gems 1 February 2013
First Kiss 15 February 2013
Valerie Parv Award TBA April 2013

New Releases and Contracts

  • Imelda Evans’ new release RULES ARE FOR BREAKING is out now from Destiny Romance.
  • Carolyn Wren is thrilled to announce that her debut novel DIPLOMAT’S DAUGHTER released in eBook on October 31. Secret Cravings Publishing has contracted the whole of The Protectors series,  7 books in total including DIPLOMAT’S DAUGHTER. Books 2-7 will be released from February 2013. Book 4, THE HOSTAGE won the 2012 Category division of The Emerald and will also be available in print.
  • Mel Teshco shared good news this week:Momentum, a new digital line of Australia’s Pan Macmillan, is releasing it’s first first five short erotic stories on November 1, followed by nine more over the coming months:


THE FINAL WISH by Tracey O’hara


ROOM WITH A VIEW by Kylie Scott



Keeping Up Appearances

  • Anna Jacobs will be conducting three talks for readers. Each time Anna will talking about what it’s like to be a writer, her ways of working, and where she gets her ideas.

Behind the Scenes with Anna Jacobs

When:           November 3 at 10am

Where:          Edenvale, Pinjarra, WA

FMI:               Need to book, contact the library or

When:           November 7 at 7pm

Where:         Kwinana Library, WA

FMI:               Need to book, contact the library or


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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  • RWA Blog

November 2 – Blog Bites – Kerri Williams

November 3 – Hearts Talk Wrap – Ainslie Paton

November 4 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

November 8 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kylie Griffin on her blog, celebrating the publication of my third Traders book, The Trader’s Dream. (There are two more in the series to come.)

This week on Friday Feast:

Warm that teapot because this week on Friday Feast we’re getting all buttery biscuity with lovely Australian author Annie West. Annie is celebrating the release of her sexy new romance, DEFYING HER DESERT DUTY, with tales of baking and pantry crises, and a lemon shortbread biscuit recipe that will set your mouth a-watering.

Plus share your favourite biscuit or the most unusual you’ve come across and you could win a copy of DEFYING HER DESERT DUTY!

October 31 – SPECIAL HALLOWEEN POST: The 2nd Anniversary Halloween Blog Hop!

November 4 – Weekly Overview

November 5 – Winner of the Blog Hop announced

November 5 – GOOD NEWS DAY

November 6 – A BITE OF… With Nicola Sheridan and Magical Redemption

November 7 – MAGIC THURSDAY –with Mel Teshco

Musa Monday with SS Hampton, Sr

Tuesday Tunes – Sarah Blasko

2nd Anniversary Halloween Blog Hop with the DarkSiders

Kylie will be taking a break from regular blogging but will still be doing occasional posts. Stay tuned!

  • Jenn J McLeod – asks the question…

    “Have you met Chester Lewis yet?”  (Helene Young knows him VERY well indeed.) Seeing the different authors’ interpretations of a character is both entertaining and educational . Fascinating – and a cheap read!

  • The Other Side at Kees2Create

November 1 – In the Armchair with Julie Kagawa and THE LOST PRINCE.

November 4 – In the Armchair with Linda Hays-Gibbs and her latest release ANGEL IN MY HEART, DEVIL IN MY SOUL, how love can triumph over evil.

November 6 – In the Armchair with Imogene Nix and Questions That Irk an Erotic Romance Author

November 8 – In the Armchair with Ann B Harrison and A MISTRESS FOR MAGNUS

How does your special one do “it”? Lower those eyebrows and come on over to my blog  to find out which “it” and share yours!

  • Wine, Women and Wordplay

    October 31 – Talking self-publishing with Monique McDonell

    October 29 – Fighting The Fear (or writer’s block) with the power of NaNoWriMo

    October 26 – Exploring the dark side with Kylie Scott’s Flesh:


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. Anne Gracie
  2. Bronwyn Parry
  3. Cathryn Brunet
  4. Down Under Desirabelles
  5. Historical Belles and Beaus
  6. Love Cats Down Under

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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