Cruisin’ with RWA

Enrico and I have a great line up for you this week, so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. Happy reading!

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Cruisin’ the News

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New Releases

  • BEYOND INNOCENCE  by Joanna Lloyd from Crimson Romance (November 2012)

Electra Shipley lies in a mite-infested bunk, weak from lack of food and seasickness. Imprisoned and sentenced to seven years’ transportation, she sails towards the penal colony of New South Wales, Australia. Despite the odds, she is determined to survive, to clear her name and return to her life of wealth and ease in England.

  • BLACKWATTLE LAKE by Pamela Cook from Hachette (November 2012)

For Eve Nicholls, walking up the driveway of her childhood home brings up many emotions, and not all good. The horses that she loved still dot the paddocks but the house is empty, and the silence inside allows her memories to flood back. She s glad to have her best friend Banjo the kelpie with her . . . and a bottle of bourbon. Her plan is simple: sell the farm, grab the cash and get the hell out.

  • DRAGONFLY by Erica Hayes from Momentum (December 2012)

Carrie Thatcher is a tough Imperial counter-terrorism agent. Her mission: pose as a sexy cyber-thief to entrap the notorious rebel Dragonfly, who’s planning a heist on the space station Casa de Esperanza; a orbital casino on the fringe of Imperial space.

Sometimes life or death decisions are easy. Alex Radford has a choice – borrow the money to treat her mother’s rare and aggressive cancer from sleazy moneylender Hamish MacCameron. Or do nothing and watch her die.

  • I’LL GET BY by Janet Woods from Severn House (February 2013)
Meggie Elliot is a young woman of above average intelligence, and on the brink of adulthood.In a burst of patriotism she joins the WRNS to do her bit for the war and is sent to work in a decoding unit. There she meets the dangerously exciting young aristocrat, Nicholas Cowan, whose own war efforts are definitely on the shady side.  Nick sweeps her off her feet.But Meggie suspects Nick of being the man who burgled her aunt’s home, and to expose him would ruin a lot of lives. Against all reason, Meggie and Nick begin to fall in love . . .

Trouble finds Marina Henry who flees to the anonymous city to escape. She attracts the attention of a serial killer, who picks off her clients one by one. The only man who can help her, gorgeous James Worth, is framed by the killer. Marina is forced to rely on the one gift she wants to deny, her psychic powers. (Adult-content: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages)

New Contracts

  • Madeline Ash is thrilled to announce her first sale to Destiny Romance.


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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November 9 – A Day in the Writing Life of Larisa Anderson – Suzanne Hamilton

November 10 – Beyond the Literal – Ainslie Paton

November 11 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

November 12 – Beyond the Literal – New Publishers Light the Flame – Ainslie Paton

November 12 – From Pitch to Publication (Part 4) Diane Hester – Juliet Madison

November 14 Publisher Spotlight – Juliet Madison

November 15 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees

November 9 – Cathryn Hein guest blogs

November 2Blog Bites with Caitlyn and DRIVE ME TO DISTRACTION

November 8 – 13 – Caitlyn has an Amazon Giftcard giveaway happening on her  blog – easy one click entry

This week on Friday Feast:

This week on Friday Feast we’re going to the dogs! Well, sort of. Australian author Caitlyn Nicholas is showing off her new release, DRIVE ME TO DISTRACTION, and sharing a very dangerous recipe. Her chocolate brownies might be delicious for us but as Caitlyn’s cautionary tale reveals, they’re not so good for dogs!

November 7 – MAGIC THURSDAY –with Mel Teshco with giveaway of BENEATH THE LIGHT OF SILVER MOON

November 11 – Weekly Overview

November 12 – Winner of Mel’s giveaway announced

November 13 – GOOD NEWS DAY

Musa Monday – Samantha Combs covers

Tuesday Tunes – Whitesnake

Writing Buddy Wednesday – Fiona Gregory

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

November 9FLY AWAY PETA in the Hot Seat with Jan Graham

November 10 – I’m a guest over at Nicole Hurley-Moore’s blog answering a few tricky questions.


Enrico’s Pick Six

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Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

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


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


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.


Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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