Cruisin’ with RWA

Another bumper issue again this week! Blog Chauffeurs, Enrico and Clint were kept very busy out on the road cruisin’ for blogs. I’m pleased to say they came back with a pretty good catch. From what they tell me, there’s some tasty Christmas Fare out there. Have you got a new release, cover, contract, website or blog to share? Send us the link to


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

New Releases

  • Mel Teshco’s shape-shifter novella, LUSTING THE ENEMY will be released on December 19lustingtheenemy_msr
  • Elise Ackers has her second title with Destiny Romance, THE MAN PLAN due for release on December 14 as well as a title called UNFORGETTABLE coming out with Escape Publishing in January. Both are contemporary romance reads. For covers and more information, visit her website.
  • Coleen Kwan’s small town, Australian contemporary sweet romance, REAL MEN DON’T BREAK HEARTS has just been released on Amazon.
  • Caitlyn Nicholas  is pleased to announce that her Escape Publishing novella, THE DANGER GAME is now available on Amazon. Her Momentum novel, DRIVE ME TO DISTRACTION was released in early November.


Cruisin’ Member BlogsClint

Clint had a busy week cruisin’ the web and inbox. Hope you enjoy his scoop. Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

is blogging with Emmie Dark as part of her 12 days of Christmas, with a bit of a food theme. Drop by and join in.

is also taking part in the Entangled Under the Mistletoe blog hop along with fifty other Entangled Publishing authors. Stop by her blog to be in the draw to win a copy of HOLIDAY AFFAIR and her December 21 release SUMMER OF THE MOON FLOWER.

Is taking part in the Entangled Under the Mistletoe blog hop. Stop by her blog to be in the draw to win a copy of CONTRACT FOR MARRIAGE

This week on Friday Feast:

Rich, velvety and oh so sweet. Mmm. Hard to resist those words, isn’t it? Well, don’t. Instead, bustle on over to Friday Feast where best-selling historical fiction author Deborah Challinor is sharing her more-ish recipe for Swiss milk caramel. Just think what a lovely Christmas gift a beautifully wrapped bowl of this fudge would make, even if only for you!

is taking part in the Entangled Under the Mistletoe blog hop. For a chance to win a copy of REAL MEN DON’T BREAK HEARTS and SHORT SOUP, visit her blog and leave a comment.

December 13 – MAGIC THURSDAY – C.T. Green  with giveaway of DREAM LOVER


December 15– ENCHANTED ORB with A.P. Castell

December 16   – Weekly Overview

December 17 – Winner of C.T.’s giveaway announced

December 18 – GOOD NEWS DAY

December 19 – A BITE OF with C.T. Green

December 20 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Nicole Murphy with giveaway, specifically with those with Apple products.

Musa Monday – Ted Mendelssohn

Writing Buddy Wednesday – Jenny Schwartz

Shout out Saturday – Wenches

Author of BENEATH THE SHADOWS celebrates her latest release, SHALLOW BREATH on Author Harvest. Find out what Smurfs, Fozzie Bear and Sara Foster have in common.

Fellow Escape Artist and debut author Lee Christine is my guest on Write Bytes this week. IN SAFE HANDS is a romantic suspense set in Sydney. Come over and say hello.

December 4 – TOPIC & GUEST BLOGGER: Character Motivation – Cassandra Shaw visits to talk about layering – a must read for all writers!

December 8 – TOPIC: Everything You Know About Romance is Wrong (part 1) – the debunking of some common myths associated with the romance genre.

is on Lindy Dale’s blog for the 23 days of Christmas series, talking about her upcoming debut novel FAST FORWARD and sharing an excerpt

Serena Tatti, Story Editor welcomes Jenny Schwartz to her blog on Tuesday 18th December. Jenny explains why she believes that “Writing is Not a Solitary Craft”. Jenny is also giving away a kindle download of her current release through Harlequin Escape Publishing, DRAWING CLOSER.

December 7 – Review of AFTER MOONRISE with P.C. Cast and Gena Showalter

December 11 – In the Armchair with Kerrie Paterson

December 12 – In the Armchair with Tricia Stringer in the armchair and her latest release QUEEN OF THE ROAD.


Enrico’s Pick SixPortrait of a handsome male chauffeur sitting in a car saluting a passanger

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. Hot Authors
  2. Alissa Callen
  3. Elise Ackers
  4. Janet Woods
  5. Historical Hearts
  6. Cats, Books & Life


RWA Contests

Closing dates for the 2012-13 RWA contest season

Little Gems 1 February 2013
First Kiss 15 February 2013
Valerie Parv Award TBA April 2013


Other Contests

Thanks to Pat Haggerty for this information:

RWAmerica club has announced the second year of their Silken Sands Self-Published Star Contest. If you have something you’ve self-published and would like to enter a contest, come join the fun!

Sponsor: Gulf Coast Chapter RWAmerica
Fee: $20 members, $25 non-members
Deadline: January 6, 2013
Eligibility: Self-published works with a copyright date between January 1and December 31, 2012.
Entry: Ebook in mobi, epub and pdf formats.
Categories: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Inspirational, Historical, Paranormal, Young Adult, Short Story, Novella.
Judges: Romance Readers
Top Prize: Starfish Award and ad with covers in RWAmerica’s Romance Writer’s Report

For more info, see:


Riding the Waves


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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  1. Juanita,
    Well done on another great week’s news delivery. You’re a star!
    Suzi Love

  2. Aww, thanks Suzi ❤ xx


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