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Riding the Waves: Writing Romance in Tempestuous Times

Things are heating up here in the west with the 22nd annual RWA conference approaching fast. So do keep an eye out for blogs and information

Riding the Waves

here on the blog, on Facebook and on the Romance Writers of Australia website. If you’re planning on Riding the Waves in Freo this year, why not keep up to date and subscribe to the newsletter via email.

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!

Take advantage of the Early Bird Savings and register today!


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

  • MORE THAN FRIENDS by Susan Childmore than friends 2

They were the best of friends… Unfortunately. When her sleazy ex cheated on her, Alice turned to her best friend Zack for support. Her head tells her never to love again, but in the arms of Zack, her heart has other ideas. And so does Zack. How can he tell her how much he wants her, when one night of passion could destroy the friendship of a lifetime?

  • GRACE’S COTTAGE by Noelene Jenkinson
A cottage, a secret and a betrayal.
For Jennifer Hale, with a rebel sister and ailing mother, a cottage in the small Australian country town of Bundilla holds the key to a dream. Or more correctly, her mother’s wish – as the wife of an itinerant minister – for a home of her own.For city architect, Sam Keats, the cottage with its treasure of old letters and diaries unlocks a mystery stretching back to the Vietnam war, exposing long held family secrets and a betrayal of promises made.From Australia to America and Malaysia, Jennifer and Sam must each confront their own ideals and personal restrictions to find the courage to open their hearts enough to build a possible future together.
  • PEACOCKS ON THE LAWN by Noelene Jenkinson

Young Scotsman, Duncan Penross, lands on the pioneering shores of the colony of Port Phillip in 1838. It is the dawn of the pastoral era in colonial Australia. Driven by a lust for women and fierce ambition in this rough man’s world, he is determined to succeed, make a fortune and build an empire.To this fledgling colony Isabelle Waring courageously emigrates from northern England to also forge a new life and is employed by Duncan Penross as his housekeeper. With an eye to securing his dynasty, Duncan marries Isabelle to bear his sons. But his expectations do not develop as he planned. As his family grows, their lives and fates unfold with tragedy, struggles and always the hope of love.As secrets and lies emerge, will Isabelle stay loyal or can she find happiness elsewhere?From cottage to bluestone mansion with its flamboyant peacocks on the lawn, this engrossing new Australian saga is filled with the lives and passions of a pioneering pastoral family in the nineteenth century.


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Clint had another 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 Clintdetails to us at:

  • RWA Blog

March 3 – Event Announcements with Juanita Kees

March 4 – Author Spotlight on Victoria Black by Juliet Madison

March 5 – Conference Spotlight on Margie Mason by Eleni Konstantine

March 7 – Cruisin’ with RWA by Juanita Kees

March 3 – Lily Malone shares her own ‘brand of beautiful’ this Sunday on All the World’s a Page. She does amazing things for our Aussie wine industry through her writing!
And next week, my guest will be Alissa Callen.

It’s little old me on Friday Feast this week. And what am I sharing? The sweet new B-format cover for HEART OF THE VALLEY for starters, a great dollop of oven love for mains and for dessert, a whole sausage of Café de Paris butter. Delicious!

February 28 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Adina West

March 1 – REAL LIFE PARANORMAL compiled by Mel Teshco

March 2 – ENCHANTED ORB with Petra Crake

March 3 – Weekly Overview

March 4 – magic Thursday winner announced

March 5– GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

Musa Monday –  Patrcia Yager Delagrange

Jenn J McLeod’s Author Harvest – has a giveaway: Nicola Moriaty’s new release, PAPER CHAINS.

WA author of FRACTURED from Hachette – Jenn gets into the head of psychiatrist-turned-author Dr Dawn Barker on February 27th

On March 1, Jenn has a small town surprise to celebrate her HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS official release day. Drop by and comment to go into a draw to win a copy.

It’s my turn over at the Escapade Love Story. Want to know what’s on the USB? Of course you do!

February 21 – Meet Lily Malone, Escape Artist with her new release HIS BRAND OF BEAUTIFUL

February 26 – In the Armchair with Ann Fogarty and her true story of survival in FORGED WITH FLAMES

February 28 – In the Armchair with Susan Child and her debut release MORE THAN FRIENDS

Noelene is blogging about her two new releases, GRACE’S COTTAGE and PEACOCKS ON THE LAWN

February 24An Escape Love Story

February 26 – Writing Craft : Promotion & Marketing  S E , Hot Down Under and Hunter Romance Writers 

March 1 – Release Day Post on her own blog and at Australian Romance Readers

March 2 – Guest Post on Kylie Griffin site

a new post Once Upon A Time about starting a new novel

It’s all about fun this week when Kate Belle’s competition kicks off on The Ecstasy Files Friday 22 February and runs until 11 March. Drop in for a bit of fun  and grab your chance to win a Sexy Caper Hamper full of books and goodies. (Over 18’s only)

Kate continues her intimate little chats with fellow erotica authors with a couple of fun encounters:

Taking a Random Chance on Romance with Jess Anastasi.

How did Kate get from Mickey Mouse to erotica? Find out on Jan Graham’s Hot Seat.

Tips on surviving those dreaded publisher rejections with Imogene Nix.

And on 25 February drop into The Naughty Pages of Phoenix for a laugh about silly names for s*x toys.

March 2 – GUEST AUTHOR: S.E.Gilchrist

March 5 – CAST OF CHARACTERS: Arek: the demon-hating warrior from ALLEGIANCE SWORN

Fellow Escape Artist and debut author Bridget Gray is my guest on Write Bytes this week. What’s she hiding in that workspace, hmmm?

March 1 – Carla Caruso FanGirl Friday with Paula Roe

March 1 – Carla Caruso Past, Present & Future

March 1 – Kamy Chetty  on Romance Reader

March 4 – Carla Caruso with giveaway at Romance Book Paradise

March 4 – Kamy Chetty -Giveaway- Maria’s Book Blog

March 5 – Kamy Chetty-Giveaway – Serena Tatti


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:Enrico

  1. Annie Seaton
  2. Coleen Kwan
  3. Hunter Romance Writers
  4. Janet Woods
  5. Love Cats Down Under
  6. Madeline Ash


RWA Contests

Closing dates for the 2012-13 RWA contest season

April 2013 – Valerie Parv Award

Regards Juanita

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