Wow, what a ripper week it’s been for good news! We’ve welcomed many new members to the RWA fold this year and the press is running hot with exciting new authors. Enrico and Clint were run off their feet gathering the news this week. At this rate the Cruisin’ Limo will need new tyres soon!
We hope you enjoy our line up this week. Have you got a new release, cover, contract, website or blog to share? Send us the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
*Breaking News* – Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival March 22 and 23, 2013
Jenn J McLeod is on two panels – a popular fiction author panel on Saturday and a panel with her editor, Belinda Castles discussing the role of editors and mentorships on Sunday. Tickets will be available for individual sessions on the day – as long as the session venues are not full!
has self-published her romantic suspense RADIANT, now for sale on Amazon.
Has launched a newsletter. Sign up here or click on the link above to visit her website.
is very pleased to announce her first sale to Destiny Romance, a yet to be titled Regency Historical Romance to be released in 2013
BETRAYED, the third book set in Christina Phillips’s Roman/Druid world, was released by Ellora’s Cave on 20th March
WIFE IN NAME ONLY due for release in April 2013 has a 4 star from RT Book Reviews. For more details visit her new website.
Enjoy a bit of rural fun and games? Read about Primrose causing TROUBLE IN NIRVANA
With less than 2 weeks to go to the release of her debut novel, RIDING ON AIR, from Escape Publishing, Maggie is running a countdown contest to
win a copy. Each comment, like, or follow on Maggie Gilbert’s social media gets an entry in the draw. Win yourself a copy or send it as a gift to any horse-mad teenager you nominate. For more information visit her website.
- Destiny Romance (via Elise Ackers)
From Tuesday 18 March, the 2012 Destiny Romance titles will be available in print from over 650 Australia Post locations around Australia! They will be available for approximately three months, and they look mighty attractive. RWA members who attended the ARRA conference would have seen them on the Penguin/Destiny promotion table or received a copy in a showbag – but now everyone can get themselves a 2012 title and support an Australian publisher and a handful of wonderful Australian authors!
Wanted to let everyone know that her new release THE LAST GLADIATRIX, an historical set in Ancient Rome,will be coming out with Harlequin Escape on the 1st of April.
Her May 2012 Regency romance INVITATION TO SCANDAL has been nominated for BEST HISTORICAL for 2012 at The Romance
Review. TRR members get to vote to select the winner.
Her novel WILD ENCOUNTER is among the five books nominated for best Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense of 2012 over at The Romance
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
- RWA Blog
March 24 – Event Announcements
March 25 – Conference Spotlight
March 26 – Conference Spotlight
March 27 – Author Spotlight on Dana Mitchell
March 28 – Cruisin’ with RWA
ANNA CAMPBELL is dropping by to share her new ghostly novella – These Haunted Hearts. Anna has offered a giveaway of her new book so please visit. And next week, my guest will be Jacquie Underdown.
We’re teasing your tastebuds with the most important meal of the day on Friday Feast this week. HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS author and B&B owner (so she knows her stuff) Jenn J McLeod is sharing her recipe for home-made muesli. Easy, healthy and delicious. Bit like the Feast!
Christina Phillips has a blog tour for the release of BETRAYED. There will be lots of fun and giveaways on offer!
March 20 – Release Day for BETRAYED
March 20 – Sexy Excerpt of BETRAYED at Tina Donahue’s blog + Giveaway
March 20 – Release Day Spotlight at ARRA + Giveaway
March 21 – Thursday 13 at Shelley Munro + Giveaway
March 21 – The Legend of Arianrhod at the Dark Side DownUnder blog + Giveaway
March 22 – The Romance Reviews 2nd Anniversary Party + Giveaway
March 25 – Clash of Ancient Cultures Historical Hearts + Giveaway
March 26 – British Romance Fiction
March 27 – Alpha Male Diner I Smell Sheep + Giveaway
March 21 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Christina Phillips & giveaway of BETRAYED
March 26 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin
March 27 – A BITE OF… with Ellie Moonwater
March 28 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Nicole Murphy
Musa Monday – Wench Dusty Crabtree on her Shadow Eyes blog tour
Writing Buddy Wednesday – Anna Campbell with giveaway
Last day of SEALED WITH A KISS being free on Smashwords. Code: CK98U
Imelda Evans, blogger at Wine, Women & Wordplay has a pertinent post for any reader of books, and any new author, regarding pre-ordering/sales of books.
Juliet Madison and Sandra Antonelli discuss older heroines in romance on the Escape Publishing Blog. Is ‘mature’ a four-letter-word?
Juanita Kees chats to Kerrie about her very first hero and what’s on her TBR pile.
March 23 – SATURDAY SEVEN: Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves – ARCHANGEL OF MERCY by Christina Ashcroft
March 25 to April 1 – ALLEGIANCE SWORN Countdown begins with snippets of scenes from the book
March 26 – WORLD-BUILDING: The Characters of the Light Blade world – a run through the characters in the series.
We’ve got a change in pace on ‘Cooking The Books’ this week. No Nigella recipes, no chocolate, not even a whisper from me about gorging on luscious food and drink. Destiny author Madeline Ash is talking about her heroine who has a heartbreaking reason to watch what she eats. It’s a gorgeous book. I hope you can drop by.
This week’s MRWG contribution to the world of blogs is Emmie Dark. She talks bout how long it takes to write a book and the importance of backing yourself by finishing your stories. A lovely blog to coincide with this week’s release of Emmie’s SPELLBOUND published by Destiny romance.
THE VISCOUNT’S PLEASURE HOUSE and EMBRACING SCANDAL will be touring the virtual book world until 29th March. I’d really appreciate it if you would visit some of the stops, support the book bloggers and authors, and leave a comment. There’s a $20 Gift Card up for grabs. Embrace the Pleasure…
An interview with me and a chance to win a copy of HEAVENLY REVENGE is on that amazing new Blog from the U.K. – Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains.
Enrico’s Pick Six
Submit your blog site link to firstname.lastname@example.org to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.
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 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!