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Cruisin’ the News
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has four of her modern novels for sale as ebooks on Amazon.
MOVING ON – Downtrodden for years, sidelined at her daughter’s wedding in favour of her ex-husband’s new wife, and burdened by a son who lives with
her and isn’t paying his share of expenses, Molly Peel has reached her sticking point: she’s moving on.
IN FOCUS – When a new feature on Pete Newbury’s popular TV programme shows his adult image digitally transformed to that of a young child, Beth is
shocked to realize that he’s her ‘baby’ brother, who vanished without trace thirty-eight years ago.
LICENCE TO DREAM – would winning Lotto make all your dreams come true? What about love?
SHORT AND SWEET – 14 romantic short stories, mostly modern, a couple historical, all previously published in women’s magazines.
is thrilled to announce her third contract with Escape Publishing. This time for another short story, AWAKENING THE WARRIORS, which is set in the same world as LEGEND BEYOND THE STARS. Awakening the Warriors is scheduled for release on 1st May 2013. If you’d like to take a look at the cover, here’s the link.
Fran must have been crazy to leave her ordinary, safe life and volunteer as a colonist to terra-form a new earth. Now she is trapped in a prison cell on an alien planet a zillion miles from home and bound for a hideous death in notorious research chambers. She has one chance of escape: awaken the long dormant sexual urges of the Darkon Warriors shackled in the next cell. It’s a desperate job, but someone has to do it.
MATILDA’S FREEDOM, an Australian historical set in the Hunter Valley during the nineteenth century, will be released on July 1st from Escape Publishing.
Jennifer’s modern gothic SECRET REFLECTION is now up for pre-order on Amazon and live from April 1.
First love. Forbidden love. THE YEARNING will be released as eBook on 1 April 2013, print book on 1 May 2013.
Congratulations to all our members who made the finals of the RITA and Golden Heart Awards
Contemporary Single Title Romance Finalists
Zoe’s Muster by Barbara Hannay
Penguin Group Australia, Michael Joseph Books
Belinda Byrne, editor
Historical Romance Finalists
Bride by Mistake by Anne Gracie
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation
Wendy McCurdy, editor
Romantic Suspense Finalists
Dead Heat by Bronwyn Parry
Bernadette Foley, editor
Short Contemporary Series Romance Finalists
A Marriage Worth Fighting For by Lilian Darcy
Harlequin, Special Edition
Bryony Green, editor
Historical Romance Finalists
The Last Light of Dusk by Joanne Lockyer
Romantic Suspense Finalists
The Predator by Chris Taylor
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
- RWA Blog
March 29 – A Day in the Writing Life of Bec McMaster
March 30 – New Releases
March 31 – Event Announcements
April 2 – Conference Spotlight on Annie West
April 4 – Cruisin’ with RWA
Dreams and the Bodhi Tree in India fed into Jacquie Underdown’s novels. Visit with her this Sunday 31st. And next week, Kate Bell will be treading the boards. Make sure you drop by and say hi!
Much ado on Friday Feast this week. Best-selling historical romance author and she of the many ARR Awards, Anna Campbell, is donning her romance queen crown and swanning along for a visit, and bringing a ghost with her! Well, nearly. Anna ‘s latest release is THESE HAUNTED HEARTS: A REGENCY GHOST ROMANCE and you could win your very own ebook copy. Simply join Anna in sharing your favourite wedding cake and you’ll go into the draw. Shivering excitement!
All your favourites over at DSDU this week
Visit Eleni Konstantine in the Taverna
On my blog this week just gone, I have been sharing my love for Les Mis (the movie, weigh in if you hated it! There’s a great flash mob, too). I also have another young reader review from my in-house young reader and I share some of the challenges writers face in staying in print and how you can help them, if you like them. The last one was popular – feel free to share if you think it would be helpful to you or your friends.
Easter 2006, this Author Harvest guest sold her debut novel – CLAIMING THE COURTESAN. So it’s fitting that Easter 2013, she’s a guest on Jenn’s Author Harvest and what a hoot! Plus, you can win a copy of Anna’s latest eBook THESE HAUNTED HEARTS.
Author Kamy Chetty talks about her past, present, & future on my blog today and is giving away an ebook copy of her steamy, emotional romance FALLING INTO PARADISE. Just click on the link and leave a comment and you’ll be in the draw.
March 26 – WORLD-BUILDING: The Lady’s Gifts – a look at the special talents wielded by the characters in ALLEGIANCE SWORN
March 30 – ALLEGIANCE SWORN Blog Tour – list of dates of where & when
April 1 – ALLEGIANCE SWORN Countdown begins with snippets of scenes from the book
April 2 – ALLEGIANCE SWORN: Release Day – let the celebrations begin
S E Gilchrist is Cooking the Books this Wednesday.
I’m heading into the final week of my two book world tour. (Just like the Queen on a royal tour!) I’d love it if you’d drop in somewhere and leave a comment. There’s a $20 Gift Card up for grabs.
March 25 – Total Book Nerd
March 26 – Romance Bookworm
March 27 – Tattooed Book Reviews
March 28 – Lacey Wolfe
March 29 – Reading Renee
Enrico’s Pick Six
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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 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!