Cruisin’ with RWA

It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? Lots of exciting news doing the rounds and some really awesome blogs too. But before we get started, today is ANZAC DayAnzac day banner 2Please spare a thought and a prayer for our real life heroes and heroines as we remember them on this special day.


Cruisin’ the News

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Good News

Tima is embarking on an exciting and interesting new journey with her debut novel, BLOODGIFTED, coming out next month on Amazon and other online retailers.

Jennie is overjoyed with the beautiful new cover for her debut release THE HOUSE ON BURRA BURRA LANE coming soon from Escape Publishing.

IN BED WITH THE ENEMY from Belgrave House

Darcie Channing arrives back in Australia to find that her  beach house has gone missing. She knows who the culprit is, the businessmanINWTE Leon Price.  When she goes after him, her trusty dog, Wee Georgie, at her side, the result is mayhem.

Is excited to be celebrating two releases in May.
COLLISION WITH DESTINY (Red Rose Publishing – Release date May8)
When Emma knocks a wolf unconscious with her car, she naturally takes it home with her to make sure it’s alright. By the time she gets home, the wolf is awake and as soon as she brings it inside, it transforms into a hot man, Kevin. He spends the night convincing her she is his mate.  The morning after Emma is horrified that Kevin claimed her without her permission… can Kevin convince her he’s the werewolf of her dreams?

Edible Delights Anthology Volume 1: SEALED WITH A HONEYED KISS, Book 1 of the Dragons of Feury (Secret Cravings Publishing – Release date May 17)Cover 400x600
Eilagh and her four best friends are escaping away from their jobs and lives for a few days to go camping. Fate intervenes and while they are hiking they get whipped away through a portal to The Land of Feury. The Land of Feury has a problem. A virus killed off all their females years ago and Dimitri, their leader, has no idea how to solve the issue. Will these five females prove to be the saviours their race has been praying for?

HEARTLAND is here! A powerful, passionate and moving rural love story from the author of PROMISES and HEART OF THE VALLEY, released April 24.


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Clint fueled up the limo and went cruisin’ the Blogging Highway for great blogs to keep you entertained this ANZAC Day. Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

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April 28 – Event Announcements  – Juanita Kees

April 29 – New Releases – Eleni Konstantine

April 30 – Conference Spotlight – Eleni Konstantine

May 1 – Lynne Wilding Award: Call for Nominations – Imelda Evans

May 2 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees

April 28 – Elise Ackers joins me

May 5 – Lilliana Anderson is my guest

We’re cellar-dwelling this week on Friday Feast, but in the nicest possible way! I’m talking about a research trip I did for my new rural romance, HEARTLAND, which just so happened to include a winery tour. And what’s a girl to do when inspired in such a way? Cook, of course! A beautiful wine, paprika and grilled red pepper casserole, perfect for those upcoming winter nights. Plus reveal your favourite wine-y story and you could win a signed copy of HEARTLAND. Bottoms up!

On Cooking the Books this week, Louise Reynolds welcomes Romantic Suspense author, Natalie Charles. Natalie won the Harlequin New Voices competition in 2011 and her debut novel is out now. She’s giving away a copy to one commenter.

April 25 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with C.T. Green
April 27 –
ENCHANTED ORB – with Nicole Murphy
April 30 –
GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin
May 2 –
MAGIC THURSDAY – with Nicole Murphy

Looking After Yourself
Musa Monday – Wench, Holley Trent
Writing Buddy Wednesday – Rural romance author, Jenn J McLeod

Jenn J McLeod – tells how she lost her erotic fiction virginity and she ‘bales up’ the lovely Elise Ackers on Author Harvest. 

Knocking on the Manor Door this week was Jenn J McLeod, sipping tea at the HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS.

April 21 – the Spotlight will be on historical romance writer, Suzi Love.

April 27 – On Spotlight on Writers I will be hosting, Beverley Eikli.

May 4 –  I will be hosting, Fiona Greene on Spotlight on Writers.

Win a copy of THE YEARNING during Aussie Author Month – to celebrate the incredible talent and diversity of Aussie authors, and in support of the important work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Aussie Author Month has been established. There are lots of ways to participate – giveaways, blogs, donations etc. Drop by The Ecstasy Files and answer a simple question to go into the running. Or Google Aussie Author Month and join in.

April 27 – SATURDAY SEVEN: Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves – SKIN by Kylie Scott

April 30 – CRAFT: Shifting Goals – guest blogger Paula Roe shares some crafting skills…

April 21 – In the Armchair with Elise Ackers

My guest today is the lovely Elise Ackers, who could very well pass as a heroine straight from the pages of a romance novel.

April 22 – In the Armchair with Natalie Charles

Chocolate, Peanut butter and romantic suspense…sounds like the perfect combination to me!

April 24 – In the Armchair with Jacqui Jacoby

Meet a frustrated French student trapped in the body of a working romance writer – I’m sensing a little mystery…

April 27 – In the Armchair with Whitney K-E

RWA’s youngest member is flying high with the release of her debut novel WHAT HAPPENS IN IRELAND just a few short breaths away.

UNDER COVER OF DARK’S Lily Bennetti under Interrogation – What does a writer do when a character is being a little evasive?

April 29 – Love Cats Down Under: Sisters and Books


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:

  1. Monique McDonnell
  2. Sarah Belle
  3. The Journeyman Writer
  4. Wendy Leslie
  5. Eleni’s Tavern
  6. Sue Moorcroft


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 thelogo_yellow_bg

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!

Regards Juanita

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  1. Thanks once again for all the hard work done to put together such a fantastic list of acheivements by our RWAustralia authors.

  2. Hear hear!

  3. Aww, thanks Ladies 🙂


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