Cruisin’ with RWA

Welcome to another bumper issue of Cruisin’ with RWA. Follow our members’ good news and blog posts and stay up to date with all the new releases and events in the world of Romance. Sit back and let our chauffeurs, Enrico and Clint, take you Cruisin’…

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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 on their achievements this week. Have you got news or a blog to share? Send us the link to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com.

Keeping up Appearances

If you live in or near Melbourne, Anne Gracie is taking a short course in romance writing, to be held over 4 months — a full day workshop on the first Sunday of each month. The course is being run by Writers Victoria at the Wheeler Centre in the heart of Melbourne on 7th July, 4th August, 8th September, 6 October. Bookings and details here: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/writing-romance/

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Good News

ITALIAN AFFAIR is up for pre-order on Amazon. ALL Pre-order royalties going to Breast cancer research.

LOST IN KAKADU will be launched on August 1 via Harlequin Escape.

Is very excited that THE YEARNING is already attracting 4-5 star ratings.

Lily Malone has a busy week! Today is release day for her new novella, The Goodbye Ride. You can get the book FREE for a very limited time exclusively at Amazon.

DEAD ACTUALLY earned the gong for Best YA for 2012 at the Aurealis Awards in a joint win with Margo Lanagan.

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Contests

Thanks goes to Kylie Griffin for bringing this to our attention – We have some members among the finalists of the Greater Detroit RWA 2013 Booksellers’ Best Award: Michelle Douglas, Melanie Milburne, Alison Stuart & Kylie Griffin.

Fiona Lowe (BOOMERANG BRIDE) – Contemporary section

Nikki Logan (WILD ENCOUNTER) – Series section

Leah Ashton (SECRETS & SPEED DATING) – Series section

Kylie Griffin (VENGEANCE BORN) – Alternate Reality section

Voting now in progress

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Cruisin’ Member BlogsClint

Clint fueled up the limo and went cruisin’ the Blogging Highway for great blogs to keep you entertained. Are you an RWA Member? Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: cruisin@romanceaustralia.com.

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May 25 – New Releases with Eleni Konstantine

May 26 – Event Announcements

May 27 – Conference Spotlight with Eleni Konstantine

May 29 – Author Spotlight and Giveaway: Heather Garside with Sarah Belle

May 30 – Cruisin with RWA and Juanita Kees

On May 22 the Word Wenches (Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Cara Elliot, Susan Fraser King, Pat Rice, Mary Jo Putney, and I) celebrate our 7th anniversary — which is a pretty long time to survive in blog- world. We’re celebrating with a dessert party — historic desserts, of course — and with a lovely giveaway, so next Thursday, it would be lovely if you could drop over and leave a comment. I’ll also be giving a special prize to Australians — just because so many blog competitions exclude us, and allow only americans to enter — so in case I don’t recognize your name, mention australia, or where in Australia you’re from.

Save me from drinking alone! Following in a fine tradition, I’m interviewing myself on All the World’s a Page. Drop by and share a Blue Lagoon or two with me in the warmth of a balmy Hawaiian night.

Meet Jenny Brigalow and discover her wonderful debut novel this Sunday May 26.

On June 2, chat with Helene Young and her latest suspense filled story, HALF MOON BAY.

has some great guests on the blog this week.  Maggie Le Page talks about coping with disasters including the Christchurch earthquakes and is giving away a copy of her debut novel – A HEAT OF THE MOMENT THING.  Robyn Thomas is giving you a chance to build the perfect hero and she’s giving away an Indulgence title in celebration of her latest release –FAMOUSLY ENGAGED

Prepare yourselves for speed! This week on Friday Feast, Australian author Juliet Madison has the perfect meal solution for when you’re on a deadline or just plain flat out with life. Not only is her Deadline Frittata super tasty, it’s super healthy too. A perfect match for Juliet’s super fun new release FAST FORWARD. Vroom!

May 21 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

May 23 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Carlie Simonsen

May 30 – MAGIC THURSDAY – TBA

Come home to the country with Jenn J McLeod: It all started with a box  –  a look at ten weeks as a published author.

An Author Harvest first – Whitney K-E: Re-visited, we re-harvest Whitney on the release of her debut novel.

Jenn’s monthly contribution to Writing Novels in Australia blog is: Appearing At A Writers’ Festival As A Debut Novelist

On Friday, Lily Malone is knocking on Jennie Jones country manor door… I’m amazed Jennie had time to let her in, given THE HOUSE ON BURRA BURRA LANE is only days away from release!

And, another author all set for a June release with Escape Publishing is Cate Ellink and THE VIRGINITY MISSION. Cate was a guest on Lily’s blog last week… and her cover is so hot, it’s smoking.

Spotlight on Writers with Suzanne Brandyn who has recently released her new novel, OUTBACK FEAR. She is also running a fab contest / giveaway on her blog to celebrate.

May 25 – CAT-URDAY: Coffee & Tea

May 28 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Carla Caruso – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

May 20 – Musa Monday – with RWAus member, Eva Scott

Coming soon from SARA – South Australian Romance Authors, a new blog called ‘SARA – Sassy In the South’. Stay tuned for more details.

Looking for something to keep you warm this winter? Try a little Edible Delight with Jan Graham.

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Enrico’s Pick SixEnrico

Submit your blog site link to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.

Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Alissa Callen
  2. Cathryn Hein
  3. Dy Loveday
  4. Eva Scott
  5. Historical Belles and Beaus
  6. Imelda Evans

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Have a great week,

from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs

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