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’…


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

Good News

TAKING A CHANCE was released on May 1

This historical romance/crime is set in Perth during the Second World War. Nell Fitzgerald is an Australian fashion columnist and Johnny Horvath is a captain with the American Press Corps with a shady romantic past. He ropes in Nell to help him prove the innocence of his ex-lover who has been convicted of the murder of a caddish artist and together they find excitement and romance whilst uncovering the seedier side of the ‘American Invasion’ of Perth.

HER GUARDIAN ANGEL – Book 1 of Fire and Snow – June Release

The last thing Snow-Leopard Shifter Dominic expects to find at an accident scene is his mate, the beautiful Adele, but after four years of dreaming of her, there she is, right in front of him. However, winning the heart of his lonely, grieving mate is no simple task. Just as their relationship begins to heat up a gravely injured child, Kelly, stumbles into their lives after escaping and fleeing her abuser. Will Dominic and Adele’s bond grow stronger as they nurture and protect Kelly? Will their relationship be able to survive all that fate plans on throwing their way?

BLOODLUST DENIED releases on June 7 from Ellora’s Cave

Tired of the thin-blooded aristocrats in 1815 London, Alexius yearns for better sport. He is drawn to a dark-haired seductress who shows no fear and refuses to obey his commands. Entranced by such novelty, he denies his bloodlust and decides to keep her to warm his bed. Immortal vampire hunter Morana has never mistaken her prey before, but the dark stranger mesmerizes her, enticing her to forget everything but the dangerous pleasure she finds in his arms. Neither one can deny the pull of the other, but there is something beyond the lust—a recognition neither can put a name to. The past and present collide and unless they discover the truth behind the lies, Death will triumph once more.

Has two new books coming out in July:

THE TRADER’S GIFT from Hodder & Stoughton UK and Australia in hardback and trade paperback (the latter Australia/NZ only)

HEIR TO GREYLADIES from Allison & Busby in hardback


RWA Competition Results

The First Kiss results are in! Congratulations to:

  1. Ella Audrey
  2. Jess Langhorne
  3. Delwyn Jenkins

Thanks to Kate Cuthbert, Editor from Escape Publishing, for judging, to our own Deb Cox, for managing the contest, Lis Hoorweg and Margaret Midwood, our contest and judge co-ordinators respectively, our judges, and all the volunteers who make the activities of RWA possible.


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:

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June 8 – A Day in the Writing Life of…

June 9 – Event Announcements

June 10 – Conference Spotlight on Ken Milling

June 11 – Author Spotlight on Mandy Magro

June 13 – Cruisin’ with RWA

Helene Young took to the Page last week to discuss her latest release HALF MOON BAY – a stellar performance

What fun this week on Friday Feast! Award-winning romantic suspense author and now self-proclaimed “grotty yachtie” Helene Young is celebrating the release of her new novel HALF MOON BAY with a fabulously fishy tale. There’s deep sea drama, death, heroics, a dash of sauciness and much, much more. Just like one of Helene’s brilliant books! So steady those sea-legs and come join us on another Friday Feast adventure.

June 6 – CALL STORIES – Imogene Nix talks to Adina West

June 7 – REAL LIFE PARANORMAL by Mel Teshco

June 8 – DARKLIGHT ON – Cheryse Durrant talks to Rebekah Turner

June 11 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

June 13 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Christina Phillips

Jenn ‘baled up’ Jennie Jones on Author Harvest this week. Stop by for a fun post.House On Burra_Cover 448x336 pixels for Web

 Int’l Author Call Out! J. E. Christer from Lincolnshire, UK (originally from Barton-upon-Humber)

Sandra Donadel loves reading Rural Romance books and I’ve written one.  THE HOUSE ON BURRA BURRA LANE – released June 1 What’s not to talk about? Avid reader, lover of sensational stories – what sort of book makes Sandra sizzle?  The smouldering type, the smoochy type or the suspenseful type? Let’s  find out.

June 9 – Cate Ellink will be my guest this Sunday,  June on Spotlight on Writers. Come on over & help celebrate Cate’s latest release.

kicks off her blog tour for BLOODLUST DENIED at the following stops:

June 7 – I’m over at the Australian Romance Readers Association blog, with a giveaway of a copy of BLOODLUST DENIED (this contest is open to members of ARRA only)

June 9 – Unusual Historicals chatting about my Roman/Druid romance, BETRAYED, and how historical fact forms the backdrop for betrayed_xanaduTacitus and Nimue’s story. There’s also a giveaway on offer!

June 10 – It’s my turn over at The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads. Just answer a question on BLOODLUST DENIED ( the answer can be found by reading the excerpt *on my website) and you’ll be in the draw to win a copy of the book! *Excerpt is for over 18s only*

June 10 – Partying at the fabulous Historical Hearts, my group blog where you can find wonderful historical romances from fellow Down Under authors. Today I’m chatting about Regency vampires and Pride and Prejudice! Come join in the fun and be in the running to win a copy of BLOODLUST DENIED

June 12 – In the hot seat with Sizzling Hot Books where you can discover all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff about me!

June 1 – SATURDAY SEVEN (Master of the Mountain – Cherise Sinclair) – Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves.

June 4 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Lena Dowling – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

June 8 – CAT-URDAY: Cats with Attitude, Again!

June 11 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Wendy Vella – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

Kadee McDonald is attempting to interview one of my more stroppy characters, Celie from my NZ-set suspense, LETHAL REFUGE.

First up today I have American author of sweet contemporary romance, Jenna Rutland, who’s sharing an extract from her new release, JUST FOR SUMMER.

And later in the week I have something very special. The heroines from Alissa Callen’s BENEATH OUTBACK SKIES and Allison Butler’s THE BORDER LAIRD’S BRIDE will be writing to each other across time and genres. Both are offering giveaways of their books so be sure to stop by!

We are live!

June 1 – Time to get Sassy In the South – Emmeline Lock

June 4 – SARA News with Emmeline Lock

June 10 – Nicole Flockton celebrates the release of RESCUING DAWN


Enrico’s Pick SixEnrico

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


Have a great week,

from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs

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