Cruisin’ with RWA

Cruisin’ is back with a bucket load of blogs. Keep all the good news coming to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com.au.

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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.

Good News

The first book in her new historical series, HEIR TO GREYLADIES is out in the UK, including Book Depository, and is almost out on Amazon.com.

Barb’s second book with Entangled Indulgence was released this week and it’s getting some lovely reviews.  DISHING UP DESIRE is the story of homely celebrity chef Kirin Hart, and Blake Matthews the ex-international model charged with making her over. And it’s not only Kirin’s image that’s about to be flipped. Blake might be very easy on the eye, but there’s a whole lot more to him than meets it.

THE MAN PLAN is a finalist in the 2013 Aspen Gold Reader’s Choice Award

Maree is celebrating the release of her latest YA novel LIMINAL, on Smashwords.

MARRYING THE ENEMY (nominated for a 2013 RBY) won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Contemporary Series novel.

Lisa’s debut novel, SOUL TIES, is available on Amazon.

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Keeping up Appearances

  • Celebrate National Bookshop Day

with The New Romantics. Join four exciting new romance authors for a lively panel discussion and afternoon tea hosted by Fotster’s Little Bookshop(South Gippsland). Margareta Osborne (rural romance), Kate Belle (erotic romance), Jennifer Scoullar (environmental romance), and Kathryn Ledson (romantic suspense) will take you on a light hearted and enjoyable exploration of all things romance.

When: Saturday 10 August

Time: 2.30 – 4pm

Where: Community Health Centre, Station Road, Foster

Cost: $20 includes romantic afternoon tea

Bookings essential – ph: 03 5682 2089 or email: flb@virtual.net.au

  • The Yearning Book Talk with Kate BelleThe Yearning

When: Thursday 29th August

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Where: Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham

Cost: Free

Bookings through Eltham Library, 03 9439 9266 or via their website.

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Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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.

  • RWA Blog

July 27 – New Releases

July 28 – Event Announcements

July 29 – Clayton’s post

July 30 – Conference Spotlight

July 31 – Author Spotlight on Gracie McGregor

August 1 – Cruisin’ with RWA

July 14 – We’re going all starry as S E Gilchrist takes a star turn talking about her LEGEND BEYOND THE STARS.

After this week’s post Susanne will be taking a break for a month. If you have a new release and would like to take a turn in the spotlight, please email me at susannebellamy@gmail.com

July 12 – A comfy chair, a strong cuppa, a few deliciously sticky and moreish Peanut Butter Balls to pop in your mouth, and a copy of Whitney K-E’s charming debut release WHAT HAPPENS IN IRELAND. Yes, Friday Feast has your winter blues solved. So pop on over and discover more about this new Aussie author who’s bringing the Emerald Isle to the Sunburnt Country.

July 19 – Superfoods and super authors, yes Friday Feast has it all. This week, paranormal and fantasy romance author Shona Husk is treating us to muffins, but not just any muffins. These are muffins containing chocolate, orange and that font of great health, quinoa. Imagine, with all that delicious goodness you’ll be as strong and sexy as one of Shona’s heroes!

July 26 – Love a bit of armchair travelling? Then come join Australian author Fiona McArthur on Friday Feast as she shares all the food and fun of her recent holiday on the Spirit of the Outback, one of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys. Champagne in the lounge car in the afternoon sun, barramundi with citrus butter, stunning views and more. In other words, deliciously romantic. Just like Fiona’s new Medical Romance TWO TINY HEARTS!

What’s on the Darkside this week? Click on the link for more…

Last Sunday, I hosted the lovely and inspiring Ermisenda Alveraz on my blog. Ermisenda is twenty, has self published two books, designs book covers, speaks two languages fluently and is learning more, and is a full time psychology student.

July 14 – Feel like TAKING A CHANCE? Author Harvest has ‘baled up’ WA author Deborah Burrows who is giving away her latest release (she writes wonderful stories set in wartime Australia – Perth).

July 23 – Author Harvest is giveaway central right now. Last week Deborah Burrows TAKING A CHANCE. This week Dianne Blacklock (self-confessed author with big head *wink*) has her not yet released THE BEST MAN to give a lucky reader. And Fran Cusworth will be ‘baled up’ next week. Winter Harvest is blooming wonderful!

July 27 – SATURDAY SEVEN – Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves.

July 30 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Juliet Madison – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

Harlequin Romance author Jennifer Faye has the perfect recipe this week – Enchiladas! There’s an excerpt from her release RANCHER TO THE RESCUE as well as a giveaway to one commenter.So come on over and see what Jennifer is cooking up!

BANISH, Nicola’s debut with Harlequin Teen Australia, has a blog tour that kicks off this week.

July 21 – Elisabeth Rose is a guest on Spotlight on Writers.

July 29 – Spotlight on Writers with Noelene Jenkinson

July 23 – Emmie Dark talks about Fake it to Make it – Getting to The End on Tuesday 23 July. Emmie’s latest SuperRomance release JUST FOR TODAY came out in June and is available now online.

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Enrico’s Pick Six

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:

Enrico's Holiday Limo

Enrico’s Holiday Limo

  1. Authorness – Vanessa Barneveld
  2. Jenn J McLeod
  3. Maggi Andersen
  4. Nicola Marsh
  5. Pamela Cook
  6. Rachael Johns

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Have a great week from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.

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