Cruisin’ with RWA

We love celebrating success. Our members are encouraged to send in their New Release news for publishing in Hearts Talk and the New Releases blog. Don’t miss the deadline! Send in your new releases by the 8th of every month to:

Of course, the Cruisin’ Crew don’t want to miss out on the celebrations, so drop Clint and Enrico an email with your blogs, new contract, first sale, new cover or release news at Don’t forget to come back on Sunday for a list of exciting writing-related events delivered by our members.


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

SWIFT RUNS THE HEART, an historical, set in the NZ gold rush period was released on September 1 by Escape Publishing.

Juliet’s second book I DREAM OF JOHNNY, a romantic comedy novella with a magical twist, is out this month from Escape Publishing,

Getting three wishes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when an unfortunate spelling error in Mandy’s high-tech magic lamp changes her wish for a Greek God into a Geek God.

Anna has two novels available on Amazon.

SEASONS OF LOVE, an Historical romance set in the 1830s and 40s. Helen marries foolishly and suffers the consequences.

MOVING ON , a modern coming of age story. Molly is a doormat and her family uses her accordingly, her two grown children and even her divorced husband still taking advantage of her. Then they go too far…

TAINTED, the fourth book set in the mystical Roman/Druid world, is out now.

Celtic warrior Gawain despises the lust he feels for the beautiful Roman patrician, Antonia. She is everything he’s never wanted in a woman, yet she ignites his passion like no other.

RWA Contests

  • Ripping Start

If you haven’t already entered, there is only one day left! Get your entry in today.

Opens: 23 August 2013, 7pm Sydney time.

Closes: Emailed by midnight Sydney time 6 September 2013.

The contest will be capped at the first 90 entries, after which no more entries can be accepted. So it may close early. Payment alone will not reserve you a place in the contest – you must submit your entry.

Entry Fee: $22.00 per entry (entrants within Australia only. GST incl.). $20.00 per entry for entrants outside Australia

Up to two entries per member are permitted. Email entries only.

Eligibility: all unpublished RWA members.

Page counts: The first 1,500 words (max) of your manuscript, in standard formatting (see link for formatting example) plus mini synopsis.
The mini synopsis is a 300 word (max) overview of your entire story. This is not a teaser or back cover blurb. It should tell judges what your story is about, complete with the resolution.

Prizes: 1st – $250; 2nd – $150; 3rd – $100

Entry form/conditions

Sample scoresheet

Formatting example

Queries: Contest Manger, Sandra Harris –


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:

  • RWA Blog

September 7 – Hearts Talk WrapClint

September 8 – Event Announcements

September 12 – Cruisin’ with RWA

Spring has bounced brightly in at Friday Feast and best-selling historical romance author Anna Campbell has the perfect way to celebrate. Join Anna as she shares her latest release, A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS, and a most excellent chicken and wine recipe that lets you read, cook and relax at the same time. Plus reveal your ideal picnic menu, location or companion, and you’ll go into the draw to win a print copy of A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS. Spring bliss!

August 27 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

August 28 – A BITE OF… Nicola E. Sheridan

August 29 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Lilliana Rose ¬ with giveaway

August 31 – DARKLIGHT ON…Cheryse Durrant

September 3 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

September 5 – MAGIC THURSDAY ¬ with Cheryse Durrant ¬ with giveaway

September 6 – REAL LIFE PARANORMAL compiled by Mel Tescho

August 28 – What a Character! With Lillana Rose’s Ashley

September 6 – Up Close! With Lillana Rose

LoveCatsDownUnder is a blog run by a group of Aus and NZ category romance authors and we’re having a big party on Monday 2 September to launch our new look website and welcome the lovely Bronwyn Jameson to our group. There will be some stunning prizes given away.

Jenn J McLeod’s new Bar Yarns & Beer Nuts blog series – come home to Calingarry Crossing pub for a yarn with Kim Kelly – author of THIS RED EARTH. There is a book giveaway!

September 3 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: C.T.Green – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

September 7 – SATURDAY SEVEN (Renegade) – Seven paragraphs from a favourite book from my shelves.

September 10 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Nicole Flockton – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

With giveaways!

September 3 – Brianna’s Bookshelf
September 3 – deal sharing aunt
September 4 – Coffee Beans & Love Scenes
September 5 – Danita Minnis
September 6 – It’s All About the Romance

September 8 – Spotlight on Writers – Kerrie Paterson

September 11- 16 – Catherine is participating in the Sultry Summer Reads blog hop where writers will be giving way lots of free books and swags. Readers can go to the Safari Heat site to checkout the prizes which include a kindle fire loaded with great ebooks.

The fabulous Adrienne DeWolfe is back with the release if book 3 in her Velvet Lies series, SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL. To celebrate the release, Adrienne has launched a fantastic raffle opportunity for romance readers world-wide. The raffle goes live on September 4 and runs through October 10, 2013.

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:Enrico

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


Have a great week from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.

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