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

TRUST ME? THE TRUST ME? Debut trilogy available on Amazon and Smashwords.

STARSTRUCK IN SEATTLE is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

PLAYING BY THE RULES, a sweet contemporary romance, is now available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes

Secret Cravings Publishing are combining the first 3 novellas of the series, THE PROTECTORS and releasing it as a print anthology. Book 4, THE HOSTAGE is also coming out in print this month.

FLIRTING WITH DANGER is now available in eBook from Entangled Bliss. A fun, sweet romance. When a flirtation develops between firefighters, Aaron and Jasmine, it’s not just their jobs that they’re risking. It’s their hearts.

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Eligibility: all unpublished RWA members.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:

Feeling the need for some glamour? Never fear, Annie West’s Friday Feast has it all! There’s a look at her fabulous new romance AN ENTICING DEBT TO PAY, photos of eye-poppingly gorgeous French patisserie, and a drool-worthy recipe for French Fruit Flan. And if that wasn’t enough, share your favourite patisserie treat and you’ll go into the draw to win a copy of AN ENTICING DEBT TO PAY. Ooh la la!

September 5 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Cheryse Durrant

September 10 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

September 12 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Maggie Mundy

September 13 – REAL LIKFE PARANORMAL with Mel Teshco

September 14 – DARKLIGHT ON…Cheryse Durrant

September 17 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

September 6 – Up Close with Lilliana Rose

September 10 – SARA News with Emmeline Lock

September 11 – Reading Adventures with Eleni Konstantine

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 14 – CAT-URDAY: Lazy is my middle name – Those LOL Cats are back!

September 17 – CONFERENCE: RWAmerica – RITA & Golden Heart finalists, book signings & summer storms – see what was going on in Atlanta this year.

September 21– SATURDAY SEVEN (Masters of Shadowlands series) – Seven paragraphs from a favourite book from my shelves.

September 12 – This Week’s Book Choice: Kelly Martin BIG IS BEAUTIFUL

September 14 – Review: Lee Child THE HARD WAY (Reacher #10)

September 15 – Snippet Sunday

September 16 – New Beginnings

September 17 – Tuesday Tales – This week’s prompt is: GLASS

September 15 – Spotlight on Writers – Cathleen Ross

September 11- 16 – Cathleen 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.

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. Jenna Anastasi
  2. Mary Hawkins
  3. Nicole Murphy
  4. Paula Roe
  5. Rhyll Biest
  6. Sami Lee


Have a great week from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.

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