Cruisin’ with RWA

Congratulations to all our members on their achievements this week. Another great line-up and loads of new reads to add to your Christmas wishlist.

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Cruisin’ the News

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:

newreleases@romanceaustralia.com

htgoodnews@romanceaustralia.com

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 cruisin@romanceaustralia.com. Don’t forget to come back on Sunday for a list of exciting writing-related events delivered by our members.

Good News

RWAus & RWNZ have a few RTA nominees:

Louisa George – Harlequin Kiss
Amy Andrews – Harlequin Kiss
Kelly Hunter x 2 – Harlequin Kiss
Bec McMaster – Paranormal/Urban Fantasy (Steampunk)
Anna Campbell – Sensual Historical Romance
Christina Brooke – Historical KISS Hero
Joan Kilby – Harlequin SuperRomance
Nalini Singh – Paranormal Romance

K E Osborn’s LOVE ME? TRUST ME? Trilogy was released November 18.

Soundings has made an offer for audio rights to Janet’s latest print release, MOON CUTTERS.

COLD FEAR is Suzanne’s sixth novel, a suspense with a touch of Romance.

There’s nothing more remote than the Australian Outback, a great place to set a novel and a great place for COLD FEAR to leech up your spine.

MY BROTHER BUT ONE is on a giveaway at Goodreads. There are ten copies up for grabs until December 6, 2013.

Margaret is happy to announce the launch of her latest book, A NEW ENGLAND ROMANCE. The romance is interwoven with issues of step-parenting, adoption and paternity.

Anna has re-published twelve of her older books via CreateSpace. They’re in trade paperback format and include historical and modern stories.

Christina’s 9th century romance, HER SAVAGE SCOT, book 1 of The Highland Warrior Chronicles, was released November 20 from Ellora’s Cave.

  • Romance in the News

A few members of RWA have been interviewed for an article in the Newcastle Morning Herald magazine, the Weekender. Look out for it this Saturday.

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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.

November 19 – Iris Blobel

November 26 – Kim Cleary

November 17 – Imogene Nix is talking about Your Perfect Match: the importance of networking and fabulous CPs. Drop in and share your perfect match!

November 18 – Noelle Clark and ROSAMANTI. Call in for a Limoncello and plate of antipasti as Capri takes a star turn.

Friday Feast is getting a little adult… This week, best-selling Australian romance author Sarah Mayberry shares a treat full of all those naughty things that only adults should spoil themselves with. Think coffee, cognac and cocoa and you’ll get the idea. Top with one of Sarah’s latest release, HER FAVOURITE RIVAL, and you’re in for a very indulgent time. Go on. You deserve it!

To celebrate the release of HER SAVAGE SCOT, Christina is holding a Cover Reveal Blog Tour Giveaway! Christina’s good friend, Allison Butler, who writes wonderful Scottish medieval romance for Penguin Australia, has generously offered up a copy of her debut novel, THE BORDER LAIRD’S BRIDE as part of the giveaway. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form on Christina’s website.

Regular columns

A Bite of…

Call Stories

Darklight On…

Enchanted Orb

Good News Day

Magic Thursday

Real Life Paranormal

What We Are Reading

Musa Monday

Writerly Wednesday

November 11 – I had Kimberly Rae as a guest on Four Foxes One Hound talking about living with the chronic illness Addison’s Disease and why she added it into her latest story.

November 14 – I’ve the wonderful Sarah Belle on my blog talking about her latest release HINDSIGHT and the secret of finding time to write with four boys under ten!

November 21 – May I introduce: Jo Grafford – The American author tells us about settling into her new home in Germany as well as her new release BREAKING TIES.

November 23 – Christmas Gifts Just for Fun – some wacky gift ideas.

November 26 – Last Days for Christmas Giveaways – The Light Blade series & swag giveaways has on y a few days to run. Don’t miss out!

November 30 – Christmas Recommendations – some books for those looking for gifts at Christmas.

The lovely Nicole Hurley-Moore is my guest with a nostalgic recipe and an excerpt from her latest release DANCING ON AIR.

Narelle has a new blog called Adventurous Hearts to showcase the romance-erotica genre.

November 22 – Cover reveal for new YA author Stacey Nash.

Stacey has recently been awarded a 4 book contract with Entranced Publishing for a YA Sci Fi series. The first book is due out February 2014 and is called FORGET-ME-NOT. The cover reveal will be on S E’s site after 5pm on Friday.

November 18 – In the Armchair with Imogene Nix in A BAR IN PARIS

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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:

  1. Cate Ellink
  2. Mary Brock Jones
  3. Noelle Clark
  4. Belinda Williams
  5. Seanna Smythe
  6. Barbara DeLeoBarb

Have a great week from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.

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