Cruisin’ with RWA

Christmas is creeping up fast. Have you started your shopping yet? I’ve given my list to the blog chauffeurs, Enrico and Clint, so I’m hoping they’ll load my favourite authors into the limo for me. In case they don’t have time to round them all up, they’ve delivered good news and blogs to keep us amused instead 🙂

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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

A few of our members celebrated the start of the Festive season with their new releases from Escape Publishing.

Rebecca has signed a four book deal with Carina UK, including a follow up to CHRISTMAS AT THE GINGERBREAD CAFE.

REUNION – THE ASSASSIN (second novella) has been signed with Beachwalk Press. Release date to be announced.

Reunion – The homeworld of the Ito Family.

Kumi Ito is a woman with a problem. Since assuming the role of head of the Commerce Department, discrepancies have been found. The kind that could cause anarchy if the truth got out. Carmichael Snow is the Commander of the Emancipation, but when he comes across intelligence that someone has a hit on Kumi, he has to act. Now things go from difficult to steamy as they fight their growing attraction. But will the actions of one snatch away their happiness before they can accept what is growing between them?

THE KISSING SEASON, Rachael’s first novella, is now available in eBook.

Annie is delighted to announce the approval of her tenth book with Entangled Publishing. SEDUCTIVE SECRETS, the prequel to DANGEROUS DESIRE will be released in March 2015.

Susanne’s novella, ONE NIGHT IN SORRENTO, set on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, is live on Amazon.

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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.

December 8 – Kauai or Caloundra? SEA CHANGE on the Coastal Romance Xmas Blog Hop. Join in the fun and be in the running for $100 voucher and lots of gifts and giveaways.

Anna gave talks in country towns and was delighted when one of them featured her on their blog.

We have a Coastal Romance Christmas Blog Hop going and would like to promote it 26 bloggers blogging until Christmas Eve.

Seeking the perfect Christmas dessert, something you can pre-prepare and is perfect for our hot Aussie summer? Then look no further than Friday Feast! Award-winning Regency romance author Christina Brooke has your Christmas woes solved with her delicious and decadent recipe. Plus reveal your favourite hot weather dessert and you’ll go into the draw to win an advance copy of her upcoming release, THE GREATEST LOVER EVER. From Greatest Lover to greatest Christmas, you can trust Friday Feast to have it sorted!

November 28 – MAGIC THURSDAY – J.M. Bray being Thankful

December 3 – GOOD NEWS DAY with Kylie Griffin

December 4 – A BITE OF…Her Demon Prince by Cathleen Ross

December 5 – MAGIC THURSDAY – SNOOP with Eleni Konstantine

December 6 – REAL LIFE PARANORMAL with Mel Teshco

Musa Monday, Writerly Wednesday

December 5 – May I introduce: Amy Mullen and REDEFINING RAYNE

November 27 – Jenn J McLeod’s Bar Yearns this week features Escape Artist, Nora James and her release, DARK OIL.

Juliet is planning an online new year’s celebration to coincide with the release of her novel THE JANUARY WISH, to help spread good wishes to as many people as possible. It’s called The Wishing Festival and is a facebook event on the weekend of the 4th & 5th January 2014.

To celebrate 50 reviews on Amazon for her romantic comedy time travel, FAST FORWARD, Juliet shared the first scene of the sequel, DIORA’S DAY OFF.

Kylie talked new beginnings and Christmas reading recommendations on her blog this week.

Join Lily Malone, Rachael Johns and Juliet Madison as they talk novels and novellas at Lily’s blog. The post comes with a warning: make your cup of tea or have your glass of wine at the ready. In a world where a Twitter post is 140 characters – this post is LOOOONG. But we hope there’s good info there if you’ve thought about mixing the word-length of your work.

November 27 – WHAT A CHARACTER with Leesa Bow

December 2 – SARA News with Eleni Konstantine

December 6 – UP CLOSE with medical romance writer Susanne Hampton

SE Gilchrist is celebrating her one year anniversary of being a published writer. Come along & join in, by entering her giveaway / contest for three awesome prizes on her site. Entries close 23rd December 2013.

Finally back to flash fiction, which I really enjoy writing. This latest is thanks to Fiona Lowe and her Nailing an Idea for a Novel advice in RWA’s latest craft magazine.

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Enrico’s Pick SixEnrico

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. Alison Stuart
  2. Bronwyn Parry
  3. Cassandra Dean
  4. Down Under Desirabelles
  5. Elise Ackers
  6. Helene Young

Have a great week from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.

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