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The time has come. This is the Cruisin’ crew’s last blog for 2013. A huge thank you to all our followers for keeping us company every week as we cruise for news and blogs. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. May 2014 bring many more first sales, new releases, fantastic covers and loads of writing opportunities. Stay safe these holidays.

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.comSanta Claus and happy Snow Maiden

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.

Cover Reveals

JAGUAR SECRETS with Evernight Publishing (18+)

Who would have thought saving a stray cat could change her whole life? Yet that is exactly what happens when Cammi saves a black kitten from under a jetty.

is pleased to announce that her non-fiction HISTORY OF CHRISTMASES PAST is now available from Amazon Australia.  It’s part of her collection of historical information about the traditions of Christmas through the centuries, including the religious aspects, decorations, games, food and plays.

New Release

LAST CHANCE PROPOSAL is a Christmas Down under story From the Bliss line at Entangled. It’s a story about first loves, lasting secrets, and an impossible proposition.

Janet’s two fantasy novels have just been released in Ebook by Belgrave House. The previously published EYES OF THE ALCHEMIST was re-released in November. DARK LIGHTNING was released this month and is a new fantasy.


has signed contracts with Simon & Schuster for E-rights to six print sagas previously published by S&S and Soundings have made an offer for audio rights to MOON CUTTERS.


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:

Jane Beckenham and THE HIGHWAYMAN’S BRIDE pull in to All the World’s a Page this weekend. Jane’s love of historical romance is evident and you should hear what she has planned for next year!

Anna Jacobs was a guest on In Their Own Write with some great writing tips and insights.

Annie blogged about the story behind the creation of OUTBACK AFFAIR. Bush Tucker, a real chef and a recipe….and the birth of OUTBACK AFFAIR.

On the hunt for a fantastic last-minute Christmas foodie idea? Then look no further than Friday Feast. Contemporary romance author Emmie Dark will not only warm your heart with her fabulous latest release, CHARMED, she’ll wow you with her clever, easy dessert. Deliciousness all round!

December 16 – Magic Thursday giveaway winner of Shona’s THE OUTCAST PRINCE

December 17 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

December 18 – A BITE OF… SNOOP by Eleni Konstantine

December 19 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Keri Arthur

December 20 – WHAT WE ARE READING compiled by Shona Husk

Visit the Taverna to see what Eleni has on the list for you.

Kate is doing a pre-Christmas blog hop and a giving away a digital copy of THE YEARNING to one lucky person who comments on one of her December blog posts.  The winner will be announced on December 23. (Aus/NZ RESIDENTS ONLY).

Follow Kate’s tour on the following blogs:

Helene Young – Everything I learned about writing I learned from children’s books

Maggie Nash – The one that got away  for those who hold a candle for a past love

Booktopia – Kate’s shameful romantic Achilles heel

Plus coming visits to Sarah Belle at Limelight, Jo-Anne’s Reviews and Tracie McBride.

Jennifer St George finds the one machine that promises to turn her into a kitchen goddess. She’s talking about her new print release, SWEET SEDUCTION and giving away a copy to one commenter.

December 16 – SARA News with Eleni Konstantine

December 18 – READING ADVENTURES with Emmeline Lock

December 20 – SOUTHERN SPEAK with Khloe Wren


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:

  1. Anita Joy
  2. Cats, Books & Life
  3. Historical Hearts
  4. Imogene Nix
  5. Jane Quick
  6. Kiki Fu

Have a wonderful Festive Season!

from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.

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