Enrico and Clint are back again this week for another tour of the bloggersphere. Hop in, seatbelts on and let’s go Cruisin’.
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: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Don’t forget to come back on Sunday for a list of exciting writing-related events delivered by our members.
Get your entries in! Competition Fever is here. RWA’s competitions are a great sounding board for your writing. We love romance and what better way is there to get your hard work out there to be read and critiqued by romance lovers. Both the Ruby and the Ella are now open for entries and close on February 7. So don’t delay! Our Little Gems competition for short stories opens tomorrow January 10 and closes on January 31. For further details and entry forms, click on the links to be taken to the RWA website.
Covers, covers, everywhere…
Entries for the RWA Book Cover Contest (2013) opened on January 11 and closes February 6, 2014.
For those wanting to enter:
- Books must have been released between January 1 and December 31, 2013.
- You must be a RWA member.
- The contest is fully electronic. Entrants will be required to send a good quality image of the cover, which is to be no smaller than 350 pixels in height.
- State if your cover is a novel, novella, short story or anthology.
- State your sub-genre.
- Self-published titles are not eligible to enter.
Please forward your entry to: RWACoversContest@gmail.com
Voting begins on the blog on 7th February and ends 12th February and is for RWA members only.
Australian Love Stories Anthology
Inkerman and Blunt, who published an anthology of Australian love poetry last year, this year want to do one of Australian love stories and would love to have our members represented. There are details on the blog, if you are interested: https://romanceaustralia.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/australian-love-stories-do-you-have-one-to-share/. The closing date is February 28
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
Are you an RWA Member? Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juliet Madison with THE JANUARY WISH and a giveaway
Jennie Jones with THE HOUSE ON BURRA BURRA LANE
Lily Malone with FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN and a giveaway
And in case you missed a few in December:
Tima Maria Lacoba with BLOODGIFTED
And many more…
Kariss Stone was inspired by Fifty Shades to resume her erotica writing and has a hot excerpt and some great eye candy on All the World’s a Page. Looking for an opening (from February) to blog about your new book or project?
Check out my latest guest, Lee Christine. Lee Christine shares background to, and an excerpt from, her new novel, IN SAFE ARMS. I love the premise, and the real life setting. Who’d have thought a ‘bikie’ could be a hero in this current political and social climate? Don’t miss the excerpt–you’ll definitely want your own wine cellar after this!
Susanne Bellamy is hopping this month. January 1 with Fiona Mcvie and join us on the Coastal Romance Australia Day Blog Hop. Every day until January 26 there’s a new post and more chances to win $100 gift voucher and e-books.
Need refreshment after all those birdies and eagles? Join me at The 19th Hole Bunker Play Blog stop (with Lily Malone) on
Another sort of immigrant–my ‘boat people’ past! Coastal Romance Australia Day Blog Hop hits my website this weekend $100 gift card and more prizes. Are you in with a chance?
January 14 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Cassandra Shaw
January 15 – A BITE OF… Tearing the Shroud by J.M. Bray
January 16 – MAGIC THURSDAY with Khloe Wren
January 18 – WHAT WE ARE READING compiled by Shona Husk
January 13 – I’m back!
January 16 – Come and say Hello to Susan Horsnell who’s talking about her latest book BLIND ACHIEVEMENT
The bar is getting crowded! Some generous authors are settling in for a beer and a yarn and they have books to win!
T.M Clark – MY BROTHER BUT ONE giveaway
Juliet Madison – THE JANUARY WISH giveaway
Lily Malone – She’s not in the bar — unusual, I know! Lily Malone is playing golf and her characters in FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN are playing ‘around’.
18 blogs, 18 giveaways on the Lily Pad Blog hop
On hiatus but we’ll be back next week!
A Hole in One – It’s golf. But not as you know it. What do Gary Player and Lily Malone have in common? Grab that five-iron, hop over to the 19th hole and find out.
I may have broken all my New Year’s resolutions already, but Juliet Madison (Romance Author and Queen of RoMagic) has a JANUARY WISH...
Enrico’s Pick Six
Submit your blog site link to email@example.com to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week. Enrico’s Pick Six this week:
Have a great week and happy writing!