Cruisin’ with RWA

Starting out with big news from the RWAus contest circuit. Congratulations to our First Kiss Winners!

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.

New Releases

Tea took her first steps into self-publishing with the re-release of her Aussie contemporary PASSIONFRUIT & POETRY.

Celebrated the release of UNFORGETTABLE YOU

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Bronwen made the USA Today Bestsellers List #116 with A KISS OF LIES, book #1 in the Disgraced Lords series for Random House Loveswept.

Book Club

writingWA, in conjunction with Arts Margaret River is presenting two WA author events for the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival.

The first Book Club by the Beach with Sally-Ann Jones and Lorraine Teasdale’ is specifically targeted to book clubs and includes an author talk by Sally-Ann Jones on her latest novel STELLA’S SEA with complimentary coffee and cake at the Sea Gardens Cafe in Prevelly, followed by a guided walk with local expert Lorraine Teasdale in the beautiful surrounding landscape.

The second event A Glass of Wine and a Good Book with David Whish-Wilson is a relaxing evening at Margaret River wine bar Swings Taphouse & Kitchen. Audiences will enjoy a complimentary glass of fine Swings & Roundabouts wine while listening to a conversation between crime fiction author David Whish-Wilson and The West Australian’s Deputy Editor, Colleen Egan.

Event One: Book Club by the Beach with Sally-Ann Jones and Lorraine TeasdaleSTELLASSEA_DL1
Venue: Sea Gardens Cafe, Mitchell Dr, Prevelly WA 6285
Date: 17 May 2014
Time: 10am – noon
Cost: $20 – includes coffee and cake
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431706813751714/
Web: http://www.artsmargaretriver.com/buy-tickets/
Contact: Agatha Snowball
Email: projects@writingwa.org

Event Two: A Glass of Wine and a Good Book with David Whish-WilsonDAVIDWHISHWILSON_DL1
Venue: Swings taphouse & Kitchen, 85 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, 6285
Date: 17 May 2014
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
Cost: $20 – includes a complimentary glass of Swings & Roundabouts wine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/136403169866811/
Web: http://www.artsmargaretriver.com/buy-tickets/
Contact: Agatha Snowball
Email: projects@writingwa.org

RWA Blog

May 16 – Romance Rocks 2014 Presents…Kate Cuthbert and Kat Mayo

May 18 – Event Announcements

May 20 – Media Boot Camp Part 1 with Sarah Wendell, Helene Young and Jennifer St George2014website-banner-with-sponsor-logo

May 22 – Cruisin’ with RWA

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: cruisin@romanceaustralia.com.

We’re time travelling on Friday Feast this week! To celebrate the release of her first Regency novel, LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR, Alison Stuart is sharing fascinating insights into the meals of the day. Who could miss the delights of stag’s heart, surfeit water or a trussed woodcock? But if those don’t tickle your tastebuds, Alison’s famous English breakfast dish will. You can also enter her special goodie-bag giveaway. Nosh on!

May 13 – Good News Day

May 8 – Magic Thursday … The Start of my Paranormal Journey with Enisa Haines

May 7 – A Bite Of…The Changeling Soldier

Blogs from Fantasy and Paranormal Author Eleni Konstantine

May 13 – Tuesday Tales continues – this week with the prompt “Mother” (Comments welcome 😉 )
May 15 – “May I introduce: Jennifer Rae Gravely”
May 16 – Book Blitz: Jennifer Anne Davis THE POWER TO SEE (18+)
May 18 – Snippet Sunday – Read a paragraph of my current WIP EVERY MILE OF THE WAY

Jenn J McLeod – has Joanne van Os at the bar – an Australian writer living in Darwin, Northern Territory, Joanne is the author of best-selling memoir OUTBACK HEART, the story of her life with the “Real Crocodile Dundee” Rod Ansell, their adventures living in the remote parts of the Territory, and his subsequent spiral into tragedy. She has a new book – RONAN’S ECHO. Drop in to find out more and say ‘hello’.

On tour with The Writing Process

This week I had the lovely Monique McDonell on my blog, talking about her secret passion for Disneyland!

Stefanie London, returns to the blog today to share the second part in her series on Tackling Editor Revisions. She also shares details of her upcoming debut release with Harlequin Mills & Boon, ONLY THE BRAVE TRY BALLET.

May 12 – SARA News ~ spicy illustrations, Weekend to Remember Plus a worthy cause

May 9 – UP-CLOSE with romance and crime writer Christina Carlisle

May 7 – Reading Adventures in May

Fun character interview with Cassandra Shaw’s heroine from GRAVE DIGGER FOR HIRE

Hunter Romance Writers – Stacey Nash talks about …Word Counts Don’t Matter

DarksideDownUnder: Enchanted Orb on May 17 will be Cassandra Shaw

And the Brenda Novak Auction is still running for all of May

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. EnricoEnrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Anne Gracie
  2. Christina Phillips
  3. Historical Saga Novels
  4. Jane Quick
  5. Lily Malone
  6. M J Scott

Have a great week and happy writing!

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