Cruisin’ with RWA

The wet and wild winter weather is here! Snuggle up with a new release, or a blog or two from our members…

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.

Lynne Wilding Meritorious Service Award

Message from Kerri Lane:

You have just a few days left to nominate for the prestigious Lynne Wilding Award for Meritorious Service.

If you know of someone who has recently been active in the association, a busy bee working quietly in the background – or not so quietly – and you feel this person should be recognised then nominate them. Even a nomination brings their selflessness to the fore!

Noms close on June 1st – and this year to make it dead easy we have a form that can be found on the website that you simply have to download, fill in, send to Anita Joy and presto …

New Releases

Goldie’s first paranormal romance PENELOPE’S GHOST was released by Boroughs Publishing Group on April 16

Nicole’s medieval romance, SEIZING HEAVEN will be released this July.

Nicole has signed a contract with Escape Publishing for a science fiction romance trilogy. The first book, LOVING THE PRINCE, is out August 1

Kelly has signed a contract with Totally Bound Publishing for a novella, the first in a paranormal series.

Erin has signed her first contract with Destiny for her romantic fantasy, THE KNIGHT OF CASTLE KILDARE

Sarah has signed a second contract with Escape Publishing for her romantic comedy novel, DEJA VU LOU

Juliet has a three book contract with Escape Publishing for HAUNTED EVER AFTER, 12 DAVES OF CHRISTMAS and MIRACLE IN MARCH (Tarrin’s Bay)

Cassandra is celebrating her first sale, a Regency Historical to Escape Publishing

BREAKING THE DROUGHT, a rural romance from Escape Publishing, will be released in July

THE MALONEY BOYS OF CONBURROI will be released by Escape Publishing later this year

WHISPERS ON THE PLAINS will be released as a pocket novel on July 31. A GENTLEMAN’S BRIDE has been accepted by Ulverscroft for a large print release and GRACE’S COTTAGE is due for release on June 1 as a Linford large print romance.

RWA Blog

May 27 – Romance Rocks 2014 Presents…Skin the Cat – there’s more than one way to get published

June 1 – Event Announcements

June 3 – Romance Rocks 2014 Presents…The Staircase of Turning Points

June 5 – Cruisin’ with RWA

Keziah Hill has taken over organising a Day in the Writing Life of RWAustralia members for the RWA blog and is looking for new RWA members, unpublished or very newly published. We want to get to know you, so if you’re interested, email keziahhill @ gmail.com (no spaces). There are some questions you can answer so you won’t have to come up with some ideas on your own.

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.

On the hunt for a good cookbook recommendation, or adore salivating over recipes and fab food photos? Then look no further than Friday Feast! Multi-published Australian author Shona Husk shares her favourite cookbooks along with a delicious recipe for The Best No-Bake Bars You’ll Ever Eat. Scrumptious!

May 28 – A Bite of… SCORCHED

May 22 – Magic Thursday ~ The Birth of World Change

May 20 – Good News Day

Blogs from Fantasy and Paranormal Author Eleni Konstantine

Maryde discusses the fascinating history behind the Faberge Eggs

May 27 – Tuesday Tales – This week’s prompt is AUTHOR

May 25 – Snippet Sunday Every Mile of the Way (WIP)

May 22 – May I introduce: Felicia Rogers PEARL VALLEY

Look who Jenn has recruited to the Bar at Calingarry Crossing pub. Author of THE RECRUIT, Fiona Palmer.

Helene Young had a hard time deciding which of her passions to talk about this week on Kerrie’s blog

Amber A Bardan with her post on foreshadowing as well as some details on her upcoming debut release FOR HER PROTECTION, which releases on May 30 with Ellora’s Cave.

Erica Hayes chatted about her latest release SCORCHED.

May 27 – Character Interview with Daniel de Lorne’s hero from THE BECKONING BLOOD

June 1 – Character Interview with Alexa Bravo’s hero from IN BED WITH THE BOSS

Last chance to bid on great prizes for a worthy cause: Brenda Novak’s Auction for Diabetes Research

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:

Annie Seaton
Coleen Kwan
Hunter Romance Writers
Janet Woods
Love Cats Down Under
Madeline Ash

Have a great week and happy writing!

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