Cruisin’ with RWA

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: 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.

Competitions and Awards

Huge excitement on the blog this week with the announcement of the RUBY Finalists. Congratulations to all.

Congratulations to the finalists in the 2014 Bookseller’s Best Award.

Last Chance Proposal Barbara DeLeo
The Cattleman’s Ready-Made Family Michelle Douglas
First Comes Baby Michelle Douglas

Home to Whiskey Creek Brenda Novak

Allegiance Sworn Kylie Griffin

*Ed’s Note: If I missed any of our Australian members on the list, please add their names in the comments. Thanks 🙂

New Releases and Sales

Has sold LIBERATING CLEMENCY, a short story, to Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly for their upcoming June Issue, due for release on June 15th.

Assassin Clemency is on a mission to find the Herz des Mondes, a moonstone of great and mysterious power, which will help her get her life on track. When she is out-thieved by the appealing mercenary L’Arc, is she beaten, or will they both reap the stone’s rewards of the heart?

LILY’S LEAP is available for pre order now, release date July 1.

Born into the rough, but privileged society of the Australian colonial landowners, Lilibeth Dungarven finds herself married, widowed, and, much to her distress, back under her father’s thumb, all before her twenty-first birthday. Determined not to forgo her dream of breeding the perfect racehorse, Lilibeth ignores propriety and sets out to restore the family’s flagging fortunes.

When Captain Tom and his mismatched band of bushrangers stumble across a mob of the best horses they’ve ever seen, and the daughter of the famed Dungarven horse stud, they know their fortunes have changed. Their catch is worth a king’s ransom. All they have to do is hold her for seven days. How hard can it be to control the pampered daughter of a colonial upstart?

Cover Reveals

Social Media ran hot today with all the new cover reveals. Get out your TBR lists!

Deep DivingOutback GhostHooked on a FeelingEngaging the EnemyBatter UpUnderCover_FinalChieftain by CommandBlood Moon

RWA Blog

Blog Bites is Back

We are reviving the Blog Bites section of the Romance Writers of Australia Blog. For those not familiar with this section of the site it is located here. Have you recently joined RWAus? Do you have a new release you would like the community to know about? Have you been a long time member lurking in the shadows? Come along and take a bite we would love to get to know all about you. Send an email to to get started.

June 15 – Event Announcements

June 18 – Romance Rocks Presents…Cathy Campbell

June 19 – Cruisin with RWA

June 20 – A Day in the Writing Life of Laura Greaves

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:

Hungering for a holiday? Then come travelling by taste bud on Friday Feast with A DANGEROUS MADNESS author Michelle Diener. There’s food galore, including a beautiful recipe for almond macaroons. Plus reveal your favourite travel-by-tastebud recipe and you’ll go into the draw to win your choice of either A Dangerous Madness or Banquet of Lies. Feasts for the mind and heart!

June 10 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Cheryse Durrant

June 12 MAGIC THURSDAY – with Alexis Fleming

June 17 – REAL LIFE PARANORMAL with Mel Tescho

May 30 – Fantabulous Friday: Weekend Romance – A Fair to Remember ~ not just for romance writers

Wrote about how romance fiction kind of saved her life.

Have a slew of awesome good news from their members which have occurred over the past few months.

Deborah Challinor has a post on The Business of Business Cards.

June 10 – Tuesday Tales – Picture Prompt
June 12 – May I introduce: M Kircher DREAM ON
June 15 – Snippet Sunday – EVERY MILE OF THE WAY (WIP)

Escape Authors celebrated their placement in the RUBY finals:

R*BY Finalist Juanita Kees

R*BY Finalist Kendall Talbot

Congratulations Escape Artists

Had author Leisl Leighton on her blog this week, talking about her theatre passion.

June 2 – SARA News including A Fair To Remember! with Eleni Konstantine

June 4 – READING ADVENTURES with Emmeline Lock

SE’s character interviews continue with:
Keith Donnelli from Alexa Bravos’ new release.

Verity Fortune from Erica Hayes’ new release.

Also, there will be a cover reveal for Pippa Jay’s new release on June 13. Pippa writes science fiction romance.

And lastly, SE is taking part in The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads (during the month of June). There are some awesome prizes up for grabs so head on over and join in the fun and games.

Enrico’s Pick Six

Submit your blog site link to to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week. EnricoEnrico’s Pick Six this week:

1. Jenna Anastasi
2. Mary Hawkins
3. Nicole Murphy
4. Paula Roe
5. Rhyll Biest
6. Sami Lee

Have a great week and happy writing!

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  1. Thanks, Juanita.
    Congrats, all! X

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