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.

Member News

  • Hayson Manning has signed a three book contract for a TALKING DIRTY series with Entangled’s Single Title, Select Imprint.
  • Alison Butler is thrilled to announce her Scottish medieval THE HEALER will be published by Escape Publishing and released October 1st 2014.
  • Emma Darcy was inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame. Emma Darcy is a pseudonym created in 1983 by husband-and-wife team Wendy and Frank Brennan. In the 30
    years since, Emma Darcy has authored over 110 category romance novels (source: Fiction Database)
  • Rebecca Raisin has signed a six-book deal with Carina UK.
  • Fiona Palmer has signed another two-book deal with Penguin and has also signed with Escape Publishing for her next YA ebook THE MISSION.
  • Donna Maree Hanson’s (writing as Dani Kristoff) erotic paranormal romance novel, THE SORCERER’S SPELL, has been acquired by Harper Impulse, due to be released on 1 August.
  • Jennie Jones has a three-book deal with Escape Publishing for her Swallow’s Fall series. A novella, TWELVE DAYS AT SILVER BELLS HOUSE will be released in December. THE HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL will be simultaneously released in January 2015 in digital and trade paperback.
  • ALLEGIANCE SWORN by Kylie Griffin is a paranormal romance finalist in the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best Award. This is a back-to-back KylieGriffin_Allegiance Swornnomination–last year VENGEANCE BORN was a finalist. Michelle Douglas and Barbara DeLeo are also finalists in the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best Award.
  • Rachael Thomas was selected as a finalist in Harlequin’s “So You Think You Can Write” 2013 competition. Her entry for the competition will be her debut novel for Harlequin Presents/Sexy, A DEAL BEFORE THE ALTAR, out in October 2014.
  • Diane Hester’s debut thriller RUN TO ME has made the finals of the US Daphne du Maurier award in the Mainstream category.
  • Helen Ellis has a humorous contemporary romance series, Never A Dull Moment, available on Smashwords and Amazon. Books 1-4 are out, Book 5, MEN AND ALL THAT NONSENSE , is released this month, Book 6 is out soon.
  • Cate Ellink has a short story, CONTROL , in an anthology by Rachel Kramer Bussel, The Big Book of Submission, out 21 July

RWA Blog

July 5 – Hearts Talk Wrap

July 6 – Event Announcements

July 7 – New Releases

July 8 – Author Spotlight – Kendall TalbotKendallTalbot_Lost-In-Kakadu-book

July 9 – Romance Rocks Presents…Cathleen Ross and Kandy Shepherd

July 10 – 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:

What’s in a Name? Finding the Perfect Title for your book baby. Join Susanne Bellamy in the search for the name that says it all.

Want a taste of Australia’s real outback? Then look no further than Friday Feast where this week multi-published author Fiona McArthur is sharing memories of her research trip to Windorah, Queensland. Plus share your favourite thing to add to a picnic basket and you’ll go into a draw to win Fiona’s wonderful new rural romance, Red Sand Sunrise. Now that’s a prize to crow about!

July 1 – Good News Day

June 26 – Magic Thursday

I have Elizabeth M Darcy on my blog today talking about her latest blog. If anyone has time to drop by I’m sure Elizabeth would love to chat.

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. Michelle Diener
2. Sara Hantz
3. Teen Fiction Cafe
4. We Love YA
5. Yvonne Lindsay
6. Wink Girls

Have a great week and happy writing!

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