Cruisin’ with RWA

We love celebrating news, views and interviews with our members, so drop us an email at cruisin@romanceaustralia.com. Don’t forget to come back on Sunday for a list of exciting writing-related events.

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Enrico and Clint will be hanging up their chauffeur hats at the end of September and handing over the wheel of the Cruisin’ limo to a new volunteer. Would you like to be the one who drives this blog into the future? If you’re an RWA member and you’re interested in compiling Cruisin’ with RWA and/or  Sunday’s Event Announcements, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Renee Hammond at volunteers@romanceaustralia.com or our blogmistress, Imelda Evans blogmistress@romanceaustralia.com

Member News

Congratulations Leesa on the release of Charming the Outback the next passionate New Adult novel from the author of Winning the Player.

When jaded city girl Maddy McIntyre packs up and leaves Adelaide for a new job in the country, it’s not only a chance at a fresh start. Six months ago, the first guy she’d ever loved shattered her heart before moving home to Broken Hill. Deep down inside, Maddy is hoping that living in the same town will give her an opportunity to prove to Luke that she’s one temptation he can’t resist.

Two new e-releases from Joanie – December Heat and No Boundaries

Congratulation to Cathryn on the release of her first romance adventure novel, The French Prize.

An ancient riddle, a broken vow – a modern-day quest for a medieval treasure.

Australian-born Dr. Olivia Walker is an Oxford academic with a reputation as one of the world’s leading Crusade historians and she’s risked everything on finding one of the most famous swords in history – Durendal. Shrouded in myth and mystery, the sword is fabled to have belonged to the warrior Roland, a champion of Charlemagne’s court, and Olivia is determined to prove to her detractors that the legend is real. Her dream is almost within reach when she discovers the long-lost key to its location in Provence, but her benefactor – Raimund Blancard – has other ideas.

Congratulations to Khloe Wren on the release of Claiming Carina.

 When Carina goes camping with her friends she hopes her friends can help her heal from the horrific attack she suffered ten months ago. The day after she confesses everything to her friends around a campfire, all five of them are blown through a portal to The Land of Feury.

RWA Blog

September 2 – Author Spotlight and Giveaway: Contemporary Romance Novelist, Sandra Antonelli…

September 1 – September New Releases

August 31 – Event Announcements

August 29A Day in the Writing Life of JM Bray

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.

August 28 – AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Elsa Winckler

August 29 – FINDING MY VOICE: Cheryl Adnams

September 1 – WIP ME INSPIRED: Cate Ellink

September 2 – AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Mel Teshco

September 3 – AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Anna Campbell

September 3 – AT MY DESK: Charlotte McConaghy

Former cop turned romantic suspense writer, Karen M. Davis is blogging on the finer points of balancing writing ‘real to life’ and fiction.

Has a blog up about writing, dreaming and shamanism

It’s Gallic gastronomy on Friday Feast this week with Cathryn Hein. There’s a tempting foodie snippet from Cathryn’s new romantic adventure and a delicious recipe that will entice the fussiest of eaters. Plus share your favourite freezer meal and you’ll go into the draw to win a copy of The French Prize. C’est magnifique!

September 1 – Music Monday

September 2 – Excerpt Fresh Beginnings and Giveaway

September 4– May I introduce: Zanna Mackenzie The Love Programme

September 7 – Snippet Sunday

Bernadette Rowley attempts to convert non-sporting types to cricket lovers.

10 Things Not to Buy Off the Internet

August 28 – Seventy-five Days of Phobias Day 71: Michele Harvey Sends a Message

August 29 – Seventy-five Days of Phobias Day 72 Fiona Lowe and Collocophobia

August 30 – Seventy-Five Days of Phobias Day 73: Euphobia and Peanut Butter

August 31 – Seventy-five Days of Phobias Day 74: Fear is My Success

September 1 – Seventy-five Days of Phobias Day 75: Exit Exitus Phobia & Giveaway

Sandi Wallace, reveals why she wrote her debut novel, Tell Me Why, on Sandy’s guest blog.

Top 10 (give or take) Cafés in Melbourne

It’s a great month for new releases – and a great month to dip your toe into our Magic Realism sub-genre, with three titles being released under that banner.

RWA Contests

 Dates for the 2014-15 contest season

Ripping Start Opens 1 September 2014 Closes 26 September 2014
Selling Synopsis Opens 1 October 2014 Closes 24 October 2014
Emerald Award Opens 1 November 2014 Closes 21 November 2014
Little Gems Opens 1 January 2015 Closes 23 January 2015
First Kiss Opens 24 January 2015 Closes 14 February 2015
Valerie Parv Award TBA April 2015

Contests

 AusRomToday is proud to announce the inaugural AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Awards! With five fabulous categories, including Best New Author, Best Established Author, Cover of the Year, Author of the Year, and the coveted Book of the Year.

Public voting commences on November 1st, so to nominate yourself (go on, you know you deserve a pat on the back!) or your favourite author, click through to our online nomination form now. Don’t forget to get your mailing list and/or street teams involved in nominating and voting for you!

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. Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

Enrico1. Alissa Callen
2. Cathryn Hein
3. Dy Loveday
4. Eva Scott
5. Historical Belles and Beaus
6. Imelda Evans

Have a great week and happy writing!

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