ROMANCE-RELATED DISCUSSIONS AT THE 2015 SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL  

The Sydney Writers Festival (SWF) launched its 2015 program on Thursday, and we are thrilled to see that it features several panels of interest to romance readers and writers and some of our very own stars – catch Avril Tremayne and Victoria Purman in debate during BEYOND DUKES AND DAMSELS on Saturday 23 May. See list below (#8) for details.

Avril Tremayne and Victoria Purman

Talks of interest in date order include (please note: there are some scheduling conflicts if you were interested in all talks below):

  1. Gender, genre and literary prestige (21 May, 10:00 – 11:00, Roslyn Packer Theatre, $14pp) starring Aviva Tuffield, Kate Grenville, Ceridwen Dovey and the 2015 Stella Prize Winner.
  2. The Body, Sin, Sex, Denial (21 May, 11:30 – 12:30, Sydney Dance 1, Free, no bookings) starring Ashley Hay, Robyn Cadwallader, James Boyce, and mortician and memoirist Caitlin Doughty. Really, who can resist a mortician, especially one who is fabulous and funny?
  3. Marie le Moel, The Truth about French Women (21 May, 11:30 – 12:30, Richard Wherret Studio, $14). In conversation with Kirstie Clements
  4. Liane Moriarty: Big Little Lies (21 May, 1:30 – 2:30, Pier 2/3 The Loft, $14). In conversation with Meredith Jaffe. Liane Moriarty is also participating in two other panels, On Deception (21 May) and The Books That Exploded and Why We Fell in Love (24 May), and in another feature talk in Parramatta on 20 May.
  5. Quickies and Corsets: There’s more to the story of women and sex (21 May, 3:00 – 4:00, Sydney Dance 2, Free, no bookings) featuring Lee Kofman, Marie Le Moel, Krissy Kneen and Jane Caro.
  6. Co-Conspirators: Anne Buist and Graham Simsion (22 May, 10:00 – 11:00, Pier 2/3 The Loft, $14)
  7. Robert Dessaix: On How Enid Blyton Changed My Life (23 May, 11 – 11:40, Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage, Free, no bookings). Okay, this has nothing to do with romance (probably) but how can you resist a literary writer who will stand up and admit to a love of Enid Blyton?
  8. Beyond Dukes and Damsels (23 May, 1:30 – 2:30, Sydney Dance 1, Free, no bookings), starring Jodi McAlister, the indomitable Kate Cuthbert from Escape Publishing, and RWA’s very own Victoria Purman and Avril Tremayne. Not to be missed!!
  9. The Rise and Rise of YA: A look at the fastest growing category in fiction (23 May, 1:30 – 2:30pm, Sydney Dance 2, Free, no bookings) featuring Laurie Halse Anderson, Sally Gardnery, Margo Lanagan and Garth Nix
  10. Keeping it Real: Realistic Issues in Teen Fiction (24 May, 1:30 – 2:30, Sydney Dance 2, Free, no bookings)
  11. Teencon 2015 (24 May, 4:00 – 5:30, Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Free but Bookings Essential Ph 02 9250 1988)

Of course, there are a multitude of other interesting authors and talks on offer including (but definitely not limited to) Julia Gillard, James Patterson, Kate Grenville, Richard Flanagan, Helen Garner, Evie Wyld, Jonathan Lethem and Michael Connolly as well as some powerhouse intellectuals such as Zia Haider Rahman, Norman Doidge, Atul Gawande and Mosin Hamad. Andy Griffiths and David Walliams head up a star children’s program. Explore the full program at www.swf.org.au. There are booking links from each individual talk. Hint: it is often easier to search by writer than date.

There is also a workshop program running from 16 – 23 May. If you live in Sydney, programs will be available in this weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald.

* Comments in italics reflect blogger’s personal enthusiasms.

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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!

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: 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

is excited to announce another two book deal (book 7 and 8) with Penguin, and her next YA ebook THE MISSION with Escape Publishing.

Fiona will be participating in a RuRo tour through WA with Rachael Johns. For more information, visit Fiona’s website. They will be visiting Albany, Kojonup, Capel, Bunbury, Kalamunda, Dongara, Kalannie, Toodyay, Gosnells, Merredin and Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre towards the end of September.

FROM THIS DAY FORTH from Ulverscroft Large Print was released on June 1. The eBook available from Belgrave House.

In order to prevent the loss of his estate in a wager, Remy St Cyres agrees to abduct and wed the next woman to come through the inn door.
Fleur Russell is that woman. Her abduction compromises her reputation. Her three brother’s insist she must must marry the man who abducted her, and they use whips on Remy to enforce it. Meanwhile, England is at war with Spain. The son of a Spaniard, Remy is recruited as a spy . . . but his recruiter has an old score to settle. What follows, is a passionate tale of betrayal, untimely love as Remy and Fleur fight to keep hold of everything they hold dear.

Tima is thrilled to announce the release of BLOODPLEDGE, the second book in the Dantonville Legacy series, available as both eBook and paperback on Amazon, and soon to be released on other online retailers.

RWA Blog

June 6 – A Day in the Writing Life of Alexa Bravo

June 8 – Event Announcements

June 9 – Author Spotlight on Maggie Christiansen with a giveaway

June 10 – Valerie Parv’s Outstanding Contribution to Writing Recognised

June 11 – Romance Rocks Presents…Rowena Beresford

June 12 – 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.

Want a super-easy slice recipe with an exotic twist? Then track on over to Friday Feast. Rural romance author Jennifer Scoullar is celebrating the release of BILLABONG BEND with a mint and chocolate slice with a native bush tucker twist, and giving away a copy of this raved about book. Rural romance ‘n sweet things. A match made in heaven!

June 10 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Cheryse Durrant

June 16 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

It’s a Burra Burra Birthday Giveaway Blitz. Jennie is celebrating with a host of guests and giveaways in the Swallows Fall Town Hall.

June 1 – Jenny Schwartz with IT’S LOVE, DUDE

June 4 – Juanita Kees with UNDER THE HOOD

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

June 4 – READING ADVENTURES with Emmeline Lock

Posted about a sexy collection of short stories.

Guest blogged on the ARRA blog site discussing Mary, Lady Stewart, the mother of romantic suspense.

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. Authorness – Vanessa Barneveld
2. Jenn J McLeod
3. Maggi Andersen
4. Nicola Marsh
5. Pamela Cook
6. Rachael Johns

Have a great week and happy writing!

Event Announcements

Do you have an event or workshop you’d like to share? RWA Members, email your event news to cruisin(at)romanceaustralia.com.

Keeping Up Appearances

May 20 – Author in Action

Where: Capalaba Library

When: 10:30 – 11:30 with refreshments before hand

Cost: Free Event

FMI and Bookings: (07) 3843 8010

Meet Helene Young, Jenn J McLeod and Wendy James.
Where: Cardiff Library, Newcastle, NSW
When: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Writer’s Classes, Groups, Workshops

Sex & Literature Panel – Sydney Writers Festival
Talking about sex can get even the coolest people hot under the collar. John Baxter, Kate Belle and John Purcell reveal their secrets about sex in the written form to Angela Meyer.
When: Thursday 22 May, 1.30pm
Where: Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Cost: Free
More info and bookings: go to SWF2014 Website

is running two intensive master classes (May 19-23 and September 1-5 ) and a NaNoWriMo course that will run on Sundays in October (preparation) and November (weekly writing sessions). The courses will be at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne and include full catering. The courses have been designed to suit writers of all genres.
Find out more:
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Why is the romance genre so popular? Join The New Romantics for an enlightening and enlivening discussion on love in words. The panel includes four local published authors of various sub-genres of romantic fiction.
The panel will discuss with the audience the diversity and popularity of writing and reading romance, the changing roles and tropes of women in modern romantic fiction, balance of power and gender, breadth of the genre, the story within the story, what makes a good love scene, what defines a happy-ever-after ending and much more.
With Margareta Osborn, Kathryn Ledson, Jennifer Scoullar and Kate Belle
When: Saturday 7 June, 2pm
Where: Woodend Community Centre
Cost: $20 full / $18 conc
For more info and bookings go to WWAF website

Remember My Name: Author Branding is led by romance author Amy Andrews, memoirist Karen Tyrrell and crime fiction author Lea Scott. Over two hours, these three authors will help equip you with the tools to cement your author presence online and off. From author platforms to launches to community culture, this is the perfect seminar for any writer looking for longevity.

AMY ANDREWS is an award-winning author who writes contemporary romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Escape, Entangled, Harper Collins and Momentum. To date she’s sold 1.6 million books and been translated into over a dozen languages.

LEA SCOTT is a Queensland crime writer with two crime thrillers under her belt: The Ned Kelly Game and Eclipsed. She produced her own fate-inspired anthology, The Appointed Hour. Web: leascott.com

KAREN TYRRELL is a mental health advocate and author for children and adults. In 2012, she published Me & Her: A Memoir Of Madness, followed by Me & Him: A Guide To Recovery in 2013. She released Bailey Beats the Blah in 2013. Web: http://www.karentyrrell.com

Remember My Name: Author Branding
When: Saturday 14 June, 11am – 1pm
Where: Queensland Writers centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Brisbane 4101
Cost: QWC members $30 / $27 Non-members $50 / $45
Bookings essential: www.qwc.asn.au or (07)3842 9922

RWA Conference 2014

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4 days. 30+ workshops. Over 300 writers, editors, agents and publishing industry professionals. One epic conference.  Join us in Sydney with guest speakers; thriller writer and writing craft author, James Scott Bell, along with award-winning, best-selling romantic adventure author, Cherry Adair.

When: August 7-10 2014

Where: Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Keep an eye out for updates on the blog and website for more information.

Roadshow South Australia

Weekend Romance: A Fair to Remember
Presented by SAWC and Romance Writers of Australia Inc.
A weekend for writers and lovers of romantic fiction. Stop penning those love letters, put down the Mills & Boon, and forget those roses—it’s time for our inaugural genre fair—and it’s romance! RWA and SAWC have come together to bring you two days of whirling workshops, panel sessions, master classes, industry advice, meet the authors sessions, book signings and more. And on the Saturday night it’s the fundraising event of the year: our romance-themed lit quiz night. Full program and speakers announced in April.

When: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June
Cost: 1 Day: $130 members/$170 non-members
Quiz Night: $20 per head
Weekend Package (2 days plus Quiz Night): $240 members /$340 non-members

5DI: 5 Day Intensive Manuscript Workshop

5DI is a five-day, live-in workshop where aspiring and emerging writers get to work closely with and be mentored by an established author. A small group of 6 writers share a mentor for five days, and rework their manuscripts based on their mentor’s advice.

When: Saturday November 22 to Friday November 28

Where: University College, Melbourne.

Applications Open: applications are available to download from the RWA website from May 1.

Applications Close: Applications will close 15 June.

All completed applications are to be sent to: 5di@romanceaustralia.com

So if you think 5DI is for you, get to work on polishing those manuscripts!

Online Events

RWA is looking to offer our members a series of online writers’ workshops in the second half of 2014 through its new Online Workshop List (OWL). OWL events will be hosted, facilitated and promoted by RWA on a 75:25 profit-share arrangement with the presenter (the greater amount being the presenter’s). We would like to invite interested RWA members and non-RWA members to apply to conduct a workshop online through RWA in the inaugural OWL calendar. Please download the proposal form http://www.romanceaustralia.com/p/89/OWLs, complete by May 1 2014 and email to owl@romanceaustralia.com

Classes are run from Margie Lawson’s website using on-line teaching software used by universities. Take a cyber tour before you start your class and introduce yourself.

Affordable forum-style writing classes

A double Golden Heart finalist in 2006, Julie Rowe has been writing for over ten years. Julie  teaches a variety of workshops and is the moderator of the Announce Online Classes email loop, which promotes online classes for writers. To subscribe to the Announce online Classes email loop, send an email to: Announceonlinewritingclasses-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Claytons Conference 2014

We’re looking for a team to run the 2014 Claytons Conference (the digital conference that runs on the same weekend as the face-to-face conference for those who can’t attend Sydney). There are various positions to be filled but the primary one is the Claytons Coordinator who will lead a small team of committee volunteers to do specific tasks each. Organisation begins around May/June and the event happens August 9/10. Therefore this role is steady for about 10 weeks of the year only. Claytons is a valuable and enjoyable annual RWA event but we need people to make it happen. It’s a great way to make some new friends and industry contacts while having lots of fun. If you would like to find out more about any of the roles, please email volunteers@romanceaustralia.com or contact me (Events Liaison) at alli_sinclair@yahoo.com

Writers Festivals 2014

May 19 -25
For more information, including the program and booking information, www.swf.org.au.

May 29–June 1

June 7–9

July 17–20

August 1–3

Early Bird Tickets for Byron Bay Writers Festival are on sale. Workshops commencing on 28 July. The Early Bird tickets are only on sale until the full program is announced on 6 June, so now is the time to pick up a discounted Festival pass. For more Festival information or to purchase Early Bird tickets visit byronbaywritersfestival.com.au or call 1300 368 552.

August 21–31

September 3–7

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

Trending

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

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