Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...





CONTESTS

Rowena Corey Daniells' fantasy novel, Besieged, is short-listed in the David Gemmell Legend Award. The cover artist is Clint Langley. You can see her cover here.


At the recent Romance Writers of Australia conference in Fremantle, Western Australia, these Darksiders placed or were recognised for their achievements in the following contests:

The Valerie Parv Award
4th Place: C. T. Green for her manuscript Onyx.

The Ella Award
Brand new this year, this is an award for a novella by a published writers.
Winner: Carolyn Wren with her novella, The Diplomat’s Daughter.



GIVEAWAYS

Last days to enter the Aussie Author Giveaway at Galaxy Books, folks!


All readers have to do is order a book (or books) from these stores in the designated giveaway month - either in person or online. You'll earn one entry per purchase in the Giveaway. The prize winner will be drawn at the end of the month and the Aussie Author Giveaway box of goodies will be posted to you.

NB. Due to postage costs, entry is restricted to Australian readers.

Participating authors: Bec McMaster, Christina Ashcroft, Erica Hayes, Keri Arthur, Kylie Griffin, Kylie Scott, M.J.Scott, Rowena Cory Daniells, Shona Husk. 


Hearts & Talons Tour features $350 in prizes 
Publisher Clan Destine Press (CDP) is celebrating the release of Cheryse Durrant’s debut novel The Blood She Betrayed with three months of fabulous giveaways, as part of Durrant’s Hearts and Talons Tour, starting this week.
Prizes include an $AU50 Amazon gift voucher, an $AU50 CDP book pack, an $AU130 heart-shaped crystal pendant, and swag and signed paperbacks, while one lucky winner will have a character named after them in Durrant’s second Heart Hunters novel, The Ghost She Killed.
Also, all readers who pre-order the paperback through CDP before its October launch will receive a personally-signed copy by the author.
For more details, visit Cheryse's website. 
The Blood She Betrayed eBook will be available from CDP, Amazon, iTunes and Kobo from next Wednesday, September 4.
Please email Durrant via cheryse(at)quietdawn(dot)org if you wish to be invited to her eBook launch party on Facebook on Friday, September 6.
The paperback will be available from all good Australian bookstores from October, but pre-order from CDP, if you’d prefer a personally-signed copy.






BOOK COVERS & RELEASE DATES

Christina Phillips' fourth book, Tainted, is set in mystical Roman/Druid world and is due for release on 28th August 2013.

A dangerous love Rome will never allow…
Driven by the knowledge he failed to protect his king and embittered at losing the woman he loves, Celtic warrior Gawain despises the lust he feels for the beautiful Roman patrician, Antonia. She is everything he’s never wanted in a woman, yet she ignites his passion like no other. Despite the danger of discovery he embarks on an illicit liaison with her, determined to uncover the reason for the infinite sorrow that haunts her eyes.
Newly arrived in Britannia from Rome, Antonia is inexplicably drawn to the cold, tough Celt whose touch stirs a desire she long thought died at the hands of her brutal former husband. With Gawain she learns the pleasure of sex and his unexpected tenderness thaws her frozen heart. But she hides a deadly secret that could be her undoing, and knows her growing feelings for him can lead nowhere. Yet when a shadow from her past threatens her future Antonia is torn between the Empire of her birth and betraying Gawain, the man she’s grown to love.



Demon Chained if the fifth book in Erica Hayes' Shadowfae series. It's available on NetGalley and is available via pre-order through Smashwords. The book is set for release on 18th September, 2013.

Jewel is a djinni of the lamp, an enchanted slave, bound to her owner by dark magical cravings she can't resist. She burns for freedom, and when her lamp is stolen—by Tam, a hot and dirty bad-boy thief—she vows to be rid of her new master at any cost. Even as she plots Tam's demise, the lamp's dark fascination makes her long to claim him as her own.
But the last thing Tam wants is a spellbound djinni who can't say 'no'. Cursed by a demon to suffer living death, he's tormented by undead longing for pain, pleasure, any sensation he can get. To have this exquisite, besotted Jewel at his bidding is pure torture… because Tam refuses to succumb to her magical allure.
Not when he knows she can't truly be attracted to an ever-dying freak. And not when he’s already on a mission from his cruel demon master: capture and deliver one djinni...
Warning: this novel contains a feisty magical heroine, a besotted fairy best friend and the hottest wise-ass dead-guy hero in town.



REVIEWS 

Betrayed by Christina Phillips received 4.5 Stars & a Reviewer Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews.
"Betrayed passed all of my tests. It had action, romance... this book was fantastic!!"









Christina Phillips has also received a 5 Books Review from I Feel the Need, the Need to Read for Tainted.
"The author is a genius story teller...  To say I loved this book is an understatement.  This book is a must read!  5 books!!!"
Full review here.










OTHER

Christina Phillips is participating in a Cover Reveal Blog Tour for Tainted and holding an international giveaway - for more details and to enter the contest check out her Cover Reveal Page!


The new Romance Writers of Australia website was launched over the Fremantle conference weekend. You can see the updated look to it here. You can also find out about the upcoming 2014 Sydney conference on the home page!!!


As part of the Australian Romance Readers Association ‘Author Chat’ program, ARRA Host Sharon Sherry recently interviewed Kylie Griffin. She chats about her books, including books in the planning, as well as her world building techniques and obsession with all things paranormal/fantasy. The video is now available for viewing! Enjoy!



1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Carolyn Wren & CT Green - and also Rowena and Clint for the Besieged cover. So many talented authors and artists connected to this site!

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