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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...

The Darkside DownUnder regular columns will go into hiatus from 9th August as many of our members, and the blog team, are headed to the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Fremantle, WA. Our regularly scheduled programming will resume 27th August. :-)


C.T. Green placed 3rd in the Chicago-North RWA® Fire & Ice contest with her entry Onxy. Full list of results here. Congratulations, C.T.!

Raewyn Bright has placed 3rd in the RWA® Heart of the West Utah Great Beginnings contest. Full results here.

She has also placed 3rd in the RWA® Wisconsin Fabulous Five contest AND received a request for partial from Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing. Full results here.
Congratulations and good luck, Raewyn!


Nicole Hurley-Moore signed a contract with Escape Publishing for her Victorian period romance, Dancing on Air. It will be released November 1st, 2013.

J.L.Addicoat has sold her debut novel, Spirit of Love, to Rogue Phoenix. No release date yet.


Enjoy paranormal romance? Fantasy romance? Urban fantasy? Post-apocalyptic romance? Sci-fi romnce? Steampunk romance?

Would you jump at a chance or three to win a box full of these sorts of books?

Who, what, where, when and how can I win? - I hear you cry!

Well, 9 Aussie paranormal romance authors have banded together and each have donated books and swag from their latest series to go into the Aussie Author Giveaway - three huge giveaway packages which will be on display at some of the specialty romance bookstores here in Australia.

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.

This month the last box of giveaway-fun will be with Galaxy Books (Sydney) and it will run all of August 2013.

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


Cathleen Ross released Her Demon Prince on July 27th 2013, and it's available now on Amazon.
Her Demon Prince is an erotic reincarnation romance, where a passionate love between Prince Agrat, a half human, half demon, and Phoebe, the virgin concubine he steals from his father, scans three centuries before the curse that keeps them apart can be broken.

Imogene Nix's Tomorrow's Promise will release from Evernight on 7th August 2013.

When life has thrown everything at you, how can you bounce back?  That is where David is after the death of his beloved daughter, the loss of all his material goods and attending the wedding of his ex lover.  That is, until he sees Genie.
Genie feels jealousy toward Karin, the woman marrying the love of her life.  Until a man with cat green eyes saves her from falling.  Now, the falling includes love.  But his past could be the biggest barrier of all.
Can they overcome it all?  Only time will tell.

Hesparia's Tears, also by Imogene Nix, is out with Total EBound on August 8th, 2013.

What will happen when the past catches up? Galan is from Hesparia, a prince on a planet where the females are dying out his people need an alliance with the humans.
Jessa has a past, one she hasn't earned but cannot escape. What will happen when opportunity knocks?
Galan travels to earth, hoping to plead the case for Hesparia. He doesn't expect Jessa or The Quickening.
Can he make the case for women to migrate to Hesparia? Can he get the humans to trust him enough to form an alliance? And is there hope for this couple to overcome the obstacles in their way?


T.F.Walsh has received two reviews for Cloaked in Fur.
"This well-written paranormal romance is T.F. Walsh's debut novel. It doesn't play shy either. Right away, we're thrown into the story with intense action and a powerful love that sets the mood for the tale. It's dark and fast-paced with hold-your-breath suspense. A wonderful urban fantasy world has been created in the city of Brasov, Romania. Walsh paints vivid images with her descriptions and made me feel as if I were really in the Carpathian woods."

And this one;
"Daciana is a flawed and lovable character. I liked her spunk, wit, and smart ass comments. Each chapter added to the suspense. And the ending left me wanting more."


Dakota Harrison is on a whirlwind blog tour with her debut release, Exhale. She's visiting the following blogs:

30th July    Helene Young's Blog
31st July    Romance Magicians
2nd Aug     Christine Glover's Blog
5th Aug      Romance Bandits       
8th Aug      Rachael John's Blog
13th Aug    Kylie Griffin's Blog
19th Aug    LoveCats Downunder

Maree Anderson’s latest YA release, Liminal, has been selected by iBookstore Australia/New Zealand editors as one of their Best Books of August. Here’s what the editors had to say:
“Self-published Kiwi author Maree Anderson has already established a loyal following with her Crystal Warriors series. In this novel, she embarks on a new storyline featuring Wren, a sassy 16-year-old who finds she’s starting to disappear from her life–literally! She teams up with mysterious bad boy Kade and learns a thing or two about living between worlds. This is great young-adult fun for fans of paranormal fiction.”

A swag of Darksiders will be attending the Australian Romance Readers Association Book Signing event at the RWA conference held in Fremantle, WA.

The signing will be held at the Esplanade Hotel, Marine Terrace in Fremantle, from 5.00 to 6.30 pm on Saturday 17 August. Full details, including the list of signing authors, are available here.

Entry to the event will cost $7 (or $5 for ARRA members) plus a 30c booking fee. All those who register will receive a free ticket in the prize raffle to win one of several prize baskets.

We hope to see you there!

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