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We are writers mainly from Australia and New Zealand who write speculative fiction with romantic elements. Be it fantasy, paranormal, dark urban fantasy, futuristic and everything in between.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...


Jenny Schwartz is thrilled to be able share the news that her short story "The Pearl Flower Harvest" will be included in the forthcoming Dreaming of Djinn anthology, edited by Liz Grzyb from Ticonderoga Publications. It will be out early April 2013.

Kylie Scott has a cover for Skin, the sequel to her post-apocalyptic romance, Flesh. Skin comes out with Momentum 1st February, 2013.

Nick is a man with a plan. He’ll treat Roslyn like a Queen, devoting the rest of his life to protecting and providing for her. In exchange, of course, for sexual favours. It’s the deal of the century given the state of the world. But Roslyn doesn’t see it that way. The first chance she gets she attacks the ex-army man and attempts to escape, forcing Nick to contain her. And so begins his awkward courtship of the woman, with her chained to the bed for security reasons.
Chained like a dog and forced to spend her every waking moment with a creep, albeit a good looking one, Ros is determined to escape. When circumstances force them to band together against a common enemy their very survival depends on their ability to learn to trust each other. An uneasy partnership develops, but can a relationship with such a difficult beginning ever have a future?


Dragonfly by Erica Hayes has received a 4 star review from Dark Faerie Tales blog! Congrats!
The really great part of Dragonfly, besides the awesome world building, is the cast of characters.  Each individual has both good and bad qualities that blur the lines between the two.  You can never tell if this one is an actual bad guy, or if he is just a self-centered jerk.  This adds a remarkable depth to both the character’s personalities as well as the story itself.  I love character driven books and I must say that this one gravitates toward the upper echelon of my list.
Click here for the full review.

Eleni Konstantine received a review from Julie's Book Review for Gateway to Hell, her novella released by Musa Publishing.
"Good starter book. Looking forward to the next one, hopefully it will be longer!! Would have enjoyed to read it a while longer."
Full review here.


Bec McMaster will be releasing a Christmas novella, Tarnished Knight, is set in the London Steampunk world and features Rip and Esme from Kiss of Steel.
Bec says: "It's set between Kiss of Steel and Heart of Iron and may offer a sneak peek at the hero and heroine of HOI. But that's not the best bit! I will be releasing it in serial form on the blog leading up until Christmas and also offering a giveaway of two signed copies of Kiss of Steel and some swag to two lucky commenters on the blog over the next month! Open Internationally! 
Please feel free to share as this is a special gift for all of my readers to thank them for their support. Want more details? Go to my blog."

Christina Ashcroft continues her Archangel of Mercy blog touring...
*Friday 14th December - The Romance Reviews - participating in the Year End Splash Party with a giveaway of one copy of Archangel of Mercy
*Sunday 16th December - Under the Covers chatting about end of year traditions

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