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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 7 January 2014

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news....

coming to you this week by Cassandra L Shaw


S.E. Gilchrist has  Star Pirate's Justice 

out with Escape Publishing 1st February 2014.

Here is the description & blurb :


A brand new installment in S E Gilchrist's bestselling erotic Sci-Fi series about a dark and delicious alien race on a desperate quest for survival -- and the human women who can cure their years-long curse.

Carly has one focus in her life: to return home to her terminally ill younger sister. When she learns that a Darkon traitor possesses gateway maps to Earth, she uses all her skills to track him down. But capturing the charming star pirate turns out to be trickier than she anticipated…

Volkar is determined to prove his innocence to those who drove him to a life lived on the Outer Rim, and he will overcome anyone who gets in his way. But his surprisingly sweet captor has some skills that will come in handy, so he strikes a deal: the maps for her help. Neither expect their partnership to turn into more, but as dark secrets are revealed, their lives become forfeit — and the relationship blossoming between them nothing but a starburst of happiness in the deep shadow of the sky…

Visit S.E at her website.

Lilliana Rose  has Circus Escape

her steampunk sweet romance novella out April 2014 
with Less Than Three Press as part of their 'A Loose Screw' collection. 

Visit Lilliana at her website

Shona Husk has two announcements:

Lord of the Hunt is released today (January 7th)! 

Check out these great reviews. 

PhotoWith mechanizations galore, Lord of the Hunt will captivate your mind while teasing your senses with the forbidden romance. This fast paced, action packed, adventure will keep you glued to the pages when the fantasy world of the fae clash with the human world. A new and refreshing take of a fae world bleeding over story, Lord of the Hunt is sure to delight the romance fantasy reader.

RT magazine

4 Stars

Surprising, sensual and full of magic! The fairies of Annwyn can be ruthless, so playing the game properly can mean the difference between life and death, especially during such a perilous time of transition. Taryn and Verden try to be careful, neither one expecting to fall in love. Fantastic worldbuilding and compelling character will make readers yearn for another foray into the world of fairy.

LORD OF THE HUNT by Shona Husk continues to deliver intriguing characters, beautiful settings, treacherous power plays, and steamy encounters in her Annwyn trilogy. I can't wait for the final book in this series To Love a King to be released.

And she has a

Lord of the Hunt 

Launch Party:

Join her on 
January 8 6:30am-10:30am (Perth time)

Visit Shona at her website.

and keep an eye out for Shona's upcoming releases:

Lord of the Hunt-Sourcebooks January 2014
Temptation in a Bottle-January 2014
The Changeling Soldier-June 2014
Lunar Reunion & Lunar Dancer -Ellora’s Cave 2014


Voting will open today for  the 2013 Australian Romance Readers Awards.  And we have a bucketload of DarkSiders nominated.

A Huge Congratulations!!! Well done everyone and best of luck to you all.

Below is our Darksider nominees. For a full list go to the ARRA blog post

Favourite Paranormal Romance 
A Warlord’s Lady by Nicola E Sheridan
Iron Kin by MJ Scott
Redemption by Erica Hayes
The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk
The S.E.R.A. Files Vol 1 by CT Green


Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance
Alien, Mine by Sandra Harris
Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin
Chaos Bound by Rebekah Turner
Demon Chained by Erica Hayes
Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster
The Blood She Betrayed by Cheryse Durrant



Favourite Contemporary Romance 
Breathless by Dakota Harrison
Exhale by Dakota Harrison
Lick by Kylie Scott


Favourite Erotic Romance
Betrayed by Christina Phillips
Her Savage Scot by Christina Phillips
Skin by Kylie Scott
Tainted by Christina Phillips
The Secret Diary of Lady Catherine Bexley by Viveka Portman



Favourite Continuing Romance Series
Half-Light City series by MJ Scott


London Steampunk series by Bec McMaster

Favourite Australian Romance Author 2013
Kylie Scott

Members’ Choice categories are …

Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2013
Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin (Berkley)
Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster (Sourcebooks)
Iron Kin by MJ Scott (Roc)
Lick by Kylie Scott (Momentum)
My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster (Sourcebooks)


The Sexiest Hero from a romance published in 2013
Will Carver from Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster

Favourite New Romance Author for 2013
Dakota Harrison
Sandra Harris


The Voting will close on 5 March and the winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner to be held on 22 March 2014 at Cello’s Restaurant in Sydney. 

Don't forget to vote!!

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