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Tuesday 25 March 2014

Good News Day

Welcome to this week's good news....
coming to you this week by Cheryse Durrant


Readers, authors, editors, book bloggers descended on Sydney this weekend gone for the 6th Annual Australian Romance Readers Awards. The dinner was a Cello's Restaurant in Sydney's CBD and the ballroom was packed! During the delicious three-course meal, keynote speaker, Helene Young and her cast of author-actors, entertained the crowd with a romantic suspense of murder, mayhem and men in handcuffs until the real culprit was found.

DarkSiders were well represented among the lists of finalists, including Nicola E.Sheridan, Christina Phillips, MJ Scott, Erica Hayes, CT Green, Shona Husk, Sandra Harris, Rebeka Turner, Paula Roe, Cheryse Durrant, Kylie Scott, Bec McMaster, Dakota Harrison and Kylie Griffin. Nicola Pitt (aka Imogene Nix) was also a guest. Ms Nix not only sponsored the Favourite Romantic Suspense Award but also presented an award (on behalf of sponsor Steam eReads) for the Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic category.

As winners were announced this year, the lucky name seemed to be Kylie!

The Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2013 was awarded to Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin (pictured on the night with Dakota Harrison, below). This year, the award was sponsored by Steam eReads and presented by Nicola Pitt. Alliance Forged (#2 Light Blade series) won this award last year, so this is a back-to-back win for Kylie. Congratulations!

Favourite Erotic Romance 2013 went to Skin, written by Kylie Scott (pictured below). This award was sponsored by eXtasy Books and presented by Khul Waters (on behalf of eXtasy). Kylie's award was accepted by Joel Naoum from Momentum Books.

Kylie Scott also won Favourite Australian Romance Author 2013. This award was presented by Tony Nash on behalf of the sponsor Booktopia, and was accepted by Haylee Nash on behalf of Kylie.

Darksiders wish to thank the Australian Romance Readers Association for their hard work and dedication in running these annual awards.

ABOVE: Darksiders MJ Scott and Bec McMaster enjoy a night out for the ARR Awards.


Mel Teshco's Nightmix series book 3, Seducing the Huntress, releases with Ellora's Cave tomorrow.

Here's the blurb:

She wants to kill him. He wants to possess her body and give her ultimate pleasure.

Isabella suffered an unimaginable loss at the teeth and claws of a vicious nightmix. She grew up wanting nothing more than to hunt and kill every last shape shifting black panther in the kingdom.

What she doesn’t expect is to go from hunter to hunted. Never expects to be captured by the nightmix monster, Reuben, and taken to his cabin, where he plays her body like a finely tuned instrument. Their erotic connection is explosive, but Reuben is the enemy.

Or is he..?

To pre-order, visit Amazon
Buy Links: Jasmine Jade (Ellora's Cave Site) Amazon B&N
Contact the Author: Website   Blog   Facebook  Twitter: @melteshco

Teshco recently received some top reviews for her earlier novels in the Nightmix series. Book 1, Lusting the Enemy, received five stars, while Book 2, Abducting the Princess, received 4.5 stars.


Khloe Wren has received great reviews for two of her books.

Kris on Amazon gave Jaguar Secrets a five-star rating, saying she couldn't put it down. "I would love to read more of Cammi and the boys... and speaking of the boys. Hot damn. Smooth talking, sizzling sexy jaguar shifters make this book perfect."   Full review here.

Smile Somebody Loves You upgraded their rating of Cinderella's Guardian (Khloe Wren) when they fell for the novel's hero. "Conner is a sexy fireman and a leopard shifter. Is a hotter pairing possible? His desire to protect his love, as well as his willingness to show emotions were a major factor in his likability." Full review here.

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