I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK.
They know me here...


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Double Whammy - Booksellers Best & RWNZ Koru Award

What a week!

My friend, Chris Taylor, attended the Greater Detroit RWA© Booksellers Best Awards dinner in my stead as I wasn't able to make the conference this year in San Antonia, TX.

I get an email in my inbox from her to let me know ALLEGIANCE SWORN won the Booksellers Best for the Paranormal Romance section! Woohoo! What a thrill!

 You can read the full list of winners right here.

Then, less than a week later, another email comes in, this time from the coordinator of the Romance Writers of New Zealand Koru Award. ALLEGIANCE SWORN is a finalist in the Long Romance section!

Double thrill!

So celebrations abound in the household this week. :-)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Booksellers Best Award nomination for Allegiance Sworn!

I have some good news!

ALLEGIANCE SWORN is a paranormal romance finalist in the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best Award. I'm absolutely thrilled to receive this nomination as this is a back to back nomination - last year VENGEANCE BORN was a finalist.

The finalists and their editors will be honoured at a banquet held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas during the RWA National Conference on Wednesday, July 23rd at 8pm, following the literacy signing.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the RWA conference this year but I've asked a friend to attend in my stead.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


A swag of authors, prizes and giveaways, there are so many to choose from - it's all happening! Let your friends know & check it out here.

But more specifically, for those who love paranormal romance (and a lone rock star):

Aussie Romance Writer's Set: 6 Books Signed Books From 6 Aussie Authors
This is your chance to get your hands on 6 books and some swag from some of Australia's best paranormal romance writers (we're all ARRA Awards finalists or winners)!

VENGEANCE BORN - Kylie Griffin
REVELATION - Erica Hayes
LICK - Kylie Scott

There's something for every discerning reader - warriors galore, avenging demons, steampunk vampires & weres, fallen angels, a wraith assassin, an uber-sexy rock star and mysterious fae! You can find samples of each book at individual author websites.

The good news - this auction is open internationally!

Good luck, good reading, and thank you for supporting this wonderful cause!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

ARRA Award for Allegiance Sworn!

The Australian Romance Readers of Australia converged at Cello's Restaurant in Sydney last weekend (March 22nd).

What a setting!
The lovely Cello's Restaurant.
The chandelier
A wonderful bunch of volunteers organised and ran the 6th Annual ARRA awards and celebrated all that's great in Aussie romance!

Bec & I enjoying the ambiance at Cello's!
The night was full of entertainment (the keynote speaker was Helene Young and accompanied by a cast of wannabe author-actors, they enacted a murder mystery complete with a "dead" body capably played by Anna Campbell) and the food was absolutely scrumptious!

M.J.Scott & Bec McMaster
One of the highlights was catching with ARRA friends I'd met at Fremantle, WA last year at the RWA/ARRA Book-Signing and putting names to faces of other ARRA members and bloggers I'd only ever met online.
I finally met Helen S. (ARRA reader).
This year Allegiance Sworn was nominated in two categories - Members Choice Favorite Cover Award and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Futuristic Romance.

Dakota Harrison & I enjoying the night.
I'm thrilled to announce that Allegiance Sworn is Australia's ARRA Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Futuristic Romance 2013! An awesome moment all round as last year Alliance Forged won this award, so it's a back-to-back win in this category.

A proud moment!
At the table were Dakota Harrison & hubby, Amy Andrews, Kelly Hunter, Tina Marie Clark, M.J.Scott, Bec McMaster & myself. Table 6 must have been the one to sit at this year as three of our number took out awards - Amy Andrews, Kelly Hunter & me!

Allegiance Sworn - Fav.Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Futuristic Romance Award 2013

Kylie Griffin, Kelly Hunter & Amy Andrew's ARRA trophies!
You can find the full list of 2013 ARRA winners here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Heroine Showdown - Imhara's into Round 2!

The Window Seat on a Rain Day continues its knock-down, drag-'em-out Heroine Showdown!

And great news is IMHARA IS INTO THE SECOND ROUND (thanks to everyone who voted in Round 1)! Woohoo!!!

The competition is getting tougher but I'm pretty sure Imhara can make it into the next round with your help again! So, if you have the time, I'd appreciate you ducking over to vote for her - here's the link.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Australia Day Book Giveaway!

Shelleyrae over at Book'd Out is running an Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop - and it's huge!

All the books are written by Australian authors.

There will be two winners chosen - one in Australia, one from outside Australia.

Entries close midnight, Tuesday 28th Jan., 2014 and winners will be announced Monday, Feb.3rd 2014.

With over 50 hosts you have plenty of chances to win a great book this Australia Day Weekend!
So get hopping! 

For full details, check out the blog post over at Book'd Out.

You can choose from these titles:

Have fun!

Monday, January 6, 2014

ALLEGIANCE SWORN is an ARRAwards finalist!

I woke to some awesome news this morning!

Sitting in my inbox was an email from the Australian Romance Readers Association letting me know that ALLEGIANCE SWORN is an ARRAwards finalist in the following categories:
  • Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance
  • Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2013 (hats off to Gene Mollica, the cover artist, & the Berkley art department for such great work!)

I'm so thrilled, especially on seeing the finalists lists on the ARRA blog - wow, am I in some fantastic company! Scrolling through them, I kept ticking off the ones I'd read and enjoyed. So many wonderful stories and authors!

And I'm tickled to pieces that my writing buddies Bec McMaster and Dakota Harrison are also nominated for a selection of ARRAwards! Woohoo!

Now, it's a waiting game - winners will be announced at the ARRAwards Dinner to be held on 22 March 2014 at Cello’s Restaurant in Sydney.