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Australian Romance Readers Association Awards – Finalists

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that three of the Sultry Scribes have been voted into the ARRA Awards finals. Being nominated is a huge honour and to make it into the finals is an amazing achievement.

Our finalists are:

Dakota Harrison for Favourite Contemporary Romance, Exhale and Breathless. Dakota has also finalled in the Favourite New Romance Author for 2013.

C.T. Green has finalled in the Favourite Paranormal Romance with The S.E.R.A. Files Volume 1 and,

Sandra Harris has finalled in the Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance with Alien, Mine and Sandra has finalled in the Favourite New Romance Author for 2013.

We’d like to extend our best wishes and congratulations to all finalists.


Australian Romance Readers Awards – Sultry Scribes Nominated!

Congratulations to all those nominated for the ARRA Awards.

I’m thrilled to advise that several members of Sultry Scribes have been nominated for awards. They are:

Suzi Love’s Embracing Scandal has been nominated for Favourite Historical Romance.

Dakota Harrison, both her novels, Breathless and Exhale have been nominated in the Favourite Contemporary Romance section and Dakota has been nominated in the Favourite Australian Author and Best New Romance Author.

C.T. Green’s collection of short stories, The S.E.R.A. Files has been nominated in the Favourite  Paranormal Romance section and C.T. for the Best New Romance Author.

Sandra Harris’ Alien, Mine has been nominated for Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance and Sandra has been nominated for Best New Romance Author.

Victoria Black’s Heavenly Revenge has been nominated in the Favourite Erotic Romance.
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Sandra, Your Twenty Minutes Start…Now!

At our latest Sultry Scribes meeting, we wrote onto slips of paper, a noun, an adjective, and an emotion, then dropped those words into separate bowls. Each person then ‘lucky dipped’ to choose her own three words, all of which had to appear somewhere in her story.

Shiny, brown, violin

My words were diffidence, violin and beautiful.

Diffidence trembled through Camilla as she stretched a hand toward the violin resting haphazardly on a shelf amidst a jumble of other discarded treasures. The old wood shone with the burnish of long use over many years. How much of the world’s beautiful music had flowed from its strings? How often had a musician held it against their breast in a loving embrace?

The occasional quiet knock and murmur of conversation echoed around the hushed ambience of the antique store. The smell of old wood and by-gone years settled like a presence in the cluttered space.

She ran her gaze over the imperfect surface of the instrument, searching for the marks that would identify it as the one she sought. Where the neck met the body, a blob of blue, aged to amber, and a dent shaped like a crescent moon just below it, spoke in silent affirmation. A surge of trepidation burned through her.

She reached a careful hand and turned the price tag. Her heart lurched against her ribs.

Could she afford to buy it?

A shiver twisted across her nerves.

Could she afford not to?

Valentine’s Day Salute by Sandra Harris

This month the Sultry Scribes turn their focus to Valentine’s Day. This is my contribution to our salute to love (and loved ones), I hope you enjoy it.

Wishing you all a Valentine,



With a flourish Daniel dropped the plastic rose topped with a red foil-wrapped chocolate flower in a slender crystal vase then stood back and surveyed the table. Mismatched glasses and faded melamine plates reflected his first date, two years ago, with Kate. He’d nearly lost her to that marauding bastard Kyle, thanks to that man’s fascination with his woman and his own unavoidable absences due to work. Warmth spread through him and a smile of satisfaction pulled on his lips. He’d won Kate’s heart in the end and they’d been married four months, two weeks and three days, today.

Kate Henderson opened the front door to their apartment and tried to still the squirming of the Cavoodle puppy in her arms. Daniel was going to love her. She grinned, the puppy that is, he already loved her. A contented happiness spilled through her spiked with sensual anticipation. She was so going to get rewarded for this gift. This was their first Valentine’s celebration and she wanted to make it memorable. Emotion swelled her heart at the thought of her wonderful husband. They’d had a few issues, the odd communication breakdown, especially with him being away so much, but that just made their time together more special.

Candlelight flickered down the dark hall and drew her towards the dining room. She stared at their round table, covered in wonderful memories from the past. Her chest filled with sparkling warmth.

“Do you like it?”

She spun to her husband, the puppy a warm weight tucked into her side and rushed to assure the slight uncertainty in his voice.

“It’s beautiful, so very thoughtful, thank you, darling. I love it!”

The soft glow of candle flame dimly lit his handsome features, but it was the glow of everlasting love in his eyes that lighted her soul.

Red foil wrapped chocolate rose, green plastic stem and leaves