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A Romantic High Tea

21 November 2015
High Tea promo postcard


We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding a Romantic High Tea in Sydney on Saturday 19 March 2016 at 11.30 am.

We’re taking advantage of everyone being in Sydney for the annual Australian Romance Readers Awards Dinner in order to host a special event just for readers. Five of our fabulous authors will each be hosting a table at the High Tea. This past week we have been revealing those five authors—Amy Andrews, Anne Gracie, Cathryn Hein, Kelly Hunter and Rachael Johns. You can find out more about each of them below.

There will be delicious savoury morsels, luscious cakes and tarts, plus a choice of premium teas and summer punch. You may also bring books to have them signed if you wish.

Thanks to the generous support of Harlequin Australia, we are also running a competition to give away four tickets to the event. The competition is open to readers only. To enter just fill in the form here. We will close the competition on 30 November and announce the winners the next day. (UPDATE: The competition is now closed. Congratulations to Lucy A, Kim A, Jay H, Megan W.)

Our special hosts at the High Tea will be …

AmyAndrews photoAmy Andrews has written more than 50 contemporary romances. She has written for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Entangled, Harper Collins, Momentum, Tule and Escape.  She’s sold over a million books and been translated into thirteen different languages, plus manga. Amy lives on the outskirts of Brisbane. Her latest release is Some Girls Lie, book 4 in her Outback Heat series with Tule Publishing.

AnneGracie photoAnne Gracie has written 18 historical romances, along with several novellas and one contemporary romance. She has written for Harlequin, Berkley, Kensington and Penguin. Her books are sold in 25 countries and have been translated into more than 16 languages. Anne lives in Melbourne where she enjoys beekeeping and playing with her puppy Milly. Her latest release is ‘Mistletoe Kisses’ in the anthology The Last Chance Christmas Ball.

CathrynHeinCathryn Hein has written six rural romances and last year branched out with a French-set romantic adventure novel. She has written for Penguin Australia and Harlequin Mira and has also self-published worldwide with more to come. Cathryn lives at the base of the Blue Mountains in Sydney’s far west, where she enjoys golfing and cooking. Her latest release is Summer and the Groomsman, a sweet rural novella.

KellyHunterKelly Hunter has written 26 contemporary romances. She has written for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Destiny Romance, Entangled and Tule Publishing and has also self-published. Her books are sold worldwide and have been translated into over a dozen languages. Kelly lives on the Central Coast of NSW and is very fond of sunny weather and summertime. Her latest release is A Bad Boy for Christmas, book 3 in her Jackson Brothers series.

RachaelJohnsRachael Johns has written six rural romances, seven contemporary romances one women’s fiction title. She has written for Carina Press, Harlequin Australia, Harlequin HQN, Tule Publishing and Loveswept. Her books are sold in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Rachael lives in Perth and enjoys drinking Diet Coke, avoiding housework and walking her dog. Her latest release is The Patterson Girls from Harlequin Australia.

Tickets will go on sale in December—but note that there will be a limited number of tickets available for the event. Keep an eye out for the announcement that ticket sales are open, so that you don’t miss out!

[UPDATED: Tickets are now on sale. Get yours here.]

In the meantime, which favourite book by one of the host authors do you most want to get signed?

BREAKING NEWS 16/1: All tickets have sold for the High Tea and we have just added Helene Young as a host.

HelenYoung photoHelene Young has written six romantic suspense stories and is working on a women’s fiction spanning three generations. She’s written for Hachette Australia and Penguin Random House and her stories are available internationally. Helene lives aboard a catamaran with her husband and has taken time out of her busy flying career to cruise around Australia. She’s currently exploring the far-flung reaches of Sydney Harbour. Her latest release is Northern Heat.

  1. 30 November 2015 10:29 am

    I think Anne Gracie’s Winter Bride. Such a gorgeous novel.

  2. 29 November 2015 12:22 pm

    What a lovely idea,it would be wonderful to attend,difficult to decide which books to get signed,I have so many ! xx

  3. Savannah Blaize permalink
    29 November 2015 10:16 am

    I would love to attend and meet these fabulous authors

  4. 27 November 2015 10:25 am

    What a fabulous event. Sadly Sydney is too far away.

  5. Yvonne Rodrigues permalink
    24 November 2015 9:36 pm

    Rachael Johns, Man Drought was the first Book I read of hers and just loved it have now read every one of hers and can’t wait to read more

  6. Len Klumpp permalink
    24 November 2015 9:04 am

    Outback Sisters should be released by Rachael Johns by then, so yep, thats the one I would get signed

  7. Maria Fenech permalink
    24 November 2015 8:51 am

    I’ve got books written by Rachel Johns & Cathryn Hein, I’ll have to choose with my eyes closed!

  8. pamalidi permalink
    23 November 2015 2:38 pm

    In keeping with tradition I’d have to have an Anne Gracie book signed in Sydney ( probably one from the brides series)

    • 6 December 2015 2:25 pm

      Lovely — looking forward to it. Thanks Pamalidi 😉

  9. lynette williams permalink
    22 November 2015 7:52 am

    I am looking forward to the high tea although most of my books are E books —LynW

  10. lynette williams permalink
    22 November 2015 7:51 am

    I am so looking forward to the high tea –but most of my books are e books —LynW

  11. 21 November 2015 8:52 pm

    I am looking forward to this event …. Hard decision…. As most of mine are ebooks could be difficult lol

  12. Shelagh Merlin permalink
    21 November 2015 6:09 pm

    Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns would be lovely as it was my introduction to her books and I loved it.

  13. Yvonne permalink
    21 November 2015 5:14 pm

    I enjoy all these authors and have chosen the Spring Bride by Anne Gracie to be signed. I love high teas and would love to win this lovely opportunity to sit at an author’s table and enjoy the experience with others.

  14. aimskye permalink
    21 November 2015 2:20 pm

    What great idea! Fabulous way to spend the afternoon!

  15. Veronica permalink
    21 November 2015 1:56 pm

    I’m having my Cathryn Hein books signed next week and I was so sad to have missed Rachael during her Sydney tour I’d like to have a few of my Rachael Johns books signed.

  16. Elaine Watling permalink
    21 November 2015 12:31 pm

    This event is going to be so much fun…. I’m so looking forward to it…. I love attending High Tea’s…… I’m looking forward to getting my Rachel John’s book signed……

  17. 21 November 2015 12:25 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity 🙂 Good luck to all the entrants – looks like a great afternoon.

  18. Malvina permalink
    21 November 2015 11:11 am

    How fabulous does this sound? I’m in! Hard to pick one author to sign, but maybe Anne Gracie for her lovely Bride series. Or The French Prize by Cathryn Hein. Or… well, one from each author, really. Anyway, *high tea* is something really special to look forward to.

    • 6 December 2015 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Malvina — one from each of us is a great idea.

  19. helensibbritt permalink
    21 November 2015 10:57 am

    That is a hard question I think I have most of mine signed already 🙂

    I will have to have a look at what I have

    Have Fun

    Because I do love all of their stories 🙂

    • 6 December 2015 2:28 pm

      We might have to sign a lamington or something for you, Helen 😉

  20. helensibbritt permalink
    21 November 2015 10:54 am

    I am so looking forward to this event and thank you ARRA and Harlequin for such a wonderful opportunity 🙂

    Have Fun

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