The new Romantics 4 set out early on Saturday morning for Bedford to erect their stall at the Festival of Romance, in the Harpur Suite of Bedford Corn Exchange. By ten o’clock their stall was up and running and attracting customers drawn in by the bright display of books and artefacts. Lizzie and Adrienne were especially excited as they were shortlisted nominated for two awards: THE NEW TALENT AWARD and THE READER AWARD FOR THE BEST AUTHOR PUBLISHED READ. Although neither of them was lucky on this occasion they nevertheless managed to have a great time at the Awards Dinner that evening while June, Mags and Bongo Man took books, ladders, cloths and lights back to Leicester.

The highlight of Adrienne and Lizzie’s festival has to be appearing alongside inspirational Talli Roland and Tracey Bloom to give their perspective on the e-publishing phenomenon. Attendees were especially interested in how the New Romantics 4 work collaboratively to make their books available on Amazon as paperbacks and kindle download. Many members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association also attended the festival and it was lovely to meet up with old friends. We looked forward to touching base with them again soon, at the Winter Party.

Do enjoy the slide show. Who knows, you might be in there, somewhere.

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About Lizzie Lamb

I write contemporary women's fiction mostly based in Scotland with hot heroes, feisty heroines and always a happy ending. Along with three other authors - Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns and Margaret Cullingford - I formed the New Romantics Press under which our books are published. I have published six books since 2012, the latest being Harper's Highland Fling. I am currently working on #7 which I hope to publish in 2022. In the meantime, do check out my Amazon page: and click 'FOLLOW' to keep up to date with me and my news.

Posted on November 14, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thanks to Nettie (our blog mistress) for doing such a great job with my photos from the weekend. We all look very . . . pink! (Lizzie)

  2. Great pics! You four are such an inspiration. Sounds like you had a great time at The Festival of Romance.x

    • Thank you Anita. We had great fun at the FOR – you should come next year. Mind you, it did feel a bit like an RNA conference, but in a nice way! (Lizzie)

  3. Fun photos, Lizzie and the New Romantics. At least I could access these!!!

    Liz X


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