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Breaking News – Adrienne shortlisted for award at Festival of Romantic Fiction

Adrienne Vaughan

The New Romantics 4 are delighted to announce that Adrienne Vaughan’s 5 star novel  A Change of Heart has been shortlisted in the Romance Reader Awards at the Festival of Romantic Fiction.

chnage of heart


As Sarah Taylor, awards organiser, says: “With the highest number of entries the awards have had in their four year history, the standard this year was exceptionally high with many highly rated novels not making the shortlists. The breath and depth of quality writing in romantic fiction should be celebrated and that’s what these awards are all about.”.You can read the complete lists for all categories here but this is the line up for Adrienne’s category:

Best Author Published

A Change of Heart by Adrienne Vaughan

Mary Bennet by Kate Allan

Sweet Occasions by Linn B Halton

Drumbeats by Julia Ibbotson

Fairlights by Jan Jones

Christmas Yves by Nicola May


The award ceremony is at the Festival of Romantic Fiction on the evening of Saturday 13th September 2014 at Leighton Buzzard Theatre. There are many fabulous events happening at the Festival to interest readers and writers alike. . . .the book fair in Leighton Buzzard High Street from 10am to 3pm and the Traditional Afternoon Tea with the Authors at The Green House, Market Square, Leighton Buzzard. Adrienne will be attending all of these but especially the Awards ceremony in the evening, The other members of the New Romantics 4, sadly cannot attend this year – Lizzie is chasing men in kilts in the highlands of Scotland (all in the interests of research, of course). June is packing up thirty years of her life in boxes prior to moving house and Mags is putting the finishing touches to her second novel. But we all say to our darling Ade – break a leg, sweetie, you have worked so hard to complete your ‘HEART’ trilogy and deserve all the accolades you can win. 

Here we are at last years Festival of Romance held in Bedford with all our gorgeous books on display. Hopefully, we’ll all be there next year with our third novels in tow.  




Lifes a beach poster FINAL - Copy





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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