Congratulations everyone who purchased a trial book box from The New Romantics. You will now have received your book box, and we hope you're loving it!
For everyone who didn't get one this time, or for purchasers who want to know more about the inclusions, here is a summary of the September box.
We were so grateful to have as our very first book The Summer of Secrets by the amazingly talented Barbara Hannay. Barbara is the author of more than forty romance novels – so she knows how to put together a great story! She is also very accomplished, having twice won the Romantic Book of the Year award, and won a prestigious RITA award.
Barbara's books are mostly set in rural and outback Australia. She is a former English teacher who became a full time writer. She and her husband live in beautiful far north Queensland.
Barbara also wrote a special note for The New Romantics readers, telling us a bit about the book.
Thank you Barbara for sharing your work with us!
Sister Soul Parfumerie has gifted us with a gorgeous solid perfume stick. We included a range of scents in the boxes, including vanilla marshmallow, pixie dust, poppy, and bon bon. These handy little perfume sticks are perfect for slipping in your handbag or even your pocket, keeping you smelling amazing all day and night. Sister Soul is based in Bendigo, Victoria and create their products using certified organic ingredients.
Creative Heart Candles has made our custom-designed candles for romance lovers. Scented with champagne and strawberries, this candle is perfect to set the scene for your romance reading session. The candle is hand crafted with premium soy wax. Creative Heart Candles makes their candles in their bright and airy home studio in Brisbane, Queensland.
Belong Naturally has handcrafted gorgeous bath bombs for the trial boxes. With four amazing floral fragrances – rose, lavender, jasmine or chamomile – all of these treats are sure to make your bath an indulgent experience. Each bath bomb is decorated with dried flowers and enriched with moisturizing shea butter. Belong Naturally is based in Ballarat, Victoria and use natural, cruelty-free ingredients.
Nook & Burrow is one of the best known brands for book-related gifts, and for our first boxes they have created an amazing, custom-made bookmark. Fall in love with this gorgeous wooden creation, perfect for marking the place in your new romance read (that is unless you read it in one sitting!). Nook & Burrow is based in Melbourne, Victoria, and is an online marketplace filled with unique and creative gifts made by independent artisans.
We are proud to partner with the Australian Romance Reader Association, who has contributed some romance-loving badges to the trial boxes. The ARRA exists to promote romance fiction and provide a forum for readers to communicate and share. They organise events for romance readers and writers around Australia. Display your love of romance reads with pride!
Remember, we love seeing your photos – if you're reading the book, or using and enjoying the gifts, snap a photo and tag us, @thenewromanticsbookbox. We'll share the best ones!