I’ve been missing for a few weeks but I’ve been busy polishing up Hartley’s
be released on the 27th Jan, 2016 by Allen & Unwin – Yay!
Grange is the follow up to McKellan’s Run. It’s an Australian rural romance
which is set in Central Victoria.
a pivotal scene in the story which is set at the agricultural show in Violet Falls. I
based part of the scene on the local agricultural show which I’ve been going to
every year since I was a kid. Anyway, last night it rolled around again and
this time I took my camera. So I thought I’d share with you some of the
to admit, this is one of my favourite scenes. Please excuse some of the slightly
fuzzy pictures as a great photographer I’m not.
that you'll love Flynn and Lily’s story as much as I do.
The Ferris Wheel
The Creepy Clowns
The Wood Chop Contest
One of the rides
An Award Winning Fleece
On the very same day Lily Beckett is betrayed by a colleague she's horrified to discover her long-term boyfriend is having an affair. Totally devastated, she quits her job in fashion and breaks off her relationship.
Fleeing the city, Lily heads for the sanctuary of her big sister, Violet, who lives in the country with her daughter Holly. But bad luck comes in threes when Lily has a car accident on the way. Thankfully she's not badly injured and local grazier, Flynn Hartley, arrives on the scene and looks after her.
Life gradually picks up for Lily. She enjoys living with Violet and Holly, and decides to stay for a while, designing clothes while renovating the beautiful old shop she inherited.
In the months that follow Flynn showers Lily with attention and it's clear he's falling for her. But Lily's aware of Flynn's 'bad boy' reputation and doesn't want to risk further heartbreak.
the wonderful cover of Hartley’s Grange. Isn't he yummy? Um... er... I mean isn't it lovely? Love it! J
my second rural romance and once again we’re travelling back to the small town
of Violet Falls. This story is about the sexy Flynn Hartley (and yes, I admit
it – I have a bit of a crush on him) and Lily Beckett.
very same day Lily Beckett is betrayed by a colleague she's horrified to
discover her long-term boyfriend is having an affair. Totally devastated, she
quits her job in fashion and breaks off her relationship.
the city, Lily heads for the sanctuary of her big sister, Violet, who lives in
the country with her daughter Holly. But bad luck comes in threes when Lily has
a car accident on the way. Thankfully she's not badly injured and local
grazier, Flynn Hartley, arrives on the scene and looks after her.
gradually picks up for Lily. She enjoys living with Violet and Holly, and
decides to stay for a while, designing clothes while renovating the beautiful
old shop she inherited.
months that follow Flynn showers Lily with attention and it's clear he's
falling for her. But Lily's aware of Flynn's 'bad boy' reputation and doesn't
want to risk further heartbreak.
Grange will be released by Allen & Unwin early next year.
I’ve just returned from four fabulous days at the RWA Get Fresh Conference in
Melbourne. I was blown away by the friendliness and openness of such a large
group of authors. There were about 400 of us all packed into the beautiful Park Hyatt Melbourne.
the one thing I loved above all else was being able to connect with people in
person. It was lovely to meet people that you chat online with in the flesh. I
also need to thank Delwyn Jenkins for looking after all of the newbies with
grace and kindness. She had a hundred of us on her hands so it was a big job. J
also did my very first book signing – thanks ARRA for organising the event (72
authors needed some wrangling).
the cover of my latest historical romance, Masquerade. It will be available very
soon but for now we just have to bask in the beautiful cover. J
the outside world she’s referred to as Lord Tressely’s child bride – but
nothing could be further from the truth.
Sophia’s entire life is a lie. For her
protection she has hidden within a sham of a marriage for years. In a desperate
gamble to save all that she loves and repay a debt of kindness to her dying
husband, Sophia must produce an heir. A night of passion is all she wants and
the masquerade ball may be the opportunity she’s been looking for. An illicit
tryst with the wickedly handsome Lord Mathias Eldridge appears to be the answer
to her prayers. What she didn’t expect was for Mathias to spin her senses and make
her wish for a different life. But Sophia discovers that the repercussions of
her actions could threaten to destroy not only her entire world but also her
Today I have the luscious cover of Sinful Liaison from the lovely Samantha Holt. Sinful Liaisons is the third book in the Cynfell Brothers series.
The first two books in the series are -
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Book 3 of the Cynfell Brothers Series
greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The Cynfell brothers are the very
embodiment of a sinful existence. But could the right woman change that?
It’s not every day a duchess comes across a naked man on the
roadside. It’s not every day a duchess takes said naked man home with her. But
Evelyn Chesworth can hardly leave the poor man in nought but his skin on the
dangerous road to London. Particularly when he’s so attractive...
Lord Pierce Cynfell is in a world of trouble. With his
brother threatening to cut him off and his gambling debts increasing, his
beautiful rescuer couldn’t have come at a better time. He can’t help but be
attracted to the worldly, mature woman.
So he certainly isn’t going to say no when she offers to
write off his debts in return for one thing—his body.
However, it soon becomes clear more than his body is
becoming involved. While everyone else might think he’s only there for the
money, the beautiful widow slowly draws him deeper until he wants to unlock
every secret buried beneath those tight corsets.
Evelyn might let Pierce beneath her corsets but she’s
determined it will be no more than that. She has loved and lost twice in her
life and won’t let that happen again. Meanwhile, she has too many other things
to worry about—like the preservation of her son’s land.
When Pierce begins to show himself as more than a skilled
lover, Evelyn has a choice—let herself be vulnerable again or send away the man
who lights a fire in her body, heart and soul.
as you can see I’m finally back. I managed to finish my rural romance which is the
second instalment in the Violet Falls series but then I was hit with the winter
lurgy. Anyway, I’m better and feeling like I’m back on top of things (which is
always a bonus).
I’ve been quite slack lately, my writing list has grown but I haven’t managed
to cross much off it. So it’s high time that I became a little more proactive
and start writing ‘properly’ again.
taking a tiny break before I begin my next Australian rural romance and
finishing off a fairytale that I started last year. I’ve written over half of
it and it would be a shame not to finish Mariella and Prince Navarre’s story. My
Wolven Heart is the second book in the Tales from the Hearthfire series, the
first being Black is the Colour.
from the Hearthfire tells the stories of the three Rubana sisters, Ciana,
Mariella and Elisabetta. In Black is the Colour, Ciana (the youngest) had to
save her lover from the witch’s curse. It was a story about true love, magic
Wolven Heart is the eldest sister’s story. Mariella finds herself forcibly
married to a man she loathes and separated from her beloved sisters.
a bit of a blurb –
into a marriage she never wanted. Mariella finds herself in a dark and
mysterious world. The village of Darcel Holt is hidden in the heart of a deep
wood. It is steeped in misery, slavery and fur. As Mariella unravels the
secrets of the village she must ask herself, who is truly the monster -
Mariella’s new husband or the enigmatic stranger in the forest?
Navarre Trevoré must fight to free his people from their bound slavery. He has
no time to dally with a mortal – particularly the wife of his sworn enemy. But
Mariella’s kindness touches his heart and her soulful eyes haunt his dreams and
cause him to entertain thoughts that he never should have.
this is what I’m spending the next couple of weeks on. As much as I love the
contemporary rural romances (and I really do love them), it’s nice to dip back
into a fantasy medieval world which is filled with enchantment and in this
particular case, werewolves. J
you’d like to check out the first book, Black is the Colour here’s a link –
Ciana has loved Oran all her life
and nothing, not even her father will prevent them from being together. But the
Mayor of Stonemark has higher aspirations for his daughter than the village
blacksmith. He engages the help of a witch and dark magic to bend Ciana to his
Oran knows that he doesn’t deserve
Ciana. But their love is stronger than the metal he forges and welds. She has
his heart and he will never turn from her no matter the cost.
Separated, Ciana will need all her
strength to journey through the deep forest and save Oran from the witch’s
curse. Alone and with only a trail of black feathers to follow, Ciana will
fight against the odds and attempt to bring her lover home.