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Win A Romantic Rendezvous


Happy New Year! 2019 came around quickly, didn’t it? I know it’s not Valentine’s Day yet, but today I want to talk about romantic rendezvous.

For those of you I’m friends with on Facebook, you’ll have seen that I spent December on an adventurous trip around the USA. We packed a lot of bucket list activities into four weeks and even managed a few promo photos with some stars you may recognize.

Overdrive had a few romantic encounters on the trip. The very popular Minnie Mouse took a moment to hold a copy and pose for photo at Disneyland, Anaheim. That was pretty awesome.

On our next stop in Vegas, we visited the 4th floor of the M and M store where NASCAR number 18 holds the floor, so that seemed like an appropriate rendezvous point for the Calhouns to enjoy. To my disappointment though, Danny Koker from Counts Kustoms wasn’t in when we visited his garage on the tour (now that would have been my kind of romantic rendezvous!), but we did get a look at the amazing custom cars in his showroom. The Calhouns would have loved Koker’s collection.

January through to March will be jam-packed with Romantic Rendezvous for me. I’m taking Country Suspense on the road to our local Big W’s here in Perth. I’ll be spending a day with the awesome Lily Malone at a few of the Big W’s on January 19th 2019, signing books and having a ball. If you’re in Perth, come in and see us at Armadale, Belmont and Riverton Forum. Lily’s fabulous new read, The Cafe by the Bridge is one not to be missed. Full of wonderful country humour, this book will keep you entertained, smiling and crying right up until The End.

And here’s another romantic rendezvous for you, because there’s nothing like a good Australian Rural Romance to keep you warm. Once again, our lovely Australian Rural Fiction authors have come together to give the gift we all love best. Books, books and more books! To be eligible to enter, you will need to be a member of the ARF FB group. I can vouch that it is a great group where you will discover many more authors to interact with and more books to add to that ever-growing TBR pile, so join us here today.

Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a book pack of signed print copies from some of our wonderful authors. The winner will be drawn on Australia Day. ​Click the PLAY button in the link above to see all the books on offer.

March will see Shadows over Wongan Creek join Whispers and Secrets on the shelves, making Wongan Creek a three book series. I’ve seen the mock up of the cover and it’s beautiful. I can’t wait to share it with you very soon.

The most exciting Romantic Rendezvous of 2019: Every year, the Australian Romance Readers Association presents an opportunity for readers to meet their favourite authors. For the first time, I will be signing at this event in Perth. This year’s Romantic Rendezvous features special guests, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Celeste Bradley.

I’m so excited that I’d like to offer Australian readers the chance to win a door ticket to the event, supplied by courtesy of ARRA. The winner will also receive a gift bag of goodies and a copy of Country Suspense by Sarah Barrie, myself and Melissa James.

To enter the competition, leave a comment on this blog to tell me where and what your ideal Romantic Rendevouz would be. The competition closes on February 14th and winners will be notified via email and on this blog. Open to readers in Australia only. If you’d like to know more about this event, please visit ARRA’s blog.

Posted in Australian Rural Romance, Cover Reveal, Secrets at Wongan Creek

Country Suspense out for Christmas


Isn’t she beautiful? I’m pretty excited about this rural bind up because Sarah Barrie and Melissa James are favourites of mine to read. And it’s out just in time for Christmas. Release date: December 17, 2018 from Harper Collins in Paperback

Harper Collins

Angus & Robertson ~ Booktopia ~ Boomerang Books ~ The Nile ~ Dymocks

Country Suspense

Legacy of Hunters Ridge – Sarah Barrie

Widowed, in debt and under suspicion of arson, Alissa Morgan-Jones’s life is in tatters. Her mother-in-law’s isolated farm gives her the opportunity to pull her life back together and get herself back on her feet. Four years after fleeing the city and the scandal that ruined his career, disgraced lawyer Cameron Blakely has a successful new business and a new life. When his neighbour, Mavis Littleton, is diagnosed with a terminal illness he volunteers to handle her affairs – and her farm until her daughter-in-law arrives to take over. When Alissa finally shows up, he’s drawn to her immediately. But there are secrets in both Alissa’s past and Hunters Ridge – secrets that jeopardise far more than Cameron’s fledgling feelings. Lurking in the isolated wilderness is a danger that neither anticipates – but one that threatens everything: the town, their love, and their lives.

Secrets at Wongan Creek – Juanita Kees

When spray drift ruins his crop, Harley Baker wants to confront his neighbour. But arguments are tricky when the woman whose herbicides killed his crop is also the woman he’s loved his whole life. Tameka Chalmers knows that her father’s farming methods are outdated, inefficient, and even dangerous, so when the man she wants but can never have charges her with the loss of his livelihood, she can only accept the blame. There’s so much she would like to do differently, but her father’s rule is absolute. But the simple action of speaking with Harley starts an unexpected chain of events that throws everything she’s ever known into question: her past, her family, her life …

Beneath the Skin – Melissa James

Flying Doctor Elly Lavender has spent years on the run from an obsessive former patient who will do anything in his campaign to force her to love him. When her most recent cover is blown, she runs for help to the childhood friend she could never get out of her mind – outback cop Adam Jepson. After the deaths of his wife and son three years before, Adam has moved to the outback with his young daughter, Zoe, to put the past behind him for good. But when Elly walks into his station, she reminds him of all the childhood joy and love he’d forgotten. Though the whole town seems against them, he can’t stop wanting the forbidden. But when anonymous harassment escalates to murder, Elly knows her presence in Macks Lake has put Adam and Zoe’s lives at risk. Everyone’s safer if she remains alone – a fact that her stalker is very much counting on …