I’m very excited today because the book that stole hearts back in 2013 is an Amazon 99c deal for a limited time only. I’ve learned so much since writing this story that inspired a three-book series, and I know I shouldn’t play favourites, but this is the tale that inspired me to keep writing about a gang of youths called the Tag Raiders.
TJ’s character holds a special place in my heart. She’s proactive, determined and dedicated against all odds, and Scott is a deserving hero.
Theirs is a story about joining forces for a cause and setting aside differences to help a gang of disadvantaged youths to give those boys a second chance in life. Set in the leafy foothills of Perth, falling in love is an added bonus for TJ and Scott. Happy Reading!
Under the Hood (Under the Law)
When Scott Devin buys a struggling car dealership in semi–rural Western Australia, the last person he expects to see in charge is a stilletto–wearing, mini–skirted foreperson. Exactly the distraction a struggling, male–dominated workshop doesn’t need! But there’s more to TJ Stevens than meets the eye.
TJ Stevens has two major goals in life: to preserve her grandfather’s heritage and protect her teenage rehabilitation program – and she’ll go to any lengths to do it. Scott Devin’s presence is a threat to everything she’s worked hard to achieve, so keeping him at arms length shouldn’t be a problem…or will it?
350 women and 4 men … Olympic Park has not experienced an event like it before. The bar was abuzz, the first floor under siege and the Novotel staff smiled from ear to ear.
Of course, when you bring together a bunch of romance authors there’s bound to be more than a little entertainment. Imogene Nix, Danielle Belwater and Xanthe Blake found the intriguing pattern in the curtains inspiration for a murder plot,
a little Luna Tango at the Harlequin dinner with Juliet Madison and hottie, Marco (phwoar!)
and, with a cocktail party theme of leather and lace … well, I’ll leave that one up to your imagination!
There were plenty of “squee” moments too. I was thrilled to be part of the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation Wall of Hands project last Thursday. Thank you Escape Publishing for choosing Under the Hood as part of the package donated at the RWA Literacy High Tea in Sydney.
Then it was time for Awards Night. This year I was honoured with two award nominations: RWA’s R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year) Award and the Lynne Wilding Volunteer Award. Both these nominations are close to my heart, one because I love writing romantic suspense and am thrilled the reader judges loved my book enough to put it through; the other because volunteering for RWA has made my life so much richer.
Catching up with everyone at conference is like coming home to family. Every year I’m inspired by the warmth and generosity of the members, the wealth of knowledge applied to the workshops and of course, the … perks 😉
On Sunday afternoon, weary delegates disbanded with sore feet, strained voices, information overload and a stash of goodies to add to their luggage. I think we can say a good time was had by all and Romance really does Rock. Thanks to Juliet Madison, Maggie Mundy, Xanthe Blake, Danielle Belwater and Imogene Nix for the photos. We’re off to Melbourne next year. I wonder what surprises will be in store for us there?