New cover!

I just received my latest cover, this time for An Outback Affair, which comes out with Crimson Romance on April 8th 2013. Smashing, isn’t it?

outback

And here’s the back cover blurb:

Cassie will fight to the end to keep Sam, the nephew she has raised since he was 6 weeks old after her sister Claudia was killed in an automobile accident. Sam’s uncle, Joel Caine has other ideas. He wants to share Sam. Trouble is Joel lives on an outback station in the heart of Western Australia nearly 2000 miles from Victoria where Cassie and Sam live.

Cassie is adamant that she can’t be parted for six months from four year old Sam. Joel stands firm. He wants Sam and he’ll have him. Sam is heir to a fortune, and there is Joel’s sick mother to consider. How can Cassie refuse Sam his father’s family?

They come to an agreement. She will come with Sam for a few weeks on the horse station. Get him used to the idea of spending half the year with his uncle in the outback and the other half with his aunt in Melbourne. Trouble is she’s scared that once Joel has Sam on the station, he won’t let Sam go. And how can Cassie fight Joel on his territory where he’s lord and master of his domain?

And another thing, how can she fight her growing attraction she feels for the tall and totally hot Joel Caine.

Cassie’s life is turned upside-down and the question is, will she ever be able to right it again?

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New Cover!

And it’s divine  🙂

taste of honey

Here’s the blurb:

    • Charli Honey is a career girl, until she meets her new boss, William Knight. She can’t resist him – result? She’s pregnant with his baby. William Knight will want to do the right thing by her and their baby, but does Charli want to be married to a man who doesn’t love her? Will doesn’t realize how much he loves Charli until he nearly loses her. But how can he convince her that he isn’t just trying to do the right thing?

And the best news yet, is it’s available now! Just click on of the links below to purchase 🙂

Crimson Romance | Amazon | B & N | Kobo |

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Don’t Give Up…..

Just another thought on persistence and the will to write until you succeed…

D – DETERMINATION IS THE NAME OF THE GAME. Think about writing with the same determination you use to refuse that extra helping of chocolate cake!

O – ORDINARY PEOPLE ARE SANE. That means you’re crazy – mad as a hatter in March. Accept it, and move on. I mean, why else would you slip into something comfortable and sit in front of a computer every chance you get?

N – NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Does a brain surgeon lift the scalpel, then hesitate? Does he think, can I do this? What if I fail? Should I have taken up horse training like my Uncle Bert?

T – TRUST IN YOURSELF. Deep inside where it really counts, you know you’re a writer and that you will make it one day. Your name will be in lights – well, on a paperback cover at least.

E – ENTHUSIASM LEADS TO SUCCESS. What if Newton’s mother had said, Keep your feet on the ground, son. You get much too excited over falling apples.

V – VICTORY ABOVE ALL ELSE. Don’t waste those rejection slips. Recycle them into how-to books.

E – EVERY WRITER HAS A GOAL. To be published. To be a bestseller. To finish the damn book. Accomplish one, then move on to the next one.

R – REQUIREMENT — ENERGY. If you find yourself flagging, then grab an energy boost! You can find it from lots of handy sources. Drinking milo twice a day. Green vegetables. A walk around the block. Talking to like-minded people online or at conferences. Or, if desperately in need of a boost – stick finger in light socket.  😉

G – GREAT BOOKS COME FROM EVEN GREATER CHARACTERS. Do you remember your weird Aunt Mabel? The one your mother refuses to talk about? Or that girl from school who was never allowed to play and always wore chiffon blouses under her uniform . . .

I – IDLE HANDS MAKE MISCHIEF. Of course active hands lead to arthritis. Take your pick.

V – VIRTUALLY NOBODY SUCCEEDS WITHOUT PERSISTENCE. Hmm, maybe the royals

E – EGG IS WORN ON THE FACE. Maybe because we’re constantly searching for the bacon.

U – UNDERSTAND THIS – NOTHING TASTES SWEETER THAN SUCCESS. I read this somewhere so it must be true.

P – PEGASUS.  If a damn horse can fly, surely we can all get published!

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If I should Die is now available!

It’s freezing down here in the bush, and I feel as miserable as the weather. That was until I opened up my computer and saw that my new book, If I Should Die, is on sale at Amazon.com and Musa Publishing. If I Should Die is the first in the Sebastian Hawk mysteries. Here’s the blurb:

Sebastian Hawk is a senior detective with the International Prevention of Crime group, and a man tormented by the brutal murder of his wife. And he’s facing an opponent who will go to any length to get what he wants; a man whose brutal methods will revive the wounds still festering deep inside of Hawk.

I’ve just finished number two, The Chameleon, in which Hawk faces a psychopath intent on killing whoever stands in his way.

I like writing mysteries. The devious criminal mind, the way they plot and scheme to achieve whatever it is they want, and the cop hero who risks life and limb to put the killer behind bars, or six feet under whichever comes first.

So, if you like a juicy murder or three, and a keep guessing who-dun-it, then read If I Should Die, and I’d love to know whether you enjoy it or not.

Okay, back to the ‘puter and my next victim. Should it be poison, hmm maybe an axe to the back of the head or something gentler like pushing off a cliff edge…

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Covers!

I can finally reveal the covers for both If I Should Die and Prince Charming;

Fabulous, aren’t they?

🙂

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Exciting news!

Writing — it’s all about not giving up. That’s the secret–the only secret (although it does help if you can also tell a good story!) And after too many years of thinking I should give it away, I’ve just sold my second book for the year!

That’s right–my romantic comedy–Looking for Prince Charming–has just been accepted by Crimson Romance! (Adamsmedia.com. ) And better yet, it will be for sale on 2nd July. Here’s the blurb:

Glory Sandrin is looking for her Prince Charming. She’s in love with Edoardo Pisani, her fellow lawyer and boss, but Edoardo is definitely not the man for her. He changes women as often as he changes his shirt. So when Edoardo asks her to be his “pretend” girlfriend, Glory’s first instinct is to run for the hills. But her friend’s job relies on her helping Edoardo out. Can she be his girlfriend for a few short weeks and remain sane?

Edoardo Pisani has been burnt badly by marriage; it’s now off his list of things to do. He likes his life the way it is, and no sassy blonde will convince him otherwise. He wants to be Lord Mayor of Melbourne and needs a “nice” girl for a few short weeks. Trouble is, Glory has a way of getting under his skin.

I’ve been hard at work doing all the edits, but they’re now finished so I can sit back and relax for a day or so before tackling my next book–another romantic comedy. Love and laughter–you’ve got to love it (and hopefully you will!)  🙂

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Release Date!

If I Should Die, my very first book with Musa Publishing, has a release date!! It will be available 7th June 2012, which suddenly doesn’t seem all that far away. I’m excited and nervous, all at the same time.

Can’t wait to see if you all like it  🙂

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