“First Kiss” is out & FREE!

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My new sweet Western romance, First Kiss, is out! Whew. This was a wonderful story to write, but sometimes I think that the closer a story is to my heart, the more nervous I am about it. To celebrate its release, First Kiss is free for the weekend (20-22 March). I hope you enjoy it!

If you paint a man’s horse pink, be prepared to face the consequences!

Alissa McLeod wants Craig Murchison’s attention. She wants him to see her as a woman, and not as his best friend’s little sister. But when Craig ignores her prettiest dresses, her shy flirtation and her award-winning chocolate raspberry cake, then there’s only one thing for it—she’s going to have to turn this Texas cowboy’s world upside down until he realises the one thing he needs is right in front of him: her.

For fans of first kisses, sparkling romance, ex-soldier heroes, and shy women who find the courage to risk everything for the men they love.

“First Kiss” is a short story, a 45 minute read.

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Release Day! Ran From Him

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Six years ago Cate Trapani fled emotional blackmail and a forced marriage with tycoon Daniel Garren. But now she’s back, determined to save her brother from a similar fate: his happiness sacrificed on the altar of their father’s business interests and her ex-fiancé Daniel Garren’s ambition. But Daniel isn’t the villain she remembers, and she’s not the awkward, innocent girl she used to be. This time, she’ll fight for what she wants. But so will Daniel—and what he wants is Cate.

Heat rating: sensual.


And because I’m super-excited about the release of Ran From Him, I’m celebrating by putting my collection of paranormal romantic suspense FREE for five days. So grab Dare, now!


Happy Valentine’s Day

In celebration of Valentine’s Day (and because I love giving away books), my short Regency romance, Midnight Kiss, is free February 13-16 on Amazon.

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The ghost of an Elizabethan courtier helps a Regency couple find true love.

By day, Emily Hazel is a prim and practical lady. At night, she is a ghost hunter. Armed with her sketchpad and pencils, she invades Rowdon Castle, determined to capture its legendary ghost. But Emily has forgotten her fairytales: The forfeit for trespass is a kiss.

A romantic short story for believers in happy-ever-after.



Heat rating: Sensual


First up, Kiss Me, Quick is out now. This is not a coincidence, since it’s a cowboy for Valentine’s Day romance ;)


Second, Second Chance Island is out in three days!

I know authors are biased, but you are going to love “Second Chance Island”. Meeting the great love of your life and having a second chance to get things right is one of my favourite storylines in romance. Add in the setting – a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef and wow! This is a short story that steals you away for an hour. Enjoy!

Third, Djinn Justice, the sequel to Demon Hunter, has been rudely nudged aside by a shiny new idea. I really must learn to write faster, so that I can do everything. Be prepared for a surprise, later in the year (but not too much later!). But I will get Djinn Justice finished ASAP because it rocks! Here’s a snippet from the beginning:

The curtain blew in, a drift of white on the Mediterranean breeze. Beyond the balcony, the night sky met the darkness of the sea, and hid a thousand mysteries. Inside the villa, in the big bed, Fay Olwen snuggled closer to her lover, and smiled at his husky approving murmur… 

Finally, I’m going to take the morning off to read (and justify the indulgence by also critiquing) the first three chapters of my crit partner’s current MS. Sometimes being an author is awesome!

2015 is Two Weeks Old

How’s 2015 been treating you? I’ve been stuck in the study writing (a bit), promoting my new releases (a lot) and planning future projects (so much fun).

Today I’m sorting out a final few things and hope to clear them up over the weekend so that I hit the ground running on Monday. Djinn Justice, the sequel to Demon Hunter, is taunting me. I want to start writing it, but know that it needs a clear brain and utter focus to get it right. It’s a complicated story and I have a suspicion it will end up a novel rather than novella.

golden retriever,Toby also reminded me (mental telepathy) that I haven’t shared a photo of him lately. So I snapped one yesterday evening as we sat outside, catching a cool breeze after a run of hot days. He turned ten in November, so he’s now receiving the careful treatment due an old dog. Now, if someone could just remind him he’s old!

I’m redesigning my newsletter, today — hence the procrastination with this post. MailChimp generally defeats me. *sigh* However, it will be nice to have a template set up and an efficient way to alert readers to my new releases. The sign up button is on the left of this post — or if you’re reading on a smartphone, click the top right button near my name to change to the menu, and you’ll find the newsletter sign up about halfway down.

How do you like the teaser for Kiss It, Better which releases 22 January and is FREE for the first three days?

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I’ve noticed (in my obsession with learning how to promote books on Facebook) that teasers are the new big thing.

Have you discovered anything interesting in 2015? Made any resolutions to do things differently? Ventured outside your study? ;) I’ve heard summer’s happening, but that’s pretty much hearsay.

Thank you all heaps for your support as I crash into self-publishing, bumbling along and relying on everyone’s kindness. Fortunately, that kindness seems infinite!

Cover Reveal – Ice-Breaker out in March

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Quick cover reveal!

“Ice-Breaker” is out 8 March from Escape Publishing


It was a case of the right person at the absolute worst time – so he found a way to make time.

Kiara and Selwyn’s first encounter is dramatic, and their attraction instantaneous. But Kiara has commitments, dreams, and plans – and Selwyn doesn’t fit into any of it.

But he’s not willing to give up on the chance at love, so he plans a second encounter just as dramatic. When Kiara returns from scientific research in Antarctica, he kidnaps her – with her startled agreement.

Maybe all they need for a chance at real love is a break from real life.