Wednesday, 6 April 2011

All about my books

A little about each of my books, all now available from Kindle and Smashwords as ebooks.

My first published novel OUTBACK HERO is set - logically enough - in a semi-outback area with a photo journalist heroine, Kate, and cereal farmer hero, Matt. Involving selling a family property, a bushfire and a maiden aunt who sacrificed a career but finds her old love.

A WHIRLWIND ROMANCE is set in a Melbourne bookshop where store manager, Whitney, meets wealthy stockbroker hero, Zach. Features instant attraction, second thoughts, challenging potential in-laws, a trip to the outback opal mining town of Coober Pedy and the realisation that dreams can change.

STARTING AGAIN places Clare in witness protection in the lovely Gippsland lakes area of southern Victoria. Blake arrives to invade and challenge her emotional space on a journey of recovery. Cabins on the lake, crisp foggy autumn mornings, starting again in an artsy tourist village and a hero who struggles with commitment.

OCEAN BLUE highlights the magical Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast. Marine biologist, Sophie, meets chopper pilot and tour boat operator, Drew, in her quest to gather information on green turtles for her thesis. Features an interfering father, a mutual dream and the aching fear that one's love might not be returned.

NANNY WANTED brings together CEO, Ellie, trying to run a company and cope with an unexpected godchild, and charmer nanny, Rusty, who comes to live in her apartment and causes chaos in her heart. Showcases Melbourne, a delightful personal secretary and a hot air balloon ride while taking Ellie on an unwanted journey of love.

LOVING LUCY introduces UNICEF worker, Lucy, who returns to her small country home town after her father's death and rekindles her teenage love for old school friend, Flynn. Each brings a child into the mix, and each has personal issues to be resolved before they can reassess their lives and decide if this includes each other.

WOMBAT CREEK, coming soon from My Weekly Pocket Novels, links my green conservationist heroine, Summer, with blueblood pastoralist, Ethan, when she inherits her grandfather's property and becomes his neighbour. Set in the lush grazing country of south western Victoria, it involves false impressions, alpacas, a lovable grumpy old neighbour afflicted with lost love, an alcoholic mother, and a misfit ex-boyfriend.

BARRATT'S RUN, coming soon from Whiskey Creek Press, is an Australian historical romance that begins in Devon, England, where heroine Anne makes a disastrous marriage, flees abuse and escapes to Australia. She answers an advertisement for a wife placed by hero, James, and travels inland to his pastoral property before making a commitment. Love, marriage and possible bigamy follow until Anne's past reaches halfway across the world to threaten her chance of happiness.