Free Read in Take Five Magazine (Australia)

MIlls10635977_10152226368897610_2205738576706608425_n & Boon Australia have teamed up with Take 5 Magazine and today, September 11th, there are three FREE novellas in the magazine. I’m excited to tell you that my novella, Return To Love is there along with one novella each from Melanie Milburne and Robyn Grady.

 My novella, Return To Love is a reunion story. Two busy doctors with two kids find themselves estranged and their lives heading in a direction neither had ever intended. On one hot summer’s night in a frantic ER can they save lives and save themselves?



So grab a copy of the mag today at your local newsagent or supermarket, enjoy the puzzles and competitions AND three great stories to ready. It’s a win-win all round!

Cover Reveal for Montana Actually! Book 1 in the new Medicine River series

 I’m super-excited to announce the cover for my next book!!  Montana Actually, book one in my new Medicine River series, is set in Montana (you probably worked that out ;-)  ) and it features sexy docotors, hunky cowboys, glorious mountain scenary and a rather clueless city doctor who thought driving six blocks to his favourite Chicago deli, was a long way. Fortunately, there’s a Montana gal who knows exactly how to educate him :-)
Just below, you’ll find the blurb and the pre-order sale links. Right now, the book is on sale for pre-orders so if you grab it today, you will get a lovely surprise on January 6th and be soothed that you paid less now than you will then.:-) Plus, depending on where you live, it will be the perfect winter read to cheer you up, or the perfect summer read down on the beach or at the holiday shack.
So without further ado, here is the cover!!!  What do you think?
Montana Actually
Montana Actually
Fiona Lowe
Releasing January 6th, 2015
Berkeley / Penguin

A big-city doctor in a small-town Montana practice….A former nurse who has sworn off doctors forever….The scene is set for passions to ignite in Big Sky Country. For readers of Robyn Carr and Sherryl Woods. City doctor Josh Stanton and his sports car don’t suit the country, but with his medical school debt about to bury him, Josh has to make the best out of a bad situation. Adjusting to his new job and life in the middle of nowhere isn’t easy, but at least the views of the mountains—and one distractingly attractive local—are stunning… After eight years away, Katrina McCade is back in Bear Paw for a break from her life, bad choices—and men. But when a broad-shouldered stranger bursts into town, she finds herself unexpectedly saddled with the town’s sexy new doctor as a tenant. Katrina doesn’t need a man to make her happy, especially a disgruntled physician. But try telling her body that… Read an excerpt HERE.




Fiona Lowe is a RITA® and R*BY award-winning, multi-published author with Harlequin , Carina Press and, Berkley USA. Whether her books are set in outback Australia or the USA, they feature small towns with big hearts, and warm, likeable characters that make you fall in love. When she’s not writing stories, she’s a weekend wife, mother of two ‘ginger’ teenage boys, guardian of 80 rose bushes, slave to a cat and often found collapsed on the couch with wine.


PAPERBACK Edition of Saved By The Bride on Shelf in Australia TODAY!

9781488756498_0914_SavedByTheBride_CVRWOOT! SQUEE! Saved By the Bride is out today in paperback all across Australia! Mills & Boon Australia are print-publishing the Wedding Fever trilogy starting with book one, Saved By The Bride! So, if you don’t have an eReader and you missed the book or you loved the book and you’d like a large paperback copy, your time has come :-) You can grab it at Big W, Kmart and Target.

So, what’s it about?

**Welcome to Whitetail, Wisconsin, future home of Weddings that WOW!**
As acting mayor, Annika will do anything to revive the economy of the town that’s been her refuge ever since her art career imploded and her fiancé walked out. Even if it means crashing an engagement party to talk business with the bride’s billionaire father. But the evening starts with a kiss from a gorgeous stranger and ends with a night in jail.

Finn Callahan can’t believe his sister is getting married, not after their parents’ disastrous track record. And he’d rather be anywhere than working from his family’s vacation home. Until he catches a leggy blonde sneaking in the window, and suddenly telecommuting for the season is very appealing.

Unable to resist their mutual attraction, Annika and Finn are soon mixing business and pleasure just for the summer. Too bad Annika’s heart missed the memo about not falling in love.

Reviews for this book were very favourable. “The first in the Wedding Fever series is a fun, romantic romp in a quirky small town. Anni and Finn are well matched in both wits and stubbornness. Their journey from enemies to friends to lovers is one that will keep readers turning pages. But what really gives this book its edge is a secondary romance, which shows that even when there is trouble in paradise, love can overcome any obstacle”. 4* RT Review.

The easiest way to buy the paperback edition of Saved By The Bride is at Big W, Kmart, Target or Booktopia during the month of September only because on October 13th, Picture Perfect Wedding, book 2 in the series will move in to take its place.

Of course, it’s still available as an eBOOK and buy links are HERE


The advantages of having an adult child; they come ski-ing with you!

The Lad is on his spring break and as he is a poor college/university student with few funds, he agreed to go snow ski-ing with his mother :-) I tell you, if you pay, they come!  Sadly, my husband and Boy Wonder had to stay home and work and attend school (sorry, guys) so it was just the two of us. We had a great two days ski-ing, didn’t argue, got along really well and we shared the driving! This vacationing/holidaying with adult children really has its pluses :-) The King Valley and the Alpine region are flush with pink and white bloosom and yellow wattle and it is such a beautiful part of the world the I always feel my soul reviving just being there.

As it is in spring, we got the full range of weather from cloudless, blue skies to blizzard conditions. The blizzard meant fresh powder snow to ski on Tuesday morning and I tell you there is nothing more magical than swooshing through the snow gums on 10cm of powder snow.  Here are some phone pics just to prove I was there cos now I am home dealing with the washing and it already seems a distant memory.

The Loo With A View! Mt Hotham, Victoria

The Loo With A View! Mt Hotham, Victoria



Sunny & blue skies one day...

Sunny & blue skies one day…


Blizzarding the next!





Cynthia D’Alba’s Release Day for Texas Twist and Giveaway!

Cynthia D’Alba is a fellow blogger on Everybody Needs a Little Romance and today is her release day for her latest Texas Montgomery Maverick’s novel, Texas Twist. And yee-hah! I love the cover!

So if you fancy a cowboy story, you might want to check this one out. There’s also a giveaway and details of that are further down.

Real bad boys can grow up to be real good men.

Hit hard bythe death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do  with her life. She moves to Whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.
Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame,
fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured, angry
and searching for comfort at the bottom of a bottle. With nowhere to go, he
moves into his sister-in-law’s old ranch house in Whispering Springs—which he’s surprised to find already occupied.
As Cash rebuilds the dilapidated home and Paige starts out on her medical career, their old friendship begins to reemerge and sparks are ignited. Paige knows that Cashis nothing but a heartache waiting to happen. But maybe this bad boy has grown
up to be a real good man?
Warning: Watch out for falling lumber, falling in holes, and falling for the wrong guy…again. You can leave your hard hat on.



Award winning author Cynthia D’Alba was born and raised in Arkansas. After being gone for seventeen years, she’s thrilled to be back home living on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading, writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.

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Apparently I have Collocophobia…who knew!

BwJ_DcTIgAAu5wTI didn’t know I had a fear until lovely author, Sandra Antonelli asked me to write a blog post for her “75-Phobias” in the run-up to her September 1st release of Driving in Neutral.  It’s a love story about claustrophobia and its availalble for pre-order for the ultra-special price of 99 cents. So grab it today before it goes up to $4.99.

So back to the phobia thing. What started out as me writing a jokey post has actually made me realize I do have a not so small problem that does cause me a lot of wasted time. I have collocophobia…the fear of filing!

So please join me today over at Sandra’s blog because I’m seeking suggestions to help me work on this problem. Oh and while you’re there you can also read more about Sandra who writes quirky novels for grownups and smart asses, featuring romance heroines with wisdom and experience! 519tPieEVGL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-48,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_


Book Online to Save Time….Yeah, right!

save-timeAll businesses are pushing us online to order things and it’s supposed to save everyone time. Hmm, I think it saves the business time and money but it sure as heck isn’t saving me time. It’s SUCKING my time away from me in hours at a time.

Yesterday, I planned 15 minutes to firm up a few things for my up-coming ski-trip.  First off, the airlinechanged my flights and the website wouldn’t allow me to deal with it despite me completeing all this details. Then, I rang the skilodge and they insisted I book online…so I did, only their website wasn’t working and kept giving me an error message. I called them back and alerted them to it. Sigh. Only thing left to do was book the skipasses and that’s when I got into an infinite loop between agreements and the type of pass. So three phone calls later I was told, “Oh, yeah, the IT guys are working on that.”    So those fifteen minutes took three hours! 

Today, I checked the airline and they still have me on the wrong flights….I’m on hold as I write this blog.

Does anyone out there manage to book something in five minutes because if you do, please send me your top tips!