Celebrating the Good

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In a lot of ways, writing books is a crazy business. It’s the only job I’ve had that comes with devastating lows and incredible highs. I’m sure it’s not healthy at all! But given the dismal lows, I always celebrate the good stuff.

Today I’m thrilled to annoucne that my Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance novel, Bundle of Trouble  (third book in the Gold Coast Angels series) has been nominated for a RuBY award.

The Romantic Book of the Year award (RuBY) is a reader-based award run by the Romance Writers of Australia. This is my fifth nomination over the years but it’s still as exciting as it ever has been!  Bundle of Trouble is dedicated to two special women, one of whom had a brain bleed and shared her story with me so I could write a realistic account of that terrifying and life threatening condition. For me, it makes the nomination even more special!

Congratuations to my fellow nominees…I hope you’re having a sparkly day today just like I am!

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So what’s Bundle of Trouble all about?

Almost everyone in Australia associates the Gold Coast, Queensland with theme parks, beaches, holidays and fun. Everyone except of course the people who live there. For them it’s just home. They get to enjoy the lovely beaches and the tranquility of the rainforest in their own back gardens. When I was at a conference on the Gold Coast, I often wondered what it would be like to live in a tourist town thate beats 24/7 because everyday life isn’t vacation, it’s everyday life! How often do the residents get to the beach or the rainforest?

Chloe hasn’t really ever had a vacation even though she’s lived on the Gold Coast for a decade. She’s been too busy supporting her brother, Nick and getting her own life back together after being abandoned by her parents at sixteen. She’s just turned thirty and she’s reflecting on her life and where it’s headed. Have the sacrifices she’s been forced to make been worth it?

Luke loved the casual Gold Coast lifestyle in the huge house on the canal that he shared with his wife and daughter but one moment in time stole all that from him. Now he’s living in a town known for its fun and yet he’s cloaked in sadness and not able to see a way out of it.

Set against the backdrop of sun, surf and life lived to the full, they manage against the odds to find their place in the Gold Coast and they find each other.

If this piques your interest, you can buy it at all eBook retailers!

USA:   Amazon Nook iBooks Kobo Google Play

Australia Amazon Booktopia iBooks Kobo

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