Happy New Year! As bushfires rage in Victoria and floods, hurricanes and tornadoes strike around the world, it is a tough start for many families. I think it is especially hard as we associate this time of year with holidays and fresh starts. My thoughts are with those who are struggling.
I’m kicking off January with two new releases; a medical romance and a very short story 🙂 January 1st sees A Daddy For Baby Zoe? hit the shelf. I’ve wanted to write this story for years so I’m thrilled my editor loved the idea as much as I did. Set on a coastal island in early summer, Meredith and Raf are both dealing with loss, families who interfere with the best of, but misguided, intentions and lives that are far removed from the way they’d envisaged. It’s a book about hope, taking chances and not letting the past rule your future.
The blurb says, Weeks away from giving birth, Dr. Meredith Dennison finds herself with no husband and few funds. Retreating to Shearwater Island, she just wants to hide from the world…until she meets her gorgeous, caring neighbor, multimillionaire Raf Camilleri. Meredith is the last woman Raf should fall for. He’s no more ready for her and newborn baby Zoe than Meredith is for him! But they so need his support, and their tender pull makes it impossible for Raf to stay away…
If that grabs your interest, please read an excerpt here. See photos that inspired the story of the setting here and for all the buy links, click here. It’s available as an eBook at your favourite eBook store as well as in print where Harlequin books are sold. I hope you enjoy this uplifting read.photos that inspired the story of the setting here and for all the buy links, click here. It’s available as an eBook at your favourite eBook store as well as in print where Harlequin books are sold. I hope you enjoy this uplifting read.
For something completely different, I have written a sexy outback short story as part of the Secret Confessions Down & Dusty series published by Escape Publishing. Set in outback Queensland, my story is titled KELLY and is the third in the series. It features a marriage struggling under the enslaught of the drought. Read an excerpt here.
There are nine stand alone short stories in the series and all are set in the same town. The first one, Casey by Rachael Johns is released on January 3rd, followed by Lucky by Cate Ellink on January 10th and mine, Kelly on January 17th. Retailing at $1.20, it’s a quick, fun read. All are up for preorder now.
Of course, all my other 27 novels are still available as eBooks. For a printable copy of my complete backlist, click here.
I’m currently working on a multi-generational women’s fiction novel, which I hope to complete by Februrary. It’s currently out on submission so please cross everything a publisher wants to buy it. Meanwhile, I’m planning on writing more Harlequin Medical romances during 2016. I love to hear from my readers and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook and Twitter.
Wishing you a happy start to 2016 and plenty of time for reading!