Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Release day: His Millionaire Maid

It's release day for HIS MILLIONAIRE MAID, my first book for Entangled Lovestruck!

I loved writing Nina and Joe's story, but I couldn't have done it without the help of my wonderful Entangled editors, Stacy Abrams and Lydia Sharp. Thank you for helping me whip this book into shape.

You can read an excerpt at the Entangled website or buy a copy at your favourite ebook retailer:

To celebrate this release, I'm giving away two $5 Amazon giftcards (open internationally). Just follow my blog tour and enter the rafflecopter competition.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY is free on Amazon from July 3 to 5

My Serendipity romance novella, ALL WORK AND NO PLAY, is free on Amazon from July 3 to 5!

Anna Reynolds is stuck with the infuriating Giles St Clair. If she wants to meet her project deadline, she needs the highly sought after consultant’s help. But everything about Giles annoys Anna, from his posh English accent to the way every woman swoons at his feet.

And the worst thing about Giles? She can’t help being attracted to him. Not that she’ll ever act on that attraction. A messy office affair would stall her career, and she’s not interested in being another notch on Giles’s bedpost.

When a close encounter with Giles in a stationery cupboard forces the truth out, Anna forgets all her own rules. She and Giles need a circuit-breaker, and one steamy summer night together might be just what they both need.

But is one night enough?

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Coming soon! HIS MILLIONAIRE MAID and a Goodreads Giveaway

My latest book HIS MILLIONAIRE MAID from Entangled Publishing releases July 7!

Here's the blurb:

As far as Nina Beaumont is concerned, money ruins everything. Leave it to her wealthy family to screw up her professional life and her personal life. When she crashes and her car sinks, sending her identification and all her belongings spiraling into the watery abyss, Nina sees her chance to escape.

And stumbles into a job with the hottest man she’s ever met…as his maid.

Between running an inn, caring for his grandmother, and trying to keep the dirty-dealing Beaumont Corporation from stealing his land, Joe Farina's plate is full. He doesn't have time for romantic entanglements—especially not with the suspiciously bad maid he just hired, no matter how much he needs her…both in and out of his bed.

Screwing with her life is one thing, but Nina’s not about to let her family screw with Joe. That is, if she doesn’t lose him when he finds out who she really is.

Entangled Publishing is running a Goodreads giveaway of 1 print copy. Please click here for details.

And here's my gorgeous cover:

Add it to your Goodreads list:

His Millionaire Maid

Saturday, 6 June 2015

June update

Winter has officially arrived here in Sydney. We've had some really cold nights already. Winter means the Tour de France is just around the corner, which means lots of late nights.

My son will be going on a school skiing trip soon. This is the first time anyone in our family will be skiing, and I didn't realise it would involve so much equipment. Sydney winters don't get cold enough for snow so we don't have much use for thermal underwear. I'm predicting this ski trip will be very exhausting for my son. Wake up call is at 6 am and the first ski lessons start at 8:15 am. This is going to be hell on a teenager who usually only rolls out of bed at 8 and needs half an hour to wake up!

My daughter has sucked me into watching Dexter. She's a bad influence on me. First it was illegal drugs (Breaking Bad), and now it's serial killers. Dexter is such a weird, twisted character but I have to admit he's growing on me. We've only finished season three, so there's lots more binge watching in store for us.

This past month I've spent finishing the edits on two books, reading copy edits, writing blurbs and cover descriptions. I have the covers for both my books now and they are both wonderful in different ways. Can't wait to show them off soon. His Millionaire Maid will be releasing in July (Entangled Publishing), while Courting the Cop hits the virtual shelves in October (Samhain Publishing).

BIBIGLOO - An installation by BIBI - Vivid Sydney Festival 2012

Photo credit: By Fabrice Cahoreau (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Friday, 22 May 2015

International Day for Biodiversity and World Turtle Day

22 May is the International Day for Biodiversity (with a special focus on marine environments) and 23 May is World Turtle Day.

The only time I've seen a turtle in the wild was many years ago in the Whitsundays when my partner and I went bare-boating for a week. The scenery and weather were spectacular, and we had a great time even though we managed to run the yacht aground on our first night! (Hint: the tidal range in the Whitsundays can be huge. Luckily, we got stuck in the mangroves and not on coral reefs.) We saw the turtle as we were sailing towards Turtle Bay on Whitsunday Island, appropriately enough.

Let's hope both turtles and the Great Barrier Reef are protected for many generations to come.

Photo credit: "Total internal reflection of Chelonia mydas" by Brocken Inaglory - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

May update

Just after Easter I managed to get away to the country for a few days with the family. The weather was perfect, and the bush was green and peaceful.

I somehow had two sets of edits for different books land in my inbox at the same time, so I've been buried in editing for most of the month. I'm really pleased how these two books are shaping up. One is due for release in July and the other in October.

The Sydney weather has been crazy lately. First, we had three days of torrential rain, then we were hit by a massive hailstorm that pulverized our garden. Some of the ice still hadn't melted by the next morning. All this rain is playing havoc with my son's soccer games, which I don't mind at all because it leaves me more time for reading!

And finally, I've lost a few kilos since starting the CSIRO diet. Not a huge amount, but I feel a lot better and I have fewer cravings. I didn't follow the diet slavishly but I am eating a lot more vegetables now, and I feel it's a nutrition plan I can follow long-term, which is far better than yo-yo dieting.

Well, that's all the news for this month. :)

Saturday, 2 May 2015

FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT is free on Amazon from May 1 to 3

FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT (Book 1 in my Serendipity series) 
Free on Amazon from May 1 to 3!

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Megan has an old year’s resolution to fulfil. Before midnight strikes, she’s determined to put her ex-boyfriend behind her by kissing a new man. Her friend has the perfect candidate lined up for her, but that’s before gorgeous, sexy Dane crosses her path. Dane is the most amazing man Megan’s ever met, but he has plans he can’t break, and besides, he’s leaving for China tomorrow.

Is Megan ready to throw caution to the winds and take a chance on Dane? On New Year’s Eve anything can happen, and the only guarantee is fireworks at midnight.