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Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Season to Remember - All That Glitters by Eva Scott

A Season to Remember



A Christmas anthology from four Australian authors



Eva Scott, Susanne Bellamy, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, and Noelle Clark



Free download - click HERE






Four short stories on the Christmas theme, spanning time, places. Uplifting, funny, thought-provoking, heart-warming, ‘A Season to Remember’ will make your heart sing.



All That Glitters by Eva Scott

Blurb:

Molly is a modern day Cinderella, second best to her half-sister Aimee and never measuring up to her step-mother’s expectations. Now Aimee has the chance to marry an elderly millionaire and Molly is expected to keep the man’s grandson, Connor Rathmore, from sabotaging the event. Handsome, charismatic and very, very sexy - how is she going to keep him from sabotaging her heart?


Excerpt: All That Glitters

“Well, are you ready?” She sounded rude but it was all she could manage to say. On the way over to pick him up she’d been too preoccupied to consider him at all. Instead she replayed the conversation she’d had with her stepmother. After receiving a reprimand for arriving late, Maria had grilled her over Connor Rathmore and found her answers less than satisfactory. Then the lecture started on her appearance. Where were the shoes? She’d kicked off those horrible expensive shoes at the airport and hadn’t given them another thought. An unforgivable act in her stepmother’s eyes. It was impressed upon her that she must try harder and remember her sister’s happiness. Of course. Molly loved her half-sister, Aimee, despite the fact the girl was spoilt rotten. Underneath all the embellishments she really did have a good heart. It wasn’t Aimee’s fault she’d been raised to be a life-sized doll.

She appraised the man before her. She steeled herself not to react to him. When he’d opened the hotel room door, more primal male than any man she had ever encountered, something unexpected happened to her. Bam! Right to the heart. Very inconvenient and impossible, the idea could not be entertained. Not for a millisecond. The consequences would be devastating.

“Good evening to you too.” He bestowed what she assumed was his best killer smile. “Shall we go?”

He stepped through the door, so close the heat radiating off his body hit her like a furnace. Her natural reserve began to melt. The scent of him was so… masculine and her knees wobbled as she caught her breath. Moving away wasn’t an option, even if she tried.

He smiled as if aware of the effect he had on her. Without looking back he strode towards the elevator and pushed the button. They stood in silence side by side while they waited. The animal magnetism between them shimmered, increasing with every passing second.


Molly’s senses scrambled. She stumbled into the lift. This situation would need careful handling. The man beside her must not guess his presence caused a meltdown. Her attraction to him created a complication she did not need. Just one week. Please help me make it through this one week. If her stepmother suspected an attraction between Molly and Connor, all hell would break loose. 


About Eva Scott:

Eva Scott writes contemporary romance set in her homeland of Australia and historical fiction
set in the Ancient World. Her books offer passion and adventure in some of the most beautiful and intriguing places in the world. Her heroes and heroines are strong, sassy and ready to rise to their challenges, and learn a little bit about themselves along the way.

Having lived overseas for several years, Eva returned to study Anthropology before heading off to live in Papua New Guinea for a year. There she met the love of her life, author G.W. Gibson, who was stationed there with the Australian Defence Force. The rest is history, romantic history.

She now lives on the Redcliffe peninsula with her husband, small son and an assortment of animals. When Eva is not writing she enjoys mentoring first-time authors, cooking up a story, practising yoga and getting out on the bay on her stand-up paddle board.

Eva is a member of Romance Writers of Australia; North Lakes Writers Group; Queensland Writers Centre and Australian Romance Readers Association. She is published by Musa Publishing and Harlequin Escape.




Friday, November 28, 2014

A Season to Remember - Three Ships by Elizabeth Ellen Carter

A Season to Remember



A Christmas anthology from four Australian authors



Eva Scott, Susanne Bellamy, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, and Noelle Clark



Free download - click HERE






Four short stories on the Christmas theme, spanning time, places. Uplifting, funny, thought-provoking, heart-warming, ‘A Season to Remember’ will make your heart sing.


‘Three Ships’ by Elizabeth Ellen Carter

Blurb:
An adventure romance set in the early 19th century on the Devon Coast. Laura Winter lives on St Joseph’s Rock, a tidal island that is home to a lighthouse that protects Ashton-on-Sea. On a late November day a violent storm brings not only the handsome Lieutenant Michael Renten but also a clutch of pirates bent on wreaking mischief.

Excerpt:
Laura’s father watched her shoulder the long coil of rope.

“I’m not happy, dear girl. I should be the one going down there, not you.”

She gave a pointed look at his injured foot. The way down to the beach was not sheer but it was no gentle slope either and the footing would be treacherous. “Well, needs must,” she replied firmly. “I’ll be back quickly.”

His response was a grimace. He secured the trailing end of the coiled rope to Acorn’s saddle.
“Watch your step, Laura,” he admonished.

Trailing the rope out as she went, Laura picked her way with caredown the side of the hill where the low-growing grass was slick. She grew up here and knew the cliffs well enough to treat them with respect. The saltiness from exploding waves filled her nostrils. She could even taste it on the back of her throat.

The beach filled and emptied as the waves churned in.

She scrambled over one rock, then around another to reach the man. The hem of her skirt darkened in the splashing water.

Still a few feet away, she called out.

“Sailor! Sailor, ahoy!”

The man remained still.

Laura looked back up the thirty feet to where her father peered back, concerned. He called to her but his words were ripped away by the wind.

Her only choice was to approach the man.

The sailor’s shirt was torn and shredded, the sodden fabric dark and clinging to the contours of his back. His black hair whipped in the wind like the damp grass around the chickens.

She touched his cheek. His skin was cold.

It might already be too late!

Laura drew a deep breath and grasped his shoulders.

“Come on sailor, time to wake up,” she said hopefully, shaking him.

The man obliged her with a groan; Laura matched it with a sigh of relief.

“Help is here,” she said.

The man raised himself to his elbows and looked blearily at her. It was hard to determine his age. He seemed much younger than her father but older than Dickie Wells.

“Where are you hurt? Your back? Your legs?”

The man sat up gingerly, shaking his head at each question.

“We’re going to haul you out,” she said.

The man looked her up and down and flashed her a quick smile, his pale blue eyes twinkling with sudden merriment.

“My guardian angel…” he rasped, interrupted by a hacking cough. “Where is the rest of your heavenly choir?”

A Season to Remember - download for free here:

About Elizabeth Ellen Carter


A future with words was always on the books for Elizabeth Ellen Carter who started writing her own stories when she ran out of Nancy Drew mysteries to read at the age of ten. Using her mother’s Olivetti typewriter with all italic keys, she spent endless school holidays making up her own (italicised) stories and then using the Dewey Decimal System to arrange and categorise her bookshelf.

Somewhere around the age of 13, she determined to become a journalist and at 17 was awarded a newspaper cadetship. She covered news, council, education and health but had the most fun as an entertainment and features reporter covering film, TV and music.

Best of all, she met her husband at the newspaper and, together, they started a small award-winning media, marketing and advertising agency. Today, she works as marketing manager for an international organic skin care company.

In 2012, Elizabeth also returned to the keyboard to write stories (and found laptops are so much better than manual typewriters).

Her debut novel, Moonstone Obsession, was shortlisted for the 2013 Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Awards for unpublished manuscripts.

Elizabeth is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Australian Romance Readers Association and the Gold Coast Writers Association. She is currently published by Etopia Press.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Sands of Time - from A Season to Remember (Anthology)

A Season to Remember  

Four Australian authors
Four amazing stories



  • Susanne Bellamy
  • Elizabeth Ellen Carter
  • Eva Scott
  • Noelle Clark



FREE to download HERE



Three ships
A Touch of Christmas
All That Glitters
Sands of Time




Sands of Time by Noelle Clark  

Blurb

Kitty faces her first Christmas without the love of her life. She looks back with fondness on the
memories of Christmases past and, with the love and support of her grandson Joe, finds inner strength to face the future with anticipation. Kitty realises that, as she gets older, time passes so quickly. Although sad and happy memories flood through her on this special Christmas day, she chooses to embrace every moment of life.

Excerpt

“Merry Christmas.” He reached into a small canvas tote and pulled out a small, square box wrapped in Christmas paper and tied with red and green ribbon.

She took his face in her hands and kissed him tenderly.

He pulled away, his face as eager as a child’s. “Here, open it.”

She ripped off the ribbon and tore at the paper. Inside was a dark red velvet box. She flipped open the lid, revealing two gold earrings set with dark blue sapphires. Love swelled inside her, almost making her swoon. Unshed tears stung the backs of her eyes.

“They’re beautiful!” Her words were barely audible. She kissed him again, deeply, lovingly. When they broke their embrace, Billy rose and walked over to his wooden dinghy, untied the plastic mistletoe, and returned, attaching it to a stumpy mangrove bush next to where they were lying on their towels.

He lay down next to her again. She still remembered how his eyes looked that day—deep, dark pools exuding love. He bent his head and kissed her. “I love you so much, Kathryn. I adore you.”


Their embrace, fuelled by their love, fanned the flames of passion. There, on the sandy crescent of beach on Kingfisher Island, with no witnesses save some gulls and a few waterbirds, they consummated their love for the first time, pledging their devotion—and their lives—to each other.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

An interview with Elizabeth Ellen Carter - Warrior's Surrender

My good writing buddy and friend, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, released her second novel, Warrior’s Surrender, on November 7, 2014. 


I think the cover for this book is striking. So evocative.



I'm very excited that Elizabeth could join us today. She's a very busy lady. Not only has she had the big release of Warrior's Surrender, but she also has been doing several public speaking appearances, talking about historical research - especially as it relates to medieval and regency times.





Q. Firstly, congratulations on the release of Warrior’s Surrender. This is your second historical romance from Etopia Press. How long has it taken you to write Warrior’s Surrender?

Thank you Noelle, your friendship and support has meant so much to me and I’m so glad that we’ve been able to connect in the real world this year along with Susanne Bellamy and Eva Scott.

Warrior’s Surrender took a lot longer than Moonstone Obsession, mainly because I was in the middle of promoting Moonstone Obsession and also my husband had a very serious health scare, so in the end it took eight months – double the time of Moonstone Obsession.

Q. I imagine that you’ve done a lot of research of the time, place, costumes, political and cultural climate. How important to you is to have the setting, era, and speech perfectly suited to the time the book is set?

To me, having a historical romance that is conscious of its time is important to me to add depth and complexity. Just as people today are aware of the social and political climate in which they live, so too are the people who inhabited times past. The only difference is technology, specifically in this case mass communication and the rapid dissemination of information.

Elizabeth Ellen Carter
So news which is instant today, may take weeks or months to travel back in 1077AD

So, I always like to include an element of ‘current’ events to help anchor the story as well as introduce real life historical figures. In Warrior’s Surrender it is William Walcher, the Bishop of Durham, most famous today for building Durham Cathedral and Ligulf of Lumley, a Saxon Earl who eventually has a most fatal falling out with Walcher...

I did give a bit of thought to the speech habits of the characters – of course, they couldn’t be speaking Norman or Old English – no one would be able to understand it! So I hope I’ve struck the right balance between sounding authentic and being readable.

The historical research part of it is fun. I love learning new things about the era I’m writing about. For instance, I had great fun learning about medieval sword play and the importance of monasteries in the foundation of modern education and science.

Q. Baron Sebastian de la Croix sounds like a very complex man. On one hand, he sounds harsh, ruthless, and unforgiving; on the other, sympathetic and protective. Will readers like him straight away, or warm to him as the book progresses?

Readers will get to know Sebastian straight away, the prologue is from his point of view, so we understand that he is an able and loyal soldier but he is also a man with a very strong sense of right and wrong. That morality he will have to defend with his life.

The prologue reveals Sebastian’s Achilles heel...

Q. Lady Alfreya must be a brave woman. How strong is she in the face of the dilemmas she finds herself?

Alfreya was a fascinating woman to write. She is brave and her strength comes from seeing what needs to be done and doing it, regardless about how she feels personally. She has been stretched and tested almost every day for seven years since the Harrying of the North and there are times she feels she has endured beyond breaking point. But now there is Sebastian to help take some of the load, she has to learn that one of the biggest sources of freedom is when you give your concerns to another.

Q. Now that Warrior’s Surrender is finished, what are you working on now?

It hasn’t stopped! I’m looking forward to the release of A Season To Remember, the short story anthology that we’ve all been a part of.

Not only was it an amazing experience working with wonderful authors, but I also enjoyed the discipline of writing a short story – my novels tend to be 10 times the length.

After finishing that short story, called Three Ships, I made myself a promise that I would write at least one a year – I have a few ideas that will take me out of my usual historical genre – a contemporary romantic comedy is one, and another a poignant ghost story.

I started research on my fourth full length novel, a romantic mystery set in 3rd Century AD Rome, but I’ve put that aside for the moment to work on another short story which relates to your next question J

Q. Your first novel, Moonstone Obsession, has been a runaway success. Any news for a sequel?

I’ve left the Rome story to work on a short story for Etopia Press called Moonstone Promise, it will give a happily ever after to one of my favourite supporting characters in Moonstone Obsession – Toby Jackson, the best friend of our hero.

His heroine is Ann Sellars a brave and determined widow who learns to fall in love again after the death of her husband.

And that leads me to another exciting project, a full length sequel to Moonstone Obsession called Moonstone Conspiracy.

My husband fell in love with one of the villains, Lady Abigail Houghall. Moonstone Conspiracy is set two years after the end of Moonstone Obsession. We find out what happened to Abigail after her arrest and learn of Sir Percy’s plans to turn this Jezebel into a Rahab.

Her hero is the Honourable Daniel Ridgeway, the black sheep third son of a Viscount. He is one of Sir Percy’s spies, and Abigail’s ‘controller’, to use a modern spy term. He’s a fascinating character with a tragedy in his past that haunts him and colours his actions.

Elizabeth, thanks so much for sharing with us your exciting projects. I think 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger than this year!


Set in 1077 in wild and untamed Northumbria in the years following William the Conqueror’s Harrying of the North.

Lady Alfreya of Tyrswick has returned to her family home after seven years in exile — not victorious as her dead father promised – but defeated by Baron Sebastian de la Croix, the Norman who rules her lands.

To save her gravely ill brother’s life, Alfreya offers herself hostage to her enemy.
Sebastian is a man with a secret – one that could destroy him.

Seven years earlier, he made the impetuous decision to spare the life of a Saxon Earl and his family – the act brands him a traitor, even now.
For Alfreya’s protection and his, Sebastian makes another impetuous proposal just as a new threat emerges.

Drefan of Angou, a man who betrayed Alfreya’s father and claims to be her betrothed, arrives with more than a reunion in mind. He has learned the Baron’s secret and will use it to destroy him – even using Sebastian’s own family – to further his ambition that will plunge an unprepared England into war against the Scots.

Extract:

By the light of the fire she could see the abandoned chair. To see the second chair Frey must peer around the door.
It too was empty.
Frey frowned. Did she doze and Sebastian slipped past her unseen? She took a further step or two into the room and looked.
The bed was…
Before Frey could complete the thought, she was grabbed roughly from behind and held firmly against a man’s broad chest. A large hand covered her mouth and suppressed an involuntary scream.
The man recognised her and relaxed but did not remove his hand.
“You picked the wrong night to slit my throat while I slept, princess.”
Sebastian’s whispered voice filled her ear. He held her still for long moments before speaking.
“Are you recovered? You will not scream?”
Frey nodded and shook her head in answer to each question and she was released, her heart pumping furiously.
“Do you suggest I pick some other night then?” she said, wiping her mouth to rid the sensation of his hand.
Sebastian ignored her barb and poured a small measure of spiced wine into his goblet. He handed it to her and watched as she drank.
“Why do you assume the worst of me?” she asked.
“Habit,” he answered, arms folded across his chest. “Now tell me what you’re doing in my chambers while others sleep.”
“I have to speak to you.”
Sebastian’s eyebrows rose in surprise. It might have been scepticism, but Frey couldn’t be sure.
“And it couldn’t wait until morning?”
All of a sudden Frey’s courage left her and she wondered if her senses had taken leave of her too.
She was an unmarried woman, alone, late at night in the bed chamber of a man whose mere presence made her feel powerful sensations that she struggled to understand. What on earth was she doing?
She shook her head softly.
“This was a mistake.”
As she turned to leave, Sebastian grabbed her wrist.
“It’s a mistake to not finish what you start.”





Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Bold and the Brave

The lovely Incy Black has most graciously presented me with a ONE LOVELY BLOG award.

Thank you, Incy, I'm honoured.

Of course, rules are part of the acceptance process:

  • Display the Award logo
  • Thank, and link back to the nominator
  • List 7 Bold Facts about oneself
  • Nominate 7 fellow bloggers to carry forward the relay (don't forget to let them know).



Now, most of you who know me well will wonder if I've ever done anything in my life that could be described as 'bold' - as in brave, courageous, heroic.

Well, hold on to your underwear, because here is a list - not exhaustive - but I only chose seven as per the rules of this award, that will surprise you. And probably make you a tad jealous too.


1.  I have climbed the Great Wall of China.


2.  I’ve climbed to the very top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This shows my age as it’s not possible to do that now.

3.  I’ve trudged up 497 steps to the Cupola (dome) of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The view over Rome and the Vatican City is amazing.

4.  I went looking for the Hunchback of Notre Dame by climbing first up one tower, across the adjoining passageway, then down the other tower of Notre Dame. It was scary and dark, with tiny slits in the walls to look out of, just like Quasimodo. Bells rang, and gargoyles gawped. Fantastic.

5.  I’ve walked up the stairs to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

6.  I’ve climbed up several of the temples in Angkor Wat, including Bayon Temple.

7.  But….as I got older I developed a fear of heights and when abseiling down a sheer rock wall when I was a Cub Scout Leader and helping my cubs get their climbing badge, I froze at the very edge of the drop and had to get assisted down in a very ungraceful and unglamorous manner
.

There you go, I now nominate seven other bloggers for this award.

Felicity Kates, Anne Lange, Tania Joyce, Kendall Talbot, Isabella Hargreaves, Deb Richardson, and Eva Scott.  -  Have fun ladies, and don't forget to abide by the rules. :-)



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meet Honor Quirk

Honor Quirk is the heroine of my soon-to-be-released book, Honor's Debt.

This is the first book in the Robinhill Farm series, set in Ireland.

Join the O'Dohertys and the Cullens on Robinhill Farm. Their lives, loves, hopes and disappointments all come to life in this new Contemporary Romance series.



Honor is a strong twenty-seven year old, but she's had to face sadness in her short life. However, it's
the uncertain future of a hereditary disease in her blood line that is causing her the most grief.

Despite her worries, she always is upbeat and presents a positive and happy personality. So, when Bryan O'Doherty off loads his own baggage onto her, she gets her back up and gives back as good as she gets.

Tension, conflict, hurt, and harsh words add to the mix of being close quarters with a brute of a man who openly admits he thinks women are the root of all evil.

But Honor digs deep, really deep. Her promise to her great-grandmother is much more important to her than having to tread on eggshells whenever Bryan O'Doherty is in the room.


Out in November from Secret Cravings Publishing



On a quest to make amends for a long-ago indiscretion, Honor unexpectedly discovers the one thing she’s been missing in her life.


Honor Quirk arrives in Ireland excited—and a bit anxious—about meeting up with the estranged family of her late great-grandmother. 
The welcome from the residents of Robinhill Farm, Dermot and Bryan, is confusing and far from comforting. One is warm, the other aggressive. The outwardly antagonistic Bryan makes it very clear he doesn't want her there, branding her a gold digger.

Dermot, on the other hand, is delighted to meet her.

But Honor is no pushover and stands up to Bryan, letting him know that his bad attitude and trail of baggage have nothing to do with her. Despite their confrontational and hostile relationship, an undeniable attraction to each other creeps insidiously into the house on Robinhill Farm. They both desperately try to stifle the sparks, but living under the same roof makes it impossible. Unable to cope with the turmoil of living with Bryan, Honor runs away, straight into the arms of a charming newfound friend, Sean, who offers her a home—and love.


Shattered, Bryan finally takes control of his irrational belief that all women are evil, and fights to bring back the woman he loves. But is it too late?


Honor's Debt - available for pre-order now 
from Secret Cravings Publishing and Amazon


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hers to Own :: new from Anne Lange

Hers to Own
The Vault Series
The McBride Men: Kade
Contemporary Erotic Romance

By

Anne Lange
Published by Etopia Press
Word Count:  ~82,700  words
Heat Level:  Hot
Warning: Contains sexually explicit language, and elements of BDSM, specifically spanking, light bondage, voyeurism, wax, flogger and whip play.  For an mature audience 18 years and older.
ISBN: 978-1-941692-30-1


Release Date: November 7, 2014



Blurb

He’ll teach her to love her body…one spanking at a time.
Brienna Morgan has worked hard to look good. Ten years ago she stuck to the shadows, watching the popular kids, wishing she could be one of them. But when they weren’t calling her cruel names, nobody noticed the smart overweight girl with the glasses.
So when she braves her high school reunion and runs into Kade McBride, the boy she loved from afar, the last thing she wants is for him to remember her. It’s bad enough she still sees that girl every time she looks in the mirror. But Kade does remember—and he makes it impossible for Brie to refuse to go out with him. She’s not convinced it’s a good idea, but she can’t pass up the opportunity to be part of the in crowd.
Kade had no desire to go to his high school reunion. As far as he’s concerned, he’d rather forget those days. Especially the day he screwed up and left his best friend to pay the ultimate price. But when he sees the gorgeous woman enter the gym, he’s immediately drawn to her. Regardless of her claims that she’s not the girl he thinks he remembers, Kade realizes maybe he’s been given a second chance to right at least one wrong from his past. And he’s determined not to throw this opportunity away, even if he has to tie Brienna to a spanking bench to prove his point.

Buy Links 
Etopia Press * Amazon * B and N * ARe * Kobo

Excerpt 1 (PG)
Hers to Own
The Vault Series
 The McBride Men: Kade
© 2014 Anne Lange

When the song ended, she tried to step away, but he refused to release her and instead tightened his hold, sliding smoothly into the next dance. His behavior shocked him. He kept his hips tipped slightly away. It was an awkward position and it put a strain on his back, but better that than have her feel his erection pressed to her stomach.

“Brienna?” he murmured next to her ear.
“Yeah?”
“You were the pretty girl who always hung back near the edge of the crowd.”
He heard her intake of air. She shook her head and stiffened, then tried to withdraw, but he held tight, this time close enough she had to feel his cock. His fingers caressed the dip at the bottom of her spine. She trembled.
“You used to watch me. I remember I envied how smart you were, how attractive.”
She pushed out a harsh laugh. “I already told you, Kade, you’re mixing me up with somebody else.”
“It’s not too late, you know.” His lips brushed the shell of her ear.
“Too late?” she squeaked.
“To get to know the people you went to school with.”
She placed her hands flat on his chest and pushed. “Let me go, Kade. Please.”
“Why?”
“Because I asked you to.”
Kade dropped his arms to his sides.
She took two solid steps away from him and clutched her hands in front of her. “Thank you for the drink and the dance, but I need to…to leave. Excuse me.”
“But you just got here.” He mentally kicked himself for coming on so strong and scaring her off, especially when there could be nothing between them other than two would-be friends reconnecting.
She closed her eyes, bit her lip, and then opened them and looked straight at him. “I just think it’s time for me to leave.”
She navigated her way back to their table. Kade followed, taking in the other couples dancing, the people laughing and reminiscing. Groups were gathered around photo collages set up around the room. A photo booth in the corner had a long line of people waiting to have their pictures taken with old friends while wearing silly hats and glasses.
When she reached the table she snatched up her purse and turned to him. “I’m sure
there are plenty of people here who you do know,” she said. “The people you were actually friends with.” Her gaze dropped to the floor. “Maybe the person you’re actually looking for is here somewhere.” She focused on him one last time and then glanced at something over his shoulder. “In fact, it looks like one of your old friends has spotted you, and she seems to be anxious to talk to you.” She nodded her head in the direction they’d come from. “Thank you for the dance, Kade.”
Kade swung around, hoping to dissuade whoever was coming up behind him. Kim glided across the room, a look of determination on her face.
When he spun back to Brienna, she was gone.

Author Bio
Shoes are her addiction, but books are her passion.  Anne Lange grew up with a love for reading. If
you take a close look, she’s got either a book, her Kindle or her Kobo—maybe all three—tucked into her bag or a pocket when she leaves the house. You know, just in case there’s time to sneak in a chapter or ten.  Anne reads many genres of romance, but prefers to write sexy stories, often with a dash of humor, and usually with a side of those sinful pleasures your mom never told you about. 

Oh, and always a happily ever after. 

While embarking on this wild journey of becoming a romance author, Anne juggles a full time job and a family. Not always successfully. Who needs a clean house every day?  And what’s wrong with cereal for dinner? She lives in Ontario, Canada with her wonderfully supportive husband, three awesome kids who are growing up way too fast, and Rocky the bearded dragon. 


Author Social Links

Email: Anne_Lange66@yahoo.ca

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Meet the men of Robinhill Farm




Who will Honor Quirk fall in love with?

Bryan O'Doherty  





Bryan O'Doherty


Dermot O'Doherty

Dermot O'Doherty
Sean Driscoll




Sean Driscoll




On a quest to make amends for a long-ago indiscretion, Honor unexpectedly discovers the one thing she’s been missing in her life.


Honor Quirk arrives in Ireland excited—and a bit anxious—about meeting up with the estranged family of her late great-grandmother. The welcome from her cousins, Dermot and Bryan, is confusing and far from comforting. One is warm, the other aggressive. The outwardly antagonistic Bryan makes it very clear he doesn't want her there, branding her a gold digger.

Dermot, on the other hand, is delighted to meet her.

But Honor is no pushover and stands up to Bryan, letting him know that his bad attitude and trail of baggage have nothing to do with her. Despite their confrontational and hostile relationship, an undeniable attraction to each other creeps insidiously into the house on Robinhill Farm. They both desperately try to stifle the sparks, but living under the same roof makes it impossible. Unable to cope with the turmoil of living with Bryan, Honor runs away, straight into the arms of a charming newfound friend, Sean, who offers her a home—and love.


Shattered, Bryan finally takes control of his irrational belief that all women are evil, and fights to bring back the woman he loves. But is it too late?


Honor's Debt - available for pre-order now from Secret Cravings Publishing and Amazon

Out November 13th from Secret Cravings Publishing
and from all ebook retailers