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I'm an Australian author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Action/Adventure, and Historical fiction. I live in Brisbane, Australia. Visit my website at www.noelleclark.net

Friday, July 29, 2016

It's Release Day! BUCKLEY'S CHANCE

LET'S PARTY!!     


Happy Release Day to BUCKLEY'S CHANCE

#13 in the A Bindarra Creek Romance series

And to help celebrate, I've slashed the prices of my acclaimed ROBINHILL FARM SERIES books. For three days only (until midnight July 31, 2016), the prices for the ebooks on Amazon are as follows:

Honor's Debt          .99
Honor's Promise   1.99
Honor's Legacy    2.99

Yes, $6 for three books. That's about 250,000 words!


Here are the links for this very special deal.

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BUCKLEY'S CHANCE

Chances were he’d never find a real gem…until he learned how to dig deeper.

Dave Buckley is heading off on a road trip to nowhere, licking his wounds and trying to rebuild his life.
Charlie Moore is stuck in a dead end job, but toughs it out because she knows how much she is needed.
Dave and Charlie are both coming to terms with loss and sadness.
In the little town of Bindarra Creek, their lives crash into each other, and they find in their fledgling friendship a rapport, a warmth that they both desperately seek.
This is the tale of two young people alone in the world. The chances of them meeting would have been non-existent if it hadn’t been for one thing. Is Charlie’s friend Cecil watching over her, guiding her life, steering her towards happiness? If that’s so, Cecil has his work cut out for him, because both Charlie and Dave are stubborn and neither are ready for the complications that surround them.

There are only two chances that Dave and Charlie will solve the riddle of Cecil Crawford’s secret and end up finding riches beyond their dreams—Buckley’s and none.

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Noelle Clark  http://www.noelleclark.net


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Charity's Cavalier - new from Isabella Hargreaves

I'm delighted to announce the upcoming release of Historical Romance author
ISABELLA HARGREAVES
new action-romance set in 1651:


Charity's Cavalier 
 
“In a nation divided, two enemies are united.”

Widowed during the Battle of Worcester, Puritan woman Charity Goodwyn, dares to dream of an independent life, living with her aunt, unbeholden to men.
Sir Edward Lovelace, a Royalist, gravely wounded in the same battle, wants to live to serve his king again.
Charity’s only way to safely reach her aunt is to take the Cavalier with her, disguised as her husband, and helping him escape the Parliamentarian forces.
What happens when Sir Edward unexpectedly recovers, surprises and endangers them both.






Available now for pre-order at just 99c USD. Release day: 29 July.
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/201azQU
Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/2a24HoY
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1130793737
Kobo: http://bit.ly/29F73fz
B&N: http://bit.ly/29poLzb
Would you like to get yourself some free stories from Isabella Hargreaves?
Write a new review of Wanton Widows or any of her other ebooks, send her an email (historyinfocus@clubtelco.com) with the link and the ebook format you use (epub, mobi, PDF) and she'll forward you a free ebook copy of Forbidden Valentines


Thursday, July 21, 2016

I thought I had Buckley's.....

I am thrilled that my latest book - Buckley's Chance - is sitting at #1 in one of the Amazon categories,
and ranking well over all, almost in the Top 100.

This story is part of the fabulous Bindarra Creek Romance series which has taken Australia, and other countries, by storm.

Thirteen Books
Thirteen Authors
Thirteen Months

And now it's my turn. Yes, Buckley's Chance is the FINAL book in the series.

You can PRE-ORDER NOW on Amazon, and the ebook will be sent to you on release day, which is July 29th.
Print copies will be available through Amazon on that date, and the book will be available through all online outlets after release.

Chances were he’d never find a real gem…until he learned how to dig deeper.



Dave Buckley is heading off on a road trip to nowhere, licking his wounds and trying to rebuild his life.Charlie Moore is stuck in a dead end job, but toughs it out because she knows how much she is needed.Dave and Charlie are both coming to terms with loss and sadness.In the little town of Bindarra Creek, their lives crash into each other, and they find in their fledgling friendship a rapport, a warmth that they both desperately seek.This is the tale of two young people alone in the world. The chances of them meeting would have been non-existent if it hadn’t been for one thing. Is Charlie’s friend Cecil watching over her, guiding her life, steering her towards happiness? If that’s so, Cecil has his work cut out for him, because both Charlie and Dave are stubborn and neither are ready for the complications that surround them.There are only two chances that Dave and Charlie will solve the riddle of Cecil Crawford’s secret and end up finding riches beyond their dreams—Buckley’s and none.



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Nocturne by Elizabeth Ellen Carter - A Review

NocturneNocturne by Elizabeth Ellen Carter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This story captivated me with its passion, angst, and beauty. A most unlikely love story that is made all the more beautiful with the thread of music weaving in and out like a river under flood – unstoppable, gaining momentum.
Well known for her full length historical novels, Elizabeth Ellen Carter delivers a punchy, emotional, and passionate story. A must read.




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Acquisitions by Tania Joyce - A Review

Acquisitions (Strictly Business, #2)Acquisitions by Tania Joyce

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A riveting read from start to finish, and a worthy follow up to the author's previous work, Propositions. Strong yet vulnerable characters, an engrossing story line, and a romance to knock your socks off. A fabulous read.



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Thank you to AUS ROM TODAY - reblogging this fab post

Today, the fabulous head honcho at AusRom Today, J'aimee Brooker, hosted me. Here's the interview:

Visit the original post at https://ausromtoday.com/2016/07/06/tell-us-your-backstory-with-noelle-clark/


Tell Us Your Backstory with Noelle Clark

Noelle Clark

Tell Us Your Backstory with Noelle Clark
I have a vivid memory of ‘reading’ well before I actually could read. I must have been about four. Peter Pan and Wendy belonged to my older siblings and had richly depicted colour plates on the left hand page, the right was all text. The pictures were realistically drawn, allowing me to interpret them, and thus I learned the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, and her brothers – John and Michael. That is my earliest memory of falling in love with a book.
Every birthday, I received a book, usually one of those Girls’ Annuals. They were fabulous! Today, my bookshelf still contains my most treasured childhood books, including those 1960s annuals.
As I grew older, I soon learned that my forté academically lay not in numbers, or arithmetic as we used to call it, but in words. I was always a good speller. It just came easily to me. I loved dissecting Shakespeare, devoured adventure books, and haunted my local library.
Some years later I began writing songs, combining my ability with the guitar. I had some success with my songs, achieving many awards both locally and internationally.
I eventually turned my attention to writing novels, specifically historical fiction.
In 2012 my writing buddies encouraged me to attend the RWA conference on the Gold Coast even though at that time I had no intention of writing romance. That conference changed my world. Suddenly I saw how I could combine my love of words, of writing, with the buzz created by four hundred like-minded women. Finally finding my ‘tribe’ – the place I belonged – was a most exciting revelation. I then set about combining my love of travel and writing into romance stories set in locations I had visited or lived in. I have now released five full length novels, including the Robinhill Farm Series, have short stories published in two anthologies, and have three novellas published under another pseudonym.
Noelle Clark2
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I find that my writing style is slowly changing, heading more towards what I call ‘women’s fiction’ rather than straight out romance, although romance is an integral part of the stories. This style allows me to combine various life junctures that affect us so profoundly. My stories are about lost love, hurt and disappointment; divorce and new beginnings; growing older, forgiveness, and redemption.
My next release is Buckley’s Chance, the final book in the Bindarra Creek Romance Series which has been very popular. Set in a small fictional town in the New England District of New South Wales, Bindarra Creek’s residents take readers on journeys that somehow seem very familiar and real.
The storyline of Buckley’s Chance combines another of my childhood passions, fossicking, or ‘rock hunting’ as I used to call it. My research for this book was sublime, as my young grandson accompanied me on a trip to Inverell, NSW, where we fossicked for sapphires.
Buckley’s Chance
Dave Buckley is heading off on a road trip to nowhere, licking his wounds and trying to rebuild his life.
Charlie Moore is stuck in a dead end job, but sticks it out because she knows how much she is needed.
Dave and Charlie are both coming to terms with loss and sadness.
In the little town of Bindarra Creek, their lives crash into each other, and they find in their fledgling friendship a rapport, a warmth that they both desperately seek.
This is the tale of two young people alone in the world. The chances of them meeting would have been non-existent if it hadn’t been for one thing. Is Charlie’s friend Cecil watching over her, guiding her life, steering her towards happiness? If that’s so, Cecil has his work cut out for him, because both Charlie and Dave are stubborn and neither are ready for the complications that surround them.
There are only two chances that Dave and Charlie will solve the riddle of Cecil Crawford’s secret and end up finding riches beyond their dreams—Buckley’s and none.

Out on July 29, 2016Available for pre-order on July 15, 2016  Click HERE  

 Thanks to AusRom Today for this post which I have re-blogged.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Bindarra Creek Makeover by S.E. Gilchrist -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #1

Bindarra Creek Makeover (Bindarra Creek Romance #1)Bindarra Creek Makeover by S.E. Gilchrist

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Love finds us in the most unexpected places! In ‘A Bindarra Creek Makeover’, love is the last thing on the mind of the two main characters, yet as insidious as a lava flow, they are swallowed up by love.
Mystery, angst, delightful characters, and a very worthy book to kick off the Bindarra Creek Romance series.
Loved it.




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Shadows of the Heart by Lee Christine -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #2

Shadows of the Heart (A Bindarra Creek Romance #2)Shadows of the Heart by Lee Christine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A riveting read that sees a war-weary and well respected ex-soldier go head to head with a girl with a secret past who, should they become a couple, would have catastrophic consequences in the tight little community where they live, Bindarra Creek.
Elegantly written, this is a mature storyline of deep emotion, heartache, and love.
Lee Christine has captured the characters superbly, with both Cameron and Rhiannon able to snare the reader into loving them.
Beautiful. A must read.




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Second Chance Love by Susanne Bellamy -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #3

Second Chance Love (A Bindarra Creek Romance)Second Chance Love by Susanne Bellamy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A delightfully delicate romance set in a robust storyline. The characters are loveable right from the start, especially young Oliver. Beautifully written, as all of Susanne Bellamy’s books are, this is a wonderful addition to the Bindarra Creek Romance series. Was sad when this ended. Loved it.



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The CEO Mechanic by Sandie James -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #4

The CEO Mechanic (A Bindarra Creek Romance #4)The CEO Mechanic by Sandie James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A lovely storyline, well-drawn characters, and a delightful touch on the character of young Davey. This book has an amazing push-pull happening between the main characters, tugging the reader along, asking whether there will indeed be a Happy Ever After for these two unlikely people. I loved the story of Mac and Brooke, and really enjoyed this addition to the Bindarra Creek Romance series.



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Reach for the Stars by Kerrie Paterson -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #5

Reach For The Stars (A Bindarra Creek Romance #5)Reach For The Stars by Kerrie Paterson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I loved the outdoorsy, adventure feel to this book. It’s beautifully written and the sweet romance is captivating. It has everything – danger, suspense, and action – and yet the underlying theme of helping those who need it most is heartwarming. A beautiful book, and a most worthy addition to the Bindarra Creek Romance series.



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Home to Bindarra Creek by Juanita Kees -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #6

Home to Bindarra Creek (A Bindarra Creek Romance)Home to Bindarra Creek by Juanita Kees

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Another of the books in the stunning series – Bindarra Creek Romance. This one is by Juanita Kees and after I finished reading it, the story and the characters stayed with me for days. I absolutely loved it! I laughed and cried. It's a beautiful story and so well written. Five stars - ten if I could. Thanks for a wonderful story.



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Stolen Sanctuary by Stacey Nash -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #7

Stolen Sanctuary (A Bindarra Creek Romance)Stolen Sanctuary by Stacey Nash

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Molly and Callan are at loggerheads from the moment they set eyes on each other. Molly’s quest for a quiet respite in her old home town is torn asunder when smartass Callan wields his power around the place. Two most unlikely characters, but cleverly brought together by Nash’s skilful storyline and sublime writing. A great read from start to finish.



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Tempting Fate by Erin Moira O'Hara -- a Review - A Bindarra Creek Romance #8

Tempting Fate (A Bindarra Creek Romance)Tempting Fate by Erin Moira O'Hara

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A rich and complex story set in the fictional, but oh so real town of Bindarra Creek. Believable characters, a mystery, and a most unlikely love affair, makes for a great read. I love the way the townsfolk interact with the main characters, infusing the story with warmth, humour, and reality.
Beautifully written, and a terrific plot. Loved it.




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One More Day by Linda Charles -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #9

One More Day (A Bindarra Creek Romance #9)One More Day by Linda Charles

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Emotional and confronting, this is a story of painful pasts, promising futures, and everything in between. The confirmed country boy and the international star. A match made in heaven…no, made in Bindarra Creek. There’s something in the water there. A lovely, sometimes sad story, with wonderfully warm characters and a beautiful storyline.



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The Vine by Lauren K. McKellar -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #10

The Vine (A Bindarra Creek Romance #10)The Vine by Lauren K. McKellar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A compelling read from start to finish. Secrets, fears, and a rigid approach to life rule Eva. She likes it that way. Enter the new fireman, Connor. Bad news for Eva. He worms his way into her life, and eventually into her heart.
But it’s way too much for Eva. The suspense, intrigue, and exciting story line of this book is fantastic. Well written, and a great addition to the Bindarra Creek series. Loved it.




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The Ghost of His Past by Simone Angela -- a Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance #11

The Ghost of His Past (A Bindarra Creek Romance #11)The Ghost of His Past by Simone Angela

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Such a deep, complex, and at times dark, book. Yet the characters, both fighting their own demons, strive to live their lives in the best way they can. Conflict, emotional roller coasters, and lots of tugging on heart strings, makes this book in the Bindarra Creek Romance series memorable. An intriguing sub-plot heightens the enjoyment of this book. Really enjoyed it.



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Joanie's Dilemma by Marianne Theresa -- A Review -- A Bindarra Creek Romance # 12

Joanie's Dilemma (A Bindarra Creek Romance #12)Joanie's Dilemma by Marianne Theresa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


An emotional story filled with hope and promise, juxtaposed with fear and insecurity. The main characters are complex, yet easy to get to know. It’s a lovely story full of real life feelings and events, and I love getting to know yet more of the people who inhabit Bindarra Creek. Really enjoyed this book.



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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Italian Wife by Kate Furnivall - a review

The Italian WifeThe Italian Wife by Kate Furnivall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A stunningly visual story filled with passion, angst, heartache, and suspense. I could not put this book down. Beautifully written, this is a story that will transport you to an era where smoke and mirrors, corruption and bullying, sit juxtaposed with hope and promise. It will carry you along a journey that you hope you will never have to endure; it will take your breath away; and it will leave you wanting to read more books by Kate Furnivall. I loved it.



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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Reviving an old love - a road trip to remember

Last week I did a road trip of 1100 kilometres with the best travelling companion in the world. My five year old grandson, Andy.

When I was quite young, I was a mad rock hound. I loved fossicking, a hobby I enjoyed with my Dad who carted me all over the countryside, searching for agates, jasper, quartz, and any little speck of rock that took my fancy.

One year, when I was about 11 or 12, Dad and I travelled to a little place called Proston in Queensland. We spent several days working like dogs in the quest to unearth garnets, those gorgeous claret-red gemstones which often take a back seat to other popular gems.

Dad and I stood knee-deep in a muddy creek, shovelling, sieving, sorting, and searching for the elusive garnets. It is a memory I still hold dear, and one that came back to me vividly as I did exactly the same with Andy.




Fossicking is such a great hobby. It's a quest to find riches - not in the financial sense - but in the sense that these small stones which look so drab coated in clay, turn - like Cinderella - into an object of utmost beauty once washed. Of course, if the gems are cut, faceted, and polished, then their true beauty really shines.





But I love rough gems. I love spotting them in the sieve, then washing them, then holding them up to the sun to see their colour. It is so satisfying to find something that no other human hand has ever held. Almost a primeval desire to be the first.

I still have my rock collection from childhood. It's buried somewhere in my shed. Andy loved the trip away with his Nana. Hopefully one day he'll inherit my old rock collection and become a fossicker too.

The road trip to Inverell and Glen Innes last week was also a great refresher for my gem hunting skills. You see, I have a new book coming out in July and it is pretty much based on fossicking.





Chances were he'd never find a real gem...
until he learned how to dig deeper...


Buckley's Chance
is number thirteen in

the wonderful
It's a collective of thirteen books by thirteen different authors, and the books are released one a month.


Bindarra Creek is a struggling country community whose townspeople work hard and love deeply. Set in the tablelands of New England, Australia, the fictional Bindarra Creek is a drought stricken community full of intrigue, adventure, drama and honest country goodness. Life and love in a small country town has never been more challenging.


Each of the books so far released - ten of them - are runaway best sellers, staying in the top Amazon rankings for weeks on end. To see more about the Bindarra Creek Romance books, check out this web site, or visit Amazon and other online retailers. 




Andy and I fossicked for sapphires and found some beauties! We also found some topaz, zircon, opal, and a host of pretty little coloured crystals. We had fun of the dirty kind. Very dirty.






















The fictional town of Bindarra Creek is set in the New England region of New South Wales. It's
elevated, so has quite cold winters. It is also rich in gemstones - particularly sapphires - and a trip to Fossicker's Way is a good way to spend a holiday.




You can camp at the fossicking areas, or do as Andy and I did, and rent a cabin. It's an easy four or five hour drive from Brisbane, and a similar distance from Sydney.

Fossicking gets in your blood. It's a great hobby that all the family can enjoy, and it's inexpensive. And what, you may ask, are the chances of finding a gorgeous sapphire or two?

Better than Buckley's Chance. :-)

Buckley's Chance.  A Bindarra Creek Romance.
Out July 2016.





Friday, March 11, 2016

It's been a while....

Hi everyone!

Yes, it's been a while since I last posted here in my blog. Sometimes life and other responsibilities get in the way of being a full time author.

Since 2010 I've been a prolific blogger. I love sharing my travel and research stories with readers, and I love to interview other authors. But somewhere in between, I love to write books as well. As you know, they take time.

Since my last blog post, which was to celebrate the launch of an anthology with three other authors -
Abbie Jackson, Susanne Bellamy, and Elizabeth Ellen Carter - I've been busy with some other major projects.




One of my publishers (Secret Cravings Publishing) closed its doors. I had a choice then of submitting my books to another publisher, or having a go at self-publishing. Well, I chose the latter.

Self publishing was a very steep learning curve, one that I've not yet totally mastered with any confidence, but suffice to say, the first two books in my Robinhill Farm Series are now available again in both ebook and paperback forms. The third book, which was due to be released when the publisher closed, is also available. As a trio, they are stand alone books, but are linked in a nice way. Add a little bit of serendipity, some engaging and courageous characters, and the lovely setting of rural Ireland, and Robinhill Farm Series is a rich and, I like to think, wonderful series.

So wonderful, I guess, that the series has been nominated for several awards.

The Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) annual Awards are prestigious, and judged by reader members of the Australian public.

Finalist:

  • Favourite Continuing Romance Series (Robinhill Farm)
  • Favourite Contemporary Romance (Honor's Promise)
  • Favourite Australian Romance Author 2015 (Noelle Clark)
How do you like them apples? I love 'em!

Winners will be announced at a gala Awards event in Sydney on March 19th.

Last year, 2015, presented me with lots of personal challenges. My experience has brought me to a decision. This year I am introducing a whole lot of new ideas. I have future books plotted out; I have several trips planned; and I am excited about being one of the authors in the runaway success that is the Bindarra Creek Romance project.


My contribution - Buckley's Chance - will be out in July 2016.


A huge thank you to all who read this. It's a catchup with a difference. I plan to get back to doing my author interviews on this blog again. But I've saved the most exciting news until last.




I've started a Book Club! It's called The First Noelle's Book Club. (Yes, I'm a Christmas baby). It's free, and all you have to do to join is click here. In return, you will receive a FREE ebook (this month it's Honor's Debt, but if you already have it, let me know and I'll choose another). Throughout the year you'll receive other free stuff. There'll be exclusive Members Only competitions with cool prizes. And there'll be more free books as well.

So sign up now. I won't spam you. Maybe once a month I'll email you an update with offers of free stuff. Here's that link again. www.noelleclark.net

Oh, and you'll notice I have a re-vamped web site! I decided that a new year needed a new look website. Let me know what you think of it.

Ciao for now. Happy Reading, and don't forget to join me in my new venture: The First Noelle's Book Club.

Noelle xx