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It’s been 84 years …

The Joy of Not Blogging or Do I have an Excuse.

It wasn’t until I decided to write a blog post that I realised it was over two years since I last blogged. Ironically it was for my last Escape Publishing release A Matter of Trust. In between I’ve published three other rural romances for another publisher and several historical novellas in anthologies. (See my Books in the Wild page). Also life happened.

Book cover for A Matter of Trust. Image of red headed man embracing a young woman against a rural Australian background. Beside it is the quote "Twelve Years is a long time to keep a secret ... or two. 4th July 2021 from Escape Publishing.
Remember this? A Matter of Trust. It even won a Koru Award of Excellence. Escape Publishing Release 4th July 2021.

So here I am, finally, with book two in the Redemption Creek series.

A Chance to Believe is the story of Shayne Smith and Cassie Long. Two strangers who found a connection and left it behind for reasons of their own.

It will release on the 1st February, 2024.

About the Book

Can a fling turn into a family?

After a chance meeting in Brisbane, Shayne Smith and Cassie Long had a perfect fortnight together. But when Shayne returned to his historic sheep property, they both assumed there was no future in a relationship between a city girl and a grazier.

Six months later, Cassie arrives at Maiden’s Landing to let Shayne know they made more than memories in their brief idyll. She has no expectations, only a duty to let him know.

Shayne’s life is already complicated with a property to run and a sixteen-year-old daughter growing up fast. He never expected the woman he can’t forget to turn up on his doorstep bringing news that is all too familiar.

Fiercely independent Cassie isn’t asking anything of him, but he persuades her to stay at his homestead until the babies are born. Cassie’s difficult pregnancy means that any possibility of romance must be put on hold – despite the intense attraction they feel for each other. How long can they resist? And will each of them overcome their own baggage so they can build a future together?

Isn’t this pretty? A historical homestead. Two people destined for a HEA, eventually, and sheep. Also jet trails in the sky. One of my favourite things. Unless you count forearms.

Pre-orders are available now. Click on the image to go to the Harpercollins home page or choose your preferred seller below.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3sMNoU2

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3sMtVTn

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3EABE9W

Google Play: https://bit.ly/468GlmO

Oh Happy Day

Today my first Rural Romance is released from Escape Publishing. This is a digital first publisher under the HarperCollins umbrella that is where Harlequin Mills & Boon now reside.

This is such an exciting moment for me as I have been working towards this for over ten years and the dream has been with me for longer than I care to count.

Cover Image: A red headed male embracing a dark haired female in front of an Australian outback scene with tree and sunset.

A Matter of Trust

Twelve years is a long time to keep a secret … or two. A Matter of Trust releases 4th July 2021. Available now at all e-tailers.


#rural #ruralromance #romance #reunion #australia #family #escapepublishing @romanceanz Video shows slides of book cover with embracing couple, young men studying, young woman with two children, green rural scene with fence, red headed male on rural road, book cover again.

For those of you on Facebook, I have a launch video on my feed and my writer page if you want to hear me talking about random stuff like why I’m rural and how pleased I am with it all. Also bonus Betty Neels.

Tell Me No Lies.

I’m so excited to finally send this story out into the world. I first wrote Lucas and Harriet’s story back in 2012 and it’s been doing the rounds as I tried to find a place for it.

It finalled in the 2017 Valerie Parv Award at the Romance Writer’s of Australia Conference and Valerie mentioned how much she liked reading about a heroine with a disability.

In 2018 I entered the manuscript into the Emerald Pro Awards and was thrilled when it came second after the other manuscript I entered.

While there was a lot of interest from publishers, sadly, none felt it fitted for them so I made the decision to publish it. I have a Pinterest Page if you like to look at images that inspired me. Beware spoilers.

It’s Available on Amazon for $2.99US $4.25AU or Free on Kindle Unlimited.

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