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Another free book

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If you're a Kindle reader and fancy a sweet romance with a bit of a mystery element, then try Blue Creek Bachelor - it's free until Friday May 20th. Here's what it's about: Jilly O’Connor is one determined woman. Determined to keep her only child Joel safe from the man she knows killed her husband, the man who is after her son - the only witness. Jilly has found a new life in the small rural town of Blue Creek, Oregon, and when she begins a job on Clay Matheson’s ranch, it finally begins to feel as if things are coming together. She just hadn’t counted on finding the family-she-never-had at the ranch, and neither did she count on her growing attraction to Blue Creek’s most eligible bachelor. Clay Matheson - rancher, vet, and confirmed bachelor - loathes secrets and his new assistant is loaded with them. He's prepared to overlook that fact as she sets about fitting into ranch life and his staff begin to take her and her young son into their hearts. But when he starts

A Perfect Forever Free this week

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I have a few books for free this week including... A PEFECT FOREVER  If you like, sweet contemporary romance, then try this. It's part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone. Farrell Bridgewater has thrown everything into her financial career to get her where where she is today, and the last thing she needs are distractions - especially distractions like lawyer Nick Blake. So when she and Nick are charged with managing her late father's estate, Farrell has good reason to stay clear of Nick. Especially since they once shared a night that changed her life, a night she's tried to forget - and a night he clearly can't remember. The late Professor Dean Bridgewater was like a father to Nick: an irony since the professor had nothing to do with his only child, Farrell. Being named co-heir to the estate is a shock to Nick, but even more are the feelings that blindside him when he meets Farrell. He's determined to find out what makes her tick - and even more, why she

Chugging along...

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I'm chugging along with the current work in progress, Stealing Stacey's Heart . Can I admit I have no idea how it ends? Obviously Stacey and Jon get together, but how they get there, and what happens in the last quarter of the book, I have no idea, just a vague inkling.  I have a few semi-written books that I aim, this year, to finish. There is a third book in the Frazier Bay series, and there is also a Christmas book in the Clearlake County series. Hopefully, with no dramas of diversions or distractions, these will all be finished in 2022. Onward and upward, and fuelled by heaps of coffee (instant, not a fluffy cappo with marshmallows, sadly, although the scales are grateful!) :

COVER REVEAL

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Here is the cover for the upcoming book, STEALING STACEY'S HEART. I may tweak it a bit between now and the release date (scheduled for May 30) but I'll see. I'm very happy with it! I

Stealing Stacey's Heart

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Drum roll, please! The title of the next book is.... Stealing Stacey's Heart.  It is the fifth book in the City of  Sails series, set in Auckland, New Zealand and below is the blurb. Cover coming soon but I'm playing around with this image! Release date: late May. When Stacey Sutherland gets the job of writing a report on the old St George Theatre, it involves more than just the facts. She grew up in that theatre and she can’t bear to to see it demolished, even though the writing is on the wall for the once grand old building. But she won’t go down without giving it a fighting chance of being restored. Developer Jonathan Harte has grand plans for the site once the theatre is gone, but he’s a stickler for leaving no stone unturned. Who is more perfect to write the report, then, than someone with an emotional investment in the building like Stacey? But when a fire breaks out in the theatre and Jonathan is accused of arson by a heritage group, it seems there are greater forces at

ANZAC Day

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  It’s Anzac Day downunder to commemorate the war dead. I went to an Anzac Day service in the morning which was just right, I thought. It began with a group of ukulele players strumming old songs, including a classic Kiwi song Te Aroha, which is a blessing set to a beautiful melody that every New Zealander would recognise. Love (aroha), faith (whakapono), peace (rangimarie) and respect to all. There were readings, poems, lyrics to songs read as poems, a few hymns, the laying of the wreath and, very wonderful, a young bloke played The Last Post on a bugle. I confess, a tear welled up at that. It’s such a poignant thing. At lunch, I baked, and I made Anzac Biscuits. Fortunately, there was no shortage of the crucial ingredients of oats and coconut in the shops, and they turned out pretty good. I do love Anzac Biscuits. Just straight and pure, without the bastardisation of adding chocolate to them. Here’s the recipe I used. To be honest, all recipes are pretty much the same whichever

Autumn

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 Autumn is well and truly here. My favourite time of the year. It's starting to get cool, there's the promise of winter, and it is scarf and jacket season. Daylight saving is over (yes!) and its dark when its supposed to be dark. Plus the beaches get a little moody which is rather nice. Sparkling blue water is spectacular but so is stormy and atmospheric. Writing wise, I am working on a new book in the City of Sails series.  There is no title yet and there are two new characters but the book is 2/3 complete and I have no idea how it ends. Wait! I tell a lie. Of course I know. Its a romance, so there will be a nicely-tied up, happy ever after. After that, I will do a third book in the Frazier Bay series so that should keep me out of mischief for a while.