New Release! The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Happy new release to author Jill Shalvis! The Heartbreaker Bay series continues with the newest instalment now available, The Trouble With Mistletoe.  Centring around the characters of Willa and Keane. The story has its own set of dramas and laughs, having the Jill Shalvis magic writing continuing to entertain.
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About The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with TheTroubleWithMistletoe_JillShalvis_HarperCollinsPub_AvonBooksfrustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

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New Release! Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan

With their hearts’ desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men

No one knows better than Colt Kendrick that life can change in an instant. He lives herrenegaderancher_jenniferryan_avonwithout regrets except for one: not making the gorgeous woman he sees every time he walks into the local diner his.

Luna Hill is haunted by the heart-stopping kiss she and Colt never should have shared. Their timing has always been off. Just as sparks begin to ignite again, she is offered a job that will take her far from their ranching town. But when a dear friend dies unexpectedly, leaving Luna a staggering gift, she has a chance to stay and finally make her long buried wishes come true—even ones that involve the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known.

Not everyone is happy with Luna’s good fortune, and as they make their feelings dangerously and abundantly clear when she falls in their crosshairs, Colt will do anything he can, risk everything he has, to keep her safe. Because Luna showed him he has a heart…and it belongs to her.

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Release Day Launch! The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Welcome to the Release Day Launch for Jill Shalvis’ newest release in the Heartbreaker Bay series, The Trouble With Mistletoe!

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Excerpt – The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Willa sighed and headed to the door.

Again Keane held the pink bedazzled cat carrier, which should have made him look ridiculous. Instead it somehow upped his testosterone levels. His sharp eyes were on her but they turned warm in a way that melted her right through her center as she moved toward him. She stopped with the glass door between them, hands on hips, hoping she looked irritated even if that wasn’t quite what she was feeling.

His gaze lowered from her face to run over her body, which gave her another unwelcome rush of heat. Dammit. Now she was irritated and aroused—not a good combo.

His mouth quirked at the saying on her apron that read Dear Santa, I Can Explain.

Drawing a deep breath, she opened the door. “You’ve got Petunia again. I hope that means your great-aunt Sally isn’t still sick.”

He looked surprised that she’d remembered his aunt’s name, or that she’d care. “I don’t know,” he said a little gruffly. “She left me a message saying that I was in charge for the rest of the week but for two days now Pita’s been happily destroying my jobsite. I’m throwing myself on your mercy here. Can you help?”

Wow. He must be really desperate since he was actually asking and not assuming. But since Petunia was a sweetheart, she knew she’d do it.

“I’ll even tell you where I went to high school,” he said, adding a smile that was shockingly charming.

Wow. He hadn’t lost his touch when it came to turning it on. “Not necessary,” she said, painfully aware of their audience.

Keane’s attention was suddenly directed upward, just above her head. She followed his line of sight and found a sprig of mistletoe hanging from the overhead display of small portable doggy pools. Mistletoe? What the hell? She glanced behind her and what do you know, suddenly Rory and Cara were a flurry of movement racing around looking very, very busy. “When did the mistletoe go up?” she asked them. “And why?”

“FOMO,” Cara said from behind the counter.

“Fear of missing out,” Rory translated. “She was hoping a hot guy would come in and the mistletoe would give her an excuse.”

Willa narrowed her eyes and her two soon-to-be-dead employees scattered again.

“Interesting,” Keane said, looking amused.

“I’m not kissing you.”

His mouth curved. “If you take Pita for the day, I’ll kiss you.”

“Not necessary,” she said, gratified no one could see her heart during the two-step in her ears. “I’ll take Petunia for the day. No kiss required or wanted.”

Liar, liar…

 

About The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with TheTroubleWithMistletoe_JillShalvis_HarperCollinsPub_AvonBooksfrustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

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About The Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town JillShalvisin the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in
her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Q&A With Author Anthea Hodgson!

Today’s spotlight post features author Anthea Hodgson. Anthea discusses her debut novel The Drifter, which is available now from all good book retailers. antheahodgson_AuthorWelcome to Talking Books Blog Anthea!

 

What was the most difficult aspect to write in The Drifter?

The manuscript was written in five weeks. Even though it’s about death – it flew out of me in a burst of joy. I grew up in the country, and I love the landscape of the bush and the community there, and I have a deep respect and affection for the wonderful relationship between the girls – the generation of women who are still friends to my mother, and the generation of farming men who treated my father with such kindness and respect as he succumbed to alzheimers. I found writing about the country a pleasure, like going TheDrifter_AntheaHodgsonhome. The only difficult aspect of The Drifter is how intensely personal it feels to me now. It holds within it my memories, my friends, my family, beloved pets and my farm, and now it is going out into the world without me!

Which character was the most challenging to write?

All of the characters in The Drifter came easily to me because I know them. (well, apart from Henry – he started out as Jason Statham and ended up as Chris Hemsworth) For the most part they were inspired by the farming people I grew up with, the committee women who run rural towns, my loyal and lovely friends from school, and the free spirits I was never brave enough to be. The most difficult character to write was my father, who is throughout the book, and not in it at all, because I couldn’t write about him well enough to capture him, as the gentle, intelligent, hardworking man he was. There was too much to say about Dad to give him a walk on role, so I just dedicated the whole book to him – and he deserves it. The message of The Drifter is that you never really lose the people you love – because you can take them with you – and I take my Dad with me, every day.

What are your stand out reads and why?

I have always been an avid reader; I still treasure my copy of Enid Blyton’s Folk of The Faraway Tree, given to me as a very young girl by our shearers cook.
I remained an enthusiastic reader at school in Perth during the many weekends in the boarding house reading everything in the library including the classics such as Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre; all the best friends of a bookish girl.

Within Australian writing I have so many I love, but I have to say Barbara Hannay, Fiona McIntosh, Natasha Lester, Fiona Palmer and Rachael Johns are all favourite reads for me!


What inspired you to become an author?

My love of books and stories, my fascination with people – and the wall to wall glamour.


What projects are you working on now?

I’m writing another novel set in the town of Windstorm, focusing on one of my favourite characters from The Drifter, Deirdre, and her duty bound granddaughter, Teddy. At the moment it’s called The Cowgirl, but that’s likely to change. I wanted to write a bookend to The Drifter; so, where I brought the drifter home, I want to set the Cowgirl free.

 

About The Drifter by Anthea Hodgeson

Cate Christie is a party girl, unable to commit to anything, until she is involved in a TheDrifter_AntheaHodgsontragic accident that changes everything. To escape her guilt and her parents’ bitter disapproval, Cate leaves Perth for her aunt Ida’s isolated farm in country Western Australia.

Henry is a drifter, a young swagman-like character who wanders onto the Christie family property and takes up residence in a disused shed. With secrets of his own, the last thing he wants is to get tangled up in Cate and Ida’s lives.

Against their own better judgement, the fates of Cate and Henry and Ida inexorably intertwine and they learn to face the realities of life, death and letting go.

A witty, charming and moving debut rural romance about what makes a good death and, more importantly, what makes a good life.

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Anthea Hodgson is a country girl from the WA wheatbelt. She worked as a radio producer in WA, NSW and Queensland before returning to WA, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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New Release! Broken God by Nazarea Andrews

Happy new release to author Nazarea Andrews for her newly released book Broken God!

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Power is a strange and broken thing.
brokengodHe was the sun god, the god of healing and song.

And prophecy.

Apollo has lived alone for centuries, content to spin out the years wandering a new and strange world, lost in the past and endless versions of the future. He has cut all ties with the remains of Olympus and his power, and hidden himself in humanity.

His twin thinks he’s depressed, spending his time in coffee shops, hospital waiting rooms, and concert halls…and nothing matters. Not really.

Until her.

Iris. With her teasing mouth and soulful music and eyes that remind him of the past.

He can’t resist her smile.

A girl as wild as he was, once, with a poet’s tongue and the body of a siren, who for one night makes him forget all the years and everything he gave up.

And he can’t stop fate.

Gods knows he’s tried.

He can’t help taking her.

Even if he knows better.

When Iris wakes up screaming, caught up in visions of the future, Apollo realizes that he didn’t leave his power quite as far behind as he thought.

He’s the god of prophecy and he’s been running from it, for centuries.

Iris is everything he has to avoid.

Now he has a furious Oracle on his hands, his sister trying to fix him, and someone is killing the gods.

It’s not just his tenuous sanity that hangs in the balance this time.

It’s all of Olympus.

Godhood really wasn’t supposed to be this hard.

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