New Release! Lone Star Hero by Jennie Jones

Lone Star Hero Book Cover Lone Star Hero
Calamity Valley Series #1
Jennie Jones
Contemporary Romance
Tule Publishing
May 31, 2018
Ebook
336

Six years ago Molly Mackillop left her hometown of Hopeless in Calamity Valley, Texas to seek out adventure. Now she’s back to lick her wounds after a string of humiliations and a failed engagement.

Saul Solomon arrived in Texas after a heartbreaking discovery made him walk away from his hometown. Now, all he wants is to lie low until the complications in his life die down. Guided into Hopeless by forces unknown, Saul wonders if he should walk right out again.

But the trouble with trouble, is that there’s always more on the way…

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My Thoughts On The Read

Lone Star Hero by author Jennie Jones is outstandingly entertaining reading. So much so, that I could not tear my attention from The shenanigans in the story. Alice stole many scenes and the chemistry between Molly and Saul is scorching. The comical moments made the story fly! Another great read from author Ms Jones.
Review copy received from Tule Publishing via Netgalley

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New Release! Wagering For Miss Blake by Callie Hutton

Wagering For Miss Blake Book Cover Wagering For Miss Blake
Lords and Ladies In Love #4
Callie Hutton
Historical Fiction
Entangled Scandalous
June 11, 2018
Paperback, Ebook
284

Mr. Giles Templeton, third son of the Earl of Wexford, is a rake of the highest order and a confirmed bachelor. Yet, marriage-minded-mamas continue to drag their daughters to his attention. He's everything a young lady of the ton could want—handsome, wealthy, charming, and kind. For Miss Suzanna Blake, though, Giles is missing the one thing her parents require in a potential son-in-law—a title.

Giles has a golden touch—investments, horses, connections but when he falls…hard for Suzanna, she turns him away, despite the passion sparking between them. At wit’s end, Giles wagers her that not only will she marry him but he’ll make her fall in love with him. If Suzanna wins, she gains a sizable fortune for her favorite charity but she faces a loveless marriage to a titled man. Though her heart yearns for a true love-match with Giles, she has never gone against her parent’s wishes. All bets are off when happiness lies in losing a wager.

Purchase Links

Entangled Publishing * Amazon Australia * Google Play * Booktopia

 

My Thoughts On The Read

What a fabulous read! Suzanna and Giles’s characters are entertaining in every chapter. Comical moments with lots of sentiments, Wagering For Miss Blake is another outstanding read from author Callie Hutton.
Review copy received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley

 

 

 

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Q&A With Author Karly Lane

Today’s Q&A post features author Karly Lane, discussing Someone Like You, Ms Lane’s newest novel. Someone Like You is available from retailers and is published by Allen & Unwin.

Can you tell us about your latest release, Someone Like You?

It’s a story about a woman who needs a change of scenery and somewhere to start a new chapter of her life. She makes a tree change and soon discovers that fate seems to be leading her towards something.

Which character was the most challenging to write?

In this book it’s more the back story that I found challenging, but was very worth while. I love Australian history and I really enjoyed researching this story.

How did you brainstorm in the writing process for this novel?

As usual with my writing process, I don’t have a lot of planning initially. It usually starts with either a character, or a place or sometimes just a conversation I hear a character having. So I never know where a story is going to go. This time I started with a place. I’d been invited to St Albans for a writing festival a while ago and fell in love with the history that surrounded the little village. The characters, backstory and plot all had to grow around that.

What is the latest book you have read and enjoyed?

I’ve been re-reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I just love them.

What can readers expect next in your writing?

I have a three book series coming out next. Book one will be out in December. They’ll be stand alone books but will have recurring characters in all three books.

 


 

About Someone Like You

When bestselling author, twenty-nine year old Hayley Stevens, walked in on her husband, Paul, and her best friend in bed together, she knew her life would never be the same again.

One year later, Hayley stowed her last bag in her much-loved Audi Coupe and said goodbye to the city. She was excited to be heading west to Lochway, a small colonial village sitting on the beautiful Macdonald River. Wanting peace and quiet, Hayley had impulsively bought a cosy sandstone cottage there surrounded by lush rose gardens, with a small overseer’s cottage – ideal for a writer’s retreat.

What she didn’t expect was the almost immediate ‘gift’ of a very noisy donkey named Errol. Nor did Hayley expect to meet her handsome new neighbour, Luke Mason, when she was covered in mud trying to drag Errol out of Luke’s dam. The strange thing was though that Luke seemed very familiar to her.

As Hayley slowly gains acceptance into her small community and starts writing again she becomes almost afraid of the inexplicable visions she sees. What does it all mean? And why does Luke refuse to listen to her?

Written with warmth and humour, Someone Like You is an intriguing, funny and romantic story about past lives and new beginnings.

*Someone Like You is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

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Allen & Unwin  *  Booktopia  *  Amazon Australia  *  Google Play

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Q&A With Author Sasha Wasley!

Today’s Q&A post features author author Sasha Wasley!  Ms Wasley discusses her latest novel True Blue. True Blood is published by Penguin Random House, RRP $32.99.

 

In your words can you tell us a bit about your new book .

Freya (known as Free) is the youngest Paterson woman, born and raised on her family’s Kimberley cattle station. She is known as the family’s idealistic daydreamer – and she’s also known as a runner, taking off overseas whenever things get too complicated. She’s 27 now and is proud to have won a contract to help local high school students create a public artwork. For Free, this artwork is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of her hometown and show the world how important it is to protect the culture and environment of her magical Kimberley region.

Free settles into what is turning out to be her dream job, simultaneously meeting someone who seems to be her dream guy. The new constable in town is both handsome and incredibly sweet. But Finn holds her at arm’s length and Free can’t work out why. His honest face shows exactly how he feels about her – so why won’t he respond to any of her moves?

Her passion for saving the local watercourse – the Herne River – from a new dam lands her in trouble more than once, especially with a colleague whose values are as unpleasant to Free as his advances are. But Free is all about integrity and being true to herself, and she’s not compromising her beliefs for anyone. Repeatedly thrown into Finn’s path, Free has to face the very real complications that come from caring deeply about someone when you’re unsure of what’s in their heart.

And this time, she can’t run away.

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?

I love Free’s character in Book 1, Dear Banjo. She makes me laugh and a lot of other people said they loved her too, so that was inspiration enough! I also loved the idea of an artist working with students to create a public artwork – this was something that popped up in Book 1 and it gave me the perfect premise for Free to think about settling down in one place after years of wandering the world. Lastly, I’m passionate about acceptance and multiculturalism so bringing in that theme gave the story extra meaning for me.

 

Which of your characters in the story was the most difficult to write?

Although I love Free, she was incredibly difficult to write. Her personality is not at all like mine. She has a lot of passion and integrity (that’s something I do have in common with her) but she’s extroverted, trusting and wonderfully sure that everyone is as goodhearted as her. I’m not like that. I’m a bit of an introvert and quite cynical! As a result, I struggled at times to work out what Free would do when faced with certain situations. I had to do a bit of rewriting to build in more intrigue because Free’s such an open book that it was hard to imagine her having any patience with duplicity. But she’s so lovable that I forgave her for giving me a hard time!

 

What inspired you to become an author?

My love of storytelling! I have always loved writing and building stories. I adore reading and writing both mystery and romance so all of my books have a bit of both. Getting a contract with Penguin was a dream come true and I’m so grateful that I can do something I love every day.

 

What projects are you currently working on?

I have written Book 3 in the Paterson sisters series but it needs some extra research so I’m trying to organise a trip north. I’ve just finished writing another book set in a small town about an actress whose career goes spectacularly wrong. I’m excited about that but I’m holding it close for further editing at the moment. My current work in progress is a mystery with an amateur detective. She’s an archaeologist who specialises in rather odd artefacts!

Thank you for having me on the wonderful Talking Books Blog!

 

About True Blue by Sasha Wasley

Love is random. Accidental. You just live your life and then one day it’ll hit you with the right person.

Wandering soul Freya ‘Free’ Paterson has finally come back home. Idealistic and trusting, she’s landed the job of her dreams working on an art project with the local school, but she hadn’t planned on meeting the man of her dreams as well.

With his irresistible Irish accent, Constable Finn Kelly is everything Free wants – genuine, kind . . . and handsome as hell. He’s also everything Free isn’t – stable and dependable. Yet despite the passion simmering between them, he just wants to be friends. What is he trying to hide?

As Free throws herself into the challenges of her new job, fending off the unwelcome advances of a colleague and helping to save her beloved Herne River, Finn won’t stay out of her way, or out of her heart.

But just when she needs him the most, will Finn reveal his true colours?

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Penguin Random House  *  Booktopia  *  iBooks  *  Amazon Australia

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New Release! Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

Eleanor's Secret Book Cover Eleanor's Secret
Caroline Beecham
Contemporary Fiction
Allen & Unwin Australia
May 2018
E-Book, Paperback
432

London, 1942
When art school graduate, Eleanor Roy, is recruited by the War Artists Advisory Committee, she comes one step closer to realising her dream of becoming one of the few female war artists. But breaking into the art establishment proves difficult until Eleanor meets painter, Jack Valante, only to be separated by his sudden posting overseas.

Melbourne, 2010
Although reluctant to leave her family at home, Kathryn can't refuse her grandmother Eleanor's request to travel to London to help her return a precious painting to its artist. But when the search uncovers a long-held family secret, Kathryn has to make a choice to return home or risk her family's future, as Eleanor shows her that safeguarding the future is sometimes worth more than protecting the past.

Eleanor's Secret is at once a surprising mystery and compelling love story.

 

Eleanor's Secret is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

My Thoughts On The Story

A dual timeline story ranging: 1942 and 2010, that was fabulous reading. Eleanor's Secret by author Caroline Beecham has some twists in the story and many likeable characters that pulls at the heartstrings.
Review copy received from Allen & Unwin Australia

 

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Allen & Unwin  *  Booktopia  Google Play  *  Angus & Robertson  *  Amazon Australia  *  iBooks  *  Amazon US

 

 

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