Q&A With Author Karly Lane!

Happy new release to author Karly Lane! Ms Lane chats about her newest novel If Wishes Were Horses and what projects she is currently working on. If Wishes Were Horses is published by Allen & Unwin Australia, RRP $29.99.

 

What was your hardest scene to write?

There were a few scenes in this book that were a little difficult to write. The WW1 diary entries were emotional. The things these men endured are hard to imagine. The human spirit and what it can endure, is truely an amazing thing. However, probably the most difficult for me, personally to write, was the scene that revealed the fate of the 120,000 horses shipped overseas during WW1. As a horse lover, its difficult for me to wrap my head around the fact that after everything these horses did for the war effort and the bond they developed with their riders–the government refused to bring them home and they were either sold to be used as farm animals or destroyed.

Can you tell us a scene that didn’t make the cut while writing If Wishes Were Horses?

I can’t think of anything we cut.

What is the first book that made you cry?

I think it would have to be Black Beauty.

What’s your favourite under-appreciated novel?

I remember finding a dog-eared book in a second hand store once and it just jumped out at me. It was called The Showgirl and the Brumby by Lucy Lehmann. It was before rural fiction had kicked off and it had so much gritty, rural earthiness, humour about it. I really loved that book.

How many hours a day do you write?

I usually work to a 9-3 schedule fitting in with school hours for the kids. Some days I write most of that time, other days I might get sidetracked from actual writing by emails and other writing related chores, researching or edits arriving for other books.

What can reader’s expect next in your writing projects?

In December I have another book due, so there’ll be 2 books out again this year. It has some really relevant issues that effect not only rural, but all communities in Australia. The publisher hasn’t settled on a title at this point, but hopefully we’ll have one soon.

 

About If Wishes Were Horses by Karly Lane

Already struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of her husband, Sophie Bryant nearly loses her own life while attending a domestic dispute as a paramedic. Diagnosed with a mild form of post-traumatic stress disorder, Sophie decides to accept a posting to the remote township of Hilsons Ridge.

Soon after her arrival, Sophie decides on a whim to buy an old house on the outskirts of town. There, she discovers the diary of a light horse trooper from the First World War, which she finds fascinating.

Local vet, Zac Conway, is also struggling in the wake of losing his life partner. So when Sophie brings an abandoned horse to him for treatment and they get to know each other, Zac is surprised to feel emotions he never hoped to experience again.

The peace and tranquillity of living in her new community sees Sophie gradually recovering from her trauma and grief. As she discovers more about her farm’s history, she realises that the past and the present are irrevocably connected and, just like love, it waits for the right person to come along to unlock its secrets.

If Wishes Were Horses is a totally captivating novel combining romance and history with a dash of suspense.

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New Release! Jewel In The North by Tricia Stringer

A saga that has spanned three generations as told within the three stand-alone novels contained in the Flinder’s Ranges series from author Tricia Stringer. Each instalment portraying a story with stand out characters. A striking backdrop of a story with vivid descriptive’s and detailed characters outlined within, in a time that was anything but easy. This series has been stunning reading from the first book. Jewel In The North by Tricia Stringer was another highlight read in an already remarkable series.
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About Jewel In The North by Tricia Stringer

A breathtaking historical family saga of love, death and forgiveness and a quest for the Jewel in the North

1895 The Flinders Ranges are a beautiful but harsh landscape as Joseph Baker, a pastoralist in that unforgiving environment, knows all too well. For three generations his family have farmed the land, married and had children at their property at Wildu Creek, but now, struggling with hostility from the local community for his choice of wife, Joseph finds himself fighting to save not just his friends and family but his very existence.

His son William has his own battles to fight: not only the drought that takes over the land but his own despair, as he faces rejection from the woman he loves. Meanwhile, a ruthless enemy will stop at nothing to take from William what he considers to be his. Could the vicious and cunning Charles Wiltshire be his nemesis? Or does another man, in a quest for the Jewel of the North, hold the key to his destruction?

As the First World War looms on the horizon, two men struggle to survive both the elements and each other on a quest to find that they hold dear — but only one will have the courage to stand strong.

The deeply satisfying conclusion to the bestselling Flinders Ranges series.

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New Release! Falling For Wild by Melanie Shawn

Chloe Green is on top of the world. She just graduated from law school, and was offered her dream job while she was still in the interview. Life is going pretty great for the type-A planner – until she suddenly finds herself on the wrong end of a mugger’s knife. She thought she was prepared for any situation, but she never imagined this.

Chris Martell comes from a family of cops, but the firefighter never wanted that life. He’d much rather face a raging blaze than an unpredictable, crazy guy with a knife. But when he sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on being mugged, protective instincts he never knew he had well up. Surprising no one more than himself, he steps in without a second thought.

Chris never saw himself as the “white knight” type, but damn if he doesn’t want to be Chloe’s hero.

Chloe never thought she was the “damsel” type, but when she’s around Chris, she wants nothing more than to surrender and trust him.

Is Chris willing to turn his life upside down for a long-distance love? And can Chloe let go enough to let him?

 

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New Release! Emergency Attraction by Samanthe Beck

Ten years ago when Shane Maguire chose the Marines as his escape from some trouble of his own making, he only regretted one thing—leaving Sinclair Smith behind. Despite his best intentions, she ended up as the one that got away. Now he’s back, determined to reclaim everything he gave up, including Sinclair.

Sinclair is immune to Shane’s charms. She’s immune to stolen kisses behind the gym. And she’s definitely immune to that maneuver he did in the back seat of his car… Okay, maybe her hormones are susceptible, but she has absolutely no desire to risk anything on the bad boy who broke all his promises.

When a little emergency lands her at his mercy, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. And this time, she’ll show Shane what it means to be left wanting…

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Entangled Publishing  *  Amazon Australia  *  Google Play  *  Amazon US  *  Booktopia

 

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New Release! Storm Road by Jenny Schwartz

Happy new book release to author Jenny Schwartz! The third book in the Old School series is available now!

 

About Storm Road by Jenny Schwartz

When a woman with secrets saves a man hunted by a ghoul, the choice is stark: salvation or damnation.

Major Dean Fortescue, JAG lawyer and former Marine, enters the Southern Appalachian Mountains to find his aunt, who has gone missing. He discovers her house burned down, a ghoul in residence, and a mysterious woman who claims to control the weather.

Beulah Morgan is a weathermage, home after months away on a scientific research vessel in the Southern Ocean. When her mountain retreat is invaded by death magic, old memories resurface and with them a chilling terror.

Children will die unless Beulah trusts Dean, he trusts her magic, and together they face a ghoul that was bound during the Civil War, but recently freed by a reckless wizard mercenary.
“Storm Road” is a stand-alone novel in the Old School series of paranormal romance thrillers.

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