Book Series Spotlight! Valentine Bay Series by Melanie Shawn

Welcome to the feature spotlight for author Melanie Shawn’s latest series Valentine Bay. There are three books in the series and each one is a stand alone 18+ read. All books are available now from leading retailers!

Protecting My Heart by Melanie Shawn (Book One)

Welcome to Valentine Bay!

Ella Fletcher spent all of high school in love with the boy next door–her best friend, Donovan. It was never more than that, but she fooled herself into believing friendship was enough.

Donovan Valentine knew he could never make a move on his best friend Ella. After all, she depended on him. He was the only stable man in her life. If denying his feelings was the price he had to pay for protecting hers, then he was more than willing to pay it.

Celebrating their high school graduation, they drunkenly took part in a marriage ceremony using fake IDs. But now, fifteen years later, it turns out that the IDs weren’t so fake, and neither is the marriage.

When Donovan returns to Valentine Bay to straighten things out, will this accident turn into the best thing that ever happened to them?

*** Standalone romance with HEA and no cliffhanger ***

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Rescuing His Heart by Melanie Shawn (Book Two)

To Genevieve Rollins, Gavin Valentine has always been a casual hook-up. A no-strings fling. The sexy fighter pilot was only in town when he was on leave, so it could never be more than that. She didn’t have feelings for him. What would be the point?

But when he tells her he’s moving home to Valentine Bay, she just may have to rethink everything between them. Can she dig down under her sassy, sarcastic shell and find true vulnerability inside?

For Gavin Valentine, life has taken a turn. Diagnosed with a medical condition that means he’ll never be cleared to fly again, he loses everything that matters to him, pretty much overnight. The future he’d always seen for himself is gone in a blink.

Can the lone wolf pilot open up enough to let love in, and learn that sometimes the future you never pictured is the one you were meant to have?

*** Standalone romance with HEA and no cliffhanger ***

18+

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Rocking Her Heart by Melanie Shawn (Book Three)

Stand-alone Valentine Bay romance, complete with HEA–and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

When sexy rock star Jet Valentine’s five years of bad behavior finally causes his life to implode around him, he knows it’s time to make a fresh start. There’s only one place to do that: Valentine Bay. And there’s only one person who can help: his friend and rival since high school, Abby Baxter.

When Abby Baxter reads all about Jet’s life falling apart, her heart goes out to him. But can any relationship they start in the aftermath survive? And how can she trust that he’ll still want her after his life is back on track?

When all is said and done, will Jet find life with Abby as fulfilling as the thrill of the stage? And will Abby ever be able to trust that he does?

18+

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New Release! The Wrong Callahan by Karly Lane

It had been two long years since Lincoln Callahan had stood in front of the gates to Stringybark Creek. He was in the army then – a lifetime ago. Linc had always been the unsettled Callahan, looking for danger, the one who couldn’t wait to leave the family farm.

Linc’s little brother, Griffin, was the dependable son, the one who stayed at home, the one who did the right things. And, now, the one who has feelings for rebellious city girl, Cash Sullivan.

When Linc locks eyes with Cash at a family dinner, their swift attraction floors him. But Cash is his brother’s girlfriend … what is he thinking?

As Linc, Griff and Cash form an uneasy triangle, each of them have personal demons to face before they can open their hearts.

The Wrong Callahan by Karly Lane is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP, $29.99.

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Feature Post! The Girl On The Page by John Purcell

The Girl On The Page Book Cover The Girl On The Page
John Purcell
Contemporary Fiction
HarperCollins Publishers Australia
24 September 2018
Paperback, EBook
400

About the Book

Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell.

Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor on a downward spiral. Having made her name and fortune by turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, Amy is given the unenviable task of steering literary great Helen Owen back to publication.

When Amy knocks on the door of their beautiful townhouse in north west London, Helen and her husband, the novelist Malcolm Taylor, are conducting a silent war of attrition. The townhouse was paid for with the enormous seven figure advance Helen was given for the novel she wrote to end fifty years of making ends meets on critical acclaim alone. The novel Malcolm thinks unworthy of her. The novel Helen has yet to deliver. The novel Amy has come to collect.

Amy has never faced a challenge like this one. Helen and Malcolm are brilliant, complicated writers who unsettle Amy into asking questions of herself - questions about what she values, her principles, whether she has integrity, whether she is authentic. Before she knows it, answering these questions becomes a matter of life or death.

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My Thoughts On The Novel

What a read! Amy was such a tumultuous character. Mr. Purcell creates character's you are enchanted with one moment and shocked by the next. A top pick in reading with shocks and drama aplenty.
Review copy received from HarperCollins Publishers via Netgalley

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New Release! I Can’t Remember The Title But The Cover Is Blue by Elias Greig

I Can't Remember The Title But The Cover Is Blue Book Cover I Can't Remember The Title But The Cover Is Blue
Elias Greig
Humour & Gift
Allen & Unwin
1 December 2018
Paperback, Ebook
240

 

Synopsis:

As any retail or service worker will tell you, customers can be irrational, demanding, abusive, and brain-scramblingly, mind-bendingly strange. They can also be kind, thoughtful, funny, and full of pathos. Something about the often-fraught interaction between customer and worker, with the dividing line of the counter between them, loosens inhibitions, and has a kind of hot-house effect on eccentricity.

In I Can't Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue, veteran bookseller Elias Greig collects the best, worst and downright weirdest customer encounters from his years working as a Sydney bookseller. From ill-behaved children to nostalgic seniors and everything in between, this hilarious and unpredictable book is the perfect gift for anyone who's ever been on the wrong side of a counter.

I Can't Remember The Title But The Cover Is Blue by Elias Greig is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $19.99.

 

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My Thoughts On The Book

I Can't Remember The Title But The Cover Is Blue by author Elias Greig is a laugh out-out-loud read full of amusing, cringeworthy quips that bring out the smiles. The novel portrays moments in a bookseller's life that would leave many running for the hills, but which still entertain many in his plight. After all, who hasn't asked that question "I can't remember the title but the cover is...". An aptly named novel that is a nice, surprising read that should not be missed.
Review copy received from Allen & Unwin

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New On The Blog! The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles

Thirty-year-old Tessa Lowell has a PhD in psychology and is working in Uganda to research the effects of PTSD and war on child soldiers. She joins a delegation travelling across the Congolese border, deep into the African bush, for peace talks with Joseph Kony, notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army.?

At the camp Tessa meets thirteen-year-old Francis, already an experienced soldier and survivor of shocking violence. The talks stall, and the camp is attacked by other rebels who take Tessa. Isolated in an increasingly volatile situation, she tries to form a bond with Francis.

In Melbourne, Tessa’s parents are notified of the kidnapping, but learn there is little that government agencies can do. Desperate, they contact their son Stephen, an astute if manipulative businessman based in Cape Town. He agrees to search for his sister but has other reasons to contact the rebel forces.

As Tessa’s time runs out, her family begins to fracture. Her parents arrive in Uganda to hear awful news about what she has endured. They also learn the devastating truth about the kind of man their son has become. Only they have the power to stop a terrible injustice. But at what cost to their family?

The Wolf Hour is published by Allen & Unwin Australia, RRP $29.99.

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Allen & Unwin Australia  *  Booktopia  *   Google Play  *  Amazon Australia

 

 

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