Set in the gorgeous Clare Valley wine region in
South Australia, my debut novel, The Vintner's Muse, explores what it takes to change your perspective, and whether to listen to your head or your heart when it comes to happiness.
Shannon Waterford thought she had it all. But being dumped by her boyfriend and made redundant in the same month has left her wondering where the hell it all went wrong and how she can resurrect her dream marketing career.
Seeking some overdue R & R with her tell-it-like-it-is best friend in South Australia’s gorgeous Clare Valley, Shannon’s plans of reassessing her life on a quiet, small-town vineyard are pushed to the limits after encountering Ethan—a man she never thought she’d see again.
Ethan McQuarie has no time for commitment. Running his family’s winery has him flat out from dawn till dusk, and his previous relationship would put anyone off love for eternity. And with his brother dating Shannon’s protective best friend, things are anything but simple.
Ethan finds himself unable to keep his distance from Shannon, and along with challenging one another’s expectations, they have a knack for igniting dormant passions in each other. With truths laid bare, Ethan finally opens the door to his past, letting Shannon have more than a peek inside.
But when they become entwined in each other’s lives, how will two workaholics find happiness and overcome what they fear the most … change?
Every year, Romance Writers of Australia runs a range of competitions for published and unpublished writers, and I am thrilled to feature in both the 2021 & 2022 Spicy Bites Anthologies.
12 stories in each book, with HIIIIIIIGH heat levels, all very different but with the same integral theme.
2021's anthology is all about Demin. Such a common fabric, but boy can it incite some rather uncommon situations! My story, Black Denim, explores the luscious 'brother's best friend' trope, and Ash and Ryan
will have you longing for a balcony, top-shelf whiskey and a twist on a little black dress!
It celebrates passion, lust, love and fun, all wrapped in a few strands of sturdy cotton!
2022's theme is Machines. And man, will these stories get your motor running! (See what I did there?) In my story, Harvesting Love, Sam and Andi have never seen each other as more than colleagues, keeping
Andi's Dad's farm running as his health declines. But spare machinery parts and a ride-on lawn
mower seem to be just what they need to take things in a new direction!
A trope mash-up of friends-to-lovers & boss's daughter!
Did you know that 95% of the world's oceans are undiscovered
You can't tell me mermaids don't exist!
SIREN CALL by Jacqueline Hayley
She's everything he hunts. And everything he desires.
How can she trust him, when the lure of her siren call will devastate them both?
A CURSE OF MOON & SEA by H.M. Hodgson
Once upon a time, a Merprince was cursed.
Can he blackmail his way out of this fairytale nightmare?
ADRIFT by Melanie Pickering
The sea hath no fury like a mermaid scorned.
What happens when a former merman falls for the human he was supposed to drown?
THE CROSSING by Me!
She was born to protect the ocean. His heart lies with the land.
When all you love is on the line, which world do you choose to defend?
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