Welcome!

I’m glad you’ve come to visit, and I hope you have fun!

You can learn more about the books here, of course—but this is also the place to check out the beautiful New Zealand locations you’ve read about, listen to Maori waiata (songs), watch rugby players doing their thing (or, let’s face it, just looking good), and find out why Kiwis are known for their sense of humor.

I hope the books, and the site, have brought a taste of New Zealand and a little extra romance into your life. Because we all deserve a bit of fun and a dash of spice now and then! Thanks for visiting and reading—I appreciate each one of you—and be sure to check out my Facebook and Twitter posts for even more good stuff.

Latest Books

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LOVE DOWN UNDER: 8 Beach Reads for Summer!


Available May 20, 2015–preorder now! Just in time for summer…And just 99 cents! Eight New Zealand and Australian Feel-Good Beach Romances: Just 99 Cents! 100% pure escape.Escape to the Land Down Under, where the sky is bluer, the living is […]

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Just in Time–in SWEET TALK!


  SWEET TALK: 10 Bestselling Contemporary Romance Authors, 10 BRAND-NEW Books! Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble/Nook Kobo What is this? It’s Brenda Novak’s new Contemporary Romance boxed set, ALL the proceeds of which go to diabetes research. In other words: […]

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CARRY ME HOME (Paradise, Idaho, Book 1)


Preorder is HERE! Carry Me Home (Paradise, Idaho Book 1): Releasing June 16, 2015 from Montlake Romance! And, yep, that thing up there? That’s the theme song. Hope you like your guys big and tough, because that’s what I’ve got […]

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Read along with my next book!


Do you want to read along with my new book? I’m writing this super-fun, very sexy, totally sweet book, first one in a brand-new series, new venture for me. It’s just a total kick to do. And it’s coming out […]

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POKAREKARE ANA


New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem.  Koti sings this to Kate in the car in “Just Good Friends.” Sung here by Kiri Te Kanawa plus chorus, with gorgeous New Zealand images. Click the “Interactive Transcript” button below the screen for lyrics […]

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THE HAKA


What is the haka? It’s this. It’s the pre-match challenge that defines New Zealand rugby. And it is awesome. This is the haka I watched right before New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup in 2011. Toughest game of rugby […]

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