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.

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Just in Time–in SWEET TALK!

  SWEET TALK: 10 Bestselling Contemporary Romance Authors, 10 BRAND-NEW Books! Coming May 1, 2015; available for pre-order NOW! Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble/Nook Kobo What is this? It’s Brenda Novak’s new Contemporary Romance boxed set, ALL the proceeds of […]

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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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Just Once More (Escape to New Zealand, Book 7) Buy on Amazon US Buy on Amazon UK Buy on iBooks What does true love look like once the honeymoon’s over? Eight smoking-hot rugby players. Eight partners. Seventeen kids. Beaches and […]

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Just This Once Nominated for an Audie!

How the heck did this happen? “Just This Once” just received one of five nominations in the Romance category for an Audie award! The nominees are: – The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller; read by Stephen O’Hare and […]

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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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All Blacks do the haka before a test match–plus translation!

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