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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SWEET TALK–The Collection!

  SWEET TALK: 10 Bestselling Contemporary Romance Authors, 10 NEW Books! Coming May 2015; available for pre-order NOW! Every dollar goes for diabetes research. Help find a cure! Buy on iBooks Buy on Amazon U.S. (Coming soon to everyplace else!) What is this? It’s Brenda Novak’s new Contemporary Romance boxed […]

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CARRY ME HOME (Paradise, Idaho, Book 1)

So–I wrote a book! For Montlake Romance. CARRY ME HOME (Paradise, Idaho, Book 1), releasing June 2015. 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 for you. Would you like to know what it’s about? […]

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

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Why Does Rugby Matter?

Because this. Because 2015 is a Rugby World Cup year. (Which only happens every four years.) Because New Zealand won it last time, and no team has ever won two in a row. Because the All Blacks are the best team in the world. Because Richie McCaw led them to […]

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Beautiful New Zealand

Hubby took this picture a few years ago. Want to see more? Check out one of the most gorgeous collections of New Zealand images I’ve ever seen. “Is it really this beautiful?” people will ask. Or are there just pretty places, and the rest of it is nondescript? No. It’s […]

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Jockey photo shoot with the All Blacks

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, this little video is worth about five books.

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