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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Just Once More (Escape to New Zealand, Book 7) Available for pre-order now! Release date: December 1, 2014. 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 […]

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Just for You


Just for You (Reka & Hemi) No shirt, no shoes, no … problems? Hemi Ranapia isn’t looking for love. Fun, yes. Love, not so much. But a summer fishing holiday to laid-back Russell could turn out to be more adventure than this good-time boy ever bargained for. Reka Harata hasn’t […]

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Just Not Mine


Escape to New Zealand, Book Six Destiny has a way of sneaking up on you . . . or of smacking you in the face. Hugh Latimer’s coping with a few problems just now. A broken hand, missing the European rugby tour . . . and a half-brother and sister […]

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SWEET TALK–The Collection!

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: It’s SWEET TALK, 2015 style! And you know what? I’m in it! Available 5/1/2015, for two months only–Eleven ALL NEW novellas and novels, available for pre-order December […]

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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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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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