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LOVE DOWN UNDER: 8 Beach Reads for Summer!

Love Down UnderAvailable 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 slower, and the loving is sweeter. This summer, dive into eight heartwarming feel-good beach romances by bestselling Australian and New Zealand authors. And because size matters, they’re all novel or long novella length! We’ve got cheeky, sexy, funny, steamy, sweet–and all with heaps of heart. Enjoy with a tall pitcher of iced tea or a bottle of chilled white wine–we’ll never tell!

Eight standalone novels (NO cliffhangers!) spanning 1,500+ pages
Over 95% off retail for the individual books sold separately
Only available through July–get your copy today!

Eight perfect indulgences to get your summer sorted!
ROSALIND JAMES, – Just for You (Escape to New Zealand)
TRACEY ALVAREZ – Melting Into You (Due South)
DIANA FRASER – The Playboy’s Redemption (The Mackenzies)
H.Y. HANNA – Playing to Win (Summer Beach Vets)
JOANNE HILL – Falling for Jack
KRIS PEARSON – The Boat Builder’s Bed (Wicked in Wellington)
ANNIE SEATON – Beach House (Bondi Beach Love)
SERENITY WOODS – A Secret Between Friends (Treats to Tempt You)

I had this brainwave in the shower (I really did!) Wouldn’t it be SO COOL to get a collection together of the kinds of books I (and my readers) loved? Feel-good Australian and New Zealand beach romances, to read at the … beach? Or on the couch, or in a lawn chair! So I contacted a couple of Aussie and Kiwi authors I had the good fortune to know, and told them, “No BDSM billionaires! No angst! No alphaholes! Just sweet, strong, sexy men and strong, sexy women to love them. Just love and laughter and some delicious steam at the beach.” I’ve LOVED reading these books, and am so proud to associate myself with these talented authors, whom I now count as friends. I hope you love their work as much as I do.

Here’s what you get: All for 99 cents!

INDIVIDUAL BOOKS INCLUDE 6 Full-Length Novels & 2 Long Novellas. No Cliffhangers! Over 1,500 pgs!

ROSALIND JAMES – Just for You (Escape to New Zealand)
All Black rugby star Hemi Ranapia meets a beautiful–and very unimpressed–blast from his past, and finds his fishing holiday taking a most unexpected turn. Sometimes, especially in New Zealand’s Maori Northland, it really does take a village. And sometimes it just takes a little faith. (Heat level: Steamy)

TRACEY ALVAREZ – Melting Into You (Due South)

Ben Harland doesn’t do emotional stuff, but he does want to do Stewart Island’s pretty schoolteacher, Kezia Murphy. He needs a plan B to convince Kezia into his bed when his surprise eight-year-old daughter unexpectedly arrives on his doorstep. (Heat level: Steamy)

DIANA FRASER – The Playboy’s Redemption  (The McKenzies)

James Mackenzie is tired of his shallow lifestyle and wants a family. But first, he wants to secure the future of the woman he wronged ten years before. But how can Susie Henderson trust someone who betrayed her, someone who doesn’t even believe in himself? (Heat level: Steamy)

H.Y. HANNA – Playing to Win (Summer Beach Vets)
Ellie Monroe doesn’t make mistakes, and her dream job in a gorgeous Australian seaside town isn’t the place to start. But a mischievous chocolate Lab and a handsome Aussie vet just might make her change her mind. Sometimes, a mistake can be the best thing that could happen to you… (Heat level: Sweet)

JOANNE HILL – Falling for Jack

Jack Fletcher has survived his rough upbringing to become a mega success. Now, with his personal life already in turmoil, he discovers he has a son. Robyn Taylor, the brainy girl destined for great things, waits tables for a living to support her twins. Looking after Jack’s son is a change for the better–or is it?  (Heat Level: Sweet)

KRIS PEARSON – The Boat Builder’s Bed (Wicked in Wellington)

Sophie Calhoun fears her dream contract comes with strings that tie her to the superyacht-builder’s bed. She knows Rafe Severino won’t want a preoccupied single mother, so she’s concealing her daughter’s existence – and trying desperately not to fall in love.   (Heat level: Steamy)

ANNIE SEATON – Beach House (Bondi Beach Love)

Rosie Pemberton has her life mapped out, and her tarot cards agree. The cards take a turn, though, when her aunt leaves the old house on the hill above Australia’s Bondi Beach to champion surfer Taj Brown. Three months sharing a house with a pinup would test any woman’s self-control… (Heat level: Steamy)

SERENITY WOODS – A Secret Between Friends (Treats  to Tempt You)

Genie Sharpe has come home to New Zealand’s Bay of Islands from Afghanistan with a bad knee, an aching heart, and her best friend Ciara’s bucket list. Ciara’s gorgeous big brother might be just the cure she needs, but secrets between friends  have a way of spiraling out of control. (Heat level: Steamy)

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Just in Time

Just in Time Thumb JUST IN TIME: Escape to New Zealand, Book 8

What happens in Vegas…

Will Tawera doesn’t do commitment, except on the rugby field. Moving to Las Vegas to become a kicker for the NFL would be a big change from New Zealand rugby, but then, he’s ready for a change. And when he’s asked to do a little modeling on the side? Thousands of dollars to hold a beautiful blonde while looking dark, dangerous, tattooed, and Maori? He could do that.

Faith Goodwin doesn’t do dark, dangerous men. Especially not when they make her laugh, take her miniature golfing with four-year-olds, and are far too sexy and sweet for comfort. But when Will finds himself in hot water back in New Zealand, who’s he going to call? And who would be able to resist answering?

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CARRY ME HOME (Paradise, Idaho, Book 1)

Carry Me Home

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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 for you.

Here’s what it’s about:

Paradise, Idaho, may not be the largest town, but for newly minted professor Zoe Santangelo, it’s the first step on the path to her big break. After teaching in a small Idaho school, her next stop is the Ivy League, and no one is going to stand in her way. She’ll do what it takes to move up, to protect her students from a creepy campus stalker—and to protect her heart from Cal Jackson, the hot, hunky cowboy who keeps coming to her rescue.

After a career-ending injury, Cal has left professional football behind and come home to work the family farm. He’s determined not to get mixed up with any more city girls who don’t want to settle down with a country boy. But after he rescues sassy geologist Zoe from a snowy ditch, he can’t stop thinking about her. Can Cal keep Zoe safe from whoever is targeting her—and can he show her that having ambition doesn’t mean she has to sacrifice love?

 

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And here’s the other theme song, for the end of the book. This song always makes me cry. This is Cal’s soft side, the side he keeps hidden, but that Zoe brings out in him, and how I love that.

 

 

JUST ONCE MORE

Just Once More

Just Once More

Just Once More (Escape to New Zealand, Book 7)

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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 no worries. December in New Zealand.

One very pregnant, very tired Hannah Montgomery Callahan playing hostess to it all, doing her best and wondering if her best is good enough. And one legendary All Black captain willing to do whatever it takes to show her that when he promised to be there for her forever, he meant it.

Note: This book, like New Zealand … aw, heck. Three steamy scenes, as usual. And they’re good ones.

From the Author: I started writing this book because people asked for it, and I had so many “extra” scenes in my head from the books–what happened after “The End”? I figured I’d have a nice little update for each couple, send you back to their story, write a fun little thing for Christmas.

As always, my brain had other plans. As soon as I started writing, the book somehow became a story about the kind of love that lasts through babies, ups and downs, and all the changes life loves to throw at us. It became the story of how a good man loves a woman through the years. It became Hannah and Drew’s story again. It’s still a reunion story too, a catch-up with all the players and their partners–but mostly, it’s a love song for Hannah and Drew. (And it has some steamy scenes too, just because I wanted to.) I hope you enjoy it!

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JUST FOR YOU

Just for You

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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 forgotten the disastrously hot rugby star she met a year ago, no matter how much she wishes she could. Too bad Hemi keeps refusing to be left in her past.

Sometimes, especially in New Zealand’s Maori Northland, it really does take a village. And sometimes it just takes a little faith.

NOTE: This 36,000-word (120-page) novella begins about six years before the events of Just This Once, and yes, it gets a little steamy at times, because Reka and Hemi are just that way. It can be read as a stand-alone book, even if this is your first escape to New Zealand.

From the Author: Think you know Reka and Hemi? Think again! This stand-alone novella is a much-expanded (more than three times as long!) version of the story originally published in the It’s In His Kiss boxed set, but is now available exclusively in its current format.

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JUST NOT MINE

Just Not MineEscape 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 who are playing havoc with his love life. Instead of packing down in the scrum, he’s driving the carpool to ballet—or forgetting it’s his turn. When he hears his neighbor wailing out bad pop in the wee hours, it’s the last straw.

Josie Pae Ata is a fortunate woman. A new house, good friends, a gorgeous boyfriend—oh, and stardom, too. Getting involved with her new neighbors would bring risks she doesn’t need. But sometimes, life changes the rules. When you get more than you can handle, all you can do is hang on for the ride . . .

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ASKING FOR TROUBLE

Asking Trouble webThe Kincaids, Book Three

Sometimes you go looking for trouble. And sometimes, trouble finds you.

Alyssa Kincaid knows she needs to make some big changes. A move to San Francisco is the first step. Now it’s time to get serious, and to get the rest of her life on track. If only her messy life would cooperate. And if only it had Joe Hartman in it.

Joe knows one thing for sure: Making a move on his best friend’s little sister, the beloved youngest sibling in the closest thing to a family he’s got, would be asking for trouble. Unfortunately, Alyssa always does seem to be asking for trouble. And it’s getting harder and harder for Joe to resist answering.

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NOTHING PERSONAL

Nothing Personal

The Kincaids, Book Two

When you wish upon a star . . .

Alec Kincaid has never met the obstacle he couldn’t overcome—or the woman who could resist him. And it’s not going to happen now, not with his star shining more brightly than ever in the high-stakes arena of San Francisco’s software industry.

Desiree Harlin doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and she doesn’t waste time wishing. She’s learned the hard way that dreams don’t come true. And with her reputation and hard-won security on the line, succumbing to temptation isn’t an option.

But things aren’t always what they seem. And even stars sometimes fall.

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JUST MY LUCK

Just My Luck: Escape to New Zealand Book 5

Escape to New Zealand #5

A little distraction can be a wonderful thing.

Nate Torrance has a job to do, and the biggest rugby boots in the world to fill. He can’t afford to lose his focus, especially not to a brown-eyed Canadian who pushes all his buttons and looks much too good in a climbing harness.

Allison Villiers may not know what she wants to do with her life, but she’s clear about one thing. She’s not impressed by the new captain of the All Blacks, however big a deal he is to the rest of New Zealand. If only her unfortunate taste for adventure didn’t keep leading her astray . . .

Warning: This romance, like New Zealand, contains a fair bit of steam. If that isn’t your cuppa, you may want to visit some other country . . . er, book.

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WELCOME TO PARADISE

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The Kincaids, Book One

They’re going to party like it’s 1885.

Mira Walker is hoping that competing on a “living history” reality show will give her what’s missing from her real life. Maybe she’ll get closer to her boyfriend, who hasn’t been all that nice to her lately. Get fired up about her job again. Who knows, she might even win a million dollars.

Gabe Kincaid and his brother Alec are after that million too, though. Mira and Scott are no threat at all, not when everybody involved is going to want to kill Scott after the first day. And there’s no bond stronger than a twin’s. What could possibly go wrong?

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