ESCAPE TO NEW ZEALAND

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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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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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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JUST FOR FUN

Just for FunEscape to New Zealand #4

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What if the person who broke your heart turned out to be the only one who could mend it?

Nic Wilkinson is a responsible, organized, disciplined rugby player at the top of his game. Emma Martens is a sometimes-scattered, often-emotional, and always-broke would-be designer with a big chip on her shoulder where Nic’s concerned.

They have no history together, except one perfect week. Nothing in common anymore, except the most important thing of all.

Getting together again would be messy. Complicated. Scary. And, just maybe, worth every risk.

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JUST FOR NOW

Just for NowEscape to New Zealand #3

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There’s no place like home . . .

For teacher Jenna McKnight, nothing spells “heartbreak” like finding her husband with somebody else–in her bed. Clearly, it’s time to reinvent herself. A new body, a new city, and a new job later, she’s done just that. This isn’t really her home, though. Or her family, however much she wishes it were. And playing house can be a dangerous game.

New Zealand rugby star Finn Douglas is just looking for a temporary nanny. Not a girlfriend, and definitely not a wife. He can’t resist Jenna’s cooking, it’s true. Who knew that he’d have so much trouble resisting her? He wants to do what’s right for his kids. But waiting is so hard . . .

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JUST GOOD FRIENDS

Just Good FriendsEscape to New Zealand #2

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Some bets were made to be lost.

Kate Lamonica isn’t Koti James’s type. Too small. Too dark. And heaps too much work. So it’s an easy bet that he can be her friend for six weeks without making a move on her, no matter what his mates would have said.

Kate can’t believe she’s made the bet at all. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who’d threatened first her peace of mind, and then her life. She certainly doesn’t need any more trouble. Why on earth has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who’s far too handsome and charming for his own good—and knows it?

But there’s more than one game Koti’s good at playing…

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JUST THIS ONCE

Just This OnceEscape to New Zealand #1

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Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes.

Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn’t looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn’t do casual. But maybe just this once. . .

As much as he’s shared with Hannah, Drew Callahan has kept one very big secret. And learning the truth, now that she’s back home again, has made Hannah warier than ever. Drew knows that she’s right for him. But how can he convince her to let down her guard enough to explore what they could have together?

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