January in Australia means Summer and new books!

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It’s the first week of January and we’re in the middle of the summer holidays/vacation 🙂

Next week, I’m off camping at the beach for two weeks of doing nothing more than reading, sleeping, surfing, sailing, canoeing and bike riding. Bliss!  I love this easy time when I get to recharge for the new school year and routine.  The biggest decision is what’s for dinner?

 

 

Mind you, I do get a bit grumpy P1020497now and then about the ice and the Esky (cooler). It seems I am the only one who can pack it so things don’t float in the melting ice. Thank goodness for Tupperware!

Do you have a holiday/vacation planned somewhere this January? Are you escaping the cold? If not, tell me where you’d like to go if you could. I love learning about new holiday/vacation destinations!

 

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This January I also have two books out. A Daddy for Baby Zoe? is a Harlequin medical romance. It’s set in summer on a coastal island so perfect reading for those of you enjoying summer and those of you dreaming about it from a frosty winter 🙂

I have longed to write this book for many years after reading a news item. that sparked an idea. The situation was so traumatic that I wondered how the woman would cope. But like so many women, there is a inner strength that surfaces when it needs too and I enjoyed writing Meredith’s story,  giving her hope during a very dark time.

Meredith and Raf are both dealing with loss, families who interfere with the best of, but misguided, intentions and lives that are far removed from the way they’d envisaged. It’s a book about taking chances and not letting the past rule your future. Books & Spoons  say,

A story full of life, the good, the bad, and the unbearable. It pulls you into the web of  sorrow, and brings you out, filled with the joy of new possibilities, new life, and a large family of the heart.
~ Four Spoons and a teaspoon on the side

The blurb says, Weeks away from giving birth, Dr. Meredith Dennison finds herself with no husband and few funds. Retreating to Shearwater Island, she just wants to hide from the world…until she meets her gorgeous, caring neighbor, multimillionaire Raf Camilleri. Meredith is the last woman Raf should fall for. He’s no more ready for her and newborn baby Zoe than Meredith is for him! But they so need his support, and their tender pull makes it impossible for Raf to stay away…

If that grabs your interest, please read an excerpt here. See photos that IMG_1049inspired the story of the setting here and for all the buy links, click here.

It’s available as an eBook at your favourite eBook store as well as in print where Harlequin books are sold. I hope you enjoy this uplifting read.photos that inspired the story of the setting here and for all the buy links, click here. It’s available as an eBook at your favourite eBook store as well as in print where Harlequin books are sold. I hope you enjoy this uplifting read.

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For something completely different, I have written a sexy outback short story as part of the Secret Confessions Down & Dusty series published by Escape Publishing. Set in outback Queensland, my story is titled KELLY and is the third in the series. It features a marriage struggling under the enslaught of the drought. Read an excerpt here.

There are nine stand alone short stories in the series and all are set in the same town. The first one, Casey by Rachael Johns is released on January 3rd, followed by Lucky by Cate Ellink on January 10th and mine, Kelly on January 17th. Retailing at $1.20, it’s a quick, fun read. All are up for preorder now.

Of course, all my other 27 novels are still available as eBooks. For a printable copy of my complete backlist, click here.

Wishing you a pleasant January that gives you plenty of time for reading.

Fiona x