Tadaaaaaa … I give you the Harlequin Australian and New Zealand cover of Discovering Stella. Hello, Lawson Drake! Rawrrr 😉 AND I give you the worldwide release date. *Drum roll* August 24, 2015



~Only those who are lost can be found~

Stella Walker is fleeing from a past which haunts her on a daily basis, and from a city full of painful reminders of a life that’s no longer hers. In an attempt to escape her memories, she plans to reinvent herself in the sanctuary of a tiny town in rural Victoria, by tracking down the one person she hopes can help, her stepbrother. What Stella doesn’t anticipate is meeting his best friend Lawson Drake, a hotter-than-hot mechanic, the local knight in shining armour – and the most gorgeously infuriating man Stella has ever seen.
When Lawson comes across a broken-down car by the side of the road, he is intrigued by its owner — a caramel-eyed brunette who clearly has a score to settle, not only with her defective vehicle, but with anyone who tries to get too close. The thing is, something about her makes Lawson want to get as close as he can possibly get.
Can Lawson help Stella to fix her broken heart, and discover herself again?

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Yesterday, in my Facey fan group, I promised I would deliver some news. It’s big news, exciting news, good news … and just a little bit bad news. Oh, and just so you know, I’m delivering said news behind the safety of clear Perspex in the hope to avoid the splatter of tomatoes you may throw at me. 😉

Okay so here goes …

I’ve contracted Discovering Stella to Harlequin Books Australia! YAY! That means it, too, will sit on store shelves here in AU/NZ next to its book cousins: Temptation, Satisfaction, Fulfilment & Attainment, and Attraction. It also means that I will control the international rights to the book, as I do with the Temptation Series.

My main desire for Discovering Stella was for it to be available to as many Aussies as possible, being that it is an Australian story set in rural Victoria. In order to achieve this, the book needs to be on store shelves. I also adore working with my publisher and am absolutely thrilled they wanted to take on Stella and deliver her to you.

So what effect does this have on the release date? Well … a big one … a six month one, in fact. *closes one eye and prepares for tomato attack*  Yes, Discovering Stella will now be released in September 2015.

BUT WAIT! Wait! Whoa! Hang on to those tomatoes. To make it up to you, I’m now going to remove myself from civilisation and endeavour to get Revue written and ready in time for a May release. And I’m going to do what I hate doing, and subsequently advise other authors against, and that’s lock in a release date before I have finished writing it. I’m doing this so that you don’t lose faith in me and say “Yeah yeah, she says May. It will end up being June and so on. Yadda yadda yadda. Blah blah blaabity BLAAH.” I don’t want you to say that, sooooo lock in May 29th (AU) for the release date of Revue. And just in case you missed it, here’s the long and short synopsis. AND to sweeten my offer of compromise even more, Shannon Robinson will grace the cover. *gives you a wink wink, nudge nudge*

REVUE – Coming May 29, 2015

He was on a collision course.

… I had paved my way

He answered to no one.

… I respected authority

He wanted me.

… I despised him

He didn’t take no for an answer.

… NO!


“I don’t want nor deserve your debris.

It was you who crashed, not me.”


When freelance photographer, Corinne Lee, is required to visually document the nationwide tour of Wild Nights Male Revue, she finds herself in a world of near-naked, testosterone-fuelled men on stage—not her photographic muse of choice. She is also finds herself in the arms of Josh, the revue’s star performer.

Josh Adams thrives on the limelight, the stage and, most of all, the attention of women who endlessly throw themselves at him. He dances sex, speaks sex, breathes sex … is sex! Josh lives for sex, but never with the same woman.

When both opinionated and headstrong characters are closely thrust together in a lust-ridden and sexually-charged environment, which of the two will break first? Will Josh realise that Corinne could be the exception to his ‘no strings’ rule? Or will Corinne let go of the fantasy of finding Mr One and Only?

Okey dokey, that’s it! I must now disappear in a puff of smoke to work my literary magic and produce Revue in time for May 29. Oh, and keep an eye on my Facey profile and page for the cover reveal and Goodreads and Pre-order links, which will be available shortly.



*poof* Gone!


It has been brought to my attention in recent times that the re-release of the Temptation Series here in Aussieland is somewhat confusing.
I can see why… sorry :/ It is for this reason that this blog post has been written. Hopefully, it will clarify things and answer some of the questions you may have.

Before I answer the questions I have received of late, I think it’s important to understand the publishing structure behind the series. So let me explain…
The Temptation Series is both self-published and traditionally published. Harlequin Books Australia acquired the rights to the series here in AU/NZ. I, on the other hand, still own the rights for the rest of the world.
As it stands right now, Harlequin are re-releasing the series to the Australian and New Zealand market. Fulfilment and Attainment will be released on September 1st and, when that happens, the entire world will be on par with what books are available.

So that’s pretty much the publishing structure. Harlequin handle AU/NZ, I handle the rest of the world. A little confusing? Yes… but not really, LOL.

I know the above explanation doesn’t answer all questions, so here are some of the more common ones I’ve recently received:

Q: Are the original versions and the new Aussie ones the same?
A: For the most part, yes. The Australian covers are obviously different from the originals, and the spelling of Fulfilment/Fulfillment differs due to American versus Australian English. However, apart from those two things, the only other difference is that Fulfilment and Attainment have been combined into the one book here in AU/NZ (aka Book 3 in The Temptation Series). This includes both paperback and digital formats.
The reason we decided to do it this way is because novellas aren’t as popular here in AUS and Attainment — being a novella — is a vital companion to the Brylexis story, therefore we didn’t want it being bypassed.
Attainment is not a repetition, nor is it a full continuation. Instead, my intention with Bryce’s novella was to fill in the gaps I purposely left in Fulfilment. My original plan was to post bonus chapters in Bryce’s POV to fill in these gaps. BUT… there are a wonderful bunch of Temptation Series fans out there that begged for a Bryce novella and, because of this, Attainment was born.

Q: Why the different price points?
A: I don’t have control over AU/NZ pricing. I do, however, have control internationally and try to keep them somewhat similar. They will fluctuate just slightly from time to time due to sales and promotions.

Q: Why can’t I pre-order Attraction outside of AU/NZ?
A: I am in the process of rectifying this and will have more information soon. Attraction will be released worldwide on November 1st.

Q: Can Attraction be read as a standalone?
A: Yes. Do I recommend you do this? Yes and no. If you plan to read books 1, 2, 3 and 3.5, I suggest you read them before picking up Attraction. If you don’t want to commit to a series, then yes, read it as a standalone. Carly and Derek’s story is very different to that of Bryce and Alexis and I hope it will be enjoyed either way.

Q: Is the Temptation Series going to be available in Audio format?
A: YES! I have just recently signed a contract with Tantor Media. At present, I don’t have release dates for the audio format. Watch this space though, as I will keep you all updated as soon as anything progresses.

If you have any questions in relation to the above, or queries I have not answered in this blog post, please use the contact form on the website. Alternatively, you can send me a tweet or PM via Facebook and I will endeavour to answer it as soon as possible.



As part of a recent Temptation blog tour for Harlequin, I was asked to answer some interview question. I thought I’d share another with you.



Multitasking… I swear it forms part of a woman’s genetic makeup. If you are blessed with ladybits then you can guarantee you are also blessed with the natural ability to perform and conduct multiple duties and tasks simultaneously.

We have a superhero power that allows us to wash the family’s clothing, cook the dinner, mentally plan the following night’s dinner, sort out a phone bill discrepancy in a language that is not our native tongue, help our eight year-old with his incomprehensible homework, praise our four year-old on her ability to pirouette without injury, all in unison and with a faux smile on our face. It’s call being woman.

So when I’m asked ‘How do you find the time to write?’ I simply say, because I have breasts. It’s that simple.

Once the children are tucked nicely into their beds and are peacefully dreaming of Barbie’s Malibu mansion and whether Batman could kick Superman’s butt, I switch from mummy-mode to romance author-mode and delve into my creative fictional world. I require peace and quiet to write. And I mean ABSOLUTE quiet, to the point where I have removed the batteries from the ticking clock that sits on my wall and that once taunted me. I even have a pair of industrial ear muffs on hand for emergencies. So when all members of my household are fast asleep and cannot interrupt me, I write. I write until my eyes blur and I can write no longer.


*I was recently asked to write up a few guest posts as part of Temptation’s Harlequin blog tour. So I thought I would share them with  you here*


Some things I learned while writing Temptation ~

Learning has no bounds; it is infinite. And that prospect alone excites me to no end. Why? Because I like to consider myself somewhat of a human sponge. Just call me SpongeBob… no, I’m kidding, don’t call me that.

Since becoming a writer, I have learned so much — some good and some bad. Probably my biggest lesson learned, on a personal level, is to always back yourself. To quote my current WIP, Attraction (book 4 in The Temptation Series):

‘If you try and fail you still succeed; for succeeding in failure is still a success’.

I truly believe this notion as I am an advocate of ‘try’ and ‘you’ve got nothing to lose’. We all strive for success, but failing in an attempt to achieve it can be just as important. If you look behind all failure, there is a lesson of value.

And speaking of those lessons, I’ve experienced many during the process of writing and publishing Temptation. One being — and shouty caps are necessary here — GET YOUR MS PROFESSIONALLY EDITED. Not just beta-read. No, you need to invest in a professional copy editor to go through your book with a fine-toothed comb. Never solely rely on yourself and your nearest and dearest to edit your own book… unless you or they are an English Professor. And even then, I would still advise you obtain that editor.

Another lesson learned is to always write the story that you want to write. Don’t veer away from your original premise or be persuaded to change tact to suit others. If you wish to dabble in something different, then do it on your own accord. I can guarantee that you will NEVER please everyone, so don’t even try.

Oh, and another thing I’ve learned while writing Temptation is that my wonderful American readers do not understand the terms: bonnet, chook, ratbags and Christmas crackers, LOL. Really? The language barrier is a funny thing and can be quite difficult to overcome. But with being an Aussie comes many Aussie-isms. I’ve always been just a teency bit stubborn and opted to stay true to my region where these are concerned. I do, however, understand that if you cater for just one nationality and their understanding of terminology, you can inevitably limit your readership. That being said, I did compromise on many terms in order to try and achieve a fair balance but stay true to writing an Australian story.



I was recently asked to write up a few guest posts as part of Temptation’s Harlequin blog tour. So I thought I would share them with  you here.


The most difficult part of writing Temptation:

There can be many difficult things to overcome when writing a novel. It could be writer’s block, interruptions, distractions or just life in general. And I can honestly say that all these facets did play a small part when writing Temptation. But for me, one of the most difficult parts was achieving balance. Perhaps that is because I am Libran and go a little cuckoo when equilibrium is absent. Honestly, all you need do is ask my husband about my OCD for balance as no picture frame on our wall is askew. ☺

When writing Temptation, it was important for me to strike a balance between fictional fantasy and real life connections and associations. At the time, I had read many books where the balance of these elements favoured one side more than the other, which was fine, because I enjoyed those books immensely nonetheless. However, the intent for my Temptation Series was to have both elements of reality and fantasy present but in equal parts. I wanted you to feel as though you, too, could be Alexis or easily step into her shoes, but at the same time be transported to a fantasy world full of extravagance and what ifs.

Another part I found difficult during the writing process of this book was the element of infidelity. The last thing I wanted was to convey the glorification of such an act. In saying that though, infidelity is a part of real life and, unfortunately, it does occur. At the end of the day, I may be a rainbow loving, fluffy, happily ever after romance author, but I do not ignore the many evils we encounter on a daily basis. All these elements are present in my stories, perfectly balanced that is… or at least I hope they are, as that was my intent 😉