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Rural romance with a twist of suspense
Welcome! And Happy New Year to my wonderful readers.
Over on the #AustralianRuralFiction page you can find many Aussie authors of rural fiction and readers who love the genre in its many forms. We had a wonderful Christmas rafflecopter with FOUR major print book packs and two e-book packs for overseas contestants.
As we head towards Australia Day on 26 January, we have another special prize pack on offer, open only to those who have joined us on the FB page. If you aren't yet a member, you can join us here and enter the competition.
I'm well into the writing of book 3 in Home to Lark Creek and loving both the book and the research. An Auslan interpreter, a hearing impaired teenager, and a lawyer who hasn't yet discovered the charms of the countryside! I'm even learning a few basic signed words along the way, which pleases me as both my little granddaughters are being taught basic signing (one courtesy of Emma Wiggle!).
This year, I have three mid-length books, a Christmas novel and a novella planned, as well as researching and writing my first single title. It all has to fit in around a trip we're planning to Scotland - whisky and walking and Western isles!
Cheers and Happy New Year!
Book 6 in Hearts of the Outback
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Running from her past Samantha Greenwood joins the staff at Mt Isa Hospital. But even the remote western town might not be far enough away for her to find forgiveness.
There has always been an Alistair on Esmeralda Downs, but Jeff Alistair’s injury is putting his future in jeopardy. He will lose his family’s vast grazing stud and his birthright unless he can get back in the saddle.
Can two broken people find love and healing amid the lonely hills of Esmeralda Downs?
The covers of Hearts of the Outback have been 'branded' with the series title, and Winds of Change has a whole new look to suit the story. What do you think of the new look?
My Nepal-set romantic suspense, 'High Stakes', has been very well received:
"A fast paced gripping read that will leave you as breathless as the thin air on the slopes of Everest. Susanne Bellamy delivers a suspenseful thriller."
"A great story. It kept me one the edge right up to the end."
Experience a trek in the Everest region of Nepal and a woman's pilgrimage to Base Camp in this story of danger and redemption ...
Dr Marcy Westcott is in Nepal to research a drug that occurs naturally in the Himalayan landscape. When attraction flares with Jake Harris on the Everest track, Marcy is determined to be more like her free-spirited twin sister.
Jake believes the attractive doctor is the missing link that will bring down the drug cartel responsible for the death of his brother. He will do whatever it takes to get justice. Unsure who the real enemy is or whether he can trust Marcy, Jake is forced to take on the role of protector. But is Marcy his salvation, or the enemy?
In other news:
Book 2 of my Home to Lark Creek series released on 2 November and hit the Hot New Releases on day one! It was also selected as a #weekendreads by RWA. Hard Road Home is Rick and Geilis' story. He's just out of prison for a crime he didn't commit, but Geilis doesn't know that when she hires him to provide some muscle in her winery.
I'm working on a Christmas story for a 2019 anthology with other #EscapePublishing writers. It's set on the NSW northern coast at a resort called Rainbow Cove. Stay tuned for more details of this, and other stories!
Here's a teaser from my new release, Hard Road Home:
By the time Geilis called for the lunch break, her shirt was sticking to her back and tendrils of hair clung to her damp face. Reluctant as she was to have Rick working on their vines, she had to hand it to him—he was a good worker. Sensible, quick to learn, he’d matched her row for row all the way through the first section of vines. As she took her hat off to wipe an arm across her forehead, he turned the corner and stood a short distance away.
“You look hot.”
Of course she looked hot, but not in the way she would have liked. He, on the other hand, looked hot. Damn it, she wasn’t going to notice him. She wasn’t going to go there. Not with an employee and definitely not with a man she had once admired but who had let her down by committing a crime. Concentrating on removing her sweaty gloves she turned away and tossed a comment over her shoulder. “You did well.”