It’s only 2 weeks into the new year and already I have a great giveaway and competition, to share with you!
Taste of Romance Photo Competition
The competition is a lovely lead into Valentines day. As you know, I’m delighted to be one of the authors in the soon to be released Taste of Romance Anthology, and it is now available on preorder!
More about that in a moment. But first … To celebrate the release of the anthology we are running a photo competition between now and Feb 14. It’s all about #tasteofromanceread
All you need to do, is find an image that represents romance to you. Then post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtag #tasteofromanceread. On the 21st Jan, 28th Jan, 4th Feb and 14th Feb we’ll choose a winner for a $50 Amazon gift voucher 🙂 This is an opportunity way too good to miss, so get snapping now!
My Short Story – Unfreezing Lucy
I really enjoyed writing my short sexy sci-fi story, Unfreezing Lucy, for the Taste of Romance anthology, and I’m looking forward to the Valentine’s Day release. It’s now available for preorder for only 99c – for a limited time only.
If my hero, Simon, were a chocolate, he’d be a hand-made truffle. Decadent and indulgent. Dark chocolate caressing a ganache infused with earthy, sensuous, Armagnac, and sweet succulent smoked pimento. A fusion of flavour. A frisson of pleasure.
This is my first attempt at something decidedly romance flavoured! Here is a short excerpt:
‘I don’t do sex.’ I flicked a glance at Chief Engineer Simon Dubois before turning my attention back to the screen login.
‘Good morning, Lucy Wilks,’ the computer chirped.
The mellow light on the spaceship’s maintenance deck flickered. Simon’s eyes glowed, a seductive silkiness drew me in, but my mind pulled me back.
He lifted his palms. ‘I said dinner. Did I mention sex?’
‘You’re a man.’ I leaned closer. He mirrored my stance. My rebellious body quivered until I regained control. ‘It’s always on your mind,’ I whispered.
He shook his head, but a smile curved his mouth. ‘You can be such a chauvinist—’
‘This conduit won’t build itself.’ Jenny, my best friend and day supervisor on our ship, Phobos, jabbed a finger into my arm. ‘Flirt on your own time.’
‘Flirt!’ Simon brushed his hands down his tunic, strode away and shouted over his shoulder. ‘I’ll grab the connector.’
‘It’s my turn,’ I called after him.
He waved, but continued his strides to the end of the pipe. He pulled the heavy protective tunic over his head. His t-shirt rolled up and tight muscles worked in his abdomen as he wriggled into the cramped space. He twisted to reach something, a sheen built on the small of his back.
It was just like Simon to save me from doing the dirtiest task, even though I’d just rejected his dinner invitation. I stared at gossamer-fine carbon nanotubes entwining into place. Tried to focus on the job, but memories squirmed in my head. Tony. My stomach churned. I thought I’d found my soul-mate. The searing pain of his rejection showed me how wrong I was.
I shouldn’t have visited Veshilles with Simon last month. Working together had turned into fun before I thought to apply brakes. The woodland holiday planet seeped past the security shield I’d built around my heart. We’d gorged on plump wolfberries, lain side by side and watched triple moons rise in an apricot suffused sky. His lips had whispered against my skin, his breath warm against my neck, our hearts beating in time. A shaft of pleasure pierced my heart.
I kicked my ankle. No more dates with Simon. If I didn’t care, I wouldn’t get hurt.
The anthology is now available for Pre-Order at only 99c
Love is a box of chocolates – treat yourself to a delicious assortment of romance flavours. Sixteen stories range from white-chocolate-sweetness to dark-chili-ooh-la-la so there’s something for everyone in this delightful collection. All stories are short enough to enjoy whenever you get ten minutes in your busy day or you may want to stop whatever you’re doing to read them all, or just save it for a quiet evening of splendid men, and a glass of wine.
You can get your preorder here
FREE Fantasy reads!!
I also have a great offer for anyone who enjoys YA and NA fantasy! While we are baking hot here in Australia, it’s winter in the Northern hemisphere, and it’s a perfect time for curling up under a warm quilt with a great book.
You can download 12 FREE fabulous YA/NA fantasy books here
Thank you for reading 🙂
I appreciate every follow, every comment, every review, every like and every share – writing is hard, and it can feel rather lonely sometimes, you all make it worthwhile.
It’s my birthday in February and I will be offering another great give-away, and a fabulous competition!
I hope you enjoy the anthology and your free YA/NA fantasy books 🙂 Please let me know – I love to hear from you 🙂