February and March have been busy months, so we'll wait a moment while you grab a coffee and a Tim Tam...before launching into our 'When One Finalist Just Isn't Enough" edition.
Cora, the oldest of the Selwood sisters, has been keeping the family business going since her husband died six years ago. She doesn’t need the distraction of secretly seeing a man who is too young for her, nor the gossip that will result if their relationship is discovered.
But what was supposed to be a one-night stand turns into so much more, and uptight, meticulous, conservative Cora finds herself unable to resist Alex, the laidback lawyer. Can he dismantle the barricades she’s built around her heart and help her see that she’s only living half a life?
A sweet contemporary romance and the first novella in the Selwood Sisters series.
This title has also finalled in the Ebook Indie Covers March monthly indie ebook cover awards. The cover is a Helzcat Designs production, which is our own Helen Katsinis. What a coup! Big congrats to you both.
In more great news for Claire, her romantic comedy Anybody But Him is due to be released in July:
A deliciously funny rom com from Random Romance. What happens when you fall in love with the man you hate?
Nicola Doyle's dating record is a disaster, and it doesn't improve when she returns to Redgum Valley, after an absence of twelve years, to look after her increasingly eccentric parents. There, she's thrown into regular contact with Blair Morrissey – the very reason she couldn't wait to leave town in the first place.
The decade-old scars are still raw from that humiliating day in high school – when Blair went from the boy she loved to the boy she hated.
Except Blair doesn't seem to be a ‘bad boy' any more – in fact, he's charming, infuriatingly helpful and extremelyattractive.
If only Nicola could forgive and forget . . .
Can't wait! While you're checking out Claire's new books, have a look at her gorgeous website!
Can a gift from her grandmother protect Lise?
Lise doesn’t believe in vampires. Or so she tells herself. Though, she constantly wears the garnet necklace her grandmother gave her, which wards off the creatures. Andreas, the man she’s attracted to, seems more than a little interested in it. Could there be an ulterior motive?
In more finalist news-because one's just not enough!-the results are in for the Romance Writers of Australia Little Gems Contest-Sapphire. Three SARAs are in the mix this year and will have their short stories published in the 2013 anthology to be launched at the national conference in August in Fremantle.
Congrats to Harriet Jarvis & Ute Rozenbilds, who placed in the top fifteen. And a very gabberflasted Emmeline Lock placed second. ;)
We look forward to reading all of the winning stories in a few months.
Stay tuned for more Khloe Wren news. Until next time, happy reading!