Don’t Mean a Thing Author: Renee Conoulty

“Here are all the bedrooms. The other girls are at work, so I’ll introduce you later. This is my room.” Rachael pointed to a door with the number two on it. “And here’s yours. We’ll be next door neighbours.” She beamed at me. I tried to grin back.
“Thanks, Rach.” I slid the key into the lock and cautiously turned it. Click. As excited as I was to see my new home, what I’d seen so far had dampened my spirits. I pushed open the door, glanced around, and sighed. Well, it could be worse.
The room seemed clean and smelt better than the kitchen at least. Whoever had cleaned the room and left the linen had also left the window open to air it out. I was glad for the fresh air but ecstatic to see the air-conditioning unit set high on the wall. Rachael pushed past me and dumped my suitcase in the middle of the floor. I followed her into my room and set my other bag beside the first.
Rachael reached for the air-conditioner remote, switching it on. “There you go. Just shut the window, and it’ll cool down in here in no time.”
Thanks, Mum. I closed the window and stood there for a moment, not sure what to do. I wanted some time to myself, just to relax after that long flight, but my room still felt like a sauna. I wasn’t sure what was more suffocating, the air or Rachael’s constant chatter. I decided I could cope with ten more minutes of Rachael.
“Can you show me the rest of this place while my room cools down?” I asked.
“Sure,” Rachael said, “Not much more to see, though.”
The bathroom was at the far end of the central hall. I’d be sharing with seven other girls. At least it wasn’t a co-ed dorm, so I didn’t run the risk of sitting on the cold porcelain bowl in the middle of the night. Enter memories of my ex-boyfriend leaving the seat up. Did the porcelain actually get cold in Darwin?

Book Information

Title: Don’t Mean a Thing

Author: Renee Conoulty

Series: Got That Swing #1

Release Date: November 2, 2016

Genres: Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy, Women’s Fiction

Publisher: Kindred Ink Press

Summary

What if you finally took the lead, but life refused to follow?

Thirty-year-old introvert, Macie Harman, has finally found a career she is passionate about, and after months of training, she’s begun her new job in the Royal Australian Air Force. Leaving behind her family, friends, and the life she knew, Macie has travelled to the other side of the country where the only person she knows is Rachael, the extroverted girl she went through basic training with. Everywhere Macie goes, Rachael is there too.

While looking for a way to widen her circle of friends in her new town, Macie discovers a local swing dancing class. The jazz music captures her heart, and Matt, the sexy swing dancer, sweeps her off her feet. Matt has claimed the tropical Northern Territory as home and has no plans to leave. He loves his teaching career with its predictable routine and has a great bunch of friends. All he wants now is the right girl to make his house a home. 

Military life is tougher than Macie expected, and not everyone can deal with the inevitable separations and last minute changes. Is this exciting but unpredictable life something Macie wants to fight for, or could she give it up and put down roots with Matt? 

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Book Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32219339-don-t-mean-a-thing

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4RFBS6/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M4RFBS6/

Amazon AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/d/B01M4RFBS6/

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1171945608

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dont-mean-a-thing-renee-conoulty/1125165298?ean=2940157140847

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/don-t-mean-a-thing

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/678344


Author Biography

Renee Conoulty is an Australian Air Force wife and mother of two. Her debut chick lit novel, Don’t Mean a Thing, is now available through Kindred Ink Press.

When she’s not devouring books, reviewing and blogging on HeySaidRenee, or writing her own stories, Renee can be found swing dancing. Or possibly napping. She tweets about reading and reviewing @HeySaidRenee and about writing, military life and dancing @ReneeConoulty, but hasn’t created a handle for nap talk yet.

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New Release for Rebecca Raisin – Brides & Bouquets


Brides & Bouquets

Cedarwood Lodge #2

By our very own Aussie author Rebecca Raisin!

Blurb:

Christmas has come to Cedarwood Lodge in the second part of the feel-good romance serial from best selling author, Rebecca Raisin!

Dreaming of a happily ever after at Cedarwood Lodge is Clio Winters’ current focus, especially with a winter wonderland wedding expo planned. But with brides coming from far and wide the heat is on for Clio to fulfil everyone’s dream of a Christmas wedding!

It seems like Clio’s new business might be off to a rocky start and surrounded by love struck brides she can’t help but hope for a little Christmas romance of her own…

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part Two.

Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Google Play | Goodreads

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fq1tj9

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2eOQqg4

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brides-and-bouquets-at-cedarwood-lodge-rebecca-raisin/1124085231;jsessionid=937A4B68C1C02AE2433A994A91C0BFE5.prodny_store02-atgap05?ean=9781474058421

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rebecca_Raisin_Brides_and_Bouquets_At_Cedarwood_Lo?id=tGKoDAAAQBAJ

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31423832-brides-and-bouquets-at-cedarwood-lodge

Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibl​iophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Website: http://rebeccaraisin.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaRaisinAuthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jaxandwillsmum

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6915386.Rebecca_Raisin

Snowbound – Monique McDonell


Book Information
Title: Snowbound – A Chick Lit Christmas Novella

Author: Monique McDonell

Release Date: November 22, 2016

Genre: Chick lit

Publisher: Redfish Publishing

Summary

When Zara’s boyfriend can’t come home to Sydney from New York for Christmas she decides to surprise (go to) him instead. Sure, the ticket costs a bomb and her overbearing family thinks it is a bad idea but that’s what you do for love right? Or so she tells the tall and hunky ex-basketball star, Kyle who is squeezed into the plane seat beside her.

But when a blizzard hits and she finds herself snowed-in/stranded in Denver a few things become clear – her boyfriend isn’t that heartbroken about her absence, the airport doesn’t seem like a very festive place to spend the holiday/be snowed-in and there aren’t enough pumpkin spiced lattes to fix the situation.

So when Kyle offers to take her to stay at his buddy’s empty house she decides to take a chance and make the best of her first white Christmas. What she hadn’t banked on was Kyle’s ex and a reality television crew crashing the Christmas party.

If you like fun and flirty heroes, ugly sweaters, snow covered mountains and sugar cookies, you’ll enjoy reading Snowbound these holidays.

 

Book Links

Goodreads: LINK COMING

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NA89EDQ/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NA89EDQ/

Amazon AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01NA89EDQ/


Author Biography

I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women’s fiction, including chick lit and romance. When I began to write again, I noticed a trend – writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since.

I am the author of five standalone novels, including Mr. Right and Other Mongrels and Hearts Afire and the Upper Crust Series. Many of my novels focus on Australian characters meeting and visiting US characters.

I have been a member of the writing group The Writer’s Dozen for ten years. Our anthology Better Than Chocolate raised over $10,000 for the charity Room to Read and helped build a library in South East Asia. I am also a member of the Romance Writers of Australia. In 2015, I had a piece on writing chick lit featured in the successful Australian non-fiction book Copyfight.

To learn more about my books, my writing, my caffeine obsession and my upcoming books please visit http://www.moniquemcdonell.com.au.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://www.moniquemcdonellauthor.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6154665.Monique_McDonell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoniqueMcDonell

Amazon Author: https://www.amazon.com/Monique-McDonell/e/B0086R9S2U/

Catch A Falling Star ~ Geralyn Corcillo

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Title: Catch a Falling Star
Author: Geralyn Corcillo
Series: In Love in the Limelight Book 3
Standalone?: Yes
Release Date: August 26, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Geralyn Corcillo

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Summary

When TV star Wendy Hunter is about to have her most closely guarded secret viciously exposed by the paparazzi, she desperately tosses out a juicy bone to distract them: she announces her engagement to southern high school football coach Colin Scott. One problem. She’s not really engaged to him. In fact, she barely knows him. Um … barely. But will one unforgettable night last year be enough to get him to go along with her charade?

Wendy goes to Louisiana to see him and discovers that Colin is not sothrilled to be suddenly “engaged” to her. He’s got some secrets of his own that his famous “fiancée” is putting in serious jeopardy. Still, he agrees to her fake engagement … as long as she agrees to play by his rules: Wendy has to stay in town for three weeks to play the part of Colin’s one true love, all without wrecking his life.

Let the games begin. But when their time together is up, will either of them be able to–or want to–go back to the way things were?

**This novel reads as a stand alone story within the In Love in the Limelight universe, where the stars and paths of different characters might cross, and where the paparazzi is always ready to sink in its glittery talons.

Buy Links
Universal Amazon Link: http://getBook.at/CatchStarQueen
Amazon US: https://amzn.com/B01G8REF36
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G8REF36
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01G8REF36
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30399105-catch-a-falling-star

Author Biography

When she was a kid growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo dreamed of one day becoming the superhero Dyna Girl. So, she did her best and grew up to constantly pick up litter and rescue animals. At home, she loves watching black & white movies, British mysteries, and the NY Giants. Corcillo lives in a drafty old house in Hollywood with her husband Ron, a guy who’s even cooler than Kip Dynamite.

Social Networking Links

Website: geralyncorcillo.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8394712.Geralyn_Corcillo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geralyncorcillothewriter/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/geralyncorcillo
Amazon Author: http://author.to/GeralynCorcillo

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Valentine’s Day ~ Infinite Completion

❤ Today is the publication anniversary of Infinite Completion ❤

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(¸.•´ (¸.•`   VALENTINE’S DAY ❤

Title: Infinite Completion
Author: Michelle Dennis
Genre: contemporary romance
Release Date: Feb 14, 2015

*** Synopsis ***

On the brink of her twenty-first birthday, Abbie Bennet is finally living the well-balanced life she’s worked so hard for, until Valentine sweeps in.

Like a glorious sunset promising darkness, Valentine is a perfect kind of complicated and Abbie is pushed way off balance.

Her heart and intuition just don’t agree!

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Infinite Completion is set in Perth, Western Australia, 1994. Secrets, homosexuality, religious references and adult themes add to this starcrossed romance.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00S4WGS7A/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1455344795&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=infinite+completion

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*** ABSOLUTION *** Book II is set for publication on June 23rd

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Valentine’s Reads ~ My Top 5

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Not everyone can be romanced on a gondola in Venice for Valentine’s Day, but everyone can have a book boyfriend!
I’ve put together my top 5 romantic reads for you. So, snuggle up on the couch or in your favourite reading corner, with a nice glass of wine, tissues and some chocolate ~ and enjoy Valentine’s Day your way.

1. Maid for the Rock Star (Romance Island Resort series) Demelza Carlton
The first in a three book series and it’s is free!

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Amazon: http://smarturl.it/B00Y9MUCEO
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/maid-for-the-rock-star/id1011715116?mt=11
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/maid-for-the-rock-star-demelza-carlton/1122195054?ean=2940151990455
Nook: http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/maid-for-the-rock-star-by-demelza-carlton/2940151990455

Synopsis

A maid at the exclusive Romance Island Resort, Audra knows how to handle rock stars, billionaires and celebrities. She keeps their secrets, cleans up their mess and makes sure their holiday is a memorable one. There’s just one rule: no relationships with guests. And Audra never breaks the rules.
Jay Felix is rock royalty and he knows it. When one of his bandmates threatens to break up the band, he goes into hiding at the Romance Island Resort. Looking for a distraction, he sets his sights on the unattainable Audra. But what’s a rock star to do when the girl he wants is the one woman he can’t have?
Welcome to paradise, where the romance is as hot as the weather and the tides aren’t all that’s surging beneath the surface.

2. Contrasting Lives ~ Leah Dempster

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UCD7454/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1455145771&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=contrasting+lives

Synopsis

Detective Matt Pendleton is still reeling after the death of his wife. Now a single father to his four children, time evaporates between working and caring for them. Desperate to make a connection, he takes his friend’s advice and hires an escort. 

Emily Coulter is beautiful, charismatic and the daughter to an influential family. While she has a submissive side, she’s also fiercely independent and determined to make her own way in the world, after escaping from an abusive relationship with a vicious Dom. 

When she and Matt rendezvous for sex, both are blindsided by their attraction to one another. While their initial meeting is a disaster, Matt finds himself incapable of forgetting the beautiful young woman. Can two people with such contrasting lives discover a way to overcome their differences and find love? 

3. The Little Bookshop on the Seine ~ Rebecca Raisin (The Paris Collection)

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00R1O444Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1455229447&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=bookshop+on+the+seine

Synopsis

Bookshop owner Sarah Smith has been offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with her new Parisian friend for 6 months! And saying yes is a no-brainer – after all, what kind of a romantic would turn down a trip to Paris…for Christmas?

Even if it does mean leaving the irresistible Ridge Warner behind, Sarah’s sure she’s in for the holiday of a lifetime – complete with all the books she can read!

Imagining days surrounded by books, munching on croissants, sipping café au laits and watching the snow fall on the Champs-Élysées Sarah boards the plane.

But will her dream of a Parisian Happily-Ever-After come true? Or will Sarah realise that the dream of a Christmas fairytale in the city of love isn’t quite as rosy in reality…

A deliciously feel-good Christmas romance perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Julia Williams

4. Totally Starcross’d ~ S.D. Wasley

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Blurb

“Why does she have to be Romilly Montague? Any other name on the planet. She’d be just as pretty and cute and clever—just as perfect—but she wouldn’t be Romilly Montague. Then I’d have a chance with her.”

Romilly longs for the freedom to live her own life … but her dad is Alan Montague, hot contender for the job of Governor. And the bigger he gets, the more protective of Romilly her parents become.

Could Julian Capulet’s luck be worse? As if being born into the most conservative family in Verona wasn’t bad enough, the girl of his dreams is the daughter of his father’s biggest adversary in the upcoming election. His embarrassing family—especially his troublemaking younger brother—seem set to totally ruin his chances with Romilly.

For Romilly and Julian it’s never been truer that you can choose your friends but not your family. Will this story end in woe—or can there be a happily ever after for this modern-day Juliet and Romeo?

Buy links
99c on Amazon or free read on Kindle Unlimited.
Amazon US and worldwide: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BM44LAC
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BM44LAC
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01BM44LAC

5. Snowkissed ~ Lisa Swallow

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B019DD7QRO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1455321391&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=snow+kissed
Sadie’s holiday season is officially off to the worst start ever. After losing her job a week before Christmas and starting a fight in a toy store, she decides to throw in the tinsel and heads to the English Cotswolds early for a quiet Christmas with her family.

She wasn’t counting on the complications caused by her sister’s Christmas wedding. Or the groom’s brother and best man, Jamie. 

The wealthy, charming Jamie is everything Sadie tries to avoid. But the best man has a secret that will change everybody’s Christmas.

In the snow-kissed Cotswolds, will Sadie have a happy holiday after all?

So, these are my Valentine’s Day reads. Happy reading!

Xx Mich

ABSOLUTION ~ BOOK II ~ THE INFINITY SERIES

With book 2 under construction and the cover almost ready to reveal, I thought I’d share a bit with you all. It’s proving to be a highly emotional WIP and really testing my writer’s safe zone.

Set in Perth, Australia, The Infinity Series is as much about self-discovery as it is about romance. A sensible young lady meets bad boy Valentine and is swept up in a romance she definitely wasn’t looking for. Sure, Abbie finds ‘herself’ in Infinite Completion and discovers she’s stronger than she ever thought she could be, but Absolution is Valentine’s story and it’s filled with heartache, grief, self-doubt and euphoria. I’m delving into homosexuality, drug use, death, birth and marriage ~ life milestones and trials.

Infinite Completion readers are waiting with baited breath to see if Zane is okay. He’s shared a life-changing secret with Abbie (*no spoilers) and become a very important part of her life. There’s so much waiting around the corner for our dear Abbie and I can promise it’s going to be AMAZING and Terrifying all at once.

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Absolution, told from Valentine’s POV, is how you’ll follow Abbie’s life from here on in – release date FEBRUARY 14 2016.

Here’s a teaser for you

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And here’s the book 1 link

http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/aw/d/B00S4WGS7A/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1437871233&sr=8-1π=SY200_QL40&keywords=infinite%20completion

Share with your friends so they can join in too xx

Mich