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


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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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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Move over 50 Shades, Valentine is in town!


Valentine’s Day is here, and this one is extra special!


Infinite Completion releases today, and whether you’re a cynic or a steadfast romantic (like me), hopefully this will get you into the romantic spirit.


Of course, if you’re reading this blog, you’d rather be curled up with a good book than tackling the endless rows of Valentine’s Day cards, mountains of inflatable cupid dolls and conspicuous displays of floral arrangements.

Infinite Completion is exactly the book to keep you company on Valentine’s Day weekend – a gorgeous romance with a contemporary twist.


Fall in love with Valentine and let your heart rule for the weekend.

Xx Mich

Pink Ribbon is my chosen Charity


*** I need your help to raise awareness & funds for @pinkribbonfound with my contemporary romance Infinite Completion in 2015. Why give away some of my money (the very small amount I might make) AGAIN?
As Wolfbaene readers will know, we raised $2500 for Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital this year. While my not~so~great publisher paid very little in royalties, Team  Wolfbaene had a fantastic year selling copies at festivals and local schools. Being able to give back to the kids (and their families) was amazing and I’m ready to do it all again!

I’m fortunate to have not yet been touched by breast cancer, but I know many gorgeous ladies who have (in one way or another) ~ I’m doing this for them.

So, if you have a blog, Twitter account, website and Facebook page which you’re able to share Infinite Completion on, please DO ~ cancer sucks big time and if we can use my book to raise money for families affected, victims and studies into prevention, then LETS DO IT 🙂 ***

Pre-order your Valentine for Valentine’s Day!


Protective Hearts

Pre~order Protective Hearts! #Fantasy #romance #hot #IARTG via @amazon

Check out this book on Goodreads: Protective Hearts

I’m super excited about this one, because I’ve read parts of it! Also, it’s written by the extremely talented D.S. Williams


Stay tuned people! You’re going to love this one 🙂

Xx Mich

You’ve Been Invited to the Wedding of the Year!



Congratulations to WA author Rebecca Raisin on the release of Book 3 in her The Gingerbread Cafe series: Christmas Wedding at the Ginger Bread Cafe.


About the book:
You are invited to the wedding of the year!
Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Café and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams – in a Christmas-card-perfect ceremony!
The gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her mother-in-law arrives… Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.
In the blink of a fairylight, the Gingerbread Café has been thrown into chaos! Lily thought she had this wedding wrapped up, but with so much to do before she says ‘I do’, can Lily get to the church on time – and make this Christmas sparkle after all?

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Be sure to get the whole series! I can’t rave about this one enough, just adorable!

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Another little gem from Rebecca is the the delightful Bookshop on The Corner. Set in Ashford, with the gorgeous characters of the Gingerbread series, this will warm your heart and make you believe in magic.

The bookshop was silent, bar a faint hum…

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Enjoy ladies!

Mich xx