Seduction. Temptation. Corruption.
An unthinkable betrayal ...
Frankie's father is back in town, on a mission to salvage his career - and his credibility. No matter how hard Cain tries to protect her, Frankie is not safe from Don Carver's ruthless pursuit of glory.
An unavoidable rescue puts Frankie at risk of exposure and triggers a chain of events that neither she nor Cain could have predicted.
A secret community ... a centuries old prophecy ... a leadership role she's not sure she wants. Frankie is trapped in a web of conflict and corruption, and her time is running out.
Why did she have to be so goddamn weird?
Mikey Warrender’s goals are within his grasp. On track for a spectacular swimming career in the last months of his senior year at school, his life seems ideal. A successful Senator father, a pretty, popular sister, and a girlfriend who acts and looks, well, perfect. They’ve had their share of trouble in the form of Mikey’s late twin, but that trouble died with Toby and now things can finally get back on track.
Until Alice England. Mikey couldn’t have been less interested in a friendless undertaker’s daughter who sees strange things and always speaks the truth—until she starts stalking him at school. Alice has reason to believe Tobias Warrender was reluctant to take that fatal dose of crystal meth. What’s more, she insists Mikey is grieving for his twin. Curious, Mikey lets Alice in—just for a moment—and before he knows what’s happening she’s wedged her foot in the door and busted his world wide open.
Alice leads him through a series of discoveries that make him look more closely at his own carefully constructed reality. Innocent yet knowing; kind yet devastatingly honest, Alice effortlessly unravels Mikey Warrender’s falsely safe world—and what really happened to Toby.
Strange Truths is a coming of age detective story that will appeal to adults both young and old(er), especially lovers of classical mystery with a twist.
Six months since she lost her job.
Six months since her bright future faded away.
Six months since she saw something that still keeps her awake at night.
Newspaper reporter Piper Pavlich was one of a handful of witnesses to the shocking events in Augur’s Well and she can’t shake the flashbacks. Evicted and jobless, Piper sets her sights on the backwater where it all happened. It’s time to get some answers.
Who better than a journalist to dig out the truth? Surely it’s just a matter of asking the right questions. But all the clues lead to Leon Gauvreau, that mysterious, sexy man she saw just once ... who’s nowhere to be found.
Unable to get the answers she seeks in Augur’s Well, Piper embarks on a hunt for the man who seems to be at the centre of it all. When she finds Leon, he’s not alone, and he’s not what she expected. Is this really the guy everyone has warned her about? She’s fascinated and falling for him fast―while an invisible, dark fate closes in around her.
Piper’s about to find out what makes this man unforgivable.
Even when love seems unbreakable, it can still be battered, distorted--damaged beyond repair.
There's only one thing Frankie yearns for these days, and that's to share the gift that makes Cain so extraordinary. But no matter how inferior she feels, she's determined to help the man she loves with his secret rescue work, hoping that one day she will access a higher power of her own.
The one thing she knows for sure is that nothing will ever come between her and Cain again.
Then a stranger arrives in their midst, disrupting the solid loyalties in Cain's group. This man has the very thing Frankie needs to unlock her powers, but the price is higher than she could have dreamed.
Can Frankie and Cain's love survive the fallout?
A modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
"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?
"Passionate paranormal romance ..."
Frankie's cousin wants her to do three things this year ...
1. Lose her inhibitions
2. Do something spectacularly stupid
3. Fall madly in love
Travelling was Frankie's life. As the daughter of a big-name evangelist, she's been able to feed her hunger for new sights throughout most of her teenage years. Then a hushed-up scandal gets her thrown off the tour circuit and stuck at her uncle's house in the small Australian town of Augur's Well.
Forced to repeat her failed senior year, it looks like a dismal existence for Frankie--until she's invited to the bizarre meeting place of four mismatched people ... and falls hard for the fascinating, secretive Cain Aleister.
Furtive meetings in an underground chamber ... Latin words carved into a stone wall ... intense desire ... and a secret so elusive she'll do almost anything to bust it open. Until now, Frankie never believed in grand passions--but that's not the only one of her beliefs about to implode right before her eyes.
Looks like Frankie's going to score three for three.
“I longed for normality. Even our own, off-the-wall brand of normality.”
She’s finally got things together. Mimi’s dating a hot guy and has a place in the school’s Gifted Program with her awesome friends. Yes, she still attracts the dead. But there’s only one ghost these days, and he doesn’t seem to have an awful lot to say.
Just when Mimi’s life is looking pretty good for the first time in years, the unthinkable happens ... one of the seven gifted teens is torn from their close-knit group. The unity of their circle shattered, things begin to go terribly wrong. It’s ruining their focus—and with the threat of the Astarion cult growing stronger each day, the gifted seven need all the focus they can muster.
In The Seventh, Mimi found her place in a circle of seven extraordinary teenagers. In The Rift, she must face what happens when the circle of seven is broken.
Sixteen year old Mimi Alston has company. No less than three ghosts follow her around, and only she can see them. At her last school, she was known as the girl with imaginary friends. Now Mimi’s starting fresh in a new town, where she’s determined to make some real friends and fit in for once. She’s ready for a normal life...except Mimi never counted on her fascination with troubled goth-boy, Drew.
When she’s invited to join the elite Gifted Program, Mimi discovers she’s not the only one at the school with an unusual talent. Maybe being normal isn’t even an option anymore.
I just had a book release! My romance novel, Dear Banjo, is set in the Australian outback and is a story of first love and second chances. Willow Paterson has come home to take over her family's cattle station after a decade in the city - and she's got some big changes planned. But coming home also means facing her former best friend, Tom Forrest - a man she's refused to speak to for ten long years. She's still got the letters he sent her all that time ago, unopened. Will she find the courage to finally read them?
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Sometimes making yourself vulnerable is the only way to really love someone else, and that can be terrifying. Willow lost her mother as a teenager and since then she's held everyone at arm's length, frightened of getting too close in case she loses someone dear again. She's brave enough to bring a whole new sustainable methodology to her family's cattle station, but too scared to let anyone into her heart. Dear Banjo is the story of how love can be the greatest act of courage.
How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Some of the events are directly from real life - my own life, stories I've heard from friends, and real places I've been. Although idyllic, I like to think the book is realistic. People are imperfect and complicated, and the world is challenging. My characters speak with real voices and have things to hide, and they sure make mistakes sometimes - just like we all do.
Who designed the covers?
Louisa Maggio from Penguin Random House Australia. She's brilliant! She's captured the beautiful reds and golds of the Kimberley region and I love the touch of having one of Tom's letters as the backdrop.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Finding enough time to do it. I would write all day and all night long if I could. I guess being required to sleep, and having children who need meals, attention and transport are good things, because they stop me from becoming a complete writing hermit!
When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing as soon as I could write. I was always writing for fun, creating newspapers, songs, radio plays, short stories, and journals. I wrote my first novel at 14 and then turned my writing into a career by becoming a copywriter, writing website content, articles, media releases and brochures. But fiction was my real love and just after I turned forty I finally became a published author, with my young adult novel, The Seventh. Since then I have written and put out a lot of books! Dear Banjo was my tenth published book. Writing is wonderful escapism for me, allowing me to live in fictional worlds where people overcome adversity and find true love. My characters and places feel very 'real' to me, and I can see them and hear them while I write. I love it!
What book are you reading now?
I'm between books. I just finished The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson (OMG amazing!) and am about to start Endgame by Lisa Swallow. I'm lucky enough to know both these authors IRL!
If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
Oh, wow. They need to be Australian actors because this story is quintessentially Australia. I'd choose Adelaide Kane for Willow. Bella Heathcote or Rebecca Breeds for Free. And Caitlin Stasey for Beth. And for Tom, it would need to be Luke Hemsworth (such an awesome gene pool).
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