Christmas Story Cover Reveal & Giveaway!
HERE IT IS!!!!!!
I’ve kept this secret for so long, it’s almost killed me! But it’s finally here. My 2015 Christmas story cover for the world to see!! (I’m so excited it’s ridiculous)
That’s right, folks. We’re off to the Outback for Christmas this year!! I can’t tell you how much I loved visiting these boys again. I found the cover images and sent them to the fabulous Sara York and almost cried when I saw how gorgeous the cover turned out. It suits the series PERFECTLY.
Now you know why every part of the cover had to be a secret! If I showed just one corner, or gave any hints, ya’ll would have guessed it straight away!
Okay, so the story details are:
It’s 14,500 word story, told in Charlie’s pov. It will be .99c and available at all retail sites from December 11th. (Please know that B&N and Apple take longer than others) but I will post the pre-order links ASAP.
Leave a comment here and tell me your best Christmas memory. Enter the draw for a copy of Red Dirt Christmas. The giveaway closes on 11th December at 9am EST.
Travis had been here at Sutton Station for just over a year. We were technically engaged, not that we’d told anyone. He was happy just knowin’ I’d said yes, and I had some head-clearin’ stuff to work through. Knowing I was good enough for Trav was one thing, but knowing if I was good enough to be a husband and father was somethin’ else entirely.
Life at Sutton Station had never been better. Business was strong, Trudy and Bacon’s little baby, Gracie, was a few weeks old now and as cute as a button, Ma’s health was good, and my relationship with Laura and Sam was in a pretty good place. And Travis? Well, life with him was still all kinds of perfect.
But, to Travis’s dismay, Christmas at the Station was just another day. Another day of getting up before the sun, feeding animals, fixin’ what needed fixin’, and checking water troughs all while tryin’ to keep out of the blistering heat.
And this year weren’t much different. Only that it was Travis’s first Sutton Station Christmas. The fact we didn’t go all out with decorations and celebrations baffled him, and if I was bein’ truthful, it disappointed him too.
Which was why I had to make it a special kind of Christmas…
There are also some author notes at the beginning of the story, which I will post here for a heads up.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
This book uses Australian English spelling and grammar. There will be words like brumbies (wild horses) Macca’s (McDonald’s) and a serious lack of g’s on most ing words. There are also run-on hyphenated sentences. It’s just how Charlie speaks.
Anyone familiar with the Red Dirt Heart series, will know it spans the seasons. In RDH1 when Travis arrives, it’s summer, RDH2 is autumn/winter, RDH3 is spring and RDH4, being Trav’s pov, is back to summer and spans another year. Christmas in Australia is in summer, so according to the actual timeline of the series, Travis’ first Christmas falls between RDH3 and RDH4, though it is not mentioned.
So, like a small snippet of something that didn’t technically happen, this Christmas story is of Travis’ first Christmas at Sutton Station, therefore falls between books 3 and 4. They’re not married, there’s no Milly.
A small reminder of where the storyline was up to… Travis has asked Charlie to marry him, but they’ve not told anyone yet. Trudy and Bacon have just had their first baby, Gracie, and Nugget still steals every scene he’s in.
Stay tuned for the pre-order links.
COVER REVEAL – EXCHANGE OF HEARTS
Exchange of Hearts has a cover!! The wonderful Sara York has done it again, and given my boys a beautiful, perfect visual representation of their story. Release date is November 13!
Eighteen-year-old Harrison Haddon has grown up alone. Surrounded by wealth, nannies, and material things, all he craves is the approval of his father. Sent away to the boarding school his father and grandfather attended, it’s assumed he will follow in their footsteps from Sydney’s prestigious Ivy League school straight into medical school.
But Harrison doesn’t want to be a doctor.
He dreams of music and classical piano. His only true happiness, his escape from the world expected of him, is dismissed by his intolerant and emotionally detached parents.
Levi Aston arrives from London for a three-month student exchange program. Free-spirited and confident in who he is and what he wants to do with his life, Levi convinces Harrison not give up on his dreams.
But convincing Harrison not to give up on his family might not be so easy.
Exchange of Hearts is a 39,000 word novella, and will be available at all the usual ebook outlets, and later in paperback. There will be no pre-order buy links this time. I will post all links when I have them <3
Cronin’s Key II Cover Reveal
I am so blessed having Sara York weave her magic and bring my books to life, and the cover for Cronin’s Key II is no exception. It’s just gorgeous!!
RELEASE DATE: MAY 22ND (subject to real life and editing)
(there are no presale links yet – will post them when I have them)
History isn’t always what it seems.
With the battle of Egypt behind them, Alec and Cronin are enjoying the thrill of new love. Though fate doesn’t wait long before throwing them back into the world of weird.
They know Alec’s blood is special, though its true purpose still eludes them. And given Alec’s inability to be changed into a vampire, Cronin is free to drink from him at will. But the ramifications of drinking such powerful blood starts a ripple effect.
With the help of Jorge, a disturbing vampire-child with the gift of foresight, Alec and Cronin face a new kind of war. This time their investigations lead them to the borders of China and Mongolia—but it’s not what lies in the pits beneath that worries Alec.
It’s the creator behind it all.
In the underground depths of China, amidst a war with the Terracotta Army, they will find out just what the Key is, and what Alec means to the vampire world.
I’ll post some excerpts soon and share some of my writing/research experience with this book a little closer to release day. <3
COVER REVEAL – Cronin’s Key
Here it is!! Sara York has done it again! I have the most amazing cover for my next release, and I’ve been dying to show it off.
I adore the colours, and the pool of blood at the key. Sara has done a fab job at capturing this story, because yes, it’s a novel about vampires.
Yes, I said vampires.
Cronin’s Key is an 82,000 word paranormal romance, and it’s a far leap from my usual contemporary romance. I’m nervous about how this book will be received by my readers AND by any paranormal readers who may not have read anything by me. It’s a huge risk coming from the success of my Red Dirt Heart series, which was as real as life gets in Outback Australia, to leaping into a paranormal world of New York City and the sands of Egypt with vampires and mummies. *coughs* Yep, you read that right too. I said mummies. LOL
I fear my contemporary readers will want to yell at me, “What the freakin’ hell were you thinking??” and the paranormal readers will pat me on the head and tell me to go back to the kiddies table.
Either way, I can’t change what is done. Well, okay, technically I could because the book is still in editing, but I won’t. What’s done is done, and I will always stay true to my characters. (And jsyk, it will be pretty safe to say that if you don’t like the first book, you most certainly won’t like the sequel I’m writing either.) 😀
The release date is March 13th – which is a Black Friday (maybe it’s an omen LOL) I will post the buy links when I get them, because like I said, the book is still in editing. I just reeeeeeeeeeally wanted to show off the fabulous cover. Stay tuned for more details. <3
NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec’s view on weird is changed forever.
Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last thousand years waiting for Alec. He’d been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn’t expect him to be human, and he certainly didn’t expect that shield to be a police badge.
Both men, strong-willed and stubborn, are still learning how to cope with the push and pull of being fated, when fate throws them another curveball.
Rumors have spread quickly of turmoil in Egypt. Covens are fleeing with news of a vampire who has a talent like no other, hell-bent on unleashing the wrath of Death.
Alec and Cronin are thrown into a world of weird Alec cannot imagine. What he learned in school of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian gods was far from the truth. Instead, he finds out firsthand that history isn’t always what it seems.
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