Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Many Faces of Love - 9 Novels of Love for 99 cents!

This little beauty has just hit the virtual shelves and it's a wonderful collection of love stories written by Booktrope authors.  I am very proud to be a part of this collection. 

Featuring: Arielle Immortal Passion by award-winning author Lilian Roberts, Another Tomorrow by Julie Farley, Between Heartbreak and Happiness by multiple award-winning author Sarka-Jonae Miller, Flirting With Magick by Leigh Bennett, The Heiress of Santorini by #1 best-selling author Angel Sefer, Is This What I Want? by Patricia Mann, The Passion Thief by Anne McCarthy Strauss, Rydin’ the Storm Out by PJ Fiala, and Trigger by Jill Meengs.

Praise for the Authors

"In this honest and thoughtful exploration of a marriage coming undone, author Patricia Mann offers no easy solutions. Instead she takes us into the heart of what love and family is all about and reminds us there is no one-size fits all. A thoroughly satisfying read." - Eileen Goudge, New York Times Bestselling Author

"This novel was very daring, dashed with forbidden romances and served with a great amount of hatred, revenge, and regrets... Sefer entertains the readers with a series of entanglements that gives the novel a chilly air of suspense. She shocks the readers with the cruelty of the acts of violence that occur within supposedly bold Greek families where pride, tradition, and legacy is revered. The message on forgiveness and maintain strong family bonds despite conflict and tragedy is what really makes the novel spectacular and heartwarming." - San Francisco Book Review

"I do not know where to start with this book, except to say that I loved it!" - Lustful Literature

"Jan, the much lovable yet so far from perfect anti-heroine of this refreshing novel, seems to be plumbing new depths at each turn of the page, as her fairy-tale like, easy going world gradually crumbles around her... Revivifying and fun... this novel is a comforting reminder that it isn't all that easy to be a young woman discovering that most of the time the only prince charming who can save us is our own little selves." - San Francisco Book Review

"Meengs has a descriptive yet eloquent style that illuminates the adventures of the characters in Trigger... there is just enough clandestine spy, European romance, mystery and self-discovery to make Trigger a very intriguing read." - Christina B. Steele, Readers' Favorite

"The Passion Thief is an excellent story of finding one's self amidst the chaos of life. As we age, for women in particular, all of the variables in life that are beyond our control seem to culminate, leaving us to question where our priorities lie. While it is a work of fiction, the book is a testament to that. If anything, the book serves as a cautionary tale that the grass is not always greener on the other side." - San Francisco Book Review

"Lilian Roberts has an almost poetic way of writing... There was this lovely flowing way about the words that I haven't seen in sometime. This book is definite MUST read and you don't have to love paranormal stories to read it." - Joe Cool Review

"Julie is a beautiful writer with a warm heart and this is evident from page one of book one and it flowed through to Another Tomorrow." - Whairigail Adams, All Things Books

Buy it here at this fantastic price!

What else is happening?

Life in the Bennett household has been busy.  Summer is over we have completed one term of the 2016 school year.   

We recently had to have our carport rebuilt after a neighbour's tree smashed through our first one, narrowly missing the house.  We are treating the brand new carport as the first in the home improvements we make in order to sell and move on to a bigger and better property.  The kids are getting older and need to spread their wings a little more while we could also use a little more storage space. 

Mr Xbox and myself are getting smaller! We have completed an 8 week healthy eating and exercise program which has so far seen Mr Xbox shed around 15kg and myself, 7kg.  I have 3 more to go to hit my goal and he has around 5 but more importantly we are both eating better, feeling good and will continue with our new healthier lifestyle.   I'm working on documenting it all as it's been not just a physical change but mentally and emotionally as well.  Stay tuned!

As for the writing, I'm still as slow as a week of wet Wednesdays but am working on the next romance novel as well as the sequel to Avalon's Child so will hopefully have something new for everyone to read by the end of the year.   I will keep you posted.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy the 9 novels of heartbreak, passion, true love, and everything in between, with The Many Faces of Love. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Recommended Romance Reads and a Giveaway!

Who doesn't love to escape with a little bit of romance.   It's winter here in Australia and in my part of the country there hasn't been a great deal of snow but a lot of rain and hail - perfect weather for sitting indoors with a hot cup of coffee and warming myself up with hot (fictional) guys, beautiful and sunny surroundings and of course, a little bit of steam!

Here are some gorgeous stories that I really think you should check out!  Click on the titles to take you to the Amazon page for more information, and go to the end for your chance to win one of these great books.

Arielle Immortal Awakening

This is the first in the Immortal Rapture series by Lillian Roberts.  It been awhile since I read paranormal romance but this has definitely got me excited to start again.  is about a young girl who falls in love with a powerful Immortal guy, and of course there are those out to tear them apart.   I love the fact that this is set in the glorious South of France but the mystery and suspense surrounding this paranormal love story sounds amazing.

Tripped Up Love

This is the first novel in Julie Farley's The New Ever After Series and is a perfect introduction to new beginnings through the main character, Heather and how she deals with the idea of finding love again.  I read this one in almost one sitting - I only stopped for kids and dinner and stuff - the Adam Levine lookalike certainly helped - and I loved Heather and her family (the kids especially were so realistic it made me laugh out loud, when I wasn't busy being cranky at my own for making me put the book down).

Designing Samantha's Love

This book by PJ Fiala has me intrigued so I went to buy it only to realise I already had.   This is another book about new beginnings and new love and I was pleased to see that it involved a more mature couple with all the experience, baggage and character that goes with it.  This one also has the steamy scenes to warm you up on a cold, wet day.

Flirting With Magick

Of course it would be silly if I didn't recommend very own romance novel, Flirting with Magick where Abby does a little bit of a magick spell to try to get her love life in order which results in some wonderful and not so wonderful romance options.   If you haven't checked it out yet, I'd love it if you did. 

Enter to win one of these wonderful titles!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Five Months Till Forty. The Blog is getting an overhaul!

Actually it's more like six months till the big day but I'm currently very influenced by my almost ten year old's obsession with Five Nights at Freddy's and everything 'Five Nights at..." thereafter.  Plus it sounds better.

It is blatantly obvious that blogging most certainly isn't my forte (ha, pun?  Help me out here)  but it's not because there is nothing to say.    If you could somehow stream my thoughts onto a page,  I'd have a millions posts by now.    Actually, maybe that's not such a good idea.

What started as a lifestyle blog took on a life of its own and became primarily a writing and book blog after I released my first novel.  It was great for awhile but very soon all the other parts of my life were pushed aside and when it came time to write about other aspect of what was happening in my life, thoughts, and opinions it just seemed a little too contrived.

So this is the introduction of my overhauled blog.   And what better time than to coincide it with my fortieth year which includes a child starting high school, an overseas trip, some work to the house and garden, and of course more books.

Looking forward to the chat :)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Rafflecopter Giveaway Starts Tonight!

Get an extra surprise on Christmas by entering this exciting contest to win a copy of my novel Flirting with Magick, plus 3 books by other talented authors at my publishing house! Three people will win all 4 ebooks!

The books include:

  •  Pearl Book Award Finalist Seducer Fey by Cullyn Royson

The contest begins at midnight PST on December 11. Three winners will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter and notified on Christmas Day. Good luck!

P.S. If you can't wait, all 4 novels are free to borrow with Kindle Unlimited! 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Friday Sale

While I'm off to vote in state election today, my friends in the US are having their Black Friday Sales. So in honour of Black Friday I decided to put my book on sale. But then I thought, what's more fun than 1 book on sale? How about 8 books on sale?! So, I got together with 7 of my most talented author friends and we created this mega sale. I hope you find at least 1 book on this list you like, and don't forget to shop for friends. All of these books can be purchased from Amazon as a gift.

A Medical Affair by Anne McCarthy Strauss

Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann

Deadly Secrets by Angel Sefer

The New Ever After by Julie Farley

Flirting With Magick by Leigh Bennett

Seducer Fey by Cullyn Royson

Between Heartbreak and Happiness by Sarka-Jonae Miller

Heiress, P.I. by Amanda

Friday, October 3, 2014

Book Spotlight - Tripped Up Love by Julie Farley

Have just added this one to my kindle and can't wait!  

The one and only Booktrope has published Tripped Up Love, book 1 in The New Ever After Series by Julie Farley! This adorable romantic comedy is about starting over, taking chances and being open to a new happily ever after. The second book, The New Ever After, will be out this Fall.

About Tripped Up Love 

When Heather Meadows loses the only man she’s ever loved, her perfect, ordinary life is turned upside down. The happily ever after her late husband promised disappears in the blink of an eye. As she picks up the pieces of her shattered world and puts on a brave face for her three children, her life becomes the subject of scrutiny and pity from her well-intentioned friends and neighbors who do more harm than good. Life in suburbia is not for the faint of heart.

Little does she know that her world is about to be turned upside down again when one wrong step puts her in the path of a new destiny. Heather finds a reason to smile again, but she wonders how she’ll handle the prying eyes and unspoken judgments of those closest to her.

Tripped Up Love is a story of family, hope, new beginnings, and moving forward one step at a time.

Get to Know Julie

Julie Farley is a contemporary romance author, teacher, mother, and self-proclaimed chai addict. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a graduate degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University. When she’s not busy writing, you can find Julie chauffeuring her four children around Richmond, Va or teaching preschool to a group of smiling four-year-olds.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Spotlight - Arielle Immortal Fury by Lilian Roberts (The Immortal Rapture Series)

I've not yet had the pleasure of reading this series but but I'm looking forward to starting.   I have some catching up to do as the sixth book it out and it looks amazing!  

Arielle Immortal Fury, the long-awaited sixth volume in the Immortal Rapture Series by Lilian Roberts, is finally published! The steamy paranormal romance series follows college co-ed Arielle Lloyd and her immortal fiance Sebastian Gaulle. In the sixth book, Sebastian responds to threats against his beloved, proving that hell hath no fury like an Immortal.

About Arielle Immortal Fury

A memory of love…

On her return to the present from a time-travel journey to eighteenth-century Calais, France, college co-ed Arielle Lloyd anticipates a joyful welcome from her immortal fiancĂ©, Sebastian Gaulle. She is stunned to discover that he doesn’t remember their time together there and wonders, has she lost him forever?

Danger from afar…

As Sebastian tries to shake loose his disturbing memories and solve the enigma of Arielle’s haunting eyes, the Russian Mafia ups the stakes in their deadly game to steal crucial documents from his company. Then an envelope arrives with photos of Arielle. The message is clear: if Sebastian fails to meet their demands, his love will pay the price with her life.

A love across all time…

Sebastian and his associates join forces with Interpol in a race to thwart the Russians’ plans. In the global battle, the Russians have made a serious mistake. They have threatened the beloved of an indestructible immortal, a woman Sebastian only now realizes he has loved across the centuries.

About Lilian Roberts

Lilian Roberts is a corporate engineer. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their golden retriever. She is an avid reader and loves novels that feature characters draped in passion, mystery, and adventure. She is especially fascinated with the concept of immortality.