Category Archive: Short Reads

  1. FREE online read: Masked Seduction

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    When my publisher asked if I’d like to write a story set in my Melbourne After Dark series to give to readers for free, I jumped at the chance! Any time I can give back to the readers who support my career, I’ll take it.

    This book is set at the same time as Unmasked and Hard Deal. If you’ve read Unmasked, you’ll be familiar with the Carmina Ball which is the central event for the series. In this book, we have Jason Allbrook next-in-line for his family’s architecture firm. He’s also the brother of Hard Deal’s hero, so you’ll get a little sneak peek at book #2.

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    Masked Seduction book #1.5 in the Melbourne After Dark series

    When Jason Allbrook gets an email from a “secret admirer,” he laughs it off. Then he receives a package containing a masquerade mask and a request to meet at the Carmina Ball.

    Dedicated to the family business, Jason has been working twelve-hour days without any thought to his own wants…or needs.

    Maybe he should meet this masked seductress. After all, how could anyone dare resist such an enticing offer?



    To: Jason.Allbrook

    From: YourSecretAdmirer

    Subject: Something missing from your life…

    Dear Jason,

    I know something is missing from your life. As someone who cares about you, I’m concerned.

    So I’ve taken it upon myself to help you out. Think of me as a Good Samaritan. You need a little more excitement in your life and I’m prepared to give it to you. Keep your eyes open—something will be coming your way very soon.

    Signed, Your Secret Admirer.

    Read the first instalment of Masked Seduction on the Harlequin website.

  2. The Christmas Gift

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    It’s hard to believe Christmas and the new year are coming around once more. No matter how much I plan, they seem to sneak up on me every year. This year, however, I had to be more organised than normal as my husband and I are spending Christmas and New Years Eve overseas. We leave for Iceland this weekend and then we’re travelling to England and Germany. Exciting times!

    But I couldn’t end the year without saying thank you to my wonderful readers. Honestly, you guys make it all worth it. Being an author isn’t the easiest job in the world but it is the job that I’ve loved the most, that inspires me constantly and makes me want to leap out of bed in the morning and get to work.

    So, as a token of my appreciation I have published a little short story for you all on Wattpad. This 900 word story was originally written as a Christmas-themed writing challenge a few years ago. Now I’ve updated it, given it a cover and put it out in the world:

    Ellen is spending her first Christmas without her husband, Dean. Though she tries to put on a happy face for her two daughters, she can’t help but struggle to get into the holiday spirit.

    Click here to read the Christmas Gift.

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    This is the perfect bite-sized story to accompany a cup of tea or hot chocolate if you’re looking to infuse your afternoon with a little Christmas magic.

    I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for all your support this year, for the reviews and comments and messages. You guys rock.

    May your Decembers be full of love and joy, and may you have an incredible start to 2016. I’ll see you next year.