When new doctor Timothy Morgan strolls in on a temporary assignment, nurse Clara Watts finds her life running out of control. In the scorching heat of the outback Clara and Tim find themselves hurtling towards an exciting affair. But what will happen when Clara discovers she’s pregnant?
Impossibly Pregnant – Nicola Marsh
Keely’s been given a new project – to get up close and personal with radio host Lachlan Brant. But when Lachlan invites her to spend a weekend with him, Keely knows mixing business with pleasure is not a good idea. Especially when the impossible happens – she’s pregnant!
Forgotten Mistress, Secret Love-Child – Annie West
A lavish masquerade ball is no place for receptionist Carys Wells. Used to going unnoticed, Carys feels vulnerable and exposed by the searing gaze of a dark masked man. Little does she know he’s Alessandro Mattani, the man she ran from two years ago – and the red-blooded Italian is determined to claim all that he believes is his...
Winning The Single Mum’s Heart – Linda Goodnight
Single mum Natalie juggles creating fantastic cakes with raising her troublesome twins. But her hard-won independence means she won’t be decorating her own cake anytime soon. That is, until a new job leads old friend Cooper Sullivan back to her door. And seeing Natalie again after so many years makes Cooper realise that the only thing that really matters – is Natalie’s heart...
An Unlikely Mummy – Tanya Michaels
As the only female mechanic in town, Ronnie Carter is better at fixing carburetors than dressing for a date. So when single dad Jason McDeere asks her out, she’s thrown into a panic!
A tomboy in overalls isn’t the role model Jason had in mind for his young daughter. But the better he gets to know Ronnie, the more he’s convinced that she’s exactly what he’s looking for...
If Linda had a theme song, it would start, "Well I was born in a small town..." Growing up in Prague, Oklahoma, a "Mayberry" kind of place, Linda dabbled in poetry, made up stories in her head, and read every book she could get her hands on. Though she received encouragement from her high school English teacher, she never considered fiction writing a viable career.
When a former neighbour, award-winning author Sharon Sala, began selling romance novels, Linda realised small-town girls could be writers, too. Linda joined a writers' group and wrote persistently while also raising a family and working full time.
A nurse for 14 years, Linda switched to education in 1985 and accepted a teaching position in a small rural school. In 1995, her colleagues voted her "teacher of the year," an honour she treasures greatly.
One of the most unique experiences of her life came when she and husband, Gene, delivered their third child at home with only the two of them in attendance. She's happy to report that son, Cody, suffered no ill effects from this insanity.
Still a small-town girl, she lives with Gene on their farm/ranch outside Seminole, Oklahoma. Resident dogs include a coonhound, a stray that came to stay, and Mugsy, an adorably obnoxious rat terrier that climbs trees. The cat, Dynasty, loves dogs, never climbs trees, and has used at least three of her nine lives.
Linda's hobbies include reading, watching rodeo and football, and taking long walks in the woods behind her house. Readers can send an email to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Today bestseller and multi-award winner Nicola Marsh writes feel-good fiction…with a twist!
She has published 68 novels and sold over 8 million copies worldwide. She currently writes rural romance for HarperCollins Australia, emotional domestic suspense for Bookouture and contemporary romance for Harlequin Dare. A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now writes full time, raises two dashing young heroes, shares fine food with family and friends, and her favourite, curls up with a good book!
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Annie West Annie spent her formative years on the east coast of Australia and grew up in a book-loving family. One of her earliest memories is of lying tucked up in bed, drowsy after an afternoon's adventure in the rainforest gully that was her backyard, and listening to her father read 'The Wind in the Willows'. As soon as she could read she was investigating books for herself, reading adventures and poring over fairy tale illustrations. In her mind she was one of the dancing princesses, and Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, and, of course, Cinderella. Do you see a trend here? Trips to the library became a regular treat, where Annie could enter faraway worlds and daydream about being the heroine of whatever book she was reading.
As well as encouraging her love of books, Annie's family taught her to love travel and the Australian bush. Often she managed to combine all three. There was the long trek to the marvellous Finders Ranges of South Australia - with Tolkien. Walking in the rugged Grampian Ranges of Victoria - with Tolstoy. And reading gothic romances while camped under the snow gums in the Australian Alps.
She got hooked on romance early. In her teens she spent long afternoons playing tennis with her best friend. Between endless games on baking gravel, they'd stagger to her friend's house to recover, and in that house was an unending store of books, all with that distinctive rose on the cover. That's how Annie discovered romance and she's been addicted ever since. All those strong silent types, flashing-eyed Italians, haughty Spanish aristocrats and the rest. No wonder the boys at school just didn't make the grade.
Fortunately she found her own romantic hero while studying at university. Despite the distraction she completed her honours degree in Classics. She was also fortunate to spend lots of time travelling, backpacking through Egypt and Greece, 'tramping' in New Zealand, sightseeing in Europe and living in Germany a couple of times.
Annie emerged from University with no idea of a career path and took a job in the public service. The perfect preparation for an author! In her first permanent job she spent six weeks proof-reading various versions of the Australian Government's purchasing manual: every - single - word - of - it. Checking the text of a novel is so much more fun! For years Annie wrote and amended and redrafted and revised: government plans, letters for cabinet ministers and reports for parliament. All good grounding for a would-be author.
Then the inevitable happened. Annie decided to write romance. Those books had been a constant through the years of job change and travel. Her chance came when she took leave to spend time with her children. Between preschool and school activities she produced her first novel. At the same time she discovered Romance Writers of Australia (RWAus) - and thank goodness. Without the help of authors who knew what they were doing she might still be writing stories just as good as that first manuscript! Since then she's been active in RWAus writers' groups and competitions, attends annual conferences and loves the support she gets from so many other writers. She had short stories and a romance book published in Australia but it wasn't until late 2005 that she found the success she sought with Harlequin Mills and Boon.
Annie lives with her hero (still the same one after all this time) and her children at Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney. They are neatly situated between the Hunter Valley's marvellous wine country, some of the state's superb beaches and the beautiful lake.
She is always thinking of possible further travel (strictly for research purposes, of course) and in the meantime fantasises about gorgeous men and their love lives. It's hard work but she has no regrets! Her circle of writing friends and her critique partner keep her on the straight and narrow, writing stories she hopes readers will enjoy as much as she does.
Annie loves to hear from readers. You can send her an email at email@example.com or visit her website above. If you prefer to drop her a letter, you can also reach Annie at Po Box 1041 Warners Bay NSW 2282.
Award-winning author Tanya Michls moved around a lot during her childhood, but her favorite location remained the same-between the pages of a good book! She tried to make the jump from avid reader to author during eighth-grade algebra, but her math teacher insisted Tanya stop writing stories in class and actually listen. Over the years that followed, Tanya substantially improved her writing techniques, if not her ability to solve for X. In 2003 she made her Harlequin Books debut with a romantic comedy that was nominated for numerous awards including Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. Since then, she has sold more than 20 books and currently writes warmhearted, family-oriented stories for Harlequin American Romance. Tanya lives in Georgia with her own family-a patient husband who doesn't mind that she "hears voices," and two small children who are already avid readers.