Category: My books!

Diversity in romance – you can’t have it both ways

Diversity in romance – you can’t have it both ways

  In 2017, a picture of the South Korean President’s very handsome bodyguard went viral, and a group of us authors swooned and then decided we’d create a set of romances, that celebrated diversity and featured handsome Asian heroes. On Asian Valentine’s Day, in August 2018 we launched Kiss Me, which featured eight contemporary sweet …

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Heroes worth falling for…

Heroes worth falling for…

You all know how much I love writing, and one of the best aspects is creating an awesome hero, someone so worthy and special for my heroine. I do spend a lot of time in creating my heroes and I love them having different jobs. I’ve just finished writing my holiday romance, Christmas Kiss in …

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Cover reveal – An Unexpected Forever

Cover reveal – An Unexpected Forever

  *•.¸ (`*•.¸(`*•.¸(`*•.¸¸.•*´)¸.•*´)¸.•*´),.•*´) ☆ ҉💙 COVER REVEAL💙 ҉ ☆ (¸.•* (¸.•*´(¸.•*´(¸.•*´`*•.¸)`*•.¸)`*•.¸)`*•.¸) My new, sweet romance will be available in August 2018. Sooooooo excited   Love this book so much. Here’s the blurb… A world of differences, an unexpected forever. Belly dancing, and black belt karate teacher, Marnie Stern has loved her time in Hong Kong, but now she’s ready …

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Kissing Down Under series

Kissing Down Under series

If you’ve listened to me chatting on podcasts and interviews, about my life as an author, I often talk about my mistakes. Not because I want to dwell on them but rather I want to share my experiences so other authors can learn from me. When I started writing, I didn’t think about my branding …

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Chatting with Melinda Hammond, Writer on the Road

Chatting with Melinda Hammond, Writer on the Road

I’ve chatted many times with Melinda over my 2.5 year career as a self published author. In this interview, we focussed on the business side of being a self published writer and some of the difficulties I’ve managed. I also talk about marketing and brand awareness as an author. Writers interested in self publishing and/or …

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Learning in reverse – don’t make my mistakes!

Learning in reverse – don’t make my mistakes!

When I decided to write, I learnt how to write. I joined Romance Writers of Australia, attended their yearly conference, bought and read numerous craft books and wrote…many books. These will never be published as they were part of my “apprenticeship” but I learnt my craft for nine years before my debut novel, Falling for …

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Where do you get your ideas from?

Where do you get your ideas from?

Where do you get your ideas from? I get this question asked to me…a lot! When I answer that the ideas are everywhere, I’m usually met with a blank stare or a chuckle. No one believes me that I see ideas for books everywhere. Or maybe they think I’m just weird – LOL. I don’t use …

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A new me…I’m rebranding!

A new me…I’m rebranding!

It’s hard to imagine that I’ve launched 12 books in 2 years, it happened so fast! In hindsight, I wish I’d spent more time on learning the ropes on self-publishing before I became a published author. As we head into 2018, I decided to rebrand my covers which reflected my style as a contemporary romance writer! …

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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

This is the Twelve Days of Christmas promotion – twelve ‘down under’ authors who are each giving personal prizes away, plus we have a $50 Amazon Gift Card to finish with a flourish. Christmas Kiss, New Year’s Wish Where do you get your ideas from? It’s one of the questions writers seem to get asked …

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Romancing the Holidays 2

Romancing the Holidays 2

Happy release day to myself and my author friends, Charmaine, Tracey, Monique, Aislinn, Lexi, Beverley, Demelza and Michelle! Our fabulous set of NINE heartwarming Christmas reads, Romancing the Holidays 2, is now available for $0.99. And KU readers can read for #free – hooray! Happy holidays x

Getting in to the holiday spirit :)

Getting in to the holiday spirit :)

I’ve decided to launch Christmas Kiss, New Year’s Wish early and it will be available from 14-15 November (depending on your time zone). So if you pre-ordered, expect some Christmas love appearing in your e-reader in a few days. I’ve written 5 holiday novellas, and this is the only one I’ve set in Melbourne during …

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My holiday romances :)

My holiday romances :)

I’m bursting with excitement with the holiday season starting soon, and my holiday romances being available to you, my dear readers. I just loved writing them and I hope you enjoy reading them! Holiday Romances

Tradie romance, a new sub-genre?

Tradie romance, a new sub-genre?

Check me out, on site, boots and all!!!   As many of you know, we’re currently renovating our home, and the tradesmen I deal with are super nice. When they found out I write romance, they encouraged me to write a “tradie romance”. What do you think? A new sub-genre? Much better than “Lust in …

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Blogging for An Unforgettable Holiday

Blogging for An Unforgettable Holiday

This past month, I’ve had a brilliant time blogging at a number of different sites talking about my latest release, romance, writing and travel. Interested? Check them out – At Just Jemi talking about Indie Publishing  At Romance Release talking about my holiday novellas in An Unforgettable Holiday With Kelly Steel talking about my writing routine At New Release Novels talking about about …

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Supporting Pink Ribbon 2016

Supporting Pink Ribbon 2016

Want to help NBCF achieve their goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030? I do. Support my Pink Ribbon fundraising by buying an e-copy of Wanting Mr Right for $2.99. For less than a cup of coffee, you get a fab read and I’ll donate 50% of my royalties to NBCF, for every book sold in …

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A tale of two seas

A tale of two seas

I’m very excited to be re-releasing my debut novel, Falling for Mr Wrong 🙂 Re-releasing it you ask? Yes! Unfortunately some typos slipped through the editing process and I decided to clean them up. Whilst doing so, I did some re-writes. It’s still the same fun story of the hero chasing the heroine for a story, …

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