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March 20, 2017

LOVE Hachette!

They are always so accommodating in giving readers the chance to discover. If you have yet to discover Lexie, Ballantine and Dean, then now is your chance while it's on sale for a super limited time.

>>>>> THE PARADISE SERIES is now only 99 cents! <<<<<

iBooks: http://apple.co/2n4XHyF
'Again Ms Duggan had created a winner. Paradise City was a perfect introduction to the series and characters. I was left needing more and it had so much laugh-out-loud fun. This really did have everything from intrigue to addiction, realism of high school antics, steamy sizzles and fast paced readability. I am certainly hooked and desperately want more of all these characters. I highly recommend this to all new adult readers, fan-bloody-tastic!' - Turner's Antics

What are they all about?


There's trouble waiting in Paradise.

Quiet country-girl Lexie Atkinson is about to get an education she'll never forget. Sent from her family's remote rural property to live in the glittering beachside Paradise City for her final school year, she is plunged into a place where looks can kill and vicious rumours can make or break you. Lexie just wants to fly under the radar...until she meets Luke Ballantine.

Impulsive and charming, one thing is clear: Luke is sexier than any guy she has ever known.

Suddenly good girl Lexie is breaking all the rules - getting detention, sneaking out to late-night parties, hanging out with boys - and then rumours start swirling...about her! Everything changes fast and Lexie will soon find out if Luke Ballantine is going to be good for her...or very, very bad?


The road back to Paradise was never going to be easy . . .

After returning to Red Hill, Lexie Atkinson can't settle back into country life. She's missing the glitzy, gritty nightlife of the big city and the group of misfit friends she'd loved to hate. She knows that to move forward she has to go back - back to face the guy who stole her heart.

When Lexie arrives in Paradise City to work out if her future includes bad-boy surfer Luke Ballantine, he is nowhere to be found. With no home, no money and no Luke, Lexie gets a job slinging drinks at the wild Wipe Out Bar, and, before long, broody bar owner Dean Saville starts taking an interest and stirs more than just her drinks. 

But nothing is ever as it seems in Paradise City and when Luke barrels back into town, Lexie has a choice to make. Someone's going to end up with a broken heart - will it be Luke, Dean . . . or Lexie?
iBooks: http://apple.co/2n4XHyF
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Published on March 20, 2017 05:46 • 17 views

March 10, 2017

It's been an incredibly exciting week, lets break it down...

It started with a text from my lovely editor Kate (such a tease!)



Flash forward two days with a very exciting arrival.




Brown paper and a bow could only mean one thing, those cheeky people at Hachette!

Sure enough….


Oh, HEY JACK!
I can't believe London Bound is going to be on shelves March 28th


Finally side by side, aren't they beautiful? Covers that simply glow.
Surely all this was exciting enough? That with ARCS of London Bound going out to readers makes for a truly spectacular week right? But wait, here's the icing on the cake...


For the first time ever Paris Lights is FREE for a very limited time. 

Meaning you can start the Heart of the City series here on:



iBookshttp://apple.co/2m5sUOj
Kobohttp://bit.ly/2mGj2OO

Google Playhttp://bit.ly/2nbvPqx

Amazon Kindlehttp://amzn.to/2m5cd5v



And not only is Paris Lights Free but it has also been selected as

 iBooks BOOK OF THE WEEK!





Mind blown!!!

So there you have it, my week in a nut shell.
Thanks to everyone who has followed me around this week, I couldn't think of a better way to start the weekend than with a FREE book.

Until next week...


Sincerely, CJ xo





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Published on March 10, 2017 21:01 • 18 views

December 9, 2016

Okay, so I am sneaking a quick 5 minutes to blog which is insane seeing as I am on such a crazy deadline to finish London Bound edits. Still, I am feeling very zen, nay optimistic about how it is all coming together, but that's just me in general lately.
Maybe it's because we are all winding down to a new year? Maybe it's because I put my Christmas tree up before December? But I just have this overwhelming feeling of gratitude that when things get a bit stressful I have an inner tranquility that I have never really experienced before and I find that it is linked to one very good reason.
I have been keeping a gratitude journal. 
Five minutes a day, where the first thing I do in the morning is write down (with prompts) what I am grateful for, then the last thing I do before bed is journal what made today so great and what could have made it better and all I can say is WOW! What a completely different mindset it gives you. You know how you finish the day and all you can remember is everything that went wrong or caused you stress. Lots of little amazing things probably happened too, but we don't remember those because the bad stuff is easier to carry around with you.
I will talk about this a bit more at length when I deliver my book and have some free time over Christmas. I am so looking forward not so much by a new rear but just the general on going of new projects, set new goals, learn new things, even make some mistake some doubt,but no matter what I am going to take the time to make sure that I am grateful for the little things. 
Can't wait to chat more about this! Off to smash these edits, watch this space!
xo

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Published on December 09, 2016 05:59 • 43 views

October 21, 2016


FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY <<3On the brink of one year since it's release the PARADISE series is now on SALE!! For the first time EVER you can now own the complete series for a few gold coins that you've found down the back your couch!


There's trouble waiting in Paradise.Quiet country-girl Lexie Atkinson is about to get an education she'll never forget. Sent from her family's remote rural property to live in the glittering beachside Paradise City for her final school year, she is plunged into a place where looks can kill and vicious rumours can make or break you. Lexie just wants to fly under the radar...until she meets Luke Ballantine.Impulsive and charming, one thing is clear: Luke is sexier than any guy she has ever known.Suddenly good girl Lexie is breaking all the rules - getting detention, sneaking out to late-night parties, hanging out with boys - and then rumours start swirling...about her! Everything changes fast and Lexie will soon find out if Luke Ballantine is going to be good for her...or very, very bad?#1 Paradise CityiBOOKS: http://apple.co/1HXL6icUS: http://amzn.to/1DqFTj3UK: http://amzn.to/1IPIe7aAU: http://bit.ly/1Fq3qmrB&N: http://bit.ly/1GvTckSKOBO: http://bit.ly/1atI6yZ
The road back to Paradise was never going to be easy . . .After returning to Red Hill, Lexie Atkinson can't settle back into country life. She's missing the glitzy, gritty nightlife of the big city and the group of misfit friends she'd loved to hate. She knows that to move forward she has to go back - back to face the guy who stole her heart.When Lexie arrives in Paradise City to work out if her future includes bad-boy surfer Luke Ballantine, he is nowhere to be found. With no home, no money and no Luke, Lexie gets a job slinging drinks at the wild Wipe Out Bar, and, before long, broody bar owner Dean Saville starts taking an interest and stirs more than just her drinks. But nothing is ever as it seems in Paradise City and when Luke barrels back into town, Lexie has a choice to make. Someone's going to end up with a broken heart - will it be Luke, Dean . . . or Lexie?#2 Paradise RoadiBOOKS: http://apple.co/1HnmiO9US: http://amzn.to/1ePHA06UK: http://amzn.to/1g3ISFuAU: http://bit.ly/1g3IsPwB&N: http://bit.ly/1KOD3XrKOBO: http://bit.ly/1JJGxvG
‘Again Ms Duggan has created a winner. Paradise City was a perfect introduction to the series and characters. I was left needing more and it had so much laugh-out-loud fun. This really did have everything from intrigue to addiction, realism of high school antics, steamy sizzles and fast paced readability. I am certainly hooked and desperately want more of all these characters. I highly recommend this to all new adult readers, fan-bloody-tastic!’ -  Turner’s Antics
‘Drama, deception, love and a little mystery . . . the ending left me hungry for the next book! I can’t wait for Paradise Road!’ - Paranormal Tendencies on  Goodreads
‘I loved every moment . . . C.J. is a born storyteller that breathes a realism into her characters and situations that we’ve all found ourselves in.’ -  Diva Book Nerd

‘Duggan’s writing is addictive, and I really didn’t want to put this book down.’ -  Escape Into Words
Paradise City is the same brand of feel good, fun and sexy romance that I have come to love from this author’ -  Book Briefs
‘This is my first taste of Duggan’s work and it won’t be the last ... It’s a story that will have you coming back for more.’ -  Sassy Book Lovers
‘convincing and authentic ...  Paradise City is a fun and exciting read about love, family and surviving high school.’ -  Fictional Thoughts

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Published on October 21, 2016 18:20 • 57 views

June 21, 2016

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
Purchase the SUMMER SERIES Boxed Set for less than a $1 Enter a world of sweltering Aussie summers, fabulously addictive characters and sweet intoxicating romance in
C.J Duggan’s SUMMER SERIES. 

That's THREE - FULL LENGTH Books!



For only $0.99!

iBooks: http://apple.co/28L1wTW
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/28KskzC
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/28M1Faq
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/28NaYp0
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/28KzN16

THE BOYS OF SUMMER 

After first shift disasters, rude wealthy tourists, and a taunting ex boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come from working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer, and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love, and heartbreaking chaos.
All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.
It will be a summer she will always remember. 


AN ENDLESS SUMMER 

With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.

In an endless summer, Amy soon realises that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy. 

THAT ONE SUMMER 

Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.

Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.


* For a strictly limited time only xo

THIS SUMMER FALL IN LOVE
WITH AN ONSLOW BOY.

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Published on June 21, 2016 07:21 • 79 views

June 14, 2016




So, I have been vague-booking and talking about a REALLY big secret I have been keeping for months and months and MONTHS.
Speaking of how much I was looking forward to sharing the news with you, and that how in time I would reveal all.

Well, the time has come…

I HAVE A NEW BOOK DEAL!!!


But you knew that already because you totally just read the bold, pink, shouty capitals first didn't you? YEAH you did! Good for you, I have tortured you long enough.


So, YES!

New book deal for a BRAND NEW series, and I am beyond thrilled to have signed a three book, world rights deal with Hachette, Australia. I was so incredibly fortunate to be signed by Hachette for my Paradise series in late 2014, so to be able to work with them again on a new series is extremely exciting and I can't wait to bring these stories to you.
And the best thing about today is that I don't get to reveal just one cover, but all THREE covers AND blurbs for one big EPIC series reveal.

THE HEART OF THE SERIES
The first standalone book in CJ Duggan's HEART OF THE CITY series - a very sassy, super sexy New Adult romance from the internationally bestselling author of the SUMMER and PARADISE series.

December 1st, 2016

'You're breaking up with me!'He was silent.'In Paris.'Eyes dropping.'Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!' I screamed.
Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here - three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she'd pictured it . . .
Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether - with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.
When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic - if not slightly terrifying - tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he's coming back for a second course . . .

February 1st, 2017
Sarah Williams is a spirited, independent Aussie who has always dreamed of New York City. So when a job opportunity arises to become an au pair for a successful businessman in the heart of Manhattan, Sarah jumps at the chance to follow her dream.
What she didn't bet on was a beautiful newborn and a distant, abrasive man whose eyes hold a million anguished secrets. Determined to care for his daughter and face the challenges of the impossible Ben Worthington, Sarah was always prepared to follow her heart; she just wasn't prepared to lose it to a complicated man like Ben.

April 1st, 2017
Like so many of her university friends, Kate Brown is London bound, but unlike her friends - who had the chance to enjoy the beer, sights and attractions of the UK - Kate is instead visiting her grandmother (who may or may not be the devil).
Wanting nothing more than to be a normal, independent twenty-something living it up in ol' London town, Kate finds herself a prisoner in her grandmother's Kensington terrace, daydreaming about the holiday that could have been. But when Kate is almost run over by posh, smirking playboy Henry Baker, it leaves her wondering if being out and about is such a good idea after all, especially when she catches herself laughing at his jokes.
One thing Kate knows for sure is that she has to avoid Henry at all costs. But with her balcony facing his, you can pretty much guarantee Kate's London adventure is going to be anything but boring . . .

How beautiful are these covers?

Many thanks to the amazingly talented Keary Taylor and the lovely Hachette team for bringing my vision to life, I simply adore everything about them.

Pre-Order the ebooks now or buy the print edition starting with Paris Lights from all good bookshops from December 1st, 2016.


Pre-order links:
Paris Lights

iBooks: http://apple.co/21e3DjB


Amazon: http://amzn.to/1WJljoA
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Pl7HIF
Google Books: http://bit.ly/1tiRdff

New York Nights

iBooks: http://apple.co/1U67mkv


Amazon: http://amzn.to/1U0Gzkd
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1RZR30M
Google Books: http://bit.ly/1ZFWQyG

London Bound

iBooks: http://apple.co/1U0GooZ


Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Pl7d5i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UmrbCc
Google Books: http://bit.ly/22ZZgKC


A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful Reader's, Reviewer's and Blogger's who signed up for the  big series launch today with the wonderful Kylie and Co at Give Me Books 
And to anyone and everyone who helps spread the good word about my books, I appreciate it more than I can say.
Sincerely, CJ xo
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Published on June 14, 2016 08:31 • 70 views

April 17, 2016


Here are some burning questions answered for you.
It's always good to take stock and do some housekeeping for the mind. I guess what I am guilty of is not thinking about some of the finer details that I know, that are locked away inside my head, the things I am yet to share, so I thought I would unload my over packed mind and lay it all out on the table, and in the process hopefully you have some things clarified in a segment I like to call...

THE THINGS THAT I KNOW...

Now bear with because I am just going to be shooting things out of my head like lazer beams, this will be a massive inner mind dump onto the page, no rhyme or reason it's just what pops into me head. So in no particular order.
FOREVER SUMMER PAPERBACKS?
YES! The paperbacks have been formatted and the full cover jackets are currently sitting with my designer. Once the cover is finalised I always like to upload and request for a a proof to be sent out, just so I can check the quality and make sure that I am 100% happy with it before it is widely available for the public. I had hoped to have had these ready sooner, but I made some alterations with the MS and had it reformatted from scratch. Now I am happy with it I can get them finalised. The second they are available I will be doing an announcement and post purchase links on all my social platforms including newsletters, don't worry you will be the first to know. The process is also the same for those wanting the 'The Onslow Boys' and I anticipate that both paperback editions will be ready pretty much at the same time, so look out for the postings.


CAN I PRE-ORDER YOUR BOOKS ON AMAZON?
At this stage no, all my future books are listed as an exclusive pre-order to the iBookstore, my books will be available for purchase on ALL platforms upon release, and once again I will always ensure that announcements and purchase links will be ready the second a book goes live.

CAN I COME SEE YOU AT A BOOK SIGNING?
I decided last year that 2016 was going to be about writing and balance. I really love meeting readers and attending events and I plan to keep on doing them after I take some time to work on my books this year. My office has just been recently renovated so it's been really nice to spend time here, fitting it out and working in my new space has been a real game changer for me. I do look forward to what 2017 will bring with picking up the event baton and doing some singings then.
OFFICE PICS?
I know I keep promising the grand reveal, but it's just not there yet. The last piece in the puzzle is new carpet, which is something I am both looking forward to and dreading. I will have to move all my furniture out again to install, and when I am mid book and on a deadline I just can't have that happen right now. One of the more difficult things was when my office was getting extended was not being unable to use it. Sitting in my lounge room, with my beats on while the TV flickered in my peripheral vision drove me crazy, I hate being away from my space and writing was a real struggle. I won't be doing that again in a hurry, but definitely later in the year. Until then you will definitely see snippets until the grand before and after posting.


THE SUMMER SERIES CAN'T BE THE END???
I get this A LOT and with every question my heart says the same thing. It's not the end. And although I am rather vague and non committal about the details largely because the last thing I want to do is give readers a ball park release date or story line to get excited about. What I do know is there is definitely something in my mind brewing, and it will most likely be for next year. That is all I can say at this stage, but never say never and it is on the back burner of my mind while I work on my other series and releases, but yes!

THE PARADISE SERIES CAN'T BE THE END???
The Paradise Series was optioned as a two book deal contract, with the option of more like with anything. But I strongly feel that the story ended exactly how I wanted it to, and the readers response was so amazing I think I felt that going anywhere else after that might feel forced when it ended on such a high. It was a tough challenge as an author to ride through the backlash of a cliffhanger in Paradise City, something that I most definitely not known for with my writing, so I was really hoping that the response with how the series ended was met well, and it by far exceeded my expectations when the response was so positive. Sometimes knowing when to draw the line is hard, but I think for now it's the best choice.

STANDALONE?
YES! As you might have seen, I recently unveiled the cover to my next WIP 'Beyond Here Lies Nothing' And hold onto your hats because it IS a standalone!! *gasp* And let me tell you I am so happy about it. Writing a standalone book has almost been like a palate cleanser in many ways. Writing a series is a lot of work and the load is heavy dealing with reader expectation book after book. So to be able to do something new and solo feels amazing to me. I can honestly say I haven't felt this giddy about a story since my fledgling days writing The Boys of Summer. Once again I find myself writing in complete anonymity, because I chose to write this book largely in secret and it is exactly what I needed. It really is a passion project, it's also different to anything I have ever written. I am SO excited about these characters, it could even be one of my favourites.

Pre-order iBooks: http://apple.co/1NfxIYD
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1SOSD6E

SO WHAT ABOUT THE KISS SERIES?
I am chomping at the bit to tell this story, I know exactly how it is all played out and is so strong in my mind because I have been brainstorming it for years. The release date is tentative at the moment as I have a few things rolling out this year that will determine how that series release will be effected, just know that it is definitely being released and is currently on an exclusive iBooks pre-order.

iBooks Pre-Order: http://apple.co/1S2og0tAdd to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1R7U5VY

SECRETS?
I know exactly what you mean. I have been posting many vague posts about exciting announcements and things to look forward to (no I am not having a baby or won lotto) But nevertheless, the news is pretty epic, and exciting and I can't say much more than that, with the promise that all will be revealed and it will be worth the agonising wait, believe me I am DYING to tell you all. Ugh, aren't I the worst???

On the dotted line...
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO CONTACT YOU?
I am most active on any of these platforms (no particular order) And I LOVE getting tagged in posts, it's the best way for me to see things as I don't always get to see everything with the way social media is controlled by the man behind the curtain. So please free to contact me or tag me in a post or review.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJ_Duggan


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CJDugganAuthor
Instagram: @CJ_Duggan

I can also be contacted regarding Review Copies, Interviews, and Guest Posts through my website: http://www.cjdugganbooks.com/contact....

If you have any outstanding questions, just leave them in the comments section and I will be happy to answer them.
CJ xo xo
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Published on April 17, 2016 00:12 • 47 views

April 14, 2016

Ready to see my NEW cover? (Exclusive Cover Reveal)He came from nowhere — just another stranger blowing into our backward town. They come, they go; no one ever stays in Pretty Pine for long. Except he wasn’t just anybody, he was very much a somebody: a very talented, a very sexy, a very famous somebody.Breathe, Sadie. Just. Breathe. With new ventures comes new stories and I am finally able to reveal to you my BRAND NEW standalone New Adult Romance:

'Beyond Here Lies Nothing.' 

Ready to meet Sadie and Nathaniel?

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BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHINGWhen a big city agent wants to rent the abandoned chapel on the Bowen’s property for an obscene amount of money, it seems like a deal of a lifetime … there’s just one small catch.

Nathaniel Black.

Disgraced, broken-down, whisky-swilling Rock God Nathaniel Black is set to make a comeback, or at least that’s what his long-suffering agent is hoping.
It’s Nathaniel’s last chance for salvation, to lock himself away from the temptations of his wicked life. With no women, no booze, no drugs: only the music. The one thing he didn’t count on was forming a complex, life-changing bond with a reclusive, talented songbird, Sadie Bowen.

Eighteen-year-old Sadie has all of Nathaniel’s vinyl records under her bed and his poster lining the inside of her wardrobe door. And now he was here, in her backyard, eating her food and sharing her bathroom—a dream come true, right? Until Sadie soon realises her teenage idol is the most infuriating, arrogant man-child she has ever met.

Will seclusion lead to destruction? Or will Sadie finally get a chance to learn who the real man is behind the music? One thing is clear, despite every voice inside her head telling her to stay away, she couldn’t.

She couldn’t help it, couldn’t fight it.

Nathaniel Black was about to become her favourite mistake.
COMING 2016

Wan't to get a copy auto delivered to your device first thing release day?

You can now PRE-ORDER exclusively via the iBookstore.

PRE-ORDER NOW

*Ebooks and paperbacks will be available on other platforms come release.

WAN'T TO RECEIVE AN ARC FOR REVIEW?

Not only are you the first to lay eyes on this BEAUTIFUL new cover designed by the super talented Keary Taylor, but I am pleased to be able to offer VIP ARC (Advanced Readers Copies) for any who wish to review early. Please note, ARCS will be limited in number so if you are interested please apply HERE!HAPPY COVER REVEAL DAY! Please free to do share the cover and any of the teasers for your chance to. win a SIGNED poster! The more tags, more shares, the more chances to win, so don't forget to tag me!
*Man with hairy arms not included.

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Thanks for taking a sneak peek at my cover, keep a look out for more teasers, ARC's and release date news.

CJ xo xo
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Published on April 14, 2016 20:25 • 44 views

April 8, 2016



Just because the cover is not out yet doesn't mean I can't tease you a little. Along with the blurb for 'Beyond Here Lies Nothing' I have put together a bit of a snapshot to the new characters (new world) of the small town called 'Pretty Pine' This is just the first of many teasers I'll be dropping in the coming weeks, I hope you like what you see! heart emoticon
BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHING - Contemporary New Adult
He came from nowhere — just another stranger blowing into our backward town. They come, they go; no one ever stays in Pretty Pine for long. Except he wasn’t just anybody, he was very much a somebody: a very talented, a very sexy, a very famous somebody.Breathe, Sadie. Just. Breathe.***When a big city agent wants to rent the abandoned chapel on the Bowen’s property for an obscene amount of money, it seems like a deal of a lifetime … there’s just one small catch.Nathaniel Black.Disgraced, broken-down, whisky-swilling Rock God Nathaniel Black is set to make a comeback, or at least that’s what his long-suffering agent is hoping.It’s Nathaniel’s last chance for salvation, to lock himself away from the temptations of his wicked life. With no women, no booze, no drugs: only the music. The one thing he didn’t count on was forming a complex, life-changing bond with a reclusive, talented songbird, Sadie Bowen.Eighteen-year-old Sadie has all of Nathaniel’s vinyl records under her bed and his poster lining the inside of her wardrobe door. And now he was here, in her backyard, eating her food and sharing her bathroom—a dream come true, right? Until Sadie soon realises her teenage idol is the most infuriating, arrogant man-child she has ever met.Will seclusion lead to destruction? Or will Sadie finally get a chance to learn who the real man is behind the music? One thing is clear, despite every voice inside her head telling her to stay away, she couldn’t.
She couldn’t help it, couldn’t fight it.
Nathaniel Black was about to become her favourite mistake.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE COVER?
I am doing an EXCLUSIVE Cover Reveal via Newsletter, so if you would like to be the first to see the BEAUTIFUL cover, head on over to my site here: HERE and subscribe to the monthly newsletter.


Exclusive Pre-Order iBooks: http://apple.co/1NfxIYD
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Published on April 08, 2016 20:31 • 29 views

March 24, 2016

Ah radio silence, the struggle is real.
While there are a lot of things I am unable to tell you at this stage, here is something I am able to tell you.
I have a new book coming out.
It's New Adult.
It's set in Australia.
It's a stand alone.
And I LOVE IT!
Here's a clue:

There has been varying degree's of falling in and out of love along the way when creating stories. Writing is a hugely personal, creative process that takes an immense amount of mind power. In a lot of ways writers need to have a strong psychological aspect, much like an athlete does to battle their endurance, we need that kind of mental endurance in creating time and time again. Our mid sections might be slightly softer but make no mistake, it takes focus and determination, and much sacrifice. It's a rather exciting acknowledgement to make, and one I think is really important to accept. Writing is an incredible power, world building, creating stories that make you feel - awesome! 
So as I set onto book 10 I am so excited to be able to say: 
I am completely in love with this story.
It's the same feeling I had when I wrote The Boys of Summer. There was no pressure, no expectation, I just became lost in the story and it literally had me running to my computer to see what happened next. This is the same feeling, its new and exciting and mainly because I have kept it a secret, a bit of a passion project if you will.
Last year saw me complete two much loved series, the SUMMER and the PARADISE series. Tying up those books was incredibly satisfying and felt like an end of a huge era of my life. The Summer series was where it all began for me, a set of characters that helped me build my brand and give me a voice. They are quintessentially Australian, but more than that they are quintessentially CJ. The Paradise series was by far the most exciting aspect of my career, my foray into traditional publishing with Hachette, Australia. It took my writing to a whole new level and gave me a platform to develop a whole new set of characters. I LOVE this series, and I loved working with Hachette, they just got my vision, respected my branding and what eventually produced from our collaboration was the perfect bridge series from what I had done independently. 
It's always exciting (nerve wracking) to enter new territory from a long running series, and the Paradise series was the perfect stepping stone, just like I know this book will be.
It links in with that old world feeling of complete excitement of falling in love with a story, combined with a new found confidence in publishing, the kind I didn't have way back in the day of writing TBoS. 
And while I have been in the shadows working like a mad scientist on my new book, I promise there will be an end to all my vague book posts of whats to come. So far, 2016 has been an incredibly surreal start, one that takes a lot of unpacking and repacking to do in my own mind.
So here are the things I know for sure:
a) A new book is coming, a cover reveal and blurb unveiling will be happening in the coming weeks.
b) An exciting announcement is happening very soon
c) There is another secret project, one that kind of blows my mind but also will learn more later in the year.
d) The Kiss Series release is TBA due to points b) and c) but watch this space for when they will be rolling out. 
e) Paperbacks for Onslow Boy Boxed Set and Forever Summer are in development. Yay!!

f) Oh, and the new office is coming along swimmingly. There are still some much needed additions, umm like carpet! But I am super excited to share more pics about the grand reveal. I kind of feel there needs to be ribbon and scissors involved, it's been such an epic change.
And while this all seems incredibly vague still let it be known I don't actively enjoy torturing you all (okay maybe a little) but be rest assured sitting on secrets KILLS me, but then I think of all the awesome that is still yet to unfold and how much I know you are going to love each development.
It's going to be so bitter-sweet, I promise. xo
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Published on March 24, 2016 21:46 • 13 views