When Peta Collins received the phone call from yet another reporter, she couldn’t take it anymore. Almost two years since her only child Mikayla had bWhen Peta Collins received the phone call from yet another reporter, she couldn’t take it anymore. Almost two years since her only child Mikayla had been murdered and Peta still missed her fiercely with a never ending grief.
Getting away over the anniversary seemed a good idea and Moonstone Cottage in the Hunter Valley seemed to be the answer. But the man closing the front door of the cottage as she arrived seemed familiar. Suddenly the memories came rushing back once again – Daniel Woodman, the detective who had investigated Mikayla’s murder; what was he doing here?
This very short and sweet contemporary romance is Aussie author Kerrie Paterson’s debut novel. A delightful story it ticks all the right boxes, and even though it is a quick, easy read there is nothing missing. I have no hesitation in recommending Moonstone Cottage and I’ll be keeping my eyes out for more of this author’s work. ...more
Originally released as Cupid's Christmas this novella has been revised and republished under the new title Wishing for Wonderful.
This gorgeous and absOriginally released as Cupid's Christmas this novella has been revised and republished under the new title Wishing for Wonderful.
This gorgeous and absolutely delightful Christmas story is told by Cupid, whose sole job in life is matching the correct partners together. He’s been doing it for hundreds of years, thousands maybe, and none have given him the challenge that his current job has!
Thirty years ago, he successfully matched Eleanor and John, but then his dreaded nemesis, Life Management, stepped in and ruined everything. And now, with both Eleanor and John single again, Cupid has managed to get them together, where they are happily re-finding each other. But he has some difficulties to overcome before success is complete, and with Christmas fast approaching, he needs to sort out John’s feisty but disastrous daughter Lindsay. So with some magic, and a gorgeous but unruly dog, plus a couple of miracles….will Christmas be a happy one for all concerned? Or will Life Management get in the way again?
A highly recommended Christmas story for everyone!...more
As Danika Glynn and her crew of refugees, Teddy, Lukas, Maisie and Clementine continued their journey to the Magnetic Valley they were still being purAs Danika Glynn and her crew of refugees, Teddy, Lukas, Maisie and Clementine continued their journey to the Magnetic Valley they were still being pursued by the king’s hunters, with Sharr Morrigan in the lead. Sharr was a vicious and lethal hunter and determined to finish off the refugees who had bested her in the past. Her proclivity was Flame, one of the most dangerous of all...
When they finally arrived at the edge of the borderlands they realized the danger had just magnified – the alchemy magic was spread throughout the land and if they went the wrong way they would be lost. Suddenly though Danika had to seek help from the smugglers whose land they had strayed onto; one of the crew was desperately injured and needed a healer quickly. And when it seemed that Lukas was hiding secrets she wondered if her trust in this boy had been misplaced.
With the king’s hunters in hot pursuit, the king’s soldiers multiplying ahead of them and the smugglers also behind – would Danika and her friends be able to continue? The race was on to beat the king before he began plan B – could they foil his plot once again? They could almost taste success – the Magnetic Valley was so close! But what more would it take to reach that longed for safety?
This is the second in the Chasing the Valley trilogy by Aussie author Skye Melki-Wegner and is just as action packed and thrilling as the first. An excellent fantasy tale and I can’t wait to read the third and final of the series. I have no hesitation in recommending Borderlands highly, but do recommend Chasing the Valley be read first. ...more
Private Investigator Jesse Clarke admired Dominic as he walked into the café for their usual Sunday morning brunch; handsome and rugged, they had beenPrivate Investigator Jesse Clarke admired Dominic as he walked into the café for their usual Sunday morning brunch; handsome and rugged, they had been living together for only three weeks – she was enjoying the company of the two males in her life more than ever. Atlas, her beloved boxer had been Jesse’s companion and loyal friend for a long time – Atlas and Dom had become great friends as well for which she was thankful.
When Jesse received a case where she needed to find the answers for not one, but two grieving families, she enlisted both partner Ed and Officer Jason; her police contact, into the investigation. The sightings of the two individual dead children to the parents was devastating in itself – even though they knew their loved one was dead, that small spark of hope was there that maybe it was a mistake; that the funeral and death certificate were somehow wrong. But were Sarah and Anthony still alive? What was happening?
And then a second case came along – action figure costumes had been stolen from the specialist shop they were designed and made from; right before the Comic Convention. Jesse was shocked to see Spiderman on the CCTV footage – but she was even more bemused when Batman arrived in her office with a warning!
As the cases heated up and the dangers mounted, Jesse could feel herself getting closer to the truth. But would she discover the answers she needed before someone was hurt?
I absolutely loved Death by Disguise, Aussie author Helen Goltz’s second in the Jesse Clarke series. I found it light and entertaining with many laugh out loud moments along the way. There were some wonderful twists; some great interaction between Jesse and Atlas! Jesse has a dry sense of humour; plus she treats Atlas like a human, and I’m sure he thinks he’s one as well. I have no hesitation in recommending Death by Disguise highly.
With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review. ...more