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Carla Caruso

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Carla Caruso was born in Adelaide, grew up amid a boisterous extended Italian family – yet somehow managed to become a bookworm...
Carla always wanted to be a novelist, annoying the kindergarten teachers by dictating long, detailed stories to them. It just took her a while to realise her childhood dream - journalism seemed a more practical course. Her media career has included stints as a newspaper and magazine journalist, government PR and fashion stylist. These days, she works as a freelance journalist and copywriter. She began seriously writing fiction three years ago when she went freelance full-time.
The romance genre appeals as she is a sucker for rom-coms (especially if Channing Tatum is in the mix) and likes to think her Italian anc
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A Pretty Mess (Astonvale, #1)

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Pretty Shore (Astonvale #2)

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Catch of the Day

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Unlucky for Some

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Picture PictureHello, all!

I'm taking part in the 7th Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop, as organised by the fabulous author, Dianne Venetta .

To help celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of my ebook novella, Then and Now. It follows a couple when they first fall in love, then eight years later, once they have the marriage certificate and obligatory two kids!

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Liane's magic is getting into a character's head and writing exactly how we think, flaws and all. Also loved the story's messages about exes, and how we can fall in love with 'a memory' (rather than the reality), and how relationships can ultimately ...more
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My new fave author! Reads like an episode of Offspring. Loved it. The kind of funny, realistic women's fic that's hard to find these days - hence why I devoured it in a few days.
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