As a thank you to all the loyal readers of my newsletter I’m giving away one signed paperback copy of the romantic suspense, Shadows in the Dust, plus one ebook copy. Leave a comment on this blog to go into the draw. Competition ends at midnight on 22nd August.
Shadows in the Dust is the first book in a new series, called The Colours of the Earth, a romantic suspense set in the heart of the Outback. This was the very first manuscript I ever wrote, a labour of love, which has sat at the bottom of my drawer for many, many years. I’ve taken it out, dusted it off, re-worked and re-mastered it. This story was born because I had to write about all of the characters I met during my years working on a sheep farm as a jillaroo in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. There’s even a slight paranormal twist, as I’ve always been fascinated by the deep spirituality a person encounters in the Australian bush. The heroine doesn’t trust anyone because of an event from her past and her journey towards finally breaking down that wall of loneliness to let people in, as well as finding love, is a long, hard, but in the end, joyful one. I hope you enjoy reading Jenna and Dan’s story.
Witness to a brutal murder, Jenna is looking for a place to hide. The last thing Dan needs is trouble, after his time spent in jail. Can they let go of their pasts to defeat a killer in the harsh outback desert?
Jenna Montrose is on the run from the man who killed her father. Alone and always moving from town to town, Jenna trusts no one, not even the cops. She arrives in remote Smokey Creek, outback West Australia, where she takes a job as a jillaroo on a cattle station. Perhaps this time her archenemy won’t be able to find her.
Dan Simmonds has demons of his own to conquer, having spent two years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He needs to keep this job as a jackaroo to re-build his reputation. But he can’t seem to shake the protective instinct Jenna awakens, when he sees through her lies to her desperate vulnerability. She’s so full of contradictions, he’s not sure she’s worth fighting for.
When they become trapped together in the desert, Dan admits she provokes emotions he thought buried deep. Jenna is drawn to Dan’s courageous heart and welcoming smile, but desperate not to reveal her secret, will she revert to her habit of running away when the murderer reappears? Or will she let him help her, and turn the hunter into the hunted?
Leave a comment below and I’ll put you in the draw. Winner drawn on the 23rd August 2018. Winner will be contacted by email.