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Casey-LARGE

Code of the West + Athlete Heroes

AKA Bull Riders Last year I said yes to writing a story for a multi-author series. The only drawback? Athlete heroes and a sport I knew nothing about. Bull riders and bull riding, to be exact. Those guys who willingly strap themselves to the back of a sixteen-hundred pound–bred for bucking–bull, and try not to […]

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It’s a Work In Progress

It’s a Work In Progress

So how do you start a new #King story for Harlequin Presents? Probably not like this. I’m in first-draft la-la land, and soon there will need to be less Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and more Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. In other words, I’ll probably have to start again. I’m on the perfect princess, […]

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CourageEli-LARGE

New Jackson Brothers covers and titles

  My Jackson family series had a makeover recently, and it’s out with the sexy, brooding bad boy covers and in with something a whole lot more romantic. I love that these new covers all feature a water horizon. Divers, boat builders, fishermen … together the Jackson brothers run the family marina on Australia’s east […]

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Delicious Dialogue: Do you like dogs?

Delicious Dialogue: Do you like dogs?

One of my latest favourite lines of romantic dialogue comes at the very end of a trailer for a Star Wars meets Cinderella film called Jupiter Ascending. No in-depth commentary from me. I got nothing but a bellylaugh full of love for the doggy bits. I think it’s a humour thing; this takes me back to […]

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Books To Make You Cry

Books To Make You Cry

For when crying is a plan you aim to pursue: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green: The mother lode of tears. Youth, illness, life, love and death. ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes: What if love just isn’t enough? THE ROAD by Cormac McArthy: Raw, sparse & brutal. A dying world. A father’s […]

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A Bad Boy for Christmas by Kelly Hunter

Hero archetypes: The Great Australian Larrikin?

Cocky, persuasive, fun-loving, loyal—and crooked? I ran into communication problems the other day when I tried to describe my latest romance hero to some of my overseas friends. “He’s a larrikin,” I said, fully expecting understanding and affection for the stereotype. I didn’t get it. My companions were thinking thug, criminal, bully, hoodlum. Whereas, I […]

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