Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SARA News - The 'Whoa, is it August already?!" Edition

Dear SARA readers, 

Welcome to the latest edition of the well-overdue news!  Grab a glass of your favourite winter beverage and maybe a tim tam or two, and dive into the latest SARA happenings!

ROBBY DENNIS has released her first book in the last few days.  Love in Speranza is available now from Amazon AU.

When passion and culture collide, secrets from long ago are revealed, forever changing lives in the sleepy town of Speranza.

Australian author Gabby Craven travels to Speranza, Sicily, immersing herself in its culture. Enchanted by its beauty and friendly people, she quickly becomes entangled in their colourful lives. Especially that of the town’s sexy doctor Nic Ravisi. He’s the complete package, sending her temperature soaring. If only he didn’t keep retreating from her…

Dr Nic Ravisi is driven by his duty to care for the people of his home town. Turning his back on a promising career as a surgeon in the city, he chooses to live a humble life, costing him his first love. Despite the underlying pressure to marry from the well-meaning community and his mother, it’s the last thing on his mind. 

When his path intersects with Gabby’s, he finds it hard to concentrate on his priorities. She’s too hard to ignore. What good can come of a short-term fling?

After a chance meeting with a mysterious older woman, Gabby uncovers a tale of lost love and a secret that could turn lives upside down. Can Gabby help her to reveal the truth and set into motion the destiny that awaits, before she returns home?

Love in Speranza takes you on a journey of love in its many forms. Love, hope and second chances. 

SARAH GATES talks about her 'dream run' and everything you need to know to win a grant at The Writers Bloc.   This is the story behind her 2016 release, Love Elimination, and her winning the Carclew Colin Thiele Scholarship.  

Sarah is also excited to tell us that her Writing for Publication and Peace of Mind Workshop Series  at the Cove Civic Centre is SOLD OUT!  

LIANA SKRZYPCZAK has just had a short story accepted in the spring edition of Meanjin, entitled "Leaden Heart".  We look forward to checking it out!

AISLINN KEARNS' Station Alpha is just 99c now at Amazon AU.

A single phone call shatters her life…
Christine Ramirez’s phone rings in the dead of night. A man’s voice – unfamiliar and urgent – tells her to run.
She flees, but deadly, unknown assailants pursue her through the night. Her only saviour is the gruff stranger on the other end of the line.
Paul has a secret. He’s been watching her – maybe a little more than the assignment strictly requires. He shouldn’t reveal himself, but he can’t let anything happen to Christine. Even if it costs him the job that means the world to him.
With the mysterious villains still pursuing Christine, Paul whisks her away to a Soldiering On safe house. There, passion flares between them, hot and undeniable. And they are powerless to resist its lure, even as the villains get ever closer to finding them…
Check our VICTORIA PURMAN'S latest Tule Publishing novel, Long Hot Summer (Hot Aussie Knights Book 3).

It's going to be a long, hot summer in Reynolds Ridge… 

Hannie Reynolds has returned to the town she grew up in because no other place feels quite like home. But living in the stunning Adelaide Hills comes with risks--from the threat of bushfires that destroy everything in their path to the heart-stopping return of her high school crush. 

Firefighter Dylan Knight has come home too, and old memories flare when he sees Hannie again. Have they waited too long to rekindle their love? 

When they discover they were driven apart by a lie, they’re more determined than ever to fight for their second chance… until a bushfire threatens to destroy all they might share together and the very foundations of Hannie’s life in the hills. 

Has she lost everything … and has Dylan lost her forever?

Speaking of Knights, take a look at TRISH MOREY'S latest, Burning Love (Hot Aussie Knights Book 4) from Tule Publishing!

Caleb Knight’s ex accused him of being married to his firefighter job, and maybe she was right. He’s given up looking for happy ever after and finds what he needs between Ava’s scorching sheets. But lately, he’s wondering whether this thing with Ava might become more permanent…

Artist Ava Mattiske's ability to trust was shattered long ago. Her steamy fling with Caleb is perfect until he starts talking long-term. She puts on the brakes, but when a bushfire threatens her studio and Caleb is on the scene, Ava realizes that there is one man she can count on... But will it be too late?

CARLA CARUSO has welcomed a new book baby in recent times. Run For The Hills comes to us from Escape Publishing.

The Belshaw brothers are back in Balkissoch...

Bridie Porter is wearing her Vera Wang gown and veil in the back of her wedding limo when she receives a compromising text about her hotelier groom. Panicked, she tells the driver to keep going and she flees from Melbourne to the small town of Balkissoch in the Adelaide Hills.
It’s the perfect pit-stop to hide from her ex and the press and to earn enough cash to stay out of sight. Unfortunately, the admin job she gets is for a wedding photography business and she’s had her fill of weddings lately. But it’s slim pickings on the work front in a town so teeny. And her new boss is strangely compelling...
After the rush and adrenaline of his job as an LA paparazzo, the last place Cody Belshaw wants to be is back in the small town where he grew up. But thanks to a clause in his father’s will that amounts to blackmail, Cody and his two brothers are stuck running a wedding business for at least a month. If there’s one thing that he’s learned in LA, however, it's to keep business and pleasure very, very separate. Which makes his new admin employee the definition of temptation.

Bridie is desperate to stay anonymous. Cody seeks out secrets for a living. As they delve into the world of brides, boutonnières and dogs-as-best-men, both Cody and Bridie will have to decide if this is a fling...or forever.

Happy reading,
Emmeline.  x