Daphne Du Maurier Finalist!

So excited that Rage is a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense! That’s two awesome awards my wee book has finalled in. Who would have thought it? Not me!!! I shall now resume my happy dance… 🙂

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A wounded veteran who lost his purpose when he lost his legs in battle, 
and a single mother who only sees the hero he’s become. 

He’s lost his purpose… 

Callum McKay, was an SAS officer when a car bomb took his legs. After his recovery, he became partner in an international security firm – one that dealt with the things governments weren’t able, or willing, to deal with. As far as Callum is concerned, he’s still the same able, competent and commanding guy he was before his accident. And then, he was proven wrong. After a screwed up mission in South America, Callum realized he was no longer an asset to his team. He was a liability. With his purpose and faith in his abilities shattered, Callum turned his back on the security company and returned to the house his grandfather left him in Arness, Scotland. He was no longer fit for action. He was no longer fit for life. He was no use to anyone at all.

…she’s giving it back…whether he wants it or not! 

Single mother, Isobel Sinclair, has made a lot of stupid decisions in her life. But the dumbest one has to be removing a dead body from the beach outside of her house. She panicked when she saw the dead man and was too scared to call the police, in case they found out her secrets and threw her in jail. Who would look after her kids if she was gone? No, there was no calling the police. That’s why the body ended up in her freezer and she ended going to the most terrifying man in Arness to ask for help. Callum McKay was obviously hiding from the world and clearly didn’t want to get involved with anyone or anything. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t going to get a choice in the matter – because only Callum could help Isobel now.

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Rage is a Holt Medallion Finalist!

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So excited that Rage is a finalist in the Romantic Suspense category of this year’s Holt Medallion competition!!! This is a really prestigious award, judged by readers, and I can’t believe I finaled! I shall now resume happy dancing… 🙂

2018 Finalist

Here’s what Rage is about, in case you were wondering:

A wounded veteran who lost his purpose when he lost his legs in battle,
and a single mother who only sees the hero he’s become.

He’s lost his purpose…

Callum McKay, was an SAS officer when a car bomb took his legs. After his recovery, he became partner in an international security firm – one that dealt with the things governments weren’t able, or willing, to deal with. As far as Callum is concerned, he’s still the same able, competent and commanding guy he was before his accident. And then, he was proven wrong. After a screwed up mission in South America, Callum realized he was no longer an asset to his team. He was a liability. With his purpose and faith in his abilities shattered, Callum turned his back on the security company and returned to the house his grandfather left him in Arness, Scotland. He was no longer fit for action. He was no longer fit for life. He was no use to anyone at all.

…she’s giving it back…whether he wants it or not!

Single mother, Isobel Sinclair, has made a lot of stupid decisions in her life. But the dumbest one has to be removing a dead body from the beach outside of her house. She panicked when she saw the dead man and was too scared to call the police, in case they found out her secrets and threw her in jail. Who would look after her kids if she was gone? No, there was no calling the police. That’s why the body ended up in her freezer and she ended going to the most terrifying man in Arness to ask for help. Callum McKay was obviously hiding from the world and clearly didn’t want to get involved with anyone or anything. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t going to get a choice in the matter – because only Callum could help Isobel now.

AMAZON | KOBO | B+N IBOOKS

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RANSOM OUT NOW!

The bookstores have conspired against me, either that or they hated my countdown, whatever their reason, they’ve released Ransom early!

Yep, you read right – it’s OUT NOW! 😀

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Here are the links so far:

AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2G8xavf
iBooks: https://apple.co/2GxzifH
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2Ge1jFr
B+N: still waiting for them.

And here’s what it’s all about:

She’s an Oscar-nominated actress from a British acting dynasty.
He’s an Atlantic City MMA fighter who grew up on the streets.
Together, they’re each other’s only hope of survival.

When a new and power-hungry cartel nabs Belinda Collins from her sister’s wedding party at an exclusive jungle resort in Peru, John Garcia, a.k.a. Beast, tries to stop the kidnapping–only to be taken himself. The couple are transported deep into the Amazon rainforest and a ransom is demanded. The pair know that as soon as their kidnappers realize Beast isn’t famous, they’ll consider him surplus to requirements and kill him. Their only hope is escape. But with no jungle experience between them, running into the rainforest could be just as deadly as taking their chances with their kidnappers.

With their friends at Benson Security searching for the pair, and the jungle-savvy cartel hunting them down, Beast and Belinda have to work together to get out of the rainforest alive–before someone, or something, ensures they never leave at all.

*** This is an 80,000 word standalone novel with an HEA ***

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Benson’s Boys book 3 out now!

It’s live! Callum and Isobel’s story is now available online in ebook and paperback. 🙂 If you don’t already have a copy, you’ll find the links below. I really hope you enjoy Rage. Don’t forget to let me know what you think!

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He’s lost his purpose. She’s giving it back. Whether he wants it or not!

These are the circumstances that led to Isobel Sinclair’s latest stupid decision:
1. She was a teenage mum who (unknowingly!) went on to marry a criminal.
2. She’s now divorced with two kids, a mountain of debt (courtesy of her criminal ex) and a minimum wage job.
3. A loan shark is after her to pay off her ex-husband’s debt, only Isobel doesn’t have any money to give him.
4. Desperation leads Isobel to sell the stolen goods she finds on the beach outside her house, rather than report the find to the police.
5. The people who lost their bounty have returned.
6. This time, they leave behind a body…

At this point, a normal person would call the cops. But Isobel isn’t normal. She’s a single mum, with two kids to feed, and a leery loan shark breathing down her neck. The last thing she needs is the cops sending her to jail for fencing stolen goods. And that’s the reason Isobel makes the stupidest decision of her life so far—she asks the most dangerous man she knows for help to deal with the body.

Callum McKay has hardly been spotted since he moved to the tiny Scottish town of Arness, four months earlier. But rumours about him abound. Some say he was in the Special Forces and received a medical discharge after he stepped on a landmine. Others say he worked for an international security company, but they kicked him out after he got his team killed. Some folk believe he turned rogue and now only works with criminals. And there are those who are convinced he’s a wanted man, hiding from the authorities. Whatever the story, everyone agrees on a few key things: Callum McKay is deadly, volatile and quite possibly suicidal.

He’s also Isobel’s only hope.

Callum is about to learn that you can quit Benson Security, but it doesn’t quit you!

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My book won the Stiletto award!

Look what I  brought home as a souvenir from the Romance Writers of America conference! Reckless, Benson’s Boys book 1, won the romantic suspense category of the Stiletto competition. I was really shocked to win and very excited that I was actually there to hear my name being called. Not bad for my first ever conference! Now it’s back to getting book three in the series finished… 🙂

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Relentless out now!

 

The second book in the Benson’s Boys security series is out now. Happy reading everybody! 🙂

Every woman needs a warrior at her back

 

There’s no hiding the fact that Julia Collins has issues.She’s shy to the point of trying to become invisible. She has OCD tendencies–breaking out in hives if she loses control of her environment. She finds it hard to talk to intimidating men, or more accurately, to any men. A fact that makes working as the office manager for Benson Security particularly difficult–the company is made up almost entirely of huge, intimidating,ex-military men. But none of the men affect her the way Joe Barone does. The ex-marine is charming, confident, heroic and so sexy it hurts to look at him. Everything about Joe intimidates Julia. And that’s why, when he declares his interest in her,she does the only sensible thing–she hides.

 

There’s a limit to how long Joe Barone is going to tolerate Julia hiding. So what if she has a few issues? They don’t detract from her many attributes. She’s gorgeous, smart, generous and kind. Which guy wouldn’t want a woman like that by his side? So when her grandmother gets arrested in South America, Joe sees a perfect opportunity to show Julia how good they’d be together. Julia needs someone to accompany her to Peru, someone who speaks Spanish and who doesn’t crumble in the face of authority. Julia needs Joe.

 

But when they get to Lima, they discover things are much worse than they were led to believe. With danger at every turn and lives on the line, Julia is forced to get past her issues and trust in Joe–her life depends on it.

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An interview with Betty

The Invertary Standard has interviewed Betty as part of their personality of the week series. If you want to read what she has to say, then there’s a copy of the interview on my blog. 😀 You’ll also find out more of what Betty’s been up to recently in Here Comes The Rainne Again  and Caught (out Dec 24).

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