Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Harlequin, Mills and Boon, Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Ex Library. Seller Inventory BBI More information about this seller Contact this seller. Adopted - Outback Baby Sweet S. Barbara Hannay. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title Their parenthood surprise. Baby on Board From bump to baby and beyond I use my philosophy in many of my books, particularly the shapeshifter stories — humans who change to animal can advocate for animals and the environment from a unique perspective.
The link will be at the end of this interview. Which is your favourite? I have no favourite, because these days I think the blurring of the genres allows me to write with elements of all my favourites in the one story. What are the ingredients of a successful M-M romance? How is it different from F-M romance? Er, blushing! I think the only difference is the mechanics of the sex. You need to have sexual tension, snappy dialogue, pace, action, immediacy and sensuality — all the ingredients of the successful M-F romance.
The mechanics of writing a M-M can be challenging. To overcome this, I use endearments, nick-names, and distinctive dialogue styles to indicate the character, plus the use of proper names is more frequent in M-M, to avoid that reader confusion. It is also very important to retain POV purity, so that readers know whose head they are in while reading a scene. How is this genre different from romances that take place in the world as we know it?
I write romantic fiction, so for me, the starting point is always with the character. I think every work of fiction starts with a character, but the expectations of each genre reflect the style, content and focus of the story. Paranormal and dark urban fantasy and steampunk romances tend to focus on the setting more than contemporary romances.
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All fiction has this call. In my futuristic romance, Crystal Dreams , I saw the hero striding through a mist dressed in a kilt. For me, characters must be true to their nature. In my Monsters inK series, you will find: humans, shapeshifters, vampires and wizards. When you are world building, what is your process in relation to designing clothes, modes of transport, scenery? And when answering that what if question I never self-censor.
I wrote what I believed in, pushed some boundaries. You use one or more of the five senses to bring the scene to life to give it immediacy and you add description—if possible told from the POV of a character who is not familiar with that setting. Their observations will bring a freshness to even the most mundane scene.
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This is the immediacy that every author needs to bring to their scene and their stories, regardless of setting. As I said, research is the key. The hero of one of my vampire romance drives a red Ferrari red, because everyone knows that a red car goes faster! I had no experience of a Ferrari, so how could I write with any authenticity? I had to know, because my heroine is a passenger in the Ferrari. So, I headed off to the Ferrari dealership, spoke to the salesman and I was allowed to sit in the car and make notes.
In one of my fantasy romances, my heroine had to wear a suit of armour. How could I convey this to the reader? I visited a medieval re-enactment society and donned chain mail, helmet and armour. For a one paragraph description, it took me a day of research. But the scene came alive because I went that extra mile to get that authenticity.
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Oh give it a rest, Ric! Go to it, fireman. Tierney, including harness. Muttering beneath his breath, imagining all manner of payback on Ric for pulling such a stunt, Brendan retuned from the temporary fire headquarters in the CWA Hall, dressed in full bunker gear, his safety harness jangling as he walked. People laughed.
Tom had moved the truck closer to the tree, the ladder extended to the top branch. Bren donned his helmet and clipped the harness to the rung. Blog on rescuing animals. Registrations for Claytons close Saturday 10 August. Information on this fun, free and informative online conference is available here. To register, click here. On Saturday 4 August you should also have received a Claytons Update email. Congratulations to all our members this week.
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Submit your blog site link to cruisin romanceaustralia. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week. What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers. Welcome to Bookshelf Saturday. Our Aussie authors have novels coming out far and wide again in April. Eight years ago, paramedic Lawson Dunlop had a maverick reputation.
Vampire hunter Rand Wilder hated vampires—even if they were as beautiful and alluring as vampire princess Dominique Valois. For years he fought the beings who had killed his father, resisting their dangerous sensuality. Yet even Rand was tempted by the intoxicating Dominique and her shocking offer: to hurt the vampire court by taking her virginity….
A desperate need to ruin her reputation had forced Dominique to seek out the hunter known as The Darkness. Soon a very different sort of need drove her desire to take Rand to her bed. And Dane is looking better than ever.
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A reluctant Bachelor of the Year, Dane is definitely a no-strings man. Family and commitment are not on his agenda. He wants to concentrate on his professional image rather than his celebrity status and the string of women constantly following his every move. And what better way than to have a regular woman like Mariel on his arm? On the menu is a tasty selection of heroines and heroes: time travellers, vampires, zombies, ghosts, witches, trapped spirits, dragons, wizards, monsters, even cartoons.
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After all, this reunion could be the perfect opportunity to settle an old score. Kerry is determined to show up looking svelte — or at least not like the fat girl of old. Getting Even With Fran is a warm, engaging tale of letting go of the past. Brought up in the bigoted society of the Straight Church, Fort regards manlove with casual contempt. Not for him. Never for him.
Athletic, cocky and single-minded about what he wants, Griff sets about getting it. Fort fights with everything in him, but Griff affects him like no one else. Fort is irresistibly drawn by the friendship the other man offers so freely. Fort may have found a friend, but the cruel memories of his childhood are the greatest enemy of all. The daughter of a humble ranch hand, Skye McCory grew up dreaming of dating Keefe McGovern, heir to the famous McGovern cattle empire and way out of her league.
Now a high-flying lawyer, Skye is back and not afraid to tell Keefe how she feels. But the words die on her lips when a long-kept secret is revealed: Skye and Keefe coming together would blow their families apart…. She knows that getting married would mean abandoning them… but one stormy night Christie saves a stranger — and her life changes forever…. The stranger is Dr. Hugo Tallent! A specialist from Brisbane, he offers Christie the help she badly needs. Rachel Harper needed to escape her busy emergency ward for one weekend. But as the bushfire closes in on Cowral Bay, the heat between the two doctors is burning out of control….
But Ronan also seems to know too much about Kia…things she never told him. Gemma has fallen head-over-heels for the desert King and his little girl.
Can this guarded Sheikh ever open his heart enough to ask the one question Gemma most wants to hear? Seb made Ana feel less like a gangly, awkward beanpole and more like a stunning, desirable supermodel. Win this, and the brass ring is hers. Lose it and her board seat is at stake. But here, the best seats on the board are out on the surf. Nobody believes that more than Jake Finlayson, champion surfer turned environmental hero, leader of the opposition… and devastatingly gorgeous.
But Ted knew he had to fight for the woman he loved… and convince her that she could count on him to be the family man she wanted and needed. A lavish masquerade ball is no place for plain-Jane receptionist Carys Wells. Used to being unnoticed by the glitterati, Carys feels vulnerable and exposed by the searing gaze of a dark masked man.
Alessandro Mattani cannot remember Carys, but his body does—intimately. And the red-blooded Italian is determined to claim all that he believes is his…. This pirate tycoon will distract her—the only way he knows how! Why does this provocative stranger have such a low opinion of her? While his voice—dark and full of unspoken sinful promise—storms her heart and offers temptation too hard to resist…. Romy Picard will do anything to prevent her aged father from being imprisoned. But the only man who can help her is the rich, notorious Spaniard who stole her virginity and her heart three years ago….
They once shared so much, but all that remains are memories and the desire to bed her…. Simone has never forgotten fiercely ambitious, achingly sexy Rafael—and neither has her traitorous body! But when a princely secret and an unplanned pregnancy threaten to change everything…can this dark-hearted bad boy become a prince and a father? Especially when he knew the job would help her keep her son. Of course, making their fake engagement a real union was never going to happen.
A housekeeping job in a crumbling villa on Lake Como was a fresh start for Zoe Clark. As the blazing Mediterranean sun heats up, Leandro realizes his one desire is to claim Zoe…. Anna and Jared West reunite to look after baby Melanie at their Outback home. Could this dimpled, smiling bundle of joy be the one small miracle who can rescue all their hopes and dreams?
Prince Kelt, Duke of Vamili, knows the weight of responsibility a title brings. So the brooding royal keeps his privileged birth well hidden. Until one glance at mysteriously alluring Hannah Court threatens to shatter his defenses…. Exotic beauty Hani has never known a man who excites her as quickly as Kelt.
But the chiseled god who pleasures her at night is holding a secret…one almost as dark as her own! She gets over it. Just enough to get past the unrequited bits. And he wants to hang out. With her. Get reconnected the way they used to be. Daily doses of Quinn remind her of everything she loves about him.
Why is his beautiful little daughter motherless? And how is Alice going to stop her frantic heart from beating so loudly he must be able to hear? Could it be true? Perhaps Zach sent a call for help to premier It girl Meg Kelly, who was also missing from the party lists last week? Ariadne Giorgias has been set up! Perhaps there might be an upside to this ridiculous arrangement? Belle learns that Rafiq paid the ransom to save her life — and that he expects her to show her gratitude…by marrying him!
Seeing her through it all was Seth Bennedict — her brother-in-law. But now the fire was getting more intense…. Shy Charlotte was completely fascinated. Yet her body obeyed his commands. Wanted: Mistress and Mother Carol Marinelli. When ruthless Italian barrister Dante hires Matilda, the attraction between them is so intense he decides to take her as his mistress as well. Yet could their fiery passion reveal emotions in Dante? His Private Mistress Chantelle Shaw Four years ago the passionate and very public affair between charismatic Italian racing driver Rafael and young journalist Eden ended in an explosion of betrayal and deceit.
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