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The Sweetest Little Thing

A True Aussie Outback Love Story

New from Gemma Arlington

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The Australian Outback. A land of contradictions. Where hearts can be broken or healed.

Aggie Knowles is a big-town city chick; full of life, laughter and dreams. Kind hearted, gorgeous and tempting, Aggie has it all.

A private school education, the perfect home life, flash cars…and she has money thanks to her father’s keen eye for investments.

Unfortunately, not every investment is a good idea and Aggie finds herself drowning when her entire world comes crashing down.

With everything gone, her father decides the best thing for Aggie is to hightail it to the family homestead in sunny Queensland.

Aggie hasn’t seen her father’s family in years and considering her mother’s recent actions, she worries what kind of welcome she will receive.

From the moment she steps off the bus, welcoming smiles mixed with friendly curiosity have her feeling like she has finally found home.

Her family is exactly how she remembers them to be, but their warm embraces and greetings aren’t the only things which catch her off guard.

The tall, dark and very handsome man wearing an Akubra hat, flannelette shirt, tight jeans and a goofy grin has her almost melting at his feet.

He’s an old friend.

One she thought she’d never see again, not in this lifetime at least.

So will this old friend play nice does he aim to get down and dirty in the outback?

He wants her, needs her, and craves her… all because she’s The Sweetest Little Thing.

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The Billionaire’s Revenge

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Revenge gave Matt Page the incentive to become a billionaire.

Now it is payback time for Colonel Bradford, the man who had him wrongfully kicked out of the army. Matt wants to destroy everything his enemy holds dear, including his daughter, Jo.

Jo Bradford is a fired up conservationist who is on a collision course with Matt Page, the billionaire city developer, who wants to destroy her mountain home. She never dreamed that she could fall in love with him, or even more amazingly, marry him.

After Matt banishes Jo from his life he realizes he loves her.

Can he forget past injustices and win her back? Or is he doomed to a life of regret for what he could have had – a loving wife and family.

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Longreach Love – Pre-Order

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RELEASE DATE – 10 AUGUST 2019

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After a decade of travel and living out of a suitcase, Emmalynne Peters is fed up with the world of modelling.

Her heart calls her in another direction and she finds herself in the town of Longreach, Queensland.

A land baked dry under relentless summer suns, washed away in raging floods, and burned to a crisp by savage fires.

Where men were bred tough, had work roughened hands and big hearts – men like Nick Johnson.

So she packed her bags for the last time and walked away – straight into the Australian outback, a place where she’d always thought she belonged.

Has Emmalynne not only found the land she’d been pining for, but also the love of her life?

Come and discover the rugged outback and the people who give it beauty and life.

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About the Author

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia and retired after 37 years of Nursing.

My husband of 45 years, together with our elderly Jack Russell Terrier and extremely opinionated 26-year-old Cockatiel, enjoy exploring the country with our caravan.

When we are at home, which is a small rural village, we spend our time renovating our home.

I write a variety of stories including Western Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Male/Male, Ménage and Shapeshifter.

Each book has a strong focus on story line with romantic interest building throughout.

I explore real life issues from kids on the streets to motorcycle war and put my own twist on each one.

 

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Ruby’s Outback Love

NO 1 NEW RELEASE ON AMAZON

Don’t miss the next book in Amazon International Bestselling Romance Writer, Susan Horsnell’s Outback Australia Series. RUBY’S OUTBACK LOVE is now LIVE!

 

Ruby’s Outback Love
Book 2 in Outback Australia Series
By Susan Horsnell
July 5, 2019
Contemporary Romance

Bourke, a small country town in outback Australia, home to the mighty Darling River.

Where skies are bluer than blue, flies and Mozzies abound and wide open spaces and fresh country air regenerate the spirit.

It was this small town her heart led her back to after fifteen long years away. The place where Ruby’s heart had always belonged.

Securing a position with the Flying Doctor Service and working for a local doctor was like a dream come true – she was ready to give back to the people who had done so much to help her.

Her own home, jobs she loved, a family and friends she adored. Life was good, until…..

Phil was a man who had grown up with Ruby and he’d had his eye on her for years.

He’d intended to marry her as soon as he had qualified as a cop and she had qualified as a nurse.

So, what caused everything to go so horribly wrong?

Will a disaster bring them together?

Or will they forever be separated by mistakes from the past?

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Heart Strings

Title: Heart Strings
Series: Red Centre Series
Author: Emily Hussey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2019
Tragic events in her formative years colour Melissa’s perceptions of her place in the world. Trust and commitment are not concepts she embraces. Known in Alice Springs for her aloof behaviour, Melissa is okay with that. She prefers to view life through the lens of her camera.
Chris Harris is sociable and charismatic, with a wide circle of friends. He’s worked as a chopper pilot in the region for several years, and enjoys the work, but it’s time for a change. Even so, nobody would have predicted what would happen when he and Melissa had a dramatic confrontation on her father’s remote property.
 
It’s a case of yin and yang attract, luring them both out of their comfort zone. Does that mean Chris will tolerate irrational behaviour? Some people know when to cut their losses.
 
In a journey that takes Melissa from a remote Australian station, to the high fashion world of Sydney and beyond, she comes to realise there are choices to make in who she lets into her life, and who she loves.
Chris met her at the airport. She’d rung him from Alice, letting him know that she’d changed her flight and would be coming back a day early. She’d sounded abrupt on the phone and his gut told him not to ask questions. Perhaps the dinner had not gone well.

“Good time, huh?” he asked as she clung to him in the Arrivals Hall. “Or are you just pleased to see me?”

“Of course I’m pleased to see you, you fool. It’s been a tiring trip, that’s all.”

“And the party?”

“The party’s over. I don’t want to talk about it.”

He didn’t pursue the matter. He took her home instead and that night for the first time, she invited him to stay.

“Sweetheart, are you sure you’re ready for this?” Chris kissed her gently. “I don’t want to feel as though I’m rushing you or taking advantage.”

“Chris Harris, are you turning me down?”

His stomach churned at the anguish in her eyes. It made him want to hold her tight. “Are you kidding me? I’ll never turn you down. I just wanted to make sure…”

“Shut up and kiss me.” 

She grasped him tightly as though trying to melt into him. His aroused response was immediate and very apparent. She led him to her room, shutting the door quietly before turning to face him. With eyes fixed on his, she slid down the zip to her dress. Dropping it to the floor, she stepped out of it and grasping his face between her hands, reaching up to claim his lips.

With a soft moan, he slid a hand down her back to grab her butt and press her as close as it was possible for two people to be with their clothes still on. Opening her mouth to him, their tongues engaged, a gentle journey of exploration—teasing, tasting and exploring. He could feel her nipples, trapped in their lacy harness, hardening to pebbles and pressing against his chest. His arousal strained in response.

Pulling back, Melissa undid the buttons of his shirt, baring his skin beneath her fingers and darting quick licks across the hollow of his neck. At the same time, he unhooked her bra, dragging it off and casting it aside. He took one breast in his hand, caressing the peachy tip between the finger and thumb and causing her to throw back her head with mewls of pleasure.

The remainder of their clothes were discarded with mutual haste. With a gentle shove, she pushed Chris onto her bed, her legs entwined with his as they began an exploration of each other’s bodies.
Emily Hussey splits her time between work in Melbourne CBD and her home in Adelaide, South Australia. She has lived in several Australian cities, and spent a few years living in Alice Springs, the setting for the Red Centre series.
 
While there, she also obtained her private pilot’s licence, providing the technical background for the aviation scenes in the Red Centre Series.
 
Emily enjoys the short story format, and has been published in local anthologies. The genres range from crime to romance, with some contemporary fiction for good measure.
 
She was a marriage celebrant for 24 years, and has married couples in many different locations, ranging from private gardens, to beaches to caves or rural locations. Many of her clients remain friends to this day.
 
The bottom drawer is always full of outlines for future projects. So many ideas, so little time. Plans revolve around making writing her 9-5 job, and gaining inspiration from travels both in Australia and overseas.

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March

Title: March
Series: Calendar Cals Series
Author: Susan Horsnell
Genre: Australian Rural Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2019

 

After a decade of travel and living out of a suitcase, Emmalynne Peters is fed up with the world of modeling.
Her heart calls her in another direction and she finds herself in the town of Longreach, Queensland. A land baked dry under relentless summer suns, washed away in raging floods, and burned to a crisp by savage fires.
Where men were bred tough, had work roughened hands and big hearts – men like Nick Johnson.
So, on March 3rd, she packed her bags for the last time and walked away – straight into the Australian outback, a place where she’d always thought she belonged.
Has Emmalynne not only found the land she’d been pining for, but also the love of her life? Would the month of March turn out to be one she would never forget?
Come and discover the rugged outback and the people who give it beauty and life.

 

 

 

My name is Susan Horsnell and I write sweet and spicy Western Romance.
You’ll find Mail Order Brides, a Mail Order Governess and even a Mail Order Ranger just to include the males of the species.
There are knock ’em down, drag ’em out fights, gruesome murders and a gun toting, cussing, female saloon owner. I also have two books which explore how a blind child would cope on a ranch in the days of the Wild West.
In every book there is a beautiful heroine and a dashingly handsome hero. Sometimes their happy endings seem unlikely but they do eventually get there.
I hope you enjoy exploring my books and look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Heart Strings

Title: Heart Strings
Series: Red Centre Series
Author: Emily Hussey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2019

 

 

 

Tragic events in her formative years colour Melissa’s perceptions of her place in the world. Trust and commitment are not concepts she embraces. Known in Alice Springs for her aloof behaviour, Melissa is okay with that. She prefers to view life through the lens of her camera.
 
Chris Harris is sociable and charismatic, with a wide circle of friends. He’s worked as a chopper pilot in the region for several years, and enjoys the work, but it’s time for a change. Even so, nobody would have predicted what would happen when he and Melissa had a dramatic confrontation on her father’s remote property.
 
It’s a case of yin and yang attract, luring them both out of their comfort zone. Does that mean Chris will tolerate irrational behaviour? Some people know when to cut their losses.
 
In a journey that takes Melissa from a remote Australian station, to the high fashion world of Sydney and beyond, she comes to realise there are choices to make in who she lets into her life, and who she loves.

The ground, strewn with boulders embedded in the hard clay, did not provide a cushioned fall. Stunned, Melissa lay where she had landed, doing a survey of limbs and body. Her camera was still clutched to her chest. The lens was new and had cost a small fortune. If that was damaged, she would be royally pissed.
She could move her arms and legs. There was a stone pressing into her back, making it imperative she change position and do something about getting herself up. A shaft of pain hit as she straightened her legs.
“Bastard.” The word was hissed through barely controlled pain. Slowly, she rolled onto her side and pushed herself into a sitting position. A tentative exploration revealed she was just winded. She could still move her leg, so it wasn’t broken. Bruised perhaps. She rolled onto her knees and grunted softly as small stones embedded themselves into her flesh, then raised herself into a wobbly standing position. The sound of the chopper diminished and then ceased. She retrieved her broad-brimmed hat and jammed it back on her head.
Grit studded the palm of her hands and she wiped them on the side of her jeans to dislodge it. She took a tentative step and gasped. She bit her lip before looking around to see if the horse had stopped. It was nowhere to be seen. Rather, her father’s horse was nowhere to be seen. She had saddled up his stallion when she left the homestead. Hopefully Caesar had headed for home and hadn’t come to any harm. There would be hell to pay if he had.
The loose surface broadcast the tread of approaching footsteps She refused to look around. She knew who it would be.
“Are you okay?”
“As if you care. Piss off.” She started walking in the direction of the homestead, trying not to limp. It was going to be a long walk.
“Melissa, stop. I didn’t mean to frighten you, okay? I wasn’t expecting anyone to be here.”
She kept walking.
“Melissa, for chrissake—it’s too far to walk. Hop in and I’ll drop you back at the homestead.”
She swung around. The glare would have killed at twenty paces. He was fortunate they were at a distance of about twenty-one.
“Chris Harris, if you think I’m going anywhere near that aerial jellybean you’ve another think coming. I’ve seen enough of your flying for one day. I’m safer on the ground. Piss off.” She resumed walking, resolutely walking.
“Look, I’ve said I’m sorry. I won’t—”
“No, you didn’t.”
“Didn’t what?”
“Didn’t say you were sorry.”
“Alright, I’m sorry.” He yelled at her back, following several paces behind her. “Look, if you want to dehydrate out here and let the dingos eat you and the crows pick at what’s left, that’s fine by me but your dad will probably have my guts for garters. Get in and I’ll fly you home.”
Emily Hussey splits her time between work in Melbourne CBD and her home in Adelaide, South Australia. She has lived in several Australian cities, and spent a few years living in Alice Springs, the setting for the Red Centre series.
 
While there, she also obtained her private pilot’s licence, providing the technical background for the aviation scenes in the Red Centre Series.
 
Emily enjoys the short story format, and has been published in local anthologies. The genres range from crime to romance, with some contemporary fiction for good measure.
 
She was a marriage celebrant for 24 years, and has married couples in many different locations, ranging from private gardens, to beaches to caves or rural locations. Many of her clients remain friends to this day.
 
The bottom drawer is always full of outlines for future projects. So many ideas, so little time. Plans revolve around making writing her 9-5 job, and gaining inspiration from travels both in Australia and overseas.
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