Easter is just around the corner. What better time to take a break and read?
Starting in a few hours, Amazon UK and Amazon US will have two of my most well-loved titles drastically reduced for Kindle Countdown deals. This deal will run for just seven days.
‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’ has been reviewed eleven times on Amazon. Australian author Jenny Schwartz rated it at 5 stars: ‘gentle, heartwarming stories that quietly reflect on life’.
Top 500 reviewer Shelleyrae at Book’dOut says of it : ‘The writing is evocative, inspiring emotion with well-crafted prose and natural dialogue.’
Twenty-eight vignettes of love and life fill the pages of this title.
‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’ has also been well received, earning 5 stars from Chris Graham ( akaChris the Story-Reading Ape, and 5 stars from, amongst others, Canadian author Carol Balawyder .
Four stories of love and romance, with its joys and sorrows, make up this collection.
A delightful tete a tete
How sweet is this?
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have a habit of bring a smile to my face, but seldom more easily than in this photograph which was taken by the river in our local park.
The joys of living in the land of parrots…
It’s lovely to walk (or drive) around our local park. Not only are all the beautiful native birds around, often nesting high in the gum-trees, but also the delightful Banksias are in flower.
I hope that you enjoy seeing this photo which was taken there.
How Australian is this? A beautiful Sulphur-crested Cockatoo perched high in a native tree.
Those of us who take the time and opportunity to visit Australian bushland, very frequently are rewarded by sights such as this.
Near the top of the hill that leads to the baths lives a grand old tree : a tree prized by both Cockatoos and Rainbow Lorikeets as a prime nesting site.
This time, the Lorikeets have taken possession of an antiquated section, and I’ve seen them every day this week, perched nearby or climbing in.
Looks as though an increase in their family in on its way!
My well-reviewed Australian novella, ‘Michaela Betrayed’ (with bonus short stories) will be available on Amazon Kindle as a Countdown deal at US 99cents from March 16 to March 23.
Our heroine, Michaela, is a talented music student who finds that her longed-for win of an overseas scholarship carries with it the pain of separation from her friend (and secret admirer) Thomas. When illness forces her back home, their love begins to blossom. What will happen when she is compelled to return to London?
This title also includes a selection of sweet romance vignettes, previously published in my short story books.
Living in the UK? Don’t worry, there will be Countdown deal there for you, too!
Chicki in the rain
Yesterday, both Chicki and I were caught in the rain.
Sydney’s seemingly endless summer suddenly disappeared, replaced by cool southerlies and showers.
Not to be deterred, I still managed my morning swim in the still-warm river.
Here’s Chicki in her wet weather gear. I wonder what she’s thinking?