Having lived in small rural communities for most of my married life, Hero of Heartbreack Hill was an opportunity to write about lifestyles I know.
It was also an opportunity to write a slightly different hero, one with an Asian background. (I have strong ties to China hence my hero is of an Anglo-Chinese background.)
Connor stretched his shoulders hoping to release the stiffness in them from long hours of driving. Kelly had offered to make dinner, he still had to unpack his car and the small present he'd bought for her drew his gaze. The jewellers case lay on the seat beside him.
The tiny diamond cat necklace was just the thing. He'd seen it and it reminded him of Davina and the way Kelly had fallen in love with the little kitten. For that matter, he was sure Davina was sleeping in the spot he hoped to claim some time soon: beside Kelly.
Hero of Heartbreak Hill
Second chances can be a killer...
When Connor meets Kelly it's clear that she's been hurt before and the reason she fights the growing attraction between them.
When her past raises its ugly head, the question becomes: can the outback town of Heartbreak Hill—and Connor—heal her broken heart?
Where to Buy
I wrote Hesparia's Tears several years ago. It uses one of the tropes "Mars Needs Women" type of scenarios but this time there's a reason and they aren't just coming to take them. There's no slavery, just consensual agreement.
I wonder what you think? Comment below on the reading.
Four years after finishing Starburst, Olivia and Jod were both demanding their stories be written. Jod is a minor character in Starburst, but important to the Ru'Edan & Earth treaty.
Here is their story.
He slid the straps down, eager to touch every inch of her skin. The straps sagged but caught on her suit where it lay open, caught up at her elbows. "Let me."
He slowed the pace, aware of the thrumming of his blood and the lust that drove him mercilessly. The first time shouldn't be a race, he tried to tell himself as he completed the unbuttoning of her suit.
She watched him, eyes wide with surprise.
The final of my Celtic Cupid series: Revenge on Cupid
There’d been a spark in his eye.
Never get involved with clients or your boss.
Instead she focused on the task, opening and sorting, stamping and entering data onto the screen. When the door creaked open, she was ready for the shock to her system.
It wasn’t anywhere near enough preparation. “This way, Mr. Kendrick.”
She guided him to the door and as he turned to thank her, he pressed a card into her shaking hands.
“Would you be...? Would you go out with me?”
For a full minute she couldn’t think how to respond. Then reality reared its ugly head.
“It’s against the rules.” She heard the breathlessness in her voice.
He smiled at the mumbled words then turned, headed through the doorway. As it shut, she watched him walk away from the building. Only then did she look down at the card in her hand.
Jake Kendrick--Professional Matchmaker.