Teaser Tuesday!

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Welcome to another Teaser Tuesday! The weekly series where I tantalise you with snippets from upcoming and past book releases, and works-in-progress.  This week I’m celebrating a birthday. Not mine, one of my book’s!

Teaser TuesdayIt was this time in August 2011 that my first rural romance Promises hit the shelves. Oh, I adore this book! Racehorse trainer Aaron’s and his farming neighbour Sophie’s story is super romantic and it looks like they’re never going to get together. Aaron holds such a terrible secret in his heart and no matter how many times Sophie tries to tell him otherwise, he knows the moment she discovers the truth behind her mother’s death any love Sophie has for him will be destroyed.

Cosmopolitan magazine wrote: “Take two feuding families with a dark history, add two beautiful offspring from those families, and let the angst-ridden romance begin.”

Sounds a tad Romeo and Juliet but never fear, being a romance, this one all ends happily in the end.

If you haven’t tried Promises it’s available now in paperback and ebook from Booktopia, Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, JB Hi-Fi or your favourite retailer.

Now enjoy this little snippet from one of my most adored stories.

Aaron and Sophie have taken refuge from a storm in the back of Sophie’s horse float…


The aluminium sides of the float vibrated as thunder rumbled overhead. She gave Buck another glance, but he appeared fine. She turned back to Aaron. He leaned stiffly against the right-hand chest bar with his hat in his hands, watching her.

‘I suppose we’ll just have to wait,’ she said.

‘It’ll blow over soon enough. In ten minutes the sun will probably start shining.’

Promises by Cathryn Hein‘Yep. Typical western districts weather. Four seasons in one day.’

With the ramp and top rear doors closed and little light penetrating the tinted windows, it was strangely intimate inside the float. The comforting, familiar smell of leather, hay and horse hung in the still air. The spacious float seemed cramped and small, and unable to accommodate two people at once.

Despite the cold, Sophie’s skin flushed in the close confines. Aaron’s eyes seemed anchored to hers, but not in a way she wanted. He was scrutinising her, in the same way a child would observe an insect, as though she were something alien and scary, but awesome    and fascinating at the same time.

‘I wonder if they’ll cancel the presentation,’ she said.

He didn’t answer.

‘You should probably leave.’

‘I want to stay.’

‘Oh.’ She took a deep breath, trying to summon up the courage to ask why. He said something but she couldn’t hear him through the rain. ‘Sorry, what did you say?’

‘Do you wish I hadn’t come?’

‘No. I’m glad you’re here.’ She took a step toward him. His Adam’s apple bobbed as he swallowed. She took his hand and held it with both of hers. ‘It means a lot.’

He swallowed again and gave her a tight smile. ‘I’m glad,’ he said, and then, very gently, he removed his hand from her grip.

©Cathryn Hein

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8 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. AvatarNicki Edwards

    Cathryn I’ve read two of your books so far and devoured them. Promises sounds soooo good. I’m going to download it (and all your other books I haven’t read yet) right now! Seriously you are one of my all time favorite authors. I love love love your writing style and adore your characters and settings. Keep them coming please!

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Wow, Nicki. Thank you so much! I’m flattered and humbled.
      I hope you enjoy Promises. I’m terribly biased but I think its a lovely, sweet story.
      Definitely trying to keep them coming. In fact I’ll have news on my next release soon, one that I’m SUPER excited about too. Can’t wait.
      Thanks again. I have a huuuge smile right now!

  2. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

    Promises was the first book of yours I read, Cathryn. It was a truly amazing book – I could not put it down, literally, I had to find out the secret and you didn’t disappoint; it was mind blowing! after that book I had to find all your others – I was hooked!

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Aww, thanks, Sue!

      I adore this story too. Aaron was so tortured and Sophie so determined and strong. They made a wonderful couple. And the horses were a hoot too.

      Really must think up another tale where one of the characters holds a deep dark secret. Trouble is, I have about 5 other books ready to go and need to get them done first. Too many stories, not enough time!

      1. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

        Oh yeah, I love a good deep dark secret. Every now and then I must read something morbid, lol. That’s why I still read V. C. Andrews.
        Wow, five other books ready to go. That’s good, it means another five years of reading your stories!

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