Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the blog series where I share snippets from new and past releases, and works-in-progress, and occasionally relentlessly nag author buddies into joining me.
With less than a month to go until the release of THE COUNTRY GIRL, I’m fairly bouncing with excitement. I wish it was out already so you could enjoy Tash and Patrick’s sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny girl/boy-next-door romance, but it’ll hit shelves soon enough on December 18th.
Just in time to fill your Christmas stockings!
Now, newsletter subscribers are already privy to this link, but here’s your chance to also dive into the first two chapters of THE COUNTRY GIRL. Simply tap, swipe or click the button below and start reading.
Feedback has been amazing already which makes me even more impatient for everyone to read the rest of the book.
As I mentioned, THE COUNTRY GIRL hits ebook and paperback store shelves on December 18th, but you can order your copy right now and have it in your hot little hand release day. All you need to do then is kick back with a cuppa and indulge in a little ner, ner, ner, ner, nerr-ing to everyone else who’s been forced to brave the madness that is the Christmas shops while you’re home, smiling, sighing and perhaps even sniffling a little with Tash and Patrick’s gorgeous story.
Watch out for more fun THE COUNTRY GIRL promos over coming weeks and an upcoming 12 Days of Christmas celebration that I’m involved in, featuring LOTS of cool giveaways from DownUnder authors.
Now for a brief snippet from THE COUNTRY GIRL.
Tash’s grandpa plays a lovely role in the story. Here’s a taste of him. Just a morsel, mind. We don’t want to spoil that main course!
The front door opened revealing the tall figure of her pa in a stockman’s shirt, a pair of faded shorts and bare feet. Despite the daggy outfit, his full head of thick wavy silver hair was slicked back with Brylcreem, his jaw was clean-shaven and he wafted the comforting scent of freshly applied Old Spice cologne. Tash immediately wondered if he was entertaining, or expecting to.
Tash held up the tea-towel bundle.
Pa’s eyes widened, his nose twitching like a rabbit. ‘Are they …?’ He regarded her hopefully.
She nodded. ‘They are.’
He slapped his hands together with glee. ‘I was about to move Munch but that calls for a cuppa.’
Tash glanced at the aptly named sheep, head down, stuffing herself. ‘I think she’ll survive.’
Here are those pre-order links again.
Want to read the story behind how I came to write THE COUNTRY GIRL? Check out The Magic Bullet, The Story Behind The Country Girl. You’ll also find another excerpt from the book on its book page.
Watch out for Friday and my latest This Writing Life post where I’ll be sharing some pics from Scone Literary Festival.