Teaser Tuesday!

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Teaser Tuesday MemeWelcome to Teaser Tuesday where I share snippets from new and past releases and works-in-progress, and occasionally nag author buddies into doing the same.

Wow. What a month we’ve had on Teaser Tuesday, with lots of guests, fabulous book giveaways and a whole lot of fun. Now we’re on the home run to the end of the year and I’m hoping to score you some super guests over that period. I reckon next week’s Romance Writers of Australia conference in Sydney will be the perfect place to arm-twist friends into a visit.

I thought we’d check out an oldie today. Heartland first came out in 2013 and it’s a book I still take a lot of pleasure from. I adored the characters in this. Matt and Callie, our hero and heroine, were lovely to write, but it was Honk the mad goose and Wal, Matt’s great uncle, who gave me the most laughs. They were both grumpy and snappy, and yet their hearts were in the right place. Well, Wal’s was. I have no idea what goes on in a territorial goose’s heart or head!

Here’s a taste of Wal, who’s unhappily stuck in hospital after an accident.


Like the previous day, Wal was in a cranky mood when Callie called into the hospital with a fresh bag of grapes and The Weekly Times. Thanks came in the form of a grunt, but he kept sharp eyes on her when she dragged up a chair and sat down.

Heartland - rest of the world cover‘Hope you’re looking after Phantom properly.’

‘I am.’

‘And Honk.’

‘Him too.’

Wal worked his mouth for a moment and Callie had to clench her teeth to stop from smiling. She’d known a lot of men like Wal from all the bars and clubs where she’d worked. Nine times out of ten the crankiness hid a kind soul. The saddest were the old men still coping with the loss of their wives. The pain was so acute they wanted to take their anger out on someone, especially the young who had so much in front of them, but scratch a little and they were simply lonely men, fearful for the future.

What Wal was scared of Callie couldn’t fathom, but she planned to find out.


Purchase Heartland in ebook and print from these retailers.


Amazon.com | Amazon.au | Amazon.uk

iBooks | Kobo | Nook | Google Play

Bookdepository | Booktopia


For another excerpt, the story behind the story and more, check out Heartland’s book page.


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8 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

    Loved this book. I would love to reread certain books but my 600 unread books say no, lol.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      I know the feeling, Sue. There are so many books I would love to reread, but if I’m reading one of those that’s another new one I haven’t read.

      So many books, so little time.

  2. AvatarGeraldine Furini

    Hi Cathryn, I’m sure I read this book a few years back when I first discovered Aussie Rural Romance and was totally hooked! It was the first book of you’d that I read and thoroughly enjoyed it. Did it originally come out with a different cover or am I getting the cover mixed up with another book? I have read so many books since then it’s hard to remember every cover so now I keep a record of what I’ve read!!

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Hi Geraldine,

      Yes, Heartland was first published in 2013 and had a totally different cover. So cool to know you’ve read and enjoyed it. Thank you!

      I have the same problem re remembering what I have and haven ‘t read. I wish I’d started keeping a list years ago. There are so many books I’d love to find again but I can’t remember the titles or authors. Like you, I’ve resorted to keeping records – a list in my diary and my monthly My Favourite Reads blog post as well as a (not very frequently updated) list on Goodreads.

      Thanks so much for dropping by!

      1. AvatarGeraldine Furini

        Thanks for that Cathryn, I feel a little relieved my memory hasn’t failed me on this occasion LOL! Keeping a list now definitely helps, I’ve even been known to buy a book on Kindle only to have it tell me me I already have it! 🤫 At one time I used to wonder what I was going to read next but not these days, my book wish list and TBR pile is humongous. I’m happy to say 90% of those are female Aussie authors whom are awesome! Keep up the great work!!

        1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

          I’ve done that with Kindle too. It always leaves me scratching my head and going “When did I buy that???”
          That is so cool about your reading list. We really are spoiled for choice with our Aussie authors these days. Lucky us!!

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