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 con author buddies into doing the same.

Whoop! How cool has Teaser Tuesday been these last few weeks with our guest authors Fiona McArthur and Bronwyn Parry? And both generously offering giveaways too. What fun!

Well, you’re back to me now, lucky-duckies that you are, and I just so happen to be feeling generous too, but more on that in a minute.

The Romance Writers of Australia conference is less than ten days away and I can’t wait. I adore our conferences. They’re incredibly inspiring and it’s such a blast catching up with writer buddies. This year the conference is being held in Melbourne, one of my favourite cities, and the program looks fab.

If you’re an aspiring writer, or even an established one, I cannot recommend the RWA and its conference more highly. Without this organisation and its members, I very much doubt I’d be where I am today. You can never stop learning either. Find out more on the Romance Writers of Australia website.

Right, on to Teaser Tuesday.

Last week Eddie and the Show Queen went out into the world. Well, its cover and blurb and pre-order links did. The response was gorgeous, with plenty of love for the cover and lots of people pre-ordering the ebook and paperback. Thank you all so much. You warmed my heart!

As you’d expect, today’s Teaser Tuesday is going to be from Eddie and the Show Queen because 1/. it’s promo time, and 2/. I want you to fall in love with Eddie as much as I have, and what better way to show him off than with a Teaser Tuesday spot?

Make sure you read all this post because there could be something veeeeeery special at the end.

Now, to our snippet. Alice has run into Eddie at the pub

Ignoring Eddie wasn’t easy when he was so big and so close. His beer was on the bar, and from the corner of her eye she could see his long fingers circling the glass. Worse, she could feel his gaze on her. Alice wished he’d go away. His presence was spoiling her excitement over Nick and Chrissy.

‘I entered,’ he said.

Her head whipped around so hard it shot a pain through her neck. ‘You what?’

Eddie & the Show Queen cover‘The Show Queen thing. I entered.’

Alice could only stare. Eddie had entered? Oh, no, no, no. That was not meant to happen. The thing with the form was just to rile him. He wasn’t actually meant to go through with it.

A line formed between his brows. ‘What’s wrong?’

‘Nothing.’ She focused on the mirrored back of the bar and the fragments of stupid, silly blonde girl reflected there. Eddie was popular, good-looking and practical, and even though he’d be joining the competition a few weeks late, he was more than capable of making up lost ground. Threats didn’t come much bigger than this. ‘Nothing at all.’

‘Alice.’ He lowered onto his elbows, his deep voice hushed. Danny glanced at Alice as he continued to pour, letting her know he’d pull rank if needed. Alice was fine. Eddie would never hurt her. Not that way. ‘I thought it was what you wanted.’

As you can probably guess from that teaser there are plenty more fun and games between these two to come as Eddie does his utmost to charm Alice back into his arms.

Eddie and the Show Queen is available for pre-order now. Secure your copy today!

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Personally signed print copies will be available for purchase direct from me for $22 AUD per copy, including postage to your Australian postal address. To order, simply fill in this form and I’ll send you an invoice.

Are you on Goodreads? Add Eddie and the Show Queen to your Want To Read list here.

As you’ve probably worked out from my hint in the introduction, we have a


For your chance to win a personally signed advance review copy of Eddie and the Show Queen, tell me the best, funniest or cleverest fundraiser tactic you’ve come across.

I can’t go past Cow Pat Bingo. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s where a piece of pasture or grass is fenced off and marked with a grid. Punters buy a square and when they’re sold a cow is set to graze the grid. The square in which it poos is the winner.

What’s your favourite fundraiser? Share in the comments and I’ll pop you into the draw to win a signed print copy of Eddie and the Show Queen.

Please note: Giveaway closes midnight, Friday 2nd August, 2019, Australian Eastern Time. Open internationally. Rah! Also, this is for a review copy and not the final edition. While in pretty good shape, the book may contain small errors.

If you’d like to learn more about Eddie and the Show Queen and how I came to write this story, check out Country Shows and Title Woes, The Story Behind Eddie and the Show Queen. For another snippet, check out its book page here.

Get commenting and good luck!


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25 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. AvatarMel Bowers

    My fave fundraiser is a cookbook made by prep kids of their favourite foods, and the tea towel they design and paint. Anything done by kids gets me at the heart.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      What a wonderful idea, Mel. I especially like the tea-towel idea. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.
      Thanks so much and good luck!

  2. AvatarAnnie West

    Cathryn, could anything beat cowpat bingo? Actually the one that makes me smile was a calendar done by (I think) Carrington Bowling Club some years ago. Like the Calendar Girls but this featured men, mainly of a certain age, naked but for strategically placed bowling equipment. It was so good natured and they were all just ordinary blokes and it made me grin.

    I’m excited that Eddie is almost here. I can’t wait to get my hands on this story after hearing so much about it. It sounds just terrific.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Isn’t cowpat bingo funny, Annie? So country.
      Oh, I ADORE those calendars and a Carrington Bowlo one would have been fab too. I remember my brother-in-law being involved in a calendar fundraiser. He was photographed climbing into a cattle truck, limbs turned just so and his Queenslander truckies’ tan on show. It was so funny.
      Ta for the Eddie love!

  3. AvatarMelissa

    Love the cost bingo. We did a silent auction where you didn’t know what you were bidding on. Oh my. There was some funny items that were won.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Silent auctions are so great, Melissa. They can create a lot of activity and excitement close to closing time.
      Thanks and all the best in the draw!

  4. AvatarMichelle

    When i was younger i loved the M.s Readathon funraiser. Now my favourite would have to be the The afl freeze one for mnd because my uncle has it and it is for a great cause.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Oh, yes, the Big Freeze fundraiser always brings a laugh when they do the plunge on game day. Nick Riewoldt channelling Freddie Mercury this year was brilliant!!
      I loved the MS Readathon growing up too. It was a chance for us book nerds to shine.
      Thanks so much and good luck!

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Yummy indeed, Susann! I think everyone’s partial to a foodie fundraiser. I know I am. But yes, NOT good for one’s waistline.
      Thanks and good luck!

  5. AvatarKate Fotheringham

    I was involved in a drag queen show for a small rural community. The local high school got involved with a whole heaps of the kids performing a number of numbers with the Drag Queen. It was absolutely fabulous! My stomach and cheeks hurt from laughing and they raised $10,000 for the school. So fabulous. I love rural communities.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      A drag queen show? That sounds hilarious, Kate! What a night that would have been and bet your cheeks hurt from laughing. And what a fantastic total raised.
      Yeah, rural communities really know how to come together.
      Thanks so much and all the best in the draw!

  6. AvatarJacqueline gray

    It have to be at school where they set up a small pool of goo and teachers principal had to sit on a swing if you hit bulls eye with beanbag they got dunked I think it was so popular they made so much money than they ever done all year it was fanny and fantastic idea

  7. AvatarJean Misko

    Possibly the best fund raiser I have ever been involved in was for the school I was teaching at. It was a dunk tank with teachers being dunked. People could buy balls to throw or for double the price go up and press the dunking button so the teacher was dunked. Naturally people paid the higher amount to press the button. We were the top fund raiser at that fair. 😀😀😀

  8. AvatarChristine

    I love a country cake stall raising funds for local causes. Or a wood raffle – I must hunt down one of those right now I think! Really looking forward to Eddie & the Show Queen, thanks Cathryn.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Oh yes, very hard to go past a cake stall. They might be old-fashioned but they’re very much loved.
      Thanks for the Eddie love and all the best in the giveaway, Christine!


    Gosh everyone else’s sounds so funny and amazing fundraisers. My family – especially our two adult daughters have continuously fundraised for the Leukaemia Foundation since March 2011 because of their Dad Albert and my dear hubby with his rare Leukaemia diagnosis. Then we decided to take our fundraising one bit further in late January 2016 to Mid March 2016 & hold three different fundraisers as a family unit. We held a community fundraiser Garage Sale, then our daughters Worlds Greatest Shave (that year was their 7th for their Dad) & then we held a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser down our main street of Narre Warren Victoria. All up I think we raised $1650-$1700 – But every little bit helps (had to get fundraising permission for the Leukaemia Foundation’s CEO at the time)

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Every little bit certainly does help, Deborah. What a wonderful thing your family has done. Thanks so much for sharing and good luck!

  10. AvatarStacey Houllis

    Good fundraiser I have been to is Trivia nights that are themed and you get dressed up in the particular themes. The games played in between rounds are fun too.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Ooh, dress up trivia! Now, that’s one I haven’t heard of. I wish I had though cos I could just imagine Eddie or Alice having fun with that fundraiser.
      All the best in the giveaway!

  11. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

    Well that was fun! Thank you all for sharing your favourite and best fundraisers. Makes me wish I’d thought of some of these for the book.
    The giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Jean who has won an advance review copy of Eddie and the Show Queen. Yay!
    Thanks again, everyone. Keep your eye out for more Teaser Tuesdays. We’ll be seeing a lot more of Eddie in the lead up to release on September 10th and I have a few guests lined up for coming months who I know you’ll love.

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