Welcome again to another intriguing instalment of Teaser Tuesday, the blog series where I share snippets from my works-in-progress, up-coming releases and published novels. Most of the time. Occasionally it’s good to swap things around and invite good writing buddies to play.
Today is one of those days, and I’m delighted to welcome back super-popular romance and women’s fiction author Rachael Johns.
Rachael’s Outback series has been a phenomenal success. Starting with Outback Dreams and continuing with Outback Blaze and Outback Ghost, the series is much loved by readers who can’t wait to discover what’s happening in Bunyip Bay. These are heart-warming, delightful stories, loaded with characters you’ll fall in love with.
Outback Sisters is book four in the series and will knock your socks off. Don’t believe me? Check out this sample from the book!
Logan smiled as she approached and she almost stumbled at the sight of him in black cargo shorts and a greenish-blue t-shirt, a picnic rug at his feet, and an honest to God wicker basket sitting on top of it. Swoon.
‘You came,’ he said as he reached his hand out.
‘As if there was ever any doubt,’ she replied, slipping her hand inside his, heat flooding her at the connection.
He pulled her against him, dipped his head beneath the brim of her sun hat and kissed her. It was as simple as that. And she kissed him back because it felt more right than anything had ever felt before, as if her sole reason for being born was to kiss this man.
‘It’s a disguise,’ she whispered with mock-seriousness, and his beautiful lips broke into a grin.
‘Ahh, I see.’ Then, ‘It’s so good to see you.’
‘Ditto.’ Her brain was still a bit scrambled from that kiss so a more eloquent description of how she felt was out of the question.
‘Are you hungry?’ he asked, gesturing to the picnic rug and basket.
She nodded. Truthfully she was only hungry for one thing but she didn’t want to appear like a hussy.
‘In that case, take a seat.’ With the hand that wasn’t still holding hers, he gestured to the picnic rug – a quaint tartan number that Frankie guessed had been in his family a while. Her family had never been the camping or picnicking type – like Simone, their mum Ruth had been single for almost as long as Frankie could remember and she’d never bothered much with outdoorsy pursuits. Visits to Aunty Esther and Uncle Dave’s farm had been as close to nature as they’d got.
Getting comfy on the rug, she made a vow to herself that when she had a family, she’d take them on hundreds of picnics and they’d camp out under the stars and roast marshmallows on bonfires.
‘What are you grinning at?’ Logan asked as he knelt down beside her.
‘Oh… just the beautiful day,’ she said, nodding ahead towards the ocean. Probably too early to be telling him the truth – that she’d been picturing him with a little red-headed girl on his shoulders and a little boy that looked the spitting image of him running ahead along the beach holding her hand. Didn’t want to scare him off.
Excited by that teaser? Of course you are! But think of how even more excited you’d be with the whole book. A book you can purchase right now from our good friends at Booktopia. Or, for the ebook, try Amazon, iBooks, Kobo or Google Play. Go on. It ‘s the first day of the month and a new season. Surely that deserves a present!