Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the most tantalising blog series where I share snippets from works-in-progress, up-coming releases and published novels. Unless I get excited and decide to show off teasers from writing buddies, like today.
My guest today is romance author S.E. Gilchrist, and my goodness is she a clever-clogs! Why? Because S.E. writes across multiple genres including science-fiction, post-apocalyptic, fantasy, ancient history and (best of all) rural romance.
She’s here today to tell you a little about the fantastic Bindarra Creek rural romance series, share a snippet from Bindarra Creek Makeover and, very generously, offer a giveaway. So read on!
Thank you for hosting me on your site today for this week’s Tuesdays Teasers and for this wonderful opportunity to promote a group writing venture called Bindarra Creek Romance series. This venture has thirteen members, all of whom have now released their books with the last one out in July 2016. I’m very proud of my fellow writers and the enthusiasm they brought to the table for this series. Together we built a solid community with endearing characters and stories that whilst can be read as stand-alones, continue our underlying premise of a small, rural town working together to build a vibrant community.
My teaser is from my book, Bindarra Creek Makeover and is roughly halfway into the story where the hero’s grandmother is up to her machinations to keep Tessa and her daughter in Bindarra Creek.
Footsteps crunched on the gravel around the side of the house. Dammit. I’d hoped for a quiet word with Edwina so we could leave without any fuss. That doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Oh well. I have to make my position clear and there’s no time like the present.
The door swung open and Dodge strolled in, taking off his jacket and beanie at the same time.
“Great. I’m just in time for elevenses,” he said placing his jacket on the hook.
Immediately the atmosphere in the kitchen changed, it seemed charged with the energy of his presence. His gaze swept over Tessa where she stood dithering beside the table, spoons in her hand. She couldn’t seem to tear her eyes from him. His uniform gave him an aura of power and coupled with his inherent sex appeal, a girl would have to be dead not to notice.
“Do you like Lord of the Rings, too?” Kaylee stared at him wide eyed above the rim of her glass.
“Me too.” A look that suggested adoration settled on her face.
“We can watch it tonight if you want to.” Dodge winked at her as he sat and gave the dog a long scratch behind his ear. Rufus thumped his tail madly.
“Mummy?” squealed Kaylee.
“Kaylee, don’t talk with your mouth full. And your homework has to be done before anything else.” What is he doing here? Checking up on us? She tapped her toe against the floorboards. “Do you come home from work every day for morning tea?”
He leaned back in his chair, his gaze travelling from her hot face down her neck, seemed to linger an awfully long time in her chest region before wandering down her legs and back up again.
Her nipples tightened. She prayed he couldn’t tell through the thickness of her jumper.
He grinned. “Only when there’s something tasty on the menu.”
He could tell.
Tessa could have thrown the tea towel at him.
With a dramatic sigh, his grandmother lowered herself into the chair.
A frown chased away Dodge’s smirk. “Something wrong Gran?”
Eyes half-closed, Edwina fanned herself with a napkin. “I must have done too much this morning. I don’t feel so good.”
Tessa narrowed her eyes. There’d been no problem with her when she was racing up and down that ladder.
“Renovating a house this size is really a young person’s job. My old bones…” she let her voice trail off suggestively.
Cunning old fox. Tessa ate cake and waited.
Thanks, S.E. Ooh, a do love a naughty grandparent. They’re such fun!
And now folks, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Yes, we have a…
Here’s S.E. to tell you about it.
I have a random giveaway of a paperback copy of Bindarra Creek Makeover (if domestic winner) or if international winner, an e-copy of my book to be gifted from Amazon. Provide your answers to the following questions and go in the draw.
- Do you like rural romances and why?
- What is Dodge’s gran’s maiden name?
Have a great day!
Please Note: Giveaway closes midnight Friday AEST, 12th August 2016.
If you’d like to know more about S.E. Gilchrist and her fabulous books, please visit her website. To discover more about the Bindarra Creek series visit bindarracreekromance.com or stay tuned to Teaaser Tuesday where I’ll be featuring more books from the series in coming weeks.