Getting hot and sweaty in the Australian outback…

in this sizzling small town romance

I’ve been reading (and dreaming) my way through the newly released, multi-genre romance anthology Revealed, and have just finished Sara Hartland’s Ryan’s Return, one of six sexy novellas. I loved it so much I thought I’d share a few of my favorite parts…

…she could no more resist than the tide could resist the moon.

She suddenly didn’t care that she was playing with fire.... when he tugged her hand, she spun and circled into his arms, then whirled out again, in time with the music, joy in her limbs and laughter on her lips. They circled the dance floor in game of catch and release, light touches and finger-tips curling, her breath quickening, giggles escaping as her spirits soared with the music.

He looked like he wanted to devour her. She felt like she wanted to let him.

There is so much more gorgeousness in this story that will make your toes curl! You can read Ryan’s Return in Revealed: a Romance Anthology (now available to read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited or to purchase for $7.99)

Ryan’s Return…

Aurora Conroy’s biggest mistake was getting into her brother’s best friends bed – naked. But then Ryan Harrington left town and took her secret with him.

Except now he’s back…

Stranded in the outback tending her brother’s bar after he goes AWOL, Aurora is battling to keep the business afloat, and her hands off the man who knows her secrets. Her teenage crush has secrets of his own, including why he’s back in town.

Ryan knows a lot about success and more about covering his tracks. But when the only family he’s ever loved needs him, he’s prepared to risk exposure. What he’s not prepared for, is temptation by his best friend’s sister.

AND check out Sara’s gorgeous free short story, His New Year’s Wish…

6 hot romances for one amazing price…

I am so excited to join forces with a team of fabulous writers to offer a banquet of tasty stories in the anthology Revealed

And to celebrate the release, we’ve reduced the price from $9.99 to just 99 cents until September 8, or free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers (click on the image to read)

Satisfy your craving of all things romance when you indulge in these six enticing novellas…

ELSA HOLLAND, His Bounty: A delectable pirate determined to seduce. An exotic beauty determined to run. An agreement that would break their hearts.
REE THORNTON, Viking Betrayed: A wife with a dark past. The Viking who loves her. A secret that could destroy them.
JOSIE BAKER, Skyclad: An artist who bares her body in pursuit of creativity. A man from her past who challenges her to bare her soul… and the secret that tore them apart.
SARA HARTLAND, Ryan’s Return: A secret billionaire. A sister rescuing her brother’s Outback bar. History they can’t forget and chemistry they can’t deny.
L.J. LANGDON, Blood Secret: A wolf on the hunt. A woman on the run. And a secret heritage that threatens them both.
DANA MITCHELL, The Governess: A fugitive English governess. An unsuspecting Scottish Laird. A deadly, mystical secret that could endanger his whole clan.

Let the unravelling begin!


My contribution to the anthology is the third of my Girls on Film stand-alone novellas, Skyclad, a second chance love story with a decade old secret revealed… and some naked body painting 😉

Skyclad (ˈskaɪˌklæd) – Adjective
(poetic or paganism) Nude, naked, especially outdoors.
Having no covering; bare; exposed

Alex yearns to expand her business from making jewelry for her market stall to creating large-scale outdoor sculptures. Problem is, she needs to be naked to connect with her muse, which proves to be a challenge when working on-site.

The other problem… the man she once thought was her soul-mate has just resurfaced in her life, and he’s asking awkward questions. 
Alex has a lot to hide: her involvement in her friends death; and the scandal that sent her fleeing to the other side of the country, leaving her job and her parents behind.

Can Alex bare all to heal her soul, or will she let her chance at happiness slip through her fingers?

Enjoy  💋

bare… and Revealed

While researching my latest novella (which will released very soon, check out the cover – just finished this morning – at the bottom of this post), I read some of Walt Whitman’s work. His views on the human body, soul and nakedness are perfectly attuned to the ethos of my main character, who is a naturist and artist who connects with her muse through her connection with nature… and nakedness.

Never before did I get so close to Nature; never before did she come so close to me … Nature was naked, and I was also … Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature!

A Sun-bathed Nakedness, Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial during his lifetime, and was described as obscene for its overt sensuality.

His poem Song of Myself contains many evocative phrases. I’ve pasted some of my favorites here…

You sea! I resign myself to you also—I guess what you mean,
I behold from the beach your crooked inviting fingers,
I believe you refuse to go back without feeling of me,
We must have a turn together, I undress, hurry me out of sight of the land,
Cushion me soft, rock me in billowy drowse,
Dash me with amorous wet, I can repay you.

I mind how once we lay such a transparent summer morning,
How you settled your head athwart my hips and gently turn’d over upon me,
And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue to my bare-stript heart,
And reach’d till you felt my beard, and reach’d till you held my feet.

I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul,
The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me,
The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into a new tongue.

Press close bare-bosom’d night—press close magnetic nourishing night!
Night of south winds—night of the large few stars!
Still nodding night—mad naked summer night.

Smile O voluptuous cool-breath’d earth!
Earth of the slumbering and liquid trees!
Earth of departed sunset—earth of the mountains misty-topt!
Earth of the vitreous pour of the full moon just tinged with blue!
Earth of shine and dark mottling the tide of the river!
Earth of the limpid gray of clouds brighter and clearer for my sake!
Far-swooping elbow’d earth—rich apple-blossom’d earth!
Smile, for your lover comes.

If you’d like to read more. find the full poem, HERE

How could a writer not be inspired? Especially as my story is of a woman who needs a connection with nature to connect with her creative muse… Skyclad, the third Girls on Film novella, will be available very soon, in a fabulous romantic anthology… soon to be Revealed….