Welcome to Christmas in Kissing Point, home of hot summer nights, white sandy beaches and love. Five tales of Christmas love from five Australian authors that will leave you wishing you’d been extra good for Santa.
The sleepy seaside town of Kissing Point comes alive at Christmas when it fills to the brim with summer holidaymakers. But this year there are more than carols and the scent of Christmas barbeques in the air. This year, Santa is playing Cupid, as six couples get a chance at love helped along by warm summer nights and sparkling ocean waves.
An unlucky-in-love postwoman, a one-night stand lover and an interfering ex. A new-to-town baker, her prickly landlord and a spark that has nothing to do with faulty wiring. A movie stunt double, a neurologist and a love seat rumoured to be magic. Old school sweethearts and a half-forgotten marriage pact. A Christmas hating billionaire, his hardworking PA and an impossible-to-keep deal.
Five couples, five chances at love and a Merry Christmas in Kissing Point.
Contributor to the Tattoo: Spicy Bites Short Story Anthology 2017, available here
Have you ever had a secret life?
Ever done something you wouldn’t normally dare to do?
Ever received something you hadn’t bargained for?
Join us for Romance Writers of Australia’s newest anthology offering, Spicy Bites. Only the steamiest of stories have made it through to the 2017 edition where passion and pleasure walk hand-in-hand during the daylight hours but fetish and fantasy linger long into the night.
It’s a different kind of buzz for the Tattoo edition. You’ll meet women respectable in the boardroom and just plain naughty outside of it, her ink for his eyes only. Fantasies you can’t even mention to your closest friends are unleashed online but you’ve saved the starring role just for him. Freedom is bartered and bought and even the pleasure bots are branded in this collection of erotic tales guaranteed to satisfy.
Pour yourself a glass of wine, run a hot bath and lay back for what promises to be a hell of a ride…
Contributor to the Diamond Little Gems Short Story Anthology 2012, published by the Romance Writers of Australia.
A diamond is forged over time and under immense pressure into a clear colourless form of pure carbon. It is then cut, recut and polished until it evolves into its final brilliant form – no unlike a short story, which writers create, edit, and shape into a sparkling gem.
The diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance and many a writer would agree that a short story can be the hardest form of writing – the skill it takes to tell a satisfying story in only a few words shouldn’t be underestimated.
In 2012, the 14 stories that have made it into the Little Gems Anthology are superb examples of sparkling diamonds in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes.