Throwback Thursday

THE NEW YOU

There’s no better feeling than writing your first book and seeing it published! The Pact will always be my favourite…

Too many drinks and one bad decision was all it took to change Felicity Hanley’s life forever.

After hitting rock bottom Flic escapes her past by moving to the tranquil wine region, Margaret River, where she develops new friendships and rediscovers a passion she thought was lost.

But, no matter how fast she flees, the trauma of her past is one step ahead—waiting.
Can she trust again, after the last time nearly killed her?

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Mommy’s Boy ~ Tuesday Teaser

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Unedited, straight from my work in progress…

Mommy’s Boy ~ Blog post

On time and as good-looking as his photographs promised, Tim was waiting on the steps inside and to the right of the cinema complex as planned.

When he suggested a romantic comedy as a good way to end a busy week, I jumped at the chance. Rom-coms are my movie genre of choice, and the week had indeed been busy, Craze wholly and solely responsible for my lack of sleep. Besides, a movie first date had me beating that not much could go wrong. If personality matched his online persona, there may be a second date in me despite my insecurities of being replaced by the next one on his list of matches.

As much as I hate to admit, it was as much an addiction as I expected it to be—swiping late into the night and chatting to random strangers, mostly about the weather, or how busy our lives are. Scheduling dates with some, whilst others seemed keen to linger in the chat room. Most of my matches appeared too good to be true and more adventurous and exciting than a superhero.

The thing that I can’t really understand, about the contenders on the site, is that everyone seem to live complete lives, not really in need for more. How they intend to fit a significant other into their full and exciting life seemed a challenge that didn’t add up to possibility in the measly twenty four hours granted each day.

A cold Friday night saw to the cinemas being a popular choice of entertainment, so how close people were standing, jam-packed and waiting in lines to enter theatres, or to purchase tickets or food at the candy bar, didn’t strike me as strange. That was until I approached and saw that the older woman smooched up against Tim wasn’t only standing close, but her arm was linked with his.

I know I wore a frown as I approached, but unless he failed to disclose that he was a siamese twin with a much older female look alike, then he had some explaining to do.

“Molly.” He greeted me as if an old friend, smile wide and endearing, and held his free hand out for me to grasp, which, as if on autopilot, I did.

His grip was tight as he leaned in and kissed me on the cheek. The attachment to his arm leaned also, enabling him to close the distance. “This is my mom, Sian. When I told her about you she was so excited that she insisted on meeting you, so here she is.”

I smiled to be polite, but, seriously, was this guy for real?

Sian certainly didn’t look excited to see me. Her face as sour as if she sucked a unripened plum.

“Nice to meet you.” There was no point hiding the obvious. A first date was hardly the time to venture so far as meeting the parents. Instantly, sex on a first date seemed an appropriate option after all.

It wasn’t any wonder this guy was still on the shelf if his handbag insisted on attending all outings. And, if that were the case, he could very well be the only thirty year old guy with a gunning chance of being a virgin. Not that a lack of experience appeals to me, merely an observation.

Tim glanced at his mother when she failed to respond and gave her a little nudge, which initiated a forced smile and, likewise.

I wanted to turn and run, but I didn’t have the guts with the likes of Sian on my tail. Her piercing eyes were enough to freeze my soul in a heartbeat.

Brenna x
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p.s. if you’d like to share your online dating disaster story, or a happily ever after, feel free to contact me at the Just Swipe Right Blog…I’d love to feature you there! x

Highfliers Has Been Unleashed

 

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Super excited, and a little nervous, to share with you, Bryn and Reeves’ story…I hope you love it!

How do you tame a drug lord when dealing is all he’s ever known?
Bryn Evans may seem like the new waitress in town, but truth is, she’s been around the block for years.
Rich, sexy, and wildly untameable, Reeves Walker might appear to be everything a woman wants, but for now all Bryn wants is to keep her enemies close and their enemies even closer.
But, how close is too close when dealing with one so dangerously sexy as Reeves Walker?

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Join The Craze ~ WIP

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Just Swipe Right is due for release on July 31, available for preorder now. Over the next two months I will be building a blog, similar to the one Molly creates in Just Swipe Right, so feel free to head on over and Join The Craze!

Here’s a little snippet of what you’ll find there…

Dud Stud or Keeper?

The online dating game, at times, is not unlike a fairytale…a happily ever after is always at stake, and the line between prince, frog, and toad is often blurred…drop me a line via my contact page, or share your experiences in the comments. But, remember, no names or the comment will be deleted. This is not a place for slanging matches, so play nice!

I look forward to hearing your adventure…

Hope you enjoy the craze!
Brenna x

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For Keeps is Live

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Such a mixture of emotions when a book baby makes it out into the big wide world of books…so excited to share with you Rossi and Joel’s story.

Hope you enjoy reading as much as I loved writing it!

Brenna x 

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Making Memories

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The way I see it, any reason to celebrate a loved one is an opportunity worth making the most of. Birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries of any description, milestones, successes ~ you name it, drinks are on and memories are made.

Over the years my passion to celebrate my own birthday, Mother’s Day, or achievements, has dulled.

“Sorry, I forgot.” and “You’re not my mother.” replaced the early morning greeting and cup of tea in bed. I’ll never forget the look on my children’s faces when they apologised for not having a gift to give, which was never expected but something they wanted to reciprocate. My gorgeous mum and sister compensated and made sure my cherubs weren’t disappointed.

Then I met Trent…

Thought out and planned Christmas gifts, in boxes filled with snow, brought tears to my eyes.

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Then came my birthday. Not only did he shower me with beautiful gifts, he dedicated days to celebrate me.

A romantic dinner for two, a surprise dinner with the kids, followed by a relaxing afternoon at the exquisite Mandoon Winery with our gorgeous friends.

Althought the official celebrations have come to an end, it’s the everyday moments we share, and the little things he constantly does, that light up my life brighter than neon.

I hope you have someone special in your life to celebrate with!

❤️ Brenna

 

 

Quote of the Week

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You are the first and last thing on my mind each and every day.

Falling in love is often beyond our control. As if caught up in a whirlwind our emotions take over and all logic is stifled.

One of the most obvious signs that our heart has been well and truly captured is when our subconscious thoughts become prominent. When even on the brink of sleep, our mind hones in on that one special someone and lingers until we drift off, only to be waiting for sleep to fade and we wake.

Until recently I’d not experienced this, at least not since I was a teenager when I was certain I was in love with whichever gorgeous guy decided to pay attention to me for the week. But, now I know my heart has been claimed, as the hero of my dreams is my last thought in the evening and my first thought as I open my eyes.

Like a shadow I can’t shake it, no matter how hard I try. Being a strong believer in dreams do come true, perhaps the hero of my dreams will one day become my reality. Only then will he be more than my first and last thought of the day.

Has anyone left such a lasting impression that they creep into your thoughts and rarely leave?

Crazy how love works a trick so different on each of us…a pretty amazing trick at that.

Brenna x

 

 

 

 

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