A contest with a difference

By now you probably know about the Christmas box-set BABY IT’S HOT OUTSIDE. With eleven authors all sneaking it into their blogs and websites and social media pages, we do hope so!

Here’s our team. You’ll know some of us all already, but it’s likely you’ll find some authors that are new to you – always a bonus.

And what’s that mystery square at the end? Well, we’ve decided to run a contest that’s different from anything else we’ve seen. We’ve each written a chapter of the final novella, and we want you to guess who wrote which one. There’s a really good prize for the winner! It’s been great fun, and a challenge to get the continuity right among so many authors. Of course there was a plot outline, but we all interpreted ‘our’ piece in different ways and there’s been some interesting reshuffling of facts and happenings. The ‘voices’ of authors really do vary a lot. I wonder if you’ll be able to pick mine? (Hint: the chapters are not in the same order as the first eleven novellas.)

USA Today best-selling author Bronwen Evans is a long-time friend of mine. I was thrilled to be invited to join her and other top Australian and New Zealand romance specialists to produce this twelve-novella steamy box-set. It launches next month. We had plenty of time to do a really good job, and with Bron at the helm I knew it would be organised superbly.

We’ve gone with summery and sexy. BABY IT’S HOT OUTSIDE brings you a dozen down-under Christmases. Instead of snow and holly you’ll find beaches and barbecues, and romance-romance-romance a dozen times over.

My novella is titled SUMMER SANTA, and it takes you back to Scarlet Bay where I set SUMMER SPARKS, SUMMER SECRETS, AND SUMMER SPICE. We have Cam’s flirty brother, Mack, working in Antarctica but just invalided home. We have Anna and Jossy’s awkward sister, Becca, busy with her solitary landscaping projects and with no idea she’s about to knock Mack off his feet. Worse than that, off his crutches!

If you’d like a super-early copy of the first eleven novellas, here’s how to get one.  If you’re willing to guarantee a review we can put on the book page come launch-time, go here and join Netgalley so you can download the preview version.  https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/234748 We’d be grateful for everything you can do for us by way of reviews and recommendations, and we certainly don’t expect a review of each individual novella. (But maybe a mention of mine?)

It’s now on pre-order world-wide. Twelve novellas for only 99 cents, but after it launches the price will rise to $4.99 so it would be good to grab yours now. This link will take you to wherever you usually order your ebooks. Tap it and grab yourself a pre-Christmas bargain. https://books2read.com/u/3R8YZv