Sweet & Tender


Matched on Maui

A tender, feel-good holiday novella -

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She’s tiny. Blonde. Challenging. Troubled. He’s tall. Dark. Ambitious. Confused.

Emmy Rossiter wants a few days of sunshine in Hawaii to gather strength for an upcoming family battle. But she wasn’t expecting lava-hot kisses on top of a volcano with Californian winemaker Carter.

Carter Cassidy needs time away from ‘a situation’. Maui with his mates seems the ideal answer – until he discovers an enticing woman who distracts him a lot more than the bars and beers.

Will romance with a stranger from the other side of the world bring happiness for them both?

Christmas Twist

A gorgeous split-time romantic novella

The Bennett twins spell double trouble for Gabriella Clifton. A year of study in London with the handsome brothers ends with souvenirs she never expected.

Twenty years later, home in New Zealand, a surprise visit from Donny Bennett turns her world upside down. Can she trust his words? Can she believe her eyes? Can she guard her heart against his unrelenting charm offensive?

As the Christmas sun shines down on the big old house by the sea, Gabi must decide the shape of her future.

Holiday Magic

Three warm Christmas love stories

Three romantic novellas, different as chalk and cheese (or holly and hibiscus). Enjoy Brigitte and Steve’s intense and unexpected attraction, and the old sheep-dog who saves the day and paves the way for a marriage proposal in KIWI SUMMER CHRISTMAS.

Share the desperation and joy as Jeff rescues Evie and they start a triumphant new life together in a borrowed house with an abandoned cat in SANTA CLAWS.

And move from London to New Zealand, from winter to summer, from the past to the present, as Gabi gets the shock of her life and her twins finally meet their father in CHRISTMAS TWIST.

Three happy endings, three tender stories to read again and again.

Short and Sweet - 19 New Zealand Romances

There seem to be fewer and fewer short stories in magazines these days, and I think that's a shame. To redress the balance a little, I’ve gathered together my three collections, added four new stories, and have republished them as a bumper collection of nineteen. Some have appeared in mass-market magazines, some have been produced for radio. Most have been contest winners or finalists.

They’re all tender stories guaranteed to make your heart beat a little faster and show that romance can flourish in the most unlikely places. For an extra-romantic touch, I've chosen the garden of The Mission House (also known as Kemp House) as the cover picture. This is the oldest existing European building in New Zealand, and sometimes used as a wedding venue.

Short stories are an art in themselves, and I really love writing them. Sometimes they capture only a moment of life... just a small situation that might have unexpected significance. 'Deamboats' is exactly this - a few minutes of my own family's history that I wove into an entirely different scenario. I hope you enjoy them all.


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Short and sweet By Luckystarz
I gave this collection of short stories 5 stars because the author made me believe these characters could be real people. All of them covered different moments in life. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a little romance.