~ Cover Reveal ~
Any Way You Spin it
By Monique McDonell


Blurb:
Sometimes you must accept that love doesn’t always show up at your convenience.
Minnie has made mistakes and lots of them. Fresh out of rehab and back in her home town her plan is simple; she needs to make amends to all the people she hurt, especially her children, and get her life back on track. She has no room in her life for men – it was because of men she got in this mess in the first place.
The minute former athlete and current bar owner, Mitch sees Minnie he knows she’s something special. Now all he needs to do is convince her and the whole town that their being together will not undo everything she’s working so hard to achieve.
With all the obstacles to her success can Mitch prove he’s not just one more thing in the way.
If you like long bike rides, picnics by the lake and truffle fries then Any Way You Spin It is for you.


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Snippet #1
Mitch knew it was just a coincidence he’d run into Min. She was one of a handful of people he’d run into today. Moose had jogged past him at the park and invited him to dinner tomorrow night. He’d stopped to get gas and Dave the local policeman was at the other pump and when he’d gone into the diner half the town had been there. And he may have heard Mins name mentioned in whispers more than once. Patty had been holding court with her gaggle of minions. Running into the beautiful woman seated beside him improving the look of his truck exponentially was not destiny, even if it felt like it.
All she’d bought was a small block of cheese. Clearly, she was planning to do something with it.
“What’s the cheese for?’
“Meatballs and spaghetti.” His stomach, the betraying bastard groaned. “I gather you like meatballs.”
“I do. They’re a classic.”
“I’m going to have extra. I’ll drop some over.”
“You don’t need to do that.” His stomach rolled again.
“To say thanks for the bike, and the lift home.” Large raindrops were pelting the windshield now. “I’m pretty happy not to be walking in this.”
He looked over at her. She was looking at him with those baby blues so he couldn’t resist. “Okay, but how about you eat it with me? It’s kind of sad for us each to be eating alone.”
“Okay. I’ll just come down the hall when I’m done.” The town wasn’t big so he pulled the truck up outside the building minutes later. He stopped under the portico so she could exit without getting wet.
He watched her go, her perfect pear-shaped butt heading in the door and up the stairs. He knew he shouldn’t be looking at that butt or wanting that woman but knowing didn’t stop it from being so.




Snippet #2
Did you get lost again, you live down the hall.”
“No, I brought you some fries.”
“You brought me fries?”
“Truffle fries actually. Sarah said you kind of moaned when she mentioned my truffle fries earlier.”
“She said I moaned about you?’
“About my fries. So, I brought them and myself to your door.”
“Well come on in then, although I don’t recall moaning.” She absolutely did, but he didn’t need to know that.
“Maybe you smiled. I’d rather make you moan than smile, but I’ll take either.”
“And I’ll take the fries.” She held out her hand so he could pass them over.
She lifted one from the bag and took a bite of the crunchy salty goodness and then she really did moan. “Okay mission accomplished, you made me moan, you can leave happy now.”




Author Bio:
I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women’s fiction including chick lit and romance.
I have written all my life especially as a child when I loved to write short stories and poetry. At University I studied Creative Writing as part of my Communication degree. Afterwards I was busy working in public relations I didn’t write for pleasure for quite a few years although I wrote many media releases, brochures and newsletters. (And I still do in my day-job!)


When I began to write again I noticed a trend – writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since.
I am the author of five stand alone novels including Mr. Right and Other Mongrels and Hearts Afire and the Upper Crust Series. Many of my novels focus on an Australian characters meeting and visiting US characters.
I have been a member of the writing group The Writer’s Dozen for ten years. Our anthology Better Than Chocolate raised over $10,000 for the charity Room to Read and helped build a library in South East Asia. I am also a member of the Romance Writers of Australia. In 2015 had a piece on writing chicklit featured in the successful Australian non-fiction book Copyfight.
I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter.
To learn more about my writing, my caffeine obsession and my upcoming books please visit www.moniquemcdonell.com.au.




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to reveal all, but for now I’ll let you all know that I’ve been working with several other authors on a collaboration of 12 books all tied together, though telling individual stories, set in Paranormal Las Vegas. We will start releasing them in June and will release often so you never have to wait long for the next book. There will be more information available and I plan to reveal the cover of my first in the series next week with a little more information for you all. 


Risking Alex Cover Reveal

I know you’ve been waiting for it…And I’ve been teasing you, leading you on, but here it is… Finally.

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Matt’s lost his wife and child and has spent the last two years existing. Moving from one day to the next without much interest in life. He had a hard time. Then he encountered Alex. She’s everything he’s not. Young, happy and full of life. She could also be his mate. Though he loved his wife, he’s never felt the draw of a mate before and he’s not sure he can resist it. But… what can he give her? He’s a widower more than ten years her senior, who’s heart is dried up and gone. Or is it? Should he take a risk on loving Alex or will she break his heart too?

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I have a title for the next book,

and I’ll have a cover soon. Should I share the title now or wait until I have a cover to share?  I will tell you that my next release is a WMC book….


COVER REVEAL ~ CHOOSING HAPPINESS

Here it is, you’ve waited a month to get a look at it… Are you ready?

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Remember, release date is July 21, you should be able to pre order by the end of April. I’ll let you know when that’s available.


It’s here! Cover release!

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Here it is! The cover of the next book, along with the title. Release date will be December 9, 2014.


Cover Reveal ~ A Spellbound Consortium

We are incredibly proud to reveal the next covers of A Spellbound Consortium. Our four novel series is an adult ride into the world of romantic Urban Fantasy. The Collector’s Treasure will release 10/1/14 on Amazon & Nook. In the meanwhile, add it to your to-read list at Goodreads!

A Spellbound Consortium: The Collector’s Treasure

    The Collector's Treasure

Griffin MacNeil and Autumn the fire salamander

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What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? Griffin MacNeil makes his living as a treasure hunter, a magical adventurer with a knack for surviving against the odds.  He travels the world, exploring tombs and ancient ruins for lost treasure.  It’s a risky business, but usually the rewards make it worthwhile – until suddenly, his luck takes a turn for the worse, and the dangers become more lethal than ever before. Disaster strikes deep beneath the Egyptian sands, and Griffin’s entire life is turned upside down. Life seems dim, until a chance meeting with an old friend returns the light to his soul.  Aisling Kavanagh is fey-touched, a child of the Sidhe with a natural talent for healing. Her generosity, compassion, and stubborn nature give her the qualities suited to mending his broken spirit. Griffin and Aisling quickly rekindle their friendship, but the reunion is bittersweet.  A dark power is on the rise, and it only wants one thing: Griffin.

Love this cover? Then have a SNEAK PEEK at the completed cover for The Gatekeeper’s KEY.  Each day, we’ll unveil a piece of the book cover dependent upon how well our other novels are selling and how well Griffin’s beautiful mug is shared with the world.  So, share share share.

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Don’t miss this opportunity. They will never be reduced this low again. Normal price 2.99

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Many characters of The Collector’s Treasure appear in our shorter new release. Primal Legacy is a romantic and sweet tale in the Amazon. The story takes place during the course of the events in The Collector’s Treasure. Don’t fear. There are no spoilers and the story has been written as  a complete standalone tale.

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Alisha’s Bio Alisha Payne loves to read and has always had a fondness for creative writing. She started with poetry and moved up to short stories, before eventually writing novels with her friend Nick. She loves reading a whole range of genres and authors from Tolkien to James Rollins, and blames her love for reading on her mother, who introduced her to the worlds of Pern and Xanth. Alisha is a former Petty Officer of the United States Navy, which is where she met her wonderful husband. Her husband continues to serve while Alisha now stays at home with her six year old son and three year old daughter who keep her busy around the house. As do the cat and dog who, after five years, still do not get along.

 

Nick’s Bio Nick Taylor enjoys writing as an outlet for her creativity. She is a video gamer by nature and enjoys watching movies and reading novels by Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Scott Lynch, Tolkien and Michael Crichton among others. She reads everything from suspense to illustrated storytelling. She also enjoys the outdoors, jogging with her dog, riding horses, and going to Texas Renaissance Festivals. Nick is currently working toward her nursing degree and is the mother of two beautiful children ages eight and ten.

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