Never pitch a book series while playing poker and holding four kings. Because then you’ll have to write four kings, and give them all palaces and make-believe countries and wolfhounds and queen consorts, and make them all different…
All while contemplating different styles of government and whether absolute power corrupts absolutely, and avoiding the 2017 news cycle and world politics completely.
Then again … royal weddings!
A family series based around four brothers, three of them raised to the family fishing and boat building business in small town coastal Australia. The fourth brother appears in book #3 as an unknown half-brother set to shatter their world. This is a blue-collar series, unapologetically Australian, with the setting based on my home town. Along with finding the perfect woman for each man, the stories also focus on the bonds between brothers and how they might break.
A family series based around four overprotective big brothers and their younger sister. While the Bennetts are all Australian born, their work takes them all over the globe and two of the relationships are multicultural. Each story covers the romance of one of the siblings, with other siblings occasionally in the picture. Two of the stories are set in Singapore, one in Hong Kong, one in the Greek Islands and one in Outback Australia. The result? A gloriously global family.
A family series based around two brothers and two sisters—all of them smart or super-smart and working in intelligence related fields. Hacking, espionage, security, shady business. The eldest West brother is missing in the first three stories and the remaining siblings are intent on finding him. Each story also covers the romance of one of the siblings. Settings include Australia, Hong Kong, Turkey and The Netherlands.
A glitzy, glamorous pair of stories set in the vineyards of Northern France. This duo is aimed squarely at the Presents category romance market. Castles, wealth, champagne, high fantasy, and a prince who doesn’t know he’s a prince until summoned.
Sometimes I get the urge to collaborate and write within a multi-author series. Each author will pick a character from a particular family, group of friends or township. We then build on common settings, backstory and give the stories an overarching plot thread. Put the right mix of people together and fabulously fun and inspiring things happen. If I’ve collaborated with other authors it means I enjoy their company and admire their writing.
My bestselling stories. One light, bright and breezy. One angsty and dark. One big on forbidden love. If you’re new to my stories, these could be a good place to start.
Books written with no thought towards ever turning them into a series. Quick bites as opposed to a four course-meal!