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All About Christina Brooke

Christina Brooke is a former lawyer who staged a brilliant escape from the corporate world and landed squarely in Regency England.

She was the first Australian to win the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award for her first published novel and was nominated for a RITA award for her second historical romance, writing as Christine Wells. Her books have also been nominated for RT’s Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best and the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award.

Christina makes her home in sunny Queensland, Australia with her husband, two small boys and one enormous girl dog called Monty. Monty is the inspiration for Ophelia, the Great Dane in the Ministry of Marriage series. However, the resemblance of any human characters to real life people is purely accidental. Christina loves to travel, particularly to England for research and most especially to see her dear friends and colleagues in the United States. She also loves walking, window shopping for antiques and enjoying good food, good wine and good times with her friends and family.

Devil in Denim–Melanie Scott is in the Lair!

It’s my absolute pleasure to welcome back someone whose alter ego, M.J. Scott, is no stranger to the lair. In fact, we have *both* personas visiting us today (how’s that for split personalities?) Melanie has just launched a new series revolving around the owners of a baseball team.  Here’s the blurb of DEVIL IN DENIM to whet your appetite: LIFE JUST THREW HER A CURVEBALL.As the team-owner’s daughter, Maggie Jameson grew up in the New York Saints’ stadium—glove, cap, hot dogs, and all. Baseball’s in her blood, and she’s always dreamed of the day when she would lead the Saints to
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Romancing Australia

Hi all! I’m just back from the Romance Writers of Australia’s annual conference, which was held in Sydney. I think it’s going to take me a week to recover! As always, we had a ball. So much fun to catch up with writer friends and meet new ones. I was thrilled to see many readers, including our lovely Bandita Buddies Helen and Barb, who were there representing the Australian Romance Readers Association. ARRA does an enormous amount of great work in promoting Australian romance writers. If you’re in Australia, check out their convention, to be held next year in Canberra. It’s going to be
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Summer Reading

Brrr! It’s getting cold here (for subtropical Queensland, Australia, that is). And yet all I seem to read at the moment are books that have “summer” in the title. Maybe it’s my subconscious telling me I really need to spend July and August in the northern hemisphere At the moment, I’m reading A HUNDRED SUMMERS, by Beatriz Williams, which I snapped up immediately after finishing her brilliant latest release, THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT. A HUNDRED SUMMERS i a clever, beautifully written story about star-crossed lovers in 1930s New York, the lengths certain people close to them will go to keep
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