I am so excited to announce that my rural romantic suspense, Climbing Fear: Book 1 in the CoalCliff Stud Series, is out today in bookstores across Australia. (Imagine a drum roll, confetti, a marching band, jazz hands and anything exciting you can think of which is what’s going on in my head right now as I write this.)
Every book is unique and a labour of love, but I am extra thrilled that this one is being released in print today as it’s not only a labour of love that started in my head half a dozen years ago and finally found its way to the page, but it is the last book that I ever discussed and workshopped with my bestie, Helen Petrou, who sadly was taken from us by cancer in August of 2018.
Helen knew I could write it and do Reid and Nat all the justice they deserved, and she was right. I love this story and hope you do too.
Climbing Fear is dedicated to her and I know that today, as she looks down on us from her angelic heights, she will be so proud and thrilled that it is finally out in the world. And so am I.
I give you Climbing Fear – enjoy!
Set against the stirring Victorian Alps, comes a suspenseful novel of recovery and new beginnings from a talented new voice in Australian rural fiction. Perfect for readers of Sarah Barrie and Nora Roberts.
His beloved home is under threat, and with it the beautiful, haunted woman he’s never been able to forget …
X-Treme TV sports star Reid Stratton has everything – until his best friend falls to his death on a climb while shooting their show. In the fierce media fallout, Reid begins to question everything about himself. Crippled by a new fear of climbing, Reid returns to CoalCliff stud, his family’s horse farm, to recover.
Single mother Natalia Robinson is determined to start afresh, away from the shadow of her past. A job at CoalCliff Stud where she lived as a child is the perfect opportunity to live the quiet life she always wanted. But she is unprepared to see Reid, and is even more unprepared for the passion that still burns between them.
But after a series of menacing events threaten the new home she is trying to build, Nat realises that Reid is the only person she can rely on to keep her and her daughter safe. Together, Reid and Nat must face the pasts that haunt them if they are to survive the present and forge a future of hope.
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