I live in Australia, where I am happily ruled by my cats. When not working as a nurse, or procrastinating and sneaking peeks at books, I can usually be found at my trusty computer…procrastinating by playing on the internet…
Who are your favorite authors?
Oohh - so many! Gemma Halliday, J.D. Robb, Darynda Jones, Laura Levine, Jill Shalvis, Stuart MacBride, Rob Thurman, Christine Feehan, Fran Rizer, Molly O'Hare, R.L. Mathewson, Brian Keene and so many more - a variety of authors from a variety of genres from romance to thrillers to horror.
What do your fans mean to you?
More than they'll ever know. I write for them as well as myself. If I can give joy to my readers and leave them with a smile on their faces when they've finished one of my books, I'm happy. When a fan contacts me, they always leave me with a smile on my face - I cherish those emails. Writing isn't always easy, things don't always flow, and we're only human, and sometimes it can be a real slog, so when I get an email from a fan saying how much they enjoyed my last book, it means a lot to me.
Welcome to Gully’s Fall, a quaint little town in a farming district in Australia.
Now meet the cop, ambo, firies, inspector and vet, who will all find their perfect matches amidst laughter, friends, loyalty, passion, misbehaving pets and a little mystery!
Working at the local GP Practice was a new beginning for RN Emma. Then along came her new boss and suddenly her peace of mind is thrown into turmoil.
Shane was instantly bowled over by the pretty, curvy nurse, and not just because she knocked him off his push bike - literally. She’s wary, but he’s going to do whatever he can to win her over.
Will her secret turn any chance at love to ashes?
‘Blue’: Aussie slang for a fight/ an argument, as in “they’re having a blue”
Christmas - peace and goodwill to all.
At least, it was supposed to be. But all good intentions and plans can go awry, as Flynn found out.
Can she save Christmas? Can she survive her family? Can Ben save her? Can her sanity remain intact? Will true love be hers?
Or will the blues happening at Flynn's end it all?
Home on leave, Blue didn’t expect his first meeting with his curvy housemate to happen in quite the way it did - on his back, bare-arsed naked, with just a towel to conceal his modesty. But it did, he has, and now this down-on-his-love-luck Aussie soldier has a mission he didn’t expect. Will he recognise it, pursue it, and win it?
Or will his chance at true love pass him by?
He’d loved her then left for a deadly career that resulted in Ryan skimming the edge of being a killer. Now working for an elite security company, the echoes of Ella are locked safely away until she surfaces as an anonymous AFP informer to bring down an underage sex ring. Now he’s determined to be her protector...and lover.
For good or bad, the rules are changing and every echo becoming reality
Being a whistleblower takes guts. It can also leave you scarred. Whistleblower Shea Winters bore the consequences of an act of honesty, now she makes a living running a scam with her brother’s help. Security expert Aaron Wells investigated her, is intrigued by her, and can’t deny the attraction he feels for the pretty scammer. But being a whistleblower can also have dangerous consequences.
A week at a dilapidated mansion planning the restoration of Victorian era gardens was a prime contract for landscaper Luke Wells. Finding his employer and her irritating, curvy niece already overseeing the packing of mouldering antiques and planning some ghost hunting was disconcerting.
The heat of desire, the emergence of a scandalous secret from the past…
Talk about unexpected…
Brought up by an abusive father, he left his old life a long time ago. He’s worked hard to be a decent man, to be in control, to make a good life for himself. Then he meets his neighbour who has her own past, and suddenly he’s very much afraid that he isn’t in as much control as he believed.
Can he promise her forever…or will his fears get in the way?
When a five thousand year old woman is discovered in hibernation, no one, especially the cool, calm and collected Captain Alsandair Amirov, had any idea the trouble she was going to bring once she was revived.
Emotional turmoil, a womanizing treasure hunter, the rising of a predator, a race out to kill her…
This blast from the past was going to impact big time...
The terror of his year 4 schooldays was in town, and his knee-jerk reaction had not made a good impression. Drawn to this spirited rubenesque beauty, can Grant convince her to give him another chance?
Tam's suspicious of the handsome vet’s motives. Already burned twice, she isn’t ready for another round.
Then there’s Gully’s Fall’s own mystery...the Stealth Thief..
From the Cats, Books & Life blog of author Angela Verdenius, comes the tales of her kitties. The naughtiest of the lot is Evie aka Eve of Destruction aka Evil Evie, a small torti & white cat who causes chaos in the once-quiet lives of the Verdenius household. She turned up as a wee kitty and life was never the same…
Something bad is happening around Gully’s Fall, and RSPCA Inspector Moz Baylon is concerned about Del, the fiercely independent clothes shop owner. She’s seeing more than is safe for her. One concerned warning, however, leads unexpectedly to a whole new level of awareness between them.
Between two people, one spark can lead to a fire.
When darkness falls, seeing too much can lead to danger.
When the local fire fighter of a small town falls out of a tree to land at her feet, Elissa didn’t expect it to be the same sweet man who’d sat with her while she cried on his hotel balcony.
Simon had never forgotten the woman who had fled into the rainy city night, now here she was for a wedding. Hurt and betrayed, she’s looking for a new life. Can he convince her to make him a part of it?
Ryder and Dee have been striking sparks off each other for years. They’ve blown hot and cold, argued, laughed, and clashed. Half the townsfolk wonder if they’ll kill each other, the other half if it will turn to romance.
No woman was ever going to pin bad boy Ryder down, but something is happening, something that will make him look at the curvy blonde with new eyes…but will it be too late?
Finding a curvy cutie hanging out of a kitchen window at three in the morning wasn’t what Kirk expected on a routine check. Amusing - yes, expected - no, exasperating - definitely. Having sworn off all dominant men after a very painful experience, Molly was determined to keep the local cop at arm’s length. He was quietly, intensely alpha, and that made him off-limits. Good intentions aside…
One horrendous encounter with bikies left Ash shattered. Arriving in Gully’s Fall in search of a new life, she didn’t count on falling for the hunky, motorbike-riding fireman who rescued her when her car broke down.
Scott’s drawn to the rubenesque beauty, his desire for her steadily growing to an erotic burn. Can he discover the cause of her wariness and convince her to give him a chance?
Serving in Afghanistan, Aussie soldier Sergeant Nick Mason had enjoyed getting letters from The Goodbye Girl, but now he was going home, her usual goodbye letter had arrived. She was meant to be passed to the next lonely soldier, but Nick had other plans. What he wasn’t prepared for was what he’d discover when he met her face-to-face. His Goodbye Girl was the town’s resident UFO-chasing weirdo
Published: January 14, 2014.
Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The arrival of Barbie Declan in his town brought up a lot of bad memories for Adam. A lot. The calm, controlled cop had Barbie acting like a shrew whenever he was near her. Talk about guilt. Now she had not only sparks of dislike between them, but something growing a little hotter. As if that wasn’t disconcerting enough…there’s something very wrong with the old house she’s inherited.
A lot of women have tried to seduce sweet, sexy Sam Willow. Even his absent-mindedness hasn’t put them off. The only woman who doesn’t seem interested in a relationship with him is the voluptuous Carly Miller. So why can’t he get her off his mind?
Is seduction in the air, and if so, who is seducing whom?
Sweet, shy, rubenesque Lori Mackay, she’s lived all her life in the small country town. No one knows her secret desires.
Still waters run deep, and local paramedic Matt Winters suspects the sexy, curvaceous beauty has hidden depths he just aches to explore.
In a town where gossip is rife and secrets abound, can Matt convince Lori that they're meant to be together?
Ali Mackay has dated some real losers in her search for a man who will love her for herself, plus-size and all.
Ty ‘Ghost’ Sinclair regularly rides to her rescue, he always has done ever since school.
But after one unexpectedly hot encounter between the two best friends, can Ghost convince Ali to give their relationship a go, or will her fear of changes ruin everything?
Two weeks of lust and laughter…
Sophie Willow - erotic romance writer, experienced, the ultimate Sex Queen. Unfortunately, it’s all in her head - the experienced part, that is.
Alan Cooper - this cute cop has discovered her secret, and he reckons he’s just the man to give her the experience she needs.
Will two weeks be enough, or will it leave them wanting more?
Crashing her cheating boyfriend’s wedding in a fit of rage was not voluptuous Belle Broune’s best plan. Now she’s been branded by the gossips as ‘The Other Woman’. Oh, the shame of it!
Marty Lawson finds it all very funny, but when family connections result in him trying to comfort her, the sparks start to fly. Can he convince her that he’s serious and not simply amusing himself?
On leave from the Australian Army, Alex Lawson has arrived in the little country town seeking answers from generously-curved Harly Bentley. She’s kept a secret from him for years, but he’s here now, he’s furious, and nothing is going to stop him from getting the truth.
But will the results be what he expected?
Tim Clarke, the handsome and rich playboy vet, doesn’t believe in happily ever-afters. Women are to date, bed and leave - in that order. Then along comes plus-sized party girl Cindy Lawson, with her devil-may-care attitude, wicked humour and tender heart, and suddenly Tim’s chosen path, while not very smooth to start with, has become a whole lot rockier.
Independent, plus-sized nurse Maddy Lovett considered herself pretty easy-going, until she met the Neanderthal living next door…then the trouble started.
Hulking cop Mike Carson was old-fashioned in his regard to the ladies, until he started to have a couple of run-ins with the curvy cutie next door…then the trouble started.
And then there was the stray kitten…
What does a shy, 35 year old, plus-sized virgin do when she decides to lose her virginity and experience just one night of being desirable? She lets herself get talked into hiring a male escort. Unfortunately, mistaken identity lands her in the bed of a hunky doctor, and now things are spiralling out of control!
“And the dead shall rise…” Well, they certainly do when you’re looking after the dying. One minute your patients are breathing, the next they’re trying to take a bite out of you. It takes a special kind of person to handle these situations, and I don’t mean just the Zombie Squad. I’m talking hospital staff. Don’t worry people, we have the situation in…er…hand!
Motor City Shambler: A Bob the Zombie Novel
on June 20, 2011
When I first bought this book, I didn't quite know what to expect. I love zombies (zombies rule, yay!), but have never read one from the POV of the zombie. I loved this story so much, I've just bought the next in the series. It was funny, interesting, and I never quite knew what was going to happen next. One minute I liked Bob, the next I was horrified at something he'd done! Thanks for a great read, Johsua.
on Oct. 08, 2011
I loved this book. Kari Thomas has such a way of writing characters you can't help but like, and re-visiting old friends is such fun as well. A great read.
on Oct. 08, 2011
I loved this book. A great read, and one I would recommend. Kari Thomas has such a way of writing that you can't help but like the characters and get sucked into the story. Recommended read!
on Jan. 24, 2012
Being a huge fan of Chrissy McMullen, and totally devastated when I thought the series had finished, I was stoked to stumble across more of the books here at Smashwords!
This is a short read, and has unexpected twists and turns! To really get a feel for the characters, I'd advise reading the other books in the series first, as this short story, while great for old fans like me, won't give you a full appreciation of the characters...it'll give you a tantalising taste, though!
on Jan. 24, 2012
Chrissy McMullen rides again, and what a crazy ride it is! But can it be anything less, especially when it involves Rivera, his awesomely bad luck, Doctor-What's-His-name, and Chrissy's sleuthing? Loved it!!! Give me more Chrissy McMullen and Lt Rivera!
Silent Night of the Living Dead
on June 18, 2012
Ah, see, this is why you should never leave shopping until the last minute. LOL Really enjoyed this story.
How to Get a Cheap Book Cover
on March 27, 2017
One of the best ebooks on cover making around. I started with this and I've never regretted it. Easy to follow, well-written. A must for anyone looking at making their own covers.