Sorry about the three exclamation marks above, but I’m a little excited. You see, two days ago I signed a new contract for my next Samhain release. This in itself is pretty bloody brilliant, but what makes this one even more brilliant is the book (a 30,000 word novella) is part of an anthology with fellow Diva, Jess Dee and Canadian author, Vivian Arend.

Check out the antho premise…

A luxury resort on a tropical island: A playground where anything can happen—or the perfect setting to fall in love?

The brand new, five star luxury hotel, Bandicoot Cove on Bilby Island, just off the tropical coast of Queensland, Australia, is all set to open its doors to the public. But hotel manager, Kylie Sullivan insists everything has to be perfect before the big day. What better way to check that the hotel is ready for paying guests than with a soft opening?

Kylie has planned a trial run. A make-sure-everything-works-smoothly run. And the guinea pigs in her experiment? Her close friends and family, and perhaps a few international stars looking for a private getaway, away from the prying eyes of the press and public.

Each of them is sent a personal invitation to an all-expenses paid trip to the island. If there are any glitches in the service or facilities, Kylie would rather find out about it this way, than with paying guests.

There’s something magical about the Island. Perhaps it’s the sheer luxury of the resort, the escape from the daily grind of real life, or simply the intoxicating air that surrounds them. But people tend to fall in love when they come here. And Kylie should know. She’s fallen hard herself.

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The Bandicoot Cove Anthology is a set of three novellas and one short story, all of which take place on the Bilby Island.

The first book, a short story of approximately 7k, is Kylie’s book. It is as yet unwritten. The story will take place before the soft opening of the resort and will be co-authored by Vivian, Lexxie and Jess. The intent is to offer it as a free read.

The other three stories all take place at the soft opening of the resort.

Here’s my blurb

Blurb

It doesn’t take just a rock star to rock your world. Sometimes, it takes a best friend as well.

McKenzie Wood is Australia’s most notorious tabloid journalist. Trouble is, she’s not altogether happy in that position. It’s time to grow up and use her degree for serious work. When she spies rumor-shrouded rock star, Nick Blackthorne, a man far more sexy than he has a right to be, at the island resort, Bandicoot Cove, McKenzie knows this is her ticket out of the tabloid world. She just needs a little unorthodox help from her BFF, Aidan Rogers.

Aidan Rogers has been in love with McKenzie for sixteen years. Of course, he’s never told her that, which he has to admit, is pretty damn pathetic. But when it comes to McKenzie, he is a prisoner of his heart. It isn’t easy telling your best friend you’re madly, irrevocably in love with her and want to do sinfully, seriously non-friend like things to her. Especially when she’s never shown an iota of sexual interest in you.

Nick Blackthorne has his own secrets. Having spent the last two months in Germany, Nick jumps at his agent’s offer to spend some “unfamous” time at a new resort in his home country. Nick is surprised to find his creative muse stirred—and stirred greatly—by a very sexy couple he spies at Bandicoot Cove and it’s not long before all he can think about it all three of them. Together.

When three bodies move together as one, the music becomes a smoldering beat that rivals the tropical heat on the island. But will it be enough to save three souls? Or will it be just a sinner’s lament?

Warning: One plus one plus one equals OMG sex, are-you-freaking-kidding-me orgasms and some serious mind-blowing climaxes. And in amongst all this, two people discover they’re meant to be together and another finds the music of his soul once again.

Now, I’m going to let Jess fill you all in on her book (called Island Idyll *sigh* Isn’t that a fantastic title) and next week I’m going to share a few more details about the Bilby Island and Bandicoot Cove, but until then, enjoy this lovely piccie of this lovely man 😉

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