Please join me in welcoming my wonderful antho-sister, Jenny Schwartz here to my blog today to talk about her fabulous new release, Drawing Closer, and the fun of Christmas in Australia.
Take it away, Jenny!
When PG invited me to post at her blog, I wickedly agreed on the proviso I could make everyone jealous. Being a fab friend, PG said “Go for it!”. So I am.
Welcome to the holidays—Aussie style.
From Christmas to New Year, a lot of people take holidays, or else go to work but really think about the parties or their plans to get away. The lovely thing about these holidays in Australia is that they happen in summer.
Yes, you poor souls shivering through winter streets, I’m writing this on a day of glorious sunshine. The sky is blue. The birds are singing. Life is good.
With Christmas coming up, we’re planning seafood, bubbly, ice cream, all the summer delights (ahem, yes I have noticed the food theme – blame the pre-Christmas diet!), and then, there’s New Year’s Eve.
Think hot nights, fireworks, beach parties and … oh yeah, New Year’s Resolutions.
Hmm. There’s not much holiday fun in New Year Resolutions.
To restore the joyful vibe, I’m giving away a copy of my Aussie contemporary romance, Drawing Closer. Just leave a comment on this blog, either sharing a favourite holiday destination/activity or telling us one of your New Year Resolutions.
Drawing Closer is available from Harlequin’s new Australian digital imprint, Escape Publishing. It’s a short story (10,000 words), which is an interesting new development. I hope to see lots more short stories with the growth of digital publishing.
Zoe Loyola has a secret. Just between her and her sketchbook, she loves sculptor Nick Gordon. Her drawings of him are hot and naked.
Nick has a secret, too. He’s being blackmailed. Protecting his family means ignoring his desire for Zoe.
But in the world of art, passion breaks every rule and secrets are made for sharing.
Jenny Schwartz is a West Australian author. Her high school yearbook predicted she’d be a writer – something about always having her nose in a book. When not living up to others’ expectations, she enjoys lazy days in the suburbs and is working on a collection of life-saving recipes, “Simple Meals for Forgetful Cooks”.
Great interview, Jenny :)
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