Love is a Journey
A warm welcome to Susanne who is going to tell us all about Book 3 of the fabulous and popular Hearts of the Outback series...
Romance in any form is a journey undertaken together. In the course of travels, the protagonists learn more about themselves as well as the person they connect with.
Blurb – Long Way Home:
The first time they met Detective Caleb Richards snapped handcuffs on Sarah Tait and she vowed never to forgive him. But when he seeks her help to find a kidnapped thoroughbred stallion she becomes his unwilling assistant.
Sarah sets out on a marathon endurance ride. As Caleb tags along, he realises that the horse whisperer has deeper secrets than he’d ever suspected.
Can he uncover Sarah’s secrets and win her trust?
Long Way Home (Hearts of the Outback bk 3) is both a physical and a metaphorical journey through challenging landscape and past hurts. Sarah Tait’s life is overshadowed by a childhood trauma, which she’s never fully dealt with. When Detective Caleb Richards pushes his way into her endurance ride, she finds the need and the desire to deal with her past and find a way forward.
Third in the series, Hearts of the Outback, Sarah and Caleb’s story features several beautiful horses, especially Sarah’s intelligent bay mare, Tabitha, and a feisty stolen thoroughbred named Sir Alain. Sarah uses her formidable talent as a horse whisperer to rescue the stallion as she completes the physically gruelling endurance ride to raise funds for a riding school for disabled children and clear her family name.
Long Way Home is available on Amazon amzn.to/28taN8Y
Just One Kiss (bk 1) – explores the world of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Pilot Amy Alistair has been dumped by one good looking man too many, but when the new Flying Doctor, heart throb, Dan Middleton, asks her to be his fake girlfriend, she agrees. Amy is certain she can resist the attraction of this man who holds a secret.
But is Amy as strong as she thinks she is? Will the truth of Dan’s past tear their love apart? bit.ly/1Oq3KAX
Heartbreak Homestead (bk 2) After her brother’s death, the last thing Lizzy Wilmot wants to do is to return to her family’s property but Alex Carter, his former business partner, needs her help to locate some missing files. Alex doesn't trust Lizzy and the feeling is mutual but when they find themselves back at the homestead in the midst of a bitter custody battle for Lizzy’s baby nephew, sparks begin to fly.
Who is trying to harm Lizzy?
Can they both learn that trust will overcome heartbreak? amzn.to/1nqc9hc
Excerpt: Long Way Home
Tabitha’s ears twitched and she whickered softly, drawing Sarah’s attention back to the present. Scanning the ground ahead, she drew the mare to a halt and unclipped her rifle. Dismounting, she eased the rifle from the holder. A willy willy spiralled in a dance of red dust off to her left, and the smell of baked dirt and eucalyptus filled the air.
Treading softly, she eased around an outcrop of red and grey rock. And stared at the man leaning nonchalantly against the trunk of a scrubby tree.
“You don’t need the gun, Sarah.” Caleb Richards stepped out of filtered shade.
“I thought Tabitha sensed a snake. She's never wrong.”
Damn the man. How had he known she would take this detour? Even she hadn’t thought of it until the turn off came into view.
Caleb chuckled but kept an eye on the gun she held across her body. “Your subtle aversion to my choice of meeting place made me reconsider. Well picked. This is much better, more private.”
“That's not a baobab tree by the way.”
“And this isn't your published route. Reckon we're even on that score.” He ambled towards her, thumbs hooked in the tabs of his low-slung jeans, and followed her around the outcrop until she stopped beside her mare.
She glanced at him before holstering the rifle. Temptation should never be too close at hand. “Go on then. Tell me why you’re plaguing me with your presence.”
Born and raised in Toowoomba, Susanne Bellamy is an Australian author of contemporary and suspense romances set in exciting and often exotic locations, and rural romance set in Australia. She adores travel with her husband, both at home and overseas, and weaves stories around the settings and people she encounters.
Her heroes have to be pretty special to live up to her real life hero. He saved her life then married her.
Susanne is a member of the RWA and was a finalist in their 2011 Emerald Award. She placed third in the 2015 Pan Macmillan short story competition with Chez Romeo. Mentoring aspiring writers, and working as a freelance editor keeps her off the street! She loves connecting with readers and fellow writers.
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