Thursday, August 06, 2009

Feature Review: "The Mighty Quinns: Teague," By Kate Hoffman

By Becke Davis, RBTB Contributing Editor


“There’s a Heat Wave Down Under!”

There’s something about those Aussies – are they all as steaming hot as Russell Crowe in "The Gladiator," as Mel Gibson in "Mad Max," as Hugh Jackman in, well, anything? After meeting so many lovely Australian authors at RWA National a few weeks ago, I was drawn to Kate Hoffmann’s mouthwatering trio of novels about the quixotic Quinns. Well, okay, they’re not quixotic – they’re just really hot -- but there aren’t any synonyms for sexy that start with “qui!”

Anyway, usually I can’t get Hugh Jackman completely out of my mind – I mean, seriously, who can? – but now I’ve added the The Mighty Quinns to my lineup of sizzling Aussies. Things are heating up in Queensland, Australia . . .


The very first time Teague Quinn met Hayley Fraser, he knew he was going to marry her. He hadn’t counted on her running off while he was away at college, leaving him without a word of explanation. When she comes back home, he has only one objective – to persuade her to stay. The heat they always generated sizzles from his first sight of her, and Teague isn’t too proud to use that mutual attraction to win Hayley over.

Hayley couldn’t avoid Teague if she wanted to – she needs his expertise as an equine vet when her horse becomes ill due to her grandfather’s neglect of the family farm. She dubs him “Dr. Feelgood” – okay, Dr. Feelamazinglygood – but she’s happy to be friends with benefits. Teague isn’t complaining about the benefits, but he makes it clear he wants more. He wants forever, and he wants it to happen on Walleroo Station – the very last place Hayley wants to stay.

Teague’s story, part of Kate Hoffmann’s The Mighty Quinns trilogy from Harlequin Blaze, is a second-chance-at-love story that’s hot enough to fry eggs! Read one of the Quinn stories and you’ll want to read them all – these dudes from down-under make Crocodile Dundee seem tame. Brody’s story came out in June, Teague’s in July and Callum’s story will be published this month. Buy one or buy them all, but get yourself a fan and. . .

Buy the book!

73 comments:

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I'm such a sucker for these series, uh, series, becke,and now you've given me another I've gotta read. I love the flavor of the Aussie seires to begin with, but I've never read a Blaze w/the theme. This sounds so hawt. Does it have the same kind of 'Brit' flavor as the Mills/Boon series? And how thoughtful of you to give us some visual aids.

Vanessa Kelly said...

Hi Becke - great review! I must confess that I've not read the Mighty Quinns, but dh Randy has. He really liked them. I'll go retrieve them from the book shelf.

I love the Aussie guys, too! Thanks for the great eye candy.

Becke Davis said...

Something about these "brothers" trilogies get me every time! Now, I grew up with a couple of brothers, so I have no illusions about them. But somehow when I picture the Quinn brothers growing up, it's a whoooole different picture in my head!

Australia has always fascinated me, but I've never been there. I'd still like to visit, but the thought of that plane trip is a bit daunting -- especially after hearing Anna Campbell's travel horror stories about her trip to and from National!

Anyway, back to Oz (I do love that nickname for Australia) -- it's so massive and parts of it are so wild, it fascinates me. Ayers Rock, especially. I saw Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock many years ago, which baited the trap. Then I saw his movie The Last Wave, and that lured me in. And Mad Max -- back when Mel Gibson was young and hot with those deliciously long eyelashes -- well, back then, he could have given Hugh Jackman some competition.

It's funny Michelle should mention Mills and Boon -- I think I was first drawn to Australia by Margaret Way's Mills and Boon stories back in the 1970s.

I found this article -- it's dated 2007, but I think it's still true. It seems I'm not the only one fascinated with romances set in Australia!

Becke Davis said...

Vanessa - It was nice to meet your husband at National (and you, too!). I wish my husband would read romances -- I think all guys could learn a thing or two from them!

Monica Burns said...

as steaming hot as Russell Crowe in "The Gladiator," as Mel Gibson in "Mad Max," as Hugh Jackman in, well, anything?

Hugh in just anything??? Don't you really mean OUT of anything, Becke?? I know how your mind thinks. Facebook has a tell all scenario about it. ROFL

Great review and it sounds like a good read.

Becke Davis said...

*blushes* Moi? Surely you are confusing me with someone else. Becke Martin, perhaps? Now that woman -- well, we all know about her! But Becke Davis is perfectly normal. Even if she does have a rabbit muse and a split-personality.

But, MY GAWD, Monica -- those were hot pictures, weren't they? *fans self* Makes me think of that great shot of Hugh Jackman, golfing in his towel. And in Wolverine -- did you SEE that movie? And Russell Crowe -- really, his voice just gets me. Even when he's going through a scruffy stage, all he has to do is speak and my knees turn to jelly.

Keri Stevens said...

Okay, clearly I've been cleaning house too long. I'm refusing to look at the visual aids so that I might not be distracted from dusting. As I scrub grout, I keep thinking, "I need to make a sexy word that starts with qui" and isn't antique slang for girly-parts.

debbie haupt said...

Good morning all, and Hey Becke glad to see you.
Okay first things first those Aussies look Hottttt! So now my pile gets bigger.
Second I don't know that I want my husband to read the romances that well, turn me on, ya know what I'm saying here. Do you really want to see your husband as he reads one of the love scenes, you know the ones we like, the ones on the sizzle burner!!!!

amy kennedy said...

Awww Becke, now I have another series I have to read. I love a series like this, it gets you sooo excited for the next book -- and Blaze books are so nice and hawt.

I really like it when the hero, no matter how alpha, wants more from a relationship and goes after it.

Great review.

I always wanted to go to Australia too...

amy kennedy said...

Keri...thank you for that laugh. Debbie, they could get some good ideas, no?

Becke Davis said...

Keri - You don't want to know how much time I spent trying to find a word starting with "qui." I'm a tad obsessive! And we know the word you were hinting at *snort*.

Hi Debbie - great to see you here! Yeah, I actually have mixed feelings about my husband reading my books. On the one hand, he might learn a few useful tricks. On the other hand, HE WOULD KNOW WHAT I'M READING. Might be better to preserve the mystery.

He read the first scene in a story I was workiing on and said, "You know, that's kind of . . . titillating." (This was only the first scene, remember.) I'm, like, DUH -- ya think??

Becke Davis said...

Hi Amy - yes, I do love series books. I purposely reviewed the second book in the series, though, because I sometimes get frustrated when I read Book One and then have to wait for Two and Three. I figured, this way people can read Brody and Teague's stories, and by then Callum's will be out. In fact -- it's out now!

I want to caution that Kate Hoffmann has another series about the Irish Quinns. This is her MIGHTY QUINNS series. (And now I'm going to have that song in my head all day.)

amy kennedy said...

"I'm, like, DUH -- ya think??"

hahahahahahaha...ahhh.

Hey Becke, how about the quintessential Quinns -- not sexy, but they embody the essence of the Australian male in his purest form.

Becke Davis said...

Good one, Amy! I did consider that, but I sooo hoped I could find a qui word that meant sexy. Maybe we should invent one!

amy kennedy said...

Quintessensual!

LeeAnn said...

Good Morning Bellas!

I don’t know why but I’ve got a thing for Romances set in OZ. The Hero’s tend to be a little bit more rugged and manly (which I immensely love) and the Heroines tend to be made of stern stuff too :o)

This series sounds like a really fun read. I’ll have to give it a try.

Becke Davis said...

I found a bunch of other romances set in Australia:

You can find some of Margaret Way's books at eHarlequin:

http://www.eharlequin.com/author.html?authorid=417

Stolen Birthright by Margaret Tanner

Princess Australia by Nicola Marsh

An oldie - Savage Moon by Frances Lloyd

Dark Torment by Karen Robards

I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting!

Princess Bumblebee said...

LOL! you guys are cracking me up. Maybe I have a thing for the underdog, but although I still think he's hot, I thought Hugh Jackmann was hot before anyone else did! Now, he's still hot, just not quite as much, hehe. Probalby cause everyone else thinks he is, hehe. I know, I'm strange, hehe.
Anywayz, still missing the guys and fighting not to be too depressed. Romance novel, here I come! Listening to Linkin Park! Maybe it'll make me feel better.
But, gotta love those Aussies. Had a couple come into work one day and about died cause of their accents and one was hot! Gets me every time. Russell Crow or Hugh Jackman any day, hehe

Becke Davis said...

You liked Hugh Jackman better when he was younger, Princess Bumblebee? See, now I like guys as they get older. Of course, that could be because, at my age, even watching young guys in movies makes me feel like a cradle-snatcher!

Princess Bumblebee said...

Actually, it's not him being younger, it was him being the underdog, hehe. Now that there's all the hype, he just doesn't seem so appealing, i guess. I'm just strange, hehe.

Becke Davis said...

No, I get that. I was kind of the same with Brad Pitt. Until he made Troy -- which I didn't even see, but my critique partner, Rosie, has sent me stills and film clips. ***fans self madly***

Makes you wonder if Brad Pitt has Australian roots!

Princess Bumblebee said...

lol! Funny you should mention Brad Pitt and I'm pretty sure, since he comes from Springfield, MO, which is only 100 miles from here, that he does NOT, sadly, have Australian roots. But, he's a great guy. Just donated a millian dollars to the hospital, I heard. Gotta love him!

Becke Davis said...

I'm wondering who those who live in Australian consider the hottest Aussies.

Princess Bumblebee said...

Good question, Becke! I would be interested in hearing the answers to that one and if it's anyone we would know.

Anna Campbell said...

Hi Michelle! Hi Becke! Hi Bellas! Hey, wasn't breakfast in DC just the best fun? Wish I could have stayed to the (not so) bitter end. It was lovely catching up with you all. Thanks, Michelle, for organising it.

Hmm, a little bird told me you were discussing Australian exports today. What a great topic. Still giggling at the qui adjectives! Questionable? Quarrelsome? Quick? Nah, none of those will do for our heroes!

Actually if you're looking for some great books with Aussie settings/characters, see if you can find Candace Proctor's historicals. She's writing as C.S. Harris now and doing fabulous Regency mysteries (still with a strong romantic element) but she did a couple of really intense, great historical romances that are well worth checking out.

Becke Davis said...

Thanks for stopping by, Anna! That was a great breakfast in DC, wasn't it? I hope you'll get your wish and become a New York Times best seller with the release of CAPTIVE OF SIN.

It comes out October 27, and Anna has posted an excerpt here:

http://www.annacampbell.info/latest.html

I checked out Candace Proctor/C.S. Harris' website, and now I want to check out ALL of her books:

http://csharris.net

So, Anna, who are the hotties you are keeping for yourselves? Any we might not know about?

Ann Warner said...

Becke, I see a number of layers to this post with its Oz connection. Something about that tagline your other manifestation uses..."somewhere over the rainbow all hell is breaking loose".

Thanks for the headsup on this series. I've conducted a love affair with Australia since starting school there. And I've been lucky to be able to continue to indulge that particular passion with a number of visits as an adult. The plane ride is long, but it's worth it!

As for wonderful stories with an Aussie setting, you might consider A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. Yep it's old, but then so am I!

Becke Davis said...

Well, if we're talking OLD, Ann, I think I beat you!

It's been ages since I read A Town Like Alice, but I remember that it was good.

I didn't know you'd lived in Australia -- what part did you live in? How did you come to live there (or here, if that came first)?

I have thought about the connection of the Oz in my story (which is connected to The Wizard of) and the fact that "Oz" is also a nickname for Australia. I considered setting it there, but since I've never been to Australia, I knew I couldn't write it believably.

I'd love to go there, but after hearing about Anna Campbell's nightmare trip, I think I'll wait.

Anna Campbell said...

Becke, to be fair, it's not always SUCH a nightmare! But I won't kid you - it's a long way!

Hey, thanks for the plug.

And check out the C.S. Harrises. I think they'd appeal to you. A really charismatic hero!

I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen a lot of current Australian stuff. I'm sure there's extra talent there, though! And the Aussie romance writers are amazing!

Becke Davis said...

Those C.S. Harris books looked really familiar. I have a feeling *sigh* I might have a couple of them in my TBR pile.

Christina Wolfer said...

This definitely sounds like something I'll have to read. As you know, Becke, I love anything involving horses - add an Aussie stud (hehe) and I'm hooked. And I agree with the sex apeal of a man as he gets older, but I have no problems with the idea of being a cradle-snatcher.

Becke Davis said...

Tina - I thought you might like this one! Thanks for stopping by! (We'll have to keep an eye on those cradle-snatching tendencies, next time we have a girls' night out!)

Becke Davis said...

I've been looking up more romances set in Australia, and Valerie Parv's name keeps coming up. And Stephanie Laurens is Australian.

Also came across this one:

Princes of the Outback by Bronwyn Jameson

And I've read this one:

Her Galahad by Melissa James

And there's a big list here:

http://www.newandusedbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=features2&feature_elementID=82

Becke Davis said...

**throws confetti, blows party horns, pops a bottle of champagne**

WOOT! I just got my 1,500th friend at Facebook: Harlequin American author REBECCA WINTERS!

Read about Rebecca here:

http://www.eharlequin.com/author.html?authorid=320

and here:

http://www.superauthors.com/author.asp?ID=58

Stop by my Facebook page (I use Becke Martin there) and celebrate with me!

Thanks, Rebecca, for being my 1,500th friend (and how cool that it's another Rebecca)!

Gannon Carr said...

Oh, thanks, Becke! I think I'm going to have to check out the sexy Quinns. If they're even half as hot as my Hugh, then I'm there!

Becke Davis said...

Gannon - I just kept envisioning Hugh as I read the book! Thanks for stopping by!

LizeeS said...

I'm late to the Aussie party, boo hoo -- gone the whole blasted day and missed the hot parts of the discussion!! What a day brightener. I am as hooked on Oz as I am on England -- and that's pretty hooked. I've had a crush on Australia since I was a little girl and my aunt and uncle lived there for four years. They brought home a Dalmatian puppy after two years and found out they had to return -- couldn't take the dog so we got it. She was born and bred in Perth. We were so proud of telling everyone our doggies was an Aussie!

In 2002 my daughter spent 5 months in Melbourne going to school and I got the opportunity to visit. Oh my gosh -- it IS the most magical place on earth bar none. When I pet my first kangaroo -- I cried. Literally.

And now there's Hugh. And Russell. And Mel. And these wonderful books. All more magical-sounding than even 'roos. Thanks Becke -- I am going out to find them NOW!!

Rosie Murphy said...

Hello, you lovely Aussie lubbers! Becke, my fascination with Australia started at a very early age. My Italian dad was intermed, yep POW, during WWII in Australia staying years after Italy surrendered). He learned English and how to *laugh* like a Kookaburra. I went as far as imagining having an older brother or sister there and visiting him/her. With love and affection I say this--Italian and drop-dead gorgeous, my dad could probably charm the halo off a saint. I really ought to look into the possibility of family there. ;-)
Anyway, the Quinn series sounds right up my alley!

Tonya, I'm tellin' ya, younger men dig us older chicks! Love us!

Michelle, this series sounds very onion ring worthy, dontcha think?

Keri, please look at the FB pics. They are truly inspiring-religious--some would say. I am actually overcome with prayer when I look at them. Alleluia!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

What a great day of discussion! I was traveling back home and bummed I missed the hot parts: Cradle robbing, young vs old Hugh/Mel, and scruffy v all-cleaned-up Russell. Then there's just the idea of all these fab books set DU or written by Aussies that gets me so 'cited for em.

Keri, however, wins the prize of most creative reference to female partses. :)

The convo today doesn't just get me jazzed because it's so fun, but because of how much life becke adds here, and the kinds of folks she draws. And it's always so lovely to see how welcoming you Bellas are of everyone, which always kind of moves me.

And, of course, there's principessa, whom we need to entertain w/ more suggestions for hot Aussie books so she can get over her vacation withdrawal. You guys have really given principessa and the rest of us a great list.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Yes, rosie, I believe that reading this series could cause me to devour plate after plate of my beloved onion rings. Only the most glorious emotional highs inspire that, and hot aussie men, I think, certainly would do the trick.

I keep telling Anna C that I'd love to come to their AusRomance Writers conference but, frankly? I don't think I'd make the workshops, rather would be hanging outside looking for Aussie 'blokes' to ogle. And not even for research purposes.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Oh, and btw, I've read Anna's new "Captive of Sin," and it's definitely NY Times worthy. I cna't wait to tell you all about it...

:)

Yeah, debbie, I'm not sure I'd want to see that, either. I'm firmly in the "we have to have some secrets of our own" camp. however, Vanessa's husband is Randy... (so the romance reading looks to be working out for her).

Oh, I so look forward to the myriad ways I'm going to play on her husband's delightful name...

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Mon "out" is exactly what she means and don't let her tell you differently.

lizzee, what a great story. which remeinds me. My girlfriend when I was a kid taught me this awful rhyme, and we thought it was the funniest thing ever, and always said it w/lousy British accents. It's really all in the rhythm, which I can't really convey here cause you kind of say it in 4/4 meter and it's syncopated...:

My father shot a kangaroo,
Gave me the greasy part to chew.
Now, wasn't that a terrible thing to do,
To give me to chew the greasy part of a dead kangaroo!


Thank you. Thankyouverymuch.

Becke Davis said...

Oh. My. God. Only one thing comes to mind after reading that last bit. She's baaaaack!

(And the question is: will New York City ever be the same?)

Becke Davis said...

Lizee -- I love the story of your dalmation from Perth (and doesn't that sound like the first line of a naughty limerick?). The mother of my childhood best friend was Australian, and I think I've had an affection for the country ever since. How cool that your daughter got to spend so much time there!

Becke Davis said...

Rosie - Why haven't I heard this story about your dad before? You should write your life story -- you have such interesting stories to tell!

And congratulations to Rosie, who is my critique partner. If she wasn't so great I'd be totally jealous because her stories KEEP finaling in contests, and she's already won one contest and today she got word -- secretly, unofficially -- that one of my favorite stories of her has apparently finaled in ANOTHER contest. Geez. Any day now, she's going to get The Call!

Becke Davis said...

Michelle - I'll have to drool over the onion rings from my treadmill. All the time I've spent on the computer lately is clearly evident in my BUTT. If only I could hook the laptop up to the treadmill, I might fit in my clothes again!

And, Keri. Those photos? I don't dare put them on my Facebook profile page. I'm trying to keep up the appearance of being SORT OF not skanky there. But, oh my GOD. Those pictures! I forget who first posted them on Facebook, but they are making the rounds now.

As I mentioned to Monica, just the sight of that one picture makes me totally lose control of mx wzrdss.

Kandy Shepherd said...

Hi Becke thanks for inviting me over on the strength of me being Australian!
When I worked in London years ago Australian male colleagues would come see me at my office when they visited the UK.
I saw them as normal Aussie guys but the girls in the office were all set to emigrate on the strength of my hot visitors!

Tonya Kappes said...

I have not read the Mighty Quinn But it sounds like a great trilogy I need to get. When I read books from different nationalities, I must admit, I put an actor from that country in my mind as the hero....hmmmmm yummy!!!

debbie haupt said...

OOOhhh Michelle a Randy husband, where does one put in an order for one of those hmmm?

Becke Davis said...

Tonya, thanks for stopping by! Tonya blogs over at www.chasingheroes.com.

Debbie - I met Randy, and you've got to give a guy credit for attending a national romance writers convention!

Kandy - Well, it helped you are Australian, but I thought you'd fit right in to this group! I can just imagine your workmates getting all hot and bothered over your friends.

Damn, why didn't I go to Australia years ago? Well, it might have had something to do with being both married and broke, but still . . .

In the meantime, I'll just have to be an Oz fan through the books I read and the films I watch!

Those of you who don't know Kandy -- I met her at National, but we were already Facebook friends. She's written a book that is at the top of my TBR pile -- LOVE IS A FOUR-LEGGED WORD. You will love the cover, I guarantee. Here's Kandy's website, check it out:
http://www.kandyshepherd.com/

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Michelle, thanks so much for the nice words about Captive of Sin! I'm delighted you liked it!

Laughed at you hanging around our writers' conference looking for good lookin' fellas. Um, it's a romance writers' conference - not a lot of men around! ;-)

Becke, don't forget Anne Gracie and Sara Bennet/Sara MacKenzie and Bronwyn Jameson and Annie West! Lots of amazing Aussie authors!

Becke Davis said...

Yes, yes, yes -- I wanted to contact all of them yesterday (well, Anne and Annie and Cheryl, don't know Sarah or Bronwyn yet) --but things got a little wild and crazy over at B&N's Center Stage, where I'm moderating Suzanne Brockmann's visit. 2,000+ views to her visit in five days! The brain boggles.

Anyway, I'll run over to Annie's FB page and ask her over. Not sure if Anne is on FB.

Thanks for reminding me, Anna. And, Michelle, are you accepting bribes for sneak peeks at Anna's ARC?

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

yes, becke, bribes in the forms of prepared meals and desserts, sent directly to my home...

Anna Campbell said...

Hmm, guess who's coming to dinner!

Becke Davis said...

Now if only I was a great cook -- which, unfortunately, I'm not. I make a mean sandwich, though, and my salads rock!

PJ said...

Hi Becke!

Finally made it over here. I've been busy this week catching up on my reading and reviewing. Sounds like I definitely need to meet the Quinns! I'll be adding these books to my list for sure. Heaven only knows when I'll find time to read them but read them I will! :)

Btw, I just finished reading Kandy's Love is a Four-Legged Word and enjoyed it so much. I'm looking forward to her next book and to trying out that brownie recipe!

Becke Davis said...

Hi PJ -- glad you stopped by! Kandy's book looks really good, I can hardly wait to read it!

On the subjects of books waiting to be read, I was just over at the Romance Bandits board. They are featuring another Harlequin author I'm going to have to check out -- Kathleen O'Reilly's Hot Under Pressure.

So many books -- wish I could read faster (although a book a day would be plenty for most people).

Anna Campbell said...

Becke, seriously, read Kathleen O'Reilly. I think she's amazing! One of my favorites. The emotional depth of her stories is astonishing.

Becke Davis said...

I ordered it as soon as I read the excerpt. LOVED her voice!

Annie West said...

Am I late? Just got your message Becke. I was working long hours on revisions which have now gone (phew!) and so started my Saturday morning reading a romance instead of working. Tsk.

Love your enthusiasm for things Aussie! Good on you. You can't go past Hugh Jackman, I tell you.

Does this mean you'll come to Australia for one of our conferences one year>? That would be such fun. I have a mental picture of Michelle standing outside, ignoring the writers and on the look out for Aussie hunks but you'd talk to us, wouldn't you Becke?

Becke Davis said...

Try and stop me, Annie! Oh, I really would like to do that some day. I've always been fascinated by Australia and New Zealand but I'm not all that fond of flying across the ocean -- or oceans. Still, I may do it one day. Especially if I get to visit with all my Australian romance writing friends!

So sorry I was late inviting you to the party. This was one of those weeks where all those balls I was juggling started to fall at the same time!

And you are too right about Michelle and those hunks -- she's already been to bed with Fabio. God knows what would happen if she met Hugh Jackman up close and personal. David, are you listening? Don't let Michelle go to Oz without you!

Rosie Murphy said...

Thanks Becke! I do hope your powers of divination are as good as your book reviews.

And the thought of Becke and Michelle at an Austalian writer's conference...without me to protect them...is unconscionable! ;-)

Oh, and may I say two words: ERIC BANA

Annie West said...

Rosie,

You're a woman of great taste!

Becke, I look forward to the day when you come to a conference. Surely between us we could keep Michelle under control. And I could introduce you to some more Aussie writers!

Annie

Becke Davis said...

Rosie -- you and Michelle are both small; I could hide you two under my skirts. Maybe that way we could all come!

Annie -- I would love to visit Australia, but I haven't even been back to England in about 20 years. I can't believe it's been that long! Oh well, my son is out of college now, so maybe one day we'll have money in the bank again!

Annie West said...

Becke,

It's something for you to plan for. And we're a very friendly lot too. I'm sure you'd enjoy yourself!

Annie

Becke Davis said...

If I ever manage that trip, it will definitely be centered around your romance writer's conference.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Anyone ever notice that the Aussie writer chicks show up here and things start going down in the guttah? No? oh. That starts when I show?

Sorry. My bad.

Becke Davis said...

And here I thought it was you getting back from the Big Apple that did it! :)

Kandy Shepherd said...

Hey PJ, I'm so glad you liked LOVE IS A FOUR-LEGGED WORD! The brownies are divinely decadent - I think you sampled one at the literacy signing in DC...

Kandy Shepherd said...

Hi Becke, thanks for your kind words about LOVE IS A FOUR-LEGGED WORD!

Kandy Shepherd said...

For people interested in visiting Australia, I am the co-ordinator (with Cathleen Ross) of the 2010 Romance Writers of Australia conference next August in Sydney. It's at a hotel right on the beach and is a small, friendly conference.

If you think you might be heading Sydney way next year, get in touch!

Becke Davis said...

We'll spread the word, Kandy. Wow, wouldn't that be an adventure??

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