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    New releases this weekend by two of my author friends Karlene Blakemore-Mowle and Anna Hackett


    Operation Date With Destiny - CoverOperation Date With Destiny
    Karlene Blakemore-Mowle

    Johnny Tupperoni; US Marine and infamous ladies’ man has found himself naked and tied to a bed with no memory of how he got there! The one thing he does remember though is the sassy woman in the red satin dress with angel wings tattooed across her back.

    Destiny is a desperate woman. Her younger brother’s been abducted and she knows exactly who has him. She’ll do anything to get him back—even kidnap the one man with the experience to pull off her dangerous plan. Why? Because next to her, no one wants to avenge Samuel Tre’ago against the crimes he’s committed more than, Johnny Tupperoni.

    A common enemy will unite them…but will Destiny’s secret be the weapon that ultimately destroys them?


    Mind Raider - Anna Hackett - Cover

    Mind Raider – Anna Hackett

    Never hide, never cower and live by your own rules. Life has taught
    mind raider Mara Ross to never let anyone break her. Especially not the crime lord who tortured her for her ability to control other people’s minds. But now her former tormentor has kidnapped another woman and Mara will do anything to save her—including joining forces with a dark, powerful man who is more dangerous than anything Mara’s faced before.

    The CIA’s experiments left Callahan with lethal powers he must control with every inch of his will. As the leader of Haven, a sanctuary for anomalies, he stays focused and alone…until Mara blazes into his life. Cal knows he must keep his distance from the fiery mind raider because she threatens his control…and if his control breaks, people

    On a mission deep in the wilds of Indonesia, desire explodes between Cal and Mara. But as the two wounded
    souls are drawn to each other, terrible secrets from Cal’s past threaten to drive them apart.


    Read an Excerpt

    Amazon| Smashwords| All Romance

    And don’t miss the first novella in The Anomaly Trilogy, TIME THIEF.


    Anna Hackett
    10/12/2012 12:38:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Monique! Ooh, Karlene’s new book looks sexy.

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    New releases – Time Thief by Anna Hackett and Operation Swift Mercy by Karlene Blakemore-Mowle


    Anna Hackett

    Hunted for her ability to steal time, Bay North lives a life on the run. All she wants is to make the crime lord who slaughtered her family pay. But now he’s set the ultimate hunter on her trail and Bay will need all her skills to carry out her revenge and survive.

    Ex-Navy SEAL Sean Archer saw his team killed by a time thief in Afghanistan and came back a broken man. He’s made a dark deal with a criminal to hunt down all time thieves and now Sean’s tracked the wily Bay North to Denver where he plans to rid the world of one more dangerous mutation.

    But during a shootout, hunter and hunted find themselves depending on each other for survival. Joining forces to exact payback by stealing a priceless treasure, their reluctant alliance shatters both their defenses. Can Bay find the courage to trust? And can Sean convince a woman honed in revenge that she can have more than vengeance, blood and killing?


    Read an excerpt www.annahackettbooks.com
    I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Anna Hackett at the Romance Writers’ of Australia Conference last weekend. Check out Anna’s blog to read an excerpt and take a look at Time Thief.

    Operation Swift Mercy

    Operation Swift Mercy - Cover

    The lovely Karlene Blakemore Mowle (also a member of the RWA) has just released her latest book, Operation Swift Mercy as well.


    If you want to read more about Karlene then have a look at the Q&A I did with her in June.








    Anna Hackett
    8/26/2012 02:28:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Monique. It was lovely to meet you at the conference. Will have to check out Karlene’s book – I love the cover!

    8/30/2012 09:42:57 pm

    Thanks Anna! You’re looks good too.. heading over to track it down!
    8/29/2012 12:30:21 pm

    It was lovely to meet you also Anna. Good luck with the book!!

    8/30/2012 09:43:34 pm

    Thank you Monique- I only just found this now! xxx

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    Q&A with author Karly Lane/Karlene Blakemore-Mowle


    Morgan's Law - Karly Lane - Cover
    I asked Karly/Karlene why she writes under two different names to start with…
    I write under two names simply because I write two distinctively different genres. Karlene Blakemore-Mowle is what I write my romantic suspense titles under and these are published with U.S publishers. Karly Lane is my rural fiction name (also my maiden name) and this is what I
    write my Australian published rural stuff with.

    1. What was the inspiration for your current novel?
    Morgan’s Law came about while traveling on a family holiday through inland NSW and QLD. I love driving through new places, seeing new scenery and the thought just popped into my head- ‘wouldn’t it be strange if someone close to you wanted to be returned to a town no one in your family had ever heard of and no one knew why?’ It snowballed from there.

    2. When did you take up writing?
    About 12 years ago I wrote my first novel but writing was put on hold while I had more children and work and studying took predecease over
    everything but I took it up again 7 years ago while pregnant with my fourth child and joining RWA. Within a year my books were being published.

    3. How important is setting/place in your writing?
    With my rural fiction setting is very important as they take
    place in rural Australia. But my romantic suspense titles I find I can set
    almost anywhere, and have in fact done so. They take place in Far North Qld, Cambodia, remote islands in the Pacific, South America and

    4. Do you have a favourite character (s) in your current novel?
    I adore my characters in my very first book I wrote which was Operation Summer Storm and to this day they feel part of my family! However my more recent books, I think Kate from North Star is probably one of my favourites- maybe because we share so many of the same background issues and she became such a down to earth amazing character so many readers have told me they can relate to.

    5. What’s the best piece of writing advice you were ever given?
    Just do it!

    6. Do you have a schedule for writing?
    I tend to write whenever I get the chance- it fits in around my family and daily jobs.

    7. Are you a plotter or someone who tends to wing it?
    I wing it. I’m not good with structure. Although there is a point when I need to stop and do a bit of mini-plotting to work out some parts. Usually when I get about 2/3rds of the way through the book, I find.

    8. Can you name three of four of your current favourite books?
    Well first up I’d have to say Mr Right and Other Mongrels is up the top of the list- what a great read! Congrats Monique. Loved the 50shades trilogy and have found some other great indie authors who are about to be the next big thing, go check out Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Flat out Love by Jessica Park and Slammed by Colleen Hoover.

    9. Can you tell me a little bit about what you are working on now?
    I’m doing the second round of edits for my December release titled, Bridies Choice and working on my 2012-2013 release which is only at about 6000 words –so it’s very new and still wondering where the journey on this one is going to take me!’

    10. What advice would you give to a fledgling writer to assist them on their journey?
    Just do it!! Look, I had no idea whatsoever how to write a book- all I knew was I loved to read and I had a story to tell. Just write it- it doesn’t matter how bad the punctuation- how lacking in structure or anything else- just write it down…from there you need to join writing groups or the RWA and learn how to fix what you’ve got written…but honestly- you have to have written something first, so you can work on it and it won’t be perfect-probably not for a long time and you’ll have
    to do many re-writes but that’s how you get better and how you learn- there’s no simple formula- it’s just bloody hard
    work! So just do it!!! Today!!!

    Website- Karly Lane

    Karlene Blakemore-Mowle blog http://karlenebm.blogspot.com.au/

    You can find my Amazon links here:

    Operation Summer Storm - Karlene Blackmore-Mowle - CoverNorth Star - Karly Lane












    Rachael Johns
    6/19/2012 02:38:42 pm

    Great interview. Huge Karly Lane fan here, so enjoyed reading about your process. I mostly wing it too. Am see I’m definitely gonna have to change the title of my wip – currently Faith’s Choice 🙂 Can’t wait to read Bridie’s story!

    kerri williams
    6/19/2012 10:18:30 pm

    Today? Okay, okay, I’m going.
    Great blog piece

    6/20/2012 04:22:47 am

    I love to read author interviews! THANKS! And I really like the covers of her books.

    Veronica L
    6/20/2012 05:17:38 am

    I loved reading this 🙂

    Stephanie W.
    6/20/2012 07:15:15 am

    Great interview! I hadn’t heard of her or her books before, thanks for introducing them to me!

    6/20/2012 11:15:24 am

    Fabulous interview! I love reading author interviews, because it’s so much fun to get to talk to the author. Love the questions, and the answers! =)

    6/20/2012 09:10:50 pm

    Great interview! I really enjoyed reading it! 😀

    Karen H in NC
    6/22/2012 02:39:28 am

    You’re a new-to-me author under whatever name you’re using. Thanks for an informative interview.