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    Alphabet Dating is out now on Amazon…competition winner is!


    Alphabet Dating CoverI am very happy to announce that Alphabet Dating is now available as an e-book on Amazon

    The paperback version will be out in a couple of weeks.

    And the winner of the free e-book from the competition I ran on this site is Ashley Scherrer…so Ashley look out for that e-mail.

    As the celebrations continue this week I have a few more competitions planned so stay tuned!

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    Cover reveal for Hearts Afire


    Hearts Afire
    Here is the cover for my second novel Hearts Afire which will be available later this month.

    I really love it and I hope you do too!

    If you want to win a copy of the book sign up here.

    Don’t forget Mr Right and Other Mongrels is available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback here.

    I’ll have an interview with my wonderful cover designer Lisa Kelly on the blog in the next couple of days.














    Rachael Johns
    9/9/2012 03:18:31 pm

    IT’s gorgeous! HUGE congrats. x
    9/9/2012 03:27:13 pm

    Thanks so much Rachael!! 🙂

    Pamela Cook
    9/9/2012 10:08:47 pm

    It looks great Monique. All the elements work really well together. Can’t believe you’re getting Book 2 out there already!

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    Look what arrived today…and the birthday quiz winner is…


    Mr Right and Other Mongrels Paperback BooksThe postman left me a little card today that said I had a parcel at the post office and when we stopped by to get it look what was there…

    A box of lovely paperback copies of Mr Right and Other Mongrels.

    How very exciting!

    So now I need to announce the birthday quiz winner, to whom I will send a paperback (although if they’re not in Australia it will come direct from Amazon).

    The winner is…

    Ok I chose the winner like this…there were 11 entries…I asked my daughter to pick a random number between 1 and 11…1 being the first comment and 11 being the last…

    She chose 3…

    So the winner is Linda Gauthier.


    Linda Gauthier
    8/27/2012 10:34:56 pm

    Thanks, Mon! I’m very excited to own the paperback. I have the e-version, but this will be much more tactile-ly satisfying. And I swear I don’t mean that cheeky!

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    Paperback and don’t look back!


    Monique McDonell Reading Mr Right and Other Mongrels
    I know that title doesn’t exactly rock but does rhyme…maybe that’s as good as it gets some days.

    On this beautiful Monday morning I want to let you know that the paperback of Mr Right and Other Mongrels is now available at Amazon and Createspace.

    It’s retailing for $14.99 plus postage.

    I have ordered several copies that will be here next week. So if you’re a local and want one directly from me, complete with my serial killer/bad handwriting signature then send me an e-mail or let me know when I see you.

    If you haven’t entered the competition to win a copy go here and do so.

    I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday!!

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    The paperback is now available at Createspace.com !


    Monique McDonell Reading Mr Right and Other MongrelsIt’s official the paperback of Mr Right and Other Mongrels is officially available.


    It will be available at Amazon by the week’s end and at destinations beyond to follow.

    I will certainly keep you posted with the details!

    As you can see it was pretty exciting to get the first couple of copies in my hot little hands and have a read.

    Thanks for the interest, encouragement and support along the way!




    Rob Kennedy
    8/13/2012 01:06:56 pm

    Well done Monique. You both look great. Hope it sells and sells.

    8/13/2012 04:43:59 pm

    Thanks Rob!!

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    Paper-back nearly ready!


    Mr Right and Other Mongrels
    So as you may have gathered from my lovely poem yesterday I have had the flu this week. It’s been a shocker.

    I was at lunch last Friday for a friend’s birthday. We were sitting overlooking beautiful Dee Why beach and a pair dolphins were having a lovely play out there in front of us. It was magic. My friend grabbed my hand and said “My what warm hands you have!” (yes just like in Red Riding Hood (ok maybe I shouldn’t have watched all those episodes of Once Upon a Time while I had a fever). To which I replied, “I must have something. I never have warm hands.” (I’m known for always being cold and my appalling circulation…well, in my own family I am).

    Saturday I didn’t feel great and by the time I stood in the cafeteria for an hour and a half at my daughter’s band recital I really felt bad. (It could have been hearing one too many versions of Power Rock by a beginner band that tipped me over). Sunday, I didn’t feel at all well but I went to lunch with my family because everyone was stir crazy. I was in bed by 3pm and pretty much stayed there since…obviously watching Once Upon a Time among other things. Well I did get up a few times but every time it was a bad idea and I headed back as quickly as I could.

    Anyway, the result was I didn’t get any work done much for my real job or my books. So the paperback version of Mr Right and Other Mongrels that I hoped would be up by my July 31 deadline is running a few days behind.

    It has a great looking cover…just a minor twist on the e-book version and it will look fabulous. So if you’ve been asking and waiting not long to go and I do apologise for the delay.

    Win a copy!!
    Don’t forget if you want to win a paperback copy fill in the form here (Closed) on the front page to be in the running.