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Hop in a bunker with me

NewFinalFair#2For those authors and writers and readers who follow and visit my blog, I’d like to invite you to participate in my Lily Pad hop to celebrate the January 8 launch of Fairway To Heaven.

If you have a golf or sports-themed story – this is gonna be right up your alley. You just need a blog site to enter. (Or readers – if you don’t have a blog – I’m happy to host your comments here!)

You can find more details here:

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2013 in Marketing and promotion, News

 

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So Much To Be Glad About – Merry Christmas

Gavin Kees - best Pizza boy in town

Gavin Kees’ pizza spread.
(Picture by Jennie Jones)

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L-R: Jennie Jones, Juanita Kees & Lily Malone.

I’m finding myself filled with the joy of Christmas – especially so as I’ve just returned from a weekend in Perth, where I caught up with my great writing buddies and beta readers, Jennie Jones & Juanita Kees.

2013 has been some kind of year for me, here’s a quick recap:

a) In January, my family moved from South Australia to the fabulous wine region of Margaret River in the south west corner of Western Australia. My kids will now grow up in the same place as I did, ride their bikes on the same trails, and skin their knees on the same BMX track!

b) Thanks to the incredible people at Escape Publishing, I published my debut novel, His Brand Of Beautiful, in March.

c) I self-published my novella The Goodbye Ride in May.

d) Hubby and I bought a block of land, a half acre, in August, which settled in October, and upon which we now have the framework of our new house. (I wish those hard-working tradies didn’t stop for Christmas!)

e) I wrote and finally finished, my second full-length novel that will now release in January 2014, Fairway To Heaven.

e) I met so many wonderful people through this incredible writing and reading community I’ve found!

And in the end, it is the last point that has given me the most joy in 2013. I feel so blessed to have met and connected with some fabulous people on Facebook, and Twitter, at Goodreads and through my blog. I’ve met wonderful bloggers, reviewers, ninjas, authors, readers, editors and cover designers. And I would like to thank you all this Christmas for enriching my life the way you have. You are my greatest gift!

Thank you for supporting me in so many ways. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

Love

Lily M

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in News

 

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Fairway To Heaven – it’s golf. But not as you know it.

My new book Fairway To Heaven, releases January 8. January 8 was my nanna’s birthday, she would have been 97 if she hadn’t fallen off her perch (as she’d threatened to do for such a long time).

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Fairway To Heaven

It’s golf. But not as you know it.

When Jennifer Gates drives to Sea Breeze Golf Club to kick off date-night with her boyfriend, the last thing she expects is to find Golf-Pro Jack giving one of his lady students a private—and very personal—lesson in bunker-play.

Lucky for Jenn, her best friend gives her the keys to the Culhane family’s beach shack on the white-pepper shores of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay. Jenn hopes a weekend on the coast with her young son will give her the space she needs to rebuild her confidence after Jack’s betrayal.

But she’s not the only person seeking sanctuary by the sea. Brayden Culhane is there too, and Jenn can’t look at Brayden without remembering the tequila-flavoured kiss they shared on the shack steps years ago.

As long-buried feelings are rekindled, and a friendship is renewed, Jenn knows it is more than lazy summer days bringing her mojo back. Romantic sunsets, ice-cold beers and the odd round of golf can only go so far, because this time, trusting Brayden with her heart won’t be enough. Jenn has to learn to trust her body, too.

I’m planning all sorts of prizes as I lead in to the release of Fairway. One of these is going to be a lovely gift pack filled with prizes such as books and goodies from the Margaret River wine & tourism region where I live, and where Fairway is set. For *goodies* think books, food, chocolate. And it’s up for grabs for anyone who shares (Facebook or Twitter or blogs) news of my book. Just tag me in your posts and I’ll know who you are!

Buy the book at Smashwords ( (many formats supported)

And Amazon for Kindle.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Marketing and promotion, News

 

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Cover reveal – Fairway To Heaven

Wendy Johnston of Bright Eyed Owl is behind another cover masterpiece for me. I love this! My cover for Fairway To Heaven, out January 8, 2014.

Now, I just have to get over the feeling that I’m about to leave the house with a plunging neckline and a very (VERY) short skirt… You know, that feeling of: “I can’t leave the house wearing THAT!!”

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Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Marketing and promotion, News

 

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