A Place to Stay releases today
A REMOTE TOWN, A NEW BEGINNING
And maybe a forever love?
The eBook is out today, worldwide, and the paperback should be hitting the bookshops and Big W and Kmart shelves at the end of the month. It's always a thrill to see your book baby out, but it's also kinda sad. You wave it goodbye. But the good news is - I'm about the start book 2 in this series 💙
There are police in this story (you might notice that cop vehicle on the cover), however, it’s not their story. It’s Rachel’s story, but there’s one police officer in particular who plays a major role.
Two sneaky excepts from A Place to Stay
Luke Weston, Senior Sergeant Mt Maria Police
‘Are the other two women all right?’ she asked.
‘They’re fine,’ he said, fascinated by the light bouncing on her shoulder-length nut-brown hair, freed from the tortoiseshell clasp she kept it in. ‘They’re giving a statement.’
‘Like I said, I wasn’t really part of it.’ She reddened and looked away, and Luke paused. It wasn’t a blush; it was some sort of confusion burying itself inside her.
He ran his eyes over the cab of her vehicle. Her bag sat on the passenger seat, open and practically empty. He was used to seeing women with bulging handbags that contained their lives and sometimes the lives of others. Rachel Meade didn’t tote anything that wasn’t essential. Although he guessed that the shiny, nude lip gloss she wore must be melting inside an inner pocket. He saw the prepaid mobile in the bag. He’d insisted she have it after she’d told him hers had just broken and she didn’t feel the need to spend money on a new one. The Laurensen place was fairly remote.
‘So,’ he said, keeping it cool. ‘I know you had a fright. Don’t try to tell me you didn’t.’ Word had spread fast about the new lady’s arrival and that she was worth taking a look at. Two or three long looks. ‘Will you promise to call in if you get worried about something?'
She looked at his shirt and the duty belt on his waist. ‘I told you—there’s no need. I’m not worried.’
Maybe she found the uniform too official or something. She’d never asked him why he was here, in charge of a small outback town, but then again, she was as careful with her words as she was with her smiles.
Rachel Meade, woman with a past she's desperate to leave behind
One smile, another near-invitation to go out with him, and her heart wasn’t in control the way she needed it to be. She kept blushing in front of him. She hadn’t blushed for years. She was going to have to harden up again. She didn’t need a man, and certainly not one who was a cop.
She dragged off her blouse, then her skirt, and threw them onto the bed. The Laurensen house was small but far enough from town to make her feel safe about this journey she was on. She wouldn’t run—not this time. She was sick of running. It was all she’d done for two years.
Is there a giveaway?
"We may not have everything in life we want but at least we can have it all in a book." ~ Jennie Jones