Seaside Proposal Online Book Launch plus Book Giveaway!

I’m excited to announce that Seaside Proposal releases on Friday in ebook format, and on Tuesday, May 5, in print. To celebrate the launch of my sixth novel, and the third book in my Sydney series, I’m going to be posting on a few blogs and offering print book giveaways (worldwide, to anywhere The Book Depository will deliver).

Seaside Proposal cover

Next week on Tuesday, May 5, I’ll be giving away a print copy (worldwide) of Seaside Proposal right here on my blog. Please stop by on Tuesday to enter the drawing.

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My Book Launch Schedule:

May 6: Australasian Christian Writers (worldwide print giveaway)

http://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com.au/

May 8 (USA time): Inspy Romance blog (worldwide print book giveaway)

http://www.inspyromance.com/

May 11-13 (USA time): Goodreads Author Q&A on Love Inspired Heartsong Presents Group

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/129196-love-inspired-heartsong-presents

May 13 (USA time): International Christian Fiction Writers (worldwide print giveaway)

http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com/

Additional book giveaways:

May 1-31: Goodreads giveaway. One print copy of Seaside Proposal (US, CA, UK, AU, NZ)

Closes May 3 (NZ time): Soul Inspirationz category romance giveaway, 1 print book, worldwide.

The lovely Ellie Whyte organises a monthly promotion of the Love Inspired range of books on Soul Inspirationz. Seaside Proposal is included in her May New Releases promotion and Rafflecopter giveaway.

http://soulinspirationz.com/2015/04/22/may-2015-category-fiction/

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the release of Seaside Proposal. And, good luck if you enter the book giveaways!

Friday Weekend Escape to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia

This weekend we’re returning to my beautiful hometown of Sydney, Australia. Last week we caught the Manly Ferry to the pretty seaside suburb of Manly, the setting for my new contemporary inspirational romance. Her Tycoon Hero is the first book in in my Sydney series. Today we’re visiting Taronga Zoo, the perfect location for a fun romantic date.

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View of Sydney Harbour from Circular Quay

The ferry is a lovely way to travel from the city to Taronga Zoo, located on the waterfront in the northern Sydney suburb of Mosman.

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Circular Quay

We travel past the Sydney Opera House as the ferry departs from Circular Quay.

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

It’s very relaxing to sit back on the ferry, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful scenery.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour and city skyline

The lower entrance to Taronga Zoo is opposite the wharf. The zoo is on the side of a hill and provides stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

Taronga Zoo entrance from the wharf

Taronga Zoo entrance from the wharf

I love wandering around the 28 hectare zoo and seeing the wide range of animals. The walking is great exercise, too. Or, you can jump on the miniature train and Sky Safari to avoid negotiating the steep terrain by foot.

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Elephants

Giraffe

Giraffe

The African Safari section of the zoo is a definite favourite. I’ve always loved visiting the koalas and watching them play in the gum trees.

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Koala Sanctuary

Koala

Koalas

I hope you’ve enjoyed touring Sydney Harbour and Taronga Zoo. Enjoy your weekend!

Her Tycoon Hero cover

Cassie Beaumont believes in second chances.

Set on proving to everyone that she’s no longer a party girl, Cassie is focused on her career as an event planner. But her dad’s top executive, Ryan Mitchell, proves to be a handsome distraction. Especially when someone from Cassie’s wild past tries to get her tangled in the life she’s worked hard to escape.

Ryan is taken with his boss’s beautiful daughter. But having been fooled by a brother who ran in her same circles, he is slow to trust. When Cassie’s newfound faith works its way into his heart, Ryan soon finds he wants to claim both her faith—and Cassie—as his own.

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

Friday Weekend Escape to Manly in Sydney, Australia

This weekend we’re returning to my hometown of Sydney, Australia. Last week we cruised around the harbour city, including The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Today we’re catching the Manly Ferry to the beautiful seaside suburb of Manly, the setting for my brand new November contemporary inspirational romance. Her Tycoon Hero is the first book in in my Sydney series. Ryan lives on the eastern hill in Manly, in an apartment overlooking the harbour. Cassie lives in the neighbouring harbourside suburb of Fairlight, a short walk around the foreshores from Manly Wharf.

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Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House

Manly is a popular tourist destination and a half hour ferry ride from Circular Quay in the city.

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Manly ferry at Circular Quay

Below is the harbour beach and swimming area between Manly Wharf and Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

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Harbour beach at Manly Cove

The waterfront suburb of Fairlight is in the distance. You can do a three hour, ten kilometre scenic walk around the harbour foreshore from Manly to the historic Spit Bridge in Middle Harbour.

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Manly Wharf

This is the picturesque view of Sydney Harbour from the western side of Manly Wharf. There are many restaurants at the wharf that take advantage of the stunning water views.

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Manly Wharf

Manly Wharf was originally built in 1855 and a commuter ferry service commenced in 1857. The wharf has been rebuilt and renovated a number of times over the years. This paved area was a busy bus interchange when I was growing up.

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Manly Wharf

This is the view from Manly Wharf looking out toward The Corso, between the two buildings in the distance. The Corso connects the harbour beach with the ocean beach.

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West Promenade, Manly

This is the view of the promenade from Manly Wharf, lined with towering Norfolk Pines. Cassie works in the city and walks along this promenade from Fairlight to Manly Wharf.

I hope you’ve enjoyed touring the beautiful harbourside suburb of Manly. Next week we’re going to visit Taronga Zoo, a famous landmark on Sydney Harbour.

Her Tycoon Hero cover

Cassie Beaumont believes in second chances.

Set on proving to everyone that she’s no longer a party girl, Cassie is focused on her career as an event planner. But her dad’s top executive, Ryan Mitchell, proves to be a handsome distraction. Especially when someone from Cassie’s wild past tries to get her tangled in the life she’s worked hard to escape.

Ryan is taken with his boss’s beautiful daughter. But having been fooled by a brother who ran in her same circles, he is slow to trust. When Cassie’s newfound faith works its way into his heart, Ryan soon finds he wants to claim both her faith—and Cassie—as his own.

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

Friday Weekend Escape to the harbour city of Sydney, Australia

This weekend we’re escaping to my hometown of Sydney, Australia. I spent the first thirty years of my life in Sydney, and grew up on the beautiful northern beaches. I love Sydney Harbour and the urban beach lifestyle. Sydney is also the setting for my brand new November release, Her Tycoon Hero, the first book in my Sydney series.

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour.

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour

Sydney is Australia’s largest city and the central business district (CBD) is located by the harbour.

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View of Sydney Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932, joining the northern suburbs to the CBD. The BridgeClimb started in 1998, providing an opportunity for locals and tourists to climb the iconic bridge.

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Sydney Opera House

The famous Sydney Opera House opened in 1973. I was thrilled to have the Sydney Opera House feature on the cover of Her Tycoon Hero (see below).

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Sydney Opera House

The Rocks is the historic part of Sydney. The photo above of the Sydney Opera House was taken from the waterfront at The Rocks.

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The Rocks

The Rocks is located in the CBD between Circular Quay and the southern part of the harbour bridge.

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The Rocks

I hope you’ve enjoyed touring my favourite harbour city. Next week we’re going to catch a Manly Ferry to the seaside suburb of Manly on the northern beaches. Enjoy your weekend!

Her Tycoon Hero cover

Cassie Beaumont believes in second chances.

Set on proving to everyone that she’s no longer a party girl, Cassie is focused on her career as an event planner. But her dad’s top executive, Ryan Mitchell, proves to be a handsome distraction. Especially when someone from Cassie’s wild past tries to get her tangled in the life she’s worked hard to escape.

Ryan is taken with his boss’s beautiful daughter. But having been fooled by a brother who ran in her same circles, he is slow to trust. When Cassie’s newfound faith works its way into his heart, Ryan soon finds he wants to claim both her faith—and Cassie—as his own.

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

Book Cover Reveal: Her Tycoon Hero

Her Tycoon Hero cover

Cassie Beaumont Believes in Second Chances 

Set on proving to everyone that she’s no longer a party girl, Cassie is focused on her career as an event planner. But her dad’s top executive, Ryan Mitchell, proves to be a handsome distraction. Especially when someone from Cassie’s wild past tries to get her tangled in the life she’s worked hard to escape.

Ryan is taken with his boss’s beautiful daughter. But having been fooled by a brother who ran in her same circles, he is slow to trust. When Cassie’s newfound faith works its way into his heart, Ryan soon finds he wants to claim both her faith and Cassie as his own.

Narelle: I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for my fourth book and my first contemporary inspirational romance set in Sydney, Australia. You’ll notice the Sydney Opera House, one of my favourite places in Sydney, is on the cover.

Her Tycoon Hero will be released on November 4, 2014. It’s available for pre-order at the following stores:

Harlequin

Amazon

Christianbook.com

The Book Depository (free delivery worldwide)

Barnes and Noble

Parable Christian Stores

Cokesbury

Books-A-Million

IndieBound

Deeper Shopping

iTunes

Mills and Boon Australia

Australian Christian Book Stores:

Koorong

Friday Weekend Escape to Sydney, Australia

This weekend I’m escaping to my home town of Sydney, Australia, to attend the Romance Writers of Australia Conference. I’m hoping the weather is a little bit warmer than Canberra’s -6C overnight temperatures this week. Sydney is a beautiful harbour city and I’ve included a few photos below. Enjoy your weekend!

Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House.

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour.

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour.