Saturday, August 25, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway with Anna Hackett!

Everyday Adventure

I love action and adventure. I get a lot of ‘everyday’ adventure. Anyone with kids (I have a toddler) knows getting them organized to go anywhere is an adventure. Anything can happen and usually does.

You prepare with military precision – snacks, sippy cup, diapers/nappies, toys, Kleenex, wet wipes. But it doesn’t matter how well you prepare for your adventure, there is still some sort of disaster and what you need to deal with it is unreachable when one arm is full of wriggling toddler! You always survive – a little stressed and usually covered in unknown substances.

When it comes to enjoying a book, TV show or movie, I like BIG action – gunfire, explosions, life or death circumstances. On my last date night with my hubby, we watched Battleship. I LOVED it. The explosions were huge, the stakes were high and Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch made an impact.

But what I really love is seeing people band together, in the worst circumstances, to try and win the day. I love seeing them work together, seeing them discover they have more inside them then they ever realized. This is so true for Bay and Sean in Time Thief.
Good action and adventure isn’t just about the heart-pounding chases or the big explosions…it’s about surviving the worst and coming out a better person.


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?

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Harlequin Escape: Calling aspiring authors!

Harlequin Australia Opens its Digital Doors

Harlequin Australia, the leading publisher of romance and reading entertainment has announced the launch of its very own digital‐first imprint, Harlequin Escape. is now open to new manuscript submissions!

Authors – it’s your time to shine!

Do you have a burning idea that keeps you up at night?

A cross‐genre experiment looking for a home?

A rule‐breaking character lurking in your pages?

Now is the time to submit, as Harlequin Escape jumps head first into the innovation and freedom of digital publishing!
Harlequin Escape is an exciting new initiative to take Australian authors to a global audience. The call for open manuscript submissions will enable Harlequin Australia to expand its local author programme and unearth new Australian writing talent.
“For many, the traditional publishing model can be daunting and difficult to navigate. By creating a website where authors can openly and easily submit their work online, we believe we are opening up the publishing opportunity to many more potential new authors,” Managing Director of Harlequin Enterprises, Michelle Laforest, explained.

The signing up of Australian authors is an extension of Harlequin’s successful publishing programme. As experts in Romance for over 104 years, Harlequin can now leverage their experience in the world of digital publishing. Harlequin Escape will help discover new Australian talent and allow greater speed in delivering eBooks to market.
It’s an exciting time for publishing and with this initiative Harlequin will continue to lead the way in providing readers with new and interesting stories.
Visit for more information and submission guidelines. 

How awesome is this? You can visit their blog for submission guidelines and FAQ, which is at the bottom of their About Us page. I better get writing then and so should you!