I've always loved to read. I began pinching my Mum's Mills & Boons (from the teetering pile by her bed) at the age of fourteen, and cannot remember a time in my life when I was without a romance novel. From the classics (Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is my alltime favourite - because it makes me laugh) to the contemporary (Crossstich by Diana Gabaldon, or anything by Janet Evanovich, or... okay let's not go there!) I love them all.
I began writing in 2005. Exhausted, pregnant (sure I was going to expire from morning-sickness) and coping with a demanding toddler, I decided the time was right to embark on a writing career. (In hindsight I may have been suffering from a scorching case of sleep-deprivation).
Still, it kinda worked out. My debut novel - and the first manuscript I'd ever written - Running Scared, was published by Samhain Publishing in January 2007. My next book, Secret Intentions by also published by Samhain in 2009. Then I had a short story published in the Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance (MBSOR) in 2010 - my story is called The Grey Man.
In 2012 my novel Drive Me To Distraction was published with Momentum Books (Digital first imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia), and my novella The Danger Game came out with Escape Publishing.
Pursuit will be published in August 2013
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A suspense-packed chase in pursuit of priceless gems leads from the beaches of New South Wales to the temples of Myanmar in Tory Hayward’s hot new romantic thriller.
Merry Taylor nearly wept with relief, as she touched the canister that held the Piprahwa Jewels. Finally she could save her father. The kidnappers wanted the gems?now they would spare his life and return him to her.
Lying in the dunes, Jack Jones watched Meredith Taylor dig up jewels so precious people would kill for them. Or, more specifically, people were planning to kill him for them. His panic eased. Meredith only loved money, everyone said so. She’d sell them to the highest bidder without hesitation, and he fully intended to be that bidder.
It was practically a done deal. She had the jewels, and he had the money. What could possibly go wrong?