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“More Than A Holiday Fling” – excerpt II

17 Sep

Here’s another sneak peak at More Than A Holiday Fling.  Hope you like it! I’m probably halfway through the story but will need to get it edited as, well, I suck at editing!


“Good evening Lia.” Lia swallowed a scream and quickly turned from the refrigerator to where Daniel’s voice came from.  Daniel was leaning nonchantly against the kitchen door frame with his arms crossed loosely in front of him.  Lia’s palms became sweaty and her heart started beating so fast she thought she would pass out.  She swallowed a few times before she managed to speak.

“How did you get in here?” Lia whispered as her eyes darted around the room trying to find an escape route.  Daniel slowly straightened up and started to walk towards her.  Lia felt like everything was going in slow motion but it wasn’t slow enough for Lia to be able to move her limbs.  Daniel finally reached her and all Lia could do was try and disappear into the door of the refrigerator.  Daniel smirked as he saw Lia trying to back away but unable to move anywhere and placed both hands on either side of her, trapping her in.



Brief Excerpt of “More Than A Holiday Fling”

25 Apr

In Holiday Fling, I mention at the start of the story how Lia went to the same cafe every morning and always ordered the same thing – a skinny latte and blueberry pancakes.  What I didn’t mention, is that Lia is something of an addict….a coffee addict.  So just imagine what she’s like without her fix.  Here’s a hint…


“Shut up Matt.  I had a shit night and I haven’t had my coffee yet.  Do you really want to get on my nerves right now?”  Matt’s eyes widened in shock and he rushed past her without another word.  Everyone who worked with Lia knew she had a tendency to have rage blackouts if she doesn’t get a caffeine fix early enough.  There may or may not have been an incident where a stapler was thrown at someone’s head when they used the last of the coffee beans and didn’t refill the machine.


PS – I’m trying to decide how much of Matt will be in the sequel.  So far he seems like a nice guy.  But then again, this is the first time we meet him, so who knows!!

PPS – Yes, I also have a caffeine addiction.  No, I haven’t thrown a stapler at anyone’s head.  Yet.

Win a free copy of Holiday Fling (e-book)

8 Apr

Because I’m in such a good mood today (OK, I’m actually on a coffee high…) I thought it would be fun to give away a FREE e-book edition of my novella Holiday Fling!  All you need to do is comment below with your email address and the winner will be picked at random.

The winner will be contacted via email and they can choose to either have a PDF version emailed to them, or for it to be gifted via Smashwords (it can then be downloaded in versions such as Online, Kindle & Epub).

Competition ends at midnight WST (Australian Western Standard Time) Sunday 14th April.


Sequel to Holiday Fling

7 Apr

I have to admit that I haven’t written much on the sequel to Holiday Fling in a while, but due to a REALLY boring episode of My Kitchen Rules (there was no Manu until near the end…come on,seriously? I only watch this show for the sexy Frenchman mmmm) I’ve now managed to write the next scene in the story of Daniel and Lia.

Aaaaand I’ll also share the name of the sequel with you now.

It’s *drumroll* More Than A Holiday Fling.  I know what you’re thinking.  “Jade, where on earth did you get that amazingly original title for the sequel to Holiday Fling?”  Alas, I can not tell you, there’s just some secrets an author can’t share 😉