Tuesday, February 17, 2009

May this story find you sometime, somewhere...

My next release (February 20th UK) is a short story. At least, my editor calls it a short story, but at 30,000 words, it didn't feel particularly short when I was writing it. :) Just the same, I loved -- really, really loved -- writing this novella, which is now called The Billionaire's Baby Surprise.

It's being released for the UK's Mother's Day in a collection called The Secret Baby Bargain and I was hoping to run a competition so that readers in other countries had a chance to read it.

However, the book is being used in a special promotion and, at this point, I don't have any spare copies.

Sorry. I really do want to share this story with my readers.

If you live in England, please do keep an eye out for this book and give it a little pat for me. If you don't live in the UK, it is, of course, available from amazon.co.uk.

To tempt you, let me tell you a little about it.

My heroine, Claire Eden becomes the gaurdian to her little nephew Harry after her sister Flora dies suddenly from post-delivery complications.

Claire gives up her life as a busy and successful events planner in Brisbane to live with little Harry on Sapphire Island in North Queensland and to bring Harry up in the relaxed, 'island life' she knows Flora wanted for him.

But a tropical cyclone, and the unexpected reappearance of Harry's father, adventurer billionaire Jack Dysart, interrupt Claire's plans...
Other stories in the book include Expecting His Child, by wonderful fellow Queenslander, medical author Meredith Webber, and Claiming the Ashbrooke Heir by historical author Mary Nichols.
You can read an extract of Claire and Jack's story here.

8 comments:

Magdalena Scott said...

Barbara, will it be released in ebook? That would be great!

Barbara Hannay said...

I'll check with my editor. Good thinking, Magdalena.

Magdalena Scott said...

WONDERFUL! I'll look forward to hearing. I read ebooks almost exclusively these days, anyway. So much handier.

Okay, being quiet and waiting...

2paw said...

I was very sad I would be missing out, but then I remembered The Book Depository, and it is available there!!!
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/
I can have one right now: well it will arrive in a few days. Postage is free to Australia.
It sounds a wonderful story!!

Barbara Hannay said...

2paw, thank you so much!! I've heard of the Book Depository, but I've never visited there. I must check it out and pass on the good news. I do hope you enjoy this story!

Eleni Konstantine said...

30K a short story? I'm with you that doesn't particularly feel short. So glad you enjoyed writing it. I've ordered from the Book Depository before - love the postage is free - even to us Down Under.

2paw said...

And the book arrived yesterday, though I didn't lnow till this morning when the GardyGardeners brought the letters up when they came to morning tea!! I have read the prologue and I'm about to start the book proper!!!

Barbara Hannay said...

Thanks so much for buying it. Oooh, that was quick. I do hope you enjoy it!! And the others.