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Jonah and Maddie are still stuck in the lift.
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“Are you here for the reunion?”
She nodded.
“Attending as well?”
She shot him a humorous glare. “Do I look like I’m thirty years old?”
Jonah let out a bark of laughter. “I stepped right into the ageism trap, didn’t I?” And on another chuckle he added, “I honestly have no idea how a beautiful thirty year old woman looks like, but in all fairness I did want to add, you looked too young to be part of the reunion.”
With a giggle she responded instantly. “Liar.”
“A fine specimen of a liar, though, right?”
Blush crept up her cheeks and amusement tugged at his lips. He studied her face, studied her beautiful green eyes looking at him, the few freckles on her nose telling him he didn’t wear any or very little make up, and her light pink lips which still held a smile.
“Okay, we’ve established you’re too young to attend the reunion. Honestly I’m too scared to ask in case I overstep another –ism along the way.”
She gave him a gentle slap on his chest. “I’m helping Dad’s friend. She’s overseeing all the arrangements.”


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“Okay,” she blurted. “I’m done with silence. Tell me, I can hear an accent. New Zealand.”
He cocked a brow.
“Well it’s there but at the same time it’s not.”
A soft chuckle escaped his lips, and although she tried hard to ignore it, she had to admit it affected the very core of her body. Everything was alert. She studied him through the dim light. It hadn’t been a lie when she described him as a nice specimen of a man, because he really was. His amber eyes sparkled in the semi darkness and his mouth held some amusement. Considering his confident and calm posture she assumed the situation didn’t nearly have the same effect on him as it did on her.
She let out a soft sigh. “I won’t shut up, you know, because I’m starting to struggle a little here.”
With only a few smooth moves he stood, stepped next to her, and sat again. He reached for her hand and took it in both of his. “I was born here in Alinta Bay but once I’d finished Year 12 we moved to Dunedin in New Zealand.”
Hardly able to focus on his words, she stared at their hands. She took in a deep breath, fully aware that their bodies were merely touching, yet the heat off his body penetrated through her clothes.
“Are you all right?”
She blinked a couple of times. “Yes, of course. As in, no, I told you, I’m struggling. Anyway…” She lifted her head and studied his face from the close distance. “Are you here for the reunion?”


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“I have to admit I’ve never heard of them, but then again, I have to also admit I wouldn’t have much of a clue when it comes to African tribes. Sorry.”
She tilted her head and studied him. He was indeed a fine specimen of an adult. Very fine. With a bit of an accent. And some honesty.
“I don’t know much about them, either,” she admitted. “Just the part that I’m named after them. But,” she flashed him a smile, “the song is great, too.”
He hitched a shoulder. “I suppose if you like this kind of music.”
Maddie’s gaze went to the ceiling as she took a few deep breaths. This time because his response caused some irritation. Why had he mentioned the song in the first place? She closed her eyes and tried to think of something. Anything to keep her mind off the current situation she was in. She was going stir crazy.
“Okay,” she blurted. “I’m done with silence. Tell me, I can hear an accent. New Zealand?”


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Maddie blew out a long sigh. The comment had followed her most of her life with her parents’ generation, very rare though from someone her age. She liked her name, of course she did, because her parents had put a lot of thoughts into it. Yet, they had probably never thought about the song with the same title.
She met his gaze. “No. Dad was into ethnology.” His blank stare told her he had no idea what she was talking about. “Which part are you having trouble with? Ethnology or the connection to the name?”
He choked back a snort, why, she had no idea. For some reason, she wasn’t able to read him, figure him out, and considering she was going to spend the next half an hour with him in this small space, she should. She took a deep breath, questioning her logic. Why should she? She’d probably wouldn’t see him again and this was reality, not a movie.
“The connection,” he finally explained.
“Mandinka is a tribe in Africa. Dad wrote final studies on them at University.”
“I have to admit I’ve never heard of them, but then again, I have to also admit I wouldn’t have much of a clue when it comes to African tribes. Sorry.”


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There was a moment of silence before the static voice replied, “No Jack here, Maddie. Are you sure he works with us?”
Jonah wasn’t able to hold back his laugh at her referral to the same movie again, and Maddie shook her head with some amusement as well.
“Never mind.” There was some resignation in her words, but she still had a smile on her lips.
“Guys, I’ll switch off, but as soon as I have an update I’ll let you know. Breathe easy, don’t panic, we’ll get you out of there soon.”
Jonah nodded, rubbed his hands over his face. He was fine. He was used to confined space, after all as a diver he did that all the time, yet he was also aware how quickly people could change in stress situations.
Maddie pulled out her phone again, holding it up.
“No signal?”
She shook her head and slid down into a sitting position again.
And so did he. “So Mandinka. Named after the eighties hit?”


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Jonah gave her a wink. “Let’s tackle the task together.”
A smile spread across her flushed face. They both stepped to the doors, trying to grip the doors on each side as best as possible.
“Okay,” he said. “One, two, three.”
Both put some effort in pulling the doors apart but to no avail. Placing his hands on his knees, he took a few breaths to steady himself as he watched Maddie slide along the wall into a sitting position.
“You okay?”
She nodded. “Never been big on exercises.”
Letting out a soft laugh, he turned to the panel. “Mate, you’re still there.”
“Wouldn’t dare to leave you.”
“No luck on the doors I’m afraid.”
Again, the connection was iffy with static and only broken words coming through, but Jonah got the gist of it.
“I’ve sent a team over. They should be there in fifteen minutes. Will you two be okay?”
“Could you please send Jack? I’m sure he is able to get us out of here.” Maddie asked as she rose back to her feet.


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Happy Wednesday everyone.
I’d like to introduce you to book 2 in the Alinta Bay series
TELL IT TO MY HEART
which is now available on AMAZON for 99c .
I hope you’ll enjoy today’s “hook”, which is in Noah’s POV.

Today’s Hook:

“Isn’t she in France?”
“Not anymore, it seems.”
“Shit.”
Graham choked back a snort. “Not the word I’d use, but I agree.”
Noah ignored the subtle chide. “Is that something you’ll work on?”
“Yes.”
Noah hesitated, not sure what else to say. “Okay. I’ll see you soon.” He hung up and snatched a piece of paper from his desk to jot down all the things he had to do in the next twenty-four hours.
Not much time.

BLURB:

Confronted with the choice to care for his friend’s family on the other side of the world or to return to Alinta Bay to be with his own newfound family, how will Noah choose?

Following the death of his grandmother, Noah Fielding returns to Alinta Bay and the first thing — or person — he finds is the next-door neighbour in his nan’s bathroom — naked no less. Still jetlagged, he doesn’t hit it off with Molly at first. Yet, over the next few weeks, as his past uncovers itself bit by bit, she becomes is anchor, his friend, and his lover.

Molly Reid had the world at her feet, happily married with a young son … until a tragic car accident took everything away from her. With her heart broken, she moves to Alinta Bay to escape the memories of the past. Her peaceful existence, however, is interrupted after a heavy storm floods her house and she temporarily moves into her recently deceased neighbour’s house next door.

When Noah’s friend and partner goes missing during a routine flight, Noah returns to Alaska to help, but will he come back for Molly?

 “This blood-pumping novel will keep the reader hooked until the very end.” InD’tale Magazine

“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 stars – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

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Happy Sunday. I’ve moved on from my Tassie story and would like to introduce you to yet another Alinta Bay couple. Jonah and Maddie.
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“Not sure why he wouldn’t be, but, yes, he’s a fine specimen of an adult.”
“May I talk to him?”
Maddie turned to look at Jonah with raised brows. He hitched a shoulder in question as well, but moved closer to the panel again.
“I’m here.”
“Thanks. Could you try to open the doors?”
Jonah cocked a brow, but before he could reply, Maddie piped up, “You do know this is sexism, right? You could have asked me that too.”
Out of all people, he had to be stuck in a lift with a person who walked the path of political correctness. Yet, Jonah remained silent, he wouldn’t dare to step into that conversation. Instead, he moved his hand to point at the doors. “Be my guest.”
There was some static noise from the panel. “Maddie, it has nothing to do with sexism but with the fact that I needed to talk to Jonah as well. It’s not just about finding out what can be done but also what your state of mind is.”
She blew out a massive sigh and slouched her shoulders. “I know you’re right and I do apologise. I just feel so helpless.”
Jonah gave her a wink. “Let’s tackle the task together.”


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Happy Wednesday everyone.
I’d like to introduce you to book 2 in the Alinta Bay series
TELL IT TO MY HEART
which is now available on AMAZON for 99c .
I hope you’ll enjoy today’s “hook”, which is in Noah’s POV.

Today’s Hook:

“Fu… Sorry, buddy. You know it’ll take you close to a week to get there this time of the year.”
He chuckled. Yes, he was aware of it. “It’s not that bad. I will need you to fly me to Anchorage and I’ll hitch a flight from there.”
“Shit. Let me check the weather forecast, and I’ll get back to you.”
“Thank you, mate. I owe you.”
“Hey, and I’m sorry about your grandma.”
“Thanks, Dean. It’s important for me to be at the funeral. She was the one who took care of me after Mum left.”
A heavy silence hung between them for a long beat until his friend picked up the conversation again. “No problems, buddy. We’ll make it work.”
“Thanks. I really appreciate it.”
He hung up, checked the weather as well, and hoped he was going to be on his way home the next day. A thought popped into his mind, and he reached for his phone again. Graham answered almost straight away.
“Sorry Graham, I’m not really sure about the time difference, but I have a quick question.”
“Shoot.”
The short answer made Noah believe it must have been some ungodly hour in Australia. “Does my mother know?”
Graham blew out a breath. “No. I’m sorry, but I haven’t tracked her down, yet.”
That surprised him. After all, the lawyer had been able to track him down in Alaska. “Isn’t she in France?”

BLURB:

Confronted with the choice to care for his friend’s family on the other side of the world or to return to Alinta Bay to be with his own newfound family, how will Noah choose?

Following the death of his grandmother, Noah Fielding returns to Alinta Bay and the first thing — or person — he finds is the next-door neighbour in his nan’s bathroom — naked no less. Still jetlagged, he doesn’t hit it off with Molly at first. Yet, over the next few weeks, as his past uncovers itself bit by bit, she becomes is anchor, his friend, and his lover.

Molly Reid had the world at her feet, happily married with a young son … until a tragic car accident took everything away from her. With her heart broken, she moves to Alinta Bay to escape the memories of the past. Her peaceful existence, however, is interrupted after a heavy storm floods her house and she temporarily moves into her recently deceased neighbour’s house next door.

When Noah’s friend and partner goes missing during a routine flight, Noah returns to Alaska to help, but will he come back for Molly?

 “This blood-pumping novel will keep the reader hooked until the very end.” InD’tale Magazine

“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 stars – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#SnippetSunday “Yes, it’s just the two of us” #Sundayblog #love #freeread


Happy Sunday. I’ve moved on from my Tassie story and would like to introduce you to yet another Alinta Bay couple. Jonah and Maddie.
Enjoy ♥

“Thanks. What is your name Ma’am?”
“I’m Maddie. Actually, it’s Mandika, but everyone calls me Maddie. Maddie Torres. And we’re stuck in a lift. In Alinta Bay. That’s in Victoria.”
Jonah cocked a brow, crossed his arms, and despite the situation they were in, a touch of amusement tugged at his lips.
“The two of you and nobody else?”
Jonah was certain the security guy had to hold back on his mirth as well.
Maddie’s forehead creased into a frown and she shot Jonah a glare that took all of his amusement in an instant. Focussing on the panel again, she replied, “Yes, it’s just the two of us. Isn’t that enough.”
“Apologies, Ma’am. It most certainly is.”
She rolled her eyes, but remained silent.
“Could you tell me whether the light is still on?”
She blinked, and he had to admit, he didn’t see the point to the question either. He gave her a shrug, but with a little nod encourage her to answer.
“It’s basically dark, except for a dim light.”
“Thanks,” the electronic voice said. “May I ask if Jonah is an adult?”
Turning towards him, she took him in, very slowly, and yes, it was close to awkward. “Not sure why he wouldn’t be, but yes, he’s a fine specimen of an adult.”


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