Monday, June 12, 2017

Jackaroo blitz and #MilesofSmiles


Title: Taming a Jackaroo
Genre: Aussie Cowboy Romance
Release Date: June 10, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith

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City girl and serial non-dater, Affrica Clarke travels to Boulia, Australia, to investigate the environmental impacts of the local mining company. Unless she proves herself and wins that promotion, she’ll lose so much more than a pay rise. Yet everything goes wrong the moment she lands in the outback. With no research equipment, only skimpy clothes packed by her best friend to help her score a date, and a tight deadline to submit her report, she’s screwed. So when a sexy cowboy offers to play chauffeur, she’s all over it. But she’s there to shut down the mining activities, not fawn over the guy who’s supporting them, no matter how sizzling the attraction between them.

Billionaire jackaroo, Sam Preston tempts fate as an adrenaline junkie, living each day as if it were his last. Angry and wounded, he’s in town to sell his cattle ranch to the local mining company and be done with his past—until he meets hapless city-chick Affrica, who has no clue about surviving in the desert. Sam doesn’t know how to stop being a daredevil even though Affrica reminds him of the happiness he once had.

Can Sam let go of the past before he loses the one person who's finally breathed new life into him, or is it not possible to truly tame a jackaroo?


Affrica Clarke is determined to prove herself worthy of a full time position as an environmental investigator and get the promotion she needs to keep supporting her sick father. Flying to the Outback, she's left hanging as her equipment goes to another destination and her bag is full of skimpy clothes her roomie packed. That's not going to stop her, though, and neither is the gorgeous billionaire jackaroo, Sam Preston. Wanting to forget his past, Sam is planning on selling his cattle station to the mining company Affrica is investigating. There's something about the city gal that hooks him in a way no other woman has. Will she be able to tame the wild cowboy or lose both him and her case?

This debut romance novel from Sidney Valentine is as sizzling as the Australian Outback. Affrica has a strong voice, fighting for a promotion and the ability to support her father. Sam is a man blaming himself for what happened to his younger brother and throwing himself into dangerous stunts as he plays careless games with his life. The tension between them is immediate and is kept taut all through the story. Not only are the circumstances of why they're in Boulia pitted against one another, but their inner struggles increase the turmoil. Yet their desire is off the charts!

Along with top notch romance, the reader is whisked away to little traveled places. Boulia is a charming town rich with a rugged flavor. Even the Bed & Breakfast Affrica stays in is unique. Huge cattle stations and deep caves. Then add in the little mystery of the Min Min lights, we have a magnificent setting. Plus the perfect place for a out of this world smoking hot first kiss!

I'll definitely be picking up more from Sidney Valentine in the future.


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Sidney Valentine is an Aussie girl who loves everything about traveling. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and spends her time exploring the wild outdoors. But she always carries with her a writing pad in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. While she works in marketing during the day, she never stops writing her romance stories set in Australia as a way to rejuvenate from the bustle of the real world. She is often found at local coffee shops with her laptop, writing about people falling in love.



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http://kyralennon.blogspot.com/2017/06/miles-of-smiles.html

The wonderful Kyra Lennon and Clare Dugmore have teamed up again to bring us another amazing blog hop. With everything going on in the world today, we need to appreciate the little things that make us smile. Of course family and friends bring us joy, but don't neglect the little things.

Share today on social media what makes you smile. Your blog, Facebook, Twitter, wherever. You can use the #MilesofSmiles hashtag.

What a great way to start off a Monday!

Here are some little things that make me smile:
Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
Cheesy monster movies.
The smell of autumn leaves.
Hummingbirds stopping in front of my kitchen window to have a peek in.
Superhero underwear in my size.

22 comments:

  1. Congrats to Sidney on her debut!

    And love the things that make you smile, Christine! Hummingbirds never fail to be precious, and it shouldn't surprise you that I enjoy cheesy monster movies, too... XD

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  2. Mmmm cookies... :-)

    Congrats to Sydney!

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    1. It's okay to have cookies for breakfast, right?!

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  3. Cheesy monster movies! Good one.
    Is a Jackaroo like a Jackalope?

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    1. That would make for an awesome book. Romancing the Jackalope!

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  4. Hi Christine - gosh Sidney's book sounds good -good luck to her. Things that make me smile ... seeing the sea roll in and out - listening to the waves break ... and nature in general ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I do love the sound of waves too, or just a stream burbling. Water is calming.

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  5. Sidney's book sounds great. I just read my first Aussie mystery about a small town in Australia. Maybe I'll check this one out too.

    And I love the blog hop idea. We all need to smile more.

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  6. I had freshly baked chocolate chip cookies the other day and they definitely made me smile. :)

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    1. Mmm, now I'm craving some, but it's just after nine in the morning!

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  7. The book sounds great, and I think I could smile at everything on your list.

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    1. It's a terrific read, and it will make you smile too.

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  8. Congrats to Sidney! I think I'm going to make business cards for myself that say 'billionaire jackaroo'. I don't know what that is, but it sounds damn impressive.

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  9. Congrats. You had me at the TITLE, it is normally cover that makes me look and yours is great too, but it is your title that hook me to buy without reading further. I did read and liked that too. That does not happen often, so good job.

    ' Juneta @ Writer's Gambit



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  10. I love your list! Now I just really want superhero underwear LOL!

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    1. I have Batgirl, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman. I even have Beauty and the Beast! It's the little things that make us happy. :)

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  11. Love your list! Now I want to make some cookies...

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