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The Prince and the Nun
a nun in love
Meet Annabel Gold...
I live in a wonderful part of the world. The Coral Sea is just down the road, the Great Barrier Reef is twenty minutes by small boat, we have jungle on one side and eucalyptus scrub on the other. Wallabies visit my garden most days (and attack my bananas - little buggers!), we have all sorts of birds, and the snakes generally keep out of the way.
So how could I ignore this area when it came to writing stories? I sat down to play with a plot that had been growing in the back of my mind, and set it in a small village in Far North Queensland. I figured it would be the best compliment to the place so I wrote Falling into Queensland, which is an old-fashioned adventure/crime story. Lots of people liked it and locals say it really gives a feel of the place.
The only serious thing anyone has said against it came from the lady who burned her potatoes - see here.
Hi Jacqueline ,
No wonder your books are doing well, I do love your cheeky banter! You are one of a kind. Congratulations!
PS: Love the American cover for Where Gold Lies. I want legs like that…
Check out Francesca's Mucho Caliente here. It's worth it.
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Who is Jacqueline?
Jacqueline lives in the far north of Queensland, Australia, on the shores of the Coral Sea. She has a house built for the tropical climate - on tall stilts and with walls that open to let the breeze blow through.
She lives with her husband who is easily managed, and her marmalade cat Rudy who definitely isn't.
Jacqueline writes romantic stories because she is an unrepentant romantic at heart. But she also loves travelling to interesting places and meeting new people, and they find a place in her stories too.
When she is not writing, she is kept busy by her garden which is still maturing. Right now her coconut trees look young and untidy
but come back in five years and they will be towering over the house.
And what could be more romantic than a coconut palm?
Every woman's guide
Her Master's Voice
finding love on
a tropical island
Where Gold Lies
It's sexy, but is it legal?
Falling into Queensland
Life and love
The Accidental Spy
Spies, terrorists and the
endless sands of
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I am absolutely fed up with the traditional book trade pushing me around. I find I can put out a paperback book here in Australia that takes ages to make a profit for me, while the distributors and book sellers are making a fortune out of it. Well, times are changing and the age of the dinosaurs is over.
I've started a new line of sexy short stories by various authors. Click on the Yellow Silk Dreams banner, and start reading...
Here she is, the mystery co-author of Looking at Me. Now, I'm not being coy. I really do not know who she is. I'm pretty sure she lives in Queensland, but I could bump into her at the supermarket and not recognise her (unless she looks like her picture, of course.)
She wants to be anonymous, and given the hot stuff she writes, that's understandable. I wonder if she is a politician with a respectable reputation
to protect. Perhaps she is a judge or magistrate, or the town mayor. Well, who cares? All I know is, she can write hot stories!
You have to feel sympathy for Private Chelsea Manning (previously Bradley Manning). She looks young and lost on television, led around from confinement to court martial and back again by muscly guards who tower over her. Now she has been sentenced to 35 years in prison which must seem an unimaginably long time.
I have no idea if she is more whistleblower than traitor, although the leaked material I am aware of is more embarrassing to the US government than damaging. The treatment of Manning while in custody, and the sentence do seem to be simply vindictive.
I can remember the treatment of Lt William Calley by the Army and the media. Calley was a man who caused real damage to the US by presiding over the murder of 109 unarmed Vietnamese civilians. The idea that an American could commit a war crime on this scale was almost unbelievable to America’s friends, and reinforced the prejudices of America’s enemies. His sentence? Three and a half years of house arrest.
Poor Chelsea. Her crime must be far worse than multiple murder, in the eyes of the Washington establishment.
On top of that, she starts the process of gender re-alignment all alone, in a male military prison, surrounded by guards and officers who are hardly likely to be sympathetic. I can only guess how that must feel. Can anything be done to comfort her?
Good luck, Chelsea Manning...
And now for something completely different...
Here is Lady Gaga at the Video Music Awards, generously sharing her sexiness with the world.
I'm jealous of her free spirit, and also of that sleek, sexy bum. Even if I was brave enough, the effect just would not be the same!
Well, more like one new book and a new magazine. Europe in Love is an exciting collection of stories celebrating the rich, romantic traditions of Europe. It was a lot of fun to write, and I hope you will enjoy reading it.
Jacqueline and Another Sexy Year is a collection of deep philosophical thoughts about romance, sex, politics, history, the world... If you believe that, well, there's no hope for you. It's a book to dip into, to laugh at, to enjoy and (possibly) think about.
Both books make wonderful Christmas gifts for friends and family.
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