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The Prince and the Nun
a nun in love
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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
A new paperback
Just released, and BIG collection of Jacqueline's stories, out now as a traditional book, (and
as an ebook too).
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...
We had to make a rush visit to Townsville last week-end. It's a long drive of ~800km (500 miles) and, as we left late on our return, we booked a place for the night at The Mill Milla Teahouse. [http://www.fallsteahouse.com.au/]
So, we did the long boring bit from Townsville up the coast to Innisfail and started on the Palmerston Highway. Whenever you visit this part of the world, you have to see the Palmerston. It climbs up from the coast to the Tablelands and must be one of the great drives of the world. You leave the sugar cane, banana and tea plantations behind and drive into the rainforest - magic!
Anyway, right at the top is the village of Milla Milla. A pretty place with wonderful waterfalls. the Teahouse turned out to be an old Queensland building with the homeliest atmosphere. The host, Ray, couldn't do enough to make us comfortable. He cooked us a fabulous steak dinner, and we drank far too much wine and beer.
In the morning, we had breakfast on the verandah, looking out over the greeen fields and the dairy cows. Breakfast was tasty and so big we did not need to eat again all day.
A quick visit to the neighbouring falls, and we were back on the road again. We will certainly visit again, and will probably schedule our trips around staying overnight there.
Sometimes you get lucky...
I have been busy recently. Now I am free of traditional publishers and can do what I like with my books, I have decided to put out the longer ones as paperbacks. In the 21st century (most publishers are still in the 19th), I can do things like that myself and within a week I had eight books released and ready for sale. Imagine that!
Then I thought, what about all the shorter stories? They are too short to be paperbacks but - what about putting them together into a single volume...?
Love and Soft Lighting
I had a lot of fun putting a collection of stories together, and designing a cover that fitted with all the different themes.
In the end, they make a book that is easy to dip into, and to share with your partner (or partners, if you are that lucky!) I like the idea of couples sharing my stories. Love, romance and sex happen between two people, so why shouldn't literature?
It is out as a paperback and an ebook, and is waiting for you. Just click on the pic above, and ENJOY!
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.
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.
Aren't they beautiful? The Wet is slowly starting and things are coming to life in the garden. Over the last couple of days the orchid we tied onto our mango tree eighteen months ago has finally shown its colours.
Wow! Just so pretty...
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