Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Summer Of Love – Medical romances on sale!

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Who’s up for some Summer Loving? The good folks at Harlequin Australia (where it is currently summer) have discounted a bunch of books – including 12 medical romances – for your holiday reading pleasure. Some are 99c, some are $1.99 – bargain or what?

The details of the books are below as well as a link to the page where you can check out ALL the books included in the sale with their associated buylinks!

Doctors In Flight – Meredith Webber

Breaking The Playboy’s Rules & A mother To Make A Family – Emily Forbes

Outback Bride & Single Dad, Outback Wife – Amy Andrews

Career Girl In The Country – Fiona Lowe

Her Holiday Miracle & His Bride In Paradise – Joanna Neil

Falling For Her Mediterranean Boss – Anne Fraser

Italian Surgeon To The Stars – Melanie Milburne

Mediterranean Resuce – Laura MacDonald

Breaking All The Rules – Sue MacKay

Click HERE for the link!

What a way to kick off 2020! So go check it out and get clicking 🙂

 

Book Awards, Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

And the Nominees are….

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Over here at Love Is The Best Medicine, we’re pretty excited that FIVE of our talented band of medical romance authors have been nominated in the RuBY….the Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year award. Woot! Squee!  It’s a great follow-on from Caroline Anderson and Anne Fraser (nominees) our Kate Hardy who won the British equivalent earlier in the year. For other medical authors who were nominated in the RNA and other awards,  please click here.

There are four categories in the RuBY; short sexy romance, short sweet romance, long romance & novels with romantic elements.

Your medical romance authors are a diverse bunch and of the five finalists, two have been nominated with books that are not medical romances but once you’re part of this group, we never let anyone go! So in alpahbetical order here are the authors and their nominated books.

Amy Andrews with Holding Out for a Hero. This book has already won the contemporary cover-HoldingOutForAHeroromance award at ARRA. YAY> When asked, “Why did you write this book?” Amy replied, “I wrote HOFAH a long time ago. It started out as what I thought would be a category romance and then morphed into this bigger than Ben Hur plot. I didn’t realise at the time but I know now that I wrote it because I couldn’t not. I just love this type of story. I call it urban-family romance. Stories set in cities where a bunch of quirky unrelated characters come together to form their own wonderful little community. Like a small-town romance but with a very urban landscape. My muse knew something back then that I didn’t. So the moral of the story is – always trust the muse!”

And the blurb says….

When sensible schoolteacher Ella Lucas rides into her home town on a Harley and seduces the resident football hero, Jake Prince, she figures she can be forgiven and move on. After all, she’s just buried her mother.

Two years later, back in the city, their paths cross again but this time Jake is in the process of destroying her favourite dive bar. With her home facing a wrecker’s ball, her school being closed down and her 15-year-old brother hell bent on self-destruction, it’s the last straw. Throw in a dominatrix best friend who is dating a blue ribbon guy so straight he still lives at home with his mother, it’s no wonder the sanest person in Ella’s life is a dog.

With all this to contend with, the last thing Ella needs is Jake back in her life. But, as fate would have it, Jake is the only chance she has to save her school.

As the school football season heats up, old secrets threaten to surface and Ella takes on greedy developers, school boards and national tabloids. But can she save not just her home, her school and her brother, but also the reputation of the man she’s never been able to forget? And, more importantly, does she want to?

Holding Out for a Hero is a quirky, heartwarming tale of unlikely romance, friendship and family.

17877159Lucy Clark with ONE LIFE CHANGING MOMENT

Lucy says, “This book is a very special one for me. A beautiful young girl, Zoe, passed away suddenly at the age of 13. I first met Zoe when she was 5 years old and she became close friends with both my children. Even now, a few years on, we still miss her so very much. Writers are given a unique opportunity to share their feelings through the pages of their stories and through One Life Changing Moment, I was able to share my love for gorgeous Zoe whilst helping Mackenzie and John to find their own happily ever after.”

And the blurb says….

Orthopedic surgeon and struggling single mom Dr. Mackenzie Fawles can’t believe her eyes when she sees John Watson—the man who saved her and her tiny daughter—again. He might have vanished before she had a chance to thank him, but she’s never forgotten how safe she felt in his arms….

John stopped doing emotion a long time ago, after the death of his wife and child. But an unexpected connection was formed the day he saved Mackenzie, and how she’s slipping past all his well-guarded defenses….

 

gold coast angels UKFiona Lowe with Gold Coast Angels: Bundle of Trouble .

Fiona says, “This book is the fourth book in the Gold Coast Angels series and I wanted to explore the themes of what it’s  like to live an everyday life in a tourist town that never stops, especially when life has not gone at all the way you planned and is peppered with devastating loss.”

And the blurb says…

Top-notch plastic surgeon Luke Stanley left Gold Coast City Hospital a proud family man — and returned from his vacation a widowed single father. Now Nurse Chloe Kefes is the only one brave enough to get close to the darkly brooding Luke.

Chloe has been through much in life herself, and knows falling for Luke and little Amber is asking for a bundle of trouble. But if she can help bring that laughing, easygoing man back, perhaps Chloe can bring the sparkle into all their lives again

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Carol Marinelli with Secrets of a Career Girl.

And the blurb says….

With the same work ethic that made her a doctor, Penny is determined to start a family. She’s come to terms with having IVF alone, but the biggest obstacle is keeping it a secret from her persistent boss, Ethan Lewis.

Penny thought it was her hormones making her hyper aware of Ethan’s dark eyes and sexy smile, but as she confides in him, she realizes it’s their sizzling chemistry!

137601916917570216Melanie Milburne with Never Say No To A Caffarelli

Melanie says, ” I adore tea rooms and have favourites all over the country (Ed note..,I know this to be true and have taken tea with Melanie in two of them 🙂 ) Poppy runs a tea room in a sleepy English village when hot shot hotel developer Rafe Caffarelli sets his sights on her pretty little dower house.”

And the blurb says.…Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English village where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat…

Rafe Caffarelli is a mouthwatering specimen of Mediterranean manhood. He’s a playboy billionaire and determined to buy Poppy’s historic dower house.

Poppy will not give up the only thing that remains of her childhood and family. She’ll fight Rafe–and her attraction to him–all the way. And be the first woman to say “no” to a Caffarelli!

All five books are available at your favorite eBook store!

For more good news from our authors who have kicked goals in other competitions this year, please click here.

Congratulations to all the nominees!  Has anyone read any of these novels?

 

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

I Fell in Love

Susan Carlisle

www.SusanCarlisle.com

Warning: Super Sappy Sugary Post

I’ve been married to my husband for a long time but I’ve found some new loves. I was blindsided. I had no idea that I would or could fall so easily. But, I did.

 

Each of us came from different parts of the world and live a long distance way yet we hit it off as if we were family. I can’t remember in my life meeting a group that I liked more – instantly. I’m a happy author for Mills and Boon and I’m even happier to be associated with such a talented group of medical authors. I believe their inter beauty shows in their books. You’re missing a treat if you’re not reading them.

I hope they felt the same about me. If they didn’t that’s okay, I’m still going to stalk them at the next conference we attend together. There were a number of medical authors that I’ve not met yet and I’m looking forward to doing so one day. I expect to feel the same way about them.

Have you ever immediately connect to another person?

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A tour of Sydney: the places that inspired settings in the Sydney Harbour Hospital Series

For those readers who are enjoying the Sydney Harbour Hospital series I thought I’d give you a bit of a tour of  the Emerald City (Sydney) and show you some of the places that appear in the books and/or inspired places in the books.

My husband’s been working in Sydney on and off so I’ve been lucky to have a few trips up there. The harbour really does make it one of the most beautiful cities in the world which is ironic given it started life as a penal colony!

When a series is written, the authors involved come together to make a few decisions. As Sydney is a huge city we had to ‘place’ SHH. We chose North Sydney, which is just across ‘the coat-hanger’ otherwise known as the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  This photo shows Kirribilli House (the Sydney residence of the Prime Minister) with buildings behind it. One of those buildings is Kirribilli View, the block of apartments where many of the staff of SHH live.
The swimming pool where Finn does his laps everyday to keep his pain at bay is the North Sydney pool.Emily Forbes suggested this and what an amazing place it is.  Even I’d swim laps with that view!  Luna Park is just next door.

The  beach-side cafe with the ‘best big breakfast in Sydney’ which  Tom and Hayley go to was based on  Doyle’s in Watson’s Bay.Doyles is a family owned and operated seafood restaurant which has been trading since 1885! In Australian terms that’s a very, long time.

Half of the Doyle’s experience is the very pretty ferry ride and it is magic on a sunny day. Once you arrive at the restaurant, the tables are virtually on the sand and the old wooden fishing boats are pulled up on the beach. You can sit and watch the ferries pull in and out and easily while away many hours and in the distance you can just see the tall, city buildings.

This is the view of Doyles from the jetty in the other picture. It was taken on my birthday last year.
Parkes University where Tom lectures
was inspired by  the
glorious sandstone of Sydney University. Isn’t it just fabulous? How could you not be inspired to study surrounded by architecture like that. Graffiti tunnel really does exist but unlike the scene in SHH: Tom’s Redemption, it is very safe. I love
walking through it and checking out all the art.
Amy Andrews came up with the idea of ‘Pete’s’, the bar/watering hole where the staff gather when they’re off duty. I’m not sure if she had a pub in mind or whether she was thinking of ‘Cheers’ but hopefully she’ll call by and tell us!
One thing you might be interested in is the picture I had in my mind of Tom when I
wrote Tom’s Redemption. It was from last year’s Sportscraft catalogue. The male model I felt depicted Tom perfectly….slightly ruffled and that jacket says ‘sexy professor’ don’t you think? And just picture the model with chestnut hair and we have Hayley.
There are eight books in this series of SHH and all are stand alone stories but they share an interesting thread between the enigmatic Finn and the lovely Evie.  The authors involved are Marion Lennox,
Alison Roberts, Amy Andrews, Fiona Lowe, Melanie Milburne, Emily F
orbes, Fiona McArthur and Carol Marinelli and yes, you guessed it, we all live in
 Australia or New Zealand, but ironically, none of us live in Sydney!
I hope this little pictorial tour adds to your enjoyment of the books. We’d love to hear what you think about the series so far!
Sydney Harbour Hospital:Tom’s Redemption is Fiona’s 16th Harlequin Medical romance novel and the first book she’s ever set in a big, city hospital. Riding on a gorgeous big, green Sydney ferry, flying on a helicopter over the opera house and the harbour bridge and eating at Doyle’s for research was extremely hard work and she hopes her readers appreciate her dedication to the cause.  😉