Conference Spotlight ~ Avon Romance Australia / Harper Collins Publishers

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Today we feature our Breakfast Conference Sponsor – Avon Romance Australia / Harper Collins Publishers.

We’re mad about all things romance here. We love a feisty heroine and we have many arguments over who is the more swoon-inducing hero: a dashing duke, a kick-ass vampire/demon/werewolf, a bachelor fireman, a highland laird or a tough-as-nails Navy SEAL.’ And so on and so on. Here is a selection of our new releases and do keep an eye on the New Releases page of the Avon blog to keep up to date with the hottest romances to hit the shelves.



Lessons from a Scandalous Bride by Sophie Jordan

Cleo Hadley has only known poverty and misery in the years before her father acknowledged her as his daughter and presented her to the town. Now one of the wealthiest heiresses on the market, she has no intention of falling victim to a man’s desires and fading into shadow. She will only consider a safe match to the stately Earl of Thrumgoodie. But a certain Scots lord with smoke-grey eyes tempts her at every turn with his bold words and his unbearable masculinity.

An impoverished Scottish viscount attempting to restore his once thriving estate, Logan McKinney must rely on his good looks alone to snare one of the season’s debutantes. He thinks he’s found that in the granddaughter of Earl Thrumgoodie… except it’s the coldly aloof Cleo Hadley who keeps drawing his notice. Their every encounter is vitriolic… until one kiss changes everything and anger gives way to an irresistible passion.

Love Potion by Sandra Hill

Fame and fortune are surely only a moment away when Dr. Sylvie Fontaine discovers a chemical formula guaranteed to attract the opposite sex. Though her own love life is purely hypothetical, the shy chemist’s professional future is assured…as soon as she can find a human guinea pig.

The only problem is the wrong man has swallowed Sylvie’s love potion. Bad boy Lucien LeDeux is more than she can handle even before he’s dosed with the Jelly Bean Fix. The wildly virile lawyer is the last person she’d choose to subject to the scientific method.

When the dust settles, Sylvie and Luc have the answers to some burning questions:  Can a man die of testosterone overload? Can a straight-laced female lose every single one of her inhibitions? And they learn that old-fashioned romance is still the best catalyst for love.

The Way to a Duke’s Heart by Caroline Linden 

Charles de Lacey, Lord Gresham, has had his life turned upside down. Instead of inheriting his father’s ducal crown, he’s got a messy scandal that could strip him of his title and his fortune. After years of pleasure-seeking, he suddenly finds himself required to track down a blackmailer, discover the truth about his father’s first marriage, and defend his right to a dukedom from a grasping relation. But he has no idea where to start, until a tart-tongued beauty inadvertently leads him to the possible blackmailer.

Tessa Neville is a businesswoman, plain and simple. She gets off on the wrong foot with Lord Gresham, and then the blasted man follows her across England. He makes friends with her companion. He makes her laugh even when she wants to dislike him. And, worst of all, he somehow sees the darkest secrets of her heart in a way she never would have expected from a man of his wicked reputation. Tessa knows he’s the wrong sort of man for her. If only the thought of losing him didn’t make her heart break.

Wed to a Highland Warrior by Donna Fletcher

Trey MacAlpin knows they’re close to the moment when the true king will finally be able to reveal himself. Until then, it is imperative that he and his brothers stick to their mission ― a task that would be much easier if his three brothers hadn’t lost their heads and fallen in love. Trey thought he was safe from that trap ― until he finds himself accidentally married to Bliss, a woman whose power isn’t only over his heart.

Bliss knows she has a duty to her people to use her power to warn them of danger. But if this power keeps bringing her into contact with handsome Highland warriors, it must mean something. Her visions didn’t show her that she would end up married to one of them. Trey MacAlpin is everything she would want in a mate, but his duty to his clan clashes with hers. Can they find a way to bring their two lives together ­― or will forces from beyond this world finally manage to break them apart?


Thank you Harper Collins and Jennifer St. George.

Our next conference spotlight is on the 13th August. 


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