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Release day: Bandicoot Cove: The Wedding

4 September 2012

Today is the official release of the anthology Bandicoot Cove: The Wedding comprising Afternoon Rhapsody by Jess Dee, Sunset Heat by Lexxie Couper and Moonlight Mirage by Sami Lee (ebooks, Samhain publishing). Here are the blurbs:

Afternoon Rhapsody (by Jess Dee)

A second chance at love is worth fighting for. (

Bandicoot Cove: The Wedding, Book 1) 

Bianca Rogers is one signature away from finalising her divorce. And she will finalize it just as soon as she gets home. But for this weekend, she’s putting her troubles aside and enjoying the gorgeous, sunlit luxury of Bandicoot Cove, the resort where her brother is getting married. The last thing she expects is to be knocked off her feet—literally—by gorgeous Brody Evans.

The fireworks are instantaneous. Brody is just her type: sexy, warm, friendly, and in the same boat as her: in the process of getting a divorce.

Spending time together is a mutual no-brainer. Attraction quickly grows to full-blown lust. But flying sparks come with increasingly personal conversations, and soon neither of them can ignore their past mistakes or the circumstances that have led them to the island. 

Now it’s time to determine whether old hurts and sudden doubts will prevent love from leading them to a whole new happily ever after.

Sunset Heat (by Lexxie Couper)

A photographer, a firefighter, a rake. Let the debauchery begin!

 (Bandicoot Cove: The Wedding, Book 2

) When Kennedy bolted after a mind-blowing one-night stand with a sexy Australian firefighter, she never expected to be standing in front of him four months later on a tropical island resort. Naked, thanks to her phobia of butterflies. 

Trouble is, she’s equally turned on by Luke and his hunky British cousin. Not exactly how she’d intended to spend her first day as Bandicoot Cove’s official photographer.

Luke never planned on falling for the feisty, flirty American he met at a New York bar. Now that he’s face to face with her again, he has two questions. Why did she run? And why can’t he stop thinking about sharing the woman of his dreams with his cousin?

Addison invited himself along on his cousin’s trip for a weekend of no-strings-attached sex. But he wants to get to know Kennedy on all levels. Seriously, this is no way for a rake to behave. And how the hell is he going to tell his cousin he’s interested in the very woman Luke can’t get out of his mind?

Moonlight Mirage (by Sami Lee)

A new lover, an old flame, sultry moonlit nights. Why let inhibitions stand in the way? (

Bandicoot Cove: The Wedding, Book 3) 

Two years ago, Hayley Bryant left Australia on a round-the-world odyssey that changed her life, and her attitude. After that, coming face to face with the man whose rejection sent her packing shouldn’t affect her at all, right? 

Except there’s one thing that hasn’t changed—her former boss Mitchell Wood makes her burn as hot as ever. The difference is, Hayley’s now a grown woman who knows how to get what she wants, and she wants Mitch. Trouble is, she hasn’t come to her friend’s wedding alone. Her very sexy friend with benefits, Ty Butler, might pose a problem.

Business was always Mitch’s first love…at least until he hired his little sister’s friend as an intern. Pushing her away was the right thing to do, but now his sister’s wedding has Hayley re-entering his life—and the empty place in his heart. Soon he’s acting less like the consummate workaholic and more like a man crazy in love. But Hayley’s “plus one” is an unexpected obstacle. 

Fortunately, Mitch has never been one to shy away from a little competition…

Jess, Lexxie and Sami dropped by to tell us a little about the anthology:

After we wrote the first three Bandicoot Cove books, we knew we’d be revisiting Bilby Island and the luxurious Bandicoot Cove Resort. And what better way to revisit, than to celebrate a wedding? Yep, two characters from the first series, Mack and Aidan, are tying the knot. And you are all invited to join in the joyous occasion. The good news is, this time the authors are all Australian, so if you’re looking for red-hot Aussie romance, you’ve come to the write resort place. You don’t have to have read the first series to enjoy this one. And you don’t even have to read all three books. Although they are all interlinked—and everyone is on the island for the same reason—the books do stand alone. We just recommend reading all three of them for your own pleasure. :)  Welcome back to Bandicoot Cove. We hope you have a wonderful, happy and romantic trip.

You can find out more about the books at Jess’s website, Lexxie’s website and Sami’s website or purchase all three books at Samhain.

All ARRA members who comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of Island Idyll and Tropical Heat, two ebooks from the first Bandicoot Cove anthology. Giveaway closes on 25 September 2012. (The winner was Aimee)

3 Comments
  1. 4 September 2012 8:56 am

    They sound like great stories all centered around a wedding, terrific idea. The best of luck ladies! Love the covers.

  2. 5 September 2012 2:53 am

    Oh boy, the heat has come early – and I don’t mean summer! Mega congrats, ladies!

  3. aimskye permalink
    5 September 2012 1:52 pm

    Huge congrats Ladies. Am going to be looking for the first Bandicoot books now! Fantastic covers

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