Publisher pitch: Penguin Random House Australia, Apr 2015
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Here are our April releases …
Impoverished Stella Myles makes ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess with the wealthy Ainsworth family at Harp’s End, Sussex. But at Harp’s End, Stella struggles to restrain her emotions for the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth. When he announces that they are all to voyage to Morocco, Stella is caught up in a family war. She finds herself with an incendiary document that’s been smuggled out of Berlin, which she must get to London at all costs.
Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar
Unlucky-in-love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men. Moving from Sydney to take up a new role in marine science in the small sugar town of Kiawa in Queensland is a welcome fresh start. Zoe is immediately charmed by the region’s beauty and also by its people. The last thing she wants is to fall for her boss’s fiancé, cane king Quinn Cooper, so she refuses to acknowledge the attraction between them. But things aren’t quite adding up at the Reef Centre and when animals on the reef begin to sicken and die, Zoe faces a terrible choice. Will protecting the reef mean betraying the man she loves?
Captive Prince (Book 1 of the Captive Prince trilogy) by CS Pacat
From global phenomenon CS Pacat comes the compelling first adventure in her critically acclaimed trilogy. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomises the worst of the decadent court at Vere. But in the lethal web of Veretian politics, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen is caught up in a dangerous play for the throne, he is forced to form an alliance with Laurent to survive and save his country.
The Contract by Avril Tremayne
Lane Davis has never had time for love. Hard work, dedication and focus got her through uni and now she’s a successful economist with qualifications in all areas – except the bedroom. Lane decides it’s time to upskill. She’s always studied her way to success, so why not hire a teacher to help her out now? It’s just a business deal – three months of private tutoring, no strings attached. Easy – or it would be, if the lessons didn’t make her weak at the knees …
Missing You by Kylie Kaden
When Aisha met Ryan she fell hard for his good looks and easy charm. Nothing and no one would come between them, until a mysterious phone call late one night. Aisha leaves four-year-old Eli in the care of her elderly father Patrick and doesn’t come back. Frustration soon turns to fear when blood is found in Aisha’s abandoned car … From Australian author Kylie Kaden, Missing You is a tantalising love story and a seductive suspense novel.
Girl Underwater by Claire Kells
What if the most devastating moment of your life was also the beginning of something beautiful? Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte’s life changes dramatically when her flight makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and her swim teammate, Colin Shea, whom she’s avoided since the first day of freshman year. Described by Jodi Picoult as ‘a compelling coming-of-age love story’, Girl Underwater is a stunning work of new adult fiction from a talented young writer.