In the red heart of Queensland, two teenagers playing matchmaker are about to turn more than one life upside-down. Widower Sam Costello has no time for love. When he's not working on his farm, he's trying to figure out how to connect with his teenage son Levi. But Levi is about to finish high school, and he has big plans to move to Sydney for University with his best friend Maddie. If only he didn't feel so guilty about abandoning his dad. Maddie has her own reasons for wanting to go to Sydney and she's not going to let Levi's dad ruin her future happiness. Mr Costello needs a girlfriend and, with her talent for matchmaking, Maddie is the girl to make it happen. By the time Mr C figures out what she's done, surely he'll be too in love to be angry. Journalist Sarah Lewis has a good job, a nice boyfriend and a safe life in Sydney. Though sometimes she wonders if life has more to offer than nice and safe. When she starts working on an article about finding love in the outback she finds herself asking whether journalists should become this invested in their research. But there's just something about Lonely in Longreach. Could it be that the man behind the dating profile is the key to the passion she has been looking for? Sleepless in Seattle meets rural Australia in this fresh romantic comedy about optimism, online dating and love at first sight.
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A ten-hour drive, a relationship on the rocks, and a ghost waiting for company on a lonely stretch of road. The last thing Alex wants is a trip home with his boyfriend in tow, but when Brendan insists on coming there's nothing for it but a ten hour drive and the dread of what might happen when they reach their destination. There is nothing about the idea of being trapped in car with his lover that Alex is looking forward too, but a haunted stretch of lonely road is about to make him question everything he knows about his relationship and his life. A White Cross Beside A Lonely Road is the third short story in the Short Fiction Lab series from Brain Jar Press—home to stand-alone short story experiments in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and fabulist literature. This experiment has been filed under: ghost stories, outback fantasy, supernatural encounters, and Australian weirdness.
'A charming story about finding love when and where you least expect it. Eva Scott's loveable characters and modern twists on rural romance are simply delightful.' Australian Author Penelope Janu He's finally met The One ... and she's dating his brother. Ant Murphy has spent his life picking up after his AFL star brother. So when he gets a phone call telling him that Jed has ended up in hospital after a drink-driving incident, he's far from surprised. He's not even shocked by Jed's manager's wild scheme to have him spend the next six weeks living in the country with a girlfriend Ant didn't even know about. All par for the course in his brother's crazy life. In fact, Ant isn't thrown by anything ... until he turns up at the new girlfriend's farmhouse and discovers that he already knows her. Intimately. Frankie Fox has dealt with a lot over the last few weeks. She's turned thirty, lost her roof in a storm, been ghosted by someone she thought could be The One, and is now somehow dating her longstanding celebrity crush, THE Jed Murphy. But none of these comes close to the blow of having the guy who ghosted her turn up on her doorstep after weeks of silence ... and for him to turn out to be Jed's brother. With a secret she's forbidden from revealing, growing feelings for her boyfriend's brother, two Murphys living in her home and her future happiness on the line, Frankie must ask the most important question of all: is all this trouble really worth a new roof? Inspired by While You Were Sleeping, this rural romantic comedy asks what happens when The One isn't quite who you expected ...
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When retired army colonel Tom Morgan returns to his hometown for his 45th high school class reunion, he is handed a long-misplaced letter from his former lover that intimates something bad may happen to her. She had died, in a somewhat suspicious circumstance, the same day she had written the letter. At the same time, taking place in the community was the kidnapping and ransom demand for a little girl, who later is discovered dead. Morgan embarks on his own investigation into the coincidence of the proximity of the two events and uncovers local corruption and cover-ups. The deeper involved he becomes, the more likely it is that Morgan will not be allowed to leave town alive. Harking back to his days as an Army Ranger, Morgan is forced into battle with superior numbered and heavily-armed opponents.
I wrote this poem after the death of my wife. I was alone, searching for answers. I was lost even with family and friends around me giving me great support. I began to write poetry on my travels. I generally rode alone. Soon after writing this poem, I found myself. Yes, my writing seemed to be apologetic but sincere. I worked at not feeling sorry for myself.
Once more the cursed warrior, The Voidal and his bizarre familiar, the incorrigible Elfloq, travel through the nightmare regions of the omniverse in search of a way to break the grip of the Dark Gods on their destiny, to free the Voidal from the will of the Oblivion Hand. They encounter even more mad gods and monstrous beings on their terrifying odyssey: Thunderhammer, smith of the gods; Scyllarza, half human half demoness; the Thief of Thieves, and the Preposterous Library among others. THE LONG REACH OF THE NIGHT, second volume of the Voidal Trilogy, is sword and sorcery in the grand tradition of Jack Vance and Michael Moorcock!
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