The Long Shot

Great news! In February 2019, Twelfth Planet Press accepted my romance-suspense novella, The Long Shot, for publication. (Release date TBC.)

Desert Breeze Publishing published my romance-suspense novella, The Long Shot, on September 1st 2017. Sadly, DBP closed its doors on June 30th 2018. The Long Shot is now out of print and unavailable.

The Long Shot

After a six-year estrangement from her troubled family, Simone Parker returns home to the small Australian town of Brownbeck to attend a funeral. She hopes to reconcile with her younger sister, Claire. Their father, now dead, was a violent and abusive drunk yet Claire always pretended otherwise, which is one of the reasons why Simone cut all ties.

When Simone is the only witness to a brutal and near-fatal bashing, she discovers that Brownbeck harbours a criminal gang trafficking in illegal firearms. At the funeral, she recognises Claire’s new partner as one of the assailants. How can she help police officer Mitchell Ross in his investigation if her own sister might somehow be involved? To complicate matters, Simone is falling for Mitchell.


Steven Paulsen 5/5 stars (Goodreads): I read this great novella in one sitting, staying up until 2am to finish it. It’s a gripping crime/romance story that totally sucked me in. The setting is realistic and the characters come alive on the page. They are real people with real problems and feelings. I’m not usually a reader of romance, but the romantic elements fit well and believably into the story. It’s both thrilling and heart warming. Highly recommended.