Thursday, June 1, 2017

Summer Readers Circle: Tricia McGill's Contemporary Romance Lonely Pride, eBook Giveaway

Readers Circle
Meet authors, win prizes, every Friday this summer
Welcome to the first edition of the Summer Readers Circle! Every Friday this summer, authors join the Readers Circle to tell you about themselves, their writing, and their books. AND you will have the chance to win a prize just by entering a comment below. You may be the lucky commenter. 

This week author Tricia McGill joins us from Australia where the weather is quite different from our weather in the US! Tricia is giving away a copy of her contemporary romance, Lonely Pride, the first book in her new series, Beneath Southern Skies. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 9, at 10:00 pm EDST.

Lonely Pride by Tricia McGill
Contemporary Romance

Welcome Tricia!!

Thank you so much for having me as a guest on your summer series, Janet.
It is summer in your part of the world, but where I live (Victoria Australia) it is coming up to winter. We are currently experiencing beautiful autumn days after smoky, foggy mornings. This is the first year we have had so many drab and dim dawns with disturbingly high smog readings. Our part of the world (especially Melbourne) is renowned for having four seasons in one day, so to be honest my schedule doesn’t alter a lot seasonally, apart from the donning of more or less clothing to accommodate the changes in temperature. 

These days my outdoor activities are confined to walking my dogs or pottering in my garden. While my husband was alive each year come July (our winter officially starts June 1st) we would take off for about three months, towing our caravan, and head for the north and a warmer climate. 

I miss those travels where I would get a lot of writing done while hubby was off fishing or doing whatever men get up to. I know he always managed to find someone to chat to and would be gone for hours at a time. Some of the inspiration for my contemporary novels, which are all set in Australia, was found during those long summer days.

Back of the Book:

So, here’s the blurb for Lonely Pride, a contemporary romance I would like to give away to one of your readers:
Lonely Pride by Tricia McGill
Contemporary Romance

Sam fell in love with Mac at first sight when she was still a child and he a teenage boy, almost but not quite a man. A special bond formed between them, fuelled by their mutual love of animals—especially horses. As each matured, that bond threatened to move beyond the limits of friendship. By the time Sam reached her 17th birthday she was desperately in love with him, her shining hero. But one awful night Mac betrayed that love and Sam was unable to find it in her heart to forgive him. By the time the truth was revealed they had both moved on with their lives, and Sam’s pride prevented her from forgiving Mac; threatened to ensure her a lonely future.

I’ve chosen to feature this book as it is set in the beautiful state of Tasmania, and because I have recently returned from a short holiday in that state some of the scenery and events included in this story are still fresh in my mind. I visited my friend of fifty years and we recalled certain events and characters from the past that make this state and its people unique.
Seeing Tasmania from the Spirit of Tasmania ship

Lonely Pride is Book 1 in my Beneath Southern Skies series. Details of this book and all my other Books We Love titles can be found here on my author page:

About Tricia:

Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne.

The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.

Author Tricia McGill
Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations, especially elephants and orangutans who seem to be getting the raw end of the deal even in this enlightened age. 

She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time she is heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?”


J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Tricia, for participating in the Summer Readers Circle series. You are one busy lady with your volunteer work and writing career. I love the premise of your book.

Tricia McGill said...

Thank you so much for having me as your guest, Janet.

Susan Calder said...

Your post reminded me of my wonderful holiday in Australia seven years ago. We included a number of days in Melbourne, where my sister was living at the time. From Melbourne, she took us on a road trip to Broken Hill. On that holiday, we also visited the Australian interior, Darwin region, Great Barrier Reef and Sydney. I'd love to return if it wasn't so far from Canada.

J.Q. Rose said...

Susan, that sounds like an amazing trip! I know it's a long flight from the States to Australia. Thank you for stopping by.

BWL Publishing Inc. said...

Thanks for hosting Tricia, JQ. Those caravan holidays sound like a writer's dream. I'm another one who would love to visit Australia, except I really do not like airplanes, and that's way too far for me, but it's wonderful to travel vicariously through authors like Tricia McGill. I've read several of her novels, and can vouch for the fact that historical or contemporary, she pulls you into her stories and transports you to another place so much more comfortably than an airplane. Thanks Tricia, for the hours of pleasure I've received from your novels. Jude

Tricia McGill said...

Susan, my sister lived in Broken Hill for a few years as her partner at the time was born and bred there. Very unusual town--and hilly--and dry. Except we were there once when it rained so much the streets were flooded and a man was canoeing down the main street.
Jude, I am another one who doesn't like flying. I went back to England in 1975 and told them if they wanted to see me again they would have to come to Australia. Some of my relatives did just that.
Thanks JQ

Susan Calder said...

Broken Hill was interesting. We visited the School of the Air and Flying Doctor Museum, both unique aspects of Australia that I had heard about or seen on Australian TV shows broadcast in North America when I was a child. Our visit there was hot and dry. On the return trip we encountered a swarm of grasshoppers that splattered our windshield so heavily we could hardly see through it.

Suzan Baker said...

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Patricia Carter said...

Seems like a good book. I ought to read it.
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