Today I’m really excited to have Helene Young here chatting with us. Burning Lies is Helene’s third book; her previous two have won and been nominated, respectively, for the Romance Writers R*BY award – romantic elements.
Being a bit of a crime fan, I loved Helene’s first two book and have just cracked open the cover of Burning Lies. It won’t disappoint!
Fleur, thanks for inviting me to visit your blog. I’ve really enjoyed your series on farmers and the amazing things they achieve with their land. (FM: Thanks!)
It got me thinking about my need to garden and whether growing things is a compulsion in some people more than others. Sadly, my small garden is purely ornamental, as I don’t seem to have the time to keep anything but herbs flourishing well enough to eat.
Around the corner from our house my beehive lives in a garden full of fruit-trees and with a large veggie patch. That’s a win-win for me and ninety-year-old Jack the Super Gardener. He produces potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, limes, passion fruit, beans, capsicum and zucchini in abundance with the help of the bees’ pollination. Jack’s of the era that had to provide food to supplement rations after the Second World War and nothing is wasted in his house. I always come home from a visit laden down with fresh goodies and envious of his wonderful peaceful market garden.
At the end of the year Graham and I will be living aboard a yacht (FM: That sounds in incredible, Helene and very romantic! What happens during the cyclone season?) and I wonder how I’m going to feel without my garden. I’ve already started to take photos. As I was downloading them it struck me that I have a great deal of red and pink in the plantings. It was partly deliberate but I suspect some of it was serendipitous. If I’m stuck on a scene a wander around the garden, spraying the plants with water so the sunbirds come and shower, always works for me.
What about you, Fleur? Do you have time for a house garden with such a large farm?
(FM: Helene, any which lives in my garden, really wishes it wasn’t there. Gardening is NOT my forte!)
And to your blog visitors – Are you a frustrated gardener? Or do you have an edible garden that feeds your family? If you live in an apartment or a small garden feel free to share any tips about growing plants in pots as I think I may need to assistance with that for the end of the year!
Love to hear about other people’s gardening passions!
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Back Cover Blurb – Burning Lies.
“Lies, all lies. It didn’t matter how attractive he might be. She didn’t really know this man . . . He was living a lie and she didn’t know why.?”
Kaitlyn Scott is searching for the truth about her husband’s death, even if that means revisiting the most painful day of her life. But what she uncovers is a criminal willing to stop at nothing to keep his secret.
Ryan O’Donnell, an enigmatic undercover cop, is investigating arson attacks when he is drawn into Kaitlyn’s world. He tries to fight his attraction for her, hoping the case might put his own demons to rest, but it only threatens to push him over the edge.
With Kaitlyn and Ryan on a collision course, the arsonist seizes the chance to settle some old scores. As the Atherton Tableland burns, the three of them are caught in a fiery dance of danger and desire, and not everyone will come out alive.
Set in Australia’s tropical far north, this is an explosive story of peril and passion by the author voted by the Romance Writers of Australia as the most popular novelist of the year, and by the Australian Romance Readers Association as the most popular romantic suspense novelist two years running.