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A Twist in the Tail (Trinket Bay Series Book 3)

by D. D. Line

With his integrity questioned, and her heart on the line, can two officers prove love and duty can co-exist?

 After a devastating experience, former professional ballroom dancer turned K9 officer, Senior Constable Ashlee (Ash) Rogers traded glamour and promenades for guns and patrols. Now she maintains a tough exterior and keeps everyone at a safe distance. A task which proves difficult when a fellow officer at her new posting tempts her suppressed femininity.

 First Constable Dermott McClane's brutal injury in the line of duty has left him with a growing dependency on painkillers he's desperate to shake. When the attractive new police officer who's been assigned to his police station arrives, she sparks another craving. She's more challenging than his determination to return to full duties. But Dermott is hiding a secret. One with devastating consequences should it be revealed.

 With a suspected overdose victim in the hospital morgue, and potential sellers looking to score their next hit, sparks fly as Ash and Dermott work together to solve the case. An anonymous tip off about missing drugs leads Ash, with the help of her patrol dog, to believe someone's messing with the evidence. The clues aren't adding up, and her instincts tell her to keep investigating, even if it leads to her fellow officer, the one man who has her heart dancing and her desire soaring.

Can Ash discover McClane's secret and solve the case? Or is he about to tango with her heart?

 A Twist in the Tail is a contemporary romantic suspense novella set in the fictional town of Trinket Bay in South Western Australia.

An Ear to the Ground (Trinket Bay Series Book 2)

by D. D Line

When murder and love collide, does duty trump one's heart?

Lilah Michaels remembers little of her mother's suicide following a violent assault during a robbery at their home over twenty years ago. But it's the only home she's ever known. Now they're in danger of losing the family property, and she's pinned her hopes on hosting weddings at the winery to appease the bank and buy them some time. Until a shocking discovery changes everything.

Sergeant Finn Kelly desperately needs a break after a tough assignment. All he wants is to catch up with his friends in Trinket Bay as they prepare for their wedding. At Hidden Gem Winery, he finds a yearned-for sense of peace. Then he meets the charming woman who's hosting the nuptials, and his thoughts turn toward romance.

Finn puts those amorous notions on hold when he and his service dog find human remains on the property. Painful memories and an unsolved mystery come to light. It's clear someone wants to keep the past a secret, and they'll do anything to make sure the truth stays buried.

Is Lilah as innocent as she seems? Or is she part of the conspiracy? And will Finn lose more than his heart in his quest to discover the truth?

 An Ear to the Ground is a contemporary romantic suspense novel set in the fictional town of Trinket Bay in South Western Australia.

Sweet Delights


Sweet Delights offers the reader fourteen amazing romance stories full of love, blossoming romance, yummy treats, and the odd challenge or two. You’ll find stories about weddings, café’s, cooking classes, bake sales, family reunions and lost loves reunited. Lose yourself in the many stories and fall in love with the characters, their lives, their loves and of course, their sweet delights.

A Lesson in Love by P.L. Harris
When Holly and Sam find themselves thrown together by a pint-sized matchmaker, will they discover the secret to happiness and allow themselves a little bit of red-velvet magic?

Cinnamon Buns and Blind Dates by Fionna Cosgrove
Liz has a knack for all things pastry, but when it comes to love, she’s been lacking the main ingredient. Will a blind date be everything she hoped for, or will she be left cleaning up the crumbs once again?

The Bake Sale Reunion by Belle Griffin
When his sister’s dog ruins a bake sale on his watch, Will is mortified. But the feeling disappears quickly when he comes face to face with his old school crush. Is this a recipe for love?

Lemon Snippets by Helen Walton
A schoolgirl crush + best friend’s brother + teenage hormones = a disastrous no-go zone. Reworking that equation a few years later could possibly give the most deliciously sweet result! Can Claire and Travis reignite the passion they once shared?

Plus One by Alyce Caswell
What’s not to love about a good country wedding? Unsealed roads. Chocolate cup-cakes. Free-flowing alcohol. Wild in-laws. A Bridesman…and his Plus-One. Will Ben and Connor finally air their true feelings to each other? Will one of them catch the bouquet?

Sunflower Love by Frances Dall’Alba
One festival…one sunflower cupcake…one first love…are the memories enough to rekindle this first love, or just a reminder of everything lost?

Falling by Jan Prior
A serendipitous collision…chook tea…a sly wink…can elderly widower Larry galvanise his lost mojo and entice the intrepid divorcee Joy into his life and heart?

Count Me In by Sioban Timmer
Event Planner Matilda Walker knows that mixing business and pleasure is a guaranteed recipe for a sticky situation - But is sexy Hotel Manager Thomas Brennan a dish she can’t resist?

Sweet Ginger by Mickey Martin
When Ginger’s gaze lands on the most scrumptious looking carpenter in Australia, she’s hoping to get his hands on more than just her café renovation.

Tourist Attractions by Valerie Latimour
A broken foot, a smashed phone, and that’s just for starters. When Melody’s carefully-ordered life is disrupted by an attractive tourist in dire need of rescue, can the sweetness of love triumph over the obstacles keeping them apart?

Rose’s Path by Lauren Loos
Rose has given up on the man of her dreams; instead, she’s looking for love on a reality tv show. Can skeptical Rose find her true love on national television, or will she go home embarrassed and alone?

Passionberry Dreams by D.D. Line
A young constable with an overwhelming urge to serve and protect. A pâtissier with attitude. Can a thief bring two hearts together? Or steal away their dreams?

Welcome Home, Jemma Harlow by Mandy May
Will a chance encounter with a flock of sheep lead to her greatest failure? Or will the reunion with her high school crush, Zane Tucker, remind her that home is truly where the heart is?

Give Us this Day by Jenny Lynch
A road trip…a gala ball with a difference…no glass slippers…just bras, lots of bras, hanging from the ceiling and what a conversation starter they turned out to be. Is Georgia ready to risk her heart again? Will love be enough to guarantee a new beginning?

Enjoy this collection from fourteen different Australian authors. This anthology showcases many beautiful locations scattered throughout this stunning country of Australia.

A Nose for Trouble (Trinket Bay Series Book 1)

by D. D. Line

Betrayed by her lover and left for dead, Senior Constable Ellie Marsden and her canine patrol dog leave Perth and move to the small coastal town of Trinket Bay. Time heals Ellie's wounds, but not her heart.


When thieves break in and steal drugs from the local doctor's surgery, she realises it's similar to her last case back in the city. If her ex-lover is in her town; can she close the case and arrest the man who almost destroyed her?


Brennan Cole has been on the run for almost three years, leaving behind everything he's ever known and everyone he's ever loved. He's never forgiven himself for betraying Ellie, but he's in too deep to stop now.


Trinket Bay is another perfect target. The police force isn't as prominent here, the drugs they need are easy to acquire, and its tourists provide a ready market. It's a simple in and out before they move on to the next town. But then he glimpses the woman he still loves. Can he escape detection before it's too late?

Or will they learn cases of the heart never grow cold?


A Nose for Trouble is a contemporary romantic suspense novella set in the fictional town of Trinket Bay in South Western Australia.

Purr-Fect Pitch

A warm-hearted, fun filled rom-com novella laden with love, music...and cats.
When his ringing doorbell wakes Devlin Jones from a post birthday party hangover, he finds a beautiful singing telegram dressed as a kitten on the other side. She leaves him intrigued and confused in equal measures. His mysterious songstress has the voice of an angel and the devil's own temper to match.
Katherine 'Kat' Grant has one dream, and that's singing. To achieve it, she needs admission to the exclusive Perdies College of Music. Kat's adolescent years were difficult, being dependant on the charity of others left her with a fierce independent streak and a loathing of special treatment. She'll succeed on her own merits without anyone's help, especially the cheeky, alluring Devlin who seems to have squeezed himself into every aspect of her life.
Devlin knows he has the power to make all of Kat's dreams come true. But wielding that power means he could lose her forever.
Can a charismatic cat loving hero and his sassy stubborn singer find their own love song?

Congratulations to Carolyn Wren on becoming a  finalist in all these contests!

Paw Prints of Love

Anthology by Gumnut Press

Anthology Authors- Lisa Knight, Fiona Greene, Teena Raffa, Susan Dunn, Helen Walton, Leah Kinninmont, Jenny Lynch, Lisa Wolstenholme, Carolyn Wren and P.L. Harris.

Love can call on us in the most unusual places. In this fictional seaside town of Stonecrest Bay, love is on the horizon and the one place you’re sure to run into the unexpected is The Funny Bone, Dee Chambers’ dog grooming salon.

A solo-dad comes to Stonecrest Bay to start a new life with his young son. A four-legged pastry loving friend causes havoc in more ways than one. A house-sitter finds herself in a hair-raising chocolaty situation. A man bent on finding a replacement farm dog finds more than he planned at the town fair. A woman gets more than she bargained for when she comes face to face with her ex. A new resident arrives with hidden secrets. And a pro surfer finds unexpected romance.

From reignited high school crushes to unexpected birthday surprises, readers will be swept up in these stories of young love blossoming, heartache and healing, old lost loves rekindled, and of new hearts connecting in Stonecrest Bay where the unpredicted could stroll around the next corner. There’s a story for everyone in this light-hearted collection of sweet romantic stories reminding us that it’s all for the love of dogs.

Enjoy this collection of stories from ten different Australian authors set in the fictional seaside town of Stonecrest Bay.