Monday 1 February 2016

✿ Secret Confessions: Down & Dusty #5 ✿ Clarissa ✿ Mel Teshco ✿

They say that no one has secrets in a small townthese women prove them wrong.

Eight brand-new stories from some of Australia's hottest writers in Australia's hottest genre. From the bar stools of the local pub to the wide open plains of the biggest stations in the world, these tales travel the dusty roads to the heart of Australia and the women who understand how to work hardand play even harder.
In the latest in the wildly successful Secret Confessions series from Escape Publishing, the women of Down & Dusty invite you into their livesand their bedrooms.

Clarissa may have been daydreaming about her head stockman, Brandon, every day and night of the long, hot drought, but Brandon has never been anything more than friendly and professional, and Clarissa has long accepted that life will never imitate fantasy. Until Brandon recommends an old frienda renowned bull-rider and stockmanfor a job, and suddenly Clarissa finds herself in the middle of a competition between two of the hottest men that shes ever seen. But Clarissa doesnt fancy herself a prizeand with two cowboys willing to do whatever it takes to make her happy, she might just decide that the winner takes all

ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

Episode five: Clarissa

Well, I admit that I have never read anything by Mel Teshco before, but after reading this novella I will sure be checking out more!

Milpinyani Springs is not the only thing going through a drought.  Since hubby died, Clarissa has been going through a drought of her own.

Enter Brandon and Adam - and what a way to break a dry spell!

"I think it's a safe bet to say Brandon and I already know what we want too, and food isn't at the top of the list."

Holy sexual tension, Batman!  You could feel the pull between all 3 from the second they were all in the same room!

But I could also feel Clarissa's reluctance - at first - but I was glad she decided to move things along, going from dry spell to hello cowboy in the blink of an eye.

Clarissa is a sexy, sweet and hot story that left me wanting more.




I was a writer long before I was much good at it. And although English was my favorite subject, I had no idea on things like Show don't  Tell, Deep Point of View, Head Hopping & Use of the Senses (to name a few!)

All I really knew for sure was that I loved making stories, loved watching my own whole new world and characters unravel from my imagination. And of course I loved to read: The Silver Brumby, The Black Stallion, Heidi, The Magic Garden, The Wishing Chair and - naturally - all of my mother's category romances... 

Now here I am, bringing my stories to you, the reader. I only hope you love the world's I've weaved as much as I did creating them!

Mel Teshco lives in the beautiful countryside of QLD Australia, where  the open spaces of her acreage, fondly called 'the block', gives her room to breath. When she isn't writing or dreaming of writing, she is often found gazing out the window at the surrounding mountains and thinking how very lucky she is. With one semi-patient husband, three gorgeous girls, two fat horses, one crazy Belgian shepherd and three cats who run the house, writing has (mostly) kept her sane.