Monday, February 1, 2016

Books We Love's Tantalizing Talent ~ Author Tricia McGill

Tricia McGill was born in London many moons ago, but moved to Australia 50 years ago come next October. She worked in the fashion industry most of her working life, following in the footsteps of her mother and sisters, who all worked in this trade in one form or another. The primary school she attended is still going strong. In this small local school one of her favorite lessons was English and she was one of the best spellers in her class, and loved to be the one asked by the teacher to stand and read for the class. Maths and science held little interest for her, but reading, well, the local library was a treasure house full of adventure and excitement.

Tricia’s books can be found here on her BWL author page:

"I’ve always been a dreamer and some of my dreams have ended up in my books. Always a romantic it followed that this would be my chosen genre. I love reading and hence writing Time-Travels and hope someone invents a time machine in my lifetime. How exciting would it be to travel back in time to see what it was really like to live without mod-cons and all the things that we rely on today? But—I would always want to return to my nice comfy home and my gadgets. And how would I live without my computer? And air conditioner? I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be a woman in the days when they had to wear layers and layers of unnecessary clothing, not to mention corsets! 

My romances cross a few sub-genres and as well as Time-Travels I write contemporary romance, historical, mainstream, and futuristic.

When not writing or working on my books I am a volunteer for a community group that assists disabled folk in their homes with their computer and the internet, a fulfilling pastime.

Any left-over time I like to potter about in my garden, walk my two small dogs or spend time with friends and family."

Latest Release: When Fate Decides, Challenge the Heart Book 1

    For too long Tessa has seen herself as plain and dowdy, just an ordinary suburban housewife. With her confidence eroded after being married to a bully who humiliated her at every opportunity, why wouldn’t she presume she was unattractive, and someone no man would find the least bit worth bothering with?
    But now Tessa is a widow, and relishing her new state of independence. Her world is turned upside down by Jack Delaney, a man she spent hours fantasizing over when he worked for her husband. A man who gave her a deliciously secret outlet from her miserable marriage. When Jack enters her life again, professing he finds her attractive, why would she believe him? Especially as he is now wealthy, successful, still extremely handsome, and to add to that, years younger than her.

Amid the Stars:
 Terrified, and in fear for her life after her husband, an undercover cop, is killed, Melanie Ross has nowhere to hide.
    A squadron from a far planet visiting Earth on a reconnaissance survey prepares to leave, without one of their members who is dying of a virus.
    Irena must remain on Earth, so seeks a replacement to take her craft back to the other side of the Universe. Seeing Melanie’s predicament she offers her an escape. Reluctantly Melanie agrees. Conquering her fears, she must learn to live among a superior race on Qindaga.
    Reve, commander of the star ship circling their planet, bears an inexplicable resemblance to her dead husband. Passion flares amid the stars, but can love with an alien flourish?

Leah in Love (and Trouble)

    Violet Amelia Connor, known to all as Leah, is a landscape designer who inherited her love of gardening from the eccentric aunt she lives with. Leah is contracted to work on the garden of Private Investigator Sean Russel and unwittingly becomes embroiled in the handsome PI’s cases. A series of unpleasant experiences land her in real trouble where she is kidnapped, bashed, bound and altogether becomes a party to such mayhem she is forced to wonder how she ever got mixed up in this mess. But her indomitable spirit, obstinate nature, and incurable sense of humor enable her to override all obstacles. And of course there is her overwhelming attraction for Sean Russel that started it all.

Settlers Series (Historical Romance)
Mystic Mountains Book 1
Distant Mountains Book 2

Remnants of Dreams

Maddie and the Norseman

Futuristic/Sci-Fi Fantasy
Amid the Stars

Wild Heather (Time-Travel)
The Laird Book 1
Travis Book 2

Beneath Southern Skies (Contemporary Romance)
Lonely Pride Book 1
A Dream for Lani Book 2
Leah in Love (and Trouble) Book 3

Challenge the Heart (Contemporary Romance)
When Fate Decides Book 1