Oct 29, 2012

Hot Downunder - a sneak peek!

A couple of our ex-LoveCats (or Cats in the Wild, as we like to call them), Mel Teshco and Tracey O'Hara, are part of a new series of erotic romance being put out by Momentum, so I thought I'd invite along one of our WildCats, Mel Teshco, to tell you about them. Over to Mel...

Thanks so much to the Lovecats for showcasing the first five stories from the Hot Down Under collection, published by  Momentum, the new digital line from Australia’s Pan Macmillan.

These are short, erotic stories that will leave you fanning yourself and wanting more…

The first five stories will be released Nov 1 but this is the first collection of many released over the coming months.

Let me introduce you to the first five…


Kristen Treymore isn't living anymore – she's existing.

Trapped in marriage to Jack, an alcoholic who uses his fists to communicate, Kristen has given up her freedom in an attempt to protect his daughter.

When Conrad Doyle, childhood friend and the man whose heart she unwittingly broke, shows up on Kristen's doorstep and offers her a lifeline, she can't refuse.

What she never dreams possible is how much she still wants him—but is that enough to keep them together when terror still beats deep in her heart?


Can an online fantasy ever become real?

When Condamine connects with Esquire in a chat room, neither expect their mutual pleasure and close friendship will become something far more intimate and real. But when the opportunity to meet Esquire in the flesh comes up will Condamine – Caitlyn, in real life – be bold enough to act out her deepest fantasies, or will she hide away from the world behind the comfortable glare of her computer screen?


Natalie has watched as the zombie plague devastated civilisation.
Angus had been a miracle. Twenty-three years old and gorgeous he had appeared like Romeo from the pool area and thrown supplies up to her balcony. But now Angus is gone – he has abandoned her, which is probably for the best. She couldn't stand to watch him die too.

Stranded four floors up and fenced in on all sides by the infected, food and water supplies are running as low as Natalie's spirits. A lingering death from starvation seems inevitable.

But then she sees Angus striding for the pool gate with a sawn-off shotgun in his hands. Can he make it past the infected to reach her? And what will it mean if he does?


Ishari is a djinn – the veritable genie in a bottle.

Her latest master, Caleb Salt, a hot young rock star, has one wish left. The curse of sexual need has nothing to do with the lust she feels for him, but he doesn’t seem to desire her in the same way.

Caleb has used his first two wishes to save his brother. Will he do the same with the last, or will he use it for himself? Either way, once he makes that wish, his erotically sensual genie will be lost to him forever and she’s something he’s just not ready to lose.


In the outback town of Mount Tully, many a man's had to squeeze into a frock after backing the wrong derby cane toad on Australia Day.

But Mount Tully's surliest bartender, Jane Hood, has her steel-capped boots planted firmly on the ground, so there's no way she'd risk her independence to accept a saucy bet from the sexy but bossy pub owner, Luka Belov ... is there?

Thanks for dropping by, Mel. It's great to catch up with out Wild Cats. =)

What do you think of those covers? The Hot Downunder authors will be giving away a prize to one random commenter. 


  1. I love those covers. So hot. Great to see you here again, Mel. And good to see what you're up to. Can't wait for these stories to be released.

  2. Thanks so much for having us. Mel and i have been working hard on the for the past year. We are very excited.

  3. Sue, I like the covers too - simple but evocative. And I just noticed little flames on the left of the covers: some have 3 and some have 4. They must designate heat levels. Convenient!

  4. Tracey, it's *so* good to see you here again! Two of the founding LoveCats back to visit - fun. :)

    And I love the variety in this collection - paranormals, contemporaries, rural and serious issues, they have it all.

  5. I agree with you about variety. If you like spicy stories then there's any amount of settings and characters to support the ride. Or read.

    I love your covers, girls!!

  6. Thanks for putting these up, LoveCats. They look good all in a run :)

    Rachel, yes, the little flames near the "spine" are heat level (5 is the highest). (Do you have spines on e-books?)


  7. Nice covers.


  8. Beverley - that's it exactly for me, about all books. Variety of settings and characters. The spice of life. :)

  9. Cath, thanks for the clarification. Sounds like a good system. :)

  10. bn, they are nice covers, aren't they? They'll look great on an ereader screen.

  11. Thanks so much Lovecats for welcoming us back with open arms.
    I must say the covers do look great up there, very lucky to have original ones for shorts =)

  12. Ooh, these look like a real treat. ;-)

    Mel and Tracey, many congratulations on the new releases!

  13. Mel, once a LoveCat, always a LoveCat. =)

    I'm glad you have original covers too. I know it shouldn't, but a cover sometimes affects my buying decision. And the Hot Downunder ones are great!

  14. Michelle, they do look a treat, don't they? Maybe it's all the red while I'm working out my Christmas shopping - makes them look even more like presents. :)

  15. Congratulations on the new releases, girls. Love the covers too! Nice to see so many new releases coming soon.

  16. Annie, I agree that it's nice to see a group of new stories being released at once. Allows for a nice celebration like this. :)

  17. Hot Down Under indeed. Summer is going to be a scorcher I'd say. The covers promise great reading.