Dec 14, 2015

Pop Stars and Small Towns

When writing a novel, I often find some of my own experiences or loves sneak into the books. In my latest release – Her Small Town Christmas Wish – which is part of the Lovecats Boxset, two of my favourite things have made it into the story.

I love pop and disco music. Love to listen to it and love to dance to it.  When I need a pick me up, I play Earth Wind and Fire’s September. You can’t help but feel good after hearing that tune. 

Taylor Swift concert in Brisbane
Much to my friends’ amusement, I’ve followed Kylie Minogue’s career. She’s about the same age as me and I loved bopping around to her songs when I was younger. My daughter loves Delta Goodrem and Taylor Swift (went to Taylor’s amazing Brisbane concert last week – wow!), so I have lots of their music in the car too. So, as a tribute to young pop stars, my heroine is an Aussie who moved to London and made it big in the pop world.

Byron Bay
The other love that crept it into the story is Byron Bay. My fictional town of Turtle Beach is reminiscent of the town I live in. Coastal, lush and surrounded by sugarcane fields and acres of coffee and macadamia plantations. Place is always very important in my stories.

So, if you are looking for a fun and passionate Christmas read, pick up a copy of Hot Christmas Nights and read fantastic stories by my fellow Lovecats including Rachel Bailey, Michelle Douglas, Louisa George, Helen Lacey, Stefanie London and Kandy Shepherd.

We have the Boxset on sale at the moment for just 99 cents. To get you in the mood, here’s the blurb for Her Small Town Christmas Wish:

When superstar songbird Giselle Harrington is forced to return to her hometown, she’s faced with a house full of terrifying childhood memories. Jake Carlton has never forgotten his teenage sweetheart and now that she’s back, he’s determined to have a second chance to convince her to stay.

Wishing you all a fabulous holiday season.


  1. Hi Jennifer

    Oh I too love my music and Byron Bay is such a lovely spot my FIL lived at Mullumbimby for a while and we stayed there so we were at Byron as well I loved this story as I did all of the stories in the boxed set woohoo Ladies fabulous stories :)

    Have a wonderful Chrissy and New Year

    have Fun

  2. Music is great for the soul, isn't it Helen! Thrilled you enjoyed our Boxset!!

  3. Two of my fav things - small town and second chance romances! :-)
    Have the box set patiently waiting on my iPad for my WIP to be done!

  4. Loved this story, Jen! Pop music, Christmas and the beach -- sounds pretty perfect to me. :-)

  5. I loved this story Jen. I notice the lovely reviews we've been getting for the boxed set single it out as being deeply emotional. Giselle for all her success so needs love!

  6. So happy you enjoyed it, Kandy. I've been thrilled with reviews saying nice things about Giselle's story (and all our stories!!). I cried so many time writing it!!

  7. Jennifer, love, love September. And great story, Jennifer.

  8. Thanks Sue!! Isn't September great for picking up your mood!!! I can't help but dance around the house to it.