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Ravensdale's Defiant Captive

by Melanie Milburne

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Party for Emmie Dark and her Cassie's Grand Plan!

Congratulations to Australian writer, a debut author Emmie Dark! Her debut book is being released this week! Woo Hoo! Emmie!

Let's find out about Emmie's debut, Cassie's grand Plan...



Four steps to a brand-new life

 Cassie Hartman knows what she needs to do to get her life under control. First, she’ll get herself promoted. Then she’ll update her appearance. Steps three and four—marriage and family—well, those will have to wait.

Then Ronan McGuire shows up. The too-sexy, too-polished business consultant has the power to derail Cassie’s plans before she’s even really started. If he doesn’t approve her promotion, she’ll be back to square one—and that’s not an option. Cassie needs to keep her focus on that first step, no matter how much Ronan tempts her to skip ahead to the third and fourth ones….

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After years of writing press releases, employee newsletters and speeches for CEOs and politicians – none of which included any kind of kissing – Emmie Dark finally took to her laptop to write what she wanted to write. She was both amazed and delighted to discover that what came out was sexy, noble heroes who found themselves crossing paths with strong, determined heroines. And plenty of kissing.

Emmie’s overnight success has taken about five years to achieve. She began fiddling around with story ideas when the urge to write fiction became overwhelming. In July 2011 she sold her first book to Harlequin SuperRomance and she’s not looking back, with her second sale in September. Both books will be out in 2012.

Emmie lives in Melbourne, Australia, and she likes red lipstick, chardonnay, sunshine, driving fast, rose-scented soap and a really good cup of tea. Like, a really good cup of tea. She’s particularly fussy about it, and has been known to pack her own teabags when she travels. Most members of her family are too scared to make her a cuppa, in case they get it wrong.

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This week is the Indian festival of Holi. To celebrate people would come visit you and we'll have sweets and savories ready to serve. With bubblies and other hotter drinks for men!

So all my friends are invited! But be aware that we'll be putting colored chalk powder on you! There'll be lot of singing and dancing!

 Happy Holi!

And we are celebrating Emmie Dark's debut release, CASSIE'S GRAND PLAN with Giveaways all around!


  1. Hi Nas! Hi Emmie! Great to see another Aussie success story! No doubt meeting all those 'noble politicians' gave you the inspiration you needed Emmie, lol!


  2. Hi Emmie, Hi Nas!

    Congratulations on the release of Cassie's Grand Plan, Emmie! Great that you got your dream fulfilled.

    Happy Holi Nas!

  3. Hi Emmie - mega congratulations on the release of your debut novel. It's going straight to my TBR pile.

  4. Hi Denise, Laura and Helen!

    Thanks for coming along!

    Friends, theres a chance to win Emmie Dark's book, Cassie's Grand Plan at


  5. Here's to the "down under" writers and today especially Emmie Dark.

  6. Congratulations on your debut release!

  7. Wishing Emmie lots of success with her two releases.

    Nas, the chalk colours are so vibrant. Enjoy Holi!

  8. Hello Shelley, JL, CleeMcKenzie and Ibdiamond!

    Thank you all so much for coming along to read this post.

    Thanks for the Holi wishes JL!

  9. Hi Denise, not sure quite what inspiration I got from the politicians, lol! But perhaps it is fodder for a new book! Thanks for the kind wishes.

  10. Hi Laura, thank you for your kind words -- yes, it definitely is a dream come true seeing my book finally out there...

  11. Hi Helen -- thanks! I hope you enjoy reading it!

  12. Hi Clee -- you're right, there are so many wonderful Aussie writers -- it's daunting to find myself in that company sometimes!

  13. Thanks Shelly and thanks lbdiamond!

  14. Hi JL and Nas -- happy Holi to everyone! I was lucky enough to work for an Indian company for a while where we celebrated Holi -- it was fantastic fun...

  15. Congrats on your release! It sounds fantastic!

  16. Hi Nas and Emmie,
    I'm one of the lucky ones, I've already read Cassie's Grand Plan and I LOVED it.
    I loved the developing romance between Cassie and Ronan, and how their troubled 'baggage' got in the way. That baggage, of course, kept turning up, piece by piece, rather than a whole lifetime's worth in one hit.

    And when things went wrong, oh how my heart ached to see them back together. Obviously, this being a Proper Romance, I knew they would - but it was the 'how' that put a huge smile on my face.

    That's why I love romances. Yes, the ending is a given, but how they get there is so entertaining.

    Thanks Emmie for a wonderful read.

  17. Aw, I used to celebrate Holi in med school. It was such a great stress reliever to throw all that color!

  18. Nice to meet you, Emmie. Your book sounds fun.

    Happy Holi, Nas!

  19. Lovely to come in here and see a Holi party going on. We're catching the Holi fire nicely in north India where I live. Emmie, I'd love to put some red colour on you to wish you lots of luck with your new book.

    Great idea to celebrate Holi and a book launch at the same time, Nas!

  20. Hi Ebony, thanks for leaving a comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading Cassie and Ronan's story.

  21. Hi Lydia -- it's great fun, isn't it? Even if your clothes and hair aren't quite the same afterwards... ;)

  22. Hi Carol, nice to meet you too!

  23. Congrats to Emmie Dark! It's great to see another Aussie writer success story.

  24. Hi Maria!! Lovely to see you here too!

  25. Hi Lynda, thanks for your kind words!

  26. Congratulations Emmie. I'm waiting for payday to buy and download your book. Love my ereader (though I still do love to read from real books). Ereaders give you instant gratification!

  27. Congrats, Emmie, on your writing success! I like the sound of strong, determined heroines in literature :-)

    And, um, happy Holi? Is that what one says?

    xx R

  28. Happy Holi, Nas!!!! I'm wearing a white T-shirt for the same ;) so that I can proudly sport a multi-colored one by the time the celebration ends!

    Congrats and best wishes to Emmie Dark! Love the azure blue of the sky and the seas in the cover!!! Great to "meet" you at Nas's!

  29. Congratulations, Emmie, on your book release! :)

    Happy Holi!

  30. Congrats to Emmie! Sounds like a great read.

  31. Congratulations!
    What a fun party this is :-)
    Love the characters' names!

  32. Hooray for Emmie. I want to take Cassie's Grand Plan and go read it under a palm tree with a flavored iced tea.

  33. Happy happy Holi to you lovely Nas Dean!! Yay!!

    And huge huge congrats to Emmie - I love love love the blurb of her book - I can see fireworks exploding out of the page already! Cassie sounds like a fiesty fighter and a match for Ronan - how dare he derail her plans! LOL!!

    Take care

  34. I've announced the winner of the book prize over on my blog! Visit me there to find out if you've won a copy of Cassie's Grand Plan...