From the moment Mick uttered the line "THAT'S a knife." Australian men became sexy. So why not read a romance starring one irresistible Aussie? Let's ask our guest today, Ann B. Harrison!
Lexi: Welcome Ann! From the Outback is your short novel with your hero, Mason. He is definitely our kind of man, a vineyard owner! Did you get to do any tasting...err, research for this book?
Ann: Hi Lexi, thank you so much for having me. I have to admit, I loved The Crocodile Hunter movies too!Okay research - I adore my job, research included. Luckily the wine makers in this area are so happy to talk about their craft and gave me so much information I was in heaven. To say nothing of the lunches, wines tastings I had to endure to get that kind of info was just so...hard, but someone has to do it.
Lexi: Your Outback novels seem to follow the plot of a young woman moving into the area, a newbie up against the elements. You live in Australia, what do you think about the weather and it's impact to scratch out a home in the middle of nowhere?
Ann: Look, I won't lie to you. It's a very harsh country. We go from freezing our butts off to dripping like a tap in summer because it gets so hot, especially in the middle of the desert where I used to live. The main reason people tend to live close to the coast I suppose, they get the best of both worlds. But I do know that after moving here from New Zealand years ago where I could keep a horse and handful of sheep on a couple of acres to needing ten times that much land here, it took a bit to adjust to the harsh realities of Australian living. Now you couldn't get me to live anywhere else.
Lexi: You seem to have a deep love for your home. When you start writing a new Outback novel do you try to portray a certain aspect of your home? Draw the reader in so we feel like we have visited there?
Ann: I do hope that comes across in my writing. I always visit the place I write about, small towns are everywhere and it gives me an excuse to hook up the camper and take DH exploring. I need to get a feel for the town and surrounding area to place myself in it enough to write about it.
Lexi: And last but not least...what is it about Australian men that gets women so worked up? In your humble opinion. :)
Ann: They are so damned hot! What more can I say? Seriously, they are hot, don't you think? They are all great underneath and ready to give out a helping hand where ever they can. Just like Mason in From the Outback. He will do anything to help Sami who is new to the district even if she is unwilling to be super nice to him. Most Aussie guys are like that, help a mate before anything else. Always ready to stand up for the underdog. Love my Aussie hero's.
Lexi: Nice answer Ann! Thanks for stopping by today! It was fun to hear about your Outback novels!
Ann: It was wonderful to talk to you Lexi. If your readers want to know any more about me they can find me using the links below.
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