Renee Conoulty


Thursday, 21 March 2019

Aussie Rules

Hey Everyone!

I'd like to welcome Mel A. Rowe back to my blog to have a chat about one of Australia's most popular sports. The first official game of the season is kicking off today. Over to you, Mel.

Aussie Rules played Territorian Style

Because I wrote a Sports Romance about Football, also known as Footy, or Aussie Rules, I thought I’d better explain the game of many names. Officially, it is known as AFL (Australian Football League) that is an internationally-recognised Australian sport many enjoy and play during Winter…

Except in the Top End of Australia. 

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Seven Sweet Kisses for Valentine's Day

Hey Everyone!

Happy Valentines Day! To celebrate, here's a sweet kiss, or seven. 

My publisher, Kindred Ink Press, has a collection of sweet short stories available for free on their website. The first story in the collection is one of mine, the other six stories are written by other Kindred Ink Press authors.

Kindred Kisses Volume 1

From prequels to sequels to deleted scenes, we’ve got seven short stories to get you hooked and keep you coming back for more.

Cheek to Cheek by Renee Conoulty

Nadiene just lost her swing dance partner—and long-term crush—to another woman. Defeated, she sets out on a search for a replacement dance partner, not expecting anything that comes next.

Cheek to Cheek is a mini sequel to Don’t Mean a Thing, where we first meet Nadiene. Grab your copy today!

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Furiously Swinging Through Life

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Over the past twelve months, I've been participating in the Australian Writers’ Centre’s monthly Furious Fiction competition. You can find out more about the competition here -

I decided to add another level to the challenge so as well as the official prompts, I worked a reference to swing dancing into each story. I'm collating the stories into a themed collection titled Swinging Through Life. Here's the blurb...

Swinging Through Life: Flash Fiction Collection

The dance of life – one step forward, one step back.

Whether they lead or follow, the characters from these twelve tiny tales will dance through your heart. Will innocent Dulcie be caught in a seedy speakeasy? Can ambitious Kate get the attention she desires? Does swing dancing always lead to romancing?

If you like stories you can read before your coffee goes cold, you'll love this flash fiction collection. Grab your copy of Swinging Through Life and jazz up your reading list today.

And here's the cover... You'll have to work a bit harder for this one.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Romance Reader's Advent Calendar

Hey Everyone!

I usually put my Christmas tree up on the first of December but this year I was flat out hosting my daughter's eighth birthday party that day and recovering from said party the following day so the tree didn't go up until Monday afternoon. This year, the kids found the blue tinsel in the bottom of the box so we have a blue and white themed tree. Now I'm officially in the Christmas spirit and to celebrate, I'd love to share an advent calendar with you that will be kinder to your waistline than the ones I gave the kids - although if you run around as much as them, you'll have no problem devouring a chocolate filled calendar too.

Every day between December 1 and 24 (in your local time zone), the numbered door will unlock with a message and a gift. Tap on today's date to open the door.
If you’ve come to the calendar part way through the month, no worries! It just means you get to open lots of doors all at once.
This amazing calendar was set up by Elizabeth Ellen Carter and I'm thrilled to be included. Take a peek under door number 2 to see what I'm giving away.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder

 Inspired by the author's own family experience. The Brennans - parents Finn and Bridget, and their sons, Jarrah and Toby - have made a sea change, shifting from chilly Hobart to a sprawling purple weatherboard in subtropical Murwillumbah. Feeling like foreigners in this land of sun and surf, they are only just starting to settle when, one morning, tragedy strikes - changing their lives forever.

Determined to protect his wife, Finn finds himself under the police and media spotlight. Guilty and enraged, Bridget spends her nights hunting answers in the last place imaginable. Jarrah - his innocence lost - is propelled suddenly from his teens into frightening adulthood. As all three are pushed to the limit, questions fly: Who is to blame? And what does it take to forgive?

A haunting and ultimately redemptive story about what it takes to forgive.