7 December 2017

A short excerpt from Amethyst

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Amethyst along with all my other books can now be bought from a choice of online stores. Simply visit my author page at Books We Love and click on the cover to be taken to your favorite retailer.

Love comes in many guises. Although Amy cares for Tony, and in the small country town where they live they are considered a couple, Amy still carries a torch for Tony’s older brother who spurned her adolescent avowals of love. When Andrew returns home, now a wealthy, prosperous man, Amy’s whole world is in turmoil. Because of his rejection in the past, how can Amy trust this man who proposes to settle down in the small town he walked away from years ago? Amy has no doubt that he will soon long to be back in the bustling world he has become accustomed to in the city, and is determined to keep her head and not let her heart divulge its secrets this time around.

“With refreshing characters and a well-written storyline the reader is immediately drawn into a family at odds with each other. Amy is a believable character who is often confronted with so many obstacles; she is often faced with much anger. Andrew’s sexy charm transcends through the pages and he is a likeable person. Ms. McGill does a good job in creating a friendship that begins in the early years and lasts into the later years with strong feelings that are sometimes hard to let go as real issues ensue. I liked her comment about the magic ingredient that marriage needs. She creates a hometown, adds some delightful main characters, then blends some secondary ones into a storyline that often rings true to make this one irresistible read with emotions that dance through the pages. This is a story that this reader thoroughly enjoyed and comes highly recommended.” Reviewed by: Linda L

After tidying her hair in the rest room she took her place behind the counter, greeting her fellow tellers and other staff members. Barely had she sat down when Tony strolled in. The Bowen boys were both strikingly handsome, dark and tall. But where their looks were similar their characters were miles apart. Tony was happy-go-lucky, everybody’s buddy, and carefree, while Andrew was inclined to be brooding and serious, enigmatic some might say.

Leaning casually on the counter in front of her window, Tony grinned. “Morning, Amy, you beautiful ray of sunshine.” He gave her a mischievous wink as he handed over his bank book. Amy knew exactly how much he earned, and how much he saved out of his earnings. His open honesty was one of the many endearing qualities he possessed. Why wasn’t there more of a spark between them? If only she could lust after him as she did his brother. But that charismatic spark just wasn’t there.

She’d be an idiot to turn down someone so trusting and trustworthy though, wouldn’t she? Knowing everything about your partner should be a perfect foundation for marriage shouldn’t it?

“Hello, Tony.” She sighed as she took care of his banking. It was only as she handed back his book that she realised he wasn’t looking her way. In fact his attention seemed to be riveted on Samantha Robinson, who was paying an inordinate amount of attention to her money drawer, even though she’d already tended that before Tony arrived.

“Coming to watch practice tonight?” Tony turned back to look at Amy.

“How could I not?” She gave him a grin. “The town’s star player starts practice for the new season. Every female within a hundred kilometre radius will be there.”

“You reckon?”

“How could we resist watching you all cavort around in those shorts of yours?” Amy chuckled.

“Did you know Andrew’s back—for a short stay?”
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14 October 2017

Just Released--Laurel's Gift

Laurel's Gift is now available in numerous E book formats and also in print. Visit my Author Page at BWL and click on the cover to take you to where you can select the seller of choice.

The plaintive singing of a ghostly child in the night sets off a chain of events that lead to Laurel learning the dark secrets that dwell in her Great Aunt Maggie’s house in a Melbourne suburb. When Eli comes into Laurel’s life, instead of instantly uncovering the secrets that have been buried in this house for many years, their joint efforts lead them to discover even greater mysteries.
Eli’s past is tied up with the ghost of the child who haunts the house, and there are many hurdles to cross before he discovers just why he also sensed strange vibes in the old house as soon as he entered.

In their search for the answers to an extraordinary mystery they uncover a passionate love affair shared by the people dear to them or those who dwelt in the house at one time of another. Despite their shared psychic abilities can the couple also find such a love?



Like two sentinels the cats were waiting in the centre of the entrance foyer, their tails looped around their legs. Laurel took her jacket off and gestured to the powder room. "I'll just be a minute—if you want to wash your hands or anything the room's there."

"I'm fine."

She nodded, went upstairs and along to the main bedroom. After placing her jacket on the bed, she picked up the photos and the notebook. For a moment she stared down at the top photo with the shadow in the background. An overwhelming sense that her life was at a crossroads, and would change irrevocably from this moment, came over her.

When she looked over the balcony Eli was nowhere to be seen. Laurel went down the staircase. The kitchen door was open, so she went in there to find Eli staring out of the window into the dark garden. Charlie wasn't there.

He turned, smiling at Laurel. "I let the little dog out—was that all right? She seemed to have urgent matters to attend to."

It occurred to Laurel that Charlie had been unusually quiet when they came in. "Thanks, that's fine." Suddenly jittery, she nibbled her bottom lip. "Would you like a drink, or coffee?"

"Coffee will be good." He pulled out a chair and sat with ease at the kitchen table.

Laurel placed the early photograph of the children in front of him, saying, "I found this and these others among some things in a box in the basement last night."

His eyes lit with enthusiasm as he ran a finger over the faded picture.

“This was in the box with the photos.” She handed him the notebook. While he carefully went through the pictures and turned the yellowed pages of the journal, she made him coffee and tea for herself.

By the time she placed his cup in front of him he was looking at the back of the last photo, staring down at it thoughtfully.

"What do you think?" she asked.

"Do you mind me asking what you were doing in the basement?"

Why was he always asking questions that dumbfounded her? Uncertainly she eyed him. "Would you believe I was guided there by a child I heard singing?" she said in a low voice.

He slapped a hand on the table. "I knew it!"
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17 September 2017

Amethyst--Just released

My Books are now available at numerous on-line outlets. Simply visit my BWL Author page HERE and then click on the book of your choice and you are one click away from buying from your favorite store.

Amethyst has just been released and is available here at Smashwords  Enter the code: RZ77P for 25% discount.

Love comes in many guises. Although Amy cares for Tony, and in the small country town where they live they are considered a couple, Amy still carries a torch for Tony’s older brother who spurned her adolescent avowals of love. When Andrew returns home, now a wealthy, prosperous man, Amy’s whole world is in turmoil. Because of his rejection in the past, how can Amy trust this man who proposes to settle down in the small town he walked away from years ago? Amy has no doubt that he will soon long to be back in the bustling world he has become accustomed to in the city, and is determined to keep her head and not let her heart divulge its secrets this time around.
"Tricia McGill writes a compelling romance with realistic concerns that any young woman might experience when faced with the prospect of marrying one of two friends." Jo Ellen Conger

Also discounted at Smashwords: When Fate Decides. Use code: XU73P for 30% off usual price. 



“This is an unforgettable love story that I didn’t want to end and when it did, I wanted to start reading it again. Tessa is a wonderful heroine who has to regain her self-esteem and learn to love again. Jack is a man sure of what he wants and doesn’t mind using everything in his power to get it.”  Reviewer: Hattie Boyd Word Museum

And A Call Through Time is also available at 30% discount if you use the code: XP28U

“This is a wonderfully complex tale about a man in another time. Ms. Mc Gill is at her best describing the settings and making us feel as if we’re in ancient times, with the good and the bad – the deep forest and roman villages, the clothes and food are all brought to life for the reader. The characters are real and their story captivates… Interwoven with treachery and violence, the magic of the Celts, shape shifters and the old songs and legends, this story will sweep you into another time - one that you won’t want to leave!”
Reviewed by Jennifer Macaire for Wordweaving and MidWest Book review

The Laird is available for 25% discount using the code: UF74Y 


5 stars from Minnie "Love a rugged Scotsman"
“Anything with a highlander or a man in a kilt and I am hooked. The Laird takes us back to the days when the highlands were unspoiled and the men who lived there were just as rugged.”

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