Friday, 12 April 2013


Want to win a copy of the second instalment of Marshall's Park? Monty's First Date.

It's been a month since their unconventional meeting when Aiden wrestled Finn to the ground and had him arrested for kidnapping. After accepting Aiden's heartfelt apology, which included jumping into the dolphin pool with Finn—even though he couldn't swim—Finn has spent the last month getting to know Aiden and his daughter, Kaylee, on a series of  play-dates. But now it's time for grown-ups only, in a restaurant that doesn't have a kid's menu. His attraction to Aiden has blossomed over the last month and Finn desperately hopes the other man sees him as more than a play-date.
Aiden is as nervous as Finn at the prospect of the first 'real' date he's had since Charlie Sheen's second to last comeback. When Aunt Patti suggests he has a little nip of Bourbon before Finn picks him up, his arm doesn't take much twisting. Unfortunately, he conveniently forgets the antibiotics he is currently taking and becomes a little less and less inhibited as the evening goes on.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favourite zoo animal and any entertaining stories about visits to the zoo. If your name is pulled out of the hat by my fabulous assistant, you can win one of the following:-

1st Prize!   A copy of Monty's First Date and a copy of book 1, Monty Gets Arrested in the ebook format of your choice.

2nd Prize!  A $10 Amazon voucher for your Kindle

3rd Prize!  A signed copy of Summer Heat :)
After a car accident which left him scarred and his best friend dead, Mitch Spencer retreats to his family’s vacation home to heal. He has no idea the turn his life is about to take when there’s a knock at the door.
Kade Lewis is good at one thing, and one thing only, theft. The Spencer house was supposed to be empty so now he needs to rethink his game plan. After years of keeping others out, it’s Mother Nature herself who throws an unexpected obstacle in his way; in the shape of Mitch Spencer.
Forced to spend time together when they’re cut off by flash floods, will the two men be able to vanquish their inner demons and find each other? Or will their pasts be too much to overcome?

Good luck - Gracie will draw the names on Saturday 20 April :) 


  1. I love white tigers!


  2. Snow Leopards, such beautiful endangered creatures.
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  3. I love the meerkats - I love seeing my daughter so amused by them, and they are so cute!


  4. Yes please!!!

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  5. I guess I missed the deadline but I thought I'd share anyway.

    My favorite zoo animal is the otter. They are so fun to watch and they watch back, although it’s even more fun to see them in the wild!

    When I was in a zoo in Zimbabwe, we went to the reptile area. Our guide was friends with one of the zookeepers and pushed him to show us the snakes. Signs were posted warning everyone to stay away from the enclosures because the snakes were poisonous. Well, the zookeeper went into several of the little areas and picked up snakes and showed us. Then he hopped into the containment that held the Black Mamba.

    Now a Black Mamba has one of the most deadly toxins of any snake. It can kill in less than 20 minutes. Black Mamba bites are nearly always fatal. Plus, the snake moves exceedingly fast, capable of moving 10–12 mph per second. So when this guy stepped in the cage, we all froze in horror. Then, instead of grabbing a snake pole to handle the creature, he reached down and grabbed it behind the neck.

    But wait, there’s more: he missed and the snake lunged at him, narrowly missing. Then he TRIED AGAIN! He was able to get the snake and force it to open its jaws so we could see inside. By then I was too terrified to look closely. I didn’t relax until he had safely left the enclosure. A feat I wasn’t sure he’d be able to do. After that, we quickly moved over to the iguana cage where holding was encouraged and completely safe. Whew!

    I have many more stories about zoos and game preserves in Africa, but this one just scared me again merely thinking about it. I think I’m going to go do something safe and calm like cuddle my dogs.