Husband Sit (Husband Series Book 1) by Louise Cusack

Jill is desperate for money to save her kid sister from a Bangkok jail so she starts Husband Sitting: being paid by rich wives to keep an eye on their cheating husbands. It’s weird, but do-able until Finn comes along, jealous and determined to win Jill for himself. Can her girlfriends help her out of this mess?

Targeted Audience: Romance Readers

Author Bio:
Louise Cusack lives in Australia, in a tiny fishing village on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef where kangaroos are regular visitors in her yard. She's a long-time vegetarian and caffeine addict who spends her spare time on Facebook and Netflix. Louise has been published by Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins and Pan Macmillan.

Her novels are about curious women who get themselves into unlikely situations – whether that's an everyday woman from our world falling through a portal into a sepia kingdom, an amorous mermaid who gets herself stranded on dry land, or more recently, a perfectly ordinary house-sitter who finds herself husband sitting instead!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was house-sitting and a client told me about her friend Catherine, whose husband had cheated while Catherine went on holiday. Even worse, when she came home, the 'other woman' was installed as the new lady of the house and he wanted a divorce. That would upset Catherine's life, her status and her future.

My client laughingly said, "If Catherine had had a husband sitter, that might never have happened!" and while we laughed about the idea of a house sitter that 'sat' husbands, I couldn't help thinking "There's a book in this…"

I was right!

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Goddess & the Geek by Louise Cusack

GG-CoverCareer academic Julian Wilde has a month booked at an island hideaway to finish his PhD, but when he arrives, sexy oyster farmer Natasha Barri grabs him thinking he’s a burglar and suddenly asthma isn’t the only thing making Julian breathless. The house has been double booked so they’re forced to share and Julian readily agrees to cook, hoping to use the voodoo potions he’s discovered online to make Tasha fall in love with him. Disaster follows debacle as Julian tries to impress her, and she tries not to kill him.

Read Goddess & the Geek to see if Julian can crack open Tasha’s hermit-shell heart and prove he’s the geek for her…

Previously print published by Harper Collins and winner of the International PRISM romantic novella award.

Targeted Audience: contemporary romance, romantic comedy

Author Bio:
Louise Cusack lives in Australia, in a tiny fishing village on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. She’s a long-time vegetarian and caffeine addict who mentors other writers when she isn’t writing herself. A Trekkie from way back, she loves all thing science fiction and fantasy, especially if it has a good love story.

She writes about intrepid women entering worlds that are new and strange to them – Strangers in Strange Lands – whether that’s an everyday woman from our world traversing a portal into a sepia kingdom, an amorous mermaid stranded on dry land, or a reclusive oyster farmer who must face the modern world when a geek arrives on her doorstep. Louise also works with computer games companies to develop fantasy and sci fi world-building. As an avid reader, however, her first love will always be books.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The characters jumped into my head one night as I was falling asleep and they were still there when I woke up: prickly Tasha giving poor Julian dagger eyes and wanting him gone. I knew they were perfect for each other and I simply had to stop what I was doing and let them have their story.

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Destiny of the Light by Louise Cusack

DestinyOfTheLight_coverEnnae is a parallel world joined to our own world by the Sacred Pool, a portal that can only be opened by one with the Guardian blood running through their veins. It is through this watery gateway that Khatrene leaves her modern-day life behind forever, drawn into a quest that will take her into the depths of the unknown.

Khatrene must fulfil her destiny as The Light, the woman whose child will unite the four elemental worlds. At each turn are real and imagined enemies who will do everything in their power to prevent her from fulfilling the prophecy, including the ethereal and erotic shadow woman, the enigmatic tattooed man, even her beloved brother Mihale.

Talis, her appointed Guardian, must help her through the dangerous terrain of Ennae, sacrificing everything to ensure her safety in a land where magic prevails and nothing is as it seems.

From an exciting new voice in Australian fantasy fiction comes the first book in the Shadow Through Time trilogy. Beautifully crafted and written, Destiny of the Light combines intrigue, magic and horror to create a reality that is out of this world.

Targeted Audience: adult fantasy romance readers

Author Bio:
Louise Cusack lives on the southernmost tip of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. She writes full-time and switches between dark, sensual fantasy and comedic misadventures that involve hapless heroes. But always following a theme of Stranger in a strange land. Louise also works with computer games companies to develop fantasy world building.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a child I thought Cusack sounded like Cossack, and I’d heard about the little missing princess Anastasia from Russia and I thought I might be her. So I constructed an elaborate fantasy in my mind about going ‘home’ to my own kingdom where I was a princess. As an adult this story had evolved into something dark and sensual, and I’ve loved sharing it with readers.

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