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Final Peek at Stewart Island

Oban is the main town on Stewart Island. Actually, it's the only town on the island. My characters in Protecting the Bride, Cullen and Grace, stayed here and spent time exploring the town and the rest of the island. This is a view of Oban. We took a boat trip inland during our time on Stewart Island to the start of a popular walking track. The trip into the hut depends on the tide since the...

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New Release: Maverick Lovers

Yay! Maverick Lovers is here. At long last, Christina gets her story. This story was a challenge to write, and it percolated for a long time. *grin* I hope you enjoy Maverick Lovers. BTW, Maverick Lovers is book 6 in the Friendship Chronicles series, but it can be...

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Muriwai Gannet Colony

From August to March each year, visitors get a ringside seat to the goings-on at the gannet colony. There are nests with chicks and busy adult birds feeding their offspring. We watched the birds for ages as they flew back and forth, rode the air currents, and...

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The Adventures of Aislyn O’Sullivan – Chapter 9

Missed a previous chapter? Read Chapter 1 here. Read Chapter 2 here. Read Chapter 3 here. Read Chapter 4 here. Read Chapter 5 here. Read Chapter 6 here. Read Chapter 7 here. Read Chapter 8 here. Chapter 9 Aislyn pulled away but not before Seamus felt the rapid rise...

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Goat Island Marine Reserve: The Setting for Maverick Lovers

The first marine reserve in New Zealand was created in 1975 and takes its name from the small island not far from the shore. Goat Island Marine Reserve is 518 hectares in size, and more than 100 species of fish have been identified within the reserve. The reserve is a...

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The Adventures of Aislyn O’Sullivan – Chapter 8

Missed a previous chapter? Read Chapter 1 here. Read Chapter 2 here. Read Chapter 3 here. Read Chapter 4 here. Read Chapter 5 here. Read Chapter 6 here. Read Chapter 7 here. Chapter 8 Aislyn gaped at the pretentious and slender fairy who strutted into the room,...

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Pohutukawa Tree – New Zealand’s Christmas Tree

The pohutukawa tree is a New Zealand Christmas icon since it flowers during November and December. Christmas never seems right to me unless I see the pretty scarlet flowers. The pohutukawa grows in coastal areas and is part of the myrtle family. The Maori people...

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