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Saturday, January 4, 2014

"Doctors Beyond Borders" by Georgie Tyler

My guest today is a young lady from Australia I met while editing for Still Moments, a small e-publisher that has since become part of The Wild Rose Press. While many of us are dealing with snow, bitter winds and cold, it's summer down under. Georgie and her family have just returned from a camping trip to some gorgeous places in their country.

Georgie Tyler--who I can attest is a real sweetheart--lives on Sydney’s leafy North Shore with her husband and three children. After years of being a stay-at-home mum she decided to branch out and return to university to study teaching and pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not teaching or writing she likes to watch movies, catch up with family and friends, and has been known to dally on social media.

And, imagine, she enjoys eating strawberry and balsamic vinegar sorbet. *shudders*

Her debut book, Doctors Beyond Borders, released on New Years' Day. Is that a fabulous way to begin 2014, or what? She's sent along her beautiful cover, blurb and excerpt for your enjoyment. Looks like she ate all the sorbet...

She's about to find out that nothing is fair when it comes to war, except, the healing power of love.

When Ariadne Tate takes a deployment to Sudan with a medical aid organisation, romance is the last thing on her mind…but Dr Ford Gosden puts a glitch in her plans. Too damn attractive for his own good and a thoroughly nice guy, Ford slowly seeps under Ariadne's skin.

But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship, and as political tension escalates in the region, Ariadne has no choice but to focus on her job and her safety. Under the protection of a UN convoy, she heads out into the war-torn countryside — and the unthinkable happens. Captured and held hostage by a renegade with no chance of escape, Ariadne's hope for a new life with the man she loves begins to fade and the fight for her life begins.
            ‘How do you like your living quarters?’
            ‘Not much. I never thought it would happen, but I’m confident I will be yearning for that lumpy bed at the house after tonight.’ She smiled and ran her fingers through her glossy hair.
            ‘Yeah, I know what you mean.’ He chuckled and looked outside. Pastel stripes streaked across the horizon as the sun sunk into the ground. ‘If you need me for anything at all during the night, that’s my hut over there.’ He pointed.
            She looked at him, one brow cocked. ‘I’ll be just fine.’
            His eyes widened. ‘Hey, I didn’t mean that…hell, I’m bunking with Jack.’ He shook his head. ‘Jeez, you have a one-track mind.’
            ‘Me?’ Her eyes widened and her lips twitched into a smile.
            God he wanted to nibble and suck those moist bands of pink flesh. His eyes didn’t move from them as she continued to speak.
            ‘Anyway, my hut is out of bounds to men, so don’t you come looking for me. I don’t care if you’re scared and want your mummy.’
            He sat back on his haunches, ignoring her jibe, focusing all his energy on not launching at her and kissing those smartass words right out of her mouth. He kept his hands busy and his mind blank as he helped unpack the supplies. Boy, was she distracting him. She didn’t even have to try. Sitting cross-legged, her shorts hitched around her upper thighs as she sorted through the boxes. His eyes were engrossed by her long smooth, tanned legs. His fingers twitched, aching to reach out and touch her.
Ford tossed an empty box to the other side of the tent and averted his eyes to another, tearing it open with his bare hands. He felt her eyes on him, but didn’t dare meet her gaze. Perhaps bringing her out here wasn’t as bright an idea as he had originally thought. It was going to be one long, frustrating ride.
He gave himself a mental shakedown and decided to have a bit of fun. Comic relief was always an effective way to assuage the serious stuff. ‘By the way Ariadne, make sure you shake out your sleeping bag before you snuggle into it tonight.’
            ‘Why?’ Two faint lines creased the skin between her brows.


Angela Adams said...

Best wishes with your book!

Georgie Tyler said...

Thank you Angela! And a big thank you to Vonnie for hosting me on her blog today. xx