AUSSIE MONTH with Lauren K. McKellar

Lauren McKellar


AUSSIE MONTH with Lauren K. McKellar

Describe yourself in one word:

Tell us about The Twenty-One:
The Twenty-One is my most recent novel. It’s set in a small coastal town in Australia (very similar to where I’m from, the Central Coast) and is centred around a second-chance romance. What happens when the boy who left Ellie without a trace back in high school returns to her life? Is she strong enough to resist his charms this time? And what exactly is he hiding?

What inspired this novel?
I wrote this novel because I wanted to write something that could hopefully help people through times of pain. To remind everyone to dance in the rain and live life in the now.

What are you reading right now?
Right now, I’m reading Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven, and loving it!

Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
Funnily enough, The Twenty-One’s name is based upon a bucket list of twenty-one different things! One of the things lead character Ellie is challenged to do is sky-diving, and I do think one day I’d love to do that.

Best thing about being an Aussie?
There’s so much to love about it! Beautiful weather, access to fabulous beaches, food and opportunities, health care … the list is pretty huge!

What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
That it’s not all ‘throbbing manhood’ and ‘quivering’ parts of the anatomy. Romance is so much more!

What have you got in store for your readers in 2016?
I’m taking a break from my usual ‘deep and meaningful’ style of reads with something a little more fun – there’s a Hollywood romance coming up from me very soon!

What were your big achievements of 2015?
I made number 23 overall on the iBooks Australian charts, spoke at RWA’s annual conference and Readers & Writers Down Under, sold out of books at both signings … oh, yeah! And I only broke one wine glass. I think that deserves some kind of medal. Or maybe just a replacement glass.



The Twenty-One
Lauren K. McKellar

I look both ways before I cross the road. I knot my laces twice. Boring? Sure. But it’s also settled. Stable. Safe.

And I like safe.

Because broken bones may be hard to heal, but broken hearts are even harder. And when the man I loved and lost comes charging back into my life, I won’t fall for his charms again … will I?

Joel Henley just might be my biggest risk yet.

My name is Ellie Mayfield. And this is my undoing.

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