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Zara Keane

I write contemporary romance with a Celtic twist, and darkly sensual urban fantasy. My first book will be released in 2014.

My Very First Book Cover!

2014 got off to a nice, calorie-filled start. On New Year's Eve, we had friends round for Raclette, one of Switzerland's national dishes, and washed it down with Champagne. The following evening was the moment us Sherlock fans had been waiting for: the first episode of Season 3.


January is traditionally my month to re-read old faves. I started with a couple of Georgette Heyer books. So far, I've re-read Sylvester and The Reluctant Widow. Next up: The Nonesuch.


There are a number of January and February new releases on my wish list.


One of my favourite Irish authors is Adrian McKinty. The third and final book in his Sean Duffy mystery series is called In the Morning I'll Be Gone. It will be out at the end of January.


Karina Halle's Donners of the Dead sounds so cool! It's described as a Horror Romance. :D I don't think I've come across this genre mash-up since I devoured Christopher Pike and Point Horror books as a teen.


The third book in Nadia Lee's Hearts on the Line series of contemporary romances is called Redemption in Love. It will be out in February. I've been waiting for Gavin's book!


In other news, I got my very first book cover! It was designed by the super talented Kim Killion. Here's the cover and blurb for my June release, Love and Shenanigans.



Love and Shenanigans (Ballybeg, #1)


Vows in Vegas…
Three days before leaving Ireland on the adventure of a lifetime, Fiona Byrne returns to her small Irish hometown to attend the family wedding from hell. When she discovers the drunken vows she exchanged with the groom during a wild Las Vegas trip eight years previously mean they’re legally married, her future plans ricochet out of control. Can she untangle herself from the man who broke her heart so long ago? Does she even want to?


…True Love in Ballybeg.
Gavin Maguire’s life is low on drama, high on stability, and free of pets. But Gavin hadn’t reckoned on Fiona blasting back into his life and crashing his wedding. In the space of twenty-four hours, he loses a fiancée and a job, and gains a wife and a Labradoodle. Can he salvage his bland-but-stable life? More importantly, can he resist losing his heart to Fiona all over again?

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