Escape with a top-rated read for only 99c!

All Over the Place has been chosen by the editorial team at iBooks for a limited-time promotion—that’s it tucked in between Barbara Freethy and Bella Andre! *happy fan girl flail*   If you’re an iBooks reader, you can grab it there—along with a selection of other top-rated romances—for 99c for one week only.

And because I know you buy your books all over the place (heehee), not just at iBooks, I’ve reduced the price at the other retailers to match! Grab your copy here:



Happy reading! 

“Charming, sassy, and utterly romantic.”A Tasty Read Book Reviews

“One of the best, most romantic, awe-inspiring and awwwww-inspiring happily ever afters I’ve read in a long time.”Random Book Muses

“This book reminded me of a great chick-flick kind of movie, only in book form. And everyone knows the book is always better!”SMI Book Club


New covers and happy holiday reading from Down Under!

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season, however and whatever you celebrate! As you can see, it’s summer here in New Zealand, so we’re enjoying sunshine, beach time, and lots of great summery food. As always, our Christmas tree is decorated with treasures made by our two boys over the years. You couldn’t really call it elegant…but it’s perfect for us. 🙂

My Christmas present this year was something special—a set of gorgeous new covers for the Near & Far books. I hope you love them as much as I do! They really capture the vibe of each story, and they also tie in beautifully with the lush and beachy cover for One Distant Summer, which I revealed recently. (If you missed it, check out the cover here!)


To celebrate the new cover reveal, A North So True will be on sale for 99 cents until the end of the year!
This snow-kissed escape, with a twist of mystery, adventure, and Scandinavian wildness, is the perfect holiday read…whether you’re at the beach or snuggled by the fire. And it’s now available for 99c as part of a limited-time special holiday offer!

For three days only, you can choose from 75+ free and 99c romances by best-selling Australian and New Zealand authors! With everything from sexy or sweet contemporaries to romantic comedy, historicals, and romantic suspense, you’re sure to discover a book you love.


Happy reading everyone!


One Distant Summer cover reveal & ARC opportunity!

So…I have book news. 🙂

After writing A North So True—my snow-kissed Swedish story—I did a complete turnaround, and have been working on a book that’s all sunshine and heat. I’m excited to let you know that ONE DISTANT SUMMER will be coming in January. If you like summery, heartfelt, sweet-and-sexy stories, this book is for you!

And it already has a lush and lovely cover! Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m in love with this cover…and I hope you’ll fall in love with the story inside.

Although it won’t be published for a while, a limited number of advance review copies will be available for early readers. My newsletter subscribers have already had the first chance to apply, but a few more copies are available.
Read on to find out more about the book, and for your chance to request a free ARC!

One Distant Summer cover

One summer can change everything.

Jacinda Prescott spent one life-changing summer in Sweet Breeze Bay, New Zealand, and left disaster in her wake. Since then, she’s thrown herself into her music career, and her life in LA. But when the price of fame threatens to become more than she’s willing to pay, the distant bay calls her back.

Liam Ward walked away from everything he knew after the death of his talented brother, the guy Jacinda loved and lost. When he finally returns to the bay, looking for closure, she’s the last person he expects to find—and the last woman he should fall for.

Stuck as neighbors for the summer, their off-limits attraction is hotter than the South Pacific sun. But the secret that ties them together is the one thing that could destroy her career, and break their hearts all over again…if they let it.


One Distant Summer kicks off the Sweet Hot Summer series, set under the South Pacific sun in beautiful Sweet Breeze Bay, New Zealand.

ARC numbers are limited. If you’d like to be one of the first to read and review, apply now!

Please do get in touch if you have any queries, or any problems with the form. As always, you can reach me via the contact form on this website, or find me on Facebook at @SerenaClarkeAuthor.

Let’s make summer last a little longer! 🙂