Author Spotlight: Layne Macadam

I am pleased to feature author, Layne Macadam, on The Passionate Writer’s blog today. Layne hails from Down Under, and with a degree in history, she is clearly qualified to write a story that taps into history and the Land of Oz.

Her featured book, Obsession Down Under, comes on the heels of Desire Unleashed, all part of the Desire Series. Obsession Down Under is due to be released today on March 4th!

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Author bio:

Layne lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat on the mid-eastern coast of New South Wales, Australia. In addition to being an author she has a degree in history and holds down a full-time job.

She has always been an avid reader and voraciously consumes all types of fiction, but she particularly loves a happy ending, so writing romance seemed a natural progression for her. But as she sat at the computer one day—staring at a blank screen—it all seemed rather daunting. Yet once she finally started tapping on the keys, the words kept flowing, and what was meant to be a short story turned into a full-blown novel, Desire Unleashed, the first book in the “Desire” series.

Layne writes contemporary romance, paranormal, and sci-fi. With her passion for travel and her love of history, an historical romance is not outside the realms of possibility. When she’s not writing, you might find her tackling a craft project, walking by the lake, or in the kitchen creating some culinary delights.


Following is a short excerpt provided by the author:

Short excerpt

“Welcome to Highland Glen Jess. I’m Drew, Whip’s youngest brother—the good looking one” he said by way of introduction and helped her out of the car.

“If you believe that Jess, you’ll believe anything.” Another young man appeared shouldering Drew, aside. “Hi, I’m Mark, and as you can plainly see, I’m the good looking one—he’s the comedian.”

“Would you two clowns back off, and give the girl some space.” Whip materialized at her side.

Jessica extended her hand to the young men. “No ugly sticks here either Whip, they’re both handsome.” She gurgled joining in the fun.

“That’s a matter of opinion.” Whip groaned and grasping her arm led her up onto the verandah. “Do us a favor you two and bring in the luggage.” He threw over his shoulder.

The woman on the verandah, a petite redhead, was dwarfed by the man standing beside her. Jessica guessed he must be Travis.

“Welcome Jess, it’s going to be so much fun having you here.” The redhead stepped forward and gave her a hug. “I’m Annie, and this big dope here is my husband Travis, who only opens his mouth to change feet.”

“What can I say Jess, I’m a mere male, do you forgive me?” His sheepish expression had her heart fluttering, he was the dead spit of Whip.

“With a face like that how could I not?” She stood on tiptoes and planted one on his cheek. “All is forgiven.”

“This is all very cozy, but isn’t anyone going to say g’day to me?”

“Oh you big baby, of course we missed you, and it’s good to have you home so soon.” Annie hugged Whip, and then gave him a playful punch in the upper arm.

“Next time when I tell you to call me, call me.” Travis chimed in throwing his twin a stern look.

“I hope everyone’s hungry?” Annie said.

“I don’t know about anybody else, but I could eat the crutch out of a low flying duck,” Drew said as he dumped the bags by the stairs.

“Me too, I’m starving,” Mark agreed.

“Well, you’re both out of luck because duck crutch isn’t on the menu. I’ve cooked a lamb roast, so both of you get yourselves into the kitchen and help me dish up.”

“I’ll help,” Jessica piped up. At least by pitching in she could show her gratitude. She wasn’t the type that needed to be waited on hand and foot, her upbringing had seen to that. Although an only child, she hadn’t been spoiled or pampered, her parents had been very strict and set her daily chores that she didn’t dare shirk.

“Thanks Jess, but there will be time enough tomorrow for you to find your way around the kitchen, just take a seat and Travis will pour you a drink.”

“Okay, but I’m not a bad cook, so tomorrow night it’s my turn, agreed.”

“Um okay, if you insist.”

Layne’s book, Obsession Down Under, will be available on Amazon, beginning March 4th. You can find yourself a copy of this romance novel, as well as read more about Layne on her social media links:

Thanks for being here today, Layne. I’m sure readers will love this story with a backdrop that promises as much heat as the characters do.