Forever Down Under is LIVE!!!

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Synopsis:

In the last few months, Jess has been faced with more obstacles than she ever thought possible. Heartbreak, loss and betrayal to name just a few. Will her drama fuelled life finally settle into the happy, care free one that she deserves or is someone hiding and waiting for the perfect opportunity to ruin it all?

Life for Max hasn’t exactly been plain sailing either. Now that he finally has someone in his life that means more to him than anything he has ever known, one thing is for certain, he’s not going to let anyone get in the way of his new found happiness, no matter what the cost.

Demons are released, pasts are exposed and their future together is only what they make of it.

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About the author:

Welcome to the crazy and hectic life that is me… A fun, loving mum of one special little boy, girlfriend (I’m sure it should be wife by now!!) and an overall crazy, happy go lucky girl from England.

I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Wherever I am, my book reader is never far behind along with a mug of coffee.

I found myself wanting to write from a young age, I have quite a few hidden stories on my computer somewhere, maybe I will have to dig them out and play around with them at some point.

Books by S.M Phillips:

~ Escape down Under: Down Under #1

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Synopsis:
For Jess Townsend, life is about to get complicated.

Following on from her split with Josh two months ago, Jess has thrown herself into her work full throttle, making sure that the one good thing in her life remains the same.

Suddenly she is called into an important meeting at work. Absolutely petrified that she is about to lose her job, she does the only thing she knows how. Panic on the inside and walk through it with her head held high on the outside.

Jess soon discovers she is being offered a once in a lifetime opportunity, but will she take it?

After dealing with an ex who can’t let go and a broody mysterious Adonis who won’t accept no for an answer, maybe the opportunity of an escape has arrived at the perfect time.

What does fate have in store and what obstacles will be thrown her way?

Buy Links:
Amazon U.S ~ Amazon U.K ~ KOBO ~ NOOK

~ Fallen Down Under: Down Under #2

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Synopsis:
“Fuck.” I slam my fist into the desk before me and feel nothing but rage. I need to go after her. I need to explain. “But isn’t this what you wanted?” The voice inside my head whispers. “Isn’t this a nice easy way out?”

Everything Max has done has always been at a cost to others around him. He wasn’t about to make that mistake again. No longer will his selfish ways punish those close to him. Sometimes it’s better to have had and lost than to never have had at all.

Finally after what felt like forever, Jess was getting a glimpse of control over her life again and allowed her defences to come crashing down, only to have what it guarded to be crushed once again. Now, on the other side of the world away from her friends, she doesn’t know what to do.

Should she stay or should she go?

Is it too late or have they both fallen too far into something that is completely out of their depths?

Buy links:
Amazon U.S ~ Amazon U.K

~ Obsession: Obsession #1

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Synopsis:
Obsession knows no bounds…

Anna Jameson can’t wait to escape the hell hole that her cousin has left her in. Desperate to escape her past, the idea of moving to stay with Holly whilst she got her head together sounded like the perfect plan… Until Holly upped and left, leaving Anna to pick up the mess that she left behind.

Jensen Blake knows what he wants and will not be told otherwise. Obedience and control are what he knows best. With demons of his own, he has spent most of his adult life traveling from place to place the moment things started to become predictable.

When Jensen and Anna are pushed together, an instant dislike simmers between them. Anna hates bad boys. She has witnessed enough of them to last her a lifetime.

The sexual attraction between them is evident but will that only make things harder for them both to handle?

Buy links:
Amazon U.S ~ Amazon U.K ~ KOBO ~ NOOK ~ iBooks

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Forever Down Under: A snippet from Chapter One

 

 


 


My eyes flutter open and I quickly close them again, trying to stop the assault of the bright sunlight from stinging them.

“Hey.” A slow, lazy smile curves onto my lips at the sound of his voice, and I open my right eye just a little to get a closer look at his perfect face. He definitely doesn’t disappoint. I don’t think a day could ever pass by, where I could ever tire of his perfect features. Both eyes open and firmly lock onto his piercing blues, and his cocky, sure as hell grin falls into place. “I’ve missed you, angel.”

“Yeah?” I ask, while stretching a little. “How about you come and show me just how much?” 

“I’d fucking love to.” He whispers and I feel the bed dip slightly, as he leans his hard, solid, perfect frame over me. Tilting my head slightly, so his lips can rest on mine, I snake my fingers into his hair and pull him down against me, desperate to close the aching gap between us, but he pulls back.

“What’s wrong?” I ask, desperation heavy in my voice. 

“Jessica Townsend, you’ll be the fucking death of me.” I reach up to kiss him again, and this time he doesn’t hold back, instead he holds me tight and pulls me into his arms, right where I belong.

“You know that I’d love nothing more than to stay here with you like this, with nothing coming between us all day.” Max whispers against my neck before slowly drawing back to look at me once again.

“Now that sounds like a plan to me.” I can’t help but smile a big goofy smile at my loveable rogue. I flutter my eyelashes a little, and press my hips against him, hoping that he’ll take the hint and give my body exactly what it craves. Him. 

Instead, Max places a tender kiss on my forehead and his eyes fall back on to mine as he looks down on me, eyebrows raised and his piercing blue eyes sparkle with mischief and welcome promises. Somehow, I know that the mischief and promises aren’t going to be carried out just yet.

“Jen’s here to see you.” Max sighs before continuing. “She said that if I don’t bring you downstairs, then she’ll take a blunt knife and cut off my balls, and you know how much I love my balls, angel.” I can’t help but laugh at the worried expression he now has plastered on his face. How did I get so bloody lucky to have him in my life? 

“This isn’t over, Mr Wild. Remember, you owe me big time for this.” I warn. “Plus, has no one ever told you that you don’t keep a lady waiting?” I point my finger directly at him and press it into his chest for added effect. I swear Jen is going to pay for this. No doubt, she’s already had her morning fumble and then some. Cow.

I let out a loud, defeated sigh and kick back the covers, deliberately displaying my naked body to Max. His face is absolutely priceless. With his eyes wide and his mouth open, I can tell that he’s suddenly regretting his decision. I swat his hand away when he reaches out to touch me. “I wouldn’t want to come between you and your manliness now, would I?”

“Jess.” Max pleads while gripping me tightly around the waist, and pulling my body up flush against his. “Fuck, woman. Give me a minute and I’ll go down and get rid of her.”

“No.” I smile and turn around to face him. “There’s not much point now anyway, the moments passed. Plus, I’m sure watching you suffer will be more than enough payback. At least for now.”

“Come on, you’ve got to be shittin’ me.”

“Oh yes.” I think to myself. I’ve definitely hit a nerve here as he looks utterly wounded, like a kid that lost it’s favourite toy. Maybe next time he’ll think twice about blowing me off just to protect his balls. Surely he should know by now, that the only person he needs to protect his balls from is yours truly. I smile once again at this beautiful man who is coming undone before my very own eyes, and I can’t help the smug feeling of satisfaction that washes over me. Oh boy, the fun I’m going to have making him suffer. 

I pull on my robe, the luxurious silk robe that Max gave to me and wrap it tightly around my body, wanting nothing more than for Max to storm over to me and rip it from my body. Realising that isn’t going to happen, I take one last glance at him, watching him stood frozen on the spot, practically foaming at the mouth. Oh Max. What am I going to do with you?

“This isn’t over, Max.” I promise and pull on the door handle a little too hard in my sexually frustrated state,  almost knocking myself out in the process. I’m sure Max just snorted at my almost too unfortunate error, but I decide to hold my head high and seductively walk away from him, making my way to the bathroom so I can at least look presentable for my dear friend.


“This had better be good, Davies.” I warn my best friend as soon as I spot her seated on my sofa, looking extremely comfortable and right at home with her legs tucked underneath her.

“Hey to you, too.” She smiles sweetly and I know that she’s fully aware of what she has just interrupted. “I thought that maybe we could do something today, just you and me? A little bit of quality time. What do you say?”

“Couldn’t you have called or something to ask me that?” I huff and drag myself towards her.

“Sorry, doll. I just wanted to see you. Anyway, you can always play with lover boy later.” Her words have me wishing I was busy playing with him now. I swear if it was anyone else but Jen, I’d be taking my frustration out on them.

“Yeah, yeah. I’m sure you’re really sorry. You’re flushed complexion tells a different kind of story. Bloody take your backside into the kitchen and stick the kettle on or something, I need caffeine.”

“Did I ever tell you how much I love you, princess?” Jen grins at me, before jumping up from the sofa and wrapping me into a tight, warm embrace.

“Don’t push it, Davies.” I warn, but still smile over her shoulder. It’s bloody hard to stay mad at her for too long. 

Not long after Jen has waltzed off into the kitchen, I spot Max’s sexy, lean, muscular frame snaking towards me; now fully clothed and fresh from a shower. He looks and smells devine. How I wish I could have been in that shower with him. Fucking Jen and her bloody spontaneous plans. I feel him next to me and he leans down and presses a soft, delicate kiss against my cheek. I mentally struggle to stay mad at him, and a small smile dances across my lips at his touch.

“I’ve got a few errands to run angel, but I promise I’ll make it up to you later.”

“You can bet you’re arse you will.” I promise and my stomach flutters in anticipation of the delightful things that he’ll be doing to me later and I’m rewarded with his wicked grin.

“You look so fucking beautiful, Jess. I wish I didn’t have to go.”

“Then don’t. I can always get rid of Jen, she’ll understand… Eventually.” I try to plead with him, but I can already tell that he isn’t about to back down anytime soon.

“I would if I could angel, but I’ve got some issues that need clearing up.” His face is serious for a moment, but as if remembering that I’m still watching him, he leans down and places a kiss on my forehead. Something’s bothering him, but I’m not sure what. Soon though, I’ll get to the bottom of it. I always do.

“How long will you be gone for?” I ask, missing him already and realising that I won’t win this round.

“A few hours, tops. Don’t look at me like that with those eyes. A few hours will fly by with the Tasmanian devil in there.” He nods in the direction of the kitchen, just incase I didn’t understand his meaning. All I can do is pout. “Hey, I was wondering if you wanted to stop by and see your mum tomorrow? Or, if you want we could go later?”

I’m hesitant for a moment before I reply, “I’m not sure Max.” My chest feels heavy at the mere mention of my mum and it kills me. I’d love nothing more than to go and see her, even if it was just to make sure that she’s okay and to see if she’s feeling better; but how am I supposed to do that when she won’t take my calls and constantly refuses visitors? My only comfort right now, is knowing that she’s in the best possible place, receiving the best possible care that she could ever need and it’s all thanks to this devilishly handsome man stood beside me. 

Initially I’d refused any kind of offer to help out from him, because the way that I see it, she’s my mum to look after and I should be able to that on my own. I remember clearly in my mind the way he looked at me, held me close and said, “Angel, please. Please allow me to do this one thing for you. I don’t have a mother to look after, Jess. I guess I was never really given a chance, so please let me do this one thing for you.” 

As much as my stubbornness and pride screamed out for me to say no, and as much as I actually wanted to say no, I just couldn’t do it. I found that I couldn’t form the words. The pure, raw sadness that swam in his eyes had me aching for him, aching for his past and the hurt that seems to still haunt him to this day. 

“Okay.” I whispered, unable to say more, but for Max it seemed to be enough as he scooped me up in a tight embrace and smothered me with kisses. I just hope that one day I’ll be able to tell him just how grateful I am, for everything.

“Well, I’ll see you later then, angel.” Max whispers, bringing me back to the here and now. “Jen, make sure you look after my lady. She’s precious cargo, this one.”


Forever Down Under will be released on April 28th

Be sure to check out Escape Down Under and Fallen Down Under

Escape down Under:

Amazon U.S

Amazon U.K

Fallen Down Under:

Amazon U.S

Amazon U.K

Forever Down Under Cover reveal

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In the last few months, Jess has been faced with more obstacles than she ever thought possible. Heartbreak, loss and betrayal to name just a few. Will her drama fuelled life finally settle into the happy, care free one that she deserves or is someone hiding and waiting for the perfect opportunity

to ruin it all?

 Life for Max hasn’t exactly been plain sailing either. Now that he finally has someone in his life that means more to him than anything he has ever known, one thing is for certain, he’s not going to let anyone get in the way of his new found happiness, no matter what the cost.

Demons are released, pasts are exposed and their future together is only what they make of it.
“I’ve got a few errands to run Angel, but I promise that I’ll make it up to you later.”

“You bet you will, Mister. How long will you be gone for anyway?” I ask, already missing him.
“I’ll only be a few hours, tops. Hey, I was wondering if you wanted to go and see your mum? We could go tomorrow, or

even later this afternoon?”

I’m hesitant for a moment before I gain enough strength to reply. “I’m not sure, Max.” Uncertainty is evident in my tone, even though I’m trying my best to hide it. My chest feels heavy at the mere mention of my mum. I’d love nothing more than to go and see her, to wrap her in my arms and tell her that everything will be okay. I’d love to see that she’s getting better, to let her know that even after everything that I’m still here for her, but I can’t. She won’t take my calls and down right refuses any visitors.
My only comfort right now is knowing that she’s in the best place and receiving the best possible care, and it’s all thanks to this devilishly kind and handsome man stood beside me. I’d refused any kind of offer from him previously, because the way I see it, she’s my mum and I should be the one to make sure she has everything that she needs. I guess her stubborn gene runs prominently in my veins. I remember clearly in my mind the way Max looked at me, held me close and said, “Angel, please. Please allow me to do this one thing for you. Let me get her what she needs. I don’t have a mum to look after anymore, Jess. I guess I never really have. All I ask is that you let me help you. I want to help you.”
As much as my stubbornness and pride screamed out for me to say no, and as much as I wanted to say no, I couldn’t do it. I suddenly found myself unable to say no to him and the pure, raw sadness that swam in his eyes had me aching for him, aching for his past and the demons that still currently haunt him to this day.

“Okay,” I whispered. It was all I could manage, but for Max, it was enough. I just hope that one day I’ll be able to tell him just how grateful I am.
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Welcome to the crazy and hectic life that is me: A fun, loving mum of one special little boy, girlfriend (I’m sure it should be wife by now!!) and an overall crazy, happy go lucky girl from England.
I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Wherever I am, my eBook reader is never far behind, along with a mug of coffee.

I found myself wanting to write from a young age. I have quite a few hidden stories on my computer somewhere. Maybe I will have to dig them out and play around with them at some point.
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Fallen Down Under FB
DOWN UNDER #2
“Fuck.” I slam my fist into the desk before me and feel nothing but rage. I need to go after her. I need to explain. “But isn’t this what you wanted?” The voice inside my head whispers. “Isn’t this a nice easy way out?”
Everything Max has done has always been at a cost to others around him. He wasn’t about to make that mistake again. No longer will his selfish ways punish those close to him. Sometimes it’s better to have had and lost than to never have had at all.
Finally after what felt like forever, Jess was getting a glimpse of control over her life again and allowed her defences to come crashing down, only to have what it guarded to be crushed once again. Now, on the other side of the world away from her friends, she doesn’t know what to do.
Should she stay or should she go?

Is it too late or have they both fallen too far into something that is completely out of their depths?
Escape Down Under FB
DOWN UNDER #1
For Jess Townsend, life is about to get complicated.
Following on from her split with Josh two months ago, Jess has thrown herself into her work full throttle, making sure that the one good thing in her life remains the same.
Suddenly she is called into an important meeting at work. Absolutely petrified that she is about to lose her job, she does the only thing she knows how. Panic on the inside and walk through it with her head held high on the outside.
Jess soon discovers she is being offered a once in a lifetime opportunity, but will she take it?
After dealing with an ex who can’t let go and a broody mysterious Adonis who won’t accept no for an answer, maybe the opportunity of an escape has arrived at the perfect time. What does fate have in store and what obstacles will be thrown her way?
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OBSESSION #1
Obsession knows no bounds…
Anna Jameson can’t wait to escape the hellhole that her cousin has left her in. Desperate to escape her past, the idea of moving to stay with Holly whilst she got her head together sounded like the perfect plan… Until Holly upped and left, leaving Anna to pick up the mess that she left behind.
Jensen Blake knows what he wants and will not be told otherwise. Obedience and control are what he knows best. With demons of his own, he has spent most of his adult life traveling from place to place the moment things started to become predictable.
When Jensen and Anna are pushed together, an instant dislike simmers between them. Anna hates bad boys. She has witnessed enough of them to last her a lifetime.

The sexual attraction between them is evident but will that only make things harder for them both to handle?