Sunday, 23 March 2014

LOCAL IS LEKKER!

There's a slogan in my country used to encourage South Africans to buy locally manufactured products and support local artists. Local Is Lekker, meaning local is nice, has become more than a slogan. For some people it has become a way of life. 
To be honest I think most things in my house is from abroad, but in my defense they were bought there, so technically I did buy them "locally" when I was a "local" there. 

In the spirit of Local Is Lekker, and because I love this author, three out of this South African Author's 62 books are featured today. 

Please meet Bridgitte Lesley!!



After giving up everything that she cherished in life and starting again, she suddenly had time on her hands to do something that would keep her head clear and her creative juices flowing. She turned to writing. The more she wrote, the more the words flowed. She was suddenly caught up in an addictive flow of words. She had always wanted to write. But she had never really thought that she could take the words and put them into a book. She published her first book and had a sale. Then she was hooked. It had started. And she couldn’t stop. Her books are all in the romance genre. More towards a contemporary or rather modern category. Because she don’t like that word ‘contemporary’. And yes, what she write can definitely happen! She likes to think so. She lives in an area called Pumula. Between Port Shepstone and Hibberdene on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. A bit of a hermit, I know. But that is what happens when you are way out in the middle of nowhere. But then again, she has friends. She has tucked them all away in her books.

Books like these...


Blurb

Would such a strong bond be able to pull two people together and heal all the wrongs? Placing money ahead of everything else. Was it wrong? Could Douglas be forgiven?

Douglas had a goal in life. Money. To make the largest sum of money in a very short space of time. He had a dream and he would achieve it. There was a small problem though. Samantha. He had to break off his relationship with her. Even though he loved her. Until then he never realized how strong their bond was. Only when he left town did he realize. Without knowing, everything changed when he left home. Samantha took her inheritance and left town. She bought a ranch and set up her agency. His parents left their home and followed Samantha. Douglas had no idea. Once he had achieved his goal he made his way home. Only then would he find out about the changes. The changes that included Samantha and his entire family. And, well, literally every single thing! But would he be accepted by Samantha. Would she take him back after what she had been through. Or were the changes far too big? How strong was their bond?




Blurb

One glance and Dodge was drawn. He sat and listened to the way Louise was being publicly belittled, humiliated and embarrassed. When she walked off with her cat he had to make his move. He knew where she was off to. He wanted to step in and help. Something deep inside had been triggered.
Dodge wasn’t looking for love. It was the last thing on his mind. He had everything a man could want. He had his three sons and his daughter. They were his life. He had sold his business off and retired at the age of forty seven. What more could a man want? Until the day that he spotted Louise McBride. Even though she was a few years younger than him, Dodge felt the attraction. What did age matter? From the minute he laid his eyes on her things changed. Dodge suddenly felt alive. There was something missing in his life. Miss Louise McBride. Life was about to change. After years of being divorced Dodge still had the habit of wearing his wedding ring. Somehow, with his habit of twirling his ring in his fingers, it had already given the wrong impression. It didn’t mean anything to Dodge though. He needed to remove that ring and find out more about Louise McBride.




Blurb

All Samantha wanted was love. To be loved. For herself, not for the wealth or the fancy cars. And that is exactly what Roger craved. Love came first.

It was all meant to be so innocent. Samantha needed something to keep her busy. Sure, she owned her own company. But it was run so well that she was bored. She needed to be with people. She needed to feel normal. So she started temping. Little did Roger know how his life would change. When he walked into his Personal Assistants office and he saw Miss Jennings sitting there. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Roger never went out. He didn’t date. He was a bit of a recluse. Their work relationship soon became more than just work. And when Samantha was spotted climbing out of the car early one morning Roger really became the talk of the town. Oh his colleagues wondered who it was. But it was not hard to guess. Samantha’s temp assignment soon came to an end. But that is when things really happened for Roger and Samantha. Things became exciting. Roger was soon part of Samantha’s life. But so was the rest of the family. Samantha rubbed off on everyone.



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SOME OF HER OTHER BOOKS 

Because I Can
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,100. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction
Once Gillian had decided to make a success of her life it was almost as if she was driven. She was given six months. Six months to achieve her goal and go back home. And she did!
Sixteen Forever
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,280. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction
Sixteen Forever is rather a raunchy romance. Be warned. Once Gary and Denise get together things heat up rather a lot. It is the getting together that takes a little while!
My One and Only
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction
A whirlwind romance and everything changed overnight. Soul mates are destined to be together. But once there is a rift can it be repaired?
The Sanctuary
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Fiction
Everyone has their own private sanctuary – home. DJ had created hers but was prepared to share. Giving everyone a place to relax and unwind, escape and heal.
My Everything
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction
When all you need is love and it falls right in your lap. But oh so unexpected! But there is always someone in the past that will rear their ugly head. But will they succeed in their path of destruction?
We Call It Friday's
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction
Everything happened on a Friday. It became the most popular day of the week. So important that it had to be named after!
Inspired
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,390. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Fiction
Continually crossing paths but when they were finally together the sparks flew!
Fusion
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Fiction
When everything comes together and meshes as one. The stuff dreams are made of!

Bet On It
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,140. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Fiction
With standards so high and everything by the book would Carter eventually realize the good in the so-called evil?
Taking Charge
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,350. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Fiction
What did they expect? An old duck? Sent to the back and beyond. But they certainly didn’t expect Joy! And she took charge!
Blame It On Baby Jane
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,500. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
Craig arrived with the promised take a ways. With a little twist. Josephine ended up being taken away. Niece and all!
Welcome to the Family Doctor Deveraux
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Fiction
When Suede arrived home she was qualified in her field. Life could begin. But would that include or exclude Guy?
Not a Crush
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
Chad had to summon every little ounce of guts to ask Tarryn out. He had to make sure whether she was interested or not. Or did he have his wires crossed?
Photographs In the Mail
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,180. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
The wait was over! After fifteen years of receiving photographs in the mail Lance met his son Lancaster. He was in awe! Oh now what about Mandy?
Receptionist By Day Not By Night
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,730. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Fiction
Once Jasmine settled in to her new job there would be great changes ahead. For once, Jasmine bent the rules. Her life would be lived!
Making Changes
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,780. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
Gary stared at Bev as she slowly climbed out of the van. He looked at her from the tip of her sneaker that touched the ground. His eyes travelled all the way up to her peaked cap and the pair of aviators that she wore. He was in love!
Not Our Kind of People
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,090. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
A flea market stall holder was not quite what Michael had in mind as a partner. But Jessie was different. There was something about her that stood out.
Again? Well Done Miss Williamson!
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,110. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Amanda and Shaun were two very hot blooded individuals. Once they had opened up and discussed their dilemma they realized how well matched they were. The problem was solved!
A Long Time Coming
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,410. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
It was a long time coming. Blake and Geraldine had worked together for years. But could colleagues date? Would it work?
A Desperate Situation
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,970. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
Erica’s situation was desperate. She had to break off her engagement with Shane. She felt she would be robbing him if she couldn’t give him a family that he so longed for.
Brace Yourself
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
Adam decided to give it all up and go and find Tessa. When he eventually found her he was in for such a surprise. Things had changed. Where Tessa thought it impossible, there was a way. Brace yourself!
Mingling With the Kitchen Staff
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,770. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
You will always find me in the kitchen at parties. So appropriate for Sandra who was a caterer. Besides, the kitchen was a safe place. Until one of the guests needed a glass of water. Or rather, to escape from the crowds.
Listen to Your Heart
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,250. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
Duke and his family had the perfect opportunity to get to know the real Cassandra. And then his mother walked in. She didn’t hold back but let Cassandra know what she thought. Cassandra gracefully left. Could the situation be remedied?
Banished
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
Jody’s motto in life was to prove herself. When she returned home her family would realize that anything is possible. Duke had been waiting for so many years. When she stepped back in to his life everything changed.
Without a Doubt
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,010. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
Farrah stood in front of the mirror in her underwear. Was there something that Angus didn't like? She stood and studied herself. She hadn't changed. What could the problem be? What had gone wrong?
A Little Leather
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,430. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
Cassidy would do whatever it took. If he had to dress in leathers he would! His love for Neive was far too important to let her slip through his fingers. That would not happen!
Small Sacrifices
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
When Paul set eyes on Grant his heart lurched. But he couldn’t fathom why his mother was dropping the tiniest of babies off at the day care. Was she his mother? He had so many questions!
Raven
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,400. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction
With her beautiful dark hair and her complexion she looked like an Indian squaw. The little jibes started from the moment she set foot in to the pub. On the same day that she met with Stewart and his family.
Slow
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
Theirs was a very slow relationship but when William held Jordan in his arms slow didn’t matter any more. Slow would change in an instant.
Over and Out
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,700. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
Michael thrived on being part of a family of doctors for an entire week. Kate had opened Michael’s world and exposed him to everything that he lived for. The experience was mind blowing but what would happen when he had to leave?
Bumblebees Are Contagious!
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,680. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
Dusty couldn’t believe his eyes when Taylor ran on to the field with the Bumblebees soccer team. Oh they were contagious! They attracted more and more spectators every week!
Beneath the Scars
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,210. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction
Tom gasped and stared as he spotted April’s terrible scar. His reaction was normal but he knew she had felt the pain from his reaction. But beneath that scar was a beautiful woman. And Tom needed to know more.
Not According to Plan
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,780. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
Kim and Carter were both very organized and scheduled everything according to a detailed plan. After eight years of waiting and almost losing each other, everything changed when she eventually went home and said ‘yes’.
Code 3402
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
Product code 3402 was almost a curse to Tessa. It was one little product that changed her life. Just when she thought life was getting better that very same code reappeared.
A Fear of Rejection
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
The fear of being rejected was the biggest bain in Clifford’s life and with all the procrastinating he lost Pam but would he be able to get over his fear and bring her home?
There For You
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,920. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
On both occasions when Jennifer didn’t want to be a burden to anyone, but really needed someone, Gavin was there for her.
A Whole New Challenge
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,300. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
Peter had a big decision to make when Glenda gave him an ultimatum. Well, he made his decision, but when Glenda uttered the words ‘you are the father’ they hit him right between the eyes. He knew he had made the wrong decision!
Oh Those Eyes!
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,320. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
After a few years of being away, and with a drastic change from blonde to black, no one would even remember or recognize Samantha, or would they?
Rumor Has It
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
Quinn realized how wrong he was and he wanted Tatum back but every time he opened his mouth his foot got in the way!
One Hot Mamma!
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,700. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction
One chance meeting was all it took for Arthur to decide to channel his energies and focus on what he wanted most out of life and in it – Sindy!
Cover
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Fiction
Jordan kept looking over at the beautiful little lead singer of the band, wondering where on earth he knew her from.
Persuaded
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,180. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Bev didn't believe in falling in love but the moment she met Bruce she realized there was a chance that she might be persuaded.
Age Is A Number. Inconsequential!
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,120. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
Blake Rogers had no intention of shouting and screaming when he went to go and see his son’s teacher but the minute he walked in to the class something inside him came alive and the first and immediate reaction was to blast the beautiful young woman.
Pass Me Those Binoculars!
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,960. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
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If Wade had to sit in the kitchen with his binoculars all day long just to get a glimpse of Summer he would!
A New Year's Treat!
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,180. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
When Madison laid eyes on Taylor it was love at first sight and no way was she leaving him and his daughter at home without bringing in the new year together.

Petite
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
Heath had the perfect relationship with Gabe but she didn’t want to change anything even if it meant not meeting with him because then he would see a tiny little woman who didn’t size up to much.

In the Dark
By Bridgitte Lesley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,760. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
It didn't take long to change the status 'confirmed bachelor' to engaged, and married!