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Hello and welcome!

I’m Libby, author of sensual contemporary romance stories set in small Australian towns.

It was as a reader that I first fell in love with the small-town romance genre. I adored the quaint, idyllic settings; the casts of quirky, vibrant characters; and the smoking hot romances between sexy and complex heroes and heroines.

Then one day, my muse whacked me over the head and ordered me to write a story of my own. It was all thanks to the beautiful town of Nannup in Western Australia. A brief visit proved it had everything a small town should—flower boxes lining the streets, homely cafés, a one-hundred-year-old pub, an abandoned bakery rumoured to be haunted, and hot Akubra-wearing country blokes roaming the streets!

Okay, so maybe it was mostly elderly farmer-types walking around each in need of a Fab Five makeover, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

What am I working on now?

These days, I’m working on a series of novels set in stunning Airlie Beach. It’s a small town on the coast of Queensland known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Basically, these stories are set in paradise!

Airlie Beach, the setting for my series-in-progress.

Paradise—what more could you ask for in a romance novel, right? 

How about a fiery mechanic who dreams of one day owning the garage she manages, and a sexy Italian businessman who plans on being the only successful garage owner in town? Throw in a busy-body mayor, a best friend who says it like it is, and a snorkelling trip to the nearby Whitsunday islands, and you’ve got the makings of the perfect small-town romance novel.

If that sounds like it floats your boat, consider subscribing to my mailing list to stay up-to-date on the writing and publishing process. In return, I’ll gift you with a free downloadable short story, His Luminous Gemstone, which I wrote while sitting by the pool at a luxury villa in Bali, and a recipe for the Chilli Chocolate Lava Cupcakes that feature in my short story, Add a Little Spice, which was a placegetter in the Romance Writers of Australia’s Sweet Treats Short Story Competition for 2020. It will be published in the Sweet Treats Anthology in August 2020.

Me getting distracted by the view while writing His Luminous Gemstone. 😀

Thanks for visiting, and I’m looking forward to having you along for the ride!


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Acknowledgement of Country

Libby M Iriks acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the Traditional Owners of the land on which she lives and works, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia. She recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ continuing connection to land, place, waters and community. She pays her respects to their cultures, country and elders, past present and emerging.