All Press Releases for September 08, 2016

What Drove this International Author, Tania Joyce, to DISTRACTIONS?

Story ideas can come about during the strangest of circumstances.

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, September 08, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Australian-based business-women, Tania Joyce, never envisaged that one day she would become a writer. After years of working in corporate marketing, living overseas, settling down with her husband and having two children, the desire to write was unleashed.

Wednesday September 7, 2016 sees the release of Tania Joyce's third novel, DISTRACTIONS - a steamy New Adult College Romance novel set in the Queensland rural city of Toowoomba, the inner Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo and the eastern beaches of Sydney.

DISTRACTIONS is about university student, Wiley Cayton, who loses focus on her studies when newcomer Cameron Wilks comes to town. Dealing with bullying, friendships, sex, pranks, learning to take responsibility for her actions, and of course, falling in love, this novel covers many relevant issues young adults face today. Joyce captures the essence of college life, the magic of location and the steamy, yet rocky road to love on the page.

Distractions - Wiley Cayton faces a grueling final year at university with her goal set on gaining an internship at one of the country's largest accounting firms. But when Cameron Wilks walks through the door, her heart has other ideas. Lured by his charm, intrigued by his trust in her, Wiley's insecurities take hold and her downward spiral begins. What will be the consequences of her constant distraction?

"As a former USQ student, I loved my time living on campus in Toowoomba. My experience at university provided me with the foundation to become the person I am today," says Ms Joyce. "Toowoomba is such a picturesque city and I had to make it the main location for my story."

Ms Joyce likes to write about strong, career-minded woman. Women, who know what they want, are successful, fight for what they believe in and are rewarded for their hard work. She has drawn on her own experiences from working many years in professional marketing and readers will certainly see much of her own grit determination and feistiness written into her characters.

"I have always been very career-oriented and was adamant about returning to full-time work after having my children, but maternal hormones kicked in. I suddenly wanted to stay at home to look after our boys plus the want to write consumed me. With the support from my husband, I was able to return to only part-time work and now juggle my time around our children and pursuing my new found love of writing," says Ms Joyce.

DISTRACTIONS is not influenced by having children, but is more a reflection on the days spent at university when as young adults we weren't burdened with financial responsibilities, had to learn about life (the good and the bad) and pushed boundaries to the limits. Love was intense and every emotion extreme. It's about the time in your life where you made decisions that would influence your career, developed lasting friendships and maybe found true love.

DISTRACTIONS is available in eBook and paperback Print-on-Demand formats through all major online retailers (Amazon, iTunes, etc). Author signed paperback copies are available through her website at

Tania Joyce was published in 2015 with Momentum Books (Pan Macmillan) - her first two erotic romance novels, Propositions (released March 2015) and Acquisitions (released April 2016) are readily available online.

Tania Joyce has traveled extensively, has a love for shiraz, sparkles and shoes. All usually make an appearance somewhere in her stories. Ms Joyce now resides in the south-west suburbs of Brisbane with her family.

In reality, life is not easy and Ms Joyce ensures that this is reflected in her books. But regardless of how flawed her characters maybe, they still have hope and believe that one day they'll find someone to love, who treats them right and find their happy ever after. This is why she writes romance - a happy ever after is always guaranteed.


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Published in 2015 with Momentum Books (Pan MacMillan), Tania Joyce is an Australian author of erotic, contemporary and new adult romance novels. Her stories thread romance, drama and passion into beautiful locations ranging from the dazzling lights of Sydney Harbour or the glitter of New York, to the rural countryside of the Hunter Valley or Darling Downs.

She's widely traveled, has a diverse background in the corporate world and has a love for shopping, shoes and shiraz. She's rarely seen without glitter, sparkle and stilettos.

Tania draws on her real-life experiences and combines them with her very vivid imagination to form the foundation of her novels. She likes to write about strong-minded, career-oriented heroes and heroines that go through drama-filled hell, have steamy encounters and risk everything as they endeavor to find their happy-ever-after.

Tania shuffles the hours in her day between part-time work, family life and writing. One day she hopes to find balance.

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