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Beyond The Page & Giveaway: “What Happens In Ireland” by Whitney K-E

May 13
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Welcome to CABR Whitney 🙂

Is WHAT HAPPENS IN IRELAND your debut novel? 

Yes, it certainly is.


Tell us about the plot.

Kate Barrow travels to Ireland to take on a co-managing position on a Thoroughbred stud. Whilst in Dublin, she meets a charming Irishman who later reveals himself to be her boss.

Untrusting of Jack and still habouring the sting of an ex-boyfriends betrayal, Kate is determined to have nothing to do with Jack.

But Jack’s fascinated by Kate and has never been one to pass up a challenge. Kate soon learns that the Irish charm is hard to resist, the question is, can Jack earn her trust and her heart?


What inspired you to write this book? A love of horses and Ireland perhaps? 🙂

Definitely. I have always been a lover of horses. Don’t know where I got it from but I was always horse-mad. And the inspiration for my novel came to me as a result of planning my trip to Ireland.

I was so excited to finally being able to travel there, but I had a two year long wait! So, to pass the time, I wrote my Irish series.

How cool 🙂



Did you struggle to put down words when it came to a particular scene in the book?

Not with the draft. It was more the re-writes. As a writer, you have to learn to let go of certain scenes and ideas if they don’t end up working. It’s hard, as I think it’s key to stay as close to the original story as possible (I’m a spur-of-the-moment kind of girl), but after some thought, you see the benefits of changes. J


Did you find inspiration from particular songs/albums while writing?

I find inspiration in everything haha. I love U2, Snow Patrol and the Celtic Women. But I guess it depended on my mood and the scene.

Sometimes, I’d listen to Michael Bublé  and Florence and the Machine. I have a really broad taste in music.


If your were offered a TV or movie deal, which would you choose and why? Who would play your characters?

Movie. For sure. I don’t think my novels would work as a TV show. Haha, gosh, I don’t know if I could choose. Based on who I like to see on screen I’d have Jack played by Gerard Butler (because he’s cheeky) and Kate… I love Scarlett Johansson.




Favourite snack?

Coffee haha.


Ideal getaway?

Coffee 😛


If you could be someone from history for a day, living or dead, who would it it be and why?

I’d love to take a walk in Mary Wollstonecraft’s shoes. She had such an interesting life and I’d find her thoughts intriguing.

(Mary Wollstonecraft was was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights.)



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WhathappensinIreland_LRG 2Synopsis:

Ever wondered what happens in Ireland?

When Australian, Kate Barrow, meets a handsome Irishman in a Dublin bar, she has no idea that he’s about to turn her world upside-down and inside-out.

In Ireland to take on a position on a thoroughbred stud, Kate is shocked when her manager-in-co reveals himself to be the same man she’d met in Dublin.

Jack is drawn to Kate. The problem is, she won’t have him. But Jack has always loved a challenge and the intriguing woman from Oz is one he cannot resist.

Harbouring the sting of another man’s betrayal, Kate is certain she wants nothing to do with love and nothing to do with Jack O’Reilly.

But when naked torsos, Mother Nature and dysfunctional umbrellas start plotting against her resolve, she realizes the charms of an Irishman are going to be hard to resist.





If you’d like to read excerpts or buy Whitney’s novel, you can find it at Secret Cravings Publishing 

Or you can add it to your Goodreads shelf



ABOUT the author:

Whitney K-E is an Australian author writing for Secret Cravings Publishing. Always a lover of the Romance genre, it was no surprise that she one day began to type her first story of love.

Now, three years on, she’s contracted her first novel What Happens in Ireland and bringing reader’s tales from the Emerald Ireland to the Sunburnt Country.

What Happens in Ireland releases on the 26th of April, so prepare yourself to be charmed by her story and by her characters.


DSCN2485If you’d like to find out more about Whitney or her novel, you can connect with her on:


Twitter: @whitney_ke 


Her blog

and at The Romantic Muse



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