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I am a New Zealander and the author of over forty novels, contemporary, historical and science fiction. Latest news and pictures about my books will be brought to you here.

Snow Bond- Scene 4
Snow Bond- Scene 4

Snow Bond should be published by Christmas.

Snoww Bond - Scene 3
Snoww Bond - Scene 3
Our new novel will be out soon.
Our new novel will be out soon.

When snow isolates East Ridge

Pasts are revealed

Acquaintances become friends

And Friends lovers

Rivals become ruthless

Stalkers murderous

And human nature is exposed

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Our latest novel  is finished. Now comes the editing and so forth.  To begin, there is a new title. Keep watching this space for more information.
Our latest novel is finished. Now comes the editing and so forth. To begin, there is a new title. Keep watching this space for more information.
Our Romantic Thriller
Our Romantic Thriller

Silence reigned on that winter’s day in 1999. Everywhere Niana looked there was nothing but virgin snow, with no footprints or tire marks beyond where the vehicle turned. A watery sun cast its light from a pale blue sky. The rest of the morning was but a numb memory as the hungry, freezing, pregnant woman staggered along the mountain road. Every bend lead to another and every step crunched through icy snow. By noon the temperature was still barely above freezing. Niana was so cold she was certain her cheekbones had frozen. The woollen gloves barely managed to keep her fingers from being completely numb, while walking helped to keep her feet from freezing.

 

After four hours, the exhausted refugee came to one more bend and another patch of nothingness. Thoughts turned to her family, husband, father, mother, elder brother and almost everyone else she knew. They were all dead. Her only other friends were those at the army camp. If for no other reason, she owed it to them and the unborn child within her to survive and to tell NATO of the atrocities that had befallen her people.

 

God, she was hungry. Her stomach rumbled while the unborn baby kicked. She staggered as the scene in front became blurred and the trees above began to spin. No, she was not about to give in. Somewhere ahead was her own kind, someone to help.

 

She took another shaky step, staggered and fell to her knees. “Oh, Zymer,” she cried but by now not even the tears came. “I’m so, so sorry. Our baby.”

 

Niana gritted her teeth and rose once more to her feet. Another bend was ahead, more snow, more trees, the weak sunlight and another bend. She stumbled forward and blinked. There was something else. A farm wagon covered in snow was parked on the roadside as if it had pulled over, perhaps to let an oncoming vehicle pass. Linked to the front of it, looking so bright in the white world, stood a tractor; a red tractor.

Hope surged through her. The depression and fatigue of a second before disappeared as she broke into a slithery run.

 

“Hello,” she screamed. “Is anyone there? Hello.”

 

But all was quiet. Not a sound returned.

 

She reached the wagon and grabbed a canvas cover tied to the wooden side. Shaking with anticipation, she lifted the corner of the flap and gazed into the dim interior.

Four enormous brown eyes ringed in terror gazed up at her and children’s sobbing filled the air.

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Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Transmigration: (of the soul) pass into a different body- Concise Oxford Dictionary.

Four humans find themselves in a small village of Betaham without knowledge of where they come from or who they are. It is a pleasant little town but disturbing memories of a brutal war and a different life flash spasmodically into their minds.

 

Their dreams seem so real but are quite unrelated to their present lives … that is until they meet a strange farmer and a violent sandstorm arrives at Betaham. They find the farmer isn’t even human. Furthermore, they may not even be human themselves.

 

A bombed out city is on the other side of the hills and can be reached though a railway tunnel. The trouble is that the city was destroyed a millennium before and is an archeological site visited by the farmer’s race who arrived from another planet.

Only then do the four learn the truth about themselves…

 

 

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Two Science Fiction Novels
Two Science Fiction Novels

See on Amazon  The Truth About Terra |  Terra Incognita

New cover. Same great family saga.
New cover. Same great family saga.
Now distributed through Draft2Digital . $US 2.99
Our all-time top selling Sci/Fiction Novel
Our all-time top selling Sci/Fiction Novel

The armlet Kolina Lagerfelt is given by her dying grandmother is more than a piece of jewellery. It has been handed down through the family for countess generations.

 

Kolina places the armlet on and is connected to Eboff, a voice in her mind. Eboff is an advanced computer with news that she is the descendant of a starship crew that crashed on the planet a millennium before. Only when other ancestors of this crew are found that technology far superior to that now known on the planet can be accessed to save the world from nuclear annihilation.

 

But is it too late? Their world is at war and the nuclear holocaust has already begun.

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Doctor Reid Tucker’s intention to spend the summer at a remote cabin at Eagle’s Claw Lake in northeast Washington State with only his dog, Cinders, never eventuates.

 

On the trip there, pilot Kate Meltz calls in with the amphibian to a commune at the other end of the lake. While there, Reid pulls a desperate teenage girl, Lorie Somerville, from the water. This begins a frightening time as fanatical commune leader, Peter Littlejohn, tries to find Lorie and prevent her from leaving.

 

Though Littlejohn doesn’t find her on the aircraft, he sabotages it so the trio are left stranded at Reid’s cabin.

 

It becomes obvious that the place is more than just a remote religious commune. The girl is terrified of being caught and begs Reid to look for Jennifer and Sassy, two of her friends who have also escaped. Though pursued by Littlejohn, Lorie leads Reid and Kate to a cave where the girls are waiting.

 

But why has Erika Somerville, Lorie’s elder sister, returned to Eagle’s Claw Lake and is found savagely beaten in the commune’s cabin cruiser?

 

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Two complete novels with different characters and places.
Two complete novels with different characters and places.

Time Portal | Into the Wormhole

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Solar Search | Cosmos Quest | Into the Wormhole 

9 of our best
9 of our best

With thanks to Books2Read we can offer you links to nearly all our publishers. Just click the link and pick your favourite one for more information and/or buy the novel of your choice.

When the Longships Came | The Druid’s Daughter | Meztli- Sacrificial Maiden

Countess in Exile | Azure Sea Gold | Broken Silence

Wisps of Cloud | Wisps of Snow | Wisps of Wisdom

Ye Olde World & our world, too
Ye Olde World & our world, too

Book 1 Emerald Eyes Destiny | Book 2 Emerald Eyes Mist | Book 3 Emerald Eyes Pyramid

A fantasy novel
A fantasy novel

If magic arises unchecked to breed upon itself, it is unstoppable and the balance of good and evil will be compromised forever.

 

Quotes from “The Great Book of Everything That Will Be.”

 

In the days of old when knights ruled the land of Castle Rockshade, Kyla Kiro does not want to be forced into marrying the evil Sir Edwin O’Hane. She persuades Shane Wynex the man she really loves to escape with her to the surrounding forest. She has friends there who can help, from Sliver a transman, half human and half tree to the forest dwarfs and talking birds.

 

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Our Time Trilogy
Our Time Trilogy

Time Ripple

Aari can save Earth by placing it in a time ripple. However, because of the space-time phenomena it may or may not happen. If it doesn’t, Aari and her world does not exist. However she has no memory of what has, or will happen. If it doesn’t, Aari and her world does not exist. But she is on Earth now, with no memory of what has, or will happen. Can cosmologist, Dr Nareen O’Grady help or does she become too personally involved?

Follow Aari and Nareen through space-time with two Earths, a planet called Haven, carnivorous plants and hostile aliens.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18578

 

Time Genes

On Earth in our present time, Lara is involved in a serious road accident that leaves her as a quadriplegic. She is helped by going through a portal to Havenseed where technology not even discovered on Earth, is used to restore her to a normal healthy life. But does it? Unknown to herself and her family, her new body includes genetically enhanced genes with side effects, both positive and negative, that affect her family and herself, both now and in the future.

 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/35297

 

Time Portal

When Rhett intercepts a stranger, Shelley in his holiday home it becomes apparent that she is not just an intruder caught in the act of illegally trespassing. Rhett and Shelley travel through a space-time portal where they are met by Dee, their twelve-year old daughter that they never knew existed. Dee is desperate for her brother, Corwin to be rescued. He has been caught in a trap set by the girifa, the reptilian equivalent of humanity. In this world, humans are the aliens. Their lives appear to have been predetermined with a destiny that will affect not only present day Earth but also the future.

 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/35980