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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Azure Sea Gold
In April 1945 U-boat U-2072 carrying Nazi gold heads to Argentina. On board is Kapitanleutnant Friedrichand’s fiancée, Kristin Dassmer. The U-boat is sunk by American torpedo bombers off the Bahamas. Kristin finds herself in a lifeboat with Bern Munkelt, the man she is to spend the rest of her life with. They are rescued by Danardo Rolle and taken to a remote island where her adventures begin.More Info
Countess in Exile
In 1939 Poland, all teenage Countess Anna Vladisciuszko wants is to lead an ordinary life but the world won’t let her. Nazis hate her grandmother’s Jewish ancestry while after the war; communists hate the old aristocracy of pre-war Poland. This is a story of human endurance that reaches across the world from Europe to New Zealand through the second half of the twentieth century.More Info.
Liberty & Opportunity
In 1898 Amanda elopes with Jack and develops a publishing empire. Daughter, Dorothy falls in love with a soldier about to be charged for desertion from the trenches in WW1. In World War 11, Cindy becomes a Land Girl in war torn England and tragedy strikes the family. Each period has drama and sometimes tragedy, but vividly illustrates the determination of each woman to enrich her life. More Info.
Wind Across the Playground
In 1977, Neil Overworth arrives to take charge of a two teacher rural school in the South Island of New Zealand with his partner, liberated Lisa. She is one of the five women who has a profound affect on his life through the next quarter a century. There are tragedies along the way, changing attitudes and the profound love that keeps him going through good times and bad.More Info
Online now at B&N and other top sites for $US2.99 | 91,000 words
We are thrilled to announce that many of our novels are now published through Draft2Digital. They are available though the sites shown in the icons at the top right.
Many have bright new covers and new ePub, Mobi or PDF versions. All are available for $US2.99 except The Druid’s Daughter that is free. Please take a peep at any of the sites shown above and download free samples.
Regards Ross Richdale
Paperback versions of our latest two novels are now published at Createspace through our latest publisher Draft2Digital for $US10.99
Our usual ebook versions are $US2.99 at all top ebook stores.
Our latest eight novels are now being distributed through Draft2Digital. The links below will take you to B&N who sell many of our novels.
Set in New Zealand, these novels are influenced by Ross’s teaching career.
Available at all top ebook outlets with the links below going to Smashwords.
Available at all main ebook outlets. Our links are mainly to Smashwords.
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In the last days of an interspecies war, Tara Fye is given control of Yolk 3 a secret spaceship and ordered to seek out a new world. However, a computer implant is installed in her mind and Yolk 3 contains hundreds of humans in hibernation. They include young women who have been impregnated without their knowledge in the hope that humanity would survive, even if humans on Earth become extinct.
In the last days of an interspecies war, Captain Tara Fye is given control of Yolk 3 a secret spaceship hidden on an asteroid orbiting Earth. She ordered to activate the Earth's final defence system against the enemy of hexapods, six legged insect species and their allies, electronic entities. The planet is sealed both physically and electronically from the enemy by an artificial bubble. No spaceships, including their one can land or leave Earth. As well, no audio or visual transmissions can penetrate the bubble from either direction.
Yolk 3 is designed to maintain human life until another world is found to save humans from extinction as an intelligent life force or, if possible to return in the future to reunite with those sealed on the planet.
Tara also finds several somewhat sinister facts about her superiors, including having a computer implant installed unknowingly in her mind and that outer pods encircling Yolk 3 contain hundreds of humans in deep frozen hibernation. They include, not only scientists, engineers and medical doctors but also many young women who have been impregnated without their knowledge in the hope that future generations would survive, even if humans on Earth become extinct.
Tara and her crew are alone but the enemy still lurks out there ready to annihilate them without mercy if they are found. Read Solar Search to discover how Tara and those aboard Yolk 3 survive a journey to unknown galaxies.
Solar Search is finished and will be coming out as soon as editing and checking is complete to all major outlets as close as your computer or tablet for $US2.99.