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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Spirit Stealer - Ghosts in the Library

 

Spirit Stealer: Ghosts in the Library
In 1908, Fader, a street urchin, takes shelter in the newly opened library to escape the cold winter. Months pass and the book characters emerge as playful phantoms in the nighttime library – all except for the green Spirit Stealer. This evil phantom steals the spirits of children who are accidentally locked in the library at night. Fader has to dodge the Spirit Stealer or his spirit will be taken. 
A century later, Tyler is trapped by accident and tries to help a wraith called Amelia who still has half her spirit. Will they succeed in getting rid of the Spirit Stealer? If they do what will happen to the girl with half a spirit?

Available in ebook from Amazon and various other online outlets
Available in paperback from Copy Press, Nelson



Review by Alyahna (aged 10 years)

"I loved the book!"
I thought it was very believable. I liked how you never knew what would happen next ... spirit stealer with his ugly soul and menacing character. I was so not ready for it to finish. ... The book was AMAZING!

Fury's Island - A fantasy book suitable for teenagers

 



Fury's Island
On holiday in Nelson, New Zealand, Fury meets Eion
who offers to teach her to paddle board. Immediately attracted to
him, she accepts. After basic instruction, he takes her out
to Skull Island, a creepy looking rock some distance
from the beach. No one has ever discovered a way up to
the caves which look like eyes, but Fury finds a secret
entrance and convinces Eion they should investigate.
Their excitement rises as they discover tunnels and caves 
hidden beneath the ground, but neither is prepared for the
arrival of ghostly pirates bringing their treasure chests to
bury in one of the underground caves.


Review by Chrissie W
Just finished 'Fury's Island' and really enjoyed it, despite being (a lot!) older than the target readership. The plot is intriguing, Fury is a very likeable heroine, and the teen romance is nicely handled. It's always interesting to read a story set somewhere one knows well, and Sue Perkins does Nelson and environs proud. Recommended.

June 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Down Under Fantasy Realms

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Gathered here together are twenty fantastic stories by seven fabulous Antipodean authors – authors you may not be familiar with … yet; authors you will want to read again and again.


High fantasy and low, magical realism, retold fairy stories, and even a hint of science-fiction – it's all here.

Some stories in this collection are excerpts, others are background or spin-off stories about characters in pre-existing novels, yet others are tasters of works-in-progress; the remainder are stand-alone tales.

You will meet star-beings, enchanted amphibians, dimension-traversing private investigators, faerie changelings, mysterious teachers, mercenaries, and cowgirls.

Within these pages, children are born who have a special destiny, and old men relinquish their powers as their journeys come to a close; truths are found and lies are exposed; fears are faced and dreams become reality.

There are links to the authors' websites and social media pages, too, so that when you discover your next favourite writer, you'll know where to find them. 

Kindle

Book Baby

Kobo NZ also available in Kobo.com

Plus other online stores

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Ditty Box on pre-order.

Earlier this year I decided to write a prequel to Blitz. The prequel, which is now the Blitz Series book 1 is called Ditty Box. What on earth is a Ditty Box? It's what sailors in the Royal Navy used to take with them on their journeys to keep their personal, letters, writing paper and pens, toothbrush and anything else that they wanted to keep near them. The story revolves around my grandparents, although it's a fiction book inspired by their story. Ditty Box takes place at the end of the 19th century and goes through the years to the First World War. The ebook can be pre-ordered from Amazon and many other online retailers, actual release is Sunday 10th April. For those of my friends who live in New Zealand the epub version if you wish to buy a copy it can be bought from Kobo.co.nz and paid for in NZ dollars.
This is the Amazon UK link as the story is set in England.
 



Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy 2022

 


Happy New Year to all my readers and followers