2018 releases

Hell's Bell
Scent of the Jaguar
His Outback Nanny
The Queen's Game
366 Days of Flash Fiction
On the Horizon: Simple worlds of speculative adventure
Lusting the Enemy

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

DarkSider News for September: Part 2


Welcome!

Spring is in the air...



NEW RELEASES


Cursed by Shona Husk is Book 1 the Coven of the Raven series. It was released on 13 September.





Oskar Quigley knows exactly when and how he'll die.

Living with a death curse isn't easy, but after generations of research handed down to him he thinks he knows how to defeat the Thomas, his great uncle and a witch gone bad who caused the problem. There's just one thing he never accounted for: another victim. 

Mylla has been Thomas's servant for as long as she can remember, but her memories can't be trusted. The marks on her wall add up to decades, and her diary is a muddled collection of rambling. When Oskar arrives to tend the gardens she needs to warn him that bad things happen, difficult when she can only talk on Thomas' command. But she doesn't need to talk to steal a few moments for herself in Oskar's bed as she tries to convince him that magic is real. 

With time running out and Thomas's suspicions growing, Oskar is forced to act. But if living with a death curse is hard, learning to live is even harder.


Buy links available from: 





The Songster & The Pirates by C.M. Simpson is science fiction fantasy short story set in the Lunar Wolves Universe and was released on 10th September.



Once a space merc, now a singer, Taran keeps her identity as a siren secret. When spacewolves join the audience at her current gig, she knows what they’re looking for. The only question is can she slip away, before the wolves and her past can catch up with her?


Buy links available from:
Books2Read




Mothers by C.M. Simpson is a short story included in The Expanding Universe, Volume 4 anthology. It was released on 17th September.



Twenty remarkable stories. Twenty award winning & bestselling authors. One incredible science fiction collection to awaken your mind to infinite possibilities. Aliens, snipers, warships, royalty, intrigue. Battles fought with railguns, plasma beams, and blasters--with words--or even only within the mind.

The universe is expanding, and these are its fantastic stories, beyond our understanding, beyond time and space itself. What we do know should terrify us--and what we don’t know can kill us. Yet human courage will take us beyond our limits—far beyond in deep space. Maybe even closer to home where the boundaries exist only in our minds.

More than 500 action-packed pages of never-a-dull-moment entertainment! When you discover we’re not alone in the universe, will you be prepared?


Available from: 




Dragon Soul by LJ Swallow is Book 1 in the Daughter of Shadow series. It was released on 17th September.




A girl with dark magic who’s a threat to the kingdom. Three powerful men from the royal court. Why are they prepared to protect this daughter of shadow and take her to the heart of their realm?

The dragons are dead, the Ebon queen has destroyed the elven realms, and kingdoms are at war. The queen’s dark magic is growing in strength, and the Silvercrest kingdom is losing the battle against her. Three men are sent from the army’s stronghold to seek others who can aid their cause.

Leander, a high-ranking and domineering nobleman. Rohan, a fierce and seductive warrior. Galen, a gentle and passionate elven leader. Their task: recruit the most potent magic users from the shire towns and train them to join the crusade against the Ebon queen.

They never expected to find a daughter of shadow.

Calla’s time working at the apothecary in her small town is about to end, but not in the way she expected. On the day her magic skills are tested, she is revealed as a shadowmancer, a school of magic banned throughout the kingdom. A confused Calla faces a death sentence, but the three men are intrigued by the beautiful girl and her mysterious dragonkin pet and smuggle her from the town. 

With no other choice, Calla journeys to the stronghold with the three captivating men. As they fight their way through enemy territory, the men discover that Calla’s power is more dangerous than they realised—and so is the bond this creates between them all. 

Dragon Soul is a slow burn reverse harem fantasy. Action-packed, sword and sorcery book with a strong heroine, a pet dragon, and irresistible guys.


Available from:





Non spec-fic titles



Embers and Echoes by Daniel de Lorne is Book 2 in the Echo Springs series  released by Escape Publishing as an ebook on 10th September. 



Blue lights in the red dust...

Echo Springs on the edge of the outback – a town where everyone knows your name, and your business. But the wholesome country living and welcoming community aren't what they used to be. Echo Springs has a dark underbelly, and it is seeping ever outward.


A suspicious fire on the edge of town sets Constable Ben Fields on a collision course with firefighter and one–time friend Toby Grimshaw. When the investigation takes a troubling turn that calls the two professionals' integrity into question, the heat gets turned up on Ben and Toby's unresolved history. Ben's got something to prove, but his love for Toby could cost him – and Echo Springs – everything. Meanwhile, will Toby overcome the horrors of his past and find a new future with Ben – or will it all go up in flames?



Available from: 
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | iBooks | GooglePlay | Kobo



Sorry We're Closed by Annie Seaton is Book 4 in the Bondi Beach Love series, and was released on 17th September.


Rosie, Sally and Sonia have all found their happy ever afters in the house on the hill..but what will become of Aunt Agatha and the house now that it has been sold?

Property developer, Greg Tindall, has big plans to turn the graceful mansion into an apartment block.

But Greg is thwarted as Ginny Silver, retro shop proprietor, joins forces with Aunt Aggie. Can Ginny convince Greg that the house and its contents are too beautiful to be revamped...but even more problematic...can she avoid falling in love with a man who is totally unsuitable for her? 



Available from: 
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | 




Nothing to Hide by Claire Boston is Book 3 in the Blackbridge series was released by Bantilly Publishing on 17th September.


Native orchids aren’t the only thing under threat…

Park Ranger Will Travers is the new outsider in the small, tight-knit community of Blackbridge. But as a loner at heart, the only thing he needs is his work, and right now that means protecting the endangered orchids at the local motocross club. He just has to go up against the gorgeous club president who leaves him lost for words and tripping over his own tongue.

Fleur Lockhart has no desire to be responsible for the extinction of a species, but while Will might be tall, dark and handsome, he’s also abrupt and sullen. Then someone starts dumping illegal waste and vandalising the track, and Will and Fleur are forced to work together to discover who is responsible.

As the bond between them grows, the attacks escalate, getting more and more deadly, and Fleur appears to be the target. Will they find the culprit before more than orchids are crushed to death?



Buy links on Claire's Website.




Snatched by Cathleen Ross is Book 1 in the Outlaw Warriors series. It was released by Entangled Publishing on 19th September.



Club Enforcer Troy DeLance is hellbent on revenge—eye-for-an-eye and all that—so he kidnaps his prospect's sister as payback for a betrayal. If he has to tie Stacey Martin to his bed to make sure she stays, so be it. All the better if she likes it.

Stacey will do anything to save her brother. Even if it means surrendering in ways she never imagined to her beastly kidnapper. But as their relationship heats up, neither realizes that someone else is plotting a far more deadly payback...



Available from:





PRE-ORDER


Cursed by Keri Arthur is Book 2 in the Kingdoms of Earth & Air series and is to for release in November 2018.


Whomsoever draws the sword from the ancient seat of this land shall rule her, and they shall bring peace and prosperity to her people.

For nearly a thousand years, the firstborn son of every Cannamore king has drawn the sword, and the land and her people have indeed prospered. Princess Nyx Bel-Hannon is neither male nor firstborn, but it’s her hand that draws the sword rather than her twin brother’s. Her reward: imprisonment.

But a deep darkness now spreads across the kingdom, and her borders are threatened by creatures capable of magic powerful enough to destroy mountains and split the land asunder. Without the true heir to wield the sword, Cannamore risks annihilation. The king and crown prince want nothing more than to be permanently rid of Nyx, but cannot afford her blood on their hands. Instead, they give her to a fractious warlord in the hope he will do what they dare not.

Nyx has no intention of letting the warlord get in the way of her thirst for revenge or the need to claim her throne. But it’s a quest that may well destroy the kingdom she loves, because Nyx has been cursed by the god of war. It is her destiny to save Cannamore.

Or utterly destroy it.



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Wicked by M.J. Scott is Book 1 in the Techwitch series and is due for release on 9th October 2018.


My mother was a wicked witch. And all her spells ever brought was trouble. Since her death, with no power of my own, I’ve stayed far, far away from magic . . . 

In a San Francisco struggling to recover from earthquakes and rising seas, and where technology can do things that are close enough to magic anyway, Maggie Lachlan is a computer whisperer. The one they call when no one else can find the elusive bug bringing a complex system to its knees. They call her the Techwitch. But she knows there’s nothing magical about what she does. It’s just hard-earned skill.
So when Damon Riley, owner of the world’s biggest virtual reality gaming company comes calling with a problem that his entire empire of geeks can’t fix, Maggie leaps at the job. Riley Arts is the kind of place she feels at home. Wall-to-wall tech. No magic. Except, perhaps, for the unsettling chemistry she has with the man in charge.
But she never imagined stepping into one of Damon’s games would reveal her mother lied about Maggie’s magic. Or that technology could break a spell she never knew she was under.
Now she has a demon hunting her and a whole world she knows nothing about to navigate. To save herself—and the world—she needs to learn fast.
Because, when it comes to magic, too many games are wicked. And if you lose, the price can be very, very high . . .


Pre-order from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Google Play |




Non spec-fic titles



Her Outback Protector by Annie Seaton (Book 2 of Second Chance Bay series) is available for pre-order at Kobo.



When new hostess, Clare Templeton, joins the adventure charter to the remote waterways of the Kimberleys as a hostess, she is in jeopardy. Don Douglas steps in to make sure that she is kept safe. But he can't risk falling for this fascinating woman…or can he?


Pre-order from Kobo 





COVER REVEAL


Elf Princes Warrior by Bernadette Rowley is part of the Wildecoast Saga series.



Caught up in a vicious civil war, elven princess Gwaethe Arenil is desperate to save her faction and reunite her people. Help presents itself in the form of Captain Jacques Vorasava, the dashing human Brightcastle commander. But does Jacques’s aid come with more dangers than Gwaethe can endure, both for her people and her heart? This story continues themes from The Elf King’s Lady.

When I wrote The Elf King’s Lady, I realised I would be returning to  give Gwaethe Arenil her happily ever after. Gwaethe is the half-sister of Elf King’s Lady hero Kain Jazara and there was much left in his story, let alone Gwaethe’s. The exotic elven princess is determined to save her people and bring Kain into his rightful place as leader of the elven race.

Gwaethe was a major secondary character in Elf King and this is where she met Jacques Vorasava, the human she finds difficult to resist. They fought on the same side, creating a bond of respect and loyalty that laid the foundations for deeper feelings. But as they are thrown together a second time, Gwaethe begins to realise the yawning chasm that separates them.

Elf Princess Warrior is a story of inter-racial love set amidst the greater conflict of war. I hope readers enjoy the story as Gwaethe and Jacques navigate the treacherous territory of lust, love, war and political intrigue. Elf Princess Warrior will be available at the end of the year.





Mack 'n' Me: The Wolves of Alpha 9 by C.M. Simpson is Book 5 of the of the Mack 'n' Me Odyssey series and has a new cover.







SALES


JL Peridot has just sold a manuscript to Kyanite Publishing. Her book will is slated for release later in the year. 








Congratulations to all our DarkSiders!

Thanks for sharing in our news. Until next time....

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Darklight On ... Delwyn Jenkins

Today's Darklight On is ... Delwyn Jenkins



Welcome, Delwyn






How did you come to write speculative fiction? What attracted you to the genre?

I’ve always had an overactive imagination. I blame Star Wars for changing my life as a kid and opening up a whole new world (or universe) of possibilities. Books are my adult cubby house, and I love hiding away somewhere truly exotic. In my teens I cut my teeth on epic fantasy, and when I rediscovered romance in my early thirties I gravitated towards the spec fic end of the scale. It made sense to follow that road when I started writing because that’s what I love to read.


Are you a plotter? Pantser? Or somewhere in-between?

In between. A Ploster, maybe. I need to have rough idea of where I’m going, but I don’t plot too far ahead because when I start writing my characters and my ideas often take me in a different direction. I liken it to driving at night. I need to see just as far as the headlights shine (so I can see the corners, dips and hills coming) but I don’t need to see the next forty kilometres. If I keep my attention on the lit area ahead, the rest of the road will take care of itself.


Do you have a favourite of your characters?

Yes. I’ve published nine books (though currently only two are available! Long story fit for another day), and in those nine, a character in the third book I wrote is still my favourite. He’s a (literally and figuratively) tortured warrior – what’s not to love?


What are you currently working on? 

I’m beavering away getting four books from one series and three books from another ready for self publishing. One series I had with Momentum (PanMacmillanAus) and the other I had with Ellora’s Cave (and we all know what happened to them). I’ve had rights to both series returned to me, so I’m about to venture on the indie road.


What is your favourite part of the process of writing? 

Having a completed first draft! I’m not kidding. Most authors love the act of writing, of seeing their story unfold on the page as they get to know there characters. That’s always the hard part for me. I’m more left brain than right brain, so the act of writing is easy, but getting the ideas is like pulling teeth. Once I have the ideas in my head, I write fast and clean – but getting those idea’s is torture.


What can we expect from Delwyn Jenkins in the future?

I’m hoping that the two series I’m releasing will be successful enough that I can explore those worlds further. I have a small-town contemporary done and dusted, but I’m putting that on the back burner for a while. For now, I’m sticking to the hot and spicy paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy sub-genres.


Who are your favourite authors?

Gah! I hate trying to choose.
In the spec fic realm I love Nalini Singh and Anne Bishop.
Erotic romance I love Cherise Sinclair (not for the faint hearted)
Historicals I love Elizabeth Hoyte (Maiden Lane series) and I’m currently devouring Grace Burrowes (after seeing her at RWNZ)
Contemporary I love Silvia Day’s Crossfire series.


What are you currently reading?

Grace Burrowes. I wanted to have a bit of her writing under my belt before I saw her at conference. Turn out, I love her writing and I’ve read ten on the trot! I’m onto the second incarnation of her Windham series.


Do you have a favourite spec fiction movie or TV series?

When it comes to TV, anything written by Joss Whedon. The guy is genius for character development and dialogue.

Also the original Star Wars series. Not because of great character development or dialogue (because George Lucas was terrible at both) but because that first movie changed my life. I was a little kid from the country, on a school excursion to Melbourne and in a surround sound theatre for the first time in my life. Cue the music, cue the looming spaceship – and my little heart jumped right out of my chest. (I also have a thing for big, strong and growly – I’m totally blaming Chewbacca for that?)


Do you have advice for emerging writers? 

Finish the goddamn book. Don’t edit as you go, don’t phaff around with the whole ‘I can’t write the next chapter until this one is perfect’. Diddling around like that is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Get the first draft done, then tweak.

Also, when you get given advice, listen to it, consider the source, take it to your ‘common sense’ corner, and work out if the advice is good for you. Does it serve your story? Does it fit with your lifestyle and commitments? Does it improve your writing? Your time management? Your voice? 

Don’t be afraid to adopt new ideas. Try them on for a while, see if they fit (or if they chafe). Take what you like, and discard the rest.

Most of us don’t have lightbulb moments. We learn bit by bit, cherry picking ideas and modelling those who are where we’d like to be.


~~~

Thanks, Delwyn


Breaking Ice

When Winter Nayar goes undercover to expose the Humans for Earth Coalition, she doesn’t expect to discover a kidnapped alien. Risking everything to help Kasim escape, she finds herself drawn into his world - despite knowing she should keep her distance.

Kasim Ta’nehr is desperate to get out of the hell-hole lab. He doesn’t trust the human, but he’s in no position to save himself. Guarding secrets no Jendari is permitted to share, he has no option but to join forces with Winter.

It’s not long before he realizes Winter is something special. Smart, sexy and generous – she’s everything Kasim longs for and knows he can never have. He’s fascinated by her, but his demons make it impossible for him to be close to anyone.

Then Winter’s undercover operation goes horribly wrong, and Kasim must put everything on the line if he has any hope of saving her.


Buy links:  Amazon / Amazon Au / Evernight Publishing / Kobo / iBooks / Nook


Social Media Links:  Website / Facebook / Instagram / Goodreads / Pinterest

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

DarkSiders Around the Web - September - part 2


Welcome! 


Our DarkSiders have been busy....





On Sale Now



Her Outback Playboy by Annie Seaton (Book 1 of Second Chance Bay series) is available for 99c at the moment!


Available from:










Unlit  by Keri Arthur (Book 1 of the Kingdom of Earths and Air series) is on sale now on Amazon!

Available from:









Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow (Book 1 of Blue Phoenix series) is available for FREE!


Available from:
Amazon Aus | iBooks | Kobo |















Blog posts




C.M. Simpson has been sharing first words from her WIP, Mack 'n' Me: The Wolves of Alpha 9 - 31 Aug, 1 Sep, 2 Sep3 Sep, 4 Sep, 5 Sep, 6 Sep, 7 Sep.











C.M. is working on a new project The Dockmasters of Kervesh and she's shared an excerpt as well as first words.









C.M. has been busy with her fellow authors  The Expanding Universe, Volume 4 anthology. 







Nicola E. Sheridan talks about mysterious cats, cats in mythology over on her blog












Lilliana Rose shows a video on cattle driving at the show on her blog, something that is featured in her latest release, Best in Show. Also she shares a Family Show Tradition.






Juanita Kees talks about author on probation on her blog.






Annie Seaton and Juanita Kees both have books featured over on the Australian Womens Writers blog in their August 2018 Round Up: Erotica, Romance and Romantic Suspense. Annie with her book, Whitsunday Dawn, and Juanita with her book, Overdrive.












Cathleen Ross has her book,  Snatched featured over at AusRom Today in column the Five MustRead Releases September.














Keri Arthur shares six sentences:

from Moon Sworn, Book 9 in the Riley Jenson Guardian series.

and from The Black Tide, Book 3 in the Outcast series. 











Theresa Fuller was interviewed by In D'Tale Magazine.














Marie Dry has her latest release, Dawn of the Cyborg, reviewed over at East Coast Book Chicks













Bernadette Rowley continues her travel blog posts. This time she's in London (part 1). 









Thanks for visiting us around the web. 
We'll see you next time...

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Magic Thursday--J L Peridot Shares an Excerpt from Her Latest Novella

Warning: The following excerpt contains strong language.





From The Only Question That Matters:

“Do you find me attractive?”
Just like that, I ask him. And why not? We’ve been flirting a little lately, I think. Unless I’ve read him completely wrong.
It’s likely. It’s been a long time since I’ve flirted with anyone, and I’ve never found reading people as easy as others make it out to be. My friends have a knack for sensing the difference between a signal for affection and someone just being friendly. But not me.
The first boy who broke my heart was named Vaughan. His family was from the Aegis colony. He had those beautiful green eyes and high cheekbones his people are famous for. I was thirteen and too tragic. He was kind to me once when we both had detention, and I was too inexperienced to know how easily I could embarrass myself in the months that followed.
Finally, we both attended a Christmas party at the home of a mutual friend. I kissed him under the mistletoe. He hugged me with one hand on my ass. I skipped away, thinking he might ask me out. Later, I overheard him and a big-breasted girl from another school making fun of me when they thought I was out of the room.
The music stops. The whirring fades as twelve spinning wheels slow to a halt. At first, I think I’ve fucked up, and my face and neck are warm—warmer than they would normally be after a spin class. When he leans over the handles instead of looking at me, I think maybe he just didn’t hear me. I’m not sure if that’s better or worse. I step off my bike, but before I can leave, his hand is on my arm.
“Wait.”
The word falls out of him between breaths. He is drenched in sweat, and the heat emanating from him ripples the air around the surface of his skin. He squeezes my wrist, forehead resting on his other hand, shoulders rising and falling.
The studio walls glow with a dewy light. It’s morning, almost my last. By this time tomorrow, the AMS Celestial Dream will reach Planet Paradiso, the end of my journey. Or rather, the beginning. But Alexei will carry on and circle back home, wherever his home is. The universe is a big place. We may never see each other again. This is my last chance.
And so, even if I wait for the answer to be no, I suppose I'm glad to have asked. I could have opened by asking, will you go to bed with me? But we barely know each other beyond light conversation and laughter, three times a week or less. A spin class here, a yoga class there—quips and commiserations, captured in forty-five-minute aerobic snapshots, and passing glances in amenities around the ship.
After one final, deep breath, Alexei looks at me. His blue eyes offer the smile that connects us before it travels to his lips. His hand moves to my hand. He gives me another squeeze.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t think that last hill would be so steep. I guess my cardio’s not that good.” He pauses, mouth open. I brace for a rejection, but he gets off his bike and continues. “I do find you attractive, Sofia, as a matter of fact.”
Now it’s my turn to smile. My body wants to turn away so my stupid face doesn’t betray my feelings, my secrets, my fear that he means to share this joke with one of the beauties in tomorrow’s Body Pump.
But I stand fast and hold his gaze. I let him see my eyes, my lips. I let him see me. I am thirty-two now, not thirteen. He is Alexei, not Vaughan. And despite my preparations for this moment, I stand here at a loss for words.
“Well,” I begin slowly, leaning on my bike so he won’t think me too eager, “that is good to know.”
A rustle at the door breaks the silence between us. It’s Danica from housekeeping. Two nights ago, we chatted while she refreshed the kitchenette in my cabin. I liked her then, but her eyes are black like the void and she has the face of a chocolate china doll. Her deep-red tunic fits her petite figure too well, with the cruise ship’s monogram stitched in a precarious position on the edge of her left breast.
She is pretty. And so I bristle now, even though she is the politest of polite as she waves to us.
“Hello, ma’am, sir.” She bobs her head in deference. “May I clean this room?”
I wonder if Alexei likes subservient women. Perhaps the old me would have been a better match for him. But I doubt Danica is subservient off the clock. Her eyes shine far too brightly when she smiles. There is cheek in her. Perhaps he sees it too. When he tells her we’re done in here, I listen for the hidden knowledge in his voice.
But when she wheels her cart inside, his eyes remain on me. He slings his towel over his neck and motions for the door.
“Come on,” he says, “let’s get out of here.”
Outside the cycle studio, the corridor is dim. All of the ship is like this: bright and warm where people gather, conservative where they merely transit. I hear the exclusive Diamond Deck is lush and bright wherever you go; opulence, perhaps for its own sake. An empty room doesn’t need light or comfortable heat. And neither do we, as we pad the shadowed wooden floors on the way to the showers.
I think to ask him, now, will you go to bed with me? But perhaps it’s still too soon? I’m not sure what I’m waiting for. All I can think about are my hours running out.


“Do I call this love already? I am almost disgusted with myself. How pathetic to fall so easily. Perhaps I was the cause of my past heartbreaks. Not stupid schoolboys or an arrogant rich man, but a gullible girl from a flower farm who opens her heart too readily and expects too much.”

Sofia is en route to Planet Paradiso, ready to start a new life after her divorce. But when she accepts Alexei's dinner invitation on her final evening, she realises she's in for more than she bargained for. As the AMS Celestial Dream arrives at its destination, and their one-night stand draws to a close, Sofia must choose between a newfound possibility with Alexei and the freedom she so desperately craves.

The Only Question That Matters by JL Peridot is an emotional examination of healing and resilience through sex and love. Available now on Amazon.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

DarkSider News for September



Welcome!

On the heels of last month's news-fest, comes our latest edition...



NEW RELEASES


Moonfall by Donna Maree Hanson is Book 6 in the Dragon Wine series and was released on 31st August.



Deliciously dark fantasy…


“Shatterwing has all the fantasy ingredients I love: tormented heroes, a truly twisted villain – and a brand new take on dragons!” Glenda Larke, (award winning author of The Stormlord Trilogy)

“Dark and compelling, with strong characters and a sense of grim inevitability that pulls you along with the story.” Craig Cormick, (award-winning author of the Shadow Master Series.)

The story continues…

On the devastated world of Margra, where man-eating dragons are tamer than the humans, a small band of heroes fight for a brighter future.

After a battle with the malevolent baron and the evil dragon creature, Gercomo, to prevent the life giving dragon wine being sequestered in the doomsday city, Eternity, for use by the rich elite, Salinda turns her attention to the looming disaster that threatens their very existence.

With the aid of the powerful cadre, an ancient source of power and knowledge, Salinda fights to save her planet, Margra, from the final moonfall—an event that will destroy the already ravaged planet.

Currently safe within the underground city of Barraheim, a heavily pregnant Salinda knows that the end is looming and that a solution must be found. Plagued with doubt, she ponders whether her child be born before moonfall or born at all.

With Nils’s, her alien mate incapacitated and others in her band recovering from injuries, Salinda struggles to decipher an ancient text that speaks of a machine that might help them.

And in the dark spaces beneath Barrahiem lurks something else, something mysterious and dangerous…


Available from:





Dawn of the Cyborg by Marie Dry was released by Black Opal Books on 1st September.




On a future earth, Aurora has been desperately searching for her long-lost sister, when she is sacrificed to Balthazar, leader of the fearsome Cyborgs who invaded earth. Now she is stuck on an alien spaceship with a crazy Cyborg who thinks she can give him a soul and who has a weird fixation with the way she moves. Aurora is desperate to return to earth to search for her sister while the President of United Earth insists that only she can save Earth from enslavement by the cyborgs. After spending time with the cyborgs, Aurora realizes that the machine she thought would be easy to betray, the machine she has to betray, if she ever wants to rescue her sister from enslavement, has turned into a man she could come to love.



Available from:




The Beating of Our Hearts by JL Peridot is now on Wattpad.




Dani and Rao have an unusual friendship. For starters, their home aboard the AMS Celestial Dream is also home to Rao's two girlfriends, Tammy and Jo. And when Dani's deadbeat boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, Rao finds his friendly feelings taking a heavier turn-especially after he learns a little secret about Dani's new toy boy, Arjen.

"The Beating of Our Hearts" is a story of sex and friendship; of trust and exploration; of honesty, betrayal and love.



Non spec-fic titles




Dangerous Echoes by Leisl Leighton is Book 1 in the Echo Springs series which was released by Escape Publishing on 4th September. 





Blue lights in the red dust…

Echo Springs on the edge of the outback – a town where everyone knows your name, and your business. But the wholesome country living and welcoming community aren’t what they used to be. Echo Springs has a dark underbelly, and it is seeping ever outward.

Brilliant forensic pathologist, Erika Hanson, fled from Echo Springs as a teenager, leaving behind a past of tragedy and pain. But when local police announce they’ve found her beloved brother’s body in a meth lab explosion, she knows she must return to clear Peter’s name and find out what really happened. Because Peter would never get involved with the drug tag sweeping across the small town of Australia and destroying lives.

Hartley Cooper has a past with Erika Hanson, but that’s not going to keep him from doing his job. He’s seen what grief can do, and denial is only the first step. But Erika is convinced that Peter can’t be involved, and her meticulous, professional skills start to convince Hartley as well. When Erika’s digging and questions get too personal, the town turns against them, Hartley knows Erika might run again. But this time he’s ready. And he’s not going to let her go.



Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo |





Undetected by Anna Hackett is Book 8 (and final!) in the Treasure Hunter Security series and was released on 4th September.



Darcy Ward, co-owner of Treasure Hunter Security and computer hacker whiz, has made a deal with the devil. She’s agreed to work with Agent Arrogant and Annoying—aka Special Agent Alastair Burke of the FBI’s Art Crime Team—to lay a deadly trap for infamous black-market antiquities ring, Silk Road. 

But even before they get started, things go bad. Really, really bad…


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Best in Show by Lilliana Rose is a rural romance to be released by SoulMate Publishing.




Maxwell McCarther is a farmer who once burned by love has decided never to open his heart again and is only interested in fun times with women. When exhibiting his cattle at the Royal Adelaide Show this year he meets Zoe Preston, a city girl, sassy, strong-minded, and a ball breaker. Suddenly the wall around his heart begins to crumble, but will he manage to keep his temper in check so he has a chance of love once again.

Zoe has a high powered job in her twenties, and city life is where she thrives. Until she meets Max, a farmer, who matches her strong will, and sharp tongue. But can she get this tough farmer to open his heart without being hurt? Is this the fling she needs or something more lasting and long-term which has always been her dream? Will farm life be for her even for love?

Life is often unplanned, and when circumstances force Zoe and Max together, will their love help them find a future together?


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Nothing to Hide by Claire Boston is Book 3 in the Blackbridge series which will be released by Bantilly Publishing on 17th September.

 

Native orchids aren’t the only thing under threat…

Park Ranger Will Travers is the new outsider in the small, tight-knit community of Blackbridge. But as a loner at heart, the only thing he needs is his work, and right now that means protecting the endangered orchids at the local motocross club. He just has to go up against the gorgeous club president who leaves him lost for words and tripping over his own tongue.

Fleur Lockhart has no desire to be responsible for the extinction of a species, but while Will might be tall, dark and handsome, he’s also abrupt and sullen. Then someone starts dumping illegal waste and vandalising the track, and Will and Fleur are forced to work together to discover who is responsible.

As the bond between them grows, the attacks escalate, getting more and more deadly, and Fleur appears to be the target. Will they find the culprit before more than orchids are crushed to death?



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The Songster & the Pirates by C.M. Simpson is a science fiction fantasy short story set in the Luna Wolves Universe. It is to be released by C.M. Simpson Publishing in September.





Once a space merc, now a singer, Taran keeps her identity as a siren secret. When spacewolves join the audience at her current gig, she knows what they’re looking for. The only question is can she slip away, before the wolves and her past can catch up with her?




Cursed by Keri Arthur is Book 2 in the Kingdoms of Earth & Air series and is to for release in November 2018.






The Dock Master by C.M. Simpson is Book 1 in the The DockMasters of Kerevesh series. Release date not yet known.













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