Do you have anything planned for this weekend? If not, then why not book in a book? As a special promotion to celebrate the Labour Day weekend (and the AFL grand final if you are in Melbourne) in Australia, a group of Aussie author’s are getting together and offering their books for 99 cents this weekend.
For those of you who picked up Emeline and the Mutants for only 99 cents last weekend, you can pick up my other book, The Ring of Lost Souls for the discounted price also. While you’re there, why not check out the other great authors and their books too!
The details are below:
After the German invasion of World War II, supported by Serbian Chetniks, has massacred Bosniaks in the Balkans, leaving damaged homes, bodies and hearts in its wake, Samira’s marriage is arranged for her, and she leaves her childhood home with her new husband, Azis.
Samira struggles to retain her identity and dignity in her marriage with Azis, a bitterly angry man with dark secrets that have consequences for everyone around him. When Samira realises her son, Muhammed, will always be the target of Azis’s anger and aggression, she makes the painful decision to evict him from the house to save his life.
Muhammed joins Anika and her family, who are fleeing the oppression of Tito’s Communist Jugoslavia across the Austrian border. The pair immigrates to Australia where they face a new oppression in the guise of racism. But Anika faces an even greater danger in simply trying to survive her husband’s beatings and emotional torment.
Depressed and desperately needing help, Anika attempts to take her own life on several occasions, trapping her daughter, Yasna, into the premature responsibilities of adulthood.
Unable to shake the emotional and psychological shadow of its past, the family struggles to find new ways to love and respect each other’s differences, but religious conflicts and another Balkan war have devastating consequences on their fragile domestic peace.
Not Like My Mother is a poignant story about the patterns of violence and lost identity passed down through generations. Tracking the pain and anguish of three women and their families over two continents, as well as the divide between three religions that have torn apart a country and its people. The novel exposes and explores the links between cultural and personal histories of conflict.
When Mercy D’Silva, discovered her ex-boyfriend was behind an elaborate people smuggling movement, life as she once knew it, ended abruptly.
Finding herself on the run with no idea who to turn to for help, her days seemed numbered.
For Chase Maloney, everyone around him seemed to be moving on, while he was simply marking time. When he decided to take a short break from groomsmen duties to go fishing, the last thing he expected to catch was a beautiful woman!
It wasn’t in his nature to turn his back on anyone in distress—especially not a woman… and especially not one who made him want to rethink his entire future. But protecting Mercy would prove somewhat difficult when she fought him every step of the way to keep him from getting mixed up in her problems.
Can they outrun a vicious killer, and hand over the evidence to convict him, in time? Or will he find them first and inflict swift vengeance?
Hunted for her ability to steal time, Bay North lives a life on the run. All she wants is to make the crime lord who slaughtered her family pay. But now he’s set the ultimate hunter on her trail and Bay will need all her skills to carry out her revenge and survive.
Ex-Navy SEAL Sean Archer saw his team killed by a time thief in Afghanistan and came back a broken man. He’s made a dark deal with a criminal to hunt down all time thieves and now Sean’s tracked the wily Bay North to Denver where he plans to rid the world of one more dangerous mutation.
But during a shootout, hunter and hunted find themselves depending on each other for survival. Joining forces to exact payback by stealing a priceless treasure, their reluctant alliance shatters both their defenses. Can Bay find the courage to trust? And can Sean convince a woman honed in revenge that she can have more than vengeance, blood and killing?
Time Thief – paranormal/sci fi romance
Short story – 25,500 words
When dog-phobic Allegra is rescued from an exuberant canine by the chivalrous Teddy Green, Australia’s hottest TV celebrity and garden make-over guru, her life begins to change. Dramatically!
Unaware of Teddy’s fame Allegra finds herself falling for him, despite her best attempts to resist his charm. Supported by her eccentric family and her fabulous gay friend Justin, Allegra embarks on an on-again off-again romance with Teddy, complicated by his jealous ex-girlfriend, fashionista Louisa and her own narcissistic hippy mother Moonbeam.
Will Ally be able to overcome her insecurities and find happiness with this possible Mr Right or will Teddy’s celebrity lifestyle prove to be too much? Mr Right and Other Mongrels is a light-hearted story about how one chance encounter can change your life.
Rielle Mainline is a rock star with a hardcore image and a troubled heart. She’s set to embark on a twenty-five city global tour with her band, Ice Queen. She should be ecstatic.
But the tour starts in Sydney and Rielle has spent years trying to wipe out what happened there.
Roadie, Jake Reed, is excited about being tour manager for the Australian leg of Ice Queen’s tour but he knows Rielle’s reputation as a prize bitch will make it a challenge. Jake’s comfortable he can handle whatever she demands, until he meets her and then he’s not sure how he’s ever going to live without her.
Can the rock star face the tragedy that shaped her life?
Can the roadie reach the real girl and help her come home?
Producing Real is a story about crippling fears, making music, and learning to be true.
As Matt tries to track Dree down, he’s plunged in to a world where everything in not quite what it seems, and as he struggles for the truth, it brings him one step closer to the demons of his past, present and future.
As police move to find the kidnapper of a wealthy heiress, they ultimately stumble upon a killer without compunction.
With Detective Scott Balen on the case, he finds the deeper he becomes involved with trying to catch the killer everyone is looking for, the closer he comes to finding love with the one woman he should perhaps stay away from. The hardest questions will only be answered after the killer has his day in court.
From the Australian landscape to the hills of Italy, iconic landmarks provide the backdrop for a family in tatters searching for answers, a psychotic killer you’ll love to hate and an eclectic group of hit-men on a mission.
As old habits die hard, the game of life will prove there can only be one winner.
Alexia Leigh is determined to prove big-cat shape-shifters exist. But she never expected Blake Powell, the key to the shifter race, to rescue and seduce her–never expected to want him like he’s her last damned breath! She’s never experienced such raw pleasure, has forgotten what it is to truly feel alive. And now she is torn between him and the proof she needs to exonerate her dead father’s once great name.
Would you have the courage to do what had to be done when they threatened you life?
What if fairy tales were real?
Larundel – A place plagued by lost souls.
A ring that has claimed a few of them.
And a woman who is about to collide with a world she has forgotten about.
When an abandoned mental asylum is set to be redeveloped, sinister events unfold in the community surrounding it.
Isobel moves into the neighbourhood looking for a new future only to find a past she never knew belonged to her. Is she a sane person living in an insane world or a crazy person trapped in reality?
Set in an actual abandoned mental institution on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, THE RING OF LOST SOULS is a fast-paced fairy tale weaving together a believable blend of fantasy, urban legend and pure insanity.