De-ann Black


De-ann Black is a bestselling author, scriptwriter and former newspaper journalist. Traditionally published for over 15 years.

She has over 40 books published, for adults (romance, crime thrillers, espionage/suspense novels) and children (non-fiction rocket science books, children's fiction and picture books).

Her books include Special Forces and crime thriller books - Guile, The Strife of Riley, and Moth to the Flame. Romantic comedies include - The Bitch-Proof Suit, The Cure For Love, and Oops! I'm the Paparazzi.

De-ann's latest children's fiction books are: Secondhand Spooks - December 32nd, Faeriefied, and School for Aliens.

She previously worked as a full-time newspaper journalist for several years. She had her own weekly columns in the press. This included being a motoring correspondent where she got to test drive cars every week for the press for three years.

She is also a professional artist and illustrator. And photographer.

Additionally, De-ann has always been interested in fitness, and was a fitness and bodybuilding champion, 100 metre runner and mountaineer. As a former N.A.B.B.A. Miss Scotland, she had a weekly fitness show on the radio that ran for over three years.

De-ann trained in Shukokai karate, boxing, kickboxing, Dayan Qigong, and Jiu Jitsu.

She splits her time between Scotland, Dublin and London.

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The Tea Dress Shop At Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Tea Dress Shop At Christmas is a lighthearted romance filled with tea dress fashion, humour, and all the sparkle of the festive season set in a snowy Scottish city. It is a new novella for Christmas. Story: Findlay sets out to build a new life for herself in Glasgow, and opens a tea dress shop in the city centre.
Heart of Ice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When mountaineer, Reef Bretton, hired freelance photographer, Alex Russo, for an assignment, the last thing he expected – or wanted – was an attractive, young woman. Set in New York and the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, this modern and adventurous story asks – can love melt a heart of ice?
The Brunette Bombshell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,090. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Twenty–six year old Sadie works as a newspaper journalist in the deadline crushing editorial department of a London tabloid. As the new columnist, Sadie is sent to cover a feature about an upmarket hairdressing salon which is owned by the gorgeous but overly demanding Cosmo. So begins Sadie’s double life. By day, she’s the newspaper journalist, and by night she’s the brunette bombshell.
Cast A Dark Shadow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,010. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Cast A Dark Shadow is an action-packed and adventurous western novel, filled with mystery, killing and corruption. When a stranger is found unconscious in Copperstone Creek with no form of identification, the townfolk name the man, Jay. All he knows for sure is that he's fast with a gun and is a hard-hitting fighter. But what does that make him? A wanted criminal - or an upholder of the law?
The Strife of Riley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this action–packed, modern thriller, based in Scotland, John Riley is tasked by the Glasgow police force to investigate the killing of a man whose computer insists never existed. Riley has a double-edged existence and a dark, adventure filled past. He’s a former member of the SBS - the Special Boat Service, one of the most secretive units of the British Special Forces.
The Bitch-Proof Suit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,970. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Bitch-Proof Suit is a fresh and exciting story with plenty of humor and romance - with all the charm of Dublin and glamor of New York. When Blue (Bluebell) Byrne is up against the odds in the world of New York fashion marketing, she needs the ultimate in accessories - a bitch-proof suit.
The Cure For Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,930. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Cure For Love is a romantic comedy (novella) set in Cornwall and London. The story starts in London. Daisy is broken–hearted when her boyfriend, Sebastian, announces his engagement to Celeste. Angry and betrayed, Daisy leaves London and heads for a break in Cornwall. The seclusion she seeks is soon disturbed when she meets Jake Wolfe.
Oops! I'm The Paparazzi
Price: Free! Words: 34,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011 by Toffee Apple Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An Irish ex-boyfriend, a New York newspaper editor, a movie star, and a Hollywood agent - the men in Phred’s life cause her nothing but trouble. So the last thing she needs is to become one of the paparazzi. When Dublin newspaper journalist, Phred, is dumped by her Irish boyfriend, Finbar, she runs off to New York to make a fresh start.

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