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The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
A retired sports’ journalist who we come to know only by his nickname, ‘Lumpy’, decides to tell the life story of one of his earliest and most interesting friends, Robbie Sparrow - 'The Spiv'. The writer is caught in a dilemma; should he ‘tell it like it was’, or sanitise a life for a more palatable product?
The Girl from County Clare
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,360. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In 1886, 18-year-old Brigid flees the hardships of Ireland & goes to Australia. The talented lacemaker must conquer fear & bias if she is to fulfil her dream, but life doesn’t run smoothly. The man who once offered her hope soon becomes her adversary. She gathers those who matter to her and moves to New Zealand. Gradually, her dreams flourish until the day the man who seeks her downfall finds her.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,320. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1897, a man walked out of a pub in Blenheim, New Zealand and disappeared. Another man had been robbed, and while the questions and conflicting accounts mount, a body is pulled from the river. Based on the real-life disappearance and probable murder of the author’s great-grandfather, this book dissects the legend behind what happened to Harry Satherley.
After the Roses
Series: Daisy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,700. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The sequel to "Daisy's War". The Great War is over and the men are coming home. For a brief period, Daisy’s world once again seems a safe and settled one. But no one returns unscathed from such a war, although not all wounds leave obvious signs. And hard on the heels of the Armistice comes a new, invisible enemy that will strike much closer to home: a lethal epidemic of influenza.
The Narrative of Deserter Burman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015 by Satalyte Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
In 1834 Private Benjamin Burman is on the run to a new life in America. But the British Army does not suffer deserters; Benjamin is captured and banished to Van Diemen’s Land. Yet even when his sentence is over, his punishment is not done, for he is forever to be reminded of his disgrace by a thick, black D tattooed into his ribcage. It will take the greatest tragedy of his life to set him free.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
We now have the capacity to turn our abundant earth into a dead planet. This novel, set in the paradisaical Solomon Islands, depicts real events in the sometimes less than peaceful Pacific to examine the often unrecognised impulses that drive us to war.
Falsely Accused
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
On board the convict ship taking them to the penal colony of Australia, Maryanne Watson and Jake Smith meet and fall in love, but Jake hides a terrible secret that will take him to the gallows if it ever comes out. On arrival in Sydney the lovers are separated. Maryanne is sent to work for the lecherous Captain Fitzhugh. After he attacks her she flees into the wilderness and eventually meets up..
The House of Tears
Series: An Arresting Woman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The House of Tears is the third book in the An Arresting Woman series and follows Australia’s first policewoman, Lillian Armfield, in her pioneering role as protector of the morality of Sydney’s women, which expands to include the hidden realm of sexual diversity. Lillian’s encounter with the secretive Oscarean Club is followed by a missing person’s case that ultimately leads to one of the most se
Cruel Lies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A young English lady of the 1860s always sat still, straight and never turned her head. She met young gentlemen only when chaperoned. She rode sidesaddle, dressed elegantly, spoke quietly and rarely showed her emotions. Her studies included embroidery, drama, music and etiquette… So what happens when one of these genteel girls, DARIA WADE, is determined to follow her father to Australia?
Turbulence and Triumph: From Ride to Birth
Series: Ocean's Gift · Turbulence and Triumph. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Jazz Age tale of romance and adventure on the high seas continues. Three bargain-priced bestsellers in one box! This box set includes: Ocean's Ride (#4), Ocean's Cage (#5) and Ocean's Birth (#6)
History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura Museum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 by Manukau Counties Writers Fund. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Essay » Author profile
Ever wondered about the history of objects in a museum? If they could talk, what tales could they tell? South Auckland writers were invited into the Papakura Museum to see if they could find out. These stories and poems of love, loss, triumph, new beginnings and changing times include actual events and memories as well as fiction. All are inspired by real taonga (treasures) in the museum.
Port Arthur
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Set in the 1830's during the convict transportation era between the United Kingdom and Australia, a thirteen-year old Peter Wilkins is convicted of burglary and transported to Van Diemen's Land to serve his sentence.
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Irmgard and Horst escaped the chaos of post-WWI Germany to settle in the safety of a town on the other side of the world. In this award winning short story, they react to the news that Adolf Hitler has come to power in their beloved home country.
Ocean's Birth
Series: Ocean's Gift · Turbulence and Triumph, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Maria thought her troubles would be over, but a new storm is brewing with the power to sweep away everything she holds dear. When Maria's mother appears, insisting that Maria return to the ocean and threatening the lives of everyone she loves, Maria is faced with a heartbreaking choice: what price will she pay to protect both her husband and her unborn child from her own family?
How To Catch Crabs
Series: Turbulence and Triumph · Ocean's Gift. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Love and babies: two things Lucy has no time for in her life. Until Giorgio. The moment their eyes meet across the fish market, he knows Lucy's the girl for him. If it weren't for his reputation as a rake, maybe he could catch more than just her eye – perhaps even her heart, too. A tale of crabs, cricket bats and catching your heart's desire in Jazz Age Western Australia.
Take It Easy
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 53,560. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Light reading of the humorous doings of patrons and barflies in an Australian suburban pub. Narrated by a New Australian as he sees it and in his odd way of using the English language. Entertaining. Set in Sydney's Newtown area during the late fifties and early sixties. Larger than life characters. Most yarns have an unexpected twist in the ending.
Old Balmain House Book Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 180,870. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Two courageous Sydney families sit at the centre of this story. Linking them is a small girl Sophie who vanished 100 years ago. It is a story of people's ordinary lives, how they are touched and shaped by tragedy and yet rise above adversity. Mostly set around the beautiful inner city suburb of Balmain and an old house there, parts of the story traverse the remote Australian outback
Greens and Greys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Journey with Molly Sinclair through her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s. This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpected joys and overcomes life’s setbacks.
The Secret of Brerreton Gully
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: Australian English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In the 1950s in rural Australia, Tom and his brother and their friends find what they think is an abandoned caravan on the Brerretons’ land. Except it’s not abandoned. And the man who owns it is not happy that he’s been seen doing what he’s doing. He’s so unhappy, in fact, that Tom is terrified that he and Fred and Bill will be shot before Tilly can get back with help…
Ocean's Cage
Series: Ocean's Gift · Turbulence and Triumph, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,920. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Forced to choose between the ocean and the man she loves, Maria accepts the gilded cage of her life on land. But the ocean will not be thwarted so easily. All Maria wants is to live happily ever after with her husband. But between the crazed crabs, a mysterious illness and a monstrous shark, Maria may need all her skills as a siren to succeed. Can one woman oppose the ocean and win?

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