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Burke and Wills
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
It was an expedition, comprehensively equipped like no other exploratory party before it or since. Despite achieving its objective of crossing the vast Australian continent from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, it ended in tragedy. It was plagued by poor decision making, harsh conditions and bad luck. The story is a tribute to brave men exploring the unknown. It is the story of the Dig Tree.
Unforgivable
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,940. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Unforgivable is the story of a teenage girl and a young nun caught up in the great religious and social upheaval brought on by Vatican II, and a thriving adoption industry driven by society’s fierce disapproval of unmarried mothers.
A Gilded Mile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,510. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Abandoned during the frenzy of the Gold Rush, a seven-year-old girl survives by scavenging and begging for food, while trying to avoid the coppers, drunks and predatory street gangs. Her extraordinary intellect has enabled her to subsist until now, but it will require all of her courage and a great deal of luck if she is to survive and prosper.
The Scapegoat
Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Newlyweds Cedric and Doris Asker sail for New Zealand aboard the Elingamite. But they become separated when the ship sinks near the Three Kings Islands with the loss of many lives. The Askers strive to overcome tragedy, disaster, business failure, and a wrongful murder conviction.
The Dingo Cave
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,790. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014 by Eugenius Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Two young girls. One black. One white. An unlikely friendship blossoms against the backdrop of war and prejudice in the Australian outback. The Dingo Cave becomes their magic place away from a cruel and barren world - a place where cultures hold hands and learn from one another in surprising and beautiful ways. A moving and dramatic tale that teaches that ‘friendship is a masterpiece of nature’ i
A Voice to be Heard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story of two young women determined to live outside the confines of the Victorian Age and who have a lasting impact on the fledgling town of Melbourne.
Rainbird's Awakening
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Rainbird relates through her diary how her father had been a secret volunteer in a highly confidential undertaking by the Menzies Government in the 1950s. She tells how her brother Archer embarks on a mission to reveal the truth, and in so doing discovers a massive government cover-up. His quest to find the truth and gain compensation is met by intimidation, bloodshed and murder.
Ned Kelly's Son
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,680. Language: Australian English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What are the odds that a chance meeting of like souls in 1958 would result in the resurrection of hidden accounts of a mother and her son, whose amazing lives challenge the legend of Australia’s most iconic bushranger?
Lost Souls
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,120. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Historical adventure and war 1899-1902 the Anglo-Boer War Imperial patriotism The siege of Mafeking The New Zealand contingents in South Africa and Zimbabwe Concentration camps World War II
Harry's War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
The idyllic life of an Australian country boy is turned upside down when his country decides to fight alongside Great Britain in World War One. From promising school boy to Gallipoli veteran, this is the heart wrenching story of Harry's war.
The Destiny of Darkie Dixon
Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Destiny, that amorphous but inevitable fate over which some say we have no control, was to deal unkindly with Darkie Dixon. That was not the name he was born with. It was not even a dignified Christian name. There was no way of knowing the identity which was bestowed upon him at birth! This is the story of his life ─ how his destiny was fulfilled.
Lizzie's Tale
Series: Old Balmain House, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-27 20:01:26
Goal reached!
In 1963 Lizzie is raped by three men in Sydney when fifteen. She becomes pregnant but is determined not to surrender her child for adoption. This is a novel about a girl from inner Sydney. Her family is poor, her father dies when she is nine and life is hard. It is story of her struggle to survive and make a life of her own, first as a prostitute, then with her child in a remote outback town.
The Downwinders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Australia, 1956. Luke van Houdt has escaped the ruins of war-torn Europe and settled into his new life Down Under, working for a prosperous electronics firm. The economy is booming, and life is good. But while working on a routine job, Luke stumbles upon a dark secret - one that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Traffic Lights
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Urban
This short story was originally published for a competition that had a word limit of 1,500 words and is an example of live fiction - it was written and published on the day of the event happening. The story involves a major event in Australian political history during 2013.
Buckley's Chance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
In the Australian vernacular “you’ve got Buckley’s Chance” or “you’ve got Buckley’s” means “you have no chance”, or “it’s nearly impossible”; despite the eventual outcome of his adventure, the phrase is believed to refer to the improbable survival of an escaped convict, William Buckley, who lived among the Aborigines of Victoria, Australia, for thirty-two years, before returning to civilization.
The Value of Their Deaths
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A moving tribute to all those who served in the Great War, by award winning writer, Michael C. Madden. With their passing goes not our remembrance. (All author profits from the sale of this book are donated to the Victorian TPI Association)
Escaping the Triad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In 1851, gold is discovered in Australia… In China a different scenario is being enacted. A young man and his sister are escaping the Triad, crossing old and decaying roofs, hiding in alleys... but it is not enough. A journey of suffering and prejudice, heartbreak and horror, but their Chinese pride remains unbroken …
Predictions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
It is late 1899. Three girls from a small town discuss the coming century and make predictions about what it will bring. They agree to meet in 1920, 1950 and 1970 to see which have come to pass. 'Predictions' follows Edith, Wilma and Rose as their lives are shaped and buffeted by the momentous events of the twentieth century. And who will marry the charming and dangerous James McIlvray?
The Dairy Cottage
Series: Cavendish Court, By the River, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Arriving on a convict ship in 1815 into New South Wales, Australia, Elizabeth must learn to survive her wrongful conviction and unwelcome conscription as dairy maid to the local dairy cottage. Her wretched situation requires all her strength and cunning to navigate the brutality of this convict settlement and strive to become free again and, hopefully, live the life she was meant to live.
Balls (September 1981)
Series: The Fallen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A short story, complimentary to The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea, based on actual events, set two years later. Jude and Su have got embroiled in violent civil conflict that threatens to tear New Zealand-Aotearoa apart. Of course NZ being NZ it could only be about Rugby!