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Blackwell Down Under
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Cane Hollow Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Caleb Blackwell found no luck in the California gold mines... but there is a new rush, in a place called Australia. Unfortunately, Blackwell arrives just in time to be caught up in one of the most violent uprisings in that land's history... Read the whole Blackwell series! "Blackwell's Run" was nominated for the 2011 Peacemaker Award for best western short story!
Black Moon - The legend of Pango-marama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
NZ Maori deemed Hawaiki to be their ancestral home & Tiki, 1st man from the heavens, to be son of the god of war and the goddess of death. But half-human, half-bird Manaia, son of Tane and Hine-nui-te-Po, was the 1st. The 2 tribes lived in harmony for generations but food dwindled & the bird people were ousted. Follow their perilous paths, even to the Underworlds, retold in this gripping legend.
The Prisoner
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Price: Free! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
The first 50 years of Australia's settlement by the white man was a time of brutality, cruelty, and harshness - not always on the part of the prisoners. One man, transported for a crime today's world would consider minor, finds that regardless of his crime, regardless of his past, he comes to a time when he discovers some things are worth dying for.
Josey
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
This book covers the period of Josey's boyhood and early teenage years and has been based on the author's own experiences, only the names have been changed. This is to give the reader the author's recollection of life during the Great Depression and the Second World War.
Yongala
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Price: $3.65 USD. Words: 41,130. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Corben Plath's luck changes when he is offered blood money and ticket on the steamship, Yongala. Plath’s task is to kill Professor Portland and destroy his renewable energy invention. However, Plath learns that there are armed guards on board, protecting Portland. As Yongala steams into heavy weather, Plath finds an unlikely friend in Felicity, the young niece of the man he is sent to kill.
Lost
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Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A New Zealand short story of 1500 words. Descriptive and punchy with a twist in it tail.
Jackaroo
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Series: Pearson/Rickards Trilogy, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,020. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The conflict between two good friends in England, over the favours of a beautiful woman, continues on the far side of the world in Australia. One becomes a jackaroo, a beginner in the cattle industry ─ the other, his mortal enemy. Llewellyn's boss is a woman, and Ivan marries the girl they fought over. Lew has accepted his friend's victory, but Ivan does not believe him.
Daring Masquerade
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,950. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013 by Books We Love Ltd.. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
By the time Ross Calvert discovers Harry Martin is in fact Harriet Martin she has fallen in love with him. Realizing she has failed in her final effort to protect her shell-shocked brother, she puts a desperate proposition to Ross. Marry her and she will give him an heir.
Juliet - The Hatmaker's Loves…
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,200. Language: Australian English. Published: February 6, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Born prematurely, a tiny infant hovers between life and death, too weak to suckle. Her grandmother invents a way to feed her... and she survives. Raped and pregnant at fifteen, trapped in a world of ignorance, she is married off to a widower. in middle-age she find love in a way she could never have dreamed. The hatmaker's loves … a tale of tough men, tougher women, isolation and cruelty!
Death Crop
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Inspector Mike Blakely is despatched from Headquarters in Newcastle to investigate a murder in the upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, not far from the town of Scone. At first the case appears to be a straight forward murder investigation but soon reveals itself to be a great deal more than that, eventually forcing Blakely to fight for his life, in some very dangerous situations.
Jagged Waters
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Spicy Irish miss, Mariah Malone, is a young convict unjustly condemned to New South Wales, Australia, to serve her sentence for life. During the transport, her ship encounters a rocky demise, and the handful of survivors are washed up on King Island to await rescue.
For the Life of Thi Lin Klein
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Price: Free! Words: 95,010. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An Australian love/war story set during the last few weeks of Australia's part in the Vietnam War.
Anzac Spirit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: Australian English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Gallipoli, ANZAC SPIRIT is about a sixteen year old boy, who went to war seeking adventure. What he found was the true horrors of war. It is also a story about mateship and the hardship faced by the diggers.
Noah's Ark
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,420. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
Tomorrow when the war began: Australia invaded? By whom? How could it happen? Why would it happen? What would it be like? What would we do?
Terra Domina
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,680. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by ASJ Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
1885. A ten year old boy is missing. His twin sister encounters a strange old man in the woods near her house. He seems infatuated with her, and displays unusual control over the world around him, over the events to follow in her life.
Butchers Parade
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in the third quarter of the twentieth century, the stories of 'Butchers Parade' feature the quintessentially Australian location of Redgate - a meatworks town on the western fringe of Sydney - as well as the blighted circumstances of wartime Indo-China. The narratives are united by the presence of the hulking figure of Horrie - meatworker, footballer and soldier.
The Rocking Horse Garden
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Fife, Scotland, the mid-nineteenth century. A young woman sees a sinister shape out at sea. Soon after, a series of tragedies occur. Melbourne, Australia, the present day. A diary is discovered, detailing both an epic journey and the horrors which occurred more than 150 years before. Could the two be linked in some way to a rocking horse, left to decay in a weed-filled garden?
The Second Landing
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You set the price! Words: 160,990. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A fascinating study of Eastern Europe told by those who got out during and after World War II. The Second Landing is absolutely riveting. It helps to form a total concept of the period. For historians the book should have been a non-fiction historical chronicle, a source book, as much of what the author deals with, is not widely known.
Sewing Moonlight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,620. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A sweeping tale of love, loss and bio-dynamics. When Wilhelm Erdinger arrives in the sleepy village of Falters Mill determined to pursue a self-sufficient life, the locals are more than happy to leave him in peace. Against all expectations he discovers both unexpected friendships and love. But as war marches closer, a dark secret from his past threatens to bring his tenuous life crashing down.
The Soldier's Seed
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Nicholas Thomas, a soldier in the New South Wales Corps, loathes his life in Sydney Town and through a series of events of his own making he finds himself running from his past to what could be an even worse fate. While pioneering a new settlement that encounters one problem after another, he struggles to find his true self and identify.