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The Last Tuatara
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 49,660. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
After surviving for more than 300 million years the tuatara are close to extinction. The race to save them is being lost until twins Jason and Jessy make a remarkable discovery on an isolated New Zealand farm. But when this news leaks, the twins soon find themselves as endangered as the animals they are trying to save.
Five Unexpected Days: A Collection of Short Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,140. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The surprise occurrence of February 30th. The loss of a favorite umbrella. The sudden arrival of a tiny circus runaway. Each of these unexpected events propel a different character into their own sweet, gentle tale, which finds its heartwarming conclusion in less than twenty-four hours. This short story collection features a total of five moving tales.
Plucking Great Times: An Informal History Of Tautau Chicken
Price: Free! Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is not intended to be any type of Pulitzer Prize style of document but a set of notes about the three decades or so that we were involved in the poultry industry from the late 1960s through to the early 2000s. It is hoped that future generations may get some understanding of the evolution of the industry that we stumbled into!
We Need A National Bird
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Short Story: The public announcement in 1974 that the Emu was selected as the national bird of Australia rankled New Zealand residents. But aussie's flaunting the fact that their little cousin to the east didn’t even have a national bird fanned the flames of anger. The Kiwi's took to the streets in protest. They demanded that Prime Minister Al Wazlate take action to erase this embarrassment.
The Touch of Hine-nui-te-pō
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Young Ministry Agent Aroha Murphy is tasked to find The Angel of Death, who stalks Auckland, New Zealand, killing anyone, even those locked securely in their home. Behind is left only a desiccated corpse. But is this murder… or justice? ============================ Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Out for Blood: The Third of Severn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,990. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The body on New Brighton beach has made headline news, the Reverend and Aiden are keeping secrets from Severn, and Riley believes someone is following her. When a video of Aiden flying goes viral, religious panic puts the vampires’ identify and secrets under threat. Can they find a solution before the Guild is exposed?
Dead End Town
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,500. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Sequel to Dead End High Adam Braddock returns to his old home town, from which he was previously driven out by unspeakable horrors. It now remains a vacant shell of its former self and not a soul lives there. Or at least none should. Adam soon finds that the town is not as abandoned as he thought.
Dutch Pacific Voyages of Discovery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania
Dutch trading, privateering and exploration voyages throughout the Pacific made some of the seminal discoveries in that great ocean, including Australia, Easter Island, Fiji, Hawai`i, New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga. The voyagers battled the Spanish, the Portuguese and natives, but they also fought scurvy, starvation and the implacable, brutal monopoly of the Dutch East India Company
Fishing for Māui
Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 85,520. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A novel about food, whānau and mental illness. Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making.
Gone Astray: A Collection Of (Sac)Religious Cartoons By Jim
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2018 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
Church folk often take ourselves too seriously. Jim’s warm-hearted, but edgy, cartoons help us to see the funny side of church life. No one is spared – clergy, organists, parishioners – all get a gentle prod. Good, thought-filled fun, well balanced between the trite and the bite of cartooning humour.