Greta van der Rol

Biography

Greta van der Rol lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and describes herself as an author, a photographer, an animal lover, and a space nut.

She writes stories laced with politics, history, and mystery with a side salad of romance. Most of her work is space opera, but she has written paranormal and historical fiction.

Where to find Greta van der Rol online

Series

Dryden Universe
Dryden universe books feature a Human Empire and a number of alien species, notably the warlike Yrmaks. The stories feature action, adventure, and a scoop of romance. Most of the books are stand alone, but Eye of the Mother, For the Greater Good, and Retribution feature the same characters.
A Matter of Trust
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Demon's Eye
Price: $0.99 USD.
Ella and the Admiral
Price: $1.99 USD.
Eye of the Mother
Price: $3.99 USD.
For the Greater Good
Price: $3.99 USD.
Retribution
Price: $3.99 USD.
Ptorix Empire
Space opera stories taking place in the worlds of the Ptorix Empire
Starheart
Price: $3.99 USD.
Crisis at Validor
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Stuff of Legend
Price: $3.98 USD.
The Complete Iron Admiral
Price: $3.99 USD.
Morgan Selwood Stories
A number of books and novellas set in Morgan Selwood's universe
Morgan's Choice
Price: $4.99 USD.
Morgan's Return
Price: $4.99 USD.
Kuralon Rescue
Price: $3.99 USD.
Rescuing Romila
Price: $3.99 USD.
Escape from Shar Burk
Price: $3.99 USD.
Paranormal
My weretiger stories are not your usual paranormal. No fated mates, not much sex, they're stories that include the plight of real tigers in this world.
Black Tiger
Price: Free!
White Tiger
Price: $3.99 USD.
Black Tiger / White Tiger
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

A Dryden Collection
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,830. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Three stories from the Dryden Universe. A Matter of Trust, The Demon's Eye, and Eye of the Mother.
The Complete Iron Admiral
Series: Ptorix Empire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 156,180. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Both Iron Admiral books in one big volume. In Conspiracy Saahren and Allysha race against time to prevent the release of a deadly virus. In Deception, Allysha is a pawn in a growing power struggle, one where she will need all her skills and cunning to outwit a heinous plot that could result in the loss of billions of human lives.
To Die a Dry Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,690. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
1629. Shipwrecked on an uncharted reef thirty miles off the coast of Australia, two hundred men, women and children scramble ashore on tiny, hostile islands. There is no fresh water and the only food is what they can salvage from the wreck, or harvest from the sea. One man will stop at nothing to ensure that he is among the survivors. The terrifying true story of the Batavia shipwreck.
Morgan's Misfits - The Complete Collection
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 211,380. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Misfits are an unlikely alliance of women who don’t quite fit into the rigid caste system of their society. In Kuralon Rescue the Misfits stage a daring raid to rescue two men from a prison planet. In Rescuing Romila they are on a mission to uncover a drug-smuggling operation. In Escape from Shar Burk they rescue Shar Burk’s governor’s mistress from certain death.
Escape from Shar Burk
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Chet, Toreni, and Jirra rescue Marisa, mistress of Shar Burk’s brutal governor Soldar, from certain death they think they’re just helping a fellow woman to a new life. But by taking in Marisa, the team has been noticed by Soldar. Helped by a traitor in Fleet Intelligence, he’s on their trail before they discover his plans. And he wants them all dead.
Rescuing Romila
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,230. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Jirra and Toreni rescue Romila from a raid on her antiques business they start off on a mission to uncover a drug-smuggling operation. But when the operation morphs into something even more dangerous, the women must resolve their differences. If they don’t act together, and quickly, many lives will be at risk. Including their own.
Black Tiger / White Tiger
Series: Paranormal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,990. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
BLACK TIGER Can the Legend of the Black Tiger be the bond that brings Ash and Sally closer together, or will it be an impossible belief that rips them apart? WHITE TIGER Sally Carter finds a white tiger in a Harlem basement, guarding an enormous stash of heroin. Her rescue of the tiger attracts journalist Dave Gardner, who sniffs a lead to a drug baron he’s been trying to nail for years.
The Search for the Crimson Lady
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
One hundred years ago the pirate ship Crimson Lady terrorized the space lanes, then she disappeared without a trace, until Tara Wyndham finds an artefact from the lost ship. Rys Kovas jumps at the chance to hire out his luxury yacht to go hunting for a ghost ship. But murder, sabotage, and accidents mar their journey. Can Rys and Tara unravel the mystery and escape with their lives?
Retribution
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Celia Whitley, former head of Imperial Security and director of Humans First, is intent on avenging her husband, murdered by Yrmaks. Whitley’s trail had gone cold until Tian Axmar, partner Brent Walker, and auralfang, Puss, learn of a stolen cargo of heavy weapons. Tian and Brent scramble to prevent Whitley from starting a war on one world which will spill over to engulf the Empire.
For the Greater Good
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A Human settlement is destroyed and all signs point to an Yrmak raid as Imperial agents Tian Axmar and Brent Walker scour the site for clues. As the evidence unfolds, it becomes clear that a devious plot to incite an interspecies war will strike at the very heart of the Empire. With lives at risk, there’s no time to waste. Can Brent and Tian stop the planned carnage?
Eye of the Mother
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,890. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When fate throws Brent Walker and Tian Axmar together, it’s strictly a business arrangement. Somebody’s murdering Yrmaks and Humans, and leaving a mysterious calling card. Somebody wants interspecies war. Tian hires Brent to help her investigate, delving into Yrmak customs and beliefs to understand what’s going on. It’s an increasingly dangerous game, with more than just lives at stake.
Ella and the Admiral
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Admiral Goran Chandler turns up in Ella’s restaurant her comfortable world is thrown into turmoil. Ten years ago he’d been a senior commander, and captain of the frigate Antelope. She had been Lieutenant Bulich, and he’d kicked her off his ship. With unexpected danger threatening, and a killer stalking the corridors, Ella and the admiral must work together to escape with their lives.
The Stuff of Legend
Series: Ptorix Empire, Book 5. Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Admiral Jak Prentiss, on enforced leave, tags along with History Professor Olivia Jhutta to find her missing parents in what he considers to be an interplanetary wild goose chase in search of a fairy tale. But as the journey progresses and legend begins to merge with unsettling fact, Olivia and Jak must resolve their differences and work together if they are to survive.
The Thunder Egg
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,870. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
History Professor Drew Torson got more than he bargained for when the thunder egg he bought at a market… hatches. When thieves try to capture the little creature that emerges, Drew is rescued by freighter captain Afra Abrussen. Can a freighter captain and an academic outsmart thieves determined to capture Neyru, and get her home?
The Demon's Eye
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,250. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Krystina Merkos escapes her war torn planet on an Imperial warship, where she encounters Ben Paulsen, an old high school flame. When the frigate is attacked by a pirate fleet intent on capturing Krys, she faces impossible choices. If she hands herself over to the pirates, she will die a painful death. If she doesn’t, everyone will die. Unless she and Ben can contrive a way out for them all.
Crisis at Validor
Series: Ptorix Empire, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When the queen is assassinated in a terrorist attack, Tarlyn’s life is thrown into turmoil when she, too, becomes a target. The last person she expects to rescue her is her childhood sweetheart, Brett Butcher. Butcher and Tarlyn struggle to prevent war, while the ember of love that has smouldered for so long bursts into flame. With peace at stake, both will be forced to choose; love or duty.
A Matter of Trust
Series: Dryden Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Pursued by her father's agents, Princess Amira races across the galaxy in a desperate search for a safe haven from a forced marriage. Amid simmering tensions at the edge of the Empire, Amira must trust Imperial Admiral Ul-Mellor, known as the Demon Admiral. But Ul-Mellor isn't human. What will he do when forced to choose between Amira and his hard-won commission?
Kuralon Rescue
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,280. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Jirra’s on the run, Siena’s rescuing her lover, Toreni wants Master Chef status and Chet wants her reputation back. Four women, four goals, and one very small ship. Add a fleet request to free a rebel, the promise of little to no help and a caste-defined society on the edge of explosion. The women have to form a team or they'll all fail.
White Tiger
Series: Paranormal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,270. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
New York is no place for a tiger – not for weretiger Sally Carter or for the white tiger she finds in a Harlem basement, guarding an enormous stash of heroin. Sally is determined that the tiger will find a home in a sanctuary, but the drug baron has other ideas. Sally and her husband find themselves mixed up in a situation where even their weretiger talents may not be enough to save them.
Ink
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,950. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Life's good for 18-year-old Ashkar Ravindra. School's over, and he's been accepted into the Fleet Academy. There's time for one last trip to the mountains. But not everyone is pleased to see the privileged admiral's son. Jealousy and ulterior motives turn the pleasant hunting trip into an ordeal. Lives are a stake. If Ashkar makes the wrong decision, he will be the first to die.
The Iron Admiral: Deception
Series: Ptorix Empire, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,440. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
The gripping sequel to 'The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy' Grand Admiral Saahren wants his lady back, but Allysha Marten is a target of agents bent on pushing the galaxy into war. Saahren tries to protect Allysha but in the end she must choose her own direction. If she gets it wrong, she won't be the only one who dies.
The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy
Series: Ptorix Empire, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,380. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
Accused of an atrocity, ex-Admiral Chaka Saahren goes undercover to clear his name. Systems Engineer Allysha Marten, takes one last job to rid her of debts and her cheating husband. Together, they uncover a plot that threatens to plunge the Galaxy into inter-species war. It's a race against time to prevent a holocaust.
Starheart
Series: Ptorix Empire, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,560. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jess wants to know how her husband really died. Hudson wants to know who is trading with the alien Ptorix – and offering them a large enough prize to induce them to part with their beloved starhearts, the jewels they call the windows of the soul. It's a deadly game of political intrigue, murder, and greed which will test both Jess and Hudson to their limits.
Morgan's Return
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Supertech Morgan Selwood and Manesan Admiral Ravindra follow a tenuous trail back into humanity’s past, to the time historians call the Conflagration, looking for the Manesai roots. It begins innocently enough - but what they uncover will land humans and Manesai alike, into deadly peril.
A Victory Celebration
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Fleet has won a major victory and Admiral Ravindra is celebrating with his officers. Morgan gets a rare invite for a girls’ night out. Dinner, a little dancing, a little jealous pining… And a whole lot of trouble when Ravindra discovers his lady is out ‘n about... without protection. What started as an innocent night on the town turns into something very, very different.
Black Tiger
Series: Paranormal. Price: Free! Words: 72,020. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
It was meant to be a six-month contract for Dr Sally Carter. But from the very day she arrives in India, a Black Tiger stalks her nightmares. It's a beast of legend - but what does it mean? Her employer, Raja Asoka Bhosle, cannot - or will not - provide answers. Is she losing her sanity, or is there more to Sally than she herself knows?
Morgan's Choice
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,090. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(2.00 from 1 review)
Morgan Selwood and her companion, stranded in space in a derelict ship, are rescued from certain death by aliens - but there's a price to be paid. Which side will Morgan choose? The freedom fighters or the military elite? And what about the deadly force that threatens to destroy them all?
Supertech
Series: Morgan Selwood Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
She’s a Supertech, bioengineered from birth, fresh out of the Academy and tasked with designing a control system for an experimental fighter. Morgan’s up for the challenge but there’s more to the job than meets the eye. The Fleet invested in her education but did they train her for … this?

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Smashwords book reviews by Greta van der Rol

  • The Cowboy Next Door on Sep. 28, 2011

    This is a fun read. It's well written and it's easy to connect with Lilah and Clay. I could relate to both of them. I enjoyed the journey. Recommended for a quick read in the park or on the beach.