Dionne Lister

Biography

I love writing and sharing my stories but I wish they wouldn't keep me awake at night.

I'm from Sydney and when I'm not writing I'm tweeting, reading or doing sporty stuff.

I'm a USA Today bestselling author, and I've been named by iBooks as "One of 10 emerging fantasy authors you must read." Shadows of the Realm, the first fantasy novel in my Circle of Talia series, has been number one in it's genre categories on Amazon and iBooks, reaching number 1 overall on iBooks Australia. The series is complete with A Time of Darkness and Realm of Blood and Fire.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad, Kindle app.
Describe your desk
Ooh, it's a mess. Lots of notebooks, three cups full of pens, two or three dirty coffee cups, a crumby plate, one or two cats, paperwork I need to file, and the most important thing: my laptop. My desk is one my hubby found on the side of the road. It was a 1930s dining table someone had painted green. He stripped it back to reveal a gorgeous pale timber finish. It's Art Deco style with a massive semi-circle attaching the base to the tabletop.
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Series

Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery
Lily is an Aussie photographer who finds out her brother's been kidnapped and that she's a witch, all on the day after her twenty-fourth birthday. An agent from the Paranormal Investigation Bureau drags her to London, where she discovers her special witchy talents. But it's not all fun and sightseeing. The world is a dangerous place for a witch trying to put witchy criminals away. And as Lily soon learns, when there's a price on your head, every step you take could be your last.
The Rose of Nerine
Three countries stand at the brink of war, and an unseen force is laying waste to one. The only person who can save them is The Rose of Nerine, but those who need her can't find her. Adrastine is a woman who must decide whether revenge against her depraved father is more important than saving her world. When her plot for murder fails, a spy and wielder of magic, Jacob, aids her escape, but he demands a favour in return. Kerwyn is a vagrant, an ex-seeker, a man who has made mistakes and is ready to die. Unwittingly caught up in Adrastine’s flight from her father, now his family is in danger. Seeking redemption, he journeys with Jacob and Addy to find his family and kill Radnok, the man behind it all. But Radnok is not the only one they need to watch out for. As more of their world, Venturan, is drained of life daily, they are headed for disaster. But Adrastine isn't ready to admit she wants to help, let alone that she may be The Rose everyone seeks. To add to Adrastine's problems, she is drawn to Jacob, but he is a man, and she doesn't trust them, let alone want to fall in love with one. His love has the potential to heal her, but it also has the potential to destroy.
Tempering the Rose
Price: $3.99 USD.
Forging the Rose
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Witch Burglar in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 12
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,000. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book 12 in the fun, magical, action-packed Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cozy Mystery series. There’s a witch burglar on the loose, and they’re stealing more than the usual. There’s a prolific cat burglar on the loose who’s stealing more than people’s treasured possessions. This particular burglar is stealing their pets! Will and Lily are on the case, but clues are hard to find.
Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cozy Mystery Box Set Books 1-3
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 163,980. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The first three books in a fun, well-written, magic-filled paranormal cozy mystery series. Aussie photographer Lily's life is turned upside down, inside out and back to front when she finds out she's a witch and is whisked away to the UK to try and find her missing brother. Working with agents from the PIB is proving rather... interesting. Join Lily on all her fun, witchy adventures.
Witch Heist in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 11
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,590. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lily’s feeling out of place at a high-end fashion show, but she can’t wait to see Will’s sister, Sarah, strutting the catwalk. Lily and Will have planned to spend time with Sarah while she’s in town, but when jewellery worth millions is stolen from the fashion show and Sarah’s friend goes missing with it, their plans disappear in a miasma of expensive perfume. And this is only the beginning....
Witch War in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery Book 14
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Pre-release—available November 20, 2020. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Book 14 in a bestselling cozy mystery series. This is it, the moment Lily and the gang finally come face to face with Regula Pythonissam. More info to come....
Vampire Witch in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery Book 13
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Pre-release—available August 10, 2020. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book 12 in the Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cozy Mystery Series. Description to come.
Witch Cursed in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 10
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,410. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Book ten in the bestselling cozy mystery series set in Westerham, England. When a curse hits the PIB, everyone's magic goes awry. While Lily can see the funny side of it, it's not a joke—someone wants the PIB out of the way. When a swathe of major crimes are committed, the PIB team are helpless. They need to find a cure, and fast, or their whole organisation could be disbanded... for good.
Witchbotched in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 9
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,140. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Paranormal cozy mystery. When unexplained deaths occur in Dover, the PIB needs Lily's help to solve the crimes. Yep, it's just another day for our Aussie girl in the UK. Full blurb coming soon!
Witch Oracle in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 8
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,720. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
When a spate of extreme events occur in Westerham, it soon becomes apparent to the PIB that unnatural forces are at work. When those extreme events turn fatal, the race is on to find the culprit. Can Lily help solve the crime before her loved ones are caught up in it?
Witch Haunted in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 7
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ghosts are showing up in Westerham, scaring people out of their homes. When residents start leaving in droves, the PIB needs to figure out what's happening before Westerham becomes a ghost town... literally. Thankfully, Lily and her trusty camera are on the case. Can she figure things out or will she and her friends have to find another village to call home?
Killer Witch in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 6
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,250. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
A superstar has come to town … and so has murder. On a routine photography job, Lily meets hunky movie star and witch Jeremy Frazer, but soon, he's arrested, accused of murder. But did he do it? She'll risk everything she loves to find out.
Witch Silenced in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 5
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,120. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
An unusual number of deaths at Westerham's nursing home for witches attracts the PIB's attention. Can Lily help discover who's killing the innocent residents before someone she loves suffers the same fate?
Witchslapped in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 4
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,370. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.00 from 1 review)
Book 4 in the Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery series. When violent crime increases in Westerham, Lily and the PIB agents have to step in to sort things out. But nothing is quite as it seems, and danger lurks in every shadow.
Witch Undercover in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 3
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,780. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book three in the Paranormal Investigation Bureau Series. Lily decides to go undercover to catch a killer. But has she targeted the right man?
Witch Swindled in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 2
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,710. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Just when Lily’s settling into life in Westerham and making new friends, the Paranormal Investigation Bureau needs her help again. A witch has been swindling millions from retirees, but she’s destroyed all the evidence. Lily’s unique witchy skills are the only thing that can uncover the past and get the PIB the evidence it needs. Can she solve the crime before someone dies?
Witchnapped in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery Book 1
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,510. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An exciting new cosy mystery. All it takes is one morning for Sydney Photographer Lily Bianchi's life to go off the rails and over a cliff. Her brother's been kidnapped, and she finds herself on a plane to England, with a witch, no less. Oh, and she's apparently a witch too. In order to solve the crime, survive incarceration and another kidnap attempt, she'll need coffee ... lots of it.
Tempering the Rose
Series: The Rose of Nerine. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,550. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A dark epic fantasy series, where one woman's thirst for revenge will not only tear her world apart, but could mean the destruction of everything. Can spy and magic user, Jacob convince Adrastine to forgo her murderous desires to serve a god she doesn't believe in and help save her world? To do that, she'll need to believe in the good of humanity, and that might be a step too far.
Forging the Rose
Series: The Rose of Nerine. Pre-release—available October 31, 2020. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Book 2 in The Rose of Nerine Fantasy series. Her plans in tatters, Adrastine must honour her promise to Jacob, Now they must cross the tempestuous ocean to Nerine, where more will be asked of Adrastine than ever before, and betrayal lurks on the horizon. Will Adrastine accept Ephrestine as her goddess, or is the land, and everyone on it, fated to die?
Realm of Blood and Fire
Series: Circle of Talia, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
While the realmists watch, powerless to intervene, the gormons lay waste to Talia, city by city, moving closer to Vellonia each day. As the final battle nears, The Circle can’t meet the conditions of the prophecy, and hope is dwindling. Can Bronwyn and Blayke do what they must — destroy those they love to save their world?
A Time of Darkness
Series: Circle of Talia, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,650. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Second book in The Circle of Talia series. An exciting family/YA epic fantasy with magic and dragons. While Bronwyn languishes in a cell in the bowels of Vellonia and the dragon king argues for her death, the gormons are one step closer to destroying Talia. The prophesized time of darkness, a time the realmists have dreaded for the last thousand years, has begun.
Divine Intervention
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maria's life is falling apart. She thinks it's a sign from God when an opportunity comes her way.But this opportunity is not as simple as it seems. What choice will she make?
Shadows of the Realm
Series: Circle of Talia, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,240. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Bronwyn and Blayke are two strangers being drawn into the same war. Their world is facing invasion from the Third Realm. While they move unknowingly toward each other, they are watched, hunted, and sabotaged. When the Dragon God interferes, it seems their world, Talia, will succumb to the threat. Can they learn enough of the tricks of the Realms before it’s too late?

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Smashwords book reviews by Dionne Lister

  • Slipping Into Evening: a poetry collection on April 10, 2013

    Yet again, Ms Jerrome-Norrgard has written a passionate collection of poems, although this one isn’t as dark as ones I’ve previously read. Self-doubt shines through in this one—a place we’ve all been, especially when we fear losing love. My two absolute favourites are Not Enough and Slipping into Evening. The poet manages to state her fears, hopes and thoughts crisply and succinctly, and as I read, I felt like I was in another place with her, in the moments she is conveying. A wonderfully written collection I think poetry lovers should read.