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.

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Series

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.
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.

Books

Forging the Rose
Series: The Rose of Nerine. Pre-release—available June 29, 2019. 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?
Witch Haunted in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 7
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery. Pre-release—available April 30, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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. Pre-release—available April 23, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lily uncovers a murder with her unique witchy skills, but there's no body. Soon, she and her friends at the PIB realise there's a serial killer on the loose. Can they catch the killer before he or she strikes again?
Witch Silenced in Westerham: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Book 5
Series: Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery, Book 5. Price: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,480. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Realm of Blood and Fire
Series: Circle of Talia, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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: $4.99 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: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,240. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(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

  • The Rise Of Majick on June 04, 2012

    When I started reading this story and saw that elves inhabited the pages, I thought it would be another same old, same old, fantasy novel. However, the author has melded traditional scenarios with a modern-day, post apocalyptic setting, which I thought was original and a good premise for a story. The characters took a while to grow on me, but they did, and having reached the end of this first book in the series, I would like to know what is in their future. The plot is well done and the many threads the author has laid out are brought together in a believable way at the end. I have only one criticism; there are moments where the writing flows well and I forget I am reading, but then the lack of editing leaps out at me. I was disappointed because it did affect my enjoyment of the book. I’ve mentioned this because I think the book is worthy of editing and with such an original premise, and diverse characters, it has the potential to become an enjoyable series. Having said that, I invested time getting to know the characters and I will be reading the next book when it comes out because I want to know what happens next and when the author gets it right, his writing is enjoyable to read.
  • 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.