Leon Mare


About the author:-

Leon Mare was born in South Africa, and lived close to the Kruger National Park for most of his life. He was involved in extensive wildlife research, and spent all of his free time in the African wilderness. Dr. Mare has an intimate knowledge of the wilder side of Africa, which is reflected in most of his work. He has written several TV drama series, and produced a TV documentary on the indiscriminate killing of marlin during billfish competitions on the east coast of Africa. This resulted in a major paradigm shift to tagging and releasing these fish instead.

He has published seven books on Amazon Kindle, the latest being book five in the Sam Jenkins Trilogy series.

In 2013 Leon and his wife Monica returned to South Africa after ten years in the UK. They settled in the tiny village of Yzerfontein on the Cape West Coast, where he spends his days writing, fishing and bundu bashing with his best friend Mother Nature.

Where to find Leon Mare online


The end of Africa
Mankind's benevolence and humanitarian aid is leading to the demise of the continent. The moment we presumed to elevate ourselves above the status of apex mammal, and substituted the laws of nature with our own we signed our own death warrant. Have a look at the short clip.


The Devolved
Price: $7.41 USD. Words: 82,320. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Man was the apex predator, the undisputed king of all mammals. But now, over the arid plains and through the desolate jungles of Africa, extinction was stalking not only mankind, but all things living. Man was about to pay the ultimate price for years of benevolence and humanitarian aid, which had run out decades ago...
Series: Sam Jenkins Trilogy, Book 4. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 68,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
All apes are quadrupeds. According to all accounts this creature is not an ape: it is a bipedal humanoid. After the virulent strain of AIDS had practically depopulated the planet, the African wilderness came bouncing back with vigour. It was as wild as before man first set foot on the dark continent. Or was it reverting back to something much wilder still?
Show me a Reason
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,590. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Michelle Montagne’s genes held the potential for greatness and success - she was both brilliant and beautiful. Fate had dealt her a good hand, but kept all the aces. Her destiny was determined by external events from a very early age, and her life became a continuous battle between doubt and trust. When fate was not kind to her, she fought it like a tiger.
Cheetah in the Rain
Series: Sam Jenkins Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,510. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Amy Gordon was doing her Doctorate on Cheetahs. Her marriage was over. Sam Jenkins’ marriage was also going through a rough patch, but he would never consider deserting his wife and children. His resolve is tested to the limits when he meets Amy. Against the backdrop of a pride of man-eating lions and determined terrorists, the pace is scorching. Forbidden love in the African wilderness….
Fighting AIDS
Series: Sam Jenkins Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Once the AIDS virus had undergone a mutation which enabled it to survive in the salivary glands of a mosquito for up to six hours, the death rate had soared exponentially. Governments and social order ceased to exist. The distance a mosquito could fly in six hours became a paramount factor for survival. Deep in the African wilderness one could keep intruders at bay. For a while.
Series: Sam Jenkins Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,000. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
This novel was originally published as ‘Dying is not Easy’, which has become a collector’s item. Online sellers are now offering used paperback copies of this book for up to $ 1680.

Leon Mare's tag cloud

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Leon Mare's favorite authors on Smashwords

Riana Pope
Latest book: Stories vir Kinders. Published June 20, 2012.

Smashwords book reviews by Leon Mare

  • Dead Meat on April 03, 2012

    A good read, in the sense that the action is continuous. No padding, and no boilerplating. The blood and gore, however, is a little over the top for my taste.
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on April 09, 2012

    A true eye-opener and of immense value to someone who is a total novice in the field of digital publishing. Mark my words: Mark Coker will go down in the annals of history as the man who single-handedly changed the face of publishing forever.
  • Drake's Coffin on April 25, 2012

    A very good read. Excellent research, and lots of action. I hope we will see a lot more of Zach Colt in the near future.