C.S. Woolley

Publisher info

C.S. Woolley (Caroline Sarah Woolley) was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire and raised in the nearby town of Wilmslow. From an early age she discovered she had a flair and passion for writing. This was fuelled by winning local poetry and short story competitions during her years at Mottram St. Andrews Primary School.

During high school, she continued to write and found her time split between acting, writing and her studies. At 14 she began writing novels. University did nothing to change her love of writing. C.S. spent a year reading Law at Manchester Metropolitan University before changing her mind and moving to read English at Hull University. After graduating she moved to Nottingham where she stayed for the cricket at Trent Bridge. She currently lives with her partner, Matt, and their two cats in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In 2010, C.S published her first novel, Nicolette Mace – The Raven Siren: The Kevin Metis Saga. Since 2010 she has published books in five series – The Chronicles of Celadmore, The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow, The Children of Ribe, The Children of Snotingas and Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - as well as a series of adapted classics for Foxton Books and a series of modernised Shakespeare and workbooks to help with GCSEs. Her upcoming series include Alpha Sigma, The Children of Danelaw, Dark Hearts,The Children of Ribe Story Books, The Children of Ribe: Tales from Ribe, The Children of Ribe: Ancestors, Yngvar and Reinholdt, Finestra, and The Children of Ribe: Legends.

More recently C.S has taken part in charity projects that include producing content for charity books such as Standing by the Watchtower: Volume 1. C.S has also acted in several plays and films including Weekend (2011).

Hobbies: horse riding, including show jumping and cross country, Formula 1, tennis, free climbing, singing, boxing, dancing, playing guitar, cricket and is also an avid PC and console gamer.

Favourite movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Chisum.

Favourite books: Sharpe’s Prey, Silverthorn and the Three Musketeers.

Favourite bands: Thin Lizzy, the Darkness and McBusted.

For more information please visit: http://www.mightierthanthesworduk.com

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote, I haven't a clue, but I know that my mum has my old exercise books from school in the attic and they'll be in their somewhere. I did spend an awful lot of my single digit years writing stories about horses that could talk and people that swam with killer whales.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story that I ever read but I do know that when I was in primary school I used to get books out of the little library there and repeatedly would read the Saddle Club books by Bonnie Bryant and a book called the Silver Sword which was set in war torn Poland. I read it cover to cover about twelve times in one year. It really helped me develop my love of reading and gave me an appreciation of how an author can capture the attention of their readers.
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Videos

The Case of Mrs Weldon
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It is time for an adventure with the Children of Ribe
It's time for an adventure. When Fate knocks at your door, it doesn't matter how old you are. This is a land of troll, dragons, elves, dwarves and magic, where one group of children has to save the world. Join Erland, Dalla, Pieter, Camila, Riki, Beatrix, Christian, Eva and Wifirth in: The Children of Ribe Book 1: FATE Get your copy now https://etsy.me/2HTw0CY

Author Penelope Wallace interviews Author C.S. Woolley
Author Penelope Wallace of Mightier Than the Sword UK interviews fellow author and founder of the publishing company, C.S. Woolley.

C.S. Woolley on Dyslexia
C.S. Woolley talks about dyslexia and reads from her first children's book, FATE.

The Servant's Voice
Series: Tales from Ragaris. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 134,960. Language: British English. Published: November 5, 2019 by C.S. Woolley. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
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Q34. Can the poor ever get justice? In the land of Ricossa, rich people use brutal & permanent methods to protect their secrets. A pauper is knocked down & killed in a tavern. Drunken manslaughter or deliberate murder? The victim’s niece, Hridnaya, is determined to find out which. But the case has already been closed. She’s an insignificant servant. She can’t read or write. And she can't talk.
The 10th Province of Jaryar
Series: Tales from Ragaris. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,770. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017 by C.S. Woolley. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
To the hall with six flames Call the great of the nine For an heir to the king. They will seek for a sign. Who should rule the powerful land of Jaryar when its childless king dies? Instead of preparing for war, the two contenders agree to that extraordinary thing, an election.
We Do Not Kill Children
Series: Tales from Ragaris. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 139,340. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016 by C.S. Woolley. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Dorac Kingsbrother was one of the King’s Thirty in the kingdom of Marod. That was before he was found guilty of the murder of Lord Gahran’s three children. Though Gahran was a traitor, his children were innocent. The code of the King’s Thirty leaves no room for such a barbaric act, and for this heinous crime Dorac faces a life in exile.
In Exchange
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,640. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016 by C.S. Woolley. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology, Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
Michael Morgan is no ordinary boy. His life is an experiment, the first boy to be raised in space. Two hundred and fifty miles above the planet’s surface, on the space station Daedalus, Michael dreams about visiting earth for the first time. On the earth below, Peter Davies dreams about going into space.
A Miracle of Grace
Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by C.S. Woolley. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
In his debut novel, Harry invites you to join him on a journey through the pain and struggles of his past into the absolute freedom, forgiveness and restoration that is only found in Jesus Christ. This beautiful and emotional story reveals the practical application of God’s love and the powerful impact of knowing Christ on everyday life.

Series

The Children of Ribe
A Viking Saga. The Children of the Viking town of Ribe must find the eight arm rings of Yngvar. The arm rings contain magic, which will save their town from the warrior horde of King Viggo Odinsen.
Fate
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War
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Wifrith
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Doubt
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Skane
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Shipwrecked
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Tales from Ragaris
Discover the world of swords without misogyny by female British author, Penelope Wallace.
We Do Not Kill Children
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The 10th Province of Jaryar
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The Servant's Voice
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The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow
Set in Victorian England, the Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow follow the crime solving efforts of Constable Arwen Evans, Mr. Alexander Hunter and Lady Sarah Montgomery Baird Watson-Wentworth. From theft to murder, supernatural occurrences and missing people, Stickleback Hollow is a magical place filled with oddballs, outcasts, rogues, eccentrics and ragamuffins.
A Thief in Stickleback Hollow
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All Hallows' Eve in Stickleback Hollow
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Mr. Daniel Cooper of Stickleback Hollow
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The Day the Circus Came to Stickleback Hollow
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A Bonfire Surprise in Stickleback Hollow
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Die
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Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren is a book series by author C.S. Woolley. Written in the first person, this modern twist on the private detective pulp novel brings a refreshing take on the film noir world. Nicolette Mace is the private detective known as the Raven Siren and the eponymous heroine of the five books that come together to create the main narrative of the series. There is also a sub set of books within the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series that come under the title of Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld. These books are shorter tales that are written to fill in the gaps between the stories in the main five novels and round out the universe that C.S. Woolley has created. Some of the volumes follow cases that the Raven Siren has taken on whilst others are comprised of shorter thoughts and exploits from the day-to-day life of the female private investigator.
The Children of Snotingas
Step back in time to the age of King Penda, when the kingdom of Mercia was born. Life in Anglo-Saxon England is far from fair. There are strict classes that all people fall into. At the top there are the kings, then the thanes. After the thanes come the warriors, then the ceorls, and at the very bottom are the slaves. Women are not equal to men; and then there are the prisoners.
Wyrd
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Hild
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The Chronicles of Celadmore
The Chronicles of Celadmore is a fantasy series based in a fictional realm, written by C.S. Woolley. The Chronicles of Celadmore fall into the epic fantasy end of the fantasy genre with some influencing elements of gothic fiction and gritty realism that combine to create a fantasy series that is for those who like fantasy and those who don’t. Some of the more fantastical elements of magic and mythical beasts are missing from the series which makes them accessible to those who normally avoid the fantasy genre. The realm of Celadmore is one that is fully formed with lots of different kingdoms that each have their own cultures, languages and religions. They also have their own histories, intrigues and relationships with other kingdoms and there is even a coalition of Free Cities that do not bend the knee to any monarch. The Chronicles of Celadmore follow the royal line of Anagura and Queteria, the founders of the tribal people known as the Order. There are also plans for a spin off series of novels under the series title The Dragonian Wars.
Rising Empire: Part 1
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Rising Empire: Part 2
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Rising Empire: Part 3
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Rising Empire Trilogy
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Shroud of Darkness
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Lady of Fire
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Books

Allegiance: Book 14 The Children of Ribe
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
All must choose where they stand and where their loyalties lie. The Bergkonge threatens all life throughout the Nine Realms. His son sits upon the throne of men in the realm of Midgard, the dark elves have taken Svártálfheimr in his name, and Álfheimr’s borders are threatened by the spreading darkness. Join three generations of warriors as they fight for their homes, their lives and their freedom.
Susipicion: Book 13 The Children of Ribe
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
No one is above suspicion. The darkness of the Bergkonge is closing in on all of the Nine Realms. The dark elves have allied themselves with the Bergkonge and now are searching for the dwarves to prevent them from aiding the humans. The Bergkonge is poised to take control of the Danelands and all its people, but he has never had to contend with the will and hearts of the Children of Ribe.
The March of the Berry Pickers
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $3.99 $1.60 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 35,810. Language: British English. Published: September 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
As the nights are growing longer and the temperatures are getting colder, there is something more than a chill in the air of Cheshire. People are found dead in the woods and the police can find no rhyme or reason for the murders. Rumours of a witch committing the murders and bodies disappearing leaves the festival in Stickleback Hollow in jeopardy.
Strife
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 22,390. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
Courage cannot wavier. Eva Axeldatter and Beatrix Anderdatter have a long journey ahead of them. Stuck between worlds, the dwarves, elves and Disir must find a way to escape back to Midgard. Dalla Ingeborgsdotter is still trying to understand the dark knowledge that the serpent bracelet has given her. The shadow of the Bergkonge hangs over the Danelands, but is there something worse lurking?
Sedition
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 20,940. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
The search continues for a cure for the sickness that plagues the great dragons, a quest that may heal more than just the illness that Thormar is suffering from. There are many paths that the Children of Ribe now walk and all of them are beset by danger.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: A Friend in Need
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,340. Language: British English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There aren't many people that Siren can stand to spend time with, and even fewer people she actually likes. When Joe Dawson, bar owner struggling under the heel of notorious crime bosses and their flunkies comes to her for help, Siren isn't about to turn him away.
What Became of Henry Cartwright
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 29,930. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The Opium Wars have begun, but matters of gunboat diplomacy also require the services of more than soldiers to see them through. Though things in Stickleback Hollow are somewhat quieter than the residents have become used to, things in China are far from peaceful. Alex and Sarah are making decisions about their future, whilst in China the brigadier tries to discover what became of Henry Cartwright
Murder
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 21,810. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Something is rotten in the Holds of the Danelands. The council of Jelling is broken, the king is dead and the most powerful women of the Viking Holds have been kidnapped. The darkness from the mountains continues to spread, but not just over Midgard. All of the nine realms are threatened by this evil that has once again united the holders of the arm rings of Yngvar.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Til Death Do Us Part
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 17. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,870. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Will Siren spend the rest of her life in a confusing parallel reality? Will Fred and Harry be able to find out what’s happened to their friend before it’s too late? Or is this the last hurrah for the troublesome trio?
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Last Train Home
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 16. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Can Harry and Siren survive this latest run in with the so-called legitimate business man? Will Fred be able to help from the outside? Or is this the end of a beautiful friendship?
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Die
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 32,060. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Old Woakes is found dead in his home, the village of Stickleback Hollowis rocked to its foundations – especially when more bodies start to fall. With foul murder afoot, all evidence points to Lady Sarah as the culprit.Is Lady Sarah responsible for the brutal murders or can Constable Evans and Mr. Hunter find another explanation for the murders before Lady Sarah is led to the gallows?
Treason
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 20,860. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
When loyalty is everything, treason is unforgiveable Join Erland, Eva, Christian, Dalla, Riki, Beatrix, Pieter, Camila, Joas, Ragnfrith, and Oleg as they come together once more to avenge treason and set right the balance of power.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Manhunt
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,080. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Harry Lee volunteered to go undercover for the first time, he thinks that it is going to be the easiest assignment of his life. But four days in, his mind is changed somewhat, especially when he is discovered by Derek Long. Siren and Fred must fight to survive and rescue Harry before time runs for all of them.
A Bonfire Surprise in Stickleback Hollow
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 29,010. Language: British English. Published: December 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It’s March and the Grand Tournament is upon Stickleback Hollow. Cricket is returning to the village and the best that Lancashire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire have to offer are all coming to vie for the title of champion. But something is not right in Stickleback Hollow, items are still missing and there is a familiar face lurking in the shadow that could spell trouble for Sarah, Arwyn and Alex.
Hild
Series: The Children of Snotingas. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 19,390. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Step back in time to the age of King Penda, when the kingdom of Mercia was born. Justice is demanded and blood must be met with blood. The war band of Snotingham rides north. With matters of the heart, burning rage, blinding pride and fragile allegiances governing the fates of all there has never been a more dangerous time to be counted as one of the Children of Snotingas.
12 Days of Christmas in Stickleback Hollow
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow, Book 43. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The 12 days of Christmas in Stickleback Hollow are 12 short stories that take place over the 12 days of Christmas in the small village, which is the home of so many mysteries. Each of the stories follows different characters from the series and do not play a part in the overall story arc.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: The Murder of Michael Hollingsworth
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
With Japanese business men in town and both Siren and Harry spending time with them, Fred is more than a little jealous. Put on top of that the kidnapping of overnight success, Michael Hollingsworth, and there is the greatest chance for things to go disastrously wrong. Rather than bringing Siren in on the case, Fred is determined to keep her out of it.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: From Out of the Ashes
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After her mother's death when she could barely walk, Nicolette found all that she had left in the world was her father, Arthur, and her sister, Louise - even they were taken away from her. The only people that she has left are Fred Barlow and Harry Lee, but now even their livelihoods are in jeopardy. Can Siren help save her friends or is she destined to lose them as well?
The Merchant of Venice
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 19,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Plays » Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice is often seen as one of the more controversial Shakespearian plays due to the anti-Semitic attitudes that some of the characters hold. This Shakespearian masterpiece has been adapted into modern English by international bestselling author, C.S. Woolley, retaining the play format of the text, yet making it much easier to understand and digest.
The Day the Circus Came to Stickleback Hollow
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 28,330. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Excitement reigns in Stickleback Hollow as the circus comes to entertain the madding crowds, but a rash of burglaries bring the circus performers into the path of Constable Arwyn Evans. Are the transient performers to blame for the thefts or is there someone else with more sinister motives waiting in the wings?
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Shadow
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 3. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead and nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet and live the only way her father ever taught her to.
Mr. Daniel Cooper of Stickleback Hollow
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 28,690. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Though Stickleback Hollow is still reeling after the events of All Hallows' Eve, time marches on, and a new arrival in Stickleback Hollow marks a change in Lady Sarah's prospects. Are Mr. Daniel Cooper's intentions towards Sarah as innocent as they seem, or is there something more sinister afoot?
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Siren's Call
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nicolette Mace is a girl that just doesn't fit in. After her mother's death when she could barely walk, Nicolette found all that she had left in the world was her father, Arthur, and her sister, Louise. But the world is a cruel place and the lines between friend and foe are often blurred, especially when rivals are involved.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: A Shot in the Dark
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
With no family left, Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren has to make a name for herself as a private investigator things aren't quite as simple as she would want them to be. When Simon McGregor comes to her door for help, Siren is plunged into a case that will bring her more pain than she imagined and uncover secrets that would have best stayed hidden.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Medusa
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nicolette Mace is not your ordinary 14 year old girl, but her family are even more unusual. The first story in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series is the story of the investigation into Siren's family as told through the eyes of police constable Frederick J Barlow. An investigation that propelled Harry Lee and Fred Barlow into the path of a young girl that would forever change their lives.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 4
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead and nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet and live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life as a private investigator isn't all big cases, excitement and arch enemies.
Wyrd
Series: The Children of Snotingas. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 19,680. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Get swept away on an adventure and see history coming to life before your eyes with the Children of Snotingas. If you love Children’s action and adventure stories for ages seven and up, you’ll love C.S. Woolley’s thrilling Anglo-Saxon stories.
All Hallows' Eve in Stickleback Hollow
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 28,240. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
It's All Hallows' Eve in Stickleback Hollow and the annual ball at Tatton Park is being held. It is Sarah's first formal engagement since leaving London, and she isn't looking forward to it - especially when the people she thinks of as friends are not invited. The veil between the spirit and living worlds is at its thinnest, and evil forces seem to be lurking everywhere.
Home
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 17,810. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
There’s no place like home. The Children of Ribe have found all but the last arm ring of Yngvar, an arm ring that everyone but Sibel thinks King Viggo Odinsen has. Eva Axeldatter is the only one who hasn't claimed an arm ring yet and time is running out for Wifrith.
Fear
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Fear rises as courage fails. Ribe has withstood all the attacks that the warriors of Hedeby and Schleswig can throw at them, but with the snows of winter set about the town, no help comes from the other towns of the Danes.
Shipwrecked
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
The worst things happen at sea Being lost at sea is the worst thing that can happen to any sailor, but being shipwrecked on the islands of Lolland with no way to reach the other arm rings of Yngvar is the worst thing that could happen to the children of Ribe.
Skane
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Sometimes faith is all we have left. The defences of Ribe look certain to fail as King Viggo Odinsen throws more and more of his warriors at the palisades that protect the town. Erland, Dalla, Christian, Riki, Eva, Wifrith, Pieter, Beatrix, Camilla, Oleg and Joas have many dark days ahead of them and only their faith in each other will let them survive their trials.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Sabrina
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 13. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 17,430. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Siren discovers Sabrina Evans waiting in her office for her, Siren doesn't quite know what to expect - but one thing is clear, Sabrina is definitely going to make life more interesting for the gun-toting private investigator.
Rising Empire Trilogy
Series: The Chronicles of Celadmore, Books 1 - 3. Price: $7.00 $4.90 USD. (30% off until May 31!) Words: 230,670. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Chronicles of Celadmore is a fantasy series based in a fictional realm, written by C.S. Woolley. The Chronicles of Celadmore fall into the epic fantasy end of the fantasy genre with some influencing elements of gothic fiction and gritty realism that combine to create a fantasy series that is for those who like fantasy and those who don’t.
Doubt
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 19,660. Language: British English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Even in the most stalwart of hearts there is room for doubt. Three of the arm rings have been found, but with the winter fast approaching, the Children of Ribe begin to believe that they won’t be able to find all the arm rings in time to stop King Viggo Odinsen.
Rising Empire: Part 3
Series: The Chronicles of Celadmore, Book 3. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 71,550. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The streets run red with rebellion. The siege of Delma has not been broken. Kasna remains a prisoner, a prize of war and a bargain chip to be used against her mother. Duke Kelmar DeLacey, the Regent of Delma, must choose between obeying his King, gone mad, and the woman he loves, the daughter of his most dangerous enemy.
A Thief in Stickleback Hollow
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
NaNoWriMo 2016 book. Last updated 2016-11-30 09:08:54
A break-in at Grangeback, the assault on Bosworth the butler, the theft of Sarah's jewellery and rifling through the possessions of her late father lead Sarah to believe that there is more to the crime than an interrupted burglary and that there is something more nefarious afoot.
Wifrith
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
The Saga Continues. Still on the island of Fyn, the children find themselves separated by magic and fate. Will they find what the next arm ring of Yngvar on the islands or will the men of Hedeby finally catch up with them? War has come to Ribe adding even more danger to path that Erland, Dalla, Eva, Christian and Riki walk and Eva is becoming more and more concerned over Wifrith's odd behaviour.
War
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The council of Jelling has begun With one of the arm rings of Yngvar found, the children of Ribe and their guardian beast, Wifrith, set out to find the remaining seven rings. But war is the furthest thing from the minds of Erland, Dalla, Christian, Eva and Riki as in order to find the second arm ring of Yngvar, the children have to face a dragon.
Fate
Series: The Children of Ribe. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
In a land of myths & legends, FATE always has the upper hand. Erland Kalebsen always dreamed of being a warrior, but now his dream is about to become a nightmare. The sons & daughters of the last generation of warriors grew up on stories of honour, glory & daring. When a new girl arrives in Ribe, a prophecy, which is centuries old, begins to unfold. Buy FATE today & find yourself on your adventure
Rising Empire: Part 2
Series: The Chronicles of Celadmore, Book 2. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 83,260. Language: British English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
NaNoWriMo 2015 book. Last updated 2015-11-24 00:52:45
Goal reached!
A blood moon rises and madness is unleashed The nine kingdoms of Celadmore are at war. The people suffer under tyrants that strive to gain land and power in the struggle for superiority. Kasnata, Queen of the Order and Queen of Nosfa leads her armies against the people of Delma. A war she did not want to fight, but her husband, the King of Nosfa, Mercia Nosfa VI has forced her hand.
Standing by the Watchtower: Volume 2
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Mightier Than the Sword UK is proud to present this second volume of work in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Featuring some poems and short stories by international best selling author, C.S. Woolley. The British Heart Foundation are the UK's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. At least £1 from the sale of every book will be donated.
Shroud of Darkness Trilogy Digital Boxset
Series: The Chronicles of Celadmore, Books 4 - 6. Price: $6.50 $4.55 USD. (30% off until May 31!) Words: 332,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A fantasy book trilogy that was 16 years in the making. The trilogy follows Venetia, a queen amongst her people in the fantasy realm of Celadmore. Strange occurrences in her home world have Venetia searching for answers as to whether an old evil has returned or if a new threat has arisen. This digital boxset includes Shroud of Darkness, Lady of Fire and End of Days.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Murder in the First
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The bickering trio are back in this latest Raven Siren Case File Special! It's a family affair as Fred and Harry come to Siren on bended knee to investigate a case that neither of them can get close to. Ryan Barlow, Fred's brother and only living relative is in trouble, the kind of trouble that will end up with him in prison or dead, unless Siren can do something to help.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 3
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The day to day life of a private investigator is not all glitz and glamour. "My name is Nicolette Mace, but you might know me as the Raven Siren. I'm a Private Investigator living the 1930s romantic dream in this new and exciting modern age. I keep records of everything that happens; everything I have seen and done. Why? There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio...
End of Days
Series: The Chronicles of Celadmore, Book 6. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 105,260. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
NaNoWriMo 2014 book. Last updated 2014-11-19 10:10:40
The end is here. Aksoth's forces roam unchecked across the plains of Celadmore; the people of Celadmore have been forced to retreat to the fallen city of Grashindorph. Revolution stirs amongst the poorest of the people; Venetia seeks to restore Gruagadon to his rightful place on the throne of Nesca and will sacrifice anything to get him there. In this final bastion, they must find victory.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Hunting the Priest Killer
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the priest known as Patrick was found murdered so close to Easter Sunday, Siren swore she would avenge his death and find his killer. Whoever was stupid enough to kill a priest, clearly didn’t know he was Siren’s priest too. Taking on the gangs on the underworld, she won't stop until she has found who was responsible for murdering the only person that never wanted anything from her.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: The Case of Mrs. Weldon
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Follow Siren through a case she thought would be straight forward - follow a man’s wife and prove she is cheating on him. But Siren soon finds out that all is far from simple and straightforward. There is more than meets the eye to the adulterous Mrs. Weldon & Siren soon finds herself struggling to know which side she is on &, more importantly, how on earth she is going to get paid.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Beginnings
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Saga 1. Price: $5.99 $4.19 USD. (30% off until May 31!) Words: 81,890. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-26 15:44:51
I'm the youngest private investigator most people have ever come across. I've been in hospital more times than I have been in a class room. I was playing with guns when I was four years old; I knew how to drive cars at seven. I've spent most of my life running around the toughest and meanest streets this city has to offer and they haven't killed me yet. My name is Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 2
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 2. Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until May 31!) Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-26 15:33:44
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead and nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet and live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life as a private investigator isn't all big cases, excitement and arch enemies. Follow the day to day musings and activities of Nicolette Mace taken from her online blog.
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Smashwords book reviews by C.S. Woolley

  • Pilots On Food Stamps --An Inside Look At Why Your Flight Was Cancelled on Oct. 09, 2014

    With flights around the world becoming cheaper and cheaper in the back of our minds we all know that costs are having to be cut somewhere along the line but the idea that pilots get paid wages that are so low they need food stamps doesn’t really permeate through when it comes to booking a bargain flight. This book is a brilliant indictment that really highlights the problems and issues that are being faced by pilots today. From the costs of going to pilot school to the low wages that pilots are offered, the modern day reality of working as a pilot is a far flung thing from the glory days of pilots being idolised. This book is a frightening read, but an important one, highlighting the issues and conditions that bubble under the surface of the air industry away from the scrutiny of the public eye. From the aircrash outside of Buffalo NY to the misery that is endured by pilots saddled with the debts of pilot school and a shocking low income that they have to survive on. Some of the most shocking discoveries that I made when this book included the fact that pilots are being paid for flight time which makes it very hard for some pilots to make ends meet and how many planes are shared by airlines, being rebranded for different flights. For many the idea that this can be going on right under our noses in an industry that has so many restrictions when it comes to security at airports and what you are allowed to carry when you fly. The most important thing to take away from this book is not the sad fact of how much pilots earn but what can be done to help improve this situation for the pilots and the passengers on airlines.