Tima Maria Lacoba


Hi, I'm Tima Maria and my background is in archaeology and Ancient Roman History, especially Roman Britain. I was a practicing archaeologist for many years before taking up high school teaching. It gave me the opportunity to take my students on overseas excursions to visit the amazing archaeological sites they’ve only seen in books.
One day, I surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer.
Bloodgifted is the result.
In 2011, it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award – sponsored by a boutique Brisbane publisher – and eventually came fourth.
In 2012, it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit, Search for an Aussie Star Competition.
In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract, but declined in favour of going indie. I liked the idea of being in charge of my own creation.
Bloodgifted is just the start of a three part series I’ve entitled, The Dantonville Legacy. Later, I intend writing individual books on the other characters in the series, for they all have their own story.
Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, surrounded by wooded hills, possums and seed-dropping rosellas. Between bouts of writing, I teach English and History, enjoy long walks while dodging the nesting magpies and plot the next series of books I’d like to write.

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Bloodpledge, Book 2 of The Dantonville Legacy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,540. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Bloodpledge continues Alec and Laura’s story from Bloodgifted.
Laura's Locket
Price: Free! Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short story about a silver locket, a mysterious young man and a fated meeting.
Bloodgifted, Book 1 of The Dantonville Legacy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,910. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(5.00 from 1 review)
What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning… Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits.

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  • Fallen Angel - Prequel To Nathaniel Teen Angel on March 06, 2014

    I read Fallen Angel after it was recommended by a friend. I was told it was a funny romance story, but after reading the first few chapters, I wondered how a romance would fit in with two guardian angels fighting over a sick child. From the cover, it was obvious that one of the angels would fall to earth, so I presumed once I got to that part, the romance would begin. Well, I don’t want to give the plot away, so I won’t say how it happened, but the way the author has written that scene was amazing and had me on the edge of my seat. There were so many twists and turns, I had no idea what was going to happen next, and even though the author left clues throughout the story, they were so subtly written I never guessed the ending. I enjoyed the characters, and the three males were sensual and funny, though one stood out more. There are quite a few sex scenes in this book, and though they’re not explicit, they leave nothing to the imagination. They are hot! This story was certainly funny, but also sad. The ending was unexpected. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series: Ominous Love, and then Ominous Angel.