Helena Toren


Grandma, retired, did a variety of jobs, was secretary of The Whangarei Writers' Workshop for 11 years, likes dogs, chocolate and writing stories. Has published 2 books (fiction), A Handful Of Diamonds (action adventure) and Emily's Not So Quiet Retirement (black comedy). Available in print at BigWords-Books, www.bigwords-books.com


The Dagger Gleams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Janet's flatmate disappears she gets help from a colleague to find out what happens. But will she find out ...?
A letter To The Traffic Department
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ever found an undeserved parking ticket stuck to your window?
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A little fantasy about Pearl, the subject of an old song.Whatever happened to her?
A Matter Of Urgency
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
There comes a time when a person is pushed into a situation in which he is forced to disregard civilised behaviour.
Night Shift
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A little green man brings ultimate happiness to a lonely young woman.
Six Wasted Years
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sometimes your heart sends out the wrong signals. And when the truth comes finally forward you realise you've wasted precious time.
The Power Of Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The fate of a newborn baby hangs in the balance while a young married couple struggle with their emotions.
A Medley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Wiefke's light-hearted look at rubbish, self-control, parking tickets and driving on country roads.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A not so young anymore 'Lady of the Night' learns that there is life beyond prostitution.
Rural Delivery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A one-night stand turns a young widow into a cold-hearted human being, hurting the man who truly loves her.
The Song Of The Panflute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A little boy's old friend is killed, the song of the panflute is all what's left to connect them in spirit.
Stormy Waters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
A young sailor jumps ship in Aberdeen, and 'borrows' a yacht from Stone Haven Harbour.
Stew And Candlelight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
If you can't beat'em, pretend to join'em. But not everybody falls for that. Who has the last laugh?
The Poacher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
A true story of hunger followed by desperation and an unintended crime.
Only When The Moon Is Full
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Little Amy's friend helps her to make Grandma see the truth. But Grandma doesn't take the truth very well.
A Change Of Brand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mr Piglot realises that a change of attitude will make life so more pleasant.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When jealousy is replaced by obsession, reason is kicked out of the door.Slowly but surely murderous thoughts are nursed into action.

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Jem Jackson
Latest book: A Tortured Heart. Published November 6, 2012.

Smashwords book reviews by Helena Toren

  • A Tortured Heart on Feb. 26, 2013
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    I have enjoyed this story immensely, it brought me into an unknown world, gave me more understanding of 'troubled' souls. Great writing! Wiefke.