Aiki Flinthart


Aiki lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, (Ernest), teenage son (Leonidis - not their real names, obviously), aging dog and directionally-challenged fish.
In between being a wife, running a business full-time and helping Leonidis with homework, she squeezes in a few hobbies, including:
Martial arts, painting, writing, reading, bellydancing and playing three or four musical instruments. Occasionally she even sleeps. Very occasionally.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to try new things - especially things my characters might need to do. So I do an eclectic bunch of things in my limited spare time. Archery, knife-throwing, martial arts, belly-dancing, painting, lute-playing. In the past I've also tried skydiving, abseiling, white-water rafting, bunjy-jumping, scuba diving, horseriding, various sports and random other things. Keeps life interesting - although the injuries are starting to twinge a little nowadays.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I've been writing since I was very young, so not really. But I do have a vague memory of a school age story involving a couple of kids getting lost in a cave. I think I'd just been on a spelunking trip up to the Chillagoe Caves in Far north Queensland. Clearly made an impression on me!
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Where to find Aiki Flinthart online


Kalima Chronicles
On the iron-poor colony planet of Kalima, the inhabitants are trapped in a feudal society governed by the ruling families for hundreds of years. When Alere Connor, failed xintou but expert swordswoman, discovers the existence of a viable iron deposit, her once-predictable, restrictive life is thrown into chaos. To protect her people, she must somehow prevent the first war on Kalima from erupting and destroying the peace that has reigned for seven hundred years.
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The Ruadhan Sidhe Novels
In a world where humans and sidhe have been at war for thousands of years, Rowan Gilmore wants nothing to do with either side of her heritage. But she can't seem to escape. Between the Mors Ferrum - an ancient organisation dedicated to wiping out the sidhe - and in-fighting between Dark and Light Sidhe, it seems like everyone wants to use Rowan's unique gifts as a weapon. All she wants is to be left alone. She's not going to get her wish.
Shadows Bane
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Shadows Wake
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Shadows Fate
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If you've ever played computer games and wished you could be your avatar, this is the series for you. When Phoenix and Jade are sucked into the game 80AD, they are no longer 14yo ordinary kids, but are now their 17yo avatars. Phoenix is a warrior and can't wait to kick-ass in a way he can't in his real life. Jade is a spell-weaver, but she just wants to get home. To do that, they'll have to play out the game and defeat the villain, Feng Zhudai. But nothing is as it seems, for this fantasy world is connected to the real world. If Phoenix and Jade fail, their world could fall to Feng Zhudai as well. And there's no unlimited re-spawns here - just seven lives. Once they're gone, you're dead. Forever. So Jade and Phoenix will have to overcome their differences and defeat monsters, druids, Romans, gods and their own fears in order to succeed.


Relics, Wrecks and Ruins
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 122,150. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Futures and pasts, Fearless and Frightening. A must-read collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. A witch with a dragon problem. An ancient spaceship carries mankind’s last memories. Broken souls of the dead, passed on to the new-born. Elvis attempts to save his fellow entertainers from slavery. Tales to showcase humanity’s hopes, legacies, and fears. Works by some of the world’s best writers.
Ju Jutsu Fundamentals:
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,500. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Mood Disorders
Ju jutsu student who's keen to know more? Here's the manual for you. Launz Burch is an Australian martial arts teacher and practitioner who has been honing his craft for over thirty years. Ju Jutsu Fundamentals: Terms and Techniques, is compiled as an aid to students of defensive-style and modern ju jutsu systems. This book offers simple descriptions and information on a range of basic techniques.
A Future, Forged
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,370. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
To save her six-year-old brother from slavery, Teya—a young thief—must use her unique psychic gifts to try and overthrow the most powerful noble in Mamlakah. But to succeed she must become what she hates most and work with those she swore never to trust. If she fails, not only her brother, but the poor of the entire jundom will be enslaved. All hope of freedom gone.
How to Get a Blackbelt in Writing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
This little book is about using the life-lessons and mindset learned in one passion to overcome the difficulties of another. Full of thoughts on determination, power, respect, collaboration, fear, strength, adaptability, and more. Plus suggestions for how to enrich your writing abilities. Whatever you’re looking for in your writing career (and beyond), you'll find something profound to consider.
Healing Heather
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Young midwife, Heather, has reached breaking point. Too little energy left to give. Too many years of running. So, when PI Kade Miller tracks her down, she’s forced to face him - and the attraction between them. But she and Kade both hide secrets that could destroy any chance at love. Hers could draw them into a dangerous world of intrigue. Can she keep him at arms length? Does she want to?
Worlds in Words
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,390. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Immerse yourself in this wild and wonderful collection of 20 diverse short stories plus a sumptuous gathering of 30 dark micro-fiction tales. From gargoyles, dryads, and goddesses of old, to superheroes, aliens, monkeys, and unexpected everyday saviours, this collection has it all and more. Rich writing, fabulous worlds, characters you'll love. Grab this book, dive in, and you won't regret it
Rogues' Gallery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rascals and rogues, thieves and pirates, scammers and scoundrels. Sixteen rip-roaring tales to keep you glued to the page. In to Fantasy action? Steampunk pirates? Wild west science fiction? Or maybe you prefer heart-wrenching family drama; LGBTQ; murders and detectives; laugh-aloud comedy? It's all here. Award-winning and best-selling authors. Grab this collection of short stories now.
The Zookeeper's Tales of Interstellar Oddities
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
The galaxy is a strange place. Join best-selling authors Pamela Jeffs and Aiki Flinthart and follow four outcasts - Ori, Absinthe, Cordelia, and Zev - on a wild ride into the future of Terran galactic expansion. Discover all the strangeness and danger waiting out there. If you love science fiction, weird west, humour, and darkness, then The Zookeeper’s Tales will keep you pinned to your seat
Blackbirds Sing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,940. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four-and-twenty extraordinary women; one chance to save a kingdom. 1486: when King Henry VII of England, is threatened by York loyalists, the only thing in their way is a group of London women tired of grief and loss. But ordinary women have no power. Become immersed in these 25, interwoven short stories as they sacrifice all to stop rebellion. For if they fail, England will plunge again into war.
Fight Like a Girl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,370. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2019 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Writing Fight Scenes for Female Characters Need your female characters to handle conflict realistically? Grab "Fight Like a Girl." Women are not men with mammaries. They don’t approach, handle, or react to violence in the same way. Use this practical writer's guide to help craft believable fight scenes for female protagonists. Covers differences between how females and males handle conflict.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,030. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
Is there hope for humanity? Elemental presents 16 stories of struggle, betrayal, humanity, and strength. Tied by the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Each story containing Elements of Truth that will resonate with you for years to come. Looking for your next short story read? Elemental is it.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,060. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Even steel can be broken. Alere, Mina, and Jarran race toward Madina, desperate to secure the throne. But Jun Fourth Hassan Wen-Gates’ army arrives first - with Nasra and Rohne Connor - and they pave the streets in blood. Alere’s fighting skills are useless against two powerful xintou. She must risk everything on one, slim chance or Kalima's freedom will be crushed beneath a tyrant xintou's will.
Series: Kalima Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,460. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
War has been temporarily averted. Now Alere and her companions must recover the new Jun First, Jarran, and Alere’s twin sister, Mina, from Hallon Nasim, the most brutal Slavemaster of Melcor, – before Jarran loses his new throne to rebellion. If she fails, it means death or slavery for everyone she loves and destruction for Xintou House. But succeeding could be even worse.
Series: Kalima Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,050. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Alere Connor—failed xintou-telepath but skilled swordswoman—wants only freedom from duty. Instead she's started Kalima's first war. With little mineable iron, the colony-world of Kalima is entrenched in a peaceful feudal society. Until an iron ore deposit, and Alere, become the cause of revolution. Framed for murder and fleeing, Alere must uncover her own bloody history to save the colony's future
Shadows Fate
Series: The Ruadhan Sidhe Novels. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,690. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Rowan Gilmore and her sidhe companions are in a desperate race to stop the truth of the sidhe’s powers being revealed to the world. In this epic clash between the Ruadhán sidhe, the Dark sidhe, and the Mors Ferrum, whoever controls Rowan’s powers will determine the future of mankind and sidhe alike. But what if she’s been on the wrong side of this battle, right from the start?
Shadows Bane
Series: The Ruadhan Sidhe Novels. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,590. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Your worst moments define you. If you let them. To save her mother and the sidhe from the Mors Ferrum, Rowan Gilmore must unleash the monster imprisoned deep in her mind; become what she most fears. But doing so could destroy everyone she loves, and set the world on fire. And who will she be, then?
Shadows Wake
Series: The Ruadhan Sidhe Novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,460. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Rowan Gilmore has spent most of her life running; hiding from unknown pursuers. But she can't keep hiding who she is forever. The trouble is, she doesn't know why they're chasing her, or why she's different from everyone else. When she finally makes a stand, she finds unexpected allies, but unleashes a power both she, and the world, are not ready for.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,970. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
These 18 stories span two thousand years of Earth's history, and all stories contain a common thread: Halley's Comet. Dive into ancient Greece and Babylon, Anglo-Saxon Ireland or Viking-era France. Tales of Genghis Khan, medieval Japan, regency-era steampunk, alternate universes, and modern-day tech. From science fiction, to romance, to historical, this collection holds something for everyone.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Men are not in Kali's scope right now, for some very good reasons. Enter Alex Schiffer. In trying to resolve his own issues, he buys time with Kali on Ebay, making her his unwilling accomplice in a sting operation. Will Kali believe Alex's promises and help him? A mistake could cost Kali more than just her heart. It could cost lives
80AD - The Yu Dragon (Book 5 -The Final Adventure)
Series: 80AD. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,550. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
This is it. The final Level of the Game. China in 80AD is the stage for the final showdown between Phoenix and Jade and their arch-enemy, Feng Zhudai. But Jade is a prisoner thousands of miles away and time is running out. Low on spare lives, low on ideas and low on patience, Phoenix needs to find her and come up with a plan to defeat Zhudai before the unimaginable happens and the badguy wins
80AD - The Sudarshana (Book 4)
Series: 80AD. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,200. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Ever wondered what India was like in 80AD? Well neither had Jade and Phoenix - until they ended up there for Level 4 of the game. In the tropical heat of India, they have to face a whole new range of enemies. Snake-gods, invading armies, assassins and war-elephants are all on the list. To complicate matters, the Game is now open to internet gamers in the real world. The race to win is on.
80AD - The Tekhen of Anuket (Book 3)
Series: 80AD. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
80AD Book 3 finds Phoenix, Jade and their companions in 80AD Egypt. Rome has conquered the country and all is not peaceful. This adventure is the most insane yet. It has everything you'd expect plus some: mummies, secret passages, treasure, an evil high priest, human sacrifice, walking undead and more. Can our heroes release the imprisoned goddess, Anuket, to complete Level 3?
80AD - The Hammer of Thor (Book 2)
Series: 80AD. Price: Free! Words: 65,050. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Book One saw Jade and Phoenix cast into their avatar's bodies and into Level One of the fantasy game world of 80AD. Now, instead of going home, they find themselves in Level Two - a hostile, frozen wilderness. They have no idea where they are or how fulfil their next quest - to steal the legendary Hammer of Thor...and everyone knows stealing things from Gods is hazardous to your health...
80AD - The Jewel of Asgard (Book 1)
Series: 80AD. Price: Free! Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.72 from 18 reviews)
What happens when you take a pair of ordinary, miserable 14 year olds out of their ordinary, miserable lives and throw them into another world and another time? Chaos, fear, magic and excitement - that's what. When Phoenix and Jade somehow end up in the bodies of their own warrior Avatars in the online fantasy game, 80AD, they have to play the game through to get home. Do they have what it takes?

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