Ariadne Wayne

Publisher info

From Auckland, New Zealand and trying self publishing for the first time. Previously dabbled in journalism after studying it in school.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Hastings, New Zealand and that definitely influenced my latest book After The Fall as I had my home town in the back of my head as I wrote the story about a young woman from a smaller town who goes to live in the big smoke just as I did. It can be overwhelming to adjust to big city living and then weird to go back.
When did you first start writing?
I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up so it was well over twenty years ago. Then Ieft school and developed an interest in computers, going into IT when I could and now I work in telecommunications. Writing became an interest again with my children starting to grow up and me wanting to have a hobby and then it went from there. I've always had the stories in my head, now they're written down.
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Where to find Ariadne Wayne online


Books

In a Heartbeat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Having a baby wasn’t part of the plan. Losing one breaks her heart. This book is a follow-up to In a Lifetime, but can be read as a stand alone.
In an Instant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
This novella is not a stand alone book and must be read after In a Lifetime.
 Two years after the events of In a Lifetime, Ella finds her settled life disrupted by a surprise visitor. Three friends try to work out how to put the past behind them for the sake of a little boy.
Unexpected
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The last person Nicola Crandell ever expected to fall for was her friend’s father, Neil. Just as unexpected was him returning her feelings. Keeping their relationship secret is tough, but this May-December romance might be exactly what they both need.
In a Lifetime
Price: Free! Words: 74,480. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
When Matt lays eyes on Ella, it’s love at first sight. At the very least, lust. But when fate steps in, Matt ends up playing Good Samaritan and losing the girl he wants to his best friend, Sam. When Ella and Sam marry, he runs. When he returns, their marriage isn't going well. When you're in love with your best friend's wife, whose side do you take when everything falls apart?
The Right One
Series: Friends, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,950. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Rebecca Wallace has spent her whole life trying to impress her father. A casual relationship with her next door neighbour becomes her dirty little secret. Elliot isn’t like the boys Rebecca grew up with. He bounces from job to job, and is a part time musician. Her father’s worst nightmare. Rebecca's sick of secrets and Elliot has them. But, could he just be the right one? Stand alone book.
Something Real
Series: Friends, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Olivia Grant’s husband left her and their two children without even a backward glance. In an attempt to find herself, she turns to an old love. Writing. Publishing erotic novels in secret, she finds a muse in her neighbour and friend, Logan. When her secret is exposed, Logan feels betrayed and used. More than Olivia needs to regain his trust and prove to him that what they have is something real.
Three Days
Series: Friends, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,470. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Andrew Carmichael arrived at the boarding house, all he could see was a place ready to fall down around his ears. The last thing he expects is to find love. The sequel to Loving Rowan is the story of Andrew, still struggling with the loss of his wife, and rebuilding his life. It’s the story of finding love again, no matter how random it seems.
Loving Rowan
Series: Friends, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,890. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Rowan, Andrew, and Charlie were the best of friends for as long as they all could remember. But when Andrew and Charlie break her heart, the painfully shy and socially awkward Rowan struggles to form new relationships. She meets and falls in love with Kyle, starting a new life, but when Andrew's life takes an unexpected turn, he's not ready to let her go.
Another Chance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,210. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Cassie Warren’s world falls apart when Patrick, the first and only boy she’s ever loved cheats on her. It takes time to mend a broken heart but she meets and falls in love with Mark, promising to love him for the rest of her life. When the unthinkable happens, Patrick is there to help her pick up the pieces. Can she forgive what happened all those years ago? Contains steamy love scenes.

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