Lynelle Clark


The desire to write was a silent wish I rarely talked about, keeping personal journals year after year. In my late forties, I found myself overwhelmed by life's experiences.

This became a trigger that launched me into a new season. I have discovered much about myself and explore the many facets of writing, finding my peace within the walls of paper.

I am a self-published multi-genre author and write short stories in my native tongue regularly. I collaborate with co-authors in different projects and find the connection fulfilling and of great value.

In my free time, I judge stories, do some beta reading, create new products and YouTube videos, and love to read and leave reviews.

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Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am busy with Book 2, a follow up on Blood Mines. After the feedback I have received I realised I need to continue with the story and answer some of the questions raised.
I am also in the final draft of War mistress, a 3 part series that will be released in this year.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a few: Konsalik, Deon Meyer, Ena Murray, and Stieg Larson.
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Love at War Book Release
Passionate about her work, war-torn South Sudan offered Sonia Main peace. When a man from her past confronted her once more, she had a choice to make. Curt McGee was a man bound by honour and duty. It took him away from home for long periods of time. Caught in infidelity, Curt's wife’s thinking left him astounded, shocked even. His children prey to an unthinkable enemy. When Tau Gbadamosi met Sonia, he had a tough time to understand his feelings.


Love at War: A Love Story.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,780. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 29, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
(3.00 from 1 review)
Passionate about her work, war-torn South Sudan offered Sonia Main peace. When a man from her past confronted her once more, she had a choice to make. Curt McGee was a man bound by honour and duty. It took him away from home for long periods of time. Caught in infidelity, Curt's wife’s thinking left him astounded, shocked even. His children prey to an unthinkable enemy.
Juweel van die Oosgrens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: Afrikaans. Published: November 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Die mengsel van tale het ʼn groot rol gespeel in die skepping van die taal wat ons vandag ken. Afrikaans is gevorm in die warm kombuise en wye vlaktes van ons mooi land en het vir vele interessante oomblikke gesorg. 1815 is gekenmerk deur aanpassings, afstande en onluste. In die midde hiervan het Celeste Reyneke geleef. Op haar agtiende verjaarsdag verander haar lewe dramaties en eindig op in ‘n
Gedagtekringe, 'n Afrikaanse Bundel
Price: Free! Words: 58,140. Language: Afrikaans. Published: April 1, 2019. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Gedagtekringe is ‘n versameling stories, staaltjies, rubrieke en motiverings artikels. Hier is iets vir elke leser: jonk en oud om te geniet.
Blood Mines
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,360. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tanya’s life was turned upside down when her son, Steve was attacked by renegades and she had to dig deep facing her worst fear to save them both. It is the year 2048, 30 years after a devastating quake had changed Gauteng’s geographic features. The effects of the acid water, that covered most of the area, was visible to everyone but the government. A thrilling story of courage and survival.
Bella's Choice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,470. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two roads. One choice. Anabella Anthony found she was alone in the world at eighteen. Early on, she made a choice; to live an ordinary life away from the lifestyle her parents preferred. However, they had plans for her; they wanted her to become a part of their choices. A love story filled with decisions both have to make; to stand against all odds and remain true to oneself.
A Pirate's Wife
Price: Free! Words: 63,190. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
Revised Version Rosa Lee Almaida lived a sheltered and carefree life growing up until she and her mother experienced a horrific ordeal on the seas and in the middle of Africa when she was four years old. The only joy came after she met her adoptive father, a man honored by all sailors on sea and land for his bravery and unconditional love.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lynelle Clark

  • Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1) on Jan. 13, 2012
    (no rating)
    Excellent writting, good story and good strong characters. Loved it and bought the rest of the series. Hope there will be more books of the author
  • Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2) on Jan. 25, 2012

    I just finished the three follow ups on Sentence of Marriage, the live of Amy and Lizzie gripping. I have cried and laughed with each character and loved Frank and Dave. Sarah is impressive a woman who knew what she wants and goes for it, she is a wonderful daughter to Amy. Beth in her own right is a strong woman understanding David and helps him to cope with the struggles within. her patience and love for him endearing and truthful. Hope this is not where the stories ends.
  • Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3) on Jan. 25, 2012

    Excellent story, loved every charachter. Cried and laugh as you get to know them. Hope it continues
  • A Second Chance on Jan. 25, 2012

    Just finished the last book, what happens next? Excellent
  • Advertising for Love on Feb. 22, 2012

    The story is original and well written, I loved the two main characters Tizzy and Grant, the two supporting characters Becky and Peter was good bringing them together. Never judge a book by its cover is the main theme and was brilliantly set in the story.
  • Eye of the Beholder on March 16, 2012

    This was a good book to read, lying in bed on a rainy day. loved the video trail, this is unique. Loved Dave, what a caring and loving man. She was fortunate he was there at the station when she arrived. The sexual was part of the intimacy and I liked it. Just shows you, you don't have to be drop dead gorgeous to be intimate with your husband, he loves you for who you are. In my book that is what matter most.
  • The Perfect Gift on March 16, 2012

    Good story, loved the chrachters.
  • The Keeping on March 16, 2012

    Loved the story.
  • In the Garden of Temptation (The Garden Series Book 1) on March 16, 2012

    Excellent story. The plot was interesting and the characters strong.
  • The Finding on March 16, 2012

    I enjoyed the book, well written.
  • Seducing Miss Dunaway on March 16, 2012

    Good story. Loved the plot. The male character knew how to draw her closer to connvince her of his love and sincerity.
  • Enemies and Playmates on March 23, 2012

    I simply could not switch off the laptop, the story was captivating till the last page. The characters was strong, each in its own right. The serious topic of domestic violence was highlighted with sensitivity and great care. The name of the book said it all. Thanks for a great read
  • A Wicked Proposition on April 09, 2012

    Beautifully written, interesting plot. Couldn't stop reading. Enjoyed the main characters tremendously. My favorite is beyond a doubt Nicholas, than Catherine. For a scoundrel he had the heart and the compassion to protect her no matter the cost. I admired him for his steadfastness to conquer her heart. I can not wait to read the follow up. The mix of Elise, Teagin and Caspice will defnitly make a good story. Really hope the Lilly character gets what she deserves. And that Gabriel find love at the end, he was also an victim but really it is time to move on and not allow petty feelings to hinder him to find the love he wants. Excellent
  • A Soldier Reborn on July 25, 2012

    I have read the book in two days. Captivating and spell bound from start to finish. The knowledge of military and police by the author is well executed in the plot. Making it believable to me. The characters all played a part making it an enjoyable read. Would love to know what happens next to William Connolly and Dean McKnight. Would recommend it to people who love military action and suspense to the end. Thanks for sharing your story
  • Enlightened on Sep. 22, 2012

    I was splendidly surprised with this book. Never one that reads Young adult books but I must admit this one got my attention from Chapter three. At first I could not figure out where the author was heading but then things started to happen. The vivid dreams, unfamiliar touch of ghosts leaving Baylie startled. The much older people colored the story with their knowledge. Surprised at all the twists and turns in the plot and could not stop till the very end. The story had a nice build up to it that keeps you interested to the end. The growing relationship between Baylie and Tyler was pleasant to read. The Chastity ring and the promise to with hold until their wedding day a wonderful touch where young people of today think it is a curse to remain a virgin. The respect they showed to the parents and older people refreshing. The reasons I never read YA. I even liked the undying romance between Jonathon and Abbi united once again after a very long separation. Which led to the Exoneration of Thomas and a "curse" lifted from the Caldwell family.
  • The Lambsridge Wolves on Nov. 24, 2012

    Although not the typical genre I would read I really enjoyed this teenage supernatural story. The suspense filled mystery build up from page one until the end with the possibility of a follow up. I met Chrissie Parkes through Bookblogs when she requested reviewers for this book. The blurb on Smashwords intrigued me and I mailed her. We met a twelve year old that for the duration of the book seemed more like a twenty something young woman. Her circumstances forced her to be mature, thinking like a grown up to protect her family. Her clear objectives and thoughtful observations struck you from the get go and a few times I had to make sure that it was infact a twelve year old girl's view. The grown ups, especially the mother with her tantrum filled personality really annoyed me. It seems her way of conversation was to scream, frankly that just do not "gel" with me. She knew the answers to all the frightful things going on in the village but instead of being subtle and protecting her children added to the fear and worries of Jed, Hazel and Molly. The absent father quivered away not taking up the responsibility of fatherhood and is easily manipulated and threatened. While he knew what his children were facing. Trapped in a world of secrets young Hazel is faced with normal teenage growing pains, fitting into a world she does not belong. Joining the Running Club to protect a friend she makes more enemies then friends. Her young friends trying to protect her while she tries to understand what is going on in her family life and why her family is falling apart. While the wolves is kept in the back ground, caged in a reservation and kept at a distance with no idea why they are so important to her or the "Lambers" the village she lives in, set apart from the rest of the world. The unusual church life the center of this village that borders on cults, over protective of their secrets and way of life allowing no outsiders in. Since no grown up is willing to be honest she has to find her own answers that lead her into trouble each time. Her contact with the wolves the high light of the story, drawing you in and keep your intention to the very last page. A very good clean read for teenagers that loves mystery and the supernatural world of wolves. This is not the typical shapeshifters stories but the plot will keep you wondering till the very end. The author does not give anything away and then still you are left with questions. Well done Chrissie Parkes.
  • Perfect Betrayal on March 08, 2013

    Applause to the author Jade Kerrion for the Science Fiction Series, Double Helix. Perfect Betrayal continued where Perfection Unleashed end. Her knowledge and thorough research giving us another excellent read. Intense is maybe the best word to describe the second book. The scientific intensity of DNA manipulation and the effects on people and the environment skillfully penned down in this highly entertaining book that force you to keep pace in the meticulous build up of the well executed plot. Mixed in all the intrigues of human emotions, the ebbs and flows of growing relationships mixed with the Alpha Empath's gift you get a very interesting story that draws you in and captures the imagination. Making you part of the characters as realistic beings. Again we are introduced to the same group in Perfection Unleashed. But this time we get a clear image of Danyael Sabre. The spotlight more on him as a person and not only as a template for the in-human Galahad. My heart went out for this young doctor struggling to do the right thing but every time thwarted and his plans taking twists and turns that lead up to his capture and ultimate betrayal of friends and the council members he thought would protect him. Walking with unbearable pain as he tried to outrun the schemers who only wants his gifts as exploits to their own power surge and greed. We also learn more about Zara and her conflicting emotions. Falling in love with the empath but not willing too submit too the feelings and emotions it caused in her life. Leaving her with regrets and a sour taste for perfection at the end. Lucien who turned on his best friend, the Northern Star in Danyael's life. Of course not by his own will but manipulated by the Mutant Assault Group. Causing havoc in Danyael's life leaving him bereft and alone. Galahad the in-human who turns on Danyael in his own attempts to gain recognition as a human from the Government. The Psychic ghosts were brought in but at the end Danyael chose his path above the freedom they offered. The only good thing that came out of that meeting was the introduction to Jacob Johnson. There is just too much to say about this book in a review. It is best to get the Series and read it for yourself. Starting with the first book to get a understanding of the story. Discovering a unique world off DNA manipulation, cloning and the effects it can have on us. Relationships is tested and questions asked with no real answers since human emotions plays such a huge roll in the decisions we make. At the end we live by the choices we make and not what others make for us. That sets our future in motion and is beautifully illustrated in this book. A book I can highly recommend to every Sci-Fi reader. Suspense filled to the very end. Well done Jade Kerrion.
  • Perfect Weapon on March 10, 2013

    Once again applause is in order for another brilliant delivery. Compelling too the very end this emotional Sci-Fi book will capture your imagination and thoughts too the end. Drawn into the life of Danyael Sabre as more truths are discovered. Struggling with the emotional betrayal of friends after his fourteen month of confinement under the most horrific torture any man could endure. After a daring break out and plopped into the arms of his enemies he had no idea who was friend or foe. Who he can trust in the ever present world filled of hate and betrayal was the ever growing question. Emotions escalating all around him and new friendships are formed. Restricted in a military base he came to terms with his fate and helped the program off Super Soldiers. With a mere soft word and touch he controlled fifty deadly soldiers with the mind set of curious toddlers but ready to kill at a mere nod off the head. Meeting another woman Major Amanda Chandler who not only was his friend but lover. She supported him through all his emotional turmoil helping to grasp at normality. While still fighting immense pain from wounds inflicted by Lucien in Book 2, with no help from his friends. Miriya was the only one still tapped in his thoughts that reach out to him through the whole ADX ordeal. Coming to grips with her own turmoil of addiction and self loathing, knowing her part in the deceit. Zara really made a turn for the better but then a child would do that to a person. It does not matter how hard she tries to be. Her love causing her to help Danyael in every possible way. Galahad struggling with the issue of perfection. Jealous because of people turning to Danyael in his obvious unperfection, women he falls in love with, leaving him. On a undetected killing spree, only noticeable by Xin. All the characters throughout the books developed into their own skins. Becoming realistic in the fight for justice and freedom. Except maybe Lucien. On the one hand you could feel sorry for him, his mind altered so that he would cut away from Danyael but on the other hand I was really annoyed with him. The history they shared was more than just friendship. They became brothers in the true meaning of the word, so with that said he could surpass the emotional blockage and stretched out a hand of compassion. But he never once did. He became cold, heartless and distant and I really hope that we will see a restoration of this friendship in book 4. I can not wait to read the next book. I loved the way the book ended and would really hope to see the results of the ending continue in book 4. A great read with many twists and turns leaving you wanting at every turn of the page. Entertaining and thoughtful, well written and fast paced, well developed and gripping. All good components of a great book and series.
  • Wander Home on May 24, 2013

    An interesting and compelling read about the afterlife. This version of a familiar topic between people and how life would be after we passed away and that of the author would differ greatly. In a Book/ Reading group this would make an interesting topic. Karen had to spend a considerable amount of time in creating the plot line that in the beginning was confusing. But as it unfolds you get drawn into the lives of this family that all meet up in the afterlife trying to make sense of Eleanor's choices in life. The main character in the book. Meeting each character with their unique personalities and the shiftiness between ages and places of relevance had me pondering from page one. Not sure where she was going with this. The story line strange almost as if the author did not know where to go with the many different scenarios in the book. But with time understanding dawned and it became more explainable. The craftiness of the story line became apparent and I could enjoy the read for what it was. Looking at the list of editors I can understand why it was necessary to have them in order to make this a thought provoking book. I would have loved to see a better ending though, after the long search Eleanora (who at first had no idea why she could never find a resting place for herself or her child) and Jordana (with the need to have a child and leave her husband behind) taking them on different journeys making some mistakes during their lives stopping abruptly with no real conclusion. Leaving you cheated with some important information not shared. Mateo the husband that was left behind find himself in between two women who was his wife and a daughter that was not his daughter. His confusion evident as he struggle to come to grips with the new twist in his life. But because of wisdom and age he accepted Cassidy as his own. This is a well written book with many twists and turns and the outcome unpredictable but yet very entertaining.