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  • Mary’s Poland

    Mary’s Poland is the sequel to Mary’s Ireland.

    At the end of Book One we see Mary bid farewell to Ireland and her family, and set sail for her husband’s home: Lida, Poland

    Book Two follows Mary as she tries to adjust to her new life. A life with an incendiary mix of languages, religions, and myths. Of politics, aristocrats, peasants, and revolution. Historical events are woven through the story, with a large part focusing on the ‘Polish’ revolution.

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  • Mary’s Ireland

    Mary’s Ireland is a love story between an Irish barmaid and a Polish sailor. From a working class Catholic family of nineteenth century Belfast, Mary Cannon meets Walenty Nikodemski in her pub, The Shamrock. Initially, Mary is taken by Walenty’s looks especially his eyes, which shine jade black ‘seeing right through me to the very white of my skin’. With attraction battling suspicion Mary gradually sees more deeply into the character, family and home of Walenty, or Nikoda, as sailors call him. Mary never gains the full picture.

    Mary’s largely Catholic Ireland under centuries of Protestant British rule is compared to Nikoda’s Poland under centuries of Tsarist Russian occupation. Fighting hardship with family humour, love and their Catholic faith, the Cannons confront poverty, war, famine, corruption, violence, disease, death and family break up. From a peasant background, Nikoda’s family endures similar hardships also accepting them as a normal part of life, once again buoyed by Catholicism, long banned by the Russian Tsars.

    These cultural similarities include bigotry, which is often based on self-serving fabrications. Mary’s Ireland reflects on this bias through the troubles between the Protestants and Catholics of Belfast, the lives of Jews, nationalism and religion. The Cannons and Nikodemskis bring their prejudices, bravado and egos to the traumas of Crimean War of 1853–1856, the subsequent Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878 and the battles on Belfast’s streets. Wealth, poverty and power breed the bias and underpin the novel, governing life from food, clothing and housing through work and education to religious and political freedom.

    Encased in historical events and settings, Mary’s Ireland enshrines the human capacity to survive hardships and indeed flourish within them, ‘turning donkeys into racehorses’.

    Mary’s Ireland is the first of a trilogy with Mary’s Poland and Mary’s War.

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  • Otto the Otter’s Muddy Puddle

    Otto the Otter is in trouble.
    His pond is a mess and a muddle
    from the trash of tourists
    who are less than subtle.
    To save his home he needs some muscle.
    Can Otto rescue his friends
    and together clean up this muddy puddle?

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  • Payback – A gripping multi-national crime action thriller

    An aboriginal massacre. A CIA agent gone rogue. The hunt is on!

    Part-Aboriginal Sydney lawyer Cory, devastated by the loss of his family and friends, accepts the aid of ex-ASIO officer Martin to help track the fugitive and bring him to justice.

    Through crocodile infested waters of Cape York, North Queensland to the dry Savannahs of South Africa, the fugitive utilises his shady contacts to outrun his punishment.

    Can Cory bring him home to face justice?

    Will it be court trial or aboriginal tribal justice?

    This gripping multi-national crime action thriller will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

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  • Poseidon’s Academy

    Getting sucked into a whirlpool, sleeping in monster-infested woods, and battling psycho sea-nymphs was not how Hailey planned to spend her first year of high school. But when you’re the only Zeus in the world, life tends to get a bit complicated.

    The Great Battle saw the world changed forever when humans killed the gods and absorbed their powers. One power was coveted above all others: Zeus’s. Thirteen-year-old Hailey Woods is the first Zeus in over a century. Unlike everyone else, she hates her powers because of an ancient prophecy that claims a Zeus will have to save the world someday. Hailey doesn’t want to save the world. She wants to be a normal teenager. Poseidon’s Academy, an underwater palace where her powers don’t work, was meant to give her that opportunity. But when she arrives, she discovers the sea-nymphs living there are plotting to resurrect the gods, and Hailey must find a way to stop them before they can enact the prophecy. So much for normal!

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  • Senlac

    Senlac is an anti-war love story.

    Classical composer Jack Stalwart is called up to go to war. The night before he leaves, in a vivid dream of the Norman invasion of England, Jack’s dilemma of being torn between his family and his country is mirrored by the Saxon hero King Harold as both are forced to make a stand in the struggle for peace.

    Sometimes quirky and funny, sometimes caustic and heartbreakingly sad. Senlac looks at tomorrow through a prism of the past, and shines a spotlight on the pathway for today.

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  • Talon, Come Fly with Me

    Book 1 of the Talon series.

    Nine year old Matica lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru. She moved to Peru when she was five with Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents. Because Matica is trapped in the body of a two year old, her growth handicap has caused her to be rejected by the local people and they would not accept her into their community or allow her to play with the children.

    With patience and a sense of adventure Matica befriends a pair of condors. A strong bond and love develops between them. Matica rescues the egg the condors, Tamo and Tima, are trying to protect from poachers and nurtures it to hatching. The egg hatches on her 10th birthday and she names the new fledging Talon.

    Many adventures unfold, including her finally being accepted into the local community.

    This is the beginning of many incredible adventures with Talon and Matica. It is a story of hope, determination and love.

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  • Talon, Connected

    TALON, CONNECTED is the fourth book of the epic adventure series TALON.

    Matica still lives in the small village of Pucara with her brother, mom and dad, who is recovering from his near-death experience. Her 11th birthday is coming up and the things she is about to encounter proves she is very brave.

    Events take a sudden turn when she is invited to see Elcano, the very old and frail father of the village elder Pajaro. Not once, but three times he summons her. She is afraid of him but he fascinates her. He calls her ‘his daughter’ Why? The amazing things he is about to tell her could be life-changing, things she had never thought about.
    Matica nearly jumps out of her skin at what she is told. ‘Who me?’  she questions herself. ‘Really me?’

    Will Matica be able to cope with these life-changing disclosures?
    In the midst of all this, the poachers are back, looking for eggs and birds – and Talon.

    TALON, CONNECTED is far more than a kids’ story. It is a story about growing up, friendship, and the challenge of moral choices and respect. Ride along during the ongoing adventures of Matica and her best friends, the condors Talon, Tamo and Tima, characters many readers already know and have learned to love.

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  • Talon, Encounter

    Enjoy more adventures  with Matica and Talon in Book 5 in Gigi’s ‘Talon’ series.

    The poachers are back – and they are looking for Talon! They are doing everything in their power to capture him, and if they can’t get him alive, will kill him.  Determined to get him at all costs the poachers run up against the might and will of Tamo, Tima and Talon.

    It is war. The poachers against the condors, Matica and the Indians – with the poachers even taking hostages to win the war.

    With the help of Tamo and Tima, Talon and Matica do the impossible knowing they have to capture and stop the poachers or they will be back.

    Between the poachers shooting at the condors, the crows playing their part, and Tamo being shot and injured, Matica goes above and beyond to help her beloved condors.

    Action-packed from beginning to end, Talon Encounter will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Talon, Flight for Life

    Book 3 of the Talon series. Matica and her family are planning a holiday in Australia. She and her father travel to Cajamarca to organise supplies and air tickets.

    Although she misses her condors on the walk to the city, she sees wondrous scenery, rainforest, animals and birds.

    On their walk, disaster strikes. Her father is seriously injured on the way home after being bitten by a huge spider and contracts a high fever. Not knowing what to do, Matica calls to her condors for help. The wait until they arrive is the hardest thing she has ever had to endure.

    Journey with Matica through her adventures, laughter and tears. Enjoy the feeling of friendship, love and camaraderie between Matica and her condors, Talon, Tamo and Tima.

    Talon, Flight for Life is Book 3 of the Talon series.

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  • Talon, On the Wing

    Talon, On the Wing is Book 2 of the Talon series.

    What Matica has dreamed ever since she first befriended the condors is actually happening.

    And now the adventures begin.

    Finally accepting Matica into their community because of an incredible event, the people from the village love seeing her with Talon and demand she tell them about her adventures with the condors.

    Matica is now happy to be small because she can do what she has always dreamed of – fly. She is accepted and loved, and because she is so small can have incredible adventures with her beloved Talon. In the meantime, her friendship with Amos continues to grow…

    In this book, she has scores of adventures and near disasters with Talon.

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  • Talon, Windsong

    More thrilling adventures with Matica and Talon.

    The poachers are gone, and the birds are safe. But now Matica is becoming anxious thinking of the upcoming holiday – she does not want to go or leave her birds. But Talon, understanding her misery, is giving her a daydream to easy her mind.

    With distractions are coming from all sides, Matica soon finds herself involved in current happenings – the letting go of Elcano’s ashes from the top of the Andes, and near tragedy of Crayn falling while climbing up the mountain. The condors play a vital role in saving the day.

    Talon shows Matica the puma and her cubs. But things go wrong and the female puma smells them and attacks. Will they escape the puma?

    As a birthday surprise for Matica, Aikon asked the birds to fly with her for the whole day. The birds agree and the thrilling adventures she has now and near misses, with white bones, snakes and spiders.

    Talon, Windsong adventures will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat.

    The Fairy Folk books are a joint effort with Helen and Linda co-authoring. Helen creates the illustrations and stories and Linda sets up the layout and does the publishing.

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  • The Forgotten – Metal and Bone

    Humanity is built on blood, not feathers.

    “In the beginning there was darkness,
    and it is in this darkness
    that we will one day return.
    Some will find that they thrive
    in the rawest of shadows,
    whilst others will merely learn
    to survive in the harshest.”

    In the wasteland, her poem was nameless. Underground, a man she never understood called it Salvation.

    The world has ended, but in a bitter twist of fate humanity limps on in ways one could never expect.

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  • The Fourth Kind of Time

    As a multinational pharmaceutical company tries to block the pain-relief research of medical scientist Campbell Fletcher, he must enlist his friends to help resist their powerful corporate resources, and growing violent pressure.

    Never before had Dr Anna Rischelli believed her past involvement with Melbourne’s organised crime would have any relation to subatomic physics.

    Drawing on expertise in law, literature, science and history, the friends must solve a fifty year old legal mystery, thwart a billion dollar company, and save themselves in order to relieve the pain of millions in need.

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  • The Stone of Life

    The Stone of Life is the beginning of the journey of Michael Anders, a sixteen year old boy who finds he has been in possession of a legendary magical artifact, the Stone of Life, for his entire life. Thought long lost, the stone is a part of an ancient prophecy, if one unites all the stones under his power, he shall become the god over all.

    After his father is murdered before his eyes, bringing to light his latent magical powers, he is forced into a quest to find the other stones of power, before the evil wizard Deldamar. Leaving his small village of Elisar, he begins his quest by setting off with his brother Alex and a few other companions, searching for the Stone of Water.

    Along the way he is separated from his companions by a magical trap set by Deldamar. Continuing on he travels to the legendary magical city of Spheria, where he enters the impenetrable crystal sphere and learns of his destiny and how he must achieve it.

    While in the city he is thrust into the attention of the entire magical world, stepping into his role as the leader of the Order of Life, and starting the Order to begin recruiting for the battles that lie ahead with Deldamar.

    Leaving the city he continues his journey, after being reunited with his brother and travels on to the last known location of the Stone of Water, a sleepy little hamlet called Drongalstone. Part way there he comes across a cave of wonders, an ancient repository of magical artifacts, known as the Cache of Life.

    Eventually he reaches Drongalstone, but too late, Deldamar had already been there and the elder had been murdered, the stones whereabouts lost with her.

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  • The Wolf Queen of Japan

    Sapporo, Japan
    YEAR unknown

    Felicity is a predator. Born into bloodshed, raised with wolves, she lives only for the hunt.

    When Imperial forces invade her sanctuary and shatter the winter silence with the screams of countless victims, Felicity catches scent of a bigger game. A game of vengeance, love and death. To follow this path, she must put her life in the hands of five strangers. Easier said than done, for a wolfchild.

    For Felicity, caught between the two worlds of man and beast, a single question repeats itself.

    What makes you human?

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