Just released! Southern Cross Rising – book five of the Southern Skyes series

In the fifth book of the Southern Skyes series, the era is ripe for historic battles, during a time spanning the Boer Wars, Australian federation, women’s suffrage, and World War I. Among those warriors for progress are members of the Skye and McCabe families, not just on the battlefield, but in their homes and communities as well. 

As the new generation seeks to forge an enlightened future, the tentacles of the old guard continue to breech the new. Prejudices, forbidden love, and the grip of legacies prove they are without bounds. 

And so the saga continues, set against a backdrop of hope brought about by the emergence of a new nation.

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Inkitt

Well, I always try not to be behind the times, but Inkitt – a site for authors and readers – totally slipped by me until now.

Here you’ll find great free reads, contests to enter and more.

As an Australian author I really enjoy the opportunity to promote other Aussie writers and today it’s the talented Ellen May Franklin. She’s written an entertaining and totally original short story that writers, editors and readers in general are sure to enjoy.

Please read “War of the Words” . . . and if you love it, click the heart at the end of the story.

Drawing-of-Anime-Fantasy-Girl (1)Ellen May Franklin is the author of the “Tarkeenia” fantasy series and may visit her website here.

She may also be found on Facebook

Returning to writing

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Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on this site and even longer since I’ve done any writing, but after the upheaval in my person life during which I lost both my parents, six months apart, I’m finally ready, and in the right frame of mind, to hit the keyboard once again.

The outline for the fifth book in the Southern Skyes series, which is as yet unnamed, has been written for a long time now and I’ve just recently started on it’s expansion. My editor is expecting the completed manuscript by June so, hopefully, it will be released around August.

Then it will be on to the final book which will complete the series . . . unless, of course, I decide to go off on a tangent with some of the more interesting people and events of the series.

Who knows?

Embers of the Soul

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Embers of the Soul – Southern Skyes – Book Four

The deep secrets woven amidst the branches of the McCabe and Skye family trees have been hidden for years until now. More quickly than shifting sands on the shores of Tasmania, these family secrets are tumbling forth with unleashed fury. All of this immensely displeases the egocentric elder brother Griff McCabe, who has spent a lifetime carefully plotting to protect the family name from the disgraces of the past—and in his eyes, the worst of all—the drops of aboriginal blood that course through the roots of the ancestral tree. Now, as tragedy befalls younger brother, Hawkin McCabe, and the next generation matures, those branches are breaking. The wounds have voices, revealing the true ties that bind the McCabes and the Skyes . . . and the one soldier who started it all many generations ago.

Available now on most outlets !

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Embers of the Soul

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In celebrating the upcoming release of book four in the Southern Skyes series, we’re offering a free autographed copy of “Embers of the Soul” to our lucky winner (worldwide airmail).   The runner-up will receive a free ebook.

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