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Smile for the Coup D'état

Broke, drunk, and caught up in the mayhem of a military coup d'état in Thailand, Peter and his dangerously charismatic friend, Joseph, double down on their pursuit of destructive obsessions. But the crimes that they have committed together are becoming increasingly hard to hide under the tumultuous new political order. Pressured by guilt, envy, and chronic intoxication, the pair arrive at their own idiosyncratic paths of atonement. Peter becomes increasingly in thrall to a local bar girl whose feelings towards him are stubbornly opaque, while Joseph - a disillusioned ex-journalist with a warped perspective on twenty-first-century...

The Shakespeare Murders

Thomas Brown is a high school English/History teacher who lives in Western Sydney. He interrupted his studies in Forensic Science at university when his mother was disabled in an accident, leaving him responsible for his elderly parent's care. An old friend, now a police detective, calls him in to help solve a series of baffling murders that all have one thing in common. The killer leaves a coded note at each scene signed with the name William Shakespeare. The story is currently undergoing a slow stage of growth. Please bear with me, I fully intend to reward your patience with a completed novel!!

Forever

Grace Waters a 17 year old girl is forced to live with a mysterious family, but little does she know it's no normal family it's a house full of vampires, are they evil? That's not the only problem, things start getting dramatic when she falls in love with one of them, Aaron Cole Anderson, what will Grace face? A love with a vampire is certainly peculiar and extremely dangerous is she safe? Will her love story be alive forever? Read to find out

Helix (Episode 1)

A spy hunter. A rogue operative. A secret war that could destroy them both. Olesya is just an ordinary girl from post-Soviet Russia, but that changes when the clandestine Fifth Column discover her rare genetic anomaly. Taken from her home and ensnared in a special training program, Olesya is destined to become a black operative, or die trying. But when a splinter faction of the Fifth Column sabotages the program, she escapes. Almost a decade later, Olesya leads a team of hunters on a dangerous assignment. Her targets are black operatives: elusive, genetically enhanced, and unstoppable. From the bio-clinics of Brazil to the icy borderlands...

How to succeed as an independent author: An interview with Row Murray

Wrangling shelf space in a bookstore is hard and competitive, even if you’ve been "traditionally" published. But that’s not to say it’s totally impossible as an independent author! I interviewed Row Murray – successful bookstore shelf wrangler – about how she found distributors and readers for her book, For Foxes' Sake.