Below is a showcase of some of these wonderful ladies and their recent work. They are a diverse bunch and well worth checking out.
Find out more about Jean's books and the history of this period at her Website.
Available from: Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, iBookstore, Baker and Taylor, Gardners, Barnes and Noble.
At the King's Pleasure is available online via these links: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble
The Queen's Knight is available through these links Amazon,
Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble.
King Richard the Lionheart is away from England on crusade, and his treacherous brother is not slow to see the possibilities. It's a fight for power by marriage or murder, whichever is most convenient, and the Lady Elizabeth discovers that an heiress is a desirable, disposable commodity in a man's world. The sardonic Sir Luke fights for Eleanor of Aquitaine, but he's not above bloodshed and abduction on his own account when required. The Queen's Knight entwines strands of action, romance and humour, painting a vivid picture of mediaeval life in King Richard the Lionheart's reign. This novel is a gripping read, and one to curl up with in a well-cushioned window-seat.
A ruthless crusader returns to find his estates taken by a fair young maid, and she discovers that he is not the only one willing to kill for them.
The daunting Lord Montclaire is outraged when he returns from the crusades to discover that the scheming King Richard the Lionheart has bestowed his lands upon a young heiress. The astute Diana is not impressed either, realising the danger of her new inheritance, especially when the chivalrous and lethal Montclaire seeks her out and discovers he wants her – and not only for his lands. Who to trust, as the king's entourage are swept up in his pursuit of war against the French? The king stands between Montclaire and his estates, demanding more homage than he is willing to give, and the brutal mercenaries of the army are on the prowl for what they can get. At the King's Pleasure is a tale of intrigue and romance unfolding against the background of mediaeval history.
Sheree Davidson is a short story and self-published ebook author who also writes poetry.
She is part of the Romance Writers of New Zealand Nelson branch and currently has a
Romantic Suspense ebook available for download using the following link
The Mask of Pain.
When she’s not reading, writing or procrastinating, she’s dreaming up new ideas. She loves to hear from
readers and writers, so please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holidaying in the remote area of Nelson Lakes seems to Adam Baxter the ideal way of proposing to his
girlfriend of two years, Tara Montgomery. She is everything good in his life, and helps him forget and
ease the pain of a long-ago mistake. But Tara has a secret, one that could destroy her relationship with
Adam and leave them both broken in its wake. What starts off as idyllic soon becomes a frightening
test to their relationship as Adam comes face to face with the ghost from his past who is obsessed with
revenge. Will Tara and Adam survive or will their love die with them?
Walking on Ice has been published and is released for sale today, Dec 1.
If you would like to buy a copy, for a Xmas present or for some holiday reading, the cost is as follows:-
In NZ, the printed book including postage is $29.95, or you can collect from me at Woodbank Cottage in Tasman for $25.In Australia, the printed book including postage is $39.95.
I am happy to write an inscription for you.
The electronic version (ebook) will be soon be available ( before Xmas) for $3.99
To buy, please follow the links on the website:-www.walkingonice.co.nz
I have taught in New Zealand, Australia, England and the U.S. I was previously married to an African American musician, and attended the Grammy Awards and toured clubs in LA, London and the South of France. My way of life changed completely when, divorced and in my late forties, I fell in love with the principal of an Inupiaq school in the Arctic Circle, Alaska. We married, and I spent the next six years working together in the icy wilderness of bush Alaska. We now live among orchards and vineyards just outside Nelson, in Tasman where the winters are mild and the summers are long.
I decided to leave my teaching career at the end of 2013, and now spend my time writing and giving talks about my experiences. It has been through giving these talks that my first book “Walking on Ice” was eventually written at audience request. I have since completed a sequel “Nesting on the Nushagak,” and have plans to write at least one more book in this series.
Caishel survives on the street disguised as a male but accepts a job as Sire Ailan's page in the floating castle of Ardon, hoping to save enough to become her true self. Ailan immediately discovers his page is a woman, but keeps the knowledge to himself, despite his growing attraction to her. When Caishel reveals the truth it's like a caterpillar evolving into a butterfy, she marries Ailan and they start a new life as the Duke and Duchess of Lan. Strange accidents happen to Ailan and Caishel decides to investigate by taking to the streets in her urchin disguise
Elisette - Cloud Kingdoms Book 2
Capet Sard is called home to Rak and shortly after his departure Lise discovers she is pregnant. On her way to Rak Lise is rescued by the spiritual Eos. She finishes the journey on foot but is captured by Brenauf, an old adversary of Sard's. Miserable, pregnant and frightened for her baby's welfare, Lise can see no way out of her Breanauf's clutches. Sard joins with the Eos to attempt to save his beloved. Failure to rescue Lise and also find the true heir could mean disaster for Rak and the whole planet of Hejmen.
Merhnaz - Cloud Kingdoms - Free Prequel for Christmas
Mehrnaz's parents have arranged a marriage to Dromarn, but on their first meeting her betrothed lays down rules for their future together. Mehrnaz is in love with Lusak, but her mother has no intention of allowing her daughter to marry a second son and refuses to allow the two lovers to meet. The couple plan to elope but the only way to do this is for Mehrnaz to cross the desert which separates them.
Catherine Mede lives in a rural village in the South Island of New Zealand with her husband, son and two cats. She works when she can, doing whatever is available – within reason! When not writing, Catherine likes to read, draw and work in her garden.
Having developed a love for writing when she was at High School, it wasn’t until she was in her thirties she decided to really get down and dirty with the words in her head.
Romance and Speculative Fiction are what Catherine likes to write about because she understands the need to get lost in a love that sometimes seems mythical. And adding Fantasy elements just fulfils her needs to be creative fanciful worlds.
When she was younger, she wrote to escape reality, now she writes it to allow others to enter a world where love has a happily ever after.
Catherine has a short story published in a Masters of Horror Anthology and attends writing seminars and groups in her area.
When she is rich and famous, Catherine intends to have a large library which will double as her writing space and own an Aston Martin Vanquish. (Dreams are Free)
You can contact Catherine Mede through her website www.catherinemede.com and facebook, twitter and pinterest or email her email@example.com – she loves to have contact with her fans.
Fairy Dust, a children's bedtime story
If you would like to check out more works by the Top of the South Writers click on the link below
Top of the South Writers
I believe 2015 will see some more great books! Happy New Year!