Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Word Count: 65654
Maddy hates living with her overbearing father and is determined to live with her mum. She's sick of not being able to be herself. But no one is listening to her wishes and when she learns why, she begins to fear that not only will she be stuck living with him until she finishes school, but her family has other secrets they're keeping from her.This novel was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
Avril Sabine is an Australian author who lives on acreage in South East Queensland. She writes mostly young adult and children's speculative fiction, but has been known to dabble in other genres. She has been writing since she was a young child and wanted to be an author the moment she realised someone wrote the books she loved to read.
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (with elements of romance).
Word Count: 73590
Seventeen-year-old Shadow thinks their country is in bad shape if her Pa is considered one of their greatest heroes. To her he's the bitter man she has to escape before he learns the secret she's kept her entire life. Getting away, with the help of her brother Irlan, is meant to simplify things. Instead, they become involved in plots against the royal family, hidden identities and magic-wielding enemies.This novel was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
***This is a bundled edition of the following five stories.***
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy.
Word Count: 281,113
When dragons have the ability to shapeshift, anyone could be one. Even the boy sitting next to you.
Dragon Blood 1: Pliethin
Word Count: 57263
Sixteen-year-old Amber's life, that was once completely normal, is dramatically changed when she is forced to move to a small Queensland town west of Brisbane. Suddenly dragons are no longer creatures of myth. Amber becomes caught up in their world of clans, survival of the fittest, ancient traditions, dangerous enemies and dragon warriors.
Word Count: 57087
Amber struggles to keep up with the constantly changing alliances amongst dragons and is worried Ronan, an ancient dragon, might not keep his end of the bargain they made. Life is filled with secrets and sometimes Amber just wants to get away from it all, which makes her jump at the chance to visit dragon lands. Her excitement over the visit is ruined when she learns someone wants her dead. And they're willing to pay her weight in gold to make their wish come true.
Dragon Blood 3: Surety
Word Count: 55355
Amber learns that her family has a more interesting past than even she could have imagined. That past is now creating problems for her. Negotiations, attacks by an unknown enemy and her mother discovering some of her secrets causes even more complications. The only thing that hasn't changed is that someone wants her dead. She needs to find out who it is before they can succeed and she doesn't get the chance to live long enough to figure out how to solve all her other problems.
Dragon Blood 4: Knight
Word Count: 56052
Amber is starting to feel that her list of enemies is growing longer by the minute. Those she cares about are threatened and during a surprise attack she fears one of her people is killed. Her life is spinning out of control, there are too many people she desperately wants to keep safe, but she can't be with all of them at once. There's only one of her and so many of them. It's tearing her apart.
Dragon Blood 5: Mage
Word Count: 55356
Amber wants to take back control of her life. She's fed up with assassins, death threats, unrealistic expectations, nightmares and secrets. The secrets most of all. Especially Ronan's secrets and in particular his secret that she knows will scare the hell out of her and will probably never let her have another moment of peace. Maybe some secrets shouldn't be told.
These novels were written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Short Novel
Word Count: 39398
***Although the books in this series are self-contained, they are best read in order to avoid spoilers.***
Meikah's family are templars, as far from necromancers as it's possible to be. When she learns that not only can she see the dead, but also wield magic, she fears what the future holds. She doesn't want to become a necromancer, or a dark blade, but there seems to be few choices now available to her. It doesn't help that people have begun to treat her like she's an evil necromancer and rumours have started. Nor does she believe Kellan when he says she belongs with the Assassins Of The Dead. They seem to be a mismatched group that include nobles, an assassin, a sorcerer, a shapeshifter and a vampire. Not at all like templars. And if she was to join them, the rumours will never end and her family might actually disown her.This story was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.