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Book: Whispers of the Past by Owen Clough
Sam is employed by the Department of Conservation (DoC). His two mates are helping out. Their task is to clear out as many feral pigs as they can in the Tongariro National Park, which is located in the North Island of New Zealand. There are three major volcanoes within this park, so the culling of the pigs has to be done with great care as there are an abundant amount of thermal pools, mud pools [...]
 
Book: Giselle and the Fate of Wahine by Marty Walpole
It was a day before Easter, April 1968, when journalist Emma Cassidy boarded the inter-island ferry, Wahine, sailing from Christchurch's port of Lyttelton to Wellington. On the bridge Captain Angus Robertson, after reading a satisfactory weather report on Cyclone Giselle, orders Wahine's departure. The ship, with over 300 passengers and crew, makes her way up the eastern coastline of New Zealand [...]
 
Book: Short and Sweet - 19 New Zealand Romances by Kris Pearson
Romance novelist Kris Pearson has gathered together her three current collections of short stories, added four new tales, and republished them as this bumper collection of nineteen. Some have appeared in mass-market magazines, some have been produced for radio. Most have been contest winners or finalists. They're all tender uplifting stories guaranteed to make your heart beat a little faster and [...]
 
Book: The Farmer Takes A Wife (The Mulleins of Katherine Bay) by Shirley Wine
Pregnant, betrayed and on the run, Sarah turns to Heath Mullein, but this man is not the boy she loved so desperately all those years ago ... Sarah always knew her father had ended her romance with Heath, but she had never known how deep Heath's resentment ran until she arrived on his doorstep in the middle of a storm, desperate to escape the man threatening to destroy her family and take her [...]
 
Book: New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer by Annette Gisby, John Gisby
What should you do if your spouse becomes addicted to the Lord of the Rings movies and swoons at the very mention of Orlando Bloom's name? (Thud. Quick, fetch the smelling salts.) How about taking the advice of a strange apparition that reveals itself in a dream? An apparition that looks remarkably like the director of the movies, Peter Jackson, but not quite remarkably enough to prompt legal [...]
 
Book: Treat with Caution - A New Zealand Sexy Beach Romance (Treats to Tempt You Book 1) by Serenity Woods
When friends turn to lovers, the temperature's going to soar... Tasha Wilde has spotted the perfect site for the Treats to Tempt You confectionery shop she's planning to run with her best friend, Maisey. It's the ideal size and location, right on the waterfront in Doubtless Bay. The only fly in the melted chocolate is Maisey's gorgeous brother, Kole. Tasha has a crush on him the size of New [...]
 
Book: Love Poison by Pete Barber
"... laced with adventure, horror, suspense, romance, and even a bit of humor." Big Al's Books & Pals - "... a whirlwind of a story with sex taking a backseat to love, introspectionand danger." Kelly Smith Reviews - Love is a dangerous drug. Lab assistant and avid climber Amber Wilson is no stranger to risk. But she feels invisible around her handsome boss, Mark, until she accidentally doses him [...]
 
Book: A Perfect Interlude by Jaye Rothman
After the turmoil of the Osirak mission, British M16 agent Nikki Sinclair is now recuperating in New Zealand. An unexpected visitor from Osirak arrives. Are her reasons for visiting genuine, or does she have ulterior motives? Will her visitor give Sinclair more questions than answers? "The Perfect Interlude" is an intriguing and engrossing short story that follows on from Jaye Rothman's spy [...]
 
Book: (Un)Masked by Andrew Q. Gordon, Anyta Sunday
Jay Walker has two wishes: to perform the play of his dreams alongside his best friend at Wellington's Downstage Theatre, and to meet that special someone. Someone he'd go to the ends of the earth for. Someone who might only exist in fairy tales. When Jay meets accordion busker Lethe Cross, it's like living a dream come true. Lethe's music captivates Jay, and he resolves to meet the man who plays [...]
 
Book: Scarlet Runner by Lily Ennis
At a time of worldwide revolt against an oppressed and exploited working class, the 1912 Waihi Strike tested the resolve of Mary and Archie, warring unions, the town and the government. None could have forseen the tragedy that would propel the strike into the annals of history. Mary grew up on the Hauraki gold fields having emigrated from Scotland with her family. As the daughter of a mine [...]
 
Book: Quill Series by Susan Swain
The two rhyming Quill Series stories are written for lovers of wildlife (specifically hedgehogs and fantail birds), and pets (especially labrador dogs and cats). They are about what happens when Fran and her pet dog (Tank) get too close to a hedgehog in the wild (Humble), and her cat (Tactic) gets too close to a fantail bird (Fidget) in her home and garden. What happens when hog meets dog? Find [...]
 
Book: The Sleeper's Dance - A Novella by Mouse Diver-Dudfield
1874 - When a famous British explorer in search of a lost Incan city unleashes an ancient plague of the undead, his expedition team is put in mortal peril and must fight to contain and destroy it before it escapes the Cotahuasi Valley and wreaks havoc on the world. This novella manifested itself from the notes I had written for another zombie novel. That one was based around a virus onboard an [...]
 
Book: Sailing Down the Moonbeam by Mary Gottschalk
With a destination loosely defined as the rest of the world, Mary and her husband Tom leave family, friends and successful careers for a multi-year sailing voyage. As the voyage takes her farther and farther from her traditional support systems, her world becomes more and more defined by forces outside her control. Mary's travels through often uncharted island communities, provides a compelling [...]
 
Book: Christmas Holiday Hearts: Heartlands Book 2 by Kris Pearson
Ellie McKenna urgently needs a temporary home and a few weeks' work to get her life back on track. A short term Christmas contract tutoring twin daughters on a huge coastal farm sounds ideal - until, too late, she meets the billionaire owner. Ellie's dream job turns into her worst nightmare once she discovers the man she'll be working for is her long-ago holiday fling. He gave her the hottest [...]
 
Book: Fire in the Mountain by Lily Ennis
Set against the backdrop of an erupting volcano in New Zealand's North Island, Lana wrestles with her recent grief, for survival on the mountain and her future with a man whose past she was once part of. Woven through her narrative is Alfred's story and the theft of war medals, and which Lana finds herself enmeshed in, further threatening her life. Follow Lana as she tries to extricate herself [...]
 
Book: Magenta Rising (The Tilt Series Book 1) by Mouse Diver-Dudfield
Central Otago, New Zealand. Three hundred and fifty years after a catastrophic disaster has killed 99.9% of the planet's population, the survivors - descendants of the only underground shelter to remain miraculously intact - struggle to survive in a hostile new world. Drenched in deadly ultraviolet rays, the human race's dwindling genetic code is in crisis. To nurture and rebuild it, a cloning [...]
 
Book: Seaton's War by Lily Ennis
Seaton's War is a story of love, secrets and lies set in a sleepy New Zealand town in the latter half of WWII. When a Japanese submarine beaches the residents are shocked that the Pacific War has come to them. To some the event brings opportunity for personal gain or for genuine war work. For Kitty Williams it is a chance to prove she can do more for the war effort than knit socks for Red Cross [...]
 
Book: 29 Argyle Drive by David Turri
29 Argyle Drive was the address of an old house that used to stand in the hills above Sumner, a seaside suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. For nearly fifteen years, the house remained on the market but unsold,until, early in 2010, it is bought by a retired teacher as new premises for the English language school he ran. But that house would have been better left in the neglected state into which [...]
 
Book: Kissing Maggie Silver by Sheila Claydon
Maggie Silver intends to put as much space as possible between herself and her family just as soon as her parent's ruby wedding celebrations are over. She is fed up with their constant advice and her never-ending babysitting duties. There's a great big world out there and she wants to see it before she settles for suburbia. Then Ruairi O'Connor turns up at the same time her sister-in-law goes [...]
 
Book: Secret Confessions of a Backpacker - My Adventure Down Under. by L.K. Watts
Laura is about to embark on a once-in-a life time opportunity. Granted a twelve-month working holiday visa to travel Australia, Laura wants to make the most of every experience that comes her way. Based on a real-life account, these stories highlight what can happen on a remarkable year away. Laura invites you to read these candid, erotic stories and tales of adventure and excitement, as she [...]
 
Book: Bend With The Wind by Suraya Dewing
'Bend with the Wind' is a contemporary and historical novel covering three time periods - present, 1981, 1881 based on true events using fictional characters. In 1981 unprecedented civil unrest broke out in New Zealand over a tour by the African Springbok rugby team. Two people get caught up in this. Sophie is a student protestor, incensed by the injustice of apartheid. Joe, a policeman, is [...]
 
Book: Shadows of the Mind (Whispers of the Past Book 2) by Owen Clough
Samuel McInnes aka Mack, severely wounded in the attack on Auckland in 1863, recovered consciousness on HMS Esk heading to Scotland via Sydney, Australia. Sam is mistakenly repatriated to Scotland as the army believe this is where he is from. With the loss of memory, his life becomes complicated, as he falls for a young nurse on the voyage who has a secret that she will not reveal to him until he [...]
 
Book: Melting His Heart: Heartlands, Book 1 by Kris Pearson
Kate Pleasance needs to flee her home city of Auckland and create a new life away from family stress and infidelity. Might the advertisement seeking a 'Superwoman' be her answer? Short-listed, she's flown to the vibrant winter tourist resort of Queenstown at her prospective employer's expense. Snow is dusting the mountain tops as the jet glides in, and she's shocked to be collected by tall, dark [...]
 
Book: Cross Cultural Doctoring. On and Off the Beaten Path. by William LeMaire
In Cross Cultural Doctoring you will read about my career as a successful obstetrician and gynecologist in academic medicine at a major university. You will read why I decided at age 55 to leave my position, jump into the unknown and get off the beaten path. I will relate how my wife Anne and I accomplished this and how I kept working for various lengths of time in a number of different cultural [...]
 
Book: The Ballot Farm by Lily Ennis
Mangaparua was one of the last areas in New Zealand to be opened up. George Malder and his new bride, Catherine, take up a newly surveyed bush section in the back blocks between Raetihi and the Wanganui River. As a returned World War I soldier George won the right to create a farm with a government grant and the promise of further assistance. They endeavour to establish a home and turn the virgin [...]
 
Book: A Taste of Gold by Deryn Pittar
Psychic twins with special talents meet two thieves, two Taniwha, and one pretty reporter as they experience the adventure of a lifetime... On a prospecting holiday, brothers Jason and Levi discover an ancient supernatural creature, a Taniwha named Otanewainuku, who gives them 'humming stones' in exchange for their silence about its treasure. They also cross paths with two thieves. Their [...]
 
Book: Ravishing Rose - a naughty novella by Kris Pearson
In this stand-alone New Zealand romance, one shy girl is about to start living! Francesca Ellison is swept off to an A-list party in a concealing mask, a decadent costume and sex-shop panties. There she meets the pirate, Captain Cool. Frankie tells him her name is Rose because for once she intends behaving very badly. The Captain outdoes her at every turn. As sky-rockets scream skyward and guests [...]
 
Book: Resisting Nick (Wicked in Wellington) by Kris Pearson
Fit. Fierce. Furious. Nick has the body and money he's always strived for, but while his fitness empire rages ahead, his soul is secretly shattered. His past is now a lie. He knows he should have seen it coming. The signs were all so obvious, looking back. Shy. Sweet. Serious. New-in-town Sammie is sure she can cope with her angry new boss for the next few weeks. A short-term job is all she [...]
 
Book: Cabin Fever by Sheila Claydon
In Sheila Claydon's Cabin Fever, published by Books We Love, the Osprey cruise ship is in trouble. Can Ellie Masters and Andy Smith solve the problem? When they join the ship in New Zealand they soon discover that it's going to be hard work all the way to Australia. Not that either of them intend to let long hours get in the way of their blossoming love affair...until Ellie develops feet of [...]
 
Book: Return To Totara Park by Shirley Wine
Winsome Grainger left Totara Park with a terrible secret in her heart and a darker secret in her past vowing never to return. A vow shattered when she and her estranged husband, Jared each inherit a half share in Totara Park, the Grainger Dynasty's Estate. Under the terms of Jared's father's Will, he and Winsome must live on Totara Park together for two years or the Estate will be sold. Unable to [...]
 
Book: SANTA CLAWS - A Christmas novella by Kris Pearson
From dark start to delicious ending, this unusual Christmas tale is romantic and uplifting. Nothing will ever be the same again after Jeff is accused of threatening to murder his wife. Or Evie is bruised one time too many by her abusive boyfriend. Or Santa Claws the cat starts howling under the house. This delightfully different novella brings eventual happiness for everyone - including added joy [...]
 
Book: Hot for You: ...games for two (Wicked in Wellington Book 7) by Kris Pearson
'Cody, you're the ultimate toy. I'd play games with you for days and nights, holding nothing back to get what I want. I hope you'll give it willingly. Fly high with me. Then I'll make you the master of so much more than you expect.' This passionate romance is a stand-alone in Kris Pearson's Wellington series, and the beautiful harbor is almost another character in the cast. It's a [...]
 
Book: Our Gun - A Wanganui Krupp Gun Story by Geoffrey Lawson
This will be the best war story you will ever read and is much more than a story about a gun. Centered around the Western front of the Anglo-Boer war and taking seven long years to research and write, this is a story of political deviousness, ineptitude and military heroism that will knock your socks off. It is also the story of Krupp number Four. Usually, we don't know where an old artillery gun [...]
 
Book: Ready To Burn (Due South Book 3) by Tracey Alvarez
Take a little Miss Perfect. Add a bad-boy chef to the mix. Watch the sparks fly in the kitchen... There's a fly in sous chef Shaye Harland's soup. A fly in the form of her brother-in-law to be, a cocky, infuriatingly sexy outsider who muscles in on her kitchen. Del's gunning for her job and flipping her ordered world upside down. If only he didn't fry her brains with kisses that threaten to burn [...]
 
Book: In Too Deep (Due South Book 1) by Tracey Alvarez
What if the man you loved played a part in your father's death? As an elite police diver tormented by her father's fatal drowning accident, Piper Harland is forced back to the one place she'd sworn never to return. Her tiny hometown on New Zealand's isolated Stewart Island hasn't much changed in the nine years she's been gone. But she soon comes face to face with everything she ran from grief, [...]
 


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