Sunday, January 15, 2012

Independent Releases

Many full RNA members have embraced the new technology in publishing and taken the opportunity to publish their back lists directly as ebooks as well as  new works. So each month on the 15th we will publish a list of independent releases by full RNA members. Full Membership of the Association is open to all published writers of romantic novels and full length serials of at least 30,000 words. (Vanity and self-publishing do not qualify.)

So here's the inaugural list which includes many titles that have come out in the past year....


Anita Burgh MOLLY’S FLASHINGS
ebook
January 2012
£2.20
An irreverent look at English village life where as everything changes everything remains the same.
www.anitaburgh.com






Eileen Ramsay LACE FOR A LADY
ebook
11.11.2011
£2.86
The Napoleonic War is raging and the impoverished but aristocratic Lydia Carpenter is desperately trying to provide for her sisters.  Her father has disappeared, and her once dearest friend, Lord Pittenmuir, has broken her heart. Defying convention she resurrects a smuggling ring, where the smugglers are men in women's clothes and she, the leader is a woman in men's clothing.  But is there a spy among her smugglers and is it her father or is it Pittenmuir? Will love find a way as Liddy's love, loyalty and courage are tested to the full? 






R F Long THE WOLF'S DESTINY (a Tale of the Holtlands, #3)ebook/Kindle
12/04/2011
 $3.99 / £2.94
Two lives, one love, one destiny.

In the wild north of Sheninglas, Jeren and Shan have finally made a home together. But the Holtlands are not finished with them yet. When an assassination attempt claims innocent lives, Jeren can stand it no longer. She must make a stand against the tyranny of her brother Gilliad before it is too late. Shan meanwhile struggles against the seed of darkness planted in him by the Fell’na sorceress and the growing knowledge that no matter what he does, he is losing his beloved wife. All their efforts to stay together just seem to tear them further apart, underlining the differences between them. When Jeren declares her intention to go to war, Shan makes one terrible mistake which changes everything.

Their destiny is written. How can it be changed again? 
www.rflong.com

Sheila Norton:  SOPHIE BEING SINGLE
Kindle e-book
28 December 2011
£2.05
At thirty-four, Sophie Jennings is still single – but that’s the way she likes it. She has her own flat, a good social life and a gorgeous boyfriend, Charlie, who feels exactly the same as she does – settling down, marriage and children aren’t on the agenda for either of them. She also has her own business, ironically doing wedding hair and make-up. While her married and attached friends think she’s weird and her family think she’s selfish, all her bridal clients for some reason seem to want to use her as an agony aunt! Hearing about their horrible husbands and bastard boyfriends convinces her she’s definitely best off as she is – satisfyingly single. Or is she ...?


Jen Black SHADOWS
Amazon Kindle
December 7th 2011
£1.10/$1.72
A budding relationship. A young couple, shadowed in different ways by their pasts. A beautiful, but haunted, water mill in France.
Are the intense emotions Rory and Melissa feel their own, or those of the couple who haunt the mill?








Paula Williams  PLACE OF HEALING 
Kindle
December 24, 2011
£1.13

When talented cook Jess discovers her boyfriend had been cheating on her with her best friend (and getting creative with the chocolate mousse in a way that definitely wasn't on the menu!) she takes herself off to a remote corner of Somerset while she works out what to do next. But things don't go quite the way Jess planned and she finds herself caught up in family feuds and intrigues - while losing her heart to a big, barky dog called Benson.

www.paulawilliamswriter.co.uk







Nora Fountain CHAIN OF EVIL
Crime novel, with romantic thread
17 December 2011
£1.54 inc. VAT or $2.99
Adam and Rosie’s happiness is almost tangible. Rosie’s stepbrother, Greg Phillips envies them to the point of madness and schemes to get his hands on their money. Fuelled by drug addiction, he is prepared to kill to get what he wants, and he does.  His devious plot results in Adam being locked up for Greg’s crimes. Rosie befriends Cindy, who may be able to identify Greg.  Greg takes to stalking Cindy and injures her little boy.  He then turns up at Rosie’s isolated home, drugged to the eyeballs. From there he abducts her and forces her to face her worst demons.
www. norafountain.co.uk (in progress)

Anita Burgh LOVE THE BRIGHT FOREIGNER
Amazon Kindle
ebook
£4 . 31
Suddenly widowed, Ann Grange is convinced her life is over, but then she meets an enigmatic Greek, and her life changes.  But is it forever, or is her happiness an illusion?











Anita Burgh LOTTERY
Amazon Kindle
ebook
£ 4.31
Can money make you happy, solve your problems?  Or does an excess of it create more?  Peggy, middle-aged, married, a mother, finds out.

Anita Burgh CLARE’S WAR
Amazon Kindle
Ebook.
£4.31
Clare, alone in France, is involved in three wars within one; with the Germans, with the Free French and with herself as she changes from spoilt child to caring woman.



Sheila Norton:  THE TROUBLE WITH ALLY
Kindle e-book
19 May 2011
£2.05
Ally doesn’t particularly want to turn fifty – but it doesn’t bother her half as much as everything else in her life is bothering her right now. Still smarting from the fact that her husband left her for a younger woman, she’s trying to cope single-handedly with a sick elderly cat, a sick elderly mother and a sick elderly car – to say nothing of two daughters who treat the house much like a comfortable hotel. And on top of everything else, she’s having trouble hanging on to her job.
So why does everyone else seem to think turning fifty is the trouble? And why does everyone seem to think she’s losing her mind? She’s not really going crazy ... or is she?

Sheila Norton:  OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES
Kindle e-book
20 April 2011
£2.05
Beth Marston never imagined she’d be in this position as she approached her thirtieth birthday: on her own with a four-year-old daughter, working as a cleaner in other people’s houses. What happened to the dreams she shared with Daniel, the love of her life, when they were at university together with the world at their feet? Come to that, what happened to Daniel, to make him fall out of love with her and leave her for another woman?
Beth is sure she’s never going to trust another man. Her child, and her best friend Fay, are all she needs now. Besides, she has enough on her plate trying to make ends meet, and getting perhaps a little too involved with the lives of the people whose homes she cleans.
But when she falls out with Fay, everything suddenly seems to come crashing down. And if someone really wonderful came into her life now, to make it all better, would Beth really be able to resist?

Sheila Norton:  BODY & SOUL
Kindle e-book
26 April 2011
£2.05
Rosie has a lot of doubts about her life. She feels middle-aged, bored and frumpy, and it doesn't help that PJ, her friend and colleague at the hospital where she works, has compared her to a comfy old armchair! Her marriage to the so-predictable Barry seems to be hurtling towards the rocks, and when the new consultant, Mr Ashley Connor, seems to be taking an interest in her, the temptation to have a little fun certainly appeals. But where is this going to lead her? Surely not anywhere that a sensible, mature, medical receptionist and mother of three ought to be going! Would she, and her marriage, be able to survive the Ashley Connor experience? To say nothing of the hospital gossip! Or should she forget it and stay safe, comfortable and bored ... with her body and soul intact?

Sheila Norton:  THE TRAVEL BUG
Kindle e-book
9 June 2011
£2.05
Maddy Goodchild considers herself a Bad Girl. Bad girls drink, and smoke, and swear, and have affairs with married men, don’t they? They certainly don’t spend their time keeping their bodies fit, and pure, like Maddy’s best friend Rachel. Maybe Maddy doesn’t like herself very much, but then again, she thinks maybe she doesn’t deserve to be liked. Fast approaching her forties, the only good thing she’s done in her life is bringing up her daughter Sophie – but when Sophie goes off travelling for a year, Maddy’s bereft. So there’s only one thing she and Rachel can do when they have a moderate win on the Lottery: go off on their own travels together! What adventures await the pair when they set foot together on foreign soil? Will they survive Rachel’s terrible map-reading and fear of driving ‘on the wrong side?’ The trip holds a few surprises for them both – and not all of them are pleasant.

Sheila Norton:  SWEET NOTHINGS
Kindle e-book
22 June 2011
£2.05
What’s so special about Penny Peacham’s home-made bread pudding – the same old pudding that she’s been serving up to her husband Archie and the rest of the family for ever – that it suddenly seems to be getting everyone all worked up? Could it be that there’s really some secret ingredient in the recipe, something fruity or spicy that works wonders for people’s love lives?
Penny has no idea how the fuss started. Somehow, in the middle of an interview on local radio about the need for a bypass, she mentioned the pudding – and before she knows it, she’s becoming an accidental celebrity!
All this is no help whatsoever to Penny’s daughter Michelle, whose boyfriend Robbie has disappeared mysteriously in the middle of a pub lunch. Michelle’s not really sure how much this bothers her – but if there’s any love-magic in her mum’s famous pudding, she could certainly do with a serving of it herself!


Sheila Norton writing as Olivia Ryan:  TALES FROM A HEN WEEKEND
Kindle e-book
18 October 2011
£1.02
Katie Halliday’s off on her hen weekend to Dublin with her closest female friends and relatives. She’s hoping to relax, unwind, and try to forget the recent bickering with her fiancĂ© Matt. But, encouraged by the alcohol and girlie banter, the other girls all choose this time to make some disturbing confessions about their own lives.
This series of shocks is bad enough for Katie to take on board, without the burden of keeping a shocking secret of her own. And it doesn’t help that she’s a little too attracted to gorgeous-looking Harry Cornwell, who’s been found by the girls as a ‘trophy’ for one of their hen-party games. But it won’t lead to anything – after all, Katie’s in love with Matt – isn’t she?
Katie begins to feel that she doesn’t actually know herself, any more than she knew her mum, her sister, or her best girlfriends. A hen weekend isn’t exactly the time to discover your world’s falling apart. But it might be the time to start putting it back together.

Noelene Jenkinson OUTBACK HERO
Ebook - all formats Amazon Kindle & Smashwords
Release date - Feb 23 2011
$1.99
Photo journalist, Kate Reed, can´t forgive her neighbour, Matt
Thornton, for being the pilot of the plane that killed her mother ten
years ago. Now, with Kate´s family homestead in debt and up for sale,
Matt offers to buy it. Kate resists and leaves for her new job in
Paris to forget the man she has fallen in love with. Will their true
feelings for each other ever be revealed?
http://www.noelenejenkinson.com













Noelene Jenkinson A WHIRLWIND ROMANCE
Ebook - all formats Amazon Kindle & Smashwords
Release date - March 11 2011
$1.99
Working girl, Whitney Leighton, manages a small antiquarian bookshop
in Melbourne. One windswept Spring day handsome and wealthy Zach
Chandler calls in to collect some books. With just one meeting, he
asks Whitney for a date and, after a whirlwind romance, they fall in
love and Zach proposes. Can their love survive the many obstacles in
their path?
http://www.noelenejenkinson.com















Noelene Jenkinson STARTING AGAIN
Ebook - all formats Amazon Kindle & Smashwords
Release date - March 29 2011
$1.99
Under witness protection and relocated with a new identity, Clare
Rayne cannot release her fear of the past - until Blake Fielding
pulls up in her driveway. Clare discovers Blake is a counsellor sent
to help her and, as they work together, they fall in love. But Blake
resists involvement and leaves when their consultations are complete.
Will he return, or must Clare face her future alone?
http://www.noelenejenkinson.com













Noelene Jenkinson OCEAN BLUE
Ebook - all formats Amazon Kindle & Smashwords
Release date - Feb 23 2011
$1.99
Marine biologist, Sophie Brookfield, travels to the Great Barrier
Reef off the Queensland coast of Australia, to complete her thesis
research on green turtles. Attracted by helicopter pilot, Drew
Mitchell's magnetic charm, Sophie finds herself falling in love but
fights her attraction. Heartbroken, she returns to Sydney. Will she
ever see Drew again?
http://www.noelenejenkinson.com













Noelene Jenkinson NANNY WANTED
Ebook - all formats Amazon Kindle & Smashwords
Release date - March 11 2011
$1.99
Elly George, company CEO, offers to mind her godchild while her best
friend is in hospital after an accident. When she hires Rusty Webster
as a live-in nanny, attraction and romance blossom. But Elly isn´t in
the market for a husband. Can Elly overcome her doubts and take a
risk on happiness, and will Rusty change her mind?
http://www.noelenejenkinson.com








June Davies THE FAMILY BY THE SHORE (1994)
Kindle and Smashwords
09/13/11
£1.72 / $2.99
Contemporary Family Saga. An Air Mail letter and wallet of photographs bring unexpected – and shocking – news for Laura Robbins and her younger brother and sister at Spryglass, the tall old house facing the seashore. For Laura especially, everything changes forever. As well as great happiness, the months ahead hold heartache, conflict and tragedy for the family at Spryglass. Riven by doubts and regret. Laura unexpectedly finds consolation in the undemanding company of Shaun Pembridge. It is a friendship, however, which is to threaten Laura’s whole future.



June Davies OVER THE HILLS (2010)
Kindle and Smashwords
09/18/11
£1.72 / $2.99
Historical Romance. World War II is over. Ellen Butterworth’s sweetheart comes ashore and they begin making a future together. Brian is restless and ambitious, however, finding it difficult to settle into civilian life. An urgent telegram from home sees Ellen travelling through the night across country, interrupting their wedding plans and leaving Brian alone and far away . .






June Davies THE AMETHYST NECKLACE (2009)
Kindle
11/09/11
£1.72 / $2.99
Historical Romantic Suspense. The amethyst necklace had been at the heart of everything. Was at the heart of everything here at Blackthorn Manor . . . and had been for centuries. Meirian Penlan is drawn into a web of scandal, deception, blackmail and tragedy. Discovering a bundle of old love letters and a terrible secret, Meirian risks her life not only to right a dreadful wrong – but to unravel the mysterious disappearance of the precious amethyst necklace.




June Davies THE DOG STAR (2008)
Kindle
11/21/11
£1.72 / $2.99
Historical Romantic Suspense. At Clockmakers Cottage on the rugged Lancashire coastline, Amy Macfarlene is apprehensive lest their father’s packet, Jenet Rae, doesn’t sail home in time for her sister Fanny’s wedding to Theodore Buxton. Something other than that causes Amy sleepless nights, though. She witnesses her fiery-tempered brother and Theo keeping a clandestine meeting at dead of night, and sees a bulky package, a purse of gold sovereigns and snub-nosed pistol changing hands . . but Fanny won’t listen, nor heed Amy’s warning.




Jen Black FAIR BORDER BRIDE
Amazon Kindle
October 14th 2011
£2.06/$3.20
Harry Wharton, on a mission for his father, lies about his true name to Alina Carnaby. Caught up in the middle of a cattle raid he is left for dead. Alina hides him, but her father threatens to kill him because his family name is Scott.
An exciting historical romance interwoven with exploits of the Border reivers, outlaws and gangsters who terrorized the Anglo-Scottish frontier in Tudor days.




Nora Fountain BLACKTHORN CHILD
Historical romance
13 June 2011
£1.78 inc. VAT or $2.99
Henry, Lord Downley, and his French wife, Marie-Isabel, have everything except an heir.  Henry adores their daughter but longs for a son.  Their second child is almost due when Marie-Isabel takes a fateful trip alone into the woods she loves.  Caught in a snowstorm and in labour, she takes refuge in Betsy Sweetapple’s cottage.  Betsy, dismissed by Henry for immoral behaviour, has just given birth all alone to a stillborn daughter.   Impassively she watches Marie-Isabel die, producing a strong, healthy son.  Seeing a chance to avenge imagined wrongs, she swaps babies.  Julian, the ‘Blackthorn Child’, is eventually rescued from a hellish childhood but the estate has been vested in his sister’s line.  The truth emerges on Betsy’s death-bed.  Can the estate ever be restored to its rightful owner?
www.norafountain.co.uk (in progress)

Nora Fountain PICTURES IN PROVENCE
Originally Hale Rainbow Romance
28 August 2011
£0.89 inc. VAT or $0.99
Joanna is astonished to find a portrait of herself in an exhibition in a Paris art gallery.  The attractive gallery owner, Gilles Ledoux, invites her to the opera, but then tries to remove himself from her life.  When Joanna, a violinist, has an accident and injures her wrist, she accepts a summer job – at Gilles’ home in Provence.  She is in love with Gilles and believes he is attracted to her, but is that all?  And why won’t he introduce her to the artist whose exhibition she visited?  Could he be jealous?
www.norafountain.co.uk (in progress)





Nora Fountain LOVE THINE ENEMY
Second World War saga, originally Thorpe large print
9 September 2011
£1.78 inc. VAT or $2.99
In Paris 1939, with the world on the brink of war, Helen Latimer, of a good English family and Max, a handsome, wealthy young German, fall madly in love.  When Helen becomes pregnant they plan to leave France for neutral Portugal, but Max is kidnapped by his Nazi brother Hermann’s henchmen.  Helen’s brother, Charles, persuades her to return to England while Hermann convinces Max she has had his child aborted.  A devastated Max marries Margrethe, Hermann’s sister-in-law and, to avoid scandal, Helen marries Charles’s friend, Roland.  However, Helen and Max are destined to meet again…
www.norafountain.co.uk (in progress)









Nora Fountain STORM DAMAGE
Originally Hale Rainbow Romance
9 October 2011
£0.89 inc. VAT or $0.99
Guy Devereau erupts into Poppy’s life one wild October night, a casualty of the storm. The power lines are down, it’s freezing cold and, delirious, Guy hauls her into his bed. How better to obey doctor’s orders to keep him warm?
The following morning, Poppy discovers that Guy is the absentee landlord who wants her out of her cottage. His injury has affected his memory and he has no recollection of the previous night.
How can she remind him, when the glamorous Nerissa turns up to claim him as her fiancé? But why does Guy keep finding excuses to be with Poppy?
www. norafountain.co.uk (in progress)



Nora Fountain TO SARA – WITH LOVE
Originally Hale Rainbow Romance
15 November
£0.89 inc. VAT or $0.99
Sara unwittingly becomes embroiled in a feud between her old friend, Karen, and Karen’s stepbrother, Grant. She was doing Karen a favour so why is Grant hell-bent on punishing Sara?
www. norafountain.co.uk (in progress)











Anna Jacobs, MISTRESS OF MARYMOOR
2011  £2.55 approx
1759: A dark stranger, a moonlit horse ride, a crumbling mansion- is this a nightmare or a dream come true for DeborahJannvier, dependent on her stingy uncle? One evening, a handsome stranger arrives at the cottage, asking Deborah to accompany him by horse to Marymoor, where her great-uncle Ralph is on his death-bed. If she’ll promise to do whatever Ralph asks of her, she’ll be made mistress of Marymoor. She’ll have to leave tonight. Dare she trust herself to this stranger? And what will she have to do to secure her future?



Anna Jacobs REPLENISH THE EARTH
2011  £2.55 approx
In 1735 Sarah Mortonby’s mother dies in poverty, and a shocked Sarah finds she has inherited the family estate. Advised to sell the crumbling manor house to her neighbour, Mr Sewell, she visits it and decides to keep instead. Sewell is furious – and he is a man noted for getting his own way at all costs. Desperately needing help, Sarah proposes to her bailiff, Will Pursley. Can they save the estate together or will Sewll win? And will the fondness growing between them turn into love?










Anna Jacobs THE NORTHERN LADY (formerly A FORBIDDEN EMBRACE)
2011  £2.55 approx
Regency romance: When her mother dies, she arranges for Cassandra to have a season in London, with the family the cast her off when she married a rich northern millowner. Reluctantly, Cassandra agrees, but she’s no meek debutante. Unfortunately, her efforts to help her cousin Susannah avoid marriage to a man she’s afraid of, leave Cassandra so compromised she has to marry him herself. It’s all such a tangle. Can she find happiness with Simeon?

Anna Jacobs PERSONS OF RANK
2011  £2.55 approx
Regency romance: “Persons of Rank do not fall in love!” declares the Dowager as she sends her niece Beatrice to London in search of a suitable husband for her granddaughter Eleanor. Shy Beatrice soon crosses every eligible man off her list, except handsome Justin Serle. Despite her own feelings for Justin, Beatrice is determined to save him for her cousin.

Anna Jacobs MARRYING MISS MARTHA
2011  £2.55 approx
When Captain Merrivale dies, his daughters Martha (28) and Penelope (24) have only a tiny income. Millowner Jonas Wright is looking for a teacher/companion for his four young daughters, since his wife is a semi-invalid. The sisters are offered employment and decide to accept. In the dirty mill town they find challenges and danger – but will they also find love? And can a stubborn spinster be persuaded to marry?










Anna Jacobs, SEASONS OF LOVE
2011,  £2.55 approx
1835-45: Born to an impoverished clergyman with a joyless attitude to life, Helen Merling still manages to grow up with a loving heart and happy nature. When she meets an actor, she falls for his seduction and must marry. After several years of unhappiness, he dies in Italy. Two years later she meets Charles Carnforth, an older man who falls in love with her, and marries him out of friendship. When he dies, she goes back to England, where she falls in love with his heir. But the fact that she’s pregnant to Charles rather complicates things.







Anna Jacobs AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN
1918: Serena has been waiting to turn thirty and come into her inheritance. She leaves home but finds her stepfather has stolen her money and is desperate to bring her back and keep the secret safe. Marcus’ life has also been changed by the War. His injuries will get better, but he has other problems and very little money. When he stops men from kidnapping Serena in the street, it brings him love but also puts his life in danger. How will the two of them survive a wicked man’s desperate attacks?









Anna Jacobs THE WISHING WELL
2011,  £2.55 approx

When her unfaithful husband, Craig, dies, Laura Wells decides to leave Australia and go back to her native Lancashire to help nurse her ailing mother. After all, Laura’s two children, Ryan and Deb, are grown up now, and Deb has made it plain that she holder her mother responsible for her father’s desertion and death. Laura needs a job and somewhere to live. When she meets a man near the wishing well in the park, she finds he needs a housekeeper. It seems her wish for a job has been answered. Kit Mallinder is a former journalist, convalescing after a car accident. Can the two of them help each other to build new lives, or will Laura’s children complicate matters?

Anna Jacobs FAMILY CONNECTIONS
2011,  £2.55 approx
Sorting through her father's papers after his death, Gina Porter discovers evidence of a secret in his past. It seems she may have family on the other side of the world, in the North of England. She decides to travel to England and meet these unknown relatives. At her home near Blackpool, Peggy Wilkes wakes every day to verbal abuse from her bullying husband. She too has decided that the time has come to make a new start. As these two women embark on their personal voyages of self-discovery, they meet new people and forge bonds which will reinforce for both of them the value of family connections...






Anna Jacobs KIRSTY’S VINEYARD
2011,  £2.55 approx
Kirsty has inherited a vineyard in Western Australia from Ed James, a lonely old man she befriended at the library. But there is a condition to his legacy. She must give up her quiet life in England and live at the vineyard for a least one year. How will a shy librarian cope on her own in a strange country? And Ed, a skilled matchmaker, has also suggestedKirsty consider marrying her new neighbour, Sam. This is going too far. She has no plans to marry again, thank you very much. Neither has Sam. But one thing is certain, Kirsty’s move to Australia will change her life for ever.






Anna Jacobs THE CORRIGAN LEGACY
2011  £2.55 approx
Meet the Corrigans. Childless Maeve, though rich and successful, is dying of cancer. She wants to leave her business empire to one of the offspring of her two estranged brothers, Des and Leo. But which young relative should she choose? As the younger generation begin to gather around Maeve, old secrets are revealed, new allegiances made, and there are surprises for every member of the family - because the Corrigan legacy isn’t what it first seems.



Anna Jacobs SAVING WILLOWBROOK
2011  £2.55 approx
When Ella inadvertently discovers that her husband Miles is planning to sell their farm without her agreement, it's the final straw: her marriage, already on the rocks, is over. Determined to save Willowbrook, and to protect her daughter Amy from a father who doesn't love her, Ella embarks on a mission to build the farm into a successful bed-and-breakfast business. But Miles hasn’t given up and she owes him money. Cameron O'Neal arrives in the Wiltshire village and offers to help Ella, she finds herself torn between a fear of getting hurt again, and a powerful attraction to a man whom both she and Amy instinctively like.



Anna Jacobs CHANGE OF SEASON
2011  £2.55 approx
If you take a devoted wife and mother, and push her out of her cosy home in Australia into a whole series of crises and new situations in England, don’t expect her to be unmarked by it. If this trusting wife then finds out about her husband’s philandering, you can expect big changes to occur - especially when she realises he’s just had an affair with her best friend. And if all this happens at a time when she is winning acclaim as an embroidery artist and has just come into an inheritance that will give her financial independence, then the outcomes of the trip may not be quite as her manipulative husband expects.







Anna Jacobs CHESTNUT LANE
2011  £2.55 approx
When novelist Sophie Carr rescues a man hiding in her garden from a group of paparazzi, she finds that her new neighbour is ageing pop star Jez Winter. She's loved his music for years and knows he's had a tough time lately, with an intruder slashing his face, then a car accident putting his ability to play music at risk. Life's not been easy for Sophie either, losing her husband just as she was taking off as a novelist and having difficulties with her control freak son William and her daughter Andi, who is into recreational drugs. And Sophie also has a secret to hide, one which makes her very wary of getting involved with Jez or anyone.






Anna Jacobs, writing as Shannah Jay, QUEST, #1 Chronicles of Tenebrak
November, 2010,  £1.92  approx
At fourteen, Katia is chosen to serve at the Sisterhood's temple in Tenebrak. But violent Discord engulfs the planet threatening the 20,000-year-old Sisterhood's existence. In a satellite far above Tenebrak, Davred, brilliant xeno-anthropologist, studies the Sisterhood, and risks everything by deciding to help them. But neither Davred nor the Sisters know all the secrets of this mysterious planet.









Anna Jacobs, writing as Shannah Jay, LANDS OF NOWHERE, #1 Chronicles of Tenebrak
November, 2010,  £1.92  approx
The Kindred desperately need refuge from Those of the Serpent, whose incense-choked shrines worship pain and suffering, and from Robler, the insane Exec in charge of the Confederate satellite circling above them. In the legendary Lands of Nowhere the mysterious deleff have already saved the Kindred twice. But why are the deleff so reluctant to let them leave the closed community of Dsheresh Vale?


Anna Jacobs, writing as Shannah Jay, SHADOW OF THE SERPENT, #1 Chronicles of Tenebrak
November, 2010,  £1.92  approx
When the members of the Kindred pass through a portal and are scattered across the twelve claims, they face the dark threat of being discovered by Those of the Serpent. As each group journeys towards the fateful rendezvous it finds unexpected allies. The depraved evil of the Serpent threatens to engulf them. Will their Quest against Discord be successful?










Anna Jacobs, writing as Shannah Jay, PRICE OF WISDOM, #1 Chronicles of Tenebrak (shortlisted as Best Australian Fantasy Novel of 1996)
November, 2010,  £1.92  approx
Across the length and breadth of the Twelve Claims, the armies of the Serpent are massing. Their cult of evil and suffering threatens to spread throughout the Confederation. Discord is everywhere - even on the satellite circling the planet Sunrise.  In the High Alder the Kindred prepare to make their stand. Only Herra's wisdom can defeat the Serpent. But can the Kindred afford the bitter cost?

Anna Jacobs, writing as Shannah Jay, ENVOY, futuristic thriller/romance
November, 2010,  £1.92  approx
All Channa Harknell knows is war. Yet now, as Shavlan Envoy to the Confederation, she must negotiate peace. The Galactic Confederation is determined to stop the war between the Shavlans and the Deorin. Its Mediator, Joran Lovrel, brings all his wiles and experience to beak down Chana's resistance to peace. But can Channa trust him? Isolated in the neutral territory of the Confederation's base, Mediator and Envoy begin a battle of wits more demanding than any military campaign. Meanwhile, in Shavla new allegiances are formed, fresh betrayals hatched. And in the name of peaceChanna must face more danger than she has ever encountered in a lifetime of war.




Anna Jacobs, writing as Shannah Jay, TENEBRAK: THE FOUNDING, Early Chronicles of Tenebrak
November, 2010,  £1.92  approx
How it all began: After Karialla’s village is destroyed by raiders, she braves many dangers to reach Tenebrak and complete her training as a healer. But the Healers’ Courts have been destroyed and she despairs. Then others join her one by one, helped by alien beings called deleff. The group must defeat a new group of raiders, then confront Rojan, who as a town elder is more interested in money than justice.








Anna Jacobs, writing as Shannah Jay, SWORD OF AZARAY (Young adult fantasy story)
November, 2010,  £1.92  approx
In Azaray a magic sword has sung all true Kings to the throne. But Pavros, a powerful wizard, has killed the true king and
scattered the sword across the ring of worlds. The hilt, scabbard and blade each lies on a different world. The true king’s children, two boys and a girl cross from one world to the next to rescue the parts of the sword, battling against fearsome enemies and the most powerful magician ever. Will they reunite the three parts of the sword and win through to Azaray?



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