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Author has written 66 stories for Romance, Mystery, Supernatural, Horror, Thriller, Historical, Essay, Action, Fantasy, Young Adult, Humor, and General.

WHO AM I?

I am a 29 year old female from Melbourne Australia. Writing and reading has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember; I used to be found with a pen in hand and scrap pieces of paper writing at a pretty early age, although that changed with the rise in home computers and then my own laptop on top of it. I will read pretty much everything-- from sagas, to horrors, to essays, to thrillers and often a bit of romance if I'm in the mood. Whilst recuperating from a hospital stay in 2003 I discovered historical fictions and I was hooked instantly.


"THE ENGLISH ROSES" STORIES:

"The English Roses: Sins of the mothers."

Fomerly called "Nellie's Story" and "A mother's love."

NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ON LULU.COM.

FINISHED EARLY 2004.

Nellie's life has never been easy but no matter what she clings steadfastly to her dreams-- convinced one day that her knight in shining armour will ride in on his white stallion. Or at the very least that things have to get better.

In the slums of Whitechapel where Nellie lives with her materialistic and non-loving mother they are at the very bottom of the ladder-- despised because of Nellie's mother's occupation as a brothel owner. When Nellie's only friend in the street tells her that if she doesn't get out of that place it is going to be a tragedy Nellie realises she is right and begins to furtively plan for her escape. Unfortunately her plans are thwarted by her mother and Nellie is summoned to her mother's work where she finds that an agreement has been made between her mother and one of her richest clients, Adam Hamilton. Nellie is to go to the Hamiltons, outwardly as a maid, but secretly as Adam's 'whore.'

Life as a maid is a little better than life in Berry Street as Nellie begins to fit in and make friends. Then all of a sudden the mistress finds that Nellie is expecting Adam's child and life changes yet again. The other servants turn on both Nellie and her newborn child and if it weren't for the solid friendships of her childhood crush Angus and the parlourmaid Brenda Nellie wouldn't have been able to cope.

The next few years prove a hard existence until one day Nellie hears children mocking her beloved daughter on the street and she makes a decision which will change the lives of virtually everyone in the Hamilton household...But will it be for better or for worse?

"The English Roses: A New World."

FINISHED EARLY 2005.

Jenny's young life was filled with pain and heartache but her conviction that there is light at the end of the tunnel keeps her going. Surely this isn't as good as it gets?

After a daring escape from the workhouse Jenny is faced with the prospect of a safe life with a man she could never love-- and who expects a sexual favor for helping her escape. It isn'ta hard decision for her to decide to try and make it on her own instead but she quickly learns that survival is a fight of the fittest and soon sucumbs to the world of Eileen, a brothel owner. But even in those hard times she is able to remind herself that her life is worth more and her perseverance pays off when she is taken to the Hamilton's as a maid.

At first, whilst annoyed at the lack of interest the young master of the house pays her and the amount of interest he pays a fellow servant, Jenny is content in the privalidged world of society-- albeit at the bottom of the heap as a scullery maid. However she soon realises that the worlds of the rich and the worlds of the poor are not miles apart as her heart is broken by an eligable, rich young man. Resolving herself to the life of a maid and nothing more Jenny gives up on her dreams and the next few years pass in a blur.

When the Hamilton household gains a new mistress Jenny decides her only change is to make the break necessary for the life she dreams of. An inicident with a dress gives her an unexpected, but lucky break, and soon she is sailing for Australia with enough money to make herself a new life...But will things go as planned?

"The English Roses: A Field of Green." (Working title-- could change.)

EXPECTED FINISHING DATE NOW LATE 2009-EARLY 2010.

Brenda has always believed that love is the most important thing in the world, and with it, she can do anything.

Brenda's childhood in the countryside of Devon, close to the bustling marine town of Plymouth, with her elderly Aunt is carefree and happy-- with the exception of school lessons in the big house, which give her a little grief. The sudden death of her Aunt throws her world into turmoil and it is only with the help of the mistress of the big house that Brenda is thrown a lifeline and sent to London. With the influence of the mistress Brenda is taken in by nuns who run a small orphanage. It is here she has her first real taste of other girls her age and where she quickly learns that a true friend is a rare thing indeed!

Going in to service in the Hamilton's household Brenda quickly rises up to a housemaid's position through sheer hard work and the fact that she keeps to herself, chosing not to involve herself in the affairs of any of the other servants. Her trust is tested with the sudden reappearance of her Father and the relationship she shares with a young doctor and she finds herself hurt deeply. Brenda resolves then and there not to let anything get in the way of what she wants-- a housekeeping position in the country like the one her Aunt had held for many years.

A new job brings with it a whole host of new opportunities and new challenges and with them a new chance...But will Brenda's past pain stop her from letting happiness find her in the future?

"The English Roses: An Indecent Proposal."

EXPECTED FINISHING DATE NOW LATE 201O- MID 2011.

More detailed summary coming in the future.

A simple, kindhearted country girl in the farming community of Yorkshire Sally is taken advantage of at a young age by a local man from the wealthiest family in the area, at the home where she works as a maid. Distraught her mother helps her out of the situation and then sends her away from the shame heaped upon her by the unforgiving local folk. Homesick, terrified and cowed by the events of her past, Sally becomes a servant in the country house of a London society couple. It is here that she learns to toughen up and strive for what you really want, which, for her, is to move to the big city. When she's given the chance to move to the Hamilton's London home she jumps at it. Determined to prove the people who shunned her wrong Sally sets out to become more important than anyone she knows. But will life get her down and stop her from achieving her wishes?

"The English Roses: An Emrald Isle."

More detailed summary in the future.

As the oldest child of seven Sarah often feels as though she's an adult before her time. Her harassed and busy mother has little time to display her the affection she craves and her father, a miner in Derbyshire, works long and hard hours. So when Jeffery, the son of a wealthy mine owner, shows her the emotion she's longed for she falls head over heels. But when her Father is killed in a mine accident her mother has little choice but to send some of her children away, and Sarah is sent to London to begin a life of servitude as a maid in London. A sudden change of events sends her to Ireland to take up a position as a governess for a wealthy English Lord and MP who keeps his family on his Irish estate for most of the year.Nonetheless she longs for Jeffery, determined that they were in love and belong together. But is that love lost to Sarah forever?

"The English Roses: A Stage of Life."

More detailed summary in the future.

A child of poverty and a heartless and cruel father Annie has no complaints when her mother, at the end of her rope, pushed her into service. She misses the singing sessions she and her mother shared on a regular basis though, and is determined that she will fulfill the promise she made her mother. She will be famous and renowned for her voice. Unfortunately life isn't always fair and there are hurdles in the road. Rapidly running out of money and patience Annie is starting to think she's never going to be able to get on stage when she meets Samuel Barker, a well-known and respected stage actor who is captivated by Annie. She joins the troupe and at first travels the country entertaining before they end up returning to London where a wealthy-- and incredibly mysterious-- benefactor bankrolls them. As Annie and Samuel enter a relationship together they become darlings of the stage, both in musicals and plays, and Annie's future is looking up. But then something happens to turn things completely around. Can Annie jump the hurdles and get the ultimate revenge on her father-- adoration from Londoners for her singing?

"The English Roses: Kathy's Story."

More detailed summary coming in the future.

Having lost her mother as a baby it has always been just Kathy and her father. Together they travelled the country living in various cities and towns wherever her father found work. Kathy was perfectly happy with their itinerant lifestyle but when they reach York her father meets and falls in love with a woman there and decides it is probably time for them to settle down and for his daughter to have some continuity in her life. However not long after the marriage Kathy's stepmother tells them she doesn't want Kathy living there anymore Kathy is forced to move on- without her beloved father. She finds work in service where everything works out well until an unfortunate incident sends Kathy fleeing to London. Alone and betrayed can she find her place in the world? But could that place be _ kilometres away, in a whole new world called America?

"The English Roses: Love of Gold."

More detailed summary coming in the future.

Mary has been alone for as long as she can remember. Her mother died in childbirth, her father- a heavy drinker after the early death of his beloved wife-- during a drunken fight in Edinbourough. When she is old enough she is shuttled out onto the streets of her Scottish home-town with no clues about what she wants to do with her life. After six months working the hard life of a scullery maid Mary decides she needs a change of scene and, armed with a character and little else of value, she moves to London. A job in the Hamilton home as a kitchen maid is a dream come true. Until the son of the house forces himself on her and she finds herself expecting a job. The furious mistress dissmises her with no reference. Having trouble finding a job with a baby and no refernces she eventually finds a kind-hearted man and his wife who gives her a job in their florist and treats her like the child they never had. While working in the shop she meets Eric, a romantic dreamer who tires of his "safe, boring" job and would rather spend his time immersed in the arts than immersed in the law office where he works as a clerk. Mary quickly falls in love with him, and he with her. The tragic death of the shopowner, followed very closely by his wife, sees Mary given a chance for a whole new life when she is informed the shop has been left to her. It is about then Eric announces his plans to sail to Australia in the hope of making his fortune on the Victorian goldfields. Mary, along with her daughter, decides to go with him. They marry and set sail. Life on the Goldfields is hard and Sally struggles to house, feed and cloth her growing family while Eric is convinced that the one big score that will make them rich is "just around the corner." Can their love survive the despairing conditions or will Mary find that love with someone else?

"The English Roses: The Hamilton's Saga."

Summary coming in the future.

Note: The title will change as it will probably be about Hope only, rather than the Hamiltons and Headdingly's.


"THE JAKE RYAN" NOVELS:

"JAKE ONE: Who is Jane Doe?"

Jake Ryan is relatively new to the homicide squad and Brian Hemming is a jaded police officer who was looking forward to his iminent retirement, whiling away his days in a quiet suburban station. Unfortunately for Brian the first dead girl in his jurisdiction makes an appearance and the commissioner of police enlists his help, wanting him to work with Jake on the case, despite him having not worked in homicide for going on ten years. New cop and old cop don't get along but can they manage to solve the case of the Jane Doe without killing one another?

"JAKE TWO: Mind games."

Jake Ryan and his partner Keith are called to what looks like a routine homicide to find it is anything but. Not only did the dead girl seem a virtual saint but her cousin was killed in exatly the same way six months before. With the cousins having been close but socialising in completely different circles there seems nothing to connect the two. But Jake doesn't believe in coincidences. The question is can he and Keith work out what the connection was before someone else gets hurt or even killed?

JAKE THREE: People of the Night."

Jake Ryan is skeptical when he is given a new partner while Keith is on sick leave because his new partner happens to be a female, and Lisa Walton is an attractive female at that. When a prostitute from Kings Cross is found dead across the harbour in Lane Cove Jake is convinced that it isn't just one of the many prostitute killings, rather that there is more than meets the eye. His belief is re-inforced when, not much later, the dead woman's pimp turns up dead in Manly. Can Jake and Lisa solve the case and work out what is happening in an expensive northern shore hotel without stepping on anyone's toes? And can Jake and Lisa work together as a team?


ROMANCE/CHICK LIT STORIES (SERIES AS YET UNTITLED.):

"Courting Sara."

Summary coming in the future.

"Accidental Proposal."

Summary coming in the future.

"Undercover Romance."

Summary coming in the future.

"Mistaken Identity."

Summary coming in the future.

"Famously Yours."

Summary coming in the future.

"The Man Experiment."

Summary coming in the future.


UPDATES IN MY LIFE AND IN MY WRITING.

July, 2005.

At the exclusion of almost everything else I have been working on a series of historical fictions named "The English Roses." They are not a series per se-- you don't have to have read one to read another or read them in a particular order. I am tossing up between there being four or six books in the series. I am also trying to get the time-- and the motivation-- to work on stories I have basically ignored over the last year and a half.

Aug 27th, 2005.

I have started working, full time, so I might be updating a little less frequently now. This does not mean I have lost interest in my writing, far from it, it just means my spare time is a little less...well...spare. I am going to try, after writing Jack thirteen, to make sure I update "Brenda" at least once a fortnight, or more if possible!

Dec 2, 2006.

I'm coming to the end of my work contract now and therefore I'll no longer be working and searching for something new. One thing I might have more of is time which might in turn equal more updates...hopefully. I was also in hospital for a total of seven weeks which inspired, in my better and less painful moments, some major writing which should get put up here soon. Whilst I am still working on Brenda I have also completely re-wrote "Jake One" and about two thirds of "Jake two" (which was never put up on here due to being lost in the land of old floppy discs...) and intend to do the same for all the other "Jake" stories, except, perhaps the last few which only need tweaking and the future ones, two of which are already in the works. As the stories were first wrote while I was attending High School they were only, on average, about 12,000 words each and they will now be more around 80,000. I should get around to updating the first "Jake" on here soon.

Feb 4, 2007.

I have uploaded the first chapter of "Sarah's Story" (a future "The English Roses" story) since the idea just came to me and I typed it all up at once. However I've also had the first chapter of "Annie's Story" come to me too and I am going to now type that up and then maybe post it on here.

March 18, 2007.

I haven't posted any new chapters on here in any of my stories for a long time as I have been working on finishing "Jake Two" which I am not sure whether I am going to post on here or not. It is a lot longer and better than the original version so if you want to read it simply send me a message and I can email you a copy of it. Because I have been slack in updating "Brenda" I'm making a concerted effort to make sure I fulfill my promise and do update it at least once a fortnight.

June, 2007.

As I am still not working due to health reasons I should have more time to write but I have been spending my time doing other things. However I just began writing a new story which is a romance/chick lit that I think could be quite good. I also have plans for two other stories to follow this.

September, 2007.

I've neglected "The English Roses" a bit in favor of working on the "Jake" stories. Currently I'm about halfway through re-writinng "Jake Three." I have also begun a chick lit/romance called "Courting Sara" that I'm quite proud of. I have the ideas for a further 3 stories of that ilk.

October 13, 2007.

I have changed the names of "The English Roses" books from "_'s story" to various other titles as I felt that different names might be more marketable and not put people off reading the story because they might feel they need to read the previous two.

January 2008:

I'm still not working due to serious health problems and I've been working on "Courting Sara" as well as editing-- for the second time-- Jake One. I probably will not be putting the updated Jake One on here because I am thinking of having it published on LULU.COM. If you haven't checked out Lulu I highly recomend it as it's a self-publishing site where you don't have to have a certain number of your books printed like you might through other companies if a major book label does not publish the book.

March 13, 2008:

I know I've been neglecting "The English Roses" a little bit lately but I've found myself suddenly really wanting to work on "A Field of Green" (formerly "Brenda's Story") so I am hoping to write a couple of chapters of that in the next few weeks. To those who are still reading it thanks for your patience.

June 2008:

I have been in hospital-- again-- so some of my stories on here have been neglected. Because there are so many I've started and then not finished, or have started and are still in the process of finishing llike "The English Roses: A Field of Green." Ideally I intend to post at least a chapter a month of whichever "The English Roses" story I am working on at the time, as well as at least a chapter of the couple of romance stories I've begun to write. I've never really wrote romance/chick lit but I am enjoying writing those kinds of things now. I've also finished the first edit and about three quarters or more of the second edit of "Jake One: Tears of Blood", the first edit of "Jake Two: Mind Games" and am almost finished re-writing "Jake Three: People of the Night" which takes up some of my time. Because the changes are so large, and the stories are now somewhere around 300 pages each I have chosen, for the moment at least, not to put them up on here. However I intend to publish both "Jake One" and "The English Roses: A Mother's Love" (formerly "The English Roses: Nellie's Story") soon on lulu.com cough, cough for the blatant promotion of own stories so that means that the changes I am making to Nellie's story-- nothing major, mostly just interactions between Nellie and Adam, Nellie and Robert and, to a lesser degree, Nellie and the servants and, possibly, Nellie and Angus. Further another title has been added to "The English Roses" series (no full title yet) which will center on Hope Headdingly (who was introduced in book three of "TER: AML", Adam's spoilt, vivacious, incredibly stubborn, romantic, interesting cousin.

July 2008:

For the record the time frames mentioned above on the small synopsises from "The English Roses: A Field of Green" have, clearly, definately changed.

October 2008:

The next "English Roses" story will probably be Sarah, but possibly Annie. Any suggestions?

November 2008:

I am currently focusing on editing the first Jake Ryan novel which is a rather long process as I am doing it the hard way whereby I am going through the story which has been printed out and editing it that way before making the changes onto the word document. I find that doing it this way makes my editing process better. Perhaps because reading through your story on the computer screen can lead to you missing important issues or mistakes.

March 2009:

I have finished the edit of Jake 1 (a lot of it while in hospital- hospital has to be useful for something right?!) and now have to get started on the time consuming job of typing up the changes.

June 2009:

I am almost ready to put up "The English Roses: A Mother's Love" on lulu.com. How exciting!!

October 2009:

I have just published the first "English Roses" series on lulu.com. The story of Nellie has been retitled "The English Roses: Sins of the Mother." I'd love it if anyone who enjoyed the story were to support me and buy it, or failing that I'd love, love some feedback on the site towards the story and/or ratings to help the book get a better profile and hopefully convince more people to buy and read it. Also the first Jake Ryan novel is currently going through a final edit and should be on lulu to buy by the end of the year. None of this could have been possible without my good friend Grant who spent tireless hours working on the front and back covers for the two books and his professional job is something I am really, really happy with.

October 28, 2009:

My book has arrived!! Seeing your book in print is amazing. Looking at the cover you chose, seeing your title and name on the front page, the blurb on the back cover, your name on the spine, and your words in a printed book is just great!! Now to hope someone actually buys it...other than my family and friends, though. ;)

November 20, 2009:

I'm editing the book again in print as you notice mistakes there better than you do on the computer screen and after that it will be available to everyone. I have wrote a fair bit on Brenda lately and I expect to finish it early next year and will then go on to the next book in the series, probably Sally or Sarah, or currently leaning towards Mary's "A love of gold."

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The Schoolboy by Sadwyn reviews
Tales of a brave lad. England, 1902. A young boy leaves behind all he held dear when he goes off to school, finding himself in a very different and increasingly dangerous world.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 78,245 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/13/2008 - Published: 3/9/2007
When I Close my eyes by iWrecker reviews
When Ava Linsky’s battered body is found in an abandoned warehouse, five of her closest friends wonder if she was murdered for much more sinister reasons.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 38,549 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/6/2007 - Published: 1/12/2007
Duty and Defiance by Knightengale reviews
In a world dominated by Society, Isabella Hastings, the daughter of an affluent Englishman, finds herself in love with a man whose past has been deemed socially unacceptable. -Completed-
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 114,752 - Reviews: 402 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/28/2003 - Published: 6/3/2003
The Mission Onboard Titanic by Odysseus61188 reviews
Marc, distraught over the murder of his wife, teams up with a group of British agents to avenge her. When Marc is assigned to chase her killer, a spy withstolen money to fund Germany's conquest of Europe, on Titanic, he finds more than he bargained for...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,532 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/3/2003 - Published: 8/3/2003
Murder Live! by fictiondude87 reviews
*CHAPTER 22 ADDED* Homicide inspector Jordan Barnhardt is called in when a dead body is found in a very unlikely spot-on the set of a live reality TV show. Can she figure out who the real culprit is? Please R&R!
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 22 - Words: 20,563 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 9/3/2003 - Published: 3/3/2003
The boy who should have been king by crazy-muse reviews
This is the story of Edward V, one of the princes held in the tower and SUPPOSEDLY killed by his uncle. this story is in reality about the whole York dynasty. Please read and review and tell me if the rating should go up. I'm quite paranoid about being ch
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,535 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 9/3/2003 - Published: 8/9/2003
Hue of Color by elodie reviews
1968 - The pain and triumphs of a Vietnam soldier before, during and after the war.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,504 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 8/11/2002 - Published: 7/27/2002
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The English Roses: The Hamilton Saga: Australia reviews
This is the story of four Hamilton women, all living in different eras and parts of Australia, but all strong and amazing women. From Melanie in Van Diemen's Land in the early 1800's, to Emily in WW2 outback Northern Territory and Darwin. Please R and R.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 36,369 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 11/11/2010
Yummy Mumzillas
Alone in a new country with 3 children Sophie finds herself being drawn into the competitive world of the “yummy mumzillas”. Between lunchs, charity events, health treatments and private schools can Sophie survive and still manage to be a good mum?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 28,403 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/21 - Published: 8/18/2008
The Reaper
17 year old Abby, also known as the grim reaper, has a hard job to do. This is her story. (Better summary coming soon.) Please R&R.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 533 - Published: 1/21
Through the Wire reviews
Four women all with the same gift, all who have a mystery to solve amongst the loss and pain and bonds formed in wartime from Anne in 1916, Alice in 1941, Amanda in 1973 and Ava in 2013. Further summary coming soon. Please read and review.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,929 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 1/11 - Published: 11/9/2013
SPY SCHOOL: Year one: Rain of Fire reviews
Rain is part of the inagural spy school intitative between the world's governments, aimed at teaching a group of 17 to 21 year olds. Year one sees the journey begin and by the end of the year Rain will have been tested in many ways. Please R and R.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,972 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/14/2013 - Published: 6/30/2011
World War 2013 reviews
Six young people on "Big Brother" come out only to find out it looks like the world has ended. Are they the only ones left? And what happened? Please R and R.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,569 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/15/2013
The English Roses: The Hamilton Saga reviews
This is the story of five women, all related, all from different eras, and all of different situations in life, but all of them remarkable. From Elanor in the time of the Crusades, to Jane in Tudor times, to Vera in WW2 London, all are Hamilton women.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 75 - Words: 324,727 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/28/2013 - Published: 9/8/2010
The Shattered Mind reviews
Journalist Damon is left reeling when his girlfriend is murdered, and, when the murder of the latest It Girl, model Sara, pushes his girlfriend's death from the front page Damon starts his own investigation. Which leads him closer to a dangerous killer.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Crime - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,575 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/24/2013 - Published: 3/12/2010
Courting Sara reviews
When Sara is rescued in the street by a handsome stranger she is instantly attracted. And it seems he feels the same way. But pretty soon she begins to suspect he's more a player than a lover. Can she tame him or is someone else her Mr. Right? Please R&r.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 121,519 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/21/2013 - Published: 8/8/2007
Undercover Romance reviews
When Kate is asked to do her brother a favour and pretend to be married to his business partner Michael she happily agrees to help. What she doesn’t expect, however, is that she might fall for him. And that's where her problems start. Please R&R.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,588 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/31/2013 - Published: 9/24/2009
Strangers reviews
Burnt out and jaded assistant DA Alison Young decides to spend a few weeks on the open roads, finding herself. Instead she finds trouble, and is hunted stealthily by an unknown enemy. Please R&R.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 23 - Words: 67,865 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 7/30/2013 - Published: 6/10/2003
Twisted Sister reviews
Ava's twin sister leaves her a message telling her she is in trouble & then dies in mysterious circumstances. Ava is drawn into a world full of power & secrets & discovers she didn't know her sister at all. Can she get justice & get out alive? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,836 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/19/2013 - Published: 11/15/2011
Virus X reviews
Five teenagers, thrown together on a school excursion, return from an overnight field trip on an island to discover the city has drastically changed in their absense. Most people are dead, or dying, of a mystery virus. Can they work out what happened? More importantly can they survive? Please R and R.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,505 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/30/2013 - Published: 3/26/2013
The Writer
Struggling writer Will is anonymously sent a brilliant manuscript he claims as his own & it is published to global acclaim. But then people start turning up dead like in the novel & he's the main suspect. Can he manage to stop the future murders?
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,817 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/5/2013 - Published: 4/28/2012
Duty
Priya finds out her marriage of five years was primarily to provide cover for her husband who is part of an extremist group. Torn between her husband & her country but suddenly everything changes. Her husband is planning a terror plot. & the terrorists want her help & are prepared to go to any lengths to ensure her co-operation. But Priya doesn't know just how involved she truly is
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,618 - Updated: 12/28/2012 - Published: 12/27/2012
Two girls
Two girls who have never met, don't even know of the other's existence. One in Phuket, Thailand. One in country Australia. Yet their fates are bound together and one will have to save the other for them both to live. And perhaps both will ultimately save one another. Please R and R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,779 - Updated: 12/13/2012 - Published: 12/6/2012
Shiprwrecked reviews
Lyndal is shipwrecked with the married professor she had an affair with, his wife, her brother's best friend whom she has a massive unrequitanted crush on and two other survivors of the tall ship that got blown off course and wrecked during a massive storm. How long till they are rescued? How will they cope? Is the island big enough for all of them? Is the island inhabited?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,369 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/5/2012 - Published: 12/2/2012
From WAGs to riches
Discraced WAG and glamour model Lulu flees England and her public dumping for Australia. All she's ever wanted to do was be a WAG but now she's got to find who she is. Please read and review.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Published: 9/25/2012
Raising Rose reviews
Rose loves partying, holidays & shopping. But when her sister & brother-in-law are killed in a car accident she has to grow up very quickly because, suddenly, she's the guardian of two young kids. She only knows how to be the fun aunt, not the adult & not responsible. Will she sink or swim? Please R & R.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/20/2012
Justice
Cassie's entire family were killed when she was just nine. Now she's an adult and desperate for justice. She's joined the police force to help find her family's killer and is determined to get justice- whatever the cost. Please R and R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,834 - Updated: 9/19/2012 - Published: 9/18/2012
Parallel reviews
Two realities. But which one is correct? The one in which a car accident took away Sam's wife and son in a blink of an eye, or the one in which they left home on time and the accident never even occured? Sam's mind has created an alternative reality and one day they are alive, the next they are not, then they are again. Please R and R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,185 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/17/2012
The English Roses: Titanic reviews
This is the story of five women, all from different places in life, all travelling aboard the Titanic's fateful maiden voyage and the way they see the tragedy and how it effects their lives afterwards.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,096 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/7/2012 - Published: 5/25/2012
Trish out of water reviews
A bad breakup makes Trish flee to Australia to spend time with her relatives. After accidentally ending up in business class Trish is entertained by a good-looking man who seems vaugely familiar. When she realises he's actually a bad boy rockstar she offers him tips on how he can get better publicity & is shocked when he offers her a job, despite her being a tourist.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,289 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/28/2012
Pam I am? reviews
Pam is found wandering around injured with no memories. Her husband comes to take her home & tries to help her get her memory back but its a slow process. She knows someone is out to get her & if she doesn't get her memory back soon how can she save herself?
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 512 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/23/2012
Fugitive reviews
Hunted by the police for the murder of his ex girlfriend Tom must try to clear his name whilst keeping one step ahead of those hunting him & as he begins to doubt himself a new problem emerges: he needs to solve the case before he dies too.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 342 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2012
Dream Weaver
Women in Melbourne are being found dead in locked rooms with causes that dont fit like a woman who seems to have fallen from a 20 story building & detective Caitlin Mitchell wants answers but can she find them before the man she is hunting finds her?
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,238 - Published: 4/5/2012
Taken reviews
10 years ago Lori's baby daughter was taken & though the police couldn't find her Lori has not stopped looking. This is the story of a desperate mother, a missing child, & a family who would do anything to protect their secrets.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,469 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 3/18/2012
Dream Police
Liz begins to get dreams & flashes of memory of a girl in terrible danger but when the body is found the dreams continue & the police won't take her seriously so it is up to her to follow the dream clues which lead to a big conspiracy & dead girls.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Published: 1/2/2012
Ghost in the Mirror reviews
After being injured in the line of duty cop Tara finds herself able to see and converse with ghosts, chief amongst them the ghost of a hero detective who might just help get her out of uniform and into a detective squad if she is lucky. Please R&R.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/17/2011
Hells Pass: The Smartest Town in the world
Hells Pass, Australia, is the world's first Smart Town. Smart technology powers every single thing in the town & all its residents seem very happy. But are they TOO happy? What happens when technology takes over & this is a town you cannot actually leave?
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,249 - Published: 7/25/2011
The English Roses: Crosses to bear reviews
Theresa O'Leary dreams of attending university in England but with her mother an alcoholic it falls to her to look after her father and brothers and sisters and as her dreams begin to slip away can she salvage them or is her path an entirely different one
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,671 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/20/2011
Ghost short stories collection reviews
This is my first try at writing ghost stories so please be patient with me. A collection of relatively short ghost stories. More detailed summary coming in future. Please R&R.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,063 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/4/2010
The English Roses: Hearts of Gold reviews
Mary is forced onto the streets when her Mum remarries & works as a prostitute. An ugly incident sees her enter "Belle's Brothel" where she meets Adam Hamilton- the man destined to change her life forever. The only question is: for better or for worse?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,320 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/29/2010 - Published: 8/25/2010
The Time Travelling Cop reviews
Detective Tara Kingston is a modern-day cop but a psychic tells her she is on a quest for justice & the next day she finds herself in ww2 Liverpool with a mystery to solve- the first of many time travelling mysteries she is required to solve.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,450 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/14/2010
Caring for Caroline
Caroline is content with her life but not truly happy until she meets the new doctor at work and falls in love. But it seems there are so many obsticles to their being together that she begins to wonder if they can conquer them and if it is worth it.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,017 - Published: 10/12/2010
Finding Fiona
Imagine waking up one day & not knowing who you are, having to piece together your life. Being told this man is your husband but not knowing him. Having to get to know him: maybe falling in love with him again, or maybe realising you don't love or know hi
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 338 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/2/2010
And baby makes three reviews
Emma is stunned when her old friend leaves her baby on her doorstep and a note asking her to look after him while she sorts something out. And she is even more stunned when her roomate- and crush- steps in and helps look after the baby with her.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,740 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/4/2010
The English Roses: A Field of Green reviews
Brenda's childhood is idylic in the countryside of Devon until a tragedy changes everything. A new life of hard work and pain and no more of the love she'd always known. Will she ever be free and loved again? Please R and R.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 56 - Words: 228,657 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/16/2010 - Published: 4/11/2005 - Complete
Tara's Time Machine
Tara Mercer-Jones is a typical seventeen year old girl. She worries about her future, about finding a boyfriend, and about whether she’s too fat. And she worries about the fact that she has to keep the biggest secret she knows from everyone she knows: tha
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,966 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/27/2010
The English Roses: Sarah's Story reviews
Summary coming in the future.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,208 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/3/2007
Jake One: Who killed Jane Doe? reviews
COMPLETED When a Jane Doe pops up Jake Ryan is put on the investigation along with Brian Hemming. Can the old and new school cops unite to solve the murder before they kill each other? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,304 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/5/2007 - Published: 2/11/2003
The girl's guide to dating reviews
Something a bunch of us came up with at eighteen and kind of interesting/funny. Please R and R.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,211 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/22/2005
A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO BACK PAIN reviews
A helpful source of advice on all aspects of back pain for sufferers.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 903 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/19/2005
Jake thirteen
COMPLETED. Jake and Lisa move to Melbourne where Jake has gained a spot on their homicide squad. A mix up at work puts him and his new team on call that first week and wouldn't you know it? A popular television star is killed and Jake's team have to solve
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 52,699 - Published: 10/14/2005
Jake eleven
COMPLETED A man is found dead near Jake's home. The strange thing though? With the body is a note from the killer challenging Jake to find him. Naturally Jake is more than happy to accept but will this case be the end? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,606 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/15/2005
The English Roses: Sins of the mothers reviews
Now available to buy on Nellie's life has been full of oppresion by her indifferent mother, the rigity of life in service, and by the master of the house. Will she ever find break free and live life the way she wants?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 163,836 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/8/2005 - Published: 7/15/2003 - Complete
The English Roses: A New World reviews
Jenny's life has never been easy, from the drudgery of the workhouse to the indignity of the brothel, to the humility of the Hamiltons. A broken heart leads to revenge and a new start. Please R&R. COMPLETED.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 55 - Words: 184,042 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/25/2005 - Published: 3/26/2004 - Complete
The Winds of Change reviews
A young woman struggles to find her identity post WW1, from England to Australia, from daughter to mother. Please R&R.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,694 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/23/2004 - Published: 11/28/2003
Mistaken Identity reviews
Adrian wasn't expecting his new roomie Peta to be a girl so things are off to a bad start. Will the two become enemies or will it be a case of opposites attract? My first try at romance, please R&R, advice helpful!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,901 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/20/2004
I am Jane reviews
A woman with amnesia, covered in blood and $3000 in her pockets. A husband claims her, and slowly memories return, despite her husband's attempts otherwise. Please R&R.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,102 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/16/2004
Jake ten reviews
COMPLETED Jake thought he had the case wrapped up when new evidence appears. Now it seems there is still a serial killer on the loose and time is running out. Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,069 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/25/2004
The Talisman reviews
Charles Fulford is a "psychic detective" and this is his story. Please R&R.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,109 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/28/2004 - Published: 11/29/2003
Jake nine
COMPLETED Jake has been given a promotion and on his very first case as a team leader he is worried they won't solve it. Why have two ex police officers been killed and who is doing it? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,776 - Published: 1/3/2004
Meet Mrs Brown reviews
Willy Harrison, notorious gangleader, was meant to be in jail for a long time. Instead he's out and the woman who put him there- his wife- is in danger now. Please R&R.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,930 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/15/2003
Jake eight
COMPLETED When Jake and Lisa spend New Years on a resort what could possibly happen to disrupt their holiday? With Jake around, plenty! Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,232 - Published: 9/20/2003
PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER: Ivan Milat reviews
True story of Ivan Milat, one of Australia's serial killers which formed part of my University Criminology degree. Please R&R.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,130 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 9/13/2003
Liverpool Women
May 1941, the worst week of the Blitz Liverpool endured, three very different women cope. Please R&R.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,712 - Published: 9/3/2003
Helen's ghost reviews
*COMPLETED* Helen is on a working holiday in London, and she comes to realise she is not alone in the house she has rented. Please R&R. BTW: I wrote this when I was sixteen.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 8,079 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/13/2003
Jake seven reviews
*COMPLETED* When two girls are found to be missing Jake Ryan gets the case, but will this case be the one to finally break up him and his wife Lisa? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 8,809 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/11/2003
Not all nurses are good reviews
Hospitals are meant to be a place of healing, but there is something strange going on in this one and it may be up to Ashley to stop it. Please R&R
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,119 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/21/2003 - Published: 5/9/2003
Jake Six reviews
**COMPLETED** When a woman murders her husband Jake Ryan and his new wife Lisa Walton are handed the case, but the issue of Battered Woman Syndrome arises, and the case isn't as cut and dried as it may seem. Please R&R
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 10,227 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/12/2003
My Death reviews
Some people think life ends with death, but when you've been murdered it's a different story. My death leaves me with a few things I have to do before I leave. Please R&R.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Horror - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,975 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 5/4/2003 - Published: 3/19/2003
Jake Five reviews
**COMPLETED** When a hit and run case is handed to Jake Ryan he quickly realises drugs are the reason behind the murder. But why does his girlfriend Lisa act so strangely when she hears about drugs? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,263 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/21/2003
Jake Four reviews
**COMPLETED** When Jake Ryan and Lisa Walton take a holiday down the coast and a kidnap occurs can Jake help solve the case? And in doing so will he ruin his relationship? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 11 - Words: 6,503 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/14/2003
Jake Three reviews
**COMPLETED** When a woman is found dead Jake Ryan is again put on the case, however this time he has a new partner and she's a woman. Will Jake and Lisa Walton stop arguing long enough to solve the crime? Please R&R.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 8,973 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2003
Matters of the Heart reviews
*COMPLETED* During the Vietnam war a girl loses her best friend and her first love. Please R&R. Rating only for occasional language!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,369 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/7/2002