December Debuts: magic, romance, running away – and a hint of kiwiness.

Before posting my ThinkKit response today, I’d like to introduce a few debut releases from some of my writer friends. Emma Lindhagen is a writer from Sweden (her book is out on the 13th of December), and JC Hart & Catherine Mede are both kiwi writers. Their books are available currently.

All of the authors have been key people in supporting my own writing journey, and keeping me going when I’ve really felt like giving up. They’re brilliant writers, and all-round awesome people.


Cursed Love

Final-e-book-Cover-Design-for-Approval-20-10-14A family curse. A lifetime of grieving.

Jinny Richards past and future are about to collide. Will she survive?

At 18, Virginia ‘Jinny’ Richards was a drug addict who fell in love with Dean Bradford. By 20, Dean was dead. Jinny believes the family curse is to blame, and never wants to fall in love again. She has worked hard to hide her past and now has a job as a successful Insurance Assessor.

Ethan Montgomery lost his wife to breast cancer. He’s mourned her for three years and now he’s ready to move on. He understands Jinny’s pain, but he wants the feisty Jinny and nothing, not even a curse, will stand in his way.

When work throws them together, loving Ethan is the farthest thing from Jinny’s mind. He’s tardy and egotistical, even if he is good looking and makes her weak at the knees.

Things get further complicated when Steven Bradford turns out to be the client, bringing up the heartache and pain Jinny has carefully buried for eighteen years.

Will she find love a second time around? Or will the family curse claim another victim?

Add to your Goodreads To Be Read list, watch the Youtube Trailer, buy on Amazon.

In The Spirit



Welcome to Kotahi Bay!

When Alyssa returns to the Bay for her Gran’s funeral, she finds herself in possession of the house of her dreams and apparently,  a centuries old ghost itching to escape its bonds.

Still, the house has given her an escape route from a dead end job and a nasty break-up, so perhaps dealing with a ghost might be worth it.

But between the residents who think she should step into her Gran’s role as the town witch, a suspiciously nosy neighbour, and increasingly threatening occurrences around the house, Alyssa must decide whether this new home is worth it, or whether it’s safer to leave the Bay for good.

You can purchase In The Spirit on here, Amazon UK, Amazon Au,  iTunesKobo, Barnes & Noble, and Inktera.

Going Home


Orryn ran away from home as a young teenager. After years spent trying to forget, she is forced to face the memories she’s been hiding from.

Thea never understood why her sister left. Her childhood was happy and she lives her adult life surrounded by people she loves, but she never stopped wondering.

When the two sisters meet again, a struggle to mend the bond they once shared, and reconcile their differing memories of their childhood, begins.

In a world were blending in is valued above everything else, scars can be a dangerous thing to show. After years of drifting and hiding, Orryn returns to her homeland and must choose between baring her scars and losing her sister a second time.

You can get news from Emma about this book release on Twitter, or on her blog.

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