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YA Thriller

Imagine having everything you ever wanted. A perfect family, a perfect boyfriend, perfect friends – the whole group that only exists because of you! 

Then imagine waking up one morning and discovering you don’t have any of that. It was a dream…a dream you had in a coma that was supposedly brought on by drugs. 

Imagine having to start again at school, desperately trying to fit in and prove that the “drug” thing must have been a mistake - that you do deserve to be one of the ‘elite’. Trying so hard to remember what really happened that night. 

Welcome to Tally’s life…only problem is someone doesn’t want her to remember.  

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Dying Thoughts - First Touch

[Dying Thoughts #1]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Tara has the ability to see the last moments of someone's life when she touches something that used to belong to them. 

It's a secret she shares with no one, not even her father. Until Kaolin comes along. Tara has always been a loner, but with the prospect of friendship, she finds herself pulled into Kaolin's own secret.  

The question is, will they both survive when their secrets start to come out?


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The Friendship Triangle

YA Contemporary 

Did you ever think that running away could solve things? Sometimes the world throws so much at you, escape seems like the only option. 

Sarah, Chloe and Charlotte thought it was. 

They are about to discover that problems follow you and that sometimes there is more to a friendship that it first seems

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Dying Thoughts - Second Sight

[Dying Thoughts #2]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Tara Leverton has a ‘gift’. Up until recently it has been kept a secret from everyone. Things have certainly changed. 

For one, Tara has a best friend, Kaolin. For another, Kaolin, her dad and the police know about her ‘gift’. She’s got the chance to help them solve murders – actually make a difference, one that doesn’t involve doing homework on time. 

When tragedy strikes can Tara be the eyes seeing things that no one was supposed to see?  


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Lynne & Hope

YA Crime/Mystery

Lynne and Hope are sisters – they share parents, living space, but that’s pretty much it. 

Until one day when Lynne has to run and rely on the sister she hates to save her. If Hope fails, Lynne’s going to jail and she can kiss her perfect job goodbye, but if she succeeds will Lynne be able to swallow her pride and see Hope for who she really is?

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Dying Thoughts - Third Wish

[Dying Thoughts #3]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

It’s finally summer and all Tara Leverton plans to do is spend the time sunbathing, hanging out with Kaolin and doing as little as possible. 

Her gift has kept her busy and now is the chance for some serious down time before her final year at school. Her dad, on the other hand, has different ideas about how Tara should spend her summer. He’s desperate for her to realise that life in the real world isn’t all solving crimes and hanging out with friends. 

She’s about to discover that their definitions of summer are complete opposites when her dad gets her a job at a local charity. When a scary pattern emerges with the charity’s clients, Tara is thrown into the middle of a new case. 

Who is killing their clients? And can Tara find out before they come for her?  

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Waiting On You

YA Contemporary

Angelina and Zack couldn’t be any more different; one lives in apparent riches and the other in poverty. 

They meet online and a friendship blooms, but then things in Angelina’s life take a turn for the worst and she finds herself turning to the only person she thinks loves her – Zack. 

With everything against them, can Zack and Angelina cross the distance and change her life before it's too late? Or will Zack have to watch from afar as Angelina continues to suffer?

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Dying Thoughts - Fourth Week

[Dying Thoughts #4]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Tara has a gift that allows her to see the last moments of someone’s life when she touches something that belonged to them. 

She’s finally close to finishing school, but then disaster strikes when Kaolin is kidnapped. Can Tara find her friend in time? Will her gift be able to save her friend before it’s too late? 

What’s the point in having a gift that won’t even help save the ones you love?  

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Destination: Unknown

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Harriet has a complicated life. She cares for her chronically ill Mum, while trying to juggle school and a social life. She’s tired, overworked and underpaid. 

Then one day she sees what she thinks is a ghost, but ghosts don’t exist, do they? And they especially don’t help you travel in time, right? 

Now Harriet has a murder to solve, all the while trying to make sure no one finds out about the secret behind that stone in her back garden   


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Dying Thoughts - Fifth Secret

[Dying Thoughts #5]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Tara has an admirer, someone who thinks the world revolves around her. The problem is, they won’t reveal their identity and the notes they’re sending her are getting weirder and creepier. 

Then there’s the fact that she thinks she’s being watched. And the notes seem to be coming from someone she knows. Now she’s getting scared. 

Can she find out who they are before their behaviour escalates and Tara pays the price?   

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It’s Not Always Rainbows

YA Crime/Mystery/LGBTQ

The LGBTQ rainbow covers people from all walks of life. Catherine and her friends all have to struggle for acceptance in their own lives. Parents, friends, teachers, pretty much everyone seems to have their opinion on how they should live.

The only people who don’t tell them what they should do are each other and the people inside the LGBTQ community. So when people from that community start getting attacked and then murdered, Catherine feels she has to do something to stop it. 

Dealing with her own issues with her religious parents is tough enough, but what do you do when who you are is the reason someone wants you dead?  

SOLO medallist in Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans at the 5th annual New Apple Literary Awards 2018.

Dying Thoughts - Sixth Change

[Dying Thoughts #6]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Tara’s life is full of change. Her education, her friends, even her dad has changed. She’s struggling to find her feet after the events of the last few months. She’s at college, her Dad’s a pop star again and she’s finally coming to terms with her gift. 

Except it won’t help her when she needs it most. Her new friends are being attacked, someone is targeting young women and Tara is going to find them out and stop them. 

Now, if only her gift would listen to her then she’d be set.  

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Walk A Mile

YA Sci-Fi/Crime

It’s the year 2050 and it’s possible for people to literally walk a mile in someone else's shoes. Enter Hetti, eighteen, and fresh out of training college, joining the police force alongside her best friend Layla. 

She’s excited about finally getting to do some practical work after spending so long talking about it in college. 

Except her first cases are throwing up a few confusing signs. Is it possible that someone is using the Walk A Mile software to kill? And if they are, can Hetti find them before they find her?

Official Selection in YA Mystery/Thriller at the 5th annual New Apple Literary Awards 2018  

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Dying Thoughts - Seventh Death

[Dying Thoughts #7]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Tara will have the house to herself while her Dad goes on his comeback tour. She has plenty of ideas about what to do with the time. Parties, college work and all the bits and pieces that come from being a student who also works for the police.

It’s only when an accident almost kills Colin that Tara’s life is turned upside down and she is pulled from college to sit by her father’s bedside. Away from home, from her friends, from her life, she has to somehow piece together what really happened on that tour bus and she has to do it with only her gift and a little help from Kaolin.

Only, someone is determined that Colin won't survive his injuries, and if they have to take Tara out in the process, that’s a price they’re willing to pay.

Can Tara solve the puzzle before they catch up with her?

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Lights Out

[Lights Out #1]

YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian

Ever since the war ended, the United English Cityships have had equality. The rules are clear. You are born, you live and the day following your sixtieth birthday, you are sent off for your final sleep. 

Lock is a firm believer in the system. It means that everyone is truly treated equally. It’s only when she checks in an attendee who claims to be younger than her chip says that Lock starts to realise there may be someone gaming the system. 

The problem is the corruption goes higher than Lock could even begin to imagine. As her belief in the world she lives in starts to crumble, 

Lock finds herself wanting justice for those who have gone before their time. Can she do it? Or will they silence her before she can get the word out?  

Official Selection in YA Scifi/Horror at the 2019 New Apple Summer eBook Awards

2020 Recommend Fiction List with In The Margins 

Dying Thoughts - Eighth Ending

[Dying Thoughts #8]

YA Paranormal/Mystery

Still living with the after effects of her dad’s accident, Tara is facing her AS exams and the pressure is on. With the internal investigation still hanging over her, all she wants is a moment to gather her thoughts and get some revision done. 

It’s only when tragedy strikes that Tara realises she’s going to have to contend with college, her father and more. She’s determined that her mentor and friend be remembered for who they were and not who they are being painted as. 

With Kaolin’s help, Tara has to catch Mike’s killer and root out the corruption that goes to the top of the chain of command. Can she do it before they come after her?  

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Lights On

[Lights Out #2]

YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian

Lock and Clara managed to escape, now they must rush to cross the border and connect with the only people who can save them. With Lana’s betrayal still fresh in Lock’s mind, they have to leave their cityship and submerge themselves into another.

With the heat on, the army after them and Lana ready to avenge her loss, Lock and Clara are taking new steps towards the war that could end their world. But they are not alone. Hayley Lightson, the one attendee to escape her early demise, has her own plans in Evendown.

The United English Cityships has a peace treaty. The King demands it stands, and Lana is working with him to ensure that no war is declared. She will stop at nothing to win.

Can Lock join the protesters in Evendown and bring an end to the tyranny? Or will they be caught and silenced?

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Cramping Chronicles: The First Twinge

[Cramping Chronicles #1]

YA Urban Fantasy

Meet Jessie. She’s fifteen, newly disabled and adapting to all that comes with that. She’s got her best friend Gray, and a new school to fit in to.

Only Jessie is more than she seems. She’s an empath. The powers are new. The film clips are included and up until now, she’s only had two triggers. Her mum and Gray.

On the second day of school, she spots Meera, a beautiful girl who Jessie could see herself falling for. The only problem is Meera causes Jessie pain when she’s in the same vicinity.

Can Jessie solve the mystery behind Meera’s worries? Or will she get caught up in the danger and only be able to save herself?

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Lights Off

[Lights Out #3]

YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian

The Revolution will be televised

War happens in the blink of an eye. And it kills without hesitation.

With the King’s reign threatened, he will do whatever it takes to end the war and bring peace to his people. Only he has no qualms about sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.

Lock and Clara, together with the Evendown rebels have a part to play in making sure the war ends with their side as victorious. The only thing they can do is train to fight and act as a safe haven for people joining the war.

Border crossings, an alliance with Raildown and Cardown, and the threat of death and destruction fill everyone’s minds. Lock has one job, to stay alive.

Peace takes time. The question is, do they have the time to wait? Or will the King continue his reign of terror?
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Cramping Chronicles: The Second Pang

[Cramping Chronicles #2]

YA Urban Fantasy

Christmas is coming and Jessie couldn’t be more excited. She’s finally back at school after rescuing Meera, and they’re tentatively dating. The only problem is, Meera has no idea about the twitch and what that means.

On top of that, there’s a new trigger in school. Marcus carries his own pain and causes Jessie to have the worst headaches imaginable. There’s no mystery to Marcus’ pain. But there are the hints that something more is going on than Jessie can see.

With the help of her friends, Jessie needs to find a way to control her ability, while also trying to soothe Marcus’ loss. Can she do both and still stay on top of her homework? 

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[Invisible #1]

YA Sci-fi/Dystopian

The country has never been less united. Segment living has been the way of life for longer than anyone can remember.

Zya is ready for her Exit Exam, knowing that she will, most likely, end up being sent to Further Training due to her disabilities. She doesn’t know what that entails, but she’ll do her best to make sure it never happens.

Jonah is more concerned with focusing on his future and what he wants to do after the Exit Exam. Having grown up completely abled, he has no fears of Further Training.

Two different people, two different segments. The only thing that joins them is the air raid that comes from nowhere. A virus that kills many and disables the rest.

And the rest of the world is silent. What happens to segment life when the segment falls apart?

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Cramping Chronicles: The Third Ache

[Cramping Chronicles #3]

YA Urban Fantasy 

Things are starting to get serious, Jessie needs to learn how to control her empath abilities and is searching for the perfect teacher.

She can barely focus on school and when a new trigger arrives, her attention is pulled to dealing with the school bully and the secret she’s hiding.

Can Jessie manage to control her ability and still save someone she doesn’t really like? After all, she’ll do anything to make the pain stop, even if she’s out of her depth and sinking fast.

Can Jessie and her friends neutralise the threat and save the day when everything else is against them? Or will they run out of time?


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