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Perth-based author of speculative fiction.

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y separately published work icon Blood for the Spilling Tallahassee : Dreamspinner Press , 2018 16148082 2018 single work novel fantasy

'Sheets of ice are spreading across the human world, ushering in an ice age as the magic drained from Demonside turns that world into a desert. Angus and reluctant warlock Terrance have defected from Vinland to the Mayan Empire—a land of dark and potent magic. But the Mayans aren’t offering sanctuary for free. 

'Nor is the world willing to stand back as Vinland attacks, and the backlash will affect all magic users. 

'Mage Saka has no tribe. He is now just another refugee fleeing the dying Demonside. He knows the conflict brewing now will be worse than the first demon war. Countries are banding together—not just against Vinland, but against all magic. Where will the powerful Mayan Empire stand? 

'Angus might have the power to fight Vinland and the Warlock College, but the cost will be terrible. Saka is torn between helping Angus and stopping him. And Terrance would do anything for Angus, but he’s terrified of the man Angus is becoming, even as Saka is warming to the idea of a relationship between the three of them. 

'No matter what choice they make, victory will be bittersweet, and when the ash settles and the snow melts, nothing will be the same.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Tin Duck Award, Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Best WA Professional Long Written Work
y separately published work icon Warlock in Training Tallahassee : Dreamspinner Press , 2017 13524410 2017 single work novel fantasy

'Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.

'His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.

'Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock. Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.

'Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Tin Duck Award, Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Best WA Professional Long Written Work
y separately published work icon Poison Marked Tallahassee : Dreamspinner Press , 2017 13524057 2017 single work novella fantasy romance

'Kill his lover or disobey his king and instigate civil war?

'As the feared court poison master, Nikko is sworn to do as his king bids. As the lover of the king’s nephew, Lord Rodas, Nikko must hide his affection or risk being labeled a traitor and punished. A former thief who clawed his way into the palace from the filthy streets, Nikko longs to be deserving of Rodas’s love.

'A respected war hero, Rodas is in a delicate political situation. He is not the kingdom’s natural heir, though many support his claim over the wastrel, Prince Fortin. The last thing Rodas wants is war. His highest ambition is for Nikko to openly wear the jewels he’s bestowed on him as a public declaration of their love.

'Neither man is prepared for the king to order Nikko to poison Rodas during the solstice feast or for the deadly intrigue they’re plunged into, which exposes their affair and rocks the foundations of the kingdom.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Tin Duck Award, Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Best WA Short Written Work
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