Katherine Hayton is a middle-aged woman who works in insurance, doesn't have children or pets, can't drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and resides a two-minute walk from where she was born.

For some reason, she developed a rich fantasy life.


Humor & Entertainment
Teen & Young Adult


E Darkwood

This is an incredibly deep story that says ALOT without really saying it. Quite the social critic while being both thoughtful and enjoyable.

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Preview of Shattered Imprints

Bretta Ariel works a job that few others have the stomach for—delving into the memories of deceased victims, searching for the scattered clues to identify their killers. A task that is as disrespected as it is dangerous.

But when a botched execution proves an innocent man was put to death, Bretta seizes the opportunity to prove her value. After all, the Bureau of Imprint Investigations has more than its reputation on the line.

Thousands of convicted offenders are seeking a judgement to render their initial verdicts unsafe. If Bretta can’t identify the correct killer before the clock counts down, the streets will seethe with men and women hungry to kill again.

Without even a firm identity for the murdered victim, can Bretta unravel the puzzle that those before her got so wrong.


Dead as a Dodo

Alvin plans on going gently into that good night.

With his family gathered, quietly weeping around his bedside, Alvin's battle with leukemia is coming to a soft and peaceful end. One last breath out is all it will take and he will slip away forever.

But forever isn't what it used to be.



Nerves of Steel: Misfits of Magic Book One

For a thousand years, vampires ruled the earth. They bent men to their will and molded cities into hotbeds of depravity.

Ha! Just kidding. Vampires are weaklings that catch fire if you push them into the sunlight. As soon as humans found out they existed, the suckers were captured, enslaved, and put to work.

So, imagine my surprise when a free vampire strolled into Joe's Bar. As an escapee cyborg with a bounty on her head, I don't want to dig for trouble. If it weren't for my best friend being a bit vampiric, I'd turn a blind eye. But If something is changing for his species, then he needs to know.

Sure, this investigation will open a seething can of bother, but if trouble comes for me, I'm ready. My body is 34% titanium, my skin is silicone polymer, and I’ve got nerves of steel.



Tohunga Rising

Aroha Paewai is the wrong age and the wrong gender in the wrong job.

When Aroha’s mentor dies, naming her as Tohunga—the healer for her tribe—she finds herself battling for the right to perform the job she was born to do. In 1960s New Zealand, being young, Maori, and female is tough enough. Performing a traditionally male role takes the irritation from insult straight into injury.

But when Aroha is promoted into a secretive government department, even she finds the situation way over her teenaged head. With human enemies already pounding on the gates, Aroha now must contend with supernatural creatures stepping out of line.


Pruno Pressure

What he wouldn't give for just one more drink . . .

For Ted McChrystal it’s just another day in prison, nothing much to do. Except celebrate the ninety-day AA chip he’s just earned.

After three months’ forced sobriety, surely a little prison wine isn’t too much to ask?


The Breaking Wave

An unthinkable loss . . .

After their daughter is ripped from them by the Boxing Day Tsunami, Christine and Gary Emmett hunt through Phuket, Thailand, trying with increasing desperation to find Tamsin; or find her body.

When a village contact reaches out to say he’s found Tamsin, alive, they make a journey. A journey that could see them reconnect with their lost daughter or face the truth that she’s lost to them, forever.


Gun - Sneak Peek

Seven customers shot dead in a coffee shop. Thirty shoppers cut down by an assault rifle at the mall. One hundred and eight pupils killed by high-school students on a rampage.

It’s just reached 10:00 a.m. on a beautiful spring day.

When a neurological virus triggers an epidemic of gun violence, a modern US city fractures into chaos. Annie’s husband shoots at commuters while his son is buckled in a carseat. Frankie and Becca desperately try to hide from a deranged shooter at their school; Robert runs headlong into the midst of a lopsided gun battle; and Blain…? None of them know Blain’s true story.

Thrown together—their families dead or missing—these survivors struggle to escape the newly-dangerous city. Can they find a place of safety to wait out the mayhem?


The Hare's Not-So-Spiky Hedgehog

In this brave new world, it’s hard to be a hedgehog.

People look down on you because of your weird headdress, your strange customs, the family rituals that date back a thousand years. So when our hedgehog finds a good job with a decent wage, she’ll do anything to hang onto it. But with longer hours demanded by a bigoted boss, she’s on the edge of losing everything. If she does, her daughter will be condemned to live the same hard life she and her husband have struggled through.

Working 24/7 isn’t a reality that any person can practice, but is it possible that a married pair of hedgehogs can turn their biggest impediment into their greatest strength?


All I Want For Xmas

Time is running out . . .

Christchurch Police are searching for a runaway toddler on a heat-struck Christmas morning. Fears for young Emily's safety are well-placed: her parent's home is situated between a river and a row of abandoned, earthquake-damaged houses.

When an eye-witness reports a man escorting a young girl away from the scene, a new specter raises its head. Can Detective Ngaire Blakes beat the ticking time-bomb and rescue Emily before Christmas Day descends from a celebration into a nightmare?