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Liberation: An interview with A.J. Llewellyn

One of the most prolific authors currently working, and definitely one of the most original thinkers, A.J. Llewellyn has established an international reputation as an author of unique romantic stories that combine mystery, magic, cross-cultural interaction, and even cuisine. Or to be more accurate, she writes original stories that combine elements of many genres, but […]

The Bones of the Earth cover 2023

Just in time for the Winter Solstice: a new edition of The Bones of the Earth Launches 22:27 21 December 2023 Finally! A new, corrected edition of my first-published novel, The Bones of the Earth, is now live as an e-book. Twelve years after its first publication, the second edition has corrected the errors and […]

Win 28 great books for the season of reading

Including three of mine! eBook & Paperback Sweepstakes! (2) Winners of eBook "Gift Baskets" of ALL ebooks Other Winners of individual ebooks or paperbacks (randomly selected) That’s right! You could win THREE of my books in this sweepstakes: Don’t delay — the contest closes at midnight, 18 December. Enter now!

The magic returns

A Sunday sample from the new Hawaiian Storm mystery Echoes The first time that the Kahuna was able to sneak up on Vanessa was the first time she met him, when she was 16 and he was 19. He wasn’t able to do it again for sixteen years, until a bright morning in Honolulu, when […]

Echoes: Hawaiian Storm mystery 4

Get the fourth Hawaiian Storm mystery in the e-book format you prefer Today! Echoes, FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm’s last case, is available NOW on a dozen different ebook etailers, including , Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Scribd and more. In 1999, the Kahuna was The Man on Oahu’s leeward side. The coolest […]

Initiation Rites cover reveal

A new edition of The Bones of the Earth is coming soon—and of course, that means a new edition of Part One, Initiation Rites, as well. A new edition demands a new cover. Today, I’m proud to reveal the new cover designed by author and designer and thoroughly nice person Samreen Ahsan. Here it is: […]

Happy Hallowe’en!

It’s my favourite holiday of the year: Hallowe’en, All Hallow’s Eve, and so on. I love it because it’s a purely fun holiday. No obligations, no need to spend money. Just dressing up, putting up spooky, campy decorations, watching movies, eating treats. What’s not to love? And anyone can get involved. Even pets! Here are […]