Local Author Book Sales
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Adult and Young Adult Fiction
Hitler’s Zeitmaschine by Brian Farber is a fast-paced, time travel, alternative history novel.
Negotiating the complexities of time travel, Hartmann found more than information about weapons of the future. He determined the Führer’s ultimate fate … and he found love. Hartmann had to choose between his own future happiness and a course that would change the world. He chose the path that led to his evolving humanity and ultimate redemption, and by challenging Hitler’s evil intent, has left us all with a legacy that to this day still awaits the appreciation and gratitude of humankind.
Hitler’s Zeitmaschine can be purchased for $30 from Gladstone City Library.
Antecedent is a time-travel romance by DL Gallie.
“Nate Winters loved Bailey Beckett from the moment he laid eyes on her, and she loved him fiercely, with all her heart. Together, their journey for eternity was mapped out, but one person held the power to alter their future…William Clayton. William held a profound hatred for Nate and would do anything to see him suffer; even use Bailey in his crusade to torment Nate. Will the love between Nate and Bailey stand the test of time? Or is William going to finally get his revenge, and the girl? For a love that transcends time, anything is possible.”
This book can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $20
These suspenseful, contemporary romances will take you on a journey through the ups and downs of Mackenzie Merlot’s relationships. Find out what happens to Kenzie and other characters throughout the series in Malt Me, Tequila Healing, Wine Not, and The Last Shot; plus the short story Daiquiri Dreams.
This book can be purchased from Gladstone Library for $45
Serena and her friends head off on a much needed, girls’ only getaway to celebrate their graduation from college. They plan for a week of relaxation, dancing, cocktails, and tanning; but no guys. That all changes when she spies sexy as sin Blake Bateman before their flight even leaves the ground. Serena begins a week long fling with Blake, but when feelings start to develop, the lines become blurred. Will it just be a holiday hook up? Or did they find something special? Something worth fighting for? What happens in Oasis, stays at Oasis…or does it?
Oasis is part of DL Gallie’s Castaway Grove Collection. The book is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20.
In an instant, Emerson’s life implodes. To cope, she sets off on an adventure and along the way, she finds herself in the sights of arrogant, obnoxious, and oh so sexy Chase. He wasn’t in the plan. Chase knows the sting of loss. For years, the pain of his regret and guilt have led him into the beds of countless women. When Emerson comes into his life, he’s powerless against the draw of this lil’ spitfire who seems to have no interest in him. Can Chase convince Emerson to take a leap and begin to heal? Or will her second chance at love slip away?
Out of Nowhere is a contemporary romance by DL Gallie; available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20.
In the Dark of Night is the first annual anthology of stories by CreativeInk, a group of authors living in the Gladstone Region. The contributing authors include: L.J. Higgins, Sue-Ellen Pashley, Cassie Laelyn, DL Gallie, Danielle Nolan, Greg Bray, Paul Hammond, and P. Ryall. This book will appeal to many with stories covering the genres of fantasy, horror, paranormal, science fiction, and romance.
In the Dark of Night is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20.
It was only meant to be a one-night fling for Bryce and Hayden, but when one night wasn’t enough, they agreed to seven more. A week was all it took for the shy florist and the ruggedly handsome rig worker to know they needed more. It seemed simple enough, but the danger lurking in the shadows threatened their future. They hoped to have forever, but they found out the hard way forever wasn’t as easy as it seemed.
DL Gallie’s contemporary romance Seven Nights is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20.
Dry Crossing, a gothic romance, tells the story of Dizzy Roundabout, a guitarist in an Aboriginal dance band whose sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle contradicts his support for social justice and exposes his politically correct views.
Dry Crossing by Russell Guy can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $25.
Ky isn’t your typical seventeen-year-old girl. She’s an alien hunter.
Ky is one of the youngest and most skilled alien hunters Skywatchers has ever recruited. Lethal and focused, nothing can distract her from ridding the world of the vermin who murdered her brother. When she’s assigned a new recruit, Reece, she assumes he’ll be just like the others. All she needs to do is tolerate his existence until he’s paired with another hunter. Just another job. But it’s a little hard when he’s as stealthy as a drunk elephant. Skywatchers is what held her together when her world fell apart. Could Reece be the reason her life unravels once again?
Aphelion by LJ Higgins can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $20.
Aurora knows the truth about her past. Just as she came to terms with the truth, she’s awoken at gunpoint by the very boy who has thrown her entire world off balance. He’s unpredictable and dangerous, and her group of rebels can’t let him go now. They have to find the final piece of the pendant, hoping that the one who holds it can tell them what comes next. Aurora soon learns that there’s more to her brother than meets the eye.
Confronted with someone from his past, Aurora knows her fate rests in his hands. But when allegiances are tested, is blood thicker than water?
Arcadia is the third book in the Secrets of Aurora series by L.J. Higgins; $20 from Gladstone City Library.
Aurora is haunted by her friend’s words as she travels to Elysium. Rescuing a group of captives gives them a spark of hope, and they discover information that could alter their chances of success. All they need to do is find the rebel group hiding in the fallen city – and hope they’re willing to help them reveal the truth. With their help, the odds of finishing what they started might just tip in their favor. But one mistake and they could end up dead, imprisoned, or worse: become slaves.
Elysium is the fourth book in the Secrets of Aurora series by L.J. Higgins; $20 from Gladstone City Library.
Ky thought she was killing the bad guys. Turns out, she was the bad guy.
Ky’s on the run from Skywatchers, the organisation she’d followed blindly since the aliens invaded and her brother disappeared. Reece, one of the aliens she’d been trained to hunt, is the only person left she can trust. Just when her brother’s within reach, Skywatchers rips the chance of being reunited with him away. Can her brother forgive the horrific things she’s done?
Or will Skywatchers convince her to re-join their organisation?
Equinox by L.J. Higgins can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $20.
Mia Walters is optimistic that her final high school year will be different. Tired of watching the cool girls from afar, she’s sick of being the stereotypical loser. When a new girl, Chelsea Saint, arrives at school with her sassy and confident persona, she offers Mia the very thing she wanted: the chance to be one of the cool girls. Soon, alcohol, boys, sex and drugs tear Mia in two. Caught between the good girl she used to be and the illusion of the person she wanted to be, Mia begins to lose herself in the new world Chelsea has introduced her to. Is it too late for her to be the girl she was before?
On Delicate Wings by L.J. Higgins is a young adult novel that can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $20.
What does a girl do if she has a soldier husband suffering from PTSD, or an abusive boyfriend, a recently Goth teenage daughter growing more distant every day, a callous and unfaithful life partner, or a guilty conscience – and gluten intolerance – keeping her from the man of her dreams? She calls up her besties and vents over coffee and cake (or gluten-free brownies) of course. And sometimes, the results are surprising….
The Cafe Birds by Alicia Hope can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $20
Josephine Dakota Modeen: Beautiful. Noble. Deadly.
Having passed the gruelling entry programme to become the first woman accepted into Australia’s elite Special Forces, and earning the Medal for Gallantry in action, ex-soldier Jo Modeen is left wondering what’s next. And for a civilian with her unique skills, the options are somewhat limited. When unexpectedly contacted by her old CO Ben Logan, now team leader with an Australian national security agency, she knows it’s not a social call. What she doesn’t know is how it will change her life….
The Modeen Factor is the first in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each.
Things just got personal for NatSec agent Jo Modeen.
Australian security agencies are on high alert in the lead-up to the 2014 G20 Summit. But even NatSec Intel can’t know what the terrorist group ‘The Spear of Allah’ is planning, something ex-Special Forces soldier and now NatSec agent Jo Modeen is about to discover in a very personal way. And for her, there’s more than national security at stake.
The Modeen Transformation is the second in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each.
Something’s not right about agent Jo Modeen’s latest mission. But how can she question orders from team leader Ben Logan VC MG, a man she trusted with her life in the past and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again? She must decide whether to follow her orders, or her instincts. Under deep cover even from NatSec, Modeen’s team disperses to unravel the web of secrets surrounding the mission. It takes them from country Victoria to Australia’s national capital, and across the ocean to Kabul in Afghanistan. And into the heart of enemy territory….
Modeen: Black Ops is the third in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each.
Not just a babysitting job.
For a visit to Cairns by the state premier, a small man with some big enemies, NatSec is called upon to assist with the protection detail. Agent Jo Modeen is assigned the ‘babysitting’ job, but when it becomes clear the stakes are higher than first thought, her old unit reforms to converge on what becomes a complex mission. One with dangerous links to the past….
Modeen Convergence is the fourth book in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each
She’s going rogue, and going alone. Decorated ex-Special Forces soldier and now national security agent Jo Modeen struggles to come to terms with the fate of close teammate Troy ‘Wolf’ Wolverton. Critically injured during the team’s most recent mission, he lies comatose in Brisbane Hospital’s intensive care unit. The prognosis for his full recovery? Not good. Driven to pursue the organisation responsible, Modeen embarks on an unauthorised campaign of retribution. A campaign that is both personal and perilous. She’s going rogue, and going alone.
Modeen Rogue is the fifth novel in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each.
Final testing is underway of a deadly new prototype.
As an attempted hit on Wolf and Modeen drags them back into the fray, the US Department of Defence is pressuring NatSec for additional on-ground surveillance at a high-tech Australian laboratory. There, testing is underway of the DOD’s latest, most advanced weapon. A weapon that must not fall into the wrong hands….
Modeen Redemption is book six in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each.
Honour and truth are worth defending….
Modeen and other members of her old Special Forces squad find themselves subpoenaed to provide statements to a military inquiry into allegations of war crimes. After details of those allegations are leaked to the press, JustFacts Media trains its sights on the ‘tallest poppy’, Victoria Cross recipient Ben Logan. Did Ben and his squad blatantly breach the ADF’s Rules of Engagement while on deployment? Could this be simply a witch-hunt by the media, orchestrated to discredit the Australian war hero? Or is something more sinister at work?
Modeen: Rules of Engagement is the seventh in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each.
The construction of three new liquefied natural gas plants in Central Queensland throws a spotlight on the industry, and sees Australia overtake Qatar as the world’s number one exporter of LNG. While Qatar struggles to regain its crown and other countries vie for a share of the burgeoning LNG market, a tanker is sunk in the Philippine Sea north of Papua New Guinea. Believing an international cartel is responsible for the attack on the tanker and that Australia’s LNG plants could be under threat, the CIA turns to NatSec for on-site assistance. With little to go on, Modeen’s team is deployed as undercover operatives. Their assignment: gather what intel they can, and suspect everyone.
Modeen: Flashpoint is the eighth in the series by Frank H Jordan; this book and others in the series are available to purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20 each.
Craig’s entry into another world through a mysterious gateway was a shock, but one he was able to get used to and even enjoy but nothing prepared him to find his arrival was the subject of a thousand year old prophesy.
A World Away by Wayne Judge is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $15.
Hidden deep in the Snowy Mountains, lives a brotherhood of immortal Guardians, banished from the Heavens. After centuries of exile, Head Guardian Raven can taste Hell. One wrong move could destroy his soul. When Fate assigns him a female mortal to protect, his forbidden desire becomes a distraction he can’t afford. Tayla Eason is on the run, escaping a horrific attack on her life. When she lands in the arms of the sexy, alluring man who saved her, the shadows of her past swiftly close in. In an ultimate test of love, the two must battle against the almighty Fate.
Unforsaken is the first book in The Fallen Guardians series, a paranormal romance by Cassie Laelyn; it can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $25.
Fate offers no mercy. Lethal Guardian Aric’s loyalty never falters. Not even when Fate exiled him and his brothers from the Heavens, separating Aric from his soulmate. He’ll do anything to reunite with her. But when Willow suddenly appears in the mortal realm, Aric’s greatest fear comes true—she’s no longer the angel he left behind. Since Aric abandoned her, the Heavens have become Willow’s personal Hell. When a Fallen offers Willow a chance to escape, she accepts. In a twisted battle of loyalty, trust and hope, what price will two soulmates pay for a second chance at love?
Unforgotten is the second book in The Fallen Guardians paranormal romance series by Cassie Laelyn; available from Gladstone City Library for $25.
Queensland, in the near future; the prisons are over-crowded and the convicts are sent to remote farms and mines as labourers. The prisoners are monitored by microchips but when they begin to fail, for violent criminals, the Keeper of Public Safety is forced to investigate.
All is Grist by Michael Lunan can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $25.
The Butler family are struggling on their Queensland farm during the 1950’s and ‘60’s. Money is short and their one-roomed, ramshackle home contains only the bare necessities. The family’s love and commitment remain strong as they cope with unscrupulous employers, gravely ill children, and being ostracised for their low socio-economic status. But without hesitation, they pour their blood, sweat and tears into their farm. When an invisible enemy taunts them, and threatens to take everything, they fight to the brink of death to save their livelihood and family.
The Fire in Blue is a rural family saga by Julie McCullough; the book is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $18.
A Watch in the Night combines psychology and symbolism, fantasy and folklore to create a drama with shades of spiritualism. Doomeerie Castle is shrouded in sinister legend. Jockim, the castle’s master, is tormented by his father’s cruelty and his lost lover. He is relentlessly driven by a stifling superstition that punishes with a harsh code of conduct. Talitha, a maidservant with a secret mission, arrives in trepidation with her spirit companion Pover, a devoted, yet unassuming bird. A sinister force creeps across the land in search of tormented souls. Fear ferments as the only way to escape the Oge’s ominous clutches is to keep a watch in the night!
A Watch in the Night by M. C. Melton is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $25.
A semi fictitious novel based on historical facts but embellished in part, following the early lives of two families. A glimpse into lives of the Jefferies and Olsen families, hardships endured, and life skills passed down – spanning the Great Depression, World War 2 and beyond. The story portrays the Olsen brothers and pretty, tenacious Iris Jefferies as she grows up to discover romance and an eventual deep, abiding love. An unconventional union that withstood tragedy and time as they raised eight children, whilst living in the Australian bush.
A Spoonful of Rabbit Stew by Mona Oliver is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20.
The Rise is book one in the Drowned Earth novella series; the eight books are all set in a flooded Australia and each is written by a different author.
The Rise by Sue-Ellen Pashley can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $16.
How can you have any sort of life if you can’t control when this happens? And how can you find the answers when you don’t even know your own name? For twenty year old Rhiannon Clarke, the last three days are all she can remember. But as she slowly starts to build a picture of her life, the questions are getting harder. Why is this happening to her? Why does the thought of her brother fill her with unease? Why does her father’s name make her break into a cold sweat? And who is the mysterious man in the bed?
Streamer by Sue-Ellen Pashley can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $20.
The Earth was destroyed, but not before the Guardians of the Human Race could save a small number of newborn infants. A new planet was to be a new start for the children, but the planet was already inhabited. The children must grow and begin their new lives on Sentinal on their own, for their Guardians are dying.
Guardians Legacy is a fantasy novel by Cheryal A. Richards and is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $20.
Enter another world of spiritual awareness, reincarnation, lovers over two lifetimes and a busy commercial world. A post apocalyptic world after a global economic collapse and the challenges of starting life again, from basic survival to creating a new community with various ideologies including hopes for the future. A futuristic, fantasy, love story.
Another World Another Life by Erling Stoldt is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $16.
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“Once upon a time, when the world was flat, and new, and there was no colour, there lived a tribe of people known as the Engari. The Engari were wonderful people, kind, loving, respectful… but in their hearts, they knew that something was missing from their world. You see sadly, the Engari possessed no colour to brighten their day, for the grass, the sky, the rocks, the trees, and the animals, were all the same… toned in either shades of black, white or grey. All this was however until the birth of a little girl named Kyra.” ~ back cover.
The Creation of Colour written by C. L. Burns, and illustrated by Janie Petersen can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $24.95 (book) OR $29.95 (book + CD).
The Polka children are headed for some “interesting times” while holidaying with their family, thanks to a cursed opal, the magic of a bora ring and the enchanting spirits of Australia.
Polka Dots and the Jolly Swagman is book one in the Spirits of Australia series by Angie Caterson. The book was written for primary school age children and is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $15.
Nobody expected to encounter bullies and kissing girls at the Outback Camel Races but they are not the only challenges awaiting the Polka Dots. There are ancient surprises in store for them at the second gateway into Limbo and some terribly big pests to contend with.
Polka Dots and the Bully Bunyip is book two in the Spirits of Australia series by Angie Caterson. Written for primary school age children, this book is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library for $15.
“Penelope Clegg is crazy about cats … and you will be too when you meet some of her feline friends. This delightful counting book is a good place to start with pictures of 55 quirky little cats spread across its purple pages. But which cat is your favourite? Can you choose?” ~ back cover.
Counting Cats is for children learning to count. Written by Penelope Clegg this book can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $15.
“So Can You! is an engaging and inspiring book about children, from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, who overcome difficult adversity and achieve their dreams. Written as a poem, the book’s style is as captivating as its content. With the intention to motivate and enlighten kids, So Can You! entertains young readers, while it encourages them to think about the future and their goals. No matter what challenge presents itself, anything is possible!” ~back cover.
So Can You! by Tanya Kalantary can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $15.
Dobby, a young Tree Kangaroo, explores and learns about his rainforest home. He meets other animals that live in the rainforest and learns important lessons from his Mother. The story is illustrated by vivid watercolour paintings.
The author visited a tree kangaroo carer in North Queensland. Spending time with Dobby, a young male learning about tree climbing, and Kimberley, a female with a young joey in her pouch, led to plans for a series of watercolour paintings for an exhibition. The paintings had a gentle narrative and developed into this book.
Created for children but appealing to adults too; Dobby, Young Tree Kangaroo, is by Margaret Worthington and can be purchased for $16.
A family of Barking Owls, the Two Woofs, have a mischievous son named Little Woof who goes on a journey of exploration through the Tondoon Botanic Gardens. He learns about his neighbours, gets into trouble, and eventually gains the wisdom needed to begin an exciting new life.
The children’s images used in this picture book were produced at Owl Journeys workshops by the Rainbow Valley Early Learning Centre and Police & Citizens Youth Club Outside Hours School Care students.
Owl Journeys by Margaret Worthington; it can be purchased from Gladstone City Library for $15.
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Non-Fiction & Local History
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The Gladstone region is home to many authors. A wide variety of non-fiction books have been written about the local area or by residents of the region. There are also many fiction writers living in our region; some write for adults and some for children. Gladstone City Library has a display of books by local authors with many available for you to purchase.
Price List: check the drop-down list below (alphabetical by author) for titles and prices; click on a title to view the details in our rotating galleries above.
Burns, C.L. – The Creation Of Colour $24.95 (book) OR $29.95 (book + CD)
Gallie, DL – Doc Steel $15
Gallie, DL – Falling for Dr. Kelly $20
Gallie, DL – Falling for Dr. Knight $20
Gallie, DL – Five Words $15
Gallie, DL – The Unexpected Connection $15
Gallie, DL – The Unexpected Gift $15
Gallie, DL – The Unexpected Letter $15
Gallie, DL – The Unexpected Package $15
Gallie, DL – Unrequited Love $15
Higgins, L.J. – When Worlds Collide $20
Hope, Alicia – The Long Road to Loving Jackson $20
Jordan, Frank H. – Modeen: Strikeforce (Jo Modeen series #9) $20
Laver, Betty – Kroombit Tops to Calliope & Upper Calliope River $12
Lee, Jay – The Sock Monster $26.99
Lee, Jay – The Sock Monster: Pays to be Brave $22.99
Matheson, Fei – The English Way Of Learning Chinese (inc CD) $50
Trask, Bob – Birds Of Boyne Tannum (Sold At Boyne Library) $65
Worthington, Margaret – Out of the Shadows $20
How to add your own book
Are you an author and a resident of the region? If you would like to add your book to the Local Author Book Sales at Gladstone Regional Libraries please contact Sue at Gladstone City Library on 07 4976 6400 or complete the Enquiries or Feedback form (brown button) with details of how you can be contacted.
How to purchase a local author book
To purchase one of our local author books, or ask about about availability of stock, you can:
- complete an online Enquiries or Feedback Form (brown button) and select the Local Author Book Sales type of enquiry
- phone Gladstone City Library on 07 4976 6400.
Payment can be made at the library by cash or EFTPOS or by phone (EFTPOS).