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Amazons and Warriors For Starship!
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MaryD's latest coloring book has been released! Amazons and Warriors 2 (Coloring To Relax The Mind Series Book 6) is now available to order from Amazon

All royalties from this book will be donated to Starship for 2016 as part of the AUSXIP 20th Anniversary Celebrations! Buy the book, have hours of enjoyment coloring in Amazons and Warriors AND support Starship as they help the kids - WIN/WIN!

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I've been asked which books are the royalties being donated to Starship for 2016.

Here is the list

Fiction

- In The Blood of the Greeks / Where Shadows Linger / A Widgie Knight Collection by MaryD

Non-Fiction books by MaryD

- Coloring To Relax The Mind Vol 1: Geometric Designs
Coloring To Relax The Mind Vol 2: Under The Sea
- Coloring To Relax The Mind Vol 3: Winter Wonderland

- In The Blood of the Greeks: The Illustrated Companion
- Amazons & Warriors 1
- Amazons & Warriors 2 (new release!)

MaryD's Newest Book!
MaryD's Fiction

51oDvIHbmEL._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_I'm very pleased to announce that my newest non-fiction book "In The Blood of the Greeks: The Illustrated Companion" is now available! 104 Pages of illustrations, images, first hand accounts of events portrayed in the book AND you get promo stills of Adrienne Wilkinson as Helena Lambros (Zoe's mother) from our recent Intertwined Souls Film Promo that we shot in LA in 2015!

Purchase from Amazon

The book will also be available in other bookstores in the coming week. A ebook version of the book will also be available shortly although you won't be able to use the coloring book section.

This book combined my love for history, research and my characters - it was a joy to work on and I had the unbelievable help of Lucia Nobrega who did her amazing Eva and Zoe Illustrations plus the Australian War Memorial and the New Zealand War Memorial via the The Alexander Turnball Library in Wellington, NZ - they gave me access to their image archive from official army photographers. The Jewish Museum of Greece just went out of their way to help with giving me access to their material and photo archive. A researcher's dream come true.

WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?

It's 1942 in German Occupied Greece during World War II, and two women, one Greek, the other German must work together to help Jews escape. They have to put aside their mutual antipathy to accomplish their clandestine operation. They know that one wrong move will put an end to their lives.In The Blood of the Greeks The Illustrated Companion is about the events written in the award-winning novel "In The Blood Of The Greeks". Real life heroes of the Resistance, life in war-torn Greece and the Jewish fight for survival are portrayed through illustrations, images and real accounts. Part coloring book, part history book featuring Brazilian artist Lucia Nobrega's illustrations of Eva Muller and Zoe Lambros and other characters from the novel.

MaryD's Box Set 1 Now Released
MaryD will be donating all the royalties from the sale of this collection to the Starship Foundation in New Zealand.

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This is a collection of three volumes of Intertwined Souls Series with Eva and Zoe. From their first meeting in German Occupied Greece in 1942 to post war Australia. Featuring the incredible artwork by Lucia Nobrega.

Purchase from Amazon: $2.99
Royalty of $2.00 will be donated to Starship


Book 1. In The Blood of the Greeks
It’s 1942 in German Occupied Greece during World War II, two women, one Greek,the other German must work together to help Jews escape. They have to put aside their mutual antipathy to each other to accomplish their clandestine operation.They know that one wrong move will put an end to their lives. Fourteen year old Zoe Lambros’ faith in God is shattered after her mother’s death at the hands of the German Commander. She determines to defy the enemy in every way she can–including a festering urge to kill the German Commander’s daughter, Eva Muller. Eva has a tortured past, and a secret, if revealed, will lead to certain death at the hands of her father.

Book 2. Where Shadows Linger
It’s 1947 in Sydney, Australia. Eva Muller and Zoe Lambros have migrated to Australia seeking refuge and a new life at the end of World War II. They try to fit into a society marred by prejudice and must hide their love for each other. Eva struggles with the ramification of her tortured past as she tries to overcome the mental constraints forced upon her. Zoe’s dream of being an artist is just a dream but Eva has a plan to make that happen even if means working at physically demanding factory job. Shadows from their past and machinations of old enemies plunge them into mortal danger. They are about to find out the hard way that moving thousands of miles away does not protect them from those that wish them harm.

Novella 1. A Widgie Knight and Zoe’s Journal
It’s 1950 and Zoe Lambros is a young Arts College graduate who has found work in the Sydney Art Gallery as a junior art restorer. She has also attracted the unwanted and offensive attention of Sebastian Fletcher, one of Australia’s greatest artists. Zoe is not one to take a backward step, but she finds herself unable to fight back without losing the job she loves. No one is going to believe the young artist’s claims against an Australian icon. Enter Zoe’s lover who has decided to take matters into her own hands and is eager to take on the role of Zoe’s defender. A masquerade ball offers Eva Haralambos, Zoe’s dark-haired, blue eyed, six-foot tall peaceful and gentle partner, the chance to metamorphosize into a tattooed, leather clad Greaser on her own intimidatory mission. Can the tender, kind-hearted Eva become a tough Widgie Knight for her lady in distress?
Zoe’s Journal

This Intertwined Souls Series Shorts volume also features a journal entry for the night by Zoe. It’s late evening and Zoe has taken her journal to write about Eva’s efforts to defend her honor. Zoe reflects on the woman that she loves and how Eva transformed into her knight. Eva reveals who she imitated to achieve the intimidating figure she became. Featuring Brazilian artist Lucia Nobrega’s illustrations of Eva and Zoe.

Xenaverse Bard Nene Adams Passes Away

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It is with a very heavy heart I announce that beloved bard and long time Xenite, Nene Adams has passed away. I woke up to message from Lara Hart on the news that Nene passed away from a heart attack and died in her wife's arms, Corrie Kuipers.

My condolences to Corrie, Nene's family and friends.

I have updated the Xenite Memoria
lhttp://ausxip.com/xenitememorial/memorial.html

You can read Nene’s fantastic work here

Rest in peace Nene.

02 September 2015

MaryD's Novels Get 2015 Readers Favorite Awards!

1. In the Blood of the Greeks

– Finalist: Fiction – Historical – Event/Era – 2015 Readers’ Favorite
 

2. Where Shadows Linger

–  Bronze Award Winner – Historical Romance 2015 Readers’ Favorite Awards

 

3. Hidden Truths

– Honorable Mention in Historical Romance 2015 Readers’ Favorite Awards


4.  Awakenings

– Honourable Mention in Paranormal Category – 2015 Readers’ Favorite Awards


 


 

 


MARYD'S ORIGINAL FICTION SERIES    »»»

Written by MaryD and Illustrated/Artwork by Lucia Nobrega

Intertwined Souls Series - 5 Novels + Short Stories and Illustrations by Lucia Nobrega

classic love story of two extraordinary women as they face challenges with love, courage and strength




Illustrations by Lucia Nobrega


 

 

 

 


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No Good Deed – The Prophecy
Posted on: 25th December 2014

No Good Deed – The Prophecy

No Good Deed – The Prophecy. Things are getting really interesting with Eva and Zoe after their return from Greece and Germany. It’s 1951 and all Eva wants is to have a very boring life with no surprises. Yeah…not going to happen…what does this ancient prophecy have to do with our girls? The book is […]



Book 1 – In the Blood of the Greeks Trailer & Excerpts
Posted on: 1st July 2014

Book 1 – In the Blood of the Greeks Trailer & Excerpts

In the Blood of the Greeks is set against the backdrop of World War II, the novel begins in a most troublesome period of human history, where subjugated by the might of Nazi Germany, two women meet under extraordinary circumstances. This is the story of Eva Muller, the daughter of a German Major, in command […]