UK-Hardback, Paperback, E-Book: 2013 by Templar
US-Hardcover, Paperback, E-Book: 2013 by Harper Collins
Part two of the Arcadia Trilogy
Following the brutal deaths of her sister and aunt, Rosa Alcantara has become what she never thought possible: the very rich and very powerful head of the Alcantara clan. Arcadia_Burns.jpgSaddled with this immense responsibility, Rosa must now conduct all business matters—legitimate and not—while negotiating among the greedy, bloodthirsty members of her own family. Not to mention convincing everyone that her blossoming relationship with enemy Alessandro Carnevare won’t put the family business in danger. But loving Alessandro comes at a price. As Rosa continues to fall for him, she discovers the dark secrets of his family’s dealings and how they intersect with her own painful past. She wants to believe she can trust Alessandro, but they’re so different: Alcantara and Carnevare, snake and panther. How can she love someone whose family wants her dead? When Rosa and Alessandro uncover an ancient conspiracy intent on destroying both clans, they will do anything to stop it. Racing to put the pieces together, evading their relatives’ murderous feud, and learning what it means to control the most influential families in all of Sicily—the two teens must risk everything to love each other and survive.
UK-Hardback: 2014 by Templar
US-Hardcover, Paperback, E-Book: 2014 by Harper Collins
Part three of the Arcadia Trilogy
Everyone close to mafia clan leader Rosa Alcantara is dead.
Everything she’s ever known about her life is a lie.
Everywhere she turns there is a trap.
As the clock ticks down to their own destruction, it’s a race against time for young lovers Rosa and Alessandro as they evade murderers, track down clues, and avoid a showdown with the man who wants them dead.
The pair must find out the truth behind Arcadia once and for all—but will it be the key to unlocking their freedom and future together, or the final step in bringing them to their knees?
UK-Hardback, Paperpack: 2012 by Templar
US-Hardcover, Paperpack, E-Book: 2012 by Harper Collins
Part one of the ARCADIA trilogy
To New Yorker Rosa Alcantara, the exotic world of Sicily, with its network of Mafia families and its reputation for murder and intrigue, is just that—exotic, and wholly unknown. But when tragedy strikes, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where her sister and aunt have built their lives and where centuries of family secrets await her. Once there, Rosa wastes no time falling head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both intrigue and unsettle her. But their families are sworn enemies, and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is only using Rosa to infiltrate the Alcantara clan. And when Rosa encounters a tiger one night—a tiger with very familiar eyes—she can no longer deny that neither the Carnevares nor the Alcantaras are what they seem.
WAVE RUNNERS/PIRATE CURSE
UK-Paperback (WAVE RUNNERS): 2007 by Egmont
US-Paperback (PIRATE CURSE): 2007 by Aladdin
Book one of THE WAVE WALKERS Trilogy
The pirates of the Caribbean have a name for kids who can walk on water — they call them polliwogs. As far as 14-year-old Jolly knows, she’s the last polliwog still alive. She is valuable to the pirate captain who raised her, for she can sneak up on enemy ships by walking over the waves.
When someone sets a trap for Jolly’s ship, Jolly alone escapes. She is washed up on a tiny island inhabited by a farming family — and the ghosts who labor for them. The farmers have a son, Munk, who has been raised almost in hiding. Munk longs to go to sea, but his parents say that they are afraid of pirates, and they have forbidden Munk to reveal his true identity — he, too, is a polliwog.
But pirates are not the only threat in the Caribbean. Evil forces are stirring, and a demon from the sea attacks and murders Munk’s parents. Was the demon really after Munk? And Jolly, too? Why are the polliwogs so valuable, and who wants them enough to kill for them?
Jolly and Munk must sail with a strange crew of outcasts, led by the mysterious Ghost Trader, to avenge their loved ones and try to stop an ancient, malevolent force known as the Maelstrom.
What it will cost both teens, no one can tell.
SHELL MAGICIANS/PIRATE EMPEROR
UK-Paperback (SHELL MAGICIANS): 2007 by Egmont
US-Hardcover (PIRATE EMPEROR): 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Book two of THE WAVE WALKERS Trilogy
In the vast Caribbean Sea, pirates Jolly and Griffin are stranded on a tiny island where a peculiar architect is building an enormous bridge – but to where? Another world? Before they can find out, the bridge bursts into flames and the kobalins attack. Jolly and Griffin have nowhere to run until the Ghost Trader mysteriously appears and carries them off to the magical coral city of Aelinium. It is from Aelinium that Jolly and Munk are supposed to descend far, far into the deep to keep out the world-devouring Maelstrom. But Jolly isn’t ready for that task. She wants to rescue Captain Bannon, the only father she ever knew, so she steals the ghost ship and sets sail. Griffin follows her, until he is trapped by the Man in the Whale. Princess Soledad has her own plans — to kill Pirate Emperor Kendrick. But the terrifying cannibal king Tyrone stands in her way. Is Soledad ready to become the new pirate emperor?
WATER WEAVERS/PIRATE WARS
UK-Paperback (WATER WEAVERS): 2007 by Egmont Children’s Books
US-Paperback (PIRATE WARS): 2008 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Book three of THE WAVE WALKERS Trilogy
The battle for the coral city of Aelenium has begun. Soledad, Walker and Buenaventure arm themselves with pistols and swords, ready for the armies of kobalins and cannibals set to overrun the city, while Griffin mounts a flying ray, to attack from the air. Meanwhile, Jolly and Munk dive to the bottom of the ocean. They must travel to the Rift in the sea-bed to confront and defeat the evil force known as the Maelstrom. It is commanding the sea-monsters and the cannibals. Its goal? To destroy all humankind. There will be many battles, and many struggles – both inward and outward. And more than one transformation. Can Jolly and Munk work together after all they’ve been through? Who is the mysterious Aina, and will Munk see her for who she really is – before it’s too late? Will the friends all survive this terrifying and exhausting war for the survival of their world? And what role do the enigmatic Water Weavers play?
THE WATER MIRROR (THE FLOWING QUEEN)
Book one of DARK REFLECTIONS Trilogy
In Venice, magic is not unusual. Merle is apprenticed to a magic mirror maker, and Serafin — a boy who was once a master thief — works for a weaver of magic cloth. Merle and Serafin are used to the mermaids who live in the canals of the city — beautiful creatures with hideous mouths that split their faces from ear to ear — and to the guards who patrol the streets on living stone lions. Merle herself possesses something magical: a mirror whose surface is water. She can reach her whole arm into it and never get wet.
But Venice is under siege by the Egyptian Empire; its terrifying mummy warriors and flying sunbarks are waiting to strike. All that protects the Venetians is the Flowing Queen. Nobody knows who or what she is — only that her power flows through the canals and keeps the Egyptians at bay.
When Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen, they are catapulted into desperate danger. They must do everything they can to rescue the Queen and save the city — even if it means getting help from the Ancient Traitor himself.
THE STONE LIGHT
Book two of DARK REFLECTIONS Trilogy
Merle, the Flowing Queen and Vermithrax the stone lion are flying to ask Lord Light for help to save Venice. As they soar over the ravaged landscape, they see Egyptians raising the dead to add to their mummy armies. They plunge into the depths of Hell, only to discover that Lord Light is not who he seems, and that Junipa has had a terrible operation performed on her. But perhaps the unknown power of the Stone Light – radiating intensity from the centre of Hell – can help them escape? They can only hope so as they flee the enraged inhabitants of Hell…
Meanwhile, in a Venice overrun with mummies, Serafin the Master Thief has to turn Master Assassin. His target – the Pharoah himself. With a powerful sphinx and a mermaid on his side, can this daring plot possibly succeed?
THE GLASS WORD
Book three of DARK REFLECTIONS Trilogy
Merle, the Flowing Queen, Junipa and Vermithrax the stone lion are stranded in snow-bound Egypt, surrounded by ice, mirrors and sphinxes. They encounter Seth, the Pharaoh’s dangerous chief priest. Why is he offering to help them? Meanwhile, Serafin, Eft the mermaid and Lalapeya, the sphinx with a secret, are travelling to Egypt to help the others. They carry the knowledge of the Glass Word, which will enable Merle and Junipa to walk through mirrors to confront Lord Light one last time, and perhaps ultimately to save their own lives. But the Son of the Mother has awoken, and there will be a terrible final battle and a necessary sacrifice. And Merle will find out who she really is…