The full catalogue of titles by New Zealand author, Emily Larkins.
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Brand New Release - 01.01.2024
Format: Kindle and Paperback
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction
Length: Three Story Collection
Flash Fiction + Novel + Novelette
Word Count: 104,650
Release Date: 01 Jan 2024
Immerse yourself in Charlotte Darling’s unique and beautiful landscape: feel the sand of isolated beaches beneath your feet, and catch the scent of lupin, salt, and pine on the breeze as the surf roars in the distance.
ONE LAST CUPPA - Flash Fiction
George puzzles through worrying signs in his adult granddaughter's relationship. He doesn't trust the man she's with, but, living alone on an isolated island, will he be able to share his concerns before it's too late?
VICTORY ISLAND - Novel
Charlotte's world is upended when the man she's been with for nearly a decade reveals his carefully concealed true colours. Facing upheaval, earth-shattering revelations, and physical danger, lives hang in the balance.
Through the exploration of life, love, tough choices, and death, Charlotte discovers who she is, who she wants to be, and the people she wants to share her life with.
Set in stunning coastal New Zealand.
*CONTENT CAUTION - this book includes coarse language, physical intimacy, intimate partner violence, and mental health struggles.
SISTERS - Novelette
Reconnect with Charlotte on an eventful day in her new and busy life.
Running a busy holiday camp, managing staff, and devoting time to family, Charlotte's world is about to shift once more.
Check them out separately...
Recent Release - on sale NOW
Format: Kindle and Paperback
Length: Five Story Collection (4x Flash Fiction + 1 Short Story)
Word count: 9,070
Release Date: 21 Dec 2023
The Sirens Series Collection
Feel the nervous excitement, terror, determination, passion, pain, and intensity of a siren's life beneath the waves as the Sirens Series comes together in one stunning volume.
Ruled by prophecy and tradition, the continuation of Siren Kind hangs in the balance.
Follow the Siren Queen, Serena, from her first solo hunt on the Siren Moon, through ascending the throne at the Siren Sun, meeting her mate under the hypnotising Siren Lights, birthing her heirs during the ferocious Siren Storm, culminating in prophecies coming to fruition in the two-part, final story, the Siren Eclipse.
The Sirens Series Collection will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Get the full Sirens saga in one stunning volume.
The Siren Moon: On her first solo hunt, the Siren Queen's daughter faces greater danger than she could ever have expected.
The Siren Sun: A battle to the death decides who ascends the Siren Throne on the day of the Siren Sun.
The Siren Lights: Drawn by the undeniable pull of The Lights, Queen Serena meets her match.
The Siren Storm: During the most powerful storm in a generation, the Siren Queen's life hangs in the balance as frightening prophecy and physical danger accompany a birth well outside the realm of tradition.
The Siren Eclipse: In this two-part conclusion prophecies collide, shattering the reality of the Siren Realm as Queen Serena's secrets come to light. Old wounds resurface. Can a new future be forged?
Format: Kindle and Paperback
Genre: Mixed - Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Si-Fi, Old West.
Length: Anthology 10 original flash fiction/short stories + 1 anthology only flash fiction story.
Word count: approximate total 25,900
Release date: November 2020
The Flash Fiction Fridays Project
The culmination of a year's short story writing, The Flash Fiction Fridays Project: 2020 Anthology brings together a collection of exciting stories. A challenge in exploring genre, theme, and providing a way to escape the pandemic (for writer and reader) without leaving home, this story collection offers something special for a wide range of readers.
ONE LAST CUPPA: Standalone Contemporary Fiction prequel to Victory Island. A farmer living in isolation in his twilight years contemplates pressing worries about his adult granddaugther's partner. Is she safe, and if not, what can be done?
THE DOOR THAT WOULDN'T SHUT: Contemporary Fiction with Metaphysical elements. The excitement of owning a new home is tinged with frustration as a broken door causes problems. When a destructive storm arrives, the door malfunctions yet again with unexpected repercussions.
MUSHY PEAS: Spicy Pandemic Fiction (adults only!). A cheeky little take on the Covid 19 pandemic, focused in on one woman's experience during the early weeks. Worry, isolation, and uncertainty collide, bringing to life an experience like no other.
THE INVITATION: 1950s Fiction. The first flush of flirtation blossoms into fervent hope for Tallulah following an invitation to join in on a beach outing with her boyfriend's older friends. What will they think of her? Will she fit in? How will this moment in time sway Emory's feelings for her?
JOSEPH'S GOLD: Old West Fiction with Metaphysical Elements. Harsh times and a harsher environment collide driving young Joseph to desperate measures to save the family farm. When a boy on the edge of death stumbles into town with a handful of gold, Joseph considers taking it for himself.
GRANDAD'S WILD RIDE: 1990s New Zealand Fiction. Fast-paced and action-packed, this story offers a glimpse of fun on the farm had by a grandfather and his grandchildren with a homemade set of wheels.
THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM: 1990s New Zealand Fiction. Atmospheric, otherworldly, and in hindsight, incredibly dangerous.
They say the worst place to be in a lightning storm is standing waist-deep in water...
An afternoon swim turns into an unbelievable adventure as unexpected weather sweeps in.
OUT OF MY DEPTH: 1990s New Zealand Fiction. A family trip up the coast gives reprieve from the busy summer season on the farm, but the trip turns potentially deadly for one pre-teen playing in the surf.
THE GIFT: 1950s Historical Fiction. What at first seems a simple visit from a beloved aunt on young Catherine's birthday is underscored by a secret so deep and closely held that it reverberates across time and relationships in deep and moving ways. All Catherine wants to do is open her gift!
2019: Science Fiction Family Mystery. Three cousins gather in their grandfather's home after his death in the hope of discovering the reason for their parents' estrangement from him. What they think they know and the truth could tear them apart.
Bonus anthology-only exclusive sequel to 2019, 2192: Science Fiction Family Mystery. An impossible departure, a shock meeting, and a pact spanning centuries brings Grandpa Theo's unimaginable secrets to light.
Additional bonus content: Two additional flash fiction stories - one fantasy and one contemporary suspense - and a sneak peek at the first two chapters of contemporary fiction novel, Victory Island.
On Thin Ice
Genre: 1860s New Zealand Historical Fiction
Word Count: 7700
Release Date: 25 March 2018
Deep in a harsh winter 1860s, New Zealand is in the grip of Gold Fever. Thousands of diggers have converged in search of gold, either scraping it from the land or from those that work it in exchange for goods and services.
At seventeen, merchant's daughter, Elsie Hayes, is on a mission: she has set her heart on a young miner, and she knows her father will disapprove.
Courting all kinds of disaster, Elsie goes against her father's orders and risks her reputation on a meeting at the edge of the skating pond. Determined to get what she wants, Elsie is completely unprepared for the events that unfold.
Genre: 1990s New Zealand Fiction
Length: Short Story
Word Count: 2650
Release Date: 16 Feb 2020
Sisterly competition reaches new heights on a hot afternoon after a long and uncomfortable day at school. A race for the best swimming floaties drives them on in their quest to hit the cool waters of the bay at the end of their farm driveway.
There's just one thing standing in their way - an excitable young heifer, nicknamed Thirty-Four. Curious, and with mischief on her mind, the young cow creates action and drama in her own unique way.
Which of the sisters will be stuck with the lame yellow boogieboard? What part will Thirty-Four play in the story? Will anyone even make it to the water? Who knows? But hilarity is guaranteed!
Into The Mist
Genre: Contemporary Fiction with metaphysical elements.
Length: Short Story
Word Count: 3800
Release Date: 16 April 2020
You've got the perfect picture perfect life you've always wanted: you've worked your way to the top in the job of your dreams, you've got the high-end apartment, you drive the latest model cars, and you're with a partner that draws every eye in the room. Everyone wants to be you...except you.
When it all begins to unravel the older women of the family decide it's time to intervene, to pass judgement, and push you into a family tradition that they claim will fix it all. If only you wanted to take part.
Burning The Cow
Genre: 1980s New Zealand Fiction
Length: Short Story
Word Count: 4700
Release Date: 19 June 2020
Much of growing up on a farm involves the circle of life. From birth to death and everything in between, farm kids are right in amongst it.
When one of the cows meets an unexpected end, three generations gather to solve a tricky problem that the town folk wouldn't dream of.
Life, death, laughter, and a dose of nostalgia - it's all part of this humourous, clever story.
Genre: Contemporary Suspense
Length: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 500
Release Date: 30 Dec 2018
Mothers have one job: to keep their children safe, so what happens when something gets in the way?
Join the mum of a little girl who has just started school on a pickup that doesn't go to plan.
Short but packed with action and heart.
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