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The Jae family series starts in rural South Otago, New Zealand, in the 1980s with Jeff and Evelyn, their story is produced in a series of short stories released in alternation with the full-length novels featuring their six children thirty years later. Each book can stand alone, however, the full effect of the story works best if read in order.

The rural township of Kiwi Falls is inspired by the landscape of East Taieri south of Dunedin. Real landmarks are blended into the fictional landscape to anchor the township, but Kiwi Falls and its characters are entirely fictional. Likewise where real place names have been used, businesses within them are a work of fiction and have no basis on any real business. Carol was inspired by the flat farming landscape that stretched out until halted by the 900-meter-high hill called Maungatua. To the south, the peaceful shores of Lake Waihola offered further inspiration with its marshes and wildlife.


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Glitz, Glamour, and Deadly Decisions
Every decision has a consequence. 

Some can be deadly...
Lily Cartwright has been trained to obey and protect her criminal father, but deep inside, her anger grows. The chains of duty shatter when she learns of her father's plans to marry her to a sociopathic killer. Now she must decide just how far she's willing to go for freedom and justice. 


Jason Jae protects life; he instinctively steps up to save an abused waitress in a high-end night club, unaware her father controls the local crime syndicate and she's in far more danger than meets the eye. In a fleeting moment, they see through the glamour and form a connection they cannot break, unleashing a storm of desires.

The last thing Jason's family expects is for the quiet conservationist to protect a dangerous criminal runaway. Now Jason has to convince everyone, including Lily, that she's worth saving. But can he do it before the death toll rises?    

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A murdered mother,

an accused father,

an abused woman,

and a son seeking justice.


Jeff Jae is drawn home by heartbreak, prepared to defend his father at all costs. 

Evelyn Miller suffers in silence, seeking comfort from the only couple who know her secret; now one is dead and the other is threatened by her husband - their only hope is the son who left them behind.

Can Jeff save them all, and will he forgive Evelyn for her silence?


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They thought themselves safe…

When Evelyn Miller and Jeff Jae went up against her abusive husband, they underestimated the reach of his wrath.

While attempting to reclaim her life in the wake of recent revelations, Fredrick is granted bail and kidnaps Evelyn and her sister, Ava. He promised severe consequences, and he’s ready to deal out the punishment.

Fredrick has a message for Jeff, and it’s one Jeff can’t ignore. Can Jeff save Evelyn again?

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Private pain, sinister secrets

The past that makes us, can also break us

Caleb Jae’s aviation dream crashed with the death of his best friend and co-pilot, now his orphaned godson is the only reason he perseveres.

Vanessa's running from a past determined to silence her. A mechanical genius, her life revolves around engines and flight. Jae Aviation offers the anonymity her secrets require for survival.

Distracted by inner turmoil a denied attraction, they never see the danger until it's too late. Now their enemies are closing in with deadly intent and survival means trusting one another with their lives.

Stolen by Night

Internal turmoil, external threats, kidnapped children

At war with themselves, and with unseen danger, can they work together?

Overprotective James Jae medically discharged from a highly classified investigative team and abandoned by his ex-fiance, now works as a private detective. Ridged control keeps a fierce volcano of emotions contained within.

Sixteen-year-old adopted daughter Alice Jae is determined to use her newfound safety and position to help those that don’t have a voice.

Quiet and conserved, Myra Hanan is a school counselor who really cares about her kids. She struggles to provide for her three children and harbors the pain of abandonment.

Seventeen-year-old Darrell Hanan is used to working hard and going unseen, except now he’s in love with the mysterious Alice.

James doesn’t have time for mousy women, he has a kid to find. Alice is intrigued by Darrell, but she has a past he doesn’t know about. Myra’s already been beaten down by one rich powerful man, she isn’t prepared to take orders from another. Darrell knows his mum has her pride, except now their family is in danger and her pride threatens their lives in a deadly game of revenge as coldly calculated moves funnel the unsuspecting families towards something far worse than death.