Hello and welcome to my small part of cyberspace, a place where words can be spun into intricate webs of fact and fiction, a place where history melds with romance.

Here you can travel back with me into the bygone days of Australia and along the way you might learn some facts that surprise and intrigue you. You can join me on my journey by pressing the “follow” button on this page. It will then tell you what to do. I would love to hear your comments.

The reason for this site you might ask –

I am delighted to announce the RELEASE of my debut novel –

HEART OF A BEAST (DoctorZed Publishing)
Set during the second convict settlement of the penal colony of Norfolk Island, it is a story of love, betrayal and redemption. It encapsulates the tragedy of falling in love in such a doomed period of time.

Heart of a Beast is now available for download as an e-book on Amazon.com. In its first week of publication (9th November – 14th November, 2012) Heart of a Beast was ranked as high as 30 in the Top 100 Best Sellers in both historical romance and contemporary fiction lists.

Prefer a Paper back copy? These can now be ordered online from DoctorZed Publishing http://doctorzed.com/ebooks/fiction/heart-of-a-beast.html

You can read the first 3 chapters here:

I hope you enjoy it.

DoctorZed Publishing

8 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Linda Chapman said:

    Just read the first 3 chapters Josie, well done!
    Norfolk Island still is a place of beauty to the eye, and there is much underneath all that beauty that you only see when you live here!
    My camera and I never tire of the beauty though and we continue roving about and taking pictures!
    Congradulations…Linda Chapman

  2. Karen Sessa said:

    Loved the book. So accurate in the historical details of Norfolk Island. Well researched. Can’t wait to go back ..
    A good read. Well done, Josie.

    Karen Sessa

  3. BOOK LAUNCH! Well, we call it a ‘Book Shower’ because we like to think of it as celebrating the birth of a new book into the world, just as you would celebrate the birth of a new baby. The birth of Heart of a Beast by Josie de Moor will be celebrated in fine fashion on 7 December 2012 at The Stoneyfell Wine Cellars http://www.amphorawines.com.au/cellar_door/stonyfell_winery/ from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. All lovers of historical fiction and good wine welcome!

  4. That has to be the most inspiring trailer I have seen in years !

    Most moving and eyecatching for a magnificent story and makes the characters even more tragic and yet so alive

    Love the book and the trailer makes it alive

  5. michele newton said:

    really interesting stuff, enjoying it!

  6. All I can say is WOW! Really enjoyed reading the first 3 chapters can’t wait to read the rest 🙂

  7. Woohoo! An awesome read…. Can’t wait for the rest 🙂

  8. Congratulations, Josie! It’s the seventh today and the day of your launch so I hope you have a ball signing books with your nib in ink under the dull glow of an oil lamp. A fun idea to suit your personality and the story. I am half way through reading your story already and I’m enjoying the read. Well done.

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