I was born in England in 1982, but I now live in Adelaide, South Australia with my husband. I have loved both reading and writing from a young age and am also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages. I have completed a BA (hons) English with French, a PGDip in Translation and a Diploma in Editing/Higher Diploma in Publishing.
I launched my writing career in 2011, and you can read more about my current releases on my publications pages for my two pen names Nicki J Markus and Asta Idonea (MM).
I have worked as an editor and proofreader since 2012, completing work for several publishers and indie authors. Please visit my Editing Services page to learn more.
When not writing and editing, I enjoy many other pursuits such as: reading, music, theatre, cinema, photography, sketching, and cross stitch. I also have a keen interest in history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel.
Life—and love—doesn’t follow a script.
Struggling actor Oswell Outterridge thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he’s chosen to play a scene opposite his idol, Kane Teague, in a superhero movie. However, things take an unexpected turn when the slime he accidentally ingests gives him telekinetic powers. Then Kane asks him out, against all expectation, and it seems that life couldn’t get any better—aside from the little matter of keeping his identity secret from his celebrity boyfriend.
Oswell goes from a nobody with little social life and few prospects for the future to dating the man of his dreams and using his superhuman abilities to defend innocents. Everything is perfect, and it seems he’s finally achieved a happily ever after worthy of the silver screen. But when a supervillain arrives, determined to defeat Oswell and win Kane’s affections, everything falls apart. In the ensuing conflict, Kane gets caught in the crossfire, and Oswell faces his toughest fight yet. Can he remain the hero he’s always imagined himself, or will a dark desire for vengeance change him forever?
SOULS FOR SALE
Book One: 21ST CENTURY DEMON
It should have been an easy job: a contract signed and a new soul earmarked for Hell. But when suave demon deal-maker Saul chooses nerdy Thomas Ives as his next target, events take an unexpected turn. The lines between business transaction and pleasure blur, and Saul must decide whether he cares more for his professional reputation or the soul he just condemned to eternal damnation.
Book Two: HELL TO PAY
The contract was destroyed and Tom's soul saved from Hell.
Or so they thought.
Demon deal-maker, Saul, and his mortal lover, Thomas Ives, find themselves on the run when the other demons take none too kindly to Saul's bending of the rules. With the denizens of Hell on their heels, Saul and Tom must fight to stay one step ahead, knowing that if they're caught there's only one direction they're headed: down.
When Heaven decides to get involved, Saul's actions are no longer a mere bureaucratic misdemeanour but the basis of a factional confrontation. And now only one question remains: to whom does Tom's soul truly belong?