Welcome to Malla Duncan's books!
I know this site has been long on my 'to do' list but here it is at last! I tried to make it a little moody without being too dark. So I hope you like it. I also hope you'll enjoy reading about my writing, updates, reviews, and general information about my books.
Don't expect romance
I should start by saying I'm not a romance writer. While a thread of romance may weave through my stories, it's not a key issue. But as my stories are generally about women in danger, women fighting for their lives, there is usually a man involved. You can bet on it. But probably not in the way you'd expect. That's why I prefer to describe my books as 'women's thrillers' - although perfectly readable by anybody.
'Dark and edgy' thrillers
My favourite type of writing is the suspense thriller. Yes! I like to create strong women characters who are definitely not Barbie doll cut-outs but real women with flaws and issues - and who make mistakes. I think my efforts to bring my characters to life as real people, give my stories the impetus they need to become thrillers that are truly authentic. If you like an intriguing murder mystery, less than perfect people, the unexpected, good pace and knife-edge tension - then my books have been written with you in mind.
Find my books on Smashwords Find my books on Amazon
My fantasy books for children include The Shadow Garden series with Book I 'The Vampire Castle' selling well at Barnes & Noble and Book II soon on it's way. If you want something less scary for the kids (warning: The Vampire Castle is really scary) then I would suggest a glance at 'The Dragon and George' -
a hilarious romp about a dinosaur and three boys on the run in London.
Find "The Vampire Castle" here Find "The Dragon and George" here
Books for African children
The Miki series is about a young African boy who lives in Cape Town. Miki loves sport and finds himself in all sorts of hilarious predicaments when he is asked to look after a piece of sporting equipment. Invariably the involvement of his family ruins everything. Lots of fun and life lessons about solving problems.
Find the Miki series here
Please feel free to search for what might particularly interest you. This is not a sales site as yet, so I've
put in the links to the book pages where you may go to peruse in more detail and purchase should you wish to do so. Please note: My books are only available on the US and UK Amazon sites but are available worldwide on Smashwords, Apple, Kobo and Barnes & Noble. And now also available on the Indian
ebook site Flipkart (see the next page for direct links).
I plan to create more pages soon where I shall give a short history to the writing of each book and my experiences with the publishing world as I gradually honed my writing skills over many years of apprenticeship. I'll also be putting up excerpts from the various novels just to add some interest to your 'window-shopping'!
Find me on Twitter: @MallaDuncan
Find my blog here
The universe itself cannot contain human imagination,
but when you open a book, you hold it in your hands.
Suspense thrillers, psychological thrillers, children's fantasy and books for African children