Maree Ward Russell

Welcome to my world, a place between, sometimes seen yet more denied! This is a place of whispers in echo and bumps in the night, where spirits in worlds may collide. The image fades, and then comes another, of a place where we shall know love! Let us bare light in battle of demons and surrender never our hearts!

Journey more, with lions roar, as passion burns and we fight! This – our crusade, with hearts held in grail, and battle in name of true love. Let us pass now, beneath the edge and on to a world where dragons roam. Wings, wide, fire burns as we ride the skies in wonder of magic and gold.

Imagine – for in our hearts we are young and these stories forever shall be!

The Castle Trilogy

Join us on a journey of discovery, as we come to know the characters of the Castle Trilogy. Here Melodie and her friends will forge bonds, find true love and tackle the supernatural.

Teenagers and adults alike will be transfixed by the mystery, the romance, the heartache and the triumphs of an adventure that bridges two worlds.

transientBCWhen Melodie Gibson moves half way around the world to upstate New York, her entire world turns upside down. Living in a quirky castle turned bed and breakfast, she finds herself confronted with someone watching her every move.

That someone is Joseph, who captivates Melodie’s heart, fulfilling her dreams and drawing her into his world – a world that is beautiful, magical… and treacherous.

SKThe Governance has had the final say. Joseph has been banished. With a broken heart Melodie must go back to her mortal world at Heartworth Castle without the arms of her ghost around her, without the warmth of his smile.

But some hope still remains. The surprising gift that her housekeeper Kate has shown her may just be the key. Can Melodie and her friends find the silver book and bring Joseph back? And who is this Irish stranger who clumsily lends a hand?

998510_10151580510022982_1863320192_nHer father is gone. The town of Cohoes is gripped in an unearthly quiet as tumbleweeds barrel the streets. Heartworth Castle is bare – of antiquities, of chattels, of warmth, of laughter as the forces of hatred bare down.

The Demonic Empire’s fold grows each passing day and purgatory is buckling under the storm. Can Melodie and Joseph protect mortality from being caught up in a power struggle that has its origins in the afterlife and beyond?


The Demonic Series

For an older following with a craving for the dark side – This will be for you! This is a world more hidden than seen, where life touches darkness and hope battles fear. Take a step from the comfort of that which you know in surrender of shadows beyond.

Horror, suspense and romance build in atmospheric thrill as each book journeys the lives of those touched by evil.

rosesWhat do you do when the ones you trust can no longer be trusted? Where do you turn when the one you gave your heart to, your body, your blood, the murky depths of your soul – defies mortality’s rules? What do you do…YOU RUN!

Bone chilling and a lesson in trust – Roses at Dusk is a psychological thriller with a fantasy twist that will have you questioning your judgement with every one you meet.

snowdropsOut Now! Snowdrops Wilt at Dawn is another instalment in the Demonic series, taking you to a place much like any other teenagers world – any teenager that ends up as part of the Demonic Empire that is. Find out how Lucas
and Marcus meet!

Bitter, twisted and gripping – this second story shows how easily you can be drawn in! A must for all Roses fans and those unafraid of the dark!


I am currently engaged in two exciting new projects, Lion Hearts and Dragons of the Yew Maze – both will thrill, excite and tease as your imagination races a roller coaster of senses and is sent dashing through worlds filled with light.

dragonsv2If you love mythical creatures and have always wanted to fly – come and join The Dragons of the Yew Maze. Set in Kent, England this story will entrance anyone who ever fell in love with C.S Lewis.

Strange talking creatures, evil Governors and an elfish Prince all mixed up into an epic adventure for all. Here the young may drift endless in dreams while those older will find magic once lost.

LionHeartsRSIt’s the twelfth century, the third crusade and the beginning of an adventure that will test the love of even the strongest hearts. As Europe is torn by faith and plunged to the depths of bloody battle, two worlds collide.

Lion Hearts is the heart wrenching love story of a lady and her champion as they fight for their hearts, their lives and for faith itself. A must read for readers of all ages!

bancroft coverIt’s 1880. The sun has risen through the dismal gloom hanging over the Thames. Smoke wisps’ cling to the chimney stacks as the the morning fires are lit throughout the frosty town.

Inspector Tiberius Malloy has two things on his mind – The Queensbury Murders and how to keep one Lady Victoria Bancroft from trying to solve them and out of trouble. But victoria has her own ideas.

BioImg3In addition, I am also venturing into poetry, working with schools through the Lion Hearts Literature for Schools project and have a tour planned for later in 2013.

If you would like to know more about any of these projects and can’t find what you are looking for here, please feel free to get in touch through my Contact page.