Book 2 is almost here!

Just designing the cover and doing final proof now. Check out the countdown to release on the Facebook page.

Meet Nastasha!

She’s brilliant and will defend those she loves with her life. Our lovely hero Nastasha was featured today on, the online home of Science Fantasy. Get to know Nastasha here:

Library bound

“The Orphan’s Secret” will be available soon through Wellington City Libraries. It’s in the catalogue already and they are just preparing it for the shelves. Ask your local library to order “The Orphan’s Secret.” Contact Ariana for details on how.

Free on Kindle – Launch Special

Launch weekend is over, but “The Orphan’s Secret” is still a great value on Kindle and on paperback. It was an awesome launch with a huge number of new readers! And new sign-ups to our community too!


The Orphan’s Secret sample page

Click here to read a sample page from “The Orphan’s Secret.” In the passage from Chapter Five, Elaina and her tutor Alessa are bathing in the hot thermal pool. Elaina has finally relaxed enough to be able to tell Alessa about her traumatic experience the night before.

“The Orphan’s Secret” Now Available

Principality Book One: “The Orphan’s Secret” by R J Francis is now available for worldwide orders on the Amazon CreateSpace store. The Kindle version should be available in a few weeks, and more information about Kindle pre-orders will be posted here soon.