GOLD! An Australian Family Saga/Drama Novel

My newest baby and first novel, GOLD! is due for release in December. I’m proud to say it has been listed as a finalist in the 2020 Page Turner Awards. The successful entries for the next stage are yet to be announced.

To celebrate the milestone and give myself something to do while I contemplate the next project, I’m taking on the role of Website Creator.

Update: Gold was released on Dec 10, 2020, and is available as an eBook or Paperback from Amazon.

Also, to celebrate the good news, I’m offering you the chance to snatch a signed copy of GOLD! for yourself or a friend. Head over to Join The Tribe and submit your details now.

GOLD! was written over a three-year time-frame. The story itself encompasses 30 years in the lives of the characters. It’s a Family Saga based in and around the Goldfields region of Western Australia. Here is a brief synopsis—hopefully without too many spoilers.

Malcolm Kincaid is a self-made man. He is also a ruthless businessman and opportunist. He knows what it takes to build and maintain a business empire, but how far will he be prepared to go to achieve his goals — and what will he sacrifice along the way?

Rachel, Malcolm’s one-time fiancé; his business partner, and the mother of his child, finds herself forced to work with the man she has grown to despise.

Unaware of his true parentage, their son, Lachlan—after first studying for a law degree—advances through the ranks as their company grows into a mammoth corporation, while Rachel does her best to mitigate Malcolm’s increasing influence on him. This task becomes more difficult when Malcolm appoints Lachlan as manager of a new mine.
Lachlan soon has his own set of challenges: A fractious and sometimes domineering wife with a drug dependency, a child of his own, and a conscience that often leads him into direct conflict with his Machiavellian ‘uncle’.

Over the years, Malcolm Kincaid uses, abuses, and dominates associates and family alike, crushing all opposition in his pursuit of wealth and power.
When he allows the pollution of an Aboriginal settlement’s water supply, however, he faces justice of a kind he could never imagine.

GOLD! is a tale of greed, betrayal, family conflict, rape, and murder. It is also, however, a story of love and loyalty — and of how one man’s pride and prejudice can lead to terrible retribution.

You can read an excerpt from GOLD! by using the link below.

Gold! An Excerpt.

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  1. Suzanne Elson says:

    Hi Thomas. First and foremost congratulations on your book Gold!
    I am brand new to Reedsy, and you are the first person to follow me. I really appreciate that, however I doubt I am very interesting as I have nothing on there yet! My first book is written and presently is being edited by a developmental editor i hired through Reedsy.
    May I ask if your experience was difficult in getting your book picked up? I have been researching non-stop and it seems to be a rather daunting process getting there. If you have any tips/guidance, I would greatly appreciate that. Take your time responding, as I can assume you are very busy!

    Kindest regards,
    Suzanne Elson

    • ThomasG says:

      Hi, Suzanne. Thanks for touching base.
      Congratulations on finishing your debut novel. That alone is a great achievement. What’s it about?
      Getting attention to your first book as a new author isn’t easy. Your main objective at first should be getting reviews. Easier said than done, though. To get reviews you need readers, and nobody wants to buy a book without reviews. (See where I’m going here?)
      I’d recommend you follow the advice of guys like David Gaughran or Dave Chesson. Both offer heaps of good advice via their newsletters.
      Reedsy, of course, is also a great place to get the right info.
      I’ll contact you via the Reedsy site and we can chat some more. I thought I’d put this answer here for any other visitors who might be in the same boat.
      Cheers. Thomas.

  2. Carol Denise Mitchell says:

    This book was really good. If Malcolm is the protagonist, what do you call his ruthless brother, Jamie? Didn’t like Rachel. She should have stayed with Malcolm instead of pining for and going for the other brother with the “Green” eyes. I believe too that Malcolm should have claim Lach upfront and demanded the respect he deserved as the actual father, instead of Rachel trying to fulfill some kind of sick dream of a family with Jamie. Jamie got what he deserved when he was killed in that car accident. I really enjoyed this book.

    • admin says:

      Thanks, Carol, for chiming in with your comments.
      I love it when I get comments from readers that show different reactions. I tried to make the characters multi-faceted and I guess I succeeded.
      It’s also great to hear from a reviewer who isn’t just praising everything because they think that’s what we want. Thank you, again, and I’ll see that you’re one of the first to read the as-yet-unnamed Book 2. Thomas.

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