Archive for the ‘Miss Lionheart’ Category

Danna Staaf decided to share her expertise on squid, to make her corona virus lock-down a little more interesting.

And the questions she was asked, and the answers she’s given have definitely brightened up a few people’s days. This is definitely a fun thread for budding marine biologists. And, even better, you might be able to discover what Vampire Squid eat.

You can tell me all about it- and go in the draw to win…

As I was saying if you do discover what vampire squid eat, and any other exciting facts you think I need to know about squid, or marine biology- you can go in the draw to win a fun book featuring me or Frankie by simply by telling me in the comments what a vampire squid likes to eat.

Hint: it’s not blood!

Enjoy your new discoveries, and remember science is fun!

Lilliana Lionheart

P.S. Click on the books to find out more about them. And don’t forget to follow me or A.J. by clicking on one of the links at the bottom of the blog roll 🙂

Lilliana Lionheart

It’s one of the best kept secrets in the universe…

Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death is now wide, and at .99c from your favourite ebook store from Dec 1-8 2019

So hijack yourself into mad scientists’ territory, duck the gelignite avoid the Acme fuses. Do whatever you need to, just make sure you don’t miss out before this offer ends…


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Yes, that’s right – Miss Lionheart’s Adventure into a top secret facility is now available at:

So hijack yourself into mad scientists’ territory, duck the gelignite avoid the Acme fuses. Do whatever you need to, just make sure you don’t miss out…

Celebrating science, Kate the Chemist teaches Stephen Colbert how to breathe fire – and a little something about fireworks.

I hope you enjoy

Please note these death defying acts are being done with the help of an experienced (mad) scientist – in order to demonstrate just how fun Chemistry can be – with the appropriate laboratory equipment.

A.J. Ponder, author of fun science fiction including Miss Lionheart, The Frankie Files, Attack of the Giant Bugs and more. 

It’s all fire and ice with this bit of unnecessary science. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Miss Lionheart approves 🙂

TOP SECRET: Lasers, gravitational waves and world domination…

Brian Greene helps Stephen Colbert with his not-so-secret plans for world domination. All I can say is keep an eye on this situation as Einstein’s theories prove as dangerous as ever. n

And, whatever you do,  remember to keep this vital  information out of the hands of our mutual enemies as world domination is totally different to world destruction.

(Miss Lionheart)









This video has important information for anyone planning to take over the world using science – chemicals that are too dangerous to play with – so why not stick to genetic engineering instead?



Miss Lionheart Omnibus

Posted: December 23, 2015 in Miss Lionheart

Kidnap yourself into mad-scientist territory…

Win a free paperback copy of Miss Lionheart and the LMiss Lionheart Omnibusaboratory of Death before it’s release in April 2016!

All you need to do is buy the ebook of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death on Amazon, and email the publishers phantomfeatherpress (at) gmail (dot) com you could be be in the draw to win one of 5 free paperback copies of A.J. Ponder’s fun adventure  – before it’s official publication in April 216.

The perfect gift for every mad-scientist in the making…and anyone who just wants a bit of fun and adventure with cute and dangerous designer critters in an underground laboratory.

Shhh – don’t tell anyone – ebook 2: Twice Poisoned of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death is up FREE right nowcover-L-Twice-Poisoned

until 9pm Sat 19 April NZ time and and midnight 18 April 2015 American Pacific time. (modified)

Enjoy! and keep an eye out for an exciting announcement coming soon…


Don’t forget to read part 1 first! – Bundled into a super secret underground bunker Lilly must use her awesome genius skills – and her not so awesome social skills to survive long enough to create awesomely dangerous creatures and escape almost certain death…

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Top SecretTop Secret! Keep Out.

Warning – spoiler alert! If you haven’t read Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death – Once Bitten you should turn back now….

But if you have, then you will remember that Quetzee is in terrible danger and Missy is dangerously ill. Can you leave Lilly there in GKS’ underground lab all alone with only her small crew to get her through this crisis? No, of course not, you are not a thug, or a minion, and definitely not a zombie – you are an enlightened reader, and as such you cannot leave Lilly and her team all alone in mortal danger – which is why you know you have to read the sequel, and it’s coming out very soon now, any moment…so grab your copy of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death – Twice Poisoned in advance at

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Spider PhotoCalling all young budding young scientists, Te Papa’s DeCLASSIFIED Sun 1 Mar 2015 is an event where you can talk to other scientists and discover more about the natural world and New Zealand’s flora and fauna.

So why not find out what that spider is? Or the one you found in your garden? Or climbing up your wall? Or onto your bed? Because as Lilly and Squidge will tell you, it’s important to know exactly what spider you are working with. Is it poisonous? Is it dangerous? is it going to be a good candidate for creating a Dreadbeast type spider hybrid?

Also, if you have a good picture of a spider, and you can’t make it to Te Papa (although the only good excuse I can see is that you live half way around the world and can’t catch a flight in time) you might want to send it in to Lilly at, and if she can’t identify your spider, there’s a good chance she can blackmail Phil Sirvid into identifying it for her.

Happy hunting,


Links Recap:


Miss Lionheart Part 1: Once Bitten

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Ask Miss Lionheart is here at

Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Part 1: Once Bitten (Lilly Lionheart) [Kindle Edition] is here at