New Release: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean

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It is with great pleasure we announce the release of Rebecca Fraser‘s debut novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean, a young teen story. We had a wonderful book launch in Mornington, VIC today, with all the books sold out.

In the coastal Queensland town of Midnight Cove, thirteen-year-old Curtis Creed’s world is falling apart.

Once a talented upcoming surfer, he cannot bring himself to return to the ocean.  His inability to overcome his fear earns him the ridicule of his older brother, Dylan. Worse, his family is struggling to cope with the loss of their father in a rock fishing accident.

The summer holiday looks long and lonely for Curtis until he meets Navaya, a mysterious sea dweller he rescues from fishing line in a rock pool.

When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami, the key to an undersea cavern hiding her people’s most precious secrets, he embarks on a dangerous quest that sees him join forces with awkward but brilliant new girl in town, Morgan.

Will Curtis be able to overcome his fears to return the Moami to its rightful owners before Navaya’s enemies succeed in their deadly mission? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?

Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean can be purchased from all good bricks and mortar stores, and online.

News: IFWG Titles Win 2 Australian Shadows Awards

IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce that two of its titles have won 2017 Australian Shadows Awards, for excellence in the horror and dark fantasy fields:

Best Edited Work: Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1 (editors Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira and Bryce Stevens)

Best Collected Work: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (Deborah Sheldon).

Congratulations to our team, as well as other winners and short listed authors and editors.

Special thanks to Steve Santiago for the design and artwork of Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1, and Luke Spooner for Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories.

New Release: The Clonestone by Ali Foster

Ali Foster‘s delightful children’s Ginomees Trilogy continues with Book 2, The Clonestone, now available from all good bookstores, online and bricks and mortar. “Ali’s wonderful stories about the adventures of a group of discarded garden gnomes captured IFWG’s imagination from the beginning,” says Gerry Huntman, Managing Director IFWG Publishing Australia. “We look forward to its conclusion in 2019, ‘The Cave at the End of the Universe’.”

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The one who turns from wood to bone,
and then in turn from bone to stone,
must face the giants all alone.

With Olive the Oracle’s words ringing in his ears, Noname sets out to battle the fearsome Ginogle—half eagle, half ginomee, and sworn enemy of all wild ginomees. After scaling the lofty Mountain of Mirrors, Noname realises he is the only one who can retrieve the legendary Clonestone. Can he find it before the Cheating Giants use it to create a monster even more terrifying than the Ginogle?

If you haven’t bought your child Book 1, enjoy The Rejects:

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“We’re ginomees, it says so right here. Look! G-N-O-M-E-S spells ginomees!”

A group of discarded garden ginomees turn their backs on the boredom of a lifetime in the garden and set out in search of adventure. When a good deed goes wrong, Noname and his friend Flutey are forced to fly over the Tripletoe Mountains to win back the hats stolen by a band of wild ginomees.

Preorder Offer: Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers

IFWG is offering preorders of Jeffery E Doherty‘s middle grade novel, Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers, Book 2 of The Guardians of St Giles series. The title will be on sale in Australia, UK and New Zealand on 1 August 2018, and is available for preorder until the 11th July 2018. Those who preorder will receive their copy on or just before the release date.

As an added bonus, the first 50 people preordering the title will also get separately mailed to them a signed book plate. No extra cost.

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I don’t like spiders…they give me the shivers.” Olivia shudders to prove her point.

Dreamweavers feed on the dread and despair of their victims.  To help Yip stop their nightmarish infestation of the city, Olivia has to prowl dark streets, brave the boy’s toilet, and break into the old Haven Asylum.

She must face her greatest fear, the mother of all spiders, if she has any hope of saving her friend, Emmett.

Preorder Details (including shipping – offer ends 11 July 2018 – prices are below retail when factoring in shipping)

Australia AU$24.95
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United States US$12.99
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United Kingdom UK£10.99
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Book 1, Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies, is available worldwide through good bricks and mortar and online retailers.

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Preorder Offer: Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2

Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2 (eds. Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira and Bryce Stevens), the second of our Australian Mythos anthology series, will be on sale on 1 August 2018, and is now available for preorder. Those who preorder will receive their copy on or just before the release date.

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H. P. Lovecraft pioneered a fusion of terror and science fiction themes, and is widely credited as having invented the sub-genre of ‘cosmic horror’. While America’s New England was the focus and setting for many of Lovecraft’s tales, the Southern Hemisphere held a fascination for him. Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica were featured locations in his Mythosian novellas.

In tribute to this, presented here is an assortment of the finest Australian dark fiction, bringing you a second volume of Lovecraftian stories of wonder and dread. Featured are new tales by ROBERT HOOD, LEE MURRAY, KIRSTYN McDERMOTT and SILVIA BROWN.

Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2 takes us back below the equator, into the bizarre and headlong towards horror. From mist-shrouded peaks and canyons of Melanesian islands, through rainforests and scorching deserts of the island continent of Terra Australis, and across the Tasman Sea to the inhospitable hinterlands of New Zealand.

Tales of terror by:
Kirstyn McDermott
Robert Hood
Lee Murray
Jason Nahrung
Bill Congreve
J Scherpenhuizen
Silvia Brown
T.S.P. Sweeney
Geoff Brown
David Kuraria

Also an introduction by Mythos fiction guru and horror author, Peter Rawlik.

Preorder Details (including shipping – offer ends 11 July 2018 – prices are below retail when factoring in shipping)

Australia AU$24.95
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New Zealand NZ$24.95
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United States US$14.99
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United Kingdom UK£11.99
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Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1 is available worldwide through good bricks and mortar and online retailers.

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Cover Reveal: Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the cover for Jeffery E Doherty‘s second book in his middle grade The Guardians of St. Giles series, Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers. We were entranced with the mischievous antagonists in Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies, and were riveted to the young teen horror and adventure of this latest book. Olivia, the main protagonist of the series, is a school girl who has secret abilities resulting from a crippling injury when a grotesque statue fell on her.

Art and design is by the author.

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“I don’t like spiders…they give me the shivers.” Olivia shudders to prove her point.

Dreamweavers feed on the dread and despair of their victims. To help Yip stop their nightmarish infestation of the city, Olivia has to prowl dark streets, brave the boy’s toilet, and break into the old Haven Asylum.

She must face her greatest fear, the mother of all spiders, if she has any hope of saving her friend, Emmett.

Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers will be on sale in Australia, UK and New Zealand on 1 August 2018, and soon afterwards in North America. In Australia the title will be distributed through Dennis Jones and Associates.

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