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.
“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.
It is with great pleasure that IFWG reveals Rebecca Fraser’s young teen novel’s cover art and design. Here we reveal the front cover as well as the full spread, as the full scope of the art is a must-see. Art and design by the very talented Catherine Archer-Wills.
Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean will be released in Australia on 7th June 2018.
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?
We are pleased to reveal the full cover spread and table of contents of Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2, which will be released worldwide 1st August 2018.
Cover art and design by the very talented Steve Santiago, and edited by Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira, and Bryce Stevens.
Introduction by Peter Rawlik Sleeping Dogs by Kirstyn McDermott Slither by Jason Nahrung Melbourne Calling by Silvia Brown Time and Tide by Robert Hood Dead End Town by Lee Murray The Pit by Bill Congreve The Island in the Swamp by J Scherpenhuizen Where the Madmen Meet by T.S.P. Sweeney The Seamounts of Vaalua Tuva by David Kuraria Depth Lurker by G.N. Braun
IFWG is very proud indeed of our Cthulhu Deep Down Under 3-volume series and look very much forward to Vol 2’s world release on 1st August 2018. We have just signed off the full cover spread, but at this early stage we would like to showcase the front cover – another beautiful job by artist and designer, Steve Santiago. In coming weeks we will reveal more, including the full TOC. Note our pleasure in having Mythos-guru Peter Rawlick penning this volume’s introduction. Editors Steve Proposch, Chris Sequeira and Bryce Stevens have, once again, done a wonderful job.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading Volume 1, give yourself some time introducing yourself to the series by purchasing it. Preorder details for Volume 2 will be available soon.
And for those who are interested in our stand-alone New Zealand companion to this series, currently titled Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud, it will be released in September 2018 – again, more details to follow.
Book 2 of New Zealand writer Barbara Howe‘s Reforging series, Engine of Lies, is locked in for release in Australia, New Zealand, UK and North America on 16th July. In the meantime, here is the cover (art and design by Catherine Archer-Wills), which instills the young adult book’s characters and setting perfectly.
NEVER, EVER, LIE TO A WARLOCK
He never promised happily ever after, but Lucinda is still dismayed by how quickly reality intrudes on her fairy tale. Assassination attempts and lightning strikes disturb her honeymoon, but the return home brings no peace of mind. When the discovery of a magical conspiracy shakes her faith in everything she trusts, she vows to expose the Fire Warlock’s most shameful secret and see justice done.
As a hot summer draws towards a violent end, Lucinda teeters between terror and rage. She’d be less angry about risking her life if she didn’t suspect her husband – her hero! – intends to step aside and let her die.
For those who haven’t read the magic of Book 1 of the series, The Locksmith, it can be found in all good bricks and mortar and online stores.
IFWG Publishing Australia is nearing completion of its full transition to its Australian distributor. The direct result, as foreshadowed, is the scaling down of our direct sales business, which has always been a significant overhead to us. This has always been part of our plan.
As of today, we will only be direct selling a very limited number of titles – mostly preorders, from time to time, and a few specialist books that are better to sell direct than go through distributors.
We have removed all relevant print shop pages for the majority of our titles, and links to them will be removed over coming days.
We are grateful to patrons who have purchased books through us in the past, and hope you all can encourage retailers and libraries to pick up our products through our distributors.