Consider our New Zealand authored titles for your Christmas List

New Zealand Titles

IFWG has recently taken stock of our titles that are authored by New Zealanders, and we were gobsmacked by the number. Take a look – what talent and what a range of genres and reader age groups!

Consider the following:

Barbara Howe’s Reforging series: The Locksmith, Engine of Lies, and The Blacksmith (with more to come). Epic fantasy for young adults to adults, with strong female protagonists (which motivated Howe to write the series)

Paul Mannering’s Drakeforth series: Engines of Empathy, Pisces of Fate, and Time of Breath (and again, more to come). Fantasy with strong satire and humour. Paul’s work has a strong fan base appreciating his unique style.

Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud (eds Sequeira, Proposch & Stevens). A New Zealand-only anthology of Lovecraftian fiction set in the local region.

Kura Carpenter’s The Kingfisher’s Debt, an urban fantasy set in Dunedin with powerful twists to well-known tropes. This book has already garnered critical acclaim and awards.

Jan Goldie’s Brave’s Journey, a middle grade (young teen) fantasy that was our very first New Zealand authored title. Jan’s book is delightful and full of magic and action.

Lee Murray’s Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse, a middle grade fantasy/horror novel. Lee’s reputation internationally is growing by the day, and this recent release is a strong foray into horror for young teens. Funny, obviously set in New Zealand for those in the know, and a story that entrances readers of all ages.

Ali Foster’s Ginomees Trilogy for children, and illustrated by Ali. The Rejects, The Clonestone, and The Cave at the End of the Universe. Cosmic-spanning adventure of rejected garden gnomes venturing out into the world to find meaning in life. Great to read to your young ones.

All these titles are available world wide as ebooks or print, online or bricks and mortar.

Title Video: Shadows in the Stone

IFWG is very pleased with the response to Jack Dann’s latest novel, Shadows in the Stone, and to celebrated this, we have a wonderful promo video here for your viewing pleasure.

Shadows in the Stone is available world-wide from every quality book store, online and bricks and mortar.

New Acquisition: Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract, by Rebecca Fraser

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IFWG is pleased to announce the acquisition of the rights to a collection of dark fiction and poetry by Rebecca Fraser, titled Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract. IFWG has previously published her young teen novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean, but Coralesque is her first foray into adult fiction (and some poetry) in book form. We are not only pleased with the upcoming publication, but also our extensive track record in supporting Australian female authors, particularly in the dark fiction field (but not limited to just that). And we will continue to do this – watch this space.

Rebecca Fraser is an Australian author whose short stories, flash fiction, and poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines, and journals. Her first novel Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean was released by IFWG Publishing Australia in 2018. Rebecca holds a MA in Creative Writing, and a Certificate of Publishing (Copy Editing & Proofreading). To provide her muse with life’s essentials Rebecca copywrites and edits in a freelance capacity, and operates StoryCraft Creative Writing Workshops for aspiring authors of every age and ability…however her true passion is storytelling. Say G’day at writingandmoonlighting.com or Twitter and Instagram @becksmuse

A surfer who becomes horrifyingly one with the sea. A new mother’s devastating search for belonging.  A stone gargoyle with a violent history.  A fisher boy who discovers the real cost of forbidden love. A farmer whose delight at drought-breaking rain quickly turns to terror. A hedonistic rock star who manifests double trouble. A robotic housemaid with a sinister agenda. A dirty ex-cop with a dirtier secret. An unscrupulous mayor’s solution to rid his city of the homeless …

These are just some of the characters you’ll meet in Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract, a collection of dark offerings comprising short stories alongside a smattering of flash and poetry.

Introduced by multi-award-winning author, Steven Paulsen, Rebecca Fraser’s collection brings together an eclectic mix of her published, award-nominated, and prize-winning fiction, embracing a diversity of styles from gothic to cyberpunk, to contemporary horror, fantasy, dystopia…and every dark cranny in between.

From the harsh terrain of the Outback, to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, the wilds of Tasmania,  dystopian futures, enchanted lands, and the familiarity of suburbia, Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract takes readers on a journey into unsettling, unforgiving, and unforgettable territory.

Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract will be released late in 2020/early 2021.

New Release: The Bloodwolf War by Paula Boer

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IFWG is very pleased to announce the release of Paula Boer‘s first instalment in her Equinora Chronicles, The Bloodwolf War. “It’s wonderful to have Boer contribute such an imaginative and original work to our Young Adult catalogue,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director IFWG, “and she also has the distinction of having added to three of our readership age groups – adult, young adult, and middle grade/young teen. Well done, Paula!”

Kudos to Steve Santiago for his vivid cover art and design.

Equinora, the world where horses live in harmony with people, is in trouble. The six unicorn guardians created by the Goddess have abandoned their roles and vicious bloodwolves rampage across the land, massacring the herds and villagers.

Fleet, a young stallion without a territory, dreams of galloping with other horses and building a herd of his own. But an attack by a bloodwolf leaves him poisoned and alone. Driven by despair and a promise to fulfil his dying dam’s vision, Fleet sets out to discover how to vanquish the bloodwolves. The only help the renegade unicorns provide is to insist Fleet follow a prophecy to confront the villainous Shadow, an equine so powerful that the Goddess imprisoned him to prevent him destroying her realm.

Accompanied by Yuma, a young man desperate to escape his destiny, and Tatuk, a tiny dragon, Fleet seeks Shadow and a cure for the bloodwolf poison. But even as he begins to fear the selfish unicorns have sent him to his death, he discovers a secret that might mean he has a chance to save all horses and people from annihilation.

The Bloodwolf War is now available in ebook and print formats, in all good online and bricks and mortar stores.

New Release: Time of Breath by Paul Mannering

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IFWG is excited to announce the release of Paul Mannering’s next instalment of his Drakeforth series: book 3, Time of Breath. “So happy to have this third instalment,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “Like all of the volumes in the series, we have a wonderful mix of fantasy and whimsy, and Luke Spooner of Carrion House has captured this perfectly in his cover and design work for the book. We know Drakeforth fans will love it!”

Waking up this morning was the last thing Charlotte Pudding expected to do. Now she is with Vole Drakeforth and a mysterious woman on a quest to find the only man who knows what is really going on.

In the desert country of Pathia, where ideas are hard currency, they search for answers and a tree.

It will take more than an ex-wife, a revolution, and the mystery of a famous Arthurian artefact to stop Charlotte from uncovering the ultimate truth.

Time of Breath is available world-wide in ebook and print formats, online and in bricks and mortar stores.

Cover Reveal: Drive, She Said by Tracie McBride

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We are excited to reveal the cover of Tracie McBride’s upcoming short fiction collection, Drive, She Said and Other Stories. The artwork and design is by the wonderfully skilled and talented Keely Van Order.

A collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories.

The themes and settings are diverse, but one common thread runs through the stories—they all feature women.

Women as protagonists. Women as doomed heroines. Woman as villains. Mothers and spinsters, wives and prostitutes, sisters and witches.

And in some stories, monsters in feminine form.

Drive, She Said and Other Stories will be released world-wide in March 2020. Preorder facilitates will be available early next year.