For a short time IFWG is offering preorders of Rebecca Fraser‘s delightful middle grade novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean. The title will be on sale in Australia, UK and New Zealand on 7th June 2018, and is available for preorder until the 25th May 2018. Those who preorder will receive their copy on or just before the release date.
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?
Preorder Details (including shipping – offer ends 25 May 2018 – prices are below retail when factoring in shipping)
United States US$10.99
United Kingdom UK£8.99
Engine of Lies, Book 2 of Barbara Howe’s Reforging fantasy series, will be on sale on 16 July 2018, and is now available for preorder. Those who preorder will receive their copy on or just before the release date.
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.
Preorder Details (including shipping – offer ends 30 June 2018 – prices are below retail when factoring in shipping)
New Zealand NZ$24.95
United States US$15.99
United Kingdom UK£11.99
Book 1, The Locksmith, is available worldwide through good bricks and mortar and online retailers.
Ali Foster‘s delightful children’s Ginomees Trilogy continues with Book 2, The Clonestone, on sale 15 May 2018. “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 release in May, and its conclusion in 2019, ‘The Cave at the End of the Universe’.”
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:
“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.
We are very proud to have released over recent months some quality speculative fiction, starting with Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1. Today we are releasing (world wide) Steven Paulsen‘s collection of weird fiction, Shadows on the Wall, as well as Jason Franks‘ dark fantasy novel, Faerie Apocalypse. Both books are wonderful additions to our catalogue, and we encourage you all to ‘buy and try’ them.
Both books (as well as Cthulhu Deep Down Under) are simultaneously released in Australia and North America via their respective distributors.
A while ago we posted this wonderful cover of Deborah Sheldon’s upcoming horror/dark fiction collection, Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories. We are now pleased to announce its release date: 1 September 2017, and preorders are now available.
This book is a collection of twenty-one dark fantasy and horror stories which are mysterious, creepy, and disturbing.
– A funeral director, who steals body parts for cash, takes delivery of an unusual corpse
– The crew of a nineteenth-century fishing boat encounters an unknown but irresistible danger.
– A dog-sledder on a secret mission in Antarctica fights for his life against the monsters that have fuelled his every nightmare since the Vietnam war.
…and much more.
We are very excited by this acquisition – a while back Christopher Sequeira, Bryce Stevens and Steve Proposch (respected dark fiction editors) put out a boutique title called Cthulhu: Deep Down Under, an anthology that acquired Mythos-based stories from many of Australia’s dark fiction luminaries. The excellent front cover is directly below.
The acquisition encompasses the following pertinent arrangements for full publication:
- IFWG Publishing Australia will publish Cthulhu: Deep Down Under in three volumes over a roughly 36 month period.
- Volume 1 will be published late 2017 or very early 2018.
- The editors will work with the publisher to acquire additional stories by other talented authors.
- The list of authors and their stories will be finalised (including which volumes they are published in) in good time – we are currently sorting appropriate legals with existing authors.
- All volumes will have different covers to the wonderful design above, but are likely to be closely related, to reflect the continuity and evolution of these projects.
We have much more to reveal but it will need to wait – we believe this is a great project and will elevate Australian Lovecraftian fiction internationally. IFWG Publishing Australia very much looks forward to working closely with the editors.
Here is a link with some bio information on the editors.