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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Cover Reveal: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean by Rebecca Fraser

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.

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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?

Upcoming Children’s Book: The Clonestone by Ali Foster

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’.”

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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.

 

New Release: Books 1 and 2 of the Drakeforth Series

It is with pleasure that we can can announce the release of the first two volumes of New Zealand author Paul Mannering’s Drakeforth series, Engines of Empathy, and Pisces of Fate. These two fantasy books were out of print and we are pleased to have acquired rights, and in November 2018 we will release the third book, Time of Breath, which will be original. And more will come. Also, this is the first time Paul’s Drakeforth short story, Uncertainty of Goats, is included in the novel series, added at the end of Pisces of Fate.

These two books are now available in Australia and New Zealand in print format (bricks and mortar as well as online), and worldwide in ebook formats very soon. North American distribution is available over coming months.

Booktopia: Engines of Empathy, Pisces of Fate

The covers were rendered by the very talented Luke Spooner.

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Charlotte Pudding, computer psychologist and recent orphan, is not precisely thrilled with her lot in life (and not just because of the ‘orphan’ bit).

Nevertheless, having her routine disrupted by a shadowy corporation, a man who claims to be a retired god, and the secrets of her own family history isn’t a walk in the park, either.

Charlotte’s quest for answers will lead her on a perilous journey into a religion based on quantum physics, a hunt for unexpectedly rare plant oil, and a fight to the shame against a black-belt in sarcasm.

In a world that runs on peace and harmony, Charlotte is about to discover just how far some people are prepared to go to maintain tranquillity.

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All is not as it seems in the tranquil waters of the Aardvark Archipelago…

After the death of his parents, Ascott Pudding ran away to the ends of the Earth–that is, to the Aardvark Archipelago, which is basically the same thing. But these tropical waters hold more than just fish, and Ascott soon finds himself in the grip of an ancient mystery…and an extremely violent invertebrate.

With the help of his best friend, Shoal, and an artistically temperamental parrot, Ascott will face down a homicidal octopus, an extreme whale-based sporting event, and several varieties of pirate. Above all, though, they must unravel the ancient mystery of a treasure beyond imagining: the Pisces of Fate.

Contains a bonus short Drakeforth short story, Uncertainty of Goats.

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New Book Signing: The Equinora Chronicles by Paula Boer

We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the YA novel series, The Equinora Chronicles, by Paula Boer. Paula is one of our first authors, having penned the highly successful Brumbies series, and she returns with her love of horse adventures, but now with a very strong speculative fiction streak. This ticks two major boxes of IFWG’s fields of interest, aside from Boer’s great storytelling ability.

In Book 1 of the series, The Bloodwolf War, Fleet, a young stallion, dreams of running with other horses and building his own herd. But when the guardian unicorns of Equinora abandon their goddess-given roles, bloodwolves rampage the land and Fleet is poisoned.

The Bloodwolf War will be released late in the second quarter of 2019.

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Paula Boer

Paula Boer has been a horse-lover since she learnt to ride at age nine. She has competed in many equestrian disciplines and successfully mustered and broken in brumbies. Paula combines her love of horses and writing by being a regular contributor to horse magazines and anthologies of animal stories. Her best-selling Brumbies series is just one set of her many exciting tales.

Titles published by IFWG Publishing Australia:

Read more about Paula on her website at www.paulaboer.com.

The Brumbies Novels website at www.brumbiesnovels.com.