The 2014 Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced and we're chuffed to have picked up three nominees!
Congratulations to Ian McHugh (Angel Dust, Best Collection), Angela Slatter (Black-Winged Angels, Best Collection) and Liz Grzyb (Kisses by Clockwork, Best Anthology).
Buy these titles here
Black-Winged Angels http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/163
Kisses by Clockwork http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/164
And check out the full list of Aurealis Award nominees here. The winners will be announced 11 April.
The fifth volume of the award-winning annual series collecting the best fantasy and horror stories from the Antipodes.
The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015.
Please note that while the editors do read widely, they are relying on writers to assist them by sending copies of their stories. This is the best way to ensure that stories do not get overlooked.
Expected Publication Date May 2015
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
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Ticonderoga Publications is extremely proud to announce the publication of multi-talented Australian writer Nicole Murphy’s urban fantasy romance trilogy People of the Star in 2015 and 2016.
Nicole is the author of eight novels, a novella collection and more than two dozen short stories, also writing contemporary romance fiction under the pseudonym Elizabeth Dunk. Formerly a teacher and a journalist, Nicole Muphy lives in the Canberra area.
People of the Star follows on from the Dream of Asarlai trilogy (Secret Ones, Power Unbound, Rogue Gadda) published by HarperCollins Voyager in 2010 and 2011.
The People of the Star trilogy picks up where Dream of Asarlai ended, after the gadda were revealed to the human world. The gadda look human, act human, live ostensibly human lives, yet are descended from different ancestors and as a result, have access to the power of the world around them and can use it to perform what humans call magic. In this new trilogy, set in Ireland and Australia, we meet some old friends and get to know new ones in a world where magic, romance, betrayal, and family feuds are part of everyday life.
Bookseller + Publisher considered Secret Ones as a “fresh and interesting approach to an urban fantasy series” and the Courier Mail reviewed Power Unbound as “a rollicking romp through the space where fantasy and romance collide”.
“The first three gadda books were amazing, addictive page turners full of wonderful characters and fabulous ideas,” Ticonderoga Editor Liz Grzyb said.
“We’re thrilled to be able to continue this story at Ticonderoga, and to be working with such a fantastic writer like Nicole.”
“I’m absolutely delighted to see the gadda story will finally be concluded, and that it’s the fabulous folks at Ticonderoga that will make it happen,” Nicole said.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Liz on these new books, and seeing the final product. Ticonderoga produce such beautiful books, I can’t wait to hold them in my hands.”
The first volume, Future Found is scheduled for publication in July 2015. The novel will be available in limited edition hardcover, hardcover, trade and ebook editions. Books 2 and 3 will be published in 2016.
Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled an impressive list of fantastic stories first published in 2013, from New Zealand's and Australia's finest writers.
The 28 stories selected are
In addition to the above incredible tales, the volume will include a review of 2013 and a list of highly recommended stories.
The editors will shortly begin reading for the fifth volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013 is scheduled for publication in late-November 2014 and can be pre-ordered at indiebooksonline.com. The anthology will be available in hardcover, ebook and trade editions.
A new anthology edited by Amanda Pillar
Blood will tell... blood holds memory... blood is sacrifice... blood is thicker than water... blood is life.
Bloodlines will feature non-traditional horror stories, which take place in an urban fantasy setting. Give me stories about creatures that need blood to live, or blood to do magic, or whose blood is magic. Witches, shamans, faeries, ancient gods and humans can feature in this collection, so long as your story exudes magic and mystery. So long as you enchant me.
As for the nitty-gritties:
The anthology will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in late 2014/early 2015.
Send me your best dark urban fantasy story.
Cover design is by the incredible Nick Stathopolous.
Death at the Blue Elephant is the first story collection by the respected and multiple award winning Australian writer and editor Janeen Webb. She is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award, the Peter MacNamara SF Achievement Award, the Australian Aurealis Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ditmar Award. In her introduction to this book, Pamela Sargent describes these stories as evoking a "combination of suspenseful anticipation, nervous apprehension, and total absorption in something far removed from my own experience". Death at the Blue Elephant collects 18 incredible globe-spanning visions by the self-confessed 'inveterate traveller'. Five stories are original to this collection.
There’s magic here, and illusion, and strange wonders that’ll surprise and delight. — Robert Shearman
Exotic, cunning—often funny—and now and then edges to cut yourself on. — Tanith Lee
Gloriously adult, these stories will transport you—but they’ll never drop you home. — Anna Tambour
Janeen Webb’s assemblage of angels, aliens, devils and assorted revenants bring with them compassion and settings rich and exotic where even the mundanity of our everyday world is imbued with a sparkle rarely glimpsed in the hands of lesser writers. — Peter Crowther
Sneak preview launch in June, and available everywhere in the second half of 2014. You can preorder at indiebooksonline:
We are thrilled to reveal the cover of the forthcoming steampunk romance anthology Kisses by Clockwork, edited by Liz Grzyb.
Kisses by Clockwork features 16 incredible stories of steampunk and romance.
Putting the steamy back into steampunk.
You can pre-order Kisses by Clockwork at indiebooksonline.com
We'll be launching in June. Stay tuned!
We've been a little quiet lately.
While it's true that we are working behind the scenes to bring you some great books and big news, the truth is we've also spent the first half of this year getting married and having a honeymoon.
But don't worry, normal transmission will resume shortly.