Paula Weston

  Paula Weston

  The Undercurrent
 

 
 

“Jules looks down. Ryan is hanging on to the ladder with one hand and reaching down to his boot. Her pulse stutters when she sees the blade. It’s short and deadly looking and there’s no mistaking it for anything other than a weapon.”

Eighteen-year-old Julianne De Marchi is different. As in: she has an electrical undercurrent that stings and surges beneath her skin… but… she can’t control it. Then she meets Ryan Walsh. She doesn’t know he’s a soldier working for a secret unit that has her under surveillance…

Great writing, heart-burning characters, probing questions about where technology is taking us… Paula Weston does it again!
[The Rephaim series has also been sold to Tundra Books in Canada.]


Paula Weston lives in Brisbane with her husband, a retired greyhound and a moody cockateil. She reads widely, and is addicted to paranormal stories.

Rights: Text Publishing
 


Jo Spurrier

North Star Guide Me Home is the third book in an epic fantasy trilogy from brilliant new Australian talent Jo Spurrier.

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Some things are broken beyond mending:

Grievously wounded in battle, Isidro’s life hangs in the balance, but the only person who can help him is the man he can never trust. Sierra is desperate to rebuild shattered bonds with her old friends, but with Isidro incontrovertibly changed and her own wounds still fresh, things can never be as they once were.
Burdened by all he’s done at Kell’s command, Rasten knows he cannot atone for the horrors of his past. But when their enemies in Akhara follow Cam’s small clan back to Ricalan, carrying a thirst for vengeance, the skills Rasten swore he would renounce may be their only hope for victory…

Praise for Winter Be My Shield, Children of the Black Sun Book One:

‘Unlikely heroes, villains you will cheer for, and cold that eats your bones. Winter Be My Shield will take you to an unforgiving place, but you won’t want to leave it’ — Robin Hobb

‘the drama and intensity keep ratcheting up’ – Courier Mail

Shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel in the 2012 Aurealis Awards

Australian and New Zealand Rights: Harper Voyager

SOME PEOPLE KNIT SOCKS BY THE FIRE AT NIGHT.
GYSSHA BLACKBONE MADE MONSTERS.

A Curse of Ash and Embers, cover design, by Jo Spurrier

A dead witch, a bitter curse, a battle of magic — Tales of the Blackbone Witches, Book One:

But the old witch is dead now, and somehow it’s Elodie’s job to clean up the mess. When she was hired at Black Oak Cottage, Elodie had no idea she’d find herself working for a witch; and her acid-tongued new mistress, Aleida, was not expecting a housemaid to turn up on her doorstep.

Gyssha’s final curse has left Aleida practically dead on her feet, and now, with huge monsters roaming the woods, a demonic tree lurking in the orchard and an angry warlock demanding repayment of a debt, Aleida needs Elodie’s help, whether she likes it or not.

And no matter what the old witch throws at her, to Elodie it’s still better than going back home.

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Jo Spurrier was born in 1980 and has a Bachelor of Science degree, but turned to writing because people tend to get upset when scientists make things up. She lives in Adelaide with her husband, two young sons and a formerly feral cat, and spends a lot of time playing with cars and trains… although she still occasionally daydreams about snow. Jo’s first novel, Winter Be My Shield, was shortlisted for the 2012 Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel.

Will Elliott

  Will Elliott

  The Pilgrims
 

 
 

lliott-the-pilgrims-cvrThe Pilgrims: Eric Albright is a twenty-six-year-old journalist living in London. That is to say, he would be a journalist if he got off his backside and did some real work. But this luckless slacker isn’t all bad — he has a soft spot for his sometimes-friend Stuart Casey the homeless old drunk who mostly lives under the railway bridge near his flat.

Eric and Case haunt the arch, waiting for the door to reappear. And when it does, both Eric and Case choose to go through… to the land of Levaal, a world between worlds. A place where a mountain-sized dragon with the powers of a god lies sleeping beneath a great white castle. In the castle, the sinister Lord Vous rules with an iron fist, and the Project, designed to effect his transformation into an immortal spirit, nears completion. But Vous’s growing madness is close to consuming him, together with his fear of an imaginary being named “Shadow.” And soon Eric may lend substance to that fear.

An impossibly vast wall divides Levaal, and no one has ever seen what lies beyond. But otherworlders Eric and Case, known as pilgrims, possess powers that no one in either world yet understands, and soon the wall may be broken. But… What will enter from the other side?

The Pilgrims is no ordinary alternate-world fantasy; with this first volume in The Pendulum Trilogy, Will Elliott’s brilliantly subversive imagination twists the conventions of the genre, providing an unforgettable visionary experience.

Prior Works
Will Elliott was born in Brisbane, Australia. His debut novel, The Pilo Family Circus, co-won the Aurealis Award for best horror, the Golden Aurealis for best novel, and the Australian Shadows Award. “This is a first novel of real promise. At his best, Elliott writes with a power commensurate with the originality of his vision. It is not just that he has unusually nasty visions to put on the page, but he has the ability to make us share them” Times Literary Supplement.
Nightfall: Journey into a strange and atmospheric world and enjoy this wildly entertaining story. Intensely written, dark and brooding, the bizarre, grotesque and magical characters will lead you into the depths of the imagination to confront the nature of storytelling and reality, love and loss.

elliott-inside-cvrInside Out: Mason has no qualms about getting his hands on Denton’s inheritance, even if it means disposing of Denton — permanently. But Mason doesn’t bank on the characters ‘inside’ Denton: Mr Scott, who runs the logic department; Dream Master, the enigma creating Denton’s dreams; Len, who enjoys inventing nightmares; and Wetpatch, who runs amok with Denton’s libido. They realise that something is very wrong… and they will do whatever it takes to save him.

“This is a funny, clever book that is postmodern without being pretentious and meta without being contrived” — Bookseller and Publisher