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After Midnight

After Midnight


After Midnight is a tale of royalty, bloodlines, and royal slippers from the award-winning Kirstyn McDermott, sure to appeal to fans of Catherynne M. Valente and Theodora Goss.  The Queen who’d once swept up the cinders is exiled to a distant wing of the palace, replaced by a younger, prettier girl who can bear her King an heir. Unwilling to accept the rapid deterioration...   [click here for more]
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Braid

Braid


Braid is a dark and spellbinding reimagining of Rapunzel from the award-winning Kirstyn McDermott. Ideal for fans of Emma Donoghue, Kelly Link, and A.S. Byatt. Decades after escaping the tower, Zel makes her living as a healer and wise-woman, travelling the lands with her family and the sentient, serpentine braid that still carries a touch of the witch’s magic. Short-haired...   [click here for more]
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Burnt Sugar

Burnt Sugar


Burnt Sugar is a dark and evocative re-imagining of a classic fairy tale from the award-winning Kirstyn McDermott. Ideal for fans of Jane Yolen, Theodora Goss, and Catherynne M. Valente. Decades after the incident in the woods, Gretel has forged a good life in a small village, running a bakery and taking care of her brother and the stray, bedraggled women who find work as her apprentices....   [click here for more]
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Capturing Ghosts On The Page: Writing Horror & Dark Fiction

Capturing Ghosts On The Page: Writing Horror & Dark Fiction


“Don’t write merely to shock. People are used to shock-horror. You need to get beneath the skin. Use a flensing knife and keep it sharp. It’s good to shock, but only as part of the story you tell.” In these essays, Kaaron Warren—the Shirley Jackson Award-winning writer behind Slights, The Greif Hole, and Into Bones Like Oil—explores the craft...   [click here for more]
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Crusade

Crusade


Keith followed orders. He came back home. He freed his soul and laid claim to a magic sword. But Keith Murphy doesn’t have time to rest, because his sorcerous partner Danny Roark is out of commission and the end of the world is thundering towards humanity like a freight train on steroids. As the elder entities from the depths of the Gloom break through the veil of reality with increasing...   [click here for more]
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Deadbeats: A Helix City Short Story

Deadbeats: A Helix City Short Story


Cody Jones owes the corp a lot of money. Decanted from a cryotube with a mountain of debt and very few options, she works corporate black ops in Downside—home to the gene-freaks, gangs, and dispossessed who don’t have a place in the gleaming towers of Helix City. Cody’s latest job is simple: recover a fresh cache of cryogenically frozen citizens from a local gang before they’re bartered to...   [click here for more]
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Eclectic Projects 001

Eclectic Projects 001


This first issue of Eclectic Projects features four original short stories, the launch of an ongoing serial, and one feature essay from Aurealis and Ditmar award-winning author Peter M. Ball Featuring a blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, this issue includes: Two ex-lovers with a bloody, magical secret who reunite in On Meeting An Ex-Girlfriend For Drinks At The Bar Of The Hotel...   [click here for more]
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Exile

Exile


Meet Keith Murphy, Australia’s only hit man dedicated to taking out dangerous and magical targets. When Keith Murphy left the Gold Coast, he swore he’d never return. He wanted to leave behind the daily violence of working muscle for the local demons and prevent his girlfriend from getting sucked into the secret, supernatural underworld where Keith plied his trade. Better to use his skills...   [click here for more]
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Eyes On The Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

Eyes On The Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy


“I'm not going to lie to you. There are no secret handshakes or rules that will get you on your particular dream-path. If there was, we'd all be on our own already. If you want to be a successful writer, be prepared to have to make up most of it as you go along.” In these essays, Sean Williams—the best-selling author of over 120 short stories and fifty novels—shares his thoughts on...   [click here for more]
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From Baby Brain to Writer Brain: Writing Through A World of Parenting Distractions

From Baby Brain to Writer Brain: Writing Through A World of Parenting Distractions


In this chapbook, Tansy Rayner Roberts—the Hugo-award winning podcaster and author of Musketeer Space, the Creature Court series, and more—explores the paths taken to reclaim and re-envision her writing career after becoming a mother. Drawn from her popular blog, From Baby Brain to Writer Brain charts Robert’s journey and offers advice to any new parent trying to balance a writing...   [click here for more]
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Frost

Frost


Rule one for surviving Ragnarök? Don’t piss off a Valkyrie. Ex-hitman Keith Murphy sold his services to a demon in order to stop an apocalyptic cult. Now he’s stuck fighting a gang way against a local biker gang who knows far too much about magic for a pack of mortals. A routine hit turns into a mystery, and that mystery leads to a series of deaths with a very unexpected source. Something has...   [click here for more]
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Goal Setting (Literally): A Writer's Guide

Goal Setting (Literally): A Writer's Guide


“Well-conceived goals, when acted upon, can prevent you from getting distracted and wasting time on other less vital tasks. In short, they give you direction, and get you there faster.”  In this chapbook, Lee Murray—the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the Taine McKenna series and editor of Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women—lays out a systematic approach to establishing...   [click here for more]
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Gold Coast Ragnarök [BUNDLE]

Gold Coast Ragnarök [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Crusade Regular price: $4.99 Bundle price: $3.99 Format: ePub (Nook, Sony, eReaders) Keith followed orders. He came back home. He freed his soul and laid claim to a magic sword. But Keith Murphy doesn’t have time to rest, because his sorcerous partner Danny Roark is out of commission and the end...   [click here for more]
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Headstrong Girl: How To Live A Writer's Life

Headstrong Girl: How To Live A Writer's Life


“The path to happiness in writing is always in the process: the imagining and the writing.” In these essays, Kim Wilkins—the celebrated author behind Daughters of the Storm, Giants of the Frost, and (as Kimberley Freeman) Wildflower Hill and Stars Across The Ocean—offers the collected writing wisdom she’s accumulated across...   [click here for more]
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Never Afters Bundle [BUNDLE]

Never Afters Bundle [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. After Midnight Regular price: $2.99 Bundle price: $2.50 Format: ePub (Nook, Sony, eReaders) After Midnight is a tale of royalty, bloodlines, and royal slippers from the award-winning Kirstyn McDermott, sure to appeal to fans of Catherynne M. Valente and Theodora Goss.  The Queen who’d once swept up...   [click here for more]
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No Good Deed: A Sourdough Tale

No Good Deed: A Sourdough Tale


Angela Slatter’s No Good Deed is a dark fantasy tale of magic, ghosts, and marriage set in her World Fantasy Award-winning Sourdough universe. Isobel assumed her wedding would be the grandest day of her life, but when she wakes in a ghost-filled tomb still wearing her bridal veil, it’s clear events have taken an unexpected turn. With the assistance of a vengeful spirit...   [click here for more]
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Not Quite The End Of The World Just Yet: Short Stories & Strange Futures

Not Quite The End Of The World Just Yet: Short Stories & Strange Futures


The twelve stories in this collection touch upon science fiction, horror, and fantasy, but all see people brush against the sublime and discover who they truly are. In "One Saturday Night, With Angel," a young man staffing a convenience store frets as angels hunt his customers. In "Say Zucchini, and Mean It," the world is overrun by a plague that robs us of three very important words. In "Clockwork,...   [click here for more]
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Peter M. Ball Short Story Collections [BUNDLE]

Peter M. Ball Short Story Collections [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Not Quite The End Of The World Just Yet: Short Stories & Strange Futures Regular price: $4.99 Bundle price: $3.99 Format: Multiple File Formats The twelve stories in this collection touch upon science fiction, horror, and fantasy, but all see people brush against the sublime and discover who they truly...   [click here for more]
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Provocation

Provocation


How much do you know about the people who keep you safe? Madeline Kyle is putting her life back together, throwing herself into a new library job after years of restrictive psychiatric care. Ready to put her past behind her and prove she can stand on her own, Madeline cleaves to personal rules and routines in order to hold back the paranoia and anorexia nervosa that first derailed her...   [click here for more]
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Red New Day & Other Microfictions

Red New Day & Other Microfictions


Mechanised monkeys, betrayed brides, irritable gorgons, harpists playing instruments of bone, acts of vengeance, and furies eager to feast.  Red New Day and Other Microfictions is a collection of vignettes from World Fantasy Award winner Angela Slatter, collected together for the very first time. Known as one of Australia’s finest authors of dark fantasy and sinister...   [click here for more]
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The Birdcage Heart & Other Strange Tales

The Birdcage Heart & Other Strange Tales


A man named Rat descends a staircase that never ends, following the rules laid out by his guidebook. Copenhagen is invaded by angry merfolk who pilot war-machines crafted from old shipwrecks. A musician with a grudge upsets the delicate balance of a very unusual seaside town with apcoalyptic consequences. The Birdcage Heart & Other Strange...   [click here for more]
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The Centre

The Centre


After the fraught game of cat-and-mouse that drove Provocation, Meg Vann continues the InSecurity Triptych in The Centre, where a lost child and kidnapped mother plunges a young security guard into the heart of an investigation where nothing is quite what it seems. Zilla Bannich is the junior security guard working the local shopping centre, a quiet misfit among...   [click here for more]
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The Martial Art of Writing & Other Essays

The Martial Art of Writing & Other Essays


“The thing about an art — and one of the things I love about both Kung Fu and writing — is that you’re never finished. No matter how good you get, no matter how much you achieve, you can always get better.” In these essays, Alan Baxter—the author of cult horror hits like The Roo, the Eli Carver series, and the Australian Shadows Award-winners Crow Shine and Served...   [click here for more]
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The New Wife

The New Wife


The New Wife is a bloody tale of ghosts, vengeance, and dark curses from the award-winning Kirstyn McDermott, sure to appeal fans of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Angela Slatter’s Sourdough stories. Bluebeard’s seventh wife is the first to survive his wrath, courtesy of ghostly warnings and the timely intervention of her brothers. The village burns...   [click here for more]
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These Strange & Magic Things: Short Stories

These Strange & Magic Things: Short Stories


For fans of the weird and enchanting, Peter M Ball returns for a third collection of speculative fiction stories that dance along the borders between horror, fantasy, and science fiction. These Strange and Magic Things brings together fifteen tales that showcase why he’s among the finest writers of the strange and fantastic working in Australia right now. Love is the Roar of a...   [click here for more]
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What To Do When You Don't Have A Book Coming Out and Even More Sage Advice

What To Do When You Don't Have A Book Coming Out and Even More Sage Advice


“Your career is unlikely to be a constant stream of hits, accolades, festival circuits — and that’s kind of good, because if you’re constantly on-the-road, it’s hard to write and create.” In these essays, Angela Slatter — the celebrated author of the Sourdough stories, the Verity Fassbinder series, and (as A.G. Slatter) All The Murmuring Bones — tackles...   [click here for more]
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Wide Open Fear: Collected Southern Dark Columns

Wide Open Fear: Collected Southern Dark Columns


"Writers of great horror don’t hold back when it comes to subject matter: nothing is off limits. Their stories go to places that make readers shudder, sweat, squirm.” In these columns, Lisa L. Hannett – the award-winning author behind Bluegrass SymphonyLament for the Afterlife, and Song For Dark Seasons — turns her attention to the topics of writing,...   [click here for more]
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Winterbloom

Winterbloom


Winterbloom is a heart-breaking and fey re-imagining of a classic story from the award-winning Kirstyn McDermott. Ideal for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kate Bernheimer, and Danielle Wood. Several years into their marriage, Beauty and her once beastly husband are at a crossroads. Though they still love each other, they have not been able to have children nor talk about the problems...   [click here for more]
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Writer Chaps Season 1 Collection [BUNDLE]

Writer Chaps Season 1 Collection [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Capturing Ghosts On The Page: Writing Horror & Dark Fiction Regular price: $2.99 Bundle price: $2.33 Format: ePub (Nook, Sony, eReaders) “Don’t write merely to shock. People are used to shock-horror. You need to get beneath the skin. Use a flensing knife and keep it sharp. It’s good to shock, but...   [click here for more]
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You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice

You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice


"Sure, writers have demons and inner critics that whisper horrible, discouraging things to us. But some of us give them undignified pet names and enrol them in short courses to get them off our hands..." In these essays, Angela Slatter—the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Sourdough Stories, the Verity Fassbinder Series, and more—explores the relationship between the writer, their work,...   [click here for more]
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You Don't Want To Be Published & Other Things Nobody Tell You When You First Start Writing

You Don't Want To Be Published & Other Things Nobody Tell You When You First Start Writing


In these essays, Peter M. Ball-Aurealis award-winning author and founder of Brian Jar Press-explores the seemingly unintuitive lessons he's learned over twenty years of writing, educating other writers, and running writing conferences attended by hundreds of authors at every level of experience. Drawn from some of his most popular blog posts, author presentations, and articles, You Don't Want...   [click here for more]
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