As I mentioned in my last post, the A Hand of Knaves anthology (in which I have a story) is having its book birthday this month — on 30 September, to be exact. And now I have a sexy, sexy cover to share with you. The cover art is by Canberra local Shauna O’Meara. It has been a delight to work with the team for this anthology, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the stories.
I don’t have links for this one yet, but when I do I’ll share them on the socials. In the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous piece of art. ❤
Rogues, thieves, pirates and ne’er-do-wells abound in speculative fiction. Sometimes heroic, sometimes villainous, often somewhere in between, rogues are as likely to steal one’s heart as one’s purse, and show little remorse while helping themselves to either.
So why do we love them? Because they’re imperfect, fallible, and even vulnerable under that carefully-maintained, world-weary exterior.
Rogues represent something we rarely see in our daily lives: ordinary people prepared to take on the “powers that be” by way of guile and subterfuge. But are they only in it for the loot, or are they — deep down — romantic at heart?
Nineteen science fiction, fantasy, and horror tales from twenty of Australia’s best established and emerging writers.
I have a very busy couple of months coming up, what with the release of Rheia and A Hand of Knaves, but (because I am a sucker for punishment) I decided that wasn’t quite enough. So I’m releasing Isla’s Inheritance as part of an urban fantasy ebook bundle that comes out on 30 October. The bundle is called Shadows and Spellcraft: The Ultimate Urban Fantasy Binge Collection.
Because urban fantasy. ❤
If you’ve already read Isla’s Inheritance, I love you … and you should consider buying the bundle anyway. For a start, it contains fourteen other urban fantasy novels and novellas by various authors — that’s over 2500 pages of story! Secondly, the pre-orders are available for US$0.99, or around AU$1.43. What a great way to discover new writers! (I know I’ve already ordered my copy, and I’ve already read two of the other books that are in the bundle.)
Also, check out the cover. If the style looks familiar, it’s because it has been designed by KILA Designs, the same designer I use for my books. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Dive into FIFTEEN amazing worlds full of action, adventure, magic and mayhem brought to you by some of the freshest voices in urban fantasy.
Want angels? Demons? Fairies? Witches? Supernatural assassins? Vampires? Whatever you’re after, you’re bound to find it in this incredible collection jam-packed with page-turning adventure.
This bundle features 8 full length novels, 4 short novels and 3 novellas written by:
Ashlee Nicole Bye
Tanya R Taylor
K. A. Last
Once upon a time, in between writing my various urban fantasy projects, I slipped and fell and wrote a fantasy novel. This was back in the days of yore (well, 2016), in between writing Lucid Dreaming and False Awakening, and I didn’t want to release this book in between the two halves of that duology.
It is now that book’s time to shine.
After going through several working titles (the highlight of which was the utilitarian Greek Fantasy, because I can’t be trusted to name things), I finally settled on the perfect name for this book — and now I can share it with you, along with the perfect cover, done by the fabulous Kim from KILA Designs.
Release date: 29 September 2018
“Beauty and the Beast meets Ancient Greece, with a steampunk twist”
Every year, Rheia’s father brought home four prisoners of war, sacrifices to keep the demon Typhein bound. Rheia never gave them much thought … until her father’s enemy made her one of them. Now she has two weeks to find a way to escape death at the hands of the Beast and either save her people or condemn them to destruction.
The last thing Rheia expected was to fall in love with the Beast oath-bound to kill her.