From Hague Publishing.
A warm welcome to all our subscribers. It's been a while, but we're finally emerging from our Covid coccoon and looking forward to sharing with you what we've been working on since our last newsletter way-back in October 2020.
In This Newsletter
- Recent Releases
- Petrichor, a new, young adult fantasy by a Australian author Melanie Rees.
'Some things cannot be mended with baling twine'
- Coming Soon for 2022
- Dark Days by Leonie Rogers, book 2 in the Albatar Chronicles
- The White Pavilion by Ruth Fox
- Slipstream by Alice Godwin
- And from Zmok Books:Nadir, Book 2 in the Clemhorn Trilogy by Andrew J Harvey
- Author News
- Ruth Fox' Under the Heavens was recently released by CamCat Publishing
- Jade, our wonderful cover artist from SteamPowerStudio recently completed a mentorship with Adam Duff
- New Hague author, Adrian Deans, is in discussion with a major film/TV producer regarding one of his previous works.
- And catch up with Leonie Rogers' flash fiction challenge winning piece from Specul8.com.au
- And a reminder about our Trilogy Paperback Packs (Save 10% and free P&P)
- The Frontier Series by Leonie Rogers
- The Safe Harbour Chronicle by Shaune Lafferty Webb
- The Bridges Trilogy by Ruth Fox
Petrichor by Melanie Rees
Drought has turned the paddocks of Paddle Creek Station to dust. Now the death of Clayton's older brother has shaken his family to its core and left a gaping hole in Clayton's memory. A hole his parents won't even discuss.
When Waringa, in the shape of a fox-spirit, tells Clayton it's up to him to save his family and to free the rain spirits held prisoner by the demonic Red King, Clayton must find a strength within himself he never knew he possessed.
But as Waringa guides Clayton towards his ultimate battle with the Red King, his quest brings his whole family closer to the abandoned homestead where his brother died. And as it does Clayton's actions uncover raw wounds, forcing hidden memories to surface.
- 'in Melanie Rees’ exquisite telling, the unbearable is transformed' - Carly Rheilan, Author of 'Birthrights' and 'Asylum'.
- 'It is a story that fascinates and inspires in equal measure' - The Hard Hat Book Site.
- 'Petrichor is beautifully written. The descriptions of the Australian landscape in the grip of drought paints a stark image of the effects of natural disaster on both the land and the people who live on it' - Kate Reads' Books.
- '... a beautifully written book about grief and the love a family can have for each other. It delivers a strong message to talk about your grief with the ones you love.' - Jenny Lous Book Reviews.
- 'A thoroughly well written, thoughtfully explored and 3 dimensional story exploring the impact of Toxic Masculinity, Suicide, Grief, Financial Hardship, and Family Support in a time of crisis.' - Ali - Goodreads' Reviewer
NEW RELEASES 2022
Dark Days by Leonie Rogers
(Book 2 in Leonie's Rogers' new fantasy series The Albatar Chronicles )
With the defeat of the Greater Gorgone, Kazari has survived her first ordeal as a Hunter. But the battle left both her body and mind scarred. As Kazari's training intensifies, the nightmares that haunt her sleep threaten to overwhelm her. Kazari has learned a great deal as a Hunter and Dancer, but she is still the only one who can sense when a demon from Beyond - a gorgone - is nearby. And as the Lady's followers prepare themselves for war, it becomes clear that Kazari will become one of the Lady's greatest weapons - if she can overcome her own fears.
But the threat to Albatar is rising - and evil lurks in surprising places.
- 'Dark Days is the 2nd in The Albatar Chronicles - following on from Amethyst Pledge - by Aussie author Leonie Rogers and it was exceptional .' - Brenda, Goodreads Reviewer.
- '... both wonderful and frightening, I became so invested in the characters of Kaz and Sendar that I didn't want anything awful to happen to them!' Alayne Goodreads
- 'I love the way this series is developing ...' Carolyn Goodreads
COMING LATE 2022
The White Pavilion by Ruth Fox
When Imre falls dancing the Dance of a Thousand Steps, she is called to the Citadel by the Principe Regent, certain she is to be punished.
But the Regent is both more and less than he seems, and Imre must discover why Tierra Méjor is being ripped from its Core.
On a planet that moves to the ticking of a pendulum, can Imre prevent her world being torn apart?
Ruth Fox is the author of many books, including the award-winning Monster-boy: Lair of the Grelgoroth. She has a Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing, and loves to read science fiction, fantasy, romance, adventure, young adult, adult, literature, old books, new books, and everything in between.
Slip Stream by Alice Godwin
When the body of a young heiress is found and her baby, ripped from the still warm corpse, is taken; the woman's half-brother swears to bring those responsible to justice. It is a task that appears almost impossible until years later when he discovers the child's name, Raven.
Now Raven lives on the edge of society, earning her living surrounded and immersed in the electronic chatter and detritus of a future world. And then Ceriful crosses the boundaries, bringing the slipstream in his wake.
Ceriful - sometimes demon and sometimes angel, but always dangerous - a being from another reality, part fantasy, part product of those who still dream, and oh so enticing. Ceriful needs Raven to restore his realm, and he brings with him a promise. Now Raven's decision will either save his world, or ours.
But when the fantastic becomes real, people die.
Although Slipstream is Alice Godwin's first novel, the author has had numerous stories published in over 40 Anthologies, literary magazines, and online eZines (USA/UK/Australian). She was awarded Short Story of the Year 2008 by the Australian Horror Writers Association and been shortlisted in quite a few literary competitions, including Ireland's SF Aeon Award.
Nadir, Book 2 in the Clemhorn Trilogy by Andrew J Harvey:
Published by Zmok Books
Fleeing the attack by Miro and his new allies; Donald and Conrad need the aid of the Mmbuto e', a people who have no cause to love the Cross-Temporal Empire.
Meanwhile Ivy must fight a solitary war on Etu, facing attacks on two fronts, and her brother, Arnold's, very personal treachery.
Can they survive the war that has shattered the very foundations of the Cross-Temporal Empire.
Published by Zmok Books and distributed by Simon and Schuster.
In The News
- Congratulation to Ruth Fox, whose Under the Heavens was released by CamCat Publishing on April 12. If you're interested in "an intriguing YA sci-fi thriller with environmental, social, technological, and biblical elements!" check it out here.
- Jade, our wonderful cover artist from SteamPowerStudio recently completed a mentorship with Adam Duff (Founder of LUCIDPIXUL, and Fantasy Artist at Fantasy Flight Games), gaining a Diploma in Advanced Concept Art and Visual Storytelling in the process. :)
- New Hague author, Adrian Deans, is in discussion with a major film/TV producer regarding one of his previous works. Adrian’s new book Asparagus Grass will be published by Hague Pub in early 2023. We have been reliably informed that Adrian has already finished the sequel and is working on the final book of the trilogy.
- And catch up with Leonie Rogers' 2021 flash fiction challenge winning piece from Specul8.com.au from 2021 (http://www.z.haguepublishing.com/Specul8Flash)
Trilogy Paperback Packs
Save 10% and get FREE P&P
- The Frontier Series by Leonie Rogers - $67.36 AU (approx $47 USD)
- The Safe Harbour Chronicle by Shaune Lafferty Webb - $67.36 AU (approx $47 USD)
- The Bridges Trilogy by Ruth Fox - $49.41 AU (approx $34 USD)
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