THE ROSE DAUGHTER
She never meant to be a hero . . .
In fact, Dreckly Jones has made a point her whole life to be exactly not that. The daughter of a forbidden union between an earth elemental and a selkie, her rare powers have meant she has always had a target on her back.
So Dreckly - a 40-something oyster shucker according to her fake documents, 140-something sprite if you're going to get all nit-picky about it - has become an expert at many things. Chief amongst them: hiding.
When she meets a determined group of rebels who desperately need her help, she finds herself wanting to stick her neck out for the first time in a long while. Yet is she ready to be noticed? Is Dreckly willing to use her powers to stand up when it could cost her everything?
THE WAILING WOMAN
Good girls don't talk back. Good girls don't cry. Good girls don't scream.
Sadie Burke has been forced to be a good girl her entire life. As a banshee, she's the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the supernatural hierarchy. Weak. Condemned. Powerless. Silent. That's what she and her six sisters have been told their entire lives, since their species was first banished from Ireland.
Yet when a figure from her childhood unexpectedly arrives on the scene, Sadie finds it harder than ever to toe the line.
Texas Contos is the son of their greatest oppressor. He's also someone she's inexplicably drawn to, and as they grow closer, Sadie begins to question what banshees have been told for centuries about their gifts.
But the truth comes at a cost. With Sadie and Tex forced to run for their lives, their journey leads them to new friends, old enemies, and finally to her true voice - one that could shatter the supernatural world forever.
THE WITCH WHO COURTED DEATH
Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Corvossier 'Casper' von Klitzing and her twin brother Barastin had a pretty normal life. Her unrivalled ability to speak with and control the dead had made her a living, made her notorious ... and made her a target.
After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, Casper's life is forever changed. The sole survivor, she is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. The only other person ever to escape the legendary Oct was a witch - so Casper is soon on her trail.
But this witch does not want to be found.
Diving headfirst into the supernaturally secretive world of spells, charms and covens, it's not long before Casper is crossing much more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Winner of the 2018 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
It Came From The Deep
An elderly professor is murdered, leaving a puzzling crime scene for police to unravel and a laboratory housing all kinds of marine life. But something is missing … something huge.
Recent highschool graduate Kaia Craig has problems of her own, with her career as an ironwoman on the Gold Coast in jeopardy after a horrific accident. Yet someone wants to hold her accountable.
After nearly drowning in Lake Pelutz and her attackers on the run, Kaia is left with more than just physical injuries. She’s convinced she saw something in the depths of the lake: something that choose to spare her. Uncertain whether she’s running towards the discovery of a friend or foe, Kaia begins digging into a mystery that may have bigger ramifications than she or any of her friends can fathom.
It Came From The Deep is a thrilling combination of young adult and science fiction from the author of the critically acclaimed Who’s Afraid? series, Maria Lewis.
Who's STILL Afraid?
If there are two things werewolf Tommi Grayson is good at, it’s shit-talking and killing. She has been doing a lot of both over the past few months as part of a supernatural squad tasked with hunting down the last members of an evil cult in Ireland.
However, things are never quite as simple as point and shoot.
Mortality and betrayal weigh heavy on her heart as she attempts to return to some semblance of a normal life with the rogue werewolf pack she has befriended in Berlin.
Yet the supernatural world around her is changing.
Things are in motion, things she doesn’t quite understand. With those close to her suddenly in the crosshairs, Tommi finds herself forced to choose a side in a war she didn’t even know she was fighting.
Who's Afraid Too?
After the worst family reunion in history, Tommi needed some space. She's spent the last few weeks trying to understand her heritage - the one that comes with a side order of fur - as well as learning about her Maori ancestry and how she can connect to it. But she can only escape for so long.
When an unspeakable evil returns, Tommi will need every piece of knowledge and all the skills she has. With the help of allies old and new, frenemies both helpful and super-annoying, she's going to take the fight to the enemy . . .
"It was like my wolf had been there all along, waiting for me to tap its hand and step into the ring ... " Tommi Grayson's never exactly been a normal girl. Bright blue hair, a mysterious past and barely controlled rage issues have a way of making a woman stand out. Yet she's never come close to guessing who she really is ...
When her mother dies, a shattered Tommi decides to track down her estranged father. Leaving Scotland for a remote corner of New Zealand, she discovers the truth of her heritage - and it's a whole lot more than merely human. Barely escaping with her life, now Tommi must return to her her friends, pretending everything is normal, while all too aware of the dangers lurking outside - and within. Worse still, something has followed her home ...
With the clock ticking, can Tommi learn to control her new powers in time to save the ones she loves? Mixing elements of fantasy, mystery and romance, Who's Afraid? is a must-read tale about one woman who takes on the world, one bite at a time.
Anthologies & SHORT STORIES
Doing It: A Sex Positive Anthology
Doing It is a bold, explicit and unapologetically feminist look at sex written by women with a great story to tell about a positive sexual encounter, relationship or development in their lives. This collection – memoir, essay, erotica, art – encourages honest discussions about pleasure and desire, and celebrates the diverse experiences of women having sex, loving sex, pursuing sex and taking control of their sexual lives.
Edited by renowned feminist Karen Pickering, Doing It represents the best arguments of the sex-positivity movement, emphasising enthusiastic consent and rejecting slut-shaming and the other pillars of rape culture.
Hot Stuff: Surfing Love
Hot sun, warm bodies, tight skin, electricity on the air ... four top romance authors give you their take on summer.
From Carla Caruso - A chance meeting with a pro-surfer on an island getaway.
From Maria Lewis - The world of women's surfing throws two recent bedmates together.
From Alli Sinclair - A world-famous performer finds her heart and a way to fight her demons in Rio de Janeiro.
From Tess Woods - A Cornish beach retreat proves a full reawakening.
AND THEN...THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF AWESOME ADVENTURE TALES VOL 2
A cohort of Australia’s best genre writers present a strange and fabulous collection of action-packed adventure stories - each featuring two heroes.
The two-volume And Then... anthology features page-turning stories by 32 award-winning, established and emerging Australian writers of science fiction, crime, speculative fiction, horror and fantasy.
The settings are futuristic, contemporary and historical; the heroes are human, animal, alien and mythical; and their adventures are real-world, far-out, speculative, scary, mysterious, speculative and fantasastical.
TALES FROM KAYFABIA: THE UNFORTUNATE ORIGINS OF JIMMY HAVOC
Written by best-selling author Maria Lewis and narrated by voice artist Jake Urry, The Unfortunate Origins Of Jimmy Havoc is the first Tales From The Kayfabia set within the world of hit comic book series Conco And The Fudge.
Starring real-life wrestling Jimmy Havoc, this fictionalised tale follows the origin story of the undead, punk rock leader who is set to make his Conco And The Fudge debut in 2019.
THE OTHERWORLD SISTER
Sorcha Burke was on a cruise ship full of monsters. Sure, she was one of them.
But on the scale of fucked up things that went bump in the night, she was barely a dull thump.
She knew from the moment her little sister Sadie was brutally disciplined by the supernatural government that ruled their lives, the clock was ticking.
Sorcha couldn't stay in Australia. Sorcha couldn't be like other banshees. Sorcha couldn't repress who she was any longer.
She had to flee.
Yet her journey to freedom was more dangerous than she could have anticipated. And there's more than one predator on Sorcha Burke's tail.
From the Aurealis Award-winning author of The Witch Who Courted Death comes this short story set within the Supernatural Sisters universe and before the events of The Wailing Woman. The Otherworld Sister is available for free on the author's website.