• “Aftermath: Hathe Book Three” by Mary Brock Jones War or Peace. It doesn’t matter. There is always an enemy. Jacquel des Trurains, acclaimed hero of the resistance, has been charged with overseeing the restoration of Hathe after the Terran occupation. But it won’t be easy. Years of oppression have left their mark on every dirtsider

  • Attack on Dragon's Realm by Eileen Mueller

    Attack on Dragon’s Realm by Eileen Mueller.   Three unlikely heroes must save their village from tharuks: a flight-sick dragon rider, a failing wizard and a fainting warrior. Pulse pounding action and adventure for readers 10-12 years.  Choose your hero in this 3-way interactive fantasy adventure. Join dragons, riders, wizards and warriors as they battle

  • Mystic Portal – A You Say Which Way Adventure by Eileen Mueller. Mystic Portal is no ordinary bike trail. Adventure awaits you. They say each new jump leads to another world. You and your friends can’t wait to try it! Will you ride a camel? Fight bandits? Meet Bog the ogre? Or end up in

  • The Island by Nathan Rogers “The Island” is a fun fantasy adventure for children set in a world of magic populated by goblins, trolls, fire-breathing drakes, and more. The Island soars through the clouds keeping everyone safe, and the Lords and Ladies use its power to strike terror across the world. Their hounds also patrol

  • “Knock On,” by Mark English in Stupefying Stories Showcase, Sep 2016 I am swimming against the current of time. This is a language we brought back from the fractal sea within which we move—it is how our brains interpret the complex machine-filtered universe. Many Worlds. Many Causes. One Path.

  • Wish Upon a Southern Star, edited by Shelley Chappell The Southern Cross shines high above a fairy tale wood. Come step inside. Drink dew from the leaves with tiny Tommelise. Eat egg sandwiches with a toothy young troll. Escape with Rapunzel. Trick Rumpelstiltskin. Shiver in the snow. Climb the beanstalk. Pray to the Piper. Be

  • Tracking Al Qaeda in Pakistan, sex on a Fijian beach, fighting UFOs in Africa – Sam Kahu’s 2009 might sound exciting for a fifteen year old, but there’s no room for error. Earth’s alien overlords want no repeat of the last battle. They want Sam and the rest of the Changels eliminated. But as natural

  • Mister Bucket for Assembly by Mike Reeves-McMillan When Bucket the gnome takes up an offer to stand for the Representative Assembly on behalf of his newly-emancipated people, he expects hard work and civilised debate. Not the bitter enmity of an old flame, nasty innuendoes in the opposition’s newspaper, or threats from organised crime. Certainly not

  • ARMISTICE collects tales of a time millions of years ago on far off worlds, a time when the inlaris’ home planet still existed; Woelf Dietrich, M.J. Kelley, Dana Leipold and Elaine Chao give us stories about intergalactic space travel and tragedy wrought by a global war that tore Earth asunder; narratives of hope and love, and yes,

  • Wise Phuul by Daniel Stride Genre: Steampunk-flavoured Dark Fantasy Walking corpses and black-market liquor: the quiet life. Teltö Phuul, Necromancer and Library Clerk, likes his days safe and predictable.  Not for him the intrigues of the Viiminian Empire, a gothic monstrosity held together by sheer force of will. Until the Empire’s dreaded secret police come

  • TWO BOYS LOVE HER. TWO WORLDS NEED HER. ONLY SHE CAN SAVE THEM BOTH. LIGHT IN MY DARK by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden Series: Beyond the Wall book one Genre: YA Fantasy Stuck in the mountain town of Glen Eden, Harper Deveraux has longed for an adventure ever since the death of her mother.

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    Trickster’s Nab by Mike Reeves-McMillan. He wants to steal their money. They want to steal his memories. The thief who calls himself Now You Don’t serves the Trickster, exalting the humble and humbling the exalted. In the course of this noble enterprise, he discovers a conspiracy to recreate a magical interrogation drug, forbidden since the

  • Auckland Allies 3: Unsafe Harbour by Mike Reeves-McMillan Nazi sorcerers are plotting to steal the body of a tech billionaire, and the Allies must stop them, while outnumbered and, literally, outgunned. Damaged by earlier encounters, but more determined than ever, they must draw on the spirit of the city itself – and their growing mastery

  • Kalanon’s Rising by Darian Smith Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world. Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King’s cousin is murdered, duty calls him back. The crime scene suggests dark magic and

  • A steampunk adventure with a plot to take over the Empire and a kidnapped bride. Hara and Gideon have been asked to do a favour for the Emperor to return a runaway bride. Things become complicated when it is found out that the runaway bride has fallen into the clutches of an ambitious duke who

  • “Part rock memoir, part densely-textured journey into a dystopian world as rich as [Terry Gilliam’s] ‘Brazil’, ‘Songshifting’ is wise, elegiac and compelling. It speaks deeply to what music means to us – not just as an art form but as part of our emotional landscape. Wonderful stuff.” DAVE HUTCHINSON, EUROPE IN AUTUMN (shortlisted for the

  • “Torn” by Mary Brock Jones Two ecological engineers must change their world to save it, no matter the cost to all they love.   Fee comes from the mountains of her world. She grew up with trees, rushing streams and rain.  The grasslands beyond the foothills are Caleb’s home. Dry, windblown, a place of endless

  • Into the Mist by Lee Murray When NZDF Sergeant Taine McKenna and his squad are tasked with escorting a bunch of civilian contractors into Te Urewera National Park, it seems a strange job for the army. Militant T hoe separatists are active in the area, and with its cloying mist and steep ravines, the forest

  • Shield by Rachel Craw “This is the Affinity Project – where freewill is turned to ash.” Evie is out of options. She must comply with the Affinity Project – obey their rules, play their deadly games, give up Jamie. And her losses keep growing… When she decides to help a small group of Shields trying

  • Hand of the Trickster by Mike Reeves-McMillan. Leverage meets Lankhmar in this sword-and-sorcery novella, as a thief who serves the Trickster God pulls daring heists in other gods’ temples. Since the War of Gods, the high gods have grown silent and distant. The Trickster, though, is still at large in the world, humbling the exalted

  • July in Aotearoa might be more about freezing southerlies than ice-zombies from the North, but honestly, at least the latter has novelty value. Winter has well and truly arrived; time to snuggle up with some reading. At the Edge, edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray, is now available in bookstores around New Zealand –

  • Auckland Allies 2: Ghost Bridge by Mike Reeves-McMillan. The Auckland Allies discover a mysterious threat in the city’s oldest cemetery, and their first attempt to intervene leaves one of them in hospital – the same hospital the necromancer calling himself “Mr. Smith” is about to attack with four thousand angry Victorian ghosts. Hundreds of the

  • Babylon’s Song by Kiwi writer, Woelf Dietrich features in the new anthology, Interspecies, Volume 1, The Inlari Sagas. “These are generally hard-hitting stories about a grim future world. . . . I found the exploration mind-stretching . . .” —Piers Anthony, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Xanth Series  “Interspecies is a solid science fiction anthology

  •   Blazing Blunderbuss by Nix Whittaker Hara has not had an easy life. Dragged around the world by her con man of a father and forced to dress as a boy to keep her safe. She has finally gotten away from him when she walks into trouble. Gideon is a mathematician but that isn’t the

  • Everything is Fine by Grant Stone A house at the edge of a prehistoric valley. A suitcase that can take you to 1980. A payphone that lets you call the dead. Twenty tales from award-winning author Grant Stone, including six all-new stories. From a trip to the supermarket to the edge of everything. From Auckland

  • Deadline Delivery by Peter Friend My first ebook is out – let’s hope this interweb thing catches on 🙂 It’s also available in dead tree format: http://www.amazon.com/Deadline-Delivery…/dp/1522878475/ To quote from the blurb: You’re just another poor kid living in the flooded under-city. Life is hard every day, especially for a courier like you, delivering packages to

  • Pisces of Fate, by Paul Mannering  Published by Paper Road Press When Ascott Pudding’s parents died, he ran to the ends of the earth – or to the tropical Aardvark Archipelago, which is essentially the same thing. But distance is relative and now a retired god has turned up with more bad news: Ascott’s sister,

  • Auckland Allies by Mike Reeves-McMillan As bit players in the world of magic, Tara, Sparx, and their clairvoyant acquaintance Steampunk Sally are careful to stay clear of New Zealand’s supernatural politics. So after Sally uses her powers to win a little money at blackjack, it’s a nasty surprise when hired goons come after them. Hitting

  • These Broken Worlds introduces readers to a universe where a war between humans and aliens has decimated the Earth, leaving only Australia and New Zealand habitable. The rest of the planet is a burned up stew of toxic waste. This mini-kōsalogy lays the foundation for a new science fiction series, Interspecies, Kōsa Press’s flagship kōsalogy (what we

  • The Well-Presented Manuscript: Just What You Need to Know to Make Your Fiction Look Professional, by Mike Reeves-McMillan. From a reviewer, fiction author, and former trad-pub copy editor and technical writer, this concise guide to punctuation, sentence structure, typo spotting and basic research comes from analysing the most common errors in nearly 250 indie and traditionally-published books.

  • Pay the Piper: Hathe Book Two by Mary Brock Jones The war is over, but surviving the peace may be their toughest fight yet. For five years, Earth ruled Hathe, taking what they needed, especially the energy-rich mineral, urgonium,  it must have to survive. For five years, the Hathians kept their world safe by hiding

  • Resistance: Hathe Book One by Mary Brock Jones When two, opposed worlds must fight for their very survival, what chance is there for a pair of duty-plagued lovers caught in the middle? Five long years ago, the Terran invaders appeared in the skies above Hathe and life on that peaceful and wealthy planet changed forever.

  • The Dog with No Name, by Grace Bridges: One eventful night in Belfast, a soulful dog makes a split-second decision that will change his life forever. FREE on Kindle 15-18 May! (Short story) Perhaps the dog had had a name, once, long ago, when children christened the puppy they’d begged for. Perhaps it had been

  • Currents of Change by Darian Smith Haunted house, haunted heart.  When Sara O’Neill goes on the run, she believes the tiny town of Kowhiowhio is just the sanctuary she needs. Her family’s old colonial house needs repair, but it’s safe from the abusive husband she left behind. However, a hostile local holds a grudge and

  • A Mer-Tale by Jan M. Goldie “We Mer are real. There’s nothing mythological about us. We’ve inhabited Earth’s seas for millions of years. But about one thousand years ago, all that changed. The Spratonites arrived and suddenly we were kicked out of our own home. Now we slum it in the human world.” Land-trapped mermaid

  • Baby Teeth – Bite-sized Tales of Terror, Edited by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray Kids can say the creepiest things.   27 New Zealand and American authors delve into the strange, the unexpected, and the downright terrifying things that kids say in this collection of all new flash fiction. From the mouths of babes come

  • Use Only As Directed, edited by Simon Petrie and Edwina Harvey A varied mix of 14 speculative fiction stories by some of the best Australian and New Zealand authors in the genre in settings that range from the back yard to the depths of space. Authors: Stephen Dedman, Dirk Flinthart, Dave Freer, Michelle Goldsmith, Alex

  • Silver Sharp as Silk, by Dan Rabarts in Dreaming of Djinn “It is sharp, and beautiful, and awful to watch them burn, but burn they must, wrapped up in dust and flame, writhing and curling and dying, thin hard men who wear cold steel at their belts while trading silk for silver, spices and myrrh.

  • All That Glitters, by Dan Rabarts “The two agents broke into a run, following the tunnel down, deeper, noting a second, a third, and even more clusters of dynamite along the cavern walls, all spooling them down, ever down, into the shadows. As they ran, they smelt the smoke. It filled the shaft like a

  • Elias, Smith and Jones by Mark English in Escape Pod, January 31, 2013 He chuckled to himself as he looked up at the wall of people in front of him. Political leaders, military leaders, space systems engineers; all desperate to hear the words of an aged ship’s monkey from the Frontier. All because he and his

  • Paint by Numbers by Dan Rabarts in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 55 I notice her because she is not there to look at the art, but to look at me. This makes me curious. I am no work of art. She, however, could be. She seems at once bold yet uncertain, fiery yet tempered,

  • Waking the Taniwha by Dan Rabarts in Wily Writers, March 10, 2013 “Those wounds were neither musket fire nor swords,” Kent said. “That was claws, or teeth.” “Too clean for teeth. A word of advice, Kent: If you go looking for monsters in every shadow, it might pay to carry a lantern.” “Sir!” Faulkner and

  • The Seals of Abgal by Woelf Dietrich Bookstore owner and novice antiquarian, Sebastian Kaine is proud of his new profession and even prouder still of the collection of antique books on the occult that he keeps locked away in the basement of his bookstore. But his little utopia implodes when he wakes up in that same

  • Restitutions of the Blood by Lila Richards In 1890, when Alex Randall befriends Frenchman, Henri de Saint-Clair, his determination to know more about his enigmatic friend friend plunges him into a world darker — and more addictive — than anything he could have imagined.

  • A Different Hunger by Lila Richards In 1875, after Rufus de Hunte is challenged to an illegal duel, his father, to avoid scandal, banishes him to New Zealand. During the voyage, he meets the intriguing Serafina Radzinskaya and finds himself falling in love with her, only to discover she is a vampire. Torn between love

  • 809 Jacob Street by Marty Young The monster house calls to them all, but what will they find when they open its door? “This is a writer cutting his own way through horror, and I can’t wait to see where that journey takes him.” Joe McKinney.

  • Realmgolds by Mike Reeves-McMillan A reluctant, inexperienced and ineffectual ruler must become the leader his people need when an old rival’s hate-filled rhetoric foments rebellion. The young ruler has an ally and mentor, a competent woman who rules the realm to the south. Unfortunately, the ancient magical treaty between their realms means she can’t send in

  • Hope and the Patient Man by Mike Reeves-McMillan When a promising date ends in head trauma and ruined trousers, Hope must confront the curse she accidentally placed on herself at the end of her first relationship. But can she do so while also qualifying as a Senior Mage, solving the mystery of her parents’ toxic

  • Hope and the Clever Man by Mike Reeves-McMillan An act of powerful magic in a moment of rage almost destroys Hope’s magical career before it starts, leaving her more determined than ever to prove her worth. Her chance comes when she’s assigned to work for the eccentric inventor known as the Clever Man. The magical

  • The Bone Plate by Dan Rabarts in Bloodstones “Back in the black old days, we called it the Bone Plate. Wasn’t worth your life to touch the Bone Plate. It made men kings, back in the black old days. Mine was a trashcan lid, piled high with gnawed, soot-stained remains, the bones of rats and

  • Wearing the Star Cloak by Darian Smith in Wily Writers, July 2, 2012 The unstoppable power of a legendary hero searches for a new host to wield it. Who is worthy to wear the star cloak?

  • A Stretch of Time by Grace Bridges A young Maori mother is frazzled by the pace of modern life. She tells her grandmother that times have changed since the twenty-four hour day was first created; but Kuia speaks words that bestow a spiritual gift of time. Surely her grandmother is playing games with her –

  • Young Love on the Run from the Federal Alien Administration New Mexico Division (1984) by Grant Stone in Strange Horizons, May 9, 2011 Roland twirls the phone cord around his finger and listens to the ring. He looks around the room. It’s pretty shitty. Besides the bed there’s a TV fixed to the ceiling, a

  • The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe Garrisoned by the Nine Houses of the Derai Alliance, the remote mountain range known as the Wall of Night is the final barrier between the lands of Haarth and the all-devouring Darkswarm—which the Derai have been fighting across worlds and time.

  • Thornspell by Helen Lowe Prince Sigismund has grown up hearing fantastical stories about enchantments and faie spells, basilisks and dragons, knights-errant and heroic quests. He’d love for them to be true—he’s been sheltered in a country castle for most of his life and longs for adventure—but they are just stories. Or are they?

  • The Gathering of the Lost by Helen Lowe Five years after the Wall of Night was breached and her stronghold home assaulted, Malian of Night and her friend and ally, Kalan, remain missing, believed dead in the wild country of Jaransor. But not all accept Malian’s death, and now her enemies are on the hunt.

  • Mary Had a Unicorn by Ripley Patton in Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear The last thing on earth Mary Maloney wanted was a unicorn. She wasn’t an addict, no matter what they said at the clinic. Sure, she used sometimes just to have some fun, or when she was down. But who didn’t? It wasn’t

  • Lily’s Tale by Grace Bridges in OtherSheep October 2011 On Planet Monday, abused and alone, Lily is an outcast even among her fellow slaves – because she remembers things they’re supposed to forget. Forget everything, and be a good girl, Lily. But she can’t. She remembers everything they did to her. She remembers that her

  • Underground…Undersea by Grace Bridges in Underground Rising The underground rebels have successfully escaped the Lost Zone prison on Great Barrier Island, although their mindware super-abilities have been short-circuited and their confidence has vanished with it. Now they rely on a Maori prophet to guide them to a hidden tunnel far below Britomart Station in Auckland, where

  • Never Look Back by Grace Bridges in Space Battles: Full-Throttle Space Tales #6, from Flying Pen Press Mars. Ten years ago. I didn’t kill him, I swear. It was an accident. And now his brother wants to kill me. I ran from him, into the farthest reaches of travelled space. But now my sister wants to

  • Fungus Among Us and Tell-Tale Signs of a Wonderful Life by Grace Bridges in The Cross and the Cosmos Anthology: Year 1 In these two linked tales, we view life from the viewpoint of a community of sentient fungi on an alien planet who communicate by vibrations. The scientist assigned to investigate them despairs of

  • Giant Leap by Mark English in Every Day Fiction, October 21, 2011 Roaring on a mighty flame stack, the rocket ship Conquest descended through the atmosphere to the surface of planet Alpha-1. Bulbous-bodied, tri-finned, and gleaming, the interstellar colony ship was breath-taking — which was part of the Big Idea. Camera drones had arrived the week before,

  • Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world. Olivia can pickpocket the soul.

  • Wizard’s Guide to Wellington by A J Ponder Two cousins from opposite sides of the world discover just how magical and dangerous Wellington can be.

  • Crucible by Dan Rabarts in Wily Writers, June 25, 2011 Once, we trod upon the stars, fleeing the gods. Now, we are the gods. Parsing the heavens on wings of steel and light, we sank into eternal sleep, light years unwinding around us, morphing the constellations into new mythologies. With technology already ancient we seeded