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Perfections

ISBN 978-1-922101-17-4

Cover by Amanda Rainey

Published June 2014

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Two sisters. One wish. Unimaginable consequences.

Not all fairytales are for children.

Antoinette and Jacqueline have little in common beyond a mutual antipathy for their paranoid, domineering mother, a bond which has united them since childhood. In the aftermath of a savage betrayal, Antoinette lands on her sister’s doorstep bearing a suitcase and a broken heart. But Jacqueline, the ambitious would-be manager of a trendy Melbourne art gallery, has her own problems – chasing down a delinquent painter in the sweltering heat of a Brisbane summer. Abandoned, armed with a bottle of vodka and her own grief-spun desires, Antoinette weaves a dark and desperate magic that can never, ever be undone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Two sisters. One wish. Unimaginable consequences. Not all fairytales are for children.

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Caution: Contains Small Parts

Volume 9, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-1-922101-06-8

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook Conversion by Charles Tan

Published June 2013/ Ebook Released December 2013

Caution: Contains Small Parts is an intimate, unsettling collection from award-winning author Kirstyn McDermott.

A creepy wooden dog that refuses to play dead.
A gifted crisis counsellor and the mysterious, melancholy girl she cannot seem to reach.
A once-successful fantasy author whose life has become a horror story – now with added unicorns.
An isolated woman whose obsession with sex dolls takes a harrowing, unexpected turn. Read the rest of this entry »

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A creepy wooden dog that refuses to play dead. A gifted crisis counsellor and the mysterious, melancholy girl she cannot seem to reach. A once-successful fantasy author whose life has become a horror story – now with added unicorns. An isolated woman whose obsession with sex dolls takes a harrowing, unexpected turn.

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Trucksong

ISBN 978-1-922101-04-4

Cover by Kenkichi Tai

Ebook conversion by Charles Tan

Published November 2013

 

In a post-apocalyptic Australian landscape dominated by free-wheeling cyborgs, a young man goes in search of his lost lover who has been kidnapped by a rogue AI truck – the Brumby King. Along the way, he teams with Sinnerman, an independent truck with its own reasons for hating the Brumby King. Before his final confrontation with the brumbies, he must learn more about the broken-down world and his own place in it, and face his worst fears.

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In a post-apocalyptic Australian landscape dominated by free-wheeling cyborgs, a young man goes in search of his lost lover who has been kidnapped by a rogue AI truck – the Brumby King.

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Cherry Crow Children

Volume 12, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-1-9221010-9-9

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Published April 2015

Tulliæn spans a fractured mountaintop, where the locals lie and the tourists come to die. Try the honey.

Briskwater crouches deep in the shadow of a dam wall. Ignore the weight of the water hanging overhead, and the little dead girl wandering the streets. Off with you, while you still can.

In Haverny Wood the birds drink blood, the dogs trade their coughings for corpses, the lost children carve up their bodies to run with the crows, and the townsfolk stitch silence into their spleens. You mustn’t talk so wild.

The desert-locked outpost of Boundary boasts the famed manufacturers of flawless timepieces; those who would learn the trade must offer up their eyes as starting materials. Look to your pride: it will eat you alive.

Sooner or later, in every community, fate demands its dues — and the currency is blood.

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Sooner or later, in every community, fate demands its dues — and the currency is blood. The Twelve Planets series concludes with Deborah Kalin’s collection.

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Drowned Vanilla

Cafe La Femme, Book 2

Sequel to A Trifle Dead

ISBN 978-1-9221010-1-3

Cover by Amanda Rainey

Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, October 2014

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It’s the beginning of a hot, hot summer in Hobart. Tabitha Darling is in love with the wrong man, and determined to perfect the art of ice cream. Playing amateur detective again is definitely not on the cards—not even when her friends try to lure her into an arty film noir project in the historical town of Flynn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book 2, Cafe La Femme series. Even ice cream isn’t going to get them out of this one.

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A Trifle Dead

Cafe La Femme, Book 1

ISBN 978-1-9221010-0-6

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Available in paperback and ebook and as a paperback/ebook bundle

Ebook released May 2013

Published by our new crime imprint, Deadlines

 

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Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. Which was fine when she was a tearaway teen, but not so useful now she’s trying to run a hipster urban cafe, invent the perfect trendy dessert, and stop feeding the many (oh so unfashionable) policemen in her life.

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Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. Which was fine when she was a tearaway teen, but not so useful now she’s trying to run a hipster urban cafe, invent the perfect trendy dessert, and stop feeding the many (oh so unfashionable) policemen in her life.

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Twelve Planets Paperback Subscriptions

Who Are the Twelve Planets?

Margo Lanagan, Lucy Sussex, Rosaleen Love, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren, Sue Isle, Kirstyn McDermott, Narrelle M Harris, Thoraiya Dyer, Deborah Kalin, Angela Slatter and Lisa Hannett. Read the rest of this entry »

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