Upcoming Book Releases (July to September)

There are some fantastic Speculative Fiction releases coming soon, and we are excited to tell you all about them!

Releasing on July 14th: HOARDS OF THE GREAT FIRE WYRMS: A DRAGON ANTHOLOGY.

Here is the blurb:
Immensely powerful and ancient beyond measure, dragons have captured the imagination of story tellers from all corners of the globe for countless centuries. Creatures of legend, from the wise and benevolent, through to corrupt and tyrannical, the mighty wing beats of these most awe-inspiring beasts still continue to reign majestically over our own dreams to this very day. With a flash of teeth, and breath of flame, the Great Wyrms are truly kings of the heavens and the rightful rulers of our wildest fantasies. In this collection fourteen original stories from some of Australia’s most exciting authors, join a 19th century classic from pioneering fantasist E. Nesbit, as they pay homage the greatest lords of both fire and sky.

This is an anthology of short stories featuring some wonderfully talented Australian writers, which will be released by Specul8 Publishing on July 14th.
To pre-order it, go here.

Releasing on July 21st: STEEL (Kalima Chronicles #3) by Aiki Flinthart.

Here is the blurb:
Even steel can be broken. Alere, Mina, and Jarran race toward Madina, desperate to secure the throne. But Jun Fourth Hassan Wen-Gates’ army arrives first – with Nasra and Rohne Connor – and they pave the streets in blood. Alere’s fighting skills are useless against two such powerful xintou. So she must risk everything on one, slim chance or Kalima’s freedom will be crushed beneath a tyrant xintou’s will.

This book is the conclusion to Flinthart’s Kalima Chronicles, and one of the titles I am very excited for. If you aren’t familiar with the series, here is a review of Book #1, IRON. To get your copy of STEEL, click on this link (which I will do right after publishing this). For more news about one of my favourite authors, visit Aiki Flinthart’s website.

Releasing on July 22nd: THE STAR OF FATE by David T Myers.

Here is the blurb:
When a gift from the gods goes missing, there will be hell to pay!

Lando Bailey is nobody’s hero, but when Fate chooses him to be its champion he will need to outwit three cults, an army of shadow monsters, a vindictive mercenary, and a killer with superhuman powers. Can he recover the Gifts of Fate before the agents of Discord do, or will his world come crashing down?

THE STAR OF FATE is a mythological urban fantasy thriller set in modern-day Melbourne. If you like edge of your seat thrillers, complex characters and a story that will keep you guessing then you’ll love David T Myers’ book, THE STAR OF FATE.

Available here from July 22nd. Personally, I love it when I read books that are set in an area I know well, so I am looking forward to this one!

Releasing August 13th: CLAIMING T-MO by Eugen Bacon.

Here is the blurb:
In this lush interplanetary tale, an immortal priest flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. The act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon the universe: named T-Mo by his mother and Odysseus by his father. The story unfolds through the eyes of these three distinctive women: Silhouette, Salem and Myra – mother, wife, and daughter. As they struggle to confront their fears and navigate the treacherous paths to love and accept T-Mo/Odysseus and themselves, the darkness in Odysseus urges them to unbearable choices that threaten their very existence.

You can find out more about CLAIMING T-MO and pre-order it here! Meerkat Press are releasing it on August 13, and I can’t wait!

Releasing August 18th: VIOLENT CAUSES (Leeth Dossier #4) by L. J. Kendall.

Here is the blurb:
The year is 2063 – 27 years after magic returned to our world. Leeth has survived a childhood as the unwitting subject of Dr Harmon’s unethical experiments at the Institute for Paranormal Dysfunction. She is now an eager assassin for a government black ops department. 

Her missions: seduce and destroy.

But Harmon, knowing she’s unprepared for the emotional cost of those missions, sees in that pain the key to her magical development and survival.

Magic, however, can be subtle – from shattered remnants, new seeds can grow. And when the artefact of a Death God is added to the mix, it won’t be Leeth alone who is tested.

Doesn’t that sound spellbinding? If you want to find out more, here is the Goodreads link, and here is the link to buy it!

Also, L. J. Kendall is doing an in-store book launch for VIOLENT CAUSES on the 18th of August at Galaxy Bookshop, Sydney – here is the FB Event – if you’re in Sydney, check it out!

Releasing August 30th: HIDE by J. A. Henderson.

Here is the blurb:
Triple murderer R. D. Slaither is incarcerated in an asylum, yet he claims the real perpetrator is a psychopath nobody can remember. Is he truly insane, an innocent victim or a master manipulator with an audacious plan to ensure his freedom? 

Detective Ettrick Sinclair sets out to find the truth and uncovers an incredible tale, involving the suspicious suicides of a young engineer and a truck driver, an abused psychiatric patient, a domineering father in law, an experimental anti-depressant and Ettrick’s own babysitter. But his investigation sets in motion a horrific chain of events that will end in tragedy for both men. To find out more, have a look at J. A. Henderson’s website.

J. A. Henderson’s thrillers have been shortlisted for 13 literary awards and he is the winner of the Doncaster Book Prize and Royal Mail Award.

Releasing September 2nd: METAMORPHOSIS by Claire Fitzpatrick.

Here is the blurb:
Madeline will never become a woman. William will never become a man. Does June deserve to be human? Does Lilith deserve a heart?

Seventeen stories. Seventeen tales of terror. 

If imperfection is crucial to a society’s survival, what makes a monster?

This sounds like a collection of short stories I do not want to miss!

METAMORPHOSIS, published by IFWG PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA, is available for pre-order here.

If these aren’t enough, Aussie Speculative Fiction are releasing FIRST CHAPTERS: FANTASY very soon.

FIRST CHAPTERS: FANTASY is an unique eBook ASF have put together which contains the first chapters of sixteen Fantasy books. This collection will give readers a really good feel for various books, and if they like them, they can follow the links to read the rest of the book!


This collection features the first chapters of books by Alan Baxter, Eugen Bacon, Aiki Flinthart, Jon Ray, Nikki Moyes, Val Clark, Peter Thomson, R. A. Goli, David T. Myers, Keri Arthur, J. T. Culverhouse and Kevin Klehr. You’re sure to find your next favourite Australian author amongst this talented list!

As you can see, there are some great books that will be arriving soon – don’t forget to pre-order or mark as ‘to read’ on Goodreads if they appeal to you! If you still want more Aussie Spec Fic books, have a look at the Reviews page on our website!

If you’re an Aussie (or Kiwi) author and you have a book coming out soon, join our facebook group and tell us about it.

We look forward to sharing with you more news and reviews of Speculative Fiction written by amazing Aussie and Kiwi authors, so please keep coming back!

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