• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:


    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!

     

     

Fantasy finds your phone

Browse inside on Your iPhone

Browse inside on Your iPhone

The HarperCollins Lab has been working on something very special indeed – putting aside the plans to clone George R R Martin (so we can actually find out whether Winter Is Coming or Going).

HCP has developed a web application that gives readers the chance to browse HarperCollins and Harper Voyager book extracts on the iPhone and iPod touch. You can then purchase the titles online via the Dymocks website.

Launch titles include Voyager books Odalisque by Fiona McIntosh and The Serpent Bride by Sara Douglass

At this point in time, HarperCollins is the only Australian publisher (yes, we do plan to take over the world if possible) to currently offer such a feature. The application is available immediately to iPhone and iPod touch users via Safari browser at http://mobile.harpercollins.com.au or via Apple’s web apps site at http://www.apple.com/webapps

And if you don’t have an iPhone, like this humble blog writer, then you can still use Browse Inside with your PC, accessing titles by Kylie Chan, Fiona McIntosh and many more.

Click here to go to Browse Inside

Click here to go to Browse Inside

In a totally unrelated moment – I went to Browse Inside and came across a title called The Earth Dragon Awakes and got vair excited imagining some sort of Temeraire meets er … the Earth, only to find out that it was actually a book about an earthquake. But this demonstrates why Browse Inside is a good thing – you really can try before you buy. And if you’re interested in the Earth Dragon then by all means, click here.
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