• 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!



Finally, a book where vampires are meant to be killed!

They don't exist. But they save your life every day.

 After a long stint of the fluffy, love-struck kind, it appears vampires are once again designed to be feared. The stakes have been raised by Department 19, the debut novel from UK author Will Hill, who delivers a fantastic story with cracking pace, intelligent characters and an impressive array of monster-killing weaponry. And more importantly, sees a return to a traditional portrait of the vampire — blood-sucking monsters — that need to be slayed with the previously mentioned arsenal.

Founded in 1891 after Abraham Van Helsing and co. dusted Dracula, Department 19 came into existence for one very important reason — to protect us from the monsters that roamed the world. Now it stands, as it always has, as a top secret UK government agency run by the descendents of Van Helsing’s original party.

So when Jamie Carpenter’s mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he is recruited into the organisation of black-clad soldiers that don’t officially exist. An organisation, it appears, he’s been destined to join. He is trained, he is tested and then given everything he needs to go rescue his mother and stake the legion of vampires that want him dead.

Department 19 is a non-stop, pulse pounding adventure, exposing the organisation’s greatest secrets, the diabolical betrayals and the fact that the world is full of monsters.

 For your chance to win a signed copy of Department 19, check out http://www.department19exists.com/ and email us at promotions@harpercollins.com.au to let us know in 25 words or less what your favourite piece of the arsenal is and why.