• 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!

     

     

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Aurealis 2011 finalists announced!

The finalists for the 2011 Aurealis Awards have just been announced and lots of Voyager authors have been selected! Congrats to Jennifer Fallon, Glenda Larke, Tansy Rayner Roberts & Kim Westwood!

This is from the official press release:
‘ Winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards and the Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Excellence will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, on the evening of Saturday 12 May at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney. Details of the evening and a link to the online booking website are available at www.aurealisawards.com

An after party will be held at Rydges, North Sydney, following the awards presentations.  Accommodation is available at Rydges for $149 (room only) or $174 (including full buffet breakfast).  To take advantage of these rates please use the code ‘Aurealis’ when making your booking.

For further information about the awards please contact the convenors at: convenors@aurealisawards.com

The 2011 Aurealis Awards are sponsored by HarperVoyager and Cosmos Magazine and proudly supported by Galaxy Bookshop.’

Here are the Australian Voyager finalists:

FANTASY NOVEL

The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon (HarperVoyager)

Stormlord’s Exile by Glenda Larke (HarperVoyager)

The Shattered City by Tansy Rayner Roberts (HarperVoyager)

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood (HarperVoyager)

For the full list head to www.aurealisawards.com

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Sneak Peek: The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon

Catch up with Jennifer Fallon all weekend at AussieCon4.If you can’t make it down, here’s a sneak peek at Jennifer’s upcoming new book, first one in new series The Riftrunners!

‘It shouldn’t be so easy to take an innocent life.’ Amergin cast back his mind, trying to pinpoint the moment in time when taking a life had moved from being a moral dilemma to a political necessity.
‘We’re not going to kill them. We’re going to divide them,’ Marcroy Tarth said. ‘Send one of them away. Somewhere he’ll never be found. Or at least, not found until the Undivided can be replaced with something less dangerous.’ Then he added with a thoughtful frown. ‘We’ll need to do it somewhere there are no witnesses.’
The Druid stared at the sídhe for a long moment. His sharp features were inhumanly pretty; so familiar and yet so alien, his long, straight blond hair, tucked behind his sharply pointed ears, tinged blue by the cave’s magical light. Despite his apparent youth, he seemed even more sinister than usual in the flickering Faerie glow illuminating the icy grotto where this perilous rendezvous was taking place.
Amergin shook his head. ‘I don’t know, Marcroy …’
‘Very well,’ the sídhe lord said with a shrug. ‘I will report back to the Brethren with your answer. I’m sure when I tell them I was unable to find a bloodless way to remove the threat of the Undivided twins destined to destroy our kind, they’ll understand. I mean,’ he added with a sardonic smile, ‘you know how forgiving and understanding the sídhe elders can be.’
‘I’m not trying to anger the Brethren,’ Amergin said, feeling trapped. ‘And you know I would never do anything to endanger your people. But you must understand… I am a Druid. I am sworn to protect my people. If anyone should discover …’
Marcroy smiled patronisingly, a smile made worse by the fact the sídhe lord looked like a lad and
not a creature who’d lived longer than Amergin cared to contemplate. ‘The whole purpose of opening the rift without witnesses, brother, would be to prevent discovery, would it not?’
‘You’re asking me to betray my own race.’
‘On the contrary. I am offering you a chance to save your race. The Brethren have spoken. They have seen what will happen in other realms, where RónánDarragh have grown to manhood, united. They will not permit it to happen in our reality.’
Amergin was shocked by what Marcroy seemed to be suggesting. ‘Are you telling me the Brethren would kill the boys, themselves?’
‘They can’t,’ Marcroy said. ‘You know that. Orlagh’s treaty with your kind protecting the Undivided binds all the sídhe races. But there are ways around such oaths.’

Read on

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