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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: ‘Dawn of Mist’ By Helen Scheuerer

A big HAPPY RELEASE DAY to our talented author and founder, Helen Scheuerer, whose fourth fantasy book, DAWN OF MIST is out today.

Dawn of Mist is the companion prequel collection to the bestselling trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.

Here’s the official blurb…

Discover where The Oremere Chronicles journey began in this epic bind-up of all 16 prequel short stories from bestselling author, Helen Scheuerer.

Before their fight to save the realm from mad tyrants and toxic mist, Bleak, Henri and Swinton led separate lives.

Delve into the secrets, the triumphs and tragedies of their earlier years, and the defining moments that made these much-loved characters who they are.

Teenage Bleak sails across the seas, seeking adventure with her best friend, Bren, and guardian, Senior – only to discover that trouble often finds her first.

Fiercely loyal Henri and her sister, Sahara, train relentlessly to become elite warriors, but soon learn that the Valian Way can be crueller than they ever thought.

A young and ambitious Commander Swinton struggles to prove himself worthy of knighthood, but an encounter with a beautiful stranger shows him that there are things in life more important than titles.

Dawn of Mist is the companion prequel story collection to Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.

Get Dawn of Mist at a discounted launch price – limited time only!

Amazon

Australia-only paperback

Remember to grab your e-copy before the price goes up to $4.99.

Early praise for Dawn of Mist…

★★★★★ “Dawn of Mist is the prequel we all needed and I am so glad Helen decided to release them into this book. Reading Dawn of Mist you laugh, you smile, you cry and your heart hurts but damn it is bloody good. The magic of this series, the incredible landscapes and characters that pull at your heart – it’s one of a kind and I will forever be re-reading these characters.” – The Book Tweeter

★★★★★ “With Helen’s beautiful writing, we’re emerged back into the worlds of Bleak, Swinton, Fiore, Henri and Sahara. The world building is still vivid as ever with even more intricate details surrounding their lives. You should definitely treat yourself to this book and the entire Oremere Chronicles to get you through these scary and difficult times.” – A Bookish Peach

★★★★★ “Dawn of Mist is a captivating and absorbing collection of stories, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo and V.E Schwab. Once again, Helen Scheuerer has proven herself to be a master of the fantasy genre.” – The Literary Casanova

Don’t forget you can also add the book on Goodreads and find out more about Helen at her website.

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: ‘The Ninth Sorceress’ By Bonnie Wynne

A big HAPPY RELEASE DAY to our talented author, Bonnie Wynne, whose debut fantasy novel THE NINTH SORCERESS is out today.

The Ninth Sorceress is the first volume in the new classic fantasy series, The Price of Magic.

Here’s the official blurb…

A shadowed past. A vengeful goddess. What price will Gwyn pay to discover her destiny?

Wrenched from her mundane life as a herbalist’s apprentice, teenage orphan Gwyn learns she is hunted by an ancient goddess.

For seventeen years she’s been protected by her guardian, hidden away like a dark secret. But suddenly, she is thrust into the care of some unlikely companions, pursued by wizards and confronted by the dangerous powers she’s spent her life suppressing…

Now, Gwyn finds herself drawn into a deep and ancient tale – one of lost magic, truths long buried and the rising of a war she never could have imagined.

If you like rich worldbuilding, breathtaking magic and captivating storytelling, then you’ll love The Ninth Sorceress, the first book in the classic fantasy saga, The Price of Magic.

Buy your copy of The Ninth Sorceress to begin this unforgettable journey today!

Get The Ninth Sorceress at a discounted launch price – limited time only!

Amazon

Australia-only paperback

Remember to grab your copy before the price goes up to $7.99.

Early praise for The Ninth Sorceress

★★★★★ “An absolutely breathtaking fantasy that rivals the likes of Patrick Rothfuss and Robin Hobb.” – Goodreads reviewer

★★★★★ “A complex female lead. A whirlwind adventure. And worldbuilding that’s nothing short of epic.” – Goodreads reviewer

★★★★★ “An unforgettable heroine and story. Perfect for lovers of Samantha Shannon and Brandon Sanderson.”- Goodreads reviewer

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Don’t forget you can also add the book on Goodreads and find out more about Bonnie at her website.

The official The Ninth Sorceress launch party will be held on Saturday, February 15th at iconic Newtown bookstore, Better Read Than Dead.

If you’re in Sydney, we hope to see you there!

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Title Reveal: Book II of THE RELIC TRILOGY by Bronwyn Eley

It’s been a big year for us here at Talem Press, with even more exciting things on the horizon for 2020.

But before 2019 draws to a close, we thought we’d give you the first bit of info about one of our upcoming titles… Book II in The Relic Trilogy by Bronwyn Eley!

In September this year, Bronwyn’s first book Relic was released.

Kicking off this gripping and gloriously dark YA fantasy series, Relic soon hit #1 on the Amazon charts and garnered plenty of glowing reviews… And as those who’ve read it already know, it ended with quite the explosive conclusion!

But good news: it’s not long until the sequel will be here to answer all your pressing questions.

So without further ado, the title for Book II of The Relic Trilogy is…

RIVEN

We hope you’re as excited as we are to dive back into the world of the Relics alongside our fierce heroine, Kaylan!

Stay tuned in the new year for more information, including a cover reveal and release date.

And in the meantime, if you haven’t yet read Relic, be sure to grab your copy so you’re ready for Riven in 2020!

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Cover Reveal: THE NINTH SORCERESS by Bonnie Wynne

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be revealing another epic Talem Press cover today…

This one is for The Ninth Sorceress, the debut novel of Australian author, Bonnie Wynne and the first book in her series, The Price of Magic.

So, without further ado…

Slated for release on February 13th, 2020, The Ninth Sorceress is the first instalment in a simply breathtaking new fantasy series.

The novel follows the story of Gwyn, a herbalist’s apprentice, who is drawn into a deep and ancient tale: of chained gods and lost magic, of truths long buried and the rising of a war she never could have imagined…

Click here to add The Ninth Sorceress on Goodreads.

Book Details

Title: The Ninth Sorceress
Series Title: The Price of Magic, Book: I
Page Count: approx. 486
Author: Bonnie Wynne
Publisher: Talem Press
Paperback: 978-0-6485342-2-8
Ebook: 978-0-6485342-3-5
Genre: Classic Fantasy
Release Date: February 13th, 2020

Bonnie is currently available for interview, and Talem Press is accepting review requests. Simply email your requests to [email protected]

You can find out more about The Ninth Sorceress and The Price of Magic over at BonnieWynne.com, and more about Talem Press at TalemPress.com.

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: ‘Relic’ By Bronwyn Eley

A big HAPPY RELEASE DAY to our talented author, Bronwyn Eley, whose debut fantasy novel RELIC is out today.

Relic is the first volume in the new YA fantasy series, The Relic Trilogy.

 

Here’s the official blurb…

In the city of Edriast, there is no deadlier duty than to serve as the Shadow.

As the personal servant of the powerful Lord Rennard, the Shadow’s life is all but forfeit. Rennard possesses one of five rare and dangerous Relics – a jewel that protects his bloodline, but slowly poisons everyone else in its proximity. When the current Shadow succumbs to its magic, nineteen-year-old blacksmith Kaylan is summoned to take his place.

It’s an appointment that will kill her.

As the time Kaylan has left ebbs away, hope begins to fade… That is, until she discovers a plot to destroy all five bloodlines in possession of the Relics.

A rebel force plans to put an end to Rennard’s rule and Kaylan suddenly finds herself embroiled in a cause that might just be worth fighting for. But no cause is without its costs…

As her life hangs in the balance and rebellion bears down on Edriast, Kaylan must decide where her loyalties lie – and how she’ll leave her mark on the world.

Relic is the absorbing first novel in The Relic Trilogy, a thrillingly dark YA fantasy series.

Get Relic for $0.99 – limited time only!

Amazon

Australia-only paperback

Remember to grab your copy before the price goes up to $7.99.

Early praise for Relic

“This book is perfect for fans of dark fantasy with a badass female protagonist.” – Stephanie, Igniting Pages

“The fact that this book is Bronwyn’s debut novel is absolutely mind-blowing. Her writing style, story, pacing, characters and world-building are all sublime…” – Kate, Beautiful Bookland

“I’ve read this twice, it’s THAT good, that engrossing and that original!” – Dii, Tome Tender

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Don’t forget you can also add the book on Goodreads and find out more about Bronwyn at her website.

The official Relic launch party will be held on Saturday, September 14th at iconic Newtown bookstore, Better Read Than Dead.

If you’re in Sydney, we hope to see you there!

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Talem Press Expands List With Multi-Book Deal From Debut Australian Fantasy Author

We can’t contain our excitement any longer, folks! We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that we’ve signed debut author, Bonnie Wynne, in a multi-book deal for her fantasy series The Price of Magic.

Wynne is based in Sydney, where she works for the Australian government. Her debut novel and the first book in The Price of Magic series, The Ninth Sorceress, will be published in 2020.

Author Bonnie Wynne.

The Ninth Sorceress follows the story of Gwyn, a herbalist’s apprentice who’s been hidden all her life like a dark secret. But when she finds herself marked out by a goddess and pursued by wizards of the Syndicate, Gwyn must step out of the shadows and take charge of her destiny – even if the price is her own soul.

Wynne’s books will join the Talem Press family alongside Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling trilogy The Oremere Chronicles and Bronwyn Eley’s The Relic Trilogy, continuing the imprint’s tradition of publishing mysterious, magical fantasy books with a focus on female agency.

The Ninth Sorceress is so unlike anything we’ve ever read before. It’s a fantasy so rich in vivid detail and nail-biting plot, we knew we had to sign Bonnie immediately,” says publisher Helen Scheuerer. “It’s rare that we see something that pays homage to the classics, while offering its own unique voice. Not to mention that it’s beautifully crafted… You know you’ve got something special when the whole team is obsessed.”

Stay tuned for more information about The Ninth Sorceress in the coming months.

In the meantime, be sure to sign up to Bonnie’s mailing list for all the behind-the-scenes tidbits and news.

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: ‘War of Mist’ By Helen Scheuerer

A big HAPPY RELEASE DAY to our very own publisher, Helen Scheuerer, whose third novel War of Mist is out today.

War of Mist is the 3rd and final volume in the bestselling YA fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.

Here’s the official blurb…

War is here.

Toxic mist drives all life to the brink of destruction and the conqueror queen, Ines, has her talons in the kings of the realm.

Bleak, having discovered her true heritage, must now scour the lands for the one thing that might save them all.

But the search is a treacherous one – and it will push her to the very limits of endurance.

Amidst secrets, lies and the intricacies of battle, Bleak and her companions learn just how far they’ll go for the ones they love. But will it be enough?

As deadly forces grapple for power across the continents, families, friends and allies unite to take one final stand.

Explosive revelations, heart-wrenching betrayals and breathtaking magic soar in the epic conclusion to Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.

Get War of Mist for $0.99 – limited time only!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AUS

Australia-only paperback

Remember to grab your copy before the price goes up to $7.99.

Early praise for War of Mist

“This book made me feel every emotion wrapped into a hurricane. I’ve been hit, I’ve been shot, and I’ve been sliced wide open. War of Mist is one of the most epic conclusions I’ve read so far and it’ll be awhile before I’m fully over this story, if ever… Don your best armour because you will need it for this wild ride. Warning: beware of wild arrows aiming at your heart.” – QUEEN OF MIDNIGHT

“An absolute must for fans of epic fantasy. Emphasis on the epic.” – Mikayla’s Bookshelf

“A hidden gem in today’s flooded YA market. This is how you wrap up an epic fantasy series!” – Book Series Recaps

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Don’t forget you can also add the book on Goodreads and find out more about Helen at her website.

The official War of Mist launch party will be held on Saturday, July 27th at iconic Newtown bookstore, Better Read Than Dead.

If you’re in Sydney, we hope to see you there!

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Cover Reveal: RELIC by Bronwyn Eley

Cover reveals are always exciting… and this one is no different! In partnership with Writer’s Edit, we’re absolutely thrilled to present the cover reveal for debut author Bronwyn Eley’s first novel, Relic.

Feast your eyes below…

Slated for release on September 12th this year, Relic is the absorbing first novel in The Relic Trilogy, a thrillingly dark YA fantasy series.

The story follows 19-year-old blacksmith, Kaylan, as she becomes the personal servant of a dangerous lord in possession of a Relic – a jewel that protects his bloodline, but slowly poisons everyone else in its proximity.

Click here to add Relic to your Goodreads TBR.

Book details

Title: Relic
Series Title: The Relic Trilogy, Book: I
Page Count: approx. 496
Author: Bronwyn Eley
Publisher: Talem Press
Paperback: 978-0-6485342-0-4
Ebook: 978-0-6485342-1-1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: September 12th, 2019

Bronwyn is currently available for interview, and here at Talem Press we are currently accepting review requests. Simply email us at [email protected]com.

You can find out more about Relic and The Relic Trilogy over at BronwynEley.com.

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Cover Reveal: WAR OF MIST By Helen Scheuerer

It’s another incredibly exciting day for us here at Writer’s Edit… In partnership with our imprint Talem Press, we’re thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for our Founding Editor, Helen Scheuerer’s third fantasy novel, War of Mist.

So without further ado…

War of Mist is slated for release on July 25, this year!

Explosive revelations, heart-wrenching betrayals and breathtaking magic soar in the epic conclusion to Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.

Click here to read the full blurb and add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Book Details

Title: War of Mist
Series Title: The Oremere Chronicles, Book: III
Page Count: approx 500
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Publisher: Talem Press
Print ISBN: 978-0-9941655-9-6
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9941655-8-9
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: July 25, 2019

Helen is currently available for interview, and Talem Press is accepting review requests.

You can find out more about War of Mist and The Oremere Chronicles over at HelenScheuerer.com, and more about Talem Press at TalemPress.com.

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Talem Press Signs Three-Book Deal With Debut Australian Fantasy Author

As promised in the Writer’s Edit 2018 wrap-up post, we’ve got some exciting news to kick 2019 off with a bang…

We’re so excited to announce that our fantasy publishing imprint Talem Press has signed debut author, Bronwyn Eley, in a three-book deal for her young adult fantasy series, titled The Relic Trilogy!

With a background in the military, 27-year-old Bronwyn now holds a marketing role in the book industry while she works on her fiction. Relic, the first book in the Sydney-based author’s series, is slated for publication later this year.

The newest author to join the Talem Press family, Bronwyn Eley!

Relic follows the story of Kaylan, a tenacious blacksmith chosen to be the personal servant of a powerful lord. It’s a deadly appointment – the lord possesses one of the rare and dangerous Relics, an item that protects his bloodline but slowly poisons anyone else in its proximity.

This three-book deal follows the success of Talem Press’ first series, The Oremere Chronicles. The Relic Trilogy continues Talem’s mission to publish ‘stories that empower’ – mysterious, magical fantasy books with a focus on female agency.

Here’s what publisher Helen Scheuerer had to say about this exciting development…

Talem has been inundated with submissions since opening its doors mid-2018, but Bronwyn’s manuscript blew us out of the water.

From the moment I opened Relic, I was hooked. It’s a gritty, fast-paced, female-driven fantasy that leaves you dying for more.

Stay tuned for more info about Relic over the coming months!

In the meantime, follow Bronwyn’s official author Facebook page to stay up to date with her latest news.