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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


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]

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

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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, and more about Talem Press at

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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.