Clan Destine Press
Clan Destine Press is all about genre.
Genre fiction in its myriad and wondrous forms: crime, mystery, historical fiction, thrillers, adventure, speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, steampunk, and ah-ha! - which is any combination of the aforementioned - for Adults and Young Adults.
We publish inventive, clever and original works of page-turning genre fiction; riveting cross-genre stories; and books that are heroic, questy, feral, dark, funny, spine-tingly, fast-paced, serious, silly and sensible.
Our authors are Australian and Clan Destine Press novels are straight, gay, queer, ancient, contemporary, gothic, retro, post-apocalyptic, earthbound and/or galactic.
We dabble in non-fiction (true crime and heroic-type real-life stories) but we specialise in genre fiction which - for some strange reason - means we love fictional (& factional) cats, dogs, alpacas, cosmic toucans and Sawtoothed Bunnies.
We aim to publish new and exciting, plot-driven, boundary-pushing fiction with fully-fledged characters and a strong sense of place.
It is the prime objective of Clan Destine Press to uncover, foster and promote new Australian genre writers and to provide a home where already-published authors can move in and play in new worlds.
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Kaiti's reading a hot erotic romance and it has her in dire need to come. Two by her own hand and she's still aching. Perhaps Nick, the hot executive can help her out?
A rollicking good yarn that mixes detective fiction with Indiana Jones-style adventure. When Professor Lloyd Marsden is found murdered in the Museum of Victoria, Special Detective Sam Diamond is assigned to catch the killer. Thrown into a world of obsessive collectors, strange poisons, funerary rites and ancient artefacts, Sam’s photographic memory and cryptic crossword skills are invaluable tools
Perth cop Eve Rock is investigating a series of abductions from the seedy inner-city Paradise Nightclub when her boss adds a murder case to her workload.
Now, Eve loves a challenge – about as much as she loves red wine, exotic food and cigars – but this case is a bit tricky because she’d speed dated the sleazy salesman hours before he met his Maker.
But then ‘tricky’ is Eve’s middle name.
My Powerful Pet
She is the mistress.
Her beautiful submissive pet is a powerful lawyer.
One afternoon the mistress decides to take her pet home and give her a special scene that she'll remember forever.
Out of the Black Land
Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams. Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe.
Cassandra is the second in The Delphic Women trilogy.
Doomed, magnificent Troy is burning...
Cassandra, the golden-haired princess cursed with the gift of prophecy, and Diomenes, the Achaean with the healing hands, become puppets of the gods.
The novella & two short stories here are all based on real-life personages. Gamine, Ashe, Furry & Quark all graced my household for many long and fruitful years; while Tom was a resident of my home town and I heard rumours of his strange and improbable deliverance. There is also a tiny cameo appearance by Dougal and Shadow, whose biographies have been chronicled at http://www.dougalsdiary.com.au
Min Min Lights
The thing about moving to the middle of nowhere in order to leave your past behind is that you'll meet others doing the same along the way. Two solitary souls find one another under the Australian outback sky.
Tracks of the Heart
Three short stories of rural romance that will take you on journeys of heartbreak, terror and and a woman's tentative struggles to reclaim her identity.
Tribal warlords or international warmongers, insurgents or terrorists, rebels or elected politicians – the only real differences are scale, ideology, and how close they get to the action.
As western governments manipulate their War on Terror, individuals the world over respond in different ways to the fear being generated – depending on whether they are fearful of the message, or the messenger.
Call of the Wild
Tales of mermaids and ghosts, of love and revenge. Includes the Short Stories The First Lady, The Bush Dance, For Love, Sirena and Rock-Pooling
Bare Bones / Killing Kindness - 2 short stories from the author of Operation Paradise
Vampires and other ravenous nasties satisfy their bloodlust in this dark collection of horror stories.
a Talbott & Burns mystery
For two very smart men, Elliot Talbott and Jack Burns can be mighty slow: hell, it took them a decade to realise they were perfect for each other.
When they start an investigation business, mayhem naturally follows.
Looking for ghosts, witches and the paranormal, what they find is crooks, real life and a heap of trouble.
It's a good thing they have each other as well.
The Book Vault
Take a look inside The Book Vault and discover award-winning crime and speculative fiction from Liz Filleul:
The Book Vault includes Liz's prize-winning entries in the annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards; along with The Punishment Book, a novelette based on one of those stories.
Scarlet Stiletto: Short Stories 2013
In 1994 Sisters in Crime Australia realised that one of the best ways to uncover, encourage and foster a new generation of women crime writers was to host a writing competition. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards, the 2013 prize-winning stories have been collected together in this e-book.
Q - Queermance Anthology Volume 1
The Queermance Anthology celebrates the best of queer Australian romance writing
Commissioned to celebrate Melbourne's inaugural Queermance Literary Festival this is an anthology of erotically-charged romances from famous, emerging and aspiring writers.
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