Isle of Winds is #1 in Best Fantasy Series: Hidden Gems!

 

We’re thrilled to announce that Isle of Winds by James Fahy has been voted #1 among a list of over 400 Fantasy books considered  ‘Hidden Gems’!

 

You can read the rest of the list on Goodreads here.

 

If you haven’t read it yet (where have you been?!), Isle of Winds is the first instalment of The Changeling Series, an engrossing series written in the traditions of high fantasy story-telling while carving out a magical new realm. It is perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series.

 

‘An exciting story, fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore’ – Simon Clark

Isle of Winds

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Preorder now for only 99p/99c – Isle of Winds by James Fahy!

Publishing December 23rd, Venture Press are extremely proud to present a fresh, bold new voice in Young Adult fantasy: James Fahy.

 

Isle of Winds

 

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The first instalment of The Changeling Series, Isle of Winds is an engrossing tale written in the traditions of high fantasy story-telling while carving out a magical new realm. It is perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series.

 

‘An exciting story, fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore’ – Simon Clark

Robin Fellows lives with his grandmother and lives what appears to be a rather ordinary life for a normal twelve year old boy.

But when Robin’s Gran dies, quite suddenly and a bit mysteriously, his world is turned upside down. A long lost relative comes out of the woodwork and whisks him away to a mysterious new home, Erlking Hall, a quiet estate in the solitary countryside of Lancashire.

Suddenly Robin must adjust to his new reality. But reality is no longer what he thought it was…

Erlking has many secrets – as do his newly found Great-Aunt Irene and her servants. After a strange encounter on the train and meeting a cold, eerie man on the platform, Robin begins to notice odd happenings at Erlking.

There is more than meets the eye to this old, rambling mansion.

Little does he know that there is more than meets the eye to himself.

Robin is the world’s last Changeling. He is descended from a mystic race of Fae-people, whose homeland, the Netherworlde, is caught in the throes of a terrible civil war.

Not only this, but in this new world there is a magical force that has infiltrated the human realm.

Before he can wrench power from the malevolent hands of the Netherworlde’s fearsome tyrant leader, Lady Eris, he must first search for the truth about himself and the ethereal Towers of Arcania.

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James lives in the North of England, close to wild moors and adjacent to a haunted wind farm, with his extremely patient and long-suffering family and a very old cat named Gargoyle. When the cat dies, James plans to buy a raven and name it Quoth. He is the author of the Changeling fantasy series, following the adventures of Robin, a seemingly unremarkable boy who is swept up into a war between our world, and the Netherworlde, a shadowy realm which lies beyond our own. In addition to fantasy, James also writes Science Fiction, Urban Gothic and Steampunk, for people old enough to know better.

A C Weisbecker, author of the bestselling novel Cosmic Banditos

Today I’m very happy to introduce our latest author at Venture Press, A C Weisbecker.

 

Venture Press are republishing Allan’s book Cosmic Banditos in ebook format. It’s a rip-roaring tale, filled with frolics, fun, and physics!

 

Cosmic Banditos

 

“Outrageous … an absurd and highly entertaining comic romp.”Booklist

 

Allan C. Weisbecker has three books in print: A cult-hit autobiographical novel, Cosmic Banditos, and two memoirs, In Search of Captain Zero; A Surfer’s Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road, and Can’t You Get Along With Anyone? A Writer’s Memoir and a Tale of a Lost Surfer’s Paradise. The first two have been bought for the movies, by John Cusack (with New Crime Productions) and Sean Penn (with Radar Pictures) respectively. In both deals Allan was hired on as screenwriter.

 

Allan was a ‘Hollywood writer’ for over twenty years. He was one of the initial staff writers on Miami Vice; he was also on staff for Crime Story, Michael Mann’s follow up TV seriesHe went on to write the screenplay for Beer, a Robert Chartoff (Rocky, The Right Stuff, Raging Bull, etc, etc) production, from his original idea, a comedy about a beer advertising campaign that gets out of hand.

 

Allan made a good living in Hollywood right into the mid 1990s, then, for personal, aesthetic reasons, he decided to get back to living life, and to make a film completely on his own. Water Time; Surf Travel Diary of a MadMan can be viewed via his website, Banditobooks.com.

 

Allan lives on the road with his dog Gus and is making Part Two of Water Time.

 

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Author announcement – Christopher Hodder-Williams

Introducing Venture Press’ latest author: Christopher Hodder-Williams.

 

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Christopher was the author of some of the most forward-thinking, advanced science fiction of the mid-twentieth century. His books have been lauded as visionary, and were considered staples in the genre in their time. Venture Press will be publishing eleven of Christopher’s science fiction classics, beginning with FISTFUL OF DIGITS.

 

Christopher Hodder-Williams was an English writer, mainly of science fiction, but he wrote novels about aviation and espionage as well. Before his career in writing, Hodder-Williams joined the army in 1944, and served in the Middle East and lived in Kenya and New York, later settling in the UK. Many of his books are early examples of what would later be called techno-thrillers. He also worked as a composer and lyricist, and wrote numerous plays for television.

 

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Author announcement – Graham Diamond

Introducing Venture Press’s latest author, Graham Diamond.

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We will be publishing his two-part Samarkand series, and all four installments of his Empire Princess series in the coming weeks. Diamond was born in Manchester in 1945, and moved to the United States with his family while he was still a young child. He grew up on the Upper West Side of New York City, attending the City College of New York as a fine arts major. Best known for titles like The Haven, The Thief of Kalimar and Chocolate Lenin, he is an established author of Science Fiction and Fantasy, but has also ventured into historical fiction, thrillers, and written under the pseudonym Rochelle Leslie – the names of his two daughters. Before pursuing a career as a full-time author, Diamond was a production manager in Editorial Art at the New York Times for many years, and has also lectured on creative writing in both New York and California. His cult classic The Haven was republished in 2013, and Venture Press is excited to bring some of his best works to eBook readers in the coming weeks!

 

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Lift off – 10 books launched!

Venture Press has launched! This week we’re bringing 10 new books to your Kindle from the likes of Stephen Deas, Simon Clark, Juanita Coulson, D. F. Jones and many more.

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LoneFireLoneFire by Stephen Deas

A gripping cyberpunk space thriller featuring Constantine, an industrious mercenary working for the dubious Company. Constantine and his crew face more than they’ve bargained for when their mission goes awry, and whisperings of a new system of Artificial Intelligence on the scene augur dangerously…

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ColossusColossus by D. F. Jones

This thrilling 1966 novel deals with the ongoing battle between man and machine, and is finally in ebook format. Charles Forbin’s supercomputer Colossus begins thinking and acting independently, with no regard for mankind. Can Forbin stop it before total annihilation?

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Jail for the DamnedJail for the Damned by T S Mercer

Jail for the Damned is a heart-stopping dystopian horror-thriller by T S Mercer published by Venture Press. It is an explosive newcomer to the New Adult genre, filled with action, twists and turns, and passionate throes.

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Bound in TimeBound in Time by D. F. Jones

Bound in Time is a classic time-travel novel, featuring Dr. Mark Elver, a curious explorer with little time left to live. Boldly going where (or when) no one has gone before, he agrees to be the first human guinea pig and jump more than 400 years into the future.

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The Lost Planet

The Lost Planet by Angus MacVicar

The Lost Planet by Angus MacVicar is an engaging science fiction adventure tale, filled with trials and tribulations, wonder and calamity, as Jeremy, McKinnon and company endeavour to make their voyage into the great unknown.

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Resized-VXQH6Unto the Last Generation by Juanita Coulson

Unto the Last Generation is a gripping technological sci-fi thriller set in a dystopian future America, featuring a team of scientists who strive to find a solution to mankind’s world-ending infertility problem.

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Resized-T5G4EVampyrrhic by Simon Clark

Vampyrrhic is a chilling horror-thriller by bestselling author Simon Clark that brings the well-known terror of vampires to the hitherto unspoiled lands of Northern England.

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Resized-X4WNNVampyrrhic Rites by Simon Clark

Vampyrrhic Rites is the follow-up to Simon Clark’s ceaselessly terrifying novel Vampyrrhic. Vampires are once again threatening the tranquility of the North East English coast.

‘Simon Clark is not an author to let you down’ – SFX magazine

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IceIce by Stephen Bowkett

Ice is a mesmerising adventure of a mythical world locked in snow and ice. It is a troubling vision of a future that has succumbed to a new ice age where some dare to dream of a new beginning. Ice is the first part of The Wintering, a major trilogy, to be published by Venture Press.

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Imperial LightImperial Light by Mary Corran

Imperial Light is an intriguing and moving fantasy adventure. It follows Kyria on a race against time across sweltering deserts, from magical, god-touched temples to wondrous corrupt cities.

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Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Author announcement – Juanita Coulson

Venture Press is extremely excited to announce another new fantastic author: Juanita Coulson. Unto the Last Generation will be the first of seventeen titles written by Juanita to be published as ebooks by Venture Press.

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Juanita Coulson is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has won several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband “Buck” (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958-1967; it won the award in 1965, thus marking Coulson as one of the very first women to be so honored. She has nearly twenty published books, almost all of which will be re-released in ebook format by Venture Press, including her acclaimed Krantin and Children of the Stars series.

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Author announcement – Stephen Deas

Venture Press is very proud to present Stephen Deas’ brand new novel LoneFire.

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Deas was brought up in a quiet town populated by retired colonels, which most likely informed his passion for historical fiction. As a child living in a small town he dreamed up fantasy characters and worlds. Indeed, he never stopped, eventually publishing his Memory of Flames series in 2009. The now full-time author  studied theoretical physics at Cambridge, and went on to work as an electrical engineer at BAE Systems. In recent years he has released more fantasy, as well as historical fiction and science fiction under various pseudonyms. LoneFire is a departure from his usual Military Science Fiction, where he now delves into the dark and thrilling world of Cyberpunk. Deas now enjoys family life in South-East England with his wife and two children, writing as a full-time career and still attending fantasy conventions.

 

Visit Stephen’s website here!

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.