Christian is a Traitor!

Hello AWP Friends!

cl1Ben again, here to call out Christian Laforet C.M. Forest for his malevolent treachery. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that C.M. Forest has two new books out on the market. One, a novella, We All Fall Before the Harvest, released by Timber Ghost Press. The other, his first released novel, Infested, courtesy of Eerie River Publishing. Continue reading

Snow from a Distant Sky is now Available

20220414_161444_hdrThe time to get your copy of Snow from a Distant Sky is now!

The fifth and final* book in The Synthetic Albatross Novella Series answers your burning questions and offers up a few more.

Copies are available to order from your preferred book seller and you can leave reviews on your favourite book reviewing site.

I have a small run on the way for local sales. They will be available at Biblioasis and I may bring a few around to your houses if you’re that keen. Let me know!

*(Final for now. I hope to get back to the series in the future).

Cover Reveal – Snow from a Distant Sky

Snow Cover TextI know some of you have been waiting for this. I’m thrilled to share the cover for the latest book in The Synthetic Albatross Novella Series! Snow from a Distant Sky is scheduled to come out in April.

I have sample copies on the way so as long as there are no issues, I will put in an order and the book will be released to the public. Glen Hawkes, who did the amazing covers for Broadcast Wasteland and Break/Interrupt, crushed it again with this cover! Check out his other work here.

I’ll make another post when the book is available. This is the last book in The Synthetic Albatross Series for now. Thanks to all the readers who’ve come along with me on the journey. Stay tuned for information on what I’m working on next!

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Late New Year

Hello AWP Readers!

Your intrepid author/publisher/hindrance, Ben here, to bring you news and updates on your favourite AWP authors.

We try to make at least one post a month on this website, but when there isn’t much news, it’s hard to justify making the same announcements over and over again. That’s why we didn’t have anything in January, but it’s February now, so there must be something to tell you.

And there is!

129098833_4183083338375454_8719910487440030489_nA brief update on Brittni Brinn and the third book in her post-apocalyptic (and emotional roller-coaster) Patch Project Series.

The new book, titled Where Long Shadows End is into edits and review.
There’s a lot that we can’t share at the moment, but that means we’ll be able to share it later. Isn’t anticipation fun?

Expect more juicy info soon!

cover-finalSome news on Christian Laforet, or should we say C.M. Forest?

We should, because Christian has been getting short stories swiftly published under his new moniker.

You can see stories by C.M. Forest in the anthologies Dead of Night (out now from Blood Rites Horror) and It Calls from the Veil (It Calls coming soon from Eerie River Publishing).
He also has a novella coming out through Timber Ghost Press called We All Fall Before the Harvest and a novel coming out through Eerie River Publishing tentatively called They Crawl Within.

What a busy boy he’s been.

20210413_135530As for me? Well, if you follow my weekly post on my website, you’re already painfully aware that I’m in the editing and review stage for my latest (and potentially last) novella in the Synthetic Albatross Series, Snow from a Distant Sky.
I guess you could say that I’m also editing the long anticipated Invasion Novel, but I have to admit that I haven’t done any work on it since starting Snow.

Snow from a Distant Sky is scheduled to come out in April 2022.

I think you can expect to see some various cover art in the coming months for all these exciting projects. There will certainly be more updates by then.

So, keep checking back and thanks for continuing to stick around for the ride! 2022 promises to be another interesting year.

Happy Halloween from Adventure Worlds Press

They say that no news is good news. They also say that there’s no such thing as bad press. We’re not sure who THEY are (we’re not even that sure if the those sayings are all that accurate).
What we do know is that the AWP authors are hard at work on their latest projects. Not that we have much to share about them.

We made an update about what we’re working on in our last post and we don’t want to just repeat ourselves. You can check it out for more details.

cover-finalOne thing that we are sure about is that we here at AWP love Halloween. This spooky, scary time is perfect for reading a good horror book like Christian Laforet’s The Space Between Houses, or a dark sci-fi story like those found in No Light Tomorrow.

We would love to try and convince you that all our books are perfect for Halloween, but while we think you’d enjoy them no matter when you read them, Brittni Brinn’s post apocalyptic Patch Project books and Ben Van Dongen’s cyber punk inspired Synthetic Albatross series just aren’t scary enough. Not in the traditional sense.

Either way, we just wanted to say that we hope everyone who takes the time to check out this website (and hopefully our books) has a Happy Halloween.80367398_10156568917196389_1550900823590961152_o

No doubt Christian will be spending his evening taking his little ones out trick-or-treating. Brittni will probably be handing out candy to the neighbourhood children. And Ben will be in the basement, hiding from the ghost that he accidentally summoned last Halloween.

Keep an eye out for some future updates on what new books will be coming out in 2022, and stay spooky!

Sneak Peek!

With summer coming to a sweltering end (we’re not sure about your neck of the woods, but ours is hot!), and fall around the corner, we figured now would be as good a time as any to pull back the curtain and give you all a sneak peek at some future AWP releases!

Actual release dates are still up in the air, but we expect both of the following titles to launch next year. So stay tuned!

First up, we have the newest entry in Ben Van Dongen‘s amazing science fiction novella series, Snow from a Distant Sky!

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Break/Interrupt is Out Now!

20210413_135425It’s been a hectic couple of months, but the latest novella in the Synthetic Albatross series has been officially released.

By the way, this is Ben (in case you hadn’t noticed).
I’ve coopted the blog here on AWP for the last few months to promote and share Break/Interrupt, and it’s finally here. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making deliveries around the Windsor area. I’ve also dropped some copies off at Biblioasis.

20210413_135530If you would like one for yourself (and you do, it looks amazing in person) let me know. I still have some deliveries to make as more requests tickle in and the book is available to order online or from your favourite local book store.

I have a ton of people to thank for this one (as always) and I don’t want to repeat the acknowledgements from the back of the book, but a lot of credit goes to Glen Hawkes for designing and drawing the cover. Also, the book wouldn’t exist without the help of the other fine people her at AWP, so a big thanks goes to them. And I suppose I should thank all of you for reading it!

I think that’s all for now. I’d love to answer some questions if anyone has any, though, so feel free to ask in the comments!

Coming Soon – Break/Interrupt

Ben here.

20200419_115528I’m working hard on the last edit of Break/Interrupt before I start on the layout and send the book off to the printer. I have two weeks to get it all wrapped up before my self imposed deadline (and before I miss out on the discount at the printer).

I should have plenty of time to get it finished in time (if I’m at all to be trusted). The plan is (similarly as the other novellas in the series) to order copies within the first week of April. I’m not sure how long it will take to get them to me. Last year there was a delay due to the pandemic, but it wasn’t too bad. I had Broadcast Wasteland in hand well before the end of the month.

20200418_131556I expect things will be similar this year. Thankfully, as soon as the book is approved with the printer, it is available to order and therefore, technically released. The prices fluctuate wildly online (at least in Canada) so I’m sure most people will be interested in getting the book directly from me. I haven’t made a decision on distribution yet, but that will be all sorted out by the time the books are delivered. (Because I won’t have much of a choice at that point).

I like to keep the cover under wraps until I know the books are on their way. There’s so much that can go wrong with the printing process that I have to resist jumping the gun. Even though Glen Hawkes really outdid himself this time. He did a great job with Broadcast Wasteland, so you can imagine how good this one is.

I won’t take up any more of your time for now. I’ll do another post when the book is out (showing off that amazing cover). I’m really excited for this one. I hope you are, too!

Happy New Year from AWP!

80367398_10156568917196389_1550900823590961152_oHello fine readers. Happy New Year from us at Adventure Worlds Press!

Together, we managed to get through a tough year and we’ll keep striving forward in 2021! We hope you had some good moments that you can hold tightly. We sure did.

While we weren’t able to attend any events for the majority of 2020, we did manage to put our collective noses to the grind stone and get some down and dirty writing done.

Christian got several short stories published in a number of collections, wrote the first draft of a literary fiction novel, and continued to edit his latest horror book.

Brittni Brinn released her latest sci-fi novella, A Place That Used to Be, and finished the first draft on her new sci-fi novel.

Ben Van Dongen finished the first draft of his own sci-fi novel and is in the middle of editing the latest book in The Synthetic Albatross series, Break/Interrupt.

120108498_4451387658266981_1926075961421334201_oWe plan on having new books to share with you this year. While it may be some time until we can have physical release parties and get out to events across the province, we will continue to work and experiment in the virtual space.

Hang in there and do what we do when things get tough. Read genre fiction (especially the quality books released by Adventure Worlds Press).

Buy Our Books!

I know that title isn’t good manners, but it’s direct and to the point! Seeing as it’s the season of spending money, we thought we would make a pitch for you to spend some of it on our fine books.

They are, as I said, fine books. Not only are the stories fantastic, but the covers are cool and the print quality is—well, it’s right up there. When it comes to print-on-demand, there isn’t a ton that any author or small press can do but hope for the best and send back anything that doesn’t meet their standards.

But that’s beside the point. Look at these awesome books! You know you want them. All that’s left is to let you know where you can get them, which I will now provide.

Adventure Worlds Press Collections

No Light Tomorrow
No Light

No Light Tomorrow is a collection of six Science Fiction short stories. Authors Christian Laforet and Ben Van Dongen have each written three stores that explore the idea of subverted expectations, loss, and the limits people will go when they have nothing to lose. Goodreads

Available at:
Biblioasis
1520 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON

Amazon and for special order from your local book store.

ebook available on AmazonChaptersKobo, and the Mirror World store, as well as many other online locations.

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