It’s been a busy summer over here at the Adventure Worlds Press secret headquarters (on an unassuming suburban street, in small town, big province, Canada). While we were limited in our outdoor activities, we managed to keep working. In case you missed it, we released two new books, each one the conclusion to their respective series.
While we here at Adventure Worlds Press eagerly await the release of Where Long Shadows End, the newest Patch Project book from author Brittni Brinn, we’ve started to look to the future. With The Patch Project Series ending and no Synthetic Albatross book to look forward to, we started to wonder what we’re going to do for next year.
We’ve been hotly discussing our options and right now, the front-runner is a new short story collection. We love No Light Tomorrow, but we can be honest. It’s a little last week and having only two authors in an Anthology is thinking small. Continue reading
Hey everyone, it’s Brittni Brinn taking over the blog today! I’m super excited to give you a sneak peek of Book Three of the Patch Project Series published by the fine folks here at Adventure Worlds Press! The book is called Where Long Shadows End, and we’ll be announcing a release date any time now!
Before I share the Prologue with you, I just want to take a second to thank everyone who’s entered the Fan Art contest so far! If you want to join this friendly creative contest, just post something based on the Patch Project series to social media with the hashtag #ThePatchProjectFanArtContest by June 30th. You could win one of the first copies of Book Three! You can find all the details here.
Here’s the opening to Where Long Shadows End! Hope you enjoy!
Isak looked around, disoriented. He was standing outside, facing a burned-up ridge that spilled out onto a flatline plain. The huge red sun hung heavy over the wasteland.
Had he skipped forward? Why? He tried to remember where he had just been, but came up empty. The desire was usually so strong when he jumped through time. Barely a second to blink between the wanting and the having. The curse of instant gratification.
Isak shifted his weight from his bad leg. Something snapped underfoot. Startled, he caught his balance and then froze. The broken, charred board was familiar.
“Hello?” His cry echoed, no walls or trees to contain it. Sunset tinged the burned ruins around him red.
He knew this place. He recognized the board, part of a dining table he’d sat at hundreds of times. He knew that the square-cut logs sticking up around him used to support a two-story restaurant in the middle of a vast forest. He knew that he was alone and that everyone he loved was gone.
Before all that he knew could fully register, Isak heard distant footsteps coming up behind him. “What did I want?” he racked his brain as the footsteps drew closer. “What brought me here?”
The footsteps were right behind him. Isak caught a glimpse of a white streak in dark hair as someone familiar passed by. They continued for a couple of steps and then stopped, their back to him. They wore a leather jacket, mud-splattered jeans, hiking boots—nothing particularly significant. Maybe it was the way they stood with their hands deep in their pockets that gave them away. In addition to all the other things he recognized about this place, Isak recognized her.
“How long has it been?” he asked.
She stared beyond the ruins of Ulway’s Restaurant and Retreat Centre, out towards the wasteland. “This is what you wanted, isn’t it?” Pinot finally said, turning her ageless face towards him. “For everything to be over?”
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!
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!
Some 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.
As 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.
It’s that time of year again! Lights, snow, hot chocolate, and books for everyone! We at Adventure Worlds Press want to wish you all a wonderful holiday and a hope-filled new year.
It’s been a kind of weird year for us: few to no book events to go to, uncertainty with what the months ahead will bring. But there was a lot to celebrate too! Christian Laforet started using a pen name, Ben Van Dongen released Break/Interrupt, and Brittni Brinn moved to Nova Scotia, all while working on upcoming projects!
2022 is going to be busy with releases from all of our authors. Keep an eye out for:
Christian’s upcoming releases with Eerie River Publishing and Timber Ghost Press
The release of Snow from a Distant Sky, the fifth book in Ben’s Novella Series
News on the third book in Brittni’s Patch Project series
Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm for our books this year. It means a lot, and we’re looking forward to what the new year will bring!
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.
One 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.
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!
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!Continue reading
Hello 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.
We 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).
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 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
1520 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON
Amazon and for special order from your local book store.
Earlier in the year, we at AWP had the pleasure of publishing Brittni Brinn’s fantastic post-apocalyptic novel, A Place That Used to Be. And now, we are twice blessed because we are just days away from the release of the companion novel The Patch Project.
After a mysterious disaster erases most of the world, five survivors find themselves in the middle of a post-apocalyptic wasteland. A married couple are trapped in their domestic setting. Two punks wander the wasteland, pushed further west by fears of retribution. A video game designer, used to living the high life in the city, is stranded at a highway gas station
“Elegant, clever, and compassionate. Navigating a post-apocalyptic landscape becomes a journey of self-discovery in this unforgettable novel.” – Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of the Frostblood saga
Due to the current limitations being put on events, the launch for The Patch Project will be held digitally on Facebook. If you would like to participate, please follow the link.