Cover Reveal: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in America by Louis K. Lowy

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the cover of Louis K. Lowy’s upcoming novel, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in America – a story that immediately follows the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror novel. This is the first of our Dark Iconica series of titles.

The artwork is by Sydney-based Jan Sherpenhuizen, and the design is by English artist/designer Catherine Archer-Smith.

It can now be revealed that the evil and violent Mr Edward Hyde – alter ego of London’s physician Doctor Henry Jekyll – did not die at the conclusion of the classic, Victorian-era case documented by Robert Louis Stevenson. Instead, this malignant criminal not only continued to plague Britons, but soon after set his ambitions for mayhem for other nations; and so headed for the United States.

Follow this story, from bustling New York City to the balmy realms of Florida, where the goodly Jekyll feels the curse of his other persona more than ever before. Witness the tale of Hyde’s influence and monstrous acts increasing and Jekyll soon realising that if he cannot find a way to resolve his bizarre duality he will be forever lost, and the suffering and bloodshed he will have been responsible for having loosed on the new, bright world of America will be a horror unparalleled. For Hyde is a man who can never be caught by authorities as he hides within the form of his maker, and holds that maker’s life to ransom.

Cover Reveal: Heads, You Lose by Shaun Meeks

Heads You Lose Front Cover

IFWG is pleased to reveal the cover for Shaun Meeks‘ upcoming novel, Heads, You Lose, the 4th book in his Dillon the Monster Dick series.

The cover art and design is by the amazing Steve Santiago, who has illustrated the entire series with amazing images and color.

The Dillon the Monster Dick series is one that has fans longing for the next instalment. It is a wonderful mix of horror, humor, detective noire, and mythos fiction. It is something we in IFWG always look forward to as well.

Heads, You Lose will be released in North America on May 2, 2022.

The hunters have become the hunted, and heads are going to roll.

There is a killer in the city, and men are being found in a state of undress, with their heads missing. Detective Garcia knows the only person who can help him with the bizarre circumstances of the case is his old friend, Dillon the Monster Dick. The only problem is, after a run in with Don Parks, a fellow hunter, Dillon and Rouge are doing their best to lay low and keep off the radar. As more bodies pop up around the city, Dillon realizes he can’t hide forever and agrees to help Garcia solve the murders. The three of them take to the street in search of answers. They check every shadowy place, look under every rock and eventually find the answers they want, and so much more.

From sex dolls, to demons, to wigs that are alive, Head’s, You Lose will take you on a strange ride through the world of a monster hunter.

New Acquisition: Iconic Jekyll/Hyde Novel Set In America by Louis K. Lowy

Photograph by Felix Docobo

IFWG Publishing is thrilled to have acquired long-standing IFWG author, Louis K. Lowy’s as-yet untitled novel featuring Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the US. “Lowy is an incredibly versatile author,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “best represented by his four novels we have published to date – an historical science fiction with strong humour and dark undertones, a futuristic hard science fiction, a dark fantasy, and an inspirational literary piece. We are now adding a Victorian-era horror novel to the mix.”

Lowy will be joined by senior editor Christopher Sequiera, who has significant expertise in Victorian-era speculative fiction (noteworthy is his Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not anthology, as well as several other works slated for IFWG).

This novel continues the tale of Dr. Jekyll, who stepped into the unknown and emerged as Mr. Hyde. It is unique in that it is the only novel to carry on from where the original 1890 story concluded.

The narrative picks up days later, when Hyde reawakens and transforms back to Jekyll. Fearful he’ll be punished for Hyde’s crimes, Jekyll flees London for New York City and then mosquito-infested West Palm, Florida, where he resumes his experiments in the hopes that they’ll end Hyde’s existence forever. Unfortunately, the potion produces results far worse than he could have imagined.

Louis K. Lowy is a former firefighter with the City of Hialeah, Florida. He is the award-winning author of four novels. Die Laughing, a humorously dark sci-fi adventure set in the 1950s, Pedal, an inspirational story of a laid off forty-nine-year-old music teacher fighting to reclaim her life back through bicycle racing, To Dream: Anatomy of a Humachine 1, the tale of an A.I. struggling to find his humanity, and The Second Life of Eddie Coyne, a fantasy which asks the question, what happens when a dying gambler hits rock bottom and places one last bet to save his soul?

Lowy is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and an alumnus of Florida International University’s creative writing program. He lives in South Florida with his wife, Carol, and their rambunctious Yorkie, KC. Their son and daughter reside on the west coast.

More information on this upcoming title will be posted soon. It will be released world-wide in September 2022. 

New Release: Altered Gate, by Shaun Meeks

Front cover Altered Gate

It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce the release of Shaun Meeks‘ latest book in his Lovecraftian/Noir Detective series, Dillon the Monster Dick, Altered Gate. “We are delighted to have another instalment of Shaun’s series released,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and to continue the cover style and design with the amazing Steve Santiago. This is a unique storyline, and mixes so effectively humour with dark, cosmic evil. I think of noir detective stories, of Men in Black, of the masters of Weird fiction… and yet it is none of them at the same time. You’ve got to read the series to understand.”

Everyone’s favorite Monster Dick is back, but the hunt has changed. After a video of Dillon fighting a monster goes viral, the hunter’s world gets turned upside down. He’s become a celebrity of sorts, but he’s also garnered the attention of his higher ups, the Collective.

As his actions are put under a microscope and every move he makes is being watched and judged, Dillon heads to Niagara Falls to help a realtor who claims he’s being haunted by something unearthly. As Dillon looks into the case, questions of reality and madness, truth and lies fly at him from every direction.

Now Dillon isn’t just hunting monsters, but is forced to search for the truth, his own sanity, and an outcome that will allow him to stay on Earth with Rouge Hills.

From the author of The Gate at Lake Drive, Earthbound and Down, Maymon and Dark Reaches comes the third book in the Dillon the Monster Dick series.

The trade paperback version of Altered Gate is available now in North America and worldwide in ebook formats.

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of reading the series, click the images to catch up:

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Forthcoming Release: Altered Gate by Shaun Meeks

We are very pleased to announce that Shaun Meeks‘ third book in his Dillon the Monster Dick series will be released on May 3 2019. As his previous volumes, The Gate at Lake Drive, and Earthbound and Down, the story continues with weird horror, humour, and an undercurrent of consulting detective noir.

The cover is nothing short of spectacular – kudos to Steve Santiago, who has continued to be artist and cover designer for the series.

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New Signing: Altered Gate by Shaun Meeks

One of the enjoyable series that IFWG International publishes, is the Dillon the Monster Dick series by Canadian writer, Shaun Meeks. His series is a unique blend of horror, weird, detective noir and Dr Who (if you can believe it – believe it and buy them and see).

We previously published two books, The Gate at Lake Drive and Earthbound and Down, and fans of the series look forward to the next instalment, Altered Gate, scheduled for release in August 2018. We are pleased to have signed this book with Shaun.

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Shaun Meeks

Shaun Meeks lives in Toronto, Ontario with his partner, Mina LaFleur, where they own and operate their own corset company L’Atelier de LaFleur. Shaun is the author of The Dillon the Monster Dick series (Earthbound and Down and The Gate at Lake Drive), as well as Maymon, Shutdown and Down on the Farm. He has published more than 50 short stories; the most recent appearing in The Best of the Horror Zine, Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, Dark Moon Digest, Rouge Nation, Shrieks and Shivers from The Horror Zine, Zippered Flesh 2, Of Devils & Deviants and Fresh Fear. His short stories have been collected in At the Gates of Madness, Dark Reaches and Brother’s Ilk (with James Meeks).

To find out more or to contact Shaun, visit www.shaunmeeks.com.

Previous books in the Dillon the Monster Dick series:

Cover Reveal: Earthbound and Down by Shaun Meeks

IFWG has had a long association with the artist, Steve Santiago, and we were chuffed with his commission for the cover and design for The Gate at Lake Drive by Shaun Meeks, the first book in the Dillon the Monster Dick Series (noir, horror). We are doubly chuffed with the atmospheric piece Steve has done for the second book in the series, Earthbound and Down. Steve, we love you!

Here’s the final front cover:

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News: New Release – The Gate at Lake Drive by Shaun Meeks

The Gate at Lakes Drive front cover

IFWG is primarily an adult speculative fiction publishing house and yet we haven’t published any dark fiction, horror if you will, except for our Australian imprint and some anthologies. Shaun Meeks fills this hole, and with a great deal of good reading!

It is with pleasure that we announce the release of Shaun’s novel, The Gate at Lake Drive, the first in what we hope will be a long running series, paying homage to detective noir stories, and weird, supernatural themes.

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News: Sunset Tales, chap-ebook by Biola Olatunde

Every once in a while IFWG Publishing chooses to publish in ebook format only, a short work by one of its authors. It may be set in the world created in larger work, or it might simply be stand alone. We support our authors and enjoy these ‘mini breaks’.

Today we have released Biola Olatunde’s collection of six short stories, Sunset Tales. We always enjoy publishing her work, which is invariably deeply immersed in West African culture and traditions.

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It is a tradition in Nigeria for stories to be told at sunset. Sometimes the stories concern the supernatural and intend to raise goosebumps. Continue reading

News: New Contract for ‘The Gate at Lake Drive’ Signed

IFWG Publishing is excited to announce the signing up of The Gate at Lake Drive, by Shaun Meeks. “This is a very important acquisition for IFWG Publishing, as we have been looking for a quality horror novel for some time, and this signing represents our first,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing.

This title will be released in 2015. Stay tuned for more information in coming months.

Shaun

Shaun Meeks lives in Toronto, Ontario with his partner, Mina LaFleur, where they own and operate their own corset company, L’Atelier de LaFleur.

Shaun is a member of the HWA and has published more than 50 short stories. His most recent work has appeared in Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, Dark Moon Digest, Shrieks and Shivers from The Horror Zine, Zippered Flesh 2, Of Devils & Deviants and Fresh Fear. His short stories have been collected in At the Gates of Madness, Brother’s Ilk and Dark Reaches. His debut novel, Shutdown was released last year, as was his novelette Down on the Farm.

To find out more or to contact Shaun, visit www.shaunmeeks.com.