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:

penultimate front cover

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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Cover Reveal: The Gate at Lake Drive by Shaun Meeks

In less than a week IFWG Publishing (international) will be releasing its first horror title, The Gate at Lake Drive, by Canadian author, Shaun Meeks. It is the first of the Dillon the Monster Dick series, with a distinctive noir detective style (hence the series title), meshed with horror. As an added bonus, we have included a short story, ‘The Undergarment Eater’, whose protagonist is the same detective, Dillon.

We secured the artistry and skills of Steve Santiago for the cover, and are keen indeed to share with everyone. Below is the atmospheric front cover, as well the full spread for your eyes’ delight.

 

The Gate at Lakes Drive front cover

 

The Gate at Lakes Drive full wrap

Stay tuned and the print and ebook editions will be released very soon.

The following is a taste of what’s in store:

Meet Dillon, the Monster Dick. He’s a detective of sorts, a man hired to hunt down things that have come into our world that have no right to be here. Whether it’s a monster made up of paint cans and rags, spirits that hide in carpets, or animals possessed by demons, Dillon will dispatch them as soon as he finds them.

His new job is up in northern Ontario, where the mayor has hired him to deal with creatures that seem to be coming from a whirlpool in the middle of the lake. When he hears this, he’s more worried than he’s ever been. In all the years Dillon has been a hunter, he’s never once heard of a flock of monsters coming into this realm.

Dillon heads there with his new friend, Rouge Hills, and finds nothing is what it seems. It’s not just one type of monster, but something far worse trying to be born into our world. The odds are stacked against him, but since the money is good, there’s no turning back.

It might be a little long…

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.