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21 October 2011 @ 05:57 pm

It is with sorrow that I must announce the closure of Drollerie Press.

I have been dogged by health issues that have spiraled out of control, and have not been able to manage the company for over a year. Really wonderful people have attempted to help, and I owe them more than I can say, most especially Selena and JoSelle, but I should have shut down the company much sooner. I held on to the hope that I would improve, and that things would get better, but every time I showed some improvement, something else would break, and I am near bed-ridden and have been for some time. Things just aren’t getting better. On good days, I spend an hour or two out of bed, but am unable to work at all.

The posts to this website will remain as an archive for as long as the domain name exists. The books will disappear from bookstores and around the web over the next month, and a final accounting will be provided to authors as quickly as possible.

If you are an author and have not received your letter releasing your book rights to you, please email drollerie.press@gmail.com. Since my health is so poor, I cannot respond to other emails.

Deena

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drollerie
29 August 2011 @ 09:01 pm

Lovers of reimagined fairy-tales, urban fantasy, and gritty story-telling – feast your eyes on IODINE by C.L Hilbert, releasing today from Drollerie Press.

 

Red’s a real bitch to find.

Wolf would know. He’s been tracking her ever since she shot him in the back and disappeared into the labyrinth of fallout shelters and old tunnels the world became after the war. But he’s getting old these days—mutations bubbling up on each other like bloat—and when he looks in the mirror, he doesn’t recognize the man he’s become.

So Wolf goes hunting, determined to put an end to this war of theirs. And it’s a real shame it’s not as easy as following a trail of breadcrumbs, but when the fallout rained down, it turned them both into monsters and Red’s better at it than he is.

She tortures him with his own mind, leaving hints and old memories like bodies in her wake, dredging up every nightmare of Wolf’s past. He’s not the only hunter anymore. She’s hunting him. This broken corkscrew horror story spiraling between them is crashing to its end.

To put this story to bed, Wolf will have to track Red to the ends of the earth—into the old world and his past. And this time…

This time he won’t miss.

Buy Now. Read an excerpt of IODINE.

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drollerie
20 June 2011 @ 11:01 am

In Joely’s final book of the Blood and Shadows series, events reach their culmination. Bad things happen. Significant characters die. Love is the greatest gift of all, and sometimes requires the greatest sacrifice. However, love shines in the darkest night. The road is long and hard, but when Shannari reaches her destination, she’ll reunite with all her loved ones she’s lost over the years and find more love and happiness than she’s ever known.

 

In this final book of the Shanhasson trilogy, Shannari dal’Dainari has won the Rose Crown. She has her beloved Khul at her side. Yet shadows crowd closer than ever. Political machinations and assassination attempts have crippled her ability to protect the land and the people. When her children are endangered, she has no choice but to send them to safety.

Away from her.

Surrounded by grief, danger, and turmoil on all sides, the last thing she needs is another enemy threatening to destroy all she holds dear. Yet a Black Dragon stirs in the deserts of Keldar. He haunts her dreams, while a Keldari army amasses on her border. When he soars over the Shining Walls of Shanhasson, will she put a knife in his heart…or will Shadow devour her at last with dragon jaws?

Click on the cover to go to the buy page. Click here to read an excerpt.

 

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drollerie
20 June 2011 @ 10:27 am

Jamie Mason’s Echo has been reviewed by AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review.

“[Echo] is compelling and it reads very easily and it contains deep and powerful observations. I recommend it without reservation to adults and youngsters alike.”

Click to read the rest of this review. Read an excerpt of Echo.

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drollerie
06 June 2011 @ 10:10 pm

Join Alicia Meldrew on her adventures in Heather Parker’s second book of the Middlewitch Chronicles, Middlewitch Mayhem!

Just because Alicia Meldrew is a witch doesn’t mean that everything in her life is double, double, toil and trouble. Then again, trouble does have a way of finding her over and over again, even in the cozy little town of Middlewitch.

 

Alicia is starting to settle down with her new husband and a baby on the way, but little things like demon possession and mis-cast time spells keep getting in the way.Still, lake monsters, vampires (the bad kind, because you can’t generalize, you know), and vengeful enemies are no match for her, especially with the support of family and friends.

 

With the community coming together to help her, her cats Domino and Tango dispensing wisdom each in their own way, and her husband James even doing a little bit of magic himself, Alicia can manage just about anything. Except possibly getting along with her mother-in-law…

 

Click on the cover to be taken to the buy page. Click here to read an excerpt!

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drollerie
02 June 2011 @ 12:49 am

We’re thrilled to welcome June with a slew of forthcoming books! And be assured, there will be something for everyone. Young adult, fantasy romance, post-apocalyptic, science fiction, urban fantasy, sequels, third installments, and more.

We start our releases off with YA sci-fi, Echo by author Jamie Mason.

Fifty years ago, the crew of the Echo took refuge on the planet Hegemony, leaving their starship in orbit behind them.  Fifty years later, the descendants look to the light passing in the night sky and wonder …

Only two generations elapsed before knowledge of the Echo and Earth vanished. All that remain are the Tales: seemingly nonsensical nursery rhymes devised by the Echo’s crew to preserve knowledge of the ship and its operation for future generations. But over time these have degenerated into puzzling fragments.

Petra the Tale-Keeper senses that life on Hegemony is changing and so imposes order by creating a religion based on the Tales. As she seizes power by murdering any who would stand against her, Sarai, a misfit outcast, becomes the only one bold enough to reveal the startling truth.

Under a blood red moon, a prophet enters the City … in the end, no one knows who’ll be the last to stand.

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drollerie
20 April 2011 @ 04:24 pm

Teri Riggs’ political murder mystery is now available. Click on the cover to be taken to the Buy Page. Click here to Read an excerpt.

The Las Vegas Mayoral race is heating up, and the incumbent doesn’t have a prayer. Wealthy real estate speculator Nick Campenelli, who wants to legalize prostitution in Clark County, and former pastor Louis. St. Louis, running on a ‘clean-up-Vegas-by-getting-rid-of-the-whores’ platform, are the front runners.

They’re also front runners on the suspect list for a string of murders. Kennedy O’Brien, four-year detective with cop blood running in her veins, and her partner Wilder “Wild Thing” James, a veteran, are determined to find the man who’s murdering prostitutes who work the wrong side of the street, and they don’t care how important or politically active he is.

The killer is a man with a mission. He stalks the women before he kills them, leaving a “BEFORE” photo on their bodies, and sending an “AFTER” shot to the local news hound. Ed Hershey, an aging newscaster with just the right amount of grey in his hair, is determined to turn this story into a network gig, and his interference, along with the LVTVS legal team, are making Kennedy and Wilder look bad. Campenelli’s good looks and charm, and St. Louis’ vitriolic hatred of prostitutes are muddying the waters too, and now the killer seems to have taken a liking to Kennedy.
So the big question remains. Can she get him before he gets her?
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Brenda Novak auction for Juvenile Diabetes Research.

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drollerie
12 April 2011 @ 08:02 am

The 26 signed, lettered edition hard copies of The Big Bah-Ha by CSE Cooney are going out to the author for signatures, and should be shipped out to purchasers sometime next week. Thanks so much for participating in our first limited edition publication. The trade paperback pre-orders will be shipped out soon after.

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drollerie
29 March 2011 @ 11:41 pm

Due to  ongoing health and family issues, Deena Fisher, Drollerie Press’ Editor in Chief, will be taking a leave of absence.

Books under contract are, as a result, delayed, but will be released as quickly as possible.

Submissions will be closed for a short time as our editing team work to efficiently distribute the project list. We will post an announcement as soon as submissions reopen.

If you have questions regarding any correspondence or business with her, please contact Selena Green at selena@drolleriepress.com or Joselle Vanderhooft at joselle@drollerie.com

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drollerie
16 March 2011 @ 10:44 pm

Hellebore & Rue has been reviewed by Jarla Tangh at Her Tangh-i-Ness Presents….

Whenever I read a work of fiction, I am longing to be transported. I want to love what’s going on and to love whomever it’s happening to. Editors know this and the best of them patiently sift through hours of preternatural wordage in order to yield a suitable harvest. I bow to the wisdom of Joselle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff here.

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