Saturday, 28 February 2015


Besieged by Rain
(Book One – Son of Rain series)
Michelle Irwin

Release Day
February 28, 2015

Bottom Drawer Publications is proud to publish Besieged by Rain, book one in the New Adult Paranormal series, Son of Rain, by Michelle Irwin.

The Son of Rain series is a companion series (of sorts) to the Daughter of Fire series featuring Evie Meyers. We say of sorts because Clay’s story, albeit partly told in Evie’s books, is so much bigger. This is not simply a retelling of the story from Clay’s perspective. Clay lives a whole other life that Evie only gets a glimpse of when their story unfolds.

Book Details: Novel
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
206 pages - 89,000 words


Clay Jacobs is a soldier. His family—elite members of a secret organization—are tasked with washing the world clean of all supernatural threats. Each new day brings the opportunity to fight at their side for a cause that he’s never doubted is just.

But Clay harbors a dangerous secret. The object of his teenage obsession was not human, and he failed to detect the truth until it was too late to destroy her. Even after she fled, he couldn't bring himself to report her. Now, the memory of the one who got away not only haunts him, it holds him captive and assaults him nightly. Unable to escape her hold on his mind, he races across the country to locate her and restore his sanity. Only instead of the monster he expects, he finds a woman who ensnares him with her charms. In her embrace, Clay dares to imagine a different life.

When his family discovers his betrayal, and threaten to destroy his dreams in the worst way imaginable, Clay has no option but to return to their side and convince them he’s back on the right track. Will he be able to play his part convincingly when the cause he’s spent most of his life fighting for is the very thing that will end his lover’s life?



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Michelle Irwin

Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect, and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance. 

Sunday, 1 February 2015


New Publisher Spotlight

Driven Press is a new imprint of Australian publisher, BK Publishing, that publishes general fiction in a wide range of genres. They are building a wonderfully diverse catalogue with many of the books crossing genre lines, which they’re very excited about as there are so many great stories out there that shouldn’t be pigeonholed.

Contemporary - Historical - Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction - Chick Lit
Paranormal - Sci-fi - Fantasy - Urban Fantasy
Mystery - Thriller - Crime - Horror
Steampunk - Dystopian
New Adult - Young Adult
LGBT Fiction

Driven Press books will be available in e-book formats (ePub, mobi for kindle, and PDF) and paperback from our website and all the main on-line bookstores: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Google Books, OmniLit, as well as localised bookstores via our distributor.

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** Driven Press, like BDP, also has a member’s club where members have access to club discounts, newsletters about new releases, and opportunities for free e-books and prizes. Follow the link on our home page to join:

New Release Books

Driven’s first two exciting releases, available now, are from Gary Starta and Rodd Clark, both of which cross the genre lines. Starta’s Coalescence crosses science fiction with the paranormal, and Clark’s Rubble and the Wreckage is an enthralling erotic thriller with LGBT tones.

Book Details


Gabriel Church knows you can’t take a life without first understanding just how feeble life is, how tentative and weak it stands alone. If you desire murder, you hold a life in your hand. Whether you release it to grant life or grip tighter to end it, it is at your command and discretion.

Gabriel is a serial killer with a story he wants told.

Christian Maxwell studied abnormal psychology in college but chose instead to focus on a career in writing. His background comes in handy when he thinks of writing about a serial killer. He can’t think of anyone more qualified to write the story of Gabriel Lee Church, and do so in the murderer’s own words. It’s been done before, but never with a killer who has yet to be captured or convicted.

There was never anything more than a gentleman’s understanding between the two men that Christian would record Gabriel’s life story. The killer did not ask for his complicity in any crimes, nor did he ever ask for his silence. Christian’s interest in the man, though, is fast becoming something more than academic. When the writer and his subject become unexpected friends and then lovers, the question remains: What is Gabriel’s endgame . . . and why does he want his story told?

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Iris Camden thought she knew who her family was even if they weren’t always forthcoming. Her half sister is a medium reeling from the loss of her biological mother. Her estranged father is an obsessed government worker who cannot reveal what he does. When an artifact appears in a ghost hunting expedition, Iris is the last person who wants to believe in aliens.

Iris is angered by the claims of a ghost who warns of an outer-space threat. She turns to a UFO chasing scientist for answers, and Mitchell becomes convinced an alien plague in the form of light will cause a rapid evolution making humans susceptible to enemy suggestion. He is also certain her father may be part of a huge conspiracy and should not be made aware of the artifact.

The dark secrets of her family’s past begin to unravel, and Iris will be forced to consider fantasy as reality and take the ultimate risk to save those she loves.

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Authors: Our acquisition editors at both Bottom Drawer Publications and Driven Press are actively seeking submissions at the moment. We’d especially like to see more Erotic Romance submissions for BDP, and more Young Adult submissions for Driven Press. For more information about our requirements please check out the submissions guidelines on our websites.

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