The Night Has Claws, the sequel to Kat Kruger’s popular novel The Night Has Teeth, is now available in the US! To celebrate the US launch of the second book in the Magdebrug Trilogy, we’re hosting a little blog tour.  You can check out reviews, Q&As and also guest posts by the author. And there will be chances to win eCopies of the book!

Here are the tour stops:

April 21: Reader Girls
April 21: DJ DeSmyter
April 22: DJ DeSmyter (Q&A)
April 23: A Portia Adams Adventure
April 24: We Are Word Nerds
April 25: We Are Word Nerds (Feature)
April 29: The Violet Hour
April 30: RJ Does Books


Previously concentrating on publishing novels by Atlantic Canadian authors, Fierce Ink Press is now permanently accepting submissions from all Canadian provinces and territories. The decision was made after successfully opening up submissions to all Canadian young adult authors last summer. The publishing label will celebrate its second anniversary in June and determined it was time to branch out, due to timing and the current market.

“Over the course of almost two years, Fierce Ink Press has received and published many stellar novels and non-fiction short stories,” says Kimberly Walsh, publishing label executive with Fierce Ink Press. “As part of our growth it was only natural for us to expand our submissions and we’re excited to read stories from many more great Canadian YA authors.”

Fierce Ink Press publishes quality novels and creative non-fiction pieces for young adults. Submissions guidelines can be found on their website.

About Fierce Ink Press

Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is a publishing label dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Canadian authors who write for young adults.


Fierce Ink Press will offer bundles of its previously published Fierce Shorts. These bundles will be published in alternating months and will be priced as a Buy One Get One deal at $3.99.

Volume One is Prince Nameless by Patti Larsen and Lipstick and Bangs by Colleen McKie. Larsen is an award-winning young adult novelist and McKie is a publishing label executive with Fierce Ink Press. Both authors are based in Prince Edward Island. The Adventure Group and AIDSPEI will each receive ten per cent of proceeds.

Fierce Ink Press will continue to publish new Fierce Shorts along with the Fierce Bundles. A print anthology of the most popular shorts is scheduled for a November 2014 release.

Here is the schedule for publication of the Fierce Bundles:

June 10, 2014: Love You Like Suicide by Jo Treggiari and Before I Was Me by Chad Pelley

August 12, 2014: Cheating at the End of the World by Corey Redekop and I Think We’ve All Learned Something Here by Nils Ling

October 14, 2014: Walking Away by Robert Rayner and The Long Last Year by Gerard Collins

December 9, 2014: Cuisvé by Chris Benjamin and Say It’s Okay by Benjamin Boudreau

February 10, 2015: These Memories Can’t Wait by Jamie Fitzpatrick and Diary of a Fluky Kid by Lee D. Thompson

April 14, 2015: I Died on a Hot June Day by Sheree Fitch and Fireworks 1976 by Gail Lethbridge

June 9, 2015: Learning How To Speak by Crystal Vaughan and Never Grow Up by Anna Quon

About Fierce Ink Press

Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is a publishing label dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Canadian authors who write for young adults.

Twitter: @FierceInkPress


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Not only will you get access to Fierce Ink Press titles before other readers but you’ll also receive swag! As part of the Fierce Reviewer program you’ll get a signed postcard from the authors of the fiction titles you review. And you’ll get VIP access to cover reveals as well as other fierce goodies.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!


Classy and clever. Portia Adams is equal parts toughness and charm.” — Tim Wynne-Jones, two-time winner of the Arthur Award from the Crime Writers of Canada

Even for teens who haven’t yet encountered Doyle’s stories, Portia Adams will prove to be a whip-smart, worthy new heroine.” Quill & Quire

Fierce Ink Press is thrilled to present Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri. The young adult mystery features Portia Adams, an orphan who finds herself inheriting 221 Baker Street. As Portia settles into her new London home she quickly becomes involved in solving crimes. Set in the 1930s, Misri’s debut novel is rich in historical detail and all things Holmesian.

“Portia Adams is my homage to my favourite fictional detectives, especially Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes,” Misri says. “I hope people will come back ’round to Baker Street to meet the newest consulting detective to grace its vaunted offices.”

Jewel of the Thames features three casebooks, each one presenting Portia with new challenges both professionally and personally. Each casebook features an illustration by Sydney Smith (Mabel Murple, Toes in My Nose, The Dread Crew, Pit Pony.)

In celebration of the release of Jewel of the Thames a launch party will be held March 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ben McNally Books located at 366 Bay Street in Toronto. Misri will read from Jewel of the Thames and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Misri is also giving a writing workshop, “Writing YA: The Truth and the Fiction of It,” on March 29, 2 to 4 p.m. at North York Central Library in Toronto. Joining Misri for the workshop is fellow Fierce Ink Press author, Natalie Corbett Sampson (Game Plan).

JeweloftheThames finalcover 200x300 Journalist Angela Misri Introduces a New Consulting Detective to 221 Baker Street in Jewel of the Thames








Jewel of the Thames is currently available for purchase on StorenvyKoboiTunes and Kindle.

What is it about?
Recently orphaned Portia Adams inherits 221 Baker Street, the former offices of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Who will read it?
Anyone who loves young adult mystery, historical fiction, Sherlock Holmes or Downton Abbey.

When is it releasing?
March 25, 2014

About the Author
Angela Misri is a Toronto journalist, writer and mom who has spent most of her working life making CBC Radio extraterrestrial through podcasts, live streams and websites. These days she’s focusing on her writing but taking on freelance and digital projects along the side.

Social Media Links
Twitter: @karmicangel

About Fierce Ink Press
Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is a publishing label dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by East Coast Canadian authors who write for young adults.


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