Fierce Ink Press Acquires Rights for Call of the Sea by Newfoundland author Amanda Labonté

Fierce Ink Press is pleased to announce that they have obtained international rights for Call of the Sea, the debut novel by Amanda Labonté. The modern fantasy story introduces Alex, a Newfoundland boy who has been haunted by siren song as long as he can remember. When his twin brother is mysteriously lost at sea, disappearing from a boat without so much as a ripple, it is up to Alex to find him. His best hope just might come from the same place as the song he has heard since childhood — the alluring and dangerous girl he finds amidst the frothing ocean waves.

“Working with Fierce Ink Press is a real thrill for me,” says Labonté. “As you breathe life into new characters and places, it’s rewarding to find a publisher who is as passionate about your work as you are. I am so excited to move forward on this journey with such a great team.”

Fierce Ink Press will publish Call of the Sea in November of 2015.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to publish Amanda Labonté’s debut novel,” says Sarah Sawler, marketing and communications executive at Fierce Ink Press. “With its vivid Newfoundland imagery and fast-paced plot, Call of the Sea is a masterful novel that will appeal to fans of both contemporary fiction and fantasy.”

About the Author

Amanda Labonté lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she gets much of the inspiration for the characters and places she writes. Though she wanted to be a writer since the eighth grade, it was many years before she walked into a creative writing class and found a new home. As the co-owner of an educational business and mother of two, she spends much of her day with kids of all ages. They give her some of the best reading recommendations.

Social Media Links:


Twitter: @amlabonte

Instagram: @amlabonte

Media Contacts:

To arrange author interviews or for other requests, please contact Fierce Ink Press publicist Sarah Sawler at, or Amanda Labonté’s publicist, Heather Labonté, at or 416-700-6763.



Tomorrow’s a big day for Toronto-based Portia Adams fans–it’s the Thrice Burned book launch! From 2-4 pm, they’ll be celebrating with Angela Misri at Ben McNally Books as she reads from and signs her newest Portia Adams Adventure, Thrice Burned. (Psst… we heard she’s serving tea).

For those who can’t make it, here’s a Thrice Burned read-through, just for you.



“Young mystery fans should climb aboard the Portia Adams train; every seat is a first-class ticket.”~Evan Munday, author of the Dead Kid Detective Agency

“Portia is an engaging character, solving three intriguing mysteries (cases) while working on the biggest puzzle of all – herself.”~Barbara Haworth-Attard, author of Haunted

The second book in Toronto author Angela Misri’s Portia Adams Adventure series, Thrice Burned, publishes March 24 in Canada with Fierce Ink Press. In the second instalment of this young adult series, the young sleuth tackles another three cases, including a brazen theft committed by a cocky perpetrator and the mysterious disappearance of some local women. But this time, she finds some unexpected help–from a resourceful reporter named Annie.

In celebration of the release, a Thrice Burned launch party will take place March 28 at Ben McNally Books in Toronto from 2 to 4 p.m. Misri will read from her novel and signed copies will be available for purchase.









Thrice Burned is currently available for purchase in Canada on:

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
Facebook: A Portia Adams Adventure


Just before writer and actor Darren Hynes left home for the first time, his father chopped off the tip of his big toe with a lawnmower. But the confusion Hynes felt when he came home to find the house empty and the lawnmower running was nothing compared to what he would struggle with for the next year.

Hynes had been performing in plays since his early elementary days in Labrador City so, when he graduated from high school, an acting career felt like a natural fit. But since he lived in a town where mining was the leading career choice, Hynes found it difficult to talk about his dream, making it even harder to take the necessary steps to realize his ambition — until he met Mr. Ryan at a summer theatre festival.

The rest of the year was a winding road that takes Hynes from the University of Toronto to a job in a grocery store, and ultimately back to theatre school — the place where he’d been heading all along.

“Everyone teaches us something,” says Hynes. “But we have to be open to the instruction…in the moment, or otherwise we might miss the wise advice or the gentle warning. I wrote My Own Path because someone taught me some very important lessons when I was younger, the most important of which was to always be myself, and to face fear, uncertainty. And to never stop dreaming. The lessons we learn can come from anywhere at anytime and from anyone. Our only obligation is to be there to receive them. In life.”

My Own Path is the story of a young man struggling to find his way — and the difference it made when he found someone to hold the flashlight.

Twenty percent of proceeds will go to Phoenix in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Hynes’ charity of choice.

E – Everyone over ten: Content is suitable for everyone but may contain mild violence and language and minimal suggestive themes.

Content Descriptions:

Alcohol – Vague reference to alcohol use

MyOwnPathWhat is it about?

Reaching for your goals in spite of obstacles.

 Who will read it?

Anyone who’s ever felt like where they live is holding them back.

 When is it releasing?

March 10, 2015

Available now from StorenvyiTunes , Kobo and Kindle.


About the Author

Darren is both an actor and an author. His first novel, Flight was long-listed for the Relit awards and was a recommended novel by Salty Ink Magazine. His second novel, Creeps was nominated for the 2015 White Pine Award and was selected as one of the top five young adult novels (2013) by Faze Magazine. As an actor, Darren has worked in theatres across Canada as well as in film and television. A recent graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at The University of Guelph, Darren is finishing a third novel as well as his first play.

Find him on Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads.


BLOGTOUR-ThriceBurned-boxGuess what? It’s almost blog tour time for Angela Misri’s next Portia Adams Adventure, Thrice Burned. From March 9th until March 24th, you’ll be treated to a whole bunch of gumshoe goodness, care of some of the best book bloggers in Canada. Follow along every day for advanced reviews of Thrice Burned, and guest posts and Q&A’s with Toronto author Angela Misri.

The Blog on Fire schedule

March 9th: Getting Kids Reading

March 10th: Fab Book Reviews

March 11th: CanLit for LittleCanadians 

March 12: YA Book Shelf 

March 13: Bookish Notions

March 14: Chapter by Chapter

March 15: Calgary Kid Critic

March 16: Book Drunkard

March 17: YA Book Shelf

March 18: Me on Books 

March 19: YA Book Shelf 

March 20: Femmes Fatales

March 21: Carol Moreira

March 22: Writing on Writing

March 23: Alisha Sevigny

March 24: Calgary Kid Critic


Fierce Ink Press Acquires Rights for Natalie Corbett Sampson’s Dystopian Romance Novel

February 26, 2015

Fierce Ink Press is pleased to announce that they’ve obtained the rights for Natalie Corbett Sampson’s next novel, Aptitude. This new work, which will be published on September 22, 2015, tells the story of a young teacher named Hessa and her struggle to choose between two young men–the one that society chose for her, and the […]

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Wattpad Loves Kat Kruger

February 23, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, popular writing community platform Wattpad announced the winners of the 2014 Wattys, a people’s choice award for digital books and stories. Categories include “The Best of Beginners’ Luck”,”The Best of the Talk of the Town”, and “The Best of HQ Love”–an award for the books that were most read at Wattpad […]

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Getting to Know Constable Brian Dawes

February 18, 2015

Ever wonder about Brian Dawes, constable at Scotland Yard and Portia’s case-cracking companion? Well, Portia Adams fans, it’s time to have some fun, courtesy of Portia’s creator, Angela Misri. Check out the video, and when you’re done, head on over to our Storenvy store to preorder the book AND grab some cool swag. 7 Things […]

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Red-handed? Try Thrice Burned Soap.

February 4, 2015

When we put together the preorder campaign for Angela Misri’s upcoming novel, Thrice Burned, we connected with a bunch of different local businesses, from tea breweries to t-shirt designers. But BAD MOUTH SOAP, with their colourfully-named products, was at the top of our wish list. Lucky for us, it worked out, because we wound up with these: […]

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All About Thrice Burned–A New Video From Angela Misri

January 27, 2015

Now that we’ve announced the preorder campaign and showed you the amazing cover for Thrice Burned– the next book in Angela Misri’s popular Portia Adams Adventures series–you’re probably dying to know what’s next for our favourite sleuth. Well you’re in luck–author Angela Misri’s going to give you the scoop. Thrice Burned is available to preorder now. All […]

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