Blood from the Mummy’s Tome?

I’m pleased to announce that, after a brief revision, Terror Tree’s ‘Mummy Knows Best‘ anthology is no longer under wraps, having arisen once more on both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com to terrorize the living.

Featuring brand new work from fifteen authors on a central theme, the book houses stories of mummies from around the globe, including Egypt, Latvia, Britain, Japan and Peru (as well as a couple of tales from outside of the box as well).

If you like new twists on a classic monster, then why not dig up a copy (just beware of the curse!).

 

From the Vault…

An in-depth review of all the stories collected in Parlour Tricks is currently in progress over at the Vault of Evil website, with eight of the fourteen tales covered so far.

A warning though, for those of you who haven’t yet read the book, as the review does contain some spoilers!

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Tomorrow slightly delayed

Indie Authors Press have recently posted an update about their upcoming SF anthology, ‘Issues of Tomorrow‘, which will include my story ‘Broken Machines‘.

The book is now due for a slightly later release date in December, which makes it a great idea for an early stocking filler.

More news to follow as it develops.

 

Electronic Nightmares

As of this week, you’ll now be able to download a copy of Parlour Tricks on your kindle or equivalent device, meaning you can scare yourself silly for les than three quid without even leaving the comfort of your armchair, bed or wherever it is you tend to do your reading.

Links to the Amazon download pages below and on the Publications tab:-

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

 

A less expensive hat?

The paperback version of my first collection, ‘Parlour Tricks’, is now available and can be purchased through all the usual outlets, for those of you who prefer your fiction a little cheaper than the hardback version:-

Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com / Parallel Universe Publications

If you’re wanting to get your copy delivered in short order, I’d recommend ordering direct from David @ Parallel Universe as, being the publisher, he’s carrying a greater stock and you’re less likely to have to wait for a printing.

 

Of Gods and Monsters

The Autumn edition of The Colored Lens is now available to download from Amazon, and features my SF story, “神の狩人 (Kami No Kariudo)“.

Those of you familiar with my work will know that sci-fi is an arena I don’t stray into too often, so it’s always gratifiying to see one of these pieces get published.

You can order the latest edition via the following downloads for a very reasonably priced £3.67 / $4.99:-

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

All wrapped up

Acceptances once again prove to be like buses this month, with a second story sign-up following close on the heels of last week’s good news.

This time round, I’m delighted to announce that my short story ‘Aleiodes‘ will be featuring in Terror-Tree‘s ‘Mummy Knows Best‘ anthology, due out this Autumn.

Having set out to come up with something a bit left-field on this one, I’m quite pleased with the end result and am looking forward to seeing it in print.

Fingers crossed the anthology will be launching at this year’s Fantasycon down in Peterborough, and I’ll share more details when they become available nearer the time. Until then, here’s a peek at the draft cover art which, as you may have already guessed, makes it clear that we’re not talking about the maternal instincts here.

 

 

Through a Lens, darkly

Just heard that my short story, “神の狩人 (Kami No Kariudo)“, has been accepted by The Colored Lens for publication in their Fall issue.

For those of you who don’t read Japanese (or use Google Translate), you’ll just have to wait and see what this one’s about in a couple of months time.

As always more details to come, nearer the time.

Huge thanks to Megan Manson for all her help with correcting my Japanese on this one.

The Hat Has Landed

 

Ladies and gentlemen, drum-roll please, as the hardcover version of Parlour Tricks is now available to order from Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com, priced at a very reasonable £20/$26. Stocks will be available shortly as we’re all just awaiting the first deliveries from the printers.

The book will also be on sale directly from Parallel Universe‘s purchase page, as well as listed with Barnes & Noble and Wordery soon. I’ll add links for all of these as soon as they become available.

Many thanks to both David Riley and Luke Spooner for all their hard word in making this happen, and to David especially for agreeing to publish the collection in the first place.

 

Devil worshippers stalk the ageing boards of Blackpool Pier, a scrap-yard automaton devours the souls of lost children, and a murderous priest hunts an ancient she-demon through the streets of New York.

A selection of horror stories to chill the blood, featuring revenant felines, garbage-eating clairvoyants, flesh-eating magpies and a severed head with murder in mind.

Pulled out of the hat

With less than a month to go before the release of my debut collection from Parallel Universe Publications, I can at last reveal the extemely cool artwork for the upcoming hardcover:-

The awesome image is by Luke Spooner and you can find more of his fantastic work over at his website – Carrion House .

The book is now on its way to the printers and will be released at some point during August, initially as a hardcover version, retailing at £20.

I’ll add tons more details here and on the publications tab as we get nearer to launch date.