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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

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.

 

 

Visions of the Future

Those awesome chaps over at Indie Authors Press have recently revealed the below draft cover for their upcoming sci-fi anthology, Issues of Tomorrow, which features my short story ‘Broken Machines‘.

Due out in the latter half of this year, the anthology is currently slated for a July/August release window. Of course if this changes, I’ll post another update then. In the meantime, enjoy the suitably dark and moody artwork.

Title Reveal

As the cat is now unofficially out of the bag from Parallel Universe Publications via social media, I can now reveal that the title of my forthcoming 2017 story collection will be Parlour Tricks.

Everything’s currently still proceeding on schedule, with just the cover left to complete, so I should hopefully have release dates and other news to share with you all fairly soon…

Out of the Shadows

cmroch-72dpi-1500x20005-225x300Just a quick one to let you know that Shadow People & Cursed Objects is now available for download over at Amazon via the links below. Full pricing details are listed on the publication tab as usual. Will update with the links to the paperback once I have them. Enjoy.

Download @ Amazon.co.uk

Download @ Amazon.com

Update (2016/02/21): The paperback version of the anthology is now available via the following links:-

Buy now @ Amazon.co.uk

Buy now @ Amazon.com

For anyone wanting to find out a little more about how the anthology came into being, check out Courtney’s press release here.

Cursed Contents

Haunt Jaunts have now released the Table of Contents for their upcoming Shadow People & Cursed Objects anthology, which you can find below. After a couple of reschedulings, the book is currently due out on 1st February next year, and you can find all the latest updates on the project over at the relevant page on the Haunt Jaunts website, here.

  1. Alice J. Black – “The Busby Chair”
  2. Carl Barker – “Murder for Dummies”
  3. Ken Teutsch – “The Storm on Promised Land Road”
  4. S. Mickey Lin – “Lady Winter’s Mirror”
  5. Sean Ealy – “Fatty and the Nothing Man”
  6. Keith Karabin – “The South Will Rise Again”
  7. Bary Charman – “The Black Flowers”
  8. Evan Dicken – “Doomsday, Every Night at Five”
  9. Emerian Rich – “Bye, Bye, Blackbird”
  10. C. Le Mroch – “The Gypsy’s Curse”
  11. C. Le Mroch – “Comeuppance”
  12. C. Le Mroch – “Pedro”
  13. C. Le Mroch – “The Mannequin in the Middle of the Road”
Terror set loose and TOC

As of yesterday, Terror Tales of The Scottish Highlands has been set loose upon an unsuspecting public, so I thought I’d share the table of contents for Terror Talesanyone wishing to know who the contributors are to this latest volume in the series:-

Skye’s Skary Places – Ian Hunter

Phantoms in the Mist

The Dove – Helen Grant

Prey of the Fin-Folk

Strone House – Barbara Roden

The Well of Heads

Face Down In The Earth – Tom Johnstone

The Vanishing

The Dreaming God Is Singing Where She Lies – William Meikle

The Curse of Scotlan

The Housekeeper – Rosie Seymour

From Out The Hollow Hills

The Executioner – Peter Bell

Saurians of the Deep

You Must Be Cold – John Whitbourn

Glamis Castle

The Fellow Travellers Sheila Hodgson

Daemonologie

Shelleycoat – Graeme Hurry

Evil Monsters

The Other House, The Other Voice – Craig Herbertson

The Mull Plane Mystery

Myself/Thyself – DP Watt

The Bauchan

Broken Spectres – Carl Barker

The Big Grey Man

Jack Knife – Gary Fry

Tristicloke the Wolf

The Foul Mass At Tongue House – Johnny Mains

The Drummer of Cortachy

A taste for Terror

It’s been a bit quiet on the old writing front of late, what with some sizeable changes going on in various aspects of my life. But now that I’m finally finding some time to get back into the swing of things, I’m very pleased to finally be able to announce that my story “Broken Spectres” will be appearing shortly in the Terror Tales of The Scottish Highlands anthology, edited by Paul Finch and published by Gray Friar Press later this month.

I’m a big fan of this series of location themed horror anthologies and was overjoyed to be invited by Paul to contribute to this latest release.

The Scottish Highlands are a spooky place at the best of times, offering a veritable smorgasbord of eerie locations from which to draw inspiration, and I had huge fun on this one from the first page to the last.

The anthology is out in a few weeks time and I’ll add details of where you can get hold of a copy once I know more. Until then, here’s a sneak peak at the cover art and some of the writers involved.

Terror tales of the Scottish Highlands - final full cover

UPDATE (2015/06/15): The anthology is now available for preordering @ Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk or directly from the publisher @ Gray Friar Press.  Pricing and links also added to the Publications tab above.

A Wolf in Sheafed Clothing

itsagrimmlife_cover1smOut this month is Tacitus Publishing‘s inaugural anthology “It’s A Grimm Life”, which includes my story “Who’s Afraid?”.

As you may be able to guess from the title, the anthology collects together various modern reworkings of classical fairy tales, each one based on a Grimm tale and each embracing the darker side of humanity and the world that we know to exist in the shadows, just out of sight.

So if you’re in the mood for a bedtime story, why not huff and puff your way over to Amazon, where you can purchase the paperback or download a copy of the anthology right now. Full details can be found on the Publications tab above as usual.

Amazon.com: Paperback / Kindle

Amazon.co.uk: Paperback / Kindle

Goodnight children, everywhere.