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The Book of Koli M. R. Carey

The Book of Koli – Eco Horror The Book of Koli, M. R. Carey, Orbit Books, 416pp, Pub 16th April 2020 Koli is a teenager who comes from Mythen Rood, a village with two hundred ‘souls’ in a dystopian world. unlike the majority of his siblings, he is mixed race with brown skin, and he’s one

Tomb of Gods – Brian Moreland

Tomb of GodsAuthor: Brian Moreland Publisher: Flame Tree PressPage count: 288ppRelease date: 21st May 2020 I have adored everything Egyptian, particularly mummies, since childhood. I was first bitten by the proverbial scarab as a child watching Universal and Hammer Horror films, then as an adult I discovered the infamous Mummy trilogy with Brendan Fraser as well

A Wise Friend – Ramsey Campbell

A Wise FriendAuthor: Ramsey CampbellPublisher: Flame Tree Press Page count: 256ppRelease date: 23rd April 2020 Academic professor Patrick Torrington has his son Roy staying with him, and as always happens when teenager Roy and his Dad get together, the subject of ‘Thelma’ the strange family member, Patrick’s aunt, comes up. She was a renowned artist whose

Flashes of Hope – Anthology Sub Call

Flashes of Hope is a Flash Fiction anthology being funded by Theresa Derwin to raise money for foodbanks to support victims of Covid 19.Francois Vaillancourt is donating the cover art. He is a Montreal-Canadian artist who has worked on Stephen King projects. I will be purchasing HWA Adverts and Newsletter space to help promote the book and also seeking advertising in other venues including Crystal Lake

The Forever House

The Forever House Publisher: Flame Tree Press Author: Tim Waggoner Page count: 304pp Release date: 26th March 2020 TW: Historical child abuse, self  harm, suicideh Published by Flame Tree Press, ‘The Forever House’ is a contemporary horror novel from Bram Stoker award-winning author Tim Waggoner. Waggoner is a writer willing to risk new techniques and writing styles, to

We Are Monsters

We Are MonstersAuthor: Brian KirkPublisher: Flame Tree PressPage count: 336 ppRelease date: 23rd January 2020TW:Child Abuse, Mental Illness, Bullying Who is really the monster It’s a question often asked in horror. Just look at a Frankenstein, for starters. In ‘We Are Monsters’, Kirk explores the complex realm of mental illness, psychiatry, and attitudes towards those

Happy New Fears

It’s that time of the year, or the decade, where we evaluate where we are.So, I thought I’d give a brief summary of where I started in 2009 and where I am now. 2009 I’d had post hysterectomy complications and my third procedure to remove an ovary – a result of endometriosis- a horrible disease

Flame Tree Press Horror

Those Who Came Before  Author: J H MoncrieffPublisher: Flame Tree PressPage count: 288pprelease date: 24th Oct 2019Reviewer: Theresa Derwin I’ve already mentioned that I love the work Flame Tree Press are doing to promote genre, and horror in particular.So, when I was approved for this ARC for Those Who Come Before – and by a

Hearts and Bones Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween Horror Hounds. I’ve kept this one quiet, but I’m delighted to announce my mini collection #HeartsandBones is released as a 99p ebook for this Halloween.Number 38 in the #ShortSharpShocks series, Hearts and Bones is around ten thousand words of glorious horror with a touch of folk and a lot of cute dog.My story

Christmas And Writing

So, as part of my MA Creative Writing at @BCU, this semester I’m taking #Screenwriting with @itsandyconway. There’s a lot of work, but the class is fantastic. Now, we all know I’m a horror writer. But my guilty pleasure is Christmas Romance – so, for my end and interim project, I’m working on a screenplay