Archive for November, 2010

Sinister Reads ~ November 2010

Posted in General Information, New Releases, Pre-order, Sinister Slices, Uncategorized on November 30, 2010 by ahwasinisterreads

” I don’t believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots. ”

Isak Dinesen

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Sinister Reads

Samhane
by Daniel I. Russell
Stygian Publications

RRP:  US $14.95
Available February 2011
from Necrotic Tissue

“For weeks, I have tossed and turned in my bed in turmoil over whether to publish this. But the people of this town must be warned. Everyone must be aware of the Danger lurking in the dark, waiting.”

Samhane. Just a sleepy town in the rolling hills of northern England. A nice place to live.

Few people know the truth.

Donald Patterson travels to Samhane in pursuit of a sadistic murderer and rapist. Unless Donald reaches Orchard House by midnight, his fiancee will be the star of the next torturous broadcast….

Brian Rathbone and his son are already in Samhane, hired by the mayor. Specialist exterminators, their talents have helped to deal with the ‘little problems’ that have begun to massacre the residents. But as events take a more sinister turn, Brian wonders about the true reason they are there….

Blood and carnage. Pain and suffering. Desire and sweet chaos.

Welcome to Samhane.

“Horror lovers rejoice–you’re about to be scared…or scarred. Russell’s well-crafted nightmares will haunt you long after you’ve closed the pages of Samhane!” Fran Friel, Bram Stoker Finalist-MAMA’S BOY AND OTHER DARK TALES

“My, oh my does it get wet within these pages, dear friends.” Shroud Magazine

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Devil Dolls and Duplicates in Australian Horror  (anthology)
ed. Anthony Ferguson
Equilibrium Books
ISBN – 978-1-921456-46-6
RRP: AUD $29.95
Available February 2011

Since time immemorial, men have dreamed of creating beings in their own image, and for almost as long they have endured nightmare visions of being overthrown by the beings they create.

Dolls and effigies have always been a staple in the horror fiction genre, for what could be more frightening than seeing that which is inanimate move of its own volition, or hearing words emanate from fleshless lips while staring into glassy, lifeless eyes?

Presented here for the first time are the collected ruminations on the theme of dolls and duplicates by some of the biggest names in Australian horror and science fiction.  There are tales on reanimated corpses, beautiful gynoids, alien imposters, clones, golems, doppelgangers, and of course, dolls – effigies that exist to serve and protect, and others that want to mess with your head in the worst possible way.

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Sharnoth’s Spores and other Seeds
by Leigh Blackmore
Rainfall Records and Books (UK)

RRP:  UK£5.00
Available February 2011
from Rainfall Records and Books

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Sinister Slices

Peer Pressure

by Mark Smith-Briggs

Published in: Daily Flash 2011- 365 Days of Flash Fiction

Available from: Amazon

Out of the Storm

by Rick Kennett

Published in: Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine

Available from: Dunesteef

The Battle of Leila the Dog

by Rick Kennett

Published in: Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine

Available from:Dunesteef

In Quinn’s Paddock (novella excerpt)

by Rick Kennett

Published in: Devil Dolls and Duplicates

Available from: Equilibrium Books

All below published in: ‘Festive Fear: Global Edition’ anthology

Published by Tasmaniac Publications

Very limited copies still available from Horror Mall

Dear Santa by Scott Tyson

It Comes But Once A Year by Daniel I. Russell

Ghost of the Heart by Steve Cameron

Santa Akbar! by GNBraun

Anthology illustrated by Andrew J. McKiernan

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Sinister Non-Fiction

Marvels and Horrors: Terry Dowling’s Clowns at Midnight

by Leigh Blackmore

Published in: 21st Century Gothic

Available from: Scarecrow Press

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