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Sinister Reads – May 2013

Posted in Awards Announcements, Book Launches, General Information, New Releases, Sinister Slices with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2013 by ahwasinisterreads

Sinister Reads

Don’t forget to book your place for the AHWA Creative Retreat at the Mayday Hills Asylum.  All the details are in this month’s Sinister Happenings and make sure you check out the AHWA website and Facebook page.  It promises to be enlightening and TERRORific!

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Sinister Happenings

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AHWA Creative Retreat

The Australian Horror Writers Association run three-day/two-night stays at haunted locations for writers, editors, artists, photographers, film makers and any other creative-type people.

They involve having the days to create and the nights to investigate how to be scared stiff.

Upcoming Event:

Mayday Hills Asylum Creative Retreat

Beechworth’s Mayday Hills Asylum was one of the largest institutions in Victoria. Opened in 1867 (the same year as Aradale), this building also housed thousands of people described as ‘lunatics’, ‘idiots’ and ‘imbeciles’. Closing in 1995 after 128 years of operation, this site is considered one of the most haunted locations in Australia. At its height, Mayday Hills consisted of 67 buildings and was home to over 1200 patients and 500 staff.

As you spend three days and two nights in the facility, you will be able to explore the cold and deserted buildings of what was once a notorious and feared institution in Victoria . Spend the days writing, drawing, filming or photographing the beautiful architecture, and spend the nights scared stiff in the haunted buildings.

Cost: $345

Keep an eye on the AHWA website and Facebook page for further details as they are arranged.

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Sinister Reads

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The Impossible Object (The Harrison Peel Files Book 1)

David Conyers

Publisher:  David Conyers via Amazon.com

RRP: $US0.99

Release date: 29 April 2013

Available on Amazon US here and Amazon UK here.

In a reboot of the series, Harrison Peel’s first adventures are revised and expanded in a collection in four novellas:

Made of Meat – Terrorists hiding out amongst the hill tribes of Cambodia have accurate intelligence on Western covert operations, and Peel works to break the network before more agents are killed in the line of duty.

Driven Underground – An ancient alien city is unearthed in the deserts of Outback Australia, and Peel leads a team of soldiers into its catacombs where no living thing has existed for millions of years, or so they believe.

Impossible Object – Peel is assigned to a top secret facility studying an alien artifact, an object that cannot be measured or recorded by any means, that promises to offer up the secrets of the universe, or destroy it.

False Containment – After witnessing a mass grave of fused human bones, Peel travels to California to investigate a zero waste technology program using wormholes to dispose of rubbish in alien dimensions.

Reviews:

“For 99 cents folks, a great buy, and perfect for the cautious buyer looking to expand their horizons. Check this out.” – David Anderson, Amazon.com

“Conyers is like some impossibly perfect distillation of Lovecraft, Fleming, Barker and Ludlum. There’s an awful logic to his terror and action.” PETER CLINES, author of the acclaimed 14

Read more reviews here.

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Sinister Slices

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The Family is Gathering

by Jen White

Published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #57

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Wooden Heartby

Published in Next anthology

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The Lutwyche Carnivore

Published in Fever Dreams #2

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No Good Deed

by Pete Aldin

Published in Out of the Gutter

** Free to Read

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The Ardent Dead

by Anthony Ferguson

Published in Rom Zom Com (UK Anthology)

* Publication late 2013 TBC

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Sinister Superstars

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809 Jacob Street

by Marty Young

Top 10 Finalist: JournalStone’s Horror Writing Competition 2013

Section:  Novels

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