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Sinister Reads – March 2014

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Sinister Reads

Welcome to the March, 2014 edition of Sinister Reads. This month, we have an abundance of short stories to feed your veins as well as the latest novels and wins from our AHWA members. Enjoy the feast!

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Sinister Reminders
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AHWA Members Critique Groups

Don’t forget about out short story critique group and the writer’s workshop that is open to all members of the AHWA.  That’s right – novels, novellas, short stories – all are invited to participate.  Membership to both groups is open to members of the AHWA by invitation only.

If you are interested in taking part in either of these two groups, you need to join the AHWA today, and check out all the other exciting opportunities, you as an author, are currently missing out on.  There are tips on writing, how to get published, competitions, group forums and so much more.

Check out the Australian Horror Writer’s Association web-site today and become a member.

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Sinister Reads
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Gorgon Cover Final-small

Gorgon 

By Grieg Beck

Publisher:  Pan Macmillan – Momentum

ISBN no.:  9781743342800

RRP: A$5.99

Release date: 10 June 2014 – Pre-order Available

Available here.

GORGON – An ancient evil awakens…

Alex Hunter has been found sullen, alone, leaving a path of destruction as he wanders across America. Only the foolish get in the way of the drifter wandering the streets late at night.

Across the world, something has been released by a treasure hunter in a hidden chamber of the Basilica Cisterns in Istanbul. Something hidden there by Emperor Constantine himself, and deemed by him too horrifying and dangerous to ever be set free. It now stalks the land, leaving its victims turned to stone, and is headed on a collision course with a NATO base. The Americans can’t let it get there, but can’t be seen to intervene. There is only one option send in the HAWCs.

But Alex and the HAWCs are not the only ones seeking out the strange being Uli Borshov, Borshov the Beast, who has a score to settle with the Arcadian moves to intercept him, setting up a deadly collision of epic proportions where only one can survive. Join Alex Hunter as he learns to trust his former commander and colleagues again as the HAWCs challenge an age-old being straight from myth and legend.

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9781760080532The First Bird

By Grieg Beck

Publisher:  Pan Macmillan – Momentum

ISBN no.:  9781743342718

RRP: A$6.99

Release date: August 1, 2013

Available here.

 

EXTINCTION IS CONTAGIOUS 

Matt Kearns, linguist, archaeologist and reluctant explorer from Beneath the Dark Ice and Black Mountain returns to help save the world. And this time he doesn’t have Alex Hunter to save him when the stuff hits the fan.

When a fame-hungry scientist brings an impossible, living specimen of a creature long thought extinct back from the wild jungles of South America he unwittingly brings along a passenger. Something with the potential to destroy every living thing on our planet.

The infestation begins, rapidly overtaking medical resources and resisting all treatment. One woman knows the danger, Carla Nero, chief scientist of the Center for Disease Control. She makes Matt an offer he can’t refuse and together they join a team heading to the deep jungle in a desperate race to locate the hidden place where the specimen was taken.

Only by finding the location of the specimen can the team and the world hope to uncover the secret of how to survive the ancient, horrifying parasite that has been released.

Reviews:

Jurassic Park meets Contagion. Mike Esola, Prehistoric Channel.
If you love scientific/action/adventure stories, you should be reading Greig Beck. His stories never fail to keep you on the edge of your seat, in fear for the characters and in anticipation of their horrific discoveries. The Speed of Write.
At last, another great adventure written by Greig Beck. Again Beck creates an intelligent and balanced mix of action, history, science, and romantic flair that clinches the attention of the reader. This story is highly engaging and equally reaches the level of quality of Beck’s past works. Frontlaven Book Reviews. Rating – High
THE FIRST BIRD. Three words: I loved it – a sort of modern version of The Lost World – If you like action, adventure, mixed with fantasy and some horror, this is an author you don’t want to miss. TABULA RASA Book Blog, India

 

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Sinister Slices
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Keeping an Open Mind

by Dan Rabarts

Published in SQ Magazine

*  3rd Place Winner in the SQ Mag Short Story Contest 2013

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Children of the Tide

by Dan Rabarts

Published in Midnight Echo website

*  Winner of the 2013 AHWA / Melbourne Zombie Con Short Story Contest 

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The Church of Asag

by Cameron Trost

Published in Q Mag #13

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The Solicitor and the Secretary (part one of two)

by Cameron Trost

Published in One Page: Brisbane, February/March 2014

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The Sea Witch

by Gerry Huntman

Published in What Lies Beneath (anthology)

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Darkness in the Mountain of Light

by Gerry Huntman

Published in What Lies Beneath (anthology)

 

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Sinister SuperStars
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Greig Beck is a finalist in the category of Best Horror Novel in the 2014 Aurealis Awards. Winners will be announced on Saturday April 5, 2014. Good luck Greig!

 

The First Bird

by Greig Beck

Category:  Best Horror Novel

Finalist: 2014 Aurealis Awards

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Dan Roberts is a finalist in the category of Best New Talent in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Winners will be announced on Saturday 26th April 2014.  Good luck Dan! Below are his 4 award nominations.

 

Category: Best New Talent

Finalist: Sir Julius Vogel Awards, 2014

 

Waking the Taniwha and All That Glitters

Section:  Best Short Story

Finalist: Sir Julius Vogel Awards, 2014

 

Baby Teeth – Bite-sized Tales of Terror (Co-edited with Lee Murray; Paper Road Press, 2013)

Section: Best Collected Work

Finalist: Sir Julius Vogel Awards, 2014

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