Sinister Reads – November 2014

November was the month of tasty morsels. Come, try some for yourself with Unearthly Fables from the diabolical David Schembri and Friends of the Dead and Other Stories from the jugular tearing James Doig. Enjoy and share Sinister Reads with your family – make them fear for your sanity!

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Sinister Reads


Unearthly Fables 

Author: David Schembri

Illustrator: David Schembri

Publisher: David Schembri Studios and The Writing Show

ISBN no.: 978-0-9860304-3-7 (print)

ISBN no.: 978-0-9860304-9-9 (kindle)

RRP:  $9.99 (AUD) print  – $4.99 (AUD) kindle

Release date: 25-10-2014

Available from ReadingsAmazon, and Book Depository.

Within these parchments lie places hidden from the world. Where demons dance, hope is forsaken and fear is relished. Enter at your own risk . . .



SAVE1588 (1) (1)Friends of the Dead and Other Stories

Author: James Doig

Illustrator: Paul Lowe

Publisher: Sarob Press

ISBN no.: 972-2-9549017-1-8

RRP: £30 or US$60 postage paid

Release date: January 2015

Available here.

Sarob Press is delighted to present the first collection of supernatural stories by James Doig. Most of these stories involve archives and manuscripts (unsurprisingly James works for the National Archives of Australia) and some of the particularly Jamesian outings first saw publication in Ghosts & Scholars magazine and in Ash-Tree Press publications. In these ten spooky stories the author invites the reader into eerie ghostly worlds of darkness, long shadows and subtle chills.

Essential ghostly reading for those cold, dark winter nights ~ roaring log fire optional of course. The previously published stories have been extensively revised and re-written especially for this collection.

Order your copy NOW to avoid disappointment.

Stories: “Malware*” “Wolferton Hall” “The Kindness of Strangers” “Mathrafal” “Threads” “The Wild Hunt” “The Land Where Fairies Linger*” “Out of the West” “The Dead Heart” “Friends of the Dead” *previously unpublished. With an introduction by the author.

Bound in wibalin (fine linen style), Foil Blocked to spine, Full Colour Dust-Jacket, 16pp Section Sewn Binding, Head & Tailbands & Coloured Endpapers. Full colour wrap jacket art by Paul Lowe.
Publication currently scheduled for mid January 2015.


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