Happy New Fear and welcome horror fiends to the first edition of Sinister Reads, the newsletter that celebrates the achievements of our hard-writing Australasian Horror Writers Association members. Check out the latest publication milestones below for the January/February period, or even better pick up a copy of their work, remembering to leave a review after the fact! Thanks to those who submitted – we hope to see plenty more in the next edition. Until then, may your writing be horrible!
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When Cam Miller returns to the town he grew up in he’s heading to clear his estranged Father’s farmhouse. He’s also returning to the house he fled 23 years before. There, among the nicotine stained keepsakes and remnants of a broken life, he’ll come face to face with a horror that has waited all those years for his return.
“It’s you he wants.”
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If you’re here in Oz… https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01N6J5I13
Lake Wunyami: Home of Haunted Spirits
Something scary resides in the township of Wunyami and it isn’t the gentle haunted spirits in beautiful Lake Wunyami that for many centuries have whispered encouragement and hope to the local Iindigenous Australians.
The European settlers who built Wunyami township in the early 1800s brought a demon with them and the evil that came with the white men has possessed and corrupted Wunyami
ever since and the scope for devilry is cosmic; a situation that delights the demon.
Inspector Samuel Steadman of the Queensland Police Service has taken long service leave to hunt the killer of his niece and the trail is taking him to Wunyami where something occult
and extremely nasty is waiting for him.
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Title: The Refuge Collection: Hell To Others!
Publisher: Oz Horror Con
Price: $USD15.00 (45% Discount code is RH79K on Smashwords)
Release date: January 2017
Volumes 4-6 of The Refuge Collection. 18 tales of dark, supernatural and psychological thrillers, terrifying tales of murder, kidnap, mythical creatures and political intrigue. All set in the mysterious town of Refuge, often described as “Heaven to Some, Hell to Others.”
Visit www.RefugeCollection.com for more information
Author/s: David Wood and Alan Baxter
Publisher: Cohesion Press
ISBN: Kindle – 9780994630575 Epub – 9780994630582 Print – 9780994630445
Price: Kindle/ePub – $USD6.99 Print $USD18.95
Release date: February 23, 2017 UPCOMING RELEASE!
Sometimes, the legends are true.
When eccentric billionaire, Ellis Holloway, hires renegade marine biologist, Sam Aston, to investigate the legend of a monster in a remote Finnish lake, Aston envisions an easy paycheck and a chance to clear his gambling debts. But he gets much more. Something terrible lives beneath the dark waters of Lake Kaarme, and it’s hungry. As the death toll mounts, Aston faces superstitious locals, a power-hungry police chief, and a benefactor’s descent into madness as he races to find the legendary beast of the lake.
“Primordial has everything you’d want from a monster story – great characters, a remote location and a creature with bite! Mixing history and lore with science and action, David Wood and Alan Baxter have penned a thriller that is hard to put down.” – Jeremy Robinson, international bestselling author of Apocalypse Machine and Project Nemesis
“… an intriguing, engaging, and ultimately entertaining tale.” – Dr. Michael Collings
Visit https://cohesionpress.com/ for more information
A unique and confronting blend of fiction and fact, Rope is a novella that explores the true history of capital punishment in Fremantle Prison through the eyes of a fictional hangman who witnesses it all, and the rope he created for his job that may well be keeping him alive… but at what cost?
After 44 lives are taken, there is just one more to claim.
Previously published by Dark Prints Press, this is Martin’s first foray into self-publishing. He subsequently plans to re-release both his novel Carnies and his collection Living With the Dead as soon as he can.
More information: http://www.martinlivings.com
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