Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2018 by ahwasinisterreads

Dear Member,

If you have had a short story, novella or novel released in the last two months or an upcoming release let us know about it! Answer the questions below and we’ll publish your interview at http://www.sinisterreads.wordpress.com and share it on our social media networks. *Please only one submission per release (and remember, you must be a member to submit). To become a member, please contact us – australasianhorror@gmail.com

Sinister Reads – New release questionnaire

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your latest story?

What inspired you to write this story?

What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?

What does the horror genre mean to you?

Who is your favourite author and why?

Where can people read/purchase your story/novel?

Are you on social media? Please supply links

Send this document as an attachment to australasianhorror@gmail.com and we’ll get the interview online as soon as possible.

Thanks for being a part of the AHWA!

Visit http://www.australasianhorror.wordpress.com

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New release interview with Lee Murray on Into the Sounds

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2018 by ahwasinisterreads

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your latest story?

My name is Lee Murray. An AHWA member for the past five years, I’ve been writing for ten, with eight novels, nine edited works, and numerous short stories published, and a further three novels currently in press. My work is almost entirely speculative, and most of it tends to dark fiction and horror. My also cooking tends towards horror. I live with my family in the sunny Bay of Plenty where my office overlooks a cow paddock.

INTO THE SOUNDS is the second adventure in my Taine McKenna speculative thriller series, the sequel to award-winning INTO THE MIST (also a 2016 Shadows finalist), this time set in New Zealand’s southern fiords.

Here is the blurb:
On leave, and out of his head with boredom, NZDF Sergeant Taine McKenna joins biologist Jules Asher on a Conservation Department deer culling expedition to New Zealand’s southernmost national park, where soaring peaks give way to valleys gouged from clay and rock, and icy rivers bleed into watery canyons too deep to fathom. Despite covering an area the size of the Serengeti, only eighteen people live in the isolated region, so it’s a surprise when the hunters stumble on the nation’s Tūrehu tribe, becoming some of only a handful to ever encounter the elusive ghost people. But a band of mercenaries saw them first, and, hell-bent on exploiting the tribes’ survivors, they’re prepared to kill anyone who gets in their way. As a soldier, McKenna is duty-bound to protect all New Zealanders, but after centuries of persecution will the Tūrehu allow him to help them? Besides, there is something else lurking in the sounds, and it has its own agenda. When the waters clear, will anyone be allowed to leave?

What inspired you to write this story?

Its publisher: the success of Into the Mist prompted the publisher to request a sequel. I hadn’t envisaged writing one, so it meant teasing a long story arc from the story threads
already existed. I tried to keep the same key elements that readers had enjoyed about the first book: an atmospheric New Zealand setting, fast-paced action, mythology, science, and a predatory primordial monster. However, it is certainly not the same story, with a bunch of new characters, plenty of dark moments, and some unexpected twists. A stand-alone, readers shouldn’t feel they have to read the first book in order to enjoy Into the Sounds, although I hope they will.

“Taine McKenna’s latest foray leads him again into the forests of New Zealand, this time accompanying a small group of conservationists evaluating the status of endangered species. But what they find goes far beyond any of their expectations and leads them to violent conflicts and a blood-thirsty band of plunderers set to exploit the new find. And something else. Something huge and voracious and virtually unbeatable. Murray does a beautiful job in combining New Zealand landscapes with strong characters, both native and otherwise. Her writing is, as always, clear and direct, especially in her handling of Maori terms readers might not be familiar with. I highly recommend this book to those interested in action, military adventure, conservation and its inherent dangers, and, perhaps most of all, tales of cryptozoology.” — World Horror Master, Michael Collings

What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?

If at all possible, grow a carapace.

What does the horror genre mean to you?

Horror isn’t really a genre, is it? Horror is something that transcends genre. It is anything that engenders feelings of unease, dread, disgust, or terror in a reader. Everyone feels fear at some time in their lives. It’s universal. And since people’s fears are both wide-ranging and unique, the scope of horror is just as diverse. For me, as a storyteller, there is nothing more exciting.

Who is your favourite author and why?

I can’t possibly answer this. I have too many to count. My favourite author is often the person I am currently, so right now that would be Christa Carmen, Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked, Matt Bett, Shadows Beneath the Waves, and David Versace’s Mnemo’s Memory and Other Fantastic Stories. However, I will tell you that my favourite childhood horror was Pinocchio with its chilling warning to children about disobedience ‒ at the risk of having your skin sliced off and then stretched to make a drum.

Where can people read/purchase your story/novel?

INTO THE MIST and INTO THE SOUNDS can be purchased in print and ebook formats from Severed Press and online venues. Into the Mist is available on audible. Australasian Horror Writers members who would like to receive a digital ARC of either title for honest review should contact leekiwi at gmail dot com

Are you on social media? Please supply links

@leemurraywriter
https://www.facebook.com/lee.murray.393
Www.leemurray.info

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Sinister Reads: New Release Interview with Tom G. Wolf on “Lost Tunnels”

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2018 by ahwasinisterreads

Thanks for joining us Tom. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your latest story?

I’m Tom G. Wolf – journalist, and more recently, self-published author. I’m based in Sydney, where I live with my wife and cat.

I’ve wanted to write fiction ever since I was a little kid, but like so many other aspiring writers, I ended up getting caught up in a whole bunch of dead-end jobs to pay the bills. Still, when I hit my mid-20s and I decided I actually had to sit down and do some writing, rather than just pining away about it. I retrained, and these days I work as a journalist and copywriter, with the odd bit of freelancing on the side. Most recently, I’ve had some of my work appear over at We Are the Mutants.

In June 2018, I released my Lost Tunnels – my debut horror novella. It’s definitely not high art, but if you enjoy Lovecraftian horror and grindhouse cinema, you’ll probably find something to enjoy within its pages!

What inspired you to write this story?

There were a lot of different influences that went into Lost Tunnels, but I’ll keep it to just three for sake of brevity!

I grew up on the scenic Central Coast of NSW, and there’s plenty of strange local folklore surrounding the place. There are quite a lot of UFO sightings, there’s allegedly some ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and overall there’s a lot of interest in New Age ideas around the place. It’s a real haven for the unusual, and a lot of that filtered through in creating Fort Bay, the setting of the book.

H.P. Lovecraft was a big influence, too. After Stephen King, he was one of my main gateways to horror, just as he is for many readers. I wanted to transport some of his tropes to my own hometown experience, but without the racism or irrational fear of “outsiders” that pervades so much of his work.

Last but not least, there was some heavy inspiration from grindhouse horror. I’ve been a horror fan since my teen years, but I really got into its stranger and grosser side during my sharehouse days, 10 or so years ago. Ultimately, I intended Lost Tunnels as a bit of a love letter to the horror genre as a whole – unapologetic genre fiction, with lots of swearing, occultism and graphic violence.

What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?

I can’t overstate the importance of discipline and practice. I know some people are very caught up in the romance of “waiting for the muse” and being a “creative”, but they’re often much more keen on talking about writing, rather than actually doing any writing. Sitting yourself down and forcing yourself to work, whether or not you feel like it, is an incredibly useful skill.

Additionally, get yourself a copy of Stephen King’s On Writing and Donald Maas’ Writing the Breakout Novel. Two of the best books I’ve ever read about writing.

What does the horror genre mean to you?

Horror always intrigued me from a very young age. I was a special effects obsessive as a kid, and naturally that pushes you towards horror – a ton of effects get pioneered in horror cinema, which eventually filters to more mainstream fare. Dad also showed me the original version of The Mummy when I was probably 9 or 10, and a couple of years later Mum showed me The Wicker Man.

It didn’t really bloom into full-fledged fandom until some years later, though. Like many fellow authors, I grew up to an awkward teenager, interested in all manner of “dark” things. Gravitating towards horror and heavy metal was only a matter of time, really.

Lots of late nights watching cult films on SBS and trashy paperbacks followed; it felt like home straight away, which was very important at that age. Many people go through a horror phase when they’re younger, but I realised pretty quickly I had a love for it that was likely to last a lifetime.

Who is your favourite author and why?

It’s a terrible cliché to say this, but I’d be hard-pressed to pick just one. Gun to my head though, I’d say that Clive Barker is my favourite horror author at the moment.

Where can people read/purchase your novel?

Currently Lost Tunnels is available as an eBook on Kindle. I like the idea of doing a paperback in future, but ideally it would be part of an omnibus with some other material too.

 Are you on social media? Please supply links

You can find me in a few different places online.

Twitter – @lupinebookclub

Facebook – www.facebook.com/lupinebookclub

Blog – www.lupinebookclub.blogspot.com

Sinister Reads – January/February 2017

Posted in Awards Announcements, Bloodthirsty Blogs, Book Launches, Fear, General Information, Horror, New Releases, Pre-order, Sinister Slices on February 11, 2017 by ahwasinisterreads

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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did-you-forget-about-me-by-andrew-cull-fb-coverAuthor: Andrew Cull
Title: Did You Forget About Me?
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B01N6J5I13
Price: $USD0.98
Release date: December 20, 2016

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.”

If you’re in the US you can grab it here… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6J5I13

If you call the UK home you’ll want to click here… https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N6J5I13

If you’re here in Oz… https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01N6J5I13

Reviews

http://frankmichaelserrington.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/did-you-forget-about-me-by-andrew-cull.html

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wunyami-cover-3Author: J.A. Loggie
Title: Lake Wunyami: Home of Haunted Spirits
Publisher: Self-published
ISBN: 978-9872122- 8-3
Price: $AUD 15.00
Release date: October 2016

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.

Print On Demand:

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Lake-Wunyami- Home-Haunted-Spirits/dp/0987212230/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458255361&sr=1-1&keywords=9780987212238

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lake-wunyami- home-of- haunted-spirits- joy-loggie/1123530877?ean=9780987212238

The Book Depository:

http://www.bookdepository.com/Lake-Wunyami- — Home-of- Haunted-Spirits- Joy-Loggie/9780987212238?ref=grid-view

Booktopia

http://www.booktopia.com.au/lake-wunyami- home-of- haunted-spirits- joy-loggie/prod9780987212238.html

Fishpond (Aussie):

http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Lake-Wunyami- Home-of- Haunted-Spirits- Joy-Loggie/9780987212238?rid=1525574088&cat=Books&keywords=9780987212238

The Nile (Aussie):

http://www.thenile.com.au/books/Joy-Loggie/Lake- Wunyami-Home- of-Haunted-Spirits/9780987212238/

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book2Author: Various
Title: The Refuge Collection: Hell To Others!
Illustrator: Various
Publisher: Oz Horror Con
ISBN: 9781370006557
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.”

Purchase links:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/694637 or https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01NBWIJLP

Visit www.RefugeCollection.com for more information

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9780994630575Author/s: David Wood and Alan Baxter
Title: Primordial
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

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rope-ecvr1_optAuthor: Martin Livings
Title: Rope
Publisher: Self-Published
Price: $AUD0.99
Release date: February 7, 2017 NEW RELEASE!

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.

Purchase links:
https://www.amazon.com.au/d/B01N6ZY659/

Reviews:
http://www.thirteenoclock.com.au/rope-by-martin-livings-review/

More information: http://www.martinlivings.com

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Until next time, keep on kicking those writing goals and don’t forget to send in your publication news to sinisterreads@gmail.com for inclusion in Sinister Reads. * Please note that Sinister Reads is a monthly newsletter and your publication submissions should correspond to the particular edition. Questions can be directed to Greg Chapman, Sinister Reads Manager, via media@australianhorror.com

Sinister Reads – December 2016

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2016 by ahwasinisterreads

Welcome horror fiends to the December edition of Sinister Reads, the monthly newsletter that celebrates the achievements of our hard-writing Australian Horror Writers Association members. Check out the latest publication milestones below for November/December, or even better pick up a copy of their work, remembering to leave a review after the fact! Reviews are author’s bread and butter, so do the right thing peeps.

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Author: Alan Baxter
Title: Crow Shine
Publisher: Ticonderoga Publications
ISBN no.:
978–1–925212–39–6 (limited hardcover)
978–1–925212–40–2 (trade hardcover)
978–1–925212–41–9 (trade paperback)
978–1–925212–42–6 (ebook)
Price: AU$25.00 for Paperback, AU$4.99 ebook.
Release date: November 11, 2016

 https://www.amazon.com/Crow-Shine-Alan-Baxter-ebook/dp/B01MRJOQZ8

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/680614

http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=crow+shine&osCsid=f5508f6930b762d550bc333a2ae88316&x=0&y=0

 

The dark fantasy collection features 19 stories, including the Australian Shadows Award-winning “Shadows of the Lonely Dead”; and original title story “Crow Shine” in addition to two other never before published stories.

“Alan Baxter is an accomplished storyteller who ably evokes magic and menace. Whether it’s stories of ghost-liquor and soul-draining blues, night club magicians, sinister western pastoral landscapes, or a suburban suicide–Crow Shine has a mean bite.”—Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase.

Reviews

http://smashdragons.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/review-crow-shine-by-alan-baxter.html

https://sqmag.com/2016/11/01/edition-29-book-review-crow-shine-by-alan-baxter/

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thumbnail_ddAuthor: Deborah Sheldon
Title: Devil Dragon
Publisher: Severed Press
ISBN no.: 978-1-925493-97-9
Price: USD$3.77 ebook; USD$12.95 paperback
Release date: November 18th, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0F32TI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1479446634&sr=1-1&keywords=severed+press

http://deborahsheldon.wordpress.com

Dr. Erin Harris may be a scientist, but she has an unscientific obsession: to find a living Varanus priscus. Cryptozoologists call it the Devil dragon. This giant Australian reptile went extinct some 12,000 years ago but like Bigfoot or Nessie, there are occasional sightings. Spurred by a credible

witness, Erin cobbles together an expedition party consisting of herself, the witness, and his deer-hunting neighbours. They travel into the unexplored heart of a remote national park. Erin, believing the Devil dragon to be a larger version of the Komodo, is confident she can outwit a specimen. However, the terrifying monster that lumbers out of the bush is a savage and unpredictable predator the size of a campervan. To escape, Erin must transform herself from genteel university lecturer to hard-core survivalist.

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lost-soulsAuthor: James Doig
Title: “Lionel Sparrow”, in Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic: Fifty-Four Neglected Authors, Actors, Artists and Others
Publisher: McFarland & Company
ISBN-10: 1476663149
ISBN-13: 978-1476663142
Price: USD$35 (paperback) $9.86 (ebook)

https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Souls-Horror-Gothic-Fifty-Four/dp/1476663149 

In recent years horror and gothic themes have penetrated mainstream popular culture in a manner unseen since the horror boom of the 1970s. Primetime television viewers who before might not have shown interest in such late-night fare now happily settle down after dinner to watch zombie or serial killer shows. This collection of 54 biographical essays examines many overlooked and underrated figures who have played a role in the ever-expanding world of horror and gothic entertainment. The contributors push the boundaries of how we define these terms, bringing into the discussion such diverse figures as singer-songwriter Tom Waits, occultist Dion Fortune, author Charles Beaumont, historian, and bishop Gregory of Tours and video game designer Shinji Mikami.

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darkest-depths-ebook-small-190x300Author: Geneve Flynn
Title: “A Special Breed” in Darkest Depths Anthology
Publisher: Vision Writers Group
ASIN: B01MSI1G9K
Price: USD$0.73 (ebook)
Release date: November 5, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSI1G9K

In 2014, Vision Writers published an inaugural collection of speculative fiction stories, “18”. In 2016, we’re at it again, and this time, we’re digging deep and going dark.

If you’re brave enough to gaze into the abyss (beware: it’s watching you), you’ll find a woman caring for a monster, a father’s suffocating guilt, a jumping castle, a tale of the Horseman, a military science experiment gone wrong (don’t they all?), a lake monster, some mutants in a hole, and of course, a bizarre trip through the mind, with a doppelganger and a booze-soaked wombat in a 1969 Kombi. So be sure to read this under the covers with the torch on and the windows locked. There’s dark things out there. And there’s even darker things in here.

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shadowsAuthor: Cameron Trost
Title: “The Sorrowful Wife” in Shadows at the Door Anthology
Publisher: Shadows at the Door Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9956158-0-9
Price: £25.00 Uk & Europe or £30.00 International
Released in November, 2016

http://www.shadowsatthedoor.com/store/

n the first published collection, Shadows at the Door Publishing brings you new fiction from authors in classical horror style. Hundreds of horror fans pledged over £11,000 to bring this project to life, and now you can join them. No matter where you are in the world, there is a story that everyone knows. In every town, every village, there is a house no one sets foot in; a specter in the woods that parents warn their children of; a local landmark whose history is stained with death. Shadows at the Door brings the whispered, hand-me-down horrors of thirteen such places together, to entertain and unsettle. The anthology will immerse you in the eerie locales of Durham, Norfolk, Derbyshire, Rugby, the Scottish Highlands, Toronto, Pennsylvania, East Sussex, New York, Rural Yorkshire, Lake Superior, and Melbourne, so you can be scared all around the globe.

 

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So this is our final Sinister Reads for the year. We’ll kick off the next edition in the New Year. Until then, keep on kicking those writing goals and don’t forget to send in your publication news to media@australianhorror.com for inclusion in Sinister Reads. * Please note that Sinister Reads is a monthly newsletter and your publication submissions should correspond to the particular edition. Questions can be directed to Greg Chapman, Sinister Reads Manager, via media@australianhorror.com

Sinister Reads – November 2016

Posted in Authors, Awards Announcements, Bloodthirsty Blogs, Book Launches, Books, Competition, Competitions, Fear, General Information, Horror, New Releases, Short stories, Sinister Slices, Special announcment, Submissions, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing Competition, Writing Submissions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2016 by ahwasinisterreads

The Gremlins attacked and we pew pew’d them back into squishy piles of goo! How was YOUR Halloween? Some of our AHWA writers have been busy so check our this month’s Sinister Reads and Sinister Slices. Also, the AHWA Shadow Awards are open so get cracking!  Information below… right down there>>>  No, down!  Scroll! 😛

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AHWA Shadow Awards

Hey creepy kooks, it’s that time again – The Australian Horror Writer’s Association Shadows Awards! Entries are for works first published during the 2016 calendar year, representing the best of the best!

This year we have a fantastic array of judges!

Paul Haines Long Fiction: William Cook, Brett McBean, Lee Pletzers

Edited Works: Dmetri Kakmi, Piper Mejia

Collected Works: Lee Murray, Michael Pryor, Tracie McBride

Short Fiction: David Hoenig, William Cook, Rhiannon Irons, Lucy A. Snyder

Comics/ Graphic Novels: Gareth Macready, Lee Pletzers

Rocky Wood Nonfiction: Piper Mejia, Maree Kimberley, David Kernot

Novels: Louise Zedda-Sampson, Rhiannon Irons, Lee Pletzers

Entries are FREE! We’re looking for the best Australian and New Zealand writers, even if it’s your first publication.

Send your entries my way!

australianshadows@australianhorror.com

Thanks,
Claire Fitzpatrick
AHWA Shadows Awards Coordinator

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Presumed Dead

Author: Rick Kennett

Published by: Cooperative Ink

ISBN no.: 9781536849158

Release date: 3 August 2016

RRP: US $4.03 kindle version, US $12.95 paperback

Available on Amazon.

Marooned a thousand light years from home, alone with ghosts and monsters, the last thing she wanted was rescue.

Review

 

I have followed the Cy De Gerch stories for years, generally in Australian science fiction magazines. I’ve always liked the stories of this very young, purpose bred, Martian warrior, and her various travails, both physical and emotional. These stories continue in this novel, which length really gives author Kennett the chance to explore Lieutenant De Gerch’s psyche. It is a Robinson Crusoe-type story, with an unusual stand-in for Friday. There is conflict, adventure and introspection. Kennett is a good writer in both long and short form and deserves a wider audience. – NYC Reader

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Angel’s Song

by Angela J. Maher

Published in Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2016

 

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Crack

by Angela J. Maher

Published in Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2016

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Coralesque

 

by Rebecca Fraser

Published in Killing it Softly: The Best by Women in Horror (Volume 1)

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The Beach

by Claire Fitzpatrick

Published in Under The Bed Magazine, Vol 5, No 1

 

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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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Horror Network Australia seeks to keep you, the horror fan, informed about all that is going in Australia within the horror genre. Events, conventions, attractions, publishers, businesses, author tours and signings, film releases – you name it, we list it.
  • Film, magazine, and book releases will be posted in the main timeline, as will announcements about any other horror-based news item.
  • Businesses and other ongoing concerns will be under the static pages, as will horror events throughout Australia.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and blog posts for all the latest news.

Follow the Blog HERE and don’t forget to like our Facebook page HERE.

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Sinister Reads – September 2016

Posted in Authors, Bloodthirsty Blogs, Book Launches, Books, Critique Group Update, Fear, General Information, Horror, New Releases, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2016 by ahwasinisterreads

Hey there creepers, creepies, and creepsters! Welcome to another edition of Sinister Reads. Another short one with a powerful punch! Check out the two awesome releases this month. There is no rest for the wicked, and Cameron Trost is soooo wicked… wickedly amazing! The Tunnel Runner will get you thinking and freaking – we love that! Ree Kimberley has gifted us something special in Rat City – a horror novel for young adults. If I had kids, they would read nothing else. I don’t have kids… it’s safer that way….

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The Tunnel Runner

Author: Cameron Trost

Published by: Black Beacon Books

ISBN no.: 9780992321116

Release date: 22nd September 2016

RRP: Print: $18 AUD / Kindle: $3.99 AUD

Available HERE.

 

There was an online book launch. Check out the fun HERE:

Entering the tunnels is easy, but Ripley and Gabriela soon discover that reaching the surface again will be the greatest challenge they have ever faced…

The Tunnel Runner is a tale of urban adventure and social discontent that plunges the reader deep beneath the city of Brisbane.

Come and explore the world on the other side of the street.

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Rat City

Author: Ree Kimberley

Illustrated by: Will Jacques, Matty Taylor, Edward Miller, Steve Dillon, Greg Chapman, Simon Sayce

Published by: Pronoun

ISBN no.: 978-0- 9953870-0- 3

Release date: 1 September 2016

RRP: $2.99 USD (digital only)

Available HERE.

 

A lost friend. A family tragedy. A psychopathic scientist driven by greed.

All Shannon Dane wants to do is be with his girlfriend, Ally. So when tragedy strikes her family, he’s willing to do whatever she asks. Even break into Rat City, the run-down mansion owned by her geneticist uncle.

Ally is convinced the secrets hidden inside Rat City will give her the answers she’s desperate for, and reveal the truth behind her family’s loss. But what Shannon discovers could rip their lives– and the lives of a generation of teens – into shreds.

Rat City is a novel for young adults (13 years plus) that mixes science fiction, horror and a touch of romance with fast-paced action.

Reviews:

  • “Ree has captured high school life in Australia to a tee and used it as the backdrop for a gripping tale that throws adventure, mystery, science-fiction, and horror into the port (school bag for the uninitiated), leaves them to fester for a while, then invites you to peep inside.” – Cameron Trost

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Sinister Reminders
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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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