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Sinister Reads – June 2012

Posted in Bloodthirsty Blogs, General Information, New Releases, Sinister Slices, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 27, 2012 by ahwasinisterreads

New Website for Midnight Echo!

Midnight Echo, the AHWA’s official magazine, now has a new website, a new subscription service and new payment rates for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and artwork

Have a look around the new website, check out Issue 7 now available!

New increased pay rates as of Issue 8; 3c/word to 5000 words.

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Sinister Reads

Witch Hunts - CoverWitch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times

Rocky Wood, Lisa Morton (authors) and Greg Chapman (illustrator)

Published by: McFarland and Company Incorporated, Publishers
ISBN no.: 978-0786466559
RRP: US$$17.99

Release date: May, 2012

Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times

For nearly three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were arrested as witches and subjected to trial, torture, and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the methods of the witch hunters; who stood to profit; the brave few who protested; and how the trials finally faded as Enlightenment replaced fear and superstition with reason and science. The book examines famed witch hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum; Matthew Hopkins, England’s notorious “Witchfinder General”; King James I, supposedly the target of assassination by a Scottish coven; the Salem Witch Trials; and the last witch trials and executions in Europe.

Table of Contents:

  1. Before the Trials
  2. The Trials Begin
  3. The First Witch-hunter
  4. The Contagion Spreads
  5. Joan of Arc
  6. The Trials in Arras
  7. The Hammer of Witches
  8. Witchcraft and the Reformation
  9. The Trials in Wurzberg
  10. King James and the North Berwick Trials
  11. Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder-General
  12. The Salem Witch Trials
  13. The Frenzy Fades

The book runs 185 pages, and also includes a bibliography.

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Hoffman's Creeper and Other Disturbing TalesHoffman’s Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales

By  Cameron Trost

Publisher: Self Published

ISBN no.: 1468073338   ISBN-13: 978-1468073331

RRP: US$9.95

Release date: 2 May 2012

Buy your copy here: www.trostlibrary.blogspot.com

Hoffman’s Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales…

 A businessman staying in a Scottish manor makes the mistake of deciding to spend the evening in the library. A few unpopular teenage girls use witchcraft to pursue their aims. A rich banking tycoon has forgotten his university days when he and his friends dared to imagine a world ruled by social justice and working class ideals. The estranged family of a deceased aristocrat bicker over their inheritance. A botanist’s love for his plants is unnaturally deep-rooted. “Hoffman’s Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales” is the first short story collection from Cameron Trost. It plunges the reader into a world of mystery, suspense, obsession and greed. From the Scottish highlands and the jagged peaks of the Pyrénées to the streets of Brisbane and the Australian countryside, Cameron Trost provokes the reader by ensnaring recognisable characters in disturbingly plausible situations. His writing seeks to entertain while exploring the absurdities and peculiarities of society and the human mind.

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Sinister Slices

The Long Ago

by Amanda J. Spedding

Published in: Surviving The End Anthology

Available from: Darkprints Press

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Bloodthirsty Blogs – Australian Horror/Writer Resources

Thirteen O’Clock – Australian Dark Fiction News & Reviews

Alan Baxter, Felicity Dowker, Andrew J McKiernan

Thirteen O’Clock is a weblog dedicated to sharing horror and dark fiction news and reviews. The site has an Australian bent, but we also enjoy and discuss work from around the world. Whether you get your kicks from short stories, magazines, poetry, novels, movies, games, or anything else – if it’s dark and weird, you’ll find it at Thirteen O’Clock.

http://www.thirteenoclock.com.au/

OzWriting Plus
An online resource for writers of all genres and fields, covering markets, agents, contracts, publishing, royalty payments, promotion, copyright, professional responsibilities and links to other resources.

Scary Minds
ScaryMinds has a strong committment to the discussion and promotion of local horror literature. We will regularly review novels, short story collections, etc, and interview the writers working in horror in this region.

http://www.scaryminds.com/

From the Pit
From the Pit brings you the latest Australian horror news in books, comics and film.

http://fromthepitnews.blogspot.com/

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Sinister Reads – April 2012

Posted in Bloodthirsty Blogs, General Information, New Releases, Sinister Slices, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 1, 2012 by ahwasinisterreads

New Website for Midnight Echo!

Midnight Echo, the AHWA’s official magazine, now has a new website, a new subscription service and new payment rates for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and artwork

Have a look around the new website, check out Issue 7 now available for pre-order!

New increased pay rates as of Issue 8; 3c/word to 5000 words.

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Sinister Reads

Surviving The EndSurviving the End

Edited by Craig Bezant.

Contributors: Jonathan Maberry, Joseph D’Lacey, Jason Nahrung, Martin Livings, Amanda J Spedding, Kathryn Hore, Michael Bailey, and Ashlee Scheuerman

Published by: Dark Prints Press
ISBN no.: 978-0-9871976-1-0
RRP: AUD$24.95
Release date: late April 2012 – Pre-order now

Dark Prints Press presents its first horror anthology:

Imagine the world has ended, that all but a small portion of Earth’s population has been wiped out.

You have never had time to find out why.

Your energy is spent on surviving – skewed weather patterns, crumbling buildings, starving creatures, and humans mercilessly hunting their own kind. You left the confines of your home long ago, alone, searching for remaining shreds of humanity.

Then, one day, you finally stumble upon a small group of survivors who wish you no harm. They have something to share with you. Something to help you survive. Stories, modern fables, of how to avoid the nightmares you hadn’t even considered.

These stories and more, from across the world, are collected within these pages, told by survivors just like you, to help with ‘Surviving the End’.

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The One That Got AwayThe One That Got Away

Edited by Craig Bezant.

Contributors: Lawrence Block, Chris Simms, Will Elliott, Vanessa Skye, Zane Lovitt, Deborah Sheldon, Kathryn Hore, Alan Baxter, Cameron Ashley, Brian G Ross, Andrew Nette, and Brooke Maggs

Publisher: Dark Prints Press 

ISBN no.: 978-0-9871976-0-3

RRP: AUD$24.95

Release date:  OUT NOW

Dark Prints Press presents its first dark crime anthology:

Too often our crime-solving heroes do just that – solve crimes. But what about the ones who get away – the grifters who con and don’t get caught, the criminals who play cat-and-mouse games with the law only to disappear into the unknown? What goes through their minds, or the minds of their victims and pursuers? What legends do they leave behind, both inspirational and terrifying?

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Ian Foster-Adrian Scott_RevengeRevenge
by Adrian Scott

Published by Rebecca J Vickery

Digital ISBN: 9781476176253

Print ISBN-13: 978-1475209372 Print ISBN-10: 1475209371

RRP: $US2.99

Release date: 2.4.2012

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The Collector - coverThe Collector Book 1: Mana Leak
by Daniel I. Russell
Illustrators: James Powell, Druscilla Morgan
Publisher: Dark Continents Publications
ISBN no.: 9780983160380
RRP: $18.99

Release date: 1st May 2012

Penny Crescent. One street. Three houses. Three families. Countless disputes.

Physics teacher Frank Harper educates with his fists behind closed doors. Jenny Dean can barely control her wayward teenage sons and Eleanor McQuire, the old mystic, is happy with her books and visiting grandson.

For one night, the residents of Penny Crescent must put their differences aside. Death is coming.

Some call him the man in black. Others call him the Devil. He is The Collector, and the three families have something he wants…

And he’ll go to any length to get it.

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Sinister Slices

The Flames of Anergos

by Cameron Trost

Published in: Blue Dingo Press, vol. 3 – Horror

Available from: Blue Dingo Press

Sayuri’s Revenge

by Helen Stubbs

Published in: Tales From The Bell Club
Available on Amazon

Autumn as Metaphor

by G. N. Braun

Published in: Horror for Good: A Charitable Anthology

White Lines, White Crosses

by Andrew J McKiernan

White crosses line the roadside, sad reminders of the teenagers who’ve died pushing their cars to the limit in search of excitement and release from small-town boredom. But nothing can prepare the new kid from the city for the twisted hero worship that has grown up around these simple memorials to the dead.

Published in: Night Terrors Anthology, edited by Karen Henderson – Kayelle Press

The Final Degustation of Doctor Ernest Blenheim

by Andrew J McKiernan

Doctor Christopher Evans has been caught out by the Hospital Board and given an ultimatum. Either work with the hospital’s founder and biggest donor, Doctor Ernest Blenheim, or they’ll go to the media with everything they have. But when Evans meets Blenheim and is forced into satisfying the bloated old man’s grusome fetishes, Chris is no longer sure that he’s made the right choice.

Published in: Midnight Echo #7 – The Taboo Issue, edited by Daniel I Russell – AHWA

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Bloodthirsty Blogs – Australian Horror/Writer Resources

Thirteen O’Clock – Australian Dark Fiction News & Reviews

Alan Baxter, Felicity Dowker, Andrew J McKiernan

Thirteen O’Clock is a weblog dedicated to sharing horror and dark fiction news and reviews. The site has an Australian bent, but we also enjoy and discuss work from around the world. Whether you get your kicks from short stories, magazines, poetry, novels, movies, games, or anything else – if it’s dark and weird, you’ll find it at Thirteen O’Clock.

http://www.thirteenoclock.com.au/

OzWriting Plus
An online resource for writers of all genres and fields, covering markets, agents, contracts, publishing, royalty payments, promotion, copyright, professional responsibilities and links to other resources.

Scary Minds
ScaryMinds has a strong committment to the discussion and promotion of local horror literature. We will regularly review novels, short story collections, etc, and interview the writers working in horror in this region.

http://www.scaryminds.com/

From the Pit
From the Pit brings you the latest Australian horror news in books, comics and film.

http://fromthepitnews.blogspot.com/

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