Monthly Archives: January 2015

Give Me These Moments Back

Give Me These Moments Back – Mike Chinn. Coming soon!

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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn

Editor and writer Mike Chinn (The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes, The Paladin Mandates) takes us on a tour de force…

“Welcome to the Hotel Marianas”

‘I stepped to one side and flicked a switch. A ring of external spotlights flared to life, revealing the floor of the Mariana Trench just a few metres below us. The backwash filled the observation room with a cold grey light, just enough for us to make each other out. As one, they gasped at the sight. I didn’t blame them – even though I’d seen it dozens of times, it still caught the back of my throat.’

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The Undercover Soundtrack – Debbie Bennett

The Undercover Soundtrack – Debbie Bennett

My Memories of a Future Life

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Once a week I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment – perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold  a moment still to explore its depths. This week’s post is by crime and psychological thriller writer Debbie Bennett @debjbennett

Soundtrack by Alice Cooper, Soul Asylum, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, The Seekers

I always wanted to be musical. I’m sixties-born, but identify most with the 1980s – the era of the New Romantics and the beginnings of computer-generated music, but I always had the hidden desire to be a full-on rock chick with my AC-DC, Whitesnake and Rainbow albums! Yes – I did the whole biker-jacket and leather mini look too (see proof here!). I wanted to play music too, but we didn’t have a piano and it took…

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Dead Water & Other Weird Tales

Dead Water & Other Weird Tales by David A Sutton

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Dead Water & Other Weird Tales

By David A Sutton

From weirdness on the Welsh coast…

“Whatever it was, the object was too large for a bird, too slim for a boat, too streamlined for flotsam… She pressed her face closer to the glass, fascinated and terrified at the same time. In the net … bilious white, flesh that might have been partly consumed by some predator.” (“The Fisherman”)

A visit to Lovecraft’s Innsmouth…

“My eyes could not block out the sight of the shapes, flopping, wading, barking as they inexorably massed in my direction… the texture of their skins bore the suggestion of the final stages of gangrenous flesh.” (“Innsmouth Gold”)

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Cool for Cats

ya booYou know it has to be cold out when you wake at 3 am, unable to move, because there are two cats draped across you like sandbags.

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Updated Alchemy Press Book List

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A taste of things to come with several new titles announced and many more to come! Continue reading

Guest Writer: Jessica Rydill

malaJessica Rydill has been a full time writer since 2001 when her first book Children of the Shaman, was picked up by Orbit. In a previous life she was solicitor specialising in housing disrepair. (Her knowledge of mould and rising damp is extensive!) She self published the digital version of the entire series, with Malarat appearing in kindle format in early 2014. The next volume Winterbloom is expected hot off the press very soon! Continue reading

Cats : Weatherwise or Weather Wimps?

Dilly queen smallCat’s know what you are saying at best or at worst can read minds! Continue reading