Monthly Archives: July 2015

Short Fiction

This week I am blogging over at the Penkhull Press site on awards and short fiction.UrbanMythic2b

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Alchemy Press July Newsletter

Alchemy Press July Newsletter.

Book Review: Monsters by Paul Kane

Monsters review

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Monsters by Paul Kane
The Alchemy Press (ebook), 2015
318 Pages

Author Website

Amazon (UK)

I was given a free copy by the publisher in exchange for a review.

Be afraid. Be incredibly afraid…because the Monsters are here! One man starts to suffer from a strange affliction, as another seeks knowledge of the future – with dire consequences. A young boy gets more than he bargained for when he receives a unique Christmas present, while a lonely man battles creatures that live in the darkness. And as a rescue expedition finds strange animals in the jungle, one man’s wife returns from the grave to be with him once more… Vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, this collection from the imagination of award-winning and bestselling author Paul Kane has them all! Including the first reprint of ‘Dracula in Love’ in over a decade, the original short story the movie Weeping Woman was…

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British Fantasy Award Nominees 2015 (all the squee)

Alchemy Press and Fox Spirit in the BFAs

Jenny Barber

UrbanMythic2bDon’t mind me, I’ll just be giggling madly in the corner here…  So, this morning the ever lovely Stephen Theaker posted the BF Awards shortlist for this year…. on the BFS website here, in full.

This is such a fantastic list with some fab people on it (Lightspeed’s Women Destroy SF! Jen Williams! Spectral’s Book of Horror! Mark West! Holdfast! Lightspeed!) so huuuuuge congrats to all the nominees….

The absolute highlight though is in Best Anthology where Urban Mythic 2 scored a nomination!  To say Jan and I are insanely pleased would be an understatement of epic proportions.  We are INSANELY pleased!

And! Wicked Women copped a sorta mention too as the awesome Gaie Sebold got a Best Short Story nom for ‘A Change of Heart’ which appeared in it.  Babylon Steel stories for the win!

Did I mention Jan and I are insanely pleased? There is happy dancing.

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Misha Herwin is over at the Penkhull Press site talking about covers.


Sugar and the Supermarket Supersaves

Listening to the radio this morning, and the long item on Cake on the verge of cracking upregulating/educating the nation’s diet with a sugar tax, I picked a supermarket at random and looked at their half price offers for the week. Continue reading

Jem Shaw – On Ends and Beginnings

Jem Shaw is over at the Penkhull Press site talking about the writing of Larks  and beyond   Here