Miss Dilly & Co

All has been quiet here through the summer as the three monsters spend their time out doors or sleeping on the bed!dilly-queen-small

This morning I was at my computer and Miss Dilly was sitting on the window sill in the hallway a few paces away, when she started yowling.  Knowing that a tabby tom cat  new to the block had made several attempts to infiltrate Castle Coleborn I got up to see what had her swearing so loudly.

I was just in to time to see  Oberon sauntering toward the open window with a wriggling rodent in his jaws!

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Slow Meandering Blog Tour

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To promote the new book, Dead Men Rise Up Never, I’ll be doing various interviews, and I’ll add links to each one here.

First up is on Nancy Hansen’s blog, Writing from Home. Nancy is another New Pulp writer and also has books out from Pro Se Press, as well as Airship 27 and Mechanoid Press. She’s running a series of interviews at the moment (she’s done Raven Dane, Bobby Nash and Jim Beard) and was kind enough to host mine. It has lots of lovely pictures of covers and some of my crafty stuff – a cross-stitch Cerebus the Aardvark, a cats, moons and stars bracelet and a phoenix tarot bag, which I keep my Ancient Egyptian Tarot in.

Nancy has added an interview with Bev Allen, who I went to school with. She was one of the terrible trio of writing friends who could…

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Alchemy Offers

Alchemy Press titles on special offer!

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We have reduced the prices of some of our limited edition titles so now is the time to buy the book you’ve been meaning to. For details of the lower prices click on the book title and scroll down the page and take advantage of the PayPal button….

Merry-Go-Round and Other Words by Bryn Forty — collects the best from the author’s oeuvre, from his first horror story publication to stories appearing here for the first time. The contents range from across the horror and science fiction fields, with a bit between.Merry-Go-Round also includes his heart-felt poetry. This limited edition hardcover comes with a moving tribute by Johnny Mains and an extra, brand new story. An essential collection.

Invent-10n by Rod Rees — Greetings Gate, let’s Agitate. Look over your shoulder. Do you see the camera? Then dig that even as you read these words of sedition and denial you are being…

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BOOK REVIEW: LEINSTER GARDENS AND OTHER SUBTLETIES BY JAN EDWARDS

Cracking Review for Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties

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Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties by Jan Edwards
The Alchemy Press (ebook), 2015
144 Pages

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

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Fourteen short stories by Jan Edwards, including the BFS award short-listed ‘Otterburn’, plus a previously unpublished tale.

“All adeptly told, often with a sense of locale and time neatly placed within the narratives. Her family history informs and inspires some of her stories. Folklore figures as a focus in more than one story, whether urban myth or historical lore. But ghostly they are and deceptively disturbing.”

OPENING SENTENCE
The paving under his feet rumbled, setting shivers up through the soles of his boots (CONCERNING THE EVENTS IN LEINSTER GARDENS)

REVIEW
Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties is very enjoyable collection of dark, chilling supernatural tales. Edwards writes the sort of dark fiction I enjoy the best…

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BOOK REVIEW: THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF URBAN MYTHIC

Urban Mythic

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GENERAL INFORMATION  

TITLE: THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF URBAN MYTHIC

AUTHOR: VARIOUS

PAGES: 270

PUBLISHER: THE ALCHEMY PRESS (http://alchemypress.wordpress.com)

YEAR: 2013

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A free copy of this anthology was provided by Peter Coleborn, the publisher and editor-in-chief. He asked me to review three upcoming collections. The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic is the second. I uploaded the PDF he sent me to my kobo.

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There is magic out there on the street and the Mythic are alive and well and creating chaos in a city near you.

Fourteen fabulous authors bring you tales of wonder and horror, with ancient curses and modern charms, strange things in the Underground, murder and redemption, corporate cults and stalwart guardians, lost travellers and wandering gods, fortune tellers and urban wizards, dragons,  fae and unspeakable beasts.

With stories from:  James Brogden, Joyce Chng, Zen Cho, Graham…

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