Category Archives: Fantasy and Horror Fiction

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Sale of the Season – pre-Christmas Book sale at Alchemy Press! All Your Christmas Shopping Solved! #books #christmas #horror #fantasy

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Sale of the Season

The ideal gift!

In the run up to Christmas, we are selling some of our books at super knockdown prices. Many of these titles are in low supply so this offer applies while in-house stocks last. The following paperbacks are on offer at £5.00 each plus p&p (£2.00 per book or £3.00 for two or more books up to 2 Kg in weight. UK orders; for overseas queries please email (see end of this post).

First up are anthologies, a fantastic place to discover new stories by a variety of authors.

 

Next, single-author collections. Here you can learn more about the writer you perhaps came across recently.

 

 

Two non-fiction books and a couple of novels next:.

Most of the above paperbacks will still be available to buy from Amazon and other online booksellers at the normal prices. Many Alchemy Press titles are also available for the Kindle eBook reader.

And now a few hardcover/limited edition books. These are £10.00 each plus £2.00 p&p in the UK. Overseas, please email.

 

 

Finally, also available directly from us while in-house stocks last. Prices are as listed plus £2.00 p&p in the UK

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Contact us, the Alchemy Press, using this form (or alchemypress@gmail.com) and we’ll confirm availability and price. Payment only via PayPal.Remember, in-house supplies are limited.

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Interview with Peter Coleborn & Jan Edwards

Q&A with Jenny Barber for Alchemy Press Book of Horrors #horror #fiction #alchemypress #anthology

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Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards to talk about their new anthology The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors, the joys of editing, horror and short fiction!

horrors-vol-1-ver-3cToday sees the launch of your latest anthology The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors – what inspired you to choose the theme and what horrors can we look forward to seeing in it?

Peter: Besides the very general theme ‘horror’ the book has no theme. I feel that stories in themed anthologies, especially tightly themed ones, can become too similar. I enjoy variety. I enjoy coming across something unexpected. In this I mirror the views expressed by Mark Morris, editor of the wonderful New Fears series.

I use the word ‘horror’ as a wide catch-all net. What you will find between the covers is 25 well-written yarns that will hopefully chill you, or at the least make you…

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Into The Night Eternal has landed! #horror #books #janedwards #folkhorror

My contributor’s copy of Into The Night Eternal has just arrived!

“Inspired by a country thriving with folklore and folktales come four novellas by award-nominated and award-winning authors heralding from both sides of La Manche, Lycopolis Press presents – INTO THE NIGHT ETERNAL: TALES OF FRENCH FOLK HORROR.

 

 

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Misha Herwin : City of Secrets #Q&A #booklaunch #cityofsecrets #childrensfiction

Misha Herwin is a writer of books for children and adults and lives in Staffordshire, in a house with a dragon in the garden. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and in her own words – has always been fascinated by the magical and supernatural, which makes this time of year, when the nights have drawn in, the pumpkins have been carved and ghosts summoned, or scared away, the perfect moment to launch City of Secrets, a fantasy adventure for 8-12 year olds.

Tell us about the City of Secrets
The Bristol of “City of Secrets” is a dark and sinister place. Making a living selling pies is not easy, but Letty Parker is a resourceful girl who has learned to tread her way carefully through areas ruled by rival gangs and to avoid the Barbary eels who lurk in shadowy corners. Her business is going well − until the street children, who are her friends and customers, start to go missing.

Letty is determined to find out what has happened to them and when the authorities prove less than helpful, for who cares about children who are poor, she gets together with her friends, Jebediah Hill, the leader of a gang of pickpockets, and the mysterious Gabriel and they hatch a plan… Continue reading

Fetch the Bat Biscuit mobile for the Book of Horrors! #fantasycon #cooking #alchemypressbookofhorrors

20181018_105215Bat biscuits are a thing in this house or have been today and yesterday.  An assembly line process that can be messy.

Fortunately I have elves to clear up. (Well maybe make that one grumpy troll but we can’t be picky)

And the process in detail?

  • First make your biscuits: Spelt flour, sugar, butter, egg, syrup and sweet spices.  (I made 80 in all!)
  • Coat the tops in dark chocolate (fair trade variety – no palm oil!)
  • Add sprinkles
  • Bag up and apply appropriate branding

Why have I slaved in the kitchen for two mornings running you may ask?

61uxuJqR9CL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Jan’s artisan Bat Biscuits are destined for The Alchemy Press Book of Horror launch at Fantasycon in Chester. The only way to get you hands on one of these fabulous goodies is to buy the even more fabulous book!

My Fantasycon programme

My Fantasycon 2018 Programme

Where to find me! Most of the time I shall be in the Colonade (dealers) Room at the Alchemy Press tableFriday – 12 Noon to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm  

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Dean M. Drinkel Takes the Edwards Q&A Challenge #horror #q&a #horror #deandrinkel

Taking up the ‘Edwards Q&A Challenge’ this week is horror writer and award winning film maker Dean Drinkel:

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR WRITING

dean about to be interviewed by barbie wilde for fangoria at garlic and shotsHi – I’m Dean. Primarily I am a horror writer but in 2016 I moved to France to write a historical film script called “The Tragedy Of The Duke Of Reichstadt” with the French writer, Romain Collier. The script won two awards at the Monaco International Film Festival. Right now I am writing a horror / historical script set at the Battle of Waterloo called “The Scum Of The Earth.” A collection of four novellas (Romain Collier, Jan Edwards, Phil Sloman and myself) I compiled / edited called “Into The Night Eternal: Tales Of French Folk Horror” has just been published electronically and very soon in paperback. I have my own small press (Demain Publishing) and currently I am editing a WW1 anthology called “The Darkest Battlefield” which will be released in November – there are then a number of smaller books we will be releasing through the ‘Short Sharp Shocks!’ and ‘Murder Mystery Mayhem’ series. Also – I have been commissioned to write two other horror films which I am, as we speak, plotting out and hopefully getting some sales in for a Christmas theme antho I previously put together for Nocturnicorn Press called “12 Dark Days: One Helluva Christmas”.  Busy times! Continue reading