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Fables and Fabrications – October eBargain at 99p #kindlebargain #specialoffer

Fables and Fabrications  will be available for just just 99p through October – all the way up to Halloween 2017!  HERE

Fourteen tales of mystery, mirth and the macabre. From the arctic wastes of Norway to a fun laden evening at the fair, Fables and Fabrications leads you through a world where nothing is as it seems. Shape changers and ancient spirits roam and cats play a crucial part in stories that unsettle and disturb the reader’s perception. Chosen from my back catalogue of horror and dark fantasy these stories leavened by a sprinkle of verse have been collected for the first time in one volume.

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Contents:
‘A Taste of Culture’, Mammoth Book of Dracula, Robinson Press 1997
‘City Canal’ (Villanelle), Whispers in the Wind, Anchor Press 2001
‘Corinna’s Reply’, Salvo 7, CHWG 2003
‘Damnation Seize My Soul’, Dark Currents, Newcon Press 2012
‘Drawing Down the Moon’, Grimorium Verum, Western Leg. 2015
‘Gallery Green’, Terror Scribes, Dog Horn Publishing 2012
‘Green Tea’, Salvo 8, CHWG 2015
‘Grey Magic for Cat Lovers’, New Horizons, BFS 2011
‘Jack Jumps Out of the Box’, Father Grimm’s Story Book, 2012
‘Mayday Springs Askew’, Tales from the Greenmantle 2011
‘Midnight Twilight’, Alt-Zombie, Hersham Horror 2012
‘Old Hat’, Salvo 6 CHWG, 2000
‘Pet Therapy’, Demonologia Biblica, Western Legends 2013
‘Princess Born’, Grimm and Grimmer 1, Fringe Works 2013
‘Thirteenth Day’, Estronomicon, Screaming Dreams 2011
‘Time’s Excuses’, Through Clouds of Despair. Triumph House 2001
‘Wind Blows the Oaks’ Salvo 7, CHWG 2003
‘Winter Eve’, Ethereal Tales 9, Ethereal Tales 2010
‘You And Me Pop’, public performance, Dysprosium, April 2015

Plus seven haiku verses – all new to this volume

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Happy New Year!

First day of 2017 and that traditional news round-up of the previous twelve months. First of all I wish you all a wonderful 2017 and thank you all for supporting my writing over 2016!

2016 was a strange year. A great deal of it felt as if life in the Edwards-Coleborn household was marking time. Health and homes and all those things that make up what is so quaintly called the rich tapestry. But all of that, darlings, is sooooooo last year! Onward (as they say) and not upward so much as forward into stardom!

front cover 003Most prominent with regard to my writing was the arrival of Fables and Fabrications (available in paper and kindle formats at all good online outlets 🙂 🙂 )   This has been a steady seller I am happy to say – even finding an audience outside of the UK, despite many of the stories being very ‘English’ in setting – as the cover blurb has it: “Fourteen tales of mystery, mirth and the macabre. From the arctic wastes of Norway to a fun laden evening at the fair, Jan Edwards leads us through a world where nothing is as it seems. Shape changers and ancient spirits roam and cats play a crucial part in stories that unsettle and disturb the reader’s perception.” Continue reading

Review for Fables and Fabrications

Super 5* review for Fables and Fabrications here on Amazon!

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So Why the Cat?

front cover copyOne of the most frequently asked questions from people who first see my Fables and Fabrications collection is ‘why the cat?’ Continue reading

6Towns today

I shall be on 6Towns radio, along with writer, Misha Herwin, talking about our books Fables and Fabrications and Picking up the Pieces with The Curtain Call Show’s ‘Becs and Rob’.

Pick us up online here between 4.45 and 5.15! (give or take a few minutes 🙂  )

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Cake at 6X6

front cover copyReading from Fables and Fabrications tonight at 6X6 – its first real-time outing!   Buy a copy tonight and get a  slice of cake for free!

Opening Teasers

Opening lines from ‘Grey Magic For Cat Lovers’  Just one of the stories included in Fables and Fabrications!

front cover copyTHERE WAS SOMETHING about a new book that could thrill Kara beyond all else. That satin softness of a pristine dust jacket. That crisp cut closeness of unread pages. That indefinable waft of ink and invitation. Once opened – once the pages had been ruffled through – it could never be so new again.

She was no stranger to impulse buys, but this book was so far out of her comfort zone it almost hurt. It recaptured that sense of the forbidden she hadn’t experienced since she’d sneaked strawberries from Granddad’s allotment, or prowled the derelict house at the end of Ellie Motsam’s street.

Kara reached out to smooth Bug’s fur. ‘Maybe it’s a matter of degrees?’ she asked the grey-striped felines. ‘When a life is ruled by rules – it goes without saying that any rule breaking is a step in the right direction. Or the wrong one. Hey Bug? Tug?’

Bug yawned and stretched; Tug merely stared.