Thursday, 30 of March 2017

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Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs coverBreadcrumbs is the debut short story collection by author Simon Fairbanks.

Horror, fantasy and fairy tales merge in these twenty-one tales traversing all manner of times and worlds: twins escape their kidnapper and seek refuge in a mysterious cave, a homeless crusader hopes to save his friends from the fiendish Bogeyman, a life-changing encounter occurs in a Sri Lankan tuc-tuc, and a lonely girl discovers a monster in the woods.

Breadcrumbs also features a new adventure starring Denebola and his sky-horse Palladium, set within the world of Simon’s fantasy novel The Sheriff.

Follow this trail of Breadcrumbs into Simon’s imagination and discover stories both dark and wonderful.


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Starlight in the Ring

Starlight in the Ring coverNelson Mandela called for forgiveness and reconciliation. When your heart is at stake, that’s hard to do…

Growing up in South Africa in the 1950s, Betty Baker’s whole childhood has been shaped by the tyranny of the Apartheid Laws. As the daughter of native farm-labourers, her future is already mapped out for her. Betty’s dreams are larger than Burgersdorp. Each of the sixteen laws brings hate, hardship, exile and murder, but Betty’s passion and ambition drives her on. Her first love affair brings tragedy, and later, a choice: will she let the events of her past determine her future? Will she seek love – or fall for revenge?


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The Pearl of Tharsis

The Pearl of Tharsis coverWhen their Martian airship is shot down by anti-colonial terrorists, Professor Sedgewick and his companion, Cadwallander, are faced with dangers on all side. Not only do they have to contend with the Indian freedom fighter, Mina Saxena, but are confronted with an ancient mystery far more insidious and deadly than the gun-toting Miss Saxena. For, beneath the desert sands of Mars, lies the court of the great god Aiwass in which his human disciples have gathered to usher in an age of horrors…

The second novelette chapbook in the Sedgewick Papers collection, The Pearl of Tharsis is a gleaming combination of planetary romance, cosmic horror and Victorian steampunk adventure.


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The Sheriff

The Sheriff coverSheriff Denebola is recruited by young Toby to help rid his village of a winged demon. The demon has tormented the people of Angel’s Keep every night for the past week so Denebola vows to capture the creature. However, the demon is not the only shadow cast over Angel’s Keep and Denebola soon finds himself caught up in a mystery where angels, demons, heroes and villains are not all that they seem.


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Satan’s Shorts

Satan’s Shorts coverCurious about the day that Saint Christopher found out he’d been declared non-existent by the pope? What exactly is a cat in Hell’s chance? How would an annual Christmas present exchange between Heaven and Hell work out? Find out the answers to these and other pressing questions in this collection of short stories from the world of Clovenhoof.

This contains the stories Clovenhoof’s Shed and Clovenhoof Goes To Night School, which were previously published individually, but there are eight other stories included here featuring favourite characters from Heaven and Hell.

Contains:

  • Clovenhoof goes to Night School.
  • Patron Saint of Nothing At All.
  • Clovenhoof and the Snowmen.
  • Saint Nicholas and the Krampus.
  • Detritus at the Church Fete.
  • Clovenhoof and the Spiders.
  • A Cat in Hell’s Chance.
  • The Non-Specific Prayer Assessment Unit.
  • The Hoof.
  • Clovenhoof’s Shed.

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In That Other Dimension

In That Other Dimension coverParallel dimensions are actually quite squiggly in nature.

This is one of many lessons which Carlos Ernesto Amadeus von Schnaart will learn during his accidental journey into the unknown. Finding the way home and explaining his tequila fuelled disappearance to his fiancee will become minor worries when he he finds himself kidnapped by the evil scientist Dr Funk. Follow Carlos’s adventures through the parallel universe and find out what happens to him when he gets lost “In That Other Dimension…”

Warning: Contains traces of ducks, cake dragons, jelly babies and the infamous Unicorn Mountain. May induce laughter.

Matty Millard has a way of making you feel you’re sitting there with him as you read: he’s telling you a story but he’s also beside you, pointing out bits, telling you extra things, it’s like having the writer with you and making you smile.” – William Gallagher


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How to Write a Collaborative Novel

How to Write a Collaborative Novel coverYour goal:

  • Write a novel with one or more partners

Learn how to:

  • find a writing partner
  • harness the creative energy that comes with collaboration
  • avoid problems in working with someone else
  • write a novel that you’re both passionate about

Contains:

  • suggested frameworks for organising tasks
  • activities to help you generate and organise ideas
  • real life anecdotes and examples

Best-selling comic fantasy authors, Heide Goody and Iain Grant, have drawn on their years of collaborative writing experience to create this guide for every collaborative writer. From finding a writing partner, to generating those important story ideas, to actually writing your novel and seeing it through to publication, this book will walk you through the pitfalls and challenges of collaborative writing.


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The Angels of the Abyss

The Angels of the Abyss coverWhen a distress call is received from a space station floating in the æther of outer space, Professor Sedgewick and his companion, Cadwallander, are quick to investigate. What they find aboard the transætheric space-lock is an alien perversion, intent on spreading its horrific dominion over Victorian Earth…

The first novelette chapbook in the Sedgewick Papers collection, The Angels of the Abyss is a uniquely satisfying blend of rip-roaring steampunk adventure and Lovecraftian cosmic horror.


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The Jackdaw, Married

The Jackdaw, Married coverMat Joiner’s poem The Jackdaw, Married has been published in Goblin Fruit’s Winter 2013 issue.

“You’ll most likely find him on broken ground…”


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Nash at Wittenham

Not One of Us #50 coverMat Joiner’s poem Nash at Wittenham has been published in Not One of Us, issue #50.

“The way back’s as long as the shadow
the beeches cast from the top of the hill.”


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