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The Jack in the Green reviewed

The Jack in the Green - get yours today!

The Jack in the Green – get yours today!

Delighted to see the first reviews of my new Samhain Horror novel The Jack in the Green hit the web.

Here are a few choice cuts:

“An intriguing tale filled with genuine horror and a plot that explores some very dark territory” (Rating: 4/5, Horror Novel Reviews)

“Quintessential British horror with vivid interludes of bodily trauma and mental anguish” (Keri O’Shea, Brutal As Hell)

“A romp of a book that combines pagan mythology with visceral contemporary action” (Rating: 4/5, MikaReadsHorrorFiction)

“A captivating read that weaves a spell, leading you into the Scottish countryside to a village that isn’t all that it seems. The shocking ending makes this one of the most satisfying reads of the year. Frazer Lee scores again, big time.” (Rating: 5/5, Hunter Shea, author of Forest of Shadows and Evil Eternal)

My thanks to all for taking the time to read, rate and review!

Bloody best,
Frazer

 

New novel ‘The Jack in the Green’ out today in ebook & paperback!

The Jack in the Green‘ release day is upon us dear f(r)iends.

To celebrate the release of my new Samhain Horror novel I’ll be posting an extract over at the Samhain Cafe, giving away a paperback copy on Goodreads, and signing books at the British Fantasy Society open night book launch party in London.

I hope you’ll pick up the novel, and if you do I’d love to hear what you think of it on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon etc.

Meanwhile, here’s a tune to wish you all a green day before Jack puts out the light…

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“An intriguing tale filled with genuine horror and a plot that explores some very dark territory…” Horror Novel Reviews

Everything’s gone green: using a mood board

I think visually, so when it comes to writing a new novel a mood board is an essential I can’t do without. Lucky for me there’s so much foliage around these parts, as when the time came to draft my new Samhain Horror novel ‘The Jack in the Green‘ (out in paperback and ebook, October 1st) I found inspiration during every stroll.

Some of the images made it straight into the text (readers of ‘The Jack in the Green’ will know the importance that trees joined at their roots have in the overall story), while others simply served to get me in the mood before writing. Like music (or in my case in addition to music) an evocative image can help fast-track you into your writing process. And, as was the case with many of the images included in the gallery below, I occasionally got lost inside of them.

I hope if you pick up my new book that you’ll enjoy getting lost in those forests too.

Just watch out for ‘The Jack in the Green’. “He’s in the trees…he’s waiting.”

 

Horror Novel Reviews: The Jack in the Green

The 1st review of my new novel for Samhain Horror ‘The Jack in the Green’ is in – and it’s a goody!

Here’s a snippet:

I found myself completely wrapped up in this one, eager to reach conclusion and receive a few answers to my mounting questions. With a fine razor edge twist, Lee carries this story into a fully fleshed out novel.

Satisfaction is found within this read. So when all is said and done I am highly recommending this one. Be ready for what you really aren’t ready for. Whatever you do, do not read the ending first. Open this and enjoy.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

 You can read the full review here, and pre-order the book (out October 1st 2013) here.

My thanks to Horror Novel Reviews for taking the time!
Cheers, Frazer x

The Jack in the Green: Book Giveaway

The postman came a-callin’ today with a big box o’ books, and I knew it was that George McFly ‘Back to the Future’ moment as I tore into it and saw the Samhain Horror logo peeking out from a gap in the cardboard. It’s an undeniably good feeling to hold your new book in your hands and sniff the pages. If it ever stops being so, it’s probably time to hang up the pen.

Yes, my author copies of ‘The Jack in the Green‘ had arrived. Aren’t they handsome?

There are only 10 of these author copies in existence and you can grab one by entering the Goodreads Giveaway.

And I hope you’ll check out the book anyhow when it releases on Oct 1st in ebook and paperback.

He’s in the trees. He’s waiting…

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The Lucifer Glass – unofficial soundtrack blog post #2 (of 6)

It’s release day for The Lucifer Glass!

In celebration, I’m posting a series of tunes that make up the ‘unofficial soundtrack’ for the novella.

So raise a glass with me and turn the volume up to 13.

Cheers!

Track #2 – Daniel Gates meets a flame haired demoness. Her eyes burn with the creepiest green light and he finds himself drawn to her shadow domain…

The Lucifer Glass is published today. To read an excerpt, click here.

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The Lucifer Glass – unofficial soundtrack blog post #1 (of 6)

It’s release day for The Lucifer Glass!

In celebration, I’m posting a series of tunes that make up the ‘unofficial soundtrack’ for the novella.

So raise a glass with me and turn the volume up to 13.

Cheers!

Track #1 – We’ve all been there. Down at the crossroads, tempting fate. Daniel Gates certainly has. And perhaps will again.

The Lucifer Glass is published today. To read an excerpt, click here.

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‘It May Cost You Your Soul’

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My new Samhain Horror novella The Lucifer Glass is released in just one month, and I can now reveal the synopsis for the book which is available to pre-order through Amazon.

Check out the synopsis and an exclusive extract at The Lucifer Glass page.

But be warned – it may cost you your soul.

In Memoriam: James Herbert

one of my bookshelves, earlier today

one of my bookshelves, earlier today

It came as a shock to hear of James Herbert’s untimely passing last week. Just a few days earlier I was walking to work and paused to  admire a bookshop’s window display for ‘Ash’, the great man’s latest – and now last – novel. Much has been written about Mr Herbert hence, and I particularly enjoyed Colum’s thoughtful piece at Dreadful Tales, which also includes tributes to David B. Silva and Rick Hautala, two more genre giants who sadly passed recently. Christopher Fowler’s brilliant blog gave further insight into the phenomenon of Herbert’s fiction and author Hari Kunzru evoked the school kid hobby of passing around dog-eared copies of The Rats and The Fog in an attempt to out-gross one another.

From a personal perspective, a couple of blog posts ago I mentioned how I admired Mr Herbert from afar during an interview he did at The London Dungeon many years ago. I remember how starstruck I was to see the great man in person. Now I think of it, so was everyone else in the room (or rather, the dungeon) that day as he wrapped everyone around his finger with his charm and fantastic sense of humour.

And I remain starstruck to this day.

Sure, the numbers are one thing (23 novels, worldwide sales of over 54 million copies) but the man’s ideas are another. Each and every book brought something fresh, enticing and fun to the party. An author friend posted online that he felt sad that there would be no more James Herbert books. I feel that sense of loss too, but the great thing about true legends is that they never really die. I haven’t read ‘Ash’ yet, and I’m looking forward to savouring each and every page. And I realised when I snapped the photo to accompany this blog entry that I never finished reading ‘Portent’. And when I’m done with those? Books like Herbert’s demand to be read and re-read, over and over.

Because true legends never really die.

R.I.P. James Herbert. May your tales haunt the nightmares of generations to come.

‘A Nightmare Made Real’

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The October 1st 2013 release date for my new Samhain Horror novel The Jack in the Green is a long way off, but I can now reveal the synopsis for the book which is also available to pre-order through Amazon.com.

Check out the synopsis and link at The Jack in the Green page.

Happy nightmares!

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