Book release day! Win a signed copy of #GreyfriarsReformatory

My sixth novel #GreyfriarsReformatory is unleashed today in hardcover, paperback and ebook. I can honestly say that Greyfriars Reformatory is my scariest story yet, and I hope you enjoy being spooked by #TheGreyGirl as much as I did when I was writing her.

Emily Drake is institutionalised at experimental facility Greyfriars Reformatory and finds that icy Principal Quick and cruel bully Saffy are the least of her problems when the terrifying apparition of the Grey Girl begins haunting the new inmates – to death. Is Emily’s acute dissociative disorder the one thing that can save her?

My thanks to editor Don D’Auria for always having my back, and to all at Flame Tree Press for supporting the book, and to Simon & Schuster for distributing Greyfriars Reformatory so that it may haunt homes far and wide.

And thanks to anyone who reads, and reviews, the book, I truly appreciate it.

By way of thanks, if you fancy trying your luck in today’s Greyfriars Reformatory giveaway, click here!

1st prize: a signed hardcover copy of Greyfriars Reformatory.

2nd prize: a signed paperback of Greyfriars Reformatory.

3rd prize: runner up gets a Greyfriars Reformatory ebook.

Giveaway ends at midnight tonight (GMT) & winners will be announced here, and on my social media tomorrow – so best be quick and get a haunt on!

Beast witches,
Frazer

On setting in horror fiction – Halloween Haunts 2018

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Check out my guest blog over at Halloween Haunts 2018, the Horror Writers Association‘s daily dose of tricks and treats.

Yes, every day features a special giveaway and today’s is for a chance to grab a cool and coveted Final Frame Horror Film Contest t-shirt. Read on below the blog post for details.

My blog post is about the importance of setting in my new horror novellas The Lilyth Mirror and The Lucifer Gate, both available now in The Daniel Gates Adventures Vol. 2 from Crossroad Press.

And when you’re done reading, be sure to peruse the other Halloween Haunts blog posts, which offer everything from author interviews and excerpts of new books, to writing advice and horror history – along with more great giveaways each day.

My thanks to the HWA (of which i am proud to be an Active Member) and Halloween Haunts editor Michele Brittany.

Win a copy of Remastered social network horror PANIC BUTTON – released on DVD & Digital today!

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Don’t um Panic, but on October 23, 2017 (today!) – “Ground-breaking, hard-edged psycho-cyber horror thriller” PANIC BUTTON gets a remastered re-release on DVD & Download (from Trinity Films).

And you can WIN a copy thanks to the fine people over at Masters of Horror. Click here to enter, and hurry! The closing date for entries is October 30.

The Remaster includes all-new extras including audio commentary from yours truly, and a host of other cool features.

You can see the new trailer that PromoteHorror is calling “Hard-Core” here:

SYNOPSIS:
Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website – All2gethr.com. On board the private jet, their mysterious host invites to take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they are forced to play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. They are about to learn that putting your life online can have deadly offline consequences and that there no ESC key…

Panic Button, made in 2011, was one of the first British horror films to explore the dark side of social networking and the perils of sharing too much information online. Played out in a claustrophobic, almost real-time situation, the film taps into pertinent social issues that now have a universal significance in the digital age. Themes such as social media crime, identity theft, cyber bullying, voyeurism, peer pressure, child safety and terrorism all come into play, at a time when iPads and smart phone apps were in their infancy.

DVD EXTRAS:
• Audio Commentary with writers Frazer Lee, John Shackleton & David Shillitoe
• Trailer Galler
• Gag reel
• Outtake/deleted scenes
• Making of, Gallery
• Guerrilla Filmmakers Masterclass
• Flight School – How to get a film off the ground

Available from –

Amazon

HMV

iTunes

CREDITS:
PANIC BUTTON is a MOVIE MOGUL PRODUCTION,
starring SCARLETT ALICE JOHNSON JACK GORDON MICHAEL JIBSON ELEN RHYS and JOSHUA RICHARDS.
Costume Designer: SIAN JENKINS, Hair and make up by VICTORIA NORTHBROOKE Production Designer: TIM DICKEL, Director of Photography: SIMON POULTER, Edited by JOHN GILLANDERS, music by MARK RUTHERFORD, Line Producer: GARETH I DAVIES, co-producer: DAVID SHILLITOE
Written by FRAZER LEE, JOHN SHACKLETON, DAVID SHILLITOE & CHRIS CROW
Produced by JOHN SHACKLETON & directed by CHRIS CROW
Read PANIC BUTTON the official movie novelisation by FRAZER LEE on Kindle

 “The Social Network of Shocks” ☆☆☆☆ (Alan Jones, Film4 Frightfest)
“British horror at its bloody best” ☆☆☆☆ (Sky Movies)
“Nail-bitingly terrifying” ☆☆☆☆☆ (Abertoir Film Festival)
“Just excellent” ☆☆☆☆ (Screenjabber)
“Totally terrifying!” (Billy Chainsaw, Shock Horror)

The Lamplighters: Book Pipeline Finalist

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The results of this year’s  Book Pipeline Competition, for writers with material suitable for Film/TV adaptation, have been announced and (insert fanfare here) I’m thrilled to announce that my novel The Lamplighters is a Finalist!

It’s a real thrill to have The Lamplighters make the selection from over 900 entries.

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Zach Fortier with I Am Raymond Washington. It sounds like a fascinating book and I am looking forward to reading (and seeing!) it.

Here’s the complete list of Book Pipeline 2015 Finalists and Semifinalists. Congrats to all who were selected:

Finalists

Executive Outcomes by Nick Bicanic
A Fistful of Clones by Seaton Kay-Smith
The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee
Stranded by Douglas Wentworth
The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans
The Wet Woman by Alejandra Mattoni

Semifinalists

Do Not Resuscitate by Nicholas Ponticello
Jubilee by Jennifer Givhan
Just a Theory by Annie Wood
Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash
The Virus by Janelle Diller

What does this exciting news mean for The Lamplighters?

Well, in the coming weeks I will be consulting with the Book Pipeline and Script Pipeline development team to discuss the screen adaptation potential of my work.

I’ll keep you posted on any developments.

Thanks for reading,
Frazer

Bram Stoker Award® Finalist for Best First Novel,
The Lamplighters is available in ebook and paperback from:

Samhain Horror (publisher website)
Amazon.com (kindle)
Amazon.co.uk (kindle)
Barnes & Noble (nook)

and wherever scary horror novels about The Skin Mechanic are sold.

Halloween Giveaway Winners Announced!

Frazer Lee Halloween GiveawayCongrats to the winners of my Halloween Giveaway!

Check the widget to see if you won: http://gvwy.io/np1fpks

Winners – be sure to check your Facebook “other” messages folder (if you entered via Facebook), or junk email folder to claim your prize.

If you enjoy your prize, please consider giving it a star rating and leaving a quick review at:

The Skintaker:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Skintaker-Frazer-Lee-ebook/dp/B00R2IMMAE
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25354091-the-skintaker

The Leper Window:
http://www.amazon.com/Leper-Window-Daniel-Gates-Novella-ebook/dp/B00ZTT9SRI/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25748905-the-leper-window

Panic Button:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panic-Button-Scarlett-Alice-Johnson/dp/B005I58O8C/

Didn’t win? Hey, you can still get a 20% discount on my books at https://www.samhainpublishing.com/author/1628/frazer-lee

Thanks to all who entered!

#TheSkintaker #Giveaway – and the winners are…

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Today is launch day for my fourth novel THE SKINTAKER, out now in ebook and paperback from Samhain Publishing.

As I always do on launch day I took some time out this morning to donate a copy of the new book to my local library. I’m lucky to have the place that inspired Roald Dahl when he wrote ‘Matilda‘ as my local book haven. And I feel honoured to have my books shelved there. I’m delighted to hear that two of my other books The Lamplighters and The Jack in the Green are out on loan!

Now, i’m also lucky that the post office is opposite the library, which made it easy for me to mail a signed copy out to the winner of my Goodreads Giveaway, who is (drum roll please…)

Amber L. of California, USA

Congrats Amber! I wish you good reads, and I sincerely hope the book gives you shivers.

A quick haircut and one cup of coffee later –
(well, it is launch day so an author can treat himself, right?)
– and it’s time to announce the 5 winners of my Skintaker ebook giveaway.

They are (another drum roll please…)
Stephanie G.
Laura F.
Tamalyn R.
Michael F.
Aiden W.

Congratulations to all the winners! You’ll receive your ebook code today so keep an eye on your Facebook account/email inbox.

Thanks to all who entered the giveaways. And if you didn’t win this time, you can still get 30% off The Skintaker using the promo code below:

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https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5385/the-skintaker

If you’d like to keep up to date with future giveaways, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

And i can’t wait to hear what you think of The Skintaker – please rate/review the book at Amazon and Goodreads.

Here are some advance reviews:

“A powerful novel…a phenomenon in horror fiction that is truly chilling.”
(5 out of 5 stars, Wesley Thomas, Horror Novel Reviews)

“A grandly entertaining period horror adventure in the classical Kipling and Conrad tradition…THE SKINTAKER has never a dull moment.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
(Eric Red, screenwriter of NEAR DARK, THE HITCHER and author of IT WAITS BELOW and WHITE KNUCKLE)

“Fans of extreme horror will find it all very satisfying…author Frazer Lee paints his narrative so vividly.”
(5 out of 5 stars, Mallory Heart Reviews)

Thanks,
Frazer

The Skintaker – win an papperbock copy! #horror #paperback #book #giveaway

Skintaker_giveaway2Remember the days when we used to have actual, physical things that we could caress and hold and (yes!) sniff?

Those days can be yours again with the advent of THE SKINTAKER, coming atcha in paperback April 7th.

And i’m giving away a free copy at Goodreads. Go there now and luxuriate in lurid fantasies of book-sniffing, spine-breaking and page-turning.

You know you want it.

(and a reminder that i’m giving away 5 copies of the ebook too! enter at Rafflecopter, or via Fassbock)

The Skintaker is my fourth novel and is the prequel to my Bram Stoker Finalist first novel The Lamplighters. Here are some advance reviews, mmm hmmm, oh yeah, like a boss:

“A phenomenon in horror fiction that is truly chilling.”
five-stars
(Wesley Thomas, Horror Novel Reviews)

“A grandly entertaining period horror adventure in the classical Kipling and Conrad tradition…THE SKINTAKER has never a dull moment.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
(Eric Red, screenwriter of NEAR DARK, THE HITCHER and author of IT WAITS BELOW and WHITE KNUCKLE)

“Fans of extreme horror will find it all very satisfying, as author Frazer Lee paints his narrative so vividly.”
five-stars
(Mallory Heart Reviews)

Win 1 of 5 copies of The Skintaker. #horror #ebook #giveaway

The countdown has begun – The Skintaker is released on April 7th, 2015.

To celebrate, I have 5 copies of the ebook to give away.

Enter below, please share the giveaway with your friends/followers – and good luck!

THE SKINTAKER – Rafflecopter giveaway

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Guest Author S.E. Sever introduces ‘Mash Stories’

beforemecoverHanding over the Frazerblog today to my good friend, author S.E. Sever, who has started an inspired (and inspiring) short story contest at her new website Mash Stories.

Read S.E.’s post below for more about this exciting new venture!

About Mash Stories

Are you one those people who have to align a tilted frame on the wall? Have you ever found yourself folding a piece of paper to stick it under a wobbly table?

If so, you’d know the instinct – and the pleasure – of correcting things that are desperate to be corrected. And Mash Stories is born exactly from this instinct.

I remember the day I looked into the short story competitions market for the first time. I found a website which listed competitions: The Grinder. At the time, there were over 2,300 competitions listed on The Grinder, and 28,638 submissions had already been made. I felt like a kid who had been taken to an astonishing playground with the queue of an airport security check.

In the time that has elapsed since then – roughly five months – the number of submissions on The Grinder website has nearly doubled – 42,668 as of 9th April 2014.

The number of competitions left me not knowing where to start from, and the number of submissions made me anxious about the vast amount of competitors out there. I wasn’t ready to race against writers who had already won awards, while I simply had no publishing experience.

I had assumed short story competitions would allow me to get my voice heard, gather a circle of readers, and earn small amounts now and then to support my writing. But to start with, I was asked to pay to submit my work. And when a magazine accepted to publish a story of mine, they offered me less than their submission fee for the ‘exclusive’ rights to my work. I thought there was a typo there, but apparently there wasn’t.

That was when I decided to fold a piece of paper to stick it under the wobbly market of story competitions. I knew I couldn’t write to more than 7,000 competitions listed in the endless waters of the Internet and tell them my point, but I could set up a competition which would stand straight no matter how tilted the others were.

That’s how Mash Stories was born. I dreamt of a competition that evaluated my story, instead of its formatting; that paid me reasonably, rather than charging me fees; that gave me free feedback and helped me to promote my work, rather than demanding exclusive rights to limit it.

At Mash Stories, we keep the rules to a minimum and award the winning story a professional rate. We turn all shortlisted stories into a podcast, and provide free feedback for the rejected ones so that they can improve.

I hope our efforts will help the talented writers out there to get their voices heard. And I hope you will help us to set up a model competition, which will create a change in many writers’ lives.

Please support us by donating to us or by giving us a hand with editorial matters.

Thank you for your interest and support.

S.E. SEVER

About S.E. Sever:

S.E. Sever  is currently working on several projects in fantasy fiction and science fiction.
She has had several short stories published in fiction magazines across the US and the UK.
S.E.’s poetry book, Before Me, is published by Thought Catalog Books, New York.

Mash Stories website: http://mashstories.com/

Official S.E. Sever website: http://sesever.com/