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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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.

Nature Unveiled: The Jack in the Green cover art & release date

Pleased as pumpkin pie to reveal the cover art for my new Samhain Horror novel THE JACK IN THE GREEN. Just take care not to wake him dear f(r)iends, as you can see, he’s a sleeping beast…

The Jack in the Green by Frazer Lee

I think cover artist Scott Carpenter (who also wove his magic on THE LAMPLIGHTERS cover) has done Jack proud. My thanks, as ever, to Scott and to editor extraordinaire Don D’Auria.

And I now have a release date for the novel. It will be published by Samhain Horror around 1st October 2013, just in time for next Hallowe’en! Hope you’re as excited as I am 🙂

More news on this, and other projects, soon.

 

All Horror, all Hallow~eek!

It’s that time of year again folks. The time when the air turns frigid and the trees drop their leaves in terror and excitement for the tricks and treats to come. A time for Monster Munch. And Monster Movies.

I’ve been gearing up for the ghoulish with a free short story and Q&A over at the supercool Hell House Hotel Halloween Advent Calendar, and a Halloween Haunts guest post at the Horror Writers’ Association Blog ~ check ’em out!

And if you find yourself in foggy old London this Hallow-eek-end, do drop by and say hi…

27th OCTOBER ~ SAMHAIN STORIES AT ABNEY PARK CEMETERY

28th OCTOBER ~ WRITING HORROR at LONDON SCREENWRITER’S FESTIVAL (5pm, LSWF delegates only)

And whatever your plans dear f(r)iends, i wish you a very HAPPY HALLOWE’EN…and a SCARY SAMHAIN of course…muah ha ha!

Blog Newsflash: Novel and Novella Sales

I already Tweeted and Fassbocked about this of course, but methinks this news is worthy of a quick Blog entry!

I’m thrilled to announce I just inked contracts with Samhain Horror for my novel THE JACK IN THE GREEN and novella THE LUCIFER GLASS.

Executive Editor Don D’Auria told me he loves the books and I’m excited to be working with him and Samhain again on these new titles.

Cover art, release dates and further details to follow, keep an eye on this here Blog and also www.samhainhorror.com.

Samhain - your new house for Horror!

Samhain Stories at Abney Park Cemetery (Oct 27th 2012)

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Announcing the first ever UK Samhain Horror event!

Join horror authors Maynard Sims, Frazer Lee and Peter Mark May at Abney Park Cemetery, London on October 27th (6pm-9pm), for:

  • a guided historical cemetery tour
  • live readings in the atmospheric Chapel
  • followed by book signings/meet and greet

The event is free, with a voluntary donation to Abney Park Cemetery on the gate. All are welcome (but please note the event will include adult content).

Join the:
Official Facebook Event Page

for further details/updates.

Samhain Stories at Abney Park Cemetery is Supported by Samhain Horror http://www.samhainhorror.com