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Brutal As Hell reviews ‘The Skintaker’

What horror author Frazer Lee has done with his newest novel The Skintaker is to take that fear and play with its setting and its time-frame; going back to the early twentieth century, and into the Amazon rainforest with his new book’s host of characters…

Brutal As Hell reviewer Keri O’Shea discusses my latest novel The Skintaker, over here.

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And pictured above – a quote from another of Keri’s reviews (for The Lucifer Glass) featured inside The Skintaker paperback.

Thanks to Keri & Brutal As Hell for the support!

 


#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


All my Samhain Horror books are 30% off this weekend!

All my Samhain Horror books are 30% off this weekend, use code SPRINGBREAK2015 at checkout:

https://www.samhainpublishing.com/author/1628/frazer-lee

Spring Break Promotion valid on all products at the Samhain Store—One time use per customer OFFER ENDS NOON MONDAY EST

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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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Eric Red (Near Dark, The Hitcher, It Waits Below) on THE SKINTAKER

Thrilled to receive this glowing endorsement of my new Samhain Horror novel THE SKINTAKER from none other than Eric Red – screenwriter of the classic movies NEAR DARK and THE HITCHER, director of BAD MOON and 100 FEET, and author of IT WAITS BELOW and the forthcoming WHITE KNUCKLE.

“THE SKINTAKER is a grandly entertaining period horror adventure in the classical Kipling and Conrad tradition, supercharged with contemporary graphic horror and gore.  Likeable, believable 1900s young woman Rosie Shields is a fresh change-of-pace in female driven horror on her journey into the remote Amazon rain forests to confront a gruesome pagan nightmare beyond comprehension and her own unimaginable destiny.  Author Frazer Lee writes his entertaining, colorful tale at a propulsive clip, delivering cliffhanger action and blood-drenched splatter aplenty.  Populated with a fun ensemble of engaging characters, set against a dangerous jungle world thrillingly invoked in picturesque detail, and loaded with grisly scenes that will test the most cast-iron of stomachs, THE SKINTAKER has never a dull moment.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
—Eric Red, author of IT WAITS BELOW and WHITE KNUCKLE

You can pre-order THE SKINTAKER via the links here.

Read more about Eric Red at his website www.ericred.com and buy Eric’s books from Samhain Horror.


Happy Friday the 13th!

Triskaidekaphobics look away…but Friday the 13th is a special date for many horror fans, especially those who like to wear hockey masks to summer camp!

On this auspicious day I’m celebrating the impending release of my new horror novel The Skintaker (out April 7th) with a discount sale on my debut novel The Lamplighters. Yes, you can read The Lamplighters for only $0.99 – grab your copy at Samhain HorrorAmazon.comAmazon.co.ukBarnes & NobleiTunes, and Kobo (offer ends March 15th).

A Bram Stoker Award® Finalist (for “Superior Achievement in a First Novel”), The Lamplighters introduces the dark and demonic ‘Skin Mechanic’, a character who was described by critics as “one of the darkest characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about” (S. Siferd, Night Owl Reviews) and “destined to become one of the great monsters of modern horror” (Dave Brzeski, British Fantasy Society).

New release The Skintaker is a prequel to The Lamplighters and explores the mysterious (and terrifying) origins of the character.

So, if (like me) you’re a fan of the big guy clad in a greatcoat of human skin, do let me know by posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads – and who knows, the character may return in a third book…

Meantime, Happy Friday the 13th!

(Triskaidekaphobics, it’s safe to look again………………….tomorrow)

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