#TheJackintheGreen returns in paperback! Read my #folkhorror tale if you dare…

Wondrous news from the wild woods of Scotland!

He’s back!

My third novel, The Jack in the Green, a folk horror tale set in Scotland (originally published by Samhain Publishing in 2013) is available again in a new paperback edition from Crossroad Press/Macabre Ink.

My thanks to the two Davids at Crossroad for making this happen.

He’s in the trees… He’s waiting…

Read The Jack in the Green:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

A nightmare made real.
On Christmas Eve, six year-old Tom McRae witnessed an unspeakable atrocity that left him orphaned, his childhood in tatters. Now in his mid-thirties, Tom still has terrifying nightmares of that night. When Tom is sent to the remote Scottish village of Douglass to negotiate a land grab for his employer, it seems like a golden opportunity for him to start over. But Tom can’t help feeling he’s been to Douglass before, and the terrible dreams from his childhood have begun to spill over into his waking life. As murderous events unfold and Tom’s feverish nightmares escalate, he will discover the hideous truth behind the villagers’ strange pagan ritual of The Jack in the Green.

Praise for ‘The Jack in the Green’

“I have enjoyed all of Frazer Lee’s work, but The Jack in the Green is by far my favorite! Lee strikes the perfect balance between psychological horror…and vicious violence and gore.” (Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, The Horror Bookshelf)

“An intriguing tale filled with genuine horror and a plot that explores some very dark territory” (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” (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)

Get your copy today:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

#TheSkintaker returns!

“A charnel carpet of bones—a femur here, a shattered ribcage there—and worst of all, hundreds upon hundreds of skulls” 💀

He’s back! The Skintaker returns in a handsome new edition from Crossroad Press/Macabre Ink.

The Skintaker is a prequel novel to my Bram Stoker Award ‘Best First Novel’ Finalist The Lamplighters, and can be read before or after that book. If you dare.

My thanks to the two Davids at Crossroad Press for giving this old demonic deity a new lease of life.

And this monster comes sheathed in a shiny new skin, too. Check out the new cover art:

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Pretty spiffy, eh?

And if you’d like to hear my insights into the book and its themes, check out the Horror Happens Radio Show interview I did with amazing horror host Jay Kay back when the novel was first published.

Meet The Skintaker at

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Apple Books

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

and wherever horror ebooks are sold.

He can’t wait to invite you into his lair.
Just mind your feet on those skulls and bones…

About The Skintaker

You have what he wants!
Reclusive nineteen-year-old Rosie Shields hopes for a new lease of life that will free her from the stigma of her debilitating skin condition.
Making a pilgrimage to the Amazon rainforest, Rosie experiences a new world beyond her wildest dreams among the mysterious Myahueneca tribe.
But Rosie’s dreams soon turn to nightmares when she embarks on a ritual vision quest that takes her to the very heart of darkness.
Trapped between murderous hunters and raging forest fires, Rosie will be thrust into a fight for survival, a struggle that awakens an ancient evil stirring in the shadows…the demonic deity known as The Skintaker.

Praise for The Skintaker

“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, as author Frazer Lee paints his narrative so vividly.”
(5 out of 5 stars, Mallory Heart Reviews)

“I loved this book! Filled with fabulous descriptions and fully formed characters I devoured The Skintaker in one sitting…I didn’t want the adventure to end. This was my first novel by Frazer Lee but it definitely won’t be my last. If you’re looking for a great read, grab this 5 star book and hold on for the ride.”
(5 out of 5 stars, Horror Maiden’s Book Reviews)

 

#HearthstoneCottage @FlameTreePress blog tour begins Friday November 8th!

 

Hearthstone Cottage is open for visitors and wants you to stay… forever.

Check out my blog tour, starting tomorrow (November 8th). Be sure to follow yours truly and @FlameTreePress on twitter dear f(r)iends for Hearthstone Cottage reviews, and more, throughout November!

Here are the blog spots, and I’ll update the links as the tour progresses:

8th Nov Secret World of a Book
10th Nov Donna’s Book Blog
11th Nov The Coy Caterpillar Reads
12th Nov Bunny’s Pause
12th Nov Stardust Book Reviews
13th Nov Bookwormery
14th Nov Shalini’s Books & Reviews
15th Nov Hedwig’s World
16th Nov The Life of Ally
17th Nov Booker T’s Farm
19th Nov House of Books Halloween Extravaganza: Frazer Lee: The Folk Horror of Memory & Place in Hearthstone Cottage
19th Nov House of Books Halloween Extravaganza: INTERVIEW: Frazer Lee

Beast witches,
Frazer

Frazer Lee’s new folk horror novel Hearthstone Cottage is available now in hardcover, paperback & ebook wherever folk horror novels about spooky cottages in the wilds of Scotland are sold.

(Or you can just grab a copy from Amazon)
https://amzn.to/2BKYgUO

Synopsis: Mike Carter and his girlfriend Helen, along with their friends Alex and Kay, travel to a remote loch side cottage for a post-graduation holiday. But their celebrations are short-lived when they hit and kill a stag on the road. Alex’s sister Meggie awaits them in the cottage, adding to the tension when her dog, Oscar, goes missing. Mike becomes haunted by a disturbing presence in the cottage, and is hunted by threatening figures in the highland fog. Reeling from a shock revelation, Mike begins to lose his grip on his sanity. As the dark secrets of the past conspire to destroy the bonds of friendship, Mike must uncover the terrifying truth dwelling within the walls of Hearthstone Cottage.

My fifth novel #HearthstoneCottage is out now!

Release day for my new folk horror novel Hearthstone Cottage passed by in a blur!

The dawn sky provided a suitably spooky herald of the day ahead.

Social media lit up in a Halloween-orange glow of publicity with f(r)iends, family, and other readers sharing their congratulations & photos of their copies of the book. My thanks to you all!

Hearthstone Cottage even crept up on the horror fantasy radar…

And I was interviewed by my publisher Flame Tree Press about the inspiration behind the novel, and what I’m working on next.

When I finally returned home to dusky Lee Cottage, I found a big box of books waiting for me.

My author copies had arrived! I particularly enjoyed getting my talons on the hardcover edition (my first hardcover title, to date, and hopefully not the last).

Cheers to all of you for making it such a fun launch day!

I will be posting details of an upcoming blog tour very soon.

Until then, i hope you will pick up a copy of Hearthstone Cottage. And when you do, I hope it gives you nightmares.

Beast witches, Frazer x

🎃

Hearthstone Cottage is available now in hardcover, paperback & ebook wherever folk horror novels about spooky cottages in the wilds of Scotland are sold.

Or you can just grab a copy from Amazon:

https://amzn.to/2BKYgUO

Horror novels never die! #TheLamplighters #TheJackintheGreen #CrossroadPress

Horror novels never really die. They do sometimes go out of print, then find new publishers and (rather like the monsters within their pages) are resurrected to give you sleepless nights all over again.

Attend the tales of The Lamplighters and The Jack in the Green. Both are back in shiny new ebook editions from Crossroad Press.

I have been teasing the covers on my social media for a little while, and now it is time to unleash these beasties.

Feast your eyes, f(r)iends.

The Lamplighters was my debut novel, and had the honour of being selected as a Finalist in the Bram Stoker Awards for ‘superior achievement in a first novel’. It introduces the character of the Skin Mechanic (who will return in a new edition of my prequel novel The Skintaker soon) and goes something like this:

Life on Meditrine Island is luxurious…but brief.
Marla Neuborn has found the best post-grad job in the world—as a “Lamplighter” working on Meditrine Island, an exclusive idyllic paradise owned and operated by a consortium of billionaires. All Lamplighters have to do is tend to the mansions, cook and clean, and turn on lights to make it appear the owners are home. But the job comes with conditions. Marla will not know the exact location of the island, and she will have no contact with the outside world for the duration of her stay.
Once on the island, Marla quickly learns the billionaire lifestyle is not all it is made out to be. The chief of security rules Meditrine with an iron fist. His private police force patrols the shores night and day, and CCTV cameras watch the Lamplighters relentlessly. Soon Marla will also discover first-hand that the island hides a terrible secret. She’ll meet the resident known as the Skin Mechanic. And she’ll find out why so few Lamplighters ever leave the island alive.

The Jack in the Green saw me turning my bloodshot eye to folk horror, and the story takes place in the same fictional universe as my forthcoming novel Hearthstone Cottage. Here’s the scary skinny:

A nightmare made real.
On Christmas Eve, six year-old Tom McRae witnessed an unspeakable atrocity that left him orphaned, his childhood in tatters. Now in his mid-thirties, Tom still has terrifying nightmares of that night.
When Tom is sent to the remote Scottish village of Douglass to negotiate a land grab for his employer, it seems like a golden opportunity for him to start over. But Tom can’t help feeling he’s been to Douglass before, and the terrible dreams from his childhood have begun to spill over into his waking life.
As murderous events unfold and Tom’s feverish nightmares escalate, he will discover the hideous truth behind the villagers’ strange pagan ritual of The Jack in the Green.

Buy The Lamplighters on
Amazon.com
https://amzn.to/2YmMHvJ

Buy The Jack in the Green on
Amazon.com
https://amzn.to/30WUOAN

Buy The Lamplighters at
Amazon UK
https://amzn.to/2Y91v5L

Buy The Jack in the Green at
Amazon UK
https://amzn.to/2YuceHA

…and from all good horror novel stockists!

My thanks to the two Davids at Crossroad Press. To Don D’Auria, without whom… And many thanks to you, as ever, for reading.

Sweet dreams….

Frazer x

Edgar Allan Poe Gothic Filmmaker Award 2018 awarded to Frazer Lee for #TheStayMovie

Happy 2019!

And what a wonderful start to the New Year.

(Drumroll please…)

News just in that ZedFest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition in Hollywood USA has awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Gothic Filmmaker of the year award to yours truly for my film The Stay.

To quote the great poet, “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”

My thanks to Festival Directors Wendy Medrano & Ed Stephens, and to their sponsors iPitch.tv for this very great honour.

As previously posted, The Stay won big at ZedFest 2018, where it was awarded the Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Screen Story & Outstanding Acting Performance Awards.

To be able to add the Edgar Allan Poe Gothic Filmmaker Award to that list of accolades is a wonderful surprise indeed.

As ever, a huge thank you to the cast & crew of The Stay and to all of our supporters.

Here’s to a fun & creative year ahead.

It’s already off to a great start!

“A masterful collection of paranormal adventure” – Kendall Reviews on ‘The Daniel Gates Adventures Vols. 1 & 2’

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“I highly recommend this collection if you want a really fun, action packed, occult-paranormal tale.”

Check out this marvellous and balanced review of The Daniel Gates Adventures Volume 1 and Volume 2 from Steve Stred at Kendall Reviews.

My thanks to Steve & all at Kendall Reviews.

Read:
The Daniel Gates Adventures,
Vol. 1: The Lucifer Glass & The Leper Window

Read:
The Daniel Gates Adventures,
Vol. 2: The Lilyth Mirror & The Lucifer Gate

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