ICYMI: Graveyard Shift

In case you missed it, my Halloween takeover of the Kendall Reviews graveyard is available for your reading pleasure.

In this ghoulish version of Desert Island Discs, I was asked to discuss 8 books and 1 music album that I’d choose to keep me company in the cemetery.

Can you guess my choices?

Thanks to all at Kendall Reviews for having me! And to you all, as ever, thanks for reading.

Signed books & the mystery of the missing PayPal feature

It’s the first day of autumn, and spooky season is well and truly underway.

(I know, it’s Halloween every day for me too!)

I was looking forward to signing copies of my sixth novel Greyfriars Reformatory at a series of live reading events culminating in a mass séance that would see several audience members seeking spiritual/medical help.

After they’d stopped screaming.

But the pandemic put an end to all that fun. (Though having seen Host on Shudder, I do have a few ideas about how to proceed with the mass séance at least…)

Instead, I’m delighted to offer signed copies of my books by mail order
(and I promise to wash my hands thoroughly before inscribing them, and before packaging them for transit. It’s the only way to keep the blood off the pages.)

The details are up on my Store page if you’re looking for the perfect Halloween/Nightmare Before Christmas gift for your bestie, your bad self, or your mortal enemy.

There is a slight fly in the pumpkin spice-scented ointment though.

PayPal always used to feature a “special instructions to merchant” text box at check out, so you could specify (for example)
HEY FRAZER, PLEASE SIGN IT ‘TO FRANK N. STEIN, LOVE YOU OODLES’.

But PayPal apparently did away with this very useful feature — for reasons known only to itself! (And yes, I know you can add a text box to a PayPal button, but there’s no way to get it to work with a WordPress.com site.) Sigh. It was a useful thing and now it’s gone.

So if you do order a book, please DM me on Twitter, Insta, my Facebook Page
(or in the Comments section below)
with any specific dead-ication (see what I did there?) requests and I’ll get my pen ready.

(If I don’t hear from you first, i’ll haunt your email inbox to check before committing ink to paper.)

And PayPal — please reinstate that super useful “additional instructions to merchant” feature, or I cannot guarantee that the Grey Girl won’t get mad and come for you…

As ever, thanks for reading.

Take scare.

And see you on the other side.

Frazer x

Out now: Horror Literature From Gothic to Post-Modern – Critical Essays

Way back when, at the Horror Writers Association‘s now-annual event Stokercon, I presented a paper-in-progress on Koji Suzuki‘s seminal J-horror novel Ringu at the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference.

After the event, Annradcon organisers Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak kindly invited me to submit my research as a Chapter for their forthcoming book, which is out now from McFarland with a foreword by former HWA President Lisa Morton and an afterword by Becky Spratford.

Horror Literature From Gothic to Post-Modern – Critical Essays, covers a wealth of topics, from children’s literature to Aboriginal tales, and is a must-read for any horror scholar. My chapter covers Ringu, and its many sequels and adaptations, from a world literary perspective.

As with all academic texts Horror Literature… is pricey it’s true, but there is a Kindle version available for e-readers, which halves the cost.

You can discover other purchasing options at Goodreads.

Congratulations to editors Michele & Nick on birthing this beautiful beast of a book – the first academic textbook from the HWA. And may many more follow!

Oh, and a word of warning from The Ring: “Before you die you see the ring.”

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Cover reveal for new horror novel #GreyfriarsReformatory

I tried something new on my Instagram feed this week, posting sneak peeks from my new book cover in sections (which form the ‘bigger picture’ when viewing my profile grid).

I am pleased with the reactions it got from readers!

And now that the social media experimentation is complete, I am posting the cover here.

Feast your eyes on the fear!

Greyfriars Reformatory FINAL

Whaddya think? You likey? Let me know in the Comments below!

Greyfriars Reformatory is coming October 2020 from Flame Tree Press.

To coin a phrase — if this one doesn’t scare you…you’re already dead!

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Pre-order from:
Amazon UK
Wordery
or from your local scary book store!
ISBN: 9781787584754

 

Thank you for making #HearthstoneCottage the #4 Horror/Fantasy Bestseller on Amazon

The Hearthstone Cottage ebook sale is now at an end, and I’d just like to thank everyone who picked up a Kindle copy of the book over the past couple of days.

It was exciting to see Hearthstone Cottage scale the dizzy heights to the Top 5 horror fantasy novels on Amazon, in some truly regal company:

Top 4

Couldn’t have done it without you!

And if you missed out on a discounted copy, I hope you will still grab a copy today — if you are brave enough to stay overnight in haunted Hearthstone Cottage!

Click to read Hearthstone Cottage
in ebook, paperback, or hardcover:

🇺🇸 USA

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Australia 🇦🇺

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#MondayMotivation – Booklist reviews #HearthstoneCottage

My publisher Flame Tree Press sent me this amazing review from Booklist so I had to share it, if only to blow away the Monday blues.

Hearthstone Cottage is out this Thursday October 24th in ebook, paperback and hardcover and I hope it gives you nightmares.

https://www.flametreepublishing.com/Hearthstone-Cottage-ISBN-9781787583252.html