Huzzah! A new year, a new website, and new beginnings. Including a brand new book, called The Thief of Christmas…or at least that’s what it’s called for now. I’ve always loved chilling winter tales filled with ghosts and all manner of scary things. They make perfect reads on long dark nights.
There are no ghosts in my book, but there are plenty of other scary things… including a certain nightmarish lord of misrule who brandishes birch sticks and throws children into sacks. Or at least those who have behaved badly, and there are possibly no worse children than Gabrielle Greene. Or so it may seem…
I also finished The Shadow Collectors, a tale of Gothic dread and creeping horror set in Victorian London. The book was finished in the autumn, and after a few final touches it will be ready to go out into the world. The Shadow Collectors features two of the characters from my short stories, namely Professor Thistlequick and Jake Shillingsworth. If you’d like a glimpse into their strange and creepy worlds, you can read more about The Ghosts of The Tattered Crow, and The Demon of Gloamingspark Yard on the books page, or by clicking those links.
Beware, the Pumpkin Men are coming…
I have further news following yesterday’s post. Today I’m excited to announce that I’ve just released a new short story. A lost tale from The Book of Kindly Deaths, called One Dark Hallow’s Eve and it’s available on Amazon now.
Do you love spooky Halloween stories? Then this twisted tale is for you. One Dark Hallow’s Eve is a complete story in and of itself, and gives readers a glimpse into the world of The Book of Kindly Deaths. I hope you will check it out.
The front cover was made by the wonderfully talented Lisa Amowitz who created the cover for The Book of Kindly Deaths.
Here’s the synopsis from the back cover so you can discover more. Should you dare…
Beware! It’s Halloween and the Pumpkin Men are coming…
Fourteen year old Owen is not having a good day, it’s All Hallow’s Eve and things are not as they should be. Something is lurking in the lake by his house, dead leaves are falling and the brambles are twitching.
Nothing is right.
When Owen meets a strange old man hiding in an abandoned farm, things go horribly wrong. Soon Owen catches his first glimpse of a real-life monster, one that raises a terrifying horde of nightmarish creatures to descend upon the village.
As the villagers hide in their hall, there’s only one place left for Owen to go; across the lake. The very same lake where a horrifying legend is said to stir deep below the waters…
Can Owen cast aside his terror and save the village as the clock ticks towards midnight?
One Dark Hallow’s Eve is a lost tale from Eldritch Black’s The Book of Kindly Deaths. Read it now for an adventure in a dark fantasy world, with more than a touch of Halloween horror.
But wait – there’s more!
To celebrate this month of unquiet pumpkins, terrible tricks and tantalizing treats, I’m holding a GIVEAWAY for The Book of Kindly Deaths on Goodreads.
For a chance to WIN your very own copy, simply go here.
Good luck and Happy Halloween!