Ginger Nuts of Horror
Great news folks the master of the zombie genre David Moody, has just announced a series of public appearances. If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting the great man himself, then I highly suggest you get yourselves along to one of these events. Not content with being a brilliant author, David is also one of the nicest people working in the industry. I had the great honour and pleasure meeting him earlier this year, and it was one of the highlights of my year so far.
REBLOGGED FROM DAVID'S SITE
Forthcoming eventsI’ve just confirmed a couple of dates, so I thought now would be a good time to let you know about a few events I’ll be attending before the end of 2013.
GRIMMFEST – 3/10/13 – 6/10/13
Manchester’s brilliant international festival of horror and cult films again takes place at The Dancehouse Theatre this October. Another great collection of eclectic films are showing. Full information can be found at www.grimmfest.com, and I’ll be there on Sunday 6 October.
SCARDIFF 2013 – 27/10/13
A brand new horror event in Cardiff, organised by Fantasy Events, Shock Horror Magazine, and good friend Wayne Simmons. It takes place at the Mercure Holland Hotel, and I’ll be there all day. It promises a brilliant mix of guests and you can find much more information atScardiff.co.uk.
AUTUMN: HORROR IN THE EAST 2 – 8/11/13 – 9/11/13
A return trip to Lowestoft – the spiritual home of the HATERbooks! – for this gem of a convention. Highly recommended. I’ll be there, and I hope many of you will be able to support this brilliant free event at the Aspire Centre. More information at www.horrorintheeast.com.
DAY OF THE UNDEAD – 16/11/13
Finally, it’s back to the Phoenix, Leicester for Terror4Fun’s 2013 Festival of Zombie Culture. Twelve hours of zombie movies, special effects, games, competitions… I don’t really need to say anything more! Details here at the Terror4Fun website.
Joe Hill has just revealed the first look at the new movie adaptation of his fabulous book Horns.
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Following on from the fantastically successful Joe Hill Event, Ginger Nuts of Horror and Blackwells Edinburgh are proud to announce another fantastic book signing / meet the author.
Keep your diary free for Friday 4th Oct, and prepare yourself to meet one of the finest horror authors of our time Adam Nevill.
This is a particularly special event for me as Adam is not only one of my all time favourite authors, it will finally give us the chance to figure out if he did throw me out of St University's Student Union.
The event will take place in one of Edinburgh's most haunted pubs, The Banshees Labyrinth, Niddry Street on Friday 4th October at 6.20pm. Adam will be reading an extract from his new book and will be interviewed by me The Ginger Nuts of Horror, Jim Mcleod. For those brave enough to stay after the event Adam has selected two horror films for your enjoyment - these will be shown in Banshees cinema room.
Tickets are only £3 and can be bought from Blackwell's Bookshop,
52-63, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
Tel: 0131 622 8218/229
HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS
They watch you while you sleep...
Catherine’s last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top antiques publication saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and now things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself – to catalogue the late M H Mason’s wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets.
Rarest of all, she’ll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes from World War II.
When Mason’s elderly niece invites her to stay at Red House itself, where she maintains the collection, Catherine can’t believe her luck. Until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle’s ‘Art’. Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but M H Mason’s damaged visions raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she’d hoped therapy had finally erased. Soon the barriers between reality, sanity and memory start to merge. And some truths seem too terrible to be real . . .
The Banshee Labyrinth, the most haunted pub in Scotland, serves as the atmospheric backdrop to showcase Adam Nevill's chilling novel.
Click here for more information about The Banshee Labyrinth
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Hello everyone, if you have been wondering why things have gone quiet on the Ginger Nuts front then here is the reason.
I'm not sure if everyone knows that Ginger Nuts of Horror is a one man operation. And this man works the night shift, which in a normal week is tiring enough. However for the past few weeks and for a few more weeks, my crew has been at breaking point, with two key members and one other member off for one reason or another.
The end result of this is by the time I get home I am not just tired, but physically and mentally shattered. To the point where I don't even have the energy to turn the TV channel.
Can I please ask you all to bear with me, as soon as I can I will catch up on all the outstanding reviews and interviews.
I have a few interviews ready for posting and I'll start posting them tonight.
Thanks for your support and patience,
New collection of short stories from Nathan Robinson, the author behind Starers
Thirteen horrific stories from Nathan Robinson, including several which are previously unpublished.
The world has ended, but an old man discovers he’s not so alone in 'The House that Creak’d.'
A wronged gangster finds himself beaten, battered and bruised and in the deepest of trouble, can he find his way off 'Top of the Heap?'
A lonely widow is given a reason for being after a horrific natural disaster, but this gift is not all its 'Crack’d' up to be.
Two men meet on a dark and rainy night; one sane, one insane and together on a lonely road that leads to a battle beyond life for love in a destination that is 'Not That Way Home.'
If you love your child how far would you go to protect them? When their life is in the balance would it matter if they’re 'In One Form or Another?'
Lupo is the most despicable of villains, but what would you do 'If you ever meet a girl named Maisie Mae?'
What would a girl do to keep her man? Beth asks, what is love? She knows how far she’d go, so 'Eat your Heart out Lorena.'
It’s time to pack up for the last time, don’t leave anything behind; you’ll need plenty of 'Banana Boxes' to help you on your way.
He’s waiting, he wants something you cherish and he can’t leave without it. Meet a strange stranger that calls himself 'Brian of the Night.' He’s the last person you’d want to meet.
Three lifelong friends on a holiday of a lifetime stumble upon a body, soon they’ll discover why he waited so long in 'The Skeleton Tree.'
An un-deadly army rises up during the night shift; all 'The Chicken in Black ' wants to do is get to the other side.
It might be the time for giving, but it’s still 'Colder than Hell up here.'
Everybody will believe the world has been turned upside down. Something has 'Fallen' . . .
Nathan Robinson lives in Scunthorpe, England with his wife/editor, twin boys and a three legged cat called Dave. He's contributed to over fifteen different anthologies so far, with lots more on the horizon.
His crime thriller 'Top of the Heap' was adapted in a podcast by www.pseudopod.org to rave reviews.
He is currently completing four anthologies of his own work, the first to be entitled 'Devil let me go'.
For news, updates and releases check out
OH YES PLEASE!!!
Kealan Patrick Burke's Timmy Quinn series of books has to rank as one of my all time favourite book series ever. it was a sad day for me when the final part of Timmy's story dropped through my letterbox. I don't like when things end. Hell I'm still upset about the ending of Blakes 7. So when it came to my attention via Horror World, that Kealan was going to return to this universe with this book, I shed a little tear of joy.
The book is due for release in January 2014. As soon as I have ordering details I will post them up. In the meantime why not reacquaint yourselves with the fabulous writing of Mt Burke by clicking the link at the end of the post
Read on for a TEASER FROM THE BOOK.
I love Halloween, and I love books set around Halloween. Lisa Morton's The Samhanach is on my annual Halloween reading list. So when this book was announced Jimmy did a little dance of joy.
When Lisa Morton, author of The Halloween Encyclopedia, is called in to consult on the recent discovery of a fifteen-hundred-year-old Celtic manuscript, she's at first excited about the light this monumental find might shed on Samhain, the mysterious Celtic precursor to Halloween. Conor ó Cuinn, the Irish archaeologist who excavated the manuscript, thinks it reveals ancient magic. Lisa is skeptical...until people around her begin dying. Dr. Wilson Armitage, the university professor who was translating the manuscript, is found torn apart by wild animals...or was he actually attacked by vicious sidh, malicious Celtic spirits that wreak havoc every Samhain? As October 31st approaches, the border between our realm and one of murderous spirits begins to dissolve. Can Lisa survive Halloween night and use her knowledge to set the world right again?
From Publishers Weekly
This ambitious marriage of postmodernism and horror attempts to blur traditional boundaries between writer and story, as Morton (The Halloween Encyclopedia) places herself in the action. When Lisa helps Dr. Wilson Armitage and Dr. Conor ó Cuinn decipher an ancient Celtic manuscript discovered beside the corpse of a female Druid, she enters a maelstrom of mythic terror and self-revelation. Tormented by the sidh, malevolent faeries summoned by power-hungry scholar ó Cuinn, Lisa invites the Morrigan, a Celtic goddess, to possess her and help her survive an encounter with the death spirit, Bal-sab. Will she sacrifice an innocent child to recharge a chaotic world, or discover an inner power greater than death? This occasionally poetic novella is inferior to the fascinating scraps of lore and speculation surrounding the central plot. Sympathy falters when faced with Lisa&'s self-righteous reactions and convenient victories. While the self-congratulatory stylistic device eliminates suspense, terse encounters with malignant spirits evoke chills, as does the atmospheric presence of Samhain. (Oct.)
Review"... challenging, exhilarating, darkly-humored, heartbreaking...hands-down brilliant..." -- Gary A. Braunbeck Bram Stoker Award-winning author of TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS
"In Summer's End, Lisa Morton has created something so strikingly unique that it stands alone in the genre...gave me real goosebumps, real chills, and reminded me that horror fiction can and should frighten the hell out of the reader." -- Ray Garton Author of Live Girls and Meds.
The Thiirteen audiobook anthology is being released on 24th August 2013.
Edited by the mighty Scott Harrison and recorded & produced by Neil Gardner, Thirteen contains 13 (well, obviously!) spine-tingling tales of terror, new short stories by some of our biggest and most beloved genre authors, read by some truly epic acting names.
THIRTEEN is an experiment to see how popular audiobook anthologies could be. We already know genre fans love printed and e-book anthologies, so we hope the same will be true for audiobooks. If we get good sales and support we hope to attract funding and backing from the likes of Audible to enable to release several anthologies every year.
Dur: 3hrs 36mins / 320Kbps Stereo MP3
Featuring stories from Kim Newman, Gary McMahon, Johnny Mains, Simon Clark, and Mark Morris. I'm already on the sixth story in this anthology and if the quality of the stories are maintained all the way through then this is going to be a fantastic audio anthology.
Purchase a copy here
Great news folks, Mercedes M. Yardley, author of the rather fantastic collection Beautiful Sorrows, has just revealed the cover to her forthcoming novella Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu.
Apocalyptic Montessa will be published by Ragnarok Publications. The beautiful cover art was created by George Cotronis.
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Her mama always said she was special.
His daddy called him a demon.
But even monsters can fall in love.
Montessa Tovar is walking home alone when she is abducted by Lu, a serial killer with unusual talents and a grudge against the world. But in time, the victim becomes the executioner as Apocalyptic Montessa and her doomed lover Nuclear Lulu crisscross the country in a bloody firestorm of revenge.
The hardcover version of Craig Saunders’ forthcoming novel is now available to pre-order.
How far would you go to save those you love? Into the house of the damned? Into Hell itself?
It takes a near death experience to open Sam O’Donnell’s eyes to what he is – just another addict on the road to ruin. He knows it’s time to make a fresh start. And yet, when Sam and his wife move to an estate by the sea, nothing goes as planned. The estate is not what it seems. Something has taken it over. It is cold. It hungers. To save all he loves, Sam must go into the house of the damned…and into Hell itself. When weighed in the balance, a man can only face his demons alone and pray he is not found wanting.
But Sam is not alone.
With cover illustration from the inimitable Jethro Lentle, this beautiful jacketed hardcover is available to order now through Paypal for only £18.99. You will receive your order weeks before the scheduled release date of October 31s