Black Mountain 6: The House by the Cemetery

Black Mountian 6 Cover

Just a short blog today, later than anticipated, just because Der Blogmeister decided to have a lie-in (oh okay… he fell asleep while reading… ), to let you know that the sixth episode of Simon Bestwick’s Black Mountain serial, The House by the Cemetery, is now available for purchase on Amazon. Once again the cover artwork is by Neil Williams.

The watcher by the lake…
It began with a dream; it ended in obsession, insanity and death.
 
The fire in the woods…
The old farmhouse stood on high ground near the mountain of Mynydd Du. Long-abandoned though it was, Ronald Ashington still saw potential in it.
The dancers in the pines…

The Ashingtons had a vision: a luxury hotel, a hidden gem tucked away in the wilds of the Welsh countryside, a home away from home for couples looking to get away from it all. Yes, this house was perfect, except for the name: Ty Mynwent. The house by the cemetery.

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Dark Musings on Black Mountain

"The last of Russell Ware" copyright © 2014 Simon Bestwick/Spectral Press. Artwork copyright © 2014 Neil Williams

“The last of Russell Ware” copyright © 2014 Simon Bestwick/Spectral Press. Artwork copyright © 2014 Neil Williams

For the past five months, we’ve been releasing an electronic serialised novel called Black Mountain, by the inestimable Simon Bestwick and adorned with atmospheric cover artwork by Neil Williams. Today, we bring you the first review of the partwork as it hits its stride at nearly the halfway mark. The review is by Anthony Watson and can be found on his Dark Musings review blog – you can read what he think about it so far by going HERE.

All five parts are available via Amazon UK and Amazon US.

The Last of Russell Ware: Black Mountain episode 5

"The last of Russell Ware" copyright © 2014 Simon Bestwick/Spectral Press. Artwork copyright © 2014 Neil Williams

“The last of Russell Ware” copyright © 2014 Simon Bestwick/Spectral Press. Artwork copyright © 2014 Neil Williams

Now available from the Kindle store on Amazon, the latest installment of Simon Bestwick’s ongoing Spectral Press serial Black Mountain – The Last of Russell Ware. Once more it boasts an exquisite cover by Neil Williams (shown above). Buy your copy today by clicking on the following links:

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“Author and journalist Russell Ware was the man who’d coined the term ‘The Bala Triangle’, chronicling the phenomena that surrounded the North Welsh mountain Mynydd Du with ever-increasing obsession. 

On the 2nd January, 1981, his career and marriage in ruins, he set off for Bala for the last time. 
The following morning, Ware’s body was found in Llyn Daioni, the lake at the heart of so many of Mynydd Du’s mysteries. An accident, or suicide; either way, his torment, and that of his loved ones, was at an end. 

But in the shadow of Black Mountain, nothing is as it seems. Rob Markland, following in Ware’s footsteps, finds one man willing to break a silence of thirty years, and tell the true story of the last of Russell Ware.”

Black Mountain 4: The Beast of Maes Carnedd available NOW!

"Black Mountain 4: The Beast of Maes Carnedd" © Simon Bestwick/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork ©  Neil Williams 2014.

“Black Mountain 4: The Beast of Maes Carnedd” © Simon Bestwick/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014.

For those who are following Simon Bestwick’s monthly serial Black Mountain, we’d like to inform you that episode 4, The Beast of Maes Carnedd, is available to buy from Amazon for the Kindle right now.

‘Maes Carnedd lies in ruins now. It’s more than a hundred years since the Welsh mining village, in the shadow of Mynydd Du, was abandoned by its inhabitants.

In the summer of 1903, terror came to Maes Carnedd, and left a trail of corpses in its wake.

Something that killed with the strength and savagery of an animal, but the cruelty and sadism of a man. Something that brought death to its victims in the heart of the woods, in the tunnels of the mines, or behind the locked doors and windows of their own homes.

Only one man knows the truth of the events that doomed Maes Carnedd.

And now it’s time to tell.’

Customers in the UK can purchase from HERE and those in the US HERE.

Black Mountain by Simon Bestwick

There’s a place, out in North Wales, where things have happened. Bad things, strange things. Dark things. At the heart of it there’s a mountain, and they call it Mynydd Du: Black Mountain.

A long time ago, I knew a guy called Rob Markland. He was a writer. He was, I suppose, a friend. Last year, I met him again; he was a patient in a psychiatric ward.

The doctors wanted me to help them find out what had happened. I found a file of Rob’s notes. It was about Mynydd Du and what surrounded it. I read it, and I found out about Maes Carnedd and Capel Teg, Britt Nordenstam and Russell Ware. And much, much more.

And if I was really unlucky, I’d find out what drove Rob Markland insane.

Now it’s time to tell the tale. So turn the page. The dancers in the pines are waiting for you… on Black Mountain.

Black Mountain 3: The Strange Death of Britt Nordenstam. Artwork © 2014 Neil Williams/Spectral Press

Black Mountain 3: The Strange Death of Britt Nordenstam. Artwork © 2014 Neil Williams/Spectral Press

The latest episode (#3) of Simon Bestwick’s Spectral Press serial Black MountainThe Strange Death of Britt Nordenstam, is now available from Amazon. In addition, the previous two episodes, #1: The Red Key, and #2: The Ghosts of Hafan Deg, are available from the same source too.

The Strange Death of Britt Nordenstam

Continuing the chronicle of the strange events around Lake Bala in North Wales. When an archaeology professor takes student volunteers on a dig around the lake’s shores, one of their number goes missing, vanishing without trace. The disappearance is one of many recorded over the years, and one that will have tragic repercussions. Britt’s death sets in motion a chain of events that will change a number of people’s lives forever. Just what is going on in North Wales – and how many more victims will it claim?

All three episodes can be found HERE (UK) and HERE (US)