Angela Slatter gets Schlocky…

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

We here at Chateau Spectrale have just received the latest review of Angela Slatter’s chapbook, Home and Hearth, featured in Schlock Magazine online. The story was assessed by Teodor Reljic and you can read the review HERE (scroll down the page – it’s the first of the book reviews…).

We have a few copies left, but not many (fewer than ten) – if anyone wants one please contact us first at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com to reserve a copy before they all go and for details of payment.

Look forward to hearing from you!

More thoughts on Home and Hearth

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Review number three for Angela Slatter’s Home and Hearth, Volume XI in our acclaimed chapbook series. This one’s from Mr. Andy Angel and appears on his Ebookwyrm’s Review Site – read what he thinks of the story right HERE.

More soon!

Home and Hearth: a Book Geek takes a look

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

And here’s yet another appraisal of Angela Slatter’s Spectral chapbook – this one is from the Book Geek and posted to the So many books, so little time blog, which you can read right HERE.

We still have some individual copies of the chapbook available but not many – so order yours today! Alternatively, you may like to purchase a subscription to this very popular and acclaimed series of short stories, issued four times a year. All prices below INCLUDE p+p.

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Home and Hearth in the Shock Room

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

A short but sweet blog entry but there’s yet another review to tell you about this morning – this time for Spectral’s latest chapbook, Angela Slatter’s Home and Hearth.This one’s been written by SP Miskowski and can be found at the Shock Room. Read the review right HERE.

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Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Yes, we are starting to receive reviews of the latest chapbook from award-winning Australian writer Angela Slatter, entitled Home and Hearth. These have  been uploaded to Goodreads, with one from Mark West (who used to create Spectral’s promotional videos and wrote the chapbook What Gets Left Behind) and one from Ross Warren. Read what they have to say here.

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Following on from that, we also have a new Goodreads review of the Unsigned Hardback Edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, written by Gef Fox (which will also appear on Amazon and the Wagging the Fox blog at a later date). Ypu can read that one right HERE. There are still copies left of this edition as well as of the other editions (please note: there are fewer than 15 left of the Deluxe edition – get yours while you still can!). See details below:

PURCHASING LINKS:

CONTENTS:

DELUXE EDITION (50 only- 14 left(available May):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus, The Signalman.

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Count Magnus teleplay by BASIL COPPER

Lost Hearts short stage play by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with unseen behind the scenes photographs, chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker,  as well as examples of storyboards by Lawrence Gordon Clark.

SIGNED, SLIPCASED DELUXE EDITION:

£85 UK

£87 EU

$145 US

UNSIGNED HARDBACK (100 only) (available now):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with photographs as well as chapter heading vignettes (by Nick Gucker)

UNSIGNED HARDBACK EDITION

£45 UK

£47 EU

$80 US

PAPERBACK (Unlimited) (available now):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Basic edition – text only plus chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker.

PAPERBACK EDITION (unlimited – available now):

£17.50 UK

£19.50 EU

$30 US

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: they’re here!

Angela Slatter's chapbook at Chateau Spectrale

Angela Slatter’s chapbook at Chateau Spectrale

As you can see above, the latest Spectral chapbook, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angala Slatter, has now been delivered – dispatch to subscribers and others will begin within the next few days! There are still about ten copies left, email us on spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com to secure your copy now!

Caroline’s son returns to home and hearth at last. She’s a good parent or so she tells herself. She did everything a mother could to bring Simon back, even lied for him. The only problem is that Caroline’s not sure actually wants him here anymore.

Has Simon changed? Or is he still a danger? And does it matter now that the shadows are beginning to stir in the empty rooms of Caroline’s house?

NEWS

We have been informed that, provisionally at least, the reprinted Unsigned HBs of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark will be here with us on Friday, 11th April. Deliveries of replacement copies will begin shortly afterwards.

May we extend our appreciation to our customers for their patience! Many thanks.

 

 

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: cover reveal

To start this new week, here’s something to entice you – the cover artwork (minus blurb) to the latest edition of Spectral Press’ chapbook line, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angela Slatter. Once again, the cover has been designed by the extremely talented Neil Williams.

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Home and Hearth © Angela Slater/Spectral Press. Artwork © Neil Williams 2014

Caroline’s son returns to home and hearth at last. She’s a good parent or so she tells herself. She did everything a mother could to bring Simon back, even lied for him. The only problem is that Caroline’s not sure she actually wants him here anymore.

Has Simon changed? Or is he still a danger? And does it matter now that the shadows are beginning to stir in the empty rooms of Caroline’s house?

Due out within the next ten days or so – there are just eleven copies left at time of writing: contact us on spectralpress[ST]gmail[DOT]com if you would like a copy. ACT NOW!

Simon Bestwick’s The Judgement Call: a preview

Spectral Press logoThe next issue in the Spectral series of chapbooks. Volume XI, will be Simon Bestwick’s The Judgement Call, which will now be available to subscribers and purchasers in OCTOBER. To whet your appetite, however, we give you the back-cover blurb, which goes thusly:

A rainy Christmas Eve, and Miles is driving home. A loving husband and father, he has no dark secrets, no buried guilt. Or so he thinks.

On a deserted, unlit lane, his car goes off the road. In a cottage nearby, he finds three strangers, all brought there seemingly by chance or accident.

But then, outside, a horn begins to sound.

And all who hear the judgement call must answer for their sins.

The cover design is being created at this moment by the excellent Neil Williams as always, and will be revealed in due course. This really is a brilliant tale, and will act as a nice lead-in to the annual Christmas ghost story volume, The 2013 Ghosts of Christmas, coming out in December, Work will be staring on that one shortly, just as soon as everything is finished with the two books being launched at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Brighton at the end of October/beginning of November.

In the meantime, don’t forget that you can subscribe to the chapbook series (Paypal buttons down the side of this blog) – you will receive four issues a year directly to your door. There are also 3- and 5-year subscription options available as well. Future chapbooks will be coming from the likes of Angela Slatter, Robert Shearman, Lisa Hannett, and Peter Atkins, In order to ensure of getting your copy of these chapbooks, then please do consider subscribing!

More soon!

More new titles…

After I announced two new titles last Thursday to be published in 2013, I can reveal the news that I’ve added another two chapbooks to the list, thus completing that year’s publication schedule. Simon Bestwick’s Cold Havens and Terry Grimwood’s Soul Masque have both been moved to later in the year (to become Spectral Volumes X & XI respectively) so that Paul Kane’s Creakers (provisional title) can act as a taster for a short story collection of his which will appear later in the year (but which is not being published by Spectral, I should add) in which the Spectral story will make an appearance. Paul’s chapbook, Spectral Volume IX, will be published in March of that year.

Rounding out 2013, in December, is an as yet untitled chapbook (Spectral Volume XII) from Thana Niveau, an up-and-coming writer whose work has made appearances in well-known genre magazines and anthologies, including last year’s Never Again collection edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane.

Exciting times ahead, indeed!!