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Look Out For … The Spirits of Christmas by Paul Kane and Nightmare’s Realm

kaneLook Out For … The Spirits of Christmas by Paul Kane

“The Spirit Of Christmas shows the dark and ghostly side to our festive celebrations.”

Tis the season for something spooky–and in this, the first of the Black Shuck Shadows series of micro-collections, The Spirits of Christmas abound! Pull up a chair by the fire, warm your hands, and sit back as bestselling and award-winning author Paul Kane tells you three supernatural tales in the very finest tradition of a ghost story for Christmas!

Paul Kane is an award-winning writer whose short story collections include Alone (In the Dark), Touching the Flame, FunnyBones, Peripheral Visions, Shadow Writer, The Adventures of Dalton Quayle, The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, The Spaces Between, GHOSTS and Monsters.

His latest novels are Lunar (which is set to be turned into a feature film), the short Y.A. novel The Rainbow Man (as P.B. Kane), Blood RED (the sequel to RED) and Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell.

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

Black Shuck Shadows is a new venture from Black Shuck Books: a series of “micro-collections” celebrating some of the best horror writing around. The stories in each will be loosely connected and the first, The Spirit Of Christmas from Paul Kane, shows the dark and ghostly side to our festive celebrations.

In the three stories here readers will find a descendent of Scrooge, a man lost in a treacherous blizzard and another equally lost in the daze of his own seasonal drinking.

Perfect both as an introduction to Paul Kane’s brilliant work for those yet to read him, or as an early Christmas gift for all of his fans, Spirits Of Christmas is small but perfectly formed.

The Spirits of Christmas is available to preorder now from Black Shuck Books.

nightmares-realm-cover-work-variation3-600pxLook Out For … Nightmare’s Realm

An original and intriguing theme and the talented roster of authors makes this a must have anthology.”

Dreams and nightmares often give us glimpses into our true character; they can reveal our deepest anxieties and our most ambitious aspirations. Weird fiction has a rich history with dreamlike stories and nightmares that cross boundaries between the real and imaginary. Even H. P. Lovecraft endured many bizarre dreams from the early days of his youth that he then used as inspiration for some of his fiction and poetry. Now world-renowned weird fiction scholar and editor S. T. Joshi has assembled a new set of nightmares from some of the strongest minds in weird fiction today.

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

Dreams and nightmares have long formed part of the inspiration for weird fiction, whether the dreams of ancient, sunken cities in ‘Call Of Cthulhu’, the dream logic of Kelly Link, or the use of dreams as foreshadowing in Stephen King’s novels. This new anthology edited by S.T. Joshi collects together seventeen new stories by modern authors centred on the dream-like and nightmarish; as a bonus it’s topped and tailed with brief pieces from Lovecraft and Poe as well.

Nightmare’s Realm: New Tales of the Weird & Fantastic features stories by Nancy Kilpatrick, Simon Strantzas, Gemma Files, Reggie Oliver, John Langan and more. The stories are varied and inventive; within these pages the reader will encounter doubling realities, visions of the future, fictitious new material from Kafka and monstrous beings barely held in check. An original and intriguing theme and the talented roster of authors makes this a must have anthology.

The book will be available in a deluxe hardback edition, with ebook and paperback to follow.

Nightmare’s Realm is available to preorder now from Dark Regions Press.

JAMES EVERINGTON

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