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Extract: Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen

May 8th, 2017 | By

  Hardboiled, high-octane noir. Ryan K. Lindsay, Negative Space Extract from Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen The spiral staircase made me giddy. While it might come across a poor-man’s knock-off of one Hitchcock would’ve deployed to better effect, I was half way up the ancient thing and felt lunch lurch in my gut. Then again,

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Moon Song excerpts

Mar 14th, 2017 | By
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Sparrow: Isolde For once, the cathedral was quite empty; Isoldé stood sensing into the quiet, the echoes of silence. At moments like this you really got a feel of the place. She stood at the west end. The wide floor of the nave was empty of chairs, the sun sent shadows of colour down through

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Creepiness and Sinister Mice

Feb 15th, 2017 | By

Here are a few excerpts from Intelligent Designing for Amateurs, featuring creepy mice. I blame Douglas Adams entirely, I just can’t get enough sinister mice… Charlie caught the dog-faced boy trying to put wheels on one of the mice. “So it can go faster,” he explained. “But mice aren’t supposed to have wheels!” She felt

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eBook Promotion: January 17

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

Some reach out for the mystical, but sometimes it’s the mystical that reaches out.   Call of the Forbidden Way by Robert Owings When Carson Reynolds gets hired to produce a documentary film at a gathering of Native American medicine men, he never suspects it will be a portal into a world that will radically

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Because I Had To

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

By David Bullit Extract I can’t really say where my distaste—that’s a good word—my distaste for Kasey came from. Maybe it was because of how differently our parents treated us. Actually, that’s not fair. My mom treated us differently. The first time I can remember knowing that there was a difference between Kasey and me

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Extract: Exteriors and Interiors by C. McGee

Dec 15th, 2016 | By

Extract from Exteriors and Interiors by C. McGee Chapter 1: A Shitty Disguise I’m not a fan of babies. I was a fan of Jonathan Swift, but then I figured out that he was being satirical. The proposal seemed modest enough to me. Adults are slightly better, as most of them can take care of

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Extract: The Keller Papers by Ellis M. Goodman

Dec 10th, 2016 | By

The Keller Papers by Ellis M. Goodman Extract The Imperial Hotel busboy came out of the staff entrance into the chill air, lit a cigarette, cupping his hands around his old Colibri, as he was thinking of his girlfriend Anke, and their plans for the weekend. He pulled up the collar of his leather jacket

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Extract: Malaren by N.E. David

Dec 1st, 2016 | By

A moving and absorbing story of a man coming to terms with his grief. Pamela Hartshorne, author of Time’s Echo and House of Shadows   Malaren: A Swedish Affair N.E. David Extract I was not in the habit of attending funerals – trust me, it’s not something you’d want to make into a hobby. I

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Top Hat Books

Nov 19th, 2016 | By
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This week we’re taking a closer look at our historical fiction imprint, Top Hat Books. Whether it’s a story of rebellion, loyalty and love in Ireland in the early 20th century, or an alternative version of the epic tale of Beowulf, Top Hat’s novels all have one thing in common: a compelling story that keeps

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A guest post by author Nigel Cooper

Nov 5th, 2016 | By
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Author Nigel Cooper gives us an exclusive extract of his second novel, along with some hard-hitting advice for would-be writers. Despite wanting to write novels since I was a child and doing an MA in Creative Writing 16 years ago, it took me until I turned 40 to write my debut novel Beat The Rain.

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