The Dead 1: Todeszellen, the German-language edition of Dead Cells, is released in Germany today. This is the first of many works Voodoo Press will be translating and releasing in the coming months, and I'm thrilled to be working with such a fantastic publisher.
As a prisoner in one of the most brutal facilities imaginable, Shane Bridge thought that he'd seen it all. Surrounded by murderers, rapists, gangsters and paedophiles, Shane had managed to survive his three years in one piece. With parole just around the corner, and his wife and daughter at home awaiting his return, Shane has high-hopes for the future.
When a new inmate is brought in, carrying with him a deadly virus, Shane soon realises that his plans, his release, and his very survival are in jeopardy.
With the virus spreading, turning guards and inmates into flesh-eating zombies, it's up to a few survivors to figure out how to escape the facility, how to get along...
...and how to stay alive.
Als Häftling eines der schlimmsten Gefängnisse das man sich vorstellen kann, denkt Shane Bridge, dass er bereits alles gesehen hat. Umgeben von Mördern, Vergewaltigern, Gangstern und Pädophilen, hat Shane drei Jahre lang überlebt. Mit der Aussicht auf seine baldige vorzeitige Entlassung, steckt er große Hoffnung in seine Zukunft zusammen mit seiner Frau und seiner Tochter, die ihn zu Hause bereits sehnsüchtig erwarten.
Doch als ein neuer Häftling ankommt, der einen tödlichen Virus mit sich trägt, erkennt Shane schon bald, dass er seine Pläne zu überdenken hat und er von nun an um sein Überleben kämpfen muss.
Kaum hat sich der Virus ausgebreitet, verwandeln sich sowohl die Wachen, als auch die Insassen zu fleischfressenden Monstern. Nur wenige haben überlebt, zusammen überlegen sie, wie sie hier herauskommen …
… und wie sie am Leben bleiben können.
This Saturday, the 8th of November, Autumn: Horror in the East returns to Lowestoft. Now in its third year, Autumn has a brand spanking new venue - The Marina Theatre - and will run alongside the Horror-on-Sea East Film Festival. I will be there, along such talented authors as David Moody, Iain McKinnon, Andrew Hook, Craig Saunders, Rich Hawkins, Paul S. Huggins, and Darren Barker, with more to be confirmed. If you're not quite ready to let Halloween go this year, Jenny Jackson's Murderous Makeup will be on hand to gore you up to your heart's content.
There will be four panels: The Apocalypse for Dummies, Ghosts and Why They Interest Us, Cryptids and Creatures, and Putting Pen to Paper, so there will be plenty going on throughout the day. So come along and get some books signed, meet a horde of great writers, and slather yourself in blood and guts (some of which might be real, if previous years are anything to go by).
The event is completely FREE and kicks of at 10am.
The results are in. The winners of a The Human Santapede signed paperback and a pack of 5 limited edition The Human Santapede Christmas cards are Dale Talbot, Colin Buckland, and Deborah Hart. The correct answer was of course B) Knecht Ruprecht. Thank you to everyone that entered. Stay tuned for more competitions soon.
The Human Santapede is released on November 15th and is available to preorder now.
To be in with a chance of winning one of three signed paperbacks of The Human Santapede, all you have to do is answer the following question. Competition ends Sunday 26 October at 19:00 GMT. Entries received after that will not be put in the draw, which will be made on Monday 27 October at 20:00 GMT.
Which of these is the name of one of Santa's companions?
B) Knecht Ruprecht
C) Zach Galifianakis
Santa Claus is coming to town...at least, that was the plan, but now his elves have started going missing, kidnapped by some insidious figure in a black cloak, and despite the magic swirling about the place, the toys aren't going to put themselves together. So begins a terrifying game of cat and mouse as Kris Kringle searches The Land of Christmas for his abducted minions, unaware that he is to play an integral part in his foe's plans.
Krampus is pissed at Santa after lending him his snowblower and never getting it back. His punishment? To build a Human Santapede long enough to stretch around The Land of Christmas, and at its helm, the jolly fat man himself. Can Santa - aided by his best foreman, Finklefoot - get his elves back, defeat Krampus, and save Christmas before it is too late, or will Krampus succeed in creating the ghastliest single-file organism the North Pole has ever seen?
Ho-Ho-Holy Shit, things are about to get messy...
Released November 15th.
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US Paperback (Coming Soon)
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I'm thrilled to announce the sale of German language rights for two further books to Voodoo Press. Larry and Skinners, a pair of bizarro horror novellas, will be released in 2015. Voodoo Press acquired the rights to Dead Cells, Dead Frost, and Dead Line in 2014, so it's an honour to be able to work with them again on these new editions.
For more information, and to see what else Voodoo press have scheduled for release, click here.
Thank you to everyone that entered the Larry competition. Due to demand, we added another pig mask to the pot, which means that there are two winners. The results are in. Winning a deluxe pig mask, plus a signed paperback edition of Larry, are Tristan Thorne and Erika Instead. Your prizes are on their way. Once again, thanks to everyone that entered.
To coincide with the release of Larry, we thought it was only right to give some stuff away. To be in with a chance of winning one of these deluxe latex pig masks, all you have to do is buy the Kindle edition of Larry from Amazon and send proof of your purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be entered into the draw immediately. Not only will the winner bring home the bacon (erm, sorry!) but you will also receive a personalised, signed copy of the paperback edition, released next week. The winner will be announced on Sunday 17th August. Good luck, and, as Larry himself would say, "Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!"