Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Then there were nine...


Check out my contributor copies of Nowhere Hall. Ten beautiful copies all for me. Okay, we're down to nine now because my mum snatched the first copy and well... so she should. And I doubt I'll have nine copies for long but I do for now... So that means there are 100 signed and numbered editions out in the wild, my ten and I know a handful of promo copies have made there way to secret locations. That makes me incredibly happy (and possibly incredibly sad). Simon Marshall Jones has done a fabulous job and if you have a copy (or if one is on its way to you) you'll know how superb the quality is.

In other Nowhere Hall news. Three more reviews have appeared online...

The first from Jim McLeod... This is an extremely layered and complex story, that keeps the readers interest, with the use of some extremely good writing... You can read the rest of the review over at the Ginger Nuts of Horror site. While over at Dark Musings, Anthony Watson said... It's a beautifully written piece and absolutely maintains the high standards already set by Spectral Press's previous publications. And finally, Walt Hicks of Page Horrific... If you're looking for a dark funhouse ride through the fragile human psyche, led by a talented and impressive tour guide, NOWHERE HALL is your ticket.


Now I feel like I should wash my mouth out with soap or something because the above seems all look at me, look at me, so apologies for that. I shall shush now. Or maybe I'll just scream rather loudly one more time...

In other news... You may have heard me mention how awesome Robert Shearman's stories are, well you can read some (eventually 100 of them) for free over at his One Hundred Stories blog. 



16 comments:

Mary Rajotte said...

Don't be so modest! At a time like this, it's okay to shout "look at me!" especially after busting your butt and penning a fantastic piece that will delight others. You have a gift, girl! Flaunt it!

(This motivational pep-talk brought to you by Miss Write).

Cannot wait to get my copy! (From me)

AnthonyJRapino said...

Awesome news! So very cool. :-)

Mark West said...

You should be pleased and proud and full of self-promotion - it's a great story, a great looking book and you thoroughly deserve it!

simonmarshalljones said...

@Mary Rajotte: posted yours out today.... be prepared to camp by your mailbox for the next couple of weeks, just waiting for it to drop through... =D

Deborah Walker said...

This is fabulous. I saw the Ginger Nuts review. The story sounds intriguing. I'm gutted that it's sold out.

Maybe another sort of competition is in order?

Katey said...

I am twitching, positively twitching, to get my copy! It's so beautiful and -- eeee!

Michael Stone said...

Lovely! Congrats on all the ace reviews. Can't wait to get my signed copy! Any day now... C'mon postie.

Lee said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Simon has posted a pile of superb reviews for Nowhere Hall Sounds like it is a great read. Thank goodness I have a Delirium Books novella subscription so I will get a copy of Barbed Wire Hearts.

Cheers
Jeff Coffield

Cate Gardner said...

Busting my butt, Mary!!!! Well I have you fooled :D

Thanks, Tony

Self-promotion is so hard, Mark :D

And it fills me with happy, Deborah (and shock)

:D Katey

I should have told the postman to put his roller skates on Mike.

Thanks, Lee

Fabulous news, Jeff

Aaron Polson said...

Yes! Everything Mary said and more--how thrilling, Cate. Thrilling and well-deserved.

Danielle Ferries said...

Exciting! Now I can't remember whether I've ordered it yet or not. Am going to check.

Danielle Ferries said...

I did pre-order. Woot! Can't wait to receive it.

simonmarshalljones said...

@Danielle: You'll be glad to know I sent it your way a couple of days ago - hope you enjoy it!

Simon@Spectral Press

Rabid Fox said...

Great stuff, Cate. I'll be reading Nowhere Hall over the weekend and should have a review up shortly thereafter. Really looking forward to it.

simonmarshalljones said...

@Rabid Fox: looking forward to reading your review.... =D