25:08:2014 – Interview, review, and news

On this Monday morning, which is a Bank Holiday for us here in the UK, we present the final mini-interview of contributors to Spectral’s forthcoming The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, conducted by Angela Slatter. So, who’s the lucky person featured today? Well, it’s Simon Marshall-Jones, the erstwhile publisher/editor/El Presidente/Dictator for Life of Spectral itself. What … Continue reading

Dark Musings on Black Mountain

For the past five months, we’ve been releasing an electronic serialised novel called Black Mountain, by the inestimable Simon Bestwick and adorned with atmospheric cover artwork by Neil Williams. Today, we bring you the first review of the partwork as it hits its stride at nearly the halfway mark. The review is by Anthony Watson and … Continue reading

News and reviews 14:01:2014

It’s a beautifully sunny but frosty morning here in the grounds of Château Spectrale, and we will celebrate by telling you of some recent reviews which have come our way: First, we have a write-up of our two latest books, Tim Lebbon’s Still Life novella and Paul Kane’s Ghosts collection – this one appears on Anthony Watson’s Dark … Continue reading

New reviews – 03:06:2013

The start of another week and so we bring you news of yet more reviews of Stephen Volk’s Whitstable.  Without further ado, here they are: First, Dread Central have given the novella a 5* (5 Knives?) review. The review’s by Pestilence and you can check that one out here. Then, Anthony Watson expresses his thoughts on his Dark Musings blog … Continue reading

Musing darkly on The 13 Ghosts of Christmas

Just a very short blog entry on this overcast and foggy morning here at Spectral Towers, to let you know about the latest review of Spectral’s very first anthology, The 13 Ghosts of Christmas. This one’s been written by Anthony Watson and appears on his Dark Musings blog. If you want to read what he’s written about it, … Continue reading

Reviews and News 30th Ocober 2012

It’s an absolutely stunningly gorgeous autumn morning here: bright sunshine, blue skies with wispy clouds floating here and there, the leaves on the trees in the park surrounding Spectral Towers turning all manner of golds, yellows and reds, and the crazy local squirrel playing dare with the traffic whizzing past on the road just outside. … Continue reading

Review round-up 24th October 2012

The reviews for Mark West’s What Gets Left Behind have been stacking up while we’ve been making exciting annoucements about other projects, so we decided to put them all together into one posting for your convenience. Anyway, enough waffling from us, here they are: First review is a great write-up from Gef Fox of the Wag the … Continue reading

Some Dark Musings on chapbooks

It’s another busy week already at Spectral Towers and so, just to reassure you that we haven’t forgotten our loyal readers and customers, here’s a link to a review of a couple of chapbooks posted to Anthony Watson’s Dark Musings blog yesterday – The Eyes of Water by Alison Littlewood and This Is Horror’s inaugural chapbook in their premium range, Joe … Continue reading

Dark Musings on The Respectable Face of Tyranny

The reviews of the debut novella in the Spectral Visions line, The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry, are trickling in slowly but surely. This latest one is by Anthony Watson, curator of the Dark Musings blog, and you can read what he has to say about the limited hardback edition here. That edition is … Continue reading

A trio of Rough Music reviews

Here at Spectral, there was a great start to the week yesterday (more on that below) and today we’ve had a boost to that good start in the form of some new reviews of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music, the fifth in Spectral’s line of quarterly chapbooks. The first of those reviews is from Anthony … Continue reading

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