Hammertime! News and reviews

Isn’t that absolutely gorgeous? This is the full wraparound cover for John Llewellyn Probert’s sequel to the award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, this time called The Hammer of Dr. Valentine. The artwork is by Seattle-based Nick Gucker, and the layout is by Neil Williams. And yes, the back cover features an author photo of … Continue reading

A gallery of future covers….

Today, we thought we’d do something different – present a gallery of covers from future publications…. and so: Black Mountain 11: The Dancers in the Pines is the final installment in Simon Bestwick’s monthly serial – the cover has been created by Neil Williams once more, and it’ll be available from Amazon later this week. … Continue reading

The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: front cover reveal

We here at Chateau Spectrale are proud to present the full front cover to The Hammer of Dr. Valentine, the much anticipated sequel to John Llewellyn Probert’s award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine. Artwork is by Seattle resident Nick Gucker, whose drawings have featured in Strange Aeons magazine as well as Spectral’s The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, … Continue reading

Black Mountain 4: The Beast of Maes Carnedd available NOW!

For those who are following Simon Bestwick’s monthly serial Black Mountain, we’d like to inform you that episode 4, The Beast of Maes Carnedd, is available to buy from Amazon for the Kindle right now. ‘Maes Carnedd lies in ruins now. It’s more than a hundred years since the Welsh mining village, in the shadow of Mynydd … Continue reading

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: cover reveal

To start this new week, here’s something to entice you – the cover artwork (minus blurb) to the latest edition of Spectral Press’ chapbook line, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angela Slatter. Once again, the cover has been designed by the extremely talented Neil Williams. Caroline’s son returns to home and hearth at last. She’s … Continue reading

Black Mountain Part One: The Red Key by Simon Bestwick

As a Christmas bonus and gift to all our customers and to those who have supported Spectral over the years, we are proud to present the first episode in an eleven part monthly serial, Black Mountain, by Simon Bestwick. This episode is just to whet your appetite: the following parts will be available on eBook only … Continue reading

Soul Masque: cover concept reveal

After taking a small break from working, we’re now back on track and ready to forge ahead. To celebrate, we’ve decided to go ahead and reveal Neil Williams’ beautiful cover concept (note: this is still a work in progress) for number 10 in the Spectral chapbook series, Terry Grimwood’s Soul Masque, which will be available next … Continue reading

The Way of the Leaves: cover reveal

Here it is – the cover to December’s chapbook, The Way of the Leaves by David Tallerman, the winner of the Spectral Press/This is Horror short story competition held earlier this year. The photo was taken by a very good friend of ours, Lyn Jenner, and once again the talents of the magnificent Neil Williams have … Continue reading

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: the full wraparound cover

This morning Spectral Towers is completely fogbound – a fortuitously appropriate atmosphere in which, we deem, to reveal the eerily beautiful wraparound cover to The 13 Ghosts of Christmas anthology, due to be published this time next month. We think that the combination of Vincent Shaw-Morton’s and Neil Williams’ talents have created yet another winner here. … Continue reading

What Gets Left Behind: cover and video trailer

A beautiful Wednesday morning here in the UK, which means that we are getting our summer later in the year like we did in 2011. To add to the general feelgood factor we proudly present to you the cover, by the inestimable Neil Williams, of the latest Spectral chapbook, What Gets Left Behind by Mark West … Continue reading

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