A trio of Rough Music reviews

Rough Music Cover

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 Watson, which can be found posted to his Dark Musings blog –  if you’d like to know what he thought of Simon’s story, then please follow the link from here.

The next review is from Gef Fox over at Skull Salad Reviews – see what the wily Mr. Fox has to say about Rough Music here.

And finally, Jassen Bailey of The Crow’s Caw review blog also gives an account of what he thinks of the chapbook – you can find out what Jassen thought of it here.

(Talking of reviews, I’ve just discovered this very short review of Paul Finch’s King Death, posted in The Black Glove horror ‘zine – check it out!)


You know that great start to the week I hinted at above? Well, it was because the limited hardback edition of this novella from Gary Fry SOLD OUT  yesterday!! Yes, all 100 copies have now been spoken for. However, fear not – some copies can be currently ordered from the This Is Horror online shop, and the book will also soon be available from Fantastic Literature in the UK, as well as Jeff ‘N’ Joys (UK), Bad Moon Books (USA), Ziesing Books (USA), Camelot Books (USA), Wrigley Cross (USA) and Nightfall Books (USA) – links to those will be provided to them once the books have been shipped.

You can also buy it in paperback form, but this version omits the bonus novella contained in the hardback – details of how to order this version can be found here.

A bumper crop of new reviews…

Today, I bring notice of not one, not even two, but THREE reviews of Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall:

First up is Walt Hicks’ write-up at the Page Horrific site, run by David T. Wilbanks. Hicks calls the Spectral line of chapbooks ‘wonderful’ and that indeed sets the tone for the rest of the review. Interested parties can read what else was said here.

Review number two is from Anthony Watson’s Dark Musings blog. Anthony is a subscriber, so it’s always great to hear when those who have very kindly sent me their hard-earned money have good things to say about the imprint – in fact, Anthony says “…It’s great to see horror so well served by a publisher with such high standards of quality. Continued success seems assured for Spectral – which is great news indeed…” – comments like that make it all worthwhile. Read the rest here.

Finally, Jim Mcleod weighs in with his assessment over on Ginger Nuts of Horror, and I am glad to report that it’s another positive one. Don’t just take my word for it, however: head on over to the site and read the write-up for yourself, which can be found here.

Rest assured, there’s a lot more supernatural goodness in store over the coming years – so why not take out a subscription today to ensure you secure YOUR copies of future chapbooks? Look for the convenient Paypal buttons down the right-hand side of this blog.

Onwards and upwards!