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He edits non-fiction and fiction, helping fledgling authors to realise their potential. He has edited some of the best new voices in speculative fiction including Ross Jeffery, Emily Harrison, Christa Wojciechowski, and more. His short fiction has appeared in Tales from the Shadow Booth, edited by Dan Coxon, as well as in Idle Ink, Silver Blade, Fiction Vortex, Nonbinary Review, Edgar Allan Poet and Storgy Magazine. His stories have also appeared in anthologies such as Lost Voices (The Writing Collective), Technological Horror (Dark Hall Press), Burnt Fur (Blood Bound Books) and Exit Earth (Storgy). In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian's 'Not The Booker' prize.
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Now, he’ll kill the gods.
Following on from the events of Gods of the Black Gate. Craig Smiley was once one of the most dangerous serial killers the world had ever known. He killed in the name of seven dark gods. Now, betrayed and offered up as a sacrifice by the very deities he served, Smiley finds himself transported to a mysterious realm beyond the Black Gate. On a quest for revenge, and possibly redemption, Smiley will face the gods that made him, and kill for the very last time.
Driven there by flooding caused in a violent storm, four hapless travelers seek refuge in the town’s only hotel, and for a while, as the storm calms and the river waters sink, everything seems like it’s going to be ok.
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Sale’s most sickening story yet: Orifice is a classic ‘creepy town’ tale re-invented for the modern era. Full of savage imagery and traumatizing scenes, this will give even the most diehard horror fan palpitations.
Everyone seems to be afraid of ‘The Slenderman’ apart from Private Investigator Joe Slater, who doesn’t believe in him. But when the case of a client employs him to find the murderer of her husband, he is thrown into the dark maelstrom surrounding this figure. Not sure whether he is hunting, or being haunted by his enemy, Slater must answer the question no other mind has been able to. The question of why...
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