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Bloody Heather hits Kindle

Bloody Heather, an anthology of Scottish horror stories, published by Dark Chapter Press of Alnwick, Northumberland

Bloody Heather, an anthology of Scottish horror stories, published by Dark Chapter Press of Alnwick, Northumberland

The Bloody Heather submission call was one of the first I created for Dark Chapter Press, wayyyy back in the Kill for a Copy days. Back when I was fresh-faced and thought that I could, single-handed, solicit, read, edit, release and market five or six anthologies and novels a year.

So it is a more sober, calmer and much more relieved Rob McEwan who sits at the computer today, very pleased indeed to say that Bloody Heather is finally here!

Having left the project in the very capable hands of Alice J. Black and David Basnett, who agreed that a Scottish-themed horror anthology was an absolute must for Dark Chapter Press, they not only selected some fantastic contributions, but contributed outstanding works of their own.

Cap all this off with an introduction and a story from best-selling horror author Graham Masterton, and you've got a fantastic combination of established and up-and-coming talent.

Early reviews show that it isn't only Masterton who has wowed readers, but the DCP-based writers, along with Stephanie Ellis and L.M. Hunter, have all individually shone in the collection. I love that. It proves that while a lot of people are going to be drawn to the title because of Graham Masterton's involvement in the book, they find the collection to be so much more than a one trick pony - that each of the individual contributors stand up tall and make this a collection to die for.