Friday, 20 December 2013

The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife

Black Beacon Books is proud to announce the impending release of its second publication. The Kindle ebook will feature two tales of suburban suspense, The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife and The Debt, and is due to be released on Saturday the 25th of January. In the lead up to the release, you can pre-order this title for the reduced price of just $1.10 and, if one hundred pre-orders are placed, one lucky UK resident will receive a signed cd from The Disciples of Gonzo with a message of your choice – yes, that’s right, Kit Power is both an author and a rock star!

The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife
A cutesy tale of romance and domestic bliss? Step inside this suburban home to find out what happens when the couple decide to have an extension added. What could possibly go wrong? 

The Debt
Meet Del. Meet Tel. Two men from the wrong side of the tracks. Del stayed straight. Tel, well, he didn’t. Now Del is in debt up to his eyeballs, facing ruin. Only Tel can help. Will he though? And if he does, can Del afford the terms?

Two dark tales of fear, paranoia, and good intentions, set in situations where grey bleeds into black, and where there are no easy answers. Kit Power invites you to see the world through the eyes of the faces that pass you every day. Discover how it feels to really know someone.

To find out more about Kit Power, follow the links below:
Kit Power, Facebook page
The Disciples of Gonzo

The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife blurb

The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife
A cutesy tale of romance and domestic bliss? Step inside this suburban home to find out what happens when the couple decide to have an extension added. What could possibly go wrong? 

The Debt
Meet Del. Meet Tel. Two men from the wrong side of the tracks. Del stayed straight. Tel, well, he didn’t. Now Del is in debt up to his eyeballs, facing ruin. Only Tel can help. Will he though? And if he does, can Del afford the terms?

Two dark tales of fear, paranoia, and good intentions, set in situations where grey bleeds into black, and where there are no easy answers. Kit Power invites you to see the world through the eyes of the faces that pass you every day. Discover how it feels to really know someone.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

809 Jacob Street blurb and praise

Fourteen year old Byron James wishes he'd never been dragged to Parkton. 
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It's a crazy sideshow of a town in the middle of damn nowhere, and he's stranded there. To make matters worse, his two new friends - his only friends - turn out to be class rejects with an unhealthy interest in monsters. They want to discover the truth to the infamous monster house at number 809 Jacob Street.  


Joey Blue is an old bluesman who fell into his songs and couldn’t find his way out again. Now he’s a Gutterbreed, one of the slinking shifting shadows haunting the town’s alleys. When an old dead friend comes begging for help, Joey’s world is torn apart. He is forced to stare down the man he has become in order to rescue the man he once was - and there is only one place he can do that.

The house on Jacob Street calls to them all, but what will they find when they open its door?


Praise for 809 Jacob Street:

"Marty Young’s 809 Jacob Street dragged me through the gutter, and had me enthralled with every page. The story explores so thoroughly a nightmare of tortured emotions and madness that it’s hard to believe it isn’t autobiographical.  The characters, especially Joey Blue, are that convincing.  This is a writer cutting his own way through horror, and I can’t wait to see where his journey takes him. I, for one, will be watching from here on out, because he made me a fan with this book."
- Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dead City

"By effectively blurring the line between the inner and outer worlds of its characters, 809 Jacob Street gives new life to the standard haunted house story. A dark and powerful tale of small-town paranoia, communal and personal terror, and the reality of monsters.

   Young has produced a refreshingly hypnotic tale that blends Monster Squad and the small-town coming-of-age themes of Stephen King to his own dark and surreal ends."
- Robert Hood, author of Immaterial and Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead


"Marty Young takes us inside the hearts and minds of people tortured by the monster house on 809 Jacob Street. This is a slow burning exploration of psychic terror that builds to a startling climax and the beginning of an even deeper mystery. Recommended!"
- Greg Chapman, author of The Last Night of October 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Christmas Deal

It's almost Christmas and to thank you for your support, Kindle copies of 809 Jacob Street will be on sale for just 99 cents until the end of the year. Don't miss out on your chance to read Marty Young's spooky tale for a ridiculously low price.

BUY YOUR COPY TODAY.


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

809 Jacob Street is out now!

Just in time for Halloween, 809 Jacob Street is now available in print and as an ebook. Visit the shop to find out more about Black Beacon Books' debut title and grab your copy.

Friday, 27 September 2013

809 Jacob Street cover reveal

Marty Young's 809 Jacob Street is "a nightmare of tortured emotions and madness" and it will be unleashed this Halloween by Black Beacon Books. We are proud to present the cover of our very first publication and invite you to put your hands together for David Schembri, the creator of what I'm sure you will agree is a haunting and evocative cover design. It suits Marty's tale to a tee.

In the lead up to the Halloween release, watch out for ebook giveaways on Goodreads and don't miss your chance to meet the author and buy a pre-release print copy of the book straight out of his hot little hands in Brisbane at GenreCon and Dark Fiction Drinks, October 12 and 13.

809 Jacob Street is calling. Visit it if you dare!


Friday, 20 September 2013

Heading to Parkton?

Marty Young has created a haunting setting for his fiction - the town of Parkton. You will be welcomed to this troubled town and lured to enter the foreboding house at "809 Jacob Street" this Halloween.

The publicity campaign for Black Beacon Books' first title will kick off next weekend, Saturday the 28th, when we reveal the cover which was designed by the talented David Schembri. You'll also have the chance to meet Marty in Brisbane (and maybe, just maybe, get your hands on a pre-release copy of the book) on Saturday the 12th of October at Dark Fiction Drinks, a gathering of dark fiction writers, fans and promoters.

In the meantime, you need to ask yourself this question...

   

Friday, 19 July 2013

Introducing Marty Young!

Welcome to our first author, Marty Young!

We hope you're as excited as we are because later this year, as Halloween casts its shadow over the world, Black Beacon Books will be releasing Marty's action-packed horror novella, "809 Jacob Street". 

Marty Young is a Bram Stoker nominated and Australian Shadows award winning editor, fiction and non-fiction writer, and sometimes ghost hunter. He was the founding President of the Australian Horror Writers Association from 2005-2010, and one of the creative minds behind the internationally acclaimed Midnight Echo magazine, for which he also served as Executive Editor until mid-2013.

His horror fiction has been nominated for both the Australian Shadows and Ditmar awards, reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror (‘the best of 2008’), and repeatedly included in Ellen Datlow’s year’s best recommended reading list. Marty’s essays on horror literature have been published in journals and university textbooks in Australia and India, and he is also co-editor of the award winning Macabre; a Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears, a landmark anthology showcasing the best Australian horror stories from 1836 to the present.

His website is www.martyyoung.com

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Our First Author!

Our first author may be a horror writer, but that's not going to stop us from creating a bit of suspense!

On Saturday morning, we will announce the name of the Australian author who will be releasing his latest horror novella with Black Beacon Books. In the meantime, just to get you guessing, here is a very mysterious image and a few random words that could possibly have something to do with his identity.



                                    ghost hunter    

        president

                         roundtable

         1836                                 ink

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Submissions!

Submissions are now open for BBB's first ebook / print anthology and for one further novella.

BBB is a paying market and believes in fostering a close partnership with writers in order to produce high quality works for our prospective readership's pleasure.

The SUBMISSION GUIDELINES are here!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

What's happening here?

Black Beacon Books is an independent publisher based in Brisbane, Australia.

What are our aims?

- To promote short fiction and novellas. We have nothing against novels here at BBB and plan to publish novels eventually, but we absolutely love the shorter forms, particularly anthologies.

- To bring exciting and intriguing tales to the reading public. We will be looking for dark fiction (and non-fiction in some cases) that falls into the genres of mystery, suspense, psychological horror, adventure, black humour and the just plain weird. Tales that entertain and, at the same time, have something to say about society and the human condition will be highly regarded.

- To promote, as much as possible, Australian writers. In some cases, we will exclusively seek work from Brisbane writers.

Where will our books be available?

- Online as both ebooks and in print.
- Print copies will also be available in local (Brisbane) bookshops.

Who are we?

Black Beacon Books was founded by Cameron Trost who will act as the editor-in-chief. Cameron is a published author, active member of the QWC and AHWA, and an experienced English teacher and French to English translator.

Collaborations are more than welcome. Designers, guest editors and proof-readers will be sought for specific publications. All contributors of fiction and art will be paid for their work, but it is not possible at this stage to offer a wage to contributors.

Can I submit my work?

Yes! Guidelines here.