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David_m (David_m)
Username: David_m

Registered: 07-2011
Posted From: 95.147.193.65
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 10:40 am:   

Hi,

Yesterday, we launched a new form of content for the Twisted Tales blog: with permission from Nick and Solaris we've published the first chapter from his forthcoming novel, Regicide.

http://twistedtalesevents.blogspot.com/2011/08/regicide-by-nicholas-royle-previe w.html

It'd be great if you could provide me with some feedback. Does this sort of preview interest you? Could it be improved in some way?

It would be very helpful if you could post links to it on Twitter and Facebook.

Best,


David
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 01:27 pm:   

This is arguably Nicholas Royle's first out-and-out horror novel since Counterparts, and a substantial addition to the Solaris list.

The preview is fine. Though personally I'd prefer a few blurbs, a few sample quotes from the text, an interview and/or some background info to a solitary chapter, which always makes me think of a ransom note accompanied by a body part. But if it helps attract readers, that's cool.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 01:27 pm:   

P.S. What has Reggie Oliver done wrong?
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David_m (David_m)
Username: David_m

Registered: 07-2011
Posted From: 95.147.193.65
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 01:42 pm:   

Hi Joel,

Thanks for the feedback. There will be an interview with Nick published before the Twisted Tales event he is doing on Friday 28th October, based around the Solaris House of Fear anthology. We're getting a poster designed before we officially launch it on our blog, but the details are:

House of Fear: Haunted House Stories for Halloween

Featuring readings by:
Adam Nevill
Lisa Tuttle
Nicholas Royle

Followed by a panel discussion, then Q&A and signing session.

6-8pm Friday 28th October
Waterstone's Liverpool One
Tickets 2 (redeemable against any horror bought on the night)

Best,


David
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.16.170
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 02:49 pm:   

Looks good to me, David.

Joel, I don't get the Reggie Oliver question.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 129.11.77.198
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 02:52 pm:   

Reggie-cide, Ramsey?
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.16.170
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 02:53 pm:   

D'oh!
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 129.11.77.198
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 03:44 pm:   

After all those fiendish chapter titles in The Grin of the Dark, you can be forgiven for having such a temporary blindspot. :-)
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David_m (David_m)
Username: David_m

Registered: 07-2011
Posted From: 95.147.193.65
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 04:22 pm:   

I'm glad that people like the preview. If it generates lots of hits (which it has already started to) we'll be able to convince more authors and publishers to participate.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 06:00 pm:   

I thought the old queen Elton John had thrown one tantrum too many and was about to pay the price...
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.204.111.205
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 09:23 pm:   

Surely the book's about the death of Elvis?
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.186.67.114
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 09:35 pm:   

No, it's about the edge of a car's number plate.

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