Spookiness is here in force this Halloween at Arcbeatle Press with a new anthology, Horrors of Arcbeatle.
“A lot of people working behind the scenes at Arcbeatle thought it would be a fun idea to do one,” says anthology editor, Sean Dillon. “I had a horror short story sitting in a drawer for a few years, waiting to be published. A few others had some stories that they had ideas for. It was an interesting opportunity for us to share these stories.”
The anthology features stories from the various worlds of Arcbeatle Press, including tales of Coloth and Auteur from Doctor Who and Faction Paradox, Decipher INC’s WARSONG, and an early peek at Arcbeatle’s latest Doctor Who spin-off, SIGNET.
“You can expect some delightful stories with a few scares in-between,” adds Sean. “One of my favorites is a story about a group of kids exploring a closed library featuring angry librarians, demonic creatures, and a wry sense of humor.”
When asked if we can expect any more anthologies like this in the future, Sean replied: “Who knows, eh? Who. Knows?”
Horrors of Arcbeatle is available in paperback and Kindle. Inquiries can be send to email@example.com.
Cover by Aristide Twain.
Arcbeatle Press are proud to announce SIGNET, a new range of books from the worlds of Doctor Who.
SIGNET follows a privately funded organisation fighting alien incursions and investigating the supernatural.
"Heart is at the core of SIGNET," explains SIGNET creator and range editor James Hornby. "Most organisations we've seen in this world combat threats to humanity with prejudice. But are they always in the right? SIGNET looks out for the little guy, whether that be someone under the threat of invasion, or a stranded alien looking for a home."
The first book in the series, Night of the Yssgaroth, sees our introduction to the team as they combat an ancient threat, first seen in Doctor Who: The Pit.
"Xana is a fugitive on the run. Desperation takes her to Earth, the galaxy’s fabled sanctuary. But when a primordial entity begins to emerge, nowhere is safe. She crosses paths with SIGNET, a freelance organisation offering refuge to aliens and humans under threat. To survive she must place her trust in SIGNET, but for Xana trust has never come easy. Can she learn to overcome the trauma of her past, or will the Yssgaroth take them all?"
More releases are to follow, featuring works from popular Doctor Who writers such as John Peel.
SIGNET: Night of the Yssgaroth will be available for print and Kindle on 2 November, 2023 in most territories. Preorders for the Kindle edition are now open, with the print version available for sale on the day of release.
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Cover by Stuart Brown.
Logo by Nathan Dowd.
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