In the run up to Halloween 2011 it’s time to spread some scary texts far and wide, and what better way to do that than with a competition to win an awesome horror book. Thanks to the kind folk over at Solaris Books I’ve got three copies of their upcoming haunted house short stories anthology House of Fear to give away to our readers.
In the spirit of their underground and metro-system themed horror shorts collection The End of the Line, editor Jon Oliver decided for this latest outing to focus upon the traditionally spooky theme of the haunted house. And from what I’ve read thus far I can assure you that this House of Fear, released October 1st, is a corker of a collection, with a selection of tales ranging from the appropriately chilling to downright gob-smacking and insidious in their inception.
With horror-fiction stalwarts including Adam Nevill, Stephen Volk, Lisa Tuttle, Tim Lebbon and Sarah Pinborough amongst the cast of writers here, you’re in for a treat. And let us not forget Nicholas Royle has penned a tale here too; his short The Lure from The End of the Line was nominated for best short story at the British Fantasy Awards. This is a fine stable of authors indeed.
For a chance to win a copy, please post a comment below here on Spooky Reads stating your favourite haunted house novel, along with its author, telling us – avoiding spoilers for those who might not have read it – what makes it such a great book.
I’ll be picking three entries at random from all of the posts and those lucky three will win a copy of the book. I’ll contact the winners via email for their addresses, and also post notice below when the competition concludes Friday October 14th; books will ship out to the winners shortly after.
Good luck – and let us know about your favourite haunted house novels!