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“a satisfying read” – review of Abiding Evil at Whispers of Wickedness

A review by Sarah Jackson of Abiding Evil is now featured on the Whispers of Wickedness website.

Sarah compliments Alison Buck on the “realistic and believable portrayal of her characters and the easy way in which she created tension through her admirable psychological insight.” and goes on to say:

The story plays excellently on a handful of fundamental human emotions and core fears.

Thanks Sarah.

“A cracking read” – review of Abiding Evil in News Shopper

Following on from the recent interview with Alison Buck in her local paper, a review of Abiding Evil has now also been published. Sarah Miles, the reviewer, says “Overall, it’s a cracking read and I would certainly pick up another Alison Buck novel with interest“.

“a superb read”: Review of Abiding Evil in DeathRay magazine

The latest issue of DeathRay magazine, available in shops from today, has a great review of Abiding Evil. Phil Kelly says “It is the author’s handle on the dynamics of families and friendship that make this book so involving” and goes on to say “Abiding Evil is a superb read“.

Our favourite line from the review:

Ms. Buck’s imagery is extremely vivid, tapping into the most primeval of humanity’s fears – darkness, abandonment, kidnapping, and the cold claw of nature.

Pass the Buck – Interview with Alison Buck in News Shopper

Following the publication of Abiding Evil, Alison was interviewed by the leisure editor of the News Shopper, her local newspaper, and featured in an article entitled Pass the Buck (!) accompanied by a very moody photograph. The article is also available in the News Shopper leisure news RSS feed from their online edition.

Review of Abiding Evil on The Bookbag

There’s a review of Abiding Evil on The Bookbag web site, written by John Lloyd.

Our favourite line: “I however, really enjoyed the filmic style, and found a distinct creepiness in turning the pages late at night.”

Book trailer for Abiding Evil by Alison Buck

The book trailer for Abiding Evil is now featured on BookTube as well as in the trailers page here on the blog (click Books then Trailers). It’s also on Alison’s YouTube page. From the BookTube page you can even get the code to embed it on your website or blog too (and give Alison’s book some free publicity!)

The more observant among you may also have noticed some online ads running on various sites and a half page advert in the latest issue (158) of SFX magazine. Actually, of course, we hope that lots of people do notice the ads however observant they are (or else the ads aren’t working!)

A little late, but well worth the wait

Well, despite last minute delays in her final proofreading (see her previous post) Alison’s new horror chiller, Abiding Evil, is now available. If you’ve already pre-ordered a copy it should be arriving any day now. If not, why not? Go and order your copy right away ;-)

In fact buy one for a friend while you’re at it.

The press release says Abiding Evil is “A chilling tale for hot summer days…” so now would be a good time to read it while we’re still having this lovely weather, before summer is all over (about a week’s time!).

Bonkers and a little vain

An interview with Alison Buck

may 2007

Abiding Evil is a horror story. Your first book, Devoted Sisters, wasn’t horror – although many people were surprised or even shocked by the ending. Why a darker tale this time?

Well this was actually a story that I started before Devoted Sisters, so this has been a while in the making. But, I don’t know, maybe I just tend towards the darker side of life. I think I’ve got a few happy stories in there waiting to be told, but for the moment they are going to be fairly dark

Continue reading ‘Bonkers and a little vain’

Sending Evil out into the world!

I recently signed off the final, final, multiple-proof-read version of my second book, Abiding Evil. It’s with the production team now and may be being printed even as I write.

This is a difficult time; the book is out of my hands now and I have to trust other people to take good care of my baby. Having said that, I was really impressed with the quality look and feel of my first book, Devoted Sisters, also published by Alnpete, so I’m sure everything will be fine ( wringing hands, nervous grin, anxious, staring eyes ;-) )

Continue reading ‘Sending Evil out into the world!’

Abide with me

Abiding Evil CoverHectic times here at Alnpete Towers. Our latest title Abiding Evil will be available soon and this will be the first one for which we’ve had any sort of significant media campaign. So we’re currently rushing around preparing for the delivery of our stock at the same time as finalising ads and creating web banners and other cool stuff.

   Abiding Evil is a tale of the evil that lurks in the depths of an ancient forest, so we’re going to be promoting it in horror magazines and on horror websites. Hopefully there will be some good reviews appearing too. Watch out for it. Or better yet, you will be able to pre-order it from our own online shop any day now (once we have a firm delivery date)!