October Terror Contest, and a Halloween freebie!

If you enjoy short horror stories then you will definitely want to check out the October Terror short story contest going on over at The Bold Mom. There are 76 short stories to read, all for free, from some of the best writers on the Indie horror scene. Voting is open until October 30th, so have a read, choose your favourite, and make your vote.

My own story, Riddles and Rewards, is story #12 and you can read that one here.

As you are probably aware, my three collections of short horror stories have been discounted to just 99p for the past few months, and my intention is to keep that at that price until November 5th, so grab a copy of each before they return to £1.99. I am running freebies on each of my books on the run-up to Halloween, so keep an eye out for that as they will be very limited offers.

You can check out all my books here.

Happy Halloween!

31 Days of Horror 2018

Today marks the start of our 31 Days of Horror – 31 books, one each day, from now until Halloween. We’ll be spotlighting a book each day across social media, with a mix of novels, novellas, anthologies, and standalone short stories. There is an eclectic mix of sub-genres, so you are sure to find something to terrify you on the spookiest month of the year!

Full list of books here

Today also sees the release of the Halloween special issue of Indie Writers Review, with frightening short stories and poems, horror book reviews, and interviews with some of the best horror authors on the Indie scene. Available from Amazon or direct from us, here.

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And if you need a big dose of horror this month, and prefer to hold a physical book, check out Boxes of Blood, for mystery boxes of hand-picked horror and exclusive swag!



September Update and another freebie!

Welcome to Red Cape Publishing


August was a fairly quiet month for us as it was the school holidays and there was a lot of camping, BBQs, and days on the beach (poor us!). Now that we are ‘officially’ back to work, we are busy putting together the Halloween special issue of the magazine, which is looking like it will be fantastic, with the chance to win three signed paperbacks! P.J. Blakey-Novis attended Hastings LitFest signing books and meeting lots of great writers, and we are in the process of organising a book fayre at the Brighton (Sussex, UK) Open Market in November.

The September issue is out now and includes a giveaway of Lucy Brazier’s awesome Portergirl: Sinister Dexter, one of the most fun books I’ve read this year. You can find my review in the issue. To enter just email with IWR September Giveaway in the subject line.


We have been continuing to update our Pinterest page, so if you’re looking for something new to read then take a look at our recommended reads at

Finally, we would like to offer a free book of your choosing! Just email and request any of the three collections of short horrors (Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, or The Artist), P.J. Blakey-Novis’ debut novel The Broken Doll (a steamy femme fatale thriller along the lines of Fatal Attraction), or even his children’s book Grace & Bobo: The Trip to the Future.


[August 2018 TMG] The Cartel – Renee Miller

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“You’re a dick.”

“You like dicks?” Nate leaned back on the barstool, eyeing the blonde he’d been trying to pick up all night.

“I’d like to be left alone,” she said.

“Then go on.” Nate waved at the half-full bar. “Be alone.”

She scowled. “I’m not leaving.”

He took a long swig of his beer. “Why are you playing hard to get?”

“I’m not playing.”

Nate chuckled. “I apologize, my lady. I’ve been a twat. An asshole even. Let me buy you a drink. Make amends.”

“No thanks.”

“How am I going to get in your pants if you don’t let me get you drunk?”

Her reply was drowned out by a deafening roar. Dust fell from the ceiling and the bar top cracked in half. Bottles and glasses slid to the floor.

“What the fuck?” He heard a loud moan, and then a whooshing sound a few…

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Updates & a FREE BOOK!

Welcome to Red Cape Publishing


July has been a very busy month for us! P.J. Blakey-Novis released his third collection of short horror stories, The Artist and Other Stories. The book has been doing well from the day it came out, and we have ten copies available for FREE, in exchange for an honest review. These are being sent out from August 6th (when we return from holiday) so if you’d like to claim one just email and ask for your free book! (First come, first served).

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We are taking on a number of clients for our low-cost social media promotion, so if you have a book which could use a little more exposure, take a look at Our graphic designer has been busy putting together social media promo posts, not just for authors but a whole host of businesses. These eye-catching designs can really boost your engagement online so why not take a look at what’s on offer at

The August issue of Indie Writers Review is now available (Amazon or through our website), and includes a giveaway of James Watts’ awesome horror novel THEM. Details of how to enter the giveaway are inside the magazine and on the website.

We have been updating our Pinterest page, so if you’re looking for something new to read then take a look at our recommended reads at


Happy reading!