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Fox Spirit Gets Saucy…

Fox Spirit Extricate: Love Hurts… But That’s The Way She Likes It.

Being asked to illustrate book jackets is always great… well, because then I get to read the story first. Awesome. And when Fox Spirit were kind enough to send a copy of ‘s – ‘s, ahem – ‘Extricate’ novel my way, with the promise of kinky-crime-noir, well, who could say no?

Extricate is a violent tale of sexual obsession, unfolding on the dark streets of a nowhere town. Peter falls for Judy the instant he lights her cigarette, but she’s his best mate’s girl — and he’s already married. He decides to begin removing obstacles — starting with his wife. How far will he be willing to go? How far does lifelong friendship go when he finally meets the woman of his peculiar dreams?

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So a sizzling tale of crime, intrigue and sexual tension calls for the some hot dames courtesy of the wonderful world of pulp fiction. And with such a great legacy of visual art to call upon – Pulp Covers has a particularly cool selection – we ended up with one of these…

fox spirit cover design

Edited by the very Adele Wearing, find out more about this sexy little number over at Fox Spirit Books! And if you’d like some more of the very talented Graham Wynd to read, you should really say hello to the mighty Ms Kate Laity!

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Vampires & Fizzy Pop & Art Passes…

Now With Extra Giraffes.

Den Patrick created one of these. Awesome work Den. The peculiar little guy is The Fizzy Pop Vampire. For the most part he steals lemonade, cupcakes and hunts about for a new set of teeth. Poor dental hygiene, you see.Hello Mr Fizzy Pop Vampire
You can read more about him on your iPad. He’s actually a children’s book. Oh, and he has a best friend call Keith. Keith is a giraffe.
Keith The Giraffe for The Fizzy Pop Vampire

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Lavie Tidhar. Tel Aviv Dossiers.

And Tea Stains.

Into the city of Tel Aviv the whirlwinds come, and nothing will ever be the same.

Through a city torn apart by a violence they cannot comprehend, three disparate people—a documentary film-maker, a yeshiva student, and a psychotic fireman—must try to survive, and try to find meaning: even if it means being lost themselves. As Tel Aviv is consumed, a strange mountain rises at the heart of the city, and shows the outline of what may be another, alien world beyond. Can there be redemption there? Can the fevered rumours of a coming messiah be true?

As the city loses contact with the outside world and closes in on itself, as the few surviving children play and scavenge in the ruins, can innocence survive, and is it possible for hope to spring amid such chaos?

A potent mixture of biblical allusions, Lovecraftian echoes, science fiction and contemporary culture, The Tel Aviv Dossier is part supernatural thriller, part meditation on the nature of belief—an original and involving novel painted on a vast canvas in which, beneath the despair, humour is never absent.

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And it needs a new cover.

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Fox Pockets!

Fox Spirit & Their Foxy Little Pockets…

Fox Pockets: A Tale Of Flash Fiction And Paw Prints…

Fox Pockets! Small but perfectly formed collections of stories by a den full of talented writers, put together by Fox Spirit books for your enjoyment.

The stories are flash fiction, giving the reader bite sized introductions to Fox Spirit and the writers we love to work with. All designed to fit perfectly into the pocket so you can take a little fox with you everywhere you go.

Stories in Fox Pockets will wander unfettered between genres, mixing horror, fantasy, science fiction and crime.

Cover art is by the talented and fabulous Sarah Anne Langton who is working to create an image for the collection as well as giving each book its own identity.

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Well, that’s very kind of Aunty Fox to say so but ten books? TEN BOOKS? That’s a lotta pixels. Exciting an’ scary… in equal measure. And when so many authors are going to be spending so much time scribbling away for these anthologies? I feel the least I can do is try and give them a snappy package for their work to be showcased in.

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Hodderscape & Designing A Dodo…

Hodder. Hodderscape. And Designing A Dodo…

Sometime you’re lucky enough to be offer nice jobs. Jobs where you just can’t wait to get started because the idea is so much fun. And when the brief says ‘We need a dodo.’ You can totally count me in.It turns out that the lovely folk at Hodder & Stoughton have exciting, new plans for Hodderscape – their online community for all things Science Fiction, fantasy and horror. They’d like a new logo. A dodo. And when their list consists of author such as Stephen King, Benjamin Percy, Laini Taylor, Jasper Fforde and Daniel Polansky? I thinking I had better come up with a good dodo. A pretty damned good dodo. Apparently Jasper Fforde is naming said dodo. Erm… so no pressure there then.

Okay. Time to hit the pencils.

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