Telos Publishing Newsletter – 31 December 2015

Telos Publishing Newsletter
31 December 2015

Hi Everyone,

New Year’s Eve already! Doesn’t time fly.

Looking back, and I realise that we only sent out one of these email newsletters in 2015 … well we said we wouldn’t flood your inboxes! Despite the lack of newsletters, Telos has had a busy year with a lot of new titles published. So please treat this as a 2015 update … giving you the details of what we have done and hopefully some new books which you might like to look up for 2016.

The Telos website is, as ever: www.telos.co.uk, and until the end of January 2016 there is a 10% discount code active which will work on ANYTHING bought from the site (EXCEPT any pre-order titles which are not included in the sale) until the end of January 2016. So have a look, and pick up some bargains! The code is: jansale16

Here, then, is the list of titles that we published in 2015. There’s 29 new titles which is not bad at all. Add to that several titles (like, for example, STILL THE BEAST IS FEEDING, BY YOUR COMMAND Vols 1 & 2 and NOW ON THE BIG SCREEN) which have been republished as new paperback editions, plus the adding as e-editions of several other titles, and Telos has enjoyed a pretty successful year all told.

HORROR/DARK FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION

CAPE WRATH & THE HELLION – Paul Finch (a celebratory re-issue, including a brand new short story, of Telos’ first ever fiction novella, from the author of the bestselling series of Crime novels featuring DS Heck.)

DEATH’S DARK WINGS – Raven Dane (an incredible historical fantasy novel set in an alternate 1066.)

BLOOD 20 – Tanith Lee (a collection of 21 vampire tales from one of the most influential writers of fantasy and horror. This title, if ordered direct from Telos, comes with a sticker personally signed by Tanith Lee before her death in June 2015.)

JINX TOWN – Sam Stone (The first in a trilogy of high-impact science-fiction horror novels. One woman battles to survive when an aggressive alien race invades the world, leaving destruction in their wake, and stealing the womenfolk back to their own planet via a powerful and space-bending portal. With a cover image by award winning science fiction and fantasy artist Jim Burns.)

KAT OF GREEN TENTACLES – Sam Stone (the latest in Sam’s brilliant Kat Lightfoot series of short novels. This time Kat is up against something nasty and tentacle, lurking in the basement of a school …)

THE WELLS OF HELL – Graham Masterton (a reprint of one of Graham’s brilliant 80s horror novels.)

KILLING KISS / FUTILE FLAME / DEMON DANCE / HATEFUL HEART / SILENT SAND – Sam Stone (New reprints of all five of Sam’s superb Vampire Gene series of novels. Queen of the Damned meets Quantum Leap with a dash of Hellraiser.)

Currently available for pre-order:
THE CODEX – Helen McCabe (the final part in the ‘Piper’ trilogy of novels.)

JADED JEWEL – Sam Stone (the sixth book in the Vampire Gene series.)

CRIME, MYSTERY AND THRILLER

DESOLATION POINT – Andrew Puckett (A Somerset Nuclear Electric power station is beset by murder and sabotage in this gripping crime thriller.)

SCARING CROWS – Priscilla Masters (The fifth of Telos Publishing’s reissues of noted British crime author Priscilla Masters’ Joanna Piercy mystery series.)

EMBROIDERING SHROUDS – Priscilla Masters (The sixth of Telos Publishing’s reissues of noted British crime author Priscilla Masters’ Joanna Piercy mystery series.)

THE DESERT KEEPS ITS DEAD – Tony Richards (A gripping, noirish debut crime novel from acclaimed horror and dark fantasy author Tony Richards.)

CHURCH OF WIRE – Andrew Hook (The second in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city.)

DEATH OF THE DAY – Tanith Lee (Tanith Lee’s debut crime novel, proudly reissued by Telos Publishing in a superb new edition.)

ANGELS AND OTHERS – Mike Ripley (Mike’s first short story collection featuring his Angel character.)

ANGEL IN THE HOUSE – Mike Ripley (the thirteenth Angel novel to be issued by Telos.)

CULT TV

BY YOUR COMMAND VOLUME 2 – Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore (a comprehensive guide to the reimagined, 21st Century version of the classic science fiction series Battlestar Galactica.)

FILM

THE MAKING OF CASINO ROYALE (1967)  – Michael Richardson (A detailed and acclaimed look at the development of this David Niven-starring film, explaining the ups and downs and issues that were encountered along the way.)

CURSED HORROR STARS – Mark Iveson (Biography and analysis of the ‘cursed’ careers of five of the biggest horror stars from the golden age of film: Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr and Robert Quarry.)

HEALTH AND SPIRIT

TEN THINGS ABOUT FERTILITY THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE – Anne Hope and Claire Chaubert (Fertility treatment options can be confusing, expensive and invasive and do not necessarily address the underlying issue. This book offers a unique insight from practitioners who really know and understand the problems faced and have the tools and knowledge to help.)

ROMANCE

CATHERINE: ONE LOVE IS ENOUGH – Juliette Benzoni (The first book in the international best-selling “Catherine” series of historical romances, back in print in the English language and unabridged for the first time in decades!)

CATHERINE – Juliette Benzoni (The second book in the international best-selling “Catherine” series of historical romances, back in print and unabridged in the English language for the first time in decades!)

THE PRICE OF LOVE / LOVE IN HIDING / IN SEARCH OF LOVE / HOSTAGE TO LOVE – Helen McCabe (Reissues of Helen McCabe’s popular romance titles. Old fashioned romance with love and loss …)

Currently available for Pre-Order:
WHEN LOVE RIDES OUT / THE HOUSE ON THE MOUNTAIN / A GARDEN FAIR / HIGHWAY OF FEAR – Helen McCabe (Four more of Helen’s superb romance novels.)

There is of course also our extensive backlist of titles, including non-fiction covering all your favourite Cult television and film series, so please get browsing and pick up some bargains as many older titles are discounted on the site.

E-BOOK EDITIONS

Wherever possible we try and make all Telos’ titles available on a variety of e-book editions (Kindle, Kobo and Nook), and have been working our way through the backlist as well, again adding them as appropriate. So please have a look at your favourite e-book retailer’s site for anything which might be of interest.

COMING IN 2016

As usual we don’t like to announce titles too far ahead of publication as often last-minute delays can cause frustration among customers. However here is a selection of titles currently being worked on, which should see publication in 2016. As soon as work has been firmed up on them, then we will add them as pre-order titles onto the Telos website.

TIME OF THE DOCTOR: THE UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORISED GUIDE TO DOCTOR WHO 2012-13 – Stephen James Walker (This latest guide from Steve covers the last days of Matt Smith’s Doctor, covering both his final full season, and the special fiftieth anniversary events and shows.) This title is currently available for pre-order on the Telos site in both paperback and limited, signed hardback editions.

THE CODEX – Helen McCabe (the final part in the ‘Piper’ trilogy of novels.) This title is currently available for pre-order on the Telos site.

JADED JEWEL – Sam Stone (the sixth book in the Vampire Gene series.) This title is currently available for pre-order on the Telos site.

WHEN LOVE RIDES OUT / THE HOUSE ON THE MOUNTAIN / A GARDEN FAIR / HIGHWAY OF FEAR – Helen McCabe (Four more of Helen’s superb romance novels.) These titles are currently available for pre-order on the Telos site.

JINX MAGIC – Sam Stone (The second in Sam’s Jinx Chronicles series, a science fiction/fantasy with aliens and portal travel, horror and the invasion of Earth. Unmissable entertainment.)

We also have waiting in the wings: the third of our Guides to the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest (By Gordon Roxburgh); two more of Juliette Benzoni’s series of historical romances (Catherine: Belle Catherine and Catherine: Her Great Journey); a guide to Transformers comics; a Survival Guide for Doctor Who; and a new collection of 26 tales from the late fantasy writer Tanith Lee as well as several other fiction and non-fiction titles. So there’s lots of good reasons to keep an eye on the Telos website in 2016.

TELOS ON FACEBOOK

If you’re on Facebook then please ‘Like’ Telos Publishing’s page: https://www.facebook.com/telospublishing/

Facebook has been steadily changing their algorhythms so that when we post things on the site, they are actually seen in the newsfeeds of less than 6% of the people who have liked the page. This doesn’t help us as a small business in trying to get news and awareness out there.

So if you see something you like on our page, then please LIKE it and comment on it if you’re moved to do so … but more importantly please SHARE it on your own page. In that way, the news gets spread more widely and people actually get to see what Telos is doing …

Also, if you have LIKED our page, then you also need to go to the little dropdown arrow beside where it says LIKED and check GET NOTIFICATIONS … then you stand a greater chance of seeing what we post in your own news feed in the first place.

Thanks to all our customers and friends for doing these things, it will really help us if you can help spread news and awareness of what Telos is doing

Please join and let us know what you think of the books, chat about the covers … anything that takes your fancy really.  Often new covers are premiered on the Facebook group, and news and details of reviews and other items of interest across the Web are also shared there.

TELOS ON TWITTER

We now have a Twitter Feed, so you can follow us on that site too!: https://twitter.com/TelosPublishing

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Until next time,

David, Steve and the Telos Team.

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