Saturday, November 9, 2013



A new horror anthology, X7 is out now, with seven stories from seven horror authors exploring the seven deadly sins. The collection has just been released from Birmingham's Knightwatch Press, with Derby-based author and literature freelancer Alex Davis having edited the anthology.

The collection includes new and exclusive stories from seven fantastic talents in both horror and dark fantasy, with Alex Bell, Simon Bestwick, Simon Clark, Tom Fletcher, Amelia Mangan, Nicholas Royle and Gaie Sebold. Each author selected their own sin to work on, and in turn produced a story expressing their own take on that concept.

Editor Alex Davis said: 'I was over the moon to be able to hand-pick the authors for this collection, and there are some of the UK's leading writers included. What also impressed me greatly is the subtlety and originality of the tales – each one genuinely surprised and delighted me in its delivery and its take on the old concept of the seven deadly sins.'

The full table of contents for X7 is as follows:
Nicholas Royle, Dead End (Lust)
Amelia Mangan, If I Were You (Envy)
Simon Clark, Gravy Soup (Gluttony)
Alex Bell, The Devil in Red (Wrath)
Simon Bestwick, Stormcats (Greed)
Gaie Sebold, Walls (Pride)
Tom Fletcher, Seagull Island (Sloth)

X7 is available to buy on Amazon as a paperback for £6.99 – simply visit

Alex Davis is a freelance author, events organiser, tutor, proof-reader and copy editor specialising in science-fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. He has taught writing courses all over the Midlands. He makes his debut as an anthology editor with X7 and No Monsters Allowed this October.

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Theresa Derwin is an experienced horror and SFF writer, Editor for Fringeworks Ltd & KnightWatch Press and managing Director for KnightWatch Press, the horror imprint of Fringeworks Ltd.

Theresa writes humorous fiction including SF, Urban Fantasy & Horror. She has fifteen anthology acceptances behind her since mid 2011. She also writes a number of book reviews and at her site

She has loved horror, fantasy and SF all her life, thanks to my father who raised her on 50s Sci-Fi Universal Monsters, tango and popcorn. Her love of the bizarre, (including her Dad) remains constant, to this day. She also owes a great debt to Rog Peyton from the BSFG who introduced her to alternative fiction at the tender the age of 14.

You can follow Theresa on Twitter @BarbarellaFem or find out more about her work at

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