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William Jackson is a British author of gay horror fiction. His characters inhabit a homonormative world in stark contrast to the heteronormativity of so much horror narrative. His writing looks at oppression, the inherent seductiveness of evil and the corruption, or moral decay, often masked by beauty. He cites his influences as Richard Laymon, Dennis Wheatley and Fred Mustard Stewart.

Jackson is a master at reaching to the heart of the reader’s deepest fears - then deftly twisting his pen. His fiction has been described as 'Hammer horror for the 21st Century'.
'All who turn the pages of ‘Satan’s Lamp’ - and surrender to the story - will not be disappointed.' ~ Linda Hayden

Devil’s Rock is the bleakest lighthouse station off the Cornish coast. A lonely rock that locals say is haunted. That’s why they call it ‘Satan’s Lamp’.

Young Jabe Walker, a rookie keeper, is plagued by nightmares of his abusive father - the father Jabe killed when he was just ten years old.

Now it is the 15th of October 1987 and one of the most violent storms in history is about to strike the English coast. On this night Jabe is forced to confront his violent past.

His father is back from the dead and hell-bent on revenge.

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This collection of eighteen gay horror stories is a dark and deadly chocolate box of demons, psychopaths, devil dogs and werewolves. Jackson’s characters are at one time deadly and seductive, inhabiting an ominous landscape of isolated cottages and deserted country lanes.

'The writing is immensely visual, hauntingly gentle and spine-chilling in equal measure. Bewitching and erotic. What a heady mix of emotions!'

So writes Hammer horror star Caroline Munro in her introduction to these nerve-shredding tales

In ‘Out of Water’, a lonely man befriends a beautiful boy who is not all that he seems. In 'My Funny Valentine’, a famous model and her lesbian vampire lover find themselves the victims of blackmail. And in ‘Forbidden’, a 1950s gay couple are targeted for execution.

Spanning the period from the 1950s to the present day, Shapes in the Dark takes the reader on a rollercoaster journey through a shadowy world of mermen, demon dogs, handsome werewolves, murderous gay couples, puritanical homophobes and mad scientists.

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London, the seventies: in the blistering heatwave of 1976, teenager Robert aches to be taken savagely by Lightning Jack, the neighbourhood peeping tom.

Norfolk, present day: up-and-coming playwright, Ethan, wants to get naked with laddish Danny. But Danny's hard body and boyish charms disguise a rotten secret.

Be careful what you wish for.

'William Jackson’s writing is immensely visual, he delves under the surface of the everyday to explore what really lies beneath.' ~ Caroline Munro

This limited edition is introduced by Professor of Gender Studies, Dr. Helena Bayne.

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An illustrated, limited edition volume about fame, vanity, sex, and the killing of Johnny.

Noah Bell is a small-time writer with big ambitions.

Now he thinks he’s discovered an easy route to the fame and recognition he craves. There’s just one thing standing in his way.


‘And you really want the fame and fortune?’
‘Yes. I really do.’
‘How badly?’
‘With all my heart.’
‘Okay, then. Kill him. Kill Johnny.’
‘Off him. Waste him. Ice him.’
‘No, I can’t. I won’t.’ ’

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