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Topic: The Whitby Chronicles
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Apr 19, 2013 12:19PM)
Limited Edition - Coming Soon


[img]http://www.fotoshack.us/fotos/15763whit.jpg[/img]


Just see my signature for further details.

- Anthony
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Apr 19, 2013 03:09PM)
I have to commend Anthony,on releasing "Stoker's Secret",as a release only to be in this book,never to be released in any other format! :)
You'll know,you have one of the only,Sixty!

~G
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Apr 19, 2013 03:19PM)
[quote]
On 2013-04-19 16:09, Godzilla wrote:
I have to commend Anthony,on releasing "Stoker's Secret",as a release only to be in this book,never to be released in any other format! :)
You'll know,you have one of the only,Sixty!

~G
[/quote]

Thanks G! :D

If you perform 'Stokers Secret' even once during a gig; I suppose the price of the book pays for itself.
It's one of my all time favorites!

Yes, it's never going to appear anywhere else, in ANY format...ever again...and you can take THAT to the bank!

- Anthony
Message: Posted by: jjshriver (Apr 22, 2013 11:32AM)
Anthony - Placed my order over the weekend. Really looking forward to this.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Apr 22, 2013 01:20PM)
[quote]
On 2013-04-22 12:32, jjshriver wrote:
Anthony - Placed my order over the weekend. Really looking forward to this.

Jeff
[/quote]

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your support and I'm really excited to be sending this out to you! :D

It's out at the typesetters at the moment as I want this to be perfect; so I am trusting those with more knowledge of the publishing world with the job than myself before taking it to print, as I want this to be perfect.


A question...


Did anyone spot the old Whitby Abbey in the background of the cover?



[b]Dracula & Whitby[/b]


Without the influence of Whitby it is unlikely that Dracula would ever have been written. It was whilst staying in the small North East coast fishing town that Bram Stoker found the influence to begin creating the most famous figure in horror film and literature.


Apart from being a central setting to the book, Stoker based many of the events in the novel on real life events from around the Whitby area. The enduring image of the ghostly ship the Demeter coming ashore and the huge black wolf jumping off the deck and running into the wilderness is often a staple point in film and TV adaptations of the book.


However...


...As unlikely as it may seem, Stoker based both the ship and beast on information gained from talking to local townsfolk. The inhabitants would have been able to tell the writer of the Russian ship Dmitri which in events echoing that of the book was beached in the townís port. As far as the huge black wolf is concerned there arenít many Yorkshire folkloristís that wouldnít be able to tell you of the Barguest, the huge black phantom hound which according to legend stalks the Yorkshire Moors and has a particular liking for Whitby and surrounding areas.

Perhaps the most important location that inspired Bram Stoker was the local library.
It is here that Stoker first came across the name "Dracula" and thus a legend was born. Borrowing a book from the local library entitled, An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia (1820) By William Wilkinson. Bram Stoker took several notes from the book (now part of his papers housed at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia). Wilkinsonís book includes a short section on a "Voivode Dracula" who fought against the Turks. Though the information was sketchy, one item attracted Stokers attention. He copied it verbatim into his notes: footnote Dracula in Wallachian language means Devil.


So....


For those of you in love with the story and romance of Dracula as myself...


...and no doubt your audience...


You will enjoy my pet routine included within The Whitby Chronicles...


Because there was something else Stoker learned during his stay in sleepy Whitby...


Something...much...stranger...


[i]So come and walk with me...in the dark...for all eternity...[/i]


[img]http://www.picresize.com/images/rsz_secret.jpg[/img]


[b]Please Note: I hold no responsibility regarding your audiences nightmares after using this routine.[/b]


- Anthony ;)
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Apr 28, 2013 03:24PM)
Hi,

Just a quick message to say a big thank you to all of those who have pre-ordered this book ready for shipping on the 18th May and I [b][i]MAY[/i][/b] have some good news for you tomorrow if all goes to plan...

Watch this space...

- Anthony ;)
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Apr 29, 2013 06:09AM)
Great news!!

http://mad.ly/43d3b3

- Anthony
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (May 1, 2013 10:36AM)
Hi,

Just letting you know for those that have ordered; I finally got them all packaged and sent out today a couple of weeks early. So expect them to be hitting your doors very soon! :D

Also, I have used Royal Mail - Airsure which cost a bit more than anticipated, but I wanted to make sure they arrive safely; if anyone needs/wants their tracking number just shoot me a message along with the PayPal email you used.

Best,

Anthony
Message: Posted by: espkeith (May 1, 2013 10:40AM)
Excellent news, Anthony! PM incoming shortly.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (May 4, 2013 12:09PM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-01 11:40, espkeith wrote:
Excellent news, Anthony! PM incoming shortly.
[/quote]

Great, Airsure is usually pretty fast. So hopefully you should receive this very soon!


- Anthony :D
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (May 20, 2013 05:55AM)
Chance to win a copy!

http://www.thewrongsideofmidnight.com/24hr-offer-and-competition.php

Best of luck,

- Anthony
Message: Posted by: Dr. Van Van Mojo (May 20, 2013 10:22PM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-20 06:55, Anthony Black wrote:
Chance to win a copy!

http://www.thewrongsideofmidnight.com/24hr-offer-and-competition.php

Best of luck,

- Anthony
[/quote]
Anthony has some awesome ideas and presentations. This is a great deal on some great ebooks. If I hadn't bought all of Anthony's stuff already I'd jump on this.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (May 21, 2013 04:12AM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-20 23:22, Dr. Van Van Mojo wrote:
Anthony has some awesome ideas and presentations. This is a great deal on some great ebooks. If I hadn't bought all of Anthony's stuff already I'd jump on this.
[/quote]

Thanks Doc!

Last few hours of the competition now folks...

- Anthony
Message: Posted by: Christopher Gould (May 21, 2013 05:13AM)
Great memento of Doomsday, Anthony is a friend, so I cannot give an unbiased review, but it is a lovely book and genuinely does have pride of place on my heaving shelf.
Message: Posted by: Brynmore13 (May 21, 2013 06:23AM)
I just grabbed a copy of the ebooks. Too good an offer to pass up at that price, or even at three times that price! Have read two and half books in the last hour. Great material, has given me some ideas for other routines too. The smoke scent is going into my witch burning routine as is the the ash on hand. Thanks for the inspiration.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (May 22, 2013 09:42AM)
Thanks guys; glad you are enjoying my book :D

And the winner of the competition is....

http://mad.ly/9b03c3

- Anthony
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Jul 3, 2014 07:37AM)
Hi all,

I'm having a little competition...

For your chance to win a copy of this book,

just follow this Link: http://www.thewrongsideofmidnight.com/exclusive.php

Good luck,

Anthony
Message: Posted by: Perkins (Jul 3, 2014 09:12AM)
I'm in.

Thanks, Anthony.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Jul 4, 2014 10:38AM)
[quote]On Jul 3, 2014, Perkins wrote:
I'm in.

Thanks, Anthony. [/quote]

Thanks Perkins!

I have two spots left...

Good luck!
Message: Posted by: Daisydog (Jul 4, 2014 04:04PM)
What's happening to Mary?
Message: Posted by: Tony Curtis (May 13, 2020 03:22AM)
Could someone tell me how much a mint copy of The Whitby Chronicles is worth.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Daisydog (May 16, 2020 03:14PM)
£40. I think you can still buy one !
Message: Posted by: Tony Curtis (May 16, 2020 03:30PM)
[quote]On May 16, 2020, Daisydog wrote:
£40. I think you can still buy one ! [/quote]

Thanks for your help.

Tony
Message: Posted by: sgiandubh (May 29, 2020 02:35PM)
[quote]On May 13, 2020, Tony Curtis wrote:
Could someone tell me how much a mint copy of The Whitby Chronicles is worth.

Tony [/quote]

Tony are you selling one?
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Aug 6, 2020 03:28PM)
[quote]On May 13, 2020, Tony Curtis wrote:
Could someone tell me how much a mint copy of The Whitby Chronicles is worth.

Tony [/quote]

10 pence.