Free Exclusive Story for Pre-Order Customers

Candy_Jar_Legacie_SmallCandy Jar Books are pleased to announce an exclusive release for customers who pre-order The Schizoid Earth direct from their online store.

Legacies by Norma Ashley:

Random chance. That’s all it takes to change everything. What would happen had Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart and the Doctor failed to stop the Great Intelligence?

A free 34-page story exclusive for those who pre-order The Schizoid Earth directly from Candy Jar Books. The offer ends September 24th 2015, and only applies to pre-orders for the paperback. The Schizoid Earth by David A McIntee is released on September 25th 2015.

Order details HERE.


Dominex Industries have issued their own press release… direct from June 1969!

Nick Walters

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Dominex Industries are pleased to announce the opening of their new nuclear waste processing facility on Dartmoor, Devon, England, Earth, Mutters Spiral.

Using our innovative new process of Negative Mass Flux Absorption, Dominex will provide cheap energy for the entire United Kingdom – and, eventually, the whole world!

Dominex are co-operating fully with the police in the investigation into the mysterious and unfortunate disappearances in the vicinity of their moorland base.

And rumours that we are secretly and illegally constructing weapons of mass domination are, we assure you, completely without foundation.

Watch Panaroma tonight for an exclusive interview with Dominex Chief Executive, Dominic Vaar!


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Revised Release Schedule for 2015, plus New Covers Revealed

Due to the unfortunate delay of The Schizoid Earth, Candy Jar Books have revised their release schedule for 2015. They have also released the covers for Beast of Fang Rock and Mutually Assured Domination and a revised cover for The Schizoid Earth.

David A McIntee says: ‘I’m sorry nobody’s had a chance to read the book yet. I had hoped to be able to finish it earlier than originally planned so that it could be brought forward somewhat. A family bereavement has negated that hope (my mother-in-law died a few weeks ago) leading to all the irritating practical and bureaucratic interruptions you might imagine. The book, however, is nearly finished and will be coming very soon.’

TSE_Cover_SmallHayley Cox, publishing co-ordinator at Candy Jar Books, says: ‘We are determined to not let this setback affect the rest of this year’s releases, and we are committed to getting four titles out by the end of 2015 as originally intended.’

The Schizoid Earth will now be released September 25th, and features a slightly revised cover incorporating new artwork by Adrian Salmon, who has provided art for Doctor Who Magazine and Big Finish Productions, among many others. It features a foreword by Amanda Haisman, daughter of Mervyn Haisman, co-creator of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart. The Schizoid Earth serves as a prequel to the television story Inferno by Don Houghton and David A McIntee’s Doctor Who novel The Face of the Enemy.

Beast of Fang Rock will be released October 23rd, and features cover art by Colin Howard, who has provided artwork for Doctor Who Magazine, Red Dwarf and BBC Video, among many others.

Candy_Jar_Beast_of_Fang_Rock_Small‘There’s always death on the rock when the Beast’s about.’

Fang Rock has always had a bad reputation. Since 1955 the lighthouse has been out of commission, shut down because of fire that gutted the entire tower. But now, finally updated and fully renovated, the island and lighthouse is once again about to be brought back into service.

Students have gathered on Fang Rock to celebrate the opening of the ‘most haunted lighthouse of the British Isles’, but they get more than they bargained for when the ghosts of long-dead men return, accompanied by a falling star.

Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart is brought in to investigate what he believes to be signs of alien involvement. But it is not only Lethbridge-Stewart who has an interest in Fang Rock. Anne Travers is called to her family solicitor’s, who have in their possession a letter from Archibald Goff, the paranormal investigator who once visited Fang Rock back in the 1820s, and along with it a piece of alien technology.

What connects a shooting star, ghosts of men killed in 1902 and the beast that roamed Fang Rock in 1823? Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers are about to discover the answer first hand…

With a foreword by Louise Jameson, who played Leela, the Doctor’s companion from 1976-1978. Beast of Fang Rock is both a sequel and prequel to the 1977 Doctor Who story Horror of Fang Rock by Terrance Dicks.

MAD_Cover_SmallMutually Assured Domination will be released November 20th, and features cover art by Adrian Salmon.

The late ‘60s. Global power balances are shifting and the peace movement, preoccupied with the Vietnam War after the Tet offensive, has perhaps taken its eye off the nuclear ball.

Certain ‘outside interests’ take advantage of this situation and soon the world is poised on the brink of nuclear armageddon.

It’s up to Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart and uneasy ally journalist Harold Chorley to fight the forces of darkness and save the day.

Featuring the return of the Dominators and their weapons of mass destruction, the Quarks! Also features a forward by novelist and Doctor Who scriptwriter Paul Finch.

Pre-order The Schizoid Earth and Beast of Fang Rock direct from Candy Jar Books

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BBC Radio Wales

CLz9DFQWoAAbHU-Lethbridge-Stewart editor, Andy Frankham-Allen, and Candy Jar Books’ publishing co-ordinator, Hayley Cox, visited BBC Radio Wales yesterday, and talked to Wynne Evans on his weekend show. Wynne Evans is most known as Gio, the face of the Go Compare commercials (watch the latest one below), as well as opera singer and radio presenter. They were there to promote the Candy Jar Book Festival which beings today and runs all week (8th – 15th August).

The festival takes places in various libraries throughout South Wales, as well many authors attending the Shed in the Hayes, Cardiff, everyday. Andy will be at Forbidden Planet on Duke Street, Cardiff, today from 3pm signing copies of The Forgotten Son and Companions, and will also be in the Shed tomorrow.

You can listen to the interview HERE; it starts around at 1:10.

Book Signing!

We are pleased to announce that the Candy Jar Book Festival is returning for 2015!

Candy_Jar_The_Forgotten_Son_SmallFollowing the success of the inaugural event last year Candy Jar Books will be repeating the week-long festival in Cardiff city centre between the 8th and the 15th August. Once again they will take residence in their book shed on the Hayes, in the centre of Cardiff (near House of Fraser) and have organised a variety of free author and book events for you to enjoy.

Lethbridge-Stewart and Doctor Who fans will enjoy :

Saturday 8th August: Author signing (Forbidden Planet). Andy Frankham-Allen will be signing copies of the first book in the brand new Lethbridge-Stewart series as well as his compendium of Doctor Who assistants: Companions at Forbidden Planet (Duke Street) from 3pm.

Candy_Jar_TP_Book_Wrap_PBPSunday 9th August: Author signing (the shed). 
Come along and meet Anthony Ormond! He’ll be available to sign copies of his debut children’s book Tommy Parker: Destiny Will Find You! and chat about time-travel.

Wednesday 19th August: Library event (Rhydypennau). 7.30pm, Andy Frankham-Allen will be chatting about all things Who at the Rhydypennau library Doctor Who evening. He will be looking back at the key companions who have assisted the Doctor over the years, and also signing copies of his respective books. (All ages)