New Releases

“No Tall Heels to Tango” by Howard Jackson published by Red Rattle Books


About the Book: 

It is May 2018 and below the equator the summer is over. Argentina is in the middle of another economic crisis and the Government is being given budgetary warnings by the International Monetary Fund. Inflation is high and the value of the Argentinean peso is falling. One Englishman returns to South America after an absence of ten years.

NO TALL HEELS TO TANGO remembers a 3000 mile journey made by a seventy year old lone traveller around a troubled Argentina. He visits Buenos Aires, wanders south to Patagonia and then travels north to the towns below the Andes. The Englishman meets people who want to talk about politics and football. Sometimes, though, they remember high heels and the tango and wonder whatever happened.

About the Author:

Howard Jackson was born on Merseyside and has spent most of his life in Liverpool.  He has had numerous other books published by Red Rattle Books including Treat Me Nice, Innocent Mosquitoes, No Money Honey, Nightmares Ahead, Choke Bay, Horror Pickers, Nightmares and Lying Rogues and Mean And Dark.

Praise for Treat Me Nice          

‘Immensely enjoyable and a stimulating read.’

Paul Simpson, Author, Penguin Rough Guides

Praise for Innocent Mosquitoes

‘Well written, evocative, atmospheric and with a very strong sense of place and Brazil, Howard Jackson can write.  The reader is in safe hands.’

Clive Bradley, TV and film scriptwriter

Praise for No Money Honey

‘Jackson is the King of left wing Elvis fandom.  He uses his status to create a satisfying demolition of the Tories.’

Tom Watson, Shadow Culture Secretary, British Labour Party

Praise for Choke Bay

‘Stunning, a marvellous mixture of supernatural horror and unrequited love.’

Crime Chronicles

Praise for Horror Pickers

‘A wondrous collection of horror film criticism, delivers exquisite insight into our favourite fright flicks.’

David Saunderson, The Spooky Isles

Praise for Mean And Dark

‘An addictive read, insightful, dark and fascinating.’

SB Horror Hothouse

“No Tall Heels to Tango” by Howard Jackson is available in paperback from various booksellers worldwide and Amazon at:

The book can also be downloaded in e-book format from Amazon at:

Press/Media Contact Details:

Howard Jackson
Managing Director
Red Rattle Books


“Shadow of Guilt” by Barbara Anne Machin is published

A collection of stories reflecting human strengths & frailties

About the Book: 

This is a new collection of stories from Barbara Anne Machin, here depicting our human frailties and the cord of life that at times holds people together and at times drives them apart.  Perhaps we can overcome, perhaps we can’t, but we all take this journey of love, anger and sometimes separation, often finding ourselves back where we began…. this is the circle of life.  

About the Author:

Barbara Anne Machin was born in 1940 and is the youngest of eight children. She is married and has one son, and recently celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary. She has always been interested in writing but has never attempted to publish before. A friend and her husband encouraged Barbara to send her trilogy of stories to a publisher. She writes more for a hobby and has worked all her life and still works part-time.  She has held many managerial positions in large companies and does not like to be idle.

Excerpt from the Book: 

“I don’t believe in love, Mr Loring, it only brings heartache,” she replied cynically.  Clare felt a deep pain in her chest.  Julie had died in vain and all hope of ever liking this man had vanished with his callous words.

“Well, now, we have agreed on a course of action I will call tomorrow and bring someone to babysit while we shop for a ring and some necessary items.”  Looking down at her slacks, he added, “I can’t have my bridge looking like a boy on our wedding day.”

Clare cut short her retort as he wagged his finger and walked slowly towards her.  She felt like a rabbit caught in a trap and could neither move nor drag her gaze from his face as he reached and pulled her onto her feet.  She didn’t struggle as he pulled her to him.

Looking into her eyes, he murmured, “If we are going to be married, we might as well act as if we are happy about it.”  He gripped her under her chin and kissed her with such passion it sent her senses reeling.  For one short moment she tried to fight her feelings then found herself responding to his caresses.  Clare felt him tremble, then abruptly he let her go.

“Would you like me to stay for a while so you could have a rest?” he said, lifting an eyebrow.  “I can listen out for Julian.”

“I have managed for the last two months,” Clare said sarcastically.  “I’m sure I can manage a little longer.”

Adrian took her by surprise and brushed his lips once more across hers.

“As you wish.  Until tomorrow, 10 o’clock sharp.”

He smiled mockingly as Clare dragged her hand across her mouth as if to wipe away any track of his kiss.”

“Shadow of Guilt” is currently available to purchase in hardback from Amazon UK at:

This collection of stories will also be available to download in e-book format soon.

Press/Media Contact Details:

Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 020 8339 6060


“Burred Screws” by C. T. Lee published by New Generation Publishing

Extraordinary & riveting stories about real-life relationships

About the Book:

This book tells no tales; it speaks someone’s mind.

None of it can be helped.

None of it can be undone.

Some of it may be true.

This is a short book about relationships real or imagined and the cost of their distractions. Rest assured that every word is caked with autobiographical detail or other fantasies.

A cacophony of joy and misery awaits.

Excerpt from the book:

“And we’re back in the room. The walls change their material and geography gradually, but the confinement is unyielding. It’s a petrified voyage from concreted greenfield to polluted Parisian goldfish bowl, to life above a rural slurry tank and then a cramped, messy London flat I do not own or share.

All attention on the scar, once more: I woke up with an urge to cut my face this morning, just a line here or there. The itchy pains and weeping wound that come with it put me off. I hate myself and the situation I’m in. Still, I never looked tough enough to be left in peace, never looked like I’d fight for it with all of my energy. Perhaps I should acquaint some people with some harsh facts, get my scars the easy way and have the satisfaction of earning them publicly. I’m fit enough to do it, to hold my own, but then what? The scar-face look is hardly going to boost my job prospects, get me into some halfway decent office post. No, this is wrong: I won’t live long enough for such things to matter. I have enough to involve myself with until I can earn my title and carry the scars remotely through some obscure, critical analysis of another fool’s pain and suffering.

I know why I feel this way: I should’ve dropped her when I realised I didn’t have a certain future. I’m not angry at her; I’m selfish and stupid.”

“Burred Screws” by C. T. Leeis currently available to purchase in paperback from Amazon UK at:

This fascinating book can also be downloaded in e-book format at:

The ”Burred Screws” e-book will be available exclusively on Amazon/KDP until 27 February 2020, moving to all other major platforms thereafter.

Press/Media Contact Details:

New Generation Publishing
Tel. 01234 712 064