New William Meikle Releases

29 11 2011

The Invasion by William MeikleFans of Scottish author William Meikle will be delighted with the news coming from Dark Regions Press this week as they have announced that they will be releasing two books for pre-order by the prolific scribe.

The first of the two new books is entitled Sherlock Holmes: Revenant, and features the world’s most famous detective in a new case that will see our hero and his assistant Watson travel the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to foil a deadly nemesis who threatens to bring London to its knees.

The second of these two exciting titles is a Dark Regions Double flip book that contains two of Meikle’s best known titles. The first story is The Invasion a story that reached #2 in the Kindle Sci-fi Chart and #4 in the Kindle Horror Chart.

The North Eastern seaboard of America is shrouded in a mysterious green rain that causes devastation and death wherever it lands, however this is only the start as strange creatures begin to emerge from this ooze.

The second part of this Meikle double bill is another Kindle bestseller – The Valley. Set in 1863, a group of mercenaries arrive in a town they are supposed to be protecting to find it empty, a historic evil has emerged from the nearby caves and is anxious to meet them.

DAN HOWARTH

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Dark Regions’ Dark Surge by Gina Ranalli

6 10 2011

Dark and deadly secrets swarm in Dark Surge by Gina Ranalli. See the synopsis below.

Recently divorced Tess Waters is an attractive young professional woman and mother of Emily, her precocious six-year-old daughter. Tess cannot understand why her ex-husband, Josh, who obviously still cares for his ex and madly loves his little daughter, had to spoil their marriage by having a torrid affair with another woman.

There’s certainly no love lost between Tess Waters and the other woman —Josh’s now live-in girlfriend, the mysterious and highly sexual Gillian. Indeed, Tess assumes that her divorce has been caused by Josh following the compulsions of his lower brain, rather than his primary one. Josh seems mesmerised by the beautiful Gillian, who seems to be able to anticipate and fulfill his every desire.

But, as the relationship between Josh and Gillian starts to become more serious, simmering tensions between Tess and Gillian, and resentments concerning raising Emily boil over. Suddenly, Tess’ home begins to be subjected to a bizarre infestation of flies. The infestation quickly spreads and soon Tess and her daughter are fighting for their very lives and souls against a powerful supernatural force that seeks to destroy them.  Someone’s hiding a dark, deadly and ancient secret, and Tess’ chance meeting with a small band of runaway teens living on the streets, one of who’s a practicing Wiccan witch, seems to offer their only hope of survival. Can this strange alliance between street-teens and soccer mom be sufficient to defeat a relentless and implacable unearthly enemy and the nightmarish dark surge of ravening deadly insects under its control that threaten to engulf them all?

Buy Dark Surge by Gina Ranalli over at Dark Regions





Oh My Other Gods

4 10 2011

Stephen Mark Rainey has released a short story collection titled Other Gods. See the synopsis below:

Spanning a career of over twenty years, the sixteen tales in Stephen Mark Rainey’s Other Gods depict an alluring yet macabre world, rendered by one of the horror genre’s most vivid imaginations. With settings ranging from the remote backwoods of Virginia to the urban wilderness of Chicago, the veneer of Rainey’s world appears familiar, even comforting; yet, beneath its surface ancient, malignant powers lurk, ready to spring forth and destroy any who discover them whether intentionally or inadvertently. Laced with humour and recounted by a captivating voice, the tales in Other Gods wait for you with open arms but beware, for they are also laden with darkness. And in that darkness, danger waits.

Buy Other Gods by Stephen Mark Rainey at Dark Regions Press





London (Macabre) Calling

6 09 2011

Dark magic and prophecy flourish as daemons stalk the gas-lit streets of London in London Macabre by Steven Savile. Read the synopsis below:

It begins innocently enough, with the death of a prostitute in Bedford Square, London. She isn’t the first ‘flower girl’ to die and she won’t be the last, not now the killer has a taste for it. 

The man, Nathaniel Seth, is one of the Brethren, a shadow society of occult dabblers and black magickers who hide away in the darkest parts of the city, in corners where they could not be seen by polite society. Little did Seth know that his own life was only hours from ending, his flesh to be taken as host for a daemonic entity clawed all the way out of hell’s pit in the centre of the hollow earth because Seth himself breached the Catamine Stair. Now things are afoot. Strange things. The lions of Trafalgar have fulfilled their prophecy, climbing down from the plinths around Lord Nelson’s column to defend the city. The daemon is out, stalking tender prey through the gaslit streets, meat markets, fish stalls and slaughter houses of Whitehall. He has a taste for women, though not ordinary women. These women are different. Special. They may look like whores but they have the blood of angels flowing in their veins. If he can kill enough of them, bathing in their innocent blood, then the daemonic Seth believes he can open the ancient Ald Gate–one of the seven great gates of London–the last gate to Eden, and go home, even if it means tearing London herself apart. 

The gates are guarded by The Seven, bloodsucking angelkind put there to guard a very special prisoner. A prisoner who cannot be allowed to escape. Satanial. The Devil by another name. Cast down and trapped in a hell on earth, watched over by Uriel, the mad Archangel. 

A few steadfast men stand in the daemon’s way, led by Fabian Stark, a man himself doomed to die before even the first die is cast, and each of them cursed in their own way: Dorian Carruthers, Haddon McCreedy, Eugene Napier, Anthony Millington, and Brannigan Locke. The Grayfriar’s Gentleman’s Club. 

Can these few men stop the daemonic Seth from opening the gates and all hell breaking loose? 

 Dark Regions Press

 

KAREN EDWARDS





Could Bird’s Shelley inspired tale re-invent Frankenstein?

26 08 2011

Steampunk and classic horror fans are going to lap this one up.  Coming soon, courtesy of Dark Regions Press, is a new horror novel byAllyson Bird, inspired – in part – by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and set in the 1890’s. Egyptian gods? Check.  Mummies? Check. Zombies? Check. Isus Unbound is set for release this September. Check out the blurb below:

Inspired in part by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound, and the works of Rider Haggard and R. E. Howard, Isis Unbound is set in an alternate history, steampunk version of 1890’s Manceastre, Britanniae, ruled by a new governor general related to a descendant of Anthony and Cleopatra, who won the battle of Actium two thousand years ago, and where the ancient Egyptian gods are real. …Only a god can kill a god. Nepythys has killed her sister, Isis, and therefore the dead cannot pass over to the underworld–their ranks are rapidly swelling and they now roam the streets as zombies. Chief Embalmer Ptolemy Child’s two daughters, Ella and Loli, aged eighteen and ten respectively, are being instructed in the secrets of the mummification process, when the dead begin to wake and walk. And eventually lead the sisters to the greatest mystery of all: Isis, herself…

For more information please visit Dark Regions website.

KAREN EDWARDS

 





In The Arena…

26 08 2011

Jim Gavin fans are going to love his new novella, Arena of the Wolf,  courtesy of Dark Regions Press.  It brings a new twist to the meaning of blood-thirsty crowds, bull riding and silver bullets – desperation at its best. The first 100 copies will be signed and numbered in limited hardcover  editions. The release date is October 2011. Check out the blurb below:

Jerry is an over-the-road trucker with a couple of exes and a few late payments to make. Sometimes it seems like the least of his problems is that he’s a werewolf – until he wakes up in the middle of a rodeo where he’s the bull! Forced to compete in bizarre, brutal events for the pleasure of a bloodthirsty crowd, where death is “extreme sports entertainment” for the masses. Jerry must choose between a prisoner’s life in a world where his curse makes him a star and a life of freedom that he knows can only end one way – a silver bullet through the heart. A desperate man’s struggle with despair and hope is just another show in the Arena of the Wolf.

For more information please visit Dark Regions website.

KAREN EDWARDS