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20 12 2011

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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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Adam Nevill Interview: Part One

15 11 2011

Over the past seven years Adam Nevill has established himself as an authoritative voice of supernatural horror. His modern MR James inspired approach is instilled into three successful novels and a handful of short stories, including offerings in both Solaris’ The End of the Line and more recently, House of Fear. His latest novel, The Ritual, is a literary amalgamation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Blair Witch Project.

In what is perhaps the nicest pub in the Notting Hill area, we had the opportunity to sit down with Adam, quaff a few real ales and speak about his terrifying great outdoors tome, the black metal scene, his current work-in-progress and the writing craft.

Read Adam Nevill Interview: Part I





Dark Regions’ Halloween Treats

21 10 2011

As the month of October draws to a close, it appears Dark Regions Press are gearing up for Halloween and producing a whole host of reading material to keep us entertained in keeping with the season.

Firstly they have announced Predatory Instinct author Michael McBride’s new tome Blindspot. Read Horror got in touch with Michael McBride to learn more, “Blindspot is essentially a mystery at heart. A nuclear device has been detonated to cover up a secret project that got out of hand and the only witnesses are already dead. If only there were a way to interrogate a corpse…”

Blindspot is available for pre-order now from Dark Regions Press and is expected to be published in December.

In addition to McBride’s new book, Dark Regions have also announced extremely limited edition versions of The Watching by Paul Melniczek and Lullaby for the Rain Girl by Christopher Conlon. Both are available in a special leather bound case and signed by the author in addition to trade paperback.

The Watching is the story of a small girl who witnesses something horrific that gradually begins to take over her life. Described as being reminiscent of a classic Twentieth Century tale, The Watching blurs the lines of dreams and reality to create something truly terrifying.

The Watching is available from 25 October 2011.

Lullaby for the Rain Girl follows teacher Ben Fall, a tormented school teacher who becomes intrigued by a new pupil in class, “the Rain Girl”. He becomes determined to find out more about her life with heart breaking and horrific consequences.

Lullaby for the Rain Girl is available now from Dark Regions Press.

DAN HOWARTH





Meet The Writer: Lisa Tuttle

13 10 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

I was lucky enough to grow up in a house filled with books, and among them were such wonderful treasure-trove anthologies with titles like Great Ghost Stories of the World  and An Omnibus of Strange and Supernatural Stories that dated back to the 1920s and 1930s or earlier, and the collected works of Poe, Bierce, Charles Fort and Saki (H.H. Munro).

Read our interview with Lisa Tuttle





Meet The Writer: John L Probert

10 10 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

I’ve always loved horror. Some of my first memories are of being scared silly by Dr Who in the early 1970s. When I was little I was one of those children who was terrified of everything and perpetually nervous, and horror seemed to take the edge off that and allowed all those neurotic emotions to be channelled somewhere, and actually I think it was tremendously healthy for me to have an outlet like that from an early age. As I got older I relished the more imaginative aspects of the genre, and as I got older still, I realised I loved horror more than anything else because it really is the most extreme of genres –if you take love stories, dramas and even comedies to extremes you end up with horror. It really is a very broad church, a genre you can do almost anything with.

Read John L Probert Interview





Have you read Timothy W. Long’s zombie tome?

7 10 2011

The battle begins when the dead walk in Among the Living by Timothy W. Long. See the synopsis below.

The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighbourhood, Lester isn’t going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele… the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs.

Mike, a newspaper reporter, suspects a conspiracy lies behind the chaos. He’s driven to find the truth, even if it means dragging his beautiful co-worker into danger.

Kate has a dark secret: she’s a budding young serial killer. As society collapses, her skill in dealing death may be the one thing that can keep her alive.

These survivors, along with others, are drawn together in their quest to find not only the truth behind the spreading apocalypse, but also to escape the madness they face at every turn.

KAREN EDWARDS