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20 12 2011

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Meet The Writer: Glen R. Krisch

14 12 2011

The Nightmare Within by Glen R KrischWhat first attracted you to horror writing?

To me, horror is all about strong emotion, usually of the dark variety. Something in that speaks to me, to my very core.

Meet The Writer: Glen R. Krisch





Review: Aleric: Monster Hunter by Fred Wiehe

9 12 2011

Aleric: Monster Hunter by Fred WieheFred Wiehe’s latest novel Aleric: Monster Hunter is an ambitious book that ties fast paced action into well-researched gypsy custom.

The story focuses on Aleric Bimbai, a two hundred year old bounty hunter and gun for hire. He remains true to his gypsy roots, living outside the boundaries of conventional society and accepting dangerous missions that are presented to him.

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From Flu to Fever

8 12 2011

Wayne SimmonsGood news continues to come in for Wayne Simmons fans, in addition to the special edition books announced last week; we now have exciting news about brand new releases from the zombie master.

Wayne has announced that Fever, the follow up to his excellent tome Flu, will be available in February 2012 and a full launch is expected to take place at Cardiff Comic Expo 2012.

Fellow zombie scribe David Moody has provided the cover blurb for Fever and said “Fever wears its reanimated heart proudly on its sleeve. Simmons builds on the nightmare world he created in Flu and manages to make it even more horrific and diseased. A sequel which surpasses the original.”

In addition, Wayne has announced that Doll Parts, a book on hold since 2009 and the long-awaited sequel to Drop Dead Gorgeous, will be released in March 2012.

If that isn’t enough for Wayne’s fans, he is also pleased to announce that Morpheus Tales have published his story from the Flu world, Mary’s Boy Child in their special Christmas issue which is available to download for free now.

DAN HOWARTH

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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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Meet The Publisher: Noose & Gibbet

28 11 2011

Back from the dead the legacy of the pan book of horror storiesWhen and how did Noose & Gibbet form?

It was early 2009 and I was in talks regarding a Pan Book of Horror Stories special, but sadly that fell through. So, I sat and talked to the wife -who was in complete agreement that I should edit and publish the book myself. So the anthology, Back From The Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories was born and the name of Noose & Gibbet was inspired by Thomas Muirson’s ‘The Gibbet Inn’ from Pan Book of Horror Stories #21.

Meet The Publisher: Noose & Gibbet





Meet The Writer: Johnny Mains

25 11 2011

Lest You Should suffer Nightmares by Johnny MainsWhat first attracted you to horror writing?

For many years I wrote poetry and song lyrics, but back then thought that writing horror poetry wouldn’t be accepted, so didn’t do it.

Meet The Writer: Johnny Mains