Monday, 30 June 2014

CRUSTACEANS by WILLIAM MEIKLE


(Audio Book)

Narrated by James Conlan

A killer crabs on the rampage book.

I don’t think you can have much more fun reading a book than Crustaceans. It is one hell of a ride that will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can read them. - Famous Monsters of Filmland



















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Sunday, 29 June 2014

THE CONCORDANCES OF THE RED SERPENT by WILLIAM MEIKLE

(Audio Book)


Narrated by Chris Barnes





Patty Doyle holds the secret to eternal life, but it may only bring her an early death. Patty is working on a journal of a 14th Century alchemist. But after mentioning it in her blog she gets to the office to find everyone brutally murdered. Now she's on the run pursued by a killer who wants the secret of eternal life it contains.

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

THE EXILED by WILLIAM MEIKLE


A Scottish supernatural novel from DarkFuse in hardcover, paperback and ebook

COMING JUNE 2014

To catch a killer, John and Alan Granger will have to battle the Cobbe, a strange and enigmatic creature that guards a magical country parallel to our own. The bird is a creature of horrific power that demands a heavy price for entry into its world. The fate of two realms hangs in the balance… and time is running out...

Shall we talk about the Black Bird?

Meikle proves that he is definitely in the upper echelon of talented writers today. - Examiner.com

A must-read for any fan of horror or truly dark fantasy. Highest possible recommendation. - Horror After Dark

DarkFuse | AMAZON

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Friday, 27 June 2014

THE PLASM by WILLIAM MEIKLE


A pulp sci-fi novella from Dark Regions Press in hardcover, paperback
and ebook

COMING JULY 2014

A derelict spacecraft and a storage cavern on Mars are linked by a forgotten secret. Ancient rituals are invoked, dark energy is awakened, and soon the Plasm is growing, and feeding. Desperate measures are required-but will they be enough?

This one is a wee B-movie homage-a film that was never made if you like. It runs in my head like a Gerry Anderson production, and if you think of it like that, I'm sure you'll have a load of fun with it.


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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

THE KEW GROWTHS AND OTHER STORIES by WILLIAM MEIKLE



A Professor Challenger collection in hardback and paperback from Dark Renaissance.

Professor Challenger has mostly played second fiddle to Holmes in the Conan Doyle canon, but in THE KEW GROWTHS AND OTHER STORIES the larger than life adventurer takes center stage. In these tales you'll find him investigating lost worlds, delving into deep places, and facing creatures long since thought lost in legend.

Along with the help of his long time companion, Malone, and some aid from the likes of Carnacki and John Logie Baird, follow Challenger as he saves London from menace, tracks down ape men, and visits a high plateau in Montana where time has stood still.

Once again Mr. Meikle proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is one the preeminent storytellers/authors writing today. - Literary Mayhem

Dark Renaissance | Bad Moon Books





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Monday, 23 June 2014

BROKEN SIGIL by WILLIAM MEIKLE


A novella from DarkFuse in hardcover and ebook

There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only
know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales
told to scare the unwary. But some, those who suffer…some
know better. They are drawn to the places where what ails
them can be eased.

If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another
life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that
they thrive and go on, in the dreams that stuff is made of.

While Broken Sigil is filled with ghosts, its true power lies in how it will haunt the reader’s mind even after the last word is read. Broken Sigil is one of those rare stories that is powerful enough to make the reader think about every word and turn it into something much more meaningful than just another story. - Examiner.com

Heartbreaking, chilling and highly recommended. - Ravenous Reads
DarkFuse


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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet's Pride and PrejudiceThe Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet's Pride and Prejudice by Jennifer Paynter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The life of Mary Bennet, not close to the two oldest or the two youngest Bennet sisters, Mary feels her isolation. We see the society of Longbourn and Meryton from another viewpoint as Mary's feelings, hopes and her dreams are revealed to us.

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

SAMURAI AND OTHER STORIES by WILLIAM MEIKLE


A new collection of short stories Crystal Lake Publishing

In Samurai and Other Stories you'll find numerous ghosts, many Scotsmen, a big blob, some holy relics, some unholy relics, a
Mothman,  a barbarian, some swordplay, a shoggoth and people
that nobody expects.
This collection brings together stories from the past decade in an exploration of the perils of looking in dark places, both external and internal.

"Hours of reading joy that will leave you smiling and shivering in equal parts." - Mass Movement Magazine


AMAZON | AMAZON UK | AMAZON CA | SMASHWORDS


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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

ConsequencesConsequences by C.P. Odom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Pride and Prejudice variation starts at Hunsford Parsonage with the refusal of marriage, and how events can easily lead not to a meeting at Pemberley but to terrible consequences. Can these ever be changed?

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

THE RAVINE by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Out now from DARK REGIONS PRESS in ebook, paperback and signed limited edition hardcovers.

Cavalry officer Stephens wants to keep his troopers safe, but when he is pulled into the oldest conflict of them all, he must choose - to serve, or to die.

Saloon-hand Jacob wants to live a quiet life, play his fiddle, and sink a few beers. But something has come to his town-something old, hungry, and far from quiet.

Farmer Joe Clancy wants to keep his herd alive long enough to be able to sell them and save his farm. But first, he has to save his family, as death stalks the corrals.

To fight the growing menace, the three men must confront their inner demons and an all too real evil, one that threatens the lives of everyone it touches.


...a cracking tale of adventure and horror with some brilliantly effective set-pieces. - Dark Musings

DARK REGIONS | AMAZON.COM | AMAZON UK


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Friday, 13 June 2014

Bluebells in the MourningBluebells in the Mourning by KaraLynne Mackrory
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mr. Darcy walks to Hunsford parsonage to propose to Elizabeth Bennet just as she has finished reading a letter from Jane informing her of the death of Lydia.
He transports her with Maria Lucas to his Town House and then to Longbourn.
Can his compassion and behaviour convince Elizabeth of his worth. Can Darcy discover the cause of Lydia's death and what happens when Georgiana decides to help bring Elizabeth and Darcy together.

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE QUALITY OF MERCY

 AND OTHER STORIES by WILLIAM MEIKLE



"I've written a few weird Sherlock Holmes stories over the past few years. The first one was THE QUALITY OF MERCY in Gaslight
Grotesque.
Since then I've done THE CALL OF THE DANCE, published in the
Lovecraft ezine, THE COLOUR THAT CAME TO CHISWICK in Gaslight Arcanum and the novella from Dark Regions, SHERLOCK HOLMES: REVENANT.

These are all included in the hardcover and trade paperback collection from Dark Renaissance, along with new stories original to this volume."



For anyone who loves great storytelling and well crafted stories this book is for you. For Sherlock Holmes fans this book is an absolute must and I highly recommend it.- FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND


Dark Renaissance | Bad Moon Books


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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Murder Passes the Buck (Gertie Johnson, #1)Murder Passes the Buck by Deb Baker
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Gertie Johnson is in her sixties and decides to investigate a death in the local community. Her son the sheriff is petitioning to become her legal guardian. If I was related to her so would I.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

A Father's Sins: A Pride and Prejudice VariationA Father's Sins: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by J. Dawn King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mr George Darcy firstborn is an illegitimate child raised by his steward Wickham, his first son of his marriage becomes heir to Pemberley.
Mr. Thomas Bennet the father of five daughters until unexpectedly, his wife gave birth to a son and heir.
Unfortunately smallpox hits Longbourn and Elizabeth pays the heaviest price for a decision of her father.
Can they when Darcy and Elizabeth met overcome their father's sins?

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Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Aunt ParadoxThe Aunt Paradox by Chris Dolley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

HG Wells, steampunk, time travel and Reggie Worcester, a gentleman’s consulting detective,with his automaton valet, Reeves, are hired to find a missing time travel machine

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

THE HOLE by WILLIAM MEIKLE


A novel in Hardcover, paperback and ebook from DarkFuse, THE HOLE reached the top 100 overall in the Amazon Kindle charts, and reached #3 in Amazon Horror for all formats.

It starts with a hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a sleepy country town. Then the sinkhole starts to form. Out of the hole come their worst nightmares.
A group of survivors descend into the collapsed area, trying to survive, facing their worst fears, and looking for a way to save what is left of their town.
Sacrifices have to be made.
But will it be enough?

There is no doubt in my mind that Mr. Meikle is one of the premier storytellers of our time. The Hole is one hell of a story, a fun ride and a blast to read.- Famous Monsters of Filmland


DarkFuse | AMAZON | AMAZON UK


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Friday, 6 June 2014

NIGHT OF THE WENDIGO by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Four hundred years ago a Scottish cargo ship fell prey to a Wendigo at an early settlement on the Hudson River.

Now a team of archaeologists have uncovered the boat, and let loose the evil. Manhattan is soon overrun by an ice storm like no other before it. There are things moving in the storm. Blue, cold things, with razor sharp teeth.


Night Of the Wendigo is one hell of a story by one hell of a storyteller at the top of his game and is a tale that is not to be missed... I give it my highest recommendation. - Famous Monsters of Filmland



DarkFuse | AMAZON | AMAZON UK | AMAZON CA


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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Against His Will (Brides of Pemberley #3)Against His Will by Nancy Kelley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sebastian Montgomery, friend and fellow spy, to Colonel Fitzwilliam unexpectedly inherits an earldom due to the suspicious deaths of several members of his family.
He is now expected to marry, will this be to the young lady who has a crush on him, Miss Catherine Bennet?

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Monday, 2 June 2014

Loving Miss Darcy (Brides of Pemberley, #2)Loving Miss Darcy by Nancy Kelley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sequel to Pride and Prejudice as Georgiana Darcy makes her debut in society with the company of Catherine Bennet.
Can she find the happiness that her brother has found, can Kitty find love.
How does Colonel Fitzwilliam and his friends help Georgiana find love.

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Sunday, 1 June 2014

His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel (Brides of Pemberley, #1)His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel by Nancy Kelley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pride and Prejudice from the view of Mr. Darcy. starting with the events at Ramgate to his betrothal to Elizabeth Bennet.

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