Sunday, 30 November 2014

CRUSTACEANS by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Crustaceans is available in 2 shiny print editions. There is a limited (13 only) signed, leather bound deluxe hardcover edition, and a trade paperback edition (first 100 signed). 

It's definitely horror, but it's also Science-fiction, in a very 1950's B-Movie kind of way, a creature-feature if you like. It runs in my head like one of those lurid early technicolor monster movies, and readers will have fun thinking of it that way themselves.

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 

At bottom, it’s a fun book, written to show the reader a good time and nothing more than that, on which level it succeeds admirably well. I thoroughly enjoyed its pulp(ish) pleasures. --   Peter Tennant, BLACK STATIC #31 

Dark Regions Press | AMAZON | AMAZON UK 

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

#Giveaway: Lampe Berger Paris #HolidayGiftGuide2014


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Friday, 28 November 2014

THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES: THE SKIN GAME by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Paperback edition from Seven Realms Publishing.
Things are finally looking up for Glasgow private investigator Derek Adams. The agency is flush with cash and finally getting some respect, and the nightmares? Well, there's booze for that. But the dark side isn't finished with Derek. What starts off as a simple inquiry into the dealings of a shady bookie quickly descends into a battle with the shadowy unknown.
Before he knows it, Derek is on the run, framed for an impossible murder. His only leverage is a strange skin belt that seems to have a life of its own, but hanging onto it might cost Derek more than just his life.

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES: THE SIRENS by WILLIAM MEIKLE

Paperback edition from Seven Realms Publishing.
PI Derek Adams is on a remote island and up to his hips in mer-women, shape-changers and ancient fisher cults.

Running back to the city doesn't help; there's magic and mayhem loose on the streets. An ancient god is waking up... and only blood will stop him!

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES: THE AMULET by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Paperback edition from Seven Realms Publishing.

It was supposed to be an easy case. Fast money, and a way to kill some time-something Derek Adams, a down-on-his-luck Glasgow private investigator, has way too much of. Recover a stolen family heirloom.
Easy. But the Johnson Amulet is no mere trinket...and Derek isn't the only person trying to find the priceless relic. Before long he's up to his armpits in bodies, femme fatales... and tentacles. The stars have aligned...
An ancient evil has awakened.To save the day, Derek must take some dark pathways, and not everyone is going to make it back out into the light.

Meikle’s writing makes you feel like you’re there, in the rain with Derek Adams, searching seedy pawn shops and bars for the answers. The atmosphere is terrific, and the author knows that sometimes less is more. - 
The Lovecraft ezine

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Monday, 24 November 2014

ISLAND LIFE by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Some legends are true...

The old stories tell of an evil far beneath the earth. When an archaeological expedition ignores local wisdom and opens an old barrow on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides, they unleash a horror beyond their darkest nightmares. Will anyone survive the onslaught of the Island Life?

I love monsters....especially black and white ones with the zips showing. Treat this novel like a fifties monster flick and you'll have a great time with it.

AMAZON 

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Sunday, 23 November 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 

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Saturday, 22 November 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

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Friday, 21 November 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 

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Madness of Mr. DarcyThe Madness of Mr. Darcy by Alexa Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy never discovers Lydia and therefore never visits Longbourn and Elizabeth to renew his offer of marriage.
Twenty years on and Darcy feels the burden of being so alone, but meets Elizabeth at Ramsey House a lunatic asylum for the genteel, where Darcy becomes a guest and Elizabeth is the Matron.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

GENERATIONS by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Tom wants to see a dragon. And his Granddad wants to make one. But neither of them are prepared for the consequences when they accidentally spill Granddad's special growth formula on the ground.

Insects, grown to giant-size, start to emerge, a few only at first, then more and more...a huge, swarming, mass of them. Now Tom, along with farmer's daughter, Kate, must battle against the giant bugs to save Kate's parents. They need help...big help. The kind of help a dragon can provide...

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

THE EXILED by WILLIAM MEIKLE


When several young girls are abducted from various locations in Edinburgh, Detective John Granger and his brother Alan, a reporter, investigate the cases from different directions. The abductor is cunning, always one step ahead, and the only clue he leaves behind at each scene are the brutalized corpses of black swans. 

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...

"Will we talk about the black bird?" 

Totally gripping, The Exiled delivers a killer story that will appeal to fans of both crime fiction and dark fantasy. - The Ginger Nuts of Horror

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Monday, 17 November 2014

* COMING SOON *
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LONDON TERRORS by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Cover and interior art by Wayne Miller

Page Count: 340

Deluxe Lettered Edition and 100 Signed and Numbered Edition

Three new Sherlock Holmes novellas! Nine full color illustrations, and nine black and white illustrations!

Dark Renaissance 

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Sunday, 16 November 2014


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Friday, 14 November 2014

FLOWER OF SCOTLAND by WILLIAM MEIKLE



40 flash fictions, all previously published in magazines or anthologies. Perfect for a quick read.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

CARNACKI: HEAVEN AND HELL by WILLIAM MEIKLE


In the late 19th and Early 20th centuries Sherlock Holmes, John Silence and Allan Quartermain all fought against the powers of darkness. One other man fought the same battle, armed only with his wits, his science, and his arcane knowledge. 

Meet an Edwardian occult detective who goes where no other gentleman will dare, venturing deep into neolithic barrows, into the crypts of ancient cathedrals and fighting the elemental powers of darkness on his own terms. 

Meet Carnacki: Ghostfinder 

William Meikle does a stand up job here of capturing the tone of the original stories. - British Fantasy Society

This version of Carnacki seems a bit more voluble than the one I remember, but horror stories of this type generally assume a more relaxed and intellectual air than most modern ones. It's a style of writing that I appreciate, and miss. - Don D'Ammassa 

DARK REGIONS PRESS | AMAZON | AMAZON UK 

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

DARK MELODIES by WILLIAM MEIKLE


My collection, DARK MELODIES is available now from Dark Regions Press. 

Wayne Miller, who also did the covers for THE CREEPING KELP, SHERLOCK HOLMES: REVENANT and CARNACKI: HEAVEN AND HELL has done another sterling job with this one.
Music can transport you. It can bring sunshine on a cloudy day and lift your heart in times of trouble. But there is another side, a darker side, to music. Allow yourself to be open to a different melody, and who knows where the music will take you.
In this collection you will follow the dance into dark places, down dark passageways, where dark melodies play.

William Meikle and Dark Regions Press have really put together an excellent collection that should be at the top of your to be read pile and I highly recommend it - FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Fifth KnightThe Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1170 AD Canterbury, this is a fictional retelling of history whereby five knights have been sent to kill Thomas Becket and retrieve the young Sister Theodosia and her mother. This is their adventure.

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Monday, 10 November 2014

The Corpse with the Platinum Hair (Cait Morgan #4)The Corpse with the Platinum Hair by Cathy Ace
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Criminologist Cait Morgan and her friend retired cop Bud Anderson travel to Las Vegas as a birthday celebration. Where as invited guests of Miss Shirley (the casino owner) to a private dinner, they find themselves investiating the death of Miss Shirley in a locked room scenario.

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Sunday, 9 November 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

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Friday, 7 November 2014

The Wolf and the RavenThe Wolf and the Raven by Steven A. McKay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second of The Forest Lords books. After the failed rebellion by the Earl of Lancaster against Edward II Robin and his men retreat back to the forests, but Sir Guy of Gisbourne, had been ordered by the King to kill Robin and all his man. But other troubles come, and how will they all survive.

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

ABOMINABLE by WILLIAM MEIKLE


Nobody knows exactly what happened on the last ascent of Mallory and Irvine in 1924. No details have been passed down to us. The heights of the tallest mountain have kept their secret. -- Until now. 

A short story featuring the eponymous Abominable Snowman of legend. My best selling short, over 3000 copies sold 

AMAZON | AMAZON UK 

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Just to Hear 'I Love You': An Alternate Tale of Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice'Just to Hear 'I Love You': An Alternate Tale of Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice' by Sarah Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Pride and Prejudice variation whereby Elizabeth and Mary as the only two survivors of the Bennet family are taken in by their Gardiner relations. The tragedy that has overtaken them has left Mary deaf.
This is story of their meeting with Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam

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A Killing in Kensington (Patrick Shea Mystery, #2)A Killing in Kensington by Mary Lydon Simonsen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In a penthouse flat in Kensington, Clifton Trentmore has been found dead. The investigation by the newly formed partnership of Detective Sergeant Patrick Shea and Detective Chief Inspector Tommy Boyle find no end of suspects who wanted to kill this hated man.



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I Am Celtic: The Story of Abathscantia and the Dragon IslesI Am Celtic: The Story of Abathscantia and the Dragon Isles by Elizabeth Beckett
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The story is set 10,000 BC when Atlantis is destroyed and follows the survivors to Britain where they met the Faerie people. On the way they establish the civilisations of Egypt and Northern Africa.




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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

CLOCKWORK DOLLS by WILLIAM MEIKLE


A novella from DarkFuse. 

Does all human passion, all memory, all imagination come merely from the chemistry in our brains, like the movements of a clock follow from the arrangement of its cogs and wheels? Are we just clockwork dolls? Or is there an organizing principle at work, something we can ask for answers to the important questions of existence... something that might answer?
Dave Burns has asked.
Now he, and his friends, might not live long enough to understand the reply.

Full of strong and well written characters, an ever building sense of dread, topped off with a satisfying conclusion. This novella hits the mark perfectly. - Ginger Nuts of Horror

DarkFuse | AMAZON | AMAZON UK | NOOK | KOBO | iBOOKS

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Sunday, 2 November 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

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