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THE EXILED


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

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?

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THE PLASM


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

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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BROKEN SIGIL

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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SAMURAI AND OTHER STORIES

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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DARK MELODIES

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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THE RAVINE

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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THE HOLE

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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CLOCKWORK DOLLS

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


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NIGHT OF THE WENDIGO

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.


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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 magazine



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THE INVASION

It started during a winter storm on the North Eastern Seaboard which brought with it a strange green rain. Where it fell, everything withered, died, and was consumed. The residents of remote outposts in Maritime Canada escaped the worst of the early damage, but that was a blessing in disguise, for they were left to watch as first North America, then the world, was subsumed in the creeping green carpet of terror.

And that was just the beginning. New life forms began to arise from the ooze, simple organisms at first, but multiplying with ever-increasing complexity. The few human survivors are faced with a full-scale invasion... and only radical measures will guarantee the survival of the human race.

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ABOMINABLE



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

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GENERATIONS



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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THE CONCORDANCES OF THE RED SERPENT



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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SHERLOCK HOLMES: REVENANT


A strange sickness affecting the members of the House of Lords starts a new adventure for Holmes and Watson, one that will see them on the run, accused of murder and pursued by both the police and a deadly gang of assassins.

The case takes them up and down the country, from Scotland to the Houses of Parliament and leads them down arcane paths, following their relentless foe in pursuit of the lost secret of immortality.

Their adversary seems hell-bent, not only on their destruction but on an act of terrorism that will shake London to its foundations.

Holmes must catch and unmask the revenant, and only by confronting his own past will he be able to prevail.

Baker Street Irregulars should quickly secure a copy of the book. - British Fantasy Society

...a splendid and entertaining diversion - Black Static #28

It's a nice blend of mystery and occult adventure and you don't find that particular flavor much any more - Don D'Ammassa

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CARNACKI: HEAVEN AND HELL



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

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PROFESSOR CHALLENGER:THE ISLAND OF TERROR

Available now from Dark Regions Press.

Strange lights on the moors, weird noises in the night, cattle disappearing; these things alone are more than enough to prompt Malone’s newspaper to send him to investigate. And when his old companion Professor Challenger also goes missing, the hunt is on.

The trail leads Malone to the British military, and to a research station in the Bristol Channel, where an old terror proves, once again, that some things are not meant to be contained.

Mr. Meikle continues to write outstanding stories, and Professor Challenger: The Island of Terror is no exception, it further cements his place as one of the best storytellers writing today and I highly recommend it. - FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND

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THE VALLEY

In 1863, a group of mercenaries are hired to help out a mining town in Montana. They arrive to find the town empty and some of the buildings wrecked and strewn over a wide area. A new cave leads them to a land that time forgot, a high valley full of animals that are extinct elsewhere, but have thrived in the remote environment. But something else is loose in the land, something even older that has emerged from the cave system.

Soon the remaining men are fighting for their lives, and the lives of everything in the valley.

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ISLAND LIFE

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.

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THE CREEPING KELP



Some seaweed, a jellyfish and some material brought back from the Peabodie expedition to Antarctica. An innocuous enough blend you might think. But when a storm in the North Atlantic frees a sample that has been dormant inside an old wreck, the new creature finds that it is hungry. Our plastics-oriented society has given it an abundant supply of food... more than enough for it to grow, and build, and spread.

Can anyone escape the terror that is... THE CREEPING KELP?

If you are like me and grew up on those glorious nature run amok movies you will absolutely love The Creeping Kelp and I highly recommend it. - Famous Monsters of Filmland

The Creeping Kelp would make for a great beach read, and will give you shivers the next time you step on a piece of seaweed in the water. Highly recommended. - The Monster Librarian

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CRUSTACEANS


Giant killer crabs invade Manhattan.

Crustaceans is 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

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WATCHERS

The Watchers vampire trilogy is now available in a single volume omnibus edition for the Kindle

The Watchers trilogy, my retelling of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion in Britain. Bonnie Prince Charlie, and all his highland army, are Vampires and are heading south to claim the British throne. The "Watchers" of the title are the guards of the old Roman wall built by Hadrian, now reinforced to keep the vamps out. It is constantly patrolled by officers of the Watch, two of whom become the main protagonists of the series.

"Breathtaking, Scary and Original. A must read. An impressive blend of horror, history and imagination." - Dave Dreher, Horror News Network

"I’m always impressed when anyone can add a new twist to the venerable vampire canon. Hugely enjoyable fun to read." - Joe Gordon, The Alien Online


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WATCHERS
BOOK 1: THE COMING OF THE KING



It is 1745, and the long awaited night has come. The BloodKing calls his army to battle and will bring them South to claim his birthright; the throne of Britain.

Only the Watchers on the old wall stand in his way.

Aims for pure entertainment ... and hits the mark Simon Morden, VECTOR

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WATCHERS
BOOK 2: THE BATTLE FOR THE THRONE



Battle is joined. The Watchers are parted, and must pursue their own fates as the vampire army heads into the heart of England.

But they also have their own demons to conquer, before they can begin to save the throne.

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WATCHERS
BOOK 3: CULLODEN



A great victory has been won, but the war is far from over. The Boy-King now needs his bride and his heir.

A new darkness is fast approaching. Victory is close - but will the hands of Martin and Sean be too bloodied for them to grasp it?

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THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES
THE SKIN GAME



Derek is on the lam, framed for a murder and chased by a cult intending on getting their hands on the skin belt that writhes in Derek's pocket.

When a firm of lawyers offers him a way out he grabs it with both hands.

Then things really go to the dogs.

TRAILER
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THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES: THE SIRENS



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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THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES: THE AMULET



A priceless family heirloom has been stolen and everyone in town is looking for it.

The stars are right once more, and an ancient evil has been awakened from its dreaming sleep.

It was supposed to be an easy case, fast money. But pretty soon PI Derek Adams is up to his armpits in bodies, femme fatales and tentacles.

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ELDREN THE BOOK OF THE DARK



Two young boys reawaken an ancient vampire. Only "The Book of the Dark" can stop it. But the sun is getting low.... and vamps are not the only dangers in the night

"A gem of a book...essential reading if you are literate, and if you want the vampire genre to grow beyond stagnant velvet clad fops." --Shirlie Leighton for Bite Me Magazine

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FLOWER OF SCOTLAND



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

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A VERY SCOTTISH MURDER



When a body surfaces in a bunker on the Old Course at St. Andrews, murder takes the town by storm. Soon bodies pile high as the trail leads PI John Royle to a gangster, greed, and evil motives. It becomes the case he’s always wanted, and the one he'll wish he never accepted as the future of St. Andrews is in the balance.

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