Books

Samuel’s Girl – a novel.

Sometimes, they say, reading a book can bring out the beast in you.

But what if you brought out the beast in the book?

That’s what Samuel did when he read an old book. He brought out the most beautiful beast he had ever seen and he made it his girl – and what a girl. All the perfect parts of every perfect woman, blended into one figure.

Naturally, she killed him. For Samuel, and for those around him, things went rapidly downhill from there.

Published by Eternal Press and released in November 2012.

Jessica’s Trap – a novel.

In the middle of the English civil war, an inexperienced young witch calls on demonic help to capture an ancient creature, an evil as old as Time and which inhabits the one known as ‘Witchfinder-General’.

Inexperience is no match for the wiles of demons and Jessica soon loses control. The demons will build the trap she wants but…

She is to be the bait.

Published by Eternal Press and available as an Ebook

- direct from the publisher

- GoHastings           – BooksOnBoard       – Diesel

Kindle                 –  Nook                      – Kobo

Also available in paperback from Amazon.com and from Barnes and Noble. Please check your country’s own versions of these sites to save on postage.
Now also available at Sears.

Dark Thoughts and Demons – short story collection.

What do you do if you escape Hell and return to your body, only to find you’ve been cremated and are stuck as dust in a jar? What are those train loonies really up to? Are there really things in the rain, are there supernatural saviours in alleyways, is it safe to deal with demons and if you choose to steal, what are the odds of burgling a house occupied by a demented killer?

In these eleven tales you will meet monsters both supernatural and human and it’s up to you to decide which are worse – the demons, or the dark thoughts of Man?

Ebook versions are available for most formats at Smashwords, also

- Kindle        – Nook          – Kobo

- Apple         – Diesel         – Sony

Print versions (paperback) can be found on Lulu, CreateSpace and Amazon.com. Please check your country’s own versions of these sites to save on postage.

Fears of the Old and the New – short story collection.

Nineteen tales of terror and despair including two previously unpublished stories.

Within these pages are tales that will scare you in your kitchen, in your office and in your bed. There is no safe place.

From ancient stones to beer cans, from arcane rituals to dishwashers, the monsters are everywhere. In this collection of short tales you will find demons ancient and modern, mixed with reality and unreality.
By the end, you might not be certain which is which.

Ebook versions are available for most formats at Smashwords, also

- Kindle        – Nook          – Kobo

- Apple         – Diesel         – Sony
Print versions (paperback) can be found on Lulu, CreateSpace and Amazon.com. Please check your country’s own versions of these sites to save on postage.

The Articles of Dume

There was once a hugely popular online magazine known as Alienskin. Within the HTML-pages of this publication, in every issue for seven of its years, you would find an article on writing horror stories. Now, forty-five of those articles are reproduced in this single volume so those who enjoyed them can enjoy them again, and those who didn’t can ignore them all at once.

The gently psychotic Dr. Dume wrote his first article for the online magazine AlienSkin in November 2003, and continued writing them until the magazine closed in July 2010. The articles dealt with horror writing – not so much the mechanics of writing as the underlying ideas, and where they came from.

Joined, occasionally, by his friends, he recounts the generation of story ideas and some of the means by which he forms stories around them. Each article is short and to the point, designed to be read in a matter of minutes and intended to stir the idea pot that resides in every writer’s mind to see what floats to the top.

This is not an instruction manual. It’s a book of ideas and of the dark places where they hide. Take a look – but bring a light. It’s dark in here.

Available in print on Lulu and Amazon and in Ebook format in a gradually increasing range of places.

Tales of Darkness and Despair – five short stories – print only

Five short tales of terror and despair, ranging from the unlikely to the possible and even into the probable. They are fiction… probably.

The stories included here have been previously available individually as eBooks. They are ‘The Sweet Man’, ‘Room Service’, A Little Knowledge’, ‘Bernie’s Bargain’ and ‘A Christmas Contract’.

It proved to be economically unviable to make them available as individual print books.

Available in print at        Lulu,          Createspace, and         Amazon US

Drawn without power – a cartoon collection – print only.

Thirty-two hand-drawn cartoons from the days before Windows, flat screens and mobile phones. A little humour from this author for a change! It has so far proved impossible to make a readable eBook from these cartoons so it’s print-only for now.

Available on Lulu, CreateSpace and  Amazon (US).