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I was born into a world of horror... Well, not quite, but almost! To be more precise, my 'very sudden' arrival into this world came about via a broken cinema seat. It was a seat into which my heavily pregnant mother found herself wedged, once it had collapsed beneath her bulk. The resulting chaos of attempting to free her perhaps not surprisingly induced a rather rapid labor.
Talk about a grand entrance!
I'm guessing it was something of a talking point among those present, and for many years after, too.
Oh, yeah, and the film that was showing? It was The Phantom Of The Opera!

I have had a fascination with all aspects of the horror genre since my childhood, and it is a major driving forc
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"I return my gaze to the fragmented monster resting in my palm. Can this really be the remains of an angel? And if it is shouldn’t we all tremble in anticipation of what awaits at our end?"

July/August sees the release of my latest novel, The Lord of Always. It is reasonable to describe the book as a genre blending mix of weird fiction, horror, and dark fantasy; however, at its core, it is prima... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: These opening pages were my entry into the Sherlock Holmes Fanfiction Writing Contest run by Annalie Wendeberg, author of "The Devil's Grin". I was one of five finalists, but lost out to two worthy winners. My congratulations to Sabrina Flynn and Ray Wilcockson, deserved joint winners with 'This Thing of Darkness,' and 'Good night, Mr. Sherlock Holmes' (respectively).
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He wiped the blood from his lips. Not everyone possessed the dark and guilty soul of a habitual insomniac. Not everyone claimed to be a man of God and had murdered a little girl.
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“The dead are never still, they exist just beyond the corners of our eye, in the barren wasteland beyond our own phantasmagoria, and we, for the most part, remain oblivious to their plight.”
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“Humankind is but the pieces in a game, plastic soldiers waging war between boy gods.”
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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
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“I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.”
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David Brian Nightlife is *Free* to download on Amazon Kindle. Promo applies June 6th/7th.
Nightlife Selected Cuts from Dark Albion, #2 by David Brian
A break-up with his girlfriend is followed by an argument ending in violence. Now, Jason Briggs finds himself alone among the hustle and bustle of Saturday night clubbers, and his evening may be about to get a whole lot worse.
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Alone on an isolated beach, Juliet Carlson stumbles upon an unusual beachside community. There she meets a youth named Milo. The youth is several years her junior, but that doesn't stop a mutual attraction developing. Juliet has finally discovered the meaning of true romance.
But Milo is hiding dark secrets. And his family have secrets, too.

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"If you find yourself falling for a monster, you best think twice before meeting the family."

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David Brian There's still time to pick up a *Signed Copy* of Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria - but you'll need to hurry! Goodreads Giveaway ends March 16th.
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"I glimpsed just once the figure of a naked man, standing beyond the burned out oak, on the south side of the clearing. Our eyes met, if only for the briefest of moments, when suddenly he dropped onto all fours, his body contorting as he did so, and when this fiend again looked upon me, it was through the yellow eyes of a wolf."
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Abandoned space gods, an unfaithful husband, a sociopath rapist, and a broken society with a social welfare system that presents horrors of its own; lastly, though by no means least in this eclectic collection of stories, a flash fiction homage to James Herbert, featuring his most infamous creation.
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David Brian Are you a fan of the supernatural? Here's a chance to pick up a *Signed Copy* of The Damnation Game by David Brian: Goodreads Giveaway: Winner to be drawn on February 16th.
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Kate Stringer is a woman in mourning, her murdered husband the latest victim of the notorious Catholic Jack slayer. A nationwide manhunt remains underway, but the serial killer continues to remain elusive. Now, unknown to her, Kate too has been targeted by the maniac. However, other forces are in play. Things moving in the shadows, with an agenda of their own...

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David Brian Nightlife is *Free* to download on Amazon Kindle. Promo applies February 5th/6th.
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A break-up with his girlfriend was followed by an argument ending in violence. Now, Jason Briggs finds himself alone among the hustle and bustle of Saturday night clubbers, and his evening may be about to get a whole lot worse.
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David Brian "Humankind is but the pieces in a game, plastic soldiers waging war between boy gods."
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge: There's still time to win a *signed* copy in this Goodreads Giveaway, which ends in four days.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge
"The dead are never still, they exist just beyond the corners of our eye, in the barren wasteland beyond our own phantasmagoria, and we, for the most part, remain oblivious to their plight."


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David Brian Goodreads Giveaway: *Signed* copy of Dark Albion: 36 Hours until giveaway ends.
Dark Albion by David Brian

Mary Webb has uncovered evidence of something too crazy to be true; the conspiracy theorists are right, the human race is being ruled over by a secret cabal of reptilian shape-shifters.
It seems insane. But Mary has proof the threat is real.
Should she go public with the story, or just bury it and get on with her life?
And can she stay alive long enough to make a decision, either way?

The feature story Dark Albion is a novelette length slice of suspense, supported in this collection by seven other tales of twisted science, government conspiracies, ghosts, and a family of shape-shifting rarities. This collection includes the Amazon Best-selling novella, The Boy on the Beach.


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David Brian Here is the latest addition to my growing list of New Year freebie offerings: Enter this Goodreads Giveaway for your chance to win a *Signed Copy* of Gothic horror/mystery Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.
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When fate draws together the lives of two young women, their mutual attraction quickly flourishes into a bond which threatens the boundaries of social etiquette in 1860s Styria.
As their relationship continues to develop further, they remain oblivious to the growing horror which surrounds them, as throughout the province other young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, others are falling victim to the apparently random attacks of a rampaging pack of wolves. When, finally the truth is revealed, the scene is set for a battle between two ancient evils.

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David Brian Carmilla: A Dark Fugue is a stand alone short story featuring characters from the novel Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria. The short is currently free to download on all platforms.
Carmilla A Dark Fugue by David Brian

"Under the lantern’s glare the forest presented an array of imagined threats, an opaque army of fiends, silhouettes which danced and swayed menacingly about us as we pushed on through the woodland. The poor light and dense growth combined to present an almost impervious covert tract, which for me proved a most wretched journey; though my brothers moved with unhindered ease."
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David Brian I'm aiming to start off this New Year by giving away a few freebies, and here is the latest addition to that pile: Enter this Goodreads Giveaway for your chance to win a *Signed Copy* of my supernatural thriller The Damnation Game.
The Damnation Game by David Brian

Kate Stringer is a woman in mourning, her murdered husband the latest victim of the notorious Catholic Jack slayer. A nationwide manhunt remains underway, but the serial killer continues to remain elusive. Now, unknown to her, Kate too has been targeted by the maniac. However, other forces are in play. Things moving in the shadows, with an agenda of their own...

From those broken places, where trauma and distress cloister, the dead watch with accusing eyes. And if they judge us, they may look to share their pain.

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David Brian Why not start the New Year of with a little Darkness: Enter this Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win a *Signed Copy* of Dark Albion.
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Mary Webb is a young journalist with a highly promising career. Now though, Mary is on the verge of breaking a story that could change the world forever. She has uncovered evidence of something too crazy to be true; the conspiracy theorists are right, the human race is being ruled over by a secret cabal of reptilian shape-shifters. This inhuman elite prosper from the misery, wars and blight they propagate across planet Earth.
It seems insane. But Mary has proof the threat is real.
Should she run the story, or just bury it and get on with her career?
And can she stay alive long enough to make a decision, either way?

The feature story Dark Albion is a novelette length slice of suspense, supported in this innovative collection by seven other tales of twisted science, government conspiracies, ghosts, and shape-shifting monsters inhabiting the shallows off the British coast. This collection includes the Amazon Best-selling novella, The Boy on the Beach.


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David Brian It's The Final Countdown: This Goodreads Giveaway will end in less than forty-eight hours, and then one lucky reader will pick up a *signed copy* of The Strange Case at Misty Ridge.
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I fidget from my side onto my back, and something tickles the top of my thigh. The lightness of the contact induces an involuntary giggle, and a second movement, lower down my leg, is greeted with the same response. Something scurries across my cheek and down my neck, and suddenly I am frightened.

There are things crawling on my legs and up my arms, and even through the cloth of the bodysuit I can feel their weight pressing on my chest. I attempt to open my eyes, but thin legs tangle with fine lashes as they rest upon my lids like coins of the dead.


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David Brian There are only seven days left to run on this Goodreads Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a *signed* copy of The Strange Case at Misty Ridge.
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When a young woman turns up at Jack Keswick's door, claiming her home is infested with troublesome spirits, his investigations lead to a haunted cottage, the restless dead, and the revelation of a maleficent force that will forever change Jack's perception of reality.
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David Brian Happy Halloween!
It's The Final Countdown: Only 20 hours left in this Goodreads Giveaway. Win a *Signed* copy of Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.
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David Brian There is still time to enter this Goodreads Halloween Giveaway and pick up a paperback copy of Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.

"Shy and strange was the look with which she quickly hid her face in my neck and hair, with tumultuous sighs, that seemed almost to sob, and pressed in mine a hand that trembled. Her soft cheek was glowing against mine, and I felt again that strangest of aches in the pit of my stomach, for something of which I knew not."
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"I glimpsed just once the figure of a naked man, standing beyond the burned out oak, on the south side of the clearing. Our eyes met, if only for the briefest of moments, when suddenly he dropped onto all fours, his body contorting as he did so, and when this fiend again looked upon me, it was through the yellow eyes of a wolf."

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David Brian Demons, Ghosts, vampires or werewolves, hopefully most tastes are accounted for with these two latest Goodreads Giveaways.
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"I glimpsed just once the figure of a naked man, standing beyond the burned out oak, on the south side of the clearing. Our eyes met, if only for the briefest of moments, when suddenly he dropped onto all fours, his body contorting as he did so, and when this fiend again looked upon me, it was through the yellow eyes of a wolf."

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The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian

There are things crawling on my legs and up my arms, and even through the cloth of the bodysuit I can feel their weight pressing on my chest. I attempt to open my eyes, but thin legs tangle with fine lashes as they rest upon my lids like coins of the dead."

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David Brian Goodreads Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a *signed* copy of The Strange Case at Misty Ridge.
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When a young woman turns up at Jack Keswick's door, claiming her home is infested with troublesome spirits, his investigations lead to a haunted cottage, the restless dead, and the revelation of a maleficent force that will forever change Jack's perception of reality.
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The Cthulhu Child by David Brian

Times have changed, many ancient deities lost to the mists of history. But those Old Gods who continue to thrive, they realized the need to adapt.

Abandoned space gods, an unfaithful husband, a sociopath rapist, and a broken society with a social welfare system that presents horrors of its own; lastly, though by no means least in this eclectic collection of stories, a flash fiction homage to James Herbert, featuring his most frightening creation.

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David Brian The Cthulhu Child is *FREE* to download on all Amazon platforms. Offer applies September 15th-18th inclusive.
The Cthulhu Child by David Brian

Times have changed, many ancient deities lost to the mists of history. But those Old Gods who continue to thrive, they realized the need to adapt.

Abandoned space gods, an unfaithful husband, a sociopath rapist, and a broken society with a social welfare system that presents horrors of its own; lastly, though by no means least in this eclectic collection of stories, a flash fiction homage to James Herbert, featuring his most frightening creation.

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David Brian Carmilla: A Dark Fugue is a hybrid of Gothic and modern horror, and is currently * FREE* to download on all platforms. The novella is a standalone companion to the novel Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria, and can be read and enjoyed without having knowledge of the novel.

The year is 1860, and an old soldier's quest for justice leads him to the sylvan fastness of a European forest, wherein a great evil lurks. However, General Spielsdorf does not travel alone. Moreover, his band of companions carry a secret of their own, and it is one which will likely spell disaster for any who fall prey to their urges.

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"Under the lantern's glare the forest presented an array of imagined threats, an opaque army of fiends, silhouettes which danced and swayed menacingly about us as we pushed on through the woodland. The poor light and dense growth combined to present an almost impervious covert tract, which for me proved a most wretched journey; though my brothers moved with unhindered ease."
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David Brian A lone vampire stalks the streets of a large English town, determined to make a stand against the Procerum Sanguine.
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message 59: by David

David Brian For those who enjoy supernatural mystery that delivers a bite; today sees the launch of a Goodreads Giveaway for Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.

Carmilla The Wolves of Styria by David Brian

"I glimpsed just once the figure of a naked man, standing beyond the burned out oak, on the south side of the clearing. Our eyes met, if only for the briefest of moments, when suddenly he dropped onto all fours, his body contorting as he did so, and when this fiend again looked upon me, it was through the yellow eyes of a wolf."

There are two *signed* copies up for grabs.

"Shy and strange was the look with which she quickly hid her face in my neck and hair, with tumultuous sighs, that seemed almost to sob, and pressed in mine a hand that trembled. Her soft cheek was glowing against mine, and I felt again that strangest of aches in the pit of my stomach, for something of which I knew not."

Best of luck with the draw, fang fangs!
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 58: by David (last edited Aug 25, 2017 04:23AM)

David Brian The Damnation Game and The Cthulhu Child are both currently priced .99c/.99p on Amazon, or can be read *Free* with Kindle unlimited.
Price applies until August 28th.

The Damnation Game by David Brian The Cthulhu Child by David Brian

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message 57: by David (last edited Aug 18, 2017 07:55AM)

David Brian The Damnation Game is currently priced .99c/.99p on Amazon, or read *Free* with Kindle unlimited. Promo price applies August 18th-23rd.

The Damnation Game by David Brian

From those broken places, where trauma and distress cloister, they watch with accusing eyes. And if they judge us, they may look to share their pain.

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message 56: by David (last edited Aug 17, 2017 07:58AM)

David Brian The Cthulhu Child is currently priced at .99c/.99p on Amazon, or read *Free* with Kindle Unlimited.

The Cthulhu Child by David Brian

"Times have changed, and ancient deities must adapt in order to thrive."

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Abandoned space gods, an unfaithful husband, a sociopath rapist, and a broken society with a social welfare system that presents horrors of its own; lastly, though by no means least in this eclectic collection of stories, a flash fiction homage to James Herbert, featuring his most infamous creation.


message 55: by David

David Brian Goodreads Giveaway: Hurry! Hurry! We're On The Final Countdown!
There is less than 22hrs to run, and then two lucky entrants will pick up *Signed Copies* of my new novel The Strange Case at Misty Ridge.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

"The dead are never still, they exist just beyond the corners of our eye, in the barren wasteland beyond our own phantasmagoria, and we, for the most part, remain oblivious to their plight."


message 54: by David

David Brian There are just six days left to run on this Goodreads Giveaway, and then two lucky readers will be picking up *Signed Copies* of my new novel The Strange Case at Misty Ridge.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

"The dead are never still, they exist just beyond the corners of our eye, in the barren wasteland beyond our own phantasmagoria, and we, for the most part, remain oblivious to their plight."


message 53: by David

David Brian There is still time to pick up a *Free* copy of Big Bad. The short is available until midnight on July 20th, and is currently sitting in the *Top 100 Free Downloads* over at Amazon UK. You can pick up a copy via the links below:
Big Bad by David Brian
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message 52: by David

David Brian If you like Kindle horror with 'bite', then now is the time to download a *Free* copy of Big Bad. The short is available between July 18-20th, and is currently sitting in the *Top 100 Free Downloads* over at Amazon UK. You can pick up a copy via the links below:
Big Bad by David Brian
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message 51: by David (last edited Jun 29, 2017 03:22PM)

David Brian I'm giving this post a *bump!* as there were some pricing issues when I launched this on Amazon. All sorted now.

"Not all of the Ancient Ones withdrew from this realm, and for those lower rank-and-file left behind, times have changed; cults no longer spill blood in their name - so old gods must learn to adapt."

An eclectic selection of stories; The Cthulhu Child is available for .99c/.99p on Amazon, and *FREE* to read with Kindle Unlimited.

The Cthulhu Child by David Brian

https://www.amazon.com/The-Cthulhu-Ch...
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message 50: by David (last edited Jun 28, 2017 03:00AM)

David Brian Not all of the Ancient Ones withdrew from this realm, and for those lower rank-and-file left behind, times have changed; cults no longer spill blood in their name - so old gods have learned to adapt.

An eclectic selection of stories; The Cthulhu Child is available for .99c/.99p on Amazon, and *FREE* to read with Kindle Unlimited.

The Cthulhu Child by David Brian

https://www.amazon.com/The-Cthulhu-Ch...
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message 49: by David (last edited Jun 23, 2017 04:23AM)

David Brian Looking for supernatural horror based around ancient folklore?
The Boy on the Beach is currently priced at .99 cents/pence.
The Boy on the Beach (Selected Cuts from Dark Albion #1) by David Brian
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message 48: by David (last edited Jun 21, 2017 07:42AM)

David Brian Carmilla: A Dark Fugue is a hybrid of Gothic and modern horror, and is currently *STILL FREE* to download on all platforms.

The novelette remains a 'category' topper on Amazon UK.
Carmilla A Dark Fugue by David Brian

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message 47: by David

David Brian If you can get past the ropy cover, it's worth noting that Carmilla: A Dark Fugue is currently *FREE* to download on all platforms.
Carmilla A Dark Fugue by David Brian

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message 46: by David (last edited Jun 12, 2017 11:15AM)

David Brian There is still time to enter this Goodreads Giveaway, and a chance to win a *signed* copy of The Strange Case at Misty Ridge.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

Good luck!


message 45: by David

David Brian I've just launched a Goodreads Giveaway for my latest novel. For those who may be interested, please use the link below for your chance to win a *signed* copy of The Strange Case at Misty Ridge.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 44: by David

David Brian There is still time to pick up a promo-price copy of The Strange Case at Misty Ridge. The book is currently priced at 99c/99p, but will rise to $2.99/£2.99 within the next 24 hours.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian
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message 43: by David (last edited May 02, 2017 02:27AM)

David Brian For those who enjoy werewolves and vampires in a Gothic setting; there are just two days left for a chance to win this - Goodreads Giveaway - signed copy of Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.
Carmilla The Wolves of Styria by David Brian

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 42: by David (last edited May 02, 2017 02:16AM)

David Brian Another big shout-out goes to Andrea Pearson, who has taken it upon herself to put together this huge multi-author promotion (and I do mean huge!). For fans of sci-fi, horror, fantasy and speculative fiction, over one-hundred authors, over one-hundred books; everything priced 99c/99p May 2-5.

http://andreapearsonbooks.blogspot.co...

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My own offering Dark Albion by David Brian is available for 99c/99p for the duration of the promo.


message 41: by David

David Brian It feels like it's taken forever, but launch day is here at last: The Strange Case at Misty Ridge, available on Amazon for the introductory price of $0.99/£0.99, or read for free via Kindle Unlimited.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian
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message 40: by David (last edited Apr 18, 2017 02:09AM)

David Brian A big shout-out to Andrea Pearson, who has organised a Multi-Author Spec-Fic Event, April 18-22, over at her blog-site.
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message 39: by David (last edited Apr 03, 2017 02:58AM)

David Brian Here's an opportunity for fans of horror and dark fiction to grab some $0.99 bargains. It's the Thrills & Chills promo.

http://www.craigmcdonough.com/thrills...


message 38: by David (last edited Mar 23, 2017 06:46AM)

David Brian The Strange Case at Misty Ridge is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
The Strange Case at Misty Ridge by David Brian
“The dead are never still, they exist just beyond the corners of our eye, in the barren wasteland beyond our own phantasmagoria, and we, for the most part, remain oblivious to their plight.”
https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Case-M...
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message 37: by David (last edited Mar 20, 2017 04:21AM)

David Brian For anyone inclined towards a supernatural mystery with bite, I'm currently offering two signed copies of Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.

Carmilla The Wolves of Styria by David Brian"Shy and strange was the look with which she quickly hid her face in my neck and hair, with tumultuous sighs, that seemed almost to sob, and pressed in mine a hand that trembled. Her soft cheek was glowing against mine, and I felt again that strangest of aches in the pit of my stomach, for something of which I knew not."

You can find the Giveaway details, here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 36: by David (last edited Jun 23, 2017 04:17AM)

David Brian For anyone inclined towards a supernatural mystery that comes with a touch of folklore based horror, The Boy on the Beach is currently available on Amazon for .99 cents/pence.
The Boy on the Beach (Selected Cuts from Dark Albion #1) by David Brian
https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Beach-Sele...
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