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THE GODS OF MOAB
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A pleasant New Year's Eve outing
becomes an experience in otherworldly horror when two close-knit couples
discover a shocking secret in the darkest corners of the Appalachian mountains.
At an opulent mountain inn, Warren Burr, his fiancee, Anne, and their friends,
Roger and Kristin Leverman, encounter a religious zealot named John Hanger, who
makes it his business to bear witness to them of his peculiar...and
disturbing...faith. His efforts rebuffed, Hanger insidiously assumes control of
the couples' technological devices, leading them to stumble into unexpected,
surreal landscapes...landscapes inhabited by nightmarish beings that defy
explanation and rationality. To return to the world they thought they knew,
Warren and his friends must not only escape the deadly entities that pursue them
but somehow stop John Hanger's nightmare-plague from spreading to the outside
The Gods of Moab
DARK DISCOVERIES #24
As a longtime Dark Shadows fan and author of the HarperCollins
novel, Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark, as well as several
Dark Shadows audio dramas produced by Big Finish, Mark provides a
lengthy, comprehensive article on the original ABC-TV series. The issue also contains
an interview with Dark Shadows actress Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie
Evans, Josette Dupres, and others). Now available! Visit the
Dark Discoveries website for ordering information.
New interview at
GINGER NUTS OF HORROR
"A lengthy, thoughtful, and
well-researched interview by Jim McLeod for Ginger
Nuts of Horror. It surely makes me smile when someone
shows genuine respect for me and even some fondness for my work, as Jim
did with his interview. The whole business was a lot to go through — the
final word count is over 6,000 words — but it was worth every minute of
effort. If you've ever wanted to ask me anything about my chosen side
vocation, Deathrealm, Dark Shadows,
Godzilla, et. al., here's your chance; you'll almost certainly find your
questions answered here.
Since Jim is in the UK, the MS Word file he provided me defaulted to UK
English, so color came out colour and marvelous
came out marvellous. I rather enjoy this because it makes me
sound ever so much smarter."
the interview at
Ginger Nuts of Horror.
GAKI & OTHER HUNGRY SPIRITS
In Paperback and e-Book From Dark Regions
Strange shapes hiding in the
shadows cast by the moonlight. Eerie noises drifting out of the forest
and rising into the night. The sound of inhuman footsteps approaching
from somewhere in the darkness. A pair of gleaming eyes peering in
through your window at midnight....
This is the nightmarish,
haunted world you will enter in this new collection of 17
tales—including six never before published—by Stephen Mark Rainey,
longtime editor of Deathrealm magazine and author of such
acclaimed works as Balak, The Lebo Coven, Blue Devil Island, The
Last Trumpet, and Other Gods. Enter willingly…and
prepare yourself for a chilling journey through some of the most
frightening literary landscapes you have ever experienced.
Read Mark's short story, The Gaki, online
or download it as a
MOBI file for your Kindle.
Read more about
The Gaki & Other Hungry Spirits
NOW AVAILABLE from Crossroad Press!
Lost in the Dismal
After her husband murders
their daughter and then commits suicide, Courtney Edmiston, devastated
and homeless, accepts an invitation to move in with her old college
friend, Jan Blackburn. Jan lives with her brother, David, and eccentric
Aunt Martha in the town of Fearing, North Carolina, at the edge of the
Dismal Swamp. The Blackburn family has suffered its own recent tragedies
— and Courtney learns that Jan and David have more than their share of
enemies in the town. Because of her association with them, Courtney soon
finds Fearing a very dangerous place to live. Certain members of the
Surber family, who once worked for the Blackburns, hold a deep grudge
against Jan and David and, on several occasions, attempt brutal acts of
violence against them. Courtney, determined to help her friend in her
own time of crisis, sets out to broker a peace but instead becomes more
and more mired in the bitter feud.
For reasons Courtney cannot comprehend, many of the townspeople fear old
Martha Blackburn. However, she begins to understand why when Martha
threatens the Surbers with swift retribution — by way of a ghostly
entity known as the Monarch — and gruesome death does indeed visit the
Surbers. And to her horror, Courtney, caught between the two feuding
families, at last becomes the focus of Aunt Martha’s fury.
In desperation, two of the Surber brothers abduct Courtney and Jan and
threaten to kill them unless the Blackburns meet their demands. However,
Martha unleashes the horrific Monarch against her family's rivals. And
Courtney, whom Martha now considers an enemy, becomes as much a target
for its inhuman wrath as the remaining members of the treacherous Surber
war that never ends has begun....
BLUE DEVIL ISLAND
The beginning of the American offensive against the
Japanese in the South Pacific. Just west of the Solomon Islands lies a remote,
desert island called Conquest, where the U.S. Navy stations a new fighting
squadron, led by Lieutenant Commander Drew McLachlan, an ace pilot and veteran
of the Battle of Coral Sea.
With his group of air
warriors, who call themselves the Blue Devils, McLachlan soars into
frequent combat with the Japanese, inflicting serious casualties upon
the enemy. However, on the squadron's island home, signs appear that it
may not be entirely alone, for in nearby volcanic caves, McLachlan finds
evidence of habitation by unknown natives—natives that resemble no known
living race, and that may yet exist in the mysterious subterranean
catacombs. As the tension on the island mounts, McLachlan is forced to
fight on two fronts: against their known enemy, the Japanese, and an
unknown, predatory force that leaves mutilated victims as the only
evidence of its presence.
As the Solomons campaign enters into its final skirmishes, the Japanese
at last turn their attention to Conquest Island. In the final conflict,
the Blue Devils find themselves the target of an overwhelming assault by
the desperate Imperial Japanese forces—and McLachlan must face the
reality that the key to his men’s survival lies deep in the dark and
deadly caves of Conquest Island itself.
Blue Devil Island
In e-book and audio book
what it was like to read a horror novel that actually made you sweat
with dread and your hand shake ever-so-slightly as you turned the page?
Remember what it was like to feel your heart thud against your chest as
the plight of the characters became your own? Remember what it was like
to have a story cast a spell over you rather than ram everything down
your throat? If so, you've reason to rejoice; if not, then you need to
discover what that's like. In either case, Mark Rainey's The
delivers the goods. This is the Good, Real Stuff. From its powerful
opening in the jungles of Vietnam to its nerve-wracking finale, this
novel never releases its grip on the reader's nerves, brains, and
author of In Silent Graves,
Things Left Behind,
Free audio sample
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The Nightmare Frontier
Now an e-book from
After a ten-year
absence, Barry Riggs returns to his hometown of Aiken Mill, Virginia, in
search of his brother, Matt, who has mysteriously disappeared. Not only
is the younger Riggs missing, but his house has been ransacked—and
branded with the strange word “LEBO,” painted in blood on the bedroom
wall. Faced with a local sheriff whose efforts to solve the crime are
less than devoted, Barry sets out on his own to discover the truth. He
meets a number of locals he had known in his youth, including a young
woman named Jennifer Brand, whom he had once treated with contempt
because she suffered from a repulsive, crippling affliction. After some
awkward moments, the two become friends, and together they begin to
unravel the mystery of Matt’s disappearance. Certain locals suggest that
the name “LEBO” holds certain, ominous significance, but no one will so
much as whisper its meaning. Barry eventually encounters a mysterious
character who goes by the name of Ren—a reputed Satan worshipper. As
Barry and Jennifer unravel the clues, they learn that all is far from
what it appears—and that dark, inhuman forces are at work.
The Lebo Coven
DARK SHADOWS: BLOOD DANCE
From Big Finish!
The year is 1929. Seeking a life free
of the nightmares at Collinwood, Quentin Collins finds himself in
Chicago, captivated by the city’s energy and the prospect of a new love.
However, drawn into the twilight world of speakeasies and organized
crime, he discovers even darker shadows that threaten to overwhelm both
him and Chandres Tessier—the enigmatic woman to whom he feels drawn yet
can’t be sure he fully trusts….
is a new audio production I've written based on the classic
Dark Shadows TV serial, featuring the talents of original
series actors David Selby (Quentin Collins) and Lisa Richards (Chandres
Tessier). Click the cover image for more information, or click
here to read more about this and other Dark
Shadows audio dramas.
CURSE OF THE PHARAOH
From Big Finish!
Dr. Gretchen Warwick,
famed Egyptologist and friend of Professor T. Elliot Stokes, comes to
Collinwood, searching for the answers to life in the hereafter. At
first, Carolyn cannot comprehend why an expert in ancient, mystical lore
would desire her help, but to her horror, she discovers that she is
indeed the key to a dark, dangerous world on the other side of death...
Curse of the Pharaoh
is an audio production I've written based on the classic
Dark Shadows TV serial, featuring
the talents of original series actors Nancy Barrett (Carolyn
Stoddard) and Marie Wallace (Dr. Gretchen Warwick).
Click the cover image for more information, or visit
www.bigfinish.com to order this and other
Dark Shadows audio dramas.
THE PATH OF FATE
The Path of
Fate is an audio production I've written based on the classic
Dark Shadows TV serial, featuring the talents of original
series actors David Selby (Quentin Collins) and Lara Parker (Angelique).
The hour-long drama is now available on CD or as an MP3 download from
Big Finish Productions. Click the cover image for more information, or
www.bigfinish.com to order this and other Dark
Shadows audio dramas.
"Over there, it's a
cruel, dark place. The master tells me that when Quentin Collins
finds my heart, I can come back. Now I am