Sunday, July 14, 2024: A Helluva Weekend
Given the dearth of nearby geocaches I've yet to find, it's always a treat to see new ones published that aren't that far away. A trio of new caches popped up on my map Friday — out in Floyd County, about an hour northwest of here. Since I couldn't get out there at the time, I got up early on Saturday morning, grabbed coffee and a danish at the nearby Valero Fas-Mart..." (Read more.)


n case you haven't guessed, you've stumbled upon The Realm of Stephen Mark "Damned Rodan" Rainey. Browse around, check out my books (click on the covers below for detailed information), and drop me a note if you find something to fuss about. (You may call me "Mark," by the way; people who address me as "Stephen" usually want money.) Feel free to play with the buttons. And please do follow The Blog Where Horror Dwells for the latest news about my writing and other strange goings-on.

If you haven't read my work before, there's never been a better time to give it a try! Lots of my titles are currently available in various editions, including e-books and audio books. I hope you find something here that will scare the pants off you!*


*Sorry, but I cannot be held responsible for your pants.

Now in Paperback!

"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 world."

The Gods of Moab is a frightening novella by Stephen Mark Rainey, acclaimed author of Balak, Blue Devil Island, Other Gods, The Nightmare Frontier, and editor of the award-winning Deathrealm magazine and best-selling Deathrealm: Spirits anthology.

Available in ebook and paperback. Note: Autographed copies are limited to a maximum of two at a time; pay by Paypal, Venmo, or Credit Card.


From Shortwave Publishing... DEATHREALM: SPIRITS
From soft, dreadful whispers to high, chilling screams, a chorus of hellish voices emerges from the darkness to lure and draw you back to their hellish home — The Land Where Horror Dwells.

Deathrealm magazine was one of the most celebrated horror publications of the 20th Century, and now its creator brings you a new volume of fiction and verse for the 21st Century and beyond. Deathrealm: Spirits features 20 new ghostly stories (and poems) by some of the best to have ever written in the genre. Due for release on October 17, 2023.

Linda D. Addison Meghan Arcuri Larry Blamire Maurice Broaddus Heather Daughrity Timothy Huguenin Brian Keene Ronald Kelly Joe R. Lansdale Kasey Lansdale Eric LaRocca Patricia Lee Macomber Elizabeth Massie Bridgett Nelson Errick Nunnally Jeff Oliver Jessica Amanda Salmonson Richard Thomas Tony Tremblay David Niall Wilson

Available in ebook and paperback. Note: Autographed copies are limited to a maximum of two at a time; pay by Paypal, Venmo, or Credit Card.


From Black Raven Books...

Many decades ago, summoned by the power of music, the Fugue Devil — a dreadful, malevolent entity from another place — entered our world. Every 17 years, it reappears to satiate its hunger for unsuspecting souls.

Author Stephen Mark Rainey’s terrifying novelette, “Fugue Devil,” originally appeared in his first fiction collection, Fugue Devil & Other Weird Horrors in 1992. Now, thirty years later, Black Raven Books brings you Fugue Devil: Resurgence, which features the original novelette; its sequel, “The Devil’s Eye”; and ten more tales of horror and mind-bending terror.

This incredible volume includes stories originally presented by such superlative publishers as Borderlands Press, Dark Regions, and others, as well as several new stories appearing in print for the first time. Cover art is by British Fantasy Award–winner Daniele Serra.

Available in ebook and paperback. Note: Autographed copies are limited to a maximum of two at a time; pay by Paypal, Venmo, or Credit Card.


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"Damned Rodan!" Author photograph by Stephen Mark Rainey
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