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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.
NEW! From Crossroad Press
Lost in the Dismal Swamp....
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.
Check out The Monarchs here.
Now available for Kindle!
Start reading The Gods of Moab on your Kindle in under a minute at Amazon.com.
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.
Check out The Gods of Moab here.
Now in paperback!
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.
"...An enjoyable World War II adventure with a science-fiction plot twist. Readers nostalgic for the era's war movies and pulp fiction will enjoy the ride."—Publisher's Weekly
Check out Blue Devil Island here.
Now in paperback!
THE GAKI & OTHER HUNGRY SPIRITS
Trade paperback as well as signed, lettered, and numbered hardback editions 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.
Check out The Gaki here.
photograph by Stephen Mark Rainey
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Last revised: May 17, 2013.