THE GAKI at Dark Regions

The Hunger...and the Horror...
Is Upon Us All!

Now available as a signed, limited hardback and trade paperback.

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.

The Gaki Contents:
The Gaki
Ghost Lens
Terror From Middle Island
Black Tom
Iron Heart
The Forgiven
Festival of the Jackal, Off Broadway
A Tale of the Terrible Dead
Demon Jar
The Spiders of Galley Cove
Free Sample
This Old House
Field Dressing

Cover art by Wayne Miller.
The Gaki & Other Hungry Spirits
     by Stephen Mark Rainey
13 lettered hardcover edition; signed by
      author and artist: $99.00
55 signed and limited hardcover edition:
Signed trade paperback: $18.95

Read Mark's short story, The Gaki, online
or download it as a PDF or MOBI file for your Kindle.

THE GAKI . . .

I highly recommend The Gaki and Other Hungry Spirits for even the casual fan of horror. The mix of styles and themes is refreshing and the tales themselves are well-crafted."
— (Bill Bodden)

"This outstanding collection brings together some of Mr. Rainey’s previously published works and six new tales. These stories are varied, dark, frightening and very well written. The myriad styles and scope of these tales covers everything you could want in a horror fiction collection, I don’t think there is a weak story in the book."
Famous Monsters of Filmland (Peter Schwotzer)

"Stephen Mark Rainey's strong prose and startling images adroitly turn the mundane into the monstrous. He has an unusual author’s voice; it infiltrates the psyche like a literary leech. The words and images aren’t easily brushed away."
(Sheila M. Merritt)

"There are many collections today with a hit and miss ratio; disparate tales shoved together that obviously do not belong in the same package—but I found none of that contrast here. With The Gaki and Other Hungry Spirits, Stephen Mark Rainey has given this reviewer more than enough reason to seek out his other work."
(Matthew Tait)


Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie), Balak, The Lebo Coven, Blue Devil Island, and The Nightmare Frontier; the short story collections Fugue Devil & Other Weird Horrors, The Last Trumpet, Legends of the Night, and Other Gods; and over 100 works of short fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies Deathrealms, Song of Cthulhu, and Evermore (with James Robert Smith).

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