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About Dean M. Drinkel
Ambitious, Dean M Drinkel is a published author, editor, award winning script-writer and film director and was Associate Editor of FEAR Magazine – he has also contributed several non-fiction pieces to various publications. He has over thirty credits to his name in the field of genre writing (including short stories, collections, novellas, anthologies); has written and directed fifteen theatrical plays in London and the South East of England and during the years 2002 – 2008, he wrote and directed several short experimental films. In 2016 Dean moved to Cannes, France to write a script with Romain Collier entitled “The Tragedy Of The Duke of Reichstadt”. This won two screenplay awards (Best Historical Drama / Best Independent Spirit) at the Monaco International Film Festival. In 2017 Dean directed the short film “15” for Midas Light Films. Dean has won five awards (thus far) for his script-writing and one for his directing. He was runner-up for the 2001 Sir Peter Ustinov Screenwriting Award (International Emmys) – for his script “Ghosts”. He makes his feature film directing debut in 2020 with the comedy film "Chocolate Potato".
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The novellas included in this first volume are:
“LES VACANCES” by PHIL SLOMAN. Frank and Elizabeth, change the habit of a life-time and travel to the south of France in search of a rural getaway. However, their tranquil idyll is soon shattered as folklore and family bring calamity to them.
“A SMALL THING FOR YOLANDA” by JAN EDWARDS Paris. 1937. Laetitia Toureaux’s alter ego, Yolanda, infiltrates the murky underworld of Montmartre and finds herself trapped in mortal combat against creatures far darker than the notorious La Cagoule.
“LE CHEMIN DE LA CROIX“ by DEAN M. DRINKEL As the murder spree begins ex-soldier Thomas meets younger hotel manager Jean and falls in love. Will Thomas reveal his dark past? And Jean? Well, he has secrets of his own…
“PAST BY ONE” by ROMAIN COLLIER Journalist Clément receives a letter from an old friend, inviting him to the Hotel Carolina, thirty miles outside Paris. Clément eagerly accepts as he has been promised a story which will dramatically change his life…then he meets the mysterious Candide…
Two hundred years later, twenty-six modern day masters of the macabre bring The Bestiarum Vocabulum back from the ashes.
Full Table Of Contents:
A Is For Amonby Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet
B Is For The Black Hound of Newgate by Jan Edwards
C Is For Chupacraba by Martin Roberts
D Is for Djinn by Lisa Jenkins
E Is For Ellerwoman by Peter Mark May
F Is For Fenrir by Raven Dane
G Is For Golem by Joe Mynhardt
H Is For Helicoprion by Rakie Keig
I is for Imp by D.T. Griffith
J Is For Jack In Irons by Mark West
K Is For Kappa by John Palisano
L is for Lamia by Amelia Mangan
M Is For Mara by Robert W. Walker
N Is for Nimerigar by Christine Dougherty
O Is For Onokentaura by Tim Dry
P Is For Púca by Nerine Dorman
Q Is For Qareen by Dean M. Drinkel
R Is For Rusalka by Christine Morgan
S Is For Succubae by Tej Turner
T Is For Tsul ‘Kalu by D.M. Youngquist
U Is For Ubume by Jason D. Brawn
V Is for Veltis by Lily Childs
W Is For Werewolf by Andy Taylor
X Is for XeXeu by Sandra Norval
Y Is For Yule Lads by Adrian Chamberlin
Z Is For Zulu Zombies by Barbie Wilde
Set in modern day Paris, ineffective kidnappers Lea and Maxime make one helluva mistake roping in local waitress Camille into their grandiose plan. Things go wrong from the get-go, arguments break out, bodies pile up. Just who is the big fellow following them and what has he got to do with the carnage left in Lea’s and Maxime’s wake? Read “Dirty Paws” to find out…
(Cover: Adrian Baldwin)
Discover tales about Achluophobia (fear of the dark), Ecophobia (fear of one’s home), Keraunophobia (fear of thunder and lightning), Ombrophobia (fear of rain), Trichinophobia (fear of poisoning), Ygrophobia (fear of water) and Zelophobia (fear of jealousy) amongst many others.
Compiled and edited by Dean M. Drinkel, the authors
of Phobophobias are:
Christopher Beck, Adrian Chamberlin, Lily Childs, Mike Chinn, Raven Dane, Nerine Dorman, Christine Dougherty, Tim Dry, Jan Edwards, John Gilbert, D.T. Griffith, Lisa Jenkins, Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet, Rakie Keig, Amelia Mangan, Peter Mark May, Christine Morgan, John Palisano, Daniel I. Russell, Phil Sloman, Sam Stone, Andrew Taylor, Mark West, Barbie Wilde & D.M. Youngquist.
This compendium you hold in your hands is an international exploration of the occult, transgressing culture, class, race and creed. A collection of vivid verse and stories designed to enthral, entertain and educate in equal measure. But please be warned, our documentations are not for the faint of heart or the squeamish either.
Welcome, seeker of knowledge, and enjoy the treats we have in store for you…
But be warned, fellow traveler… this is not just a book—it is a journey into the very life of Death.
Listen to the tales of the afterlife: Halloween, vampires, Heaven, Hell, Armageddon, zombies, death-bringing angels, ghosts, cults, ritual killings, nightmares from Vietnam... The lists goes on and on.
Ever wondered if it was possible to cheat death? To kill Death?
Did you know Death was a girl?
Or that it’s possible to escape and even become death?
The fear of death is as real as you and I.
You’ll be forced to answer the hard questions, and find out the answers to so much more. Like why you’re really here. Or the secret behind our fascination with the afterlife, not to mention the horrors of the actual event. These are not just stories but horrific experiences of pain and death: the deaths of lonely people, famous people, entire worlds, the death of innocence, and the pain of those left behind as they await their turn, wondering what it will be like.
No one is safe from the Reaper!
For your reading pleasure, we have assembled the following souls to share with you their grave stories: Gary A. Braunbeck, Joe McKinney, Rick Hautala, Gary Fry, Ross Warren, Marty Young, Stephen Bacon, Dean M Drinkel, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert S. Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Jeff Strand, Lawrence Santoro, E.C. McMullen Jr., Rena Mason, John Kenny, and Taylor Grant. And even a bit of poetic justice from Adam Lowe.
Includes artwork by fellow travelers Ben Baldwin and Will Jacques, and an introduction by Gary McMahon.
So sit back and enjoy twenty thrillingly suspenseful horror stories that will allow you to stare into the eyes of the Grim Reaper:
- The Life of Death by Mark Sheldon
- Stumps by Jeff Strand
- Death Squared by Rena Mason
- Rapid Eye Movement by Stephen Bacon
- The Final Room by John Kenny
- The Culling by Richard Thomas
- Crow by Steve Lockley
- Instructions on the Use of The M-57 Clacker by Lawrence Santoro
- The Death Catcher by Robert S. Wilson
- Cedo Looked like people by E.C. McMullen Jr.
- Spectres by Taylor Grant
- The Tubes by Jeremy C. Shipp
- A Life in Five Objects by Ross Warren
- Death Comes for us All by Eric S. Brown
- The Last Resort by Sam Stone
- At the ‘Pay Here, Please’ Table by Gary A. Braunbeck
- Der Engel der Liebe by Dean M Drinkel
- The Frequency of Death by Marty Young
- The Final Peace by Gary Fry
- Do No Harm by Joe McKinney
- Non-Returnable by Rick Hautala
This book is dedicated to posthumously to Rick Hautala and Lawrence Santoro. May their stories never be forgotten.
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths
Fear the Reaper eBook categories:
- Horror Anthology
- Horror Short Stories
- US Horror Fiction
- Supernatural Thriller
- Dark Fantasy Horror
- Horror Suspense
- Horror Poetry
- Disturbing Suspense
- Dark Humor
- Metaphysical Horror
- Apocalyptic Science Fiction
Machines aren’t our friends. We were told they would bring freedom and leisure time, three day weeks and the like, but what they brought was redundancy, replacement, and the scrap heaps of life. How can you not look for horror in something capable of so much wholesale destruction of hope?
And that’s what’s waiting for you in here, the wholesale destruction of hope at the hands of twisted industrial landscapes, smoke stacks and gas towers and metal golems that have no souls, no spirits, and can so easily drape themselves in our skins and walk in our shoes, doing everything we can do, faster, and with ruthless efficiency, removing the need for us. That’s the world these stories live in, and it’s a bleak place.
The first in a collection of anthologies to be published by Western Legends throughout 2013 under the banner “Tres Librorum Prohibitorum”.
A lexicon of demons full-to-bursting with great writers (some new, some award nominated, some award winning) from all around the world.
But the Demonologia is something more.
Much more in fact than the sum of its parts.
A French nobleman from the 15th Century.
Gilles de Montmorency-Laval, Baron de Rais, who was a serial killer and heavily into the occult.
At his trial in 1438, it was said that de Rais had sought out individuals who were purported to summon demons. These summoning words were put into a Grimoire fashioned from human skin and which was commonly known as the Demonologia Biblica. A book which mysteriously vanished after de Rais’ execution but which is often talked about in ‘Dark Circles’. Imagine the power one could wield with such a weapon!
Though who knows – maybe it never existed in the first place and was just a figment of someone’s warped imagination...I guess we may never know...
...so until that book is found, turn the page and immerse yourself in the unique demonic worlds these twenty-six authors have created for you...
...get thee behind me, demon...
Barbie Wilde, William Meikle, Jan Edwards, John Palisano, Tracie McBride, D.T. Griffith, Kate Jonez, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Raven Dane, Jonathan Green, Lily Childs, Daniel I. Russell, Christine Dougherty, Mark West, Magen Cubed, Colleen Anderson, Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet, Dave Jeffery, Nerine Dorman, Adrian Chamberlin, Sean Sweeney, Andy Taylor, Sam Stone, Dean M. Drinkel, Sandra Norval, Nicholas Vince