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« Reply #180 on: July 30, 2013, 01:04:32 PM »
The final cover for my short story collection from Shadow Publishing is now ready:



http://www.shadowpublishing.webeasysite.co.uk/shadow7_011.htm

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« Reply #181 on: September 15, 2013, 10:29:52 AM »


When Gary Morgan travels north to lie low after a gangland shooting in London, a childhood friend is violently maimed within hours of his arrival. Decades after escaping the blight of his hometown, he finds himself ensnared in the place he hates more than any other.

Feuding families, bloodthirsty syndicates, and hostile forces older than mankind all play a role in the escalating chaos surrounding Gary Morgan. Now he must unravel the mysteries of Grudge End and his own past or meet his doom in the grip of an ancient, unimaginable evil.

COMING SEPTEMBER 30

http://bloodboundbooks.net/bloodboundbooks/?page_id=769


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« Reply #183 on: September 18, 2013, 03:05:21 PM »
David, is 'the return' going to be print or ebook? sounds right up my street

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« Reply #184 on: September 18, 2013, 04:12:32 PM »
David, is 'the return' going to be print or ebook? sounds right up my street

It will be both.

Hope you do like it.

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« Reply #185 on: September 18, 2013, 04:50:14 PM »
will be grabbing the print one then  :)


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« Reply #187 on: September 29, 2013, 04:40:20 PM »
I have an interview on the Weird Tales Magazine website in  which I discuss my short story collections and mo Lovecraftian horror novel, The Return, amongst other things.

http://weirdtalesmagazine.com/2013/09/29/the-weird-bookshelf-an-interview-with-century-horror-author-david-a-riley/

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« Reply #188 on: October 16, 2013, 11:02:45 AM »
If there are any reviewers out there who would be interested in getting an electronic copy of my horror novel The Return, just contact me on rileybooks@ntlworld.com and I'll email a kindle-compatible copy to you.

By reviewers I mean anyone who does reviews, whether it's on their own blogs, websites or for magazines, etc.



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« Reply #190 on: November 09, 2013, 06:29:59 PM »
Horror writer Craig Herbertson has provided the first review of my Lovecraftian horror novel The Return on his Heavemakers blog.

"Mr. Fosset, making a brief appearance in this work by David A. Riley says “Dark, bleak, nihilistic stuff. Not the kind of thing to take to bed for a good night’s sleep.” Admirably summarizing this new work by a veteran author who many horror aficionados will have encountered in the legendary Pan Horror series and subsequent ‘best of’ collections."

"Fans of Grudge End, a horrible place full of horrible places, will lap this up. “Even in bright daylight the five-storey building looked dark, forbidding, and sordidly utilitarian.” – a good description of Riley’s bleak uncompromising prose – sparse, economical and clinically scary."

http://www.heavenmakers.com/?p=793

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« Reply #191 on: December 08, 2013, 11:33:39 AM »
There's a detailed review of my short story collection, The Lurkers in the Abyss and Other Tales of Terror on the Vault of Evil site:

http://vaultofevil.proboards.com/thread/5398/david-riley-lurkers-abyss-tales


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« Reply #192 on: December 11, 2013, 12:29:19 PM »

My story Scrap in Dark Visions 1 seems to have got more positive reviews than any story I've written for a while. What pleases me more than anything is that I put a lot of heart and soul into this story, which I think is one of the best I have ever done.

A brief description of it on the Grey Matter Press website:

Scrap by David A. Riley
"Childhood should be a time for leisurely days spent playing in the sun. But for two abused brothers coming to grips with life on their new English estate, a day of adventure opens the door into a world of evil and sets in motion a chain of events from which there seems little hope of escape."

From one reviewer on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R33TPV96R6OVUJ/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00F8N6KJY&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=341677031&store=digital-text

"could easily have been a kitchen sink drama, depicting the lives of two brothers growing up in a poverty-stricken council estate in England", adding "Riley chooses to inject a healthy dose of horror, elevating his story to a different, altogether more gruesome level."

From Horror Honeys:
http://www.thehorrorhoneys.com/2013/12/hardcover-honeys-book-of-week.html

"David A. Riley's "Scrap" had a gritty cinematic feel - the story of two down-and-out brothers looking for scrap metal to steal and sell, until they venture into a part of town best left untouched."

From Hellnotes:
http://hellnotes.com/dark-vision-volume-1-a-collection-of-modern-horror-book-review

"David A. Riley’s “Scrap,” concerns two brothers living in England who have been abused at the hands of those who should be caring for them. What they see as a new opportunity to turn their lives around turns out to be anything but. David lures readers into the plot and shocks with the greatest of ease."

From The Horror News Network:
http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/articles/2-uncategorised/8521-dark-visions-a-collection-of-modern-horror-volume-1

"SCRAP by David A. Riley is in my top two for this collection. It's just so, so good. It's sad and terrifying and just very well written. I would like to read more of Riley's work as well. It seems the words and the stories come easy to him."

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« Reply #193 on: February 03, 2014, 12:58:33 PM »
Brilliant review of my short story collection, The Lurkers in the Abyss and Other Tales of Terror on the hellnotes website.

"In the introduction, David A. Sutton characterizes Riley’s stories as “urban horror” and there is plenty of that here but there is also something more.  Something that, like the work of Ramsey Campbell, is out of synch with the rest of reality.  Even more, with Riley’s fiction, you are left with the feeling that you yourself, at any time, doing the most mundane acts, could be consumed by darkness."

http://hellnotes.com/the-lurkers-in-the-abyss-and-other-tales-of-terror-book-review


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« Reply #194 on: February 10, 2014, 01:15:03 PM »
A great review of The Lurkers in the Abyss and Other Tales of Terror has just been posted on the Horror World website, penned by Mario Guslandi.

"For the fans of classical horror fiction, a very interesting collection by a  modern but classical author."

http://horrorworld.org/hw/2014/02/the-lurkers-in-the-abyss-and-other-tales-of-terror/