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« Reply #195 on: February 17, 2014, 10:38:24 AM »
There's a new review on Amazon for my collection The Lurkers in the Abyss. I wouldn't normally mention Amazon reviews except that this is by Douglas Draa, a contributing editor for Weird Tales magazine:

"Lurkers" has to be the finest collection of single author short stories that I've read in many a year.
This collection is 100% entertainment. There's not a week story in the book. These are simply great stories extremely well told.
Every single one of these stories oozes straight forward old school story telling. And what sets them even higher above the competition than they already are is the hard edge of urbanity with a strong touch of modern sensibility. There's not one drop of ironic post modernism in the book. Just pure grim horror. There's no happy endings in these stories. and that's one of the books joys. Mr. Riley doesn't pull any punches or weaken his tales with false sentimentality. Bad things happen to the undeserving in David's universe.

If you love demons, monsters, zombies, cursed locations, sorcerers returning from the dead, a sly nod to HPL and Stephen king then this collection is for you. And it's no wonder that the titular story made not only the years best list when it came out, but was also chosen by John Pelan for Cemetery Dance's monster "Centuries Best" collection.

The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars is that if I gave it 5 then you would just figure that I was full of it if I gave it five stars.
It's a five star book though in all honesty.

Believe me though, (And I know what I'm talking about. I work for Weird Tales Magazine) I'm a tough sell after reading horror for over 40 years and this is one of the finest new collections that you can find today. Do yourself a big favour and order it now."

http://www.amazon.com/review/RN5531N84Z4PK/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=095390329X&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&store=books

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« Reply #196 on: February 18, 2014, 03:44:33 PM »
Nice to see my horror novel The Return is included in Robert Essig's Killer Reads in 2013. Thanks Robert!

http://robertessig.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/some-killer-reads.html

"The Return by David A. Riley is a dark, depressing tale of Lovecraftian mystery and plenty of horror. If you haven't read David A. Riley then you need to pick up one of his 2013 releases and rectify that. He's been publishing short stories professionally for decades and I'm glad he has finally given us such a fantastic novel."


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« Reply #197 on: February 19, 2014, 04:27:15 PM »
My review of David Williamson's short story collection Herbert Manning's Psychic Circus and Other Dark Tales, published by Hazardous Press, is on hellnotes.

http://hellnotes.com/herbert-mannings-psychic-circus-and-other-dark-tales-book-review



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« Reply #198 on: February 24, 2014, 09:15:44 AM »
I am pleased to announce that Dark Visions 1 from Grey Matter Press has been nominated for a Stoker Award under the category of Superior Achievement in an Anthology. Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson, it includes my 12,000 word story Scrap. Other contributors include Jonathan Maberry, Jay Caselberg, John F.D. Taff, Jason Ridler, Ray Garton, Brian Fatah Steele, Sean Logan, Jonathan Balog, Sarah Johnson, Charles Muir, Milo James Fowler, and Jeff Hemenway.

http://greymatterpress.com/books/dark-visions-one-anthology-main/




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« Reply #201 on: April 17, 2014, 07:28:37 PM »
A great review of my horror novel The Return on the Vault of Evil by site administrator Demonik (Kevin Demont):

"Reminds me of photos I saw in a book. Jack the Ripper's last victim. Mary Kelly... At least they were only black and white." Inspector Ray Parks meets what is left of the luckless author of Hell's Cesspit: The Story Of Grudge End.

Meanwhile, back with those fun loving, demon raising Grudge Enders, the return of a prodigal son sparks a new wave of ultra violence.

Correctly nailed for the murder of a South London gangster, Gary Morgan, hit man, high tails it up the motorway, back to his despised childhood neighbourhood Grudge End with the fearsome Broadman mob on his trail. Morgan arrives just in time to witness the demolition of the family home during the slum clearance of Randall Street. He's not sad to see it go. The place holds hideous memories of a dreadful childhood. His father, a brutal drunk, was murdered in 1968 by persons unknown. Who or whatever was responsible broke every bone in his hateful body. His old school-friend Kevin Cross never escaped Grudge End. He's spent the past few decades researching the violent and diabolical history of the area and his findings have left him a paranoid wreck - with good reason. There is evil abroad, always has been, and it can be traced back to the bowels of a disused factory owned by the obscenely wealthy and depraved Malleson family, once the main job providers for the local population.

Pitched somewhere between Get Carter and The Call Of Cthulhu - although, mercifully, the author never allows the story to get bogged down in mythos gibberish - The Return is a fast paced horror thriller with several nasty moments, including some seriously brutal scythe action involving the cover star. Long time Riley readers will appreciate the references to his back catalogue (toward the close, there is even a walk on for Dag and the teen cultists from The Lurkers In The Abyss[/i After what amounts to a post-Beyond decade in the wilderness, what with His His Own Mad Demons, the aforementioned Lurkers ,,,,, and now this debut novel, Mr. R. is on a roll.

Read more: http://vaultofevil.proboards.com/thread/5338/return?page=2#ixzz2zAUgnW7o

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« Reply #202 on: July 07, 2014, 11:39:59 AM »

Pleased to announce that my short story, His Pale Blue Eyes, is in Tales to Terrify No 130, narrated by Antoinette Bergin. This story was first published in Bite Size Horror, edited by Johnny Mains for Obverse Books in 2011 and is also in my collection The Lurkers in the Abyss and Other Tales of Terror.

http://talestoterrify.com/tales-to-terrify-no130-ferris-riley/

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« Reply #203 on: July 21, 2014, 11:47:39 PM »
Great review of my horror novel The Return on hellnotes.

http://hellnotes.com/the-return-book-review



"The Return is a grim, bloody book set firmly in the UK horror tradition, and will make a fine addition to any collection."


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« Reply #204 on: August 18, 2014, 06:33:30 AM »
I am pleased to announce that Hazardous Press will be publishing a second collection of my short stories, Their Cramped Dark World and Other Dark Tales. This will be the third collection of my stories in total (including The Lurkers in the Abyss and Other Tales of Terror from Shadow Publishing).

The stories included in this new collection will be:

Hoody (first published in When Graveyards Yawn, Crowswing Books, 2006)
A Bottle of Spirits (first published in New Writings in Horror & the Supernatural 2, 1972)
No Sense in Being Hungry, She Thought (first published in Peeping Tom #20, 1996)
Now and Forever More (first published in The Second Black Book of Horror, 2008)
Romero's Children (first published in The Seventh Black Book of Horror, 2010)
Swan Song (first published in the Ninth Black Book of Horror, 2012)
The Farmhouse (first published in New Writings in Horror & the Supernatural 1, 1971)
The Last Coach Trip (first published in The Eighth Black Book of Horror, 2011)
The Satyr's Head (first published in The Satyr's Head & Other Tales of Terror, 1975)
Their Cramped Dark World (first published in The Sixth Black Book of Horror, 2010)

http://davidandrewriley.blogspot.co.uk/p/stories-out-soon.html

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« Reply #205 on: September 03, 2014, 03:09:00 PM »
I have just created a new page on my blog giving details and links to free audio versions of two of my stories.

These are Fish Eye and His Pale Blue Eyes.

Check them out here: http://davidandrewriley.blogspot.co.uk/p/react-academy-of-theatre-arts.html  

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« Reply #206 on: January 16, 2015, 04:48:09 PM »
Goblin Mire was originally published by Renaissance E-books.

Goblin Mire is now available as a trade paperback, published by Parallel Universe Publications. 318 pages long, it is 9.50 in the UK and $13.30 in the US.  European copes are 12. Euros. There is also be a kindle version.

Amazon.co.uk  9.50 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Goblin-Mire-David-Riley/dp/095745354X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421422021&sr=8-2&keywords=goblin+mire+david+a.+riley

Amazon.com   $13.30 http://www.amazon.com/Goblin-Mire-David-Riley/dp/095745354X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421422362&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=goblin+mire+david+a.+riley



Many thanks to Joe Young who provided me with the wraparound cover.


Reviewers can receive copies of this book either by contacting Parallel Universe Publications on Facebook or emailing rileybooks@ntlworld.com.

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« Reply #207 on: January 18, 2015, 11:07:48 AM »
Goblin Mire is now available on kindle:

Amazon.co.uk 2.97

Amazon.com $4.50




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« Reply #208 on: February 13, 2015, 04:58:49 PM »


My fantasy novel Goblin Mire will be available free on Kindle for 5 days from Friday the 13th February. I would add, though, that the trade paperback is a handsome looking book with a lovely wraparound cover by Joe Young - and very reasonably priced. Nudge nudge.

trade paperback:

Amazon.co.uk  6.99
Amazon.com   $12.00

ebook:

Amazon.co.uk 0.00 from February 13th
Amazon.com $0.00 from February 13th

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« Reply #209 on: March 10, 2015, 10:50:42 AM »


I am pleased to announce that Hazardous Press has published Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales.

Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/Their-Cramped-World-Other-Tales/dp/0692385002/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425937892&sr=1-2&keywords=Their+Cramped+Dark+World%2C+and+Other+Tales
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Their-Cramped-World-Other-Tales/dp/0692385002/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425937359&sr=1-2&keywords=Their+Cramped+Dark+World%2C+and+Other+Tales


The stories included in this new collection will be:

Hoody (first published in When Graveyards Yawn, Crowswing Books, 2006)
A Bottle of Spirits (first published in New Writings in Horror & the Supernatural 2, 1972)
No Sense in Being Hungry, She Thought (first published in Peeping Tom #20, 1996)
Now and Forever More (first published in The Second Black Book of Horror, 2008)
Romero's Children (first published in The Seventh Black Book of Horror, 2010)
Swan Song (first published in the Ninth Black Book of Horror, 2012)
The Farmhouse (first published in New Writings in Horror & the Supernatural 1, 1971)
The Last Coach Trip (first published in The Eighth Black Book of Horror, 2011)
The Satyr's Head (first published in The Satyr's Head & Other Tales of Terror, 1975)
Their Cramped Dark World (first published in The Sixth Black Book of Horror, 2010)