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Rayne Hall writes horror and fantasy fiction. She is the author of over forty books in different genres and under different pen names, published by twelve publishers in six countries, translated into several languages. Her short stories have been published in magazines, e-zines and anthologies.
Recent books, currently published in e-book format, include:
"Storm Dancer" (dark epic fantasy novel)
"The Colour of Dishonour. Stories from the Storm Dancer World"
"Six Scary Tales Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4" (creepy, atmospheric horror stories)
"Writing Fight Scenes" (practical instructions for writers)
"Writing Scary Scenes" (practical instructions for writers)
"The Word-Loss Diet" (self-editing for authors)
"Writing About Villains" (practical instructions for authors)
"Writing About Magic" (practical instructions for writers)
"Six Quirky Tales Vol. 1" (humorous fantasy stories)
"Six Historical Tales Vol. 1"
"Six Historical Tales Vol. 2"
"13 British Horror Stories"
Storm Dancer is also available in paperback.
She is the editor of the Ten Tales anthologies: "Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires"
"Scared: Ten Tales of Horror"
"Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts"
"Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates"
"Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft"
"Spells: Ten Tales of Magic"
"Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies"
"Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance"
with more titles coming soon.
To view short exciting trailers of some of these books, go to http://pinterest.com/raynehallauthor/rayne-hall-s-book-trailers/
After living in Germany, Mongolia, China and Nepal, she has settled in a small Victorian seaside town in southern England.
Rayne holds a college degree in publishing management and a masters degree in creative writing. Over three decades, she has worked in the publishing industry as a trainee, investigative journalist, feature writer, magazine editor, page designer,production editor, concept editor for non-fiction book series, anthology editor, editorial consultant and more. Outside publishing, she worked as a museum guide, apple picker, tarot reader, adult education teacher, trade fair hostess, translator and belly dancer.
Rayne also teaches online classes for writers. Topics include Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes, Writing Short Stories, Creating Great Villains, Tightening your Writing Style, and more.
The next class is in September: "Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novel"
The author portrait is by the artist Fawnheart.
on Sep. 18, 2013 :
Scary isn't exactly the word I would use to describe these stories. Some are more eerie or spooky, even creepy, but I didn't find them scary. Whether or not you find them scary depends on how easily you scare. Given the proper atmosphere while reading they could become more scary. Try reading these late at night, all alone, with the lights off. These would still not be recommendable for younger audiences as they include darker themes and subjects.
Despite my lack of being scared, these were definitely well written stories. Each story kept my interest from the beginning to the end. They are short but build suspense rather well till each end.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 28, 2013 :
I think the title alone says everything!!!!
It's not that the stories within are over the board make you pee your pants scary. It's what's not said during the story that scares you senseless!
I was drawn in from the first story...It implies that something more would happen....just from Jake telling Lucie to look at what he brought. At the end...It was the rope!
Or the next story where it's about a Zombie....the witch never said what she wanted in return....but Wholly Heck she sure did get what she desired. Hearts are so tasty!
Oh and one of my favorites...Hansel and Gretel retold!
Estelle was only trying to help the poor children who were out in the cold, hungry. Guess that's one story to always make sure you know who you let in your house...LOL
Rayne Hall does an AMAZING job story telling. It's like you're around the camp fire seeing who can make the best scary story so no one sleeps..I would totally pick her as the winner!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)