Donald White grew up on the coast of North Carolina with his mother and father, an older and a younger sister. He has a degree in Information Systems, having graduated with honors. Later, he moved to Durham and is now employed at a software company in Raleigh. He is an avid reader of classical and modern literature. The following works are available: Lady Killer, The Face in the Mirror, Vengeance and Valor, The Hound, Hallowed: The Collection, The Visions of Sandy Brown, The Bard and the Witch, The Monster and Otherplace.
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The Bard and the Witch
Rinaldo is the celebrated ‘Poet of the Plains.’ Along with his companion Takis, they travel the land imparting the gift of music. Lady Delshess is a dark elfin sprite, and also a witch. A wager is made between friends: Rinaldo must woo the haughty and dismissive little elf. Given his reputation, he will do everything he can to succeed. Can he win her affections, or will he die trying?
Hallowed: The Collection
Cloaked figures gather around a stone table to hear tales of great terror: of ghostly seduction and nightmares faced; of friendship lost and murder frustrated; of monstrous vengeance and perilous greed; of paranoia and powerful obsession; of awful rage and doomed revenge. What is sacred? And to what purpose do we dedicate our lives? For only through the shedding of blood, can we be truly clean…
From Donald White, author of "The Face in the Mirror" comes a new tale of terror. Linda Greywood feels persecuted by everyone and everything around her. But a real monstrosity is stalking her now, in the form of an infernal beast! Oppressed, her mind begins to unravel and she will take matters into her own hands. Run as fast as you can, but you will never escape The Hound.
The Face in the Mirror
From the author of the international sensation "Lady Killer" comes "The Face in the Mirror": a short story of a ghostly seduction which drives a man to madness. In the darkness of his room one night, a struggling writer sees a vision of beauty behind him in the mirror. Is she a lover, or a dangerous apparition? Stare into the glass, and you will see the truth standing right behind you.
Vengeance and Valor
"Vengeance and Valor" by Donald White is a gritty tale of battle between elf and man, in which the bravery is uncommon and the heroes unexpected. Seven men await their fate in the depths of a cave. Slanted green eyes menace them from outer darkness. The stage is set for a final confrontation. Who will stand and who will fall?
The international sensation "Lady Killer" by Donald White is a tale of foul murder frustrated by forces beyond the mortal ken. Rick Smith is a killer, who has chosen his next victim: Lisa Montgomery. But all is not as it seems, and Rick will soon learn the insatiable appetite of a true predator.
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Smashwords book reviews by Donald White
on Oct. 14, 2012
Wow, yeah this one surprised me. At first, it focuses on mirrors, which I love. Even the character's perspective of the mirror makes sense. And then, you find out the truth, and it is even more frightening than the build-up. This story is well-paced, succinct and the plot turns on a dime...
- Her Majesty
on Oct. 14, 2012
Ah, the tale of doomed love! Such an old, yet enduring concept. A lot of the lack of characterization can be attributed to the brevity of the work. What I liked, was the raw emotions of the lovers. And the tragedy of their love could easily be felt by the reader. There were a few terms that I am not familiar with, which could probably be removed quite easily. And perhaps a little bit of an explanation as to what draws them to one another is needed. Still, the emotions are there, and you can see that whatever has brought them together is strong.
- Turning Point
on Oct. 14, 2012
Such a short, little snapshot into the mind of someone contemplating the unthinkable. The strength is in the perspective of the character. She thinks about the victim and how others will be affected by his demise. Things that should be a concern to someone with her intentions
- Indiana Science Fiction 2012
on Nov. 27, 2012
Indiana Science Fiction 2012 is a collection of poetry, flash fiction and short stories with various artwork interspersed. Concerning the poetry, David Frazier's CJ-5 shows the nefarious uses a robot can be put to. Disco Juice Two is wild and zany, Jekyll and Hyde meets Grease... Disk is a tale of first contact and all of its horrors. Emergency Airship Operations by David S. Pointer is a sensual space ecstasy, reminding one of the oft sexual qualities of science fiction. My favorite of the poems is Hell's Belle by Jack Horne. A femme fatale takes her love of bloodshed to a whole new level... William Mark O'Neal tantalizes with visions of android girls in Techno-Dream. And Timothy Frazier's Rover describes a journey across an alien world...
On to the stories: Eating Candy with the Angel by Kristin Roahrig seems existential at first, but blossoms with a sobering revelation. Almond Eyes by Alec Cizak is quirky, introducing a group of card players, one of whom has gained a peculiar mistress... Don't let the Bedbugs Bite by Clint Smith is about a man dealing with depression, realizing that things have been growing wrong all around him. And The Agent of Change by Mike Jansen is a daring romp through a biologically-warped land.
My favorite story is The Egg by Tony Wilson. How frightening it is to move to a new house and find something living there with you... The Lazarus Strand by Timothy Lee Frazier is good, clean zombie fun. There are many dangers to using the undead as slave labor... The Deal by Chantal Noordeloos is the tale of an unlucky man with a penchant for gambling, who risks it all in a game with the highest stakes. Devices by Murphy Edwards is a quirky tale about small town inventions and their many uses. The Tesla Bars by James Gengler and Mark Brandon Allen is a nostalgic romp through younger days and what happens when little boys fancy themselves as chemists. And finally, Last Thought by Bethany Wilhelm is about an investigation turning into a fight for survival.
This is a great group of stories with interesting artwork throughout: a true feast for the mind, reminding us of the things that reside just beyond our perception.
- Insane Brain
on Dec. 19, 2012
James Ward Kirk’s “Insane Brain” is a collection of flash fiction and short stories, some of the horror persuasion, while others are thrillers, and even a smidgen of science fiction thrown in for good measure.
Among the flash fiction, is “Pandora’s Box”: a loose woman finds terrible purpose in that which she carries. In “The Werewolf Next Door,” a vampire plots the destruction of his werewolf neighbor.
Now, on to the short stories! In “The Rose Garden,” beneath a man’s misery creeps an infidelity that threatens to consume him. In “My Personal Dream” abuse is experienced and love longed for, while a man’s mind twists and turns. “Ghosts in the Mirror” is about a writer of murder mysteries hot on the trail of the murderer of his family. In “Meeting God,” witness an unfortunate child, the victim of an abusive stepmother. He is alone in this world, and contemplating murder… “Synesthete”: Lazarus is a grave robber, and Monarch is remaking him. She flirts with the grave, but soon learns that it is reaching for her.
The book now launches into a series of short thrillers, featuring Monica McDowney Private Investigator. The story “Meat Eater” brings her to face a beast in human form. In “Two Birds,” she teams up with her detective friend to stop a killer who can clean everything but the blood off his hands. In “The Mirror,” she confronts one man's dark reflection and the hate that cuts deep and burns long. And in “Rebirth,” she must stop one of history's greatest villains from returning in a new form, to wreak havoc on a young country.
A real treasure trove of the bizarre, “Insane Brain” will leave you wondering what is real, what is right, what is wrong, and what is hidden in the recesses, waiting to be revealed.
on Oct. 10, 2013
What would a man give for his soul? A simple drive leads John Elderberry, his daughter Grace and her best friend Annie into a town that should not be: Eldritchville.
The author takes us to a place where the barriers have broken, and the inhumanity of humanity is on display. Wolves hunt sheep, and monsters roam the streets. One man’s slow descent into madness is clearly seen in vivid detail.
The two girls are morsels of innocence in the midst of this wicked stew. Grace will learn a terrible truth, and her awful destiny: for magic has a price, and the Teacher intends to exact said toll in his pursuit of power.
John Elderberry will face his worst enemy: himself. Can he hold onto his sanity? Or will he be consumed by a fire that destroys from within? Trapped in a town that should not be, one man struggles to save his soul. But how much blood will be shed for him to be made pure?
on Oct. 12, 2013
Stories are like dreaming when one is awake. But what if you could enter these dreams, just by staring into the eyes of another?
Richard Sable has a gift: look into his eyes and you will experience a story of his making. Just recently, he shared this ability with his daughter Katy. The young girl was caught up in a world of wonder, where anything is possible and adventure awaits. But the ‘storyscape’ holds a hidden danger…
This is a tale of loss, and renewed hope. You can easily see what the girl sees, and get caught up in the stories that her father prepares for her in his mind’s eye. In the midst of this, is the drama of a man grieving over his comatose wife.
And Richard is forced to make a difficult choice: continue to grieve or be grateful for what he has left. Can a father face his worst fears and deepest regrets? Or will he risk everything to get back the one he loves? Dreams become nightmares and one man is sent spinning into the web he has weaved. A story can begin by will alone, but a happy ending must always be earned…