David Niall Wilson
David Niall Wilson has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. His novels include, Vintage Soul, The Mote in Andrea's Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, and the Dark Ages Vampire clan novel Lasombra, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, and the upcoming novels Maelstrom and (with Patricia Lee Macomber) the recent novel Stargate Atlantis: Brimstone. He has over 150 short stories published in five collections, one of which, Defining Moments, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2007. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his poetry, and his short fiction. He wrote the screenplay for the movie GODHEAD, released in 2007 from Blurgirl Productions. ( http://www.godheadthemovie.com ) – his Dark Noir Comedy KILLER GREEN has just been optioned by Ambergris Films.
David is founder and CEO of Crossroad Press, an up-and-coming digital and audiobook publishing house. http://store.crossroapress.com
David lives and loves with Patricia Lee Macomber in the historic William R. White House in Hertford, NC with their children, Billy, Zach, Zane, and Katie, occasionally his college genius daughter Stephanie, two Pekingese, and some fish.
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The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Crazy Case of Foreman James
Foreman James always walked the streets of Old Mill, North Carolina, standing on street corners and booming his "story" . Not many know where he comes from, or where he goes - no one knows the whole story. A journal Foreman has carried since childhood goes missing, his carefully preserved world begins to crumble, and Old Mill takes notice. Can Cletus figure it out before someone else dies?
Welcome to Killer Green...
Quentin Tarantino meets Smokey & The Bandit in this noir, science-fiction thriller. Sometimes, people just need killing. When Sam West wanders into the Sunny-Side-Up Diner for the last time, hoping for a last slice of Mort's world-class pie, and one last look at a waitress named Delilah, he has no idea he's about to become the instrument of a great, karmic cleansing.
Nevermore - A Novel of Love, Loss, & Edgar Allan Poe
Near the banks of Lake Drummond in The Great Dismal Swamp, there is a tree in the shape of a woman. Long ago, an artist, and a poet met near her banks. Their meeting drew them together in vision, and legend, and pitted their strange powers and quick minds against the depths of the Dismal Swamp itself, ancient legends, and time. Once, upon a shoreline dreary, there was a tree. This is her story.
Etched Deep and Other Dark Impressions
This brand new collection by Bram Stoker Award-Winning author and poet David Niall Wilson brings together fourteen tales of madness, horror, fantasy, zombies, and dark magic, as well as fourteen original poems. Spanning more than two decades of his career, the stories offer a wide range of glimpses into the creative process that has formed his career.
American Pies - Baking With Dave the Pie Guy
American Pies contains instructions and recipes for Persimmon, Pear, Mango, Pineapple, Grape, Honey-Crisp Apple, Nectarine, Plum, Strawberry and Raspberry Pies, plus the recipe for the "American Pie" itself. Each recipe has been tested - and the results consumed. Also included are a history of pie - and the author's fond memories.
My Soul to Keep & Others
Donovan DeChance is a collector of books, a practicing mage, and a private investigator. He is also a very private man, and he is in love. When he invites his partner and lover, Amethyst, for a quiet dinner, she has no idea of his true intention. Donovan has planned a sharing - a vision that will give her the keys to his early life and the origins of his power. Also includes 2 bonus novellas.
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Something in Lavender, California is waking up. Rituals not properly completed for centuries are coming together. Nothing is what it seems. Nick Leatherman and his friends find themselves pitted against ancient evil, Nick's alcoholic step-father, and a local television host in a battle for their lives and possibly their souls. Includes the novelette : The Haunting of Victor Drahos
The Call of Distant Shores
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Thirteen tales of Elder Gods, Darkness, horror and Lovecraftian madness by Bram Stoker Award Winning author David Niall Wilson. From crazed sculpting tenants, to giant wooden cockroaches, to Tarot cards and a creepy old barber shop, these stories lead through doorways and down corridors that are not of this world. Published for the first time in this volume is the story Anomaly.
When The Deacon set up camp outside Rookwood, a murder of crows took to unnatural, moonlit flight. Things were already strange in that God-forsaken town, but no one could have predicted the forces and fates about to meet in a dust-bowl clearing in the desert. A bargain with the darkness was signed in blood, such deals are only made and broken…on Hallowed Ground...
Vintage Soul - Book II of The DeChance Chronicles
Donovan DeChance is a collector of ancient manuscripts and books, a practicing mage, and a private investigator. When, despite the finest in natural and supernatural security, a sexy and well-loved, three hundred year old lady vampire is kidnapped right out from under her lover's nose, Donovan is called in to investigate.
Tales From the Crossroad Volume 1
Fiction from Crossroad Press authors Al Sarrantonio, Tom Piccirilli, Gerard Houarner, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Chet Williamson. Ten stories, five novel excerpts. A wonderful introduction to the author's works with links to their digital works.
The Second Veil
When Euphrankes Holmynn, Captain of the Airship Vector, approaches the High Council with a plan for launching an airship through The Second Veil, an energy barrier that has protected their planet since the beginning of their collective memories, he is dismissed and banished from the city. Then a flaming object is spotted by the priests in The Chamber of Stars, and only Euphrankes can save them.
P. I. G. The Pain is Good Workout
Tired of expensive, complex workouts that promise the moon? The P. I. G. workout was developed on a cruise onboard the US Navy Ship GUADALCANAL. It worked for me, and it can work for you. You need almost nothing to start...what do you have to lose?
STARGATE SGA-15 - Brimstone
The Stargate Atlantis team discover a city on a moon about to plunge into its own sun. The city turns out to be inhabited by descendants of the Ancients who have fallen into decadence and debauchery. Faced with a dissolute society disinterested in their own fate and unable to escape, the team must fight their way free before being plunged into a fiery death.
Heart of a Dragon
Donovan DeChance watches over the balance of energy and power in the underworld of San Valencez, California. When Anya Cabrera, a local Voodoo priestess, begins tampering with the rituals binding the ancient LOA to her followers, Donovan, and his lover, Amethyst, are called in. Can they find a way to stop Anya, or will the young artist who fights at their side release a greater evil?
'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky
In this novelette, Leon flies a crop-duster-and drinks, and so he figures he'd better find a place outside of town to take off and land. He stumbles across an abandoned government airfield deep in the Great Dismal Swamp. He also discovers a lot of barrels filled with something - and being the paranoid type - eventually he starts to worry. His disposal method causes all hell to break loose!
Defining Moments is the award-nominated collection by author David Niall Wilson. This book collects a lot of stories written over a lot of years. It was first published by Welsh publisher Sarob Press. Defining Moments was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award as a collection. The story “The Gentle Brush of Wings,” first published in this collection, WON the Bram Stoker Award for short fiction.
Spinning Webs & Telling Lies
This collection includes western themed short stories by authors David Niall Wilson and Brian A. Hopkins, both solo and in collaboration. It contains several reprints from obscure anthologies, and the entire collection of three One-Eyed Jack stories, previously only available in one place through a limited chapbook collection from Camelot Books.
There is an ancient evil lurking in the mountains of California. An ancient carving watches from an alcove above the door of rotting church. When it reaches out to snare Silas Greene, and reclaim dominion over those who live on the mountain, it's up to Abraham Carlson to return to the ancient stone church of his father. The Cleansing was never completed...and there's little time.
When Klaus Von Kroft brings his band to the mountain village of Rathburg to perform a concert, he is drawn into a beautiful, ancient vampire's web of vengeance and blood, his friends are dragged along behind. Can he unravel the mystery of the mountain and overcome the call of blood…or will they all fall to Rosa's game of hunger and revenge?
Sins of the Flash
A San Valencez Mystery featuring Tommy Doyle: When a photographer named Christian Greve's mind snaps, he begins to do some very strange things for his art. Women are disappearing, and then turning up dead. It's up to Tommy Doyle, the "Psychos 'r' Us" Cop and his partner Big "Mac" Markum to sort out a crazy series of murders, and track down the killer before more women can be killed.
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When Bobby Lee shows up at Jasper's fruit stand with something big and covered in a tarp in the back of his truck, things start getting a little weird. From giant statues pulled out of the Great Dismal Swamp, to roadside attractions and ancient Lovecraftian-style gods, the two friends find themselves in way over their heads.
Includes the novella DEEP BLUE
The Preacher's Marsh
Reverend Gideon Swayne took off from a small community church in Illinois to go South. The slaves had been free, and he knew they needed someone to bring them the word of the Lord. He was called.
What he didn't bargain for was the attitude of the former slave owners of Old Mill, North Carolina, a swamp-witch named Desdemona, and a life that would challenge not only his faith, but his sanity.
The Fall of the House of Escher & Other Illusions
This collection was first published in 1995 and was the first by Bram Stoker Award wining author David Niall Wilson. It collects two novelettes & several short stories from early in the author's careers. Two of the stories were expanded later to novels. One made Year's Best Horror. Rare fiction covering fantasy, horror, historical fantasy, and Lovecraftian tales - even one romantic fantasy.
This is My Blood
First published in 1999, This is My Blood is David Niall Wilson’s first and most important novel. It is a retelling of the gospel from a very different perspective. When Jesus goes into the desert and is tempted by the devil, there is one temptation added. One of the fallen is raised as a woman to tempt him with the flesh. Instead, the woman, named Mary of Magdalene, falls in love...
The Mote in Andrea's Eye
A young girl loses her father to a hurricane near the end of WWII. She grows up to fight hurricanes for the government. When Operation Stormfury is closed down, she continues herfight and accidentally causes one of the biggest storms in history to head toward the US Coast. Then the storm, and her husband, a US Navy pilot, disappear off the coast of Bermuda. In 2006, they both come back...
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Brandt is a drunken, self-loathing guitarist. When he locks himself out of his apartment and stumbles into an alley filled with trash can fires and the homeless, he is gifted - or cursed? - with the ability to play blues like he's never heard...at a price. He must play to release the pain of the world before it drives him mad. There is another who wants that pain to grow...
On the Third Day
A Young priest experiences the Stigmata. When the Vatican sends in Father Prescott, the "Miracle Man," to investigate, what ensues is a race to find the truth behind what's happening at the Cathedral of San Valencez by the sea before the miracle - or curse - gets out of hand, and before they are faced with the question of what happens...on the third day.
The Orffyreus Wheel
In 1712, a remarkable man named Johann Bessler invented a wheel that spun after being set into motion until it was stopped with no mechanical input. The Orffyreus Wheel follows his adventures in inventing it, and those of his heir, Elly Kassel, as she fights to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
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