The Variant Effect: PAINKILLER

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Variant Squad Captain Joe Borland returns in PAINKILLER, a gut-wrenching novella of grisly horror. Dreams and reality collide in the shadow of the Variant Effect.
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About G. Wells Taylor

G. WELLS TAYLOR is currently promoting the Variant Effect: MADHOUSE 2 - Gas Light and preparing The Variant Effect: MADHOUSE 3 - Burn for a 2018 spring release.

G. Wells Taylor was born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1962, but spent most of his early life north of there in Owen Sound where he went on to study Design Arts at a local college. He later traveled to North Bay, Ontario to complete Canadore College’s Journalism program before receiving a degree in English from Nipissing University. Taylor worked as a freelance writer for small market newspapers and later wrote, designed and edited for several Canadian niche magazines.

He joined the digital publishing revolution early with an eBook version of his first novel When Graveyards Yawn that has been available online since 2000. Taylor published and edited the Wildclown Chronicle e-zine from 2001-2003 that showcased his novels, book trailer animations and illustrations, short story writing and book reviews alongside titles from other up-and-coming horror, fantasy and science fiction writers.

Still based in Canada, Taylor continues with his publishing plans that include additions to the Wildclown Mysteries and sequels to the popular Variant Effect series.

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Review by: MoratGurgeh on Aug. 17, 2013 :
An excellent short that follows on from the novel The Variant Effect and before The Variant Effect: GreenMourning. It's readable as a standalone story, but a lot of the references will pass you by if you haven't read the first (and highly recommended) novel.
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Review by: Karen on Jan. 29, 2011 :
I have enjoyed the whole Variant Effect series and this one is a great addition. Well written, and well thought out characters.
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Review by: Katherine Tomlinson on Nov. 1, 2010 : (no rating)
Taylor pulls no punches in this novella. His hard-boiled prose is as tough as his characters...This is a grown-up story for readers who like their fiction dark as midnight on a moonless night. And if you think DEXTER is chilling, wait until you meet PINOCCHIO.
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