G. Wells Taylor

Biography

G. Wells Taylor is currently promoting his book Of The Kind, and working on a new Variant Effect novel.

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 his Vampires of the Kind books, the Wildclown Mysteries, and sequels to the popular Variant Effect series.

Series

Vampires of the Kind
The Kind is a dangerous breed. Time has protected them as they fed upon the human hordes, content to hunt in the shadow of myth and superstition. But some remember elder days when they ruled the world, and the more ambitious among them believe that time has come again.
Bent Steeple
Price: $3.99 USD.
Of The Kind
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Wildclown Mysteries
MURDER IS STILL MURDER IN GREASETOWN. Even if life has become a little complicated. Fifty years ago, at the end of the last Millennium people expected something bad to happen, but they never expected the Change. People stopped aging, the dead rose from their graves, it started raining and it’s been raining ever since. Things looked so bad that everyone thought it was the end of the world, but a guy still has to make a living doesn’t he? THE WILDCLOWN MYSTERIES in the World of Change. A unique setting that mixes gothic horror with the two-fisted pragmatism of a hard-boiled detective novel.
The Variant Effect
The old building in a rundown part of town was a perfect place to find a body, but Joe Borland knows they’d never have dragged him out of retirement if it still had its skin. It’s been twenty years since Borland battled the Variant Effect, and twenty since he let his partner get skinned alive. Now they are ordered back into action to meet a terrifying new threat.
Dracula of the Apes
Dracula of the Apes picks up where Bram Stoker’s Dracula left off and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes began. Genres collide in this thrilling horror/adventure hybrid. Dracula’s gypsy servant Horvat has the special duty of preserving his master’s body if the worst should ever happen—and the worst has happened! Dr. Van Helsing’s team of vampire hunters has decapitated the count and reduced him to dust and ashes. Horvat’s instructions are simple. Dracula’s remains must be stored in a special urn and bathed in blood while en route to South Africa where a mysterious ally will see to his resurrection. But fate steps in off the African coast and a shipwreck casts Horvat and his precious burden into the jungle setting of another literary classic.
The Apocalypse Trilogy
In the World of Change people stopped aging, the dead rose from their graves, it started raining and it’s been raining ever since. But a guy still has to make a living doesn’t he? G. Wells Taylor weaves an intricate web of hard-boiled mystery, doomsday revelations and Wild West shootouts in a genre-jumping trilogy that spans generations. Hard-boiled detectives, zombie gangsters, angels, demons, and gunslingers inhabit the dying cities and radioactive wastelands of an apocalyptic future where everyone must play a part in the battle at the end of the world.

Books

Of The Kind
Series: Vampires of the Kind. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 164,960. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
NATHAN CHAMBERS and his fiancée hope to restart their romance at the cottage. They arrive to find the locals distant and animal life absent. When a mysterious group moves into the place beside theirs, a sudden death suggests the virus, but the truth is worse. The strangers next door are a dangerous breed, and they’ve been followed to the lake by a bloodthirsty force set on the rebirth of the Kind.
A Coral Pillow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
ONE FATEFUL NIGHT, a lonely lighthouse keeper climbs into a rowboat and sets off to visit a mainland tavern in search of company. When his boat capsizes on the rough sea, he sinks into the cold abyss expecting death, so he is surprised to awaken on shore in the morning light. He’s still alive, but he’s no longer alone! Love, legend, and loss drive this dark fantasy.
Damned with the Devil
Series: The Wildclown Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,350. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A DARK-HAIRED beauty asks Detective Wildclown to join a mercenary team she has hired to attack a neo-Nazi compound near Greasetown. He's only been back on the job a while, so he declines but soon regrets the choice when he hears the bad news about her mission. His guilty conscience goes into high gear and leads him to investigate an ancient evil that refuses to believe he isn't really on the case.
The Variant Effect: Madhouse 3 - BURN
Series: The Variant Effect. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,710. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
SOMEONE WAS GETTING SKINNED ALIVE! But many 9-squad members have just fallen to their deaths, so a rescue attempt would be suicide with Skin Eaters hunting on the levels around them. Captain Beachboy must lead the survivors in a search for a rumored escape tunnel while dark forces gather, and a secret clock winds down to DOOMSDAY and the final Variant Squad protocol of Ziploc, Gas and BURN!
The Variant Effect: Madhouse 2 - Gas Light
Series: The Variant Effect. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,790. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
THINGS ARE in upheaval at Bezo Headquarters. Lazarus team is in charge and must stop the Variant Effect outbreak at any cost. They order Borland and 9-Squad to provide security over an underground research complex. Soon 9-Squad must decide who they can trust as lethal forces gather. Continue to explore the MADHOUSE with Gas Light, second stage in the final chapters of the Variant Effect series.
The Variant Effect: Madhouse 1 - Ziploc City
Series: The Variant Effect. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,500. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A YEAR has passed since the Variant Effect returned and Skin Eaters started hunting again. Metro has been quarantined and the National Guard stands ready to shoot anyone who tries to leave the city. The Variant stationhouses have reopened and 9-Squad is wondering if they can stop the new outbreak or if their Bezo bosses have left them to die with the populace. The End Begins Now in the Madhouse!
The Variant Effect: Blood Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
BACK IN THE DAY ... It was totally out of control by the time authorities understood that something serious was going on. As a result, the worst of it emerged from the shadows, hidden behind closed doors and far from view, where the true horror played out in isolation. The Variant Effect was impossible to detect until you were already infected.
The Night Once More - A Wildclown Novel
Series: The Wildclown Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,650. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A WANDERER on the road keeps losing track of time...and place. His only clues to who he is come from the many fatal wounds on his body and the recurring nightmares of a doomsday cop, a gunslinging clown and a maniac on a mission from God. Are they echoes from his past life, or is he haunted by something that followed him back from the grave?
Dracula of the Apes - Book Three: The Curse
Series: Dracula of the Apes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,190. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Adventure » Action
AS GAZDA GROWS to manhood he drifts away from his adoptive family to search out his true origins and others of his kind. When American and European castaways arrive at his lair, he believes they are from his real tribe; but, he dare not approach them until he can resist the siren song of the blood that flows in their veins.
Dracula of the Apes - Book Two: The Ape
Series: Dracula of the Apes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,930. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A GRIEVING SHE-APE whose son was murdered by an ambitious alpha male, mistakes Dracula’s regenerating body for a newborn of her species, so she names the foundling “Gazda” and takes him to her tribe to raise as her own.
Dracula of the Apes - Book One: The Urn
Series: Dracula of the Apes. Price: Free! Words: 61,840. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
DRACULA OF THE APES picks up where Bram Stoker’s Dracula left off and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes began. Genres collide in this thrilling horror/adventure fiction hybrid.
Mother's Boy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,910. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
SCOTT KEYES returns to his hometown of Sydenham after twenty years away eager to explore the darkness that surrounds his forgotten childhood. His adoptive parents moved him away for his own good, but never explained the circumstances. He soon unlocks a mystery steeped in black magic and written in blood that lures him to a cursed old home where something is waiting and watching for Mother's Boy.
Memory Lane - A Novella
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
THE BEST SECRETS are about the past, and we tell those because they happened long ago or far away to somebody else who is dead and gone. That’s all ancient history, so those secrets are safe to tell. But there are other things that are happening right now. Secrets that you don’t even dare whisper about. Secrets like this one.
The Variant Effect: GreenMourning
Series: The Variant Effect. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,740. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
WHILE HYDE hunts for a Variant-enhanced serial killer, a fight with a skin-eating granny almost sends Borland back into retirement. Skin eaters, secrets and murder close in as the squad scrambles to contain the Variant Effect. Book two in the Variant Effect Series.
Gdy Cmentarze Pustoszeją
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,630. Language: Polish. Published: February 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
GDY CMENTARZE PUSTOSZEJĄ to powieść, która przeniesie czytelnika do niezwykłego świata po Zmianie, będącego mieszanką gotyckiego horroru i twardego pragmatyzmu rodem z klasycznych powieści detektywistycznych.
The Fifth Horseman - The Apocalypse Trilogy: Book Three
Series: The Apocalypse Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,850. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
PANDORA CITY sits on the cattle trail north to Babylon. One day a wounded rider arrives with death stalking hard on his heels. The legends say that four horsemen will come to burn the earth and one will come to save it. So who is this rider? The Apocalypse Trilogy gallops to its horrifying conclusion in The Fifth Horseman.
The Variant Effect: Painkiller
Price: Free! Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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.
The Variant Effect
Series: The Variant Effect. Price: Free! Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The old furrier building in a rundown part of Metro was the perfect place to find a body, and Joe Borland knew they wouldn't have dragged him out of retirement to see it if something hadn't eaten its skin. It's been twenty years since Borland battled the Variant Effect, and twenty since he let his partner get skinned alive. Now both of them are ordered back into action to meet the new threat.
When Graveyards Yawn - The Apocalypse Trilogy: Book One
Series: The Apocalypse Trilogy · The Wildclown Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 116,290. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A dead lawyer enters the office of Wildclown Investigations and hires the detective to find his killer. Wildclown and his dead sidekick Elmo soon find themselves entangled in a battle for control of a secret that offers either hope or doom for humanity. The case takes us to a unique setting that mixes Gothic horror with the two-fisted pragmatism of a hard-boiled detective novel.
The Forsaken - The Apocalypse Trilogy: Book Two
Series: The Apocalypse Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,810. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
A DEMON hires the assassin to kill an Angel from a rival gang. It’s not the first time the hit man’s had an employer from Hell, so he checks the fine print before setting bloody quill to parchment. Just one stipulation: he’ll have to make it quick if he wants to avoid the End of the World. The Forsaken returns us to the World of Change fifty years after the events in When Graveyards Yawn.
Menagerie - A Wildclown Novel
Series: The Wildclown Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,430. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
WILDCLOWN'S CLIENT is a federal agent with evidence that can bring down the corrupt government he serves. All the detective has to do is hide him from a gang of relentless hit men who are racing from all over to compete for the prize. Wildclown takes him to an isolated cabin on a lake but he didn't figure beautiful blondes, circus treasure or a zombie lobster boy into the plan.
Wildclown Hijacked
Series: The Wildclown Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,360. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A BODY SNATCHER IN GREASETOWN? The Gorshin Institute offers a miracle cure for rich and famous addicts. When a millionaire's son in Wildclown's care goes missing, the detective has to risk it all to clear his name. Wildclown battles through a gruesome landscape of undead bandits and body snatchers to a final showdown with a mad scientist high above the World of Change.
Wildclown Hard-Boiled
Series: The Wildclown Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,710. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
WHAT DO HUNGRY CAT GODS, Aquatic Zombies, Teenage Vampires and a Living Dead Bride have in common? They all want to kill Wildclown. There's no such thing as easy money, especially since the Change. People stopped aging, the dead rose from their graves, it started raining and it's been raining ever since. But a guy's got to make a living doesn't he? A collection of the detective's case files.
The Corpse: Harbinger
Series: The Wildclown Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
"DEAD THOUGH my employer was, like his peers the Corpse retained the knowledge of self, human with the shadow of emotion and feeling; the empty echo of which must have made the reclining position insufferable at any time, though he claimed their lack improved his powers of deduction. No idle boast since none could dispute that he was the greatest detective of our time.” Julian Pachs Esq.
6 - Portrait of a 21st Century Snuff Fighter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,260. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
IS HE the explosive and dangerous result of illegal genetic experiments gone terribly wrong or a Darwinian throwback spawned by toxic spills, global warming, and radioactivity? YOU ASK HIM! Join the world’s most violent man on a raunchy voyage of self-discovery that takes him from the frigid peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the blood-soaked Snuff Fighting rings of Argentina.
Bent Steeple
Series: Vampires of the Kind. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 183,260. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE TREES... A blizzard isolates a remote northern village that was stricken by a fatal and unknown disease thirty years before. Some survivors believed a vampire stalked the frozen forests, but their suspicions sounded like insanity. Now their secrets have drawn them back for vengeance, salvation and for blood. IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN...

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Smashwords book reviews by G. Wells Taylor

  • Vu Ja De: Collected Short Stories Volume Three on Feb. 15, 2021

    I really enjoyed this collection. BP Gregory's sheer delight at entertaining and creeping readers out quickly manifests in a group of stories that fuses horror, sci-fi, and humor in a unique way that is always unsettling and entirely engaging for that reason. Gregory’s unique voice provides the reader a false sense of security that the author is only too happy to kick out from under you when it’s time to be scared. The end result is you’re never ready for what’s coming! Outstanding in this collection is Gregory’s hard-boiled, sci-fi tale PARALLEL that refreshes contemporary and classic genre tropes while continuously delivering unique narrative payoffs. It’s impossible to predict where the mystery takes you, so it is a pleasure to read again and again. PARALLEL has “franchise” written all over it, so I sure hope Gregory writes more from that universe.