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David E. Gates is a prize-winning and award-winning writer who has published a number of books and short-stories. His work has been featured in television, radio and print media.

His first book, Access Denied, a true story based on events from his life, was nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards and selected for Book of the Day by Indie Book Butler in November 2019. His novel, The Wretched, won SILVER in the AuthorsDB 2017 Cover Contest and his latest anthology of short-stories, poems and articles has made the semi-finals of the AuthorsDB 2019 Cover Contest.

His short story, My Mother & The Medium, won The News’ Ghost Story competition in December 2019.

His first horror novel, The Roots of Evil, was voted best to read on the Novel Festival site!

https://novelwritingfestival.com/2017/09/16/best-of-horror-gothic-novels/

David’s poem, The Ode of Phineas Gage, was selected to be featured on http://www.poetrysoup.com.

The Magic of Mushrooms, made runner-up in the Grow Wild poetry competition. Other poems, such as Vape Away, Terminators and Outrunning The Rain, have been featured in The Poetry Festival.

He won the SILVER prize in the AuthorsDB 2016 Cover Contest for The Ghost of Clothes and won best HORROR Novel Logline for 2016 for The Roots of Evil.

He has previously won first prize (Gold) for The Roots of Evil and third prize (Bronze) for Access Denied in the 2015 AuthorsDB Cover Contest, and has made a film about the battlefield memorials in Ypres, Belgium called Ypres – The Battlefield Tours (available at www.shelleyshow.co.uk).

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WIN a FREE copy of HE CAME BACK!

To celebrate the release of He Came Back, out on 21st May 2021, we’re giving away free copies.

For details of how to win, sign up to the newsletter at Horror Oasis – Your Destination for All Things Indie Horror

The giveaway will only be detailed in the latest newsletter. which you can subscribe to on the above link… so get your skates on and sign up!

He Came Back – Available for pre-order & more.

When a villager returns from the war, strange events begin to affect the inhabitants who believe the soldier has brought back a curse with him… 

eBook pre-order available now at all good online bookstores.

Will be available in all eBook formats (Kindle version here) at all good online bookstores (Other formats here) from 21st May 2021.

Exclusive for early readers: Autographed printed version available for just £5.00.

Simply scan the code below, enter “He Came Back” and the delivery address in the note, to purchase.

He Came Back – New Short Story Coming Soon…

My latest short story, inspired by a trip to a haunted village in Hampshire, called He Came Back, will be released soon.

Telling the tale of mysterious occurrences upon the return of a villager, it will be available in eBook format from all good online bookstores and in printed format directly from www.davidegates.com.

Final artwork of the cover:

BD’s Big Diet Book

A different kind of diet book!

This one doesn’t tell you what or how to eat, but rather gives you the experiences of more than a dozen different diets, allowing you an insight into each to enable you to choose the diet that’s right for you!

Based on real-life experiences, detailing the highs and lows of each diet, with a scoring mechanism for each, this book gives practical help and advice, along with some humorous tales, on a variety of diets and dieting.

Available at all good online bookstores in eBook and Paperback formats.

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Amazon / Smashwords / Paperback

Unlike other diet books, this is an amusing, encouraging and refreshing approach to one man’s journey through the minefield of diets available. It details his frank, honest experiences of the diets and highlights some pros and cons of each to give you a better informed opinion of which would best suit you. I will be using this as a reference guide in my own quest to lose weight and get healthier and I hope to achieve the same success. – Kindle Customer

Perfect gifts for Christmas

Looking for a little something that’s different? Why not give an AUTOGRAPHED copy of one of my books?

Scan the QR code to purchase any of the following:

Access Denied, The Roots of Evil, The Wretched (£10 each including P&P).

Motorcycle Man – Full Colour Illustrated Edition, The Shitty Chalet (£5 each including P&P).

Omonolidee – Full Colour Illustrated Edition (£15 including P&P)

Motorcycle Man – Available now.

David E. Gates brings you a joyful illustrated reminiscence of his days of motorcycling. A memoir for bikers, of all ages, everywhere.

Experience the thrills and spills of a young man’s foray into motorcycling. From simple scooters to high-powered super-bikes, from commuters to tourers, revel in the highs and lows from the author that brought you Omonolidee.

With additional material from Dean Hopton.

Available now from Smashwords and all good online bookstores. And Amazon.

For an autographed, printed copy, for just £5.00 inc. P&P please purchase via the button below.

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The Deeper Roots of Evil – Now Available

The Deeper Roots of Evil is the astonishing sequel to David E. Gates’ first horror novel, The Roots of Evil.

Eric Barber investigates his father’s legacy, uncovering devastating family secrets and a malevolent force that haunts the village of Ropely. A force that seeks to destroy, in horrific, bloody and violent ways, his friends and all that he holds dear along with those that perpetuate the sins of lust and perversion. Eric must battle the evil and come to terms with his history in order to survive.  

eBook available now at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBooks and Amazon (Kindle). Available in eBook and Paperback everywhere from Friday 13th March 2020.

Roots 2 - New Vertical

Artwork for The Deeper Roots of Evil finalised.

The artwork for the eBook and Paperback release of The Deeper Roots of Evil is now completed.

On the NEXT Friday the 13th (in March 2020), the astonishing sequel to The Roots of Evil, called The Deeper Roots of Evil, will be released. Details of where to pre-order coming soon.