My Mother & The Medium wins Short Story Competition

My short story, My Mother & The Medium, has won the Christmas ghost story competition in The News (local Portsmouth Newspaper).

It was the story which stopped editor Mark Waldron in his tracks and sent a tingle down his spine..” they said.

The short story originally appeared as part of David E. Gates’ second anthology of short-stories, poetry and articles in Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman which is available from Smashwords and Amazon and all good online bookstores.

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The Projectionist

Now available, an original screenplay, created by David E. Gates.

The Projectionist.

After a freak accident, a man develops a mysterious power which gains the attraction of dark forces who wish to take it from him.

Available in all eBook formats from Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, and all good online bookstores.

THE PROJECTIONIST

50% off The Ghost of Clothes!

For a very limited time, you can get the brilliant short story, The Ghost of Clothes by David E. Gates for half-price!

Head over to Smashwords and enter code PU58V to get your exclusive discount.

Available in all eBook formats.

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The Deeper Roots of Evil

The sequel to The Roots of Evil, my first horror novel, is coming along nicely…

Five chapters completed last week. Six if you count one I’d already written a while back but now placed in the new book.

Looking to release later this year…

Will be bigger, bloodier and bolder, with more deaths and a lot more gore…

Roots Two Preview Cover

 

The Wretched wins SILVER in Cover Contest

The new horror novel, The Wretched from David E. Gates, the author of original horror stories: The Roots of Evil and The Ghost of Clothes, has won SILVER in the Authors DB 2017 Cover Contest.

Set in and around Portsmouth, UK, The Wretched tells a creepy and horrifying story of a malevolent and evil force rising up to affect and change the lives of two teenage boys.

Local folklore and locations feature heavily in the sixth publication from David E. Gates, out now.

The Wretched - Silver - Middle

Buy The Wretched from Amazon and Smashwords

The Christmas Carol – FREE for the last time.

For the last time, my spooky short story, The Christmas Carol, will be available FREE from Smashwords until the end of the year. Download it in ALL eBook formats here.

Please leave a review once you’ve read it.

The Christmas Carol

The Wretched makes the semi-finals!

My horror novel, set in Portsmouth, called The Wretched, has made it to the semi-finals of the AuthorsDB 2017 Cover Contest!

I still need more votes to get it to the finals… please vote HERE

The Wretched - Semi Finalist

To BUY, you can find it in Paperback here on Amazon and in all eBook formats at Smashwords and all other good online bookstores.

 

Your HORROR Novel has been voted best to read on the Novel Festival site!

Have just received the news that my horror novel, The Roots of Evil, has been voted best to read on the Novel Festival site!

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

I am so amazed that my first horror novel has been recognised in this way. I feel truly humbled but very, very proud.

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You can buy The Roots of Evil by David E. Gates in paperback and eBook formats from all good bookstores.

The Roots of Evil – Another five star review!

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on 29 August 2017
Incredible. I love horror books but this took gore to another level! With an engrossing story line and some shockingly brutal but brilliant content I could not put this book down. Finished it in 2 days but did not want it to end! Absolutely brilliant and would highly recommend but definitely not for the faint hearted!
Buy The Roots of Evil at all good online bookshops – Available in Paperback and all eBook formats.
Eric Barber works his way through the conditions of his father’s will, to secure a future fortune. But, in a remote village, the sins of lust, greed and envy of the inhabitants are disturbed by strange occurrences and disembodied evil that give way to shockingly graphic violence, intense horror and gore-laden revenge!
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Another FIVE STAR review for The Wretched!

Such a good read. Spooky and a real page turner! Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. I love horror books and this one was fantastic! The fact that it is also set near where I am from makes it all the more creepy!
By B1234 on 12 July 2017
The Wretched by David E. Gates – Available at all good online bookstores in eBook and Paperback formats. Want an autographed paperback version? Message me for details.
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