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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Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman – B&W Edition available now.

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Dare you look inside?

A collection of short-stories, poems, reviews and other writings from the author of Access Denied, The Roots of Evil, The Wretched and First Words.

Black and White Paperback (£9.99) and Kindle (£4.99) versions available from Amazon now.

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.

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Buy The Wretched from Amazon and Smashwords

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

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

 

Win a copy of The Wretched!

Go to Goodreads and enter the FREE Giveaway to win a copy of The Wretched!

A teenage boy explores the forbidden areas of his home town and gives life to a new evil that stalks him and his friends and family with vengeance in mind. Whilst grappling with the onset of puberty, he must battle the shape-changing menace which haunts his dreams and knows no bounds in its savagery whilst coming to terms with his own metamorphosis. A unique horror story, drawing inspiration from local folklore, set in and around Portsmouth.

Two copies of a Paperback to be given away – sign up to win! Also available to buy in eBook and Paperback formats from all good online bookstores.

Fantastic read. Once I picked it up, could not put it down. Wanted to see what happened next. Expertly written. An excellent addition to the David Gates collection of recent stories. Totally recommend it.” – Amazon customer.

Very enjoyable read for someone who lives in the area and can relate to the places we are taken to. The fact that this is half fiction (or is it?) makes it more of an interesting read.” – Heather Jennings.

Started reading ‘The Wretched’ after lunch and haven’t been able to put it down! David has an uncanny knack of drawing you into his books with his wonderful characters and twisting tales and this one is no exception. I’m excited to see what is going to happen next...” – Karen Moore.

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Competition open until July 1st 2017.

No cash alternative. One copy of paperback of The Wretched per winner.

Five star review for The Wretched!

Five star review for The Wretched!

Portsmouth By Heather Jennings on 25 May 2017

Very enjoyable read for some one who lives in the area and can relate to the places we are taken to. The fact that this is half fiction (or is it) makes it more of an interesting read.

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Vote for my cover of The Wretched [Please]

My book, The Wretched, has been entered in the 2017 AuthorsDB.com Cover Contest.

It literally takes just a couple of clicks to vote and your vote will help get it noticed to progress to the next stage of this esteemed prize. I’ve previously won Gold and Silver for the covers of The Roots of Evil and Access Denied.

Click here to vote or cut and paste the following link into your browser.

https://authorsdb.com/2017-cover-contest-results/23914-cover-contest-2017-the-wretched

The Wretched 2D Cover

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

The Wretched featured in Meon Valley News!

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Great feature in monthly paper that covers The Meon Valley…

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A teenage boy explores the forbidden areas of his home town and gives life to a new evil that stalks him and his friends and family with vengeance in mind. Whilst grappling with the onset of puberty, he must battle the shape-changing menace which haunts his dreams and knows no bounds in its savagery whilst coming to terms with his own metamorphosis. The Wretched. A unique horror story, drawing inspiration from local folklore, set in and around Portsmouth.

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“Yes indeed it was a good read that’s for sure. Even had two dreams about it. You wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next.” – Helen Weaire.

“Fantastic read. Once I picked it up, could not put it down. Wanted to see what happened next. Expertly written – an excellent addition to the David E. Gates collection of recent stories. Totally recommend it.” – Amazon customer.

 

Photograph credit (For picture featured in article): Graham Wheatley – © 2017.

Excellent coverage of The Wretched in local paper!

news-article-january-2017Great feature in the local paper…

Click here for original online article.

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Photograph credit: Graham Wheatley – © 2017.