My poem, The Magic of Mushrooms, wins runner-up!

My entry to the Grow Wild competition, a poem about fungi, was selected as a runner-up!

You can read it at here.

https://www.canva.com/design/DACaXHnBJww/svFxtkUgeGrOojSGlWLDMg/view?website#page=7

The poem itself will be included in my next anthology of short-stories and poems to be released next year. My current anthology, First Words, is available at all good online bookstores.

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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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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

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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.

The Ghost of Clothes – #142 on Amazon!

The Ghost of Clothes – an original Short Story by David E. Gates is #142 on Amazon in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult

Let’s get it in the top 100!

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