The Deeper Roots of Evil – FIVE STAR Reviews

The Deeper Roots of Evil is already attracting some great, FIVE STAR reviews! 

After reading The Roots of Evil, the first in this sequel, I was eager to find out what was going to happen next in the creepy village of Ropely and the wonderful people that reside therein. My favourite being Dotty Dingle, a batty old lady with her shopping trolley who is rather central to the continuing saga. The author initially draws you into this book by concentrating on the characters and the personal relationships that arise between them, very cleverly making you form an emotional attachment to them before one by one they reach a grisly demise. Who will be left? What atrocity will happen next? Throughout the book you’re gripped with the notion that something dreadful is about to occur, so you have to keep reading but you’re scared to turn the page as you don’t know whose grim termination you’ll discover!! Exciting and horrifying in equal measures. Another page-turner from the amazingly gifted David E Gates. I’m already looking forward to the next in the series…” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 April 2020

Second book in the series and third I’ve read from this author. As per previous books, it was captivating and exciting. Well written… I’d thoroughly recommend it.” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2020

The Deeper Roots of Evil is available in eBook and Paperback format from all good online bookstores. And Amazon.

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The first book in the series, The Roots of Evil, is available in eBook and Paperback at all good online bookstores also. 

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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…

Click here to buy The Wretched on Kindle.

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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 Wretched – Coming Soon

Coming Soon…

The Wretched

The new horror novel from David E. Gates, the author of original horror stories: The Roots of Evil and The Ghost of Clothes.

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, due late November 2016.

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*Artwork is yet to be confirmed/finalised.
No copyright infringement is intended or inferred.
Draft is for illustrative purposes only.

New Horror Novel completed!

The new horror novel (novella), called “The Roots of Evil” is finally finished. A few edits are required, followed by proof-reading etc., and production of artwork which will be shared here in the run-up to release which is currently aimed for 25th November 2014.

It’s a very graphic, violent and gory fiction which I hope will find an audience. It is VERY different, as you might expect, from the first novel, Access Denied which was non-fiction and a true story.

Presently looking at an Amazon-only release to the Kindle and on paperback. Other formats will be available directly, depending on demand.

Will keep you posted on progress and notify everyone when it’s released.

 

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