Sunday, January 29, 2017

Something in the Works!


Just a quickie post and update. I am hard at work on something! It's dark and weird...but comic. It's full of eccentric characters and a story line that will blow your shoes AND socks off. There are ghosts, exorcisms, clairvoyance and a whole lot more, set in a very strange house!

Oh, and there's screaming from the north tower. I think I forgot to mention that!

I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, watch your step!




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Flash Prequel to Snow White!




Queen’s journal.


I don’t care what anyone says, the kid is a pain. She’s so sweet, I have to check myself for diabetes. Every time I see her, the sugar levels sky rocket. I mean is that fair? It’s not like I don’t have problems. Her father for instance, he’s always talking about Snowy’s mother. What a saint she must have been. I haven’t spit on her grave yet, but it’s only a question of time until I do.

Those seven little bastards from the forest came around again. Generally, one or two two come at the most and I can get rid of them quickly only this time, they had Neighborhood Watch pamphlets with them! So not interested. 

"This is really important stuff!" Dopey said. Yes, I knew it was Dopey. That big broad smile, the glazed eyes. His big feet looking as though they were never going to budge. Doc was with him. "Community service order," he said. 

I knew what that meant. Dopey was nicked for something again. Oh, it's never serious, really--something minor no doubt but the forest has its rules. Feeling magnanimous, I hired him as a servant.
Doc looked ever so pleased. Score one for stepmummy! 

I like Dopey. He's really a sweet little dumbbell. I remember his mother. Cute little elf. Pretty too, but not terribly bright.  I mean, after all, she took up with Goofy. Prego before she knew it! Goofy didn't care, he just guffawed and went away, into the next cartoon probably. 

Just thought of something. Will have to ask Dopey if he knows anything about Snowy's nickname. Made a note of that. 

Snow got on my nerves. She was busy with the pamphlets, highlighting what she thinks will be of benefit to me! How facetious is that!

"Step Mummy, this is an important article. You really should read this. You will feel better!"

"Everything's under control. We only had one castle breech that wasn't serious and besides, I feel perfectly fine!" I said. "Snowy, why don’t you go out and play in the quicksand?"

She’s so dumb, she looked all excited and said. "Oh! I’d just love to. where is it?!"

I said I’ll take you there.

I did too. I know where all the good stuff is, see? She was just about to step into it when one of those G.D. Disney birdies warned her. Can you believe it!

I told that bird off and it pooped on my head! I need more valium, I have to ask the royal doctor for another prescription. he’s on the cautious side. My luck.

Snowy’s calling me. I better go and see what she wants. You see no one knows what really goes on here. Some day I will tell the world about the Snow White they don’t know. The evil little bitch that is reading up a lot on voodoo lately.

A new mirror came today, I like it very much. I ordered it online. It’s supposed to be good for a person’s self image. I don’t see how that’s possible, but heck who knows, right?

Meanwhile. Hasta la vista baby! Step mummy’s going to have a few shots so she can get through the rest of the day. HI HOOOOOOO!!

Course I can always ask Dopey for something...!



© Carole Gill 2017


Monday, January 16, 2017

Some Results!


2nd PLACE BEST HORROR NOVEL, 2016
PREDITORS & EDITORS READERS' POLL


I am so happy as I, BATHORY, QUEEN OF BLOOD is the last novel of mine my husband will hve read. I hope he knows!




2nd PLACE BEST HORROR ANTHOLOGY, 2016


The all-female horror writers of this anthology and Suzie Wargo Lockhart and Michael A.Wills well done!




BEST INDIE BOOK FINALIST


And this won cross genres--Best INDIE BOOK FINALIST!

Horror rocks! It might be twisted but so is the world!

I hope you check these books out and the other authors, too! There are some fab ones in

KILLING IT SOFTLY. 





Thursday, January 12, 2017

YOU'LL MEET ALL SORTS IN HOUSE OF HORRORS!


99 CENTS JAN 12 JAN 18!
This collection is packed with wide-ranging horror stories. There are even some sci fi shorts I wrote. All of them have appeared in anthologies at one time or another.

Tales of Jack the Ripper, vampires, zombies, murderers just getting started, satanic doll makers, haunted cemeteries where the dead dance, monstrous (for real) husbands, Death contemplating the carnage of the Black Death of 1348, pedophile and the doll that fixed him up permanently, Gothic tales of madness and dreams of suicide, nightmares that turn into reality, lighthouses best avoided, haunted movie theaters where you can catch the show! Viking undead, a spin on Jekyll and Hyde...and a whole lot more!

99 cents will buy you the whole taco filled with horror, whatever your taste.




2015 – Amazon Best Seller in Horror Anthologies

“Carole Gill’s talent is a wonder to experience. She has the uncanny ability to craft horrors imbued in fairy tale finesse.”


“House of Horrors is a fine addition to my Kindle, and I’m sure I’ll be going to read this again and again…”

A veritable blood feast for vampire fans everywhere!”

“If you are a fan of horror, you won't want to miss this one!! High marks to Ms. Gill.”

“There are so many different monsters in this book that no matter what your biggest fear is, or your favorite one to read about, you are gonna find it without fail!”










Tuesday, January 10, 2017

VAMPIRE SAGA, UNDEATH, LOVE & PASSION THROUGH THE AGES!


The series spans many human lifetimes because it is the story of vampires. The saga begins in Victorian England and ends there, but takes the reader into Ancient Egypt, Rome and beyond.

You will meet the famous and infamous. Ever wonder what vampire brothels are like? Some Roman emperors liked them! Well, Caligula did, as you will see!

You will also see what sacrifice is all about. Would you give up your soul for love? If you don't think you would, you might change your mind after reading the series!

At the core of it all, is the passion of the vampire. Although, dark--it is deep. It lasts for centuries because the vampire does!

THE HOUSE ON BLACKSTONE MOOR
After discovering her savagely murdered family, Rose Baines is plunged into a nightmare of hell. She is incarcerated in two madhouses, after which she is helped to obtain a position as governess at Blackstone House. Located on haunted moorland, nothing is as it seems for the House and its inhabitants have hideous secrets. There is unimaginable horror there, and love too--love that comes at a terrible price.

UNHOLY TESTAMENT - THE BEGINNINGS
Rose and her children find themselves held captive on a ship staffed by vampires, overseen by the mad and evil demon Eco. The last time Rose saw Eco he tried to destroy the children, and now he tells her he loves her. 

“I saw you leave the house that day, Rose. That terrible day you discovered your family butchered. I saw you…” 
Eco, believing he has fallen in love with her, pens a confession documenting all sins he has committed during his immortal existence. 

From Ancient Egyptian vampire cults, Roman vampire brothels, The Dark Ages, The Crusades, The Black Death of 1348, on to his meeting with the child murderer and former aide to Joan of Arc, Satanist Gilles de Rais, and concluding with his wicked, blood-soaked affair with the Blood Countess herself, Erzebat Bathory. The pages are filled with debauchery, vice and murder – how can one stained with so much blood and evil possibly be trusted?

UNHOLY TESTAMENT - FULL CIRCLE
Vampiric orgies and satanic rites fill the pages of this book. All of the hideous secrets of Blackstone House are revealed. Every evil that Rose Baines was subjected to is closely examined, as are those who committed the worst sins against her.

Rose and her children's ordeal continues. They are still held captive on a ship staffed by vampires, overseen by the demon Eco.

There are more blood-drenched confessions to read. Rose has no choice but to finish the journal. Eco, mad and as unpredictable as ever, can snap at any time. But will he? 

The rest of the journal tells of the sick and twisted obsession Eco has had for Blackstone House's former mistress, evil and debauched Eve Darton. There are aristocratic devil rites, both in England and France, including satanic sacrifices. There is the Great Fire of London 1666, plagues, vampire destroyers, witch hunts and resurrection men who supply a necrophile doctor. 

The novel comes full circle as all the hideous secrets of Blackstone House are revealed, as are the reasons Rose’s father killed himself and his family. 

Eco, first seen in the previous book, has documented all of the sins he has committed during the course of his immortal life. Trying to get Rose to forgive him, he forces Rose to read his journal by holding her children hostage.
Dracula makes his debut. He is a friend of Eco's. He and the other vampires have killed a child's mother.  The dying mother begs Rose to take the child and she does.

THE FOURTH BRIDE
Dia, the child Rose adopted grows to adulthood and marries. But after the tragic and sudden death of her groom, Dia, cursed by Dracula as a babe, is taken to his castle. Once there, she is seduced and turned by the count and becomes his fourth bride. The other brides are to be her sisters. All are to love and feed upon one another. Dia's tale is full of erotic sex and graphic violence. It is a tale of love and lust but mostly of blood, for the blood is everything.

REVIEWS


2014 - Amazon Bestseller in Dark Fantasy - THE BLACKSTONE VAMPIRES OMNIBUS
2015 - Amazon Bestseller in Vampire Horror - THE BLACKSTONE VAMPIRES OMNIBUS
AWARDS:

"92 Horror authors you need to read right now"
Carole Gill -- the Blackstone Vampires series
~Charlotte Books - EXAMINER

"In the attempt to find the just measure of horror and terror, I came upon the writing of Carole Gill whose work revealed a whole new dimension to me. The figure of the gothic child was there. Stoker's horror was there. Along with the romance! At the heart of her writing one stumbles upon a genuine search for that darkness we lost with the loss of Stoker." 
DR. MARGARITA GEORGIEVA ~ Gothic Readings in The Dark


ALL FOUR ACCLAIMED NOVELS COMPRISE THE OMNIBUS


AMAZON 

THE BLACKSTONE VAMPIRES OMNIBUS 99 CENTS JAN 11-17!


Her father’s evil led her to Blackstone House and the vampires. And there's more there, for the house is built on haunted moorland.

Here's a teaser:

“They say my father was mad, so corrupted by evil and tainted with sin that he did what he did. I came home to find them all dead; their throats had been savagely cut. 

My sisters, only five and eight, were gone, as well as my brother who was twelve. My mother too lay butchered in her marriage bed. The bed her children were born in. I discovered him first—in the sitting room lying in a sea of crimson, the bloody razor still clutched in his hand…” 

Well, that's the beginning! That is what drives Rose Baines into two madhouses. There were no helplines in Victorian times, no pills, counselling or crisis centers. You suffered.

And in Rose's case, what loomed in her future because of the depravity of her own doctor was unimaginable horror--yet, along with all that, there was the hope of love. Love that came with a horrible sacrifice.

All four novels in The Blackstone Vampires Series are comprised in the Omnibus.



2014 - Amazon Bestseller in Dark Fantasy - 
2015 - Amazon Bestseller in Vampire Horror - 

 "92 Horror authors you need to read right now" Carole Gill -- the Blackstone Vampires series ~Charlotte Books - EXAMINER Compilation of all four volumes of The Blackstone Vampires




Monday, January 9, 2017

The Ravenous Undead! FREE FLASH FICTION!



"They rise from their crypts, these disgraced warriors who did not reach Valhalla but were consigned to ignoble burial.

You can see them as they stand atop their burial mounds, sword in hand, for they are still corporeal, though they reek of decomposing flesh and dusty bone.

Their stench, is all pervasive, the rotting corruption of themselves—it alerts all to their passage and the terror this night will bring.

“They have risen!”

An old man tries to warn the others of his village. But these undead spring quickly toward him like the monstrous predatory creatures they are, sleek and strong—shape-shifting demonic beings whose sole purpose is to rise from their own rot and destroy the living.

The old man cries out once but no more for they are chewing through his throat, ripping his poor flesh to shreds.

Great thick torrents of blood pour forth, appearing black in the eerie glow of a jaundiced moon.
Others begin to come forth too each rising armed with killing weapons, weapons alas not used in battle.

For you see these undead beasts were not warriors, but ran from battle in fright. And for their shame they were disowned and damned, their punishment was to be run through with blunt swords.

Yet though their executioners have long since died, these creatures have returned for revenge for they are mindless killing creatures and nothing more.

The village yonder is their target. For this was home to their punishers, those people who deemed them cowards.

They move en masse, a frightening sight to behold.

A courting couple see them and try to flee, but are soon overpowered. Each is pulled away, to be devoured, while still living.

Their agonized cries fill the night sky—and as their blood pours from their torn flesh, it is also consumed for it is the elixir the Draugr needs.

And then suddenly, in between the scream of a howling wind and the cry of an owl the boy and girl are fully consumed. Bones crunch and flesh is ripped apart. Then when they are dead, their mutilated remains are discarded for these undead feed only upon living flesh.

These ravenous dead at last reach the town. Parents cry out as they try to protect their young but none is a match for these demonic creatures. Babies are torn asunder and devoured, children drained and their parents too. All are feasted upon. A great and frightening cry of joy goes up when a pregnant woman is ripped apart, for there is the prize of a tiny fetus within.

The husband, father to the unborn child, watches powerlessly as his family’s murderers finish consuming his loved ones.

He cries out their names until his own head is torn from his body and the cascading blood is drunk.
Each house is so attacked and its inhabitants butchered and eaten.

But there is one who has fled not in cowardice but has rushed to stop these undead monsters.
A young warrior, strong and fiercely built does finally gather some of his friends to fight these cursed beings.

They have gathered iron swords from the monsters’ own crypts for that is the way. They are seen by the demons and are soon trapped high atop the cliffs that overlook the sea. But it is alright, they are ready for battle.

They yell a defiant war cry, as they spring forward, tackling the Draugr and slicing their heads from their bodies.

When all are so attacked the young warriors make a great pyre and burn the damned to ashes. At first light they will consign the ashes to the sea for that is the way it must be done.
The village is no more, but the Draugrs have been destroyed.

Ah but sadly there was one who watched and waited--one who will soon carry forth the hellish curse, for he will gather up as many fiendish comrades as he can from far afield, to avenge his brethren’s destruction.

Go forth if you dare! See if he can be stopped and please try to warn your kin!
And if some night you see them making for your village be resigned to the terrible death that comes from those they call the evil Draugr, the ravenous undead!
**
The Draugr are the shape-shifting undead Vikings of Norse mythology who feed upon living flesh.
In life they dishonoured themselves and were declared unfit to enter Valhalla and were thus buried and forgotten.

They can only be destroyed by decapitation and burning and having their ashes scattered.


© Carole Gill 2011


“Carole Gill’s talent is a wonder to experience. She has the uncanny ability to craft horrors imbued in fairy tale finesse.”

 “House of Horrors is a fine addition to my Kindle, and I’m sure I’ll be going to read this again and again…”

“A veritable blood feast for vampire fans everywhere!”

“If you are a fan of horror, you won't want to miss this one!! High marks to Ms. Gill.”

“There are so many different monsters in this book that no matter what your biggest fear is, or your favorite one to read about, you are gonna find it without fail!”




Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fiction for Lost Souls and Book News


Dark dreams, fantasies--hauntings, possessions. The darkside has a pull. Not for everyone but for some. If you are so drawn and know how addictive that other place is, then you are one of the lost souls. Not literally but in your mind, in the ideas you dare to have. You see, with those ideas, comes the need to explore!

And why not explore other worlds--other places where your imagination seeks to take you? Are dark dreams bad? Not at all! Often, they are an escape from reality and let's face it, reality sometimes is a place we'd like to leave for while. Distraction has its merits. So step forward. Come along and see what awaits!

I have begun another novel. It has a series of hauntings running through the straight, modern crime thriller that it really is.

Like my other fiction, it has darkness in it, but the protagonist is all too human. She is a murderess and there is this haunting you see...

Don't worry, I'll keep you posted!

Meanwhile, if you haven't read my work there are seven novels and a collection packed with my short stories, previously published in anthologies. This will lead you squarely into the darkside. Step easily, and do avoid the shadows if you can!

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

Meanwhile, let me just ask you to please vote, if you haven't yet--my latest release based on human monster, Countess Erzsbet Bathory, known in life as Countess Dracula has been nominated in the Critters' readers' poll:

NOMINATED PREDITORS & EDITORS READER'S POLL/HORROR!

Would love you to vote here:


I, Bathory, Queen of Blood

"5 stars - "A blood-soaked rendition of the 'Countess Dracula, her best yet!"

"Solid Gothic Horror from Gill"


THANKS!



Until next time! Here's looking at you!