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Dark Melodies by William Meikle

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A Book of Horror Tales with Music as the Central Theme


Music can transport you. It can bring sunshine on a cloudy day and lift your heart in times of trouble. But there is another side, a darker side, to music. Allow yourself to be open to a different melody, and who knows where the dance will take you.

In this collection you will follow the music into dark places, down dark passageways, where dark melodies play.

 

"The writing throughout (Dark Melodies) is strong, and Meikle’s capacity to create an atmosphere you would struggle to cut with a machete is something all genre authors should pay attention to. Each story has a satisfying conclusion, with the mythos behind each tale being fully explained with an adroitness one could quite happily grow accustomed to. If you’re already a fan of William Meikle, you know exactly what I mean. If you are yet to discover him, this is a great place to start.  In musical terms, a fine collection from intro to outro." - This Is Horror

"As with the best of horror fiction, the stories (in Dark Melodies) are more about the characters than what happens to them, and the changes that result from their contact with something uncanny. Good collection." - Don D'Ammassa

"William Meikle's stories capture the reader's imagination and takes it on a whirlwind of a roller-coaster ride that will leave you breathless come the last page." - Ginger Nuts of Horror

"I have become a big fan of Mr. Meikle, his books are always good and he is one hell of a storyteller." - Famous Monsters of Filmland

"In a literary world of mediocrity, William Meikle stands out as an author of almost arcane talents." - J Kent Holloway, author of Primal Thirst

"William Meikle's short stories and novels are shining examples of what is missing in horror fiction today: atmospheric in style, old-school in character, with an intriguing story to be told." - David Wynn, Mythos Books

 

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Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase + discounted trade paperback (only 1 remaining!): numbered 1-13, 6''x9'', bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon with a full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and dust jacket.  Includes the trade paperback edition at a very discounted price of just $5 (note: trade paperback edition will be shipped at a later date).

 

Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase (only 1x remaining!): numbered 1-13, 6''x9'', bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon with a full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and dust jacket. 

 

100 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover + discounted trade paperback: mint and first edition, numbered 1-100, 6''x9'', bound in black leatherette, signed by the author, stamped in gold on the spine with the title and author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock and a dust jacket.  Only one hundred are ever produced and numbered worldwide.  Includes the trade paperback edition at a discounted price of just $10 (note: trade paperback edition will be shipped at a later date).

 

100 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover: mint and first edition, numbered 1-100, 6''x9'', bound in black leatherette, signed by the author, stamped in gold on the spine with the title and author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock and a dust jacket.  Only one hundred are ever produced and numbered worldwide.

 

E-book: coming soon.

 

 

About the author

 

William Meikle is a Scottish writer with over a dozen novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of the ongoing Midnight Eye series among others, and his work appears in a number of professional anthologies. His ebook THE INVASION has been as high as #2 in the Kindle SF charts. He lives in a remote corner of Newfoundland with icebergs, whales and bald eagles for company. In the winters he gets warm vicariously through the lives of others in cyberspace, so please check him out at http://www.williammeikle.com

 

 

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Chris Morey: Can you tell us what Dark Melodies is all about?

William Meikle: I discovered the writing of H P Lovecraft back in the very early Seventies. I came to him, not looking for horror, but for Science Fiction as that was where my prime interest lay back then. I believe the first story I read was THE DUNWICH HORROR in one of the cheap UK paperback editions. That was enough for me to seek out the rest, and I remember reading AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS while sitting on the back steps of our house on a hot summer's day. After that I read everything I could find... his vision of cosmic entities with no concern for the doings of puny humans spoke to me at a basic level. It was only natural that I should turn to some Lovecraftian conceits in my own writing.

Apart from reading, my other big love is for music, in all its various forms. I used to sing in a choir as a lad, and I've been playing guitar badly for forty years now. Again, it was inevitable that my enthusiasm for music would seep into my writing.

And here it is. Stories where music and things that lurk beyond meet and find common, and uncommon, ground.

In short, it's all about music, and dancing in dark places.

Read the rest of the interview...
Author:
William Meikle
Cover artist:
Wayne Miller
Page count:
157

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