Oct 31

DRACULA OF THE APES TRILOGY AVAILABLE 12/8/14

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SAMPLE CHAPTERS PDF ~ HTML

Dracula’s gypsy servant Horvat has the special duty of preserving his master’s body if the worst should ever happen—and the worst has happened!
Van Helsing’s team of vampire hunters has decapitated the count and reduced him to dust and ashes.
Horvat’s instructions are simple. Dracula’s remains must be stored in a special urn and bathed in blood while en route to South Africa where a mysterious ally will see to his resurrection.
But fate steps in off the African coast and a shipwreck casts Horvat and his precious burden into the jungle setting of another literary classic.

Sep 02

Dracula of the Apes Coming Soon!

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Dracula’s gypsy servant Horvat has the special duty of preserving his master’s body if the worst should ever happen—and the worst has happened!
Van Helsing’s team of vampire hunters has decapitated the count and reduced him to dust and ashes.
Horvat’s instructions are simple. Dracula’s remains must be stored in a special urn and bathed in blood while en route to South Africa where a mysterious ally will see to his resurrection.
But fate steps in off the African coast and a shipwreck casts Horvat and his precious burden into the jungle setting of another literary classic.

Jun 04

MOTHER’S BOY NOVEL NOW AVAILABLE – $3.99

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ALL the old houses on the street had the same problems.
But it was the people who lived in them that were haunted.

SCOTT KEYES returns to his hometown of Sydenham after 20 years away eager to explore the darkness that surrounds his forgotten childhood. His adoptive parents moved him away for his own good, but were never able to completely explain the circumstances surrounding their departure or the secrets that have followed him since. Now that they are dead and buried, any questions he has will go unanswered.
Until he gets to Sydenham. A mysterious force has haunted his absence, blindly seeking a release from its long torment by stalking those responsible for its pain. Murder, loss and betrayal manifest in a sleepless shadow that hungers for revenge.
And no one sees it coming.
As Keyes delves into his past, he unlocks a mystery steeped in black magic and written in blood. He’ll be lured into the halls of a cursed old home where something is waiting and watching for MOTHER’S BOY.

Sample Chapters
PDF – HTML 

Mother’s Boy now available for $3.99 at: Amazon, iBookstore
Barnes and Noble, Kobobooks
and in most eBook formats at Smashwords.

 

 

Dec 12

The Next Big Thing = Mother’s Boy

My friend Katherine Tomlinson has tagged me in The Next Big Thing Blog Tour. She’s over at Kattomic Energy working on her next book Misbegotten.

G. Wells Taylor’s “Next Big Thing Q&A” follows.

1) What is the working title of your current/next book?
Mother’s Boy is due out in May 2013.

2) Where did the idea come from?
Many things contributed but a conversation I had with my nephew served as catalyst.

3) What genre does your book fall under?
Horror, supernatural.

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
I haven’t thought that far ahead.

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When Scott Keyes arrives in his hometown after decades away he does not know that mysterious events have haunted his long absence and that a history lesson waiting for him is written in blood.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be Indie published through Amazon and Smashwords.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft?
Five months.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Ghost Story by Peter Straub. Pigeons from Hell (short story) by Robert E. Howard.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Women. Mothers. A house.

10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
This book was also inspired by D. H. Lawrence’s  Sons and Lovers.

Mother’s Boy Sample Chapters – PDFHTML

Nov 23

MEMORY LANE – A Novella – NOW AVAILABLE for $1.99

NOW AVAILABLE for $1.99!

Currently available for $1.99 at
Amazon.com (Review) ~ Barnes & NobleSmashwords.com
iBookstore ~ Kobo

Smashwords offers formats for NookiPad, KindleKoboMobile Devices and web browser.

Memory Lane – A Novella

The best secrets are about the past, and we tell those because they happened long ago or far away to somebody else who is dead and gone. That’s all ancient history, so those secrets are safe to tell. But there are other things that are happening right now. Secrets that you don’t even dare whisper about.

Secrets like this one: There are monsters on Memory Lane. I know, because I’ve met them.  Not real ones, but they’re monsters just the same. You never know where they’re going to pop up, but they seem to like
Memory Lane the best.

Download samples of Memory Lane by G. Wells Taylor
in format of choice: PDF –  HTML

Nov 21

Thrash Metal band SKIN EATER performs “Jaws of Death.”

Thrash Metal band Skin Eater performs “Jaws of Death” inspired
by The Variant Effect. Outstanding work, gentlemen!

Oct 02

G. Wells Taylor Interviewed by Albert Berg’s UNSANITY FILES.

G. Wells Taylor took a break from writing his horror novel MOTHER’S BOY for some Q&A in an interview by Albert Berg’s UNSANITY FILES.

Here’s a start:

All of your books seem to feature the undead in one way or another. What is it that fascinates you about zombies and vampires? Is it simply the horror of imperfect immortality, or is there something more?

Zombies and vampires are fitting tools for exploring the horror of imperfect immortality, as you say; but I also see them as dire warnings against imperfect mortality… Read the Full Interview at Unsanity Files

Click around Unsanity Files. Great posts. Insightful observations. Dry wit. Highly recommended.

Oct 01

THE VARIANT EFFECT: GREENMOURNING!

NOW AVAILABLE for $3.99!

Currently available for $3.99 at

Amazon.com (Amazon Reviews) ~ Smashwords.com
iBookstore ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo

(Smashwords offers formats for Nook, iPad, Sony Reader, Kindle, Kobo, Mobile Devices and web browser.)

Katherine Tomlinson Review

DAWN OF A NEW DAY IN THE VARIANT EFFECT: GREENMOURNING

No More Dreams…

“Borland grumbled under his breath as the bus lurched through traffic. Headquarters had said it would be a one-hour wait for a squad car so Borland told them to stuff themselves; he’d get there on his own dime. Barely back in the squad for 10 months, and they were already treating him like a second-class citizen.”

While Hyde hunts for a Variant-enhanced serial killer, a fight with a skin-eating granny almost sends Borland back into retirement. Skin eaters, secrets and murder close in as the squad scrambles to contain the Variant Effect.

Download SAMPLES of the Variant Effect sequel
at GreenMourning.com and SkinEaters.com 
or Download direct: PDF – EPUB – MOBI (Kindle) – LIT – PDB – FB2 – TXT – HTML

Jun 11

The Variant Effect: GreenMourning

The Variant Effect sequel: GREENMOURNING !

 

May 30

WHEN GRAVEYARDS YAWN – REVIEWED by KIRSTEN ROSS

REVIEW by Kirsten Ross - Freelance Journalist

Traditional horror and detective genres collide in When Graveyards Yawn, the first novel from author G. Wells Taylor.

Taylor’s story takes place in a post-apocalyptic anytown, where chaos and violence are the norm, and force replaces civil or common law as a means to maintain order.  With a twist straight from the book of Revelations, the dead have stepped from their graves and into a society that isn’t prepared for the influx.  A worldwide miscarriage has ended the possibility of new births (human or animal), and the living are unable to die. Death by natural causes is a gift denied to the masses; it takes an act of extreme violence to end life in this particular world.

It makes sense that from this dismal soup emerges private detective Tommy Wildclown, a whiskey-swilling sleuth in perpetual clown face.  Tommy is hired to solve a dead lawyer’s murder and in the process stumbles upon a conspiracy involving an assortment of undercover authority figures, corrupt businessmen and shallow opportunists.  With his dead partner, Elmo, Tommy unearths a secret that could bankrupt a flourishing afterlife business and give the masses an alternative to their collective dismal existence.

Taylor’s mix of detective fiction and gothic horror and Biblical lore make this story engaging and fresh.  When Graveyards Yawn is well paced, with incredibly vivid description and clever narrative.  Taylor’s storytelling compels the reader to take part in the process.  The action is well written, the dialogue realistic, and the detail so precise that every scent, every injury, becomes part of the reader’s existence.

There’s no risk of becoming mired and tired with dark, heavy detail.  Taylor keeps the story enjoyable with keen wit and clever, creative metaphors.

When Graveyards Yawn is the first installment of Taylor’s Apocalypse series.  The follow-up books, The Forsaken and The Fifth Horseman, are currently being primed for publication.

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