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Racing to Red Lights by Damon King

Posted by timjeffreyswriter on December 26, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Dark Lane contributor Damon King has just released by short story collection 'Racing to Red Lights'.

Whilst not speculative, Damon's stories create strange situations from everyday locations and a cast of well-drawn characters.

Well worth checking out.

Available in paperback from Amazon.

Voids by Tim Jeffreys and Martin Greaves

Posted by timjeffreyswriter on February 12, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Dark Lane founders Tim Jeffreys and Martin Greaves will be introducing their new baby to the world on 15th February 2016.  Voids, their co-written novella, will be published by Omnium Gatherum.

In a future society suffering crippling over-population and food crises, Danny Seraphine works as a Sterilization Agent tracking down men who sire children and then desert them. Caught between a violent faction that wants to kill him and a wife desperate to have a child Danny struggles to understand the meaning of a ghostly void that haunts his days and invades his dreams.

Voids is a compelling and thought-provoking tale of one man walking a tightrope between his personal and professional life. When the fists start to fly and the betrayals and accusations pile up, will Danny discover what it really takes to be a man?

“This is a gritty and tense story that draws you in relentlessly until you become very afraid for Danny Seraphine and what will become of him.”— Rebecca Lloyd, author of Mercy and Other Stories nominated for a World Fantasy Award, 2015.

“Voids is one of those stories that fills you with introspection, an absorbing near-future tale exploring poignant issues with grit, acumen, and ass-kickery.”— Eric J. Guignard, winner of the Bram Stoker Award (R) and finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award

“Original, tense, and darker than the inside of a Hellhound’s belly. Loved it.”— Stephen McGuiggan, author of A Pig’s View of Heaven.

“Voids will pull you into its surreal and strangely hypnotic world, where strange happenings rip through the shield of the everyday—where you’ll need to cover your eyes in order for them to see the new bureaucracy intent on stopping the future before it ever happens.”— John Palisano, Bram Stoker nominated author of Nerves and Ghost Heart.

Available from Amazon UK and US.

The Year's Best Weird Fiction

Posted by timjeffreyswriter on February 12, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We were thrilled to see that a couple of authors previously published in Dark Lane anthologies will be appearing in the third Year's Best Weird Fiction edited by Simon Strantzas.

Matthew M Bartlett's 'Great Uncle Eltweed' was published in Volume One.  His story 'Rangel' has been selected for inclusion in YBWF.

L.S. Johnson's excellent story 'Julie' has also been chosen.  Her flash fiction 'This is How You Lose Yourself' appeared in Volume Two.

See the full TOC for Year's Best Weird Fiction here.