Showcase Presents: Writer, Dale Eldon.

I'd like to introduce a fellow traveler on the highways and byways of this horror-soaked journey known by those who walk the dark miles, hobbled, in the devil's shoes.  Dale Eldon has some interesting things to say and some interesting ways of saying them. Here's a wee treat in the form of an abridged sampler from a recent post I made on my website, stolen from Mr Eldon's website.


SMELL OF THE DEAD, a novella by Dale Eldon, coming June 1st!

Grindhouse anthology, featuring Dale Eldon's short story, POTATO MAN.

DARK DWELLINGS, a short story by Dale Eldon.

I'll Never Let You Go Again Vol 2, featuring Dale Eldon's short, DAUGHTER'S PREY.

Little Stories for the Smallest Room: Dale Eldon's short story SHATTER

For more Dale Eldon goodness, check out these links:

I recently asked a Facebook pal of mine, Donald White, to contribute to Showcase. I have read two of his stories now and think he is a very good writer and one to watch for. He writes Horror and Fantasy - while I prefer the Horror generally, Vengeance and Valor was one of the few Fantasy stories I really enjoyed. SO without further ado, here he is.

My name is Donald White. I have been writing for over two decades now: mainly horror, fantasy and some drama. Writing is the ultimate form of expression. I am able to bring things to life on the page, like a modern day Doctor Frankenstein.

Recently, I have delved into the world of publishing. My tales appear in magazines, online, and will be in two future anthologies. I also have a few ebooks available. Creating a work is only the beginning; publishing and promoting it are beasts of their own. But I thrive on challenge, and my desire is unquenchable.

The future is unknown, but my intentions are clear. I am putting together an anthology of short stories which I hope to have available in the coming year. I have longer works, which I intend to publish. And there are even a few novels that I am preparing to release.

“Lady Killer” is a tale of foul murder frustrated by forces beyond the mortal ken. Rick Smith is a killer, who has chosen his next victim: Lisa Montgomery. But all is not as it seems, and Rick will soon learn the insatiable appetite of a true predator.

“The Face in the Mirror” is a short story of a ghostly seduction which drives a man to madness. David is a struggling writer, struggling to write erotica. But in the darkness of his room one night, a vision of beauty appears behind him in the mirror. Her name is Melanie and with her appearance comes a series of changes in David's life. But who is she? And why can she only be seen in the mirror? Is she a lover, or a dangerous apparition? Stare into the glass, and you will see the truth standing right behind you.

“The Hound”: Linda Greywood feels persecuted by everyone and everything around her. But a real monstrosity is stalking her now, in the form of an infernal beast! Oppressed, her mind begins to unravel and she will take matters into her own hands. Run as fast as you can, but you will never escape The Hound.

“Vengeance and Valor” is a gritty tale of battle between elf and man, in which the bravery is uncommon and the heroes unexpected. Seven men await their fate in the depths of a cave. Slanted green eyes menace them from outer darkness. The stage is set for a final confrontation. Who will stand and who will fall? 

Bio: Donald White grew up on the coast of North Carolina with his mother and father, an older and a younger sister. He has a degree in Information Systems, having graduated with honors. Later, he moved to Durham and is now employed at a software company in Raleigh. He is an avid reader of classical and modern literature. But even more, he loves to write and has created over two dozen original works in various genres. 

Amazon author page:

Serial Killers Iterum - new anthology release

skifrontJames Ward Kirk Fiction Presents

Serial Killers Iterum

From the introduction by RJ Parker:

As an award-winning #1 bestselling author of several true crime serial killer books, I write accounts of these gruesome cases in a similar form to the anthology. People seem to enjoy reading about many different types of serial killer cases, more so than a full-length book on a lone serial killer. In fiction, I am partial to anthologies and short story collections, so when I was asked to write a forward to Serial Killers Iterum, it piqued my interest immediately.

Serial killers have captured the attention of the public for years. Most forms of ‘pop culture’ are filled with such characters, including television, film, books, music, and even art. Each year, hundreds of mystery/thriller novels are written with a serial killer character as the focal point. Most of the plots are formulaic and it seems as though most authors create an idealised and organized, high IQ killer who is highly elusive and leaves behind not a thread of evidence. The only variation in each book is how they stalk victims.

Rarely, does a serial killer get away in a fiction book; but in reality, many evade capture for years, and some historical cases like Jack The Ripper remain unsolved to this day. Fictional serial killers are typically written as being more prolific than your average true serial killer and the more prolific, the more the reader is hostile toward the character. But all real life serial killers are not organized, nor methodical or ingenious. Many have avoided capture while playing cat and mouse games with police, federal agencies and the media.

When we hear on the news how a killer viciously killed, victimized, and dismembered someone, we are riveted to the television. It is like watching a car crash – some hard-wired part of our human nature forces us to look. Place the ominous character of such a serial killer in a book, and it will make for an intense reading. Many fictional authors research people like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, who are some of the more well-known and notorious serial killers known to the public. But how many have heard of Luis Garavito, or ‘The Beast’, of Columbia? He preyed on young boys, raping and killing 138 victims before slitting their throats and then dismembering their bodies. That to me isn't a platitude serial killer like in most thriller novels today.

James Patterson wrote a book called "Kiss the Girls" where a serial killer takes young women out to a remote wooded area, then releases them only to hunt them down. That too makes for an intense read, wondering if the victim will outwit and escape, but the fear is injected as the killer closes in on his prey. Serial Killer Robert Hansen did in fact use an Alaskan forest as his hunting grounds, slaying 21 victims. He'd kidnap women, rape them and set them free before tracking and hunting them like animals. Many other thriller and horror movies follow the same typified serial killer plotline.
You, me, the general public, have a fascination for true crime accounts of people like Bundy, and fictional depictions of similar characters in television shows such as Criminal Minds and Dexter. We have a macabre interest in real life serial killers and can't comprehend the pure lack of remorse of these monsters. But yet we can't get enough. So we watch these shows and buy these books and read about these abhorrent yet fascinating criminals. Serial Killers Iterum is one such work that fulfils our insatiable obsession with serial killers in this terrifying, and bloodcurdling short story collection.
Bestselling True Crime author, RJ Parker.

Brian Rosenberger - The Rebel; Texas retirement home coda; The Vulture; Girl Six;
Getting Off; Detour on the Street of Dreams; Drill; Centerfold
Timothy Frasier - Condemned
David S. Pointer - The Age of Discovery; Gacyville, 1986; Local Police Notified; Business Slice on a Slab, 1994
David Frazier - Kill Her; Till screams subside Dead Quiet; UnSub Lust; Kill for Me; Three in Me
A. B. Stephens - Serial Killer’s Ditty; Clyde Gibson
William Andre Sanders - Lunacy; Serial Slayer
Jack Horne - Hell’s Belle
William Cook - Killer; Necro; Ted’s Poem
Allen Griffin - Total Worship; Pretend Pain;
Mikel K. Poet - Fuck Ted Bundy
Matthew Wilson - The Killer
Randy Rohn - Clean
A. B. Stephens - The Liberator    44
Stephen Alexander - Grey
Marija Elektra Rodriguez - Sit Tibi Terra Levis
Brian Barnett - Business is Murder

Paula D. Ashe - The Mother of All Monsters
Mark Fewell - AMY'S LAST DANCE
Matthew Wilson - Half Price Coffee
Tony Wilson - The New Kid
Zach Black - His Father before Him
Murphy Edwards - On The Inside
Ken Goldman - A Little Nest Egg
James Ward Kirk - Meeting God
Christopher Nadeau - The Killer Repeats
A. B. Stephens - The Crooked Closet: Birth of a Serial Killer
Paul DeThroe - Graveyard Serial Killer
John L. Campbell - Choking Hazard
Brianna Stoddard - American Ripper
Chantal Noordeloos - The Methodical Man
A. D. Moore - Cute Stutter
Daniel O’Connor - Between Catskill and Cooperstown
John L. Thompson - Night Hunt
James Ward Kirk - The Mirror
Jack Bantry - Twisted Reality
Vada Katherine - Ghosts in the Mirror
Mike Jansen - My New Best Friend
A.B. Stephens - Go, Cat, Go
William Cook - Return of the Creep

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