Hello everyone, this time for a Promo Post Tour Stop for the FEAR Blog Tour!!
Fear: A Modern Anthology of Horror and Terror brings together, for the first time, tales of murder, monsters and madness, by sixty of the world’s best indie horror authors. Discover what lurks in the water at the end of the garden, learn of the unforgiving loyalty of a loving toy and meet a writer, just itching to finish his latest horror story.
And check this: Every author in the Anthology has generously contributed their work for free. All royalties from sales will go directly to the international charities, Barnardo’s and Médecins Sans Frontières.
FEAR, with forewords by international bestselling authors, Peter James and Sherri Browning Erwin, is released in Paperback and on Kindle, October 3rd 2012. If you want them, make sure they have those freaky covers:
Now, let's take a peek into the darkness of Volume Two...
at the first few lines of Daisy And The Bear by Mel Melis:
My name is Daisy Darke. It isn’t my real name, I changed it a few years ago. I needed a fresh start, to forget my past. I chose my first name because it sounds nice, no other reason. A pleasant, homely name for a girl. My surname I chose for mischievous reasons.
Sometimes I observe people who look at me, look at my dark eyes, my brown skin, my long black hair. I can hear their mind ticking over, asking themselves why a foreign looking girl is called Daisy, and how ironic that her surname is Darke. When people ask me my background, I tell them I’m adopted and my parents are dead. Yes, it’s a cop out, but its easier that way. It shuts them down. They get all flustered. People don’t normally pry then, they apologise for my parents demise, silly really, not their fault after all. But they do shut up, that’s the main thing, it’s easier that way.
So, I’m Daisy Darke. Daisy Darke is my name, it has a nice balance about it. A lovely name. I like my new name.
Urgh, I kinda have to think of the girl in The Ring... o.O and although I have no clue what her problem was exactly 'coz I don't watch horror movies (makes me sleepy, all that anxienty. Weird, right?), she sure didn't look very happy.
So totally different from Mel Melis here on the picture. Happy and absolutely not creepy!
Mel is both urban and rural. He lives with his wife, cat and wood burning stove in an old cottage on the edge of a moor in the English countryside, but was brought up in the dynamic and cruelly beautiful city that is London. He writes short stories, dark fantasy and tales of small people achieving great things.
He is inspired by the dreamlike worlds of Maurice Sendak, the fairy tales of Angela Carter, the animal poetry of Ted Hughes, the pulp adventures of Robert E. Howard and the timeless genius that was the late, great Ray Bradbury.
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