Archive for the 'Occult Files' Category

14
Jan
19

New Year, New Book!

Well, it’s a new year, a new beginning for all of us. A fresh start. A clean slate. Why not start the year off with a new, quick, and fun read? Check out my new book, Private Number/Claws (An Albert Taylor Mystery Double Feature) available exclusively from Unnerving.

https://www.amazon.com/Private-Number-Claws-Derek-Muk-ebook/dp/B07HSQY6SS

03
Dec
18

Private Number/Claws Published Today on Kindle!

My Albert Taylor Mystery Double Feature, Private Number/Claws, was officially released today!

Get your Kindle Edition from Amazon.com now, Only $2.99!

Synopsis:

Private Number: A radio station receives a strange call from a caller from beyond the grave, at least that’s what’s claimed. But is it a hoax, a crank caller, or is the person truly dead? When things get more baffling paranormal investigator, Albert Taylor, steps in to look into matters that harbor a dark and evil secret.

Claws: A series of brutal and savage animal-like murders rattle the small mining town of Brewster, Nevada, a quiet, little community where such atrocities are unheard of, where everyone knows each other’s name, and where you can leave your door unlocked at night…until now that is. Weird animal hairs are discovered at each of the crime scenes. Is it an animal or a sinister creature of myth and lore lurking in the woods? When the body count starts racking up and tension among the townspeople rises, the town turns to paranormal investigator, Albert Taylor, to sort matters and lay his traps for the predator.

08
Aug
17

Vampire Nation Published by Crimson Frost Books

Available now from Crimson Frost Books is my new Albert Taylor book, Vampire Nation, which was inspired by 1980s pop culture, music, and old Jamie Lee Curtis horror movies. Call it a paranormal horror story that reeks of retro 80s culture, complete with big hair, silly clothes, and killer songs that will have you dancing, jumping, and singing and rocking along with your air guitar (okay, maybe not that far) but you certainly get the picture. A yearning for a time and era long, long, ago. People keep harping that the 80s were the best decade ever. But was it really? What do you think?

Many thanks to Patricia and her great staff at Crimson Frost Books. Here’s more information about the book as well as the cover reveal. Now if I could just find my Rubik’s Cube. Where did I put it?? Darn it!

http://www.crimsonfrostpublishing.com/product/vampire-nation/

Click Here to Buy Vampire Nation on Amazon

17
Dec
16

Derek’s Yeti and Bigfoot Find Home in Latest Tome from Bards and Sages Publishing

gtv4-21591248_stdJust launched and live now is the new anthology, “The Great Tome of Cryptids and Legendary Creatures,” which includes two short stories of mine that pertain to the theme. One is about The Abominable Snowman/Yeti and the other one is about Bigfoot. A big thanks and shout out to Julie and her staff of Bards and Sages Publishing for doing a fantastic job with this book.

Right in time for the holidays and a perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas!

Here’s some more info about the anthology:
http://www.bardsandsages.com/speculative_fiction/great_tome_vol_4

And another link about it here: Find my book at your favorite store!

-Derek

30
Aug
16

Bearwalker with Albert Taylor Released!

BearwalkerReleased today through The Society of Misfit Stories is my story “Bearwalker.” Happy to be part of this new series. Here’s a blurb about the story: Detective Berlin doesn’t believe in the supernatural. But when a series of unexplained, grisly murders sends shockwaves through the city of Reno, he turns to an unlikely source to help him track down the killer. Because Albert Taylor is more than the publisher of The Occult Files Magazine. He’s also one of the best monster hunters you’ll ever meet.

Check it out today!

05
Oct
15

New Albert Taylor Story, “The Mystery of Secret Town Road”, Published

Star-Crossedcover.272105118_stdMy new Albert Taylor horror story “The Mystery of Secret Town Road” is in the new October 2015 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly. Great spooky reading for Halloween to give you some shivers!

Available at:  http://www.bardsandsages.com/speculative_fiction/bards_and_sages_quarterly

-Derek

14
Sep
15

Albert Taylor Coming to NeaDNAthal!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.52.06 PMJust found out that Fringeworks Publishing’s science fiction anthology “NeaDNAthal” featuring my short story “Arc” (Albert Taylor story) is expected to be released at the end of this month. Great cover art! I’m crossing my fingers. :)

You can learn more about it here: http://www.fringeworks.co.uk/blog/?p=375

-Derek

03
Jul
15

Celebrate The Horror Zine’s 6th Birthday!

Bat C on whiteIt’s time for a birthday celebration: the 6th Birthday issue of The Horror Zine has hit the streets. Editor Jeani Rector has compiled another great issue, featuring a fantastic piece by Joe McKinney as well as other good writers and artists. It also includes my story “The Haunted Academy” (the short version, not the long one).

Enjoy your slice of birthday cake with the latest Horror Zine!

http://www.thehorrorzine.com/Fiction/July2015/DerekMuk/DerekMuk.html

17
May
15

Jane Hunt Interviews Derek in Author Interview Series

Writer Jane Hunt interviewed me regarding my latest book and writing for her blog today.

It’s a short Q & A and you can read the full interview here: http://jolliffe01.com/2015/05/17/author-interview-derek-muk/

-Derek

 

18
Apr
15

Kristal McKerrington Reviews “The Haunted Academy”

Another review of my book,The Haunted Academy (this one’s short and sweet). I like ’em that way:) If there’s a cherry on top even better. I think this one sums it up well.

Reviewed by Kristal McKerrington on her blog. Thank you, Kristal!

http://kristalmckerringtons.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/double-review.html

-Derek

21
Dec
14

Hawaiian Inspired Story, “The Tiki Statue”, Published

Full+logo+smallOne pre-Christmas present arrived today: my short story called “The Tiki Statue” was published in Fiction On The Web. This horror piece was inspired by past vacations in Hawaii, one of my favorite travel destinations. No matter what time of the year you go the weather is always nice.

Enjoy!
Derek

http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2014/12/the-tiki-statue-by-derek-muk.html

17
Sep
14

Dark Eclipse Publishes Albert Taylor Short “Bats”

cover-38-140x211Just found out my Albert Taylor horror short story “Bats” has been published in the latest issue of the magazine, Dark Eclipse #38.

Here’s some info on how to get it: http://www.lastwritesdmd.com/product/dark-eclipse-38/

– Derek

19
Aug
14

Albert Taylor Appears in “Space and Time Magazine”

10527484_10152241903727477_270259789963690964_nI have a new Albert Taylor story called “The Haunted Goldmine” that is in the new summer issue (#121) of Space and Time Magazine. Excited to be part of this magazine! check out the cool cover art.

Here’s more information:
http://spaceandtimemagazine.com/wp/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Space-and-Time-Magazine/237564157476?ref=nf

-Derek

11
Feb
14

Albert Taylor Short, “The Catacombs”, in “Tales of the Talisman”

Tales9-3-cover-bigMy Albert Taylor story “The Catacombs” has just been published in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of Tales of the Talisman Magazine (Vol. 9, issue 3).

Pick up a copy of the new issue here:
http://www.talesofthetalisman.com/

Thanks to the editor, David Lee Summers.

-Derek

15
Jan
14

“Bats” an Albert Taylor Story in New Collection of Shorts

Both Barrels of Monster Hunter LegendsMy Albert Taylor story “Bats” that was first published in Pill Hill Press’s anthology,”The Trigger Reflex,” has been anthologized again in the recently released collection “Both Barrels: Legends of the Monster Hunter I and II.” It’s a whopping book with 47 stories about every kind of monster hunter imaginable!

Special thanks to editor Miles Boothe and the rest of the writers in this book.

Check it out at:
http://embypress.com/book/monster-hunter-legends-both-barrels-2/

or Buy it on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Both-Barrels-Monster-Hunter-Legends-ebook/dp/B00HV167TE/

Derek




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