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About Drew Starling
An Amazon bestselling author of horror and dark fiction, Drew Starling is a husband and dog dad who loves strong female leads, martial arts, and long walks in the woods with canine companions. He would like to think his plots are better than his prose, but strives to make his words sound both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. He listens to Beethoven, Megadeth, and Enya when he writes, and all of his work can be found at drewstarling.com. His only rule of writing: the dog never dies.
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Titles By Drew Starling
Something is lurking in the woods just beyond Aaron and Ellen Dreyer's new country home, and an evil that has been hiding in plain sight is about to emerge. A neighbor is brutally murdered, their 4-year old son goes missing in broad daylight, and the local town of Bensalem devolves into a cesspool of finger-pointing and chaos. With nowhere left to turn, Aaron and Ellen are forced to venture into the woods to find their son... and the truth. But in the process, they uncover a force larger and more sinister than they ever could have imagined.
— Named to the Horror Writers Association 2021 "List of Recommended Works" for Best First Novel.
— #1 Best Seller in Amazon's U.S. Horror Fiction category.
What readers are saying...
★★★★★ "One of the best horror stories I have ever read, and I went through it quickly because I couldn't put it down." ~Amazon review
★★★★★ "Drew Starling has written a hell of a story. Strong, well-developed characters, good pacing, creepy imagery - there's so much here to like. Add in super natural elements, the real life horror of a missing child and you've got a book that I devoured in two sittings." ~@dlgillis20, Instagram
★★★★★ "I haven't read anything in a while that made me truly cringe with fear. I had trouble sleeping after reading this. It's like a Lovecraftian mind**** and you won't read anything like it for a long time, I promise." ~@the_bookeyman, Instagram
★★★★★ "After reading this, I still can't believe it is a debut novel." ~@clar_endon, Instagram
★★★★★ "I have been a fan of Drew Starling's horror shorts for some time so I was excited to see what he could do with a full length novel. He did NOT disappoint!" ~Amazon review
★★★★★ "Creepy and tense, Sentinel had me reading late into the night with anticipation. With likable and realistic characters, just a smudge of gore but plenty of dread and a gripping and quick paced plot, I was thoroughly engrossed." ~@shandireads, Instagram
★★★★★ "Even though I sat in the sun on my deck, I was pulled into a dark world. Whisked away into a horror that played out in my head like a movie, which this would make a great one!" ~Amazon review
★★★★★ "Starling's writing is so on point. This was one of those cases in which you can actually feel the author's style and tone fit perfectly with the genre he explores." ~@lauras.reading.nook, Instagram
★★★★★ "There are more twists and turns in the characters than I've read about in books in a long time. The ending is a total surprise." ~Amazon review
It's been four months since tragedy rocked the rural hamlet of Bensalem, Virginia, and Sheriff Cheryl McNamara has vowed to uncover the truth about her town's dark history. Her big break comes from an unexpected source: her teenage daughter Skylar, whose fascination with the occult leads to a remarkable discovery.
But a new evil rises, and tragedy strikes again. When the true form of the terror plaguing Bensalem for centuries is revealed, it is young Skylar who must face not only the Nothus, but also the centuries-old secrets behind it.
The epic conclusion to the critically acclaimed, best selling novel SENTINEL.
What readers are saying...
★★★★★ "Get ready to pull an all-nighter."
★★★★★ "Perfectly creepy, mysterious and tragic."
★★★★★ "The characters make this story come alive in this very creepy paranormal read."
★★★★★ "What an ending to this series! I loved it."
★★★★★ "Horrifying dreams and horrifying reality converge."
★★★★★ "I didn't want to stop reading until I finished."
An evil from beyond the stars haunts a young boy and his father at Roswell Airbase. The survivors of a sunken warship take refuge on a deserted island, and discover they are not alone. And terror checks in at an old motel, when a vacationing family finds themselves trapped in an ancient curse…
Scare Street journeys into the night to bring you a new volume of skin-crawling terror. This macabre collection contains thirteen chilling tales of supernatural horror. And each story will sweep you away to a world of dark dreams and fantastical nightmares…
Some believe that if you see yourself die in your dreams, then your heart will stop. But that’s just an old wives’ tale, isn’t it? After all, the icy chill of death lurks within every story in this ghastly tome. And your heart hasn’t stopped yet.
In fact, with each turn of the page, you can hear it beating faster and faster…
This bone-chilling supernatural collection contains:
1. Live Bait by Jude Reid
2. The Hungry Worm by Michael D. Nye
3. The Magician Needs a Volunteer by Matt Brandenburg
4. Lab Incident, 1947 by Martin Zeigler
5. A House Divided by M. B. Vujacic
6. Sundown and Shadows by Michelle Tang
7. The Old Coach Inn by Kris Ashton
8. Ashes to Ashes by Robert Douglas
9. Folie-a-Deux by Gina Easton
10. Do Something Funny by Clark Boyd
11. Fertile Soil by Brian Sperl
12. Night Dive by Drew Starling
13. Home Sick by Ron Ripley
SLICE OF PARADISE
An unknown danger lurks beneath the sand at a secluded beach. A couple encounters a deadly creature during their nighttime dive. A father fights to save his daughter from a harrowing nightmare. A newlywed’s honeymoon is interrupted by the apocalypse. A maid discovers a shocking secret at the exclusive resort she works for.
Beach vacations are meant for relaxing and unwinding away from the drudgery of normal life. The sparkling sun, shimmering on cresting waves. A light breeze as you sit with toes in the sand, a cold drink in one hand. Utopia on an island. But what happens when that paradise suddenly becomes a purgatory of pain?
What will you do when the beaches fill with bodies and the waters run red with blood? When creatures crawl the coastline and the jungle teems with terror. How will you survive when a tropical respite becomes an arena of peril?
Slice of Paradise is an all-original anthology featuring fifteen shocking stories of beach vacation horror. For even more scares, check out the companion anthology Beach Bodies out now from DarkLit Press.
This anthology includes stories by Craig Wallwork, Philip Fracassi, Scott J Moses, Mark Towse, Spencer Hamilton, Aiden Merchant, Drew Starling, Ashlei Johnson, Rowan Hill, Simon J. Plant, Alyson Hasson, Sheri White, Denver Grenell, Kay Hanifen, and Nick Kolakowski.
Get ready for a vacation straight out of your nightmares…
A cabin in the woods hides a deadly secret from a pair of criminals on the run. Play time takes a demonic turn when a child discovers a hellish portal in the snow-covered playground. And a satanic cult turns a family vacation into a living nightmare…
Take a trip into the netherworld with Scare Street’s latest collection of diabolical horror. Fourteen terrifying tales lurk within this new volume—more than enough to keep you occupied as you voyage deep into the shadows.
But before you set off on your journey, make sure you’ve packed the essentials. Flashlight? Check. Salt? Check. Iron? Check. You never know what awaits as you travel the back roads at night.
But one thing is certain: the spirits are eager for you to arrive at your final destination.
And they’re all just dying to meet you…
This volume features the following short stories:
1. Heisters’ Haunt by Peter Cronsberry
2. The Thing That Lives in the Playground by Jackson Robinson
3. Pathétique by Drew Starling
4. The Glowering Pines by Stephen Thorn
5. The Form Outside the Window by Radar DeBoard
6. Brillante and the Terror of the Mound by Scott Harper
7. Arrival by Barbara Herrera
8. Jacob and His Piano Teacher by Yoli Ramazzina
9. As the Crow Flies by Krystal Lawrence
10. Mr. Stitcher by Sadie Gibson
11. The Dark by Peter Glassborow
12. 121 Ash Street by John Gallant
13. Daddy's Brave Little Soldier by Wade Hunter
14. Books and Broken Glass by Ron Ripley
The dark side is waiting…
Fish N’ Chips lead a curious traveler to a sinister island, where the residents are more than they seem. Forbidden occult knowledge strands a pair of friends in a terrifying nexus of evil. And an ancient ice storm forces a wandering tribe to choose between following a bloodthirsty shaman, or the glowing lights in the sky…
Venture into new realms of terror with Scare Street’s latest bone-chilling collection. This spine-tingling volume contains fifteen ghastly tales of horror and the paranormal. More than enough to while away the hours, as you lose yourself in the shadows of the night.
The deeper you plunge into this realm of terror, the farther away the real world seems. But don’t worry… just turn the page and stay a bit longer.
We’re sure you’ll be able to find your way back. Just listen for the screams in the darkness.
And pray they aren’t your own…
This volume contains the following:
1. The Fish'r Men by David Turton
2. The Faces at the Window by Bob Johnston
3. From the Ashes by Bryan Wolford
4. The Neighbors by Peter Cronsberry
5. The Ferryman by Nicholas Paschall
6. Slug by Matias Travieso-Diaz
7. Folsom Lake by Karl Melton
8. Obsidian by Richard Beauchamp
9. Edward's Couch by Robert Douglas
10. What Lovely Petunias by Mark Towse
11. The Delirium of Negation by Justin Boote
12. I Just Write the Damned Thing by Samuel Thomas Fraser
13. A Clearing by Sam Lesek
14. Northern Lights by Drew Starling
15. Wind Chimes by Ron Ripley
I'm dreaming of a Dark Christmas
With every little tale that I read
When the knife blades glisten
And scared children listen
To hear slayers in the night
Where sugarplums can be gory
In the frightening elf story
And trees eat favorite household pets
There are gifts on all the pages
Of terror through the ages
Told of gift giving regrets
I'm dreaming of a Dark Christmas
With every little tale I read
While the bright lights shine
And the family dines In the soft fireplace glow
So hold loved ones tight
It's not Santa visiting tonight
Death lies buried in the snow.
The holiday season isn’t all fun and games.100 word holiday horror stories from dozens of authors. From dark and disturbing, morbid humor or guts and gore, these stories have it all.
How will you celebrate the holidays?
With drabbles from: Eleanor Merry, Cassandra Angler, Scott Deegan, Josh A. Murphy, Stephen Cords, David Bowmore, Tina Merry, J.B. Wocoski, James Lipson, Shawn M Klimek, Morgan Adams, Steven Bruce, RJ Roles, Belinda Brady, James Pyles, Sea Caummisar, Trisha McKee, Nerisha Kemraj, Benjamin Langley, Mike Ennenbach, Dawn DeBraal, Aaron Bader, David Simms, R.E. Sargent, Angela Glover, Chris Miller, David M Donachie, Kerri Jesmer, Wendy Cheairs David M. Donachie, Terry Miller, Jacek Wilkos, Stuart Conover, P.J Blakey-Novis, Kevin J. Kennedy, N.M. Brown, Sharon Frame Gay, Gabriella Balcom, Jay Bower, Thomas Sturgeon Jr, Gabor Eichammer, D.J Elton, Alanna Webb, Marie Chambers and Drew Starling!
Tremble as you rediscover the darkness that came before, the darkness that could eat the world. Within these pages gods of fable, creatures of lore, and ancient rituals have been brought back to life in over two hundred drabbles of exactly one hundred words each.
Delve into the madness created by award-winning horror and fiction authors from around the world. We dare you to remember the fear of the unknown, and to dive headfirst into ancient mysteries.
The old gods have awoken, and with them lose chaos will reign again.
Alice de Sampaio
Amber M. Simpson
C. Marry Hultman
David A.F. Brown
Emma K. Leadley
Heidi Ann Willits
Heinrich von Wolfcastle
Joel R. Hunt
Joshua E. Borgmann
K. B. Elijah
Kerry E.B. Black
Kevin J. Kennedy
Mark Anthony Smith
Matthew A Clarke
Michael D. Nadeau
S. C. Morgan
Sean P. Chatterton
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Willem V Much
We watch them feast upon the dead and wonder if our own corpse might be the next feast.
Though often minuscule in size, the fear that embodies us when seeing them can paralyze us.
And one bite can render a grown man dead in mere minutes.
In this collection you will find fictional stories of terror centering around bugs of all kinds including
A horde of termites overtaking a man’s body
A son watching his mother's mental health decline from dementia
A very special way to make honey
And many more creepy crawly stories guaranteed to remind all of us that if it were not for size; we would not be the dominant species upon this earth.
Featuring authors: Alanna Robertson-Webb,Ben Hare, Charlotte O'Farrell, Drew Starling, Edward Ahern, Hekter Kaztro, Jason Holden, JH Adams, Joanna Koch, Johnny Hempseed, JRT McMahon, Kenneth Sampsell, Kyle Harrison, Lamont Turner, Mama Creep, Marcus Cook, Mark Mackey, Mark Towse, Matt St. Cyr, Melody Grace, Michael Borge, Michael Squid, Michelle River,
N.M. Brown, Nicholas Lay, Radar DeBoard, Scott Savino, Tim Mendees, Tor Anders-Ulven, AND Wil Dalphin
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
Forty-eight authors have brought you a creepy collection of tales, sure to keep you up at night. Grab a flashlight, and let your mind wander into the haunted unknown. A place where the shadows lurk around every corner, and the boogeyman awaits your arrival. With every turn, a new nightmare begins. Are you brave enough to reach the end?
Read...if you DARE.
"I ordered this book for my daughter who loves horror stories, she couldn't put it down! I cannot wait for the author to publish more! She really captured my readers attention!"
"This book is so awesome! My kids couldn't put it down. I even enjoyed reading all of the stories and the creepy illustrations really bring it all together."
"My son's delight while reading this book made me feel like a kid again myself. There are so many wonderful (and scary) stories to enjoy; with a fright for everyone! The illustrations are akin to a modernized Alvin Schwartz style. This book is horrifying and fun all at once. I definitely recommend it to children and adults alike."
*This book is intended for children ages 7 and up!
Stay tuned for Volume 2!
For generations, we have been fascinated with cases surrounding serial killers, stalkers, abusers, homicidal maniacs and cold cases. Some still remain unsolved, and some are just now being written.
Within the pages of this anthology you will find sixty stories of horror that shed the spotlight on the evil which lurks within.
Featuring over twenty award winning authors from all across the globe, this new stunning collection of never before released visceral horror aims to prove that there is nothing deadlier on this planet than the people we meet.
Other tales will show a different side to vengeance and justice and make you question whether or not good and bad even exist.
And by the time you are finished you will be forced to realize the dark truth:
There is a killer in all of us.