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MEDIA: Vampire Vengeance In Deadly Night Shade

Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 21, 2013 at 6:50 AM



In the dead of night,

what does a vampire fear?

Find out in this digital short by Mark Cantrell

STOKE-ON-TRENT, 21-Jan-13: A vampire tale with a chilling twist, Deadly Night Shade is the first of a series of digital shorts selected from the anthology ISOLATION SPACE for standalone publication.


The atmospheric and action-packed short story is now available from Amazon and Smashwords for the Kindle, Sony, Kobo, Apple, and a host of popular ereading devices, for the minimalist sum of $0.99 (roundabout 77 pence).


She was the one who was afraid of the dark, that's why the other vamps in her gang laughingly called her Shade, but now the joke's on them, and she's the one still breathing.


When a night on the town turns deadly, when all her friends are slain, Shade must stalk the man who slaughtered them or join them in the grave. But he's no ordinary vampire slayer... and Shade is no ordinary vampire.


Only one of them is getting out of this alive...


The story first appeared in an edition of The Velvet Vampire (1994) under the title 'Blood Feud'. The story was subsequently revised and reworked, later appearing under its current title in Monomyth Vol. 6.4 #40 (2006).


Visit Amazon or Smashwords to purchase your copy now. Available soon from other retailers. Visit to find out more.


Deadly Night Shade

By Mark Cantrell


Smashwords inc

Published: 19 January 2013

Words: 5,139 (approximate)

Language: British English

ISBN: 978-1301-7992-6-8



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For more information contact:


Mark Cantrell: [email protected]


Notes to editors


Deadly Night Shade is the first of a small selection of short stories from the anthology ISOLATION SPACE (2009/2011) to be published as standalone digital shorts. The anthology presents 20 of Mark Cantrell's short stories into an eclectic presentation of his writing.


The anthology combines science fiction, fantasy, and horror, with works of a more thought-provoking and literary nature. First published in paperback in 2009 (Lulu), it subsequently appeared in a range of popular digital formats in 2011.


Find out more about the anthology at


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