Menu

LOU YARDLEY

Author :: Weirdo

header photo

"Darkened Wings Flutter" (Published 3rd April 2020)

"The end is nigh when darkened wings flutter..."

The small town of Crow’s Foot Hollow is thrown into turmoil when a local boy called Dwayne goes missing. For teacher Beth Harwood, it soon becomes clear that the nearby forest is connected to his disappearance. Clouded in mystery, scary stories and haunting nursery rhymes, that forest seems like just the kind of place to swallow a young boy whole.

But the forest isn’t the only thing you have to worry about in Crow’s Foot Hollow. Sometimes the dangers are much closer to home. Chuck Graves lives next door to a family with their share of problems - a couple that always argues, a little girl called Imogen who creeps the hell out of everyone - but they appear to be held together by little Ryan who keeps on smiling regardless of what’s going on. Everything appears normal, but Chuck can’t help but wonder what’s going on behind closed doors.

Crawling with monsters big and small, Darkened Wings Flutter wants to get under your skin.

 


"The Deal Maker" (Published 12th July 2019)

Everyone has a price. What's yours?

“The Deal Maker” is the new demonic tale from the mind that brought you “Hellhound”, “When the Sun Sets” and “We All Scream for Ice Cream”.

Ted’s girlfriend has vanished from the face of the earth and conventional methods of finding her have failed miserably. So when a devilish entity that calls itself Jack appears and offers him a solution, Ted finds himself agreeing to its terms, no matter how bloody and painful they may be. How far will he go to find her?

Kelly lives for one thing and one thing only: vengeance. The trouble is those who should be feeling her wrath are remarkably good at hiding. Is she prepared to lose everything to find them?

“The Deal Maker” looks at how far people are willing to go to chase their goals. How much are we prepared to lose until we cease to be human? What are we willing to give up?

If demons, gore, and hellish creatures are your thing, dive right in!

 


"Rise of the Carnivores" (Published 15th March 2019)

An over-the-top, B-Movie-esque, horrific, gore-fuelled dinosaur extravaganza!

From indie horror author Lou Yardley, comes a new dinosaur filled adventure!

Autumn Buck is the type of person who avoids drama at all costs, but after a chance encounter with scientists Wilfred Campbell and Liam Finch in a coffee shop, she finds herself in the centre of life-changing - and world changing - events. The kind of events that bring ravenous dinosaurs to your local high street.

Desperate not to become a light snack for tyrannosaurus rex, a tasty morsel for a mosasaurus or an hors d'oeuvre for a carnotaurus, the new friends must find a way to survive and a way to reverse the things they started.

Failure is not an option. Failure would mean the extinction of the human race.

“Rise of the Carnivores” is a thrilling b-movie-styled romp, dripping with Lou Yardley’s humour and taste for gore.

 


"Hellhound" (Published 19th April 2018)

The Hound & The Philosopher Inn looks like your average pub, with only its mouthful of a name to separate it from any other. But, secrets lurk just beyond the ales, wines, spirits and bar snacks. Deadly secrets.

Kit pops into the pub following a dismal experience at a job interview. Christine visits the same pub whilst waiting for a cab. Both of their lives will be changed forever. Both will learn the pub’s secrets.

Peter is one of these secrets. Peter Smedley is a businessman, ruthless and cunning and co-owner of The Hound & The Philosopher Inn. He is also a werewolf, hellbent on changing the status quo.

Hellhound will draw you into the supernatural underbelly of Greater London with the promise of blood, guts and the realisation that the monsters may be closer than you think.

 


Also available

These are my very first novels, back when I had no idea what I was doing. To be fair, I don't know what I'm doing now either! Both books are available in paperback from Amazon and digitally from most retailers.

  • The Other's Voice
  • The Others: A Bleak Reflection