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Rio Youers Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

End Times (With: Vincent Chong) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Westlake Soul (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everdead (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point Hollow (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Girl (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halcyon (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lola on Fire (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Second Chances (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Ellie's Boy (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mama Fish (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Man Scratch (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Dark Dreams, Pale Horses (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best New Zombie Tales Books

with Jonathan Maberry, Bev Vincent, David Niall Wilson, Joe McKinney, Ray Garton, Tim Lebbon, Tim Waggoner, Harry Shannon, John Everson, Nancy Kilpatrick, Simon Wood, Kealan Patrick Burke, Gary McMahon, Jeff Strand, Paul Kane, Nate Kenyon, Robert Swartwood
Best New Zombie Tales Vol. 1 (By: ) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Zombie Tales Vol. 2 (By: David Niall Wilson,Tim Waggoner,John Everson,Nate Kenyon) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Zombie Tales Vol.3 (By: Joe McKinney,Nancy Kilpatrick,Paul Kane) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy (With: Jonathan Maberry,Bev Vincent,David Niall Wilson,Joe McKinney,Ray Garton,Tim Lebbon,Tim Waggoner,Harry Shannon,John Everson,Nancy Kilpatrick,Simon Wood,Kealan Patrick Burke,Gary McMahon,Jeff Strand,Paul Kane,Nate Kenyon,Robert Swartwood) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Northern Haunts 100 Terrifying New England Tales(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classics Mutilated(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud 10(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombies Vs Robots: This Means War!(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
21st Century Dead(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imaginarium 2012(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Carnivàle of Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombies Vs Robots: Diplomacy(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister October, Volume II(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Road(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imaginarium 4(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Voyager: A Postcripts Anthology 32/33(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seize the Night(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Highways(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wonderland(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #30(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices in the Dark(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close to Midnight(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Rio Youers

A British writer and novelist, the author Rio Youers is well known for his creative and innovative writing, largely in the horror and mystery genres. Creating a dark and foreboding ambiance within each of his books, he definitely knows how to build tension, really pushing each story to the limit. This is something that’s proven to be hugely successful for him, as not only has he gained numerous awards, but he’s reached audiences around the world. Writing both short and long fiction, his work is a testament to the sheer scope and scale of his imagination, really bringing each story to life.

Taking his readers on a journey, his writing really brings his worlds and stories to life, as they’re both rich and expansive. Also known for writing numerous comic-book series, he writes in both and engaging and compelling manner that keeps the reader turning the page. Effectively becoming a household name for many, he’s admired in many quarters, bringing a different voice and style to the genre. Drawing inspiration from numerous other contemporary sources in his field, he brings his own creative and unique perspective.

The characters that he writes are also extremely well established, as they feel as if they’re wholly real people upon the page. Staying with the reader long after they’ve finished the novel, each of his protagonists are very well drawn with multiple layers. All of this works to ensure that his readers continually come back for more time and time again, as he continues building his audience. This is going to continue for a long time to come, as he will carry on writing, well on into the foreseeable future.

Early and Personal Life

With a keen interest in both reading and writing from an early age, the future author to be Rio Youers would always be committed to all things literature. This would continue to develop throughout the intervening years, allowing him to gradually evolve his style and tone. In turn a large number of books would come from all of this as he would become a highly prominent and much sought after novelist.

Always looking for inspiration from the world around him, he’d continually be on the lookout for his next big idea. With an extremely visual and vivid style, he’d appeal to countless readers from all over, making a name for himself quite unlike any other. Still writing to this very day, there’s definitely a lot more planned to be released in the near future, as his writing career carries onwards and upwards.

Writing Career

The fist full novel that Rio Youers would publish was titled ‘End Times’ and it would come out back in 2007 to an eager audience. Prior to this he would write the novella ‘Ellie’s Boy’ in 1999, which would be an early introduction for him into the world of literature. He wouldn’t write any series, as he tends to focus more on individual novels and self-contained story based narratives.

He’s also worked on a comic-book series which would be based on the work of none other than bestselling author Stephen King. This would be called ‘Sleeping Beauties’ and it would effectively build upon the story, while also furthering both his brand and his profile. Winning lots of awards and nominations, he’s been nominated for a Sunburst Award, and a British Fantasy award, making him a highly popular novelist.

End Times

First published in 2007, this would be the first full novel to come from Rio Youers as a fully fledged author and writer. It would also be illustrated by Vincent Chong, who would create some extremely vivid and elaborate designs for the book. Establishing Youers as a writer for the very first time, this does well to introduce him, setting up who he is and what has to offer readers.

Combining fantasy with inner turmoil, this is an extremely intriguing and engaging novel that keeps the reader thinking. There’s a lot of imagination to it, as it features multiple layers of meaning constantly throughout at each and every page turn. This makes for an extremely effective contemporary fantasy novel that really pushes its subject matter to the full limit.

Recovering from his dark and turbulent past, Scott Hennessey is an ex-addict looking to turn his life around and begin afresh. That’s when he meets Mia Floats Softly in the rain, and then all the memories of his own past come flooding back to him. Seeking to destroy him, he heads off on a journey across the world, and he must destroy the power of desire that has a hold on him for the last time. Will he ever be able to manage it? Can he possibly hope to make any kind of difference in his life? What will happen as he faces end times?

Lola on Fire

This would be a later book from Rio Youers, initially published in 2021 on the 16th of February through the William Morrow publishing label. A crime drama, it’s filled with plenty of action and excitement, keeping the reader constantly guessing throughout as to what’s coming next. It’s a stand-alone and wouldn’t be a part of any series either, in what is both an accessible and highly entertaining novel. There’s so much here and it really comes to life off the page, as it features not only tension and suspense, but well written characters too, where everyone feels grounded and real.

Desperate to buy the medication that his sister requires, Brody Ellis robs a nearby convenience store, only to lose his wallet on the way out. Picking it up, Blair Mayo uses it as leverage to get Brody to steal back her mother’s diamonds from her evil stepmother. When Brody turns up for the job he finds himself at a crime scene framed for a murder, and now Blair’s father, the mobster Jimmy Latzo, is out seeking revenge. Will Brody and his sister Molly be able to escape the vengeance? Can Brody break free from this terrible ordeal? What will become of Lola on fire?

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