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PROZAKVILLE RECORDS is an independent record label set up several years ago to distribute recordings by London-based Halloween-pop, folk-rock cabaret band Danse Macabre. This is very much a home-based cottage industry, using a MacBook, printable CD-ROMs and a lot of trial and error! PROMOTIONAL COPIES of releases are available free of charge to broadcast and club DJs, venues, booking agents and other music industry professionals by contacting WyrdStar.

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ebook ** JUNE 2018 - NEW RELEASE! **

THE LUCK OF THE DEVIL (novel)
by Stephanie M Bennion

Susan Jones, a transgender woman struggling to get by in the economic woes of 1990s Britain, is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen. He in turn is obsessed by her disturbing nightmares. But are her demons real? Read more...

Hollow Moon series
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ebook HOLLOW MOON (novel) - Hollow Moon #1
by Steph Bennion

A kidnapped prince, a school band competition and an electric cat that eats everything in sight! What is the secret of the hollow moon? Join intrepid young heroine Ravana O'Brien in a fast-paced and witty science-fiction mystery of interstellar intrigue. As the dark priest of destiny returns from the dead, Ravana and friends find themselves on an incredible planet-hopping adventure into the shady world of politics, music and rebellion!
(First published 28 May 2012; approx. 110,000 words.)

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ebook PAW-PRINTS OF THE GODS (novel) - Hollow Moon #2
by Steph Bennion

On the forbidding planet of Falsafah, archaeologists are on the verge of a discovery that will shake the five systems to the core! Ravana O'Brien finds herself on another wild adventure with a mysterious little orphan, a cake-obsessed secret agent and a god-like watcher who is maybe also a cat. The cyberclone monks are preparing to meet their saviours. But nobody believes in prophecies anymore, do they?
(First published 29 September 2013; approx. 120,000 words.)

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ebook CITY OF DECEIT (novel) - Hollow Moon #3
by Steph Bennion

Raja Surya, young heir to the moon of Yuanshi, cannot stay out of trouble for long. Zotz Wak, intrepid boy inventor, decides Earth is the place to become a man. He never expected to be accused of spying. Surya never dreamed he would take the captain's chair of a proper battleship in space. In London, the United Nations is deciding humankind's fate. Taranis, dark priest of destiny, has returned.
(First published 24 June 2016; approx 128,000 words.)

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ebook TO DANCE AMONGST THE STARS (short stories)
AND OTHER SCI-FI FAIRYTALES
by Steph Bennion

SEASONAL SHORT STORIES FROM THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON: A petty thief is offered riches to steal a very special device, but has he let the genie out of the bottle? Can a poor, down-trodden kitchen slave find her prince in the shape of a young, dashing space captain? A priest is rescued after a quest to find the mythical alien home world ends in disaster, but who is the mysterious stranger wearing his boots? A man caught up in a war wonders if he can go on, but can a hologram hope to convince him by showing the greatest blunders of his life? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill!
(First published 12 December 2017.)

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ebook MERRY CHRISTMAS, MISTER WOLF (short stories)
AND OTHER SCI-FI FAIRYTALES
by Steph Bennion

SEASONAL SHORT STORIES FROM THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON: When the power fails when parents are out for the night, is it wise to be wandering the forest with vicious robot wolves on the loose? Can a young boy change his destiny with the help of a fraudulent wizard and draw the sword from the stone? Are the city streets paved with gold for the lowly detective and a stolen brass clockwork cat? Can a lost little girl defeat the evil ruler with the help of her seven diminuitive miner friends? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill!
(First published 12 December 2017.)

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ebook THREE TALES FOR CHRISTMAS (short stories)
SEASONAL SCI-FI FAIRYTALES
by Steph Bennion

SHORT STORIES FROM THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON!
Can a poor, down-trodden kitchen slave find her prince in the shape of a young, dashing space captain? When the power fails when parents are out for the night, is it wise to be wandering the forest with vicious robot wolves on the loose? A man caught up in a war wonders if he can go on, but can a hologram hope to convince him by showing the greatest blunders of his life? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill! This refreshed second edition includes the first chapter of Hollow Moon.
(First published 1 December 2012.)

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ebook THE LUCK OF THE DEVIL (novel)
by Stephanie M Bennion

NEW! Susan Jones, a transgender woman struggling to get by in the economic woes of 1990s Britain, is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen. He in turn is obsessed by her disturbing nightmares. But are her demons real? An unexpected road trip to Ireland awakens traumas of the past. A seventeenth-century sorcerer, evil nurses, a castle reborn from the ashes and a bloodthirsty sheep do not making getting to the bottom of the mystery any easier. Can Susan's love of heavy metal, her battered Volkswagen camper van and two best friends save the day?
(First published 15 June 2018; approx 99,000 words.)

EBOOK recommended retail price: £3.49 / $4.99
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ebook THE BATTLES OF HASTINGS (novella)
by Stephanie M Bennion

Who really won the Battle of Hastings? Chicago teenager Jane Kennedy embarks on an adventure through multiple realities after fellow time travellers each realise they come from a future with a different past. Is there a rogue on the loose out to change history? A romp through alternate time lines in England 1066 to mark the 950th anniversary of the invasion that shaped Britain and Europe today.
(First published 14 October 2016; approx 16,000 words.)

See also Wyrd Worlds: Battlefield 1066 for titles by other authors.

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ebook DEMOCRACY: AN EPITAPH (poetry)
by Lallafa Jeltz

"Democracy; oh! It seems she's dying... Her guardians weave the final black shroud."

A short collection of political verse to mark the 2015 UK General Election, by up-and-coming London poet Lallafa Jeltz: None Of The Above, Ode To Magna Carta, Civil Disobedience, The Road To Number Ten, Blameless Tiers and Democracy: An Epitaph.
(First published 11 April 2015; approx 1,500 words.)

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ebook WYRD WORLDS (short stories)
Various Authors

An anthology of science-fiction and fantasy short stories by indie authors brought together by the social network Goodreads. The collection, which contains 14 stories from 12 writers from around the world, includes a wide range of speculative fiction, from slices of fantasy and time travel to steampunk and science-fiction. The tales vary widely, yet are all born from the same drive to create, share ideas and above all to entertain!
(First published 7 September 2013; approx 90,000 words.)

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ebook WYRD WORLDS II (short stories)
Various Authors

An anthology featuring a bumper 19 short stories from 17 independent authors from around the world, encompassing a wide range of science fiction and fantasy. Here lurks tales of the future, steampunk and time travel; of magical realms and fantastical deeds; and of things so weird they defy categorisation. The original Wyrd Worlds rode upon a new wave of indie collaborations; and now we're back!
(First published 20 September 2014; approx 98,000 words.)

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Short-story anthology, including the 'Hollow Moon' tale "The Non-Existence of Gravity".   Ebook bundle, including Hollow Moon.   Short-story anthology, including the 'Hollow Moon' tale "GENIE And The LAMP".   Four tales to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

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  DANSE MACABRE

Worcestershire Sauce
(PZVR 003 - Release date 1 May 2010)

1. Worcestershire Sauce (radio mix) (Bennion / Taylor)   3:14
2. You Stole My Heart (So I Stole Your Leg) (Bennion / Taylor)   3:53

Track 1 recorded at Hoopshank's studio, Worcester Park, London, on 20 January 2010. Produced and engineered by Paul Turrell.
Track 2 recorded at Kingsmead Park social club, Allhallows, Kent, on 13 August 2008. Produced and engineered by Linda Harper.

FREE Promotional copy available (contact WyrdStar).
pdf Full CD artwork (Adobe pdf).
Danse Macabre Archives page.

  DANSE MACABRE

The Golden Age of Ballooning
(PZVR 002, PZVR 002P - Release date 31 October 2008)

1. Waiting by the Phone Box (Bennion / Harper / Taylor)   4:07
2. Sleep (Bennion)   3:03
3. Golden Age of Ballooning (Bennion / Taylor)   3:44
4. I am the One (Bennion / Taylor)   2:03
5. Dance of the Dead (Bennion / Taylor)   3:16

Danse Macabre present five songs of love, life and death... Recorded at Ranscombe Studios, Kent, on 11-12 August 2008. Produced and engineered by Jim Riley, Rory Alderson and Danse Macabre.

Album: $6.99
$3.99 download only
CD Baby  - Danse Macabre - The Golden Age of Ballooning
Individual tracks from: iTunes
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  DANSE MACABRE

Dance of the Dead / Sleep
(PZVR 001 - Release date 23 August 2008)

1. Dance of the Dead (Bennion / Taylor)   3:16
2. Sleep (Bennion)   3:03

Taken from the EP 'The Golden Age of Ballooning'. Recorded at Ranscombe Studios, Kent, on 11-12 August 2008. Produced and engineered by Jim Riley, Rory Alderson and Danse Macabre.

FREE Promotional copy available (contact WyrdStar).
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All content (c) Steph Bennion, WyrdStar and Danse Macabre 2007-2018.

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