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Darkened Minds (Darkened - The West Virginia Vampire Series Book 5) by [Gary Vincent]

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Gary Lee Vincent was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and is an accomplished author, musician, actor, producer and entrepreneur. In 2010, his horror novel Darkened Hills was selected as 2010 Book of the Year winner by Foreword Reviews Magazine and became the pilot novel for DARKENED - THE WEST VIRGINIA VAMPIRE SERIES, that encompasses the novels Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, Darkened Waters, Darkened Souls and Darkened Minds. He has also authored the bizarro thriller Passageway, a tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. Gary co-authored the novel Belly Timber with John Russo, Solon Tsangaras, Dustin Kay and Ken Wallace, and co-authored the novel Attack of the Melonheads with Bob Gray and Solon Tsangaras. Both books are in production to be major motion pictures. His short story Glory Holes appears in The Big Book of Bizarro. His short story The Tailsman appears in Westward Hoes and was recently made into a comic book by Burning Bulb Publishing's comics division. His short story Cocaine Connie appears in the Night of the Living Dead tribute anthology Rise of the Dead. As an actor, Gary starred as George Pogue in the film Belly Timber and played Oscar in the film My Uncle John is a Zombie. He has appeared in other films such as Endor, The Goddess and Ayla. As a musician, Gary has produced three CDs: 100 Percent, Passion, Pleasure & Pain, and Somewhere Down the Road. A forth musical project, Passion, Pleasure & Pain 2: The Edge of Forever, is in the works for a 2017 release. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01I67H1VY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Burning Bulb Publishing; 1st edition (July 8, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 8, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 625 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 242 pages

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Gary Lee Vincent was born October 8, 1974, in Clarksburg, WV, USA, and is an accomplished author, producer, director, musician, actor, and entrepreneur. In 2009, he founded Burning Bulb Publishing to help promote up-and-coming authors.

In 2010, his horror novel 'Darkened Hills' was selected as 2010 Book of the Year WINNER by Foreword Reviews Magazine also became the pilot novel for DARKENED - THE WEST VIRGINIA VAMPIRE SERIES. More information on this can be found at

Books by Gary Lee Vincent:


- Attack of the Melonheads (with Bob Gray and Solon Tsangaras)

- Belly Timber (with Solon Tsangaras and John Russo)


- Strange Friends


- The Best Actors That Ever Lived


- Prove Your Love

- Strange New Powers

- Night Wings

- Sheep Amongst Wolves

- Lord of the BIrds


- Darkened Hills

- Darkened Hollows

- Darkened Waters

- Darkened Souls

- Darkened Minds

- Darkened Destinies


- Passageway

ANTHOLOGIES (as contributing editor)

- The Big Book of Bizarro

- Westward Hoes

- Rise of the Dead


- The Tailsman


- The Winner, The Loser

- Agelations: Unlocking The Secret Strategies of the Rich To Help You Succeed In Business & in Life

- Configuration Management

As a musician, he started into vocal music early in life through choral programs at both church and school. While in High School, he was honored as an All-State bass vocalist. Gary began playing the guitar and writing songs at age 13, attained BMI accreditation at age 14, and had his first Billboard Music Review at 23.

In 2005, Gary won Song of the Year for best Christian song 'Where Would I Be' in the VH1 Song of the Year competition, a program that supports the VH1 Save The Music charity. Said song appears on Gary Lee Vincent's 'Somewhere Down The Road' release.

Musical releases by Gary Lee Vincent:

- 100 Percent

- Passion, Pleasure, & Pain

- Somewhere Down The Road

Gary has appeared in multiple plays and concerts throughout his life but got his motion picture acting debut at the age of 40 and went on to appear in over fifty feature films, including "My Uncle John is a Zombie," "Black Panther," "Midnight (2020)," "The Final Interview," "Strange Friends," and many others.

In television, he has starred or worked on "Mindhunter" (Season 1), "House of Cards" (Season 5), "The Walking Dead" (Season 8), and "Stranger Things" (Seasons 2 and 3).

His first directorial debut was in the faith-based film "A Promise to Astrid," starring Dean Cain. He went on to direct "Desk Clerk," "Dispatched," and co-directed "John Light," starring Michael Ochotorena. He also directed other faith titles, including "Jack Jonah," "A Child of the King," "Coronavirus: Patient Zero," "Coronavirus: Perfect Storm," and "Godsend (2021)."

As a writer, he has published nearly twenty books, including "The Black Circle Chronicles" a Christian Science Fiction mini-series consisting of five installments, as well as "Strange Friends" a Christian story that was made into a feature film. His most recent book is a comedy titled, "The Best Actors That Ever Lived."

His movie biography can be viewed on IMDb at

Vincent's hobbies include exotic travel, hiking, and photography.

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