Dark Fantasy


$0.99 on 8/24/2021 – The Vermilion Book of the Macabre by Joe Pawlowski

From the author of The Watchful Dead and Dark House of Dreams, comes this highly anticipated collection of 16 spellbinding tales of supernatural suspense. Among them:

• A merchant is kidnapped on a moonlit trail and brought to a sinister lair where he undergoes a hideous transformation at the hands of a hooded figure known only as “The Craftsman.”

• A cavalry general leads a charge that traps him in perilous face-to-face combat with a savage foe. But all is not as it appears, and the general soon learns that “His Greatest Battle” may not be with an enemy composed of flesh and blood.

• A dazzling temptress stands between an aging woman and her happiness, and only a dark deed can rectify the situation. But how much does vengeance truly cost when it comes with the otherworldly assistance of “The Toad Woman?”

And there’s much more. The sins of her parents are visited on an innocent girl. A mysterious fog settles on a city, leaving its inhabitants questioning whether they aren’t all living false lives. A stranger knocks on a door in the dead of night and the simple twisting of a knob changes a family’s fortunes forever.

All these people lived average lives, until one day they found their realities turned upside down, and recorded by a demonic scribe in an ancient tome known as The Vermilion Book of the Macabre.

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $0.99 (or local equivalent), discounted from $3.99 on 8/24/2021 at the following retailers. These links may use our affiliate tag with Amazon and other retailers and as such may earn us commissions on qualifying purchases.

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$0.99 on 8/20/2021 – The Last Spellbound House by Samuel Simons

The Last Spellbound House is a dark fantasy mystery/suspense novel which will chill, thrill, and captivate your imagination.

“The smallest meaningful unit of magical power is one mortal life.”
So said the Fae and the Dead who ruled the Spellbound World… until they vanished, along with its sunlight.

A century ago, an apocalypse of magic tore all but one of the world’s artificial suns from its skies. The feudal Phoenix Kingdom which rose from the ashes has yet to solve the mystery of the cataclysm’s origin, or determine why the undying ancients disappeared so completely.

Explore the Liberated World, where a scholar-adventurer named Pyke will encounter an unexpected clue as to the origin of his world's apocalypse, and uncover a danger which has been ticking its way to preparedness for a century…

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $0.99 (or local equivalent), discounted from $4.99 on 8/20/2021 at the following retailers. These links may use our affiliate tag with Amazon and other retailers and as such may earn us commissions on qualifying purchases.

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$FREE on 8/15/2021 – The Miracle Prince: The Power of the Pearl by William Edmonds

Three teenagers accused of stealing the world’s most valuable object.
A real thief with dangerous intentions.
Can they stop the thief and save the world before it’s too late?

An absolute must-read for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson!

Thirteen-year-old Alaric Swift lives a tough, lonely life. He’s never known his parents, nor had any friends.
However, everything changes after his adoptive parents attempt to eat him, and he’s taken to live on the magical island of Harramore. The reason? Alaric is the son of the most powerful being to have ever existed—the King Guardian, Rei.
So begins a magical adventure as Alaric learns to master hidden extraordinary powers, meets creatures beyond his imagination, and gets caught up in a plot to steal the world’s most dangerous object, the Golden Pearl.
The Power of the Pearl is a captivating opening to the Miracle Prince series and a page-turning debut.

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$0.99 on 7/13/2021 – The Cannibal Gardener by Joe Pawlowski

Edmund has a secret.

Besides working as a gardener at Harbo’s Garden Center, he has a separate existence on the dark web, where he is known as Raoul153. There he flirts with the notion of eating people. This idea comes from his grandmother, who tells him stories about the history of his ancient ancestors, the Cannibal Gardeners of New Guinea.

Surprisingly, many share his dark interest. Some even volunteer to be his main course.One of the people he encounters on the dark web is someone he one day meets in real life. Her name is Denise and she isn’t one of his volunteers but is a force to be reckoned with. Her Goth sensibilities and morbid interests make her a perfect match for Edmund. Or so he thinks. She’s not so sure.

And, oh, yes, there is a real cannibal on the loose for them to contend with, and he's bringing along a friend.

The Cannibal Gardener combines chilling, supernatural suspense with a love story and generous doses of humor from a master storyteller.

“Joe Pawlowski is an artist. With words as his medium, he paints his dark tales so realistically, you will have nightmares.”—Reviewer Barbara Taylor

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$0.99 on 7/12/2021 – The Ouiums Journey: Hell Broke Loose by Dylan McClintock

When Esa Blyth escaped from the pits of hell, he thought his troubles were over. However, soon after his return, he discovered his magic, and the world he’d left behind had changed.

Without his innate gift and support from covens, the ancient and powerful witch had no choice but to forge ahead.

His meeting with Skylar Lee, a dark witch with an incredible power that promises much, is a turning point for Esa. There is awakening within him at this chance encounter, one he cannot easily explain and refuses to subdue.

But as he struggles with his feelings, Esa cannot spot a twin threat to his life and to any chance of happiness he may have with Skylar.

Thegon, the sinister ruler of hell, is not yet done with him. Aided by the malevolent Akin Tullo, who will do anything to implement Thegon’s will on Earth, they plan to corrupt the government, conjure demons from the depths and dominate the realms of men.

Can Esa and Skylar find a way to stop them, save the future of humanity and their own as well?

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$FREE on 5/19/2021 – Why All the Skulls Are Grinning by Joe Pawlowski

Ever wonder why skulls are always grinning? Could it be because they see through the folly of our human condition?

Do they see the shaken teenage girl, lost and abandoned at the gateway to another realm? Or the man driven mad by isolation who believes he built an automaton to lead him back to open skies? What about the car salesman whose girlfriend winds up a sacrificial offering to a rock god’s dark deity?

The nine stories contained in Why All the Skulls Are Grinning look into these tortured lives and many others, including:

• The wannabe-conman who thinks he has a hot one on his hook: a wealthy widow primed for a fleecing. But is this his golden ticket or a death trap?

• The escaped convict racing toward freedom finds a cabin in the woods that offers sanctuary. But what he’s unprepared for is what comes through the door after him.

• The pair of brother farmers and their common-law wife who watch as a new kind of storm rolls in, unlike anything they have ever seen before. What drops from the clouds is not rain but a monstrous swarm of insects that threatens their very lives. And in the heart of the flurry: something not of this world.

Why are the skulls always grinning? Because sometimes you have to smile to keep from shrieking.

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$FREE on 4/23/2021 – Dark House of Dreams by Joe Pawlowski

Hastur is already overrun by ghosts. Now the conjure woman who resurrected them has awakened a new terror, a deadly, eight-legged one that strikes from the shadows without warning.

Add to this a murder plot, a devastating earthquake, a missing mother, a gang of outrageous villains, and a young boy tormented by demons both real and imagined, and you have the makings of an epic quest through the hidden places of monsters and gods.

It’s a journey that begins with a secret revealed in a charnel cave and ends with a hard-earned lesson learned in a Dark House of Dreams.

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $FREE (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 4/23/2021 at the following retailers. These links may use our affiliate tag with Amazon and other retailers and as such may earn us commissions on qualifying purchases.

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$FREE on 4/1/2021 – The Cannibal Gardener by Joe Pawlowski

Edmund has a secret.

Besides working as a gardener at Harbo’s Garden Center, he has a separate existence on the dark web, where he is known as Raoul153. There he flirts with the notion of eating people. This idea comes from his grandmother, who tells him stories about the history of his ancient ancestors, the Cannibal Gardeners of New Guinea.

Surprisingly, many share his dark interest. Some even volunteer to be his main course.

One of the people he encounters on the dark web is someone he one day meets in real life. Her name is Denise and she isn’t one of his volunteers but is a force to be reckoned with. Her Goth sensibilities and morbid interests make her a perfect match for Edmund. Or so he thinks.

She’s not so sure.

And, oh, yes, there is a real cannibal on the loose for them to contend with, and he's bringing along a friend.

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $FREE (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 4/1/2021 at the following retailers. These links may use our affiliate tag with Amazon and other retailers and as such may earn us commissions on qualifying purchases.

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$FREE on 2/17/2021 – The Vermilion Book of the Macabre by Joe Pawlowski

From the author of The Watchful Dead and Dark House of Dreams, comes this highly anticipated collection of 16 spellbinding tales of supernatural suspense. Among them:

• A merchant is kidnapped on a moonlit trail and brought to a sinister lair where he undergoes a hideous transformation at the hands of a hooded figure known only as “The Craftsman.”

• A cavalry general leads a charge that traps him in perilous face-to-face combat with a savage foe. But all is not as it appears, and the general soon learns that “His Greatest Battle” may not be with an enemy composed of flesh and blood.

• A dazzling temptress stands between an aging woman and her happiness, and only a dark deed can rectify the situation. But how much does vengeance truly cost when it comes with the otherworldly assistance of “The Toad Woman?”

And there’s much more. The sins of her parents are visited on an innocent girl. A mysterious fog settles on a city, leaving its inhabitants questioning whether they aren’t all living false lives. A stranger knocks on a door in the dead of night and the simple twisting of a knob changes a family’s fortunes forever.

All these people lived average lives, until one day they found their realities turned upside down, and recorded by a demonic scribe in an ancient tome known as The Vermilion Book of the Macabre.

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $FREE (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 2/17/2021 at the following retailers. These links may use our affiliate tag with Amazon and other retailers and as such may earn us commissions on qualifying purchases.

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$FREE on 8/19/2020 – Dark House of Dreams by Joe Pawlowski

Hastur is already overrun by ghosts. Now the conjure woman who resurrected them has awakened a new terror, a deadly, eight-legged one that strikes from the shadows without warning.

Add to this a murder plot, a devastating earthquake, a missing mother, a gang of outrageous villains, and a young boy tormented by demons both real and imagined, and you have the makings of an epic quest through the hidden places of monsters and gods.

It’s a journey that begins with a secret revealed in a charnel cave and ends with a hard-earned lesson learned in a Dark House of Dreams.

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $FREE (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 8/19/2020 at the following retailers. These links may use our affiliate tag with Amazon and other retailers and as such may earn us commissions on qualifying purchases.

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