gothic adventure


$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.

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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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$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.

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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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