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Preorder Now: AFTER THE FOG CLEARS Limited Hardcover

Lee Thompson’s latest novel of dark suspense and crime is now available to order is the collectible limited edition hardcover of only 100 copies produced.

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When a policeman accidentally runs over a young boy on a fog-shrouded street in Saginaw, Michigan, it thrusts three families into a head-on collision with grief, violence and chaos…

Officer Nathan Hazzard: for years now a dirty cop and on the brink of losing touch with reality, willingly releases himself from society’s shackles…

Luther Anderson: a young man whose only true concerns up to the day of the accident is to care for his crippled brother and their grandmother, becomes the target of intense hatred…

Raul Spencer: a disgruntled son working at his father’s funeral home; an adulterer, who fears his sins will find him out, blames everyone else for his problems even as his selfishness leads him ever more astray…

Geneva Spencer: the wounded mother who holds her dying son in her arms and finds that there is no one there to hold her as the life she knew takes a dark turn once Officer Hazzard starts pursuing her for reasons she can’t begin to understand…

In the fast-paced Suspense novel, After the Fog Clears, author Lee Thompson probes the fractured psyches of the lost, the abandoned, and the psychotic.

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Ed Kurtz’s NAUSEA Limited Hardcover Preorder

Getting its fair share of critical-acclaim, Ed Kurtz’s new novel is now available to reserve in the 100-copy collectible limited hardcover edition.

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Since the night he made an ill-advised decision to commit a pair of revenge killings, Nick has made his living as a professional murderer. Early on, he dispensed with guilt or emotion, but after a routine hit gets messy Nick gets sick—and the conscience he thought he’d killed along with dozens of other marks comes creeping back into his brain. Now Nick’s profession and life are on the line, and he has begun stalking a perfectly innocent couple to see if he can snuff them out without the slightest hint of remorse…or if the humanity he worked so hard to suppress is making up for lost time.

A dark noir novel about human connection and repentance, Nausea is the story of a sociopathic killer in a war with himself, a war in which the lives of an uninvolved couple hang in the balance.

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“A gritty, hard-edged tale with just the right amount of feeling makes this one hell of a story. All of Ed’s gifts are on display here: fast pacing, memorable characters and brutal action that aren’t easy to forget, but make for great reading.” —Terrence McCauley, Award Winning Writer of Sympathy For The DevilProhibition, and Slow Burn

“In Nausea, Ed Kurtz explores whether damned souls can be redeemed. Filled with unspeakable evil, but also glimpses of humanity, Nausea is a poignant and imposing novel.” —Jon Bassoff, author of Corrosion

“Ed Kurtz’s Nausea grabs your attention like a cue stick to your eye, a garrote around your throat, and a rock crashing into the back of your head. If you’re looking for that thriller featuring a hit man with a heart of gold, go look somewhere else. Kurtz—and his introspective killer-for-hire Nick—are so good at what they do, it might just make you sick.” —Tim O’Mara, author of Crooked Numbers and Dead Red

“Though Nausea is—on its surface—a crime novel, Kurtz’s knack for existential horror imbues it with dreamlike surreality. The end result is a vertiginous trip through a purgatory of his protagonist’s own making, and a redemption tale that will keep you guessing until you turn the final page.” —Chris Holm, author of The Killing Kind

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Introducing DarkFuse’s Signature Series

Signature_Series_LogoDarkFuse has launched a new limited edition hardcover line that is a fusion between a limited and deluxe edition hardcover and retails for $99. Upgraded binding materials and end sheets have been commissioned.  Another defining element to these special editions is the author’s signature stamped into the actual cover. The print runs to these super-limited productions has been set to only 52 copies for each title and the first two titles sold out within 24 hours (we recently placed 2 copies of The Incurables back into inventory due to dealer cancellation).

Here is the lineup for this series through 2016:

  1. Devil’s Breath by Greg F. Gifune (Expected ship date: 1/7/16)—Sold Out
  2. The Incurables by Jon Bassoff (Expected ship date: 2/15/16)—2 copies available / Order
  3. Babylon Terminal by Greg F. Gifune (Expected preorder date: 1/19/16)
  4. Fungoid by William Meikle (Preorder date: TBA; June 2016 Release)
  5. Symbiosis by Tim Curran (Preorder date: TBA; August 2016 Release)
  6. The Blade This Time by Jon Bassoff (Preorder date: TBA; October 2016 Release)

As with our limited edition line, we will offer future titles to customers who have secured the previous title.  So currently there have been 2 slots opened to order The Incurables.

Here’s a look at the prototype for the first edition in the series:

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If you’re interested in obtaining these editions for your home library of collectibles, please join our newsletter and we’ll notify our news list if copies of future titles become available.

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I WILL RISE by Michael Louis Calvillo Kindle Sale

For the next few days, Michael Louis Calvillo’s I Will Rise is only 99 cents (£0.99 in the UK) for your Kindle!

I Will Rise

In twenty-four hours, everyone you know will be dead…

Charles is an ugly, potbellied, acne-scarred line chef with a deformed left hand that triggers massive seizures. After a run-in with a cop and his dog, Charles is thrust into death, only to be risen again with the newfound ability to kill people simply by touching them.

His mission, of course, is to annihilate the human race.

Annabelle is a fiery redhead, physically blind, with a serious appetite for apocalyptic mayhem. She is charged with guiding and orchestrating Charles on his journey to “save” humanity.

Relishing the opportunity to make the world suffer, Charles embraces his bloody destiny, but as his killing touch spreads death and destruction, self-doubt and self-loathing plague him as he falls for Annabelle.

As his feelings deepen, Charles wonders if he has been shunned by society for most of his existence or if his loneliness is a by-product of his own ignorance. As realization flowers and regrets begin to surface, he must make a choice between the screams of the dead and the pleas of the living.

Does all of humanity really deserve to perish at his hands? Is it too late for Charles to defy death, escape meat-cleaver-wielding pro-human maniacs, prevent zombie hordes from rising, and stop the cataclysmic forces raging inside his body?

Or does the human virus need to be destroyed once and for all?

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DarkFuse Magazine Latest Publications

DarkFuse Magazine

If you’ve been away from DarkFuse’s flagship magazine, you’ve missed a lot in the past few weeks.  Here are some highlights:

  1. THE WARDS by Alan Ryker (Serial Novella)

wards_banner_550Elizabeth doesn’t feel in control of her own life, which is probably why she enjoys the life-simulation game The Wards so much. In a dark room, she stares at a monitor watching a miserable wretch. It’s one of her creations, a woman tormented beyond sanity’s threshold. Elizabeth feels no responsibility, no remorse, because she think it’s just a game, without real consequences.

But The Wards is much more than just a game.

Elizabeth has created a twisted new world filled with broken beings and she is now trapped there and must find a way to escape before her creations realize that she, their cruel god, walks among them.

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2. “The Intruder” by Wilfred R. Robinson (Featured Original Fiction)

intruder-696x312Self-awareness crept in like the high tide, slow, almost unnoticeable.  It brought with it that morning’s epiphany of existence.  He was still in the pre-boot sequence, the part where the rest of the human-machine starts turning on before the operating system loads.  On most mornings, that goddamn alarm clock cut this process short, but not this morning.  He assumed it must have been a weekend morning.  At the moment, he lacked full cognizance, but he knew that was only temporary…(Read the Rest, Estimated Reading Time=7 Minutes)

3. “Inflatable Wars” by Robert Essig (Featured Original Fiction)

inflatable_war-696x312Trey had never been frightened of his inflatables until the day Ally Gator snapped at him.

“Ally! How dare you?” He spoke to Ally in a mixture of shocked pain and gooey baby talk, much like scolding a toddler.

Ally had been his first inflatable and he considered her his true love, though he loved all of them in their own right. There was Necky Giraffe, always great to cuddle with (Trey liked to get wrapped up in the long neck); Killa, an inflatable killer whale that was meant for a pool but lived happily in Trey’s house; Ducky, which had been manufactured as a floatie for small children (but fit nicely around Trey’s head), and many more…(Read the Rest, Estimated Reading Time=9 Minutes)

4. “Abandoned House, Abandoned Life” by Stephanie M. Wytovich (Horror d’oeuvre, Original Flash Fiction)

horrordoeuvresThe chapped lips of dawn crept through the windows and kissed the girl awake. For a moment, she forgot where she was, but then the stiffness of the floorboards made her remember. The three uneven planks that had become her wooden bed cemented themselves to her back as her rolled-up T-shirt pillow drank in the cold sweat from a night spent tossing and turning…(Read the Rest, Estimated Reading Time=3 Minutes)

5. “Clitorissa and the Incredible Edible Leg” by Patrick Kill (Cult of Kill)

cult_of_kill_header-696x313She was the most fucked up woman I had ever seen before—an entire freak show within one person—all sprawled out across a bed of nails with an albino snake working its way out of her vagina, her bearded face straining like an old maid who had been constipated for weeks.  Her tongue, which had been cut down the middle into two congruent fleshy strips, flickered wildly as she thrust her pelvic region to help detach the serpent.  Then, suddenly, the serpent was sucked back up, its diamond-shaped head disappearing into the dark void between her legs. (Read the Rest, Estimated Reading Time=10 Minutes)

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Subscribe to DarkFuse Magazine for only $12 per year, or get it free when you purchase a Kindle Book Club Subscription. Details can be found HERE.

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MIDNIGHT ORDER 99 Cents Sale

Christopher Fulbright’s Midnight Order is now on sale for a limited time for 99 cents. Add it to your Kindle library of DarkFuse titles now!

Midnight Order

To say ex-porn star Nikki Lane has led a troubled life is putting it mildly. She’s abused every human vice from here to Hell and back again—she’s given herself to men, alcohol, drugs and pain. But now she’s ready to face her demons, to snatch her life back from the dark pit of depravity.

Looking for a place to get away from it all, Nikki seeks the advice of an old friend who belongs to an exclusive group of recovering individuals called the Midnight Order, who promise to siphon the evil from her very soul in a remote castle on the East Coast.

But at nightfall, the paradise transforms into a bleak fortress of horror when the Order convenes its secret cleansing ceremonies. And the chilling price is more than Nikki’s willing to give as she’s forced to face her greatest demon yet.

What stalks the halls of the castle, the cliffs of the island, and the shores of the beach? What cruel payment is demanded from…the Midnight Order?

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On sale at Amazon UK for £0.99.

 

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New Community Site Launched

DarkFuse has just upgraded its popular online community with new software and features.  This is a closed-gate community for dedicated DarkFuse readers and book club members.

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Community access is granted free for Kindle Club Subscribers.  Also, don’t forget that December 15th is the last day to subscribe to the Kindle club and get Gary Fry’s novel Fearful Festivities as an immediate download on purchase.

Check out the new online community at: www.darkfuse.com/community/

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Michaud’s GIRLS & MONSTERS Kindle Countdown Deal

For the next few days, Anne Michaud’s Kindle edition of Girls & Monsters is on sale for only $0.99 / £0.99 at Amazon.

Girls & Monsters

This dark but uplifting collection of five Young Adult novellas includes:

Death Song: Liz is in love with Joe, but the monster of the lake has other plans for them.

Black Dog: Scarlet is engaged in a struggle for her sanity, but according to the voice in her head, she may be too late.

A Blue Story: When Katherine’s beloved dog goes missing, she fears her strange new neighbor might be involved.

Dust Bunnies: Christiane faces her childhood arachnophobia and ends up confronting even greater fears in this test of sisterhood.

We Left at Night: Brooke and her family must abandon their home and their lives to make it out of a disease-plagued town overrun by zombies.

Girls & Monsters is for everyone who has ever been brave enough to confront their childhood fears…and lived to tell about it.

 

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Free For Fridays 11/27/15

On certain Fridays each month, DarkFuse offers ‘Free For Fridays’ to spotlight a title or two.  These offers are for a limited time and for Kindle only.  Here is today’s free selection(s):

Flesh and Coin

For some, dying is easy. For others, dying is their only hope.

Charlie Dawes lies in the Old Oak Hospice haunted by the looming specter of death, plagued by dark memories, stalked by a mysterious, faceless creature he knows only as the Shadowman, who won’t let him die…yet.

Cathy Redman, his only friend and a caretaker in the ward, spends her time reading to Charlie and comforting his pain. She thinks she knows him.

But when an inquisitive detective, a spiteful nurse, and a dangerous old Gypsy’s lives intertwine, Charlie’s true fate is revealed, and it has been sealed by…flesh and coin.

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Greg F. Gifune’s CHILDREN OF CHAOS Released In Paperback

There’s been a lot of renewed interest from Hollywood for the classic novel originally published by Delirium Books in 2009.  DarkFuse has now released Children of Chaos as a paperback to coincide with the Kindle edition.

Children of Chaos

In a torrential downpour, Phil, Jamie and Martin—three teenage boys—encounter a strange and enigmatic man covered in horrible scars who will change their lives, their destinies and the very fate of their souls forever. When their encounter mistakenly leads to murder, they realize this eerie stranger may not have been a man at all, but something much more…

Thirty years later the boys—now men—lead tormented lives filled with horrifying memories of the scarred man and what they did all those years ago in the rain. Phil is a struggling writer, divorced, with a daughter and a mounting drinking problem. Jamie is a defrocked priest with depraved secrets and horrible addictions, and Martin, a madman who thinks himself a god, has vanished into a desolate desert region of Mexico and established a feared and violent blood cult. When Martin’s dying mother hires Phil to find her son and bring him home, Phil embarks on a perilous journey that will take him from the seedy streets of Tijuana, to a dangerous and allegedly haunted stretch of desert Mexican road known as The Corridor of Demons. At the end of the road, in an old and previously abandoned church, Martin and his followers wait in the Hell-on-Earth they’ve created deep in the desert. There will be only one chance for redemption, one chance for salvation, and one chance to stop the rise of an antichrist’s bloody quest for demonic power.

From the void, came chaos. These are its children.

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