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DarkFuse Bestsellers: October 13-19, 2014

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SURROGATE by David Bernstein Released

Surrogate

Now available for your Kindle is the latest novella by David Bernstein.

Rebecca Hardwick wants nothing more than to start a family with her husband. But when a series of tragedies occur, she is left unable to have children by natural means.

Jane Nurelle is in an abusive relationship filled with beatings, drinking and drugs. But when she learns of her pregnancy, she is determined to turn her life around, even if it means resorting to violence.

Through an unlikely series of events, these two women come face-to-face with a notable scientist who has perfected a way for couples to have biologically matched children through the process of human cloning. But his service comes at a price…and the women share more in common than they ever thought possible.

Surrogate is an unforgettable tale of life, love, revenge and maternal instinct.

PRAISE

“At times touching, sickening, and thought provoking…another fine example of just how powerful a horror story can be.” —Examiner

“A chilling techno thriller as engaging as they come.” —Drunken Dragon Reviews

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DarkFuse Bestsellers: October 6-12, 2014

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FACTORY TOWN by Jon Bassoff Released

The follow-up to Jon Bassoff’s critically acclaimed debut novel Corrosion is now available in both Kindle and paperback editions.

Factory Town

Russell Carver, an enigmatic and tortured man in search of a young girl gone missing, has come to Factory Town, a post-industrial wasteland of abandoned buildings, crumbling asphalt, deadly characters, hidden secrets and unspeakable depravity. Wandering deeper and deeper into the dangerous, dream-like and darkly mysterious labyrinths in town, Russell stumbles upon clues that not only lead him closer to the missing girl, but to his own troubled past as well. Because in Factory Town nothing is what it seems, no one is safe, and there’s no such thing as a clean escape.

From Jon Bassoff, author of Corrosion, comes a dark, gritty and surreal novel that is at once a compelling mystery and an exploration into the darkest recesses of the human soul. Welcome to the haunting, frightening and disturbing experience that is Russell Carver’s search for the truth…

Welcome to FACTORY TOWN.

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PRAISE

Factory Town: A hallucinatory descent into an urban hell that rivals Jim Thompson for stark terror. Jon Bassoff is a master of that territory where pulp becomes poetry, crime fiction mates with horror, but this novel very much its own self—an unnervingly individual piece of work.” —Ramsey Campbell, Bram Stoker award-winning author of Ancient Images

“For those of us who love the horror-crime genre, Jon Bassoff is a Godsend. Creepy, poetic, and beautifully dark, Factory Town is an absolutely mesmerizing ride.” —John Rector, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Already GoneLost Things, and Out of the Black

“Jon Bassoff has a unique talent for mining heart-breaking humanity from troubled souls stranded in wretched landscapes. His razor-sharp prose cuts to the marrow of a very noir bone. Read him if you dare.” —Christopher Ransom, Internationally bestselling author of The Birthing House and The Fading

Factory Town is a journeyman’s surreal voyage through the very heart of hell. A novel full of a crazed, ugly, vivid, disturbing energy held together by a deft hand. Bassoff is the king of creepy crime-horror fiction.” —Tom Piccirilli, author of The Last Kind Words

“By turns brutal and lyrical, shocking and uplifting, Factory Town provides a visceral experience unlike any other novel you’ll read this year. Jon Bassoff is quickly becoming a must-read author in the field of dark fiction.” —Allan Leverone, author of Mr. Midnight 

Factory Town is the novel Kafka would have written had he lived longer…This is nihilism in its final, apocalyptic, terrible form.” —Les Edgerton, author of The Rapist and The Bitch

“Populated with a horrifying mixture of down-and-outs and grand, fabulous personae, Factory Town is like a journey to hell told within a new and startingly creative apocalyptic mythology.” —Steve Rasnic Tem, author of Deadfall Hotel and Blood Kin

“Jon Bassoff’s Factory Town reads like a forgotten outtake from Springsteen’s Nebraska, played backwards and piped through the air tube of Flann O’Brien’s safety coffin. It’s a howl out loud and a headfuck supreme, and I loved every word.” —Benjamin Whitmer, author of Pike and Cry Freedom

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Preorder DarkFuse’s December 2014 Releases Now

Coming in December: new releases from Greg F. Gifune, Jeff Strand and Ed Kurtz!  Check them out…

Angel of the AbyssANGEL OF THE ABYSS by Ed Kurtz

When Graham Woodard is hired to restore part of a previously lost silent horror film—Angel of the Abyss—the last thing he expects is the first in a series of murders clearly meant to keep it lost.

With one-time friend Jake Maitland in tow, the two must now navigate the treacherous enigma that is the lost film, while piecing together the story of the film’s ill-fated starlet, Grace Baron, who vanished in 1926. The closer they get to the truth, the more blood is spilled, and it soon becomes apparent that there is much more to the lost film than anyone expected, as there are still forces that will stop at nothing to keep it and its star buried. The darkness the strange film conjured all those years ago has come alive again with its discovery, and now everyone from Graham’s own estranged ex-wife to the LAPD is getting involved.

And the body count is growing.

From the burgeoning film studios of 1920s Hollywood to the perilous streets and dark underbelly of modern-day Los Angeles, Angel of the Abyss is a dangerous tapestry of cinema, history and murder, at the center of which stand two men with everything to lose.

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Oasis of the DamnedOASIS OF THE DAMNED by Greg F. Gifune

When her helicopter crashes in the middle of the Sahara, Heather Richter, a former Army Captain and veteran of the Iraq War, finds herself at an abandoned WWII military outpost in one of the harshest and deadliest deserts on Earth. But she soon realizes there is another victim of the desert in this empty expanse of endless sand. Owens, a victim of an earlier plane crash, is there as well. An enigmatic and brooding man, he knows the secrets of the outpost, that it was actually built on top of an oasis and a natural well, the only thing that’s kept him alive. But he also knows the darker secrets of this strange and forgotten patch of desert hell.

He and Richter are not alone. And the cruel terrain and relentless sun are the least of their worries, because inhuman things haunt the outpost, hideous and violent things that only come at night. Ancient, evil creatures hungry for human flesh, and no matter how many Richter and Owens kill, they just keep coming.

With little hope of rescue, and tortured by her horrific experiences in Iraq years before, as well as the untimely and tragic death of her younger brother, Richter struggles to maintain her sanity amidst the brutal attacks that occur each time night falls, all the while trying to figure out if Owens is truly what he claims, or something more.

Is anything as it seems, or is there something more profound happening, a shocking wound bleeding deeper than the ancient sands, the dark desert nights and the blistering sun?

Two lost souls…a forgotten outpost in a haunted desert…vicious creatures bent on destruction…

The brutal fight for survival has begun.

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FacialFACIAL by Jeff Strand

Greg has just killed the man he hired to kill one of his wife’s many lovers. He’s now got a dead body in his office.

Carlton, Greg’s brother, desperately needs a dead body. It’s kind of related to the lion corpse that he found in his basement.

This is the normal part of the story.

From Jeff Strand, the author of Benjamin’s ParasiteThe Sinister Mr. Corpse, and Fangboy, comes a tale that’s weird even by his standards.

Facial. It’s not about what you’re thinking. Well, okay, part of it is…

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DarkFuse Bestsellers: September 29-October 5, 2014

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Limited Hardcover Alert

Sunblind

We have added 2 copies of DarkFuse’s latest limited hardcover production Sunblind by Michael McBride.  Grab one of the remaining two at our online shop HERE.

Also added today were limited hardcover copies of Conduits by Jennifer Loring and Bloodeye by Craig Saunders.

Get them before they’re gone!

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DarkFuse Bestsellers: September 22-28, 2014

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MUTATOR—It’s Come So Far To Dine

Mutator

Gary Fry’s late novella, Mutator, is now available to download.

James Parry thought he moved into his dream home in the country to enjoy his retirement from a stressful life of academia. But he soon finds out the house and its former owner share a peculiar history.

There’s the mysterious underground room James finds tunneled into his basement, where he discovers an otherworldly machine adorned with strange levers and flashing lights, various handwritten notebooks containing pioneering scientific theories, and crudely drawn pictures of a being that appears anything but human.

And then there’s the curious silver ball that falls from the sky into his front yard, forcing him to question everything he’s ever believed about the nature of the universe.

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DarkFuse Bestsellers: September 15-21, 2014