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THE RAIN DANCERS Giveaway on Amazon

Once or twice a year, DarkFuse will run a free promotion to get readers acquainted with our brand of fiction.  This year we’ve chosen Greg F. Gifune’s The Rain Dancers as one of our free promotions.  Currently, you can download a free copy of this book at Amazon for Kindle.  This offer ends on Friday, August 8th, 2014.

rain_dancersHe arrives in darkness, in the middle of a violent downpour…an affable old man with tales to tell…

When Will and Betty Colby return to Betty’s hometown to settle her late father’s affairs and prepare his house for sale, they assume they’ll be faced with some cleaning, basic repairs and making runs to the local dump. Will also hopes it will afford Betty a chance to reflect on the difficult relationship she had with her father. But something more is happening in this quiet little town, in this dark old house at the end of this seemingly deserted dirt road.

In the middle of a rainstorm, a man calling himself Bob Laurent appears in the night on their doorstep, claiming to be an old family friend. He seems harmless enough, only Betty has no memory of him. Yet he knows everything about her, her father and their lives. He even knows intimate details about Will and his life. While the storm rages on, a cauldron of tension, suspicion and fear builds between the couple and the stranger, dragging Will and Betty to the very brink of madness.

A vile and unrelenting evil has returned to claim what was taken from it long ago, and all the demons of the past, present and probable future have come home to roost. Before the storm clears and the sun rises, Will and Betty Colby will come to know the horrifying truth.

People live and die…but the evil they do is eternal.

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DarkFuse Bestsellers: July 28-August 3, 2014

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WITHOUT PURPOSE, WITHOUT PITY Reissued

Brian Hodge’s post-apocalyptic novella Without Purpose, Without Pity is now a DarkFuse eBook with new cover and interior layout.  You can download the updated edition now at Amazon.

Without Purpose, Without Pity

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” they used to say here. But nobody had any idea how true that would really come to be.

When Las Vegas fell, it fell in stages. First, the long, slow death by drought. Then financial collapse and mass exodus. Scorched earth and scapegoats thrown to the flames. Finally, it fell from the face of the earth, cut off by a mysterious vortex that churns as relentlessly as the Red Spot on Jupiter, raised by forces we couldn’t possibly imagine.

So why had I stayed until it was too late? Easy: I’d spent years covering fights, and all of a sudden they were breaking out all over.

Now, in the aftermath, that’s about the only thing that hasn’t changed here. People still love to watch a good fight. So I’m lucky, one of the few to have kept his place in the world. Along with the fighters, who fight for the same reasons they always have. For honor, for respect, for the entertainment of a thirsty crowd of people starved for something unpredictable to watch, besides a horizon that will kill them.

But things can always get worse.

It started when one-time heavyweight contender Darius Thurman came back from a desert run a week late. It started with the call from his trainer, telling me how he was beginning to change. It started with the obvious conclusion:

Whatever had been on the outside all this time was finally finding its way in…

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Readers Choice Award Nominations For Q2 of 2014

Ballots have been turned in by DarkFuse Book Club members who’ve selected their favorite novel and novella of this past quarter and here are the results…

Rogue   When We Fall

BEST NOVEL

ROGUE by Greg F. Gifune

Cameron Horne has it all, an intelligent, beautiful and loving wife, a great home and a successful and important career. His life is the American Dream come true. Until things begin to change.

Without warning, he exhibits strange behavior he can’t seem to control, loses time and memories, has horrific nightmares and finds blood on his hands that may or may not be his own.

When a mysterious young man who seems to know the future begins appearing in Cameron’s backyard, things go from bad to worse. As voices and visions flood his mind, and shadowy figures watch his every move, something deep inside him comes awake, manifesting in acts of extreme rage and violence.

Is he losing his mind, or is something evil stalking him, possessing him from within and turning Cam from the mild-mannered man he’s always been into someone else…something else…

The truth is coming for Cameron Horne, and there’s going to be Hell to pay.

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BEST NOVELLA

WHEN WE FALL by Peter Giglio

In the summer of 1985, thirteen-year-old Ben Brendel, still grieving the loss of his best friend, forms an unlikely friendship with the seventeen-year-old girl across the street. Aubrey Rose shares his love for film and soon helps him rekindle his passion for filmmaking.

But shortly after their first film is sent to the developing lab, Ben finds himself haunted by bizarre visions and nightmares. And when he brings the film home, nothing can prepare him for the dark secret it will reveal, bending the fragile bonds of family and friendship past the breaking point, and testing the courage and strength of a boy on the cusp of manhood.

WHEN WE FALL is a dark coming-of-age tale you won’t soon forget.

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Congratulations to both Greg F. Gifune and Peter Giglio for their nominations and thanks to all our wonderful book club members who took time to submit their ballots!

For more on the Readers Choice Award, please click HERE.

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CHILDREN OF CHAOS by Greg F. Gifune Reissued

Now available for your Kindle or Kindle app with new cover and layout is Greg F. Gifune’s 2009 novel (originally published by Delirium Books) Children of Chaos.

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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Kindle Countdown Deal: Ronald Malfi’s THE MOURNING HOUSE

This week only…you can download for Kindle DarkFuse’s reissue of Ronald Malfi’s bestselling novella for only 99 cents.

The Mourning House

Devastated by tragedy, Dr. Sam Hatch is a shadow of his former self. He travels the byroads of America, running away from a past he cannot escape. There is no salvation for him.

And then he sees the house. Like a siren, it calls to him. Yet the house is not what it appears to be. Is it a blessing, a gift…or a curse?

“Lyrical prose creates an atmosphere of eerie claustrophobia, flawless pacing, and a plot that unfolds into a quietly shattering climax. Fans of literary horror will enjoy this compelling, haunting story.” Publishers Weekly

“The atmosphere in this story is claustrophobic and terribly frightening. The house closes in on you, Mr. Malfi’s prose is suffocating, tragic and heart wrenching. This story will scare you and leave you shaken, with an ending that will literally take your breath away.” —Peter Schwotzer, Literary Mayhem

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DarkFuse Bestsellers: July 21-27, 2014

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SAYING UNCLE Kindle Countdown Deal

The novel that many believe is Greg F. Gifune’s best work of fiction is now on sales for your Kindle for only 99 cents through July 27, 2014. Saying Uncle is a lean but thought-provoking novel about crimes of the past and the scars they leave behind. A study of violence and spirituality, of a family torn apart by a senseless act of brutality and the equally brutal aftermath that haunts them still, Saying Uncle is at once elegant, horrific, emotionally shattering, and sadly beautiful. A remarkable novel from the author of DominionThe Bleeding Season and Rogue.

Saying Uncle

Andy DeMarco and his little sister Angela worshiped their Uncle Paulie. To them, he was a god, an enigmatic savior, the man who took the place of their absent father, who protected them and their mother, and who taught them about the true nature of life and family.

But one horrible summer day something unspeakable happened to little Angela, and everyone’s world changed forever.

Now, twenty years later, in the middle of a snowstorm, Andy has returned home to bury his uncle, a man with a shady past that ended with a caper gone wrong and a bullet in the back of his head. Only now can Andy begin to understand who his uncle truly was, and in doing so, finally begin to also understand who he is, and who he may still one day become.

Author Greg F. Gifune has crafted a journey of one man’s voyage into the darkness of the past with the pace of a thriller but the poetic and thoughtful writing he has become known and praised for by critics and readers alike. A lyrical, complex and mysteriously enchanting novel that delves deeply into the dark side of family, friendship, love, grief, loyalty, revenge, and ultimately, redemption.

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DarkFuse Bestsellers: July 14-20, 2014

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ELDERWOOD MANOR Now Available

The new novella from the husband-wife writing duo of Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes is now available for immediate download for your Kindle or Kindle app.

Elderwood Manor

Things fall apart—Bruce Davenport knows this all too well.

On the heels of his wife’s death, laid-off and penniless with an eviction notice on the door, the only thing left for him and his four-year-old son Cody is Bruce’s childhood home, secluded deep within Ozark forests, haunted by the ghosts of his past.

After he receives a strange phone call from his dying mother, who has lived alone in the house for the past 15 years, Bruce reluctantly returns to the estate with his son.

But they soon find that something else dwells in the home, in the earth, in the woods. Unseen things are out for vengeance and blood. If they can survive the night, they may just find out what truly lies within the walls of…Elderwood Manor.

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