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Posts tagged ‘Tim Curran’


3 New Preorders Available (Curran, Saunders & Scully)

Today, you can preorder 3 new DarkFuse titles, all to be released in March 2015. The featured title for March is Tim Curran’s latest novel, Doll Face.

Doll Face

Six friends are returning home from a night out when they end up in a town called Stokes. They discover they are trapped there, as Stokes does not really exist. The actual town had burned to the ground more than fifty years ago. The Stokes they are in is a nightmare version of the former town, engineered by a deranged and undead mind, a supernatural machine of wrath that will destroy them one by one….unless they submit to its dominance and become living dolls.

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DarkFuse will also be releasing two new novellas…

Flesh and Coin   The Eye That Blinds


Readers Choice Nominations for Q3 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…

Sunblind   Blackout

Best Novel: Sunblind by Michael McBride

Best Novella: Blackout by Tim Curran

Congratulations to authors Michael McBride and Tim Curran for the nominations.

To find out more about the Readers Choice Awards, please click here.


BLACKOUT by Tim Curran Released

Tim Curran’s latest work is the novella Blackout and it’s now available in eBook  for your Kindle or Kindle app.


In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents.

First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that’s only the beginning…

When the whipping black tentacles fall from the sky and begin snatching people at random, the denizens of Piccamore Way must discover the terrifying truth of what these beings have planned for the human race.


“Perfectly paced, and incredibly imaginative, Blackout is apocalyptic horror at its very finest, with an ending that also manages to be cleverly thought-provoking.” —Horror After Dark

“One harrowing experience” —Hopelessely Devoted Bibliophile

“Top notch suspenseful horror” —Horror Novel Reviews

“The perfect horror novella.” —The Arched Doorway

“A short but thoroughly tense and enjoyable horror tale from one of the best writers of the genre out there.” —The Novel Pursuit

“An apocalyptic, wide-scale horror novella that still has a strong focus on character and setting.” —This Is Horror

“Curran does a masterful job here of preying on our simplest fears, and of magnifying them to the darkest extremes. It’s a claustrophobic, suffocating sort of read, and one that will have your skin crawling.” —Beauty in Ruins

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DarkFuse #2 Available

The second volume of DarkFuse’s anthology series, featuring another 6 original tales of dark fiction, is now available in eBook and up for preorder in trade hardcover.

DarkFuse #2

This volume features the following original stories:
  1. “Nether Goole” by Richard Farren Barber
  2. “Imago” by F. Charles Murdock
  3. “The Betting Man” by Michael A. Pignatella
  4. “Splotch of Red” by Samuel Marzioli
  5. “Pink Denim” by Brady Golden
  6. “The Eldritch Eye” by Tim Curran



* This edition will ONLY BE SOLD IN PREORDER.  No copies will be for sale after July 31, 2014. This is an unsigned mini-hardcover production, extremely unique with wraparound cover.  You can choose to have this signed and inscribed by the editor for no additional charge.  Collect the complete series! This second volume will be shipping in hardcover on August 26, 2014.

DARKFUSE #1 Trade Hardcover still available

We have a number of trade hardcovers for the first volume still available.  Once these are gone, they won’t be restocked, so secure yours now if you don’t have a copy.


DarkFuse’s August 2014 Titles Available At NetGalley

If you’re a book blogger, reviewer, bookstore buyer or member of the media, you can now request DarkFuse’s August titles at NetGalley.

A Beautiful Madness   Blackout

Three new titles will be released in August and here are the links at NetGalley:

Check out DarkFuse’s page on NetGalley HERE.


August 2014 Novellas Preorders Available

DarkFuse will be releasing 2 new novellas in August and both are now available to preorder at Amazon.  Please make sure you preorder, as you’ll always save money off the new release prices, plus DarkFuse titles will automatically be delivered to your Kindle or Kindle app usually around midnight of the actual release date.  Plus you won’t be charged until it’s delivered!

Check out our August novella releases…

The Sleeping Dead   Blackout

The Sleeping Dead by Richard Farren Barber

Don’t listen… 

When Jackson Smith attends an interview to escape his dead-end job, he witnesses a man jumping to his death through an office window. But this suicide is only the first of many he encounters. All around him, men and women begin taking their own lives. These seemingly random events make little sense to Jackson until he hears voices urging him to join the others.

Don’t look… 

As Jackson fights the desire to self-destruct, he flees through a mad city where the river and streets pile high with bodies of the sleeping dead, those who have simply surrendered to the strange voices.

Don’t hope… 

Jackson’s only chance is to find an escape to this madness before giving in to the strange voices in his head.

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Blackout by Tim Curran

In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents.

First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that’s only the beginning…

When the whipping black tentacles fall from the sky and begin snatching people at random, the denizens of Piccamore Way must discover the terrifying truth of what these beings have planned for the human race.

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DEADLOCK by Tim Curran Released

Available today in both limited edition hardcover and Kindle editions is Tim Curran’s highly-praised new novella.


Charlie Petty is a man known for having ice water in this veins. He never backs down and is never shaken but unfortunately stirred up into the wrong crowd. As a degenerate gambler, his luck has run out and his debt has now come due.

Charlie is offered a chance to clear his tab: simply stay alone on a ship overnight to prove to its owner and potential crew that it’s not cursed nor haunted. Never mind the ship’s history of suicide, violence, mutiny and murder. Or how the ship’s past crews have gone missing or insane. The fact that no one has set foot on deck in darkness for years doesn’t phase Charlie one bit. It sounds like easy money to bust up a superstition or two.

Charlie thinks his luck is returning. Little does he know it’s about to run out completely.


“Chillingly methodical in the pace at which it builds in intensity…A fantastic read” —Beauty In Ruins

“One of the creepiest books I have read this year.” —Literary Mayhem

“This is no quiet ghost story. It is a mind shattering, sanity shredding tale that unravels with the implacable logic of a nightmare.” —Horror After Dark


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Also, there are still some copies available of the 100-copy limited edition hardcover HERE.


Q1 (2014) Readers’ Choice Nominations

The DarkFuse book club has spoken.  The nominations for Q1 of the Readers’ Choice Award have been made.

Nightcrawlers   Dead Five's Pass

BEST NOVEL OF Q1 OF 2014: Nightcrawlers by Tim Curran

BEST NOVELLA OF Q1 OF 2014: Dead Five’s Pass by Colin F. Barnes

Congratulations to both Tim and Colin!  And a big thanks to all the book club members who posted their ballots.  We set a new record this quarter on the number of ballots submitted!

For more information on DarkFuse’s Readers Choice Awards, click HERE.


BLOOD, BONES AND BULLETS by Tim Curran Released

Join master of horror Tim Curran on a trip through three hellish landscapes. This collection contains 3 of Curran’s best novellas in one book!

Blood, Bones and Bullets

This collection includes:

Puppet Graveyard 

Five months after her sister Gloria disappeared, Kitty Seevers receives a lock of Gloria’s hair in the mail. No return address. Just a cryptic message that brings Kitty to the Bamboo Lounge and into the twisted realm of ventriloquist Ronny McBane and his dummy, Piggy.

Kitty descends into a haunted place where reality is frayed, where the puppetmaster and puppet seem to have reversed roles—-a nightmare place where a dummy moves and speaks when his master is nowhere near him.

Kitty suspects not only is there something wrong with McBane and his dummy, but a greater evil is at work as those named by the dummy are dying horrible deaths. And now she has been named by the same soul-eater that destroyed her sister.

The Underdwelling 

With a kid on the way, Boyd needed the job bad. But the idea of going underground at the Hobart Mine, down into the dark labyrinth of tunnels to get at the raw ore, left him with a brooding sense of unease. Maybe it was the fact that his father had died down in the mines or maybe it was something much worse.

Digging a new drift down in Level #8, the lowest level of the mine, an immense shaft opens up. Boyd and a few others volunteer to explore it. Some 400 feet down, they find a passage that leads to an immense cavern from prehistory.

A petrified world.

A prehistoric graveyard.

Then a cave-in traps them down there. In the darkness and dank shadows of a fossilized world, they realize they are not alone.

Something has woken in the stone.

Something ancient and terrible and coldly intelligent.

Fear Me 

Shaddock Valley. A maximum security prison that houses the worst of the worst: drug gangs, psychopaths, rapists, gangters, and outlaw bikers. In a place like that, a skinny little kid like Danny Palmquist doesn’t stand a chance. It doesn’t take long before the hardtimers move in on him.

Then they begin to die horribly.

In locked cells.

When the lights go out at Shaddock Valley, the nightmare begins. When Danny Palmquist goes to sleep, something else wakes up.

Something primeval.

Something bloodthirsty.

And if you mess with Danny Palmquist, it will find you. And in the darkness, nothing can save you.

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Novella Sale (Kindle Countdown + Kindle Big Deal)

House of Rain   Worm

Due to the popularity of our last multi-novella sale, we’re doing it again.  Beginning today through Thursday, get the following 6 novellas for under a buck:

Also, Michael McBride’s Snowblind has been chosen by Amazon as part of their ‘Kindle Big Deal.’  It is on sale starting today for only $0.99 till May 11, 2014.

Grab ‘em while they’re on sale!