From Possessed Raccoons to Deranged Ducks

Discover 19 extraordinary stories ranging from dark fantasy to science fiction and steampunk. Allan Gilbreath has created a stimulating collection of possessed raccoons, doubtful demons, secret potions, Hellish mornings, murderous black holes, dangerous missions, miniature dragons, fake vampires, real ducks, and a cranky detective. This collection showcases Allan’s astounding attention to detail and the sensual imagery his works are famous for.

  • The Stories:
    My House – Enjoy a new house complete with a demonic raccoon.
    The Little Demon Doubt – Infidelity and a knife thrower.
    Afternoon Lemonade – How to straighten out those pesky teenagers.
    By The Numbers – Why you should always stick to the plan.
    Just Beneath the Surface – Are you doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons?
    Good Intentions – As a matter of fact, the road to Hell is paved by the Good Intentions Paving Company.
    Time To Come Out And Play – How do you find something you don’t believe in?
    Twilight’s Last Gleaming – If you could travel in time, could you just sit by and watch?
    First Impression – How do you make a good first impression with an alien species?
    The Glamour Of It All – Now you know how those interstellar cruise ships stay so squeaky clean.
    Origins – Accidents and dragons do happen.
    Anatidaephobia – Two nuns and a vampire with duck under his arm walk into a bar …
    Mr. Crump Don’t Like It – Never play where you get the pay.
    The Tale Of Two Shelves – You never know what you can do yourself.
    The Smile – A touching moment can happen at any time.
    An Odd Demise – A locked room and spontaneous human combustion mystery.
    Lepus Europaeus – Jack Lago tries to unravel an Easter mystery.
    Toradh Of The Gem – Jack Lago solves the case of thieving faeries.
    The Abere – Jack Lago and the beautiful man-eating crocodile woman.

September Reading For Chilly Nights

The days are growing shorter and chilly nights are slowly creeping into our lives. September is the start of the creepy season and here are a few stories to get you on the right path from the authors of Dark Oak Press and Media. Hope you enjoy these!

  • Fantasy – Crimson Night by Trisha Baker
  • Fantasy – Dark Chances by Alan Gilbreath
  • Non-fiction – Searching for Spirits by Kalila Smith
  • Young Adult – A Tall Ship, a Star and Plunder

Winding Down Summer With August Books

The last lazy days of summer reading are quickly disappearing, but it’s not too late to add these books on your reading list.  At Dark Oak Press and Media, our authors enjoy writing and we hope you’ll share these book lists and your reviews with friends and family. Thanks for reading!

  • Fantasy – Siege Warriors: A Fantasy Anthology by Brian G. Murray
  • Fantasy – The Cabin by Linda DeLeon
  • Non-fiction – Battles: More Stories from Mee Street by Frankie Lemon
  • Young Adult – The Elysian Chronicles: Out of the Shadows by M.B. Weston



July Calls For Chilling Books

Battle the heat with all kinds of chills. From a story set in the North Pole to the chills from a creepy fantasy book, take time to cool off with these great recommendations from the authors of Dark Oak Press and Media. And thank you for reading and reviewing our work!

  • Mystery – The Blood in Snowflake Garden by D. Alan Lewis
  • Non-fiction – Tales from the French Quarter by Kalila Smith
  • Young Adult – Return To Easa by J. L. Mulvihill
  • Literary – Tales From A Goth Librarian II by Kimberly Richardson



June Is Catch-up Month

You’re half-way through the year and it’s time to kick that reading into high gear if you’re behind on your plan. Busy summer schedules will test your ability to stay on track but never fear. The authors of Dark Oak Press and Media have another group of ideas for you. Short story collections abound in this month’s recommendations. You can get to the end of the story quicker with those while leaving you time to read a longer tale as well.

  • Fantasy – The Stone Maiden and Other Tales
  • Literary – Mabon & Pomegranate by Kimberly Richardson
  • Non-fiction – Miami’s Dark Tales by Kalila Smith
  • Young Adult – Sarah Miller and the Missing Necklace by Heather Stowe
  • Mystery – Malice in Memphis Ghost Stories Edited by Carolyn McSparren