Enjoy Halloween With a Dark Oak’s Award-Winning Paul Isaac Vampire Series by James C. Gillen

With Halloween approaching, get into the holiday spirit by slipping into the Dark Oak Paul Isaac vampire series by James C. Gillen with its first two books: Tortured Skin and Crimson Madness! Be sure to keep the wooden stakes handy.


Tortured SkinBuckle up for a white knuckle ride in a world where vampires not only exist, but are protected as historical artifacts, own businesses, and can be your next door neighbor. But be careful not to be out too late at night. They still need to feed just like the ones you’ve always been warned about.

Set in Orlando, Florida, Tortured Skin features vampire executioner Paul Isaac, who finds his way of making a living outdated now that the laws protect the vampires from being hunted and killed. After finding a third prostitute victim with a common theme of bites, amputated limbs and a similar tattoo, Paul must help detectives Ezekial Kansas and Frank Price hunt down the monster responsible.

When Paul Isaac is confronted by the master vampire of the city and poisoned with a virus that will not only kill him, but cause him to rise as one of the undead, he must decide whether to do the bidding of the powerful vampire to save his own life, or stop the sadistic killer that threatens to leave the city with more unfortunate victims. Packed with crucifixes, stakes, and a Magnum filled with ultra-violet bullets, Paul uncovers a sinister club that caters to the dark side of pleasure and pain that might not only be the key to his survival, but also push him closer to the killer’s identity. In order to stay alive, he must learn to face his inner darkness and trust in things that just might be less monstrous than himself.


  • Finalist in the Fiction: Horror category of the 2010 International Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
  • Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Horror category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
  • Winner of the 2007 Florida Writer’s Conference Award

For Mature readers. Genre: Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Crimson MadnessPaul Isaac is back and has found himself between a rock and a hard place. Someone or something is killing the human supporters of vampire rights, known as the Knights of the Night. An ancient master vampire has been targeted as the killer. But when Paul discovers the vampire may be innocent, he is forced to confront the police and their possible cover up or turn his back on the monster that may hold the only clues to the deaths.

In order to protect the humans being targeted, Paul must set aside his fears and prejudices and walk through the doors of a new vogue vampire art gallery known as Crimson Madness. What he finds there might just be more frightening than anything with fangs.

Click here to read a sample chapter: Chapter One.

For Mature readers. Genre: Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Buy online now at:
Barnes and Noble

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