Lightning Bolts of Zeus Author Interview

Author M. B. Weston interviews D. Alan Lewis, author of the Lightning Bolts of Zeus. A native of Chattanooga he is an Author and editor.

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Superhero Summer Shorts!

Capes & ClockworkDuring a forgotten time when the world was powered by steam and clockwork, heroes arose to do battle against the forces of evil. Some were outfitted with the latest technology. Others were changed by the mysteries of science and magic, while a few came from the skies. Capes and Clockwork fuses the fantasy and beauty of steampunk with the action and adventure of the superhero genre. Tease your imagination with sixteen stories of good versus evil, monster versus hero, and steam versus muscle!


The Tales:
Roger Dawkins and the Steam Daemons by Adam Millard
Keely by D. Alan Lewis
Catching Steam by Andrea Judy
Clockwork Demons by Logan L. Masterson
At the Quiet Limit of the World by David J. Fielding
Indestructible by Alexander S. Brown
Ectoplasmic Eradicators Wanted: Professional Inquiries only – A Timothy Flood Adventure by Nikki Nelson-Hicks
Captain Amy and the Steam-Driven Kittens of Doom by Azrael Wolf
Thursday Morrow by Robert J. Krog
Lost Child’s Little Protector by Herika R. Raymer
The Gears Of Justice by Brent Nichols
Aeolus, Chiron, and Medusa by John A. McColley
Blastbucket by Christopher J. Valin
Beneath Familiar Suns by Konstantine Paradias
Deep Diving Death Defying Dwarves of the Deep: A Tale from the Cycle of Ages Saga by Jeremy Hicks
White Lightning by John G. Hartness

Gadget Lovers Unite!

gadgetsxlgCog A turns cog B which moves the primary lever forward one notch. Did this get your heart racing? Then you’re a gadget lover!

This important part of the world’s population keeps the rest of us happy with great mechanisms. Trains, planes, automobiles, ticking clocks, elevators, drink machines, and more, rely on this wonderful technology. A type of technology that lets the maker watch the action, take pleasure in the movement, and then explore new things a leftover lonely cog can do for us.

At Dark Oak Press, we celebrate the Gadget Lovers and have books just for you! That’s right, Steampunk takes your love of cogs and levers, mixes it with stories of magical beings, conspiracies, weapons, and all types of transportation, and gives you hours of enjoyment.

We invite you to explore the books in our Steampunk collection and indulge in your passion. Many of these are anthologies meaning they are a collection of shorter stories by multiple authors. Anthologies allow you to explore different writing styles and stories in small bursts leaving you time to build your next great machine with ideas the stories inspire.

Celebrate life as a Gadget Lover with others who appreciate the importance of even the smallest gear and show the world how important mechanical devices are to life!

Books For The Busy life!

For the avid book lover there is nothing more frustrating than a busy life. You want to read, but you don’t want to miss that soccer game or dance recital. We have a solution…. Anthologies!

These quick reads give you the satisfaction of reaching the end of a good story in a short amount of time. As an added bonus, you can sample the writing style of  several authors or genres like tasting everything on the dessert menu. They also make great gifts for friends and family! Visit our catalog and read a bit from the books to pick your starting point and enjoy the satisfaction of reading again.

  • Capes & Clockworks (books 1 & 2)
  • Dreams of Steam (books 1 & 2)
  • Gadgets
  • Gizmos
  • Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells
  • The Big Bad (books 1 & 2)
  • Luna’s Children” Stranger Worlds
  • Realms of Imagination
  • A Tall Ship, a Star and Plunder
  • Malice In Memphis Ghost Stories
  • Malice in Memphis Bluff City Mysteries
  • Malice In Memphis Elmwood: Stories to Die For


Steam Rules!

gadgetsxlgSteampunk teases your imagination with the fantastic and makes dreams a reality. Bizarre characters abound in a world driven by gadgets. Steam power combines with clockwork cleverness to take the history we think we know so well and add a huge twist of what if. These 15 incredible stories will take you back in time to where style, crazy inventions, and scandal ruled the headlines.

Gift of Light by Stephen Zimmer
Steampunk Alchemy by Jodi Adamson
The Survivor by M. B. Weston
Heart of Steel by Len Berry
A Steam Bunny Adventure by Sean Taylor
Time and the Wrinkled Prostitute by Brandon Black
The Brass Peregrine by David R. Tabb
The Last Frontier by H. David Blalock
The Constance of Memory by Stacy Tabb
When Edgar Speaks by Alexander S. Brown
The Tower by Laura H. Smith
Steaming Cherry by Tyree Campbell
The Clockwork Gin by Eden Royce
The Great Steamship Race by Rob Cerio
The Soul of the Sky Queen by Patricia M. Rose

More Clockwork!

dosiixlgMurder, mystery, and amazing steam technology come together to give you a dark taste of the prim and proper Victorian age. Steampunk teases your imagination with the fantastic and makes dreams a reality. These 25 incredible stories will take you to a time in history when crazy inventions and scandal were born.

The Tales:
Of Heroes and Airships – Victor Lorthos – One reporter’s unforgettable journey!
Death With A Glint Of Bronze – Sean Taylor – Criminal hands hide dirty secrets.
For The Fear Of Steam – Missa Dixon – Charlie is back with new friends and adventures!
Dreams Of Freedom – Len Berry – Texas honor comes to London!
The Real Magic – H. David Blalock – Sometimes, the real magic comes from within.
The Third Eye – Alexander S. Brown – How far would you go to solve a murder?
In Tesla’s Court – Robert Cerio – Twain, Tesla and time travel!
Commander Tesla Versus The Holy Roman Empire – Phillip R. Cox – Nikola Tesla prepares for war!
Protege – Dwayne DeBardelaben – Have you ever been happier in your life?
The Perfect Woman – Kara Ferguson – How far will you go to find that “special” someone?
The Tale Of Lady Helvetica – Christopher Friesen – Murder most foul, but with serious style.
The Locked Door – Allan Gilbreath – Inspector Peele faces another phenomenal mystery!
Great Minds – Jeff Ollen Harris – What would you use to fuel your rocket?
Grass Elephant – M. Keaton – Return to the Dark Continent!
Cicada Summer – Jon Klement – A brave girl faces an alien menace in the old West!
The Big Golden Apple – Cindy MacLeod – One man’s folly is truly his reality.
The Automated Man – Alli Martin – Going against the grain can sometimes give ironic results.
Jumping The Rails – Jared Millet – Man vs. Machine . . . or is it?
Chilled Meat – J. L. Mulvihill – Can murder ever be fair play?
Steam Race – Herika R. Raymer – Gas vs. Steam: the race is on!
Winnet’s Octavian – Laura H. Smith – A young girl goes far to protect her only friend.
The Devil’s Children – Angelia Sparrow and Joy Coop – Family comes first, no matter what.
The Boys In The Boiler Room – David Tabb – Sam Spade, Steampunk style!
Bedeviled – Nick Valentino – Demonic torment for the greater glory of art.
The Island Sojourn – Stephen Zimmer – Harvey the cat solves another case!