Quite the month :-)

elmwoodxlgWell, October has been a wonderful month and not just because it has everyone’s favorite holiday in it.  Our dear friends at Malice in Memphis released their latest book Elmwood: Stories To Die For and it is a big hit.  Special thanks to Book Stop Plus
(https://bookstopplus.com/) for the sold out book signing today.  That’s right, a full on sell out!  Don’t worry, stop by and pick up a copy from them and the next big signing will be at Novel Memphis
(http://novelmemphis.com/) on Nov 21st at 6pm.  Buy your books early and bring them back for the signing.  That way you know you will get your book. http://www.darkoakpress.com/elmwood.html

returneasaxlgNext in October, the amazing Jen Mulvihill has released the greatly anticipated Return To Easa.  The cover art is by the master artist Mitch Foust (http://mitchfoustart.com/).  If you are not familiar with his massive body of work, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

“Death is losing its hold in the land of Authora. As the dead rise and sleepers awake, the weaving of webs begins and the lines blur between the two worlds as memories fade from one to another. Elsie Lind is slowly remembering and regaining her past, but in doing so, she has become an outlaw and now the most coveted woman in Authora.”  http://www.darkoakpress.com/returneasa.html

easaxlgIn honor of the sequel’s release, we have asked amazing artist Mathew Kaminski (http://matkaminski.blogspot.com/) to give The Lost Daughter Of Easa a bit of a face lift.

“After falling through a portal, seventeen-year-old Elsie Lind awakens with amnesia and lost in a forest. She must draw on her instincts of self-preservation to escape ravenous wild beasts, goblins, demons, and a dark witch who knows the secret of her past.”

http://www.darkoakpress.com/easa.html

And just to start November off right, Malice in Memphis is holding their annual retreat and the rumor is that their just may be a murder to solve, the murder of our very own Allan Gilbreath.

In the unlikely event he survives the retreat, Allan is scheduled to appear at the Desoto Writers Alliance in Southhaven, MS. on Saturday 4th at 10:30 am to answer questions about publishing.  Come on out 🙂

 

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Let’s take it just a little darker!

gizmosxlgSteampunk teases your imagination with the fantastic and makes dreams a reality. Bizarre characters abound in a world driven by gizmos. 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 19 incredible stories will take you back in time to where style, crazy inventions, and scandal ruled the headlines.

http://darkoakpress.com/gizmos.html
Featuring:
Miss Alice Grayson and the Specter of Death by Stephen D. Rogers
Commander Tesla and the Zeppelins by Philip R. Cox
Monsters from the ID by Herika R. Raymer
The Book by J. L. Mulvihill
Second Chances by Dwayne Debardelaben
The Peace Machine by Jared Millet
For the Hate of Steam by Missa Dixon
The Clockwork Cockroaches of Thelema by Cindy Macleod
Three Poems by Jerri Hardesty
Kaylana by D. Alan Lewis
Just Like Clockwork by Melinda Lafevers
In Deep by Kirk Hardesty
The Clockwork Gunslingers by Robert J. Krog
Fire on the Mountain by John Hartness
Queen of Steam by Louise Herring-Jones
Estrella Waits by Kathryn Hinds
The Unseen Hand by Allan Gilbreath
Meridian by Kimberly Richardson
The Finder’s Keeper by Jason Cordova

Keep the action going!

Dark ChancesBrenda never meant to become a living vampire. As a matter of fact, she didn’t even know that they existed. Her only mistake had been to cross paths with an ancient vampire named Galen. He was charming, educated, and irresistible. In the end, she has been seduced, fed on, transformed, and deceived.

Left for dead, Brenda has to learn to survive in the modern world by herself. At war with her new murderous instincts, she has to earn a living, feed, and not wind up in jail or worse. As she navigates through the strip clubs, muggers, and other dark aspects of her new life, Brenda accidently finds herself pursued by bounty hunters that specialize in hunting down her kind.

As she struggles to remain free, Brenda winds up entangled in a growing conflict between other vampires. Now that she has discovered that she is not alone, is she the predator or the prey?

Dark Chances is the second book in Galen Vampire series. Allan Gilbreath continues to drive the classic vampire motif to a whole new level. New characters and situations set a fast pace in this novel without the familiar legends losing the distinctive shape that they took in Galen. Gilbreath’s astounding attention to detail adds an air of intensity and mystery while keeping the sensual imagery his works are famous for providing to the reader.

Allan Gilbreath is known for his ability to link fantasy with danger. He takes the reader into Brenda’s struggle to survive and overcome the tremendous obstacles of just living day-to-day. Gaining control of her murderous blood lust is just the first step in her attempts to adjust to the deadly lifestyle forced upon her. Dark Chances holds great interest for fans of dark fantasy, horror, and paranormal romance.

http://www.darkoakpress.com/darkchances.html

Never too many Vampires!

GalenEnter a world of passion and violence, decadence and death. Meet Galen, distinguished and mysterious stranger in town on business. Galen is rich in more than one sense, a compelling fellow who knows the way to a woman’s heart. But Galen is having a bad month and nothing is going right for him. A wonderful date turns into an unplanned procreative experience, much to his distress, leaving him responsible for an awkward and demanding youngling. Worse yet, his accountant has gotten curious about the intricate financial network in which he keeps his considerable wealth. Still, Galen draws on his resources to keep everything together, and almost succeeds…

Allan Gilbreath takes the classic vampire motif to a whole new level. He spins the familiar legends into a distinctive shape, as most writers do, and I certainly found the results entertaining. What really makes it work, though, is Gilbreath’s astounding attention to detail. Even the most mundane scenes shimmer with a luxurious light, and the entire story overflows with sensual imagery. This is what most vampire erotica strives to become and falls short of; it also sets a high standard for the fanciful erotica of domination and submission. Gilbreath links fantasy with danger and satisfaction with death to excellent effect, and the plot tension between the various characters sets a wonderful stage for the little details that bring it all to life. Galen holds great interest for fans of horror and romance, especially with the kinky edge that characterizes the best vampire erotica. Highly recommended

http://www.darkoakpress.com/galenrev.html

NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE EMPOWERS GENRE WRITERS WITH DIALOGUE, CONTACTS, AND ROI

Great Article 🙂

The first annual New Orleans Genre Writers Conference was held June 5-7, 2015. The 3-day event was sponsored by Dark Oak Press and Media.

Convention producers wanted to offer attendees useful genre-focused panel time and a Big Easy dose of inspiration. Their goal is to perpetuate an annual convention package that caters to science fiction, horror, and fantasy genre writers, surrounded by the allure and ambiance of the City that Care Forgot,

Dark Oak Press and Media Managing Editor Allan Gilbreath opened his speech by welcoming attendees and guests to the Friday night Meet and Greet at the Howlin’ Wolf Den in New Orleans. Next, he asked if anybody’s head was ready to explode, alluding to the attention everyone had given toward the full day of panels.

Laughter ensued and whatever ice remained within that steamy New Orleans venue was broken instantly. Then the sorcery that Gilbreath works so well began to swirl about the room in a haze of colored can lights.

Allan discussed the availability of writers’ conferences for ‘everything on the planet’ from romance to how-to books.Per Gilbreath, “I’m not sure that’s writing. That’s teaching you how to type eloquently. Let’s face it. Genre is last.”

Then he turned it around, with, “Geek is chic. I love that right now.”

Finish reading at:

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-orleans-conference-empowers-genre-writers-with-dialogue-contacts-and-roi?cid=db_articles