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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New Release!!!

elmwoodxlgThis is the book you have been waiting for!  Murder and a famous cemetery, the perfect combination for Halloween!

Stories To Die For

The amazing storytellers of Malice in Memphis specialize in taking historical locations and fictionally embellishing them with new characters, mysteries, and murder. They have now taken on Memphis’ finest and oldest active burial ground, the famous Elmwood Cemetery.

Founded in 1852, it is the final resting place of over 75,000 residents. From the common to the infamous, from the powerful to the famous, they are all here. The tapestry of life and death in the Mid-South is laid out in a beautiful garden cemetery with sweeping vistas, massive ancient trees, and spectacular monuments from the Victorian age to modern sculptures.

Malice in Memphis is now adding their special touch to the myriad of stories drifting among the mausoleums.

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

The Tales:
A Love Story by Mary Balsamo
An Elmwood Misadventure by Juanita D. Houston
A Part to Die For by Richard Powell
Bloodline, by Angelyn Sherrod
Date Night by Larry Hoy
Forget Me Nots by Elaine Meece
From Hair to Eternity by Phyllis Appleby
Grave Robbers by Kristi Bradley
Graveyard Grace by Barbara Christopher
Headshrinker by Susan Wooten
Hold Please by Lynn Maples
One Dare Too Many by Annette Miller
Public Death Private Murder by Carolyn McSparren
The 21st Battalion Will March at Dawn by Dutch Warren
The Furnace Room by James C. Paavola
The Yellow Fever Revenge by Jackie Ross Flaum
Unsolved Forever by Thomas Kienzle
A Very Worthy Human Being by Richard Powell
Returning to Russwood Park by Barbara Christopher
One Big Foot in the Grave by Phyllis Appleby
Rainbow Lake by Kristi Bradley
Fort Pillow Escape by Juanita D. Houston
Holding On To You by Angelyn Sherrod

Award Winners!!!

ghostxlgCONGRATULATIONS!!!
For the 2017 Darrell Award for Best Short Story, the winner is The Nature of Ghosts by Carolyn McSparren.
First Runner-Up is Drive-In Miss Daisy by Phyllis Appleby. (Both of these short stories appeared in Malice in Memphis: Ghost Stories).

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

History and Hauntings

The ghost stories and the characters in this book are pure fiction, even if the locations in which they were set are not. The tales, written by members of Malice in Memphis, showcase some of the Mid-South’s more interesting historical locations.

The geographical locations include the Mississippi River and the areas across from Memphis, as well as several of the villages and farms that survived the onslaught of Union soldiers. They’ve included graveyards and battlefields, some Memphis landmarks that survive and some that don’t. Memphis has been touched by wars, the Yellow Fever epidemics, the flu epidemic, floods, tornadoes, murders, and other hateful occurrences. Plenty of misery for the ghosts to feed upon. Many interesting locations to attach themselves to.

Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, we hope that you’ll enjoy these eerie stories of southern supernatural doings.

The Tales:
A Grave Situation by Elaine Meece
After Hours by Richard Warren Powell
Noblesse Oblige by Carolyn McSparren
Cadence by Seth Wood
A Dance with the Devil by Juanita Houston
Drive-In Miss Daisy by Phyllis Appleby
Fallen Soldier by Susan Wooten
Going Back Home by Barbara Christopher
An Indisputable Event by Steve Bradshaw
A Haunting in Midtown by Kristi Bradley
The Misadventures of Mama Lou: Victorian Mayhem by Angelyn Sherrod
The Adventures of Sonny Etherly: Special Powers by James C. Paavola
War is Hell by Geoffrey Meece
Kolopin by Seth Wood
The Nature of Ghosts by Carolyn McSparren