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February is Women in Horror Month!

Posted February 7, 2021

Celebrate Women in Horror Month by picking up a copy of Sins of the Sirens! The e-book edition of Dark Arts Books’ third anthology is on sale now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for just $2.99.

Featuring 11 erotic horror tales from three of horror’s most provocative authors: Maria Alexander, Loren Rhoads and Mehitobel Wilson, Rue Morgue Magazine called it “infused with passion, blood, and magic, and its stories are seductive, powerful, and terrifying.”

“A collection about how desire can turn evil, and usually does if unchecked, but how it can also allow us to overcome great evil.” —

Download a copy today:


Dark Arts Books Nightmare at Christmas Sale!

Posted December 24, 2019

THIS WEEK, get 10 titles from Dark Arts Books for your Kindle for just 99 cents! From the critically acclaimed Synchronized Sleepwalking collection from Martin Mundt to John Everson’s Bram Stoker Finalist NightWhere, we’ve got your nightmares covered:

A Dark Arts Horror Christmas List:

By Martin Mundt:

By John Everson:










John Everson Super Cyber-Week Sale!

Posted November 26, 2017

This week, Redemption, The Family Tree, NightWhere, Violet Eyes, Violet Lagoon, Field of Flesh and Sacrificing Virgins are all just 99 cents on Amazon! Covenant, Sacrifice and The 13th are $1.49!

Plus – Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions is… FREE!

Please share this post and visit John’s author page on Amazon to find these and all his books:

Cyber-Week Sale

Here are the direct links to each title:













NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins – back in trade paperback!

Posted April 29, 2017

John Everson’s four books for Samhain Publishing were reissued by Dark Arts Books in e-book format in January when Samhain ceased business operations. So while the books never completely disappeared, it’s been hard to find paper copies over the past few weeks. But now, at last, we can announce that they’re fully Back In Print!  You can see the full wraparound bookcover art on Everson’s blog.

Here are the links to the new editions on Amazon and Barnes & Noble:




Sacrificing Virgins: AMAZON.COM | BARNES & NOBLE


At last, you can now get… REDEMPTION!

Posted February 6, 2017

Redemption-John-EversonDark Arts Books has released REDEMPTION, the final book in John Everson’s horror trilogy that began in his Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel, COVENANT. If you like your horror fiction filled with demons and depravity… this is the novel for you! The e-book and trade paperback are both now available on Amazon.

Hardcore horror’s patron saint, Edward Lee, author of Haunter of the Threshold, City Infernal and Header said this about the new novel:

“Redemption unfolds as horror-hero Joe Kieran’s finish-line sprint down the last leg of Everson’s addictive occult storyline of blood-gushing demonic machinations, cursed existential characters, and abominations incarnate. 

Everson is a MASTER of the hardcore; he’s the rare kind of writer who’s so good you can’t proceed with your day until the book is finished.  No matter what you have planned, forget it; you won’t bother until you’ve turned the last page. (I missed a playoff game because of this book!)  Everson kicks out the jambs in this gory story of haunted religious missions, mind-boggling sex-rituals, and jaunts into Hell (and let’s not forget the communal demonic toilet!)  The Little Mermaid this ain’t. This is balls-to-the-wall, no-f–ing-around hardcore horror that hits the reader with the impact of a bucket of hot blood and innards in the face.  Read it!”

Redemption is Everson’s first novel since 2014’s The Family Tree, and picks up immediately after his second novel, 2007’s Sacrifice left off.  Covenant, Sacrifice and Redemption are all Kindle Select titles, which means subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited program can read all three books in the trilogy for free as part of their subscription.

View all three books in “The Curburide Chronicles” trilogy here.

The Curburide Chronicles by John Everson


Now on Dark Arts Books: Brian Pinkerton’s ROUGH CUT!

Posted January 23, 2017

Rough Cut by Brian PinkertonSix years ago this month, Roy Robbins, the publisher of Bad Moon Books, reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in designing the cover for fellow Chicago horror writer Brian Pinkerton. I said possibly, let me take a look at the manuscript. And when I read it… wow. I couldn’t wait to do the cover.  Rough Cut is seriously one of my favorite horror novels that I’ve read in the past ten years. And it inspired one of the best book cover designs I think I’ve done.

So… a few weeks ago when Bad Moon phased out the last of their original book line… I was super excited when Brian agreed to have Dark Arts Books take on the paperback edition of Rough Cut. (Crossroad Press currently publishes the e-book edition).  I’m proud to have had anything to do with this novel…  and I’m excited to be able to bring it to more readers.

Here’s the description of the novel:

Horror legend Harry Tuttle is desperate for a hit. Harry’s career has been on a painful slide ever since he directed a couple of box office winners in the 1980s. Enter Marcus Stegman, a young unknown with a horror picture of his own. It’s not only a brilliant debut — it’s the movie Harry always dreamed of making. A rivalry ensues — and it’s about to become bloody. A suspicious film critic, beautiful young starlet, and deranged fan become entangled in the cut-throat competition where hungry hopefuls will go to any means necessary to break into the big-time…and no one is safe.

Read Rough Cut… NOW!   You can thank me later.

–John Everson


Dark Arts Books to publish John Everson’s REDEMPTION!

Posted November 28, 2016

In January, Dark Arts Books will publish Redemption, the final novel in John Everson‘s demonic trilogy that started with the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel Covenant over a decade ago.

To promote the launch of this climactic new novel, a Kickstarter Campaign is running throughout December.

Please consider supporting the Kickstarter this month to get your name listed in the acknowledgments of the book and an autographed, personalized copy as soon as it’s released!  You can even get a complete set of the trilogy in trade paperback. Click the video to learn more or click the Pledge graphic to visit the Kickstarter website:



Goodbye Robert Weinberg… will watch for you on Mars.

Posted September 26, 2016

bobweinberg-johneversonI was working in Los Angeles today when my wife Geri texted me from Chicago to let me know that amazing author, editor and all-round good soul Bob Weinberg had died. It has weighed heavy on my mind these past few hours as I finished my day working here.

Bob was one of the first and best writers I met on the “Chicago” scene when I first began publishing my own work in the ’90s. He was an inspiration, and I was privileged to design a book of his short fiction (The Occult Detective) for Twilight Tales and later to publish some of his stories here on my own Dark Arts Books press (When The Night Comes Down). Bob was a prolific author, co-founder of Chicago Comic Con, and an editor who compiled dozens of horror anthologies with Stefan R. Dziemianowicz and Martin H. Greenberg in the ’80s and ’90s.

bobweinbergI’ve reposted a photo here of Bob and Phyllis from Bob’s 70th birthday party just three weeks ago.

I always wanted to see Bob in person more than I ever got to and some day tour his home “genre museum.” Once when I did a library reading near his house, we had planned to do that… but then health got in the way. He lived just a few miles from where I grew up, and yet, somehow I never saw his fabled collection of books, posters, and horror/sci-fi memorabilia. And now never will.

14484897_10157312461910012_7051053488607920048_nI was honored to have been able to know him, and sign books near him more than once, including at World Horror Convention 2002 (where the first photo of us hails from – the other is from a panel at World Horror 2001). I will always remember him, and dream of Mars in his honor. When we land a manned mission there, I will speak his name.

What does that last sentence have to do with anything? Read Bob’s essay from just over a year ago called “A Dream of Mars” on his Facebook wall:

Rest in peace, Bob. And thanks for all the amazing stories. I’m glad to have known you, and gotten the chance to work with you, if even just a little bit.

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R.I.P. John Sumakis, aka David Thomas Lord

Posted April 1, 2016

JohnSumakisJohn Sumakis’s sister Rita has announced that John, who wrote under the name David Thomas Lord, passed away yesterday afternoon. John was the the vampire novels Bound in Blood and Bound in Flesh, both nominees for the Lambda Award. He was also a huge supporter of Dark Arts Books, and one of our early anthology authors.

I first met him at the World Horror Convention in San Francisco, back in 2006, which is where the very first Dark Arts Books release, Candy in the Dumpster, came out. He was always very supportive of the press and appeared in our 4th release Like A Chinese Tattoo, which went on to be a Bram Stoker Award nominee the year of its release. I didn’t see John in person very often, as he didn’t attend conventions much over the past few years, but he was always a joy to correspond with. The world has lost another light. And the literary world has lost a fine, imaginative author.

R.I.P. John.

— John Everson


5-Star “Twisted Sick Hilarious” Praise for THE CRAWLING ABATTOIR

Posted March 27, 2016

coverMartin Mundt’s The Crawling Abattoir has been hitting the sick spot with horror readers this week. The book picked up two new 5-star reader reviews on Amazon over the last couple days.

One called it “a great collection of short stories! Obscene, funny, smart, gross and hysterical this collection is totally worth the investment!!”

The other called it a “Must Read” and described it as “Perverse, funny, twisted, sick, hilarious. Not many stories use ‘lovesick necrophiliac’ in their dialog. The stories are all great but the last one will leave you Laughing out loud.”

Download a copy and check it out here on Amazon.