John Grover


John Grover is a dark fiction author residing in Massachusetts. John grew up watching creature double feature with his brother on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love of monsters, ghosts and the supernatural. He never missed an episode. In his spare time he loves to cook, garden, go to the theater to watch horror movies with his friends, read, talk about food, bake amazing desserts, play with his dog Buffy (yes named after the character in the TV show) and draw-badly.

Some of his favorite TV shows and influences are The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Night Gallery, Monsters, Star Trek, and much more.
He completed a creative writing course at Boston’s Fisher College and is a member of the New England Horror Writers, a chapter of the Horror Writers Association.

Some of his more recent credits include Best New Zombie Tales Vol 1 by Books of the Dead Press, The Book of Cannibals by Living Dead Press, The Vermin Anthology, The Northern Haunts Anthology by Shroud Publishing, The Zombology Series by Library of the Living Dead Press, Morpheus Tales, Wrong World, The Willows, Alien Skin Magazine, Aurora Wolf and more.

He is the author of several collections, including the recently released Feminine Wiles, sixteen tales of wicked women as well as various chapbooks, anthologies, and more. Please visit his website for more information.

Where to find John Grover online

Where to buy in print


The Urn of Orgo
Series: The Books of Braenyn, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Tarrow is dying. The elf thief, Braenyn, races against time to find the only thing that can cure his poisoned lover. This journey is unlike anything the elf will ever face. It means facing a fear he has never known, that of a descent into the bowels of madness and darkness but even worse, coming face to face with the possibility of losing the only person he loves in the entire world.
Duel on Mt. Vapor
Series: The Books of Braenyn, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Braenyn and Tarrow head to the city of Green Spires to sell the Gem of Iplorius to the King. While there the King makes another offer to the elf thief that he simply cannot resist. Against the warnings of his lover, Tarrow, Braenyn sets out on a new journey that will take him into the Whitewood Mountains and up the treacherous slopes of Mount Vapor.
The Ashes of Orum
Series: Song of the Ancestors, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The final book in the Song of the Ancestors series. Learn of the origins of the three races of Orum, their ascension to the dominate species in the realm and the return of the first race...the first people that started it all.
Ballad of the Fallen
Series: Song of the Ancestors, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,160. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The third entry into the Song of the Ancestors series promises even more action and adventure. These are dark days in the realm. A new enemy rises in the aftermath of the war between the fairies and the amazons. Emotionless, merciless, they are the Necromantic Clans--the blackest of souls. This new scourge spares no one in its quest for a key that will open a portal to their home.
The Human Condition
Series: Song of the Ancestors, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,740. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Book 2 of the Song of the Ancestors Series. Follows the events of Web of the Spider Queen. Civil war grips the realm of Orum in this new adventure from the Song of the Ancestors Series. Action, love, betrayal, new lands and new characters.
Tarrow's Tale
Series: The Books of Braenyn, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In this tale Braenyn's lover Tarrow takes center stage as he relays his mysterious past for the first time to the elf thief. Tarrow's tale of woe moves forward the emotional bond between he and Braenyn, revealing how the shifter first used his powers to kill. Meanwhile, Braenyn steals the most prized gemstone in the land, intending to sell it to the highest bidder.
Web of the Spider Queen
Series: Song of the Ancestors, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Combining elements of horror and sword and sorcery, John Grover weaves an epic fantasy tale full of action, mystery and suspense. A long vanquished evil has returned to the beautiful and peaceful realm of Orum. An evil that will stop at nothing to plunder and enslave all of the realm’s people and lay waste to its lands.
Wrong Turn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
Take the wrong path and you may never come back... Andrew couldn't be happier to take his family on a camping trip, some time away together was long overdue but when the family gets lost and takes a wrong turn they end up in what seems to be a ghost town. They soon learn they are not alone in the run-down town and that something just doesn't feel right.
Family Bonds (The Books of Braenyn #3)
Series: The Books of Braenyn, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Book 3 of the Books of Braenyn. Braenyn returns to his homeland in Havenwood Forest to confront his mother about the secrets she'd been guarding from him his entire life.
In The Red-A Short Story
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
They're humanity's last hope and time is running out. Jenny Avian boards the last ship escaping our doomed planet, a ship built and engineered by her husband, but the horror isn't over for this husband and wife team. The radiation that poisoned our planet has slipped aboard the escape vessel and when the ship enters a strange nebula the terror escalates into something no one ever expected.
Pest Control-A Short Story
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mashups
This is no ordinary infestation. Lorne is concerned about the thing that's been sneaking into the family graveyard at night. It dug up his father's grave and it's been tampering with others. Whatever it is, he must put a stop to it. Eating the flesh and bones of a werewolf can have unexpected consequences. It's time to get the rest of pack on the hunt for something that's already dead.
From Below-A Short Story
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Death is the end... if you're lucky. Something is stirring beneath the oldest cemetery in town and it isn't the corpses. When Evan stumbles upon a horrifying secret, he tries to tell his parents, his friends, even the police but no one will believe him.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
You can't outrun fate... Christine is having a bad day. She slept right through her alarm and is late for work. It's freezing cold. She might miss her train. A stranger is stalking her.
The Fallen Church of Ashburn (The Books of Braenyn #2)
Series: The Books of Braenyn, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
After discovering the secret of his lineage, Braenyn races back to his homelands to confront his mother and his life of lies. Abandoning Tarrow in shame he stops to rest in the human town of Ashburn. While drinking his sorrows away a desperate young girl stumbles into the tavern with a tale too horrible to believe.
The Scepter of Namiss (The Books of Braenyn 1)
Series: The Books of Braenyn, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Meet Braenyn, elf, thief, magic-user. He lives a rogue's life with his lover, the shape-shifter, Tarrow. Together they try to survive and better their situation in a mad world filled with warlords, cut-throats, supernatural horrors, trows, gibbelins and ogres. Following his own path, Braenyn undertakes dangerous quests and missions seeking wealth and treasure each time taking bigger risks.
Frozen Stiff: A Zombie Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
The end is here. The dead walk and the living are on the brink of extinction. Brad and Travis, part of a military search and rescue operation, race against time to evacuate survivors from Seattle, Washington. When the emergency shelter becomes overrun they are re-routed to a secret base, a code Majestic base, in the Canadian Arctic to await rendezvous.
Echo Lake--A Short Story
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Ryan didn't know why he'd come back. He just had to see it one more time. Echo Lake waited for him, looking exactly the same after all these years. The tragedy that happened there was still alive and well in Ryan's mind. His little sister drowned in that damned lake. She was not the first, probably wouldn't be the last.
Creatures and Crypts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,450. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Creatures of the living and the dead gather in a volume of over 70,000 words to stalk their prey…humans. 20 stories set the scene for a cast ranging from the Grim Reaper, shambling zombies and restless spirits, to unimaginable monsters that only inhabit the shapeless darkness and the author’s imagination. Join them as they wreak havoc on their unsuspecting victims.
Motherhood And Other Tales of Terror
Price: Free! Words: 12,630. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A Trio of Terror... This story collection features 3 short tales and bonus material: a free excerpt from the author's horror novel "Let's Play in the Garden." Approximately 34 pages.
The Disembodied
Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
In the trees. In the mist. An apprentice mortician moves his family to a small town to provide them with a better life. Little did he know the dark secret the town and its people harbored. The town sat on the edge of a mist-shrouded forest with a deadly secret. Something lives in the trees, in the mist and it’s jealous. Jealous of all those who have flesh.
Feminine Wiles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,650. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Think that women are the softer sex? Well think again! These women will prove you wrong-dead wrong. Gathered in this volume are sixteen tales of ladies of darkness, women of horror, sisters of the night, witness as they turn the tables on their male counterparts with cunning, intelligence and beauty to blaze a hellish path through horror fiction

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