Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.

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We are Darkwater Syndicate. We are an award-winning publishing company with a defense contractor's name. Our mission is to bring you uncommonly good reading.

We refuse to be mainstream. We are not afraid to push boundaries or buck trends. Pick up any one of our books and see why we call them "uncommonly good" reading. We offer outstanding literary experiences you won't find anywhere else.

We are headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida.

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Travails For Teyuna
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Occult
After a year trapped in a Chinese monastery, world-traveling occult Professor Nickels and his students escape, only to brave bigger and deadlier challenges. A slumbering elder god known as the Brother of Bone has gone missing. All signs point to Teyuna—an ancient city not on any map, inhabited solely by vampires and the humans who serve as their livestock.
The Father of Flesh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,870. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Terror befalls a rural Chinese hamlet when an ancient evil awakens from its slumber. The villagers start transforming into horribly deformed blobs of skin with an unslakable hunger for human flesh. With the help of two graduate students and the Chinese military, Professor Nickels sets off to thwart the ancient menace before it can engulf the world.
Chasing Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,620. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Born a child of the streets, Ryan Cantril learned early on to fight for his keep, and sometimes just to keep what he earned. Now in his thirties, the self-proclaimed king of the sucker punch has just stolen a briefcase of his mob boss's money—and he’s in for the fight of his life.
The Man In The Forest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,470. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Vincent, a musical prodigy, is caught up in a concert rivalry with a former student. He travels to Romania to settle the score, but what he discovers is the horrific true story behind the song his protégé wrote, “The Man in the Forest.” Can Vincent and his group upstage their rival, or will they fall prey to the curse of the man in the forest?
Shadows And Teeth, Volume 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,690. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
Volume of two this award-winning series emerges from the shadows with a fresh crop of extreme horror. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short of a few fingers.
A Moon Called Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,970. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A botched alien abduction sends modern-day Trace Jackson to north Florida in the year 1818, where he meets a beautiful Seminole woman. Unfortunately, Trace’s distant ancestor, General Andrew Jackson, is hell-bent on driving out the Seminoles by whatever means necessary. Can Trace survive to fulfill his destiny on a moon called Sun?
Holy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,560. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Gus Stevens has the worst of both worlds. By night, he resides in the Dream World, a place steeped in exotic dangers. By day, a giant snow-lizard stalks him in the Real World, looking to make Gus its next meal. In order to regain control of his life, young Gus must undergo a psychoanalytic exorcism. But this comes with a high price—he must break away from everything he has ever thought was real.
Bernadette: A Historical Horror Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Amid crusades and inquisitions, a medieval Spanish priest makes a devil’s bargain to save his niece’s life and unleashes a horror into the world. A short story from "Shadows And Teeth, Volume Three."
The Slant Six
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The year is 2252 and Loman Phin is in trouble. A washed-up channelship racer turned freelancer, he hits pay dirt with his latest mission: a fortune is on the line to transport forty-three kilos of human skin to Pluto's moon. With just his wits and his beat-up cruiser, the Slant Six, Loman sets out on the most dangerous adventure of his life.
Slasher Sam
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Taking inspiration from several generations of horror films, blogger/serial killer Sam guts countless victims in creative ways, and posts these exploits to the Internet for the world to see, putting readers so close to the action that they’re practically in the splash zone when the blood goes flying. In cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream...
Toll Road: A Contemporary Horror Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Every road has its price; every choice has its consequences: a professional kidnapper gets more than he bargained for when his latest abduction leads to terrifying supernatural encounters on the Florida Turnpike. A short story featured in the horror anthology, "Shadows And Teeth, Volume Two."
Shadows And Teeth, Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,590. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Prepare for extreme horror. This collection of ten stories features a range of international talent, award-winning authors and new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short of a few fingers.
Water, Ice, And Vice: A Contemporary Horror Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Revenge is a drink best served chilled: Jeremy’s new apartment harbors a demonic wish-granting fridge, which he uses to exact bloody vengeance on his obnoxious roommate. A short story featured in the horror anthology, "Shadows And Teeth, Volume One."
Fifteen Dollars' Guilt
You set the price! Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Some find their life’s calling in a flash of insight, or through sleepless nights of toil. For others, it takes an act of kindness. But when one man’s charity helps another realize his calling is to end a third man’s life, what then? And what is one to do when the intended victim is the president of the United States?
Lilith
You set the price! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00)
Awards & Accolades -- First Place, Royal Palm Literary Award 2015, Short Fiction 4004 BC: In this retelling of the Adam & Eve story, a hermit’s life is turned upside-down by the arrival of a mysterious woman in his camp. As the story of their portentous meeting carries forward through the millennia, only time will tell if Lilith is a heroine, a victim, or a monster.
Company Man Sighting #1
You set the price! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.33)
Late one night, a mysterious stranger wanders into a diner off the interstate highway. He orders coffee, takes a refill, and steps back out into a downpour. The waiter knows there’s something off about his visitor, but he has no way of knowing just how otherworldly this stranger is until the authorities call him in for a recorded statement the next day.
Nebmahket: Self-Styled King Of The Nile Is King Of The Vile
You set the price! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(2.00)
Egyptologists unlock a three thousand year old mystery when they unearth a tablet identifying Nebmahket, the forgotten son of Pharaoh Ramesses II. They soon learn why the ancient Egyptians were quick to cover up Nebmahket’s existence – the angry young man ate nine babies in his lifetime, two of which were his own children.
El Candímetro Is In Braille
You set the price! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(2.00)
I got a jury summons for my eighteenth birthday, thanks to the dual misfortunes of having survived that long and not having committed any felonies along the way. Growing up in Miami in the eighties, it was something of a perfect storm.
Madame Sundry's Sundries Emporium
You set the price! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(2.00)
Sundry’s Antiques boasts the largest collection of porcelain dolls. With their painted-up faces and beady glass eyes, you’d almost think they were watching you.
Hot Wires To Heaven: A Light Socket Love Story
You set the price! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.67)
A married man fights off the amorous advances of a ceiling light fixture. Maybe, if he’d put a light bulb in it like his wife asked him to, it’d have left him alone.
Red Airwaves
You set the price! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00)
At the height of the cold war, one man decodes clandestine signals broadcast over a shortwave radio station. His discovery pushes the world to the brink of global nuclear disaster.
Forgotten Spaces: Poetry For A Pensive Mood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
These twenty-five poems explore the dark paths on our walks through life: addiction, bereavement, solitude. These are the forgotten spaces, blighted areas we pretend don't exist. Everybody's got one. Tread lightly.
The Many Deaths Of Cyan Wraithwate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,220. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
The bad part about being immortal is that you cannot die. Cyan learns that not dying is worse than not living - the magic that made him immortal turns more of his body to lifeless iron with each passing day. Knowing time is short before he becomes just another statue in a town square, he sets off on a quest to rid himself of his cursed immortality.
Transit Dreams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,510. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ever get kicked out of a Chinese buffet for eating all of their oranges? What do you do when bombs start dropping on your evening commute? And how on Earth did that red Buick punt that shopping cart into a tree? Step aboard with these twenty-two short stories that delve into the oddities of our daily lives. You’re in for a ride.
The Gullwing Odyssey
Series: Gullwing, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,650. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
A four-time award winning fantasy/comedy adventure. When an unusual assignment sends Marco overseas, he finds himself dodging pirates and a hummingbird with an appetite for human brains. Little does he know the fate of a civilization may rest upon his shoulders. In spite of himself, Marco becomes the hero he strives not to be.


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Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.'s favorite authors on Smashwords

Barnaby King
Latest book: The Quiet House. Published September 27, 2013. (4.33 from 3 reviews)
Daniel Russell
Latest book: God May Pity All Weak Hearts. Published March 14, 2014. (4.67 from 3 reviews)
Paul Kidd
Latest book: Spirit Hunters - Book 3: Tails High. Published September 7, 2016.
Richard Ayre
Latest book: Point of Contact. Published August 25, 2016.