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BIOGRAPHY
When I was in high school back in the 1970s, I weaned on Dracula and Dark Shadows, and have always enjoyed a good horror or science fiction flick. I did not begin writing until 1990, when a college professor encouraged me to try writing to help process my grief over my mother's death. A Stephen King fan, I began with horror fiction, and work through my grief I did, for many of my protagonists were grieving over deceased parents.
My horror and science fiction short stories have appeared in The Vampire's Crypt, Alien Worlds, Detective Mystery Stories, The Ultimate Unknown, and other small press magazines. Night to Dawn published some of my tales before the former editor retired. I've been editing the magazine for the last four years.
My first novel, Twilight Healer, has gone through three printings. I've worked full time as a respiratory therapist over thirty years. In City of Brotherly Death and my other tales, I brought my medical background to the printed page, blending it with supernatural horror. Happily, the hospital where I've worked treats patients much better than the ones featured in my stories. That also goes for the nursing homes, for the most part. Sad to say, some of the abuses described have really happened, although I've taken artistic license to conceal identities.
I've begun publishing books through the Night to Dawn imprint. Tom Johnson's Savage Land of Jur enjoyed a four-star review. You can check out the Night to Dawn books available on www.bloodredshadow.com by going to the link for authors' names on the bottom of the page. I've been pretty active in the authors' online and in-person communities such as Horror Writers Association, twitter.com, www.facebook.com, WorldFictionWriters, and others. To read my blog or find out more about me and my projects, stop by at
www.bloodredshadow.com
www.facebook.com/barbara.custer

***I’m running a special along with Smashwords’ July 25% off promotion. The following books are 25% off through July 31, 2016. Below, I have listed each book and the corresponding coupon code to get the sale price.***

New Beginnings YD38G
Ghost Dance XB26V
Disco Evil YY56K
Twilight Healer JW76C
Demon in my Head HY73D
Betrothal, Betrayal, and Blood JQ75U
The Prodigy of St. Pete’s VG23N
City of Brotherly Death EU22Y
Desk Job SJ76N
Savage Land of Jur HA42A
In the Time of Their Restlessness TQ34A
Blue Plate Special JW32T
Late Night Campfire Chillers GE32K
The Gunslinger’s Companion VA45P
Life Raft: Earth MK35
Close Liaisons RB76X
Reservation Ravaged FP47Z
The Litter HY57Z
Discarded Treasures EZ45U
40 Frightful Flash Fictions RM89N
Infinite Sight DD59Q

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Lupo Mannaro
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,910. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Middleport Harbor is a strange city, a place where the supernatural exists. Dark fairies, elementals, undead … and werewolves—the lupo mannaro—arrived in Middleport Harbor decades ago, on a ship where bloodshed and death occurred in a darkened hull because a black curse followed it over the sea.
The Sanguinarian Id
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,570. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A contortion of malpractice, monsters, and madness: She’s been beaten, stabbed, poisoned, and shot, but Hael refuses to die. In her pursuit for vengeance and her origin, the dhampir Hael hunts down the madman responsible for her fateful transformation. As this half-vampire juggernauts her way through a world at war, Hael battles hordes of Nazi soldiers and struggles to maintain her sanity.
Infinite Sight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,210. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Infinite Sight is a science fiction tale featuring a caregiver devastated by an error which caused an infant’s death. Because of a visual impairment, she struggles to read fine print. After emergency surgery, she discovers she has mental telepathic powers. When an extraterrestrial ship crash-lands near her home, she investigates and happens upon a survivor who needs her help.
40 Frightful Flash Fictions
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 14,120. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
From the perils of The First Crusade to the tempestuous skies over war-torn China in the 1940s, death, danger and destruction lurk everywhere … and can strike before you know what hit you. Devastation is served with a smile in this creepy collection of flash tales! Do you trust your best friend? Your spouse? Your doctor? Maybe you shouldn’t.
Discarded Treasures: 25 Shades of Dead
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The Discarded Treasures anthology brings you stories of the dark side of humanity. The stories include the horrors if you will of one of mankind’s cruelest of rituals, collecting and discarding that which we once coveted and eventually discarded when we no longer found them relevant or desirable.
The Litter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,640. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
They can smell your fear. They kept to the shadows so no one would know they existed, and preyed on the nameless who no one would miss. Where did they come from, and who was protecting them?
Reservation Ravaged
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,240. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A local Indian tribe, the Kanache, asks California P.I. Hermione Daggert to find the man who camped out on their reservation over a year before. Filled with confidence, her qualifying exam behind her, she sees only a find-the-man assignment.
Close Liaisons
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 17,690. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
From the cities of USA to the balloon trees on Dorjyn, and a vast galaxy in between, Close Liaisons offers two different tales of heroic aliens bent on rescuing the human race, evil aliens intending to destroy it, and a healthy dose of sensual probing in between.
Life Raft: Earth
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Trittonite Chibale warns Natalie Springer that an exploding star heading toward Earth will incinerate the planet. After lengthy negotiations with politicians, he and his pilots organize a fleet of ships to pull the Earth away from the exploding star’s path, an endeavor fraught with danger.
The Gunslinger's Companion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,060. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
“Reminiscent of Steinbeck and Caldwell. The story of migrant workers in America, and a family’s desperate journey during dangerous times.”
Late Night Campfire Chillers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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The Aztec demon is unleashed. The green bottle is his “trick.” They’re his bait.
Blue Plate Special
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Twenty-five Tasty Tidbits of Horror Hal takes you right to the action in the Blue Plate Special anthology. This compilation of horror flash fiction dips, loops, and twists to churn your gut and draw out your primal fear without lengthy descriptions and back story.
In the Time of their Restlessness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What do you get when you take a thief, Moose, self-mutilating sexual dependent, Holy Roller, womanizer, right wing atheist, and oppose them with an irrepressible antagonist? In the Time of Their Restlessness!
Trilogy of the Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Three short stories involving a vampire, zombies, and a revenant. The opening story, “Rebirth,” tells a poignant tale of a bullied teenage girl grieving for her mother. The residents in “Homes for the Dead” overwhelm an ill-tempered manager. A sickly woman in “Roses for Elaine” seeks to escape sordid conditions at a nursing home. Who will help her? Collectively, about 8,500 words.
Desk Job
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Lewis Carroll’s Alice thought Wonderland was strange. Sarah Hollingsworth knew her adventures in Office-land were twisted and downright bizarre. The office of the 1990s was a hunting ground where the unprotected were bagged and disposed of. The trick was not to be one of them.
City of Brotherly Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,900. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
William Penn never suspected that his beloved Philadelphia would turn into the city of brotherly death. But that’s what’s happening in Philadelphia and other major cities. And it’s only going to get worse. The dead are coming—revenants, vampires, and zombies—people who have scores to settle with the living. So padlock your doors and pack up your guns and survival gear.
The Prodigy of St. Pete's
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,070. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Andy stands alone in the hallway, trembling, his sweaty hand clutching to the doorknob. He knows what lies on the other side of the door and what he must do. Though, should he summon the courage to open it, the world that he has come to know will end. The question is, can Andy Trumaine, the once orphaned boy, sacrifice himself for another?
Betrothal, Betrayal, and Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,570. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
How does a small, self-contained city react to a brutal murder in its only tourist attraction? Hush it up? Blame an unknown outsider? Find a scapegoat? Then what? Ask Karl Kelly and Vito Kostowki, San Tobino detectives baffled by the outrageous murders of various visitors to Milady’s Manor: nothing taken, nothing left behind, unrelated victims, no clues.
Demon in my Head
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » General
Human/Vampire hybrid Gabriel Brimstone walks between the worlds of the living and the dead. He hunts vampires and slays them with remarkable ease. However, the years have taken their toll on him physically, mentally and emotionally. Guilt-ridden Brimstone must wrestle with his innermost demons by acknowledging his thirst for human blood.
Twilight Healer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,850. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Twilight Healer is a vampire romance, where a timid, bullied respiratory therapist finds new life as a vampire. But it isn't until a war threatens her life that Leslie learns how smart she really is.
Disco Evil: Dead Man's Stand
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,590. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When Paul becomes a vampire, he brings a new technique in curing people of bad manners. He will seek out the destroyers of "make love, not war" and drink their blood. In many cities of the world, he recruits from the living to aid him in his great work. As a walking corpse, he makes his stand - a dead man's stand.
Ghost Dance
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 63,750. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2011 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
If Helen Kiln wanted a quiet, no-nonsense life she should never have become a psychic for the PSI division of the Sydney, Australia branch of the Secret Compass. Of late there were ghosts to sort out, vampires on the loose, a Gypsy warning to heed and a young man becoming a monster to befriend. With any luck she’d get in her morning cup of coffee and donuts!
New Beginnings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When two misty entities invite Alexandra Williams into their ancient world, she will find more than her roots as she travels through Scotland and discovers a three hundred year old mystery and a love story. On the way to a happy ending and a new life, Alex gets a taste of life in 1692 Scotland, which her ancestors lived and died for.


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Smashwords book reviews by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC

  • The Metamorphosis of Timothy Dunn on Oct. 31, 2011

    Timothy Dunn reads nicely. Timothy is a well drawn character, and the story made a great page-turner. I would strongly recommend it from anyone who loves science fiction.