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Alan is an author living on the south coast of NSW, Australia. He writes dark fantasy, sci fi and horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website – – and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

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Dark Pages
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,820. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2010 by Alan. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of dark stories to delight and disturb, including tales of fantasy, science fiction and chilling examples of the macabre. Full of exquisite tales of disturbia that will leave you unable to put the book down. When you finally do, you’ll never look at people the same way again.


The Balance
Price: $0.99 USD.
Price: $3.99 USD.


The Gulp
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 1 review)
Strange things happen in The Gulp. The residents have grown used to it. Five novellas. Five descents into darkness. Welcome to The Gulp, where nothing is as it seems.
Sanctum- A Jake Crowley Adventure
Series: Jake Crowley Adventures, Book 0. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2020 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A quiet English village harbors a dark secret. Trying to escape his past, veteran Jake Crowley takes a teaching position in the village of Market Scarston. But his slow rehabilitation is interrupted when a group of students are apparently attacked by Black Shuck, the legendary demon dog, and Crowley attracts the attention of a secret society dating back to the days of the Roman Empire.
Golden Fortune, Dragon Jade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Jade Dragon protected Long-En for centuries – until it was taken.
The Roo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,740. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A creature feature horror novella from Australia's master of dark fantasy.
Revenant- A Jake Crowley Adventure
Series: Jake Crowley Adventures, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,690. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Archaeologists excavating a mass grave in a historic New York City cemetery make a gruesome discovery: stacked like cord wood are skeletal remains going back decades, but all have one thing in common. Each skull bears a hole in the exact same location. When their friend is murdered investigating this bizarre discovery, Jake Crowley and Rose Black set off in search of the killer.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » General
Sam Aston is hired to explore a series of subterranean caverns deep beneath the Antarctic. Somewhere within this lost world of magnificent caverns and underground seas lies a source of limitless clean energy, but something guards this treasure.
Hidden City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,870. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
When the city suffers, everyone suffers. With his unnatural connection to Cleveport, that means Hines is sick. But when Detective Abby Jones, comes to him for help investigating a series of deaths with no discernible cause, Hines can’t say no. Then strange fungal growths begin to appear in the streets, affecting anyone who gets too close, turning them into violent lunatics.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,670. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » General
Sometimes, the legends are true. When eccentric billionaire, Ellis Holloway, hires renegade marine biologist, Sam Aston, to investigate the legend of a monster in a remote Finnish lake, Aston envisions an easy paycheck and a chance to clear his gambling debts. But he gets much more. There is something terrible living beneath the dark waters of Lake Kaarme and it is hungry.
Anubis Key- A Jake Crowley Adventure
Series: Jake Crowley Adventures, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,180. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Some doors should never be opened. When Rose Black’s sister goes missing, she once again calls upon Jake Crowley for help, but the two get more than they bargained for. The search takes them on a twisting journey, where danger lies at every turn.
Blood Codex- A Jake Crowley Adventure
Series: Jake Crowley Adventures, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
An ancient order. A deadly conspiracy. A race against time. When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle.
The Balance Omnibus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 260,570. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The entire saga of Alan Baxter's dark urban fantasy series, the balance, in volume. This collection includes two novels and two shot stories.
Dark Rite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A small mountain town hides a dark secret. When his father’s death brings Grant Shipman to Wallen’s Gap, he believes his biggest problem will be dealing with the odd townsfolk. But something sinister is at work. A dark power rises, and a book of blood magic offers an unspeakable horror a gateway into the world of the living, and only Grant stands in the way of their Dark Rite.
The Darkest Shade of Grey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012 by The Red Penny Papers. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
David Johanssen is a hard-up journalist whose drinking problem goes beyond the usual need for self-medication. He sees things he shouldn’t be able to see, things no one could handle seeing. And he has no one but himself to blame.
Write The Fight Right
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A fiction writer's resource for creating realistic, convincing fight scenes from author and martial arts instructor, Alan Baxter.
Ghost Of The Black: A 'Verse Full Of Scum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Ghost is possibly the best bounty hunter in the universe and he always gets the job done. At least, that's the reputation that he rides on. When the DAP employ him to track down and capture a rogue Magicker that's running across the galaxy killing anyone that gets in his way, Ghost realises that this is a job that could cost him his reputation. It's also a job that could cost him his sanity.
Series: The Balance, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,900. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It's three years since Isiah’s run in with Samuel Harrigan and he decides to track down the evil Sorcerer, Harrigan’s mentor. He discovers that the Sorcerer has more followers and a bigger plan than anyone could have dreamed. With the help of some new friends Isiah tries to bring down the Sorcerer and his cult of blood before they manage to change the world forever. (Sequel to RealmShift.)
Series: The Balance, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 126,600. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
A race against time and the Devil. Samuel Harrigan is a murderer. He used ancient blood magic to escape a deal with the Devil. Now Lucifer wants Samuel’s soul and refuses to wait a second longer for it. Isiah has a job to do. He needs Samuel to complete his destiny, so he has to protect Sam and keep the Devil at bay. Not for Samuel’s sake, but for all of humanity.

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