Belfire Press

Publisher info

Belfire Press was born of many conversations, much like the beginning of The New Bedlam Project. We bounced the ideas and plans off a couple of authors we’d worked with in the past and present. The answers to ‘Can we do it? Should we do it?’ were a resounding Yes.

On October 31st 2009, we announced the formation of Belfire Press, a micro-press owned and operated by a crazy Canadian, backed by a handful of other crazy Canadians. Our first title released April 1st, 2010, followed by our grand opening and launch novel on May 1st. Since then, we’ve gone on to establish a poetry imprint and move the webzine into either bi-annual print, or yearly anthology.

We publish novels, works of non-fiction and the occasional anthology or collection in both print and e-book.

Jodi Lee - Editor in Chief/Publisher
An editor and occasional writer, Jodi Lee has spent her entire life on the Canadian Prairies, which she credits for her over-active imagination. She’s often found slicing and dicing prose in her editorial work, or mucking about with book covers, graphics and websites in her design freelancing.

Tracy DeVore - Senior Editor
Tracy DeVore is a freelance editor, published in novel-length fiction. Her non-fiction work has appeared in a number of newspapers and other publications. She was the founding president of the HWA’s Indiana chapter, Indiana Horror Writers (IHW) and the RWA chapter, Gothic Romance Writers, Inc. (‘GothRom’).

Though she now resides in Danville, Illinois, Tracy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and remains a loyal Colts fan.

Where to find Belfire Press online

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Publisher of

D.R.E.X. - Blackout
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
After finding his family murdered, Matthew Burke is arrested and sentenced to life in prison. The next day he is mysteriously released and given a briefcase of money.
Separate and Succinct, Disparate and Distinct
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 23,420. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Separate and Succinct, Disparate and Distinct – a collection of bits and pieces of Bill Snider’s weird mind splattered onto the page. He warns that one must read with care, for the depths of his mind are shallow, entranced, bewitched by shadows and happenstance. Tread with patience, for his dreams are laid out in quiet array...
His Blood
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 95,590. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Vampires. Vicious, hungry, soulless monsters, with an aversion to crosses… but not for the reasons traditional lore would have us believe. The truth has been twisted, hidden, buried by over two thousand years of misinformation, conspiracy, and spin. Now there is a brilliant scientist — a religious fanatic — who is determined to bring about humanity’s salvation by whatever means necessary...
The Adventures of Captain Kitchen
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Adventure » General
What do you do when the city you call home is overrun by crime? Why, you become a superhero of course! Merging the skills he learned in the Army Corps of Engineers with his training in the culinary arts, Benji Winters takes up the mantle of crime fighter in an attempt to save Range City from the crime wave that has already touched him personally, and an insidious new evil bent on domination.
Dying Moon
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 96,040. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Little did Kalen Or'Wain know that when his quiet evening at home was interrupted by a summons from the Elven Council, he would be thrust into a quest spanning realms to face off with a hated rival from his past. His duty takes him to the Human city of Los Angeles, where he teams up with and befriends enigmatic federal agent Reggie Blackburn and Amy Sommers, an LAPD homicide detective.
Where the Sun Don't Shine
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Darkness. The absence of light. People have always feared those places the light doesn't reach, whether within the world or the people around them. This is where light crosses into darkness. This is where madness begins. This is where the sun don’t shine.
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Two brothers scarred by a dark family secret. A deputy consumed by the decade old disappearance of her cousin. An old man summoned to the humble town of Washington Heights by the discovery of an ancient artifact. This is how the end begins, with the quiet destruction of a little town in Southeastern Ohio. This is the second coming, and no one’s getting saved.
The Family: Liam
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 84,380. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
It begins as pure entertainment, a provisional friendship. Then it turns into a challenge. Then something like love, at times indistinguishable from hate. It’s a love story for monsters, and the beginning of something that will affect their lives, families, friends, and world forever. Which, for a vampire, is a hell of a long time.
The Horned Ones: Cornucopia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,620. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Cornucopia Caverns. A safe, fun, family-friendly show cave destination where visitors can enjoy guided tours of subterranean chambers and spectacular limestone formations in a nice cool reprieve from the California summer heat. Until the disaster. Until the rocks fall, and the blood flows, and the lights go out.
The Monstrance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Set in the world of James Whale’s 1931 film version of Frankenstein, these poems document the lives and loves of a monster and a gypsy, a huffy hunchback, a lame priest, and the not-so-mad scientist himself. What begins with test tubes and Tesla coils ends in grace and graveyard picnics.
The Agency
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,790. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After a brief, somewhat controversial, career with the LAPD comes to a screeching halt, Amy Sommers is recruited and joins an ultra-secretive government investigative entity known simply as, The Agency.
Closes at Dusk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Christoph Hahn came to the United States to build a new life after WWII devastated his homeland of Germany and scattered his family. He found a good job, a beautiful wife, and built a little storybook land along a busy highway – a wooded idyll that generations of children loved in the 60s and 70s. Now it’s 2007, and he’s dead – but not gone.
Smarter Than the Average Werewolf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,820. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Harvey Drago, the Intangible Private Eye, is hired to track down a serial killer known as the West End Werewolf. Little does Harvey know he will be hunting an actual lycanthrope, but surely his ability to pass through solid objects will protect him. Or will it?
New Bedlam: Town Archives Vol.2
Series: The New Bedlam Project. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,550. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Come back to New Bedlam, celebrate our unofficial bi-centennial year with a festival like no other. The monsters have definitely escaped their bounds, and the writers will never sleep again. Volume 2 includes stories from authors such as Paul Anderson, Natalie Sin, K.V. Taylor, Wayne Goodchild and more... Dare you walk these streets?
Maiden's Promise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,150. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Bridget “Breezy” Flanagan has escaped the potato famine in Ireland, running away from a promise she refuses to keep. She never reckons on what she’ll find in the Colonies… but knows it couldn’t be any worse than what she’s left behind.
New Bedlam: Town Archives Vol.1
Series: The New Bedlam Project. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,020. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
From the candle’s flame to the darkest corners of imagination, New Bedlam has grown to encompass far more than anyone ever dreamed of. The monsters have definitely escaped their bounds, and the writers may never sleep again. Volume 1 includes stories from authors such as R. Scott McCoy, Steven Shrewsbury, Cate Gardner, Natalie Sin, Jake Bible and more... Dare you walk these streets?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,900. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
In an attempt to escape constant arguing, Jonah Gray wanders away from the family cabin deep in the West Virginia wilderness. But he wanders too far, over the borders to a Faerie land that could only exist in Appalachia.
Prime Directive
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A suddenly single Air Force father introduces his son to a TV show - one that brings them together, offers them new life if not new civilization, preparing them both to go where neither has gone before.
Off Track
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,120. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
At twelve, Gary Sanderson found himself in Radcliffe – the oppressive juvenile detention facility for boys. At sixteen, he has a chance for a new, normal life in a new, normal town with foster parents Don and Gail Morgan. Off Track is the character study of a boy, shaped by abuse and burdened with the death of his father, trying to survive in a world he hadn’t expected to find.
Orpheus & The Pearl - Nevermore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,980. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In our first “Duel” Novella Series release, we present the second print of Kim Paffenroth’s acclaimed Orpheus and the Pearl, paired with a new story from David Dunwoody titled Nevermore, or The Feast of Flesh. See the website for the full synopsis.
Courting Morpheus
Series: The New Bedlam Project. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,010. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010 by Belfire Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
How can the residents of New Bedlam find their way out of the darkness they call home...into a darkness of release at Morpheus' hands? An idea was born on a night not so long ago…and it grew into one monster after another until now, finally it has broken free. With selections from M.R. Sellars, Camille Alexa and more, an introduction by Alethea Kontis - New Bedlam awaits the creatively brave.

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Belfire Press' favorite authors on Smashwords

Bryan D. Dietrich
Latest book: The Monstrance. Published September 3, 2012.
Christine Morgan
Latest book: His Blood. Published August 29, 2014.
Mark Orr
Latest book: Smarter Than the Average Werewolf. Published March 28, 2012.
Michael Hultquist
Latest book: Off Track. Published February 22, 2011.