Dark Elms Press

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Dark Elms Press is a small press specializing in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, mystery, and literary genres. We publish full-length novels (40,000 words and over), (short novels 20,000-40,000 words), short story collections of various lengths, and individual short stories.

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Rampage
By Jeff Avila
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,660. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
One acted out of desperation. The other for revenge. With everything lost, Charlie Stark—drunk, depressed, desperate—does the unspeakable, and with gun in hand, begins an early morning shooting spree. Wade Hunter lives a perfect life: a good job, an out-of-his league wife. Now a victim of Stark's rage, Hunter will stop at nothing to get his revenge. Two men locked in a game of cat-and-mouse ...
Sister Missing
By Jeff Avila
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,410. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
The tragedy still haunts him years later. Rick Goodwin’s two brothers—killed in a car accident. A close family became even closer. And Rick and his sister grow very tight. So when she goes missing, Rick begins a frantic search. Soon, Rick enters into an underground world of sex, drugs, and violence that threatens to destroy both him and his already broken family.
The Holdup
By Jeff Avila
Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Driving home from a job with five thousand dollars cash, hit woman Ginger Greene stops at a roadside diner for a quick bite. When two armed men show up, Ginger knows she must play it cool if she wants to get our alive. And with all her cash. But when one customer plays the hero, all hell breaks loose!
Crime Fiction: 14 Short Stories
By Jeff Avila
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,170. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Human beings — a mixture of good and bad, light and darkness. Most tend toward the light, but some live in the dark. In these fourteen gripping stories of crime, mystery, and the macabre, Jeff Avila explores the dark side of human nature … the side most of us keep at bay.
The Right-Hand Man
By Jeff Avila
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
A powerful gangster’s right-hand man, Marcus does it all. Personal secretary. Business confidant. The man who cleans up the messes. And even those who make them. But when he makes the mistake, how will he clean up his own mess — one that threatens his bosses well-secured existence?
The Wizard's Amulet
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Life or death? Karel, a man of violence and shadows, must make that choice when a mysterious wizard forces him to venture into the Hawkmere Hills and find the wizard’s stolen amulet.
Shattered Wonders
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
An alien camp in Texas. One man trying to erase his memory of God, and another trying to create the love of his life. Future societies, distant plants, and tales of love, loss, adventure, and self-discovery. Shattered Wonders covers the breadth of both science fiction and the human experience.
Fantasy Worlds: Volume #1
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,940. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Discover these epic stories across strange lands and among mysterious peoples—assassins, thieves, queens, and warriors caught up in events that will change their lives …
Mission to Edia-Prime
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
The Earth’s last days are near. Humanity seeks a new home. Captain Roland Vance believes he found it. A planet called Edia-Prime. But when the natives turn hostile, Vance discovers the planet may have a life of its own.
Weird Tales of Dark Fantasy: Book 2
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,820. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
From a dark and solitary train ride to a strange town where citizens pay homage to a giant stone, WEIRD TALES OF DARK FANTASY spans the spectrum of dark fiction that pays homage to writers like M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft, but in a contemporary setting. Guaranteed to keep you up at night, these stories will give you the creeps without the gore.
The Ghoul King
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
After four years of fighting the evil Malki on the borderlands, Turin Whiteshroud returns home, desperate to find peace and a new life. But peace eludes him when the mayor of Taran Field arrests Turin’s brother and refuses to release him unless Turin makes a perilous quest to the Tombs of Forgotten Kings ... where he must face the Ghoul King.
The Three Temptations of Johnny B. Goode
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Johnny B. Goode -- a young guitarist named after Chuck Berry’s famous song. A wreck of a life, he came to the roadhouse for a new beginning. But dark forces don’t want him to succeed … and they will do anything to cause him to fail.
The Stone Goddess
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
The Stone Goddess -- it can cure any disease, heal any wound, even raise the dead. Once a street thief, he found a new life of joy as the sworn protector of the Stone Goddess. But a sorceress from his past, a woman with the body of a goddess and the face of devil, finds him and desires the one thing he must protect for her own dark purposes.
The Pit and The Beast
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Betrayed by his best friend and made an outcast by his entire school, a seventh grader seeks suicide ... but an ugly little creature shows up just as he swallows the pills. A dark fairy tale about the meaning of life.
The Mirror of Melyara
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
On the dark streets of Moonshadow, a thief makes her way to the palace. Her job: to steal the legendary Mirror of Melyara. But along the way, she finds herself thinking of her past, so clouded in mystery, and wonders if the mirror can reveal her true self.
The Boogeyman Men
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Julie Martin desperately wants her son to stop misbehaving. The traditional methods have failed. So she turns to The Boogeyman Men -- a strange organization that specializes in behavioral correction. Despite her deep reservations, Julie goes through with their recommended treatments. And then something goes terribly wrong.
The Bleak Train
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
How can we help the dead? England. The early 1900s. On a rainy day, a man takes the train from Oxford to London. The sole passenger. Or is he?
Alien Camp
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
The aliens landed. The government rounded them up, put them in a camp, declared them off limits. But Calvin Martinez knows how to get inside the camp … and he desperately wants to see the aliens.
The Bird of Nevermore
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
A father and son go on an afternoon walk through the woods. It should be an innocent affair. But jealousy and resentment—twin monsters that rage within the father's heart. But another monster lurks in the woods, too.
Rise of the Moon Temple
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Returning home through the Ironwood Mountains after a failed attempt to join the army of the Great General, Cort hears intoxicating music. It calls to him. It beckons. But he soon learns, darkness lurks behind the music—a clarion of an ancient evil attempting to return to the world. Can he stop it, or will the music lure him to his death?
The Doorway
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Scott Silverman knows suffering. He sees it every time his father loses control. When he finds a door standing in the middle of his neighborhood creek, Scott sees a way to to escape his suffering. But the doorway takes him to a place he never dreamed … and forces upon him a profound truth.
Erasing God
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
A scientific revolution: A way to erase parts of person's memory. For some, a technology of healing. But for a Catholic priest, the ultimate way to prove that God exists. But will it work the way he hopes?
Weird Tales of Dark Fantasy: Book 1
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
From a woman with an extreme fear of lightning to a strange behavioral correction organization, WEIRD TALES OF DARK FANTASY spans the spectrum of dark fiction that pays homage to writers like M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft, but in a contemporary setting. Guaranteed to keep you up at night, these stories will give you the creeps without the gore.
The Man Who Shouted the End of the World
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
The end of the world -- spoken of in every nation, in every generation, from the beginning of time. But in the future, speaking about the end of the world carries a severe penalty: A one-way ticket off earth. But one man knows that to save the world he must break the law.
The Stone from the Sky
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
The Lenape Indians called it Pamachapuka—the stone from the sky. The people of Glen Rock perform mysterious rituals every six months to keep the evil spirits who live under the stone in their prison. Then one man begins to hear voices, and believes Pamachapuka calls for him …
The Woman Who Was Afraid of Lightning
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
Weird, frightening, ominous ... and then a thunderstorm rolls in. North Texas thunderstorms -- violent and scary. But when trapped in a bookstore with a woman who jumps at every crack of lightning, things can become quite frightening. And very weird, too. A tale of fear ... and the unknown.
Artist of the Gods
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
In the land of Tistar, artists work for the eyes of the gods ... and the eyes of the gods only. Now near death, artist Pandres wants only one thing: To see his life’s work. To do this, he must risk everything and team up with men who have plans very different from his own ...
The Successful Fiction Writer: Get Unblocked, Start Producing, Reach Your Goals (Or: What I Wish I’d Known Ten Years Ago)
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Nonfiction
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Do you want to be a writer? Are you having trouble sitting down to write? Are you having trouble finishing what you start? Are you afraid to put your work on the market? For ten years Jeff Ambrose struggled with these issues. This no-nonsense book is about the change that made Jeff Ambrose into a successful fiction writer—that is, a writer who writes, finishes, and submits on a regular basis.
Agatha
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction
When Ben Prichard throws a birthday party for his dead sister, three unexpected guests show up with a very special birthday present. A story of revenge, death, and horror!


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