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.
Tabard Cain, along with his three companions, has come to the City of Spiders. His destiny and theirs await within its thick stone walls. But little do they know that forces from beyond the visible world have converged against them. Evil finds men to do its will, and the powers of darkness seek to destroy them -- for they are caught up in an eternal conflict much greater than they could imagine.
Tabard Cain comes to the City of the Darkhorse in search of his old friend, Aric Isenfeld. Together, Tabard hopes to continue his quest for truth. But troubles plague Aric. He’s fallen into debauchery. He owes a violent gambler sums of gold. And he’s pledged to help a strange woman kidnap her sister and steal a magic gem from a temple of a goddess.
In the most powerful city on the Ackpur Ocean, Tabard Cain seeks the truth of his past and a road to his future. But he finds himself caught between the intrigues of a shadowy thieving guild, the evil powers of a dark magician, and men who seek to overthrow the royal family and send the city into chaos. Forced to choose sides, Tabard must save the city -- while unveiling the mysteries of his life.
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 last time Bentley Smith dated, the phrase “freshman in college” described him. Twenty years later, he feels that no woman would find ever him interesting. Then he’s set up with a beautiful woman. A date too good to be true . . .