Dead Key Publishing

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A dead key is the key on a typewriter used so the carriage doesn't advance, creating a unique character that is not visible on a traditional keyboard. When struck alone, it produces nothing. But working in conjunction with another key, it produces a distinctive character.

Unpublished works are like dead keys. It is not until we bring the work to publishing in order to be shared that something special is created.

At Dead Key Publishing, our passion is to be the next key.

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Feather
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,230. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Between 1973-78, Feather dominated adult films as the burgeoning porn industry’s queen. By 1980, Feather was homeless, hooked on heroin, and prostituting in order to buy drugs. She died of heroin addiction when she was 45. Years later, a professor becomes obsessed with redeeming Feather's memory and in the process falls in love with Feather's former co-star and lover, Tim Rhodes, aka Ryder Long.
The Land of Twilight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
After moving into a new neighborhood after her parents divorce, Lorna finds herself in a bike race against Samuel Black. Lorna gets more than she bargains for when she is suddenly transported to the Land of Twilight. Here, Lorna meets Trix who will grant her one wish. Lorna learns about true friendship on her quest to be granted a wish that could change her life forever.
Till Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Not all poems elicit the positive emotional responses. Sometimes, poetry is where we trap the monster of hate and hurt and betrayal.
Blood Moon 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A Collection of the Twisted and Bizarre by Author's Cody Toye and Chandre Bronkhorst.From a Murderous Game Designer To a Deadly Poet, Here is a Dozen of Dark Stories to Feed Your Horrific Side.
Evolution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,180. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Something more awful than death lurks in the aftermath of the fall of mankind...Evolution. Plants struggled for many years to survive in a Man-Made Concrete prison, but now, they have evolved into horrid creatures feeding on the most abundant of food sources and the human race hides in fear.
Tracer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,250. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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Z has always believed he is the twin brother of mass murderer Adam Russo. When he discovers that he and Adam are actually the same person, and that his memories were rewritten by a bio-software program called Tracer, Z no longer knows what his own reality is. When the program goes haywire, Z and the FBI programmer Gage McAlister, must face the dangerous consequences of turning the program off.
The Tale of Dribbles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Loyality, Compassion, Understanding, and Squirrels. The list of things that are not welcome at Q.J. Enterprises. One of the largest firms in the area, the corporate giant is known to the masses for innovative products at low prices. Through the shimmering gold doors and past the smiling receptionists, sits cubicles filled with unhappy, mistreated worker bees.
La Douleur Exquise
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,630. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
la douleur exquise: the “heart-wrenching pain of wanting the affection of someone unattainable.” In la douleur exquise, Angela Perea presents a darkly compelling collection of short stories about this exquisite pain, even if that unattainable someone exists only in our own minds, hearts, and souls.
Ghost Town
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,870. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Point Bluff is the perfect place for hiking, rock climbing and cave exploring. But hidden inside one of the Montana caves is a deadly virus of unknown origins. When this virus attacks, it wipes out nearly all of Point Bluff's population, leaving almost no trace. The survivors try to flee but soon discover they are trapped. No one is safe, no one immune, when even they start dying mysteriously.
TJ's Ride: Book One in The TJ Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(4.33)
After 14 months of riding riverboats in Viet Nam, TJ Hamlin receives orders to his hometown of Corpus Christi. It has been three years since he has seen his brothers from the club, and he was looking forward to long rides in the South Texas sun on his old ’59 custom Harley. Little did he know he would end up working undercover for the Navy as a bouncer in a local
Wisp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
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Five intertwined stories each reveal an aspect of humanity under a wisp of smoke curling from the smokestack of the Henry and Green Mortuary and Crematorium. Birth, family, sex, religion, and career all play out in separate stories against the backdrop of the one thing they all have in common: death.
Evil Domain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
Terror does not always dwell in the darkness of night. Sometimes the most terrifying things can lurk with in the brightness of the sun but no heat from its rays can reach its icy core to warm it. Deep in a small town a vagabond, weary and cold hunkers down in a old abandoned house.
Cowbob and the Teeter-Totter Gang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,490. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
When his Pa accepts a job in New York City, Robert is ripped from the only world he has ever known. With his farmhouse vanishing in the distance of the rear-view mirror, he is forced to cope with life’s problems in the usual way. He closes his eyes and opens his mind, escaping to a world where he has control.
Blood Moon Chronicles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,810. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of the bizarre and the horrific. From a delightfully murderous little girl to the downfall of corporate America- these nine short stories will plague your thoughts. Come take a journey through the dark minds of Authors Cody and H.R. Toye
Zorza
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,480. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the planet of Cargatia is blown to small bits of lime green rubble, It is up to Zorza to lead a rebellion against the Nephlon Race. With Brutus the Warlord hot on his tail, The band of rebels have a decision to make...fight or flee.
Toyebox Collection:Bedtime Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
From a time traveling gold fish to a magical roach genie, these nine bedtime stories will keep you wondering...how is that even possible? From the author that brought you Cowbob and Zorza, comes a unique collection of children's stories designed specifically for quick reads during bedtime.

Books

Dead Key Publishing Annual Anthology 2
Price: Free! Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Dead Key Publishing is proud to announce the release of its second annual anthology of short stories by the writers in its catalog. Inside, meet the illegals born in defiance of Reproduction Law, lovers on a Ferris wheel, a paid assassin, a guilty wife, a human robot, a bookkeeper in mid-life crisis, over-protective and grisly parents, and a man longing to be remembered by his amnesiac wife.
Dead Key Publishing Annual Anthology 1
Price: Free! Words: 44,580. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Dead Key Publishing is proud to announce the release of its first annual anthology of short stories by the writers in its catalog. Inside, you'll encounter alternate universes, a mysterious biker, a character with a love of speed, a disgruntled wife, a few unusual ghosts, a cop suspected of murder, a chilling little girl's collection, a psychopathic boy and a full moon horror.

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JR Hamilton
Latest book: TJ's Ride: Book One in The TJ Series. Published February 12, 2014. (4.33 from 3 reviews)