Jason McIntyre


Born on the prairies, Jason McIntyre eventually lived and worked on Vancouver Island where the vibrant characters and vivid surroundings stayed with him and coalesced into what would become his novel, On The Gathering Storm. Before his time as an editor, writer and communications professional, he spent several years as a graphic designer and commercial artist. Jason is the author of more than two dozen short stories, several novellas and full-length fiction.

Currently, Jason is at work on new novels and stories in the Dovetail Cove world -- companion books to BLED and SHED.

His latest full-length novel, THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND, is out now!


The saga began with The Night Walk Men, the #1 Kindle Suspense novella by Jason McIntyre. Now it continues with The Devil's Right Hand. And a war is brewing.

Meet Benton Garamond. He's lost. He careens through the wet streets of downtown Vancouver on a collision course with a dirty lawyer named Levy Gillis. He wants something from Gillis and he aims to get it.

Meet Donovan Lo, former drug kingpin and not bad with the ladies if you ask him. He's in hiding and has a plan to leave his empire for good. But something -- and someone -- aims to put a bullet through his last big score.

Now meet Sperro. He has a lot to say about his job, about Benton Garamond and about Donovan Lo. Sperro will be your tour guide.

"We are Night Walk Men, imbued with the lives of at least ten men, and we walk among you like a blur, unseen but often sensed or smelled like pollen in the air when you can't see flowers--or the tingle you get when the hairs on your neck stand up.

"If you hear footsteps on the parched earth behind you, or if dry autumn leaves scrape concrete with a breeze, that's most likely one of us, walking just a little ahead or just a little behind. If it's dark and you climb into your car and for once--for no reason at all--wonder why you didn't check the back seat for strangers, one of my brothers is mostly likely back there as you drive off.

"We are everywhere at once and nothing can stop us. We are Death incarnate, walking under long robes of black and chasing down the winds to read from a discourse that may be the last words you'll hear..."

Be prepared to shake The Devil's Right Hand.

Where to find Jason McIntyre online


Dovetail Cove
Come to the tiny island town of Dovetail Cove, the setting for ten mosaic novels and stories. Locals say something isn't quite right on the island...
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Series: Dovetail Cove, 1974. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,630. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Dovetail Cove’s most notorious Lady of The Red Light meets Sean, a seemingly noble client who takes her services despite his beautiful young family waiting at home. She knows the relationship needs to end. And yet, drawn into his world of mystique and, yes, even love, Fanny is compelled to maintain ties with Sean, even if they turn out to be fatal.
Series: Dovetail Cove, 1973. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,330. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this noir chapter of the Dovetail Cove saga, it’s May Day, 1973, and Charles Scobie finds himself hitched to Chrissy Banatyne, the daughter of the wealthiest and most talked-about power couple on the island. And, of all the rotten luck, Chrissy’s honeymoon destination of choice brings Charlie back to an icy batch of memories he’s desperate to leave behind.
Series: Dovetail Cove, 1971. Price: Free! Words: 28,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The Dovetail Cove saga begins here. Farrah’s on summer break and she’s sure to tell you she’s NOT twelve, she’s TWELVE-AND-A-HALF, thank you very much. The tiny island-town of Dovetail Cove is the only home she’s known. Events reach back to 1956 and a shadowy ‘incident’ that started the darkness on the island, but Farrah will catch a glimpse of it tonight. At her Gran's DEATHBED.
Series: Dovetail Cove, 1975. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,210. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's August, 1975 and Tom Mason’s in Dovetail Cove for the last few weeks of his summer job at the group home. His boss is the home’s owner, Karen Banatyne, one of the wealthiest folks in town and she has it in for Tom. It seems as though something’s hiding in the hot spring north of the main beach and one of Karen’s ‘houseguests’ is about to come face to face with evil. Tom is too.
Series: Dovetail Cove, 1978. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,070. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
It's autumn 1978. Mac and Dave McLeod are thirty-something bachelor brothers who are back in the tiny island town of Dovetail Cove after more than a decade away. A mysterious visitor embroils the McLeod boys and the island doc in a game of whodunit involving one of Police Chief Birkhead's unsolved files. Things get macabre when the boys discover a link to their parents in the mess.
Mercy And The Cat
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Warning: mature content. Discretion advised. In denial about his failing marriage, Dave Bolander cruises the nighttime world of Dow Lake campground, looking for a good time. When he happens upon some kids also on the hunt for a rush, all the excitement from Dave’s last beach summer comes flooding back. How delish, Dave thinks. How wonderfully delish.
The Devil's Right Hand
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,130. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meet Benton Garamond. He careens through the wet streets of downtown Vancouver on a collision course with a dirty lawyer. Meet Donovan Lo, former drug kingpin and not bad with the ladies if you ask him. He’s in hiding and has a plan to leave his empire for good. Now meet Sperro. He has a lot to say about his job, about Benton Garamond and about Donovan Lo. Sperro will be your tour guide.
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
No one knows who the Night Walk Men really are. They are unseen, unknown. "Kro" is an all-new story straight from the timeline of the forthcoming novel, "The Devil's Right Hand" and introduces a character sure to become a favourite within the Night Walk Men universe.
Price: Free! Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Gavin is a wealthy investment banker, the sort of power-hungry, driven man those in the professional world don’t question. When a beautiful young woman finds herself entangled with Gavin following his divorce of a year ago, things aren’t exactly as they first seemed. A mysterious boat house on the property calls to her and, in time, she may not be able to stop herself from answering.
Nights Gone By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In the tradition of Hitchcock, Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson, "Nights Gone By" is an anthology of six horror, science fiction, drama and suspense stories including "Man With an Addiction" and "Through the Transom Light".
Black Light of Day
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,550. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In the tradition of Hitchcock, Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson, "Black Light of Day" is an anthology of six horror, science fiction, drama and suspense stories including "Dangerous Intersection", "Remembering Train Car Six" and "Act of Contrition".
Series: Dovetail Cove, 1972. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
She only wanted to leave. But he took that option from her. Now she wants it back. Set on the same island as the reader favorite 'Shed', the latest literary suspense novella from bestselling author Jason McIntyre picks up the Dovetail Cove saga with this story of one lonely woman...trapped.
Dark That Day, After All
Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Excerpted from the anthology NIGHTS GONE BY by #1 Kindle Suspense author Jason McIntyre. On this day, elderly Jarvis Schloss unburdens his soul to another elderly park dweller as they sit on his favorite park bench. In the tradition of Rod Serling, this eerie tale begins as the two each reflect on the primes of their lives and uncover something even darker than the sky overhead.
Thalo Blue
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 147,700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sebastion Redfield is being hunted. A young man on the brink of true adulthood, Redfield experiences an extreme trauma when a trespasser breaks into his home. The psychiatrist assigned to help him recover from the break-in begins to unravel a more disturbing truth about his ordeal: that someone or some thing has been hunting him.
The Night Walk Men
Price: Free! Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.96 from 25 reviews)
Three-year old Gabriela plays with her twin brother on a train platform. Blind sax man, Braille the Rail, meets with an old, old friend. The earth rumbles beneath them all: the promise of an approaching locomotive. Now, two mysterious strangers, both of them acting in the interest of an otherworldly sense of duty, will decide their fate over a cup of tea.
Series: Dovetail Cove, 1977. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,500. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.89 from 9 reviews)
Simon and Rupert spend their days playing in the fields out near the old power station but at night, a visitor comes for them. Older brother Simon shoulders the burden of their stepfather Everett and his greedy dominion over their Mama. But the brothers must now stand together to heal the wounds of their real father’s departure and brace themselves for a harrowing showdown with Everett.
Road Markers
Price: Free! Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.80 from 15 reviews)
Dean is a forty-something sales rep for a company that ropes small, mostly blue-collar firms into long term cellphone plans. Heading home from a bad meeting, he begins to see evidence that he can will things to happen just by thinking about them. But will this tantalizing realization lead him to cross the line for good?
On The Gathering Storm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.77 from 26 reviews)
Years after falling down a dirt shaft as a little girl, 29-year old Hannah Garretty is snatched from her bohemian life on the island and vanishes into a forest lair where unspeakable things have happened. Clinging to her raw memories, she tries to maintain hope and sanity, biding her time with a desperate need to survive.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jason McIntyre

  • Paths on Aug. 12, 2010

    Interesting read about a time slightly before my own and a place I've never been to, but can imagine perfectly from Roy's descriptions. The last couple of pages were the hard-hitting part. If Roy wanted to make this a little more to the gut, he could cut or condense the first four pages and make them more of a set-up to the ultimate lesson he learned at the end. But I suspect that is not his purpose with this "essay" so He should leave it be. It's a good solid recollection of an important time in his life. Well done!
  • Reckoning on Aug. 12, 2010

    I really like this story. It has a mythic quality about the language that draws me in. I like how the description of the creatures' physicality was kept to a minimum, allowing me to create a real wonderland of interesting creatures out of my own imagination. Nicely executed! I shall read more!
  • Last Days and Times on Sep. 09, 2010

    Many reviewers throw around the word craft, but Stephan Loy has truly crafted an original and compelling suspense story. Does it happen to pull in the sci-fi and drama genres? Yes. Does it have engaging, well-realized characters that have arcs which each move with the tide of the overall book? Yes. There are obvious ties to the popular writing of Koontz and Deaver but what I enjoyed was that Loy tackled a topic that many may consider a bit taboo: extreme religious fanaticism. It is a topic to which I am not overly exposed but Loy tackles it not only with fervor but a deftness which left me satisified that his expertise on the matter is absolute. The story moves along at a good clip. My only criticism might be that there was a great deal of initial back log to the characters which could have unfolded a little more organically as the story progressed. Done poorly, however, and this may have slowed down the later chapters so I hesitate to even mention it. Well done, Stephan. Keep writing! Keep sharing!
  • Letting Go on Sep. 16, 2010

    "His smile grew teeth." Great story!
  • The Watchers from within moments, Revealed on Oct. 01, 2010

    This is a stellar novelette. Jacobs does a superlative job of establishing both the threat and the humanity and then seamlessly transitions from one to the other in a style Rod Serling would have admired. The eerie underpinnings are present in every scene and the ending is pitch perfect.
  • Enemies and Playmates on Oct. 18, 2010

    I am happily surprised with how much I enjoyed this book and how I ripped through it once I got started. Initially, I hesitated to pick this one up because I'd seen it billed as a suspense or detective story mixed with romance. When I hear "romance" I think of the classic cliches of the genre and this usually doesn't appeal to me. However, with "Enemies and Playmates", Helle has engineered a world bereft of the usual cliches and instead crafted it with all the pacing and movement of the best novels in these genres. I won't ruin it for anyone by spilling plot details but I will recommend this book for readers who like to have their heart rate tested. And if you like fiction that also draws you into truly caring about characters as they navigate through their struggles, then you'll enjoy this one. A fine balancing act!
  • The First Kill on Oct. 31, 2010

    Deliciously, simply, wicked. A great idea to tell a tale about a character from a longer work. Nice!
  • Barefoot Heroine: A Mayne Attraction Short Story on Dec. 09, 2010

    What a downright fun introduction to the world of author Ann Mauren! It's just a glimpse, mind you, but the prose here is so inviting and tight, that a glimpse is all you need. I'm looking forward to the entire novel from which this is excerpted! Thanks for sharing, Ann.
  • Mayne Attraction: In The Spotlight on March 30, 2011

    Ann Mauren’s “In The Spotlight” introduces us to the veritable Ellery Mayne. She’s a young, seemingly naive, affable sort with an infectious personality. You can’t help but grow to love her in the span of roughly five pages and then root for her as she tangles with Goths, undercover security personnel, worldly millionaires and even has the bones to stick up for a bedraggled restaurant waitress. Her wordplay and goofy sense of humour put us in touch with her as a real person and not just a character. She’s a coin collector, and an introvert finding her shell a bit too small these days. And she’s so genuine and forthright with her emotions, her opinions and her way of life. When Ellery falls into the warm embrace of love, we can’t help but hope she comes out better and stronger, not scarred and wanting. I hoped Ellery would grow and evolve, and, boy, did she. “In The Spotlight” is the first of many for Author Ann Mauren. It’s written with personal attention and comes out the other end with miles of personality stretched behind it. The book achieves a sense of realness, whether Mauren has us scuttling around the Kentucky speedway or up the rocky inclines of a hiking trail near Lake Louise. I was inside this book, and I bet you’d like to be inside it too.