Raymond Towers


Raymond Towers is an author of fantasy, horror and science fiction that strays away from the mainstream, plus a little in the way of true paranormal and other genres. He has written and independently published over forty titles, most of them full-length novels and collections, with several more on the way. The author has been a lifelong resident of warm and sunny southern California, a location that pops up frequently in his writing. At the moment, the author is looking for ways to reach new readers all over the world, in addition to pursuing his great love of writing and taking it to the next level.

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Verum Et Inventa Magazine
Verum Et Inventa is a free e-zine focusing on dark fantasy, horror and science fiction. We’re open to contributions from writers and readers who like substance and style over the blander mainstream norm. The editor will also provide controversy with articles and media reviews meant to incite the intellect of those open-minded enough to question traditional paradigms, social constructs and religious dogma. If you consider yourself Awake and enjoy a good story, why not download a copy today?
I’ve seen the dark side of the paranormal, including haunts and instances of impossible survivals, after having dealt with phantoms both in the physical world and in dreams. Somehow, I have survived. My encounters with evil have propelled me in the opposite direction. If such black energies exist, where are their positive equivalents? My strange path has led me to many unexpected doorways. See what I have seen, hear what I have heard, witness what I have witnessed. There are many Roses in my garden of the supernatural and my spiritual search for God, but also many Thorns. My world is nothing like yours. Are you prepared to enter it?
The Black Rose
A twisted, bloody destiny brings two very different clans together. To the one side is the Family Latham, well to do and enterprising, who have come into the Great Cypress Swamp of Delaware, with grand and profitable ideas in mind. To the other side are the Spanish Bastards, chased away from their homeland and forced to travel with a gypsy people that care nothing for them. Love is the beginning, but it leads to savagery, betrayal and murder, and much, much more than this.
The Chaos Rift
The full description can be found on the Raymond Towers Dot Com website. The Chaos Rift is meant to shake you out of your comfort zone. It is meant to strip away those rose-tinted glasses that keep you complacent, to show you the world as it really is, and also to show you how alternate worlds might really be, based on what has been seen and done here, what has been created and imagined, in our own reality. There are moments or triumph and levity, as there are in real life, but when the pendulum swings, it will go a long way into the shadows. Many of these titles are not for the many, but for the few. Are you one of those few? You have been warned. The Chaos Rift begins here.
Roaches In The Attic
For the first time in recorded history, humanity has developed the technology to travel among the stars. The unrestricted exploration of space begins, only for our first wave of pioneers to discover abruptly and brutally, that we are not alone in the cosmos. It will be up to the Space Marines not only to counter this new threat from far, far way, but also to prevent these bizarre new enemies, the Roaches, from finding Earth and bringing their unforgiving brand of destruction down on all of us.
The Zombie Seven
There are many characters and many stories in the Chaos Rift Universe. Among the characters are heroes who strive to become great champions, reluctant sorts who are sucked into turmoil and must brave through great challenges, and anti-heroes that wreak as much havoc in their furies as the villains can. Each of these heroes and anti-heroes has a story to tell. These stories will be found in the Before The Seven books. When the many characters come together as a united force, sometimes cohesive, sometimes not so much, their adventures take place in The Zombie Seven. Explore their back stories, to see how these characters first came about, and then see how they will interact when thrown together into places that are beyond Time, beyond Space, and in some instances, even beyond Reason.
Apocalypse Titles
Like so many others, I have always had a fascination with contemplating The End Of The World. I suppose it started with the Bible book of Revelations, which I first became aware of when I was a boy. At one time I meticulously pored over and examined that frightening book for any clues as to who would be around then and how things would play out. I still don’t have answers; none of us does. What I can do is speculate. The titles in this series are not connected except for their general theme. In my mind, The End Of The World has taken place many, many times already.
Apocalypse Now!
Price: $5.99 USD.
Dobrynia's Path
“My name is Dobrynia. I was hand chosen by the All-Father Odin as a warrior maiden, as a Valkyrie of legend. My universe is no more, and so I am displaced. See my path there, and follow my adventures as I forge new alliances and traverse worlds as if they were stepping stones in a brook. I stand for Truth and Justice, and in following my oath to Odin, I vow to dispel evil and darkness wherever I might find it. Let those who lurk in darkness and those who prey on innocents learn to fear my name. I am the Raven and I am the Wolf, and I will stand strong against corruption and bring light to the shadows, on this world and in worlds to follow. My path is the path of heroes.”


The Case Of The Missing Q-Drives
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,900. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Quantum Drives hold the memories and avatars of the formerly living. Only the rich can afford them. When many of the drives go missing, it is up to quirky Detective Varriano to find out the who, what, where, when and why. It won’t be easy, because there certain shady characters don’t want those drives to be found. In fact, most everyone involved with this case is shady! Rating: HIGH controversy.
The Throwback
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,550. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
M.E. Nottle is a throwback to an earlier age, when men had the guts to speak their mind and stand up for their beliefs. Unfortunately, cancer almost took him. He went into cryo for a century. When he opened his eyes again, his disease was gone but his life was no longer his. His job: to go into dangerous places and die, in a universe nothing like the one he left behind. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 08
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In Issue No. 8, for October 2019: the conclusion of the serial Snatched Up! Also, more short stories from Variant Worlds 1 and a 30 page excerpt from work in progress Tales From The Savage Lands 8. The main article is Before The Moon Existed, Parts 4 through 9, plus an addendum showing that NINE different cultures from around the world remember a time before the moon! Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 07
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 84,090. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In Issue No. 7, for August 2019: three chapters from the serial Snatched Up! Also included are short stories from Variant Worlds 1, entries from new book Thorns V, and new stories on the takedown of American and how Trump will save the world. Plenty of articles to read, including Before The Moon 3, Mexico’s NWO president and full notes on Sitchin’s book The 12th Planet. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 06
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In issue No. 6, for July 2019: three more chapters from the modern fantasy novella Snatched Up, plus several short stories from the Variant Worlds 1 Collection. Preview 30 pages from the new medieval fantasy release Tales From The Savage Lands 6. Articles on My Recommendations For Writers, Sitchin’s Anunnaki Timeline and Before The Moon Existed, parts 1 and 2, and more! Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 05
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 61,330. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In issue No. 5, for June 2019: The first three chapters of the modern fantasy novella Snatched Up! The second featured story is the fifty page novella Dead Man’s Lottery, a near-future story inspired by the writing of Philip K. Dick. Articles include the full Glossary On Speaking Forsooth for writers, and for all you Truthers out there, Israel, A Terrorist Nation. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 04
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 74,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In issue No. 4, for February 2019: The conclusion for Non-Retrieval. Following this are 6 medieval fantasy entries from Tales From The Savage Lands, Books 1 and 2. Also included is the erotic short story Attack Of The Six Foot Vagina, and this month’s Story Starter piece I Saw Their Faces. Articles include How I Started Writing Erotica and Mithras, Precursor Of Jesus. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 03
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In issue No. 3, for January 2019: Part 2 of the exciting military sci-fi novella Non-Retrieval. The main feature is followed by four entries, in prose and short stories, from the medieval fantasy collection, Tales From The Savage Lands 1. This month’s in-depth article is titled Honduran Hordes: Human Rights Or Human Trafficking? Happy New Year, everyone! Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 02
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 65,200. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In issue No. 2, for December 2018: Part 1 of the sci-fi novella Non-Retrieval. The main feature is followed by five recently written short stories, in a range of genres, with three directly inspired by notes from the Story Starters archive. Articles include the revealing How I Became My Female Characters, and for the upcoming holiday, Have A Merry, Pagan Christmas! Rating: HIGH controversy.
Verum Et Inventa Magazine Issue 01
Series: Verum Et Inventa Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 62,820. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In issue No. 1, for November 2018: Three short stories from the recently released science fiction collection Variant Worlds 2, and an excerpt of over 30 pages from upcoming release Rothschild Apocalypse. Articles include the candid How I Became My Male Characters, and Space-Based Starships And Colonies to give budding writers a good grounding on the basics. Rating: EXTREME controversy.
Thorns III - Crossing Over
Series: Thorns. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 147,310. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This book is about breaking boundaries between the physical world and what lies beyond it. There is a door between these two places, one that most people will never see, let alone pass through. After having looked for many years, I have finally found this door. I was reluctant to step through at first, but I did, and here is what I found. Here is where I crossed over. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Thorns II - Dreams
Series: Thorns. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,230. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
After so much personal torment and discovery from without, I am now turning my focus to within. My path is a troublesome path. At times, I can see the roses lining it, but always there are thorns. Here are my next revelations. Everything presented here is the Truth as I have experienced it. This book is not for the many. It is for the few. Rating: Some instances of EXTREME subject matter.
The Black Rose 1 - Genesis
Series: The Black Rose. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 132,700. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
In 18th Century Delaware, the Latham brothers are seeking their fortune through taming the wild frontier. Among their workers are the exiled Romani gypsies, a people who harbor many dark secrets, including near immortality. Certain men will do anything to unearth these secrets. It seems that no one has the power to stop them. Many innocent lives will hang in the balance. Rating: HIGH controversy.
The World Changers
Series: The Chaos Rift. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,380. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
What is the nature of our reality? What is truth? What is fantasy? Perhaps it is time for us to break the paradigms of the mind, dogma, history and the universe all around us. This tale begins in the present, but the adventure is more profound than you can imagine. Let us travel to pre-Biblical Canaan, a time when the gods shook the Earth to defy the World Changers. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Roaches In The Attic 2 - Independence
Series: Roaches In The Attic. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 117,200. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In order to reach the stars, Man must first cut the roots from beneath his feet. This will not be an easy task. The few who control the many relish their authority and power. The evolution of the human species from being Earth-bound to becoming Space-bound must undergo severe growing pains. Freedom comes at great cost. Threats will emerge from above and from below. Rating: MEDIUM controversy.
Inspired By M.C.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 132,390. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This is a collection of my artistic, romantic impressions, inspired from dialog with my female pen pal M.C. There is a broad range to these stories, including fantasy, horror, humor, science fiction and erotica. For a time, my entire perspective revolved around this singular woman. Da Vinci had his masterpiece in Mona Lisa, and in a similar vein I have mine in M.C. Rating: HIGH controversy.
The Weeping Thing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,500. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
What is that Weeping Thing, that draws the lonely and dejected into the woods, that entices them and provokes them, and gives them pleasures such as they have never known? Arousing and sensual it is, as well as mysterious and haunting. The price these poor outcasts must pay for their escapades is both crucial and final. It is the ultimate sacrifice: their soul. Rating: EXTREME controversy.
The Zombie Seven 1 - Hell's Gate, And Beyond
Series: The Chaos Rift · The Zombie Seven. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 189,010. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Six be too few, eight be too late, Seven stand strong. Seven heroes face a nefarious plot to bring corrupt demons into our world. Defying them are the man called Satan, the prankster Barbas and a very real demonic threat. These heroes will battle in the black dimension known as Hell’s Gate, formed by dark ritual and the blood of innocents. This is only the beginning. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Raymund & Natalie's Grand Adventure
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,590. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Medieval
It is the year 1069, three years after William the Conqueror has become King of England. The Church and barons are in a constant struggle for land and wealth. The peasants are yoked with bureaucracy and taxes. What does a mature loving couple do when they’ve had their fill of frustration and headache? They go abroad to have the adventure of a lifetime, that’s what! Rating: MEDIUM controversy.
Before The Seven 2 - Scary Peter
Series: The Chaos Rift · The Zombie Seven. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,810. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Some people don’t ask to become heroes. All they want is to live a nice peaceful life, and to get laid every once in a while. Destiny, however, might have other plans for a few of us, evil plans including witches, Satanists, demons, zombies and even possessed babies. One man, Scary Peter, can’t hide from his destiny anymore. Destiny is coming, and it wants to kill him. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Thorns - True Tales Of The Weird
Series: Thorns. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,760. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
This is my world. It is full of ghosts, demons, bizarre anomalies and impossible survivals. It is a place that most people never see or only get a fleeting glimpse of. I have been immersed into this darkness for most of my life. Everything in this book is real. It happened to me and to those around me. My name is Raymond Towers and these are my True Tales Of The Weird. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Monster Mayhem
Series: The Chaos Rift. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,670. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Monsters and more, monsters galore! What hides in the shadows or lurks in the night? What reaches out for your throat to provoke a scream that curdles your blood, to violently tear the life from your body? Could this be your answer? This full-length collection of dark prose, short stories and novellas will surely appease your palate for all things beastly and ghastly. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Apocalypse Now!
Series: Apocalypse Titles. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,640. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The end times are here, to be witnessed by humanity before, during and after the catastrophic events that will forever change life as we know it. Included is a collection of 31 titles, ranging from poetic fragments to three large story arcs in the dark fantasy and science fiction genres. Tales of doom, pain, loss and survival of the fittest. The Apocalypse has begun. Rating: MEDIUM controversy.
Roaches In The Attic 1 - First Contact
Series: Roaches In The Attic. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 169,160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The natural inclination of Man is to war with other Men. This is our destiny, to grasp the stars and to bring our weapons of destruction with us. But what really is Man, and more importantly, why is Man? The great voyage begins here as Man encounters other Men, equally clever and as warlike as He is. This time, war will be waged for the conquest of the entire universe. Rating: HIGH controversy.
The Black Cellar
Series: The Chaos Rift. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 163,310. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Seventeen year old Jason Moore had enough problems to deal with. His parents had just moved from the city to the country, shortly before his high school graduation. Now, he’s discovering some very sinister, macabre secrets in the house his parents watch over. While looking for clues, he will follow a darkening path that will lead him to the most diabolical evil of all. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Dobrynia's Path 2 - Ragnarok
Series: Dobrynia's Path · The Chaos Rift. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,040. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
This is a story of adventure and glory, of great battles and wars, of triumphs and defeats taking place on the Nine Worlds of Viking lore. Ragnarok has come, and as a result, an entire universe is starting to collapse in on itself. The warrior Dobrynia must rally her fellow Valkyrie, perhaps to defy even the gods as she struggles to save her world from destruction. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Before The Seven 1 - Don Diego Meets Lucky Luis
Series: The Chaos Rift · The Zombie Seven. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,850. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
Once upon a time, there was a miserly old man, and then a demon came along and killed him. That was just the beginning. This novel reflects a grimmer face of society than most people care to accept, where there are no clear-cut saints or sinners, only our own humanity. It is a macabre, twisted and bloody thing that has escaped from my mind. You have been warned. Rating: EXTREME controversy.
Dobrynia's Path 1 - Dark Harbinger
Series: Dobrynia's Path · The Chaos Rift. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,990. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Her name is Dobrynia. She is one of Odin’s Chosen, a beautiful Valkyrie sent to claim the souls of great warriors for Valhalla. Her world, however, has grown stagnant and dull. And so, Dobrynia has risked all she knows to enter the mysterious portal that has appeared, leading into the unknown. She steps into our modern world, and in many ways enters the mouth of Hell. Rating: EXTREME controversy.
The Two Sides Of Humburg
You set the price! Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fairy tales
Follow in the footsteps of the piper, as he discovers a strange new land with some very odd ideas. What will the piper choose, the bustling modern city or the quiet country town? And why, oh why, do the two mayors keep putting him in the spotlight? What is the piper to do? This is a fantasy adventure mostly for the little ones, but adults can enjoy it too. Rating: LOW controversy.
A Terrible Thing To Waste
Series: The Chaos Rift. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,410. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
Two black kids in the ghetto, making the hard transition from boyhood to manhood. It is bad enough that they’ve got the usual problems to deal with: poverty, crime, drugs, gangs. But there’s something else out there. Something sinister is stalking these two boys, drawing them closer and closer to its black web… something that might be trying to kill them both. Rating: MEDIUM controversy.
Demonic Murmurs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,230. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
This is a collection of horror. These nightmares will pierce into the deepest depths of your being, while in the shadows devils will dance and laugh at your pending demise. Will you listen to the Confession Of An Old Boxer or hear the cries of The Weeping Thing? Will you cuddle with The Devil’s Daughters or spend the night in the haunted Two Bedroom Cottage For Rent? Rating: EXTREME controversy.
Two Bedroom Cottage For Rent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,910. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
You’ve heard of the Amityville Horror and the Bell Witch Haunting. You might think that true, demonic ghost stories like those are things of the past, or things you only see in movies, but you’d be wrong. Here is the story of the worst Haunting I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life, when the house I lived in tried to murder me. This novella is based on true events. Rating: HIGH controversy.
Variant Worlds 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,960. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Welcome to Variant Worlds 1. This is a collection of fantasy and science fiction ranging from short stories to novellas. In these tales, everyday people like you and I must come to grips with the strange and perilous realities that have been presented to them. Only by relying on their inner strength, their wisdom and their humanity can they forge ahead and survive. Rating: MEDIUM controversy.
Roaches In The Attic 0 - Non-Retrieval
Series: Roaches In The Attic. You set the price! Words: 49,510. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
For rookie Spaceman Harold Douglas, the mission sounded simple enough. Take the squad of Space Marines out, discover why the outpost had gone offline, and bring them back home in one piece. That was before the transport suddenly vanished, stranding them all on an alien planet. Now, they are fighting for their lives against the greatest threat humanity has ever seen. Rating: MEDIUM controversy.

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