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The Psychology of Horror Books

There are factors within the mindset of those that read horror books too. Some read to overcome their fears. Some read horror because they need to ‘feel’ or, as it is called by some, ‘sensation seek’ (sometimes even going as far as to identify with the slasher/killer/monster). Some like the excitement and are far more grounded. It is, to captivate all these readers (if possible) with one book that is the holy grail of horror books.

Coming, July 1st, 2018 and available now for pre-order on Amazon Kindle

THE DEAD SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH by Vince Churchill “In deep space, a colony is devastated by a horrific plague, unleashing a nightmare beyond imagination. A team of mercenaries battle against and army of living dead to save the Earth from a hellish fate where death is just the beginning…” Originally published in 2001, THE DEAD […]

99¢ Birthday Kindle Countdowns Event!

Every day at midnight (PST), starting June 10, one title in the Dark Recesses Press library will be available for $.99 cents on Kindle Countdown. So if you’ve been waiting for your chance to check out some new authors, or old favourites, now is your opportunity! See below for the list of titles and when […]

Pique Dame by Mark Orr

Queen of Spades is not only one of the greatest short ghost stories of all time, but it is, as far as I have been able to determine, the most adapted into other media. And yet, I venture to guess that the majority of modern horror fiction readers are barely aware of it, if at all.

Kate Morgan on the Written Apocalypse – Podcast

Join our very own, Kate Morgan as she discusses her life, her writing, her love of Swedish Death Metal, and her book THE REDEEMERS

Dark Recesses Acquires Belfire Press!

Dark Recesses Press is excited to announce the acquisition of Belfire Press as of April 1, 2017! Please join me in welcoming the following authors who have joined the DR Family, adding 20 varied titles to the DR library. Kim Paffenroth David Dunwoody Michael Hultquist KV Taylor Mark Orr Shawn Oetzel Christine Morgan David Day J. […]

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  • The Psychology of Horror Books

    The Psychology of Horror Books

    There are factors within the mindset of those that read horror books too. Some read to overcome their fears. Some read horror because they need to ‘feel’ or, as it is called by some, ‘sensation seek’ (sometimes even going as far as to identify with the slasher/killer/monster). Some like the excitement and are far more grounded. It is, to captivate all these readers (if possible) with one book that is the holy grail of horror books.

  • Coming, July 1st, 2018 and available now for pre-order on Amazon Kindle

    Coming, July 1st, 2018 and available now for pre-order on Amazon Kindle

    THE DEAD SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH by Vince Churchill “In deep space, a colony is devastated by a horrific plague, unleashing a nightmare beyond imagination. A team of mercenaries battle against and army of living dead to save the Earth from a hellish fate where death is just the beginning…” Originally published in 2001, THE DEAD […]

  • 99¢ Birthday Kindle Countdowns Event!

    99¢ Birthday Kindle Countdowns Event!

    Every day at midnight (PST), starting June 10, one title in the Dark Recesses Press library will be available for $.99 cents on Kindle Countdown. So if you’ve been waiting for your chance to check out some new authors, or old favourites, now is your opportunity! See below for the list of titles and when […]

  • Pique Dame by Mark Orr

    Pique Dame by Mark Orr

    Queen of Spades is not only one of the greatest short ghost stories of all time, but it is, as far as I have been able to determine, the most adapted into other media. And yet, I venture to guess that the majority of modern horror fiction readers are barely aware of it, if at all.

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