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The latest release from Dark Recesses Press is about to be unleashed in horrific fashion.  MIDNIGHT ETERNAL is a dark superhero novel which beautifully illustrated through out by Ken Leinaar, and penned by author Vince Churchill. A break-neck tale of (almost) good vs evil which is bound to leave you breathless. If Sin City and The Watchmen got together and had demon babies, they’d come close to what MIDNIGHT ETERNAL has to offer.

The official release date for this wonderfully disturbed piece is June 3rd, 2016, and to kick it off, here are the upcoming MIDNIGHT ETERNAL release tour dates with author, Vince Churchill:

• Friday, June 3rd, from 5p-7p (during the Art Hop!) – Our Town Books ( ) – Jacksonville, IL

• Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th – Villains Con 2016 Pop Culture & Tattoo expo ( – Dansville, IL

• Friday June 17th – Sunday, June 19th – The Return of Contamination 2016 ( – St. Louis, IL

If you’re in the area, stop by at any of these locations to meet the mind behind the madness, and pick up your personally signed slice of sinister goodness.

Kate Morgan, author.

Guest Blog Post at The Cerebral Writer – Kate Morgan: THE REDEEMERS

Kate Morgan, author.Kate Morgan, author of THE REDEEMERS, takes a guest blog spot at The Cerebral Writer. Stop by to read what real life events spawned such a dark and twisted adventure.


“I wanted revenge against the mind games, the manipulation, the thought retraining, and I didn’t want to write nonfiction. Since I’ve been a horror fan from the age of five, the path opened clear and easy before me: A dystopian horror novel in which the bad guys were batshit insane descendants of Catholic monks convinced they had a direct line to God Himself.”

The Redeemers

Women in Horror Month Goodies

The Redeemers

It’s Women in Horror Month, if you didn’t already know, so now is a great time to show some love for our female author, Kate Morgan, and her dystopian tale THE REDEEMERS. (Links below)

In addition to the great discounts, and the opportunity for a fun read, we will be holding a random drawing on March 15, 2016 from all new reviews for THE REDEEMERS. Winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

• For the month of February, you can purchase the hard copy at 50% off cover price at this link:
• Upon checkout, enter the discount code: EZJSQUAA

• If ebook is your preference, the price has been reduced to $2.99 starting February 5th, 2016 for the month of February.

Tell your friends, tell your enemies. Hell, just spread the word!




I regrettably must inform you that this project has now been cancelled due to circumstances beyond my control. To say that this is disappointing is a major understatement.

We here at Dark Recesses Press have been desperately trying to figure out alternative ways to publish this project.  To not be able to do so has personally cost me several weeks of sleep and has given me great sorrow.

So many wonderful stories were submitted from so many talented authors.  I have reached out to everyone that was on our list as waiting for followup.  If you have not received a personal notice to this effect, I apologise. We had already contacted most everyone so there were only a few outstanding submissions requiring response.

I must attend to these things that have caused this unfortunate turn of events. However, once the situation has been rectified, I do hope you’ll reconsider Dark Recesses in the future for singular projects.  If not, I fully understand.  This has definitely not been the type of process that we would wish Dark Recesses Press to be known for.

Again, I offer my most humble apologies for such a terrible waste of your time on this.  It was the furthest thing from what I wanted, and it pains me to let both the authors and readers down in this way.

Bailey Hunter, Publisher

The Redeemers

THE REDEEMERS – New from Dark Recesses Press

New from Dark Recesses Press – The Redeemers by Kate Morgan

The Redeemers


Long after the Great War, life flourished again, due to The Redeemers’ help and guidance. It was a simple life, but a good one. Annie’s world made sense…until one fateful day when everything of value is ripped from her.

With nothing left to lose, Annie embarks upon a quest for the dark, disturbing truth of why – never imagining how deep the trail leads.

The Redeemers is a dark, dystopian tale of adventure, mystery, and terror.

In this world, words are more than they seem.



50 Shades of May - Review, Interview, and Excerpt

50 Shades of May – Review, Interview, and Excerpt

We’re celebrating 50 Shades of May with  50% off our erotic thriller, Hyde by Vince Churchill


“From page one I was drawn into a heart-pumping journey of erotica and mystery that literally left me begging for more! “

Hyde is twice the story at only half the cost for the month of May. Whether you’re a tactile person and desire the physical touch of Paperback, or just want to keep it sleek and simple on your Kindle, we’ve got you covered.

  • To get your 50% off on paperback, click the link HERE, and enter this code on check-out : PPV7DAUT
    *(NOTE: only works in our CreateSpace shop. Amazon will remain standard price)*

The Smutsonian did an in-depth review of Hyde along with an interview with the author, Vince Churchill.

This was an Erotic debut from an author who generally works in horror, and the result is both genre-bending and incredibly entertaining.

The blurb for this book references Kiss the Girls and I can’t argue with that assessment… If Alex Cross was also abducted and kept at the mercy of Casanova.

Hyde is a serial abductor who keeps his victims for a week and releases them physically unharmed back into the world. None of the victims will talk about their experience with the mysterious Hyde, and the NYPD are left chasing a ghost. They are no closer to catching their man when he abducts his eighth victim…

But this time, it’s personal…

Here’s a link to the full review, interview, and excerpt from The Smutsonian: Hyde by Vince Churchill

We hope you enjoy this journey of self-discovery, desire, and danger.

Meet The Author

Meet The Author

If you’re in the Jacksonville or Springfield, IL area, why not stop by at either of these upcoming events to meet and converse with Vince Churchill, author of both HYDE and GOODNIGHT, MY SWEET. A great opportunity to get books signed (or pick up a new one!) and get to know the author.

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Jacksonville Main Street
4th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Downtown Jacksonville Plaza
Jacksonville, Il 62650
Saturday, October 25th
9:00 am-4:00 pm





Club Station House

Club Station House
306 E. Washington Street
Springfield, IL
Halloween Happy Hour Book Signing
Friday, October 31st
5:00 pm -8:00 pm

Subscribe to Win - Review to Win more!

Subscribe to Win – Review to Win more!



Let’s face it.  Everyone loves free stuff. How could you not, it’s free!  Even better when it’s good free stuff.

Dark Recesses is starting up a monthly newsletter and we would like YOU to subscribe.  It will be a great way to let you know of current events and offers, along with opportunities.

There will be two versions, one for the writing & reading crowd, and one for the readers only group.  Subscriber’s choice.  The distinction is only to save the Readers Group from having to sift through submission calls to get to the stuff they really care about.

On October 31st, that most blessed of days, All Hallow’s Eve, we will do a random drawing of TWO (2) names from the subscribers list to receive an eBook copy of both current offerings from Dark Recesses Press, erotic thriller novella, HYDE and end-of-world thriller novel, GOODNIGHT, MY SWEET.

AND if that isn’t enough…

Dark Recesses is also running a second chance to win for THREE (3) people who provide an honest review of either one of the titles listed above on  The top three reviews, for either title, will receive a $15 gift card.

Two chances to win free stuff.

Join Vince Churchill at Schiraz - Book Signing

Join Vince Churchill at Schiraz – Book Signing



When: October 3rd, 2014 – 4 pm – 7 pm
Location: SCHIRAZ Bistro – 27 S Central Park Plz, Jacksonville, Illinois 

If you’re in the Jacksonville, IL area, come join Dark Recesses author, Vince Churchill on Friday, October 3rd at the Schiraz bistro located at 27 S Central Park Plz, Jacksonville, Illinois (down on the square). 


They will be hosting a book signing event from 4 pm – 7 pm  for his latest thriller, GOODNIGHT, MY SWEET.

You will also be able to pick up copies of HYDE and have them signed. 






Pitch This

Are you ready to share your dark side? Dark Recesses Press is setting up to take pitches for two days only. Appointments will be needed as there will be a maximum of just 20 slots available to be filled. You will have 15 minutes to wow me in to wanting to see more.

Sign-up Deadline: September 30th, 2014

When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 10 am – 1 pm

Where: On the net (FB or Skype depending upon your access)

What: Novel length dark fiction (70k-90k). A large arena, yes, but what we mean by this is the full dark spectrum – from horror, to supernatural, to slipstream, and all points in between. As long as the important core elements of fear, dread, and those things that stop you from dangling your feet over the edge of the bed are an integral part of the tale. I don’t mind of you mash genres as long as you do it well and the theme fits into the dark fiction overcoat. YA & up will be considered. As with all Dark Recesses Press titles, there must be NO SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN, direct or implied. Period. It’s not a flexible point.

One more thing – Your book should be already properly edited (not just proofread). If it’s not ready, please don’t sign up for the pitch sessions.

How: Join the event here: PITCH YOUR NOVEL INTO THE DARK RECESSES and leave a one or two sentence description of what you want to pitch, along with what day and general time you would prefer.

The rest of the details can be found at:

Time and spots are limited, so don’t wait.