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About David J. West
David J. West writes dark fantasy and weird westerns because the voices in his head won’t quiet until someone else can hear them. He is a great fan of sword & sorcery, ghosts and lost ruins, so of course he lives in Utah.
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Headlined by veteran storyteller David J. West, A Fistful of Demons assembles over twenty of the freshest voices in the Weird West genre into one massive anthology of short fiction that will take you on a wild ride unlike anything you've experienced before.
Weird West, Western Horror, Fantasy Western—call it what you will—the stories in A Fistful of Demons deftly weave together a complex and thrilling blend of North American mythology, magic, alternate histories of American icons, steampunk, and more—all framed in the action-rich setting of the Old West. Famous novels, comics, and games in the genre include Joe R. Lansdale’s epic Deadman's Crossing, the classic RPG Deadlands, John Albano & Tony DeZuniga's award-winning Jonah Hex comic book series, Stephen King's opus The Dark Tower, and R.S. Belcher's bestseller The Six-Gun Tarot.
A Fistful of Demons packs over 600 pages of Weird West stories inspired by the novel The Widow's Son between two covers. No denying it, partner, this tome is fair bursting at the seams.
Stories in the anthology include:
It Couldn't Happen Here by David J. West
Porter Rockwell remembers a time years ago when his foster son and a friend were worried over undead near their home along the Utah lake—it turned out to be just a resting place for Indian dead until they could be buried—but years later when there really are undead troubling the area, Porter is forced to face a situation he never thought would be on his own doorstep.
The Spear of Destiny by Ryan Williamson
Magdalena, a young Mayan woman belonging to an order of demon-hunting priests, nuns, and monks is sent by the Vatican on a quest to recover the lost Spear of Destiny—the very lance that pierced the side of Christ. In her quest she travels to America and is joined by an old friend, the fabled lawman Zarahemla Two Crows. To recover the spear, they must battle cultists, unholy beasts, and conquer a forgotten monastery possessed by an unimaginable evil.
A Reunion on Bloody Island by J. E. Tabor
Orphaned when she was just a girl, Penny grew up among the Lakota who took her in as their own. But when the ravenous dead poured into the Great Plains to drive the foreign settlers from the land, she was forced to flee, whether her people accepted her or not. Separated from the newly wed husband who promised to bring her back home, Penny is confined to a U.S. refugee camp miles from the militarized border on the Mississippi River. With the help of a mysterious stranger serving an unsavory patron, Penny makes a deal to get across and back to her husband and the rest of her family. What Penny doesn't realize is that the deal she made just might be with the devil.
Call Me Rex by Jim Carran
Young Jedediah Burroughs is the lone survivor of a brutal attack on his isolated fort. Seeking revenge and redemption, he partners with a mysterious sword-wielding stranger called Rex to track down the source of the invasion and save whoever he can. But Jed is no warrior and Rex won't always be by his side.
The Devouring Eye by Bradley R. Mitzelfelt
July 13th, 1868. Evil has come to the blossoming city of Minneapolis in the form of an ancient demon.
Deputy Marshal Porter Rockwell can't be harmed by a bullet or a blade. As long as he never cuts his hair, Rockwell is free to right wrongs and chase criminals without worrying about the mortal consequences. But in the Old West, there are far worse things waiting to kill you than just Indians and outlaws; the Old gods and hungry ghosts, skin-walkers and horrors undreamed of…
Old Gods New Tricks is a collection of weird western stories in the vein of classic pulp fiction and Louis L’Amour yarns. If you like frontier justice, larger-than-life characters, and witty humor, then you will LOVE the next installment of the Cowboys & Cthulhu series.
Buy Old Gods New Tricks to slap leather in a weird western adventure today!
Kick back with a bottle of rotgut, cut off a chunk of chaw and enjoy these dark western tales. We guarantee that these stories kick harder than an old gunslinger’s Colt .45 in a July 4th shootout in a whorehouse!
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David J. West
Porter Rockwell, wanted for a murder he did not commit, is hiding out in Old California selling whiskey to thirsty forty-niners. When his friends dig up some monstrous bones and a peculiar book and offer to sell it for a helluva price, Porter can’t resist the mystery.
But when both his night bartender and the sellers are murdered at his saloon Porter has to find out what the mysterious artifacts are all about. With some Native American legends, Sasquatch, Lovecraftian horror, and murderous bandits thrown in, not even bullets and blades can stop Rockwell from leaving a swath of righteous carnage in his wake.
Let Sleeping Gods Lie is a weird western fantasy in the vein of classic pulp fiction and Louis L’Amour books. If you like frontier justice, larger-than-life characters, and witty humor, then you will LOVE the first installment of the Cowboys and Cthulhu series.Buy Let Sleeping Gods Lie to get lost in a horrific weird western adventure today!
Porter Rockwell is hunting for a missing girl near a haunted mountain but is forced into tagging along with unfriendly cavalry troopers. The cavalry doesn’t seem very intent on finding her alive or administering justice, wanting only vengeance on the suspected Indian renegades. When they get attacked by inexplicable means, it becomes every man for himself.
But Porter isn’t about to roll over and let madness take him. He has a job to do, and nobody can handle death the way he does. He’ll find the girl, administer justice, and get to the bottom of the haunted mountain’s terrible mystery, no matter who or what gets in his way.
Home on the Strange is a weird western horror in the vein of classic pulp and Lovecraftian fiction mixed with Louis L’Amour western adventures. If you like frontier justice, larger-than-life characters, and witty humor, then you will LOVE the next installment in the Cowboys & Cthulhu series.Buy Home on the Strange and ride along with a weird western adventure today!
Join us for a collection of novellas written by some of the best Neo-Lovecraftian authors today: Matthew Davenport (Andrew Doran, The Trials of Obed Marsh), David Hambling (Harry Stubbs, The Dulwich Horror), David J. West (Porter Rockwell, Redneck Eldritch), David Niall Wilson (The Call of Distant Shores), and C. T. Phipps (Cthulhu Armageddon) in telling stories of this mysterious book.
Find out where the nightmares began!
He has no name. His past is a mystery. His future is etched in blood…
The Sellsword knows an opportunity when he sees one. When he rides into the border city of Aldreth, he can tell that the power struggle between two feuding wizards needs a solitary spark to ignite into all-out-war. As he sets the corrupt paladins and demonic adepts against each other, he’s not surprised when the blood begins to flow…
But after the alluring duchess catches his eye, the Sellsword puts himself in harm’s way to protect her and the innocent people of Aldreth. To save the noble few, spells and blades won’t stop the Sellsword from leaving a swath of righteous carnage in his wake…
The Brutal Sword Saga is an action-packed epic fantasy in the vein of classic pulp fiction. If you like gory battles, larger-than-life characters, and witty humor, then you’ll love James Alderdice’s gritty tale.Buy The Brutal Sword Saga Omnibus 1 to get lost in a bloody sword and sorcery adventure today!
Elizabeth Dee never expected a knock at the door would have her taking sides in a power struggle between two feuding wizards, but she discovers that she is the magical key to a cursed mystery centuries old. As she evades the murderous knights and demonic minions of the sinister Count of St. Germain, she learns more of her own true power and legacy…Her father never prepared her for anything like this…
But it’s dangerous to go it alone and she is going to need some protection, enter the infamous and touched, Porter Rockwell. If the legendary long-haired gunfighter can’t keep her safe, no one can…
In My Time Of Dying is full steam ahead gas-lamp fantasy in the vein of True Grit meets The Prestige. If you like big action, larger-than-life characters, and witty humor, then you’ll love David J. West’s gripping novel.Buy In My Time Of Dying to get lost in a thrilling occult adventure today!!
Praise for David J. West "West is a pulp writer of magnificent prowess, keen eye, and exotic taste, who effortlessly throws off a wide range of tales," -- D.J. Butler, author of the WITCHY EYE series "David J. West is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors." - C.T. Phipps, author of CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON "Make no mistake, West is a talented writer," -- Meridian Magazine "and he just keeps getting better," -- Amazing Stories
Sword and Sorcery Fans Rejoice!
Pick up the latest issue of Savage Realms Monthly and fill up on stalwart heroes doing battle with the forces of evil in this epic collection of short sword and sorcery fiction. This month brings you an exciting crop of stories, including the first in Brad Younie's magical world of Sharkam, an H.P. Lovecraft inspired piece by the talented David. J. West, and another adventure featuring Redgar the barbarian and his mysterious young charge, Natali. Don't miss the latest issue of Savage Realms!
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Fans of Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, Clark Ashton Smith, and Karl Edward Wagner will love this new fantasy fiction adventure magazine.
Sledding and Starlings, by Bruce L. Priddy
Rickman's Plasma, by William Meikle
The Brown Tower, by John Prescott
The Crane Horror, by Bruce Durham
Some Distant Baying Sound, by W.H. Pugmire
A Different Morecambe, by Simon Kurt Unsworth
Allure, by Josh Wagner
Cockroaches, by Amanda Underwood
A Meeting on the Trail to Hot Iron, by Joseph S. Pulver
Things We Are Not, by Brandon H. Bell
Descent Into Shadow and Light, by W.H. Pugmire
The Slickens, by Jeremy Russell
The Town of Autumn (part 1), by Mike Davis
All the God, by Joseph S. Pulver
Dreams of Fire and Glass, by Neal Jansons
O, Lad of Memory and Shadow, by W.H. Pugmire
Dragon Star Lucky Food, by John Medaille
Curse the Child, by David J. West
The Case of the Galloway Eidolon (Sherlock Holmes), by Bruce Durham
The Call of the Dance (Sherlock Holmes), by William Meikle
Unearthly Awakening, by W.H. Pugmire
Darius Roy's Manic Grin, by Brian Barnett
Ushered on the Win, by Jeffrey J. Taylor and W.H. Pugmire
The Wagon's Trail, by Joseph S. Pulver
The Audient Void, by Mark Lowell
In Phantom Isolation, by W.H. Pugmire
The Weird Studies of Harley Warren, by Berin Kinsman
Sky Full of Fire, by Corinna Bechko
The Lord of Endings, by John R. Fultz
Loaners, by Aaron Polson
The Prophecy of Zarah, by Jenne Kaivo
The Stranger From Out of Town, by John Prescott
Desert Mystery! Gas and Go!, by Ann K. Schwader
The Tunnel Inside the Mountain, by A.J. French
#Dreaming, by William Meikle
What Dances in Shadow, by Derek Ferreira
The Time Eater, by Adam Bolivar
Elder Instincts, by W.H. Pugmire
Among the Dark Places of the Earth, by Julio Toro San Martin
Stone City, Old as Immeasurable Time, by Kelda Crich
Just An Accountant, by Henrick Sandbeck Harksen
The Lovecraft eZine is a monthly magazine featuring Lovecraftian horror and the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft eZine was given a "thumbs-up" by S.T. Joshi, and regularly publishes well-known writers such as Stephen Mark Rainey, W.H. Pugmire, Ann K. Schwader, Joseph S. Pulver, SR., William Meikle, and many more. The goal of The Lovecraft eZine is to provide high quality Lovecraftian fiction at a reasonable price.
ADVENTURE ROCKSSpace pirates and superspies, ghostly singers and half-orc bards, lost cities and deals with the devil . . . all this awaits and more in Pulp Rock: Twelve musically inspired tales of adventure, excitement, and horror by some of the most exciting voices in science-fiction and fantasy. Come explore the nexus between music and the written word, and get ready to rock.
Altered Egos by Patrick Walts Glam-metal juggernauts Slamurai were past their prime, until a surprise new album and tour thrust them back into center stage . . . but is the band who it claims to be?
Mad Wind by JD Cowan On a distant colony world, a young student sets out to discover the secret of ancient ruins none have returned from . . . and music may be his only weapon against the Mad Wind.
Doom Chord by Ryan Williamson A half-orc bard and his gnome companion seek knowledge of the legendary chord required to play a song so epic even denizens of the netherworld long to hear it.
Keep It Burning Bright by Alexander Hellene An aging explorer with nothing to live for embarks on one final expedition to a frozen city to discover the one song said to be the source of all life . . . if he can make it past the city’s deadly guardians.
The Devil’s Harp by David J. West Her performance was magical . . . diabolically magical. Now a big-city reporter and a rough-and-ready lawman must track down the secrets of an occult instrument to save a woman’s soul from eternal damnation.
Farewell to Once and Future Kings by David V. Stewart They’re a band on tour in the far reaches of interstellar civilization with a secret mission: find the mole that threatens to upend the delicate balance of powers . . . even if it risks true love.
The Crying Girl by Alexander Nader She’s done it! She’s created a drug that allows its users to see and feel music. But even she doesn’t understand its side-effects during a powerful metal show for the ages.
Entomocronicity by Alexandru Constantin In the deserts of Afghanistan, a Marine hears a ghostly recording from the forgotten past that sets him on an obsessive, destructive quest to find the singer . . . and the malevolent intelligence behind her song.
Master of Puppets by Jon Del Arroz All he wanted was for his puppet show to be given respect it deserves! And when a blood ritual brings his marionettes to life, he will have his revenge.
Princess of the Night by Paul McKesley On an interstellar cruise, an undercover bandleader plots to recover his birthright from rival nobles . . . if scheming aliens out for revenge don’t steal it first!
A Song for Melienope by Alexandru Constantin A traveling bard gets more than refuge from a storm when his wanderings bring him to the doorstep of an ancient forest spirit. Now he must play the song of his life or forfeit his immortal soul.
Kentucky Mothers by Alexander Hellene What is the connection between oa country music superstar and a spate of dead journalists? One imprisoned music reporter knows the secret . . .but will anyone believe him?