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Dark Worlds

By Rob Shepherd


A Brilliantly Written Collection of Dark Tales

Author’s Synopsis

A small collection of 6 short stories. Each with its own darkness, born of a desire of one kind or another. For some it is the desire of the unknown, for others, it is desire through obsession. Each short story is its own volume in the twisted library of desire. Each story a gateway to their new reality. Each, now a part of the book.

Content Review

Welcome to the dark possibilities and dangerous desires of the Majique. Each of the haunting stories in Dark Worlds connect to Rob Shepherd’s Majique Mythos.

Dark Worlds is 6 tales in the Lovecraftian tradition of the dark unseen that moves in the space between want and obsession, that which drives people to the uncharacteristic unspeakable, that which renders regret hopeless.  These are dark and haunting stories that move your emotions and fill you with dread.

While all connected, literally and figuratively part of one book, these impactful tales are all different from one another.  Each has unique, compelling characters and storylines.  Their commonality is only the Majique and that which is part of it.  Shepherd even uses a varying style with each story.  The effect is an artistically delightful counterpoint to the horrors therein.

While Dark Worlds has a healthy helping of shock factor and gruesomeness, there is no graphic horror or extreme horror here.  These are in the vein of Lovecraft and Poe; horrific, intelligent, poetic; the dark heart of man meets the darkness beyond.  Rob Shepherd’s eloquence with horror never fails to impress!

As a personal side note… Isn’t that cover art just infrikkencredible?

Get it on Amazon, US Link: Dark Worlds

Get it on Amazon, UK Link: Dark Worlds

About the Author: Rob Shepherd

Author of several books of varying genre from humorous novella Life With Boris Karloff to WW2 drama Sofiah, and from poetry title Stripped Unconsciousness to Horror such as The Caretaker and The Grays Anatomy. Rob has no genre specificity, instead he likes to write stories that appeal to himself and that simply spark inside his mind. The important thing is to enjoy writing, it doesn’t matter what you write so long as you enjoy the art of doing it. Rob shares his home with his Wife Michelle, son Daniel, grumpy and somewhat psycho but adorable cat Jinx and slightly unhinged and late in the queue for IQ; Ethel, the Sharpei cross.

“The saying goes that everybody has one good book in them, in that case I intend to flood the world with genius. It doesn’t matter if you write 1 paragraph or 100 pages a day or in a week, the important thing is that you ‘write’.

The impossible is always possible, you just have to know how and where to imagine.”

Born in Basildon, Essex in 1978 Rob now resides in Thurrock, Essex.

Rob Shepherd’s Amazon Page

Interview at Pebble In the Still Waters

Interview at author interviews

Author Spotlight at Where Darkness Dwells

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