Into the Darkness Anthology Preview

This Friday, September 6th, we are releasing our first official anthology, featuring four authors: Missy Jane, Shannon Mayer, R.C. Murphy, and N.L. Gervasio. Since this is coming up so soon, we thought we’d give you a cover reveal and a preview of the stories, along with a letter from the editor. Enjoy!


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Magic. Darkness. Choices. Whether or not you believe, there are more mysteries in the universe than man will ever be able to explain. From wanting the truth, to facing demons, Into the Darkness is a dark paranormal story that will take you on a journey that will explore your psyche, thrill you, scare you, and leave you with a satisfying read that will haunt you. The stories all revolve around a magic object—cursed or blessed, you make the decision.

Ignorance is Bliss explores needing to know the truth and the dangers that can befall a person. It follows a personal path as the main character learns more than she’ll ever be able to forget about her friends and family. Will the curse ruin her chances at love and life, or will she overcome?

Tracking Magic takes you on an adventure with swords, demons, snakes, and betrayal. Can the heroine use her newly released power to find the object and save the person who holds it, or will she be forever trapped and in the thrall and control of a being from a different dimension?

The Tattoo follows the journey of a man who gets a tattoo that does more than add ink to this hero’s makeup. The dead didn’t look so good up close and personal, in his opinion. Helping look for a lost love is one thing, becoming a ghost himself another. Can he escape the power of the tattoo before he’s killed, or is he doomed to repeat the mistakes of the men before him?

The Token strings you along a path that will twist your mind into a knot as you try to find a way out for the heroine. Even her dreams leave her suffocating for a chance at life. Will she be able to get out from under the curse, or will she be stuck with the cursed magic object forever, until she’s lost all that is dear to her?

Hello, I’m the editor of Into the Darkness and invite you to step into my parlor. Be careful. I bite.

Leona Bushman


Ignorance is Bliss by Missy Jane

Discovering your boyfriend has been unfaithful is never easy, but for Natalie it’s a complete shocker. As if his confession of infidelity isn’t bad enough, suddenly everyone she meets is telling her their deep, dark secrets. She soon realizes the trinket she bought at the flea market is more than a harmless lump of metal. Now she has to decide if always knowing the truth is worth the heartache or if ignorance is truly bliss.


Tracking Magic by Shannon Mayer

“My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker.”

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.

A missing girl and a deadly item belonging to a power-mad demon need to be found before the killing begins. The problem?  This is my first salvage.

And I have no idea what I’m doing.

These were the moments that began to define me, my skills, and my drive to face down the darkest side of the supernatural in order to bring children home.

This is where my journey began . . . .


The Tattoo by R.C. Murphy

Being a medium isn’t all Hollywood promised it’d be—spending the day conjuring ghosts to reunite them with their loves so they can make ceramic bowls together.

After a spur-of-the-moment tattoo opens his mind, giving him the ability to speak with the dead, Paul Doyle misses his boring old life. He wishes his time with girlfriend Isabel Flores was spent doing normal couple things, walks in the park, picnics, maybe even a movie marathon on her couch. Instead, he is thrown into the world of the dead. His new ghostly companion is Raul Delgado, Isabel’s ex-boyfriend who’s been missing for weeks. Or so they believe. How much does Paul really know about Isabel? Not enough to keep him on the corporeal side of life.


The Token by N.L. Gervasio

When Patience receives an unwanted token from a stranger, she doesn’t expect the life-altering events that follow, but after her few days of good luck turn sour, she’s more than willing to rid herself of the thing and the shadows that come with it. After her friend is murdered by the demon himself, Patience runs scared, but can’t find anyone to take the token.

Will she be able to pass it along before losing her sanity? And is she smart enough to outwit a demon?


We’re very excited about the release of this anthology and truly hope you’ll enjoy reading the stories! Stay tuned for a release post!

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