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And John has two new releases perfect for the season… 

SLIPPING THROUGH: The Lockwood Cryptid Chronicles Book 1

Bigfoot, The Jersey Devil and El Chupacabra oh my!
Join monster hunter Cord Lockwood on an adventure through the lush forests the US and beyond.

Read the press release for even more info on this exciting new series.


A follow up to Autumn Shades.

Take a journey back to Halloweens of yesteryear with ten all new stories and poems.


Grab these new releases and Read Something SCARY!

PS: My annual Halloween sale is coming soon. 50% off all horror ebooks 10/15.


Book 2 of the Primal Roar Series is here! Grab your copy of Rage of the Titanosaurus for the special release price of 99¢!
Continue the series of Giant Rampaging Dinosaurs today…



Hello out there, the shadows have stopped by to let you know about my newest release, PRIMAL ROAR BOOK ONE: RISE OF THE TITANOSAURUS!

Available in both ebook and paperback for a great price, this is book 1 of an all new trilogy. For more info visit my works page. Until next time… enjoy the shadows!



Season’s Greetings, Season’s Readings!  
It’s that time of year my fellow fiends!! Fall is finally here, the nights grow short and the shadows come out to play… I’ve got lots of exciting news for you.

The third and final book of the Kaiju Overlords Trilogy MONSTROUS ESCAPE is now live. This completes the series. Hope you enjoy how the story wraps up.

GODDESS OF BANE is the third entry into my Retro Terror Series— my ode to horror of the 70s and 80s. This is an ongoing series that will feature more than just three books so stay tuned for more to come. But in the meantime… pick up the third book and find out why this small New England Town fears the night!

Goddess of Bane

Do you like serials? Do you enjoy reading a story chapter by chapter, letting the story unfold just like a TV show? Then Kindle Vella is for you.

I’ve joined the Amazon Kindle Vella platform with my first story AFTER WORLD, a post-apocalyptic tale like you’ve never read before! The great thing about Kindle Vella is that the first 3 Chapters are FREE. Want to check out my serial? Click the cover below to check it out today!

After World

Coming 10/15, 50% off ALL of my Horror ebooks. It’s a BOOK BLITZ just for you!



Greetings my darklings! 
Got a new release for all you Kaiju fans out there...

GIANTS REBORN, Book 2 of the Kaiju Overlords series, is now available for Kindle Unlimited and in paperback format. 

Don’t miss out on the carnage as Jason and his team take on the fearsome Kaiju Dragons that now dominate the world!


For you book trailer junkies, feast your eyes on my newest trailer for BEHEMOTHS RISING!

Pick up BEHEMOTHS RISING at the NEW LOW PRICE of $2.99! Click here.



Seasons Greetings Ghosts and Goblins!
It’s my favorite time of year… Halloween Time! And despite everything going on this year, I intend to celebrate all month long! I do the tricks and YOU get the treats!

I’ve just put my Halloween-themed Chapbook “Autumn Shades” on sale for 99 cents! Available for both Kindle and Nook, this book of haunting tales features 8 short stories and poems. It’s sure to get you into the spirit of the season. Click the cover below to go right to the Amazon page or visit the link beneath the cover pick it up at Barnes & Noble… Enjoy!

My new “Retro Terror Series.”
Did you love 80s horror? Or old creased paperbacks from back in the day? Well I’ve got the series for you—just in time for Halloween.
The Retro Terror series is my ode to Pulpy, Campy horror of the past—featuring Satanic Panic, Monsters, campy characters, drama and lurid tales of terror!
Check out the first two installments today. Both titles are in Kindle Unlimited and are available in cool retro paperbacks that are sure to satisfy the collector in you!

My Annual Halloween Sale is coming soon! 50% off ALL horror ebooks!
Look for this to go live Columbus Day Weekend!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween Season!



Just slinking in to tell you all about John’s newest release: Underground Book 3: Resurrection is now live!
The Underground series is now complete. Don't miss the exciting conclusion to John’s best-selling series.

Set in the futuristic demise of post-apocalyptic doom, the undead outnumber the living 1,000 to 1. Liam is a former soldier on a mission to protect the remaining survivors in the last stronghold, the bowels of the underground.

Visit the Works page to grab your copy today. 

Check out books 1 and 2 at the Amazon Series page and learn more on the entire trilogy.



Happy New Year My fellow Shadows! I want to bring your attention to some exciting new releases.

First up It’s the launch of my all new fantasy series: The Orum Chronicles. Book 1: Web of the Spider Queen is out now! Begin an adventure of dark magic and vast armies waging war in a dying world. A realm once riddled with civil war and mistrust must come together to defeat an outside invader. Can the Elves, Fairies and Amazons work together to rid their world of this hungry evil? Start book one and get lost in the wonder of Orum. Ebook only. Book of a new trilogy.


We have the anxiously awaited sequel to Underground Revelations and Book 2 in the series—Reckoning

Reckoning picks up right where Book 1 left off as Liam and the other survivors of the subway tunnels take refuge at New Albion, run by the charismatic Grace and her band of fighters. The two groups join forces to take the fight to the undead armies of New York but not everything goes as planned… 

Pick up Book 2 here or start your journey with Revelations here. Both books available in ebook and paperback. 



It's BACK! My Annual Halloween Sale. All Horror titles are 50% off. Amazon only. Ebooks only.


Hello out there in Shadow Land… 
Just a couple of quick announcements. I’m doing a Virtual Book tour hosted by Silver Dagger Book Tours. 
I’m doing two books— Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds and Underground Book 1: Revelations.

There’s a chance to win prizes, read reviews, interact with me and buy some great books!! What more could you ask for. 
Check out the book trailers for each of the books below and if you are a blogger or reviewer… follow the links below the trailer to sign up and host!

Book Tour 9/11–10/11: Sign Up

Book Tour 10/21–11/21: Sign Up

As always enjoy the shadows! 


Hello again creepers!
I’m excited to tell you about my newest release. This one is for all of you zombie fans out there.
I’ve been working hard on a new post-apocalyptic zombie trilogy and Book 1 has just gone live. 

The first book of my Underground Trilogy is now available for Kindle, Nook and in Paperback.

The war the world feared finally came except this was a different kind of war. One fought between the living and the dead. The living lost.

Liam, a former soldier in the war against the dead, had done everything he could to hold back the enemy but in the end he joined the other survivors in the only safe place left— underground.

You know you still love zombie stories… so go and grab it now! Just click the cover to go directly to Amazon or visit the Works page to check out all available formats.

Thanks for checking in my friends and keep coming back for updates on this zombie series and more horror and dark fantasy titles.



So, the shadows creep toward a new year and they have been busy stirring up doorways to new realms and portals to exotic adventures… But now is a time to look back and see all of what the shadows have accomplished this year…

John, your shadow and fiction weaver, saw 2018 publish some of his short stories. Not bad for taking a break from submitting out into the world for an extended period of time.

“Blood Brothers” a weird Western tale features the Native American legend of the Two-Face monster and how it haunts generations of one family and their adopted Native American family. It was just published in the online magazine “Crimson Streets”. Read it now by visiting the publication at

“The Isle of Loki” is a dark, sinister tale of gay erotic horror that mixes magic, mayhem and The Gods of Yore. Published in Underbelly magazine.  Visit their site at  to check out this new magazine.

“The Keswick Oddity” is a subtle Lovecraft inspired story that features a mystery and some odd moments. It was published in the anthology “The Ancient Ones II”. Visit my anthology page to learn more.

“The Necromancer’s Daughter”, John’s dark fantasy tale of the undead features family drama and betrayal was published in the anthology “The Heart of the Devil” by Fantasia Divinity. Visit my anthology page to learn more.

2018 also saw the publication of John’s sequel to his dark fantasy/epic fantasy novel “Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds”. Book 2 is called “Shadow Scourge” —a very appropriate title, don’t you think? Don’t miss out on John’s Knigthshade Series—it’s been called visceral, action-packed and just plain fun. Stop by the works page to see this and tons of other titles.

Looking toward the shadowy future… John has an all-new series in the works. A horror series about the UNDEAD! It’s a trilogy called “UNDERGROUND”. The survivors of the zombie apocalypse move underground to survive, but they soon discover that is when the real horror begins. The first book is title “Revelations” and is due to hit sometime in 2019. See below for a sneak peek of the cover to “Underground: Revelations”!

There’s a lot more in the works from more short tales of madness to some sci-fi horror and maybe even some urban fantasy. No genre is safe from John’s wicked imagination. Works in progress include, First Flight, Humanoid, Glyph, GlimmerSeed and maybe even a third book in the Knightshade series. Stay tuned and watch this spot. 2019 is going to bring all sorts of new dark pleasures.

That’s it for now specters, spirits and shades…. We hope the dark will ensnare you again in the New Year! Until then…. Enjoy the Shadows!



Hello all of you dark wanderers! There are some small updates to make you aware of at the resting place of the Shadows. First up—my newest release…

Knightshade: Shadow Scourge is now available! The long awaited sequel to Perdition Bleeds is finally here. Once again Prince Quinn of Vanosia must defend all he loves, this time from the Shrouded Woman, who has finally put her plans of revenge into action. She will not rest until she sees Quinn and his entire family destroyed, even if she has to conjure up the dreaded Shadow Thrall, a shadowy creature army that could destroy the world. 

Don’t miss out on this dark fantasy, epic adventure with tons of action, huge battles, evil sorcery and plenty of mystery and surprises. Just go to the works page to check it out today.

In other news… I had stories published in two anthologies and the premier issue of a new horror magazine.

My story “The Necromancer’s Daughter” appears in the anthology “The Heart of a Devil” by Fantasia Divinity.

My story “The Keswick Oddity” appears in the anthology “The Ancient Ones II” by Deadman’s Tome.

You can check out both of these anthologies on the Anthology page, housed under the works tab.

Lastly, my story “The Isle of Loki” was published in the premiere issue of the new horror magazine: “Underbelly.” Check it out on the Misc page, housed under the Works tab.

That’s it for now my friends but stay tuned for more. There is a zombie trilogy in the works as we speak! Until then… enjoy the shadows!



Please forgive the shadows for not updating content as frequently as they should. Life does indeed throw things our way as well. We know it's been some time since the news page has had anything to speak of… but there is always something going on with the ShadowTales imprint and John Grover's fiction.

For starters—Did you hear about the new release? “Best of Shadow Tales”—over 20 of John Grover's early and previously short stories is collected all in one place! Now you can see some of the work that made it into publication, some of them going back to the early 90s. This huge title contains horror, suspense and dark fantasy tales and is available in ebook and paperback formats at your favorite online merchants. Please click the cover to go to the works page to learn about this and other great titles.

In other news, I'm currently working on the sequel to “Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds”. Book 2 is called “Knightshade: Shadow Scourge”. This epic fantasy novel will take Prince Quinn and his allies on an all-new journey as new enemy rises and an old threat is reborn. I'm making some great progress right now and to get you all excited here's a peek at the cover art by Christopher Zibelli!

Lastly, I'm still in the short story market and my story “The Necromancer's Daughter” has been accepted for publication in Fantasia Divinity Magazine's upcoming “The Heart of A Devil” Anthology. Look for that online soon!

That's it for now, shadow seekers, hopefully we will have more frequent updates for you in the future!