The Creative Nook with John Kiste

John Kiste’s short story, Kettering Hall, first appeared in the second issue of THE DARK SIRE. As a winner of Best Fiction at the 1st Annual TDS Creative Awards, Kettering Hall also graced the pages of the special edition collector’s issue, The Dark Sire: Accolades, with best-selling author and owner of Cemetery Dance Richard ChizmarContinue reading “The Creative Nook with John Kiste”

Camelot’s Reckoning: A Review

Rating: ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ If you are fans of the Arthurian legend, you are sure to get a kick out of Caleb Kelly’s CAMELOT’S RECKONING.  It’s a new twist on the legend and the characters will keep you turning the pages.  In fact, when you get to the end, you will be shouting for more. This isContinue reading “Camelot’s Reckoning: A Review”

Psychological Realism and the Art of Knowing

I have saved talking about one of THE DARK SIRE’s favorite genres, Psychological Realism, for last, partly because I consider it one of the most difficult genres in which to write.  The genre focuses on the mental processes of the characters, which includes their inner thoughts, feelings, motives and behavior.  In other words, to writeContinue reading “Psychological Realism and the Art of Knowing”

The Creative Nook with Villimey Mist

by Zachary Shiffman Vampires prowl the night in the Nocturnal series by Villimey Mist; fearsome and glitter-free, just how Bram Stoker envisioned and how we at THE DARK SIRE enjoy them. When I read the first book of the series, Nocturnal Blood, I fell into its world of deadly sharp teeth and complex character dynamics,Continue reading “The Creative Nook with Villimey Mist”

TDS in local bookstore: Bibliophile

Today marks a small step in TDS history: The Bibliophile, an independent bookstore in Dover, Ohio, now stocks TDS on their shelves! David and Sara Jones, the owners of The Bibliophile, strive to uplift writers, local and otherwise. As the only bookstore in Dover, they want to support the creative artists in their own backyard,Continue reading “TDS in local bookstore: Bibliophile”

RIP: My Poor Laptop

Our blog editor, Eric Ruark, writes a glorious blog for THE DARK SIRE. He’s brought you interviews on The Creative Nook while also sharing information about our genres. Recently, he started writing blogs geared toward Christmas and Hanukkah to ring in the holiday season. But much like the scary ghost stories of Victorian Christmas, heContinue reading “RIP: My Poor Laptop”

The Creative Nook with author Caleb Kelly

THE DARK SIRE is pleased to present an interview with our first-ever featured author from Issue 5, Caleb Kelly.  Mr. Kelly is the author of Camelot’s Reckoning (Primus Vipris Saga Book 1), an urban dystopian fantasy (based in Arthurian legend) novel that takes twin brothers, Roalnd and Oliver Lockheart, on a quest for the HolyContinue reading “The Creative Nook with author Caleb Kelly”

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