Darker Places by Shaun Allan

Every now and then you have the privilege of coming across an author whose writing style it so different yet imaginative that it makes your toes curl. One such author is Shaun Allan.

I read his book Sin and absolutely loved it. It wasn’t the sort of book I’d normally read, but I’d heard so many great things about it, I became curious and picked myself up a copy. I’ve been a huge fan of his work ever since. I’ve also met Shaun and he is genuinely one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. He also likes my bacon sandwiches, a point which raises him in my estimation!

Today, Shaun launches his latest offering, Darker Places, a collection of thirteen stories and thirteen poems in the horror genre. I’m honoured to be able to reveal the cover here today. Look at this beauty and tell me what it says to you…


And here’s the blurb:

What if you could steal the final moments from the dying? What if you had the darkest secret, but couldn’t think what it might be? What if you entered the forest in the deep of the night. Who is the melting man? And are your neighbours really whom they appear to be?

So many questions.

To find the answers, you must enter a darker place. Thirteen stories. Thirteen poems. Thirteen more doorways.

Well, if that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will! If it already has, here’s the buy link: Amazon UK and Amazon US

I’ve already got a copy of this book and can’t wait to read it. You can be sure that as soon as I have, there’ll be a review on here for you!

Shaun Allan

Shaun Allan

A writer of many prize winning short stories and poems, Shaun Allan has written for more years than he would perhaps care to remember. Having once run an online poetry and prose magazine, he has appeared on Sky television to debate, against a major literary agent, the pros and cons of internet publishing as opposed to the more traditional method. Many of his personal experiences and memories are woven into Sin’s point of view and sense of humour although he can’t, at this point, teleport.


6 thoughts on “Darker Places by Shaun Allan

  1. This looks like a really intriguing read
    I’ve loved horror short stories ever since I read Roald Dahl’s collection, albeit they’re more “thriller” than “horror”
    Strange question but, roughly how long is the novel?
    I’d love to read it but unfortunately, with my job, I have to do a lot of research and it’s kind of sucked the joy out of leisure reading, so I can only really handle short novels at the moment

    • Hi! To be honest, it’s a while since I read SIN, but it is a full-length novel. It’s well worth the time investment if you can manage it. If you can’t, I’d definitely recommend Dark Places, which was Shaun Allan’s last short story and poem book. Maybe if you get that, it’ll give you a taste for the novel! 😉 And if his previous offerings are anything to go by, Darker Places is sure to be just as amazing!

  2. AWESOME cover and sounds like a fantastic read. Thanks so much for introducing me to a new author, Carlie. Hope you have a wonderful summer and are busy writing?? 🙂
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • Hey Sherry! You must have missed the previous posts I did about Shaun then. Yes, I’m busy writing – I’m over 90k words into the first draft of my next book! No vampires in this one though. 😉
      Thanks for your kind wishes. I hope you have a fabulous summer too! 🙂

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