Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy

DWACOW-ebook-Cover small2020 DarkWhimsy Books Revised Edition
“Dark clouds overhead may stir up whimsical twists.”
A collection of ten short stories.

Audio Book: Audible / Amazon / Apple
Amazon Paperback / Kindle
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Or order signed paperbacks directly from me!

Collected for the first time since their initial publications, Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy presents ten tales from the imagination of R.J. Sullivan. Thrills and chills await you, but you may also get blindsided by the absurd. This volume includes a pair of stories featuring Rebecca Burton, the mysterious investigator of R.J.’s acclaimed paranormal thriller series. Among the ten stories, you’ll find:

“The Assurance Salesman” shows five strangers more about themselves than they ever guessed.
You don’t want to venture into Daddy’s basement in “Fade.”
Rebecca Burton tries to talk someone out of a bad idea in “Backstage Pass.”
A bullied police detective finally defeats his rival in “Able-Bodied.”
A desperate father finds the “Inner Strength” to save his young daughter, “Becky” Burton.
A child seeds his aquarium with a most unusual “Starter Kit.”
A brilliant robotics engineer creates a “Robot Vampire.”

Also includes: “I remember Clearly… “, “Do Better,” and “Grammetiquette 2030.”

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 NOTE ON THE REVISED EDITION: The text of the 2020 DarkWhimsy Books Revised Edition was given a fresh copy edit to correct minor errors. The content is otherwise essentially unchanged from the original.

Click here to start a seven-part series of blogs detailing stores behind the stories.
Click here to read the blog tour entries.

“Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal thrillers, space opera– R.J’s talents are remarkable and diverse.” ~ New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Holland, from the introduction.

“R.J. Sullivan doesn’t fool around with bad or boring writing.”~ D.L. Russell, Black Books Publishing

“From a universe in a fish bowl to robotic vampire pop stars, R.J. Sullivan takes you to fantastical places that will chill your marrow and make your imagination soar.” ~ Michael West, bestselling author of Spook House and Cinema of Shadows.

“A short collection but with great depth and variety, Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy is a coffee-with-bourbon collection: a pleasurable slow burn. R.J. Sullivan is a patient wordsmith, never rushing, always building suspense and tension. None of these stories are alike, except in having realistic characters and ample plots. Sullivan breaks stylistic “conventions” well, plays with form, and, yet, still feels like a throwback author, one who loves the authors he grew up reading. A highly-rewarding batch of stories!” ~ Brady Allen, author of Back Roads & Frontal Lobes

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