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Dark Destinies [Kindle Edition]

Patrick C. Greene , Seven DeVane
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Book Description

From the lurking shadows of the unknown to the shell of an empty soul, Patrick C. Greene spins seven dark tales to keep you awake at night. Dark Destinies includes the stories: Into the Small Hours, Room 422, Bill's Becoming, Fate by Firelight, Shards, High Strangeness in South Haven, and Words That Start with the Letter D.


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"If you are a fan of horror, this one is for you. While his novel PROGENY allowed us that slow submersion into the lives of the characters, and presented a horrific character that was sympathetic,these stories grab you by the throat (aiming for the jugular) and then proceed to tear you apart emotionally and mentally. The images in these stories will haunt you, and it may take you longer than you would imagine it would take to read such a relatively slim volume of work - just so you can recover from each story." - The Official Bryan W. Alaspa Website 

About the Author

Some dark serendipity plopped a young Patrick Greene in front of a series of ever stranger films-and experiences-in his formative years, leading to a unique viewpoint. His odd interests have led to pursuits in film acting, paranormal investigation, martial arts, quantum physics, bizarre folklore and eastern philosophy. These elements flavor his screenplays and fiction works, often leading to strange and unexpected detours designed to keep viewers and readers on their toes. Literary influences range from Poe to Clive Barker to John Keel to a certain best selling Bangorian. Suspense, irony, and outrageously surreal circumstances test the characters who populate his work, taking them and the reader on a grandly bizarre journey into the furthest realms of darkness. The uneasy notion that reality itself is not only relative but indeed elastic- is the hallmark of Greene’s writing. Living in the rural periphery of Asheville North Carolina with his wife, youngest son and an ever-growing army of cats, Greene still trains in martial arts when he’s not giving birth to demons via his pen and keyboard.

Product Details

  • File Size: 170 KB
  • Print Length: 77 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sekhmet Press LLC (December 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ATF59J8
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark destinies. August 17, 2013
By Lisa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Everything I've read by this author I've loved. Every single story is different. I don't have anything else to say but this...read his stories!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thouroughly Engaging. May 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After having this book on my kindle for months I was finally able to find the time to read it. The way Patrick describes scenes, people, actions taken makes it very easy to place myself in the story. I love that I'm able to see what is happening as I read as if I were watching a movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I loved Patrick's novel PROGENY and was excited to read some of his short stories. Dark Destinies does not disappoint. This is a fantastic collection of bite-sized horror stories that grab you by the throat from the first few sentences, each time aiming directly for the jugular. If, for some reason, the idea of reading a full novel from Patrick is intimidating for you, then try out this sampler of truly horrific tales. They will haunt you - staying with you long after you are done reading. My personal favorite? The truly weird and disturbing "High Strangeness in South Haven." Patrick also includes a sampling from a new novel he is working on - and I cannot wait to read the rest of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Genuinely Engaging April 18, 2013
By LFox
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I found Patrick C. Greene's Dark Destinies to be genuinely engaging. Each tale skillfully casting me into a frightful pool of human and not so human peril.
Mr. Greene's ability to swiftly and thouroughly contruct his characters is clever and has a crafty flair for aberrant altruism! From the packaging designer, the real estate agent and the delinquents; to the bestfriends, the boxer, the teacher and finally, Bill; you cannot help but attend to their cause, as bizarrely morose and macabre as they may be!
I would have to say that Room 422 became my favorite, giving me a unique view of how one modest man is forced to traverse with evolution! A grandiose description, but hey, I really liked it! Kudos to a wonderful job of leaving me wanting more!
I have become a fast fan of Mr. Greene and I am looking forward to more from his smartly lurid imagination!
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More About the Author

As a toddler, Patrick C. Greene was creating horrors in crayon and magic marker upon every available surface. Not surprisingly, he soon discovered comic books and immersed himself in the fantastic worlds found therein. Horror fiction and films came next, and despite spending nights of terror hiding under covers, he always found himself drawn back to tales of dark fates.
Greene cut his fangs in the screenwriting business but found his true calling in the world of prose fiction of the kind his heroes King, Barker and Koontz create.
With the success of his first novel PROGENY, and the upcoming THE CRIMSON CALLING from Hobbes End Publishing, Greene presents a brand of horror as emotional as it is terrifying, as engaging as it is suspenseful.
Living at night, deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Greene answers the call of his morbid muse when not enjoying monstrous helpings of horror, kung fu and doom metal.

In addition to his novels PROGENY and CRIMSON CALLING, the short story collection DARK DESTINIES, and multiple appearances in both The Endlands and Wrapped anthology series, Greene has several FILM projects in the works, and is currently working on his third novel, apocalyptic action-thriller - UNDER WICKED SKY.

You can keep up with Patrick at www.patrickcgreene.com or http://www.facebook.com/patrickcgreene

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