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Darkside [Kindle Edition]

S.K.S. Perry
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

James Decker just won’t stay dead. Slain while rescuing a young woman from a would-be rapist, he finds himself in a pseudo-life, caught between two realities, belonging to neither.

Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, he learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing dead people is the least of James' worries. It's the trolls, goblins, vampires, and other assorted creepy-crawlies that make being dead a living nightmare.

When a Madness Demon kidnaps the Innocent to sacrifice at the Blood Moon ritual, it's up to James and an odd assortment of Otherworld companions to rescue her. If they fail, humanity will be without hope for the next thousand years.

To succeed, James must first battle his own inner demons, and come to grips with who and what he has become. After all, when you're dead, wishing you were is kind of counter-productive.


Product Details

  • File Size: 313 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004USP1AW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #576,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun adventure with action April 2, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a fun adventure loaded with laughs and page-turning action. Did I mention the sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek humor? The swashbuckling swash and buckle? Great entertainment. This listing is by the REAL author, so if this book sounds interesting, give this one a try and ignore the other listing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DARKSIDE is a fun read April 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
DARKSIDE by SKS Perry is a wonderful book. Perry has written a bright and funny fantasy, full of sharp witty dialogue and characters I found likeable and endearing. This book has heart and deserves a much wider audience.

Urban fantasy fans, readers who enjoy a good paranormal love story, and those who like a blend of humor and adventure will all find what they're looking for in DARKSIDE.

Rarely has a book made me laugh so much and care about the characters as deeply as DARKSIDE. Buy this book and then go buy the sequel. You won't be sorry. Darkside
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A review by Free Book Reviews August 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Darkside

Overall Feedback: Perry delivers and absolutely hilarious paranormal/urban fantasy/adventure all rolled into one. This is a non stop page-turning, rip-roaring adventure that begs for your attention and takes you into the perfect fantasy. Go ahead and take the chance. No regrets here I promise.

Point of View: Perry does great with showing you the world he created from Decker's side.

Voice: The humor is what will keep you going. The paranormal will keep you thinking. The adventure will stop your breathing.

Character Development: Spot on as you wander/adventure through half death (my words) with Decker.

Plot: Perry paints a world that you know has to exist. Or at least like to believe it exists.

Dialogue: Top notch and flowing. Really adds to the storyline and character development.

Pacing: Non stop, heart pumping and amazing.

Setting: Perry does very well to describe a place no one has been but able to make it a reality in our minds and make it seem familiar.

Continuity: Perry is obvious in wanting this to be a series (my opinion) but he gives enough to make this stand on it's own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Loved It!!! April 27, 2012
By Fifi
Format:Kindle Edition
This is actually a very late review. I read this book a year ago on smashwords and I couldn't NOT read the next one so I emailed the author *awesome dude, btw* and he very kindly emailed me the sequel which was equally fascinating and FUN to read! Nothing as captivating as a 10-foot ogre named Charlie and a foul-mouthed, dearly beloved troll named Drat. And of course that red-headed gremlin that pees in coffee.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars #1 Fan November 21, 2011
By CakeDay
Format:Kindle Edition
Dear SKS Perry:

I have just met you, and I love you. Your book literally had me on the edge of my seat, and once I was reading, I couldn't stop (no matter how much my eyes hurt from staring at the screen). The pace is amazing, the ideas and scenery unbelievable, and the plot... well I did mention I'm your number one fan.. but what do I know?! Thank you for this incredible story, I can't wait to finish the Darkside Waking the Dead.

Love Cake.

This is to anyone that hasn't read this book:
I highly recommend it, that is if you like epic fights, mystery, COMEDY, action, and a sprinkle of romance. This first person story (told by the main character) is guaranteed to keep you asking for more.

Yours,
Cake
(but not really cause the Cake is mine)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book October 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book for the price. Would have been well worth a few dollars more. Lots of laughs and very interesting story. Kind of short but has a few good twists towards the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun & Witty Debut Novel July 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Darkside isn't that dark, really. In fact, the novel, if not exactly light, is quite witty, fast-paced, and seriously genre-bending. The story is about a guy named James Decker who dies in the process of saving a young woman from being attacked. But he finds that he really isn't dead...well, sort of.

From the blurb:
Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, [James Decker] learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing dead people is the least of James' worries. It's the trolls, goblins, vampires, and other assorted creepy-crawlies that make being dead a living nightmare.

Turns out Darkside is what all these dark creatures living in the Otherworld call our reality. And that's just one of the rules of the afterlife James has to learn as he finds a new lease on life protecting the Innocent from further harm. With wry humor and snide first person remarks, Perry transports you from one realm to the other and back again in a quest you'll not likely forget - if you don't die laughing first. A bit slow in the middle, but overall, a solid debut novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real author, the real deal. April 17, 2011
By Kay Low
Format:Kindle Edition
If you like your urban fantasy with sharp wit, a fun cast of characters (both undead and live) and fantastic battle/fight scenes, read S.K.S. Perry's DARKSIDE. Despite the not-alive nature of its protagonist, though, this book and its sequel both have a lot of heart.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars funny enjoyable read
Great book lots of interesting characters and premise with witty fun dialog. Think this is a great series start, can't wait to read next one.
Published 9 months ago by Ceejames
5.0 out of 5 stars If Xander got superpowers and his own novel
Are you into hard scifi, feminist fantasy or gritty grimdark? Move along, this is not for you.

But if you are looking for a fun read, with plenty of action and jokes... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tropical Gal
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, witty, adventurous
reminded me alot of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.
A fun, witty read with lots of surprises. Perry Keeps the suspense, action, and allure at a peak without charging over the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Bryan A. Balk
5.0 out of 5 stars Supporting the original author.
I came here via twitter and I love this work. I'm glad I got the link to the right person, so I can support such a creative genius.
Published on November 9, 2011 by Clouded sulphur
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This book is simply great. I love the wit and sarcasm that pops up at seemingly random moments. The story is original and engaging and I couldn't stop reading! Read more
Published on October 2, 2011 by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Read in a snap, couldn't put it down.
Can't wait to start the sequel tonight. (If I dare) ;^)
Published on June 11, 2011 by Bonanza43
5.0 out of 5 stars Page-turner!
I downloaded this book and didn't look away from my kindle until it was done.
Loved the quirky characters, use of language, flow, and meter of the book. Read more
Published on April 17, 2011 by JDK033
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More About the Author

S.K.S. Perry is a Sgt currently serving in his 31st year in the Canadian
Forces. Steve doesn't like violence; he's just really good at.

He has a lovely wife, two great kids, and a house full of teddy bears that
totally put lie to his tough guy image. When no one is looking he's also a
drummer in a rock band, and holds black belts in seven different martial arts.

His plan is to one day be independently wealthy, or even dependently
wealthy--he doesn't really care whose money it is as long as they let him
spend it. He has written 4 books to date and plans to write more, unless
someone pays him enough to stop.

He has just completed his Heroic Fantasy, THE MOONLIGHT WAR, and is
currently working on the 3rd book in the DARKSIDE series, DARKSIDE: DAMNED
IF YOU DO.

Consider yourselves warned.

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