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Underground Book 1: Revelations (2019)
Book 1 of the Underground Trilogy
(Shadowtales Publications)

The war the world feared finally came except this was a different kind of war. One fought between the living and the dead. The living lost.
Liam, a former soldier in the war against the dead, had done everything he could to hold back the enemy but in the end he joined the other survivors in the only safe place left - underground.
Now Liam helps keep the last of the living safe in the subway tunnels, scavenging food by day, hiding by night, all the while haunted about how they lost the world above them. He always believed the dead had help but he could never prove it.
He would soon learn he was right all along and that there is no safe place to hide from extinction - Łunderground just might turn out to be everyones tomb after all.
Kindle | Nook | Paperback 

 

Breakout (2016)
(Shadowtales Publications)

Louis wakes one night to discover that his wife and daughter are gone. In a frantic journey to find them he soon discovers that the world outside is falling apart and he is trapped inside of his apartment building.

The windows won’t open, the elevators don’t work and the lobby is blocked but Louis will not be stopped until he finds his family. Danger lurks around every corner, mysteries unfold, and his once warm home becomes a breeding ground for nightmares.

Banding together with some of the other residents of the building, Louis and the others will work together to take on the end of the world, including the hungry undead that have become trapped inside the building with them.
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Frozen Stiff: A Zombie Novella (2012)
(Shadowtales Publications)

The end is here. The dead walk and the living are on the brink of extinction. Brad and Travis, part of a military search and rescue operation, race against time to evacuate survivors from Seattle, Washington. When the emergency shelter becomes overrun they are re-routed to a secret base, a code Majestic base, in the Canadian Arctic to await rendezvous. Between the isolation, rising tensions, and horrible secrets locked away in the frozen waste, they’ll face a horror colder than the snowy landscape.
Ebook. 40,000 words. Available on Kindle, Nook and Kobo.

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If God Doesn't Show (2012)
(Permuted Press)

John’s first full-length novel co-written with R. Thomas Riley.  A fast-paced mash-up of Apocalyptic fiction and Cthulhu Mythos. Features Riley’s recurring character Gibson Blount. Murderous cults, the walking dead, shadow creatures and one pissed off Elder God, it’s all in a day’s work for Gibson Blount! Available in ebook, trade paperback and audio book. Look for it in book stores as well. 230 pages.

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The Fetch (2014)
(Shadowtales Publications)

War of Witches.
Isabelle Thicket, a sorceress of the black arts is about to collide with Jacob Norsen, a sorcerer of white magic, and all Hell will break loose. Isabelle will stop at nothing to get what she wants and Jacob will do anything to protect those he loves. Two of the most powerful forces of nature will clash in a battle to the death and their power will unleash a greater evil... an old, hungering evil that will threaten the world.
There's no safe place to hide from... The Fetch.
Ebook or paperback. 204pages.
Also available on Nook and Kobo.

 

Let's Play In The Garden (2013)
(Shadowtales Publications)

Merydith knows that she's different from all the other girls. She feels it deep down inside of her each time she and her brothers walk through her grandfather’s big old house and grand, secret garden.
Merydith never questioned her grandparents' stern rules, her isolation, the shunning her family receives in town... or the strange work her grandfather does all day in his workshop. Until now.
Merydith is determined to come face to face with the truth, even if it means facing the horror of her existence.
Get lost in the garden today.
Ebook with Paperback coming soon. 207 pages. Available at Amazon, B&N & Kobo.

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Best of Shadow Tales:
Early and Reprinted Works
(2017)
(Shadowtales Publications)

The author's ultimate collection. Experience some of John Grover's best horror and dark fantasy fiction. This book collects twenty previously published short stories that have appeared in magazines such as Flesh and Blood magazine, horror anthologies such as Epitaphs, the New England Horror Writers anthology, and his published collections like A Beckoning of Shadows published by Naked Snake Press.
Take a shadowy journey through Grover's writing career, a journey that began in the eighties and is still going today with such tales as The Men's Room, Melissa's Wagon, Windblown Shutter, The Mute People and The Heirloom.
Contains a preface by the author and introduction by K. H. Koehler.
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Creatures & Crypts (2011)
(Shadowtales Publications)

Creatures of the living and the dead gather in a book of over 70,000 words and 20 stories. This massive volume contains new work and previously published tales including the second place winner of the New Bedlam short story contest–Unknowable. From the Grim Reaper to vengeful ghosts, shambling zombies and monsters that only inhabit the author's imagination this book has something for everyone. Available on Kindle and Smashwords for your Nook, iPhone, Kobo or Tablet.
Ebook.

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Feminine Wiles (2011)
(Shadowtales Publications)

Finally, the new ebook version has arrived of the author’s popular collection. All new cover art for the digital version by Christopher Zibelli.
16 tales of wicked women now for the Kindle and Smashwords..

  Amazon | Nook

 

Unearthed:
Tales of Hidden Horror
(2014)
(Shadowtales Publications)

Lurking. Creeping. Hiding...
Ten horrors revealed. Ten horrors realized. Ten horrors Unearthed.
Discover what lives beneath an ancient graveyard. Know the depths of love and madness. Witness a new world on the other side of a bridge. Explore the many rooms of a house of lies. Uncover the secrets beneath an idyllic lake.
Once the horrors have revealed themselves it's already too late.
Ebook for Kindle. Also available at B&N and Kobo.

 

Autumn Shades:
An Ode to the Season
(2016)
(Shadowtales Publications)

8 Flash fiction stories and poems capture the spirit and author's love of the season.
Come on a magical journey with John Grover as he weaves all original tales set on or around Halloween. It's a landscape of jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, goblins, and crisp Autumn nights. From pumpkin patches to haunted houses, step into a world that is forever Halloween. The spookiest time of year!
Kindle | Nook

 

Whispering Shadows (2009)
(Rainfall Books)

A chapbook collection with original cover art in Rainfall books’ H.P. Lovecraft inspired line of chapbooks. Number 089. Featuring three all original tales: The Keswick Oddity, The Case and Sugar Shack. Please note only available in the UK through the publisher’s site. Chapbook. 44 Pages.

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Terror In Small Doses (2011)
(Shadowtales Publications)

Re-release from the limited edition print chapbook. For the first time these six flash tales are now available exclusively for the Amazon Kindle. Makes a great sampler at a great price. Only 99 cents! Cover art by Kirk Alberts, the artist of the original chap.
Contains bonus material: A free excerpt from Feminine Wiles–16 Tales of Wicked Women. Ebook.

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Angels, Ashes & Alchemy (2009)
(Double Dragon Publishing)

In this collection: Angels, Ashes and Alchemy you will meet the pivotal players in this eternal struggle of good against evil, the war between Heaven and Hell and the hapless humans caught in the middle. Some souls are champions of the light, some are not so holy, while still others fall somewhere in between. All are but casualties in the constant fight we call existence. Which side are you on? Ebook. 110 Pages.

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FANTASY

 

Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds (2014)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

It is the year 1412 in the continent of Eurone. King Gravynmere has sent some of his best soldiers to investigate strange stories in the nearby border town of Faxon. 
The men will soon learn there is more truth than fancy to these stories, for something walks in the fields, something with cloven hooves and fire dripping from its hands. 

The king will rally his son, Prince Quinn, his entire army and all of the Kingdom of Vanosia to confront the very forces of darkness in an epic tale of adventure, magic and mystery as the veil between their world and Perdition grows thin. 

Join the Prince as he battles for his land, his people and his beloved on a mission that will take him to ends of the world and back, through pain and sacrifice, war and horror as what is below claws its way to above. 
Ebook. 244 pages.
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Knightshade: Shadow Scourge (2018)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

The long-awaited sequel to Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds.
The Great War with Perdition has ended but all is not well in the continent of Eurone. Prince Quinn, half human, half shade, lives in exile at the hands of his father, King Harlequin. The King withers into depression, leaving the kingdom of Vanosia weakened and open to attack. It is now that the Shrouded Woman seeks vengeance for the death of her sister at the hands of Prince Quinn. She will stop at nothing to see the extermination of the royal family and all of Vanosia.
Kindle | Nook

 

Song of the Ancestors Book I:
Web of the Spider Queen
(2012)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

Amazon Exclusive.
Combining elements of horror and sword and sorcery, John Grover weaves an epic fantasy tale full of action, mystery and suspense.

A long vanquished evil has returned to the beautiful and peaceful realm of Orum. An evil that will stop at nothing to plunder and enslave all of the realm’s people and lay waste to its lands. An evil that refuses to die, that has ravaged every realm it has touched. Its name is Sinnia, the Spider Queen and she has set her eyes back on the one world that eludes her grasp.
Ebook  Novella. 20,000 words.

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Song of the Ancestors Book II:
The Human Condition
(2012)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

Book 2 of John’s fantasy series and the sequel to Web of the Spider Queen.
The Human Condition finds the races of Orum in the grip of civil war. Friend will become foe, allies will become bitter enemies, sides will be taken and war will once again threaten the realm with total destruction, this time at their own hands. Ebook. Novella 30,000 words.

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Song of the Ancestors, Book III:
Ballad of the Fallen
(2013)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

Amazon exclusive.
The third book into the Song of the Ancestors fantasy series finds a new threat rising in the realm of Orum. The Necromantic clans have come to power and all races of the world must band together to stop this new threat before they destroy not only the realm but the entire universe with it.
Ebook. 106 pages.

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Song of the Ancestors Book IV:
The Ashes of Orum
(2014)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

The final book in the Song of the Ancestors series. Learn of the origins of the three races of Orum, their ascension to the dominate species in the realm and the return of the first race... the first people that started it all. 
With the return of the race of the Sun comes the return of great evil. Once again war will grip the realm, and the children of the leaders will be at the forefront, taking the ranks of the front line and leading the people of Orum into a new age.  From windows into the past to a doorway to the future, the realm itself has reached its end and its up to one hero to save all of his people... before their own world destroys them. 
Ebook. 117 pages.
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The Song of the Ancestors:
The Complete Series (2015)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

This volume collects all four books in the series. Join the Elf, Fairy and Amazon races as they join together and put aside their differences to stand united against the darkest of evils.
Over 389 pages of epic fantasy action and adventure. Ebook with paperback coming soon.
Amazon

 

The Scepter of Namiss:
The Books of Braenyn #1
(2012)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

Meet Braenyn, elf, thief, magic-user. He lives a rogue's life with his lover, the shape-shifter, Tarrow. Together they try to survive and better their situation in a mad world filled with warlords, cut-throats, supernatural horrors, trows, gibbelins and ogres.
Braenyn's resolve is about to be tested and his world shattered when he goes after the fabled scepter of King Namiss. Secrets that should have remained buried rise up to haunt the elf forever.
Join the continuing adventures of Braenyn the elf thief and a world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure in the tradition ofdungeons and dragons and the pulp fiction of old.
Ebook. Short story. Available at Amazon, B&N and Kobo.

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The Fallen Church of Ashburn:
The Books of Braenyn #2
(2012)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

After discovering the secret of his lineage, Braenyn races back to his homelands to confront his mother and his life of lies. Abandoning Tarrow in shame he stops to rest in the human town of Ashburn. While drinking his sorrows away a desperate young girl stumbles into the tavern with a tale too horrible to believe.
When no one steps up to help, Braenyn offers his assistance and goes to investigate the girl's tale of a haunted church and things that go bump in the night. Soon Braenyn descends into a world of primal terror and the very bowels of hell itself. Will the entire town fall to the denizens of the damned or will the elf come to the rescue of those he despises... humans?
Ebook. Short story Available at Amazon, B&N and Kobo.

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Family Bonds:
The Books of Braenyn #3
(2013)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

The third entry into the Books of Braenyn. The elf thief returns home to confront his mother about the dark secrets she’s been keeping and is forced to make the ultimate village when a dark army invades his homeland.
Ebook for Kindle. Also available at B&N and Kobo.

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Tarrow's Tale:
The Books of Braenyn #4
(2013)
(Shadowtales.com)

The fourth episode of the Books of Braenyn is told from the viewpoint of Braenyn’s shape-shifting lover Tarrow. Discover his origins, his people and how he came to use his powers for fighting and self-defense. Ebook available on Kindle, Nook and Kobo.

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Duel on Mount Vapor:
The Books of Braenyn #5 (2014)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

Braenyn and Tarrow head to the city of Green Spires to sell the Gem of Iplorius to the King. While there the King makes another offer to the elf thief that he simply cannot resist. 
Against the warnings of his lover, Tarrow, Braenyn sets out on a new journey that will take him into the Whitewood Mountains and up the treacherous slopes of Mount Vapor. He will get one step closer to the secrets of his lineage and discover a greater challenge than he bargained for. 
Duel on Mount Vapor is number 5 in the Books of Braenyn. It is part of an over-arching story line. This story is approximately 8,000 words. 
Pick-up Books 1-4, available now! 
Short Story.
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The Urn of Orgo :
The Books of Braenyn #6
(2015)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

Braenyn races against time to save his dying lover and enters the darkness and madness of the Temple of Orgo in search of the serpent goddess’s fabled urn. Will he reach it in time?
Amazon

 

Possessing The Grimstone (2013)
(Shadowtales Fantasy)

A mage finds his magic, a leader finds her strength, a hero finds his courage.
An unknown enemy rises in the uncharted lands of the east, emerging from the mists of the Fifling sea. Armed with a powerful magical artifact thought lost over a thousand years ago, they’re destroying everything in their path. Yet hope remains, for this unstoppable evil only possesses one piece of this weapon, the Grimstone. Should they discover the remaining pieces, the world will fall.
Ebook. 185 pages. Available at Amazon, B&N and Kobo.

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