The tomb of Count Gore De Vol

J.L. Comeau, The TombKeeper "Welcome to Count Gore De Vol's Tomb of Dark Delights.   I'm J. L. Comeau, horror writer and resident Tomb Keeper.  I have been charged with the daunting task of sorting and cataloging the Count's vast library of horror, science fiction and fantasy.  Take a torch from the wall and follow me down the stone stairway into the darkness deep beneath the Dungeon.  It's cold and damp down here--perfect for the kind of reading we're going to do.  Never mind the shambling figures in the shadows, they're probably just some friends of ours looking for a good book. If you click on the cover, you'll be taken to a wonderful place where you can buy the book.
Now, let's reach into the musty stacks and see what we can find..."


(Clicking on the covers gives you more information and prices from and other outlets.) 


Sexy supernatural novels are hot, hot, hot, so we’re vamping it up this week with a couple of sizzling supernatural novels from hot paranormal romance thriller author Allison Brennan!

ORIGINAL SIN by Allison Brennan

This is the first entry in a projected seven-novel paranormal suspense series featuring Moira Donnelly, a witch specifically bred by her evil mother, Fiona, leader of an evil occult coven, to become a conduit between heaven and hell. When Fiona unleashes the seven deadly sins, which are in fact fallen angels, her daughter Moira is joined by a sexy young former seminarian named Rafe in a battle royale to fend off the demons coming down hard on their small California town with plans to take over the world. The fallen angels are the entities who formed a union with Lucifer during the battle with Archangel Michael, and Fiona and her occult group are bringing down the darkness with their evil powers to manipulate darkness to take over the planet. Moira and the smoldering Rafe Cooper must track down Fiona to thwart the evil that Moira’s mother is orchestrating. Filled with fast-moving battles with demons and a heavy romantic subtext, ORIGINAL SIN will thrill fans of True Blood and Twilight.

CARDINAL SIN by Allison Brennan

Author Allison Brennan continues the seven-novel paranormal suspense/romance serial that began with ORIGINAL SIN with CARDINAL SIN. In this second fast-paced thriller, the small California town of Santa Louisa has been nearly obliterated by the raging supernatural war of darkness and light being waged by the deadly fallen angels led by Moira Donnelly’s evil mother, Fiona. The demon Lust has burst forth and is moving toward Los Angeles. Moira awakes with blood on her hands—literally—and she and her seductive partner, Rafe Cooper, must return to the battle in order to save the world. Moira has doubts about Rafe, wondering if he might be a pawn of Lust, but she knows that she must move forward against the demons and, indeed, her own mother, a queen of the underworld who has unleashed Hell on earth. Moira must track down the demon Lust and return him to the netherworld from which he has been released by her mother, Fiona, all the while on the run from the authorities who do not believe that the paranormal war is raging. Sexy, hot, and action-packed, I recommend CARDINAL SIN to fans of supernatural romance thrillers. For more about the author, please visit

Any of you TombRats old enough to remember the cool illustrated Sci-Fi/fantasy magazine called Heavy Metal back in the day? It was the era of Hunter S. Thompson, The National Lampoon, and all manner of mind-blowing bong literature. The magazine may be long gone, but Tor has kicked off a new publishing line called Heavy Metal Pulp that combines hardboiled noir fiction with Heavy Metal Magazine’s themes and graphic styles. Dig it.


Sci-Fi and fantasy author Christopher Rowley kicks off an action-packed pulp cyberpunk noir trilogy with PLEASURE MODEL, which follows on-the-skids private detective Rook Venner, who is given the case of his life…or death. The murder case is a make-it-or-break-it last chance for Rook, and it involves a murdered sadist who also happens to have been a former Covert Ops agent that forces Rook to play footsie with the Feds, who can pull the plug on the case at any time. After investigating a number of dead-end leads, Rook discovers a witness…of sorts. Her name is Pleasur, and she’s a brand new bod-mod, a genetically grown clone built for one purpose: to please her owner. Rook takes Pleasur into custody and suddenly it seems that many shadowy figures want Rook killed and Pleasur terminated. The body count escalates as Rook determines that Pleasur herself is the key to the mystery. Pleasur has been given a limited intellect, and Rook has to insure that Pleasur receives an update that will give her the intelligence to survive and access the secrets that Rook is sure are buried in her memory. Fans of BLADE RUNNER will adore this fast moving, sexy, hard hitting, old school style pulp mystery/adventure that has been fantastically illustrated throughout by Justin Norman of the celebrated ELEPHANTMAN comic series, and cover art by renowned artist Gregory Manchess.


The second installment of the Heavy Metal Pulp: Netherworld series finds Detective Rook Venner on the run with the bod-mod pleasure clone, Pleasur, and Mistress Julia. The military and the government are hot on their trail and mysterious private parties are intent on capturing Pleasur before the secrets she carries are made known. Pleasur has been programmed for a rendezvous with a top government official, a meeting that will clarify why she has been targeted for termination. Before the meeting can take place, however, a gang who wants to collect the bounty on Pleasur’s head disrupts the planned rendezvous by kidnapping the trio and holding them hostage. While the formidable Miss Julia is imprisoned in chains for use as a personal sex toy by a high-ranking gang member, Rook is forced to engage in gladiator-style combat games with gang members in order to survive and rescue Pleasur before she is handed over to those who would use her embedded secrets for their own purposes. Both Justin Norman and Gregory Manchess return with fantastic artwork that brings the narrative to life. THE BLOODSTAINED MAN is a sexy, adrenaline-powered, tech-ripped nightmare ride through a dark world of cyberpunk noir fueled by pulp themes and imagery.

To get even more information about these titles, including some of the best prices on the Internet, just click on each of the book covers and you'll be connected to Amazonsm.gif (2492 bytes)

To visit the individual writer's website, just click on any underlined name.

About the Tomb Keeper (Or, who is this person of mystery)

J. L. (Judy) Comeau is an award winning short story writer whose work has appeared internationally in major horror and dark fantasy anthologies such as the Borderlands series, Best New Horror, The Years' Best Horror, the Hot Blood series, and the Dark Voices series in the UK.  She is an active member of the Horror Writer's Association, and she lives in the Washington, DC area where she also teaches short story writing. Click on FIREBIRD to read one of her most anthologized stories.

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