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Dark Edge Press is a dynamic digital first publisher of exceptional fiction.



We are a progressive publishing house founded in 2020. We put our authors and their works at the centre of everything we do. We are passionate about helping writers reach their creative dreams and achieve literary success. We are Wales' No. 1 crime fiction publisher, but we also publish some of the best literary fiction, contemporary romance novels, and popular historical fiction. Read more to learn what we can do for you and your next masterpiece.

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LAWLESS, Lisa Jenkins.

'A gripping, terrifying medical thriller that realistically explores totalitarian governmental influence on individuals when social media becomes their only means of communication. Relevant to our current climate due to its contextualised depiction of the fictionalised world in which we inhabit. #Lawless has literary merit.'

The worldwide outbreak of a deadly coronavirus is responsible for the death of 5 million people.
Everyone with one is confined to their home.
The restriction in free-movement causes people to panic-buy and the streets quickly become lawless.
The government is forced to limit their funds, causing crime rates to soar and the sanctioning of criminals to reduce.
Those who refuse to self-isolate develop into a paramilitary group.
The governments turn totalitarian and join forces to regain control, and during the lock-down pass laws that go unnoticed.
Except by one woman: Caitlyn.
Her capture and subsequent imprisonment reveal she's never been infected.
She must survive persecution and evade vaccine testing while the world mourns.
As the quarantined are slowly released back into a society they no longer recognise, they seek someone to blame for the viral war and Caitlyn becomes the target.
Now with everyone against her she must fight for her life using any means possible.

In a world without rules how can you break them?

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the NHS.


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California, 1947

When Detective Slater is given the job of managing the security team paid to protect a priceless sculpture in the local museum, he doesn't expect the object to disappear in front of him and several witnesses.

Now he must try to stay alive long enough to find out what happened to it, as the answer lies inside a story he finds himself the hero of. And to end it, he must discover who the antagonist is.


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J.C. Maçek III is a professional journalist, novelist, columnist, interviewer, critic, actor, musician and film producer who has written thousands of reviews and historical articles. He continues to write the popular film column The Next Reel and conducts celebrity interviews (with the likes of Aerosmith, Faith No More, Judas Priest, The Zombies, The Cult and more).

He was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and has lived in Southern California for over twenty years.

His first novel Seven Days to Die was published in 2016 and has met with acclaim. The J.C. Maçek III produced motion picture thriller [Cargo] was released in 2018 and the novelization of the [Cargo] motion picture by J.C.

Maçek III was published by Bloodhound Books that same year.

J.C. is excited to join Team Dark Edge where he will continue to bring his hardboiled mysteries to life and much more.

J.C. currently resides in Southern California with his wife and family and a virtual zoo of pets from greyhounds to bunny rabbits.

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"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers"

Alfred Lord Tennyson





We accept un-agented manuscripts in the following genres:

Psychological, Crime, Legal, Medical, Techno, and Hard-boiled Action-packed Thrillers. Procedurals, Chillers, Grip-lit, and Domestic noir. Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Up-lit, and Literary fiction.


We are particularly interested in receiving submissions from authors who identify as (dis)abled, BAME, and/or LGBTQIAP+, especially if your title features a character who exhibits these qualities.


Send your synopsis and full-length novel as separate attachments along with a short author bio in the body of your email to the address below.


Dark Edge Press is a dynamic digital first publisher. Our staff have over ten years experience in the trade. We work with some of the most diverse, enthusiastic, highly qualified individuals in the publishing industry. We offer our authors a uniquely individualised service with an above industry standard royalty rate. Our aim is to share our passion for exceptional fiction and to ensure our books reach a worldwide audience. 

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