A psychologist unearths America’s darkest secret through the terrors of an asylum in 1933 Virginia. The truths that have been erased from history come to life in this thriller about the nation’s ugly and forgotten chapter.
Fear The Reaper now available on Amazon/Kindle.
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Where does the music come from?
What if it could be as DEADLY as it is MAGICAL?
Dark Muse now available on Amazon/Kindle.
Read the excerpts of David Simms Works In Progress
Welcome to the World of the Dark Muse & other stories!
Come on in and enter - a world of music and wonder await. Check out the music videos for the songs within the novel and learn about the contest to win great prizes, including finding yourself a character in the next book!
Join the Accidentals - Muddy, Poe, Otis, Corey, and Silver Eye as they venture into a strange world of wonder and horror. Travel with them as they seek to save Muddy's brother and survive the beasts and trials that threaten them at every turn. Learn who the Dark Muse is and what the River's powers can do.
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A nice mix of story, rock music, and mythology
In Dark Muse, Simms uses story, setting, classic music, and characters to weave a powerful and well-structured lyrical fairy tale fraught with danger, choices, and young innocent love amidst the realities of prejudice and broken families. The unconventional “special needs” characters prove their strength and resilience as they use their musical ability and instruments to battle murderous creatures in a legendary world.
You won't want to put this down
I started this book on a Tuesday and was so engrossed in it I finished it by Wednesday morning. If you play music or just like listening to music (classic rock for this tale) , I definetely recommend it. Through mere words you hear the music in this tale. I am patiently trying to await the sequel.
Dave Simms will be at Con of the Mountain on April 18th, 2015, in Clifton Forge, VA as a special guest. More information can be found at conofthemountain.com. Clifton Forge’s first annual fantasy, science fiction, and comic convention in the scenic historic downtown. Dave will be speaking in a workshop on writing for teens, reluctant […]
Last year, David Simms made a guest post over at Monster Librarian. Here’s a small excerpt: “My first novel, Dark Muse, was released a few months ago, realizing a lifelong dream. It’s exciting that a publisher enjoyed it enough to sign me, and receiving high praise from both colleagues I respect, and, most importantly, from […]
DARK MUSE has arrived! It is now available (as of June 28th) at FireandIceYA.com and will be set up at Amazon shortly. Follow Muddy Rivers, Poe, Otis, and Corey on their journey into a dark world where music reigns, but also kills. The Accidentals set off to the legendary crossroads on a quest to save […]