Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC

Horror/vampire fiction and poetry edited by Barbara Custer

Night to Dawn 44 ushers in a Halloween theme—complete with the pumpkin on the front cover and the horror tales, poetry, and illustrations inside. For starters, Lee Clark Zumpe’s “The Quarantine Station” will remind you of The Island of Dr. Moreau, except the mad scientist in Zumpe’s tale experiments with raising the dead. A gutless wonder of a boss gets his comeuppance in Sharon Bidwell’s “Brain Dead.” In Hal Kempka’s “Hunger Pangs,” an old house is the vampire, feeding on people who dare try to live in it. The Halloween theme continues, with tales from Marge Simon, Ann Stolinsky, Rod Marsden, Matthew Wilson, and many others.

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Please explore Night to Dawn with the understanding that holy objects and garlic may not protect you, for the NTD vampire is no ordinary species. You might meet the blood drinker of yore, or a walking skeleton, or even a human vampire. Then there are the psychic vampires. Recently, NTD has been featuring werewolves and other monsters but always with the bloodlust theme. Our goal is to showcase the work of writers who share a passion for the horror genre. By featuring upcoming artists and writers, we hope to bring new life to the world of the undead. Night to Dawn will offer tales written by Todd Hanks, Lee Clarke Zumpe, and other authors that will appeal to your spine! And if you’re in the market for a good book, you might want to check out Tom Johnson’s reviews, always listed in the magazine.

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Elizabeth Pierce-Collins, the artist appearing in the latest issue of Night To Dawn, has agreed to sell her artwork for those visitors of that are interested!  Kindly contact her directly at 475 Chorro Creek Road, Morro Bay, Ca. 93442  for more information.

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Night to Dawn books feature science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, supernatural horror (especially vampire), and adventure. NTD has branched into publishing novels and tries to blend a hybrid of horror and science fiction with its work. Query before sending any work. You can find excerpts, reviews and other information on the NTD authors and their works on the following pages, along with Amazon reviews.

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Now available!

Lyn McConchie’s Another Fire: He’s seventeen, the world is dying around him, while half the country lies between him and his surviving family. He has a good dog, a child, a dying farmer, and decent ranchers to help him – against him are vicious bikers, the greedy, the foolish and the evil. But Jason is learning every step of the way.

Another Fire writen by Lyn McConchie


Rod Marsden’s 50 Dragons: Peace meant sacrifice, and Dreadnought had already sacrificed so much of himself. He was scarred from battle and felt numb from his pain as well as that of others. Then one day, Dreadnought came to stare into the eyes of the statue of King Kamehameha and drew strength from it. Other knights would note this and also draw what they could from the statue of a long-dead Hawaiian warrior. Amelia understood the angst Dreadnought felt as he got closer to his life goal. Would the High Ones allow his final victory and, if they did, what would then happen to him and his love Amelia? 

Rod Marsden's fantasy tale about dragons


family comedy by Michael De Stefano

Waiting for Grandfather is now available!

From the dismal coal mines of Scranton, Pennsylvania to the crowded streets of North Philadelphia went Antonio Corelli (Grandfather). Against his better judgment, but to unburden his struggling folks, he takes along his two unruly brothers, Al and Nunzio. Upon arriving in the big city, the young duo steals a pig from an Aramingo Avenue slaughterhouse—an act that triggers a lifetime of calamity.


Rod Marsden’s Dragon Queen is now available! Mixing with your betters can get you killed. Dragons know this as does a certain maverick pilot and his researcher wife. It is possible to get thrown into events not of your own making in which you must do your best to survive. Meanwhile, somewhere not far from mainland Tasmania, there is an island named Green Maiden’s Folly. What’s it like? Is it paradise, or has it been made over into a worse destination hellhole than Devil’s Island used to be like in the 19th and 20th Centuries? On Green Maiden’s Folly, the destiny of the dragon is revealed.

science fiction with dragons by Rod Marsden

Margaret L. Carter’s Doctor Vampire: At the age of forty, psychiatrist Roger Darvell discovered vampires are real, a nonhuman species living secretly among the ordinary mortals who vastly outnumber them, and he himself is a hybrid, with a vampire mother and a human father. After learning the truth about the craving for blood that had plagued him all his adult life, he came to terms with his “monstrous” side and found love with his human professional partner, Dr. Britt Loren. In between treating their mundane patients, Roger and Britt occasionally venture into problems of the paranormal. They deal with three extraordinary cases in these stories, as they counsel a neurotic young vampire, a guilt-ridden werewolf, and a woman who owns a haunted antique desk.

vampire fiction by Margaret L. Carter

Lyn McConchie’s Some Other Traveller: When the world’s civilizations collapse from a lethal pandemic, being old can mean you have the experience and wisdom to survive and to see that friends and family do as well. Donal and Sheila McArn are seventy when most of the world is dying, and they must hold the line for everything they know. They may not have long, but so long as they live, they’re going to do their best – and anyone against them had better step back. NOW!    

post-apocalyptic fiction by Lyn McConchie

Kevin R. Doyle’s The Anchor is now available: Jen has toiled away in television news, just waiting for a big break. And at the same time she finally gets a shot at the promotion opportunity she’s waited years for, head anchor for the nightly newscast, an unseen, shadowy man is desperate for her to notice him. When messages and well wishes don’t do the trick, her mysterious admirer intends to do anything necessary to make Jen a success and snare her attention, even if it means attacking her fiancé and killing off her competition. ** Paperback and Kindle can be ordered here. **

crime novel by Kevin R. Doyle


L. M. Labat’s The Sanguinarian Id: Schwartzwald, sequel to The Sanguinarian Id will be released soon!
Blurb: Surrounded by a legion of abandoned souls that tend to his every whim, Mendelson grips hold of everything he surveys. Greedy for power and more, he continues to sink his teeth into whatever catches his fancy, whether it has a pulse or not. As more people break and bend under his heel, one person stands in defiance.

L. M. Labat will be hosting an exhibition on her Sanguinarian novels (one published and one soon to be published on September 23, 2023. (2) The Sanguinarian Id Novel Art Exhibition | Facebook

fiction by Michael De Stefano

Michael De Stefano’s The Bohemian: Told by protagonist Mitch Morningstar, The Bohemian, with humor, satire, and pathos, challenges the cultural rigors of the post-Reagan bourgeoisie. The weapon of choice is freedom: Mitch and his band of eccentrics wield it to pierce through the ever-ossifying collective, embrace the individual, and rescue truth and beauty in postmodern America. As their guileless effort breaches the new century, these tail-end boomers lose their footing traversing their Daedalian world of carnal wanderlust but never their souls.    



Horror fiction by Kevin Doyle involving feral children

New edition of The Litter: Karen Bannister is coming off a really bad year. Estranged from her father and her fiancé dead, she finds solace in her work with the city’s indigent, destitute, and lost. Then something, something savage and brutal, appears… read more.

science fiction tales by Barbara Custer

The Forgotten People: A crash landing leaves an alien woman at the mercy of a sadistic scientist whose “cure” could kill her. A painting opens a doorway to an alternate dimension, and a brand new life, for one woman, while a nurse’s life is turned upside down in a … read more.

psychological horror written by Gerald Browning

New Edition of Demon in my Head: Human/Vampire hybrid Gabriel Brimstone walks between the worlds of the living and the dead. He hunts vampires and slays them with remarkable ease. However, the years have taken their… read more.


Award won by Tom Johnson for his numerous pulp tales

Night to Dawn’s award as of July 2017.



    Can’t wait to read it!

  2. sounds like a fun one!

  3. Oct. Frights Blog Hop: Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway. Both books are something I’d love.

    Mylar balloons: I think you have 27 balloons.

    Is there a way to subscribe to your blog so it goes to my email? My email address is: michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

    • We’ll see what the other folks guess. 🙂 That’s a great question about subscribing – I realized the blog doesn’t show any way to do that. I’ll try to fix that. Barbara of the Balloons.

  4. Your website design is so nice now and so much easier to navigate around x

  5. Night to Dawn 26 – Of the poems I liked Marc Shapiro’s Bad Food the best. Great imagery. In terms of art, nice take on the four horsemen by Denny Marshall on page 58. The short story Thunder Bay by Robin Wyatt Dunn I found rich in macabre symbolism. Glad to be part of this issue.

  6. Night to Dawn 24 Oct. 2013. Thanks for your inclusion of Brother, Can You Spare Some Blood? Hopefully it will go down well with readers. Strangely enough, it was my shot at a warped out vamp love story.

    The nastiest and therefore the best poem was Hanks’ Vampire Winter. Since I’m just getting out of winter I can relate. Spring hasn’t quite sprung in Sydney, Australia.

    The Infernal Buddha sounds pretty good. I haven’t read a Doc Savage novel in some time.

    Nice portrait of Poe on page 49 by Denny Marshall.

    The Steel Rose teaser was a good idea.

    Art work by Denny Marshall on page 77 is kinda freaked out but ultimately an interesting take on the vampire as demon or the demon with vampire tendencies.

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