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NEW RELEASE! A Diabolical Onslaught, 10 events of madness! An alien organism has entered our world, bent on destroying everything. Time manipulation, wormholes, and an epidemic like no other. It's a dark, action-packed tale with a plot so deranged and twisted, you'll scream for more. Darkness & Daemons is a post-apocalyptic, Scifi Horror themed trilogy based on a highly advanced, alien organism that infects everyone, turning them into soldiers with a darker will. For a detailed product description, click here: A Diabolical Onslaught.
NEW RELEASE! Just off the press, Forsaken, the third novel in the Stealth Series by G L Briggs! The series contains a total of three novels, Fabled Enigma, Exorcism of the Species, and FORSAKEN!!! Don't miss out on this amazing journey filled with magic, possession, and DEMONS. Click the picture and learn more about this series.
Darkness & Daemons collections back!
Darkness & Daemons: Events 1-3 is FREE. This makes a great way for readers to get into the series. Events 4-6 and 7-10 both available as well, and later this year the series will continue with the release of Events 11-13 and so on until the second volume is complete. To begin this series download the free version today on either amazon or smashwords.
Necro Device and Darkness & Daemons
Catch up on all of Riott Night's novels before the big release of Cult of Tattoo: The genoCode due out later this year! The Necro Device is the first novel written by Riott and is loaded with twists and misdirection making it a perfect summer read. Learn what the device is and see if you can solve the mystery.
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5/18/2014 Darkness & Daemons Events, now live!
Now that we have everything sorted out on the Darkness & Daemons series, we're proud to announce that the Event collections are back once again. Going forward, Darkness & Daemons will be released in Events and Volumes. What's the difference? Glad you asked! Individual Events will now be grouped in sets of 3 and the final of the volume in 4. For instance, you can now read Events 1-3, 4-6, and 7-10 in smaller collections. This will allow readers to pre-read the full volume before release. Once all 10 Events are out the full Volume will be published in both ebook and paperback. One of the main reasons for the series was to allow readers to 'read along' with it. The Events are meant to be read all by themselves. A lot of extra time and effort goes into the series so that readers can read it in that format. The Events are like mini stories all to themselves! Beginning late 2014, around November or December, the next wave of Events will be published beginning with Events 11-13. We'll update as we approach those dates, as for now, Cult of Tattoo is the next big novel coming out of DarkGate, and we hope to have some more non-fiction from Burr. Not to mention, G L Briggs (author of the Stealth Series) also has a few novels in the pipe set for release. It will be a great summer for DarkGate and readers so be sure to check back for more updates and catch up on all of our novels.
5/05/2014 Summer read out!!!
All of Riott Night's novels will be .99c periodically throughout the Spring making it a perfect time to catch up on some reading. Why all the hype and discounts? That's because the highly anticipated novel Cult of Tattoo: The genoCode will be released later this year! If you haven't read a good novel with great twists lately then now's your chance to experience a Riott Night novel for a low price and get you prepared for the MIND-BLOWING story, Cult of Tattoo. You'll need to get warmed up, so don't wait and pick up a copy today. In addition, M.T. Dismuke's short story satire, Protecting the Transit, is FREE on Smashwords.
3/18/2014 Who's G L Briggs?!?
Welcome author G L Briggs to the DarkGate Network!! G L Briggs writes Dark Fantasy and it is a perfect fit for our readers. She just released the final novel in her Stealth Series, Forsaken, so make sure to click the side bar and check it out and get your copy today. You can also view her biography (link in sidebar) and website and a ton more stuff by this amazing author. Looking for a bit of magic mixed with your demons? How about the story written in the demon's perspective? Well then you best download her books and get started!
3/5/2014 Who's Riott Night?!?
Just Recently, M.T. Dismuke unpublished both paperback novels, The Necro Device and Invasion. They no longer exist for purchase. Both novels were republished under a slight rename and new author, Riott Night. This was done for personal reasons and to separate M.T. Dismuke's satire and nonfiction from the dark thriller genre. Both novels were published again under the titles, Necro Device: A Dark Suspense Thriller which was already on the cover to begin with, so other than the author name, not much changed. The second novel title is A Diabolical Onslaught where the word "Invasion" was chopped off. It was confusing readers into believing the trilogy was named Invasion. It really didn't belong in the title. Darkness & Daemons is the trilogy, and the first novel is A Diabolical Onslaught. Riott Night, where did that name come from? The name was actually the original pen name for the novels going way back for many years. Upon publishing the first novel, a last minute change was made to the author name and M.T. Dismuke was used. The reasons at the time seemed legit, keeping the family name and all. However, that was never the original intent, but mistakes happen. It has all been rectified as of this posting but not to confuse the books as being different. If you read one under the old name, it is still the same read so do not purchase another paperback unless you want the new cover art. Ebook readers can simply update the manuscript because the same page and book was used, just altered and updated. Amazon actually helped with switching the titles and author over and creating the new bio page for Riott Night. The final reason for the change now instead of later was because Cult of Tattoo was being released under Riott Night. I had planned on changing the books just prior to the release later this year but decided it would be better to switch months earlier to address any concerns or problems the transition may have posed. This way by time the novel is published, the name Riott Night will already be familiar with everyone, not some 'new' guy on the block. If you have questions email them to author at mtdismuke dot com.
2/20/2014 A Diabolical Onslaught REDU
Just received A Diabolical Onslaught back yesterday from another copy edit done by Carolyn Pinard. Found a few mistakes in the book, and since I had yet to run it through a copy edit yet, I figured I had best get it done. The edits came back and were great. Not being a huge fan of Science Fiction Horror, she was surprised that she liked it so much. That's great!!! It is a fast-paced story with tons of action and a rich plot. It helps keep the story moving along. Most of the mistakes found were minor syntax errors, nothing huge, but she did catch several things that were overlooked. Great job Carolyn!
In other news, I turned 43 this month on the 13th. Luckily I have a lot of life left in me so I plan on producing tons of great novels over the next decade. I still have several unwritten stories outlined that I've yet to get to. I started outlining and writing, sheesh, back in my twenties. My next novel Cult of Tattoo was first realized in the year 2000, while I was writing The Necro Device. It's been shelved for a long time. I have many more where that came from.
1/19/2014 Second take promo
I had advertised a .99 cent sale for the book tour, so I will be running this final promotion on both Necro Device and Invasion for a limited time. My book tour is almost up, another month, so i'll be posting about that then and how it went. As for now, a promotion was scheduled through it for the sale price and thus it begins today. Take advantage of it while it lasts and share with friends.
Cult of Tattoo will have some updates within the month about my progress and more about the story. I may even have a chapter posted by then as well. I just want to make sure all is smooth and nothing is being changed before I post them. Expect to see those in March sometime.
1/10/2014 End of Promo but don't worry
Last year, 2013, I ran a reduced price promotion for several months in a row on both of my big novels, much longer than I normally would have. I also did the same in 2012. The novels haven't taken off as much as I had hoped they would, however they will in time as more and more new readers discover them. Each year that passes, I sell more but it is slow and the sale prices don't seem to have much impact, meaning I sell just as many when they are NOT on sale - if not more. I usually run the promotions to help push sales and save customers a few dollars, but the sale prices don't seem to have much of an impact unless the novel is FREE. After the mass 'giveaway' in 2012, I'm not too keen on advertising my free promotions through multiple media stations, so any free stuff would be sporadic at best and most likely not advertised other than my webstie. This will assure that my followers and readers are aware of it meanwhile keeping low from the freeDloader lists and the goodreads' and amazon's fake review mafia. They want my books, they can pay for them.
As for now, I'll be focused on Cult of Tattoo for the next few months making it a great time for new readers to catch up on my work and prepare for it. You'll need the mental preparation, trust me:P
1/09/2014 This Year From M.T. Dismuke
Happy New Years to everyone! The website is back up, finally! Thank you for those who have been following along with me and Darkgate as we enter 2014. This year, the plans are simple - CULT OF TATTOO! You heard it. That is the big novel I plan on releasing this year and if all goes well, I might squeeze another one in by December. I won't hold my breath, but you never know! The target release date for Cult of Tattoo is towards the end of summer, early fall, so perhaps around August. Earlier if all goes well, but I've told that story before. I've learned to push my release dates out a few months lol. Hopefully this one will be done earlier. I'll be spending the rest of winter and spring writing it and with all the data and notes I've taken over ten years, one would think it would go smoothly, we'll see:P Anyhow, if you're reading this, I hope you've picked up and experienced my stories because if you have, you know exactly what to expect in my next novel. Early warning, it will blow you away. I expect Cult of Tattoo to be the most challenging and twisted plot I've told to date, and if you've read either of my first two novels you'll have an idea of what twisted plots are all about. Thanks for stopping by, I'll be updating more regularly so check back soon!!! :)