BLACK JACK Coming Soon to

coverHey everyone, my latest story in the Black Books timeline, BLACK JACK, will be starting very soon. Set during Jack the Ripper's reign of terror, the new serial introduces Jacob Springer, a colleague of Black & MacGillivray. The episodes air this season of the Horror Addicts podcast.

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Now on!

BLACK MAGIC is now available for download at as a PDF, ePub, and Mobi/Kindle, or you can also grab the eBook with the MP3 of the serialized full cast audio! The prices are reasonable and a (large) part of the proceeds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Black Friday ’13

The big day has arrived. This Friday the 29th, aka Black Friday, sees the release of my newest story, BLACK MAGIC, as an eBook and a Podiobook.

If you heard the tale serialized on this season, you can now download the full story, as a Kindle eBook from Amazon, or in any format from The price for this tale is only $0.99.

If you missed its debut on the podcast, or if you missed an episode, or just want to hear it all en masse, Podiobooks is where you can subscribe to a new feed.

Also, in the spirit of Black Friday, I have a special coupon code for the anthology of vampire short stories, FRESH BLOOD, which features another story of Matt Black, BLACK & WHITE. This coupon is good to download the full eBook for only $0.99 from When you order, enter the code FX76F. This code only lasts through Black Friday.

So, what is BLACK MAGIC all about? This is a prequel tale of sorts to my current work in progress, BLACK CITY.

Capt. Matt Black and Dr. Andrew MacGillivray are a pair of paranormal private eyes hot on the trail of someone — or something — killing women during the raucous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Stranger things are afoot however when their friend, L. Frank Baum, finds a man who was attacked not far from the World's Fair.

It is a fun tale full of shapeshifters, wizards and witches, mystery and mayhem, topped off with a dollop of steampunk.

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Black Magic now on

Here is a list of all eleven episodes of BLACK MAGIC, hosted at

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BLACK MAGIC Episode #1

Presenting episode #1 of BLACK MAGIC, a serialized podcast of a new short story by Dan Shaurette.

In this episode we meet Dr. Andrew MacGillivray and Capt. Matt Black, a pair of paranormal private eyes on a case in Chicago during the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

This episode features the voice talents of Mat Weller and Murdo Morrison.

The theme music for Black Magic is "Wine" by Jack Mangan.
All other music and sound effects were provided by the Free Sound Project, at

Looking for more BLACK MAGIC? Please visit and listen to this excellent horror podcast hosted by Emerian Rich. In Season 8, you can hear a new installment of BLACK MAGIC on every episode, starting with episode #85.