Down the Dark Path Books, Paintings, and delicious darkness from J Edward Neill

Category Archives: Books!

From Dungeon Master to Starving Artist.

November 8, 2016 | Books!, Life, Role Playing | Permalink

Christmas Eve 1987. I was eleven years old. As far as gift-hauls go, 1987 was a reasonable year. I raked in some fresh NES games, unwrapped a new pile of GI Joe action figures, and rolled my eyes at the requisite stack of clothes for school. I would’ve been satisfied if that’s all it had been. Toys, games, and clothes…what more could […]

The Door Never Dreamed Of…opens

September 19, 2016 | Books!, Kindle Countdown Sale, Sci fi novella | Permalink

It’s my top-selling book of all time. It’s a glimpse into the darkest corner of humanity’s future. It’s about two young men, each squaring off against an entire world. There is no evil. There is no good. There is only… A Door Never Dreamed Of All I ask is if you pick up A Door Never Dreamed Of, […]

More Questions than Anyone Can Answer

September 7, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction | Permalink

Want a little something to ignite a conversation? I thought you might… 444 Questions for the Universe is the ultimate ice-breaker. Put it on your coffee table, invite a few friends over, and watch the night’s discussions catch fire. Meant as a party book, quiz book, and philosophy book rolled all into one, it’ll guide you through […]

The Black Magic Woman

August 1, 2016 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

Andelusia knows she’s not like other girls. More than ever, the night calls to her, the stars grant her serenity, and the shadows of black magic pool within her blood. In the dark spaces between her dreams, she feels the power of the ancient world awakening. And as the enemies of mankind prepare for the […]

What Happens when Quirky, Funny, and Rude Collide

June 30, 2016 | Books!, humor | Permalink

I should probably apologize… I’m a plagiarist. Sort of. Some of the things in my new book, The Funny Things People Say, are words I actually said. As for the rest, well…it’s all from the other people in my life. It’s a fact. People like to talk. A lot. And for the most part, you should let them. […]

A Conversation for every Corner of the World

June 4, 2016 | A Door Never Dreamed Of, Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction | Permalink

In the Coffee Table Philosophy series, you’ll find something for everyone. Girls. Guys. Party-throwers. Lonely philosophers. Optimists. Pessimists. Conversation-starters. And deep, dark thinkers. It’s all here. A book for every coffee table in the world. * 10 books. 10 different types of questions. Let’s have a look at all of them: * 101 Questions for […]

If the world ends TODAY, you’ll need this…

May 26, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction, Science | Permalink

Ok. Maybe the world ending today is a slight exaggeration. But the final book in the Coffee Table Philosophy series, 101 Questions for the End of the World, is here: It has questions. Plenty of questions. But instead of ice-breaking questions or improve your love life-type questions, it’s full of deadly serious inquiries. Think Socrates meets Stephen Hawking, Plato […]

Book Blurb-ology

May 20, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, humor, Writing! | Permalink

A while back I got mega sarcastic with a list of alternative movie blurbs. And later I roasted myself in public by making fun of all my books. This time I’m keeping it serious. If only to illustrate the pain and suffering that accompany writing blurbs (and query letters…and synopses) I’ve challenged myself to write one-sentence descriptions of all my books. […]

Appetizers and Desserts

April 18, 2016 | Books!, Flash Fiction, Non Fiction | Permalink

I churned out a fun little article over at Tessera Guild. It includes the first and last sentences of all my major published works. Read it, and then add your first/last favorites to the comments section. Here: allow Andelusia’s…ahem…heart to lead the way. J Edward Neill  

Fresh new scares: The Skeleton Sculptor & The Circle Macabre

April 15, 2016 | Books!, Horror | Permalink

Superior creep. Horror on a stick. The hairs on the back of your neck…rising. Yep. It just happened. I’ve released two short stories!! If you’ve already read Old Man of Tessera or Let the Bodies, these two creepilicious tales will finish you off. Nice and dead-like. Introducing bite-size books The Skeleton Sculptor and The Circle […]

444 Q’s for the Universe

April 11, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy | Permalink

444 Questions for the Universe! The only book you’ll ever want on your coffee table… Having a few friends over? Throwing a party? 444 Questions for the Universe is the ultimate ice-breaker. Grab a glass of wine, put away your cell phones, and watch the night’s discussions catch fire. Meant as a party book, quiz book, and philosophy […]

In a drowned village, on a dark shore…

March 22, 2016 | Books!, Horror, Old Man of Tessera | Permalink

In a drowned village, on a dark shore, in a city of white stones, an ancient evil stalks. It has no name, no face, and no desire but to see the death of everything… …and everyone. One dead. Every night. Forever. Until nothing remains. THE HECATOMB  Now available! The Hecatomb includes four short stories, including […]

5 Questions for Singles!

March 12, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction | Permalink

The latest volume of the Coffee Table Philosophy series is here. Written by Jaylene Jacobus and J Edward Neill, the questions this time are focused on dating, relationships, and what it’s like to be single in the modern world. * * * Singled Out  You’re the lone single person at a gathering full of couples. They’ve placed […]

10 Thoughts for When the Sun Goes Down

March 11, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Life | Permalink

The following ten questions are direct from my philosophy/ice-breaker book, 101 Questions for Midnight. I think you’ll enjoy them. * * * Absolute Freedom  Imagine a society in which there are no laws. You can do anything without fear of legal retribution. Consider, of course, so can everyone else. What things would you do that are currently illegal?   […]

The Hecatomb – An intro to the end

February 4, 2016 | Books!, Horror, Old Man of Tessera | Permalink

 I’ve got a new novella for you. It includes four terrifying short stories. It’s got Old Man of Tessera and its sequel, Let the Bodies. It finishes the tale of One dies. Every night. Forever. In a realm where one person vanishes every night, humanity must find the cause or be extinguished forever…  Introducing: The Hecatomb Evil will sleep once mankind […]

A Book to Kill Your Kindle

February 1, 2016 | Books!, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

This week only. Down the Dark Path Mega-discounted for Kindles underworld-wide. When Andelusia Anderae leaves home in search of a better life, she plunges into the world-ending war between Graehelm and Furyon. The deeper she falls, the more she senses the dark powers rising within her, and the more she realizes she is not so different […]

Making Fun of Everything I’ve Ever Done

January 29, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Hollow Empire, humor, Machina Obscurum, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

A few weeks ago I got super sarcastic with my list of alternative movie blurbs. So now that I’ve made fun of everyone else’s artistic work, it’s time I turn the cannon on myself. Here’s everything I’ve ever written, but with smartass descriptions. Have fun… Hollow Empire – Night of Knives – Five homeless people with crappy hygiene do their […]

Down the Dark Path Resurrection

January 1, 2016 | Books!, Down the Dark Path, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

As the night draws down, new paintings drip from my brush. …and make their way onto my books. Introducing ALL NEW covers for the Down the Dark Path four-book series. They’re slick. They’ve got terrifying new art. They’re bound in feels-amazing-beneath-your fingers matte.     Book I preserves the original Amanda Makepeace Soul Orb painting, but books II, […]