Satan's Fan Club
Rebellious twins James and Louise meet a man while out for a night of fun who invites them to join a dangerous and exciting club. While they yearn to join Nick’s club and escape their staunchly religious upbringing, entrance requires they commit a crime tailored just for them. The twins find themselves trapped in a shadowy world they only half-believe is real and contemplating horrible acts that no sane person would consider.
Sometimes the most fertile breeding ground for evil is innocence...
"Mark Kirkbride's debut novel, Satan's Fan Club, explores territories only an experienced novelist would dare attempt. Utilizing a unique pair of protagonists, twins Louise and James, we ride along with them on their trip to 'hell' in this well-executed cross-genre thrill-ride. Equal parts horror, thriller, and dark fantasy, Satan's Fan Club brags the writing skills and storytelling adeptness of a seasoned novelist, with the freshness of a strong new voice. I would urge any fan of cross-genre fiction to pick up a copy of this fine debut novel." —Michael Laimo, author of Deep in the Darkness and Dead Souls
"Mark Kirkbride's voice is refreshing, original and poetic as he tells the tale about twins named James and Louise. Satan's Fan Club is tight, dark and wonderfully disturbing--and a treat for fans of dark fiction. A macabre celebration of imagination and some good old fashioned horror." —Sandy DeLuca, Author of Messages from the Dead and Hell's Door
"A smart, well-written, and eerie foray into the realm of psychological terror, Kirkbride's novel will prove a joy for readers who wish to luxuriate in uniquely poetic language pitched starkly against a backdrop of unmitigated horror. Recommended!" —Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase
"Satan’s Fan Club is a powerful psychological crime chiller where fear stalks every page. Yet Mark Kirkbride is fearless in his portrayal of obsession and treachery. The darkest parts of the human heart. Definitely a writer to watch." —Sally Spedding, Author of Cold Remains and Malediction