Shady Palms

A gritty urban tale splattered with carnage . . .

A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls.

When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can’t get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

Can Sanjay discover the truth behind the phenomena threatening his motel before the Feds get suspicious, or does he risk exposing his own sordid enterprises to seek help from the outside?

Why don’t you book a room for the night and find out? At these bargain rates you’ll be lucky if you only find dirty sheets and a few skeletons in the closet.

Welcome to the Shady Palms Motel. Check out is at 11, if you live that long…

Shady Palms by Allen DuskISBN-13: 978-1478270775
ISBN-10: 1478270772

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“Dusk finds a way to mix terrorism and bed bugs into a horrifying tale…and the book won’t disappoint with the ‘chill factor.’ Look for much more from this author in the future, as he’s a great storyteller of dark fiction.”

“Unpredictable twists, fast-paced action and an intense story-line make this book a great page-turner that you will struggle to put down. Allen Dusk is definitely an author to keep an eye on.”
-Erebus Horror

Shady Palms is a brash romp through the seamy urban side of life…the author succeeds in his hopes to scare and repulse, he is also highly entertaining…”

“Dusk’s writing rises head and shoulders above his competition and makes this a horror novel that shouldn’t be missed.”

“I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Allen Dusk’s writing style…He’s now someone I’m going to keep an eye on.”

Shady Palms was fun, crude and downright gory, I loved it!”

“Equal parts noir slice of life and over-the-top gross-out fest, Dusk weaves a compelling web of underworld characters who ultimately confront a bizarre mutant menace cut from the same exploitation cloth as classics like Them! or The Toxic Avenger.”
– Dark Media

3 out of 4 Shots! A good choice for the shelves and for more than one reading. Feel free to suggest to friends.
– Doubleshot Reviews

“The story captivates, draws you in, and doesn’t let go until you conclude your sensory overload with all of the vivid, gritty, grimy details of the unsuspecting…”

“Shady Palms is a lot like a Michael Bay movie. Its point seems to strictly entertain, and it succeeds. It’s fun, it’s fast and it’s enjoyable.”


Episode 101 – Drive-in Triple Feature – Dark Discussions Podcast
Interview with Allen Dusk – Indie Author News
Episode 21 – Rotten Rantings Podcast
Episode 55 Shady Palms & Godling Chronicles– Book Guys Show
Allen Dusk Signs at the Mysterious Galaxy – Dauntless
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