Thursday, August 23, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Damned Fiction by David Kempf

For millennia, humanity has feared the Devil. But in modern times, scholars have questioned his very existence, sometimes dismissing him as a mere symptom of various mental conditions. In DAMNED FICTION, you will discover that the Devil is, in fact, very real – and he has returned to our mortal realm with a nightmare agenda.

The Devil has come to a prestigious university to find someone worthy to write his biography. For Dr. Henry David Wells, this opportunity presents the challenge and the chance of a lifetime. Together with his students Christopher and Sarah, he embarks on a bold journey into the very heart of eternal darkness.

Dr. Wells soon comes to learn that his cherished project could take the entire world down an unspeakable path. From Day One, Satan has been a competitive creature, and he will stop at nothing to make sure that his life story becomes the No. 1 bestseller on Amazon. Can Dr. Wells allow his book to open the gates of Hell, unleashing the boundless forces of evil upon the world?



We are warned in the beginning and are rightfully so as we are taken on a sinful delight of a read. Apparently, the Devil and the Jinn are the ruling evil forces over mankind. Except one man happens to trick the Jinn sparing his mentor's life as a ghoul wishing the Jinn into non-existence. The devil rules now and is seeking to tell his life story from his point of view. Therefore, he seeks two damned writers to compete in a short story writing contest to see who gets to pen his memoirs. It is there we jump to the stories these two sinful writers. We get treated or cursed with some twisted horrific sinful tales to suite Lucifer’s appetite just right.

Kempf writing is sinfully luscious at points, then shocking the next. In a deeper undertone. damned Fiction touches on society and human natures decline so brutal and honest you want to look away ashamed. Kempf writing is so seductive though it's hard to look away and your embrace its juiciness.


David Kempf has written over fifty short stories, many with themes of horror fiction. He has won several writing awards, including first place in Millersville University's Lemuria magazine's short story competition. Two of his short stories were selected for the 2007 publication of The Grackle. He is a frequent contributor to the British website
In 2014 he wrote The Horror of It All, featuring interviews with prominent figures in the horror community. All the proceeds from that book went to help those suffering from ALS. He is currently the author of three novels: Dark Fiction, The Petsorcist, and Travel Bug.

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