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Under 30,000 feet of water, the exploration rig Leaguer has discovered an oil field larger than Saudi Arabia, with oil so sweet and pure, nations would go to war for the rights to it.
But as the team starts drilling exploration wells in their race to claim the sweet crude, a deep rumbling beneath the ocean floor shakes them to their core. Something has been living in the oil...
"The Black" is a techno/horror-thriller series reminiscent of movies such as John Carpenter's The Thing and puts terror right into readers' ears.
Paul E Cooley’s Parsec Award Winning Series "The Black", a free podcast novel collection available from shadow publications.com and iTunes. Some mysteries shouldn't be solved.

The Black – Shadowpublications.com Paul E Cooley

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Under 30,000 feet of water, the exploration rig Leaguer has discovered an oil field larger than Saudi Arabia, with oil so sweet and pure, nations would go to war for the rights to it.
But as the team starts drilling exploration wells in their race to claim the sweet crude, a deep rumbling beneath the ocean floor shakes them to their core. Something has been living in the oil...
"The Black" is a techno/horror-thriller series reminiscent of movies such as John Carpenter's The Thing and puts terror right into readers' ears.
Paul E Cooley’s Parsec Award Winning Series "The Black", a free podcast novel collection available from shadow publications.com and iTunes. Some mysteries shouldn't be solved.

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 29

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 29

    New to the series? Start with The Black. The first three books of The Black are available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast. Support me on Patreon and earn exclusive rewards. Or, Buy me a coffee. Are you in The Graveyard? If you … Continue reading "The Black: Evolution – Episode 29"

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 28

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 28

    New to the series? Start with The Black. The first three books of The Black are available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast. Support me on Patreon and earn exclusive rewards. Or, Buy me a coffee. Are you in The Graveyard? If you … Continue reading "The Black: Evolution – Episode 28"

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 27

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 27

    New to the series? Start with The Black. The first three books of The Black are available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast. Support me on Patreon and earn exclusive rewards. Or, Buy me a coffee. Are you in The Graveyard? If you … Continue reading "The Black: Evolution – Episode 27"

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 26

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 26

    Want to hear me babble about horror with a great horror writer and hilarious hosts? Check out this Mythwits episode. New to the series? Start with The Black. The first three books of The Black are available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast. … Continue reading "The Black: Evolution – Episode 26"

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 25

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 25

    New to the series? Start with The Black. The first three books of The Black are available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast. Support me on Patreon and earn exclusive rewards. Or, Buy me a coffee. Are you in The Graveyard? If you … Continue reading "The Black: Evolution – Episode 25"

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 24

    The Black: Evolution – Episode 24

    New to the series? Start with The Black. The first three books of The Black are available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast. Support me on Patreon and earn exclusive rewards. Or, Buy me a coffee. Are you in The Graveyard? If you … Continue reading "The Black: Evolution – Episode 24"

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Wootsy1 ,

Holy cow this is good...

I’m halfway through the second book and each episode is better than the one that precedes it. The first book was a slow delicious burn that needed to set the foundation of the story. The second book takes hold of the baton and hits the ground running.
The fact that this is a paraquel, my mind often drifts back to the first book thinking of the events on the rig around the same time.
Can’t wait to see how it all wraps up...

Oh man...In the hands of a competent director, this would make for an incredible feature film!

Photomills ,

Gotta love a good, original story

Paul has really made something fun here. It is a common type of set up, but the nemesis is truly something new and horrifying. I highly recommend it and can’t wait for the next installment.

AdamScott760 ,

Very Entertaining

Stumbled into this series by accident and I’m very glad I did. Dark, twisted, and exciting- great pod for horror fans.

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