Paul J Jackson

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I hope you enjoy my books:

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A Pound of Flash - Dark and Unusual Flash Fiction

50 stories in 1,000 words or less to sink your teeth into.

With gruesome tales, gloomy tales, and even strange and quirky tales, there is something for everyone in this book.


Do you dare to enter the twisted mind of Paul J Jackson?


'A brilliant and gripping collection of flash fiction. Very addictive'  Pulp

Retribution. (Supernatural Thriller)

A spate of gruesome murders of several young men has DI Lockwood and his team baffled until an anonymous letter arrives that reveals the location of a girl who has been missing for over eighteen months. The two cases are connected and the lads are being punished for something they have done. As the body count rises, Lockwood races to save them but he soon realises that he's not looking for a man or a woman but, something else, something more sinister.


'An unnerving, unearthly thriller, and the birth of a horrifying, urban legend' Pulp


Literary Titan have given it a 5-Star rating, a brilliant review, and a Gold Book Award LiteraryTitan

Down a Dark Path. (Sinister tales of supernatural horror)

A murderer gets more than he bargained for in 'Scarlett' - An innocent man cheats death against a sinister demon in 'Shadow Man' - A man down on his luck sees an opportunity to turn his fortunes around but soon wishes he hadn't in 'Threadbare' -  A bogus reporter meets an old man with a terrifying tale in 'The Reunion' - Taking a short cut home proves to be a grave mistake for Blake in 'The Replacement' -  While waiting to die, Nate recalls the time he tried to alter fate that had disastrous consequences in ' Countdown' -  While carrying out a survey at an abandoned building, William is sucked into a ghostly nightmare in 'Lost Voices' -  A desperate warrior embarks on a perilous trek to find sanctuary only to end up fighting for his life in 'The Warrior'

'A great collection of unnerving and unusual stories' Pulp

Secrets and Lies. (Thriller)

Standing at his father's grave, young Edward Kane vows revenge on those responsible for his murder. Now an orphan he finds himself living amongst the very people he blames for it and will soon discover that his father's death is just the beginning of their secrets and lies.
Eager for retribution, Edward begins to uncover them one by one, unaware of the devastating consequences they will bring. As tensions grow a terrible secret is revealed that ultimately leads to bloodshed and murder.
Can Edward survive and save the innocent caught up in the escalating violence he has created?

'A gripping read from start to finish' Pulp

My Soul to Take. (Fantasy Thriller)

After being saved from certain death, Amelia is plunged into a nightmare that involves her husband, a woman named Kate and an army of subterranean demons hell bent on war.


With the help of a renegade demon, she embarks on a perilous journey that is fraught with danger, betrayal and death.


'A real page turner, a thrilling read' Pulp

A brief Background:

I started writing back in my early twenties but, inevitably, life sort of got in the way and I never acheived my dream of becoming an author. Back then I used pencil and paper, or old jotters, and kept them in a carrier bag. Most were unfinished short stories but I'd also written many other plot ideas.


Then, in 2004, the BBC held the 'End of Story' competition where you had the chance to finish one of eight stories from different authors. I chose Shaun Hutson's 'The Tunnel'. It didn't get placed but it did give me the encouragement to continue writing, adding to my previous efforts. However, a change in career that same year, meant I had no time to write and it all came to another, full stop.


A few years ago, while clearing out the loft, I came across them again and, after reading a few, decided to put them onto computer in my spare time. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed writing and my love of story telling was rekindled. I'm glad I kept my old scribbles, they've proved very useful.


Since then I've been published in the first Oxford Flash Fiction Anthology 'Sticks and Stones' with my story 'The Lover' and in the Retreat West Anthology 'A Cast of Crabs' for being short-listed in their short story competition with 'The Leonids'.


It was these little successes that convinced me to publish my stories on Amazon.

"Why not?" I said to myself and, encouraged by my daughter, have now published five books with more on the way.


I have recently edited, designed the cover for, and have two stories in, 'Fictional Reality'. A writing contest anthology by Pulp It features two sories from Shaun Hutson who was also their VIP judge. Click the link to view the book on Amazon Fictional Reality


Whenever I get free time I'm writing something, either for a book I'm trying to finish or a competition I'm hoping to win.


There, that's enough for now.

By the way, I'm featured on Pulp A site for writing competitions and stories that's open to anyone over eighteen and from anywhere in the world. They also commented on my books. Shaun Hutson, the godfather of gore, is their VIP judge.

Give it a go, you never know. Just click their logo.

Perhaps I should take up poetry!



You can leave me a message if you like, via the 'Guestbook' button.


I just wanted to let you know just how much I enjoyed A Pound of Flash. A great collection of stories. ----- Hi Craig. Thank you for letting me know that. I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
Congratulations on getting a 5-star rating from Literary Titan. I've read Retribution and agree with their detailed review. Down a Dark Path was also very good. Well done. ---- Hi Julie, thank you for getting in touch. It's nice to know people are reading and liking my books.
I've now read all of your books and thought they were all very good, a nice mix of genres. Are you going to publish any more? ----- Hi Si. Yes, I'm working on a sequel to my horror anthology, 'Down a Dark Path' and a book of flash fiction.
Just to let you know, I've now finished Retribution and what a great story. Keep'em coming. ------ Hi Mark, thank you. I'm glad you've enjoyed my books. It's really nice to get good feed back.
I have enjoyed all your books and have just finished Retribution, what a great read and what a creepy new urban legend. Looking forward to more from you. ----- John, thank you for getting back to me and I'm glad you liked my stories.
Hi Paul, I found 'Down a Dark Path' on Pulp Fictional and thought it was great. I've now read 'My Soul to Take' and really enjoyed it. Now for 'Secrets and Lies'. When are you publishing 'Retribution'? ----- Hi Mark. First, thank you for buying my books and I'm glad you've liked them. Second, Retribution will be out soon. I'm still tweaking it.
Down a Dark Path was very good, a nice mix of horror genres and stories. Looking forward to volume 2. ------- Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I'd just like to say how much I enjoyed My Soul to Take. A really good read. ----Hi Jonathan, thanks for buying it and I'm glad you liked it.
Class collection of horror stories. Have you another anthology planned? ----- Yes, I have several other stories that need tweaking and I'm writing a few new ones but, it will be next year before it's ready.
Hi, when is Retribution coming out? ------ Hello Jon, soon, I'm still mulling a few things over.
Read secrets and lies, it was great. I liked the picture of Charlie on the back. -----Thanks Debbie