A God in the shed

Inspector Stephen Crowley has just solved a serial killer case that should make his career. Yet, he can't rest easy. Where one case ends, another, more terrifying one begins and it drags the whole village behind it.

Don, the inspector's son is the ideal young man living an ideal life. However, his father's actions peel back layers revealing a much more troubled past and consequences that have waited his whole life to come back and haunt him.

Meanwhile, Venus McKenzie has inadvertently trapped the all powerful, malevolent creature that the entire village seems to be hunting, but she has no idea what it is or what to do with it.

Part 'Stand by Me', part 'Call of Cthulhu', A God in the Shed invites you to visit the minuscule village of Saint-Ferdinand where three generations of residents have been dealing with the presence of an ancient and increasingly malevolent god.

reviews for A God in the Shed

  • Criminal Element: great review: "Dubeau is a talented storyteller, and fans of horror, thrillers, and mysteries would all find something to sate their thirst in this book."

  • Dread Central: book giveaway and release announcement: “J-F. Dubeau’s gripping horror novel A God in the Shed was released today, and we have a whopping 25 SIGNED copies to give away courtesy of Inkshares!”

  • Fantasy Faction rave review: “It’s Stephen King’s It meets Jeepers Creepers..I’d definitely recommend A God in the Shed to readers of dark fantasy, and of course, horror. It’s a great mix of fresh and established concepts and could signal the arrival of a new bold voice in the world of fiction that makes you so scared you could pee you pants."

  • Wicked Horror amazing review: “If you’re looking for some summer reading that is both unsettlingly gory and a fascinating supernatural mystery, you need to pick up A God in the Shed. Dubeau showcases his great imagination...something readers need to experience for themselves.”

  • Grim Reader review: “I rarely get creeped out by books, but there were scenes inside this that made my skin itch. A highly original novel and one I will remember for a long time.”

What people are saying about A God in the Shed

  • "Move over True Detective. In A God in The Shed, J.F. Dubeau creates such a rich, gothic story of murder and mystery, it's quite possibly one of the most enthralling and entrancing novels I've read in the last ten years."  --Jerry Smith of Fangoria Magazine and
  • "A God in the Shed is a masterful work of mystery, a suspenseful cornucopia of carnage and terror." --Ken Artuz, Founder and Editor for DecayMag
  • "Don't start reading if you have something important to do because you won't be able to put it down. A God in the Shed puts a thoroughly enjoyable preternatural spell on its reader."  --Tom Merritt, cofounder of Sword & Laser, and author of Pilot X
  • "An utterly terrifying atmospheric thriller, with God in the Shed author, J.F. Dubeau rightfully creates a worthy space for himself next to the likes of Stephen King, Dan Simmons, Richard Laymon and others." –Farid-ul-Haq, 
  • "This novel puts a wily, sometimes ghastly, twist on the “small-town conspiracy” genre, and what a secret this little village keeps, perhaps protecting humanity from the ultimate unspeakable evil." –VOYA Magazine
  • "Rarely are we so enthralled, surprised and riveted by a story as original as this.  A God In The Shed is a thrilling can't-put-down horror masterpiece that keeps you on the edge of your seat with each wild twist.  Morphing from disturbing mystery into supernatural horror, J.F. Dubeau sets up a richly compelling mythology within the frame of a detective novel.  His Stephen King scare-ability and thriller instincts had us flying through chapters with acted breath. Thoroughly engrossing from the first page, we'll be eagerly awaiting more!" --Crypt TV
  • “A God in the Shed is a terrifying odyssey into the heart of man’s deepest desires and darkest wishes. A haunting and sinister Jinn tale by way of Lovecraft. J.F. Dubeau’s setting of Saint-Ferdinand is a mysterious and perverse slice of small town life that will chill you to your core. It walks the line between horror and macabre fantasy. Along the way, Dubeau distinguishes himself as one of the most original voices in the genre today. A gorgeously gruesome imagination. Yes, he is voice to be read, but perhaps more so, a writer to be watched." —Anthony Cipriano, creator of Bates Motel

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Arch-Android is ready for pre-orders

You have until September 22

The pre-order campaign for the sequel to The Life Engineered is finally open.

You have until September 22 to pre-order your copy and be part of this book getting made. There are perks for various levels of support.

  • One book gets you a signed copy and a bookmark
  • Three copies get your name in the acknowledgements
  • More than three copies will yield more rewards as I come up with them.

Never read The Life Engineered? Get the audiobook on Audible or a digital edition for 0.99$ on Inkshares. But even if you don't read The Life Engineered, you'll still be able to enjoy Arch-Android.

The Life Engineered

"J-F. Dubeau’s The Life Engineered is a real page turner for anyone interested in science fiction and good literature. It brought a smile to my face as some passages made me reminisce of my own time spent aboard Galactica as a Raptor pilot!" ― Leah Cairns, Battlestar Galactica and Interstellar

"A different spin on the future of artificial intelligence." ― Geek and Sundry

"Tired of stories of humanity fighting against robot overlords? Read one for the robots. A fascinating investigation of whether even creatures we created could avoid our own foibles and fates." ― Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, Sword & Laser

My first self-published book is now my first officially published book! The Life Engineered is the first part of a series of books about the future of humanity and our robot descendants. This isn't a tale of robots learning to love or trying to eliminate mankind. This is the tale of our artificial descendants and their struggles.

The Life Engineered is one of the first three books inducted into the Sword & Laser Collection on Inkshares. The new version features more polished editing, a glossary and the first chapter to the sequel in the series; Arch-Android (funding later this year).

You can find The Life Engineered wherever books are sold.

In the year 3594, humanity is little more than a memory—a legend of the distant past, a rumor that might one day reappear. Capeks, a race of artificial creatures originally created by humans, have inherited the galaxy and have formed a utopian civilization built upon individual purposes serving the whole. They busy themselves tirelessly toward preparing the way for humanity’s return.

As a newly created Capek, Dagir is expected to find her place in this intricate society. Weighed down by the legacy of her creation and built for rescue and repair, she finds her abilities tested immediately after her birth. The destruction of a large, sentient Capek building facility—her creator—signals the end of peace and marks the first instance of murder among Capeks. For the first time in their history, conflicting philosophies clash, setting off a civil war that could lay waste to the stars themselves.

As the layers of Capek history peel away to reveal more of their origin, truths see the light for the first time in centuries. The revelations that result may tear humanity’s children apart—and destroy the galaxy in the process.

Here's the official video announcement of Life Engineered's selection into the Sword & Laser Collection

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