A séance gone wrong. A demonic crook unleashed. Who can stop the callous carnage?

Carl Alves

Carl is the author of five published novels which span the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres in no particular order.

Published Books

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A novel for fans (adult and teen) of Stranger Things on TV, Carl Alves’ The Invocation offers a terrifying view of what might happen when a Ouija board is used by a group of fourth grade students.

– amazon review of the invocation



I found this very entertaining and a new look at this type of story. It was refreshing to actually touch on this subject with both humor and humility as well as the typical soul battle of good vs evil.

– amazon review of battle of the soul


I think the description given by this author hits the nail right on the head and fits the book perfectly: “True Blood meets The Sopranos”.


  – amazon review of blood street:a vampire thriller


My Writing Blog

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10 Questions with Dale Lucas

I found the first novel in your Fifth Ward series to be a refreshing departure from a typical epic fantasy novel. What made you decide to go in that direction?   Frustration, mostly (he says with a chuckle). When I first set out to write fantasy, it was in an...

Fifth Ward: First Watch by Dale Lucas

This novel was so different from any epic fantasy novel I have ever read.  It was refreshing to read a novel that featured orcs, dwarves, and elves but didn’t involve some massive quest with the fate of the world at stake.  That’s the blueprint of the overwhelming...

The Gathering Storm by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan

I had really soured on the most recent books in The Wheel of Time series.  The books had gotten long winded.  They meandered aimlessly and seem to be leading nowhere.  There were a million characters that I could no longer keep track of, let alone care about.  I...

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