DARK RAIN – the first book in my Raine’s Landing dark fantasy adventure series – was originally released by Eos/HarperCollins, and was not available as an e-book outside North America. But now I’ve published my own version of the novel, available worldwide in most e-book formats.
There's something very strange about Raine's Landing, Massachusetts. In the first place, there's a problem getting in there ... voices start up in your head, warning you to stay away. And then there's that creepy looking mansion at the summit of the biggest hill, weird creatures roaming through its grounds. And that's when you begin suspecting there might be some otherworldly force at work ... like witchcraft, perhaps.

Now Raine's Landing has a brand-new visitor who's not intimidated by that kind of power. He's an ancient demon who has adopted human form. He loves to control people's lives, and feeds on their fear. And when he starts his deadly games, not even the town's adepts -- magicians descended from the genuine witches of Salem -- can stop him. So the job is left to ex-cop Ross Devries and his Harley-riding sidekick Cassie Mallory. They don't have any magical skills, just their guns and fists and their sharp wits. But will those be enough?

"An innovative, compelling novel of dark fantasy. I recommend it" – News from the Crypt.

"It will keep you on the edge of your seat. A definite must read for those into dark fantasy, paranormal fiction, or just a good book" – SF Revu.

"The narrative is never less than compelling as it hurtles towards a resolution. All that remains is to wait patiently for the sequel and find out what else Richards has in store for us" – Black Static Magazine.

"Raine's Landing is a place of magic, and it's one that instantly sucks you into its wild heart" – Total Sci Fi.

Read an extract here.

Read the Amazon reviews.

Find out more about the series here.

DARK RAIN is available from Amazon, B & N Nook, Kobo, or Smashwords.