Dark Valentine Press is a co-op venture run by the former publisher and editor of Dark Valentine magazine, which ceased publication in the summer of 2011. The press publishes fiction in a variety of genres, including horror, mystery, noir, and several sub-genres of romance. At the present, we publish approximately ten titles per year. Publication by DVP is via invitation only; we are not open to submissions.

Meet Our Team


Katherine Tomlinson and Joy Sillesen are the former publisher and editor of Dark Valentine magazine, respectively. Between them, they have more than forty years of experience in the publishing industry, ranging from national magazines to small literary presses and everything in between. This experience is applied to every aspect of the publication process, from content editing to proofreading, and from cover design to formatting for both ebooks and print. Every book with the Dark Valentine imprint has gone through a rigid quality-control process.


We invite you to browse our catalogue. Please bear in mind that all release dates listed on the individual genre pages are tentative, and occasionally some titles will be put on hold  as other books or series are launched.

Our Latest Release


Unexpected help can lead to unexpected consequences....


When Annora Kelsden's father gets her family into financial trouble, it's up to her to save them. Unable to truly spin straw into gold, Annora despairs for her life. When a mysterious stranger offers to help, Annora desperately agrees to his terms, thankful for his assistance.


After the king receives the gold he desires, Annora believes she's safe from harm, only to realize that she's spun herself a trap with seemingly no end. But can the consequences lead her where she never expected — into the arms and heart of her mysterious savior?


A Rumplestiltskin tale spun with sweet sensuality….


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