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black_churchWhen Daniel Ivanov’s father dies in a freak accident, he inherits all his worldly possessions, including a hand-woven Anatolian prayer rug whose bright colors and elaborate designs have been flawlessly preserved over the past 600 years.

But the young lawyer soon learns the ageless tapestry is much more than it seems when he begins to see the terror-stricken faces of his loved ones within its intricate patterns. And he is suddenly plagued by vivid dreams and dark visions of a mysterious Black Church standing amid mist-shrouded mountains.

As his life unravels around him, Daniel descends into a pit of madness and terror, driven by an ancient curse that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves, unless he can uncover its terrible secret.

THE BLACK CHURCH is available from Amazon.


Toby Tate has been a writer since about the age of 12, when he first began writing short stories and publishing his own movie monster magazine. He has written for Voluted Tales Magazine,The Pedestal Magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Scary Monsters Magazine and more, and has four published books under his belt, including LILITH and THE BLACK CHURCH, both published by DarkFuse.

An Air Force brat who never lived in one place more than five years, Toby joined the Navy soon after high school and ended up on the east coast of the U.S. He has since worked as a cab driver, a pizza delivery man, a phone solicitor, a shipyard technician, a government contractor, a retail music salesman, a bookseller, a cell phone salesman, a recording studio engineer, a graphic designer and a newspaper reporter. Toby is also a songwriter and musician and currently lives with his family near the Dismal Swamp in northeastern North Carolina.

Find out more about Toby and his other books, as well as his music, on the web at and on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.