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Featured on Times Square: Dan Durkee’s Horror Novels “Prey” and “Survive” Gain Tremendous Success

Published On March 19th 2024

From Times Square to Forbes, Dan Durkee’s universe of horrors is all the rage, ushering in a new age of psychological horrors in independent publishing.

[Golden, CO] – Firefighter turned author Dan Durkee has taken center stage in independent publishing with his gripping horror novels “Prey” and “Survive,” garnering widespread acclaim. Durkee’s background in the fire service, coupled with his talent for storytelling, has resulted in unique storytelling that keeps readers guessing until the end.

In “Prey,” Durkee transports readers to the serene coastal town of Ft. Lupton, Maine, where a series of mysterious disappearances and strange occurrences bring a tale of unimaginable terror into focus. As Nick Traverse and his adopted son, Chris, confront a deep ocean creature awakening from its slumber, the once-peaceful town descends into chaos.

Meanwhile, “Survive” follows firefighter Keith Wright and his team as they battle not only a national wildfire but also a sinister force lurking within the dense forests of Spokane, Washington. Trapped and injured, they must fight for survival against both nature and an unknown predator.

Both novels have received rave reviews from readers, with praise for Durkee’s masterful storytelling and ability to evoke fear and suspense. The unique blend of horror, suspense, and authentic detail drawn from Durkee’s experiences in the fire service has become his signature style that fans can’t stop talking about.

In a remarkable display of success, Durkee’s books were recently featured on Times Square, further cementing his status as a rising indie author. His contributions extend beyond fiction, as evidenced by his role as Vice President of “The Drake Durkee Foundation.”

To add to his string of achievements, Durkee shared his expertise in an article for Forbes titled “What Is Organizational Leadership? (And How It Can Transform Your Business),” shedding light on the importance of effective leadership in today’s business landscape. His dedication to philanthropy and community engagement reflects his commitment to making a positive impact beyond his literary achievements.

As an independent author, Durkee’s success is a great example for aspiring writers everywhere. His ability to craft compelling narratives that resonate with readers and his passion for giving back solidify his place as a true literary talent and humanitarian.

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