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D. J. Swales Gothic & Other Tales

25 EpisodesProduced by D.J. SwalesWebsite

Hello from London! I'm author D. J. Swales. I share the same name as Dracula's first Whitby victim so a love of the macabre runs in my veins. This is where I narrate my own poetry, historical fiction, magical realism, dark fantasy, paranormal thrillers, and supernatural horror. If you like Game of T… read more

25 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

EP 1 | PARIS: A CURSE IN THE CITY OF THE CATACOMBS | A Short Story of the Macabre | Audio Drama | Paranormal Thriller and Supernatural Horror

January 15th, 2021

6:43

Emily in Paris meets The Exorcist! ★★★★★

Will you ever say "I Love Paris" again? Dare to find out . . .

Don't miss this! ◆ Author D.J. Swales conceived this disturbing tale on a night walk, while working at Paris …

EP 18 | SEKHT-AM SECRETS, A PRETENDER & AN INQUISITOR | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Supernatural Horror, & Historical Fiction

January 2nd, 2021

8:57

Emeshmoon must confront the intruder and past revelations about her origins. 

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★★★★★

"What a …

EP 17 | SEKHT-AM SECRETS, A PRETENDER & AN INQUISITOR | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

December 19th, 2020

18:01

The priestess suspects she has attracted the attention of another blackmailer. She recalls the fateful ends of those who previously exploited her …

EP 3 | OSHIDORI | Japanese Ghost Stories | KWAIDAN | Audio Fiction |

October 26th, 2020

5:06

KWAIDAN: STORIES AND STUDIES OF STRANGE THINGS

Listen as DJ Swales, author of BARATANAC, narrates this audio drama of personally selected Japanese ghost stories from Kwaidan. First published by Irish writer Lafcadio …

EP 2 | RIKI BAKA | Japanese Ghost Stories | KWAIDAN | Audio Fiction |

October 15th, 2020

6:38

KWAIDAN: STORIES AND STUDIES OF STRANGE THINGS

Listen as DJ Swales, author of BARATANAC, narrates this audio drama of personally selected Japanese ghost stories from Kwaidan. First published by Irish writer Lafcadio …

EP 1 | CHERRY TREE OF THE SIXTEENTH DAY | Japanese Ghost Stories | KWAIDAN | Audio Fiction |

October 12th, 2020

5:31

KWAIDAN: STORIES AND STUDIES OF STRANGE THINGS

Listen as DJ Swales, author of BARATANAC, narrates this audio drama of personally selected Japanese ghost stories from Kwaidan. First published by Irish writer Lafcadio …

EP 16 | ROBED MERCHANT OF THE RED LANDS | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

October 9th, 2020

34:03

A trespasser confronts the priestess as she navigates through Baal's great temple in Carthage. Before the gleaming sacrificial Tophet ovens, she suspects a familiarity in the concealed man's voice. 

★★★★★

"What a debut …

EP 15 | AN ORNAMENTAL EGYPTIAN BOX| BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

September 1st, 2020

23:45

Waves rock the ship as the sailor spies on the priestess. She is possessed with her tasks until a sudden interruption. His blood freezes as her …

EP 14 | A SAILOR DIVULGES DESERT SECRETS | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

August 17th, 2020

28:48

The despised monks of an ancient desert crocodile cult file on board the lead ship of the Silver Fleet. 

★★★★★

"What a debut novel! Hollywood this is …

EP 13 | DRIED COBRAS AND THE CHILDREN OF SEBEQ | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

August 8th, 2020

26:20

The sailor Igider spies on the priestess of Baal and makes a discovery that could rock the ship to its core. 

★★★★★

"What a debut novel! Hollywood …

Witching Hour Poet EP 2: THE BUNKER (RUINS OF CORREGIDOR)

August 4th, 2020

4:53

Let your skin prickle with fear and be transported to the spectral abandoned ruins of Corregidor Island - a former U.S military HQ in the Philippines. The ghosts of the Second World War still breathe on this great rock …

EP 12 | EMISSARY OF DARKNESS | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

August 1st, 2020

29:01

The concealed sailor is utterly alone at the stern of the ship when a host of disturbing sights violate his mind and body. The crew discuss the many …

EP 11 | BLOOD ON CEDARS AND WARNINGS OF A NECROMANCER | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

July 24th, 2020

23:49

Bloody sacrifices and pious self-mutilations are recalled from the times Baal's faithful priests gathered around the roots of the greatest holy …

EP 10 | THE CHAINED AND THE WRETCHED | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

July 19th, 2020

22:50

The Libyan sailor pauses over the grate of the slave galley. Misery whispers from the lips of the chained men below, all trapped in a dreadful fate. 

EP 9 | SACRIFICES FOR THE SILVER FLEET | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

July 15th, 2020

32:41

Admiral Himilco sends a Libyan sailor below deck with a message for the secretive priestess.  

★★★★★

"What a debut novel! Hollywood this is your new …

EP 8 | A HELLISH MIASMA | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

July 6th, 2020

26:35

The Silver Fleet approaches the distant savage shores of Baratanac (ancient Britain). In its belly paces a fierce warrior priestess who intends to cast Baal's shadow at the edge of the world. 

★★★★★

"What a debut …

Witching Hour Poet EP 1: THE GLENS MOURNED

July 1st, 2020

1:01

Listen in dread to this dark poem that recalls the tragic aftermath of the brutal Battle of Worcester in 1651, when the blood of thousands of dead Scottish Highlanders and Lowlanders drenched the soil of the city and …

EP 7 | POLICE REPORT AND LETTER TO THE DAMNED | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

June 30th, 2020

28:08

Declan is missing. Le Papillon shows signs of violent struggle and inexplicable destruction. Declan's laptop is discovered among his belongings.  The …

EP 6 | THE WAIL OF THE GREEN MONKEY | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

June 23rd, 2020

33:47

The intricate world of Declan's past and present closes in around him. A sentient smear – an ancient abomination – waits for its moment to strike, sensing it to be close. Terror builds . . . 


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EP 5 | SALEM’S PREACHER AND A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

June 6th, 2020

19:36

Declan’s panic is blunted by a strange hypnotic state. He recalls events and legends in Ireland and England. Declan is confronted by a hideous apparition as threads of lightning slice through the Atlantic storm. 


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EP 4 | MARCHING KRAKENS AND THE FACE OF PAZUZU | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

May 26th, 2020

20:43

Declan is besieged in the blackout, surrounded by relics and talismans. Terrifying visions paralysis him. All life on the hillside braces for the vast storm. 


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EP 3 | SCENT OF DEMON INTRIGUES | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

May 21st, 2020

33:48

Declan's landlady turns the house upside down, seeking the source of a mysterious malodorous stench –one that triggers unwanted memories. Declan feels a ghostly noose tighten around his neck. 

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EP 2 | THE ABYSS | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

May 15th, 2020

32:11

Declan continues to sense a lurking presence. His mind is plagued.  He leaves his refuge and hikes down the overgrown hillside to Bathsheba's wild ocean-pounded shores.


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EP 1 | TAINTED PARADISE | BARATANAC | Audio Drama | FITZMARBURY WITCHES BOOK ONE | Dark Fantasy, Horror, & Historical Thriller

May 4th, 2020

21:10

A terrifying vision confronts writer Declan James on a tangled nocturnal Bathsheba hillside. He fears 'something' has tracked him down to his …

THE AUTHOR'S LIFE & THE BIRTH OF FITZMARBURY WITCHES | Audio Drama | Dark Fantasy, Supernatural Horror, & Historical Fiction Sagas

April 30th, 2020

11:57

The nomadic life of author D. J. Swales when he created BARATANAC (Parts I, II, and III), and the FITZMARBURY WITCHES series. 

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