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Francis O’Keefe is a British self-published author of dark fiction novels, ranging from gothic romance to pseudoscience, urban fantasy, and historical tales. Although the genres may vary, his stories are entwined.

He doesn't write about traditional heroes, villains, and fools, yet his books will make you question everything you thought you knew.

Francis has for the most part worked in the arts and medical sectors, first starting as a graphic designer before working as a personal assistant at an artist's painting school.

He also worked as a life model, a library assistant, and trained as a cardiac nurse before his career was brought to an end by poor health.

It however wasn't all doom and gloom, as it allowed Francis to reignite his love of writing.

Other than writing, Francis also enjoys drawing, exercising, music, literature, as well as history and science.

More about Francis O'Keefe

Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror, Young Adult

United Kingdom

Website: https://francisokeefe.com/

Non Series

  • Your Children Will Be Next (2020)
  • Bind Your Heart: Feeling nothing is often worse than feeling too much (2020)
  • Rockabye (2020)
  • Close My Eyes (2021)
  • White Crow (2021)

Cunning Women

  1. Cunning Women - Part I (2022)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Your Children Will Be Next

The story is set in a dystopian future and revolves around our protagonist Molly Pearson, her family and friends. A society: living in a world taken over by artificial intelligence and technology. They have to fight for their position in this new world and survive the greed of mankind. Memories of a forgotten past world however cannot be buried with the bright lights and threaten to tear interwoven family lives and worlds apart, many through past mistakes, murder, grief, family secrets and a phantom possession.

Author: Francis O'Keefe
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8633392661
Publisher: Independently published
Bind Your Heart: Feeling nothing is often worse than feeling too much

Bind Your Heart is a compelling coming of age tale of sexual ambiguity and awakening. Aimed at the young adult and possibly the LBGTQ market but not exclusively. It covers areas such as bullying, social cliques, obsession, sexual awareness, love and tragedy.

When a shy new girl joins the local school, she is unaware of the dramatic effect and impacts her presence causes—a story charged with romance and sexual taboo, longing and loss. We follow the exploits and journeys of the heroes as they take their chosen paths through adolescence, new freedoms, and desires.

Author: Francis O'Keefe
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8561593161
Publisher: Independently published
Rockabye

A man who has everything but a peaceful soul falls into poor health. He strikes up an unlikely relationship with a person who he now depends on for everything. What starts as a professional arrangement, including assisting with his independent living and medication soon develops into something more soul searching as the ravages of his past must be laid to rest before he can be.

Author: Francis O'Keefe
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8567636572
Publisher: Independently published
Close My Eyes

What should be the start of a perfect new beginning for a couple of newlyweds takes a sinister turn upon the discovery of a bizarre item in their new home.

Escapism to find an existence away from harsh reality finds the bride fighting for life as she treads the fine line between love and hate. Will the house that contains even more secrets than the couple that dwell there provide her with the answers she never thought she required.

Author: Francis O'Keefe
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8713315887
Publisher: Independently published
White Crow

A husband's body and a lover's heart spliced together by a scalpel blade. A tangled web of grief, guilt and deceit that can only lead to death or harm lie within this thought-provoking tale of post-transplant memory cells and man's desire to play god whatever the human cost.

Is there such a thing as post-transplant memory cells, or is it pseudo-science? Books and peer-reviewed research have been carried out along with patient accounts.

If it is accepted and possible, then it opens up numerous amounts of moral dilemma questions. Is this not just the work of a Dr. Frankenstein character making his Adam? The practice is essentially bringing the dead back to life. Their personality and persona are fighting with the alien body it now inhabits.

Has humanity gone too far if this has proved possible? Could this explain why research into the phenomenon is underfunded and buried?

Author: Francis O'Keefe
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8535092218
Publisher: Independently published

Cunning Women

Cunning Women - Part I

A deep-seated family hatred rears its ugly head once more amongst a new family and in a new form decades later.

Its only link is how it's permeated and destroyed both via witchcraft, sortilegium and the occult.

How far will the previously abused and tortured Velda go now that she is a strong and powerful force to obtain recompense for her past?

Will she take it to the curate of the pain and cruelty, and what will she learn, gain and suffer along the way?

Author: Francis O'Keefe
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 979-8404962994
Publisher: Independently published