Dark Force Press presents author Victoria M. Patton. Her books are an edgy dark mashup of CSI, Criminal Minds, and Motive. Her degree in Forensic Chemistry and her time in the Coast Guard as a Search and Rescue/Law Enforcement Petty Officer has enabled her to write crime fiction stories that will keep you up at night.

Her Damien Kaine Series includes, INNOCENCE TAKEN, 


Also available is her short story DEADFALL

If you like ghost stories, this is a tale for you. 

Her new series Derek Reed Thrillers has its first release, THE BOX

An FBI thriller with a twist. 

All are available via the links below. 

Check out Victoria's author website at www.victoriampatton.com. 

There you can read excerpts from her books.

Also check out her blog: Whiskey and Writing. Follow her on Facebook @whiskeyandwriting, Twitter @VictoriaMPatton

If you would like pre-order information and sneak peeks at her upcoming books, join her email list. 

If you wish to contact Dark Force Press please do so at:







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How we use your personal information

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How we collect and use your non-personal information

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At times this Site and GoDaddy may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with us to provide software, products, and services, or that help us service our customers. Personal information will only be shared by this site or GoDaddy to provide or improve the Sites products, services, and advertising.

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This Site will not share PII with third parties for their marketing purposes. In some cases, this Site may be required by legal process to disclose your personal information. Such disclosure may be compelled by applicable law, regulation, judicial order, and/or lawful requests from local authorities. We may also disclose information about you if we determine, in our sole discretion, that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to ensure the safety of any individual(s), or for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.


This Site uses commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. This Site, GoDaddy, and its third-party providers use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information, including financial information, is transmitted.

You are solely responsible for any personal information you choose to submit on non-secure sites including but not limited any discussion forums or public comment threads on the Sites, or any social media sites, groups, or threads related to the Sites or the related software, products, or services.


You can request access to any personal information we have for you. We will make a good faith effort to provide you with access to reasonably accessible information. You can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete your personal data. This Site will comply with such requests if they are reasonable and we will delete your data if this Site is not required to retain it by law, and does not require it for legitimate business purposes. Requests for access, correction, or deletion can be submitted to darkforcepress@gmail.com.


The GDPR gives you these rights. This Site will make every reasonable effort to delete your information and ‘forget’ you. 

Links to Third-Party Sites

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Changes to this Privacy Policy and Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy please email us at darkforcepress@gmail.com.

This Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time at Dark Force Press’s sole discretion. Please check this page periodically for changes. Any such changes to the Privacy Policy will be available on this page. If the policy has been changed in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with a link to the updated Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept the changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

LAST UPDATED:  January 10, 2020. 

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