D. Melhoff’s Deliciously Dark Holiday Collection is a series of humorous stories for mature children and immature adults. Whether it’s Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, there’s a delightfully twisted tale for each one. Explore the books below.

D. Melhoff’s Deliciously Dark Holiday Collection is a series of humorous stories for mature children and immature adults. Whether it’s Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, there’s a delightfully twisted tale for each one.

The Easter Witch

An unlucky witch eats the Easter Bunny and races to save Easter.

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Turkeyton Town

A trio of murderous turkeys take over a farm on Thanksgiving.

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House Thirty-One

A goblin serves bullies their just desserts on Halloween.

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The Toymaker

A toymaker kidnaps an elf and wages war on the North Pole.

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"Four wickedly fun books!"


It's not just the average joe who likes D. Melhoff's holiday series. Celebrities including Randy Jackson (American Idol), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things), Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live), Kate Flannery (The Office), and others have also expressed their enthusiasm for the series.

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About the Author


D. Melhoff is a master of making the fun and bizarre go hand in hand. Along with the rich, one-of-a-kind illustrations of Ariane Elsammak, his twisted tales are exciting, vintage-flavored rides through the dark side of every reader’s imagination, appealing to mature children and immature adults everywhere.

About the Illustrator


Ariane Elsammak creates humorous and whimsical illustrations for all ages, from kids’ books to magazines to designs to apparel. She studied children's book and editorial illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey, where she still resides with her adorable pets.

Reader Reviews


Readers aren't just satisfied—they've discovered new holiday favorites. Rated 5 stars across all four books from 300+ customer reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and more.

"The Easter Witch was a real great book, a real great read for my son. He loved it."

- Ron Henry & Son   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The best thing about the book is that it combines two totally different holidays.”

- Veena Fernando   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The witch was hilarious throughout. I love the critters and the wide use of vocab!”

- Mike Picardo  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Charmingly illustrated, wonderfully rhymie. I love this book so much."

- Melissa McCausland   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"I'd definitely buy more books like this for my child. The illustrations were funny."

- Renee S. & Son   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"The first thing that caught my eye was the art. The artwork was amazing."

- Chao Austin  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Available in paperback & ebook


Paper purists and eFreaks rejoice! D. Melhoff's books are available in both paperback and ebook. Want the ebook but don’t own a Kindle? No problem. Download the free Kindle app and read it on any device.

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Frequently Asked Questions


It depends. Some parents have 5-year-olds who enjoy these books immensely, while other parents hold off until ages 8 or 9. The vocabulary is extensive, which makes for a good challenge, and the tone is darker than other children's book. In general, we recommend ages 5+.

Both paperback and ebook versions of D. Melhoff's books are available exclusively on Amazon.

No worries! D. Melhoff's books are available on most Amazon marketplaces—not just Amazon.com. They are also available on Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.au, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, and more.

Even though D. Melhoff's eBooks are available exclusively on Amazon, you don't need an Amazon Kindle to read them. You can download the Kindle App on your phone, iPad, or other tablet and access them just as easily. The app works on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC.

No. Some of the humor includes cartoon violence, but it's nothing you wouldn’t see on Bugs Bunny.

Unfortunately, boxed sets are not currently available. We hope to bundle the books together and offer them as a complete collection one day.

Yes, but D. Melhoff's public readings are often sporadic and unpublicized. There's a better chance of hearing him read on social media, so follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and anything else that pops up over the years.

The best way to help support D. Melhoff is by leaving reviews and spreading the word on social. Every review helps. If you're not camera shy, film a quick video review on your phone and send it to dmelhoff@gmail.com. We may feature it in future marketing.

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