- The Flight of The Hawk
by Jerine P. Watson
- Running with Moose and Other Stories
by Dave Folsom
- The Unforgiving Highway
by Rhonda Wallace
- Duh, Fried & Zombified
by Ryan Miller
- Written In Blood
by Theresa M. Moore
- PURE BLOODS, Origins
by Jenna Raven
- Obscurities of the Heart
by Irenia Guajardo
by Christina Hamlett
- The Devil's Hand
by Irenia Guajardo
- Fresh Meat
by Jc Gallacher
- Demon Budding
- by Aaron Kruse
Can you study fear like a school subject – like math or science? Can you rid yourself of all fear if you understand it? Will a greater fear drive out a lesser fear?
Matt was 11 years old when his mother re-married. His new stepfather seemed fine through the courtship – loving and respectful of her. He simply ignored Matt, but the boy supposed that would change when the man moved in with them. It did.
Love and respect gave way immediately to chronic temper and daily abuse. Verbal became physical. Family life became unrelenting anger, unrelieved disdain, and for Matt and his mother, non-stop fear. By the end of the first year, it was obvious the abuse was planned to drive them out and get the farm. If abuse wouldn’t do it…how far would the man go?
Matt knew his only hope to protect his mother lay in driving their tormentor away. To do that, he had to overcome his fear of the man, and that meant understanding fear itself – fear of the night, of things in the dark, of old abandoned buildings. Guided only by his instinct, he sets out to conquer his fears…and then discovers there really are things in the dark.
Matt needs powers to fight his mother’s tormentor and a cooperative thing can give them to him…for a price. But some things come directly from Hell, and in Hell, prices are tallied in souls.
Matt soon learns in a deal with Hell, you never know all the details until you are – almost – committed.
In the end, will the price of victory be his soul?
- Reign of Terror
- by Kevin Davison
A dark god of undead known as Viscus has stolen the powers from the pantheon and imprisoned all other gods. In spite of his nemesis, the vile god of wraiths turned the sun black. The black sun empowered all undead and sickened the living. Life on Athyx became a battle for survival as Wraiths and other servants of Viscus rose in power as they began eradicating all life. Many took their chances in the wilds for survival, but those who could not remain hidden were quickly snuffed out. Others aligned themselves as minions of the Servant of Viscus, or became "cattle" for undead requiring sustenance. The choices the living had to make to survive began the Reign of Terror.
- Wrath 2nd Edition
- by Kevin Davison
A paranoid-schizophrenic suffers from delusions and dissociative identity disorder. This diagnosis is new to him having no mental health history in his family prior to his recent affliction. Bennett Andrews is a known transient that dwells in Reno Nevada and lives off of the tourists he pan handles from. He finds himself missing a chunk of his memories and awakens in a mental institution in Washington DC having no idea how he got there. After suffering from an alternate identity his psychiatrist, Doctor Victoria Tabbott accidentally discovers is the name of a detective from LA that died in a car accident with his family in Reno near where Bennett lived she becomes curious and investigates it further. Uniting with Special Agent Anthony Hauck, the three of them along with Bennett's alternate personality unravel a dark government conspiracy and secrets to Bennett's diagnosis that baffle the most intelligent scientists and doctors. They uncover a plot that puts them all in danger of being assassinated by the government they believe in. The actions and paths taken unlock a mysterious paranormal phenomenon that calls itself Wrath.
- Road Rage
- by David Snyder
Road Rage by David Snyder is a frightening horror story and scathing black satire on the horror genre itself all rolled into one. The reader will not know whether to laugh out loud or go hide in the closet.
Tapping into the thoughts and fears that most people think but would never vocalize in today’s politically correct society, Road Rage tackles the ticklish issues of selfishness, self-centeredness, impatience, rage and an insatiable thirst for blood and violence that are the dark underbelly of society today.
The story takes place in a small (and fictional) coastal tourist town in Northern Maine during the summer. References to Stephen King are not subtle, they are humorously forthright—as one of the characters in the book explains, there is nothing to read in the local library but Stephen King-type books, and he wonders if these books are “planting murderous thoughts in people’s heads.”
It’s a good question, and here’s why:
One foggy night, an impatient driver gets just a little too aggressive with the slow moving car in front of him, a car obscured by fog. As the scene escalates, the impatient driver rams the other car—and that his biggest mistake. Because the other driver gets a tire iron out of his trunk and proceeds to bash the other man’s skull in with it, starting a string of grisly murderers in the small town that leave the tourist population frightened and confused. Who is the madman responsible for the grisly murders and why he is so mad? And is he really getting is inspiration from Stephen King novels? It sure seems like it.
- Hidden Caller
- by Irenia Guajardo
No one likes to be home alone on a cold windy night, especially Debra Myers, a nervous wreck who worries about everything and full of self loathing. Trying to get some sleep Debra battles her fear of the dark, the howling wind, and the banging door. Frustrated she gets up and lights some candles and puts on some soothing music and nestles back into bed. As she relaxes her cell phone rings, on the caller id “Hidden Caller”. She answers to dead air and hangs up. It happens several times and an unknown voice is telling her it wants to get to know her. Terrified she goes to her best friend’s apartment and hesitantly wakes her up. Sharon tells Debra to take the battery out of her phone and she will check on her in the morning. With a little more courage Debra goes home, takes the battery out of her phone and snuggles into her bed to only hear thumping on her door. She is angry and says ENOUGH then dead silence, the candles go out and the door is thrust open only for Debra’s Nightmare to begin
A spine tingling tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.