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Dracula vs. Hitler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942645085
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Published: Inkshares - October 25th, 2016

Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these monstrous forces, Van Helsing raises a legendary monster from centuries of slumber... Prince Dracula himself. Once he was the ruler of Transylvania. Prince Vlad Dracul, is, above all else, a patriot. He proves more than willing to once again drive out his country s invaders. Upshot: No one minds if he drinks all the German blood he desires. In Berlin, when Hitler hears about the many defeats his forces are suffering at the hands of an apparent true vampire, he is seduced by the possibility of becoming immortal. Thus two forces are set upon a collision course, the ultimate confrontation: Superpower against superpower.


States of Terror Volume Three Cover Image
By Matt E. Lewis (Editor), Keith McCleary (Editor), Adam Miller (Cover Design by)
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ISBN: 9780692757819
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Published: Ayahuasca Publishing - October 31st, 2016

Bloody Mary. The Donkey Lady. Goatman. Champ. These names and others are whispered across generations as warnings of evil manifestations which dwell on American soil. Some are beautiful and misunderstood, others are nightmarish and unspeakable. Despite their differences, they share one thing in common: they are all part of the shared tapestry of terror which winds its way through time and space, but stays forever rooted in the landscape of the United States.

In this chilling conclusion of the horror anthology trilogy, 17 writers and 28 artists have teamed up to unleash the final beasts of the union upon an unsuspecting population. From the humid swamps of South Carolina to the dark forests of Hawaii, prepare yourself for one last journey through the states of terror, and whatever lurks within them.


Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy: The Making of Wes Craven's a Nightmare on Elm Street Cover Image
By Thommy Hutson, Wes Craven (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781618686404
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Published: Permuted Press - May 3rd, 2016

The definitive chronicle of the making of Wes Craven's 1984 classic horror film. 
Never Sleep Again is the ultimate chronicle of one of the most important horror films of the 20th century. Hutson takes fans deeper into the movie s boiler room than they ve ever dared go, from exploring what spurred mastermind Craven to craft his watershed filmto the beginnings of Robert Shaye s revolutionary New Line Cinema. Never Sleep Again features dozens of exclusive cast and crew interviews, in addition to thoughts from those who worked with Craven and Shaye prior to their Nightmare
This extensively researched, comprehensive look back is the definitive account of the film that began what many have called the best, most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history. 
Includes 100s of photos


Slashed Dreams: The Ultimate Guide to Slasher Movies Cover Image
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 28th, 2015

 A comprehensive guide to Slasher Horror movies by NW author Ronnie Angel with over three years of research and writing on one of the more endearing genres in fright film history. Features reviews of hundreds of movies in the slasher genre with hard to find and interesting facts, figures and connections for these films - as well as entertaining opinions on each one. Also included are brand new interviews with several of the stars and makers of some of the author's favorite slasher films - including: Adrienne King (Friday The 13th, Friday the 13th Pt. 2, Bully), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Slaughter Party), Tom McLoughlin (Friday The 13th Part 6, Sometimes They Come Back), Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall), Sean Whalen (People Under The Stairs, Hatchett 3), Thomas Drury (Don't Go In The Woods), Jon Fasano (Black Roses, Rock N' Roll Nightmare), Mark Metcalf (The Final Terror, Animal House), John Carl Buechler (Crawlspace, The Prey, Friday the 13th Part 7), Peter Giuliano (The Prowler) and more. It's a must for horror and slasher fans!


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ISBN: 9781533167897
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 10th, 2016

When San Angeles's greatest protector, Midnight, squares off in a fight to the death against his archenemy, Old Scratch, a lightning strike triggers the impossible. 
Midnight awakes in the demon's body, and he is soon hunted by a group of superheroes led by his ex-lover Catfight. His erratic behavior also sparks a mutiny within his own evil empire. 
Trapped in an insane new reality, he devises a reckless plan to eradicate crime in his beloved metropolis, but can he survive long enough to see it through?


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ISBN: 9781537577333
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 21st, 2016

A sci-fi thriller ... unlike World Wars I and II where not all countries were involved, this time, they have no choice ....


Whispers from the Abyss 2 : The Horrors That Were and Shall Be Cover Image
By Kat Rocha (Editor), Laird Barron (Contributor), A.C. Wise (Contributor)
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ISBN: 9780983923084
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Published: 01 Publishing - April 1st, 2016

Forward by Michele Brittany
A.C. Wise – We are not These Bodies
John C. Foster – His Carnivorous Regard
Orrin Grey – The Labyrinth of Sleep
Nathan Wunner – Death May Die
Dennis Detwiller – Knot
Jonathan Sharp – Skoptsy
Cody Goodfellow – Red America
Ferrett Steinmetz – Shadow Transit
Deborah Walker – Baby Rhyme Time
Tom Pinchuk – Nyarlahotep’s Way
Laird Barron – Strident Caller
John Palisano – Lucky Chuck Takes the Sunshine Express
Kevin Westmore -  Notebook Concerning Class Struggl in Dunwich, Found in the Ruins of a Construction Site
Michael Hudson – Five Minutes or Less
Chad Fifer – The Baby Downstairs
Robert Stahl – Gifts
Joel Enos – Now We are Nine
Samuel Poots – The Great Old Thing in the Fridge
Marc E. Fitch – God Does Damn the Mind
Greg Stolze – In the Light
Richard Byers – Kickstarter
David Busboom – The Vindication of Y’ha-Nthlei
Konstantine Paradise – Echoes in Porcelain
Sarah Hans – Shadows of the Darkest Jade
Hunter James Martin – The Dreadful Machine


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ISBN: 9781621052302
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Published: Deadite Press - September 23rd, 2016

Punk Rock Ghost Story is a one of a kind supernatural horror set against two very different eras of punk rock history.


Cemetery Riots reading in San Diego

Join editors T.C. Bennett and Tracy L. Carbone, and contributors Dennis Etchison, John Palisano, Hal Bodner, Eric J. Guignard, and Kathryn E. McGee for an afternoon reading and discussion of horror anthology Cemetery Riots, an all original collection of dark cautionary tales.  

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ISBN: 9780692751107
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Published: Awol from Elysium Press - June 30th, 2016

Imagine yourself in a cemetery. Void of all light at the base of a tree. But it's no ordinary tree. This tree abounds with the dead. Now envision that each tree limb is a short story with its own vision, its own length of words, and its own insanity.With that said, beware of the widow makers and the strange foreboding dwelling beneath. Remember, nothing's heavenly in Cemetery Riots. Cemetery Riots is a new collection of dark cautionary tales edited by T. C. Bennett and Tracy L. Carbone. With great pride we introduce you to our stories and their authors... THE WAITING DEAD by Ray Garton, ABUSED by Richard Christian Matheson, CHILDREN'S HOUR by Hal Bodner, CARMICHAEL MOTEL by Kathryn E. McGee, THAT STILL, BLEEDING OBJECT OF DESIRE by Chet Williamson, LUNCH AT MOM'S by Tracy L. Carbone, FATHER AND SON by Jack Ketchum, THE DEMON OF SPITALFIELDS by Karen and Roxanne E. Dent, ERASURE by Lisa Morton, THE WINDOWS by T. C. Bennett, CERTAIN SIGHTS OF AN AFFLICTED WOMAN by Eric J. Guignard, THE MAN WHO KNEW WHAT TIME IT WAS by Dennis Etchison, THE RE-POSSESSED by James Dorr, CLOWN ON BLACK VELVET by Michael Sebastian, THE CELLAR by Kelly Kurtzhals, ETERNAL VALLEY by John Palisano, BLOOD by Taylor Grant, AMONG THE TIGERS by William F. Nolan, ALL OUR HEARTS ARE GHOSTS by Peter Atkins, THE ITCH by Michael D. Nye, and DRIVING HER HOME by John Everson.


California Gothic Cover Image
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ISBN: 6230000001023
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Published: Crossroad Press - October 17th, 2014

The preeminent master of the modern American horror story takes a bold and unsettling turn in this 1995 study of Southern California suburbia, where things are not always as they seem and earthquake forces lie just below the surface of the San Fernando Valley. This new edition presents the author's preferred text.


Starlight Drive - Four Tales for Halloween Cover Image
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 19th, 2016

Four Halloween short stories from Bram Stoker nominated author John Palisano


Dark Little Dreams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996038157
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Published: Bad Dream Entertainment - March 21st, 2016

Something truly unnerving happens when you begin to strip the fantasy from horror.

Collected from the first two years of Bad Dream Entertainment's existence as an online home for eclectic horror and modern fantasy fiction, Dark Little Dreams: An Anthology of Dark Fiction brings readers fifteen imaginative and haunting stories that stray far across the fringes of literature. From lost spirits to buried secrets and workplace oddities, this original anthology presents a surreal compilation of tales from some of the best current authors in horror, contemporary fantasy, and science fiction. Featuring both new and seasoned writers alike, and all with their own uniquely uncomfortable stories to tell, Dark Little Dreams is an authentic and well-rounded collection of short fiction from the darker side of the page.

Edited by Brett Reistroffer, Bad Dream Entertainment proudly invites readers to explore fifteen stories of dark contemporary fiction, featuring the talents of: Eric J. Guignard, Santiago Eximeno, Christopher Nadeau, MP Johnson, Brian Culp, Mark Patrick Lynch, Louis Rakovich, Travis Burnham, Tim Jeffreys, Robert G. Ferrell, Anna Yeatts, Gerri Leen, Jay Seate, Birney Reed, and Brett Reistroffer.


Jonathan Maberry signs in San Diego

Vault of Shadows (Nightsiders #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481415781
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

Milo must choose between risking his life to save both the human and magical universes--or to live and save only his own.


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By Jonathan Maberry (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781481450706
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

 Multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author Jonathan Maberry compiles more than twenty stories and poems written by members of the Horror Writers Association in this terrifying collection about worst fears. 
What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being irreversibly different? A brutal early death? The unknown? 
This collection contains stories and poetry by renowned writers such as R. L. Stine, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Ellen Hopkins all members of the Horror Writers Association about what they fear most. The stories include mermaids, ghosts, and personal demons, and are edited by Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker award winner and author of the Rot & Ruin series.


Dead Man's Song (A Pine Deep Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496705402
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Published: Kensington - August 30th, 2016

From the powerful imagination of a new horror master comes a bone-chilling tale set in a small town where good and evil are joined in a terrifying, deadly battle. . . 
Evil Endures 
Once an idyllic Pennsylvania village, Pine Deep awoke one morning to find itself bathed in a massive bloodletting. Twice in thirty years the townsfolk have endured the savage hungers of a murderous madman. . .but if the residents think the death of serial killer Karl Ruger put an end to the carnage, they're dead wrong. 
The Nightmare Never Ends 
Bodies mutilated beyond description, innocents driven to acts of vicious madness. A monstrous evil is preying on the living--and the dead--and turning the quiet little town into hell on earth. Their only hope is to find the source. But the secrets that lurk in the heart of Pine Deep are twisted into its very roots. This time the townspeople aren't just fighting for their lives, but for their very souls. . . 


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ISBN: 9781942712695
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Published: JournalStone - July 22nd, 2016

Joe Hill signs in San Diego

The Fireman: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062200631
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Published: William Morrow - May 17th, 2016

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob s dismay, Harper wants to live at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.

Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman s secrets before her life and that of her unborn child goes up in smoke.


Horns Movie Tie-In Edition: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062364647
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 30th, 2014

Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin's murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover . . . and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look--a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his one true love. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it's time for revenge . . .

It's time the devil had his due . . .


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NOS4A2: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062200587
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 15th, 2013

 When Charles Talent Manx, an unstoppable monster who transforms children into his own terrifying likeness, kidnaps her son, Victoria McQueen, the only person to ever escape his unmitigated evil, must engage in a life-and-death battle of wills to get her son back.

 


Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 Cover Image
By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781631402241
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Published: IDW Publishing - June 2nd, 2015

Named a "modern masterpiece" by The A.V. Club, the crticially-acclaimed series "Locke & Key" takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The "Locke & Key Master Edition "Volume 1 features the first two story arcs, "Welcome to Lovecraft" and "Headgames," with all-new cover art and design by co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.


Brian Keene signs in San Diego

Pressure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250071347
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 21st, 2016

A free diver is called in to investigate a seismological event in the Indian Ocean when events take a deadly turn and she and her crew must fight the monsters in the depths and those ashore.


X-Files: Trust No One (The X-Files (Prose)) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631402784
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Published: IDW Publishing - July 28th, 2015

Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062240286
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 7th, 2014

Impossible Monsters Cover Image
By Kasey Lansdale (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781596065055
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Published: Subterranean Press - July 31st, 2013

Kill Switch: A Joe Ledger Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250065254
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 26th, 2016

Josh Finney and Kat Rocha sign in San Diego

Casefile: ARKHAM -  Nightmare on the Canvas Cover Image
By Josh Finney, Patrick McEvoy (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780983923060
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Published: 01 Publishing - February 2nd, 2016

Set in the mid-1940s, Strange Cases follows Hank Flynn, a down on his luck private eye who is back from the war and now working the mean streets of the most cursed city on Earth--Arkham, Massachusetts. And things only get worse for Flynn when a wealthy uptown socialite hires him to track down an artist by the name of Pickman. What begins as a simple missing persons case leads Flynn down a dark path of flesh eating ghouls, vengeful witches, and the notorious Innsmouth mafia.


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By Kat Rocha (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780983923053
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Published: 01Publishing - November 4th, 2014

On the subway, during lunch, or even under the fluorescent glow of
your cubical there is no escape! Now your slow descent into madness
can follow you through the day, as well as the night. The WHISPERS
FROM THE ABYSS ANTHOLOGY is the first ever H.P. Lovecraft inspired
collection created specifically for readers on the go. All 33
spine-chilling tales are concentrated bites of terror which include
works by Greg Stolze (Delta Green), Nick Mamatas (Shotguns v.
Cthulhu), Tim Pratt (Marla Mason), Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green),
Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World), A.C. Wise (Future
Lovecraft), David Tallerman (Giant Thief), Silvia Moreno-Garcia
(Future Lovecraft), John R. Fultz (Seven Prices), Chad Fifer (The H.P.
Lovecraft Literary Podcast).
 
 


Harrowing Halloween Heretics in San Diego

 

The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738745602
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - October 8th, 2015

Is San Diego's renowned Tenth Avenue Theater home to an unlikely cast of ghosts--and if so, what has kept the spirits of the dead bound to this venue of entertainment and illusion? From reports of a child's tragic death on the premises to a suicide stemming from overwhelming guilt, there is grief, turmoil, and unfinished business lingering within these walls.

Alex Matsuo, an actress by day and a ghost hunter by night, was granted unlimited access to the haunted property where she has performed as an actor and staged professional readings of her plays. Investigating the popular and thriving theater she has always considered home, Alex must unravel the turbulent history of the building in order to find out why the ghosts of the Tenth never want to leave.


Night Whispers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692518175
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Published: Mystic Ink Publishing - September 6th, 2015

If You Find Yourself Fascinated And Terrified By Zombies, Vampires, And Other Denizens Of The Night, You Still May Not Be Prepared For The Horror That Lurks On The Streets Of Boston... Nick Powers climbs into a stolen car without knowing it and gets chased by the cops on a wild ride that ends in a crash that knocks him unconscious. When he comes to he hears whispering voices, but the cops are in hot pursuit so he stumbles out of the car and runs. After escaping he sees a homeless man arguing with himself and realizes that the whispers he hears in his head are the other side of the argument. Perplexed, Nick follows the man to a homeless shelter. Max Broderick is the sole member of the U.S. Justice Department's Occult Crime Unit who the Boston Police have asked assistance from after a number of bodies have been dug up and found decapitated. Working with Lieutenant Colleen O'Grady of the Boston Police, they operate out of Dorchester's District Eleven Station investigating the bizarre aspects of their case until a series of macabre murders points toward a druid cult that appears to be connected to the same homeless shelter that Nick has been led to. While the police are investigating the high profile murders, homeless people are disappearing, but no one seems to care - except Nick.


Demonic Visions 50 Horror Tales Book 5 Cover Image
By Rob Smales (Editor), Cross Grant (Illustrator), Chris Robertson (Created by)
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ISBN: 9780986111440
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Published: Christopher P. Robertson - February 6th, 2015

From the time we are small there are things that frighten us. As children we have the monster under the bed, the monster in the closet, and the monster that is this close to snatching us from behind when we're on our way up the basement stairs alone, and we can't look back because if we saw him he'd be real, and he would get us. And as we grow and change the things we are afraid of change with us: in grammar school the monster has moved out into the streets, and we fear "Stranger Danger"; in high school the monsters are inside of us, and we fear failure, and the possibility that we might not fit in; as adults our fears are everywhere, from worry about our jobs to the guy who's driving erratically in the lane beside us to the silent return of "Stranger Danger"-this time fearing for children of our own. As new fears filter into our lives we try to forget the old ones. But, though they might not frighten us any more, they are never quite forgotten. We all remember the monster under the bed; the monster in the closet. I'm forty-five years old and I still won't look back on the basement stairs, because I swear to God that son of a bitch is getting closer every time. What you hold in your hands is the combined work of fifty people who have opened up that dark door in their hearts and minds to offer you one thing-just one thing each-that frightens them, selecting from the gamut of fears they've had in their lives, from childhood to now. Disappearing children, ghosts, road rage, mental instability, vampires and more: somewhere in this book, possibly many places in this book, you'll find the things you are afraid of-even some things you thought you'd forgotten. We hope you enjoy Demonic Visions 5, a book filled with frightening thoughts and boogeymen so numerous and familiar you'll put it down knowing you are not alone in your fears. Especially on those basement stairs. Whatever you do, don't look back. 


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Horror Business Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692337370
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Published: Month9books - February 17th, 2015

Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script cowritten by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor, hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film. But his plans are derailed when the children of suburban Silver Creek start disappearing his twin brother among them. Battling a possessed video camera, a crazy zombie dog, a monstrous bully, and a frighteningly broken-down family life, Jason embarks on a mission to find his lost brother so the two can write an ending for his story. As any horror fan knows, saving the day won't be easy, as Jason finds himself forced to face the real world where death isn't just a splash of fake blood on a camera lens."


Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692556153
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Published: Indie Jane Press - October 13th, 2015

"Emma Ever After " by Melissa Buell 
Emma Woodhouse is determined that this year's Fall Ball will be the most successful one yet. An influx of single men in Highbury make a Bachelor Auction a reality. Can she work her matchmaking magic once again? 


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