The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Horror:
"The surprises and shivers come thick and fast… a real page-turner. I cannot recommend it highly enough." - Brian Allan, Editor, Phenomena Magazine.
"The General Theory Of Haunting" has 65% 4 star and above reviews on Goodreads.
62% of Amazon readers also gave it five stars.
Every haunting has a design…
Winter, 1809. Lord Francis Marryman’s wife Patience, dies.
In the madness of his grief, he builds her a memorial in the form of a remote country Hall.
But there is so much more to it. Francis, a brilliant mathematician, and scholar has put more into the walls than just bricks and mortar.
Autumn, 2019. Siblings Greg and Lucy Knights, owners of K&K Publishing Company, are looking for a venue to celebrate their company's 18th anniversary.
There is only one option that still has vacancies: Marryman Hall. Winter arrives and amid heavy snowfall, the guests drop out until just 6 reach their destination and soon find themselves snowed in.
As the guests’ private lives and demons are exposed in the claustrophobic atmosphere, the secrets of Marryman Hall and her history are also brought into the light.
In his grief, it’s possible that Lord Francis Marryman may have made a terrible mistake…
"The General Theory of Haunting" is the perfect ghost story to curl up with on the long winter nights - like Marryman Hall's guests, you won't spot the twists or know what's truly happening until it's way too late...
What happened to Elisa Lam, found dead in a water tower atop a hotel roof? Who were the two men who came to see her & what was in the mystery box they gave her? Why did the location of her gravestone match the zip code of a Bookstore, miles away?
Why was a man found in the same spot he disappeared, but 4 years later, with a hole in his head that no surgeons could explain? And what did this have to do with a séance, doppelgangers & the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?
Why did a man write the Fibonacci sequence as a clue & tell a stranger he was “Looking for the Beast,” before he disappeared in the barren plains of a desert? Plus many more Tales of Mystery Unexplained.
Steph Young has appeared on national radio shows & podcasts including the UK's The Unexplained, and Coast to Coast Am, talking about many of these mysteries.
You can also hear some of these Unexplained Mysteries on her podcast on iTunes ‘Tales of Mystery Unexplained.’
Bad things are happening in a small Maine town. Chris and his young daughter arrive in the New England village in search of a fresh start after the heartbreak of a failed marriage. Within days he finds new career challenges, new friends, and new hope when he meets a beautiful, intelligent woman. Awkward conversations kindle affection that soon burns with newfound passion and love grows. But strange accidents begin to strike residents of the town as a long dormant curse lashes out from the Dark Ages, Nazi Europe, and New England's violent past. As the evil threatens those he loves most, Chris becomes embroiled in a lonely crusade to seek out and defeat the sinister force with only the assistance of an unlikely partner. Can they stop the devilish curse before it destroys those Chris loves most?
Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, discovers the shocking reason why Tile X has befriended her. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have. The Hostile Game is the third book in The Hostile series of gripping paranormal crime thrillers. Each book in this unusual series can be read as a standalone.
Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
Timothy Williams is a teenage geek from 9b. He has problematic hair, a distinct lack of coolness, an obsession for warfare and is always picked last for PE. So, when he’s chosen by the Archangels to represent the forces of good against evil, he is naturally surprised and equally perturbed at the prospect. On the upside, he receives an ancient and powerful holy artefact to help protect him, but on the downside, it does little to improve his hair!
When Timothy’s school becomes the subject of a demon takeover, he and his two friends, Rupert and George, must unmask their foe. Timothy is forced into a battle for survival, not only in the real world but in his very dreams where he must fight his nemesis to prevent Hell on Earth.
And when revelations about Timothy’s ancestry come to light, he must accept his past to save his future. Timothy Williams must survive to fight the Last Battle on the eve of the new century, and he must win to save our souls…
Hell on Earth? Not if Timothy can help it.
Holiday for The Hostile, the second book in The Hostile series, is probably even stranger than the first. It can be read as a stand-alone. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, reluctantly find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? A gripping paranormal crime thriller with a splash of horror. Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
Will the New Messiah or the Anti-Christ be born?
In the year of Satan, 2066, the structure of the physical world is cracking, and inexplicable paranormal forces are interfering with humanity. The Trinity Investigation Organization, or TIO—a paranormal detective society—is the last protection against the demons, evil spirits, fanatical criminals, and sadists who are trying to destroy the world.
The 92-year-old Pope is pregnant. Although he hasn’t undergone any medical procedures, he carries a human fetus in his abdomen. Is this a case of self-cloning, or is it a mutation? Is this an immaculate conception, or is it Satan’s work?
Claire, Travis, and Prescott, the members of the Capuchin Trinity Team of TIO, are tasked with uncovering the truth about this unusual case and resolving the mystery of whether the Pope is carrying the new Messiah or the Antichrist, and who did it. Their job is to go beyond the physical world into the mind and the spiritual realm, discover a thousand-year-old connection, perform an exorcism, and fight the devil Zepar, while evading the villains who keep trying to assassinate them.
"I found this book quite interesting and tightly written with exciting plot twists and turns." by Tom
"The year is 2066... technology meets the supernatural...
The 90+ year old pope is pregnant! How did the fetus get there? WHY did this happen to him? What does this mean?" by Julie Blaskie
How far would you go to make things right? Ama, Mark, and Justin are about to find out.
All three have each witnessed a murder that went unpunished, and they’ve lived broken lives ever since. In recent months, their dreams have been haunted by someone who understands their pain: a Fury who survived the witch hunts of Old Salem. Three days before Halloween, she enters their dreams and summons them to be Revengers, just as she has done for a new trio of teens every year for centuries. If they abide by her seemingly simple set of rules, she promises supernatural protection while they avenge their losses.
One catch: exacting revenge means becoming killers themselves. And they don’t have much time to wrestle with the moral dilemma, as the Fury’s protection will end on the Day of the Dead. When they agree—setting in motion three bloody acts of vengeance—things begin to spiral out of control and they come to understand they are pawns in ancient game. As the Fury toys with them, they race against the clock, hoping to live more than just a few more days…
The Vampire Queen, Eleonore von Schwarzenberg, is bloodthirsty and vengeful on Cat Sanders and her friends. She plans the most painful death for them. Cat and her friends find themselves entrapped and helpless to avoid her wrath.
Will Cat and her friends be able to escape and survive the Queen of Vampires’ fury?
Cat Sanders has a simple task: spread Vlad V Draculesti’s ashes in Transylvania at midnight, during full moon. But it won’t be that simple. Vlad V, and Vlad the Impaler’s old vampire enemies abduct her and her Romanian friend, Dr. Tudor Lupu. While in captivity they discover the Vampire Queen’s proto-vampire and zombie army, which are held in hibernation to be used for mayhem and destruction whenever the queen so wishes.
She and Dr. Tudor might not be allowed to see the light of day again. Cat’s only hope for rescue is her vampire friend, Mundibuto, who is presently in Transylvania. Will they be able to escape from the blood sucking proto-vampires, and flesh-eating zombies, or become zombies themselves?
The Hostile Series Box Set is a collection of books 1-4 in The Hostile series of unusual contemporary British paranormal crime thrillers. Book 1 is The Hostile, Book 2 is Holiday for The Hostile, Book 3 is The Hostile Game, and Book 4 is Confronting The Hostile. This ‘refreshingly original’ series is set mainly in Manchester, Liverpool, and Ireland. Get it before it gets you.
When Cat Sanders’ vampire great-great-grandfather, Vlad V Draculesti, bequeaths his fortune to her, she thinks the worst of her problems would be dealing with unscrupulous lawyers, greedy financiers and bankers, Wall Street shysters, corrupt politicians, devious conmen, and depraved socialites.
Instead, her nemesis, Veronica Seyler, allied with a vampire-slayer drug cult, demands extortion money or she would be killed. Unlike Vlad V, Cat is not a vampire and her life is in danger. Luckily, her vampire friend, Angelique, comes to her aid. But the cult is more cunning and dangerous than even her vampire friend could handle. Would Cat and Angelique the vampire be able to come out of this alive even if Cat pays the ransom?
Christmas with a Twist!
This collection of Christmas stories puts a different spin on some of the clichés of the festive season.
Why is Santa stalking a couple?
Who will protect seven-year-old Jeannie when a fake Santa comes to call?
What is the real story of the first Christmas?
You’ll enjoy these and other quirky Christmas stories, curled up on the sofa when the long winter nights draw in.
A killer who prays on lonely women. A millionaire widow. A child who lagged behind once too often. A mechanic with a penchant for common girls. Each of them left a trail, and each of those trails was followed.
Who's trailing you?
While writing this book I placed most emphasis under writing a good story. The book is good at holding the reader engaged and at times it can be rather entertaining. It starts with an introduction to the story of Dracula, followed by the pre-story of Dracula and then the story of Dracula. Then we can begin with the actual plot line of the book.
It is a manuscript ready to be made into a movie after buying the rights from me. If you plan to make a movie and thereby buy the rights for it get in touch with me first. Since I have all the personas, drawings and pictures of all the things I have described in the book.
At the end of the book you should have two questions. First what happens next? Second why did he choose to end it off like that?
The book is written as a manuscript.
Vampires don’t exist. That’s what Jake knew. Until that fateful night in a dark alley. Now a rogue half-breed, he will know more than he wanted about the hidden world of the inhuman predators who changed his life. And he will have his mortality back, even if he has to destroy them all.
With the suspect assistance of a mysterious benefactor, his desperate journey for salvation will take him to the demonic myths of the distant past, lead to war with various vampire clans, deadly battles with different species of their kind, and test his unique skills as never before.
Warning: Violence, gore, nudity, and some scenes of a sexual nature. Non-twinkling vampires. For mature readers only.
Emily Sinclair is a teacher in seclusion, reeling from the loss of several of her third-grade students by the hands of a shooter that opened fire on several classrooms within Marie-Glen Elementary. While dealing with the anxiety of leaving her home and facing the people of the town, Emily is terrified by what is waiting for her outside that takes the shape of shadowy figures resembling her deceased students and the ghostly kids that she refers to as “the pales” that get closer to her with every step she takes. With her sanity in question, Emily seeks help from a psychiatrist, Paul Cusick, as she tells her story of being an educator of children that seemed unteachable to that fateful day in October. However, sometimes what we perceive as reality is skewed.
A disastrous top-secret military experiment. An amateurish foray into the boundaries of cutting-edge physics and dimensional rifts.
Now, worlds and dimensions are merging and fantasy bites our reality.
Imagine suddenly waking up to a world merging with other realities. Dimensions where your sense of normalcy and way of life do not mean anything. Finding out that most modern inventions do not work anymore. Where your very flesh and bones are prized by monstrous predators and powerful beings the like you've never seen nor heard before. Worlds only whispered of in rare ancient texts and surreal pictographs.
And more realities are being forcibly brought into this plane of existence. What would you do? How will you survive?
Hello. I am Eric Weber. I am 26 years old at the time of this writing. I am with my girlfriend, Jen Stuart. It's now December 2019. I have no idea about the date. Running for your life makes you forget those things. Not that digital watches and cell phones are of any help in our situation. The assault on the town's defensive grid also brought with it that bizarre energy field which rendered modern gadgets useless. The weather outside is freezing so we're holed up in this abandoned hunting cabin and I decided to make the most of our time here by writing these notes. Or do we call them memoirs? A diary? We intend to reach another reported safe area across the border in Saskatchewan, Canada. There are other safe zones mentioned in the last report we heard but they're all too far. Hopefully, we'll make it to an existing safe zone. The list of sites was shrinking day-by-day. But the report we had was now a week old, a day before the Great Falls Defense Area fell. That's in Montana, by the way. We're lucky we got away. I really don't know if it's still valid but what other option did we have?
I am human, by the way (in case some other entity gets hold of this record). We were the dominant species on this planet until what we call the Event happened. Now, we don't know who's the top dog on this planet we call Earth.
The Thomas's were an average, upper-class family - three lovely girls, a little boy who always seemed to be in trouble, a father lost to war, and a mother doing her best to uphold the family name in his absence. Their hilltop home was handed down for generations, and was filled with all the usual knick knacks every family accumulates with each new generation.
Years later, a young woman searching for her own family discovers she is the last remaining descendent of the Thomas's, and that she has inherited the house with the breathtaking ocean view. When she stumbles upon a box full of her lost family's belongings - little things only she could appreciate - she is enchanted.
But families collect stories, too, and the tales these little treasures have to tell will reveal a family that began tearing itself apart the night little Stanley Thomas died, with each tale more gruesome than the last.
It's the horror you inherit that haunts you.
Whether it's at a school dance, in the mailbox, or at the bottom of a shot glass, these people are about to encounter creatures the likes of which have never appeared in even the grizzliest bestseller, and so are you. Real monsters have no time for fairy tales, and happy endings are not guaranteed.
Ten monsters of a different kind.
*The editing mistake noted in a previous review of this book - namely a chapter appearing twice - has now been corrected. My apologies to anyone who bought this edition of the book.* Cole Jensen is a hack who makes good money writing bad books about women - until another hack comes along and usurps him, and he finds himself bankrupt and homeless. He is taken in and given a job by Constance Morrell, an icily beautiful woman who feels she owes him a favour.
Now home is a pool house at the bottom of the garden of a mansion in the Hollywood hills. There are many perks to his new living situation, but there are also drawbacks, not the least of which is being expected to entertain the odd, sinister women Constance invites to her nightly soirees. Cole's disturbing encounters with these women give him the inspiration to begin work on the novel he's always wanted to write - a social satire on the nocturnal activities of the rich and bored - but with the party games getting darker and the guest list dropping by the day, Cole must decide whether artistic integrity is really worth dying for.
The former Light-Bringer's time to rule is coming. And there's nothing humanity can do about it. Yet the Devil is prophesied to lose everything in the end. Destiny or not, the fallen Archangel has other plans.
Thus the tumultuous last stages of a conflict as old as time. Fought in this world. With the weapons and science of humanity.
But though the time of the Apocalypse is nearing, Heaven waits. And in preparation for the final conflict, the minions of Hell have started infesting the world. Corrupting humanity and stealing the heavenly spark that connects mortals to God. Unless stopped, when the end comes, most of the divine power that exists in every person will belong to the Adversary. The Serpent has no plans of losing again. With enough heavenly power, he believes that even a divine prophecy can be broken.
Against the forces of Hell, it falls to the shoulders of a few good men and women at the side of diminished angels to delay Armageddon. A retrograde action against the forces of darkness.
One of them is Keith A. North, SEAL E-6, left for dead in the sandbox. Recruited by the secretive Khamsa, an organization almost as old as recorded history, he learns how to fight against nightmares made real. Limited by rules as ancient as the struggle against Hell.
(A novel of around 40,000 words).
Revenge is brewing in Hell. The Lord of Shadows is back and plotting the downfall of humanity… and the harrowing demise of a small teenage boy from Little Underwood.
Timothy, Rupert and George return for their second year at Great Underwood Upper. Yet with Lucifer back with a vengeance and Ursula Le Rouge more determined than ever before, it promises to be Timothy’s most hellish challenge to date.
Can Timothy and his friends save their school and themselves from a demon invasion? Will the League of Demon Hunters answer the call before it’s too late? Can Timothy win the Last Battle ― again? And will Timothy finally discover a way to tame his unruly hair?
Find out in this all-action second instalment in the Timothy Williams saga.
Hell on Earth? Not if Timothy can help it.
Six damaged women find family and purpose while living and working on an orchard under the guidance of Jude, the man who saved them from themselves. Their faith is rewarded with the coming of a new generation, born away from the dangers and distractions of a world to which none of them care to return.
But Jude wants to create a new world, one in which mores and laws don't exist, and one which his children, The Deified, will rule.
Each of the children will be put through a series of increasingly disturbing trials that will change some of them irreversibly, and determine not only the roles they will play in the new world, but whether or not they will live to see it.
When Jude saves, innocence burns.
This collection of short stories and poems grew from many different sources. Some tales have been sitting in my writing files for nearly fifteen years waiting to be properly edited.
Many grew out of prompts from the people at various writing groups, and some even came from personal experience.
Some simple happened because during bouts of people watching I discovered there were short tales everywhere.
I am often asked how I can write some of my darker material when I generally am a bright and positive person.
Like most things in life, stories very quickly take on a life of their own, and if they choose to be dark, so be it. Every parent knows that some of their children will grow up happy and others will march to a totally different drummer.
So please enjoy this mad pool of stories and poems. It will be a meal with a wide variety of taste and flavor.
Celestria Slavic is considered to be the Princess of Covens. She is a four-century-old purebred vampire, with a lineage that dates back to Dracula. Her duty as the next elder in line is to train newly transitioning vampires.
On the eve of our creation, all the Covens will join in welcoming all newly transitioning vampires. Newly turned vampires are called Mix Bloods. This will be the night Celestria's life takes an annoying and terrifying turn. She will be forced to wed a Mix Blood Named Killian and give up her appointment to train.
Celestria will soon realize that there is so much she didn’t know about her Covens, and she will soon be a witness to the first of many betrayals. She must do all within her power to survive.
“How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!”
The second book in the Planar Wars series.
Eric's problems just got bigger. As the Mesopotamian underworld starts to fully merge with Earth's reality, other dimensions are pulled to the enormous rift torn in the fabric of space and time. And for the latest newcomers, it's the Twilight of the Gods.
(approximately 34,000 words)
The forest is dark, haunting and ghastly. A couple wondering through a hidden passage way found an abandoned cabin covered in leaves and vines. The cabin has history of belonging to family filled with darkness in their hearts, and the cabin is a historical land mark, but it has paranormal activity which describes the black sea of roses
It’s been exactly 1 week, 3 days, and 13 hours since Mack Walter had consumed his last eyeball. He needs them. He needs to see what they’ve seen. To know what they know. He needs to find the truth he was promised.
Frank Castero will find the Eye Snatcher and put him down for good. He was too late to save his beloved wife at the hands of a murderer and because of that, he has spent his miserable life hunting down monsters and now he faces a deranged killer who takes the eyes of his victims while they’re still alive. Frank will not let another person meet that fate.
As Frank chases down the Eye Snatcher, they stumble upon a Hotel. A hotel from hell. You see, the hotel’s guests will discover that the hotel has secrets of its own. Secrets that once learned, may never be unlearned. Once you check into the Hell Hotel, the hotel will take your soul. Will Frank catch the Eye Snatcher before he takes another eye? Will either of them escape the Hell Hotel? You’ll only find out by reading the book for yourself. But be warned, once you know the truth, you cannot unlearn it.
At a hotel filled with secrets, a man arrives with a few secrets of his own. Want to know why they call him the eye snatcher?
A dark epic fantasy, with a former god of ruin at its core. A very unlikely candidate to restore balance in a world.
Thrown into a world unknown and unfamiliar, what Hatu remembers are only two things: that he was a dark god, and his name meant ruin and devastation.
Even diminished as a mortal, it was time to remain true to himself. If Fate would allow it in the middle of a titanic struggle between Order and Chaos.
Yet as the scales of the Balance swing wildly around Hatu, he should have remembered that Lady Fate has always been a fickle mistress.
You can see yourself going down a road when you come to a crossing. One road has a sign saying “True Story of Dracula (Hardcover)” the other has “True Story of Dracula (Kindle)”. You cannot make up your mind which one to take. The hardcover version is meant for the ones who really want the experience to go along. Whereas the Kindle edition is for the ones who really do not care about the attributes but value the text, how it has been written and whether it is a good story. The hardcover version has a lot more graphical images than does the Kindle. The graphical effects that are applied to the hardcover version make you want to continue. On the Kindle it has no aura.
Comments by reviewers:
Great book that is entertaining and it was sometimes hard to put it away. I would recommend it to everyone who is interested in history, Dracula or interested in reading a good book. Anrijs
I really love this little story…… Last night I read it and now I want to say to everyone that this is a great story. Thank you MARTIN. Virginia
Dracula certainly the most chilling terrifying book ever written; it's really the best horror story in my eyes. shirley
You may have seen every Dracula movie ever made, but you do not know the real Count Dracula until such time as you have read this book. Of course, unless you have been living under a rock, you will know the general plot line, but I assure you there is a wealth of rich material buried throughout the text that is sure to excite, intrigue, and surprise you. Michael Ryan
This book is a very good read and the author wants to make it feel like you are there experiencing it together with the characters. nene
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