Every morning, Brett finds blood on his sheets and mysterious puncture wounds on his body. But as he tries to trap the "night pricker", as he calls his unseen assailant, he's in for a surprise…
The house at Green Corner has been standing there for fifty years now, surrounded by a tall fence and even taller hedges. And at dawn, bats flutter around the overgrown garden. No one has ever seen the owner of the house, let alone spoken to them. But early one morning, paper girl Maddie decides to venture beyond the tall hedges on a dare and finds something very unexpected…
Two modern vampire tales by Hugo finalist Cora Buhlert of 5000 words or approx. 18 print pages altogether.
An old house…a shadowy night…a tortured spirit...two lives irretrievably changed...
Pratt Davies is a police detective with the Saint Louis PD. He’s comfortable in his role…confident that he’s seen just about everything there is to see.
Until he and his partner answer a call to enter a home where blood curdling screams speak of horrific violence.
Inside the disturbing house, he encounters a strange, icy mist and something malevolent waiting just beyond view. Pratt’s confidence is shaken, his worldview smashed into tiny pieces…like shards of glass from a broken mirror.
His partner comes out of that house damaged, both physically and mentally, unable to even form a coherent response.
Pratt is so shaken he can barely function.
And he still has a murder to solve.
Who killed the couple living in that terrible house? What haunted the mist obscuring the scene? How did Pratt’s partner end up bleeding and babbling on the floor, something evil oozing through her gaze?
And how is Pratt…broken and terrified himself…ever going to solve a murder that has every indication of having been born in the ether?
The second book in the Tales of Fenest trilogy. There's power in stories. And power comes at a price. Detective Cora Gorderheim has found the man who strangled the Wayward storyteller. But he was just a small part of a much bigger tale. Someone powerful ordered a murder on Cora's patch. That someone still lurks in the shadows. But as she continues her investigations, Cora is warned not to pry into the great and the good of Fenest. Too stubborn to know better, Cora keeps digging and begins to piece together a conspiracy that reaches from the gutter dwellers of the Union of Realms right to the top: the Chambers. As the Audience hear the Torn and Perlish tales, Cora realises she must return to her own story, to its very beginning, if she's going to have any say in its end. “It's rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling” CHRISTOPHER FOWLER. “Like a Philip Pullman rendition of Cloud Atlas. Widow's Welcome is an irresistibly thrilling introduction to a world of stories within stories – and I can't wait for more” TIM MAJOR. “There is more than meets the eye in this gripping and inventive debut ... Rife with intrigue, deceit and cultural tension” JAMES AITCHESON. “An utterly absorbing tale set in a fascinating world. A terrific start to the series” MICK FINLAY. “If you love storytelling, you'll love this” SIMON MORDEN.
When her team is decimated by an overwhelming number of zombies, Private Janey Watts finds herself isolated and well behind enemy lines. With no help coming, she has to rely on herself for survival.
Dead America: The Northwest Invasion follows the military as they attempt to gain a foothold in the war against the undead, as well as the civilians caught in the crossfire.
Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as listeners are introduced to Herod's Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe. Soon, they return from the grave, and ask for blood. And with blood, they stop being dead. They continue to remain the children they once were, but only for a short time, as they need more blood to live. The average human body holds ten pints of blood, so the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: how far would you go to bring your child back?
Evil haunts a school near Collinwood. A strange creature is attacking young girls, and the headmistress of Worthington Hall is forced to barricade her school against it.But Miss Charity Trask has problems of her own. She fears she's not in her right mind. She's seeing ghostly visions, and soon a strange spirit possesses her. Should she go against her every instinct and trust the voice in her head? Especially when it tells her that the Poisoned Soul is a lot closer than she realises....
In this time-slip romantic mystery, a captivating painting connects a young woman to her new artist beau—and to a Victorian diary full of haunting secrets. While visiting London’s Tate Britain museum, Cori Keeling can’t take her eyes off her favorite pre-Raphaelite painting: John Everett Millais’s Ophelia. But it’s Cori herself who catches the eye of gallery worker and aspiring artist Simon Daniels. He’s immediately struck by Cori’s resemblance to the red-haired beauty in the nineteenth-century masterwork. Though the painting draws Cori and Simon together, its Cori who becomes obsessed with its haunting subject. Her determination to learn more leads to a mysterious, century-old diary—one kept by a woman named Daisy who hid a shocking secret in its pages. The further Cori reads, the clearer it becomes that Daisy will stop at nothing to be heard—and that she’s crying out for Cori to help her. As the ghosts of the past envelop Cori and Simon, they’ll discover the truth about the girl in the painting, the woman in the diary—and Cori’s own chilling connection to both of them.
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