A “fast-paced and entertaining” tale of a New York psychiatrist, an Irish terrorist, and a seductive banshee from the author of Horror Show (Library Journal). Manhattan psychiatrist Jukes Wahler first spies her through a deli window: a stunning redheaded beauty who turns to look at him before she vanishes down the street. Then a patient tells him about a woman who’s been stalking him, convinced that she’s the banshee, the Irish angel of death. She’s young, beautiful . . . and has red hair. It must be a coincidence, right? After all, the patient is dangerously delusional. But Wahler soon has other things to worry about. His sister, Cathy, and her abusive boyfriend are missing, and his only lead is Padraic O’Connor, an ex–IRA commando and the leader of one of Northern Ireland’s most radical terrorist groups, who will offer his help—for a price. Filled with larger-than-life characters, including a jaded cop with no patience for the paranormal, a beautiful professor who specializes in Irish mythology, and a centuries-old protector of the innocent, Shade of Pale tells a fast-paced story of fate, vengeance, and love.
Assassin. Private Investigator. Cat shifter.
Kat is used to killing people, but for a blank cheque, she's willing to do the opposite and help solve a murder - even though it sounds boring as hell. That is, until she finds some body parts in her fridge, makes friends with the neighbourhood cats and realises there may be an assassin better than her…
Suddenly, things have become purrfectly exciting.
An urban fantasy full of cats, secrets and murders. This is a slow-burn reverse harem where Kat will find her love interests over time. Book one in the Catnip Assassins series.
For readers who require something sinister between J.K. Rowling and Anne Rice.
Charlotte and Valek have returned from Prague to their home in the Bohemian Occult City, this time, accompanied by their newfound family.
By daylight, all seems peaceful. But when night befalls them again... danger decends upon our loveable coven of misfits and monsters once more.
Will love conquer death ...or will Charlotte drown in her own, toxic blood?
Gothic ambience and a baroque aesthetic return in this highly-anticiapated second installment of the Of Light and Darkness seres, a modern fantasy for readers who thirst for something different.
The fairy tale continues...
High school senior Will Kendrick always saw himself as perfectly average in every way. However, a series of disturbing dreams and a visit from an old acquaintance of his parents changes everything he thought he knew about himself. Ripped from the safety of his suburban home by a stranger, Brandt, Will is thrust into an adventure that will reveal his own hidden past, dark family ties, and a world-threatening darkness that only he can stop.Brandt informs Will not only that the Kendricks are not his birthparents—that Will’s bloodline carries what is known as the Aberration: an ancient demonic strain that gives him superhuman abilities. Brandt and an organization known as the Collective plot to use Will as a weapon against the man who killed his birthparents, Desmond Duquesne. On his journey to confront Duquesne in Boston, Will encounters other “Aberrationists”who have incredible abilities—and agendas—of their own, including the powerful but absent-minded Francis Whitworth, the amoral mind reader Mr. Wisp, and the unstable assassin Candace, who has an ironic fondness for raising the dead.
True Detective meets X-Files in the first installment of the Luke McWhorter series
Nine physicists are dead. The medical examiner has determined that the victims died from drinking coffee laced with rat poison. The owner of the house, Professor Thaddeus Huntgardner, isn’t suspected, but his claim that a piece of the debris from Roswell’s 1947 UFO crash was hidden in Flagler might be true. Enter Luther “Luke” Stephens McWhorter, a Yale Divinity School–educated West Texas sheriff with all the right questions.
Is the fragment real? If so, who is trying to locate it? And what has fueled the byzantine activities of Abbot County’s two secret societies for the past 70 years? Working with FBI agent and girlfriend, Angie Steele, Sheriff Luke begins to put together all the pieces and come to understand the connection between seemingly unrelated phenomena.
As the twentieth century approaches, New York’s Ghost Precinct crosses a threshold into the land of the dead in this paranormal gaslamp mystery. New York City, 1899. The NYPD’s Ghost Precinct, an all-female team of psychics and spiritualists led by gifted young medium Eve Whitby, is unconventional to say the least. And now they’re stepping even further outside the bounds of normal police work—into an otherworldly realm known as the Ghost Sanctuary. It’s a place where the dead can provide answers. But will Eve and her colleagues pay a price for venturing beyond the land of the living? Investigating a mortician’s sudden disappearance, Eve encounters a charismatic magician and mesmerist whose abilities are unlike any she’s seen before. Is he connected to the mysterious deaths around the city—or a link to the Ghost Sanctuary? Torn between the bonds of her team and her growing relationship with the dashing Detective Horowitz, Eve must discern truth from illusion and friend from foe before another soul vanishes into the ether. Praise for The Eterna Files “Smart, boundlessly creative gaslamp fantasy.” —RT Book Reviews “Will have readers chomping at the bit for more.” —Suspense Magazine on Eterna and Omega
These are some of the nastiest stories I have ever written. If you have a weak heart or a faint constitution you might want to read something that is a little easier on your sensibilities - like maybe a how-to completely-illustration manual of human vivisection.
LEFTOVERS - What's left of a man when everything worth losing has already been lost? Is vengeance worth any price? Ask Father Simon. Leftovers is a story of redemption, sacrifice and leftovers. It is a story of the bottom and what you find lying beneath it. It is a novella-length hardcore chill that will shock even the most hardened reader.
I've thrown three gut-punch stories to go along with LEFTOVERS.
STATISTIC – Just when you think you don’t count anymore you come to the bridge and you find what you really are counted for.
SOUL SURVIVOR – You didn’t really think the devil was just after souls, now did you? This one is more weird than nasty but who really cares? It all comes out in the wash…
DOPPLE DRIBBLE – A dark and nasty yarn about a man who is haunted by a basketball. This might sound a little goofy but once you get into this tale you are never going to sit comfortably when you hear the sound of a basketball being dribbled down the evening sidewalk.
PRAISE FOR TWO-FISTED NASTY
"This short novella--which is as dark and grimy as the back alleys of skid row--displays author Vernon at his finest: just when you think the horror can't get any worse, he employs his bizarre-style to twist LEFTOVERS into a surreal story that you just won't be able to shake off. LEFTOVERS is a must for Steve Vernon fans, as well as those who like their horror shocking and off-centered--and most amazingly, there's still bits of the author's trademark humor despite the seriousness of the story." – Horror Fiction Review
"If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon." - BOOKGASM
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