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The Amazing Mr. Howard


by Kenneth Harmon

A girl from a wealthy Colorado family goes missing and in desperation the police turn to Mr. Howard to help locate her.

Mr. Howard is a professor and self-proclaimed psychic with a history of assisting investigators, or so it seems.

State Police Detective Willard suspects Mr. Howard is more than what he appears to be. He launches an investigation of the mysterious and eccentric professor setting off a chain of events that quickly spirals out of control.

In the tradition of Thomas Harris,’ Hannibal Lecter, The Amazing Mr. Howard introduces a truly memorable character that readers won’t soon forget.

Mr. Howard is a nightmare from which no one awakens.




Scientist create a virus to wipe out our enemies, but instead, it changes the human DNA

In a quest for ultimate power, and military advantage, some of the greatest minds, in the US military, create a bioengineered chemical weapon, VX-99. The result: the spread of a deadly virus called the Hemorrhage Virus, which, eventually, will force the evolution of some humans into unthinkable monsters called Variants.

To eradicate the Hemorrhage Virus, they bioengineer another chemical weapon with the hope that it will right a wrong. However, another virus has been gaining strength right under their noses.

After its near eradication, since the turn of the Century, the Bubonic Plague has returned to ravage humanity.
It has spread with voracity across the United States, leaving only death and suffering in its wake. But, for some, there is hope for survival in a few small pockets of uninfected areas called Safe Zones.
Nevertheless, for one Ex-Marine, Fletcher McBride, and his family, traveling to a Safe Zone hidden in the mountains of Alaska, bringing with it the promise of new beginnings, and a sense of normality, with farming, community, including small family homes, a church, even trading and small businesses, infrastructure, may prove to be more risky and dangerous. Their security Is at great risk as the Plague is not their only enemy. They must also outrun and defend their lives from their own government, intent on wiping out all inhabitants in known infected areas, even if there are many people who have not been infected. And then there are the Invisibles, the monsters, which were once human, and have evolved into creatures, now known as Variants.
Unless seen by special UV Detection Goggles (UVDS), these Variants can make themselves virtually invisible by camouflaging or adapting to anything in their environment. They heal quickly, fly, and can see clearly in the dark, as they are also nocturnal. Their ability to scale walls can be nearly effortless. And when they finally show themselves, it’s already too late.
If Fletcher and his family, however, make it to the Safe Zone, what will they find there: Safety or a new, even more deadlier enemy?


Sycorax’s Daughters



Thought-provoking, powerful, and revealing, this anthology is composed of 28 dark stories and 14 poems written by African-American women writers. The tales of what scares, threatens, and shocks them will enlighten and entertain readers. The works delve into demons and shape-shifters from “How to Speak to the Bogeyman” and “Tree of the Forest Seven Bells Turns the World Round Midnight” to far future offerings such as “The Malady of Need”. These pieces cover vampires, ghosts, and mermaids, as well as the unexpected price paid by women struggling for freedom and validation in the past. Contributors include: Tiffany Austin, Tracey Baptiste, Regina N. Bradley, Patricia E. Canterbury, Crystal Connor, Joy M. Copeland, Amber Doe, Tish Jackson, Valjeanne Jeffers, Tenea D. Johnson, R. J. Joseph, A. D. Koboah Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kai Leakes, A. J. Locke, Carole McDonnell, Dana T. McKnight , LH Moore, L. Penelope, Zin E. Rocklyn , Eden Royce, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Nicole D. Sconiers, Cherene Sherrard, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Sheree Renée Thomas, Lori Titus, Tanesha Nicole Tyler, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, L. Marie Wood, K. Ceres Wright, and Deana Zhollis.


Broken Numbers: The Aleph Null Chronicles: Book Three


by Dean Lappi

Trith, Circle, Zranh, Raith, Death
With those enigmatic words from the Black Manuscript, Sid begins his journey to the Trith Nation where he hopes to find clues to help him regain his power of Numbers. He is joined by Crowdal, who agrees to take Sid and his friends back to his home, a place he does not want to go. But to get there they must travel through the dangerous and unexplored lands of the north where there are things that are better left undisturbed.
A half a continent away, Melinda must learn to control the time-shifting powers of the Zranh that flow through her and come to terms with her destiny before she can reunite with Sid, Crowdal and her other friends.
A young Fahrin Druin named Drax is chosen by an ancient master of Numbers and is given unimaginable powers to do one thing – search for and destroy the Aleph Null.
And Tris, the supremely powerful Black Robe of the Oblate, has had the Black Numbers inside him since he ripped them from Sid in the Srithian Wood, but he cannot control them. So he uses the unlimited resources of the Oblate to recruit armies from three of the most powerful kingdoms in the land to hunt and capture Sid so he can finish tearing his old friend’s mind apart for the secret to the Black Numbers.
Can Sid figure out the meaning behind the strange words inside the Black Manuscript and regain his power of Numbers before it is too late?
Join Sid and his friends on another non-stop adventure into the unknown.



MINE (When They Return Book 3)


by M’Renee Allen

-A young medium searches for a way to help a ghost who keeps haunting her. –

Placed in foster care when she was five, Tiffanie Wright has always been able to see ghosts. They come to her in her dreams. They come for one reason, peace. For some, peace is getting a chance to say goodbye to a loved one. For others it’s helping the police find their killer. Tiffanie has made it her life’s mission to help bring the ghosts who seek her aid justice.

However, one ghost in particular is different. She haunts Tiffanie while she’s asleep and while she’s awake. Tiffanie travels all the way from Hattiesburg, Ms to Shreveport, LA to figure out what it will take to bring this ghost peace.

Unfortunately, this ghost doesn’t want to catch a killer or tell a loved one goodbye.

This ghost wants what’s rightfully hers and she’ll do whatever it takes to get it.


Olivia (When They Return Book 2)


by M’Renee Allen

New Year, New Beginnings, New Fears

It all started with a hideous doll.
When Dana Price finds a creepy doll in her daughter’s bedroom with the name Olivia sewed onto its dress, she assumes it belongs to the previous owners of her new home. She doesn’t think twice about tossing the doll into the trash. Unfortunately for her, the previous owners don’t like that. What starts as a girls’ night out with her best friends quickly turns into a nightmare.
Will Dana survive the worst night of her life?
Or is death a better option than what Olivia has in store for her?



Dawn (When They Return Book 1)


by M’Renee Allen

Dawn Montgomery is not your average eleven year old.

Actually, Dawn is not your average person, period. No matter how many psychiatrists she sees, none of them can explain to her parents why she never feels hot, happy, excited or even hungry. However, there is one emotion Dawn does feel…fear.

Every time she looks into the mirror she feels an overwhelming amount of fear at what’s staring back at her. Her doctors tell her what she’s seeing isn’t real. They say it’s a figment of her overactive imagination. If that’s true, why is this so-called mirage able to touch her, to harm her?

And why does it want her to kill… everyone?


The Dead Game


by Susanne Leist

Book 1 in Series

After graduating college, Linda Bennett leaves New York for the slower-paced lifestyle of Oasis, Florida. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple that is until the dead body washes up on shore. She is horrified to learn that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are common for this small town. Rumors abound of secret parties being held by the original residents in their secluded mansions. Once the sun sets, the tourist-friendly town becomes a haven for evil and dark shadows. But this is only the beginning.

Linda and the other young residents receive an unsigned invitation to a party at End House, the deserted house in the forest behind town; a house with its own violent history. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives. Two of their own remain trapped inside. Or so they think.

It’s up to Linda and her friends to search out The Dead and find the evil one controlling their once peaceful community. Can they trust the Sheriff and his best friend, Todd?

THE DEAD GAME has begun.

In the Demon’s Pall: The Chronicles of the Mid Kingdom Book One


by Chris Thompson

Gabriel Devaux never wanted more than a decent enough life for him and his foster sister. But one fateful encounter at the Barrier, a magical wall protecting the world from evil, altered the course of his destiny forever.

Now with a new opportunity to fight in the Arena, a brutal, magical gladiatorial tournament, Gabriel must learn to fight with a new team of would-be Champions.

But when he learns of an insidious enemy plotting to destroy the Mid Kingdom and everyone in it, Gabriel finds himself thrust into events that force him to see the world in a disturbing new light. When the moment of truth arrives, will he overcome the challenges before him, and become the honoured Champion of the Arena his mentor wants him to be, or will he fail, and tip the world into darkness?