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The following titles are now in production and will be released in the near future.

NOVELS

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JULY 2015  

Left To Darkness by Craig Saunders

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A meteor strikes the Earth. Dirt and dust fill the air. Only a few people remain under the setting skies, and those who still live find it's not God's England anymore.

It's the Devil's turn.

Lines are drawn between the dark and light. For the darkness, James Finley and his cult for the end of days. On the side of light, Paul Deacon, the lost policeman, and Dawn Graves, the last mother.

To survive, they must put their lives in one man's hands: Frank Liebowicz, a killer with a soft spot for lost causes. Because come Armageddon, God won't choose his champions.

They'll choose themselves.

“Craig Saunders deftly weaves crime, horror, and science fiction into a style reminiscent of a combination of early Simon Clark and Brian Keene. His dialogue crackles and his characters leap from the page. Left to Darkness is an apocalyptic tour de force!” —Michael McBride, author of Sunblind and Fearful Symmetry


OCTOBER 2015  

Broken Chain by Lisa von Biela

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An unprecedented wave of senseless and brutal violence is sweeping the nation.

Livestock are mysteriously dying in droves—and there is no cure.

Meat and dairy products are rotting before their sell-by dates.

Why?

Dr. Kyle Sommers is one of a team of CDC doctors deployed nationwide to find the cause. Along with his wife Gretchen and young daughter Lara, he travels to St. Joe, Minnesota to investigate after a particularly gruesome murder shocks the small town. Frantic to find the answer before more people die and haunted by the secret that destroyed his father, Dr. Sommers uncovers the shattering truth behind the seemingly unconnected crises. And when he does, he discovers his own family is in grave danger.

Something has gone horribly wrong with the food chain. And nothing will ever be the same.

Part medical detective story, part post-apocalyptic tale, Broken Chain examines what might happen if a major component of our food supply had to be destroyed and banned because of its malignant effect on those who consume it.

You are what you eat…


NOVEMBER 2015  

The Incurables by Jon Bassoff

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The year is 1953. Disgraced in the psychiatric hospital where he’d practiced for nearly thirty years, Dr. Walter Freeman has taken to traversing the country and proselyting about a very new kind of salvation: the transorbitol lobotomy.

With an ice pick and a hammer, Freeman promises to cure depression and catatonia, delusions and psychosis, with a procedure as simple and safe as curing a toothache.

When he enters the backwater Oklahoma town of Burnwood, however, his own sanity will be tested. Around him swirls a degenerate and delusional cast of characters—a preacher who believes his son to be the Messiah, a demented and violent young prostitute, and a trio of machete-wielding brothers—all weaved into a grotesque narrative that reveals how blind faith in anything can lead to destruction.

"The Incurables is terse, sparse and brutal, yet strangely touching at times. Another winner from the Bassoff pen." —William Meikle

"Imagine One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as re-written by Elmore Leonard. A mesmerizing novel." —Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning author of The Guards

"The Incurables reads like an unhinged murder ballad. In it, Bassoff's crafted a violent—and oddly affecting—ode to the outcasts, the downtrodden, the broken, the grotesque, and the misunderstood." —Chris Holm, author of The Big Reap

"Bassoff’s crooked trip to hell is a powerful rumination on the beauty of the damned." —Joe Clifford, author of Junkie Love and Lamentation

"Jon Bassoff's The Incurables practically bleeds off the page with a dark poetry so intense that you can still feel it after your eyes are closed. It's the rarest type of novel that won't only sink its teeth into you, it will leave you relishing the scar." —Todd Robinson, author of The Hard Bounce

"A twisted tour through the asylum that Jon Bassoff calls his mind. The Incurables is filled with the mad and desperate, but ultimately it’s the humanity that Bassoff finds in his broken characters that sets this novel apart. Don’t get me wrong though, The Incurables is certifiably insane—and I mean that in the best possible way." —Johnny Shaw, Anthony Award-winning author of Big Maria


DECEMBER 2015  

Fearful Festivities by Gary Fry

eBook

“Christmas is a time for miracles. Tell us what you want…”

That’s the message many residents of Hitherton village receive in the mail, just shy of Christmas Day.

And everyone has their wants.

Take Tom Young – his bookshop has been struggling lately, and he wants to it survive. And his brother Graham? Since finishing his PhD, he still hasn’t decided what he wants to do with his life, and surely someone can offer guidance.

Then there’s Sally Jenkins who’s tried every diet on the market and all to no avail. Billy Freedman, the dot-com businessman, who wants to ‘get rich quick’. And Kevin Potter, an eight-year-old boy who believes he has a monster in his wardrobe.

These and other desperate people are about to make a wish that could change their lives forever…but not in a desirable way.

Because despite unseasonable sunshine in the village, the nights now come earlier and are much longer. And things are rousing that ought to remain in slumber.

Can the residents survive the dark forces amassing?


JANUARY 2016  

Nausea by Ed Kurtz

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Since the night he made an ill-advised decision to commit a pair of revenge killings, Nick has made his living as a professional murderer. Early on, he dispensed with guilt or emotion, but after a routine hit gets messy Nick gets sick—and the conscience he thought he’d killed along with dozens of other marks comes creeping back into his brain. Now Nick’s profession and life are on the line, and he has begun stalking a perfectly innocent couple to see if he can snuff them out without the slightest hint of remorse…or if the humanity he worked so hard to suppress is making up for lost time.

A dark noir novel about human connection and repentance, Nausea is the story of a sociopathic killer in a war with himself, a war in which the lives of an uninvolved couple hang in the balance.

"A gritty, hard-edged tale with just the right amount of feeling makes this one hell of a story. All of Ed's gifts are on display here: fast pacing, memorable characters and brutal action that aren't easy to forget, but make for great reading." —Terrence McCauley, Award Winning Writer of Sympathy For The Devil, Prohibition, and Slow Burn

"In Nausea, Ed Kurtz explores whether damned souls can be redeemed. Filled with unspeakable evil, but also glimpses of humanity, Nausea is a poignant and imposing novel." —Jon Bassoff, author of Corrosion

"Ed Kurtz's Nausea grabs your attention like a cue stick to your eye, a garrote around your throat, and a rock crashing into the back of your head. If you're looking for that thriller featuring a hit man with a heart of gold, go look somewhere else. Kurtz—and his introspective killer-for-hire Nick—are so good at what they do, it might just make you sick." —Tim O'Mara, author of Crooked Numbers and Dead Red


After the Fog Clears by Lee Thompson

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When a policeman accidentally runs over a young boy on a fog-shrouded street in Saginaw, Michigan, it thrusts three families into a head-on collision with grief, violence and chaos…

Officer Nathan Hazzard: for years now a dirty cop and on the brink of losing touch with reality, willingly releases himself from society’s shackles…

Luther Anderson: a young man whose only true concerns up to the day of the accident is to care for his crippled brother and their grandmother, becomes the target of intense hatred…

Raul Spencer: a disgruntled son working at his father’s funeral home; an adulterer, who fears his sins will find him out, blames everyone else for his problems even as his selfishness leads him ever more astray…

Geneva Spencer: the wounded mother who holds her dying son in her arms and finds that there is no one there to hold her as the life she knew takes a dark turn once Officer Hazzard starts pursuing her for reasons she can’t begin to understand…

In the fast-paced Suspense novel, After the Fog Clears, author Lee Thompson probes the fractured psyches of the lost, the abandoned, and the psychotic.


Eat the Night by Tim Waggoner

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For Joan Lantz, it starts with a dream of a death-cult’s mass suicide in the jungle of Suriname thirty years ago, followed by the discovery of a hidden basement in her new house, where heavy metal music echoes on humid tropical air.

For Kevin Benecke, long-suffering employee of a mysterious organization known simply as Maintenance, it starts with the violent death of his co-worker at the hands of a madman who tells him, The Big Dark is coming for you.

Long-dead cult leader and former rock star Mark Maegarr has returned from beyond the grave, and Joan and Kevin have front-row seats to his apocalyptic comeback. Maegarr’s waited decades to finish what he started, and this time no one will stop him from putting on a killer show designed to hasten the universe’s end.

Rock on.

"Stephen King meets Franz Kafka." —Dayton.com


Babylon Terminal by Greg F. Gifune

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In a nightmare world of darkness and violence lies a city that is home to those who inhabit the dreams of the living, those who sleep in daylight and struggle to survive the night.

But there are some who break the rules, who believe there may be something better out there beyond their city of dreams, those who run in search of a promised land of sunshine and peace.

Enter the Dreamcatchers, an elite law enforcement unit assigned to hunt down runners and bring them back, dead or alive. Monk is one of the best, a dark and brooding, by-the-book Dreamcatcher with a reputation for extreme violence. But when his enigmatic wife Julia runs, Monk must break the rules himself, and find her before fate or his fellow Dreamcatchers do.

In a hallucinatory quest for redemption, Monk chases the woman he loves across a city of nightmares and into the wastelands, where unimaginable horrors and wonders await them both, and soon learns there are realities far deadlier than their prison of darkness, his love for Julia or a life together in the light.

This is the world of darkness, of endless night and doomed dreams. This is the beginning and the end.

This is Babylon Terminal.


Siren of Depravity by Gary Fry

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Harry Keyes hasn’t seen his brother Dexter for over ten years, but during his daughter’s seventh birthday party, he gets an unexpected call claiming that Dex has found something which may change their dysfunctional family forever.

Asking for Harry’s help to locate his mother, what is Dexter trying to achieve? Is it anything to do with the dark experiments he’d practiced as a boy? And will it really involve terrible entities rumored to occupy different underground parts of the country?

So begins a chilling investigation into their childhoods, growing up in a rural village with a cruel father and possibly worse monsters. Harry learns about many terrible things, including kidnappings, torture, and attempts to summon undead creatures from the earth’s ancient past.

And all that’s needed to waken them is a siren…a siren of depravity.


NOVELLAS

Tenebris by Tim Curran

eBook $2.99 | Limited HC

It comes out of the night. It kills with animal stealth and viciousness, but with an almost human capacity for cruelty and sadism.

And this time, it has left a witness.

Jim Duchane watched it kill his two best friends. Now tormented by their deaths and skeptical of his own memories of that awful night, he is approached by two fringe monster hunters who are desperate to track the beast. With his help, they will hunt down a monster of Native American folklore whose very existence belies a terrible biological reality.

And it may be the worse mistake Jim has ever made.


Leave the Living by Joe Hart

eBook | Limited HC

Mickey Bannon is an artist living in Chicago who specializes in a type of anamorphosis (seeing hidden shapes and pictures in random places). Amidst caring for his disabled son and coming to terms with a failed marriage, he receives a call that his father has been killed in a logging accident in northern Minnesota.

Upon his arrival in his hometown, he begins to experience terrifying and unexplainable occurrences that push the boundaries of his sanity. Soon he must face the reality that his father may not have been the man he thought he was.

And there are other, darker forces waiting for him as a powerful snowstorm bears down, trapping him with secrets that are far from dead.


Pentacle by William Meikle

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There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some—those who suffer—know better. They are drawn to these places to ease their pain. If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where your love might live forever.

But that’s not the case for the residents of the Edinburgh house, for something has disturbed the quiet reflection in that old building. A creature has slipped through, sniffling and snuffling in all the dark places, disrupting the balance of time and space.

And it's John’s job to fix it…by any means necessary.


Snowblind II: The Killing Grounds by Michael McBride

eBook | Limited HC

There are some places man was never meant to go.

For the past seven years, John Avery has been combing the wilderness for any sign of his missing girlfriend, who set out upon the ski trip of a lifetime and was never seen again.

Regions utterly isolated by geography and time.

The discovery of a video camera prompts Sheriff Wayne Dayton to dispatch a search party into one of the most remote areas of the Rockies in hopes of learning her fate.

Where few species can survive.

When a freak blizzard strikes, they find themselves wandering blindly into the killing grounds of a predator they can’t even see.


Unit 731 by Craig Saunders

eBook | Limited HC

Luke Benson is a troubled young man obsessed with the history of Imperial Japan's Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department, later known as “Unit 731,” a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development department that undertook lethal human experimentation.

But is it a veil to mask his more sinister passions? Reggie and Luke's sole-surviving family members are about to find out. When bad memories surface and deeds long forgotten come to light, Luke's obsession will shake their family to its core.

The family's only hope is to face the evil within themselves...only then might the good that men do shine from the darkness.


Woman in White by Kristin Dearborn

eBook

Rocky Rhodes, Maine.

As a fierce snowstorm descends upon the sleepy little town, a Good Samaritan stops to help a catatonic woman sitting in the middle of the icy road, and is never seen or heard from again. When the police find his car, it is splattered in more blood than the human body can hold.

While the storm rages on, the wave of disappearances continue, the victims sharing only one commonality: they are all male. Now it's up to three young women to figure out who or what is responsible: a forensic chemist, a waitress struggling with an abusive boyfriend, and a gamer coping with the loss of her lover.

Their search will lead them on a journey filled with unspeakable horrors that are all connected to a mysterious Woman in White.

"Horror born straight from a nor'easter, Dearborn's Woman in White is a great read for a winter night—with a monster I'll never forget." —Christopher Irvin, author of Federales and Burn Cards

"Kristin Dearborn's Woman in White is a rip-roaring monster tale with sharp-eyed characterization and something to say about the power dynamics between men and woman. Thought-provoking and entertaining as hell!" —Tim Waggoner, author of Eat the Night

"Great stuff! Suspenseful, quickly paced, unpredictable and wonderfully evil tale. Kristin Dearborn’s best yet!” —Jeff Strand, author of Pressure