It’s not only houses that are haunted. People can be haunted too. In fact, we’re all haunted. By the past. By the truth. By our own failures. By ghosts. From the warped mind of Neil Davies comes a collection of chilling tales that will follow you into sleep, twist your dreams into nightmares, and haunt your waking hours. Be prepared to meet…
A war hero haunted by a past he can’t remember… A widower caught in a nightmare caused by his wife’s desire for a child… A wheelchair-bound woman taunted by a handicapped girl living in the walls… A young girl drawn in to an evil plot after witnessing an old woman’s suicide… A man who returns home to confront the nightmares of his youth… A bullied teen who teaches her tormentors a lesson they won’t soon forget… and many more!
Everybody has secrets…
For years, Benedict Lyon has been living a lie. Not even his family knows the truth he’s been keeping from the world. Only Emmeline knows his secret—and she’s dead.
…some are darker than others…
When the matriarch of the Lyon family passes away, Benedict is summoned home for the funeral. Emmeline urges Benedict not to go, certain that if he returns to that house, neither one of them will escape.
…but are they worth dying for?
Their presence in the family home causes the spirit of Gloria Lyon to become restless, and as the remaining members of the Lyon family attempt to put their mother to rest, long buried secrets, some deadlier than others, are unearthed. Who will survive…
The Midnight Lullaby
“History and present day collide, and in the pandemonium that follows, Darke has crafted a quality narrative that is both comedic and dripping with tension. An entertaining folk horror tale a thousand years in the making.”
–Dave Jeffery, author of Tooth & Claw and A Quiet Apocalypse
“Darke lures you in to a tale about a gentle, but ultimately doomed relationship, then slaps you upside the head with shock after shock, extreme gore, surrealistically nightmarish sequences, all building toward a breathless, horrific finale.”
–Stuart R. West, author of Corporate Wolf and Ghosts of Gannaway
From the moment their eyes met across the crowded sales floor, Billy knew he had met his soulmate, the woman he was meant to be with. While on a date, the appearance of three hooded figures in a field spooks Aura, and she tells Billy he needs to put her from his mind, forget she ever existed. Then she was gone.
But how do you forget the one you are destined to be with?
The only clue to his girlfriend’s disappearance is an old and very strange guide to country walks that Aura had shown great interest in—particularly Walk No. 21, which would take the traveler through “deepest, darkest Somerset.”
What is it about Walk No. 21 that had Aura so fascinated?
And why has it become an obsession, not only of Billy’s, but of anyone who has come in contact with the book?
Twenty years ago, Roman Carver turned his back on civilization and retreated to the mountains for a simpler, albeit more rugged existence. During that time, he’s had to face a number of predators that threatened his new way of life, but nothing that he’s encountered in the past could have prepared him for this new threat.
There’s something in the white…
It came with the snow, perfectly camouflaged. It destroyed Roman’s cabin, forcing him to seek aid at the nearby Enchanted Points Ski Resort. But then it razed the resort, leaving behind a rag-tag band of survivors.
…and it’s hungry.
Now, in white-out conditions and a temperature that continues to drop, it’s up to Roman to lead them all to safety. But the weather isn’t their only obstacle. First, there’s the creature. Then there’s the wall around town that the creature has been building. And then there’s what’s on the other side of the wall…
Just in time for the holidays, A Tree Lighting in Deathlehem, Vol. 6 in the Deathlehem collection
In Deathlehem, the masses hail
The Blessed one was born
They gathered in a manger
On that black December morn
Among the screams of Mother Mary
The Babe from her torn
Dark tidings corrupting hope and joy
So rest merry gentlemen
Let Satan’s child play
Burning bodies light this Christmas tree
In Deathlehem today
Welcome back, folks. And for you newbies wondering where you are,
that would be Deathlehem…
…where enemies meet on the battlefield to set aside their differences on this holiest of nights—only to be tormented by a legendary she-demon…
…where irons bars won’t keep brothers from spending Christmas with their mother—much to her dismay…
…where the search for the perfect tree turns into a bloody nightmare…
…where an imprisoned evil has a young couple and their daughter wishing they’d stayed at home for the holidays…
Twenty-five more tales of holiday horror to benefit
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
New, from Kevin David Anderson, author of Night of the Living Trekkies…
Midnight Men: The Supernatural Adventures of Earl & Dale
The Witching Hour.
But the creatures of darkness are not
confined to the shadows of the night.
Lonely stretches of highways…
Bustling college campuses…
Quiet suburban neighborhoods…
Pricey, upscale day spas…
Earl and Dale, a pair of burly truckers,
seem to be drawn to those that dwell in the darkness.
Monster hunters by default, they
confront the evil fearlessly—and with just a bit of humor.
Vampires, werewolves, half-human spider demons,
and those that prey on the innocent…
All will realize they’ve met their match
when they go head to head with…
The Midnight Men