ACTING DEAD – CRIME NOVEL
A movie star investigates his brother’s death and the disappearance of an old friend.
SYNOPSIS: Michael Quinn is the star of several action movies. Fresh out of rehab, Michael returns home to Cape Mistral, Rhode Island, where he hopes to reunite with his friends and family after abandoning them for his Hollywood Dream. Haunted by the death of his brother, Michael is looking for a new start. Unfortunately, his return causes more problems than it solves. An old friend disappears – forcing Michael to investigate the dark secrets of Cape Mistral. Soon, Michael feels like he’s starring in one of his action thrillers – but in real life there are no second takes.This time the danger is real.
Page count: 424
Categories: Crime drama, mystery, thriller.
A survivor of the zombie apocalypse tells his tale.
SYNOPSIS: Ben Smith is a survivor of the zombie apocalypse. He used to work in the City as a banker – but now he leads a small group of people trying to survive in a Britain plagued by zombies and dangerous vigilante groups. While struggling to stay alive, Ben writes a series of journal entries, telling his action-packed story of life after the zombie apocalypse. This is Ben’s entire journal – his Journal of the Living – a violent and gory horror story.
Page count: 248
Categories: Horror, zombie apocalypse, action and suspense, adventure.
THE HOUSE ON WILLOW LANE – DARK FANTASY NOVEL
Two children discover a secret hidden in a house on Willow Lane.
SYNOPSIS: The House on Willow Lane is a dark fantasy novel. It is Book One of The Secret Gateway series by John Moralee. On the surface Hobley is a boring ex-mining town in North Yorkshire – but it hides a dangerous secret on Willow Lane. Every day twelve-year-old Ryan Brewster and his friend Saffron Hardcastle walk along Willow Lane going to school – but they never see what is beyond the wall running down the street. The wall seems to avoid their notice – until the day Ryan loses his favourite football over it. With their attention drawn to the wall, Ryan and Saffron wonder why it is there. What is beyond the wall? Why does it feel so cold being close to it? To retrieve his football, Ryan decides to climb over it … discovering something so strange it changes their lives forever, embroiling them in a dark conspiracy involving a mysterious man and a girl with extraordinary powers.
Page count: 404
Categories: YA, thriller, science fiction, horror, dark fantasy.
THE BONE YARD AND OTHER STORIES – HORROR COLLECTION
Fifteen horror short stories.
SYNOPSIS: A collection of fifteen dark stories, ranging from a traditional ghost story to splatterpunk, totalling over 70,000 words. Some of these stories have appeared before in print in horror anthologies and magazines, but many others are new and original to this gruesome collection.
Page count: 278
Categories: Horror, collection, short stories, dark fiction, suspense.
EDGE OF CRIME – SHORT STORY OMNIBUS
A collection of crime short stories.
SYNOPSIS: Edge of Crime is a collection of over twenty crime short stories. It is an omnibus of crime stories from the smaller collections Thirteen: Unlucky For Some and Under Dark Skies. Several of the stories have been published before in magazines and anthologies.
Page count: 332
Categories: crime, short stories, collection, suspense, mystery, thriller.
THE TOMORROW TOWER – NINE SF SHORT STORIES
Nine science fiction short stories.
SYNOPSIS: A collection of nine science fiction short stories. The Tomorrow Tower – a woman becomes horrified by the actions of her decadent companions in a luxurious building of the far future. Rehab – a man’s brother returns from a war with his mind changed.Couch Potato – a television falls in love with its owner. Tumbleweed – a soldier must track down an old friend before he kills. Barney – a race of super-cute aliens arrive on Earth wanting to help humankind – but what do they really want? Red Sky – a boy dreams of becoming a cosmonaut in this alternate history tale. Reality Games – a man searches for his family in a world wrecked by dangerous nanotechnology. New Babylon – a dictator fears for his life.Waves on a Distant Shore – a man starts seeing strange things after a car crash.
Page count: 208
Categories: Science fiction, short stories, alternative history, cyberpunk, dystopian.
BLOODWAYS – 15 HORROR SHORT STORIES
Fifteen horror short stories.
SYNOPSIS: Evil vampires. Dangerous killers. Supernatural nightmares. There is only one direction in hell – BLOODWAYS.
Bloodways is a collection of fifteen horror stories, featuring two short stories first published by the British Fantasy Society.
Page count: 192
Categories: horror, short stories.
THE GOOD SOLDIER AND OTHER STORIES
Seven contemporary short stories.
SYNOPSIS: The Good Soldier and Other Stories is a collection of seven short stories for a quick read. Love and loss. Light and dark. Truth and lies. Many genres are explored in these seven tales.
Page count: 134
Categories: short stories, general, modern, contemporary, literary fiction.
THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE – KINDLE UNLIMITED MINI SHORT STORY COLLECTION
Two science fiction short stories for a quick read.
SYNOPSIS: In a dystopian Britain in the near future, two detectives investigate the disappearance of a young girl, leading them into a dark world filled with evil predators.
The Uncertainty Principle first appeared in the anthology The Mammoth Book of Future Cops edited by Maxim Jacubowski and M. Christian. Story contains 6000 words.
Now includes bonus story added in December 2012: Shipwreck Charlie – magical realism/science fiction.
Kindle page count: 39
Categories: science fiction, short stories, detective fiction, hardboiled.