The Brother’s Curse (The Brother’s Curse Saga Book 1)

A year after the brutal death of her parents, Crystal Francois moves back home to the eerie small town of Lakeview Falls. When one of her neighbors goes away abruptly leaving his home to be watched by a young man named Jason Warwick, Crystal finds herself falling for him instantly because of his charming ways and dashing good looks. Two weeks before her 25th birthday, she receives a rare antique purple amethyst stone necklace that is left for her by her late mother; A necklace with a deadly past and horrible consequences when being worn. She finds out that wearing the necklace causes her and her friends to be the target for two sadistic tyrannical evil 18th-century old Shape-shifter brothers who will not stop till they find her and retrieve the chariot stone necklace that holds their father and 24 demonic Shape-shifters captive. When young men from town go missing, and bodies showing up eaten or skinned alive. Lakeview Falls is on high alert. It doesn’t take long for Crystal to discover that the new guy in town isn’t who he claims to be or if he is even human.

Meet Christine M. Germain

Christine M. Germain is an Award-Winning American author of Young Adult Dark Horror Fantasy & Supernatural Thriller. Born March 8, 1981, in Brooklyn, New York, she found her passion for writing in 1993 and wrote her first horror story at twelve. Watching horror movies and reading young adult horror fiction novels influenced her love for writing a story with a protagonist that looked like her. African American women weren’t portrayed as solid leads in horror films or books. Instead of waiting to see if that would happen, she created a story that she would love to read and watch on the big screen that catered to more diverse characters. Admiring authors such as Stephen King and R.L. Stein, Christine pursued her writing journey, majoring in literature, and graduated with a performing arts degree. Known for an imagination unlike any other, Christine is ready to take you to a thrilling shape-shif

A Cold Hand

“Any deal is better than no deal.”
When the desperate reach out and shake A Cold Hand at the crossroads, their lives are no longer their own. Frank, like so many near him, has made a deal, but when he shook that Cold Hand, he never thought the day would come when his bill would come due. Now that it has, he has a choice to make in Frank.
“It’s going to be fine, my love. It’s all going to be fine. Don’t worry, my love. It’s going to be fine.” Chris knew every facet of every deal he made, but when the biggest deal he ever made was coming to its conclusion, he had to find a way to renegotiate the terms in Out of Road.
Steven was positive who was responsible for his parents’ deaths and he was determined to make him pay in The Ride.
A night out turned strange, so strange it still haunts all who were there in The Strange Disappearance of John Whitey Burnett.
All he wanted was an escape, but how he went out about it will stay with him in Repeater.
Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward.
Sometimes you owe even though you didn’t agree to the price in A Question of Payment. An obsession grew from a single night out in I Hate the Blues.
What Allen finds as he looks into his partner’s apparent mental break challenges his own stability in Man of Flies.
A bad day can seem to go on forever in One of those Mornings.
A Cold Hand is the third collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE.

Meet R A Jacobson

Three years ago Rick began writing a series of adult paranormal fantasy stories resulting in three collections of short stories, a podcast, a graphic novel and a novel. The rabbit hole goes deep, and the joy he found in recording the podcast, bringing the stories to life with his voice, resulting in as of this August over 100 episodes of the podcast Stories from a Hard Place.

I am now Dog

I am now Dog is dedicated to my Dad and my brother. We are all bastards and get away with far too much in life. But life is pure and so are we. This is the reason I wrote I am now dog. It’s funny, hip and toys with the human condition as well as current socio-political events in a way that that, frankly, turns my literary head on. There is a debt of honour for Mikhail Bulgakov’s heart of the dog, which I felt, failed/meandered in many places. Such is life, such are other people’s stories the foundation for which I borrow and steal ever so zealously wherever I can. Do not fear for never will I fail to innovate and add in the new. Such is my want, such is my style.

Meet D.David Croot

D. David Croot has failed for most of his life. He’s misspent his youth, right here at the keyboard…all for you he might add. Never would he trade a minute away, for this is his passion! It’s why he get’s up in the morning! He’s, in a way…modest! Hence third person is the only way he could possible write a bio about himself. This shines through in the elegance of his prose and the tightness of his poetic heart.

Nightmare Destinations

Nightmare Destinations is a collection of six short stories by South African author Fred Felton, that explores the dark side of humanity and how some people are prepared to do anything for their own twisted purposes, even if it means taking the lives of others. Come on a journey down a very dark and scary road and discover different characters that find themselves in unusual situations and see what they are willing to do in order to survive. Imagine the horrors that lurk in your nightmares, now discover them in this collection of horror tales which include The Demon Drone, The Guard Dog, Off The Rails, The Axe, The Storage Facility and The Head. This book will keep you turning the pages till way past midnight.

Meet Fred Felton

Fred Felton was born in Durban, South Africa. He was educated around South Africa. He completed his studies by achieving a diploma in drama from the Durban University of Technology in 1999. His love for writing began at an early age when he started reading comics and then the works of Stephen King. He continued reading and writing and he discovered short stories and the writings of W.Somerset Maugham. Along the way he has written for magazines and been the editor of several magazines including Durban Life, Umhlanga Life and Southern African Life. His written works include the bestseller 101 Tips for Twitter, 101 Acting Tips, Snapshots of Life and he was also the editor for the book Of This and That by Andrew Verster. His latest book is Nightmare Destinations which features six short stories which cover a wide variety of topics including horror, mystery, suspense, crime and even science fiction. He currently lives in Durban, South Africa. In his spare time he loves watching series and he also loves exploring the many coffee shops that Durban has to offer.

Dark Tales of Cryptids and Park Rangers

Imagine being chased by a Bigfoot, stalked by a Skinwalker, or sucked into another dimension that’s a disturbingly dark mirror of our own. What would you do when the very creature that’s stalking you is like nothing you’ve ever encountered and the sight of it freezes you to the bone? How dangerous is it being a Park Ranger? In peaceful parks where sunshine reigns, not very. However, there are places where unknown things roam loose, and hunters become prey. These stories come from such places. Once you step inside this dark world there’s no going back. These eleven stories from Nosleep delve into the darker side of being a park ranger. Where Cryptids are more than just legend. They stalk the land at will. Would you have the courage to pursue them? Prepare to have your mind ensnared with the possibility of what’s real and what isn’t. You may even ask, ‘Are these stories true?’ That’s for you to decide.

Meet Michael Kelso

Former corrections officer turned author. I’ve written 6 Fragments of fear short horror story collections, Two crime/mystery novels, and YA sports novel. I work to live but live to write. I’ve also had several of my stories made into videos by some famous creepypasta YouTubers, such as Mrcreeps, Lighthousehorror, Swampdweller, and many more, with total views of nearly two million. Currently working on my next two novels and more short horror collections.

Five Horror Stories: Tales of Mystery, Misery, and the Macabre. A Collection

“I shouldn’t have agreed to the procedure. I shouldn’t have signed my name, but who didn’t?” from The Curse of a Heartbeat “I lived in a small, simple flat, almost devoid of life. The front of the building was as the face of one who perished. The windows were his clouded eyes, and the door his gaping mouth. Even the smell of the place seemed to remind most of a rotting corpse. The place complimented me well, as I am one who was, and is, close to Death.”from When Old Men Hang “You want this?” I held it out to him. He reached out and took it, but it dropped straight through his hand. I collapsed, shaking, to the ground, crawling backward, my hands slipping in the mud (and God knows what else).” from When Young Men Die … This book is a collection of five short stories selected by the author Michael Henderson. They were written sporadically over a span of seven years, between 2015 and 2022. The collection is composed of five stories, “When Old Men Hang,” “The Curse of a Heartbeat,” “The Lost Biologist,” “When Young Men Die,” and “The City and the Devil.”. The content in this collection is for adults. The stories contain disturbing imagery.

Meet Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson began writing at a young age. Following his passion, he went to University and studied English for several years. He didn’t graduate, but instead chose a different pursuit: drug abuse. Now, sober, and with a brain thoroughly cooked by miscellaneous substances, he has returned to his older, more tame passion–writing. Michael lives with his family in Alpine, California. He regularly publishes poetry, short stories, and nonfiction on

Armageddon: An Apache Story

Armageddon: An Apache Story is a wildly imagined yet mesmerizing supernatural adventure of the Prince of Hell in his quest to return to heaven. For Bal’am to be redeemed he must become human, that is, he must dwell in the well of the soul. In this narrative, he possesses Luis, a spiritually rich young man in the Apache Medicine Society. Bal’am transforms the young man into a monster that leaves nothing but terror in his wake. He transforms into Rev. Bronco, a televangelist whom he uses to unleash his demons into souls of the innocents. Bal’am’s ultimate design is to become one with Luis’ young daughter. Will he succeed or will Luis stand in the way, and can the group of believers succeed in stopping the reincarnation of evil? Time is running out as the darkness encroaches.

Meet Pablo Zaragoza

I have always been an avid reader and after retiring from practicing medicine for 30 years, I pursued my passion for writing. Since 2017, I have published 17 novels in various genres.

Dead of Winter

Can a dead woman’s memories unmask a murderer? Ten years ago, someone brutally murdered Amara’s twin sister, Nisha. No one ever found her killer. No one found any pertinent evidence at all. The loss devastated her family and drove her father to suicide. Now, through the controversial new technology of memory reconsolidation, Amara hopes to unmask her sister’s killer by having Nisha’s last memories implanted in her mind. What she doesn’t know is that Nisha’s killer, still at large and closer than she thinks, might be something more than human. Something capable of manipulating time and memory… Something with an appetite for flesh and blood!

Meet Antoinette McCormick

Antoinette McCormick is the author of The Haunting of Sky Hollow, the award-winning supernatural thriller, Dead of Winter, The Dispossessed, The Butterfly Girl, and the short story collection, Night Shades (available on Kindle Vella). Her short stories and poems have appeared in many online and print publications, including Mad Scientist Journal, Blood Moon Rising, Halfway Down the Stairs, and the Vermont Literary Review. When not thinking up new ways to scare others, she works in the increasingly frightening field of health care.

Blood Hunt

Tyrus Bloodcoat has been summoned to Mars by his employer, Lucy Morningstar. Tyrus will be faced with the herculean task of finding out just how much trouble one demon can cause as he follows a series of break-ins and murders across the city of Hell Gate.

Meet Darren Garoutte

Blood Hunt is set on the first and currently only city on Mars, Hell Gate, several centuries into the future. Follow along with Tyrus as what is only the beginning of his troubles on Mars starts to unfold. Along the adventure, you’ll meet Inspector Rianne Chase, a woman whose soul is slowly being eaten away by a demon. Find out what will happen when her world overlaps with Tyrus’s and she learns of her fate. This is the first book in the Tyrus Bloodcoat series. A series of paranormal fantasy novels with a science fiction setting.