Rinn’s Ruin – A Twisted Wish
Meet Luke Owens
Meet Mary Hallberg
The Three Families: demon is born
Terror in Brief
Meet D. T. Adams
The Hungry Deep
Meet J.L. Murray
The Macabre Masterpiece: Repressed Carnage
Meet Justin Bienvenue
The Girls Of Lakeview Academy
Catherine Jordan is an operative for a secret organisation that hunts down evil. When assigned this mission she felt as if she’d been shot in the chest, yet another agent missing without a trace. How can highly trained secret operatives disappear, and how could she investigate when it’s as if they never existed? Teamed up with a former Navy Seal, their faint lead takes them to a private all girls school.
This mission makes not only her skin crawl but brings out a suppressed primal fear. Evil spirits that can only possess the bodies of the dead, like invading a shell, the shell being a human body, a ghost-like demon. Far worse than zombies and vampires … they are the Vetala.
This Pop Culture Horror treads where other thrillers dare not. The Hindu’s mythological creature becomes a reality, snatching bodies of youthful beautiful girls they have freshly murdered. Utilising those pristine corpses, the intelligent ghouls attack in pairs, an ongoing cycle to gather and create an army of bodies consumed by Vetala.
They have to act quickly before the whole school is slowly taken over by the snake-like spirits. In their attempts to protect the innocent adolescent students from being killed by Vetala, do the hunters become the hunted? Is Catherine next?
It’s all about the quick and the dead!
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.
Catherine Jordan is an operative for a secret organisation that hunts down evil. Her next mission far outweighs any other she has ever experienced, this time the risks are personal – they involve her girlfriend Daphne, who has gone missing when a plane is hijacked, a beastly tropical island and a deadly lottery where nobody wins, nobody human anyhow.
This Pop Culture Horror story is not based on medieval folklore or Germanic pagan times, it is a modern day thriller with elements of American Werewolf in London, the series Lost and Hunger Games. The phenomenon of lycanthropy activity is rampant. The shape-shifters heavily populate a deserted tropical island, surviving, thriving, hunting and devouring anything that breathes….they are ravenous, craving human flesh!
Catherine is not fooled by the illusions of a stunning yet dangerous tropical island, that masks a breeding ground for the pack to launch from. From there they are sprawled throughout our cities as humans morphing into wolves, whenever the need arises with howling successes. Her desperate efforts to rescue Daphne in time are driven by their love for one another, but are all her attempts futile? And who, if anybody, survives the beautiful island’s morbid, evil, blood-soaked environment?