FEAST OF SHADOWS
An occult mystery in five devilish courses
A mysterious illness.
A midnight market.
A murdered priest.
Five strangers are drawn by bizarre and unexplainable events to the sanctum of an unlikely savior—a brash and reclusive genius known to the outside world only as an eccentric chef.
Desperate to recover a most unusual book, he pulls the five into a secret underworld of sorcery, sin-eaters, and spectral assassins, where he tricks and betrays each to a terrible choice: Renounce everything they love, or watch in vain as an insatiable adversary devours the earth.
One part literary, one part culinary, three parts magic, FEAST OF SHADOWS is a full-course occult mystery from the casebook of an unexpected detective.
The story is told in five courses, each a separate mystery.
You can read the first, "Agony in Violet," right here.
THE MINUS FACTION
An enigmatic mastermind recruits four people with extraordinary abilities and offers them everything they want in exchange for the impossible. But after one of them uncovers a plot to hack the human race, they're not sure which side they're on -- just that not all of them will survive.
THE MINUS FACTION is a super-powered speculative thriller in seven novella-length episodes.
Episode One: BREAKOUT
Beaten. Burned. Broken.
Capt. John Regent returns a paraplegic after escaping months of captivity and torture -- except no one knows who took him or what he disclosed.
When a government agent comes for answers, she discovers John's fantastical secret and sets him at war with his own country. But the veteran in the wheelchair has one last mission, and he'll fight off the powers-that-be long enough to save the life of a troubled soldier -- even if it costs John his own.
Episode Two: CROSSFIRE
Xana Jace keeps her head down, which isn't easy when you stand seven feet eight inches tall. She works the night shift and stays out of trouble, striving only to be reunited with her son.
But she's running out of time. The strange disease that compels her body to grow also threatens to choke her heart.
When a masked gangster terrorizes the small community that shelters her, Xana is left with a terrible choice and just twenty-four hours to discover the truth that everything she believes is a lie.
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Episode Three: MELTDOWN
After losing his girlfriend and his job, Ian Tendo's sensible life has fallen apart. When he's arrested by the FBI, he doesn't imagine things could get any worse.
That is, until dark forces recruit him to be an agent of terror. Forced to commit horrible acts in secret, Ian knows death is close -- either at their hand or his own.
But unexpected help comes in the form of an eleven-year-old prodigy. Wanted by the police and pursued by a living nightmare, the pair's only hope is a mysterious organization known as the Minus Faction.
Episode Four: BLACKOUT
The gang's all here. After an early success bolsters the team's confidence, they scatter to their own ends over John's heated objections.
But when a botched mission leaves a city of millions without power, they struggle to protect the people they've put in harm's way, while under cover of darkness, their enemies strike a killer blow . . .
Episode Five: AFTERSHOCK
Team is a four-letter word.
While the wounded heal and attempt to evade capture, the Faction's mission is finally revealed and John obsesses over the identity of the Prophet.
But when his investigation uncovers a betrayal, the team must face the devastating truth of their origin, and everything they've accomplished falls apart.
Episode Six: SHOCKWAVE
Lost in the aftermath of betrayal, the members of the team wander alone through the ruins of their lives, searching in vain for hope. In their absence, a new enemy rises to eclipse all others.
Isolated and absent the Prophet's prescient protection, John and company fall one-by-one to their new foe as the countdown ticks to its end.
A mutant sci-fantasy crime noir mystery!
"You will not say 'I've read 10 books with this same plot' ... I guarantee it."
A mechanical gunslinger is summoned from exile to hunt an old friend. A shape-shifting scoundrel on the run from the mob stumbles on the secret to escaping the end of the world. A radioactive man desperate for a cure is sold into service as a reluctant assassin.
Welcome to Freecity, the semi-lawless metropolis that floats in a seasonal circuit around a vast border sea. Home to every vice imaginable, it's where the wealthy and decadent of every country come to play. And it's about to explode.
After the mysterious death of a kingpin, the city erupts in gangland violence, providing the perfect cover for a cadre of secret agents to release their ultimate weapon. But in a town of killers and con men, will anyone rise to stand in their way?
Dinosaurs. Robots. War dragons. Cannibal fairies. UFOs. Unicorns. Wereninjas. Nazi Amazons. A brain in a vat. A giant squid. An assassin cult. And a kaiju god of destruction. The battle for the fate of the world starts with a betrayal in a cemetery... and a bag of dicks.
Equal parts mystery, retro sci-fantasy, and mutant crime noir, FANTASMAGORIA is a flagrantly sensational modern-age pulp.
A horror short
"Simultaneously riveting and horrifying."
After her husband dies in a car accident, Marjorie Little feels abandoned. Stuck in the remote town where he grew up, she remains a stranger to those around her and wants nothing to do with the townspeople's odd occult rituals.
But when her daughter is attacked—marked with three scratches—Marjorie must face her own shortcomings and the possibility of a real and ancient evil.
"Scratch" is a short horror, a Hallow E'en Carol, about the bad things good people do.
“Its everyday setting disguises & magnifies the shocks. Read in daylight if you hope to sleep at all.”