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Blood Roses

Blood Roses

Robert Ford

An all-new novella from the author of Burner and Inner Demons!
Time is like a salve...just covers up the wounds and leaves scar tissue behind.
Two of Claudia's girls were found dead, rope burns on their wrists and neck. Soiled doves is what they called them-girls from the brothel, Chateau d' Roses. But Claudia recognizes the wounds from her own scarred past.
Those women made it quite a distance. Tryin' to escape whoever it was 'at had 'em in ropes. Whoever...whatever, was puttin' them through hell.
There are things in the town of Thurmont with appetites on the dark side. They're hungry for more, and Sheriff Stockton is caught up right in the middle of it.
The buzz-that angry beehive inside Henry's head-was so very loud. The ice along his spine gave way to heat, hot as a wildfire.
Henry Rockwell is the youngest of the family, but his cravings are as dark as the rest. He's kept it secret for as long as he could, but the temptation is too great.
Sometimes the only real way to heal is through blood.
The town of Thurmont is the crossroads for revenge-from both the living and the dead. One thing's for certain... blood will be spilled.
Book 1 of the Welcome To The West series

Calamity

Calamity

Matt Hayward

An all-new novella from the author of Those Below The Tree House and Various States of Decay!
On the eve of his twenty-third birthday, cowhand Trevor Morris finds himself in the drought-ridden town of Silverton, playing cards with Sandy Ankrum, the local sheriff's shady tax collector. Outside sits his pride and joy, a young horse named Calamity.
But Sandy and his men aren't after Trevor's money.
They want his horse.
And as night falls, the town of Silverton will become a battleground of monsters and men. A place upturned by heartache and revenge.
A town ravaged by absolute..Calamity.
Book 3 of the Welcome To The West series

Desolation

Desolation

Lucy Taylor

An all-new novella from the author of The Safety of Unknown Cities and Dancing With Demons!
When Ruth Abbott, a young woman running away from a failed love affair, finds employment on a wagon train heading west to Santa Fe, she could never imagine she'd soon be embroiled in a horrific web of disappeared children, witchcraft, and satanic rites-nothing a simple girl from Chicago could possibly have any connection to. Or does she? The old Mexican curandero she visits in an attempt to get help advises her to flee immediately and hints that, like others on the wagon train, Ruth has dark secrets of her own that may attract evil.
"But what would a witch want with me?" the young woman asks.
That, of course, is the question.
Book 2 of the Welcome To The West series

Black Bubbles

Black Bubbles

Kelli Owen

Horror is pessimism at its bleakest. Worst-case scenario. The darker side of reality. The glass half-empty. The situation unfathomable. In Black Bubbles, Kelli Owen presents classic genre tropes—ghosts, murderers, zombies, what you'd expect (sans sharks)—but it's the characters, rather than the tropes, that experience the story, speak of the horrors, and sometimes survive the inevitable. Sometimes.
A decades-old crime shocks a family as evidence points to one of their own…An ancient evil hitchhikes its way to freedom…A child has an unusual fascination with decay…A woman excuses premeditation…Death takes a holiday…Science and good intentions make horrific bedfellows…A man hides from nightmares that invade his waking world…
Kelli Owen's first collection gathers over 60,000 words, including a handful of out-of-print, difficult-to-find previously published work, a plethora of new pieces, story notes, drawings inspired by the title story, and an introduction by the legendary Thomas Monteleone.

The Headless Boy

The Headless Boy

Kelli Owen

Reeling from the loss of a child, Maggie finds her job at the local daycare unbearable and errands around town impossible. She knows every child, every single parent, and they're all reminders of what she's lost. Unable to heal, she sinks further into the grip of grief and depression.
Jake is a good guy, a great husband, and wants only the best for his broken wife. Therapy and medications aren't helping, and a change of scenery makes perfect sense. A new home. A fresh start. He is nothing but patient, giving Maggie the space and emotional support needed to move on.
But once they've settled in, Maggie offers him an alternative. And though Jake doesn't believe in ghosts, he plays along with the charade in the name of helping his wife. Until he discovers it's not a game.
They are not alone.
As the subtle activity grows violent, Jakes realizes the thing in their house has chosen Maggie as a surrogate mother, and it does not want a father figure. Jake and Maggie's fresh start has become a battlefield, and he's no longer sure which side his wife is on.
Does Jake have the strength to save them both?

Shades

Shades

Geoffrey Cooper, Brian Keene

A dark coming-of-age from the authors of Answers of Silence and Ghoul

When 11-year-old Danny skips school to go hunting for crabs near the Haverstraw Marina, he finds a dead body instead⁠—and stumbles across one of the darkest and deadliest secrets in Brackard's Point. A secret that threatens the lives of Danny, his friends, and the mysterious old Russian known as Gustav...