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Norther Frights: An Anthology by the Horror Writers of Maine
Norther Frights: An Anthology by the Horror Writers of Maine
Lonely, haunted roads, insanity, ancient curses, and strange creatures that go bump in the night: these are the types of tales that make up the rich tapestry of Maine’s legends and lore, and they are exactly the types of tales you will find within these pages.

Northern Frights is the first anthology from the "Horror Writers of Maine." There are names in this collection you might recognize, ones you should, and after reading it, ones you'll never forget. Sit back, keep the lights on, and read some horror from native Mainers.

With stories from:
Martin Campbell, Duane E. Coffill, GD Dearborn, Peter N. Dudar, E.J. Fechenda, Jeremy Flagg, Joshua Goudreau, James Graham, April Hawks, Harold Hull, Leslie J Linder, John McIlveen, Holly Newstein, Dale T. Phillips, Glenn Rolfe, Leon Roy,
Angi Shearstone, Katherine Silva, Juss Stinson, Lynda Styles, Wicker Stone, Morgan Sylvia, and Thomas Washburn, Jr.

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071D7W7RF

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/northern-frights

Print: https://www.createspace.com/7012084
Dan Foley's Gypsy
Tim Ritter is dying. Cancer, the Big C, was eating him alive and he only had a few months left to live. Or did he?

When a gypsy at a country fair offers him a chance for a new, cancer-free life, he has to decide if he is going to live out the death sentence the doctors have handed him or if he is willing to give up the life he has lived to become her instrument of vengeance for a crime that had been committed fifty years in the past.

Does he really have a choice? A chance at a new life versus a slow, painful death …

Tim chooses life … and the consequences that come with it.
Dan Foley's Gypsy
Grave Marker Book 9, THE DANCE by S.L. Williams
Grave Marker Book 9, THE DANCE by S.L. Williams
Be careful what you wish for.

She wanted fame. She wanted love.
She couldn't have both.
Grave Marker Book 8, BOTTLED SPIRITS by Adrian Luden
Truman Bonner is used to battling personal demons, but an encounter with a parasitic imp leaves him shaken to the core. He locks the imp in a secret cell beneath Deadwood, hoping never to encounter the evil entity again. Then Truman's wife disappears from their homestead after a late-night argument, and Truman and his son, Isaac, set out to bring her safely home. Confronted by a series of harrowing supernatural ordeals, the trail leads them back to the imp's macabre prison. Casualties mount, innocence is lost, and before the family is reunited, more than one person will have made a deal with the devil.
Grave Marker Book 8, BOTTLED SPIRITS by Adrian Luden
GRAVE MARKERS, VOL.2
GRAVE MARKERS, VOL.2
The second volume of Grave Markers will feature Tolerance by Hal Bodner, Shriek of the Harpy by Sebastian Bendix, and The One Who Lied Next to You by Russell Coy.
Dominic Stabile's Full Moon in the West
Get ready for a showdown with evil!
Dominic Stabile's Full Moon in the West
Dread and Breakfast by Stuart R. West
Dread and Breakfast by Stuart R. West
WELCOME TO THE DANDY DROP INN, WHERE EVERYBODY
IS TREATED LIKE FAMILY!

It's the worst snowstorm Missouri has ever seen, and nine strangers, each harboring their own secrets, find themselves sharing a roof at the Dandy Drop Inn.

CHECKING IN'S EASY, …

Tommy and Heather Goodenow, the inn's only scheduled guests, are young newlyweds brought together by God himself. They plan to start their life together by carrying out the Lord's work, and God help anybody who gets in their way.

Harold Carsten, an accountant for the mob, is on the run with $700,000 stolen from his employer.

Winston Ashford is a man on a mission. His mission? Retrieve the money Carsten stole and make sure the man never does it again.

And then there's Rebecca Stanchfield and her six-year-old daughter, Kyra; they're risking their lives running from an abusive past.

… CHECKING OUT'S A BITCH.

Jim and Delores Dandy wouldn't dream of turning anybody away, especially not on the worst night in Missouri's history, because that just wouldn't be neighborly.

Before the storm is over, blood will flow.

Who will survive to see the storm finally pass?

https://www.createspace.com/6796182
Jonah Buck's Substratum
Deep within the salt mines miles beneath the streets of Detroit, someone — or something — is picking off the miners of the Detroit Salt Combine. The company appears to be more concerned with the protection of their equipment than with the loss of their employees, so the miners take it upon themselves to approach the Attican Detective Agency to find out what's happening to their friends. Jasper O'Malley, an agent with a reputation for getting things done (at great cost), is assigned to the case.

Teamed with Sadie Dupree, a geological expert, and Amelia Rio, an ace driver for one of the Organized Crime families, Jasper ventures underground to investigate the fate of the miners. But there's another factor operating within the labyrinth of tunnels, a factor that would kill to keep their illegal operations undiscovered. And still another factor has infiltrated the hired detective's own group. Yes, there's a Judas working with Jasper, a traitor who knows the secrets of the mines, and who will stop at nothing to keep the mine's secret. Can Jasper track down whom or what is responsible for the miners' disappearances, or will he and his one true ally suffer the same fate as the unfortunate workers?

https://www.createspace.com/6796781
Jonah Buck's Substratum
Russell Coy's The One Who Lies Next to You
Russell Coy's The One Who Lies Next to You
Angie Berg thought her husband was having an affair. The truth was far worse than she could have imagined, and not her fairy tale life has turned into a nightmare she never dreamed she'd find herself in
Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume II
A religious order, believing themselves to be entrusted by God with certain secrets, will stop at nothing to keep those secrets safe

A haunted movie theater holds the key to a famous Scream Queen's return to life

In an attempt to recapture his glory days at the height of the apocalypse, a bitter, insecure security guard commits a desperate act

There is no art without sacrifice, as an aspiring poet is about to discover

A random act of kindness turns into a nightmare for one family

A demon goes out of his way to do good deeds, much to the confusion of his trainee

Three detectives receive an assignment that lands them in an evolutionary nightmare

A night auction that deals in human suffering attracts a clientele out of our worst nightmares

Available on Amazon (print and digital) and Kobo Books)
Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume II
Dan Foley's REUNION
Dan Foley's REUNION
Something lurks beneath the surface of Cooper Lake.
Something hungry. Something intelligent.
Something that preys on those who venture too close to its domain.
The native Indians had a name for it.

ONIARE

In 1939, its victim was a young drifter. Dave Longo fought and killed it then, but it won’t stay dead.

It returned in 1956 to claim the lives of two young men. For Dave, its return was a reunion in Hell.

It's now 2014 and the creature has returned, but Dave Longo is not around to face it a third time. The task becomes the responsibility of Ryan Lowell, a child the oniare had terrorized back in ’56, but can he overcome his childhood fears to vanquish the oniare once and for all.

Print: https://www.createspace.com/6371508

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Reunion-Dan-Foley-ebook/dp/B01I7BFUFS

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/reunion-116

ATTACK! of the B-Movie Monsters: Alien Encounters
They come in peace.
Or do they come to "serve" man?
Silent observers or the destroyers of the human race?

17 tales of out of this world thrills and chills!
ATTACK! of the B-Movie Monsters: Alien Encounters
Grave Markers: Volume 1
Grave Markers: Volume 1
A 3-in-1 compilation featuring Richard Black's "Nikolis Cole: The Low-Rise Saint", Sebastian Bendix's "Rock, Paper, Scissors", and Joshua Rex's "Coattails".

Print only. Digital versions of the novelettes are available individually.
Shriek of the Harpy
Movie theaters are a magical place, and the Downtown Nickelodeon is no exception, as junior film archivist Muriel Sharpe is about to find out.
Tasked with the job of going through the old theater's archives before the building is demolished, Muriel doesn't hold out much hope of unearthing anything rare, but what she finds is a treasure trove out long-thought-lost films. Acting on instinct, and against her better judgement, she threads up the old movie projector and inadvertently awakens the magic of the old Nick. She's swept away in a passionate romance, dodges bullets with an infamous gangster, but nothing could prepare her for the horror the theater unleashes with Shriek of the Harpy, and soon she's in a fight for her very life as she tries to escape the one place she considered to be a safe haven.

Available at Amazon.
Shriek of the Harpy
Monsters
Monsters
"I killed my parents when I was thirteen years old."

And now, with the murder of Missy Blake twenty-two years later, it's time for Jack Greene to finish what he started.

When the co-ed's mutilated body is found, the police are clueless, but Jack knows what killed the pretty college student; he's been hunting it for years. The hunt has been going on for too long, though, and Jack wants to end it, but he can't do it alone. The local police aren't equipped to handle the monster in their midst, so Jack recruits Major Kelly Langston, and together they set out to rid the world of this murdering creature once and for all.

Available on Amazon.
Tolerance
When children start disappearing from the streets of West Hollywood, Chris Driscoll thinks he knows who is responsible. Has the owner of WeHo's hottest new eatery been serving up succulent baby barbecue, or has there been a HUGE misunderstanding?

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Tolerance
Deathlehem Revisited: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity
Deathlehem Revisited: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity
Available at Amazon.
Coattails
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Coattails
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Nikolis Cole: The Low-Rise Saint
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Nikolis Cole: The Low-Rise Saint
A Pig's View of Heaven
A Pig's View of Heaven
Twenty years ago, a young woman was murdered, then raped. A short time later, within the narrow confines of her grave, she gave birth to a child. Now that child is grown and walking among us, and that can't be a good thing.

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Dead Men Tell No Tales: Shadows of the Caribbean, Book 1
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Dead Men Tell No Tales: Shadows of the Caribbean, Book 1
Return to Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity
Return to Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume 1
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume 1
O Little Town of Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity
O Little Town of Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
ATTACK! of the B-Movie Monsters: Night of the Gigantis
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
ATTACK! of the B-Movie Monsters: Night of the Gigantis
From Beyond the Grave
From Beyond the Grave
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo Books.
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