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A Killing Fire

As a child forced to witness her father’s crimes, homicide Detective Raven Burns dedicates her life to proving that she is not her father’s child. But when she shoots a suspect who has what turns out to be an unloaded weapon, Raven finds that she must confront both the demons of her past and the stains on her soul in order to stop a killer.

A Savage Generation

Sickness is ravaging America, driving the infected to savagery. Ben Silensky risks everything to get those he loves to a safe haven that unbeknownst to him has become a survivalist colony called Funland which may prove to be salvation or the start of something even worse.

After Sundown

The first of an annual, non-themed horror anthology series of original stories, showcasing the very best short fiction that the genre has to offer.

American Dreams

After witnessing his mother's brutal murder by Russian soldiers, Max and his father escape to New York. Young Max meets Sophie, a Polish girl forced to marry a local crime boss, and thus begins Max's ruthless climb to dominance of the New York underworld and Sophie's transformation into a strong woman who will allow no man determine her fate.

August's Eyes

When dreams start bleeding into reality, a social worker is forced to face the mistakes of his past. A serial killer has found a way to make his land of graveyards a sinister playground to be bent at his sadistic will. The secrets behind August's eyes will bring two worlds together, and end in a cataclysm of pain and ruin.

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil is the second volume in an annual, non-themed horror series of entirely original stories, showcasing the very best short fiction that the genre has to offer, and edited by Mark Morris.

Black Wings

When Briella Blake is invited to attend a special school for gifted students, she finally has the chance to focus on a project that begins to consume her – the ability to recreate and save copies of a person’s memories. Her friendship with a raven leads to conflict with her mother, who can no longer deny that there’s something wrong with her child.

Born to the Dark

1985. Dominic Sheldrake is now a lecturer on cinema. His son Toby has begun to experience strange nocturnal seizures that no medical help seems to be able to treat. Meanwhile Dominic assumes the occultist Christian Noble is out of his life, but his influence on the world is more insidious than ever...

Boy in the Box

Years ago a mysterious and tragic hunting accident deep in the Adirondack Mountains left a boy buried in a storied piece of land known as Coombs’ Gulch and four friends with a terrible secret. Now, Jonathan Hollis and brothers Michael and Conner Braddick must return to the place that changed their lives forever in order to keep their secret buried.

Castle of Sorrows

Ben Shadeland's infant daughter has been kidnapped and he's convinced that the malevolent creature that lives in the catacombs beneath Castle Blackwood - an ancient god named Gabriel - is responsible. It has summoned unspeakable monsters to the Sorrows - both human and supernatural. And Gabriel won't rest until he has his revenge.

Chop Shop

Amber and Jolene, business partners at the Hawthorne Funeral Home are drowning in debt and start selling body parts on the black market to keep their business alive. When the dead gangster they've recently parted up turns out to have been full of disease they need to find a way to make up for lost profits, even if it costs them an arm and a leg.

City of Angels

It's 1924. Sam Lacy, tough as nails robbery/homicide detective follows his own unique code of conduct within the racist and corrupt Los Angeles Police Department. Together with a group of allies, he must solve the murder of his old flame and deal with a ruthless and powerful predator who victimizes vulnerable young Chinese immigrants.

Dust Devils

It is 1885 in the wilds of New Mexico and Cody Wilson and Willet Black are bent on revenge after their loved ones are slaughtered by a group of traveling actors, but neither of them suspects what they're really up against. For the actors are vampires. Their thirst for human blood is insatiable. The two must battle the vampires—alone—or die trying.


How do you survive hearing your family being brutally murdered over the phone? For Father Raul Figeuroa, all faith and hope are lost. Turning away from the priesthood behind, he retreats to his aunt's empty farmhouse in upstate New York, hoping to drink himself to oblivion. But he's not alone in the house. Something is trying to reach out to him...


Captain Ellisa Shann commands Khidr, a search and rescue ship with a crew of twenty-five, tasked to assist the vast commercial freighters that supply the different solar system colonies. Now, while on a regular six-month patrol through the solar system, Khidr picks up a distress call from the freighter Hercules…

Ghost Mine

Nat Blackburn is given an offer he can't refuse by President Roosevelt. Tales of gold in the abandoned mining town of Hecla abound. The only problem-those who go seeking their fortune never return. Black-eyed children, strange lights and ferocious wild men venture from the deep, dark ghost well as a sinister force hungry for fresh souls.

Hearthstone Cottage

Mike Carter and his girlfriend Helen, along with their friends Alex and Kay, travel to a remote loch side cottage for a post-graduation holiday. When Mike becomes haunted by a disturbing presence in the cottage, the bonds of friendship are tested as he must uncover the terrifying truth dwelling within the walls of Hearthstone Cottage.


When Eddie Ryder is burned alive by fellow members of the Hell Riders motorcycle gang for ratting on them, he vows revenge with his dying breath. He returns as a ghost, with his custom motorcycle Diablo by his side and launches a campaign of vengeance that leaves plenty of bodies in its wake.

Holes in the Veil

Having killed his lifelong enemy, Aidan Ingledark finds himself in possession of a map to the Questing Goblet, one of the Goblets Immortal that gives the drinker luck beyond measure. Meraude seeks this Goblet to wipe out magic-kind. Aidan and his traveling companion are determined to find it first but they must battle through illusion and doubt...

House of Skin

Myles Carver is dead. Myles’s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she’s not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to live again…and her unsuspecting nephew, Paul, will be the key.


Human Resources

Anders Nordvelt is chief of security so, when a prominent member of a dissident group is murdered, it is his job to find the killer. Unsatisfied with the obvious explanation, Anders keeps pushing, not knowing that he’s about to enter a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a ruthless killer.

In Darkness, Shadows Breathe

In a luxury apartment and in the walls of a modern hospital, the evil that was done continues to thrive. Carol and Nessa are in the hands of an entity that knows no boundaries and crosses dimensions - bending and twisting time itself - and where danger waits in every shadow. The line between reality and nightmare grows harder to define...


Anne Houlihan uncovered a wormhole to Junction, a patchwork planet of competing alien biomes. Now, she and Daisuke are going back to investigate "The Howling Mountain," the possible location of a wormhole into space. As the expedition tears its way across the alien landscape, Anne must fight to protect its lifeforms, herself, and the Earth.


When nature show host Daisuke Matsumori finds himself on an alien world, he hopes to rekindle his passion for his work. After his exploratory party crashes in the alien wilderness, however, Daisuke must focus on leading everyone back alive. As members of the party continue to die, he wonders if one of his companions might be a murderer.


A group of friends decides to take matters into their own hands when one of them is brutally raped by a drunk townie. Deep in the woods of the town live the Melon Heads, a race of creatures that shun human interaction and prey on those who dare to wander down Dracula Drive. Could two bands of misfits help each other?

Mondo Crimson

When Melanie, a car thief, is sent to find a certain vehicle only to discover it’s owned by dangerous hit-woman, Brenda, they begin to wonder if their fateful encounter wasn’t just pure coincidence. It turns out they both work for Felix Eberhart whose network of car thieves, fixers, and drug runners have all been set against one another

Night Shift

Antarctica. A mining base at the edge of the world. Anders Nordvelt, last-minute replacement as head of security, has no time to integrate himself into the crew before an act of sabotage threatens the project. Then a body is found in the ice. Now Anders must do more than find a murderer: he must find a way to survive.

Of Kings, Queens and Colonies

Nearly a millennium after The Unsettling of old Earth, the new civilized worlds are on the brink of war. The planet Enskari, as an affront to tradition has placed a woman upon its throne. With the backing of the church, Brandon of Hyrax readies an armada to subdue Enskari and unite the system under a single rule—his own.
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One by One

The Easton family has just moved into an old house and Alice, the youngest, is excited to explore the new place. Her excitement turns to dread as she discovers a child's drawing of a family just like hers under the wallpaper. When family members begin to disappear, it is up to her to unlock the mystery before she becomes the next victim.

Savage Species

Jesse and a couple of friends are assigned by their newspaper to cover the opening weekend of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve. But the construction of the park has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, a species so ferocious that Peaceful Valley is about to be plunged into a nightmare of bloodshed and damnation.

Screams from the Void

For two years in deep space, the freighter Demeter and a small crew have collected botanical life from other planets. It's a lesson in patience and hell. Mechanics Ensign Raina is ready to jump ship but after a foreign biological creature sneaks aboard and wreaks havoc on the ship and crew, Raina must find her grit to survive...

Second Chances

Years since the first Travelers came back, their numbers have grown. There is still no explanation for their existence, but for the most part they have been accepted into society and given special protection under the law. There are those however who will do anything and everything in their power to put an end to the Travelers.

Second Lives

When four patients unexpectedly wake after being declared dead, their families are ecstatic. However, the patients don’t respond to their names and insist they are different people. When a doctors recognizes the name of a girl whose death he witnessed, it soon becomes clear that the bodies are now inhabited by the souls of people long dead.

Sins of the Father

Henry spent years trying to separate himself from his father’s legacy of murder. Now he has a chance, if he can find out who’s been killing people in Innsmouth. Soon he’s caught in a web of danger, with the undead stalking the streets at night, a terrible monster lurking below the city, and a prophecy of destruction about to come true.


Years after Ashley survived the infamous Resort Massacre, she’s found hanging in her basement by her fiancé, Todd. She left behind clues that may reveal the identity of the killer the press has called The Wraith. With the help of his friends, Todd goes back to the crumbling Hayden Resort but the Wraith is back, and he’s not what they expected.


A group of motorists become stranded on a lonely stretch of highway during a Christmas Eve blizzard and fight for survival against an unnatural force in the storm. The gathered survivors realize a tenuous connection among them means it may not be a coincidence that they all ended up on this highway...

Somebody's Voice

In a bid to rescue his reputation, Alex Grand ghostwrites a memoir of abuse on behalf of a survivor, Carl Batchelor. Carl’s account proves to be less than entirely reliable; someone is alive who shouldn’t be. As Alex investigates the background of Carl’s accusations his grasp of the truth of the book and of his own involvement begins to crumble...

Stoker's Wilde

Years before either becomes a literary legend, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde must overcome their disdain for one another to battle the Black Bishop, a madman wielding supernatural forces to bend the British Empire to his will.

Stoker's Wilde West

Thinking they have put their monster-hunting days behind them, Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker return to their normal lives. But when their old ally Robert Roosevelt and his nephew Teddy find a new nest of vampires, they are once again pulled into the world of the supernatural, this time in the American West.

The Apocalypse Strain

A multi-national research team, led by a medical genomics expert suffering from MS, study an ancient pandoravirus at a remote Siberian research facility. Called "Molli" by the research team, it is a force too dangerous to escape their compound. But the virus has a mind of its own, and it wants out.

The Bad Neighbour

When part-time teacher Ollie Clay panic-buys a rundown house in the outskirts of Leeds, he soon recognises his mistake. His new neighbour is an antisocial thug, with links to a local hate group. Or does he?

The Blood-Dimmed Tide

Tajen’s mission to seek aid from the Kelvaki Assembly is cut short when the Zhen invade Earth. Now he, Liam, and Kiri must return to Earth and liberate the colony from brutal occupation. When Tajen learns the Zhen plan to destroy a human fleet amassing in preparation to help Earth, he and his crew must escape the planet once more and warn them.

The City Among the Stars

A soldier of the Empire of Earth floats through space, his spaceship destroyed by sabotage. He is saved by a ‘city-in-space’ whose people despise those born and raised on a planet. Out of spite, he refuses to deliver the one piece of knowledge that can protect the people who saved but now spurn him - leading to catastrophic consequences.

The Dark Game

Ten writers are selected for a writing retreat with the most celebrated author in the world, the legendary Roderick Wells. They think they are signing up for a chance at literary prestige, but they are really entering The Dark Game - a lethal contest pitting them against one another in a struggle for their sanity and their lives.

The Darkest Lullaby

The old house waited. For years there had been rumors that the owner, Lilith Martin, had been part of an unholy cult.Then Lilith died and the house sat empty. Until now. Her nephew, Chris, and his wife, Ellie, are moving in as the house has a lot more room to raise a baby. Unfortunately, they will soon learn that Lilith has other plans.

The Devil's Equinox

Austin secretly wishes his wife would drop dead. He even tells a stranger in a bar, who turns out to be his new neighbor, Regina. One night he comes to find his wife dead. Soon he’s entranced with Regina, who introduces him to a world of bloodletting and magic. Can he save his daughter, and himself, before the planets align for the Devil’s Equinox?

The Forever House

In Rockridge, a sinister family moves into a sleepy cul-de-sac. The Eldreds feed on the negative emotions of humans, creating nightmarish realms within their house to entrap their prey. Neighbors are lured into the Eldreds’ home and faced with challenges designed to heighten their darkest emotions so their inhuman captors can feed, and feed well.

The Garden of Bewitchment

In 1893, Evelyn and Claire leave their home in a Yorkshire town for life in a rural retreat on their beloved moors. But when a strange toy garden mysteriously appears, a chain of increasingly terrifying events is unleashed. The Garden of Bewitchment is all too real and something is threatening the lives and sanity of the women.

The Gemini Experiment

Meet Tom Nolan. And meet Tom Nolan. One is a devoted family man recruited for an experiment to unlock the secrets of immortality. The other is a robot replica creating death and destruction. When Russian spies discover the technological breakthrough to turn man into machine, the stakes are raised and Tom (or is it Tom?) must save the day.

The Goblets Immortal

In a land where magic’s feared, a magical kind exists: the Blest, products of the Goblets Immortal and Aidan’s one of them and on the run. Whispers of a new fear take shape in Meraude, a mage who hates all magic-kind. When she appears in Aidan’s dreams offering a bargain for the return of his family, he needs to make the most difficult decision.

The Guardian

Tem really struggles as the only brown-skinned child in the village. His mother Car-En decides that the family should spend some time on the Stanford ringstation, but Tem gets caught up in the battle against Umana, the tentacle-enhanced ‘Squid Woman’, while protecting a secret that could change the course of civilization.

The Haunting of Henderson Close

Hannah and her colleagues are tour guides who lead their visitors along the spooky, derelict Close, thrilling them with tales of spectres and murder. For Hannah it is her dream job, but not for long. The legends of Henderson Close are becoming all too real. The Auld De’il is out – and even the spirits are afraid.

The Heron Kings

After a warlord slaughters her patients, Sister Alessia quits the cloister and strikes out on her own to heal the victims of a brutal dynastic conflict. When they uncover proof of a foreign conspiracy prolonging the bloodshed, Alessia risks the very lives she’s saved to expose the truth and bring the war to an end.

The House by the Cemetery

Rumor has it that the house by the cemetery is haunted by the ghost of a witch. But rumors won’t stop Mike Kostner from rehabbing the place as a haunted house attraction. And behind the rumors is a real ghost who will do whatever it takes to ensure the house reopens. Because while the witch may have been dead... she doesn’t intend to stay that way.

The Hungry Moon

In the town of Moonwell, old rituals are still alive. Right-wing evangelist Godwin Mann isn’t about to let that continue, so he descends into the pit where the being who’s been worshipped by the Druids for centuries is said to dwell. What emerges is a demon in Mann’s shape, and only the town’s outcasts can see that something is horribly wrong. 

The Influence

Queenie is the ageing matriarch of the Faraday family, and even death can’t break her hold over her eleven-year-old granddaughter Rowan. She’s buried with a locket that contains a lock of Rowan’s hair and by the time anyone sees what effect the ghostly influence on Rowan is having, it may be too late for her.

The Last Crucible

Earth is mostly depopulated in the wake of a supervolcano, but civilization is preserved in vast orbiting ringstations and in isolated communities on Earth. Jana is in line to become the next maghiarja (sorceress) by way of an ancient technology and must protect her people, while deciding whom to trust amongst possible ringstation allies.

The Nightmare Girl

When Joe Crawford confronts a mother abusing her toddler, he has no idea of the chain reaction he’s setting in motion. How could he suspect the mother is part of an ancient fire cult, a group of killers that will destroy anyone who threatens one of its members? When the little boy is placed in a foster home, they begin their mission of terror.

The Nirvana Effect

Aaron and Clarissa are members of a subculture of realists who resist the lure of a fake utopia. They watch in horror as the technology spreads across the country with willing participants who easily forgo their freedoms for false pleasures. When they discover a plot to enforce compliance for mind control, the battle for free will begins...

The Playing Card Killer

During withdrawal from anti-anxiety medications, Brian is plagued by dreams of women strangled and then left with a playing card tucked in the corpse. But then a nightmare’s victim shows up on the news, dead. Brian fears he may be the unwitting killer. Detective Weissbard thinks the same thing, and starts to build a case to get Brian behind bars.

The Portal

Joey Oates is back at Stone Harbor to complete the ritual a coven left unfinished three hundred years ago. Former lovers Scott Tackett and Allie Layton are about to reconnect after years apart, until they discover the evil growing in town. Only they can stop Oates’s awful plan.

The Queen of the Cicadas

Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend, La Reina de Las Chicharras - The Queen of The Cicadas. In 1950s south Texas a farmworker is murdered. Her death is ignored by the town, but not by the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacíhuatl...

The Raven

Fearing that mankind is heading toward nuclear extinction, a group of geneticists unleash a plot to save the world. They’ve discovered that mythological creatures were once real and that these monstrous genetic strands are still present in human DNA, but how long can a man survive in a world full of monsters?

The Restoration

When Terri is hired to spend a year restoring a crumbling manor house, she believes she’s hit the jackpot. She moves in with her young daughter and high hopes for the project’s success. As the restoration begins to go terribly wrong, she realizes dark forces won’t let her leave the house until its horrible secrets are revealed.

The Searching Dead

On a school trip, Dominic begins to suspect his teacher has reasons to be there as secret as they're strange. Meanwhile a neighbour joins a church that puts you in touch with your dead relatives, who prove much harder to get rid of. As Dominic investigates, he can’t suspect how much more terrible the link between these mysteries will become.

The Sentient

Amira Valdez is a brilliant neuroscientist trying to put her past on a religious compound behind her. But when she’s assigned to a controversial cloning project, her dreams of working in space are placed in jeopardy. Using her talents as a reader of memories, Amira uncovers a conspiracy to stop the creation of the first human clone – at all costs.

The Siren and The Spectre

When David Caine, a celebrated skeptic of the supernatural, is invited by an old friend to spend a month in “the most haunted house in Virginia,” he believes the case will be like any other. But the Alexander House is different, plagued by shadows of the past. And David is haunted too, by the woman he loved, before she took life in sorrow.

The Sky Woman

A ringstation anthropologist on her first Earth field assignment, observes a Viking-like village in the mountains. As Car-En secretly observes the Happdal villagers, she begins to see them as more than research subjects. When Esper’s sister is taken by an otherworldly sword-wielding man, she can no longer stand by as a passive witness.

The Sorrows

The Sorrows and its castle have been uninhabited since a series of gruesome murders in 1925. But its owner needs money, so he allows film composers Ben and Eddie to stay a month in the castle. What they find is more horrific than any movie. A malevolent being has been trapped for nearly a century. And he’s ready to feed.

The Toy Thief

Jack didn’t know what to call the skeletal creature that slunk into her house in the night, stealing the very things she loved the most. So she named him The Toy Thief. When her brother, Andy, is taken away in the night, Jack must venture into the dark place where the toys go to get him back. But even if she finds him, will he ever be the same?

The Widening Gyre

Once a war hero of the Zhen Empire, Tajen Hunt has become a freelance starship pilot. When his estranged brother is murdered, Tajen discovers that Imperial agents killed him. Betrayed by the Empire he used to serve, Tajen gathers a crew and sets out to finish his brother’s quest—to find the long-lost human homeworld, Earth.

The Wise Friend

Patrick’s aunt Thelma was an artist whose work turned towards the occult. As an adult he discovers a journal of her explorations, and his son Roy becomes fascinated. His experiences at the sites scare Patrick away, but not Roy. Can he convince his son that his suspicions are real, or will what they’ve helped to rouse take a new hold on the world?

They Kill

Sierra Sowell’s dead brother Jeffrey is resurrected by a mysterious man known only as Corliss. He gives Sierra a chance to make Jeffrey’s resurrection permanent – if she makes a dreadful bargain. Can she do what it will take to save her brother, no matter how much blood is shed along the way?

Think Yourself Lucky

The blog that uses a title David Botham once thought up has nothing to do with him. He has no idea who is writing it or where they get their information about a series of violent deaths in Liverpool. Perhaps David won’t know until they come too close to him—until he can’t ignore the figure from his past that is catching up with him…

Those Who Came Before

An idyllic weekend camping trip is cut short when Reese Wallace’s friends are brutally murdered. As the group’s only survivor, Reese is the prime suspect, and his story doesn’t make much sense. Detective Greyeyes isn’t having any of it—until she hears the voice herself. People are dying at Strong Lake, and the worst is yet to come.

Tomb of Gods

In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned covered in mysterious scars. Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened to the ill-fated expedition led by her grandfather but when she ventures into the caves, she discovers a hidden world of wonder and terror.

Two Lives

Seven stories, seven whispers into the ears of life: A Yi’s unexpected twists of crime burst from the everyday, with glimpses of romance distorted by the weaknesses of human motive. A Yi employs his forensic skills to offer a series of portraits of modern life, both uniquely Chinese, and universal in their themes.

Until Summer Comes Around

When Rocky Zukas meets a mysterious dark-haired girl named November, his world is forever changed. The young couple falls under the spell of summer love, but not everyone approves. November’s brother, Gabriel, is the keeper of the family’s secret and aims to make sure little sister knows who is in charge.

Vintage Crime

Vintage Crime will be a CWA anthology with a difference, celebrating members’ work over the years. The book will gather stories from the mid-1950s until the twenty-first century by great names of the past, great names of the present together with a few hidden treasures by less familiar writers.

Voodoo Heart

When Detective Lawrence Ribaud wakes alone in a bloody bed with his wife missing, he knows this is more than just a mysterious case of murder. All across New Orleans, on one night each month, people are vanishing. Ribaud doesn’t believe in voodoo but he soon finds himself in search of the mysterious Black Queen…and the curse of her Voodoo Heart.

Vulcan's Forge

Jason doesn't fit in the society of Nocturnia, the sole colony that survived the Earth's destruction. He starts an illicit and dangerous affair with Pamela, but soon they are engaged in a lethal game of cat and mouse with the colony's underworld head and the secrets Jason unlocks expose dangers far beyond Nocturnia and its obsessions.

We Are Monsters

When a troubled psychiatrist loses funding to perform clinical trials on an experimental cure for schizophrenia, he begins testing it on his asylum’s criminally insane, triggering a series of side effects that opens the mind of his hospital’s most dangerous patient, setting his inner demons free.

Will Haunt You

Jesse Wheeler disappeared a couple of years ago, just after playing a reunion gig with his band, The Rising Dead. Rumor has it he had just finished reading a book like the one you’re holding now. He’s not the only one, either. Supposedly there’s a whole bunch of people who’ve disappeared. But that’s probably just a folktale, wouldn’t you say?

Wolf Land

The small town of Lakeview offers little excitement for Duane, Savannah, and their friends - until their lives are shattered by the arrival of an ancient, vengeful evil - the werewolf. When the werewolf's victims start changing and preying on the innocent, they plunge the entire town into a nightmare. Lakeview is about to become 'Wolf Land'.

Your Turn to Suffer

Lorelai Palumbo is harassed by a sinister group calling themselves The Cabal. They accuse her of having committed unspeakable crimes in the past, and now she must pay. She must try to figure out what The Cabal thinks she’s done if she’s to have any hope of answering their charges and salvaging her life.