Who can you trust if you can’t trust yourself?
When Scott McCabe’s wife dies tragically he almost loses his mind. And his son. Three years later he’s a struggling lone parent to six-year-old Jae, who longs for a new Mummy. So reluctantly, Scott lets his best friend talk him into online dating.
And from the minute he publishes his profile, Scott has made his Date with Fate.
Underneath his casual exterior Scott is a man with a tormented conscience, a potholed memory and a vivid imagination. Is he plagued by guilt about Sally’s death, or is it something that runs much deeper? Scott doesn’t know, any more than he knows what he does when he loses time. And Scott loses a lot of time.
When the girls he dates disappear one-by-one, he begins to doubt his sanity. And as police suspicion falls to him, he doesn’t know who he can trust.
Least of all himself.
Featuring all new stories from some of the top authors in modern horror and includes an all new novelette from Edward Lee!
PAINFREAK will be available as trade paperback and ebook at first. Then our friends at Camelot Books & Gifts will be doing a 52 copy lettered edition! So you will have to buy it from them when it is announced. It will be signed by all authors and come in a sweet tray case. It will be a beautiful deluxe edition!
This is a book that takes us deep, deep into the bowels of Painfreak, the traveling club that arises out of the dark and calls to those seeking the ultimate in pleasure and pain. If you wear the invisible mark of the bone on your hand then enter through the door. Many come to experience the ultimate in decadence and debauchery. And many get lost in a labyrinth filled with depraved sex, beautiful death, and wonderfully horrible sights. You’ve been given the mark, now step into the heart of…PAINFREAK.
Featuring the following stories:
“Introduction: Why Painfreak?” by Gerard Houarner
“Welcome to the Mercy Museum” by Charlee Jacob & Linda Addison
“Henry-Tobacconist” by John Urbancik
“The Night Sitter” by Edward Lee
“Painfreak” by Gerard Houarner
“The Thick of Chaos” by K. Trap Jones
“Exclusive” by Randy Chandler
“He Who Whispers the Dead Back to Life” by Lucy Taylor
“The Reverend’s Wife” by Tony Tremblay
“Ownership” by Wrath James White
“The Danse Macabre” by Monica O’Rourke
“The Rut” by Gerard Houarner
“Coping Mechanism” by Jeff Strand
“Pretty Me Up” by Michael T. Huyck, Jr.
“Sacred Meat” by Jeffrey Thomas
“Aikiko’s Blade” by Colleen Wanglund
“Divine Red” by Ryan Harding
“Bondage and Godhood” by Jordan Krall
“They Deal in Pain, But Pleasure Is Better” by Chesya Burke
‘Sing Blue Silver” by John Everson
“Storming the Museum” by Charlee Jacob
Sinclaire Meyers is completely broken. A young, single mom, her sole focus is taking care of the nursing home residents and her three-year-old son. She doesn’t particularly believe in God, and even if she did, she doesn’t see why He’d be interested in her as damaged as she is.
When Ace, her son’s father, comes back to town claiming to have found God and wanting to make amends, the last thing she wants to deal with is him or what he has to say.
Will she be able to find the grace to forgive him for the past? Will she be able to accep tthe grace of God’s forgiveness? Will Ace be able to overcome the past and be part of his son’s life? God has forgiven him, but can he forgive himself? With a little help from the zany seniors at Days Never new, they both just might be able to find forgiveness, redemption and a new beginning.
An Introduction to Mindsets has helped individuals, educators and leaders understand how important it is to develop an open mindset that builds positive working relationships with employees and colleagues. In this book, we will discuss three types of mindsets and their character traits to support decision making that leads to positive results. We will provide you with key factors and a procedural guide for hiring quality staff, converting a fixed mindset to a growth mindset and changing the inner you to establish a successful organization. We must change our thinking in order to change lives …
A police officer knocks at her door. He is shockingly handsome, with eyes that burn into her depths. A house was robbed down the street. Her surveillance recordings from earlier that day, might solve the crime. A spark ignites between them, so he brings out his handcuffs. He’s dominant, and she’s submissive—a perfect match for a quick afternoon romp. They must be quiet. Her hubby is asleep in the basement.
Goldilocks is about to have the hike of her life!
The sexy as sin Bear brothers have always been the forbidden fruit. Goldilocks has always been the good girl, never dating a man not approved by her parents. But now she is sexually frustrated and longing to walk on the wild side.
This story answers the question…
What if she decided to take a bite of the sinful fruit and visit the Bears?
Getting tackled at an Indiana drive-in movie theater is just the day’s latest indignity for Maddie McKinley … but it’s certainly the low point. When she gets into the wrong van it brings a knee-jerk reaction from Logan Chandler, the father of the kids inside. Logan’s embarrassed about roughing her up, but intrigued by the beautiful young woman from Boston, who arrived alone at the movies wearing an expensive dress. Unfortunately, he’s the local businessman leading a battle to save the drive-in from developers—and she’s the disgraced attorney sent to make sure it’s torn down.
The legal battle sets them both on a path to redemption and each other, with the help of quirky friends and family who have them figured out long before they do. Also, with the help of coffee. Lots of coffee.
I am of the Dakota blood, and I have been gifted since a child with the ability to attract the supernatural. Basically, the supernatural is everywhere and in everything. Some people like myself, recognize this daily, and other people have no interest in the supernatural because they have never experienced it in any degree. The more sensitive you are, the more you know.
This book is a compilation of some of the supernatural experiences I have had in my life. All the experiences happened to me and they are all true. I have not exaggerated or fabricated any of these stories. I have seen ghosts, met aliens, lived with hauntings, and had completely unexplainable experiences that I believe have all been a blessing from the Great Spirit. My hope is that this book will be of interest to all those who seek to be informed, entertained, and even enlightened for the understanding of the unexplainable that goes on in this world we live in.
The last chapter of this book is dedicated to James Dean, and all those who have ever known and loved him. I have been haunted by many people in my life, but the most powerful has always been James Dean. I have written this final chapter about him because there is information some may never have heard, and because I was told to do so. I was given information some years ago, that basically the world has never known. I explain in this chapter how and why I was given this information. There are people that will feel in their spirit that what I have written is true. But I really don’t give a damn who doesn’t believe me. Wa ste’
Three clean, stand-alone, romantic-suspense novels.
Book 1 – No Safe Place
When Randi, a world-class, middle-distance runner, literally runs into Matt on an Olympic National Park trail, she believes she’s found someone who can help heal her heart. But she learns Matt has secrets that threaten both her heart and her life. Matt is a prodigal trying to come home from the far country, but how much is he willing to give to restore his honor?
No Safe Place is a clean, action-filled, romantic-suspense story that races from the scenic beaches of the Olympic National Park to the beauty of Lake Chelan in Central Washington State, a story of courage, honor, faith, forgiveness, and love.
Book 2 – No True Justice
They forced Gemma Saint into witness protection, not to protect her, but to silence her.
After testifying in a high-profile case, Gemma, a young intern at an influential media outlet, is forced into WITSEC by corrupt DOJ officials hoping to silence her. When Gemma’s testimony at a retrial threatens their elaborate conspiracy to control the upcoming presidential election. Gemma learns from her WITSEC Inspector her identity was compromised and someone in the DOJ has sent a team to kill her.
Gemma seeks help from Lex James, a young investigative journalist and offers him the biggest story of his career. But Lex was recently given custody of his deceased sister’s four-year-old twins, Josh and Caleb. Sparks fly when Lex and Gemma meet, and the boys see their mother in her. But can she endanger this fragile family? Should she run away, sacrificing her life and the course of her beloved country?
Lex has difficult choices, too. But the highly gifted boys, Josh and Caleb, have their own opinion about what should happen, and it is not wise to underestimate four-year-old boys with 200 IQs.
No True Justice is a clean, high-action, romantic-suspense story set among the breathtaking canyons and rivers around Lake Billy Chinook in Eastern Oregon.
Book 3 – No Turning Back
When, Drew West, a young man much like her dead father, offers Beth Sanchez protection, will trusting him bring another massacre, one that takes her life too? How can a young cowboy from Central Oregon protect her from the vengeful leader of a Drug Cartel who wants her dead?
Drew has reasons for wanting to protect Beth, reasons that run deep, all the way to his heart and even deeper yet, to his soul. No one in his charge will ever be hurt again, no matter the cost. But can he convince Beth of that or will she opt for witness protection?
Set near Big Bend National Park and in Central Oregon, near the Deschutes River, No Turning Back is a clean, high-action, romantic-suspense story about love, courage, and the futility of human vengeance.
“Window In The Sky” is a collection of thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams, put into words and drawings during the author’s teenage years and onward into his twenties.
This is a very personal insight into the mind of a shy and extremely private young man, sharing his thoughts on growing up gay in the 1970’s, love and heartbreak; coming to terms with his feelings in a world that seemed very much at odds with his own way of looking at life.
The author never intended for anyone else to read what he had written; in fact the contents of this book remained almost forgotten until, whilst sorting through a box of old belongings, several books filled with many of these poems, drawings and short stories were rediscovered.
Reading through his own words again, after so many years, the author wished that he could send a message back to his younger self, to let him know that life would get better and that the world he experienced in his youth would change beyond imagination.
The contents of this book have been left largely as originally written during the 1970’s, with the addition of a couple of more recent pieces and a forward, entitled “The Rainbow”.
Thru Fear And Back –
An Amazing Account Of Survival Against Incredible Odds
Detective Avery Louis and well known, Sakira Kelly meet with a mutual instant attraction, but something isn’t right. She begins to wonder if Avery Louis is the man he really says he is. If his job is as honorable as he claims, she wanted in. One of three novellas in the Modern Romance Suspense Series. Book One
The von Kleinemann family was steeped in culture going back to 1790. They were in possession of some of the original sheet music of eighteenth and nineteenth-century famous composers like Mozart, Bach, Hayden, Mahler and more. They had figured out that in future years, they could be considered invaluable. They were used as collateral for loans that were worth in the hundreds of millions of dollars. However, the occasional sale of these collector’s items was not enough to sustain the lavish lifestyle of Victoria, the last of the family dynasty.
In 1943, at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, before Walter had arrived, one individual had the foresight to create blank music sheets that the musicians of those times would use to create their music. The problem arose when the family member, who created some of the forged documents, died of a sudden heart attack. The counterfeiting of these music sheets stopped and panic set in. One of the men of the group remembered, that Walter Donleavy was a counterfeit genius. He knew him because they were in the same concentration camp in 1945. There was treachery on both sides of the Atlantic, in trying to get Walter to come to Vienna and create the forgeries.
Love. Devastation. Anger. Sadness. Hope. Love.
Everything that we do, leads back to love. But what happens when you lose the one who is closest to you? How do you continue on after such a loss?
Meet Emily who is a single mother of Sam. Not only did Emily lose her husband, but Sam has lost a father. The struggles of putting one foot in front of the other is getting harder by the day but all of that changes when a fiery red head named Jamie comes into the picture. Coming in like a whirlwind, she brings back the hope and friendship that Emily has once lost. Not only does she bring in a friendship, but she brings in a family dynamic that Emily had forgotten existed. Jamie’s brother Caleb has been dealing with his own personal demons and loss, and is not prepared for the beautiful woman that has befriended his sister.
With dealing with so much loss, can both Emily and Caleb open their hearts up again to the prospect of love?
Everyone deserves a second chance at love…
This book is design to help you avoid the mistakes I made and teach you how to make more money.
From *Best Selling Author* Lynn Case
Comes a story of Paranormal Mystery and romance set in the beautiful West Coast of the United States.
Lillian Anderson thought she had everything that she was entitled to in life. She married her college sweetheart, David, and was a successful and well-respected child psychotherapist in sunny California.
Fast forward a decade. Lillian now finds herself stuck in a loveless marriage to a man that had become a womanizing drunk. Her life had become mundane and routine. That is until she met with her newest patient and her ghostly playmate.
Lillian’s life is instantly turned upside down as she is drawn into the paranormal world of unsettled spirits and their unfinished business in our earthly world. She is given a rare opportunity to change events in her past to assist her with getting her present and future back onto the path that was her destiny.
With the help of a special friend, and a few old ones from her childhood hometown, Lillian tries to find the one event that changed her life in some scary, funny and some adult situations.
From *Best Selling Author* Lynn Case
Comes a story of mystery and murder in a small cattle town in Wyoming.
Catherine Dumont married S. J. Worthington, an older financial dynamo, in her senior year of college. He was twenty-five years her senior. She became the socialite trophy wife. Then, SJ dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. Or was it murder? Who is the dark figure caught in the security camera after the will had been read? A New York detective is hot on the case.
Catherine tries to move on with her life and follow her college dream of having a dude ranch in Wyoming. Not long after her move to Wyoming, cattle slaughter in the area begin to raise suspicion, and a stranger is seen watching her cabin just beyond the tree line of her property.
With the help of her young loyal ranch hands and one Indian chief, will they succeed in catching him? Was there a connection between SJ’s death and the cattle slaughtering? Was Catherine the ultimate target?
She doesn’t remember anything about that night until one day she gets knocked over by a city bus taking a turn to sharp and hits her head against a flower planter and goes unconscious once again. Then she begins to have horrific nightmares and flashbacks to events that she can’t remember.
After seeing her therapist and undergoing hypnosis, all is revealed about the lost events of that one traumatic night. Allison decides to take the law into her own hands and take Fear’s Revenge on the four boys that held her captive.
As each detailed step of revenge Allison takes against, Cole, Tyler, Tony and Bobby she is beginning the healing and growing process in more ways than she bargained for.
From *Best Selling Author * Lynn Case
Comes a Thriller Suspense story of Fears Revenge.
Allison Symms had forgotten everything about that night over twenty years ago. The night she was held captive in an old cabin in the woods. Last thing she can remember is running through the woods and crashing head on into something, or rather someone, falling backwards against a tree and that knocks her unconscious.
She doesn’t remember anything about that night, until one day she gets knocked over by a city bus taking a turn to sharp and hits her head against a flower planter and goes unconscious for a short time. Not long after the accident she begins to have horrific nightmares and flashbacks to events that she can’t remember.
After the nightmares and flashbacks get to disturbing for her to deal with on her own, she decides to see her regular therapist and undergoes hypnosis. All is revealed about the lost events of that one traumatic night. Allison decides to take the law into her own hands and take Fears Revenge on the four boys that held her captive.
She enlists the assistance of a private investigator to assist her with finding out where these four men are now, twenty years later.
She develops a specific plan of revenge for each one of the men.
As each detailed step of revenge Allison takes against, Cole, Tyler, Tony, and Bobby she is beginning the healing and growing process in more ways than she bargained for.
The Lauragais lies in south-west France at the heart of Occitania. Today it is largely ignored by the millions who visit its neighbours each year – Toulouse and Carcassonne – but in times gone by it rarely escaped the attentions of the great and the good, or the ambitious and the avaricious.
This is a book with big characters – Simon de Montfort, the Black Prince, Thomas Jefferson and the Duke of Wellington among others – but most of all it tells the story of the people who have shaped this land, the living and the dead, families that have lived in the same house or village for hundreds of years. This is the story of their lives, their religion, their forgotten language and their environment.
On the autoroute, a journey through the Lauragais will take you three-quarters of an hour, but all you will see are tantalising glimpses of gorgeous countryside and distant signs of human habitation. In this book, the author takes you on a more leisurely trip through time in a land that is endearingly modest about its illustrious past.
‘If you want to discover the future all you have to do is wait, but if you want to rediscover the past you need perseverance, dedication, imagination, instinct, an obsession with detail and preferably a large dose of luck. I know plenty of people like that in the Lauragais.’
From * Best Selling Author – Lynn Case*
Comes a story of Romance, Crime, Mafia, and drug smuggling amongst the High Fashion world in the beautiful wine country of Italy.
Gabrielle Grimaldi, the former party girl from Fears Revenge, thought she had finally found the right man, Frank, to settle down with. Her career in the fashion world was beginning to take off.
That is, until she gets the opportunity to do some training in Italy and meets Giada Rosso, a wild Italian, fast driving, hot tempered fashion house maverick that would be her trainer. The two women have an instant connection. Then Gabrielle meets Antonio, Gia’s brother and tensions begin to rise between the three of them. She finds herself reverting back to her wilder ways.
Gabrielle soon discovers that her new found friends have a questionable family business on the dark side of the law. She soon discovers shipments in the family vineyard wine bottles hidden amongst fabrics for the fashion house.
Soon she must decide between her boyfriend in America and her new friends in Italy. Confusion and tension rise as emotions continue to run high as kidnapping and sexual encounters ensue.
Gabrielle then learns the connection between her boyfriend and her new friends in Italy. Will this be the end of her and Frank?
The Panopticon Experiment is a YA novel, Book One of the Siklus Series. It has been described as a cross between the ideas behind Extinction Rebellion and the novels of Philip Pullman. The Panopticon Experiment is set in New Britain on a post-apocalyptic Earth. A genetic mutation has enabled telepathy between humans and animals. The new political order reflects this new relationship, and the government represents all sentient beings on earth. However, just as in our time, reactionary forces are on the rise. The Human Supremacy League (the HSL) seeks to undermine the progress mankind has made, and destroy the bonds between man and animal. It is a book for anyone interested in friendship and adventure, the environment, animal rights and the future of the planet.
Seventeen-year-old orphan, Flo has a mission: To find her parents’ killers and reveal the truth behind a series of disappearances across the city. In a new world where animals and humans are equal, a secret terrorist group will stop at nothing to bring society back to the dark ages of the twenty-first century when Man was king. Flo is joined by her best friends, Seb and Lonce (the rare snow leopard with whom they share a telepathic bond). Together they travel to the far north of the British archipelago to confront the evil Human Supremacy League.
Based on a true story.
In the fall of 1870 a woman, badly beaten and suffering from hypothermia, stumbled into the Pearson Saloon in the mining settlement in New Mexico Territory known as Elizabethtown, or ‘E-Town’. The story she told of murder would change the lives of all who heard her. Her husband had just killed their young son and a passing traveler. Her story fell upon the ears of well-known gunslinger Clay Allison and his gang. What happened next would become one of the most notorious stories ever to come out of New Mexico. Told by one of Clay’s gang members, he weaves the facts into a story that will introduce you to one of New Mexico’s first documented serial killers, Charles Kennedy. A name you’ll not soon forget.
Once a victim…
…now a killer.
At the age of 19, Melissa’s hopes and dreams were literally drowned when she was stuffed in a sports bag, tied to a cinder block and thrown into the sea.
Mistaken for a shipment of dope, she is rescued.
Indebted to the man who rescued her, she dispatches his enemies and carries on a personal side mission enacting revenge on behalf of women who’ve been raped.
But the serial killer who left her to drown resurfaces. And goes on his own personal mission to take out the one that got away.
With the police hunting them both, who will win the cat and mouse game?
Self-Mastery: the way of the heaven born is a course in practical meta-physics and should be studied not, just read. It is devided into 4 series of ancient wisdom paths to enlightenment. The reader will recognize some of the popular maxims that are coming into acceptance today by some of the current teachers such as: Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and the philosophers of the Law of Attraction.
In public, Jim Handler is a well-respected, small-town hero, and homicide detective who solved the case of the Will’s Creek Massacre. But at home, in the shadows, Jim’s childhood demons come alive to feast upon his family in the form of sexual, physical, and mental abuse.
But his three teenage children have had enough. They have devised a plan for redemption.
Empowered by the legal system’s lack of accountability, a judge who offers a quiet and meager plea deal to save face, Jim feels enabled to do whatever he wants to his family. With no one to keep Jim in check, this cycle of sexual and physical abuse is rampant. It is up to Nikki, Tyler, and Ally to end the evil that is devouring the Handler family.
A WordCrafter Paranormal Anthology with stories by Kaye Lynne Booth, Robbie Cheadle, Stevie Turner, Julie Goodswen, Laurel McHargue and Jeff Bowles. An exemplary collection of unique paranormal short fiction.
Fae/Shifter standalone Romance
Trina made a promise to her friend that if she found a mate using a dating site, she’d sign up herself. Now she must keep her promise.
Will she be able to find a mate who will not only love her but also be capable of feeding her nymph side?
Selina; who runs the dating site, tells Trina she has just the male for her. However, in true Eternal Mates style, the road to true love is never plain sailing. There’s a shadow hovering in the wings to cause problems.
Will Trina survive meeting her mate?
Contains adult scenes only suitable for over 18’s
LOVE OUT OF REACH
A Wartime page-turner and a gentle love story.
She first heard him on an anti-Nazi radio address when she was nine years old. In the years that followed, Dietrich Bonhöffer, famed German theologian, became her teacher, friend, and finally, her fiancé.
Although 18 years younger than the illustrious Bonhöffer, Maria von Wedemeyer’s intelligence, youthful enthusiasm and caring heart drew her to him. But as World War II broke upon them, Bonhöffer was part of a small but courageous remnant of Christians in Germany who actively resisted the Nazi encroachment on both state and church. Torn between his pacifist sentiments and his profound hatred of Hitler’s unjust policies and atrocities against the Jews, Bonhöffer knew something bold had to be done, so working as a double agent, he participated in plotting of several assassination attempts against Hitler.
Bonhöffer’s writings have influenced generations of people struggling with the role of people of faith in a hostile culture. His Letters and Papers From Prison is one of the most broadly-read theological works of the Twentieth Century.
Based on real historical characters and events, Jack A. Saarela’s third novel reveals a lesser-known amorous side of Bonhöffer as he falls in love with Maria. He shows Maria to deserve more than the usual cursory mention of her as merely “Dietrich Bonhöffer’s fiancée.”
Their romance, carried out against the backdrop of war, imprisonment, and the constant threat of his execution, is driven by their dreams and hopes of life together. Love Out of Reach is both a wartime thriller and a tender story of the endurance of love in the face of insurmountable obstacles.
Army Nurse, “Lyn” Masino’s life is turned upside down the night she witnesses a drug cartel hit in a parking garage. With a hit being placed on her life and the local police department leaking information; she is forced into Federal protection with her young son. Will they be kept safe or will her past come back to bite her in the butt (literally if her “Protector” has any say in it)?