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Joshua Grant

Evil is rising.  Festival cruise ship Emerald Rose takes a lone survivor aboard after a daring rescue.  But only too late do they realize the survivor isn’t who, or what, he appears to be, and that his intentions are less than kind or grateful.  Join the hapless survivors as they face off against true evil in this survivor horror novel by Joshua Grant.  Available now on Amazon and Kindle!  Click here to go to the book landing page.

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Stuart Aken

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Stuart is published in fantasy, scifi (his most recent book, War Over Dust, is due out 2nd September), romantic thriller, medical memoir and horror, as well as a few anthologies.  He lives in the UK and also donates a portion of his profits to charity.


Justin Bienvenue

http://jbienvenue.webs.com/

I am an indie author and poet from Massachusetts. I am diverse in several different genres but mainly write horror and poetry. I graduated high school in 2006 with a background in Creative Writing which has definitely come in handy for me as a writer. I have written five books. I have also written several stories and poems which have been published in anthologies. When not writing novels I also write short stories and drabbles(100 word stories). I enjoy helping out my fellow indie authors by interviewing them on my page IAT: Indie Author Tactics. When I’m not writing I enjoy watching football and baseball, enjoy the outdoors and reading up and learning about history as well as Egyptology and Ufology. I also have a write Hundred Year Old Horror, a Horror Blog.
Website: http://jbienvenue.webs.com/
Horror Landing Page: http://subscribepage.com/HorrorPoems

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William Blackwell

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William Blackwell studied journalism at Calgary’s Mount Royal University and English literature at Vancouver’s University of British Columbia. He worked as a print journalist for many years before becoming an author. He has written over seventeen novels, mainly in the horror genre. Currently living on an acreage in Prince Edward Island, Blackwell loves to travel and write dark fiction. Blackwell’s newest release is horror novel Freaky Franky, a dark tale about the terrifying consequences of worshiping Saint Death (or Santa Muerte) with evil intentions.


Gabriel Blake

https://www.gabrielblake.com/

Born in South-East London, I was a power cut baby of the early 70s. I’d wanted to write stories ever since I read ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King and Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews when I was around 11 years old, but life had other ideas for me. Circumstances led me to leave school when I turned 15 to start labouring and painting. I remained in the construction industry for many years after, learning various trades. Writing looked as though it had become one of those faded dreams that would fail to materialise, but like many thoughts planted in our minds by our younger selves, it never went away. It was a long ride and wait with plenty of obstacles to overcome along the way. My debut novel took me two and a half years of writing, rewriting, and editing. I hope you’ll join me on a journey that will lead wherever my mind decides to take us.

Join me on Twitter, it would be fantastic to chat with everybody who reads my novels, and I will always do my best to reply: https://twitter.com/GabrielBlake_ View my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GabrielBlakeAuthor/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17165240.Gabriel_Blake https://www.instagram.com/gabrielblake_/?hl=en Thank you all for reading this, and of course, if you read my stories and enjoy them, it means the absolute world to me.


Lincoln Cole

https://www.LincolnCole.net

I am a science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror author who likes to write action packed stories. My favorite authors are Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, and Isaac Asimov. My two primary horror series are: World of Shadows and World on Fire. The World on Fire series is out and available now, and the World of Shadows series comes out starting October 24th, 2017 through early 2018.


Harvey Click

https://www.amazon.com/Night-Conjurings-Terror-Harvey-Click-ebook/dp/B01LY3XDVK

Ghosts, vampires, demons, serial killers, and other deadly denizens of the dark haunt this collection of chilling short stories by horror master Harvey Click.
•An unhappy and unloved boy summons a substitute mother—with sharp teeth.
•Two teenage boys learn it’s better to leave a spooky abandoned house alone.
•Can ghosts kill? Denise is about to find out the hard way.
•When her creative writing teacher offers to teach Kathy how to write a horror story, she finds herself trapped inside one.
•A man discovers he may be a killer, though he can’t remember the murders.
•A man with a terrible past, a wizard from the dark side of the moon, and a pitchfork perform a dark drama of murder and madness.
•A time traveler attempts to bring his dead fiancée back to life.
•Many people wish to be ageless, but what happens when an immortal woman begins to lose her mind?
•An artist literally draws a dead woman out of her grave.
•An elderly woman seeks to recover her forgotten past, but some things are better left forgotten.
•A petty swindler tries to buy good luck but ends up with the sort of luck nobody would want.


William Dalphin

http://www.williamdalphin.com

Don’t Look Away is a collection of 35 short horror stories by William Dalphin originally contributed to the NoSleep subreddit. Hauntings, psychopaths, murder and mayhem, bugs, beasts, and things unexplainable await. With frightening illustrations by Emily Holt and David Romero. Best enjoyed late at night.


Angel Gelique

http://www.angelgelique.com

I am a recovering attorney, aspiring writer. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life is too short to give up on your goals and aspirations. You are never too old to fulfill your dreams. I have a splendidly warped and twisted mind that I especially enjoy using to create disturbing tales of horror. However, I like challenging myself to write stories in other genres, as well. I strive to create characters that are not always likable, but realistic and memorable. I try to write thought-provoking stories. I am most grateful to everyone who gives my stories a try. I welcome honest feedback and constructive criticism.


Janet Leigh Green

http://www.janetleighgreen.com

My first book, Unspeakable Acts, was published last year. I am currently working on a rewrite and re-edit, due to poor editing.The book is still available on amazon, but I hope to re-release later thus year. Book-2, Despicable Witch, is a work in progress, I have around 60k works so far. These are a part of the McQueen Investigation Series. There will be 4 books in the series.


Abdelouahab Hammoudi

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16961477.Abdelouahab_Hammoudi

Abdelouahab Hammoudi is a writer,screenwriter and filmmaker. He has several works to his credit.
In 1994, his whole film production won “the town of Brussels International Medal.”
In 2007, his script ” La lune ne se lève que la nuit” was made into film.

He writes both in English and French.

Books:

– The golden nightingale (Thriller)
-Lamalif and the toad skin hat (Epic fantasy)
-STONY I (Horror)

Books in french:
– La Nuit des Blachangas 2006(novel in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)
– Le Rossignol doré 2007 (novel in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)
– Le Trésor de L’Amenokal 2008 (novel in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)
– La Lanterne de l’Espoir 2007 (Essay in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)


DJ Hart

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Mason City: The Journal of Austin Sommers is the origin’s story of the zombie outbreak in Mason City. Years before the global zombie outbreak, there was a young neuroscientist named Austin Sommers. His recorded struggles in San Pedro give a mild glimpse to the bleak future of Mason City and the globe.

https://www.amazon.com/Journal-Austin-Sommers-Mason-Novel-ebook/dp/B0773MSW9B/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510083389&sr=8-1&keywords=dj+hart&dpID=31tly-PO3LL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch


Yawatta Hosby

http://yawattahosbysbooks.wordpress.com

With a desire to escape every day life, Yawatta Hosby creates stories. She’s always had a fascination with psychology, so she likes to focus on the inner-struggles within her characters. Yawatta is also an avid reader, favorite genres: mystery, thriller, horror, and women’s fiction.


Theresa Jacobs

http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/authorpage

Theresa Jacobs was a born and raised in Canada. She has been writing her entire life but just recently began publishing her work. She has written poetry, short stories, a novella is currently working on two novels simultaneously.
She works full time in retail furniture. When she is not at work she spends her time, reading, writing, exercising her dog, and binge watching TV shows, with her longtime partner and fiancé.
She is also a big Movie buff and a SciFi Nerd at heart.

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2


F.R. Jameson

http://frjameson.wordpress.com

Husband, father, author, blogger and man who seems capable of holding seven streams of nonsense in his mind at any one moment.

I’ve had two novels of supernatural fiction published, ‘The Wannabes’ and ‘Hell’s Secrets’, both of which are available on Amazon. I have various other projects on the go, in particular a huge story it will take me at least a trilogy to write, and which – as you might imagine – if taking up a huge amount of my time and energy right now.

‘The Wannabes’ is freshly published in a Kindle version this year, and will be joined by numerous short stories. The first of which – ‘Foliage’ – is already published, and sits right on the crossing point of my interests in science fiction and horror.


L.J. Kane

https://www.amazon.com/Snatch-Girl-L-J-Kane/dp/B0722CMW7J

Snatch Girl
Girl missing: What if you’re with her all the way to the end…if it ends…? Will Ellie survive? Would you?
Snatched from her sadistic captor’s lair by his own getaway driver, eighteen-year-old student Ellie realises that she’s still kidnapped. As the enigmatic Darren Broderick drives off into the night with the terrified girl beside him, the sadistic Jon Braddon is not far behind.
Thrown together, on opposing sides, Darren and Ellie must stay one step ahead of Braddon’s twisted mind, and Ellie must resist Darren’s Aussie charms to the end. Darren Broderick needs the ransom, Braddon needs a victim. And he will fight to the death to get her back.
The shocking, fast-paced, thriller/horror that will hook you from the very first line.


Mark Kloss

https://www.markkloss.co.uk/

WITHIN THE DARK DYSTOPIA THE SAVAGE GAME BEGINS Amid continuing betrayal and easy death in the dystopia that is now the City of London, the live TV show called Game Hunter pits human against zombie. Tremayne and Red are half-turned teenage zombies. He has the unwanted ability to drain and feed life, she has the careless bravery of the condemned. Together they are forced into the impossible task of saving their zombie cousins. Under the eyes of millions, they prepare to play the first of three shows against Game Hunter’s toughest killers until the siren sounds victory or death. The end result will determine much more than anyone can possibly know. This breathless trilogy truly turns zombie stories on their heads.


Chris J Knoblaugh

Tribute – When twelve-year-old Miguel’s gang member Papa makes promises to Santa Muerte, someone in Miguel’s family loses a soul. The last time, it was Miguel’s gentle aunt. This time, the target is Miguel’s brother, Juan. The trouble is Miguel won’t let Juan’s spirit go. The resulting paranormal possession attracts demons, doppelgangers, and an ancient soul slayer from the depths of Hell — all of whom must be vanquished if Miguel is to live.

Chris Knoblaugh has a B.A.in English Literature with High College Honors, a B.S. in Biology, and an M.A. in Teaching with Reading Specialization. Her novels and stories incorporate myths, cryptids, regional traditions, and historical settings. She teaches middle school language arts in San Jose, California. She enjoys writing for her students and for her tutoring business.

Chris’ stories and books appeal to tweens and adults who enjoy historical settings and regional cryptid tales.

https://amzn.to/2r8TGKV


Rita Kruger

https://www.draft2digital.com/book/303714

This is the story of Doris Ellison, who had a difficult childhood. She is moving to Thompsonville in order to find a forever home. Thompsonville has a history as tainted as her own, and soon Doris’ idyllic restful dream is burst by Troy de Winter, and FBI agent; her horrible boss, Principal Patricia Silverstone; Denis Nelson, who wants ancient books; and Emily, a local witch. Doris has to face issues of good and evil, right and wrong, love and hate, and the conflict between her past events, current reality and future dreams in order to survive.

I am a forty-seven year old wife, and mother from South Africa. Since childhood, I have been a reader of horrors, fantasy, thrillers and gothics, and this is the genre of my work. I am currently working on a pre-apocalyptic fantasy series.


David Kummer

http://davidkummer.com

My name is David Kummer, and I live in Madison, Indiana, which is a small town on the Ohio River. There’s lots of history and creepy places, which have influenced my writings. In my book SHE, most of the places and buildings are based off similar settings here in my home town, although I’ve changed them so you wouldn’t know really if I didn’t tell you.

I would love to get to know you better, so email me at davidkummer7@gmail.com or check out my blog at davidkummer.com. I’m always glad to give out review copies (always most of the time), but love it even more if you pick up a copy to buy. They’re all cheap. Reviews are super appreciated.

For real, message me either on there or here. I love getting to know people and talking books, sports, favorite foods (mmmm) or whatever your area of interest is.


Konn Lavery

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Reality: Part 1 of Mental Damnation
A military dictatorship, politically-driven gangs and their guardians infected and on a hunt for her, Krista has limited options for survival: Does she fend for her life in the City of Renascence, or risk leaving everything behind and enter the uncharted realm of the underworld?


Samantha Lienhard

http://www.samanthalienhard.com/

The Book at Dernier: When obsessive scholar Paul Bryce discovers a dark secret in the town of Dernier, he thinks he’s hit a goldmine. Twisted murders, horrifying rituals, a mysterious cult—it’s everything he dreamed of researching, and a strange book promises to hold the answers he seeks. But some secrets should never be revealed…

Samantha Lienhard earned her B.A. in English from Mansfield University and her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. In addition to The Book at Dernier, her publications include a comedy novella called The Zombie Mishap, a short story inspired by Japanese folklore called “Rokurokubi,” and a Lovecraftian novelette called It Came Back. She loves video games and has also worked on several video game scripts.


M.P. Lombardo

https://dexterboomstick.com/

When the world descends into a madman’s twisted mind, Dexter “Boomstick” Reynolds, a 30-year-old sporting goods store manager with legendary bat-swinging power, must find his way back to the beautiful Roxanne before she lands in the clutches of the madman, and self-proclaimed Pig Monster, Roy Hecht. Will the mysterious Golden Slugger baseball bat, business casual attire, and devilishly good looks be enough for Dexter to prevail?


Jacob K. Malick

Janessa and Melody Cross make people uncomfortable. Everyone instinctively feels there is something wrong with the co-dependent siblings. The unsolved murder of their little sister deeply affected them at a young age. They now struggle to lead functional lives. Everything they know about themselves is about to be shattered as their past resurfaces. Will they get to the truth before their sanity unravels?


Angie Martin

Angie is an award-winning, bestselling author who firmly believes that words flow through her veins. She lives in Calimesa, California with her husband, two cats, and beloved dog. She also has two sons paving their own way in the world. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas and has lived all over the United States. Her work reflects her background in criminal justice and her love of Midwest life. She has released several novels in the suspense/thriller, paranormal/supernatural thriller, and horror genres. She also has a poetry/short story collection, a horror short story collection, and has contributed short stories to multiple anthologies.


John Matsui

All-in-one dark fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure Thrillers

Lycanthrope Rising: The True Story behind the Werewolf-Vampire Wars, Book 2 in the Toronto Vampire Chronicles but absolutely a stand-alone novel

The horror thriller follows the events in Late Bite, Book I in the series, unveiling through different perspectives the lead up and arrest of Dragul Mangorian, the sole surviving member of a human subspecies named the Homo Sanguinus. The arrest of what the media calls ‘a real vampire’ creates a sensation globally but in Toronto, a city that prides itself for promoting diversity, there’s no talk of a stake in heart. Instead, he’s given a lawyer and a phalanx of supporters line up to ensure his human rights are protected. All this lovey dove treatment pisses off an ancient and terrifying enemy, The Lycanthrope Clan. The Lycans are a special breed of humans whose mastery of technology, animalistic ferocity and alliance with wolves saved mankind from enslavement by the Sanguinus 30,000 years ago. After the Lycans learned of the Sanguinus’ secret vulnerability, they eradicated their enemy and believed them extinct until Mangorian’s arrest. The problem facing the Lycans is, they’ve been fat cats for generations and now have to get their mean up to speed. Mangorian meanwhile has cozied up to government scientists who want to unlock secrets in his genome. He’s 208 years old and is immune to cancer and blood borne pathogens. In exchange, the scientists give Mangorian fertility support to help him revive his species with Skyla, a woman whose physiology makes her a one in a billion match to bear his children. The rich and powerful Lycans recruit former playboy Tim Gracey and his stripper girlfriend Rita to lead murderous forces that will stop at nothing to keep Mangorian and Sklya from mating. Notes: Some of the events of the first novel Late Bite are repeated in this novel but are through the eyes of others to provide an entirely different take, sort of like the classic Japanese film Rashomon that tells the same story three times, each taking the same events but creating a different story.


P. J. Mayhair

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P. J. Mayhair lives with his wife, son, and two dogs in Southern Maryland. He enjoys writing novels, short stories, and scripts. When he’s not writing he’s having bonfires, playing dinosaurs with his son, creating terrible drawings, and trying to find a way to create jellybean whiskey.


Troy McCombs

http://www.troymccombs.com

Troy McCombs has been writing since the young age of nine, when his third grade teacher had her students write a short story for class credit. He was hooked instantly, and knew that’s what he wanted to do with his life. As a very frightened child and teen, he took special solace in the horror genre, often dreaming up scary worlds filled with imaginary monsters in order to deal with a crippling anxiety disorder he’s had all his life. He also writes coming-of-age dramas and screenplays. His favorite authors include Lovecraft and Stephen King. He’s even got posters of them on his wall, there to inspire him whenever he needs some extra motivation.

Aside from writing, Troy enjoys working out, playing guitar, reading, watching movies–and hoping to produce some, one day–and spending lots of time with his four-legged friend, Lolly, in West Virginia.

Link to my books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=troy+mccombs&sprefix=troy+mcc%2Caps%2C143&crid=1Q8ZR54KL2U93


Andrea Merchak

http://author-am.wixsite.com/andreamerchak

I love movies and books of horror since I was a kid, especially when it involves suspense, mystery, crime and supernatural events as well. Now I write these stories.
Bloody Legends tells the story of is a vicious serial killer who sees his most sadistic and morbid fantasies come forth in a compulsive desire to perpetrate the most violent and gory murder crimes staging famous urban legends.

http://amzn.to/2mb5BTZ


Micky Neilson

http://hyperurl.co/TheTurning

Years ago Brandon Frye was bitten, cursed to transform into a primal killing machine under the light of the full moon… until he met Celine, who introduced him to experimental pills meant to suppress the turning.

Now, after a terrible tragedy has taken Celine’s life, Brandon boards a cruise ship bound for Alaska, intending to venture into the cold white north and never return.

But when Brandon meets Ginny, he gains a second chance at love. Nevertheless, circumstances align against him: a storm is building, a hunter is on his trail, and the pills that are meant to prevent the turning…

Are about to trigger it.


Brian Paone

http://www.brianpaone.com/

Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. Brian has, thus far, published four novels (which are detailed below). Along with his four novels, Brian has published four short stories: “Outside of Heaven,” which is featured in the anthology, A Matter of Words; “The Whaler’s Dues,” which is featured in the anthology, A Journey of Words; “Anesthetize (or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys),” which is featured in the anthology, A Haunting of Words; and “Two Gunslingers,” which is featured in the anthology, A Contract of Words. Brian is also a vocalist and has released seven albums with his four bands: Yellow #1, Drop Kick Jesus, The Grave Machine, and Transpose. Brian is married to a US Naval Officer, and they have four children. He is a retired police officer and worked in law enforcement for sixteen years from 2002 – 2018. He is a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, a New England Patriots fanatic, and his favorite color is burnt orange.

Novels: 1. Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts (2007 – drama/music): “When the lines between a drug-addicted rock star and a die-hard fan begin to blur …” 2. Welcome to Parkview (2010 – cerebral-horror; ie. Stephen King meets Twilight Zone): “In a town built on madness and the macabre, even truth can be a deception …” 3. Yours Truly, 2095 (2015 – time-travel-romance): “Trapped 114 years in the future, Jeff has a decision to make: repair his failing marriage in 1981 or start anew with a copy of his wife in 2095 …” 4. Moonlight City Drive (2017 – supernatural crime-noir): “A self-righteous killer terrorizing the streets. A disgruntled detective hot on his trail. An army of ghouls pulling the puppet strings. No one gets out alive …”


Peter Ravenscroft

The Ravenscroft Book of Horror Stories

Six macabre, malevolent and murderous tales from the pen of Peter Ravenscroft.

Dare you encounter…

The electrifying terror of a séance in “The Freshers’ Phantom”?

Celebrity infatuation taken to gruesome extremes in “An Evening With The Stars”?

The grotesque sibling rivalry of “Rose”?

Revenge and retribution in “Way Off Track”?

A father’s haunting grief in “For Bradley: In Memoriam”?

The dark selfishness of childhood in “The Free Gift”?

Six tales to freeze the blood on dark winter nights!

Praise for Peter Ravenscroft

“Ravenscroft recounts his tales with erudition and classical flair”
amazon.co.uk review

“An Edgar Allan Poe of our time”
amazon.co.uk review

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1973151723


Chris Sarantopoulos

Chris Sarantopoulos – Speculative Fiction Writer

Chris Sarantopoulos studied Geology in Scotland, then decided to diversify and did a Masters in Service Management. Now he creates fictional characters in genres such as science fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, dystopia, cyberpunk, fantasy, high fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror (not the splatter type though). When Chris is not writing, he spends his time crafting new stories and worlds, talks to friends who considered him lost somewhere in an imaginary world, or plays video games. Oh yeah, he likes music too. And books. He lives in Greece, and if you happen to spend time there, contact him. He may be able to arrange a meeting. His work has appeared on Beyond Imagination, Voluted Tales and Eternal Haunted Summer among others. You can sign up for his newsletter for updates and news at http://eepurl.com/cUX9hr


Brian Scutt

Brian Scutt spent his childhood in Central New York until he enlisted in the US Navy. He spent 5 years serving on an Ohio Class, nuclear submarine as a Torpedoman’s Mate, stationed in Washington State. Since then, he has come full circle back to Central New York, and now writes full time.


Erik Henry Vick

http://erikhenryvick.com

Erik Henry Vick is an indie author who happens to be disabled by an autoimmune disease (also known as his personal monster). He writes to hang on to the few remaining shreds of his sanity. His current favorite genres to write are dark fantasy and horror. He is currently finishing a collection of short stories titled Devils, and his second novel.

He lives in Western New York with his wife, Supergirl, their son, a Rottweiler named after a god of thunder, and two extremely psychotic cats. He will eventually get around to taking and posting an actual photo of himself. Probably soon. Maybe.

In the meantime, he’d like to invite you to check out his blog: erikhenryvick.com, twitter: https://bit.ly/4ehvt his Amazon author pages (USA: https://bit.ly/4ehvusa or UK: https://bit.ly/4ehvuk), on Goodreads: bit.ly/4ehvgr or on Facebook: https//bit.ly/4ehvfb. He’d love to hear from you.


Allan Walsh

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Allan Walsh is a writer and artist, born in sun-scorched Australia and raised in the grungy suburbs of West London. He is a keen martial arts fan, lover of fantasy and movie buff. Allan has been influenced by cult Asian film directors such as Jacki Chan and Stephen Chow, Spec Fiction novelists the like of Joe Abercrombie and graphic novelists such as Wendy and Richard Pini. Allan currently resides in Brisbane, where he enjoys creating new worlds through his writing.


Matthew Williams

http://www.matthewwilliamsauthor.com

Shadowchild
In 1629 something visited the parish of Feckenham. The events that followed were so terrifying that they never gained their place in the history books.
Now in 2008, something seems to be wrong with Marie Watson’s young children.But is she?

The Shady Corner
A shady corner in life can be a dark and mysterious place, but in the shady corners of the mind the mystery
Her father won’t believe her and her mother is nearing the end of her tether.
Marie feels utterly alone.
and darkness know no bounds!
In a struggle with his conscience and haunted by images of murder David is given a choice to right the wrongs of his past.
Can he cheat fate and avoid his future? Or is the evil that dwells within him more than it seems?
Only one thing is certain
Fate can be cruel, but true evil can be brutal!


Patrick Witz

http://placergoldwritersink.com/

“Through Button Eyes” is a multi-genre compilation of fifteen previously unpublished short stories that will most assuredly take readers on a thrilling emotional roller-coaster ride of excitement, fear, laughter and tears. The stories range from tender coming of age to sci-fi adventure; romantic moments to brutal murder; magical fantasy to family tragedy… and one humorous zombie. This exciting anthology embraces a spectrum of genres where the seven authors skillfully integrated one seemingly innocuous plot point into every story, a button! (Genre Blends: Science-Fiction, Thriller, Dystopia, Fantasy, Horror-Comedy, Speculative-Fiction, Swashbuckler, Action/Adventure, Tragedy, Literary Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Memoir, Coming of Age, LGBT). “Through Button Eyes” was selected from thousands of national and international entries as one of the five medal finalists in the Anthology Division of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Authors: Patrick Witz, Annemarie Olsen, David Loofbourrow, Davin L. Kent, Jane Haworth, Evelina Dunn, Kathleen Coleman

Patrick Witz has from his youth always been fascinated with science, strange discoveries, technology, earth and other worldly places presented in National Geographic and Popular Mechanics. He is a steadfast believer that knowledge and imagination are a powerful combination and readily admits he will forever be a student of the arts, be it creative writing, photograph, or any other artistic interest or endeavor. In his writing, Patrick likes to blend genres and his eclectic nature leads him into a labyrinth of fictional paths. Patrick’s writing goal is to bring his written words to life in reader’s minds… therein to strum emotional cords; sculpt intriguing characters; create captivating dialogue; and paint intricate colorful settings. One can say Patrick’s diversity is the spice of his writing – sometimes sweet, every now and again bitter, often mixed with a sprinkle of humor, a pinch of peculiar flavor, and finished off with an unsuspecting or emotional twist.