Category Archives: Suspense/Thriller

New books featuring suspense, thrillers, horror fiction.

Forty Acres: A Thriller by Dwayne Alexander Smith

What if overcoming the legacy of American slavery meant bringing back that very institution? A young black attorney is thrown headlong into controversial issues of race and power in this page-turning and provocative new novel.

Martin Grey, a smart, talented black lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens, becomes friendly with a group of some of the most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed black men in America. He’s dazzled by what they’ve accomplished, and they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. They invite him for a weekend away from it all — no wives, no cell phones, no talk of business. But far from home and cut off from everyone he loves, he discovers a disturbing secret that challenges some of his deepest convictions!

Martin finds out that his glittering new friends are part of a secret society dedicated to the preservation of the institution of slavery — but this time around, the black men are called “Master.” Joining them seems to guarantee a future without limits; rebuking them almost certainly guarantees his death. Trapped inside a picture-perfect, make-believe world that is home to a frightening reality, Martin must find a way out that will allow him to stay alive without becoming the very thing he hates.

A novel of rage and compassion, good and evil, trust and betrayal, Forty Acres is the thought-provoking story of one man’s desperate attempt to escape the clutches of a terrifying new moral order.

Laws of Wrath by Eriq La Salle



4 Clay Productions
July 1, 2014
Paperback

Chinatown, New York – The butchered body of a transvestite is found in a dumpster. Nothing out of the ordinary for NYPD, except the victim just so happens to be the brother of Detective Phee Freeman. At first the slaying looks like the random act of a vicious killer, but when it is discovered that there are similar ritualistic murders throughout the city, Phee and his partner Quincy Cavanaugh, along with FBI Agent Janet Maclin, have no choice but to join forces with Dr. Daria Zibik, a brilliant but deranged cult leader. With the clock running down and bodies piling up, Phee and his partners must do everything they can to stop the bloodshed and determine if the evil they are hunting and the psychopath they are trusting could actually be one in the same.


Laws of Depravity

In a 30-year murder spree, the Martyr Maker has left behind a legacy of torture and fear: 36 clergymen butchered in twisted scenes reflecting the martyrdom of the twelve Apostles. The same M.O. — Twelve murders. Every ten years. All of the victims preachers and priests. And now, the Martyr Maker is back.

The recent murder of a local priest signals the beginning of another three-week kill cycle. It falls to NYPD detectives Quincy Cavanaugh and Phee Freeman and FBI agent Janet Maclin to catch the killer even though dark family secrets, the need for revenge, and hidden agendas frustrate the team at every turn. If they stand any chance of stopping the relentless serial killer, they each must first confront their own depravities that threaten to destroy them as readily as the monster they are chasing.

This is the first in a trilogy.

Anybody’s Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young



Paperback
October 27, 2013
Goldman House Publishing
Is Anybody’s Daughter Ever Safe? Based on the real-life horrors faced by thousands of girls, award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young takes readers deep inside the disturbing world of child sex trafficking in a fast-paced thriller that educates as much as it entertains. Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is ecstatic. She’s about to sneak off to meet her first real boyfriend — a boyfriend she met on Facebook. But Brianna is in for a horrifying surprise because her boyfriend doesn’t exist. Instead, Brianna unwittingly becomes the captive of a ring of drug dealers — turned-human traffickers who prey on lonely girls from dysfunctional homes.

But they’ve made a big mistake in targeting Brianna because she doesn’t meet either of those criteria. Brianna’s Uncle Dre, a man with his own criminal past, is determined to find the niece who is more like a daughter to him. Rather than sit back and rely on police to bring Brianna home, Dre scours the dark corners of Los Angeles looking for her. He is stunned to learn that the trafficking of children isn’t just happening in other countries. It’s occurring at epidemic levels right in his own backyard. Dre is not alone in his desperate search. Loretha Johnson knows this world well. A social worker who previously lived “the life,” Loretha now dedicates her time to saving as many young girls as she can find. She turns out to be an invaluable resource for Dre, who ultimately gets a lead on The Shepherd, a mastermind in the trafficking world whose every move is fueled by ego and greed. Dre vows to bring his reign of terror to an end, even if he has to break the law to do it.

While Brianna makes a futile effort to thwart her captors, Dre is getting closer and closer to finding her. The woman he loves, attorney Angela Evans, knows the dangers faced by sexually exploited children because she represents them in juvenile court. Angela lends her moral support and, eventually, an important clue to Brianna’s whereabouts. As he races against the clock, Dre ultimately comes up with a daring plan — one that puts many lives in danger, including his own. But will he find Brianna before it’s too late?

A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey



Hardcover
April 15, 2014
The twenty-first novel from New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, a steamy thriller set in tropical Barbados

She is a woman of a thousand faces, an assassin who could be anyone, anywhere.

The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers.

Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK’s in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. With the scant protection of a dank safe house, no passport, and no access to funds, an island paradise becomes her prison.

While she trawls for low-profile assignments to keep her skills sharp and a few dollars in her pocket, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight. Will the woman everyone wants, who has lived countless lives in the service of others, finally discover who she really is?

Luther: The Calling by Neil Cross




Touchstone
9/4/12
A brilliant crime novel and prequel to the acclaimed BBC series by the show’s creator and sole writer

Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He’s a murder detective with an extraordinary case-clearance rate. He’s obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad—not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. After years of chasing the most depraved criminals in London’s gritty underworld, he seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things any other detective wouldn’t and shouldn’t do.

Luther: The Calling, the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther’s past and into his mind. It is the story of the serial killer case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice—beyond fury, beyond vengeance, all the way to the other side of the law. Is Luther a force for good or a man hell-bent on self-destruction? Edgar Award–winning writer Neil Cross has created one of the most compelling characters in modern crime fiction. Luther: The Calling is a compulsively readable novel by the writer hailed by The Guardian as “Britain’s own Stephen King.”

Black Pulp

BLACK PULP is a collection of stories featuring characters of African origin, or descent, in stories that run the gamut of genre fiction! A concept developed by noted crime novelist Gary Phillips, BLACK PULP brings bestselling authors Walter Mosley and Joe R. Lansdale, Gary Phillips, Charles R. Saunders, Derrick Ferguson, D. Alan Lewis, Christopher Chambers, Mel Odom, Kimberly Richardson, Ron Fortier, Michael A. Gonzales, Gar Anthony Haywood, and Tommy Hancock together to craft adventure tales, mysteries, and more, all with black characters at the forefront!

“Literature for the masses kindled the imagination and used our reading skills so that we could regale ourselves in the cold chambers of alienation and poverty. We could become Doc Savage or The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian or the brooding King Kull and make a difference in a world definitely gone wrong.”
Walter Mosley from his introduction.

Between these covers are 12 tales of action, adventure, and thrills featuring heroes and heroines of darker hues that will appeal to audiences everywhere! BLACK PULP! From Pro Se Productions!

Black Pulp
Walter Mosley (Author), Christopher Chambers (Author), Michael Gonzales (Author), Gar Anthony Haywood (Author), Ron Fortier (Author), Joe R. Lansdale (Author), Gary Phillips (Author), Mel Odom (Author), Tommy Hancock (Author), D. Alan Lewis (Author), Derrick Ferguson (Author), Kimberly Richardson (Author), Charles R. Saunders (Author)
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
April 17, 2013
Paperback

The Warlord of Willow Ridge by Gary Phillips

Mass Market Paperback


Kindle Edition
In A World Of Bikers, Meth, And Overdue Mortgages. . .

All the miles. All the blood. All has led him here. Looking for a place to hole up, O’Conner–with nothing to his name but a failing motorcycle, a gun, and uncollected debts–lies low in the last place he thought he’d end up: the suburbs. But Willow Ridge, once an exclusive gated community, is now tarnished and crumbling. Ordinary citizens cling to their worthless homes while society’s outcasts–and O’Conner is no exception–creep in to fill the gaps.

One Man’s Got Nothing Left To Lose. . .

O’Conner’s style has always been more shoot-and-run, but this time he stays, getting involved with the Ridge’s residents–discovering criminal behavior can happen anywhere. Homeowners dangle at the ends of their financial rope, gangs clash over Willow Ridge territory, housewives set their sights on him, and O’Conner is thrust into an inescapable tangle of passion, betrayal, and violence. When all-out war breaks out between the Mas Trece and Vandal Vikings gangs, fueled by treachery shockingly close to home, O’Conner is forced to make life-or-death decisions about his newfound neighbors. The American Dream is in flames. . .and he wonders if he’ll still be standing when the smoke clears.

Cathexis by Christopher L. Dockens

This is a story about a psychopath who terrorizes a small town. This is a story about the woman who this psychopath terrorizes. This is the story about the woman who is in love with this psychopath. This is story about 3 damaged people who desperately try to survive one another. This is a story about courage and the will to survive. Who will survive the horror, the horror?

A Cold Piece by Ni’cola Mitchell

Lisa Oliver had it all. A beautiful home, luxury cars, a lavish lifestyle, and a wonderful husband Anthony who loved and adored her until…. That dreaded morning when her perfect life spiraled into extinction, right before her eyes. After hiring a private investigator, Anthony learns about her dark hidden secrets, and comes up with a plan to get away from this evil seductress.

Serving her with divorce papers after a passionate morning sexapade, Lisa is on wits end because Anthony would not give her a reason and shut her out of his life completely. Solitude makes Lisa go crazy and is on a rampage to get her man back — at any cost. After two years Anthony has gone on with his life, but everything changes when everyone around him comes up missing, hurt, or dead.

From the pen of award winning, bestselling author Ni’cola Mitchell comes a cold, gritty tale that takes you into the mind of a woman that has lost everything and there is only one to blame. This suspenseful thriller will remind you of a cross between Obsessed, Single White Female and The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.

NCM Publishing
March 31, 2012
Paperback

Blood & Tacos #1

There was a time when paperback racks were full of men’s adventure series. Next to the Louis L’Amours, one could find the adventures of The Executioner, the Destroyer, the Death Merchant, and many more action heroes that were hell-bent on bringing America back from the brink. That time was the 1970s & ’80s. A bygone era filled with wide-eyed innocence and mustaches.

Those stories are back! The new quarterly magazine Blood & Tacos is bringing back the action, the fun, and the adventure. Also, the mustaches.

In each issue of Blood & Tacos, some of today’s hottest crime writers will choose an era and create a new pulp hero and deliver a brand-new adventure. Each issue will include 5-6 stories featuring action-packed mayhem written in the style of that bygone era. The stories might not always be politically correct, but whether satire or homage, they will deliver on every page. Fast and fun, action and adventure, Blood & Tacos.

Featuring stories by Gary Phillips (“The Silencer Strikes”, with a nod to Holloway House), Matthew C. Funk, Johnny Shaw, Cameron Ashley and other talented writers.

If the stories weren’t enough, Blood & Tacos will also feature fine pulpy art, reviews of some of the fine (and not so fine) novels from the same period, and maybe even a recipe or two.

So enjoy this serving of Blood & Tacos. And remember, if it’s too cheesy, it’s a quesadilla.

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Blood & Tacos is the brainchild of Johnny Shaw, screenwriter and author of the novel Dove Season: A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco. When he’s not writing or teaching, he is usually in an undisclosed warzone working as the demolitions expert in the mercenary group, The Bushmasters. He also enjoys badminton. His website can be found at Johnnyshaw.net. Or follow him on Twitter at @BloodandTacos.

Blood & Tacos is published by Creative Guy Publishing, the company that brought you such fine books as Amityville House of Pancakes (Vols 1-3), Stays Crunchy in Milk, Installing Linux on a Dead Badger, Brine, and many others with odd titles but excellent stories.

2011′s Vampire Bestsellers

The bestselling books featuring African American vampires in 2011.

  1. Dead Locke by Asil
    (Asil, 2011-07-27, Kindle Edition)
    Gabriel Locke is shot by his wife and best friend and left for dead. He plots revenge when he returns to the world of the living as a vampire.

     

  2. Thick Blood by Cotton Carpenter
    (2011-10-21, Kindle Edition)
    Just when Kingston was about to give up on the slim pickings at the club that night, Lavish walked by and intoxicated him with the scent of fresh blood. Mother Nature made a surprise visit and ruined her evening, but was it really ruined? Kingston wasn’t just a vampire, he was a world class freak. He saw the thick diva that Lavish was and knew she’d be a feast. He just didn’t expect her to have an effect on him that filled him with as much ecstasy as he could give to her. This is an erotic e-single by Cotton Carpenter that will quench your blood lust.

     

  3. Endless Love (Fantasty Knights) by Marilyn Lee
    (Marilyn Lee Unleashed, 2011-06-12, Kindle Edition)
    Erin has spent most of her life feeling as if she’s waiting for a nameless lover from a previous life. When she meets the tall, gorgeous Aleksander Storm, he shows her extraordinary sensual delight. So much so that he might almost be her lost love–except she’s certain the lover is question was black and Aleksander is a gray-eyed blond. Unable to resist her instant attraction for him, Erin soon finds herself torn between a flesh and blood man and a fantasy lover. Aleksander Storm has waited several life times for an opportunity to win Erin’s heart. Just as they become lovers and he thinks she’s finally ready to be his, she remembers her previous love. Aleksander will do everything he can to convince Erin to reject her old lover and give him a chance to fulfill his promise of an endless love.

     

  4. Best Black Vampire Story by Donna Monday
    (2011-03-23, Kindle Edition)
    Rochelle Prescott is adrift. After experiencing the tragic loss of her fiancé, Everett, she decides to take a trip through upstate New York—hoping to find a little solace for her bruised soul. Tired and hungry, she pulls into the town of Venice Springs. A local directs her to what seems like a charming, old-fashioned bed and breakfast inn. However, as Rochelle is about to find out, the Sleepy Trail Inn offers more than cozy comfort for weary travelers.Every guest is a potential meal for the black vampires who own this quaint old place. In spite of her best efforts, the unsuspecting Rochelle finds herself falling under the spell of the handsome Darius Champion. Will her love for the master vampire lure her into the world of the immortals forever?Darius Champion has lived his life to the fullest. During his 200 plus years of walking the earth, he has satisfied his every whim and lust. Having grown weary of the fast life, he settles down in upstate New York. Yet, there’s a place deep down in his heart that yearns for true love and companionship. While he is master of his home and the town of Venice Springs, there is one thing he’s not in control of—his heart. Will his blind love for one woman cause him to lose everything he cherishes—including his life?BEST BLACK VAMPIRE STORY is much more than a vampire romance, you’ll be drawn into a world of love, lust and terrifying power, where vampires have taken over an entire town against its will. All of the intriguing action leads up to a final clash between vamps and townies where one group must win over the other or perish.NOTE: This book was originally published under the title of THE BEST BLACK VAMPIRE STORY YOU’VE EVER READ (paperback).Want more great stories? Click on the author name above to see more titles.

     

  5. Ultimate Breed (The Ultimate Chronicles) by Erosa Knowles
    (Sitting Bull Publishing, 2011-03-19, Kindle Edition)
    Time is running out for the Vampire Breeder Skye, in more ways than one. Her car is attacked while enroute to give birth, a huge bounty is placed on her head and a Vampire Hunter attacks her. And that happens in one day. Her Were-Hyena security team calls in Adrian Vail, a mercenary who gets results. He’ll get her to safety, keeping a step ahead of the Bounty Hunters and the master-minds behind the threats. One thing for sure, he’s never met anyone like her and fights the attraction with each breath. After the lost of his daughter, women with children were off limits. Her strength intrigues him. Her beauty captivates him. Can he maintain a professional distance while saving her life?

     

  6. Sasha, Queen of Darkness by Maxx
    (LMInc, 2011-01-25, Kindle Edition)
    Sasha, beautiful, sexy, sensual and Mother of all Vampyre, roams the streets of Los Angeles stalking and devouring her prey.

     

  7. Hurricane: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    (Washington Square Press, 2011-04-12, Paperback)
    In the stunning conclusion to award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes’s mystery trilogy begun in Voodoo Dreams and Moon, Dr. Marie Lavant, descendent of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau, must confront a murderous evil in New Orleans.Dr. Marie Levant aka Leveau, great-great granddaughter of Marie Laveau, has achieved fame and notoriety for saving New Orleans from the wrath of a vampire. Now she’s taking a break from the city, heading up the highway to DeLaire. She doesn’t know this backwater town, but an elderly woman called Nana has been expecting Marie to arrive and save her and others in this God-forsaken place from sickness and death.Yet all of Marie’s powers can’t bring life back to the corpses she finds in a house by the road. Nor can she force those who know how they died to say so or to confess. Were the crimes committed by shape-shifters, vampires, and ghosts—or by living men and women? And even as Marie searches for answers, a hurricane threatens to break the levees of Louisiana and cause unimaginable destruction.Jewell Parker Rhodes blends magic and man-made evil and weaves New Orleans’s past and present into a spine-tingling mystery that is masterfully crafted and deeply haunting.

     

  8. Brookwater’s Curse Volume I by Steven Van Patten
    (Authorhouse, 2011-01-17, Kindle Edition)
    Christian Brookwater is a former Georgia plantation slave who became a vampire during the 1860s. His long, tumultuous life takes a complicated turn when he is forced to travel to modern-day Senegal to rescue a child from a vengeful werewolf prince. It is here that Christian uncovers a plot that would throw the entire vampire nation into a civil war. To stop this, Christian must betray his best friend and mentor, an influential Italian vampire who nurtured him during his vampiric infancy. Christian is a member of a nocturnal law enforcement community that safeguards the secrets of the creatures of the night. This involves the killing of werewolves and other deranged monsters; something Christian excels at. But his fraternization with humans and his incessant need to kill racists vexes his superiors, who threaten to execute him if he doesn’t curtail his ‘racial impulses’. Christian also suffers from a rare condition that makes intercourse with human females especially dangerous. Christian’s other mentor is a four hundred year old vampire samurai lord who teaches him the arts of war and sacrifice, and has a knack for appearing whenever things become desperate.Of course, the warrior’s code can’t replace the desire for love, as Christian discovers when he becomes enamored with a human female in the 1940s. Despite Christian’s affliction, the two lovers raise a child together and for a while, our vampire gets a taste of true happiness.Some years later, his family life ends tragically as Christian loses his great love and becomes estranged from his teenaged son. Heartbroken, Christian embarks on a series of illuminating, yet sinful adventures as he migrates to a new home: Harlem, New York.

     

  9. Voodoo Dawgz by Jess Mowry
    (Anubis, 2011-05-08, Kindle Edition)
    Evil always lingers in a land where men have enslaved other men. Such evil is discovered by Kodi Carver, a fourteen-year-old African-American boy from Cleveland, Ohio who spends his summers in the Old French Quarter of New Orleans. There, with the help of Raney Douglas, his alligator-wrestling, bayou cousin, he assists his magical Aunt Simone with Voodoo ceremonies for tourists in the courtyard of his aunt’s haunted house. By day, Kodi and Raney roam the steamy streets of the Quarter, where other kids sell Voodoo charms and vampire teeth, or dance and sweat for money. By night, Kodi and Raney become Voodoo-boys in loincloths and bones.The audience thinks it’s all showtime, though much of the magic is on the real. Kodi himself is his aunt’s apprentice, though he often doesn’t do his homework or carefully study his Voodoo lessons, which sometimes gets him in trouble. On the earthly level, Kodi’s father believes that his son is safer in New Orleans than the violent neighborhoods of Cleveland. Ironically, Kodi is almost gunned-down on his aunt’s doorstep by an eight-year-old wannbe thug named Newton, who was sent out to kill to prove himself worthy of membership in a gang called The Skeleton Crew. Kodi and Raney capture Newton and eventually discover that the real power behind the Skeleton Crew is the evil ghost of a slave-trader whose bones lie in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. In order to save the gang members from self-destruction, death — or worse — and free them from their long-dead master, Kodi and his own gang of Voodoo Dawgz, including a young street dancer, a girl who sells ice-cream, and a pale, mysterious Vampire-boy, must fight the ghost on his own turf… the storm-lashed midnight graveyard.

     

  10. Red Door (The Colored Door Series) by A.E.H. Veenman
    (Exobia, 2011-04-27, Kindle Edition)
    Some demons you simply can’t get rid of. Whether past sins haunt you in the afterlife, or a sadistic, oversexed homosexual vampire hosts your stay in Purgatory—one way or another, you got to get in to get out. No truer words were spoken, as far as Benjamin Shine is concerned.The story, Red Door, introduces Shiny B to the rules and regulations of his current existence. Punishment for his first offense in Purgatory starts his transformation, both as a re-animated human and the eventual vampire into which he’ll turn. His retribution is toward his criminal activity with partner, Jo-Jo, one instance where a burglary went sour and turned into the kidnapping of a small girl.As Detective Shine, he must assist the Tangelo family in recovering their daughter, taken during preparations for her fifth birthday party.Meanwhile, Shine must find the elusive Natasha, a woman he believes is his girlfirend. He meets her at 238 Merchant Drive—her work place at Cohen & Cohen Insurance Underwriters—and due to their apparent domestic conflict, he stays at 54 Hillside Avenue, room 171. His prisoner number 23854171.He lies in the shoddy hotel room and wonders how to repair the broken relationship. Also, on his mind is the fact that Warner bit him—and he’s changing.How many doors can Benjamin Shine pass through to reach salvation?

     

  11. The Vampire and The Vegan, Book I: Food by Merlene Alicia Vassall
    (Technical Assistance & Support Consultants, 2011-03-05, Kindle Edition)
    Pearl, a temptress vampire living in Washington, DC, discovers that the blood of her next would-be victim, Salaam, lacks that certain something she craves – necromantic energy that comes from eating meat. Yet he may offer her something that she needs even more… Through fast-paced prose peppered with surprises, The Vampire and The Vegan explores the complex relationship between a carnivore and her food.

     

  12. Vampire Whore by Adenike B. Lucas
    (lulu.com, 2011-03-02, Paperback)
    Desperate and alone in a new city, Bianca pledges her allegiance to Daddy, a notorious pimp in the capital city. Daddy preys on Bianca’s beauty and promises her a life that she never dreamed of, but it comes to a screeching halt when Daddy suspects Bianca is having an affair with one of his high rolling business partners. Leon, the mysterious stranger that catches Daddy’s attention with his abundance of money meets the beautiful Bianca knowing that the search for his eternal love is over. The feelings between the two of them are mutual, and Leon vows to make Bianca his no matter what the cost. Follow Bianca as she experiences betrayal through life and love, and the choices she makes to be happy could end up changing her in death.

     

  13. Fledgling: A Novel by Octavia E. Butler
    (Seven Stories Press, 2011-01-04, Kindle Edition)
    Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.

     

  14. Brookwater’s Curse Volume II by Steven Van Patten
    (, 2011-01-17, Kindle Edition)
    In the vampire nation, the civil war Christian Brookwater sought to prevent has become a harsh reality.On one side stands the High Counselors. Once considered great and benevolent rulers, their web of deception has unraveled, revealing them to be nothing more than self-serving power mongers. To preserve their reign, the High Counselors have begun a bloody campaign that threatens to wipe out all of the monster races, starting with their own. These Founding Fathers of Vampirism are all gifted with extraordinary powers that surpass anything ever seen in the history of living monsters. There are four of these god-like creatures, but none as destructive and devious as High Counselor Emmanuel, a demon that can destroy another’s life essence with the mere brush of his ominous left hand. All over the world, thousands of vampires stand ready to do Emmanuel’s bidding, including a group that has embraced a doctrine that is frighteningly similar to the religious right-wingers found in the human world.Lord Ebichara Tanata leads the opposing army that seeks to overthrow the High Counselors. With Japan’s deadliest samurai vampires willing to march into certain death at his word, Lord Tanata has fortified his numbers by joining forces with the rachasas, a race of shape-shifting cat people who have their own axe to grind with Emmanuel.As Christian helps Lord Tanata take on the High Counselors, he uncovers many horrible secrets. It’s not long before Christian becomes a bigger target than his samurai mentor. What he finally discovers will not only change the course of the war, but will have a startling impact on everyone he cares about, including his unborn child.

     

  15. It’s Time by Kat Davis
    (Club Lighthouse Publishing, 2011-04-05, Kindle Edition)
    Richard, a fairly young vampire by vampire standard has decided to buck the status quo and fight the establishment. Surrounding himself with others who felt the same way he did and had an axe to grind with the Brotherhood, an elitist group of vampires, he started a war. The war would shake the foundation of the Supernatural world.Amazed and annoyed by Richard‘s actions, the Brotherhood’s governing body, the Elders call out their top enforcer, Patrick. He sought to quash the uprising. He tried force and when that didn’t work, he tried negotiation.To aid Patrick in his endeavour, the Elders released a weapon of mass destruction in an attempt to annihilated Richard and his followers. The weapon had side effects that rebounded and killed Brotherhood members.Disheartened by losses on both sides, Richard and Patrick agree to meet to find a viable solution to end the war. The enemies soon realized they had been childhood best friends. They are upset to be on opposite sides of the struggle but neither is willing to surrender.As their present commitments try to separate them, their past friendship refuses to be forgotten. They struggle to find a way for all sides to be happy. Will they succeed?

     

  16. Cesar by Julian M. Coleman
    (CreateSpace, 2011-05-13, Paperback)
    “Julian M. Coleman’s César is a supernatural tale in the same vein as Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches series. Both authors make forays into the vampire and witch (voodoo priestess) mythology and locate their stories in the Louisiana bayous. No doubt Coleman was greatly inspired by Rice, but he explores territory unique to the vampire genre and delves into the historical, albeit fictitious, paranormal world of African Americans in Louisiana. Like Rice’s books, Coleman’s novel is charged with eroticism. Where Rice’s work sometimes contains homo-eroticism, César is strictly heterosexual. The sexual scenes are frequent and hardcore but not gratuitous. Coleman’s writing is melodious, rhythmic, and lyrical. César could join the ranks of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, and John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In.” – LEE GOODEN, FOREWORD CLARION REVIEWS

     

  17. Fierce (Volume 1) by Sharon Young-Bishop
    (CreateSpace, 2011-08-12, Paperback)
    “Fierce” is the first book in a series of African American Vampire Books called The Ebony Immortals. FIERCE is a love story, filled with adventure and intrigue. What if you found out that everything you ever knew to be truth in your life was wrong? That is the dilemma facing Elizabeth Devonhouser, a charismatic dress designer, dealing with the loss of her parents, while raising two younger, extraordinary siblings. Her entire world turns upside down with passion and desire, when she meets a mysteriously interesting man. And finds herself drawn into his world of magical diversions and immortality. Come share the fascinating journey into their world.

     

2011′s Bestselling Horror Stories

THe bestselling African American stories in the horror genre, just in time for Halloween!

  1. 30 Minute Plan by Gerald Rice
    (2011-02-22, Kindle Edition)
    It’s the dusk of the zombie apocalypse. What’s left of mankind is huddled in the husks of the cities of the world. There are fewer of the walking dead, but they are just as dangerous as ever. After scientists come up with the brilliant idea of scent-marking them something goes wrong and a soldier is taken. When a fellow ‘dog’ decides to take matters into his own hands to rescue his comrade he finds the living dead have changed for the worse. Includes an excerpt of the upcoming novella Fleshbags.

     

  2. Darker Than Night: A Collection of Horror and Suspense Short Stories by Brandon Massey
    (Dark Corner Publishing, 2011-03-24, Kindle Edition)
    A collection of twelve previously published suspense and horror short stories by award-winning thriller writer, Brandon Massey. The stories contained in DARKER THAN NIGHT include:Granddad’s Garage: Was their beloved grandfather just a pack rat? Or a guardian of forgotten treasures?Daddy’s Little Girl: Her father was so overbearing that he’ll go to any lengths–even murder–to keep his daughter safe . . . The Sting: One man’s deepest fears come to terrifying life when he crosses the wrong person.After the Party: Getting pulled over by a cop in the middle of the night is only the beginning of your troubles.Hitcher: Never pick up strangers . . . no matter how beautiful . . .A Walk Through Darkness: Is it really possible to commit the perfect murder?The Monster: Is there something deadly under the bed–or is it only a figment of a child’s imagination?Death Notice: She considered it her duty to report on the recently deceased . . . until they decided to reach out to her on their own . . .The Woman Next Door: Taking a bite of the forbidden fruit just might be your undoing . . .Presumed Dead: Sometimes, even though you really can go back home, perhaps you never should . . . because death might be waiting for your return.The Last Train Home: A hard-working young mother is plunged into the ultimate nightmare.Ghostwriter: A writer discovers an unexpected cure for writer’s block–in the cemetery next door . . . This collection also features two bonuses: an excerpt from LIVE AGAIN, a supernatural thriller by L.R. Giles, and an excerpt from Massey’s newest suspense thriller, COVENANT.

     

  3. The Darkness to Come: A Thriller by Brandon Massey
    (Dark Corner Publishing, 2011-04-30, Kindle Edition)
    Dark Corner Publishing is pleased to present THE DARKNESS TO COME–the author’s original version of his novel published in July 2008 as DON’T EVER TELL–available now exactly as the author intended.What if everything you knew about the love of your life was a lie?Atlanta graphic designer Joshua Moore was one of those nice guys who always seemed to finish last, especially when it came to love. But all that changed when he met sweet, smart, almost magically perceptive Rachel. In less than a year they marry, and soon she announces that she is pregnant with their first child. The future is full of promise–but Joshua cannot escape his growing suspicion that Rachel is hiding something from him, something about a terrifying man from her past . . .Formerly a successful attorney in Chicago, Dexter Bates spent four long years in prison thinking about the woman who betrayed him. He emerges free with one chilling purpose: to hunt her down. Brilliant and cunning, with a capacity for ruthless violence, he’s also acquired a frightening talent that aids his mission of vengeance–and makes him virtually unstoppable . . . When Rachel vanishes suddenly, leaving behind only a cryptic letter, Joshua realizes that everything he believed about her was a lie–everything except her love for him. He vows to find out the truth about her past, to protect her, their unborn child, and their future. His search brings him face-to-face with the cold-blooded, inhumanly powerful Dexter . . . and the darkness that may consume all that he cherishes . . . A gripping exploration of commitment, love, and hope in the face of insurmountable odds, this is award-winning author Brandon Massey at his thrilling best.

     

  4. Otilia Umaga, the Mulatto girl from Martinique by Lidia Barugel
    (Lidia Barugel, 2011-05-08, Kindle Edition)
    René Rodriguez Soriano: An all-sweeping book, magical, transparent and evocative, sown with reflections and signals, so much as lightning, so much as light that, after reading it, no reader goes back to be the same.Horacio Semeraro: Syncretism effect for a great narrative.Thousands of stories and novels deal with mirrors. To write about them is a challenge to originality. Otilia Umaga the mulatto girl from Martinique -short novel, winner of the Juan Rulfo Prize 2008- totally deserves that distinction for its subtle sensuousness and the atmosphere achieved, A Brazilian woman and a Dutchman, who owns an inn at Senegal, play the leading roles in a particular encounter. Over this background they will tell their story. But it will be a revealing mirror that through its transhumant becoming shows us another leading couple of the novel in a far away time:A Belgian slave dealer –married to a Spanish woman from Seville- and a mixed race –mulatto- girl from Martinique, who enters the scene late, but with decisive participation. With a narrative as exotic as it is attractive, the author leads us to a mixture of Eden and Purgatory. The treatment of the passions and human behaviour in a torrid and sensuous climate coexists with the freshness and originality of her prose. Towards the end the features of magical realism –so dear to Juan Rulfo- get stronger, in an unexpected and fascinating spectacular encounter. The breaking-up of the temporal fields, the natural narration of unconventional or fantastic deeds, as also the meticulous description of characters in the real plane; coexist eclectically with Afro-American mythical elements, ghosts and catholic nuns. But it is Barugel’s prose, precise and erotic, that sinks the reader in that scenery with Senegalese drums rhythm and strong temperaments, achieving a syncretist effect in this surprising novel.Lidia Barugel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.She published Amores de vidrio (2007) and Contrapalabra (ilustrated poem, 2010)Otilia Umaga, la mulata de Martinica, obtained the Juan Rulfo Prize,sponsored by:Radio France InternationaleInstituto CervantesInstituto de México en ParísCasa de América Latina Colegio de EspañaThe newspaper Le Monde DiplomatiqueEmail: lidiabaru@fibertel.com.arCover Ilustratión: “Woman”, Digital drawing by Lidia Barugel

     

  5. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
    (Harper Voyager, 2011-11-15, Kindle Edition)
    When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect at any cost. Now, his immortal brethren have decided David must return and leave his family in Miami. Instead, David vows to invoke a forbidden ritual to keep Jessica and his daughter with him forever. Harrowing, engrossing and skillfully rendered, My Soul to Keep traps Jessica between the desperation of immortals who want to rob her of her life and a husband who wants to rob her of her soul. With deft plotting and an unforgettable climax, this tour de force reminiscent of early Anne Rice will win Due a new legion of fans.

     

  6. Never Dead by Jumata Emill Jones
    (STJ Publishing, 2011-03-28, Kindle Edition)
    THE PERFECT COUPLE?Emerson McGee has spent most of his life living with a secret, and the first-year law student’s menacing struggle with his sexuality is only the half of it. His wife, Danielle, has her own scars of adolescent heartache—which she thinly veils behind her façade as an upper-middle class princess. The newlywed’s cookie-cutter marriage is abruptly interrupted when they make a reluctant move into the quaint house Emerson inherited from his deceased grandmother. Unbeknownst to them, there’s already something else living there: A malevolent entity hell-bent on exposing its connection to Emerson and the tragic secret they share.A GHOST’S STORYWhile a mysterious narrator recounts the details of his abject life, the McGee’s vengeful poltergeist pulls Danielle deeper into a mystery that has haunted an impoverished ghetto in South Baton Rouge—aptly called “‘Da Bottom”—for nearly a decade, and spills into the provocative world of New Orleans hoodoo. Before its final scare, Never Dead concludes with a bloody twist the McGees never saw coming.

     

  7. Serving Monster by Jervey Tervalon
    (Jervey Tervalon Books, 2011-04-02, Kindle Edition)
    Serving Monster is the story of Gibson, the personal chef of an immensely talented, but deeply strange icon of popular culture, Monster Stiles. While working for Monster, Gibson realizes that not all is what it seems at the Lair, Monster’s isolated and beautiful retreat. At great cost to himself, what Gibson discovers at the heart of the Lair, will reveal more about the startling truth of Monster than anyone could ever imagine.

     

  8. Deadlier by the Dozen, an Urban Fantasy (Dark Encounters) by Marcia Colette
    (Dusk Till Dawn Books, 2011-09-09, Kindle Edition)
    Dark Encounters, Book #2The more the scarier.Put up for adoption at seven-years old, history teacher Mackenzie Lawson has spent the last twenty years dreaming of meeting her family again. However, her hopes to rekindle old memories and find closure have hit one hell of a snag. A hundred-year-old curse placed upon her relatives has begun, unleashing a dozen of her doppelgangers who want her dead. Their purpose is to infiltrate her family and kill everyone in sight. To exact revenge for a wrong that happened more than a century ago. Mackenzie must find a way to get rid of her psychotic doubles or risk having them go after her loved ones. However, each doppelganger kill causes her blood pressure to skyrocket to dangerous levels. This and more attract the attention of a mysterious mutant with patchwork skin who volunteers his services, but leaves out the part about it being his job to destroy the source of the doppelgangers starting with her. Mackenzie needs to figure out where his loyalties lie before DEADLIER BY THE DOZEN becomes deadlier by thirteen.

     

  9. The Exorsistah: X Restored by Claudia Mair Burney
    (Pocket Star, 2011-05-31, Mass Market Paperback)
    God finally gave X what she asked for. If only he would teach her how to use it. After three years and more creepy demons than she’d care to recall, Emme Vaughn has finally found her mama. Only the reunion doesn’t go as X expected. It’s not easy adapting to a new life in New Orleans, with a mother who was possessed by the devil until recently and a stepfather she didn’t know existed. Especially when a mysterious stranger, her stepfather’s charming and handsome protégé Jean-Paul, drives a wedge between Emme and Francis. Is the enigmatic outsider trying to replace her man? Or does he have a more sinister plan— one she couldn’t have imagined? Haunted by a mysterious ghost and threatened by a demon in her mama’s house, X gets ready to rumble. She dons God’s armor to face the evil force that has hunted her all her life, but first she must cast aside the little girl act and draw strength from all the celestial and worldly friends who have guided her this far. Once and for all, the devil has it coming . . . Exorsistah style.

     

  10. The Vampire and The Vegan, Book I: Food by Merlene Alicia Vassall
    (Technical Assistance & Support Consultants, 2011-01-01, Paperback)
    Pearl, a temptress vampire living in Washington, DC, discovers that the blood of her next would-be victim, Salaam, lacks that certain something she craves – necromantic energy that comes from eating meat. Yet he may offer her something that she needs even more… Through fast-paced prose peppered with surprises, The Vampire and The Vegan explores the complex relationship between a carnivore and her food.

     

  11. The Spider Inside Her, an Urban Fantasy (Dark Encounters) by Marcia Colette
    (Dusk Till Dawn Books, 2011-06-26, Kindle Edition)
    It’s in her nature.As the manager of a domestic abuse shelter, Loréal Ingram is making half the salary she’s used to, behind on her mortgage, and has lost faith in being an advocate for victims after three die on her watch. When a job offer lands in her lap, she wants to take it…until a curse changes her into a humanoid spider. But that’s not the worst of it. She’s forced to share her mind and body with an insect spirit who thrives on death.The arachnid, her Mr. Hyde-like personality, is fueled by vengeance, and the handler who should be managing her kills sucks at his job. One abuser after another dies and the trail leads to Loréal. She learns that the handler has botched the curse and unleashed The Spider Inside Her upon wrongdoers. If she doesn’t find a way to lift the curse soon, the arachnid will take complete control of her body and kill anyone who crosses her path, including her boyfriend.

     

  12. Best Black Vampire Story by Donna Monday
    (2011-03-23, Kindle Edition)
    Rochelle Prescott is adrift. After experiencing the tragic loss of her fiancé, Everett, she decides to take a trip through upstate New York—hoping to find a little solace for her bruised soul. Tired and hungry, she pulls into the town of Venice Springs. A local directs her to what seems like a charming, old-fashioned bed and breakfast inn. However, as Rochelle is about to find out, the Sleepy Trail Inn offers more than cozy comfort for weary travelers.Every guest is a potential meal for the black vampires who own this quaint old place. In spite of her best efforts, the unsuspecting Rochelle finds herself falling under the spell of the handsome Darius Champion. Will her love for the master vampire lure her into the world of the immortals forever?Darius Champion has lived his life to the fullest. During his 200 plus years of walking the earth, he has satisfied his every whim and lust. Having grown weary of the fast life, he settles down in upstate New York. Yet, there’s a place deep down in his heart that yearns for true love and companionship. While he is master of his home and the town of Venice Springs, there is one thing he’s not in control of—his heart. Will his blind love for one woman cause him to lose everything he cherishes—including his life?BEST BLACK VAMPIRE STORY is much more than a vampire romance, you’ll be drawn into a world of love, lust and terrifying power, where vampires have taken over an entire town against its will. All of the intriguing action leads up to a final clash between vamps and townies where one group must win over the other or perish.NOTE: This book was originally published under the title of THE BEST BLACK VAMPIRE STORY YOU’VE EVER READ (paperback).Want more great stories? Click on the author name above to see more titles.

     

  13. HOWL: A Short Story by Christian Slade
    (, 2011-05-31, Kindle Edition)
    Short Story; 10,000 Words.Zandeleigh’s father moves her to West Africa for a summer mining contract. She’s expected to grow and bring her experiences back home with her before her Senior year of high school.Her first night in the village she sees a young boy attacked by a great, black enraged beast; a Drill.Some mysterious disease drove the animal mad, and soon the locals are beginning to act strangely lethargic. Worse still, the symptoms are spreading quickly. It isn’t long until Zandeleigh witnesses horrors like she’d never imagined before.Includes a 2 chapter preview of upcoming novel EDEN, a bizarre and compelling tale of horror.

     

  14. Hollowstone by Dennis Upkins
    (Parker Publishing Inc, 2011-06-06, Kindle Edition)
    Life for Noah Scott changes drastically when he is accepted to Hollowstone Academy, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country set in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Within the hallowed halls of the illustrious school, Noah soon discovers that the world of the privileged is rife with social hierarchies, politics, depravity and corruption. It is also there that Noah meets his roommate and best friend, the charming and enigmatic Caleb Warner. Tragedy soon strikes when Cal is brutally murdered in a hold-up. But when Noah is haunted by Cal’s ghost, he soon discovers that the random act of violence was in fact a premeditated one. Determined to uncover the truth and find Cal’s killer, Noah soon finds that the school and its patrons have more than their share of secrets. Secrets they are willing to preserve at any cost. Through a series of prophetic dreams and visions, Noah also quickly learns that greater supernatural forces are at play. In a race against time, Noah must solve Cal’s murder and uncover the truth before he’s the killer’s next victim.

     

No More Time-Outs by Thomas Slater

Thomas Slater’s latest novel is a non-stop ride of entertaining drama with suspenseful plot-twists and pulse-pounding action—from unholy corruption inside a church sanctuary to the insidious figures that lurk in the shadows of the dangerous city-streets.

Wisdom Jones has made a deal with the Devil. Purchase price of a kidney: his life. But this Devil isn’t the malicious spirit who’s the total embodiment of evil: this one’s human, the CEO of the biggest drug operation ever established inside of Detroit city limits, and rumored to dabble in the black market for human organs. Though the tab may be staggering, no cost is too steep for the life of Wisdom’s precious mother. Her dying wish is to see her disobedient family restored to their once proper alignment with God. She lays her hand on her only responsible son’s head and makes him swear the oath. Wisdom isn’t ready to honor a dying wish. What good would it do to restore his mother’s health if stress from her wayward family delivered her right back to death’s doorstep? The Devil gives Wisdom a week to give his mother one more present: the gift of restoring her family back to its rightful splendor.

No More Time-Outs follows Wisdom Jones while he prowls the dangerous streets in pursuit of reformation. The clock is running and there’re absolutely…no more time-outs!


Press Release: National Bestselling Author John A. Andrews Will Release 3 Hard Hitting Novels in 2012

PR Newswire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Known for his gritty, and twisted writing style in his diabolically encapsulating bestselling novel Rude Buay … The Unstoppable, prolific, national bestselling author John A. Andrews is not only poised to release its sequel Rude Buay … The Untouchable in Spring 2012, but will release two additional mystery, suspense, action thrillers consecutively, one in the summer and the other in the fall next year.

This follow-up title Rude Buay … The Untouchableis geared towards taking readers deeper into the mindset and philosophy of the Dragon Drug Cartel. This page turner unravels the mystery, deceit, corruption, deception, and inequities of all kinds behind the biggest and “baddest” drug cartel ever assembled. With its roots set in Jamaica, Miamiand Colombia, this organization has now expanded its operation into Mexico, Asia, and most recently the American Canadian border.

The international setting for this chronicle has placed the Rude Buay Series amongst some of the elite action thrillers ever etched including the James Bond Series. Officially released on Independence Day 2010, Rude Buay … The Unstoppable has since been translated in Spanish asChico Rudo … El Imparable, and most recently a Chinese edition was added to the mix. This 16th title for the author is still being requested at book signing events across the U.S. John A. Andrews has so far not only laid a foundation for this upcoming film to be shot in Puerto Rico, Jamaica andHawaii, but has set the basis for an action adventure series like Ian Fleming created in the 80s with the Bond Series.

The Caribbean has been without a hero since “Ivanhoe Martin” played by Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come back in 1973. Rude Buay emerges as a new brandish hero with a no holds barred mindset. His wittiness and tenacity makes him into a character not only possessing grit, international pizzazz but longevity as well.

This original series is a “drug prevention” action thriller chronicle, sending a strong message to teens and adults alike. Andrews, not only delivers it with grit and gumption but allows it pound at your heart while tugging at your flesh. Its twists and turns are guaranteed to deliver your roller coaster experience.

According to Andrews, “I always wanted to become a cop while growing up in the Caribbean, and took it to another level by praying to become one. Even so, witnessing firsthand the corruption involving some of the finest, I had a change of mind.”

Currently on a Multiple Titles Book Tour in the U.S., he has released over 30 titles in various genres including, personal development, relationships, success, teen empowerment, biography, and fiction. The author sees next year as the year of mystery, action, and suspense thrillers for his portfolio, according to Books That Will Enhance Your Life.

The author/producer who just released his memoir: When The Dust Settles I am Still Standing – A True Hollywood Story, and is working on moving the first installment of Rude Buay into pre-production.

Andrews will release these two additional novels next year: Cross Atlantic Fiasco, an action adventure featuring 3 ex-police officers caught on the wrong side of the law, and Who Shot The Sherriff, a whodunit chronicle. The first will be released in the summer and the latter in fall.

Rude Buay … The Untouchable will be released in hardcover and could be made available for purchase as early as March 16th 2012 according to publishing sources for the Rude Buay series.

An A L I project. Visit: www.AndrewsLeadershipInternational.com

SOURCE Books That Will Enhance Your Life

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved


More Than Meets the Eye by Michelle J Robinson

Do we truly know who and what lives among us? What if a chance sexual encounter left you dead? In More Than Meets The Eye, they are among us, and some have evil intentions.

Belinda Wilson awakens one morning to find her body covered in scratches and bruises, with dried blood clinging to her skin, and knows that what is happening to her is more than just tricks of the mind. As the truth begins to unfold, Belinda discovers a centuries-old, untold secret living amongst the mortals in New York City. There is a community of demons, incubus, and succubus that may eventually destroy all mortals. Not only do they exist, but one of her best friends is one of them. Life gets even more complicated when Belinda learns that not all demons are what they appear to be. Some of them live a dual existence, intent on survival, yet striving to coexist, without harming human life. But, there are others that have evil intentions and are looking to populate the world with even more of their kind, enslaving humans in a sexual twist of need and desire that leaves mortals painfully ill and often dead. Can anyone stop them?

Strebor Books
Available June 21, 2011 in Paperback and Kindle edition

The Comic Killer by Derrick Ellis

The Comic Killer is about a rising stand-up comic who experience some adversity and ultimately his ability to make people laugh eventually turns sour, therefore, turning him into a cruel Comic Killer!

In this short novel/novella, Denver Thomas (the main character in which the story is built around) sets up a plan to get his revenge on the entire comedy game. The story has some suspenseful situations as well as some mystery, sexual content, and humor moments. Derrick Ellis who’s a professional stand-up comedian, entrepreneur, writer, and author, decided to write a story base on his imagination of a kid who was left somewhat alone, after the death of his mother and the incarceration of his father and discovered that stand-up comedy could be a way for him to forget about the past as well as build a successful career in something that he fell in love with. However, after a series of events happened, Denver sets up a plan to get his revenge; therefore, turning him into a cruel COMIC KILLER!

Authorhouse
Available August 27, 2010 in Kindle Edition

Darker Than Night by Brandon Massey

A collection of twelve previously published suspense and horror short stories by award-winning thriller writer, Brandon Massey.

The stories contained in DARKER THAN NIGHT include:

Granddad’s Garage: Was their beloved grandfather just a pack rat? Or a guardian of forgotten treasures?

Daddy’s Little Girl: Her father was so overbearing that he’ll go to any lengths–even murder–to keep his daughter safe . . .

The Sting: One man’s deepest fears come to terrifying life when he crosses the wrong person.

After the Party: Getting pulled over by a cop in the middle of the night is only the beginning of your troubles.

Hitcher: Never pick up strangers . . . no matter how beautiful . . .

A Walk Through Darkness: Is it really possible to commit the perfect murder?

The Monster: Is there something deadly under the bed–or is it only a figment of a child’s imagination?

Death Notice: She considered it her duty to report on the recently deceased . . . until they decided to reach out to her on their own . . .

The Woman Next Door: Taking a bite of the forbidden fruit just might be your undoing . . .

Presumed Dead: Sometimes, even though you really can go back home, perhaps you never should . . . because death might be waiting for your return.

The Last Train Home: A hard-working young mother is plunged into the ultimate nightmare.

Ghostwriter: A writer discovers an unexpected cure for writer’s block–in the cemetery next door . . .

This collection also features two bonuses: an excerpt from LIVE AGAIN, a supernatural thriller by L.R. Giles, and an excerpt from Massey’s newest suspense thriller, COVENANT.

Dark Corner Publishing
Available March 24, 2011 in Kindle Edition

Chico Rudo … El Imparable will be released on April 25, 2011

Press Release:

March 18th 2011

Chico Rudo … El Imparable Will Be Released on April 25, 2011

 

Less than seven months after the release of his hard hitting novel Rude Buay … The Unstoppable, prolific, national bestselling author John A. Andrews not only prepares for April signings in the New York Tristate area but is poised to release this diabolically encapsulating chronicle in the Spanish edition.

Andrews, a visionary, saw the need to etch Chico Rudo … El Imparable after a booksigning tour of Puerto Rico earlier this year. It was during that visit to PR that he met with film commissioners to discuss the possibility of filming some scenes for the movie on that Island.

This original story is a “drug prevention” action thriller, sending a strong message to teens and adults alike. Andrews, not only delivers it with grit and gumption but allows it to pound at your heart, while tugging at your flesh. Its twists and turns are guaranteed to deliver you a roller coaster experience.

The Caribbean has been without a hero since “Ivanhoe Martin” played by reggae artist Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come back in 1973. Rude Buay emerges as a new branded hero with a no holds barred mindset. His wittiness and tenacity portrays a character not only possessing grit but longevity as well.

A Chinese edition is expected to follow this Spanish edition in time for the Beijing Book Fair in September, according to Books That Will Enhance Your Life – its publishing entity. Pre-production of the film could begin as early as fall 2011, according to Andrews, one of the producers.

Rude Buay … The Unstoppable is a blend of Traffic meets Casino Royale with Charlie’s Angels gone cor-rupt, set in Jamaica, Miami and Columbia.

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Cougars by Earl Sewell

An intoxicating cat is stalking the city…

Jasmine Sallie is beautiful, confident and has a sweet tooth for sex and younger men. At forty-three, Jasmine is a successful chemist, and director of a pharmaceutical research team that has been given the task of creating a female sexual enhancement drug.

When Travis Adams, a brilliant and handsome chemist, joins the research team, Jasmine’s penchant for younger men ignites a sizzling affair that is a hair trigger away from dangerous consequences. The two manufacture an addictive and unstable designer drug which gets shelved because of its fatal side effects.

Impatient and ambitious, Travis secretly keeps experimenting until he creates a new and improved formula that hits the black market with a lethal impact. A senator dies, a criminal investigation is launched, and when Travis disappears suddenly, Jasmine’s world is tossed into a chaotic spin. With incriminating evidence pointing toward her, Jasmine finds herself caught in the cross-hairs of the ultimate double-cross, unforgivable betrayal and the wicked world of sex and drugs.

Cougars (Zane Presents)
by Earl Sewell

Strebor Books
Available March 9, 2010 in Paperback

Left for Undead: A Crimson Moon Novel by L. A. Banks

Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau earned a long vacation with her lover and fellow Shadow Wolf, Hunter, after the brutal wolf-like attacks that left New Orleans in an uproar. But when her team calls with news of vampire slayings, Sasha knows it’s only a matter of time before another war breaks out among the supernatural denizens of the world.

The vampires are nobody’s ally, but the cold-hearted deaths of their own kind make them even more bloodthirsty than usual. But who is the culprit? With the Seelie and Unseelie courts claiming innocence and aligning together, Sasha’s team is at a loss. Until they discover that they’re facing ancient creatures from the depths of hell itself, bent on unleashing pure fury.

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Available September 28, 2010 in Mass Market Paperback