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CROSSFADES
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In a dark horror novella for fans of Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Dean Koontz, one unsuspecting man faces a mass murderer who’s turned the afterlife into his own terrifying playground.

Some men fear their own deaths. Others dream of peace and heaven. But Albert knows exactly what he wants: to be the lord of his own private hell, where his eternal reward will be torturing the souls of his victims. And he knows how to get it.

While Chuck’s dream of a promotion may be ordinary, his career is anything but. As a Recon and Enforcement Technician, Level II, at a mysterious organization known only as the Institute, Chuck spends his days rescuing souls that get trapped between this life and the next, caught in mini-hells known as crossfades.

Lydia has no dreams—only nightmares. There will be no awakening from the impossible realm of terror and pain where she’s trapped . . . unless Chuck tracks her down. But this rescue will not be easy, not for a mere Level II technician. Because, in this place, Albert is god. And he’s determined that none shall escape his wrath.



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CONSPIRACY OF SHADOWS, ARCHIVE 01:
The Garden of Gods & Monsters

While investigating the cover-up of a twenty year-old murder, heiress-turned-reporter Amanda Pruitt-Smith inadvertently stumbles into a global conspiracy. Missing children, murder, and a shadowy society comprised of the world’s power-elite are only the tip of the iceberg; but how far will she go to expose the sinister secrets lurking within The Garden of Gods and Monsters?

The X-Files meets Nancy Drew in the thrilling new series of novellas by acclaimed dark fiction author William Todd Rose. Delve into the Conspiracy of Shadows archives and infiltrate a world you were never meant to know existed. But be warned: once you know the truth, your life will never be the same…



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CONSPIRACY OF SHADOWS, ARCHIVE 02:
The Fires of Moloch

After narrowly escaping from The Garden of Gods & Monsters, Amanda Pruitt-Smith’s life changed forever. Discredited, shunned by family and friends, and psychologically battered from her experiences, the intrepid investigator needs time to put the pieces back together. Time, however, is one of the few luxuries she can’t afford. For The death of Lyman Kingsley created a power vacuum within the inner circle of the shadowy secret society known as The Brotherhood; and for that vacuum to be filled, another child must die. Now, it’s a race against the clock as Amanda struggles to not only uncover the identity of the intended sacrifice, but to also ensure that another innocent life isn’t consumed by The Fires of Moloch.

The X-Files meets Nancy Drew in the thrilling new series of novellas by acclaimed dark fiction author William Todd Rose. Delve into the Conspiracy of Shadows archives and infiltrate a world you were never meant to know existed. But be warned: once you know the truth, your life will never be the same…



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NOWEHERE FAST

Sixteen year old Memory Sloan is a nowhere girl from a nowhere town. An abusive, alcoholic father; a mother who exists solely in a world of schizophrenic delusions; two younger brothers who seem to be possessed by a single, foul-mouthed demon: in Willow Creek, the Sloan family are considered beneath contempt and young Memory would do anything to escape the genetic shackles which bind her to a life barely worth living. With dreams of disappearing into the anonymity of a far-away metropolis, she knows there has to be a better life out there… somewhere. But how far is this tortured teenager willing to go? How much will she sacrifice to make certain her past will never haunt her again? How much of her soul will she give up? And how much blood must be spilled to ensure she doesn't continue going nowhere fast?



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SNIPE HUNTING IN THE HOUSE OF FOREVER

A lone man ventures into the moonlit forest, naked and armed only with his trusty hunting knife. His goal: to track and kill the savage creatures known as Snipe. Taking this predator's life, however, is the easy part. For once the beast is dead, the true hunt begins; straddling the border between this life and the next, the fearsome creature's spectral form proves even more dangerous than its physical counterpart. As the lines between hunter and hunted blur, only one can can emerge victorious and live to see the light of a new day.

EVERY YEAR, 15,000 SNIPE ARE KILLED BY ILLEGAL POACHERS SEEKING THE ULTIMATE THRILL. AT THIS RATE, THE LAST WILD SNIPE WILL DISAPPEAR FROM THE EARTH IN AS LITTLE AS TEN YEARS.

OVER 9,000 HUNTERS ARE INJURED ANNUALLY IN SNIPE- RELATED INCIDENTS. 60 PERCENT OF THESE INJURIES PROVE TO BE FATAL. OR WORSE.




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APOCALYPTIC ORGAN GRINDER

William Todd Rose reinvents the zombie story with a thrilling novella of a post-apocalyptic America where saviors are heroes . . . and heroes are killers.

A fatal virus — a biowarfare experiment unleashed on an unsuspecting world — has reduced the once-mighty United States to a smattering of tribes dueling for survival in the lawless wilderness. The disease-free folk known as Settlers barricade themselves in small villages, determined to keep out the highly contagious Spewers—infected humans who cannot die from the virus but spread the seeds of death from the festering blisters that cover their bodies.

Tanner Kline is a trained Sweeper, sworn to exterminate Spewers roaming the no-man’s-land surrounding his frightened community. As all Settlers do, Tanner dismisses them as little more than savages—until he meets his match in Spewer protector Lila. But when hunter and hunted clash, their bloody tango ignites a firestorm of fear and hatred. Now, no one is safe from the juggernaut of terror that rages unchecked, and the fate of humanity hangs on questions with no answers: Who’s right, who’s wrong . . . and who’s going to care if everyone’s dead?



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THE SEVEN HABITS

TIME TRAVEL. APOCALYPSE. THIS IS ONE BAD TRIP.

Bosley Coughlin can travel through time. And the future does not look good..

Through a heady cocktail of drugs and the occult, Bosley slips through time and space and glimpses The End. Cities lay in ruins, and those who still cling to life hide in the rubble like frightened animals. Walking carcasses shamble through the debris exacting a horrible fate upon any living they find.

This horrific future is the only world fourteen year old Ocean has ever known. Starving and alone, she struggles for even the most basic of necessities: food, water, shelter, love…

In the present, Bosley stumbles across Clarice Hudson and soon realizes that she is much more than a simple shop girl. One by one, she displays the seven symptoms of the contagion that will bring Bosley’s world to an end and create the nightmare Ocean calls home. Clarice may hold the key to stopping the coming apocalypse and sparing Ocean from the atrocities of mankind’s imminent future… but only if Coughlin is willing to push beyond every notion he’s ever held about right and wrong.



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SHUT THE FUCK UP AND DIE!

The old house knew the taste of blood. It was as familiar with screams as it was the wind whistling through the desolate pine forest in which it hid. For within its walls, a sadistic evil had taken root in the minds of its residents: a family whose fiendish desires demanded blood, tears, and pain to quench their savage thirst for brutality.

Enter Matt And Mona: young newlyweds with the misfortune to have car trouble at the wrong place, on the wrong night.... As good samaritans lead them into the isolation of the woods, no one realized a nightmare was about to be unleashed...

Prepare yourself. It's about to get very, very bloody.



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THE DEAD & DYING

In an apocalyptic world where the dead roam the earth, Carl Teegarden lays dying. Fatally wounded by the undead, he watches his lifeblood drain from his ravaged body and struggles to come to terms with his inevitable fate. Knowing that this fate will not necessarily end with his final breath, he fights through the pain and looks back upon his life, remembering the events which have led to his lonely demise.

The spirit of a woman with whom he'd found love in a ruined world stands by his side, her loyalty transcending the barriers of life and death. Smoldering across the room is the ghost of a small child whose hatred of this man burns with such intensity that no amount of suffering can sate his thirst for revenge. All the while, legions of the walking dead scour the countryside for the slightest sign of life.

As their destinies intertwine, stories of love and devotion intertwine with failing and regret across a timeline marked by the grim struggle for survival. And in this nightmare world, each will come to understand, in their own way, exactly what it means to be numbered among the dead and dying....



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SEX IN THE TIME OF ZOMBIES

Even in a world filled with the living dead, sex exists. A stripper hell-bent on survival faces off against the living dead in a no-holds barred dance of death. A lone soldier, separated from his unit, finds that the ghosts of his past may very well be more dangerous than a hotel overrun with zombified furries. A boy faces his inner demons, ready to do anything to be accepted by his peers. A woman, captured by slavers, finds out there are worse horrors than the walking dead. From the first day of the undead apocalypse to points far in the future, the stories in this book explore the roles sex and sexuality play in determining survival. Sex . . . zombies. . .love. The line between them is not as clear as you might think. Let the infection begin.



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CRY HAVOC

They thought they were safe... they were wrong.

Outside, the city is embroiled in violent chaos: street fights rage with the ferocity of urban warfare, buildings burn unchecked, and blood flows along the sidewalks, dripping into the depths of the hungry gutters. The entire country seems to have have gone collectively insane.

But that all seems so far away. Despite the fact that they can see the anarchy through their apartment window, two young couples struggle to maintain a sense of normality and civility within the confines of their four walls. They listen to helicopters clatter overhead. They watch the news reports roll in, trying to ignore the explosions that rock the very foundations of their home. They sip coffee and debate the finer points of the collapse of civilization, never dreaming that the shadow of death has already begun to darken their door. Never dreaming of the lengths some of them will go to just to stay alive in this brutal, new world.

It's time to evolve or die. The apocalypse has arrived... and the end is just the beginning.



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