Vampiric producers, ghostly actors, psychotic limousine drivers, murderous stunt men and more haunt the streets and back lots of Hollywood in twenty original horror and suspense stories set in the heart of show business, and written by veteran movie and television professionals who went through Hell and back to bring you these tales.
Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt the highways and the truckers who drive them in these 18 chilling tales. A ghostly voice on a trucker's CB radio knows more about his life than it should.... Two drivers find their cargo gives them inhuman appetites.... A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world.... The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires....
"Surprising for horror stories"
Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief-- a looter. And a very good one, too. So good that he catches the attention of the beautiful Marie Da Vinci, who offers him the chance of a lifetime: to locate the legendary Ciudad Blanca. The lost White City. A city purportedly filled with riches beyond belief. Against his better judgment, Nick agrees to help...and soon finds himself on a trail into the unknown. And close behind is someone who will stop at nothing to beat them to the prize. Nick Caine, of course, has a few surprises up his sleeve.
"Great fun with no looming agenda"
Discovered by a collector of rare books, this manuscript is assumed to be the fictional account of one man's search for his uncle, who was a well-respected professor before his own search for God led him down a dark rabbit hole. In that hole, he didn't find a benevolent, loving Father, but an ancient evil. Worse, the world's political and religious powers not only know about this dark thing, they may have sided with it! Let's hope this is only fiction - for all of our sakes!
Legends say the gold belongs to the famed goddess, Sekhmet. But a map belonging to Nick Caine says otherwise...at least to Nick. He has returned to Egypt to claim the treasure, along with Ishi, Marie Da Vinci, and an old friend of her father's, Akiiki Mubarek.
"Nick , Ishi and Marie continue on"
Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief - a looter. And a very good one, too. Now stranded on a small, forgotten island in the southern Maldives, Nick Caine and his ever-faithful sidekick Ishi are thrown into a desperate fight for survival. Seemingly betrayed by Marie Da Vinci, Nick is forced to gamble his and Ishi's very existence on an ancient map. The parchment document promises an incredible horde of hidden pirate treasure.
"The Adventure Continues"
Long ago, before the myth of Merlin the Magician took root in the annals of time, a sacred amulet named after King Aurelius Ambrosius was said to bridge the mystical chasm between mankind and a race of gods and goddesses residing in the very heart of Britain....
"More Nick, Marie and Ishi makes me happy!"
Colorado Territory, 1864. Young Charlie is alone on the ranch that sits between the empty prairie and the Rocky Mountains. As he cares for his dying grandpa and tries to figure out how to survive the winter, he keeps remembering the old man's words, "Failure is not an option, son." As the first storm of the season hits, a mysterious mountain man shows up at the isolated ranch and good things start to happen.
The first three Nick Caine adventures including, Temple of the Jaguar: Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief-looter. And a very good one, too. So good that he catches the attention of the beautiful Marie Da Vinci, who offers him the chance of a lifetime: to locate the legendary Ciudad Blanca. The lost White City. A city purportedly filled with riches beyond belief. Against his better judgment, Nick agrees to help...and soon finds himself on a trail into the unknown.
After briefly eluding Yassir Ali's ruthless assassins in England, Nick, Marie, and Ishi have fled north, where they hope to track down a forgotten cavern in the Highlands of Scotland. The cavern is linked to the Ambrosius Amulet, and is said to contain the greatest treasure of gold, jewels, and other artifacts ever amassed by the ancient druids....
Welcome back to Hellywood!! Hell Comes to Hollywood II features 22 short horror fiction stories, all set in the entertainment industry, and written by actors, screenwriters, producers, and other Hollywood-connected scribes. The audiobook contains the Bram Stoker Award-nominated stories "Hot Tub" by Hal Bodner, and "Dreams of a little Suicide" by Eric J. Guignard.
"What an awesome collection of stories!"
Jon Shaw never believed in monsters, then he got his first case. Jacob Carpenter is a troubled teen and the police have written him off, but Shaw refuses to let the case go. The road will lead him to horrors and a Circus of the Damned, to a Clown who can't be human. Assisted by the mysterious members of a shadowy organization known as the O.C.L.T., Shaw will confront this horror and be changed by it, forged in a crucible of pain...
It is a fact of history that when Neil Armstrong set Apollo 11 down on the moon he was running dangerously low on fuel. This Pushcart Prize-nominated story recounts an alternate history in which the lunar module crashed and man's journey to the moon ended not in triumph - but tragedy. A decade later, a pair of astronauts finally return to the moon. And what they'll find is something no one expects.
"Short and very timely given the recent passing."