A small town on the edge of nowhere had seemed like the perfect place for Dr. Barnaby Williams to start his private practice. But, when a horrifying encounter during a therapy session has him doubting his own sanity, it becomes clear that something sinister is going on in his sleepy little town. Something that goes far beyond the rigid boundaries of his own scientific beliefs.
Convinced by his assistant, Terry Bradford, that he has a responsibility to help his patients in any way that he can, they embark upon a journey of terrifying discovery, leading from the depths of a dream to the very edges of madness itself.
However, as they fight to keep the madness from spreading, a malevolent presence works to advance its own hidden agenda. Growing more powerful by the hour, it will stop at nothing to succeed before they can unravel the mystery of its unholy desires.
Will the fragile, newborn bond between them be strong enough to help them overcome their individual demons before the darkness overwhelms them? Or will the gates of the monstrous cataract be flung wide once more, allowing something unutterably evil to reclaim this planet for its age-old masters?
Mina Jewel swears the boogeyman slaughtered her abusive stepfather. But as far as the quiet town of Port Orchard, Washington is concerned, Mina is a cold-blooded killer and Cadric Jaden had been a saint. After enduring nine years of psychiatric care and whispers of her guilt, Mina is hell-bent on clearing her name, exposing Cadric for the sadistic pedophile he really was, and uncovering the true identity of the strange being who saved her life.
Through a whirlwind of near-death experiences and sanity-shattering revelations, Mina discovers that Washington is a hotbed of supernatural activity, Cadric’s sinister plan didn’t die with him, and that she could hold the key to ending the suffering of millions. . . But first she has to survive.
From the author of CRY DOWN DARK comes a frightening collection of short stories, poetry, and essays that will leave you screaming and begging for more.
In this nightmare room, you'll find living tattoos, a strange karaoke host, a vengeful widow, a salesman not that interested in making a sale, and more.
“An Appointment with the Knifeman” takes you inside the home of a serial killer, but who did we follow through the door? A disgruntled pharmaceuticals employee gets the better of his boss in “Hemingway at Work” and a teen girl learns that tattoos truly are forever in “Bury All Your Secrets in My Skin.”
If you think poetry can't be scary, wait until you read Tranchell's “Dead Again Tomorrow” about a man who dies every day … and wakes up each morning.
Collected here for the first time are Tranchell's horror movie columns “The Show Begins at 10:31” and a special essay on Stephen King.
ASLEEP IN THE NIGHMARE ROOM includes eleven short stories showcasing Tranchell's wide range of styles and characters; four poems that will stop your heart, make you laugh, and make you cry; and his own unique insights into the horror movies he's grown up with and the author who shaped much of his world.
Do you dare enter the nightmare room? If so, turn off the light, hide under the covers, and start to dream. Tranchell and his demons will be with you soon.
A night of spooky fun exploring a haunted house takes an unexpected turn when Anthony meets the undead Emily. Their awkward, newfound bond attracts an eccentric group of demon-fighting paranormal investigators—as well the cult of dark mages holding Emily's soul captive for their mysterious schemes.
Still reeling from the devastating blow of betrayal by her closest friends and confidants, Mina Jewel must put aside her personal pain to complete one last dangerous task before she leaves Presence forever.
In a panicked race against time to rescue a very special child, it soon becomes obvious that the psychopathic Surgeon has more torment in store than Mina can handle on her own. She must learn to cope with her crippling PTSD and gather new and unlikely allies to complete her mission and put an end to the terror gripping Port Orchard, Washington.
Will Mina be able to trust again, or will Aria, Presence, and the Latrator pack be lost forever to the Surgeon's blade?