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Sleepers

This novel is now complete, and will be published this summer by Netherworld Books.  Please visit the discussion page for this title if you are a subscriber.

Thanks for reading!

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Jack Montgomery is a freelance investigator for the CDC's Global Health Center, and soon stumbles upon a medical mystery that threatens to change everything he thought he knew about the world--and might change everything he thought he knew about himself.  As the pieces of a world-wide conspiracy fall into place, Jack awakens a sleeping giant that could crush him without a thought.  One that has now turned its attention to him.

The machineries of government grind slowly, and one man with nothing left to lose just might have a chance.  A chance to free the sleepers.

"Adrift"

"A ship in harbor is safe.... but that's not what ships are built for..." ~ John A. Shedd

Lucy Foxe’s mother has been missing for six months when her dad packs her off to grief camp in the middle of senior summer. Unable to bear another minute of the place, and unwilling to accept that her mother is actually dead, Lucy breaks out and heads for home the first chance she gets. Unfortunately, a broken curfew is not the only problem she’ll face upon arriving there.  Her dad has now gone missing as well, leaving an inadequate note in the freezer and two threatening thugs in the hallway.

Lucy follows a trail of family lies back to Mackinac Island, Michigan, a home her parents left behind without explanation years ago. The island has long harbored an affinity for the supernatural and it is here that she reunites with her grandparents and eventually uncovers a mind-bending truth that her family has been hiding for centuries.

Lucy will struggle to maintain her moral compass in a world gone crazy, losing her heavy heart along the way. Eli will anchor her to the past and a life free from the madness, but can she forgive herself if she abandons her parents for his promises of safe harbor? Luke is a beacon towards a dangerous and unknown future, full of thrilling possibilities, but is she brave enough to jump into uncharted waters?

In the end she will be dragged back in time against her will to settle an old vendetta, and it will be in the past that she will finally see the future clearly and ultimately face the question of whether she is living a life or creating a destiny.

Lockheed Elite

**Your subscription to Lockheed Elite is donated to Worldbuilders.org**

After Anders Lockheed unwittingly hires an undercover operative, he takes the bait that draws the attention of the very mastermind he’s been avoiding.

Now Anders must flip the military and use them to pull off a monster heist to extract his crew from the heat mounting from both sides of the law.

Waite Community Announcements (from a Neighboring Dimension)

"...the lab equipment is missing. A heavy, cloying smell chokes us as we enter the room."

It's 1922 and the school year has just begun at Waite College, a women's institute just outside of Arkham, and peculiar events are happening all over campus. The sister school to the infamous Miskatonic University, Waite is no stranger to unusual stories about men going mad or missing. But for the first time evil appears to have crept into their dormitories and offices, to the horror of faculty and students alike.

Consisting of found documents including journal entries, incident reports, evaluations, official memos, and graffitied messages, Waite Community Announcements will trace the events leading up to the school's mass disappearances in 1923--which to this day historians do not quite understand.

 20% of the proceeds from subscriptions will be donated to Sweet Briar College, recently saved from closure in June 2015.

December Dead

From an amazing discovery in the jungles of the Amazon, to the serene mountain village of Hogsback in South Africa, something deadly has been unleashed, and the responsibility of ensuring humanity survives this unbelievable event has been placed in the unprepared hands of single parent Amanda Hoyer and her twelve year old son, Jimmy. Lost in the unforgiving mountains of the Amatola, and up against a relentless military force led by the cold-hearted General Peterson, Amanda and Jimmy will have to dig deeper than ever before in order to find the courage to overcome the mounting odds! With Jimmy possibly the only thing standing between the world as we know it and total annihilation, Amanda has no choice but to ensure she protects him - at whatever cost! This December may be the last...

Z: True Stories of a Cult Kid

“I was taught to believe that humanity was imploding on itself. Only those of us living at the compound were pure, and it was our job to make sure the rest of the world got what it deserved.”

-Ezra Grady

On June 7th, 2009, after an argument with his parents, ten-year-old Ezra Grady ran away from his home in Harmony, Maryland. After years of searching for Ezra with no leads, the Harmony police declared him dead on June 11th, 2016.

On September 1st, Ezra reappeared at his former home, alive and well.

Told through letters, essays, police interviews, and photographs, Z: True Stories of a Cult Kid chronicles the mysterious, frightening, and deadly seven years of Ezra’s life after being recruited by and eventually escaping a doomsday cult based out of Dresden, Illinois.

However, as with every story, things may not be as they seem with Ezra, the cult, and his return home.

HONEY

In HONEY, an obsessed woman stalks a young couple on their romantic road trip.

There are currently 10 chapters in this series to date.

Cover Design by Melody Simmons

New Orleans Supernatural Weekly

Following a series of unfathomable attacks, journalist Sayeva Reardon decides to publish a (bi)weekly news magazine revealing the true nature of New Orleans' less mundane community. She regularly reports on stories ranging from the best to the worst in the city's supernatural underground, covering every creature and species without prejudice. But not everyone appreciates Sayeva's efforts in bringing what had so long been hidden from human eyes to light, and she soon finds herself fighting and running from danger at every angle.

the nameless: book I

Creation. Betrayal. Immortality. WAR.

the nameless: book I
by Angelia Schultz

ABOUT THE SERIES

The thrilling YA Fantasy Fiction novel series prepares for the release of book II this fall, 2018. Now on Channillo.com

At the end of each chapter, leave your comments/notes/suggestions to the author, for the chance to influence the direction of this imaginative new novel series. Follow along to explore the origin of humankind's duality, and to ask yourself just how far you would go to reach either the epitome of revenge or the height of redemption.

ABOUT the nameless: book I

Have you ever felt as if you were meant for something more than your life has become? What if everything you thought you knew about who you are – and who your family is – vanished in an instant? Faced with options and unlimited power, who would you allow yourself to become?

This is Satya’s story. 

Until the morning of her 18th birthday, Satya lived a quiet, happy life nestled within the sheltering Redwoods of her childhood. After an unexpected admission from her father, a mysterious stranger comes to her door and offers her a gift she cannot refuse – the gift of her true identity and something completely unimaginable.

Thrust into the ageless battle between good and evil where no one is who they seem to be, Satya must choose between her life before and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her.  And she must face the truth about who she really is, no matter what it may cost her in the end.

The Swiss UFO Mystery; Book One: Conversations with an Alien

Jack, an American kicking around Europe, meets a beautiful brunette, an alien-human hybrid, at a UFO conference in Zurich and she invites him into her confidence re an effort to save humans from nuclear war and other impending disasters. The CIA, Russian FSB, a student terrorist group from Berlin, and a group of expat Russians planning to undermine the dictatorship in their homeland, all mix together in this international thriller with sci-fi overtones, while some other interesting characters come and go.

Vulpine One

Andrus Ovega is accused of murdering his own parents. He is a fugitive from Earth and AWOL from the space army of the International Space eXploration Commission. Left for dead aboard a burning ship, he is forced to assume the role of a notorious mercenary, "Vulpine One." But as he hunts for hope for the future, his past chases him through the cosmos. He'll need all the weaponry, cunning and help from the artificial intelligence "Foxtrot" to survive the criminal underground, corrupt government agencies, evil secret societies and space mutated monsters as he searches for revenge and clues to the origins of the mysterious order of Vulpine. 

The Lake

She's at the bottom of the lake. She won't be found for a year. In that time, will we find out what happened and who did it?

The Days Beyond

When Lionel Hesse awakes next to the body of his dead wife, Jackie, bleeding profusely from a knife wound, he has no idea how he got there or what happened! Accused of her murder, and suffering from amnesia which covers a two and a half year period, he escapes from police custody after an assassination attempt on his life goes wrong! On the run from both the law and an unknown and sinister enemy, he finds himself teaming up with a strange woman. He has to prove his innocence and find those guilty of his wife's murder! He soon discovers that everyone he cares about is in danger, and when they start dying around him, he realizes he has to fight back! However time is running out, and as the truth about his missing past is slowly uncovered, he soon realizes that time, and a strange metal object he nicknames "The Eye" may be his only ally! Set in modern day South Africa, this rollercoaster of an adventure will entertain, frighten and have you cheering the unlikely hero as he transcends the boundaries of time in an effort to clear his name and save his loved ones!

Sad Taxidermy

When relatives of recently departed Elizabeth Cartwright set foot into her plantation estate with ideas of making a quick buck, what they find instead may just be their undoing.  Hobbies of the infirm abound, alongside evidence of the cruel sport that obsessed Ms. Cartwright in her twilight years.  Hideous secrets are buried under inches of dust and neglect.  Their echoes through the cavernous space hint at deviance, senility, and even a little magic.  Then, of course, there are the trophies to consider.  Plenty of wall space still remains...

Freefall

Adrenaline junky or free spirit? It depended on who you asked and when you had the privilege (or misfortune) of meeting her. 

When life is constantly being torn away in never ceasing twists and turns the need to take life and death into your own hands becomes a "must", a "thrill", or maybe an "addiction". Whatever it is, Lilly finds herself in a series of situations that push her to new limits and make her question the beliefs that have been instilled in her since birth. Small town life meets big secrets as she traverses through trials with long time best friend Gavin. 

Monday's Monster, Tuesday's Terror

You close the book, the horror stops and you slip back into the comfort of 21st century life. But horror is no longer confined to dark stormy nights and isolated Transylvanian castles.

Not many are afraid to go to the supermarket, the gym or for a humble coffee, but this collection of short stories will make you nervous and jittery in the places where you least expect it.

'Monday's Monster, Tuesday's Terror' makes every aspect of your contemporary life a nightmare, even once you've closed the book.

Madness Intact

A young woman undergoes various physical and emotional changes as she clings desperately to her insanity, all the while watching the relationships around her crumble and fall. As time carries on, new truths are revealed and old secrets emerge with the arrival of the nefarious "they". Watch and witness a verifiable plunge into the depths of madness and mania. 

Cross and Circle

Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when an unusual group of men claims to have come for their son. Building off of a pendant that one of the men wears and her own research into pecked crosses across the world, Evie uncovers secrets related to the organization the men serve, pecked crosses, and her wife's family history.

Curses

A fourteen year old missing person's case is reopened after being linked to a hypnotist, a serial killer and a sleepwalking librarian.

A private investigator receives an invitation to karaoke.

Some people die.

Don't worry, there's also dancing. 




 

The Vox Humana

The Vox Humana series spans six books with a final seventh in the works. The books follow the fortunes of nurse Reece Meyers as he meets tragedy working famine relief in rural Ethiopia in the village of Godo (Book One). While there he falls for fellow nurse, Emma, although he is engaged to another woman back in Alabama. After returning home in what appears to be a coma (Book Two), Reece makes a stellar recovery but must choose between Emma and his fiancee Kristin. When Emma returns home (Book Three), having suffered a brutal attack, things get even more complicated, as she only lives an hour south of Reece and has her sights on him. Reece is able to go back to work as a nurse, and his relationship with Kristin deteriorates as a new woman, Cindy, is introduced into the mix (Book Four). More tragedy follows as Emma learns devastating news that draws her even closer to Reece, which brings us to Book Five and a new twist where the story turns toward an alternate universe where Reece is back in Ethiopia, in the small town of Gwar, which is a mirror of Godo, but this time working with an Icelandic medical team. Their work takes place under the scornful eye of the town administrator known as the Snake and violence and discord erupt. The story begins to layer over the previous four novels, and it becomes evident that Reece is trying to create an alternate world where Emma is not harmed and where he and she can pursue their destiny. The mysterious finding of a little girl named Mia puzzles everyone and brings us to Book Six, in which we find Reece as a raving madman who has been incarcerated, after murdering his daughter Mia, in a secret mental facility for those like him who have the ability to transfer from one universe to another. In his delirium, he seeks a world where everyone wins, being taken to a futuristic version of Godo/Gwar where he searches for his lost daughter Mia and battles the evil force he knows only as Dahlia. In the end, Dahlia descends, trying to wrest the secrets of the universe from Reece as he escapes back to a sane reality. But the real work has only just begun, leading to Book Seven.

Cold Lungs

Rowan and Levi are two nineteen-year old’s living separate lives. They’ve grown up in New York City and at a young age experience the onset of depression that leads them through the rest of their lives. Rowan grows up, clinging onto other children, growing an obsession with other people, to where he always wanted to touch them and be around them. As time went on, it became worse and he ended up getting in trouble and was left feeling like he did not belong and only had an increased sexual urge for other people. Meanwhile, Levi grew up with a relatively happy childhood, but following the death of his mom he spiraled down into a deep depression, unable to face the reality that he lost the person he loved the most. Because his sister was like his mother, he found himself falling for his own sister because she was like her. Eventually, he developed a persona where he tried to be anybody but himself around whoever he could fit in with so he would not have to face the depression that plagued his mind. The two end up meeting in a mental health facility, which causes them to become closer in the worst possible setting. 

Elsewhere Unknown

Elsewhere Unknown chronicles the life of a resistance leader's daughter long after the war has ended and the enemy stands victorious. The debut novel by Michael Leonard, mixing new adult themes with urban fantasy.

As the daughter of a former resistance leader suffering from dementia, Lenith Thaymen has blended into a simple life among the residents of an abandoned pedestrian mall for the past four years. A fire in one of the shops has alerted the forces of the Chimayri to their location. It’s only a matter of hours before everything changes.

Join Lenith as she fights to adapt to a hostile culture, reunite with lost love, ignite an inner strength, and resist becoming the enemy she was taught to loathe.

Fortier: Blood & Moon

Fortier is the story of Alfred Zeidan, a vicious, deadly and renowned vampire that secluded himself away from everyone for hundreds of years, until a message reaches him from his father calling for his return. 

Part of him knew that this was about the Bertrams, another family of vampires that are fierce rivals and sworn enemies of the Zeidans, in fact the sole reason why he shunned the world he grew up with was because of the fighting and long standing feud between the two families.

But alas, he returns... for better or worst.

The Devil, You Say

Thomas Carlton, wealthy man about town, and his faithful companion, Grace Glass, don masks to fight crime in 1930s Cobalt City as Devil Cat and Imp. 

This book collects together three tales of pulp heroism, pitting the Diabolical Duo against threats that are out of this world.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



This novel is now complete, and will be published this summer by Netherworld Books.  Please visit the discussion page for this title if you are a subscriber.

Thanks for reading!

_________________________________

Jack Montgomery is a freelance investigator for the CDC's Global Health Center, and soon stumbles upon a medical mystery that threatens to change everything...View Series



"A ship in harbor is safe.... but that's not what ships are built for..." ~ John A. Shedd

Lucy Foxe’s mother has been missing for six months when her dad packs her off to grief camp in the middle of senior summer. Unable to bear another minute of the place, and unwilling to accept that her mother is actually dead, Lucy breaks out and heads for home the first...View Series



**Your subscription to Lockheed Elite is donated to Worldbuilders.org**

After Anders Lockheed unwittingly hires an undercover operative, he takes the bait that draws the attention of the very mastermind he’s been avoiding.

Now Anders must flip the military and use them to pull off a monster heist to extract his crew from the heat mounting from both sides of the law.

 View Series


"...the lab equipment is missing. A heavy, cloying smell chokes us as we enter the room."

It's 1922 and the school year has just begun at Waite College, a women's institute just outside of Arkham, and peculiar events are happening all over campus. The sister school to the infamous Miskatonic University, Waite is no stranger to unusual stories...View Series



From an amazing discovery in the jungles of the Amazon, to the serene mountain village of Hogsback in South Africa, something deadly has been unleashed, and the responsibility of ensuring humanity survives this unbelievable event has been placed in the unprepared hands of single parent Amanda Hoyer and her twelve year old son, Jimmy. Lost in the unforgiving mountains of the Amatola, and up against a relentless...View Series


“I was taught to believe that humanity was imploding on itself. Only those of us living at the compound were pure, and it was our job to make sure the rest of the world got what it deserved.”

-Ezra Grady

On June 7th, 2009, after an argument with his parents, ten-year-old Ezra Grady ran away from his home in Harmony, Maryland. After years of searching for Ezra with no leads,...View Series



In HONEY, an obsessed woman stalks a young couple on their romantic road trip.

There are currently 10 chapters in this series to date.

Cover Design by Melody Simmons

 View Series


Following a series of unfathomable attacks, journalist Sayeva Reardon decides to publish a (bi)weekly news magazine revealing the true nature of New Orleans' less mundane community. She regularly reports on stories ranging from the best to the worst in the city's supernatural underground, covering every creature and species without prejudice. But not everyone appreciates Sayeva's efforts in...View Series


Creation. Betrayal. Immortality. WAR.

the nameless: book I
by Angelia Schultz

ABOUT THE SERIES

The thrilling YA Fantasy Fiction novel series prepares for the release of book II this fall, 2018. Now on Channillo.com

At the end of each chapter, leave your comments/notes/suggestions to the author, for the chance to influence the direction...View Series



Jack, an American kicking around Europe, meets a beautiful brunette, an alien-human hybrid, at a UFO conference in Zurich and she invites him into her confidence re an effort to save humans from nuclear war and other impending disasters. The CIA, Russian FSB, a student terrorist group from Berlin, and a group of expat Russians planning to undermine the dictatorship in their homeland, all mix together in...View Series


Andrus Ovega is accused of murdering his own parents. He is a fugitive from Earth and AWOL from the space army of the International Space eXploration Commission. Left for dead aboard a burning ship, he is forced to assume the role of a notorious mercenary, "Vulpine One." But as he hunts for hope for the future, his past chases him through the cosmos. He'll need all the weaponry, cunning...View Series


She's at the bottom of the lake. She won't be found for a year. In that time, will we find out what happened and who did it?

 View Series


When Lionel Hesse awakes next to the body of his dead wife, Jackie, bleeding profusely from a knife wound, he has no idea how he got there or what happened! Accused of her murder, and suffering from amnesia which covers a two and a half year period, he escapes from police custody after an assassination attempt on his life goes wrong! On the run from both the law and an unknown and sinister enemy, he finds...View Series


When relatives of recently departed Elizabeth Cartwright set foot into her plantation estate with ideas of making a quick buck, what they find instead may just be their undoing.  Hobbies of the infirm abound, alongside evidence of the cruel sport that obsessed Ms. Cartwright in her twilight years.  Hideous secrets are buried under inches of dust and neglect.  Their echoes through the cavernous...View Series


Adrenaline junky or free spirit? It depended on who you asked and when you had the privilege (or misfortune) of meeting her. 

When life is constantly being torn away in never ceasing twists and turns the need to take life and death into your own hands becomes a "must", a "thrill", or maybe an "addiction". Whatever it is, Lilly finds herself...View Series


You close the book, the horror stops and you slip back into the comfort of 21st century life. But horror is no longer confined to dark stormy nights and isolated Transylvanian castles.

Not many are afraid to go to the supermarket, the gym or for a humble coffee, but this collection of short stories will make you nervous and jittery in the places where you least expect it.

'Monday's...View Series



A young woman undergoes various physical and emotional changes as she clings desperately to her insanity, all the while watching the relationships around her crumble and fall. As time carries on, new truths are revealed and old secrets emerge with the arrival of the nefarious "they". Watch and witness a verifiable plunge into the depths of madness and mania. 

 View Series


Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when an unusual group of men claims to have come for their son. Building off of a pendant that one of the men wears and her own research into pecked crosses across the world, Evie uncovers secrets related to the organization the men serve, pecked crosses, and her wife's family history.

 View Series


A fourteen year old missing person's case is reopened after being linked to a hypnotist, a serial killer and a sleepwalking librarian.

A private investigator receives an invitation to karaoke.

Some people die.

Don't worry, there's also dancing. 




 

 View Series


The Vox Humana series spans six books with a final seventh in the works. The books follow the fortunes of nurse Reece Meyers as he meets tragedy working famine relief in rural Ethiopia in the village of Godo (Book One). While there he falls for fellow nurse, Emma, although he is engaged to another woman back in Alabama. After returning home in what appears to be a coma (Book Two), Reece makes a stellar...View Series


Rowan and Levi are two nineteen-year old’s living separate lives. They’ve grown up in New York City and at a young age experience the onset of depression that leads them through the rest of their lives. Rowan grows up, clinging onto other children, growing an obsession with other people, to where he always wanted to touch them and be around them. As time went on, it became worse and...View Series


Elsewhere Unknown chronicles the life of a resistance leader's daughter long after the war has ended and the enemy stands victorious. The debut novel by Michael Leonard, mixing new adult themes with urban fantasy.

As the daughter of a former resistance leader suffering from dementia, Lenith Thaymen has blended into a simple life among the residents of an abandoned pedestrian mall for the past...View Series



Fortier is the story of Alfred Zeidan, a vicious, deadly and renowned vampire that secluded himself away from everyone for hundreds of years, until a message reaches him from his father calling for his return. 

Part of him knew that this was about the Bertrams, another family of vampires that are fierce rivals and sworn enemies of the Zeidans, in fact the sole reason why he...View Series


Thomas Carlton, wealthy man about town, and his faithful companion, Grace Glass, don masks to fight crime in 1930s Cobalt City as Devil Cat and Imp. 

This book collects together three tales of pulp heroism, pitting the Diabolical Duo against threats that are out of this world.

 View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.