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"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.

Death at Delphi

Whose bones lie in Caroline’s grave?

A mysterious drowning. A dead person seen alive. A secret society reviving ancient rites. Rumours of smuggling, espionage and betrayal.

When a handsome stranger asks Jayne for help, her quest takes her to Greece where a web of lies, intrigue, and jealousy is soon laid bare. 

But how can Jayne unravel the intrigue of her friend’s death, when no one will believe her? 

And where is Caroline now?

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...

The Crimson Stone

Penelope is an ex-lawyer and a divorced mom. Her teenage daughter, Hannah, who inherited the family gift of premonition dreams, starts having recurring dreams. When a very old friend, Benjamin, shows up asking for her help, Penelope is sure that the things are connected. Reluctantly, she accepts. Her life will get turned upside down, and all the choices she has made will be questioned. Is Benjamin really innocent? Is she doing the right thing in involving her daughter in this? How will this event affect all her relationships?

A Bump In The Road And Other Stories - A Flash Fiction Collection

And then something happened...

What is an inciting incident?

It's the moment in a story when a person's life is changed forever. That first meeting, the first time you hear bad news, the first time you realize the truth. 

A BUMP IN THE ROAD AND OTHER STORIES documents different inciting incidents, short small stories about how it all started. 

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.

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. 

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.

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 Bright One

On a sunny fall day in the park, 18-year-old Alexa Baxter stumbles across the impossible; a unicorn trapped in the women's bathroom. The unicorn, Una, never meant to end up in the realm of Earth and is on the run from a monster who wants to destroy it. Alexa, unsure what to do with a unicorn, takes the beautiful but surly beast home and with the help of her best friend Mateo tries to figure out what to do.

What do you do with a unicorn?

When the monster shows up on her doorstep Alexa, Mateo, Una and Alexa's crush, Sid, have no other choice but to run for their lives.

The Bright One is a wild journey across the American Midwest as three teenagers and a bad-tempered unicorn in a Honda Civic attempt to outrun a monster bent on their destruction. 

Moon House

Moon House reveals the deadly legacy of the CIA's MK Ultra mind control experiments. The story follows the determined and demented exploits of two sociopathic CIA agents: Robert Grady and Adam Holybear. In their mad quest to realize the agency's goal of perfecting mind control, they stop at nothing to succeed—even if it means defying orders to cease and desist.

We also meet the people who Grady and Holybear use as subjects for their unfettered experimentation. These unfortunate souls are ripped away from their regular lives, to be plunged into a distorted nightmare world where reality means nothing.

Some victims of MK Ultra may survive by pure luck or sheer force of will, while the minds of others break under the strain. All of them will struggle to escape from a top-secret facility hidden under a rundown shack in the West Virginia mountains...a place so removed from the outside world that it might as well be on the moon...

Warning: this series contains adult content.

Librarian Detective

Think Librarians are too timid to try and take down a killer? Think again. Seeking truth and justice is what we do.

The night Skylar sees a young woman being drugged and dragged out of a bar in her Nob Hill neighborhood, she's seriously alarmed. And when she makes the choice to follow them, her life is changed forever.

When horrible things happen, why do we look the other way? Even admitting crime takes place in our community is taboo.

The police either won't or can't pursue the case, and it goes cold. Skylar sees a different way. The serial killer is using dating and driving apps to target women in San Francisco. She makes the decision to put her library research and digital librarian hacker skills to good use.

Skylar Saffron, Librarian Detective is born.

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 GRU, 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 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...

The Takeover

Men have found a way to get what they have always wanted; a way to take back control from the women who fought to gain what they deserve. 

Alliances are formed, rebellions rise, families are torn apart. 

In this sci-fi, thriller, sexes are divided leaving a country without a government. Cities are under siege as people flee from tyranny and bloodshed. 

This book will be sure to leave you choosing a side, or wanting to watch it all burn. 

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!

_________________________________

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.



"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



Whose bones lie in Caroline’s grave?

A mysterious drowning. A dead person seen alive. A secret society reviving ancient rites. Rumours of smuggling, espionage and betrayal.

When a handsome stranger asks Jayne for help, her quest takes her to Greece where a web of lies, intrigue, and jealousy is soon laid bare. 

But how can Jayne unravel the intrigue of her...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


Penelope is an ex-lawyer and a divorced mom. Her teenage daughter, Hannah, who inherited the family gift of premonition dreams, starts having recurring dreams. When a very old friend, Benjamin, shows up asking for her help, Penelope is sure that the things are connected. Reluctantly, she accepts. Her life will get turned upside down, and all the choices she has made will be questioned. Is Benjamin really...View Series


And then something happened...

What is an inciting incident?

It's the moment in a story when a person's life is changed forever. That first meeting, the first time you hear bad news, the first time you realize the truth. 

A BUMP IN THE ROAD AND OTHER STORIES documents different inciting incidents, short small stories about...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



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


**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


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


On a sunny fall day in the park, 18-year-old Alexa Baxter stumbles across the impossible; a unicorn trapped in the women's bathroom. The unicorn, Una, never meant to end up in the realm of Earth and is on the run from a monster who wants to destroy it. Alexa, unsure what to do with a unicorn, takes the beautiful but surly beast home and with the help of her best friend Mateo tries to...View Series


Moon House reveals the deadly legacy of the CIA's MK Ultra mind control experiments. The story follows the determined and demented exploits of two sociopathic CIA agents: Robert Grady and Adam Holybear. In their mad quest to realize the agency's goal of perfecting mind control, they stop at nothing to succeed—even if it means defying orders to cease and desist.

We...View Series



Think Librarians are too timid to try and take down a killer? Think again. Seeking truth and justice is what we do.

The night Skylar sees a young woman being drugged and dragged out of a bar in her Nob Hill neighborhood, she's seriously alarmed. And when she makes the choice to follow them, her life is changed forever.

When horrible things happen, why do we look the other way? Even...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 GRU, 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


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


Men have found a way to get what they have always wanted; a way to take back control from the women who fought to gain what they deserve. 

Alliances are formed, rebellions rise, families are torn apart. 

In this sci-fi, thriller, sexes are divided leaving a country without a government. Cities are under siege as people flee from tyranny and bloodshed. 

This...View Series



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



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


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


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


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.