Kidnapped, blindfolded, and bound to a bed, running away isn't an option any more for Will Chambers. Despite being a linguistic tutor and having every conversational tool at his disposal, all Will wanted to do was fade into the background, become lost in the echo of wild heath and harbour. But now someone wants to put his body and mind on full display, force Will to find his voice—answer three questions, over three days. All Will has to do is provide three... simple... answers. (M/M)
It’s a relatively simple job for former black ops operative turned private contractor Victor Rose. Collect a package and deliver it to Gatwick airport, then fly home. Easy and clean, unlike some of the other ‘wet work’ assignments he’s carried out in the past. After all, he once escaped from a Kazakhstan prison, killing seven men in the process and was a thousand miles away before the sun set.
With the Gatwick job complete, it’s only when Victor boards his flight home that he suspects the contract may not have been as easy or clean as he thought, and he is faced with an inexplicable and terrifying situation, far beyond anything he has experienced before.
This collection contains all of my published short stories to date. It includes tales of science fiction, horror, mystery, suspense and inspiration.
“The Scene of My Second Murder” relays the tale of a wretched man seeking forgiveness while confronting revenge from beyond the grave. “Tethered in Purgatory” tells of a trapped soul’s struggle to escape its cryogenically frozen body and reach heaven. In “Drug Dogs” a falsely accused student learns you can’t always trust those who should be trusted. And those are just a few.
Remorse and redemption, revenge and revelation, cowardice and courage—all are contained within this fast-paced and riveting collection.
When nine-year-old Rose is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Natalie must use her imagination to keep her daughter alive. They begin dreaming about and seeing a man in a brown suit who feels hauntingly familiar, a man who has something for them. Through the magic of storytelling, Natalie and Rose are transported to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, to a lifeboat, where an ancestor survived for fifty days before being rescued. Poignant, beautifully written and tenderly told, How To Be Brave weaves together the contemporary story of a mother battling to save her child’s life with an extraordinary true account of bravery and a fight for survival in the Second World War. A simply unforgettable debut that celebrates the power of words, the redemptive energy of a mother’s love … and what it really means to be brave.
After a narrow escape, Cameron Holt is content to leave his home to the zombies forever. Now, reunited with his family, he wants nothing more than to live a normal life and forget the horrors he experienced. One outburst of anger takes that decision out of his hands, and he again finds himself face-to-face with both the zombies and the mysteries behind the outbreak. This time, he has the guns, the manpower, and the backing of the United States military. An old enemy returns and reminds him that, in a world where the dead come back to life, control is only an illusion.
In the tradition of Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man, Terry Durbin, the author of Chase and The Legacy of Aaron Geist, gives you eleven tales of the strange and the macabre. Stories of revenge, of despair, of madness, and of terror all inextricably linked deep within one black mirror
The dawn heralds the collapse of world infrastructures, cities becoming arenas of mayhem while governments across the globe fall. Out of the maelstrom of chaos diverse factions are forged and an intrepid new spirit arises.
A small group of survivors desperately flee the collapse. Hoping to build a sanctuary from the havoc