I have decided to make my short story “Renovation” available as a standalone story once again, with a new cover that I LOVE.

 Jack just wants to spend the day job hunting online and taking care of his young son Max, who’s napping up in his room. Everything is going as well as can be expected when a noise in the house catches Jack’s attention.

It’s just the dryer, he thinks, but then realizes he already finished the laundry. He keeps hearing strange noises, but they’re not coming from any particular room, they seem to be emanating from the house itself. And then he hears something that sounds an awful lot like his name.

What do you do when the thing you’ve designed to keep you safe is the thing that turns against you? “Renovation” is an action-packed story of a monster like you’ve never imagined.

In the backup feature, one from the Icons to Ashes collection, “Birth Day” tells the story of a man who wakes up sore and confused in an alley, only a few feet from a decapitated body. He doesn’t remember his name, he doesn’t know how he got there, but his body feels so strange, and the world around him begins to take on a dreamy quality, almost as if it’s moving in slow motion in comparison to him.

Together, these two stories form the perfect pair, as the characters find how easily life can be turned upside down in a blink, without warning, and from that moment on things can never go back to how they were.

 

You can do me a solid and buy it for a whole $0.99 on Amazon, or if you want to join my mailing list, you can get it free here.

From the writers of the groundbreaking post-apocalyptic series Yesterday’s Gone, comes a dark new fantasy horror series, ForNevermore.

All 17 year old Noella Snow ever wanted was a normal life.

But normal died with her mother, minutes after she was born. Then again when her father was murdered before her eyes on her seventh birthday. Now she spends her days in quiet misery, an outcast at school, harboring a secret crush on her best friend, Sam.

Noella’s only happiness lies in her dreams, in a world where her father still lives and Dante, a mysterious stranger with a deadly touch, guards over her.

Now those dreams have turned to nightmares as Noella begins hearing voices, witnessing murders she can’t possibly know of, and seeing the monsters from her sleep merging into her waking life.

Noella doesn’t want to return to King’s Point, the psychiatric hospital where she was forced to go after an “episode” two years earlier.

She tells herself she’s better.

But then one night Noella sees the impossible… Dante, watching her from afar, as he has for centuries – nearly as long as he’s loved her.

Is Noella losing her mind? Or is she linked to a hidden world, destined to be normal ForNevermore?

Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol Vol. 1

Nazis, dinosaurs, and a war for all time!

When the Nazis develop time travel technology, only the Sarge and his misfit band of Chronos Commandos can stand against them – with the Cretaceous as their battleground!

Fearsome raptors, giant spiders, and a towering Nazi nemesis: the commandos face many foes in the fight for the future. The body count is high – and few will make it back alive!

This collection of the stunning first series is packed with exclusive features – including declassified files, unseen sketches, and blueprints.

My Friend Dahmer

You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer– the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper– seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, “Jeff” was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche– a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget.
My daughter, after watching the movie made from this book, went online afterward and ordered the graphic novel.  Said she read it in a couple hours on the porch that day and it was really good, so I’m gonna give it a go.  Click the title to read alone. –CDM.

In a matter of weeks, three African-American police officers have been publicly and brutally murdered in the state of Virginia. The pressure is on law enforcement officials to stop the viciously calculated killer(s) and to do it quickly. An elite, yet experimental F.B.I. unit, formed specifically to investigate high profile crimes, is called in to head the investigation. Under the leadership of Special Agent Gabriel Santana, this F.B.I. team matches its investigators with hardened criminals who are currently incarcerated for having committed crimes similar in nature to the case they are trying to solve. In this particular instance, it means working with a racist-militia leader serving a life sentence, a man that would rather help the murderer(s) than see the killing-spree stop.

25 TO LIFE is like an edgy version of 48 HOURS and reminiscent of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS; a gripping crime drama brought to you by the writing team of Eriq LaSalle and Doug Wagner, and brilliantly illustrated by Tony Shasteen.
25 TO LIFE — Sometimes enforcing the law is CRIMINAL.

INVASION AGENTS #4: Who Is Number 5?

Why are the murderous duo Pleasure and Pain trying to silence Jody Sax?

Paragon questions the nature and limit of his powers.

A new threat appears, attacking the Capital City police station.

And the mysterious fifth member of the group begins to ask the important questions about his identity.

“Who is Number 5?” is the fourth issue in this ongoing monthly series.

INVASION AGENTS #3: Between the Thorn and the Flower, the Pleasure & the Pain is now available!

As a building burns and the team is split, Exile is left alone to face off against the two deadliest professionals in Capital City.

Can he hold them off long enough for the cavalry to arrive?

Can Red Bear and Paragon save the occupants before the building collapses on top of them?

Even when Blackbird steps in to offer a hand, will it be too late?

“Between the Thorn and the Flower, the Pleasure & the Pain” is the third issue in a new ongoing monthly series.

On October 15th, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors wake to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Among them, a child searches for his family. A special agent turned enemy of the state survives a fiery plane crash with no way to reach his daughter. A serial killer discovers he’s no longer at the top of the food chain. Now these strangers must find the strength inside them to weather the new world. But they are not alone. In the absence of civilization, a new threat emerges. In the stillness, it waits and watches, preying on their weakness. Their only hope is to find more survivors, rise above their fear, and face the oncoming darkness. But can they unite before they too are lost? And can they all be trusted? Season One of Yesterday’s Gone by Sean Platt and David W. Wright is a tense post-apocalyptic thriller that will leave you guessing to the end. Combining TV’s thrilling, episodic nature with the in-depth character only found in novels, Yesterday’s Gone is a new wave in fiction. If you like The Stand and LOST, you’ll love this series that combines tension, intrigue, and fear of the unknown. Get Yesterday’s Gone now and see who lives and who dies!

Now available in ebook–paperback coming soon–the first chapter of the It’s Over trilogy:

Theology professor Mary Cortez is saved from certain attack at the hands of two drunken frat boys by a homeless man in a fur coat.

Evangelical preacher Nathaniel Brymstone snorts a line before an otherworldly meeting with the devil himself.

Dwayne Akins sells his soul for a perpetual high.

Rock singer Zane Enzo has an important show coming up, but the blood-filled dreams are keeping him distracted and distant.

And Lucifer … he just wants to break the world.

It’s Over is the first in a trilogy of movie tie-ins written by Caleb Straus and adapted by horror author C. Dennis Moore (the Angel Hill novels, and the Monsters of Green Lake series).

It’s the beginning of the end, and the people of earth have no idea what’s coming their way. The devil has been planning this since his days in the Garden of Eden. Finally, his plans are coming to fruition. What he hadn’t counted on, though, was the free will his mortal pawns were given. And they’re not going to go so gently.

It’s Over sets the stage for an apocalypse like you’ve never seen before.

Get the ebook HERE, only $2.99.

Darkness is Awakening

A man wakes in a coffin with no memory of the past. The only clue to his identity is a note: “Avoid the sunlight and don’t touch anybody.” Just hours later, he’s questioning more than just his name as he stands over the charred corpse, dead with just a touch. Hunted by the FBI, and haunted by the evil of his forgotten past, he must learn to control the darkness within himself before he destroys the child who may be his only hope to remember. Little does he know the secrets locked in his head hold the key to an conspiracy stretching back thousands of years across two worlds. The fate of past, present, and future collide as the hours of AVAILABLE DARKNESS tick away while humanity is threatened by a force stronger than the world has ever seen.