Three Horror Stories

The Castle - The Ruin - The Weather Station

 

The Castle

Four friends on a touring holiday of vampire country in Eastern Europe find their vacation turns into a nightmare when they head down a road that is not on the map. The village they find themselves in looks to be idyllic, but why do so many residents have lopsided faces?. And why is everyone so sad? And why are mists so prevalent? And who lives in the mysterious castle on the hill? Gradually, the four friends uncover the village's secret, and figure out the fate that lies in store....

 

The Ruin

Mike and Geraldine Baker take over a hotel in a remote and beautiful Welsh valley and a mysterious object lands nearby. Mike thinks it is a meteorite, but the thing has several unusual features. Theories are put forward as to what the object actually is; and a bomb disposal officer thinks it is a hoax. Gradually, however, it becomes clear that the object is stranger than anyone can imagine, and for the few people living in the valley, and for the tourists visiting it, heaven turns slowly into hell...

 

The Weather Station

When four friends arrive on a remote Scottish island, they think they have found the holiday destination of their dreams. The island is rugged, exposed, and visited by the ferry only once a week, and lightly populated too, for this early in the season. The local publican makes them very welcome, and his wife serves wonderful food. But parts of the weather station are something of a mystery.
Gradually, the friends begin to figure out that all is not well here, and that mysterious and dangerous undercurrents operate in this community. They are trapped here too, for one whole week, during which very small things, like a football match result, can have far reaching consequences…

 

About 67000 words.               Contains sex scenes.

 

Three Erotic Love Stories

Jenny's First Visit to Doctor Widmark - Carla and The Black Door Club - Stacey and The Controller

 

An erotic mystery love story. Jenny Saunders has wanted to be a patient of the handsome Doctor Widmark ever since she was told about him by her friend Emily. Now, after a long wait, she is knocking at his door, and the consequences for her and the people closest to her are going to be profound.

 

An erotic BDSM love story. A very attractive but strait laced city professional finds a visit to a mysterious London club a life changing experience. Author's note: this novel contains BDSM passages and is not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.

 

An erotic kinky love story. When Stacey Andrews is hired by the reclusive billionaire Callum Crane to provide erotic entertainment for him and his guests, she is surprised by what she has let herself in for, and the last thing she expects to find is true love.

 

About 31000 words. Adult content!

 

Three Great Thrillers

The Black Hats - The Killers - The Last Supper

 

The Black Hats

 

The Dome is the most advanced, the most automated, and the most secure prison in the world. The legendary warden George T. Buckley rules it. Now it receives its first inmates: the two most dangerous criminals in the world: the serial killer and cannibal Rocco Bilari and the terrorist leader Gia Glutman. But is The Dome as secure as Buckley believes it is? Or is there a flaw in the system? Warden Buckley and his visitors Max Grannit and Maria De Marco find their lives turn into nightmares as the two most dangerous criminal minds and their murderous gangs go on a rampage, taking hostages with them, the hostages' lives hanging by a thread, until even they become aware that they are about to be killed…and worse…

 

A nail-biting journey on a road through hell…

 

The Killers

Granite is one of the toughest materials known to man. You need special tools to work it. Max Grannit is tough too: he has to be to survive the trouble he keeps getting himself into.

 

Now, fresh from his ordeal at the hands of the black hats, Grannit is looking for a quiet life. But then he saves the life of a beautiful young woman in a New York street. Soon, he is heading for more trouble, big trouble, in fact, when he agrees to act as the young woman’s bodyguard.

 

Grannit soon finds himself first in London and then in the south of France, living luxuriously in each of those places, but also living dangerously. Killers seem to abound wherever he and the mysterious young woman go. They are professionsl too; whereas he is an amateur... Cannes…

 

A journey through danger to an explosive conclusion.

 

The Last Supper

 

What do you give five millionaires who have everything? The powers of a Roman emperor? The highest snuff party in the world? Not enough. It needs to be something money cannot buy. And you’d better not get in their way. They think Max Grannit does when he foils a terrorist plot and is dragged onto television as a hero. They think he might wreck their fiendish plans. The terrorists’ cohorts are after him too. And he’s completely on his own. That is, until three mysterious people invite him to dinner at a luxurious lakeside villa. They want his help. The only problem is, they do not know why they want his help…

 

Set in France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, The Last Supper is a nail-biting journey through menace...

 

About 183000 words.

Three Great Stories

Cursed - Slaughtered - Hunted

 

 

The Curse

Colin Paine is mean, ruthless, and ambitious, but then a love rival does something that makes his blood run cold. Paine plans to spend his last days on this earth wreaking revenge on the people he hates and having non-stop orgies with beautiful women. But is this the end of Colin Paine? Or is it just the beginning?

 

This novel has been given a four star rating by a reader (who is unknown to me) at Barnes and Noble. He said the ending could have been better, and so I have rewritten it.

 

Do not become a victim!

 

Blood Island

When Paul Mander and his new girlfriend arrive at Adrihotels' Brioni Island complex, they cannot believe their luck. The island is beautiful, the hotel is luxurious, the service leaves nothing to be desired, and the cuisine is top class. Paul had swapped this holiday for one in the West Indies with a friend who had won this holiday in a competition he couldn't remember entering. Now Paul thinks he got the better of the bargain. Gradually, however, he finds that things are not what they seem, and finally, and belatedly, he realises he has made a big mistake...

 

Pelican - Escape or Die

Rowe, Miller, and Hubbard, are prisoners from an ancient war. As far as their government is concerned, they are missing in action. As far as their families are concerned, they are dead. Since their capture they have been used as slave labor by their captors, but now political changes, and their deteriorating physical condition mean that they face imminent death.

 

But then a chance of escape presents itself...

 

More than a year before, and far far away, and old man had put the muzzle of a shotgun to his throat and gone to push the trigger.

 

This novel tells their amazing story.

 

(Author's Note: Even though some years have passed since these events took place, I have had, in the interests of international relations, public face, personal feelings and, indeed, diplomacy, to leave some elements of this story deliberately vague. I have also had to include small amounts of disinformation. However, intelligent readers will have no difficulty in filling in the gaps, as it were, and picturing, indeed, the whole story. My main hope is that this book will prove a fitting epitaph to Al Eckman. I also hope that sometime in the future, Hollywood will do its duty and produce a fitting tribute to this incredible man. Where are you Mister Spielberg?)

 

About 111000 words.

 

The Sex Café and The Lover

A business card thrust into the hand of a friend sends Dana Williams to an intriguing employment opportunity, a “sex café” in London’s Soho, where Dana is at first repelled, but then intrigued by the employment possibilities on offer. Dana decides to give the job a try, but to stick to the basic menu. Gradually, however, she finds herself drawn further up the scale, and deeper into the extremes. But where will it end? Not where she thinks it will…

 

Plus a free copy of The Lover. (For details of this book, please see the appropriate  product page.)

 

Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.

 

16000 words plus 14000 words.