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A highway that never ends.

A sun that never rises.

A single objective: To survive until morning, no matter how long that takes. 

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A quiet Sunday – A vicious assault – One man’s resurrection is another’s good luck.

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When Alfie set out on his morning cycle ride, the last thing he expected was to be the only witness to attempted murder. The perpetrator of the crime was the only person who knew Alfie had seen him at the scene. And Alfie was easy to find. Scared out of his wits, he kept his head down and waited, as a weird sequence of events unfolded.

This short mystery story will give you a taste for the trilogy ALFIE GOES TO THAILAND.

You’ll want to read all 3 novels.

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Sometimes a trip down Memory Lane can be bittersweet

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A familiar scent turns into a trip down Memory Lane. An odd photograph reveals a long hidden secret. 

When Agatha Bailey and Rider Jameson pull into an empty parking lot for a break during a long road trip, they decide to go on an impromptu photographic adventure in an abandoned farm building. Inside, Aggie smells a familiar aroma that sends her on a trip down Memory Lane; but where is the smell coming from? Outside a storm is building and Rider is anxious for them to be on their way, but it’s always “just one more photo.” 

A lonely, unseen figure watches the friends from the shadows. Risking discovery, he cautiously follows as they photograph their way through the cobwebs, piles of junk, and old equipment. When he notices one of the friends in sudden danger, he acts with no concern for himself. But, his secret has already begun to unravel. 

Get to know Aggie, Rider, and their new friend, and discover Old Man Smell for yourself.

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The last normal day of her life… was yesterday.

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The only indie novel EVER nominated as a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award!*

It was supposed to be just one more ridealong, a night when high schooler Melissa Latham accompanies her father on his patrol. But when a serial killer targets them for a dark, disturbing game, the night turns into a high-speed chase where there is no prize for second place.

“[K]eeps you guessing till the end, and in the end the twist will leave you shocked.” – Dread Central

They have to find a killer before he murders the next one of their friends.

“Absolutely outstanding!” – Novel Ink

They have to find a killer before they are caught and charged for the murder of the men he’s already killed.

“[H]aunting… 5 stars….” – Horror After Dark

They have to find a killer… before he finds them.

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Newly joined Siamese twins – work that one out!

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A thriller set in Thailand.

This is the sequel to the popular ‘Not Far Enough From Worries’. Kev and Skylab pit their wits against Camilla, the beautiful but ruthless lesbian.

This dark novel starts in Hua Hin, a sleepy seaside town in Thailand. “Not much ever happens there.” Don’t you believe it! A thriving gambling hub, wives kill husbands to raise a stake for the next turn of a card. Never owe the debt-collector or his mother. You may be set alight!

Kev and Skylab are now the guardians of a very talented child, amongst other skills, he can tell if you are lying, making Kev very nervous, fortunately, the only person Nick will talk to is Camilla’s daughter, Philippa. That ability is useful if you want a casino.

Characters to avoid on a dark night are Mik and Mak, Thai twins, yes, real Siamese Twins. You’ll have to think about that comment. Their ‘friend’ Randy has some mental issues. He ends up missing part of his body!

The action moves to Bangkok for a fast, hard-hitting surprise. Horror when you don’t expect it!

This is book two in the ‘No Worries’ series. Book 3 ‘Children With No Worries’, published 2019.


“Siamese twins?”

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Unfinished business is his business.

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Dean Torres is a medium for hire. For years, he’s been careful to keep his personal and professional lives seperate, insulating his family from the supernatural elements he deals with on a day to day basis. But when a ghostly encounter on a deserted highway leaves him in a bind, he has to choose between keeping his secret and saving a life. The repercussions may haunt him forever.

This is a short story set in the Grant Wolves universe.

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When a legendary assassin questions his memories, life gets messy for his brotherhood. But is reality less plausible than the memories he accepts?

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When a high-tech assassin is captured by a lithe teen and her thugs, Vaya Sage questions his memories and launches the messiest blood bath of his career.

When a high-tech assassin is captured by a lithe little teen and her thugs, Vaya Sage questions his memories and launches the messiest blood bath of his career. But will the reality he unravels be less believable than memories he never questioned?

Although short, this novella packs a punch as it explores the inevitable challenges of a futuristic world where memory implants, memory erasures, and maybe even magic are a reality. Action packed with carefully researched world building, Assassin Hunter will leave your brain scrambling to vainly guess the ending while hanging on the edge of your seat. Fans of X-Files and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files are in for a treat as they meet Vaya Sage and the craftiest nemesis he’s encountered so far. Blurring the lines between dark fantasy, science fiction, and crime thrillers, this novella is uniquely poised to become a favorite.

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Short Scary Stories to play with your mind…

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Horrors Next Door is a collection of Short Scary Stories which will arouse your senses and puzzle your mind. 
Some of the stories are inspired by true events. Find out which ones inside this scary collection.

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I can’t even get my common-law husband to look at me these days. It’s like he’s so freaking busy bringing dinosaurs back to life that he can’t even be bothered to look at his saucy, bodacious wife, much less to do hot sex things to me. But everything changes when he takes me along to visit his private island full of abominations to the Lord, when our helicopter crashes in the middle of the sea and my life is saved by a pterodactyl- a sexy, well hung pterodactyl at that. Now my loyalties are divided between a negligent husband who doesn’t give a damn about me, and three bisexual polyamorous dinosaur studs who want nothing more than to bury their bones in me. It’s a problem that every woman faces at some point in her life, but I’m so unsure whether I truly have the nads to handle it…

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Ten years ago, Jack the Ripper killed my sister. Now someone’s murdering the city’s prostitutes. One of them, my friend, has been kidnapped and I fear she’ll be the next victim.

A mysterious young woman may be the key to solving the crimes. Except I’m no longer a detective inspector investigating the case. I’m just a tavern owner who happens to be a vampire.

Because I know something about the Ripper no one else does. If that young woman is his daughter, they’re more dangerous than anything the police have dealt with.

Hell, I wouldn’t want to face his daughter alone.

But if I’m to save my friend, I have no choice.

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Welcome to Essex County. Expect no mercy.

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 What would you do if you found a suitcase in the woods? 

What would you do when someone came looking for it?

Out of prison, but still on parole, Max just wants to keep his head down, go to work and maybe grab a cold beer at the end of his shift. He doesn’t even care that the program stuck him in Essex – a nice, but nowhere small town. With his head already full of bloody and painful memories, he’d like it just fine if his past and future stayed nice and quiet.

Too bad the present just got really messy.

A body in a tree. A missing briefcase. A Russian hit man. A DEA agent bent on revenge. Not to mention a sheriff with dangerous ambition and some pissed off bikers. Things are suddenly very interesting in sleepy Essex county. Bodies are turning up. Secrets are coming out. Questions are being asked.

It’s not good being the new guy in a small town.

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A string of grisly murders; a scared and superstitious populace; an investigator desperate for redemption

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When murders in the poverty-stricken Liberties begin to be credited to a savage dark beast with the soul of a recently deceased serial killer, Alderman James knows he must take on the case. He sees an all too human hand at work and is determined to win over the people he once let down so badly.

With only the duplicitous and deceitful Hellfire Club member, Mr Edwards, for assistance, James ventures out in the cold, snowy streets in search of the true killer. Can he solve the case and redeem himself once and for all? Or will the fear and anger in the streets finally boil over into chaos?

If you like serial killer and detective stories in a historical setting, you’ll love this book.

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“The HOME Saga will get under your skin.”

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Chadwick and two other survivors of Saw Creek venture back to his chosen home, Brooklyn, unprepared for the state of civilization upon their return. Will Chad carry on the legacy of The Disruption as Hazel and Juni intended? He may not have a choice.

Let Go is Book Nine of Syd West’s twisted thriller saga, Home, each written in an episodic format to be enjoyed in a single sitting. Released by PulpBoom: Bingeworthy Books.

Hear the fear!

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Are You A Drull?

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Synopsis – Three kingdom wards are sent to investigate the reclusive “Rainbow People” of the shifting desert.

After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories across genres to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion questions.

Podcast discussion of this short story, and others, is available on iTunesStitcher, and Youtube.

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They decided to survive…

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People together in close quarters – fraternization naturally follows.

A military VR trainer, wanting to keep her relationship with a fellow scientist hidden, must pass a security inspection in her lab by the vicious Atlas Crusade that has swept to power. 

When the leader of the security team demands an unusual VR request in her lab, Prof. Meliss must decide between keeping her lover safe, or secretly undertaking a consciousness swap that could end the Crusade’s five-year long relentless rule. A rule that has co-opted all scientific research to aid their global expansion, rendering Prof. Meliss and Prof. Lauren expendable, as legions of other researches wait to step into their lab if either woman dishonors the great Crusade.

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A victim engulfed in flames. A psychic series of clues. Can a PhD with incredible mental powers stop a real-life firestarter?

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Years after a tragic car accident claimed his fiancée, Dr. Leonard “Len” Wise is just coming to terms with his demons. Now sober, the countless drunken nights helped him cope with the pain while he studied his newly-acquired psychic abilities. When a friend enlists him to deliver a lecture on parapsychology, he never expected it to end with a strange invitation: a police consult on a case of spontaneous human combustion. 

With no-nonsense Detective Bill McGee by his side, Len deduces the victim may have been murdered by someone with similar abilities to his own. But when an enchanting suspect catches fire before his eyes, the PhD becomes the prime suspect. To clear his name and protect the people he loves, Len must take his powers to the next level before he too is engulfed in flames. 

Fire in the Mind is the first book in the Doctor Wise series of paranormal mysteries. If you like complicated heroes, incredible abilities, and supernatural twists, then you’ll love Arjay Lewis’ award-winning psychic detective novel. 

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Social Media meets the supernatural in a bid to dominate the world.

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Social Media meets the supernatural in a bid to dominate the world. 

Twenty years ago, Special Agent Rachel Vaughn’s parents were brutally murdered. Still searching for answers, she buries her pain under a hard facade and a mountain of work.

When a series of social media outages disrupt global commerce, Rachel’s uncanny instincts make her the perfect choice to go undercover. 

From the moment she meets her contact, strange coincidences start piling up. Before long, Rachel begins to wonder if something supernatural is at work. 

As the global outages escalate and she moves closer to the truth about her parents, she suspects her contact knows more than he’s saying. How much does he know, and whose side is he really on? 

The Vaughn Algorithm is an epic tale of good vs evil and the quest for power. If you like supernatural thrills, page-turning suspense, and deep, character-driven action, this is the story for you. 

The Key is Part 1 of The Vaughn Algorithm.

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Magic. Murder. Mayhem.

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Dustin Graves was never a fan of human sacrifice. Hell, he was one. A knife in the heart changes a man, but Dust survived, awakening to the eldritch gift of shadow magic.

Then one night, he stumbles upon a nocturnal ritual, a cult ceremony he stops with the help of his sentient sword Vanitas. But there was one small thing the two of them hadn’t considered.

What if the girl on the altar was the real danger?

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Some say the dead don’t talk, but I know better.


My name is Lucius Samuel Stockhelm. I’m an inspectre, a paranormal detective with a ghost sidekick. I work out of my home in New Cross, Ohio. As far as I know, I’m the only non-professional inspectre conducting supernatural investigations. You can find me in the Harken, just ask Toledo the barkeep. Believe it or not, I’m not even sure why I’m doing this kind of work.

I have learned a cross is a powerful weapon but anointing oneself while confronting a demon isn’t that easy. Oh, and let’s not forget holy water and salt; the two most used items in my arsenal against the demonic. Yes – these are the tools I’ve been given to defeat the occult.

With being fired from the post office and a decent night’s rest becoming an issue of some importance, I need work, and soon. A distraught call to my neighbor, a professional inspectre, starts this line of dominoes, making me believe things are looking up, but they are about to go from worse to terrible. Someone is leveraging dark supernatural forces to commit a series of horrific murders. Tracking a multi-killer takes me into the dangerous underbelly of New Cross, from shady characters to demons, while I try and defend myself with archaic tools against the unholy of unholys.

In this supernatural mystery series, you’ll find more than ghosts and demons. There’s an array of interesting characters with deceitful behaviors, a plethora of occult activities, with a historical backdrop to boot. Come along and have a look – it’s just what you need to brighten your evening. Turn on your gaslamp, but make sure it’s low so you don’t spook the visitors. Now it’s time to take a peek behind the cover and see what’s on the other side of the mirror. 

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A dead hit squad is harder to kill.

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Paranormal Detectives Charmaine and Jessi Joliet get pulled into a bizarre new case, the murder of a young socialite allegedly by supernatural creatures. When a bestselling horror author shows up insisting he has answers, the sisters get interested. He is adamant that not only are his fictional monsters responsible, but they’re after him, too. The two skeptical sleuths take him on as a client, happy to cash the rich guy’s big checks. They’re going to prove he’s either nuts or a faker just after publicity. A sudden spike in the ghostly population of New Orleans changes their plan. They sort through a web of lies and long-buried secrets to stop the madness… and keep more bodies from piling up.

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Convicted killers. A crashing plane. And people paying to watch it on TV …

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It’s a race from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Hong Kong to Mexico, culminating on a plane flying over the Pacific Ocean. Army Ranger reconnaissance photographer Stephen Quintana is tracking an international group of investors who create illegal high-end movies of their darkest murder fantasies. They’re the same men who funded the kidnapping and on-camera attempted murder of movie star Julia Travers. Luckily for Julia, Stephen made sure he was there to save her before they succeeded.

Now Stephen has uncovered the group’s latest underground project: forcing convicted killers to fight to the death for the audience of high-rollers paying big bucks to gamble on the outcome.

But before Stephen can uncover their identities, they shoot him and leave him to die—or so they think. Stephen survives, and now he’s even more obsessed with exposing the group. And being “dead” is the perfect cover for digging deeper and infiltrating the show.

The only person who knows everything is Julia Travers. She’ll do anything to keep Stephen safe, even if that means sabotaging his undercover investigation. In the second book of the Quintana Adventures, Stephen suffers deception, betrayal, and brutal attacks but never wavers in his determination to expose the most insane reality show ever created.

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Monsters In Suburban Tract Homes

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Synopsis: There are monsters roaming the neighborhood, but sometimes you need to go outside for ice cream.

After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories across genres to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion questions.

Podcast discussion of this short story, and others, is available on iTunesStitcher, and Youtube.

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Born in England before The Beatles became famous. I worked in the printing and allied trades, starting as a compositor, anyone remembers those? Eventually grafting as an editor. Twenty years on a lifestyle magazine. With my wife and children, we have lived in Thailand for over thirty years, and love it. Now? I write thrillers, with a touch of humour. 'No Worries' series, book number one, 'Not Far Enough From Worries' book two, 'Worry No More' published at the end of 2018. 'Children With No Worries' was released in August 2019. All published with Book number 4, as yet unnamed is being written, it's about Thai black magic. Dark thrills!

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