When Police Lieutenant Dan Conway arrives at Crawford Mansion, he finds a gruesome massacre. Someone has taken control of a robot created for sick, wheelchair-bound Leon Crawford - and has turned it into a war machine.
The scene is almost too grotesque, even for a veteran officer such as Conway. There are over a hundred people dead - many torn to pieces - and just a handful of traumatized survivors. Alongside cops like the volatile Sergeant Belasco, old-timer Gausman and the ever-reliable Becka Holson, Conway maintains a cordon around the building. Their orders are to wait for a team of heavily-armed soldiers to arrive and destroy the robot... However, when Leon Crawford makes a frantic call by cell phone from inside the mansion, the police have no choice - they must attempt a rescue immediately...
The robot's return to action results in another eruption of death and devastation. This killer machine is lightning-fast and possesses unbelievable strength. Bullets only seem to enrage its controller and to result in worse atrocities.
Conway and the survivors of his team become trapped in the mansion, still searching for Leon, whilst being hunted by the near-indestructible robot. Any sounds they make will bring the steel monster's wrath down upon them. No hiding place is safe. No barrier will hold back the machine for long...
Away from the Crawford Mansion, rookie officer Anne DeLacy has been sent to collect Leon's mother. What should be a routine assignment turns into a nightmare. She finds herself severely wounded, struggling to remain conscious and fighting desperately for her life.
Who is controlling the robot? Why is he killing? And can the machine ever be stopped?
'Mechincarnation' features of return of Dan Conway, who first appeared in the third Short Horror Tale 'Chained'. It is a dark, violent horror thriller and the longest in the Short Horror Tales series so far... A story crafted to grip the reader with rich characters and snappy dialogue; rising tension and a twisted narrative; and vivid, visceral action scenes.
The Burning Rider a childish legend or a merciless supernatural executioner?
For over three centuries, no one has entered the village of Lydchurch at night and survived. There have been over six hundred reports of the apparition, and untold numbers of deaths and disappearances.
Modern-day investors don't want to believe the old legend. They want to quickly prove that the apparition doesn't exist and start developing the land...
When a small team investigates the abandoned village at night, their task begins with grisly discoveries and evolves into nightmarish horror. Soon the survivors are trying desperately to escape the molten wrath of the Burning Rider...
'The Burning Rider' is the eighth in the series of Short Horror Tales - quick reads written to captivate the reader with thrills, chills and unexpected twists.
Adam Farrisher, President of Avernus Studios, has created a new TV show - and people are dying to watch it. Over a hundred have been murdered so far.
Mr Slowly is an assassin plagued by nightmares of the victims of his own deadly work. He no longer kills people, and instead eliminates supernatural threats. His new mission: to stop Farrisher and the TV show dead.
Entering the studios at night, Mr Slowly is baffled by what he finds. The building is a ruin, filthy and decrepit. There are no signs of Farrisher's workforce. And grotesque, flesh-eating horrors prowl the dark corridors...
Mr Slowly will need all his lethal skills to succeed and survive the night... Yet some evil force in the studios is wearing him down - making him sick, wracking him with terrible pain and twisting his mind. The longer he spends inside, the weaker and more vulnerable he becomes...
Can Mr Slowly solve the mystery, kill his target and get out alive?
(Mr Slowly first appeared in 'Kill Him, Slowly', the seventh Short Horror Tale)
This is the thirteenth in the series of Short Horror Tales - quick reads written to captivate the reader with thrills, chills and unexpected twists.
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GLANCING BLOW: Late at night, a man drives through a hellish storm on a dark, secluded forest road. When a creature lunges out in front of his car, he strikes it a glancing blow... Resulting in a nerve-shredding drama of pursuit, violence and suffering as his unintentional victim seeks revenge. Can he survive this grotesque beast?
HOOKER: Beauty can be only skin deep. Horror can go right through to the bone. Nigel Fawson is down on his luck - he's lost both his job and his family - so he sets out to get drunk in a seedy bar. Soon Fawson is comforted by a beautiful girl named Valerie. When he discovers that she is a prostitute, he decides to throw caution to the wind and return to her apartment with her... And that's when his night turns from awful to utterly lethal.
CHAINED: A derelict building. The police find forty-two human skeletons... and one man chained to a wall. He is barely alive. He looks helpless, starved and possibly tortured. What happened to him? What did he witness? What is responsible for all the horrors of this house? And what is the reason for the victim
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KILL HIM, SLOWLY: Mr Slowly is a deadly, ruthless hit man. He never fails in an assignment - never fails to kill his target. His new job is to kill Joshua J. Woods, a millionaire who lives in a secluded mansion. Woods has security measures - including teams of guards and trained dogs... but Mr Slowly doesn't see these as an obstacle. One problem the assassin couldn't foresee is that Woods isn't human. He's a supernatural horror, surrounded by his evil brood... And bullets aren't going to stop him.
THE BURNING RIDER: A childish legend or a merciless supernatural executioner? For over three centuries, no one has entered the village of Lydchurch at night and survived. There have been over six hundred reports of the apparition, and untold numbers of deaths and disappearances. When a small team investigates the abandoned village at night, their task begins with grisly discoveries and evolves into nightmarish horror. Soon the survivors are trying desperately to escape the molten wrath of the Burning Rider...
TROLL: An urgent message sends Steve rushing to the home of his old friend Tom Howard. He expects to find Tom relapsed into drug addiction, but instead finds something far more sinister. The condition of the house is grotesquely, unnaturally strange. And Tom is living in the basement, almost starved to death and totally fixated upon the internet. Tom tells a story so incredible that Steve doubts his san
Bloodfury & Fear is a short tale from the Era Of Darkness, set just before the demonic invasion... A taste of the carnage to come.
In a small scouting camp, a group of Callis soldiers are relaxing at night. They drink, eat, gamble and fill their tent with laughter
Two reporters. A relentless killer. A desperate race to stop the slaughter.
In an exclusive English village for millionaires, residents believe their safety is guaranteed... until the infamous celebrity Gemini Hart is found horrifically murdered in her own home.
Reporters Ray Hammett and Jessica Summers investigate. They are shrewd, courageous and caring, and share a humorous camaraderie. Soon their new partnership is tested to its limits.
Inside the village, the pair find eccentricities, deceptions, hatreds and dark secrets, which reveal that this suburban paradise is rotten to the core. As more murders compound the mystery, Hammett and Jessica struggle against vicious gangsters, disbelieving police and murderous attacks.
Nothing makes sense. Many people lie about knowing Hart. Everyone is hiding something. Hart's enemies form a huge list of suspects. Some of the killer's new victims are ex-lovers of Hart, others enemies, others seem to have no link to her. Hart
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