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The original American ghost story
North of New York City lies Sleepy Hollow, a secluded glen rumored to be the home of countless phantoms and specters. Chief among them is the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian soldier whose head was removed by a stray cannonball in the Revolutionary War. He rides across the glen each night and disappears in a flash of fire and brimstone at the bridge near the Old Dutch Burial Ground.
Ichabod Crane, a superstitious schoolteacher who recently arrived from Connecticut, wants to marry Katrina Van Tassel, the only child of a wealthy farmer. The locals spook him with story after story about the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow. Late one night, he spies a menacing figure at a crossroads. Worse yet, the man’s head appears to be on his saddle. Crane has only one chance to survive—he has to make it to the bridge before it’s too late.
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Fairy tales aren’t supposed to be deadly, but anything can happen on Halloween night in Salem … even a human sacrifice.
When a supernatural beast murders a sixteen-year-old girl, her soul is reawakened as an OtherWorldly being. Now, as the Seer, she is destined to serve the Order, even as she craves retribution. Invisible, isolated, and confused, she rejects her calling and seeks solace in the one thing she believes is real: her connection to Locke … only he can’t see her, or feel her presence.
Determined to find some way to warn Locke of the danger he’s in the Seer sets out to discover the truth behind the clandestine Order. Unfortunately, those who are like her fear her, and only one acknowledges her existence—Tristan, a Guardian sentenced to defend the Order at all costs.
Soon Tristan discovers something sinister, something that cannot only destroy the Seer, but every witch in the Order.
To protect the one she loves and regain the life she lost, the Seer must join forces with Tristan and save the thing responsible for taking her away from the world to which she desperately wants to return.
There are two certainties in life soul collector and hellhound Jericho Stryker knows too well—Death never takes a holiday, and women are typically more trouble than they’re worth. That goes double for his personal nemesis and regular pain in his backside, Lola McKenna. Sure, the luscious little hellcat gets his blood boiling in more ways than one, but some scratches are best left un-itched. That determination is strained to the max when a botched soul acquisition job lands him on the same case as Lola.
Fetching a stubborn soul from a haunted bordello should be a piece of cake. Unfortunately for Lola, she has to deal with Jericho horning in on her bounty. Attempting to keep her cool and her wits around her sinfully sexy adversary? Easier said than done. Especially when she finds herself locked overnight with Jericho. Not strangling him before sunrise? A faint possibility. Ignoring the lusty, depraved sexual fantasies he awakens in her? A snowball’s chance in hell of happening. But worst of all is the very real possibility that he could steal the one thing she most fears losing to him—her heart.
Take a peek into world of mystery, terror, and all things spooky. Within these pages, you will find the realm of the unexplained. These tales are sure to make you quake with dread and beg for your blanket. From curses, to secrets, love, family and betrayal; come venture into a legend or two beyond living conceptions. Let our stories bring to light what hides in the shadows.
Samhain, also known as the Feast of the Dead, is said to be the day where the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. During this time, the two worlds are better able to see one another, and the ghost of the past can communicate with those still among the living. For each pagan holiday, there will be a corresponding volume in the Wheel of the Year Anthology.
Buried Secret- Taylor Lexus Brown
Graveyard Girl- Ashley Nicole Davis
Sing Me to Sleep- Tara Ann Moore
Our Sins Speak to Us- Taylor Lexus Brown
The Girl with the Beautiful Eyes- Ashley Nicole Davis
One of the most common human fears is the fear of the unknown. At a time when we constantly have infinite information literally available at our fingertips, this fear is more relevant than ever. We don’t like it when we see something that can’t be easily classified or explained by doing a quick search on the internet. It disturbs us and forces us to confront the fact that as much as mankind has discovered, there is still so much that we don’t know.
This book will present to you stories about ten of the world’s unknown creatures. Mysterious creatures are found all across the globe. One of the chapters will take you down Africa’s Congo River, a waterway that is mostly unexplored, where it is believed a species of dinosaur lives quietly beneath the rushing current. In yet another chapter, you will be taken to rural Ohio where a Bigfoot-esque creature terrorized a family.
All of the encounters recorded on these pages happened to real people. Be warned that stories will disturb you and that many of the people who have come across an unknown creature have never recovered. Every day they deal with the trauma of their encounter and are continuously haunted by the fact that what they saw has never been seen before.
You will find no creature comforts here…
Here’s A Preview Of What’s In This Book…
Scary Stories: The Malevolent Mothman
Scary Stories: The Last Remaining Dinosaur
Scary Stories: Pakistan’s Bigfoot
Scary Stories: Legend of the Lizard Man
Scary Stories: Revenge of the Pope Lick Monster
Scary Stories: The Depraved Werewolf ofGermany
Much, much more!
Samhain. All Hallows’ Eve. The most mystical night of the year. The time when the veil between the worlds became perilously thin. And with a full moon overhead, this awesome power reaches its climactic height.
Sorcha had no time for mystical nonsense – there were enough challenges in navigating the mine-field of her mother’s vicious temper and the most important event of her young life. For, at long last, she had left Edinburgh to see the world. She and her mother were visiting the elegant city of Bath. Sorcha was wearing the finest dress she’d seen – and she was stepping into a life she’d only dreamt of.
But when Johnny’s eyes meet hers, and jealous rivals vow revenge, that delicate layer between what is and what once was rips. It shreds like the fragile thread of one’s life.
One Scottish Lass is the first novella in the regency time travel romance trilogy. It is 116 pages / 18,000 words. The second novella in the series is A Time Apart. The first two novellas end in cliffhangers, while the third provides a happy ending. The series then will continue in another trilogy – those will be coming out over the coming weeks. These stories are teen-friendly with no explicit language, violence, or intimacy. All proceeds benefit battered women’s shelters. Note that for those who prefer reading books in all-in-one form, each trio of novellas will also be compiled as a completed box set once all three are done. It just means you have to be patient and wait for me to finish writing all of them :). For those who prefer to read along as I write, and offer suggestions for me to shape the plot, these novellas are here for your enjoyment! Either way, I’d love to hear your feedback on the storyline and characters.
She said she needed a ride…
High school senior Ned Raymond is on his way to a Halloween party at Redlake Grange when he spots a beautiful girl stranded at the side of the road. Dressed in a scanty nurse’s costume, and smeared all over with fake blood, she climbs into the passenger seat and asks Ned to take her to the party.
But when the most attractive girl he’s ever seen starts offering to repay his kindness, it quickly becomes obvious that she wants them to share more than just a set of wheels.
Halloween Hitchhiker is the pilot episode for Lusty Urban Legends. It contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts between consenting adults.
Halloween is coming, and as the parents of Damsel Creek celebrate the occasion in style, the teen population of the sleepy town are forced into caring for their youngest counterparts. As Aaron settles in to a night of babysitting at the house of the Chief of Police, he faces strange occurrences at every turn. With news of a killer on the loose, he tries to convince himself his mind is playing tricks on him, but when a series of menacing phone calls alert him that the threat is real, he has no other option than to fight. Can Aaron make it through the night as the target of a stalker who desires his death, or will Halloween be coming early this year?
Are you brave enough to read what happens when the line between real life and horror blurs?
A situation horror from the author of ‘The Rainbow Connection’ series and ‘That Day in Spring’.
Warning: scenes of violence, terror, and little to no romance. This is a tale of horror. Expect no love scenes.
It is Halloween night, 1967 in New York City. Young Sonia and her brothers spill out into the chilled evening air, full of the joy and revelry of Halloween night. But high above on the roof of the old tenement where she lives, a pale face lurks, waiting to beckon…
Jamie was thumbing through the newspaper in search of a weekend job for the summer. She was sixteen years old and needed the extra money to help save for textbooks when she starts college in the fall. She tossed the newspaper on the floor frustrated with no results. Then one of the newspaper pages flipped over to the last page of the classifieds and there it was in small print, “babysitter needed for the summer.” She said, “How did I miss this, maybe, I passed over it because it didn’t say weekends only.”
Jamie’s first babysitting job would turn out to be her worst nightmare with fatal results.
When Nora’s young lover Nico admits he’s always wanted to celebrate a real American Halloween, she summons him to Halloween Town, USA—a.k.a. Salem, Massachusetts—for two nights of nothing but candy, sex, and mischief.
If necessary, they can skip the candy.
Featuring characters from Tiffany Reisz’s award-winning Original Sinners series, this standalone erotic novella is the perfect Halloween treat.
Have you ever had a strange experience that you couldn’t quite explain? How would you feel if it seemed as though your life were a string of these weird, often frightening events?
Follow along with the author as she relives moments in her life that dubbed her a “Ghost Magnet,” a name given to her by her own mother.
After each story, the author attempts to find other possible explanations for each event. However, there are some things that science and reason just can’t explain.
Were these events caused by paranormal forces? Or, are there logical explanations? Read the stories, and judge for yourself.
A visit with her grandmother doesn’t turn out the way she planned.
Hannah Crane is stuck. Having just graduated college, she’s living at home and has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She turns to her grandmother for advice, but when she’s startled by a wolf, everything changes.
In the forest investigating a recent rash of murders and missing shifters, werewolf Caleb Overstreet doesn’t expect to run into a human, let alone a witch. And especially not a woman whose scent awakens his hunger.
As the secrets of her ancestry are revealed, Caleb and Hannah are unable to stay away from each other, putting Hannah in danger. A rival pack believes her to be the key to a curse that would enable them to control other shifters. But is Hannah a wolf charmer or is she really Caleb’s fated mate?
After inheriting a reputedly haunted medieval castle, the Marquess of Bradenham heads to Ravenglass with his friends to inspect the place and host a Samhain masquerade party. He gets a most welcome surprise when he meets a lovely girl in the castle’s gardens and the rest of his life suddenly has a purpose.
Callie Eilbeck has always avoided Marisdun Castle, there’s something about the place that has terrified her from even her youngest days. But after a chance encounter with the castle’s new owner and falling rather fast for handsome marquess, Callie vanishes without a trace just like the castle’s former mistress. Is one of Bradenham’s friends responsible for her disappearance? Or has the castle claimed another victim? And can the marquess find her before it’s too late and she’s lost forever?
Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl who gets everything she wants–a flock to prowl around the mall with; invitations to parties; and for Hayden, the cutest guy in the eighth grade to, you know, notice her. When Roxie invites all the eighth grade popular kids (code word : peacocks) to her first ever thirteenth birthday party on Halloween, they all come and give her a gift that’s literally out of this world. Roxie astral projects to Planet Popular where she becomes seventeen instantly and gets everything she’s always wanted, but nothing is as it seems. Being a high school peacock is complicated and Roxie will risk everything to be who she thinks she wants to be. Oh yeah, there’s Prom, doppelgangers, a mysterious map, and lots of bad peacocks too. BONUS EXCERPT:Shadow Slayer, Book 2 in The Shadow Series is available for 99 cents for a limited time! 13 on Halloween & Shadow Slayer are now available as audiobooks on Amazon too!
9 Terrifying Stories that Took Place on Halloween: True Tales…
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For most people, Halloween is a fun time. It’s a time to dress up, go to parties and socialize with friends and family. A time to be deliciously but harmlessly frightened by stories about murder, mayhem and the supernatural.
However, a significant part of the fun of Halloween is that it allows us to be scared without ever feeling really threatened or unsettled. After all, the stories we like to tell and watch and listen to at Halloween are just that, stories. No matter how scary they may be, we can always comfort ourselves with the knowledge that they aren’t real…
However, I’m afraid that isn’t true of any of the stories in this collection. These are all factual accounts of brutal murders, mysterious disappearances and unexplained deaths which happened at Halloween. You’ll read here about children who vanished from their homes or strollers on Halloween. You will learn of brutal murders of men and women all of which took place during the fun and excitement of the 31st of October. And you will hear about people who simply vanished on Halloween, never to be seen again.
If you want innocent Halloween scares, try a movie or a television show. If you want real, bloody, frightening, baffling Halloween mysteries, you’re in the right place.
Here Is A Preview Of What’s Inside…
Halloween Mysteries: The Disappearing Toddler
Halloween Mysteries: Sex, Drugs, Halloween and the Son of Sam Snuff Film
Halloween Mysteries: Death in the Fridge
Halloween Mysteries: The Halloween Murder of Walker County Jane Doe
Halloween Mysteries: The Bunny Girl who Disappeared at Halloween
Halloween Mysteries: The Halloween Smiley-Face Murder
Much, much more!
Cheating is a dangerous game. Jusk ask Tom.
He’s a man with a lot to juggle: a frustrated wife, a secret new girlfriend, and the unpleasant task of trying to keep his deteriorating farmhouse from falling down around him.
Now with his wife out of town for the week, Tom is eager to get busy under the covers with his beautiful new lover; but first there’s something he has to finish up…in the CRAWLSPACE.
(This story is a selection from the SCREAMSCAPES: TALES OF TERROR collection, available now in multiple formats.)
Delivered by fate into a dark destiny …
Benjamin, a new lawyer in Victorian London, aspires to nothing more than a quiet, unremarkable life. When he is sent to Transylvania on business, he looks forward to demonstrating his steadfast and reliable nature.
Nothing prepares him for Vlad. The handsome, forceful viscount seems to cast a dark spell over his young guest. And then the dreams begin. Vivid, frightening, but strangely alluring, they are full of forbidden desires … and sharp white teeth at his neck.
Slowly seduced by the castle and its master, Ben must decide if escape is what he really wants. But if he stays, can he ever be more to Vlad than prey?
This 12,500 dark erotic romance features features submission, captivity, and scorching sex scenes, and is a perfectly wicked treat for a night’s reading.
I try to be terrible whenever I can.
Rayleigh Angelica Thorn owns her own dark, cryptic bookstore in downtown Denver, The Broken Spine. It’s single occupant, Junky, a black cat with an attitude, roams its aisles. Her best friend, Lacey, gives her all the companionship she needs, and her parents have just introduced her to the perfect gentleman.
But it’s all about to come crashing down.
A message on her phone unearths a torrent of memories. Ghostly visitations from a young girl who look exactly like her haunt her lonely evenings at home.
Rayleigh’s mental state is in the balance; she drinks too much, and on top of everything else, she might be falling in love. But in order to save herself and those around her, she must go home again. Only with the onslaught of memories, and her fragile state of mind, Rayleigh Thorn isn’t sure she’s up for the task.
Alexandra is an immortal cannibal who must feast on human flesh and blood to survive. For over 200 years this immortal woman has to prowl the dirty streets of London in search of her next victim until the King of England decides to employ her special skills to hunt real life serial killers for his needs instead.
“Horrifying, Terrifying, & Captivating from cover to cover.”
A short urban fantasy. Physicians often spend nights awake, up at the hospital caring for patients. On most occasions this doctor is no different, but on Halloween, his nocturnal activities take on a different hue…blood red.
Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class.But there’s a darkness settling over Marty’s life.The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his family life lacks any sort of structure, and his estranged older brother collects severed heads in his bedroom closet. And when Marty’s not working on countless comic books of his own design, he’s filling his head with the lessons only low-budget horror movies can provide. Join Marty as he attempts to find himself amidst the chaos of his everyday life, where severed heads roll like bowling balls and horror movies might just save your life.
Ordinary high school teen worried about getting her driver’s license, dates and passing classes. Oh, and dead things.
Sometimes dead things wake up. It happened to her Nana, branded witch and necromancer by the Inquisition. Now Inquisitor Lockwood shows up in town, checking if Ravyn inherited the curse.
And dead things wake up. If Lockwood finds out, Ravyn could burn.
Each Halloween, the city of Grimaldi endures a phantasmagoric children’s play. At night, the city becomes a stage where the Harlequin, that unique performer both tragic and comic, bends everyday life and twists expectations. In his terrible annual performance, the audience becomes the actors; some are changed, some are lost in the dark plot.
Kathy Taylor had weathered eight rough years as a black female police officer in Boston – but enough was enough. She turned in her badge, moved up north, and set up shop as a private investigator in historic Salem, Massachusetts. Now she’s surrounded by Wiccans and herbalists, by crystal shops and psychic pizza-deliverymen.
And her first client has just stepped in the door.
The Lucky Cat is the starting point in the Salem Massachusetts Mini Mystery series. These short stories were written and loaded one a day from October 1 through October 31, 2014. You can read them one-by-one if you wish, or, if you prefer, you can read them as a complete boxed set. All author’s proceeds from this series benefit battered women’s shelters.
Lisa has lived in scenic Massachusetts since 1986, with only two brief forays out of state. One of Lisa’s ancestors was Ann Foster, who died during the Salem Witch Trials. Ann Foster was a grandmother by that time and sacrificed herself to protect her daughter and granddaughter. Ann had been born in England, came over in 1635, and was 75 by the time of the trials. Salem reached its dark depths during those trials from 1692-1693 – but since then has healed, blossomed, and now shines. Salem features the amazing Peabody Essex Museum, a plethora of gorgeous historic architecture, and a beautiful coastline. It’s well worth a visit.
If you can’t go in person, enjoy a virtual trip through Lisa’s first-hand descriptions!
Baltimore police officer Logan Robinson was wrong for having sex with his partner and best friend Dylan Reed, but giving Dylan the mating bite during sex was insane.
Anger clouds their partnership, and it doesn’t help they are investigating murders that look suspiciously like dog attacks, but Logan knows they’re not.
Finding a killer is tricky enough, but now it will almost be impossible with their “personal issues” clouding the investigation. And if Dylan does turn into a four-legged freak at the next full moon…the fur will fly.
CONTENT WARNING: mpreg themes, shifter knotting and two hot Alpha police detectives who seal their fate with an accidental mating bond.
Serial killers, psychopaths, brutality and violence, horror and terror, cunning, wit, beauty and charm—what am I describing? Deadly women, of course. Included in this series is Pillow Talk, nominated for Spinetingler’s Best Short Story on the Web award. Pick your Poison:
Pillow Talk: If sexy Henrietta asks you if you are afraid of the dark, it’s already too late.
One, two, three…
Nails and teeth go beneath.
Hair and gums, unbecomes.
Legs and fingers, let them linger.
Heads and tails flip for sells.
What does this mean? Ask Rhiannon, she’ll be happy to show you.
Dead Sunset Red: At Faraday Psychiatric Hospital, Cecilia stares at herself in the bathroom mirror. She knows today is the anniversary of something very dreadful she has done, but she can’t remember what or why. When she applies her favorite lip gloss, Dead Sunset Red, it triggers a floodgate of horrific memories beyond comprehension.
Trick or Treat! Either way it’s 320 pages of sheer scary goodness!
“Love a good ghost story? So do I… or at least I did until my life became one. My name is Stone and this is my story. Let me take you on a trip back to when I had only one voice in my head, MY OWN!”
And with just those few words the doors to the Funhouse Of Horrors opened to the world.
Young Jacob, while on a family picnic, stumbles upon an old abandoned house in the woods just a week before Halloween. The wretched dwelling is being prepared to be used as a one-night only Haunted House! A strange worker, known only as Ole Scratch, sees Jacob ‘Jake’ Stone and gives him a book with two tickets inside that change his life — or what’s left of it after the ghosts are done with him! And the ghosts are NEVER done with Jake.
As he grows, so does the terror. Deciding that the ghouls and goblins are never going to take a hint, and leave him to rest in peace, Jake Stone decides to become a ghost writer. It would seem that the living impaired have a lot to say. Yet legend has it, that all who read Stone’s tales of woe, begin to see the dead everywhere they go!
Enter if you dare… into the Funhouse of Horrors!
For the sci fi fans!
Adult Content Warning: 18+
The Debut Sci-Fi Romance novel from Jim Neville
This is the first installment of the Mr. Saxon series.
Is the Universe real? If it isn’t, are you a part of my imagination, or am I a part of yours? Consider a world where every thought can be monitored. Behavior modification is as simple as inserting an algorithm. Space and time are relative. This is the world of Mr. Saxon and the Droid; a world where inappropriate behavior or thought can result in death. It is also a world where any fantasy can be realized and nothing is taboo. Private thought may be non-existent, but intimacy is beyond imagination. In this world, love is still tangible and real … and power of love can create a new life-form.
Behind the curtain of everything you think is real, is the puppet-master; watching, evaluating, testing. Mr. Saxon and his Droid are the focal point of the watcher’s attention. Zach Saxon is unique and possesses dangerous potential. The question is, can he be used to accomplish the watcher’s objectives, or should he be terminated?
The world as I know it is over…
When I went to work that afternoon I never imagined that everyone around me would die. But that’s exactly what happened. My small town of Pleasant, LA is now a dead zone, and I’m only one of a few survivors.
The streets are littered with the dead, but they don’t remain down for long. We managed to find a few more survivors, including my next door neighbor. However, It’s not enough. We’re not enough. But out of the darkness, Kellan comes. And in the glare of his headlights, I realize we might just have a chance.
A chance to make it out of the zombie horde.
A chance to live some semblance of a normal life.
A chance to love…
Book One in the Territory of the Dead Series. An ARE Best Seller! See the rest of the series on Amazon now.
Known throughout Tennessee as “Old Kate”, the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell’s family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to knocking and gnawing sounds before finding its own voices. With these voices and supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family.
This extraordinary tale recounts the only documented case in U.S. History when a spirit “actually caused a man’s death”. The then local schoolteacher and later senator, Richard Powell, witnessed these strange events and recorded them in a diary for his daughter. He died in 1948. His astonishing manuscript fell into the hands of novelist Brent Monohan, who edited it for this retelling.
From Neil Bennion, author of Dancing Feat, comes this all-new, quick guide to Colombia.
The world’s most famous demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, were called in to help an average American family who were assaulted by forces too awesome, too powerful, and too dark to be stopped. It’s a true story, supported by dozens of eyewitnesses – neighbors, priests, police, journalists, and researchers.
The grim slaughterhouse of odors…. The deafening pounding…. The hoofed half-man charging down the hall…. The physical attacks, a vicious strangling, failed exorcisms, the succubusm and the final terror which continued to torment the Smurls.
In this shocking, terrifying, deeply absorbing book rivaled only by The Amityville Horror, a case also investigated by the Warrens, journalist Robert Curran digs deep into the haunting of the Smurl home in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, and the unshakeable family bonds that helped them survive.
Classic stories from the original masters of horror, including Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Charles Dickens. Read by horror icon Doug Bradley with music and sound design by Alistair Lock.
This volume features William F. Harvey’s original undead hand story “The Beast with Five Fingers” that sparked many movies, including Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead”. Poe’s classic “The Tell Tale Heart” is joined by Lovecraft’s creepy tale of alienation “The Outsider”, and a chilling Dickens ghost story “The Signalman”. Harvey’s other selected story, “August Heat”, asks a chilling question about a man’s fate, and Saki offers something different with a tale of dead hunters returned from their marshy graves in “The Open Window”.
Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2013
Audie Award, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013
Audie Award Nominee, Classic, 2013
Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations that have been created over the years, the modern audience hasn’t had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker’s original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we’ve tried something different. By returning to Stoker’s original storytelling structure – a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters – with an all-star cast of narrators, we’ve sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.
This production of Dracula is presented by what is possibly the best assemblage of narrating talent ever for one audiobook: Emmy Award nominees Alan Cumming and Tim Curry plus an all-star cast of Audie award-winners Simon Vance (The Millenium Trilogy), Katherine Kellgren (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Susan Duerden (The Tiger’s Wife), John Lee (Supergods) and customer favorites Graeme Malcolm (Skippy Dies), Steven Crossley (The Oxford Time Travel series), Simon Prebble (The Baroque Cycle), James Adams (Letters to a Young Contrarian), Nicola Barber (The Rose Garden), Victor Villar-Hauser (Fun Inc.), and Marc Vietor (1Q84). These stellar narrators have been cast as follows:
Alan Cumming as Dr. Seward
Simon Vance as Jonathan Harker
Katy Kellgren as Mina Murray/Harker
Susan Duerden as Lucy Westenra
Tim Curry as Van Helsing
Graeme Malcolm as Dailygraph correspondent
Steven Crossley as Zookeeper’s account and reporter
Simon Prebble as Varna
James Adams as Patrick Hennessey
Nicola Barber as Sister Agatha
Victor Villar-Hauser as Arthur Holmwood
Marc Vietor as Quincey Morris
John Lee as Introductory paragraph, various letters
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now children are being murdered again, and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.