Blood, gore, and mature themes....
Let the voodoo roll!
New Orleans will never be the same when a hurricane blows in hungry sharks controlled by bad magic.An uppity family is stuck on a houseboat with a family of swampers who have more secrets that you can shake a stick at. Beware as the swampers keep up the family tradition proving again why their gumbo always has that special taste... The sharks aren't the only ones with sharp teeth!
(From Severed Press)
I survived a situation.
I awoke in a dark basement with fourteen other people. We were in dog cages and our arm and legs were cuffed into another cage. The cages made a circle. Of those in cages, some of the other captives were compassionate, brave people; others were total jerks. There were all kinds there in the basement with me. I liked some, hated some, pitied a few, and would have killed a couple if given the opportunity. Our captor was someone we all had connections to, and this person forced us to play various sick, brutal games for rewards. Some rewards. They were based on self-mutilation or the mutilation of the person next to us. The captor claimed there was only one source of food, and as time passed, the gnawing of hunger pangs became worse. There was no longer just the personal, moral issue of cannibalism to worry about, but also the fear of what the others would do. Would they break down and eat? That was my situation. I’ll share my story. I’ll tell what I did and what the others did, but I doubt anyone can understand how it felt to be locked in the cages. I have no way to explain how it felt when no one cared how loudly we screamed.
I survived, but the price was high. I learned this: never underestimate a person’s determination to live. Some determination is strength; some is depravity.
At a carnival spook ride, young women vanish, never to be seen again. On a dark Texas road, women disappear after being stranded and then saved by friendly Texans. Alice is one of the women who have been shackled and hand cuffed in a basement where she and her new friends are tortured physically and emotionally to force them into compliance with their new family. Deciding to fight the brainwashing and misery, Alice uses her own smarts to hold on to her sanity, but as her friends go upstairs with the men and never return, she is forced to concede that she might not make it out alive. While the rapes, mutilation, and beatings are bad, Alice discovers that there is something far worse awaiting her. As a tribute to the writing of Richard Laymon, Alice and Friends is the story of human survival, the depth of insanity, and festering secrets. If you think you know what's going on with Alice, you had better guess again because even Alice is finding out secrets about herself...ones that mean the difference between saving herself and vanishing into nothingness.
The town sits alone. Empty. Overgrown. It’s like any southern town that residents desert and leave to fall to ruins. What isn’t like any usual small, abandoned town is that every twenty-odd years, anyone in this town falls prey to a strange horde of monsters that enjoy nothing more than hurting humans.
When a group of urban explorers discover the ruins of an old school building, they face the monsters, and they will endure more than they could ever imagine. Hunted, the group will have to fight for survival as friendships are tested and terrible secrets are revealed about the creatures.
Men are for food and women…well, that’s another nightmare that the town hides within crumbling buildings. The tithonus are ready to make sure that everyone hurts.
The waters of the world erase all but the mountaintops; within hours, few are left alive. The Trident, a hotel resort styled to look like a cruise ship, sits at the top of the Ouachita Mountains and may be one of the last dry places left on earth. Survivors discover that besides having no hope of rescue, they must face growing desperation and violence as supplies begin to dwindle. Different groups struggle to take control while right and wrong become blurred. A doctor, a undisciplined Marine, a divorced police officer, a little girl, a blue-haired pole dancer, and a Heavy-Metal playing bartender are among the few who will try to stay alive, unsure of what the future holds. Religious fiends, cannibals, and newly formed gangs fight back, but the seas are not finished dealing misery as legends and heroes wage war.
The Trident is the ultimate battle between good and evil as sorrow, hope, and dreams take unfathomable directions. While there appears to be no real future, many are not giving up. They’ll fight Poseidon himself to control the hotel and escape.
Hearts can be broken, and mouths often spout lies. Deeds can be deadly, and life is a nasty surprise. A tribute to author Richard Laymon, Heart and Mouth Deed and Life begins with nine best friends who plan to vacation and relax on a seemingly deserted island. Only the island isn’t deserted, and the women quickly learn that they are in the midst of a deadly game that they didn’t agree to play. A conveniently found diary, a ship graveyard, and old, decomposed bodies in cages are just the beginning. The women are being brutally hunted by cannibalistic savages. As revenge fills their souls, the women will discover staying alive isn’t enough.