Ian Kidd

Biography

I grew up in South Yorkshire, England, before emigrating to South Australia at the age of sixteen. My writing ambitions began as a child, when I became notorious in my class for writing short horror stories that would probably have them calling in the child psychologists nowadays! I have written everything from non-fiction ebooks to published short fiction, and served as script editor on two proposed horror feature film scripts for an LA based director. In terms of fiction I have written more than a hundred and twenty novellas, most of which will become available to purchase as e-books over the coming weeks and months.

I still live in Queensland, where I work as a freelance writer.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I was a little kid. It has always been something that I really wanted to do.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I decided to go the indie publishing route for a number of reasons. One of the main ones was because of how few publishing companies will even look at unsolicited manuscripts or unrepresented authors these days, it is also a fact that a lot of my writing is fairly quirky and different - my "Ian's Gang" series is a curious mix of genres and also plays out in a slightly odd format for a series - and rather than keep bashing against walls and trying to fit a square peg into a round hole it made sense to take charge and do it myself.
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Books

Ian's Gang - Damned
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 52. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A massacre in a small English village lands Ian's Gang right in the middle of a Biblical battlefield.
Ian's Gang - Lone Wolf
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 51. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A series of fatal animal attacks send Ian's Gang back to ex-gang member Dean Jones' home town of Ismilton, where they unravel an army cover-up and a terrible secret.
Ian's Gang - Conspiracy Theory
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 50. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Earth is set to stage its second attempt at a Universal Conference - cue an assassination attempt on King William Inkamaya. The capture of the would-be assassin, Special Squadron agent Paul French, proves to be far from the end of the matter however. Paul has a story to tell - a story that, if true, could not only put Ian's Gang on the wrong side of the law but change their lives forever...
Ian's Gang - Pretty Grim
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 49. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A series of mysterious deaths in a small country town set Ian's Gang on a confrontation course with the Grim Reaper himself...
Ian's Gang - An Instinct For Murder
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 48. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,880. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Maltby is rocked by several series' of brutal murders apparently committed by completely unrelated serial killers. How and why has Maltby suddenly become the place to be for a variety of crazed psychopaths? Ian's Gang's attempts to investigate brings them into conflict with Maltby's antagonistic new Army Commander, John Hawkins, but the killings are about to strike very close to home..
Ian's Gang - Morton Clavell
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 47. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Matthew Parker is investigating disappearances and various other strange happenings at an isolated and extremely bizarre boarding school in deepest, darkest Australia - a place that was once home to a cannibalistic serial killer.
Ian's Gang - War Zone
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 46. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,680. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Maltby is set to host Earth's first Annual Universal Conference - cue an attack by anti-alien terrorists. Commander Wilburts find himself in the front line of a deadly conspiracy that may reach far higher than he could ever have guessed. Meanwhile Steve Botham begins his new life in the colony of Tru'fa, New Assessis - only to find conspiracies are as universal as murder.
Ian's Gang - Army
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 45. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Business executive Jonathan Chase has an unfortunate habit of having his enemies die very nasty deaths - via killer insects...
Ian's Gang - That Child Of Mine
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Philip Vasquez is assigned to protect a young woman from the rapist father of her child, a task he regards as a cinch. But neither the son or the father is entirely human...
Ian's Gang - Something Evil
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Innocent young lives are lost in a tragic accident in the small village of Stoney Mead. One of the victims is the sister of new Ian's Gang member Charlotte Smith - but upon returning home for her sister's funeral, she discovers the deaths may have been no accident and the entire town is in a grip of fear held by a group of sinister monks with unnatural powers...
Ian's Gang - Grip of the Spider
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 11. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Alien giant spider parasites attack the Earth, intent on devouring the entire population. This epic, apocalyptic horror tale is the 11th story in the Ian's Gang library.
Ian's Gang - Control Network
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
All it takes for Great Britain to go from nice to Nazi is one lousy television program.
Ian's Gang - Gang Warfare
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
There's a brutal gang war on the streets of Maltby, and Ian's Gang are about to get caught in the middle - with terrible consequences.
Ian's Gang - Sideways
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Ian Williams suddenly quits as leader of Ian's Gang, he hands the Gang over to the control of the enigmatic and sinister Rob Strather, while Robert Stevens finds himself literally in another world...
Ian's Gang - Witch's Brew
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
For the last few years three babies have been abducted in Maltby on Halloween, never to be seen again. Now it's Halloween once more...
Ian's Gang - The Wedding
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Matthew Parker is somewhat surprised when his supposedly dead childhood sweetheart turns up alive and well. Needless to say, all is not as it seems - and the sound of wedding bells will be accompanied by the sound of gunfire.
Ian's Gang - The Orius Project
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When all contact is lost with the base on the moon of Orius, Sarah Vasquez is among a scientific/military team sent to investigate.
Ian's Gang - On Satan's Bloody Claw
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Ian's Gang investigate a Satanic cult operating in Maltby - but are they getting into something much bigger than they could possibly imagine?
Ian's Gang - I, Spy
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ian's Gang find themselves up against a pair of bewitching "intergalactic troublemakers" who delight in spying, espionage and double-crossing...
Ian's Gang - Monster
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ian's Gang have arrived on Earth and are making their presence felt - but their first official case sees them up against a terrifying monster that may be only the beginning of a much greater threat...
Ian's Gang - Now and Then
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 44. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Five years ago Ian's Gang investigated a series of brutal murders in Ackersville, USA. The killer was never caught and now he's back - with consequences that will change their lives forever...
Ian's Gang - Colony
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 43. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ian's Gang take a trip to the colony of Tru'fa, New Assessis, where someone or something is preying on the unsuspecting populace.
Ian's Gang - The Harvest
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 42. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A cybernetic organism from space lands in Maltby - and begins converting the population.
Ian's Gang - Pike Dreams
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 41. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Rebecca Hall and Kathryn Thompson wake up one morning to find that the rest of the world has just... disappeared.
Ian's Gang - Vendetta
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 40. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
The psychopathic murderer known as Snyder is back from the dead, intent on vengeance, and Maltby will never be the same after this night...
Ian's Gang - The Dollhouse
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 39. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Philip Vasquez and Kathryn Thompson spend the night in a department store plagued by a series of bizarre thefts... and a murder.
Ian's Gang - Honour Thy Father
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 38. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An expedition to the supposedly dead world of Assessis yields some surprising discoveries. The planet is now free of radiation and ripe for colonisation - and beneath the surface is a nuclear fall-out shelter come political prison, one of whom is still alive and whose existence will result in major ramifications for the entire universe... and Ian Williams in particular.
Ian's Gang - All Dead Now
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 37. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Philip Vasquez wakes up one morning to find the rest of Ian's Gang have all been brutally murdered - and he's prime suspect.
Ian's Gang - Hate and Fear
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 36. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An anti-alien group launches a series of terrorist attacks in Maltby, blowing up Ian's Gang Base and taking hostages in Maltby High School.
Ian's Gang - Hell On Earth
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 35. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Maia Boothey is out of the mental home, but she is far from back to normal. Black cats are on the increase in the village of Rosewood, as Chester Shaw's warnings of impending doom and revenge from beyond the grave begin to come true... Forces of Satanic evil are swirling, gaining strength, and an already fractured Ian's Gang are about to be put to the ultimate test...
Ian's Gang - The Enemy Within
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 34. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A bloodthirsty, shapeshifting "clone" is heading for Maltby, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Only the sinister General Barker knows the truth about the creature, and Commander Wilburts is determined to find it out - no matter what the cost. While an unexpected treachery from within Ian's Gang itself results in an unthinkable tragedy...
Ian's Gang - The Hob'Gon
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 33. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A crazed old enemy is back on the streets as creatures from another dimension (Hell?) begin to enter our own. For the Boothey and Shaw families the past is coming back - to kill them...
Ian's Gang - Evil In The Night
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 32. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A group of college girls, a cynical young private detective and Ian's Gang's Dean and Charlotte Jones are all heading to the small town of Morton Clavell - and into terrible danger. Because absolutely everyone in this unassuming little town has become homicidally insane - literally overnight...
Ian's Gang - Day of the Mosquitoes
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 31. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ian's Gang have succeeded in their mission, and Earth has been accepted as part of the universal community. Now four years have passed and all is not well; Zakaria and Zerroff stand on the brink of war, Ian Williams apparently having gone insane, while on a remote moonbase, former Ian's Gang members Steve Botham and Philip Vasquez are about to discover a threat to the entire galaxy...
Ian's Gang - The Operation
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 30. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Assessis Occupation is at an end and the universe is free at last - or is it? Even as the celebrations begin, key members of Richtar's clone army are moving into position, ready to begin an operation to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. "The Operation" concludes the dramatic story arc that began in "The End" and continued through "Conflict of Interests'", "Slaughter" & "A New Hope".
The Dog and the Bone
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The discovery of a human bone in their backyard changes the life of a young couple forever.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The small village of West Hampshire, USA, 1955. It's Christmas Eve and everyone is eating, drinking and feeling merry. But this year no one's going to be having a merry Christmas; a homicidal Santa Claus from another dimension, together with his murderous elves and bloodthirsty reindeer, are coming to steal all of West Hampshire's children - for their own, very sick, Christmas dinner...
Ian's Gang - A New Hope
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 29. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Assessis Occupation of the universe continues, but now a new and powerful alien force has arrived on the scene, which could spell an end to Assessis domination... and all life on Earth. "A New Hope" continues the dramatic story arc that began in "The End" and continued in "Conflict of Interests" and "Slaughter".
Ian's Gang - Slaughter
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 28. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Assessis Empire continues its domination of the galaxy, including Earth. Separated from the rest of Ian's Gang, Ian Williams and Cody Frid are hiding out in Maltby, but when Maltby's "Controller", the sadistic former hit-man known only as the BloodButcher, realises they are still in town, he launches a campaign of terror to flush them out.
Ian's Gang - Conflict of Interests
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 27. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The glorious Assessis Empire has wanted to conquer the galaxy for generations - and now it has finally succeeded. With Earth under Assessis control, Ian's Gang have been separated from Ian and Cody and are now hiding out with Commander Wilburts at a remote farmhouse in Wales. And it is there that Matthew Parker meets and falls in love with the beautiful Alice Wilcox - but can she be trusted?
Ian's Gang - The End
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 26. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The Ian's Gang project has been cancelled. There's just one problem - no one's bothered to tell them that. Caught in a web of lies, misinformation and paranoia, Ian's Gang are about to discover that there are some disasters even they can't prevent.
Ian's Gang - The Tell-Tale Heartbeat
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 25. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Women are living in fear of "The Maltby Ripper". Meanwhile, Cody Frid survives a lightning strike - only to find herself with the terrifying ability to predict when someone is going to die...
Ian's Gang - "THAT!"
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 24. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Ian's Gang wake up one morning to find that the whole of Maltby is now in black and white. When the monster props of a bad B movie being made near a local nuclear testing site suddenly develop a murderous mind of their own, it becomes clear that something very odd indeed is going on.
Ian's Gang IV (Ian's Gang Anthology)
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,440. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The fourth "Ian's Gang" anthology includes 6 more extraordinary adventures! "Straight Out of Hell", "The Animal Lover"; "The Nightmare Brigade", "Dream Holiday", "Terror of the Ooze" and "Spot On". Devil worshippers, time travel, alien vampires, murder, toxic alien goo and mind-controlling pimples - it's all in a day's work for Ian's Gang!
Ian's Gang - Spot On
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 23. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A series of bizarre truck hijackings leads Ian's Gang to uncover an plot for alien invasion - by mind-controlling pimples!
StoopidFellas (Winniston High)
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Series: Winniston High, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,250. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Robert King and James Bellamy are still determined to expose teen murderess Sis Braithwaite, but Sis has other issues, particularly the one involving Headmaster Morton Carter. Sis has found Carter's secret, but a great opportunity for blackmail turns out to be more than she bargained for when a Mafia hit squad arrives in town! The world's weirdest high school just got even crazier!
Ian's Gang - Terror of the Ooze
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 22. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ian's Gang's Ian Williams and Cody Frid are driving cross-country when they decide to spend the night in a caravan park in the small North Yorkshire town of Shoalhaven. A restful evening is not on the agenda however, because a toxic alien goo is on the rampage, alternating between possessing and dissolving the flesh of the town's entire population...
Ian's Gang - Dream Holiday
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 21. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ian's Gang's Cody Frid wins a "dream holiday" - a murder mystery weekend in an exotic locale. The dream very quickly becomes a nightmare however when the murders turn all too real and the guests begin dropping like flies. Before long Cody will find herself alone against a terrifyingly unstoppable and bloodthirsty foe...
Ian's Gang - The Nightmare Brigade
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 20. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Dean Jones and Charlotte Smith are in Whitby, helping an embittered FBI agent track down an elusive drug baron, when people start being murdered, their bodies left completely drained of blood... Are age-old vampire legends coming true in the seaside community? And what do the mysterious local fire brigade have to do with the situation?
Ian's Gang - The Animal Lover
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 19. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ian Williams, Dean Jones and Cody Frid are transported three weeks into the future - to find humanity all but extinct. What has happened to the world? What does an "animal lover" by the name of Timothy Heest have to do with the situation? And can Ian, Dean and Cody ever return home to their own time and prevent this horrific future?
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