A. Lopez, Jr


Born and raised in Texas and now residing in Arizona, I published my first work Purgatory - 13 Tales of the Macabre in 2011, and Floor Four - A Novella of Horror. I am also writing the Night Dreams Series with episodes to be released every couple of months. My column, ‘Ask AJ’, appears in the All Authors Magazine, online. I chose the Horror genre for the first few books, and have plans to write in different genres with short stories, novellas, and novels. Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and my Blog.

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"Floor Four"
Official Book Trailer for the Horror Novella "Floor Four"

Night Dreams Series
A Dream Psychologist, Dr. Joseph Rickettes, has no choice but to live out the nightmares of his patients in hopes of curing them of their demons. He is bound by the demons in their dreams, while he struggles to make sense of the nightmares that plague his own life. As each episode unfolds, Joseph learns more about the dangers of using his 'gift'.


Night Dreams - The Complete Series Box Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 148,520. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Dreams Inspire Us . . . Nightmares Change Our Lives If you had a gift giving you the power to enter someone's nightmares, would you help them, even if it meant they could die from your actions? Dr. Joseph Rickette's discovers he has that gift and he must decide if he should use it to help his mother, his patients, and more importantly, his wife, Andrea.
Night Dreams #7 - Underworld
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
How far will one go to set things right? In the final episode, Joseph and Father Lombardi battle their own inner demons while trying to prepare for a showdown with the real evil behind the chaos in their lives. Guilt and the need for revenge drive the two men blindly to a fate worse than they could have imagined. The gates of hell are closer than they think.
Night Dreams #6 - Soul Reaper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
What dwells in the lake and woods? The Soul Reaper... Two children connected by the dreamworld, and a doctor with an unusual gift must battle the Reaper on their own to set the wrongs right and save more people than just themselves.
Night Dreams #5 - Malevolence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,530. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
“Something evil lurks in those woods.” Malevolence introduces new characters into the series, namely, a ten-year-old boy, Michael. His bike rides into the woods opens a door to a fascinating and beautiful world . . . at first. But it is a world he soon wishes, he never unveiled. The only good thing about the woods is, Sarah—a mysterious girl in a blue dress. She may have the answers he seeks.
Til Death Do Us Part - A Zombie Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The morning started off just like any other - the sun rising in the east, the waves crashing in from the west, and for Alex Logan, the Santa Monica resident, heading for work was just part of another normal day. But by the time he arrived at his Los Angeles office, the world had changed. Now, miles from home, Alex must fight to get back to his family amid the terror, chaos, and mayhem.
Night Dreams #1 - The Beginning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,110. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Serialized fiction that follows a Dream Psychologist, Dr, Joseph Rickettes, who has no choice but to live out the nightmares of his patients in hopes of curing them of their demons. He is bound by the demons in their dreams, while he struggles to make sense of the nightmares that plague his own life.
Floor Four
Price: Free! Words: 30,220. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
‘A loud bang was heard from above, scaring the boys. They shined their lights up the stairwell. The sounds of chains rattling on the floor stirred the dust above. Something or someone was up there. Doug, hiding his fear, took a couple of more steps up. Brandon and Kyle looked at him, their feet locked in place. They had no intention of going any further.’

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Smashwords book reviews by A. Lopez, Jr

  • Ryan on Oct. 30, 2013

    I'm not usually into reading love, romance, or erotic stories, but this one is a short, and quick-to-the-point story. No spoilers here, but the story takes off from word one and doesn't let up until the last word. Very enjoyable and passionate and leaves you wanting to find out more about Ryan and Minnie.
  • A.L.O.M. on Jan. 16, 2014

    I am a fan of short stories and this one takes you on a journey through time and space and not only physically, but mentally as well. in fiction and in life, one person's hard work can be taken away in the blink of a eye .... in this story it sets up a justified ending. Whether you like sci-fi or stories about aliens, this one is for you!
  • After: First Light on Jan. 16, 2014

    The end of the world and all of the possible scenarios after have been written and told, but this story takes a different and fresh approach to what could happen. The prequel in the series sets the tone. Fast read leaves you wanting to find out who might die next.
  • A Tragedy: The Short Story of Fox & Tango on April 25, 2014

    From the names of Fox and Tango, to the M n M's, I found the pre-read blurb interesting and intriguing. Then the story unfolds and you find a powerful love story caught in the middle of, as the title implies, a tragedy. The way the author works the story into a twist at the end is done very well. The short story has a good pace and flow and for anyone wondering...the M n M's on the cover will be explained - you will just have to read. Definitely recommended.
  • Camielle's Lights on July 19, 2014

    Being from Texas, I know all about lights in the sky. The Marfa Lights in west Texas are a true phenomenon with origins unknown. Camielle knows so much more than the rest of us, but does she know the whole truth? The flow of this story and the contrast between Camielle and the rest of the city was done well. Recommended!
  • A.L.O.M Episode 2: Stranded on Oct. 03, 2014

    I have read ALOM 1 & 2 in the series and one of the things I like best in them is that each episode is short in length and gets right into the action/point of the story, with the contrast in the environment Vlad has found himself in, described very well. It may not be necessary to read the first one to get the second, but to grab the true nature of the flow, message and transition of the complete story, I feel that reading in succession is best for me. I'm waiting to see what happens to 'ole Vlad!
  • Martina's Memories on April 09, 2017

    Whether it's nostalgia or just a trip to the past, this story gives us a feeling of retracing Matina's past as she revisits certain moments in her life. (The rocking chair on the cover is a big player.) As we see the story through Martina's eyes we learn of her deep appreciation for things gone by in her life and at the same time, I thought of my own past and of how one thing or another could change the present. I enjoyed this short story and the very well-placed visits to the past and the strong ending.