Melanie Tem

Books

Out of the House of Darkness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,400. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
He came from a long line of alkies, addicts, and ne'er-do-wells. Sobriety wasn’t enough—he needed a new life. In Out of the House of Darkness, we meet Neil as he works to make up for the decades he lost to severe alcoholism. This isn't a story about getting sober; it's about moving past mere sobriety and consciously creating a fulfilling life out of the shambles.
Desmodus
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,670. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
VAMPIRE SON An opalescent sun sets behind the ragged black cliffs of the Northwest. The women, sated from a full season of feeding, hibernate while the precarious convoy carrying them moves south. The reckoning awaits. He is a creature of disappointment and disillusionment, one of the weaker sex, shadowed by a dream that will not go away. His one faith, his only faith, is family.
Wilding
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,390. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
On a moonlit night in Denver a young girl runs – half transformed, half starving, half innocent. Behind her stretches a legacy of strong women, each possessed by the girl and the terror of the changing. Save her, or consume her. Four sisters lived in four houses. Now their female descendants, steeped in blood and sacrifice and rage, cling to their essence and their ancient rituals.
The Deceiver
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The Devil, they say, is in the details. The little things. The small decisions we make every day. But for the Harkness family, this expression is all too literally true. For many years the members of this family have gotten seemingly helpful advice at key moments in their lives from a mysterious — and very persuasive stranger. He doesn't always look the same, but he's always around...
Revenant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,650. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Regret and denial haunt the ghost town of Revenant. It is the last chance for the living to give the dead and gone the gift of freedom. The pedophile, the mother who talks to her dead children, the father with an image of his son before the accident, the little boy yearning for his birth mother and a girl morning her phantom aborted baby, all congregate in Revenant for the final judgment.
The Man on the Ceiling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Two interwoven memoirs of love, loss, and family with a haunted, frightening edge. In 2000, American Fantasy Press published an unassuming chapbook titled The Man on the Ceiling. Inside was a dark, surreal, discomfiting story of the horrors that can befall a family. It was so powerful that it won the Bram Stoker Award, International Horror Guild Award, and World Fantasy Award.
Black River
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,270. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
For Renata Burgess -- wife, mother, social worker and writer -- Friday, March 18, 1988, is just the start of a busy weekend. Her daughter's going to a birthday party sleepover. Her elder son will be over for Sunday dinner, her nine-year-old boy clamoring to have a friend over. Just a normal Friday. Until 8:20 PM -- when one of her children is found dead.
The Tides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,960. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
An elderly patient with Alzheimer's disease is not taken seriously at the Tides Nursing Home when he starts seeing the vision of his dead wife, a disturbed and dangerous woman. Then sinister and fatal accidents start to plague the Tides.
The Ice Downstream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,530. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Nineteen tales of dark, psychological horror from the pen of one of the modern masters of dark Fiction, award-winning author Melanie Tem. Contents include: The Ice Downstream / Sitting with the Driver / The Rock / The Co-op / Secrets / Daddy's Side / Loving Delia / Aspen Graffiti / Chameleon / The Better Half / Memento Mori / Trail of Crumbs / Pandorette's Mother / Pele & More.
Blood Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,870. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When Breanne Novak adopts eleven-year-old Greg, she knows she has troubles ahead. But Greg has an uncanny ability to *make things happen* and Breanne soon realises that she had been totally unprepared for the full impact of the struggle about to rock her life.
Slain in the Spirit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,280. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Leila Blackwell is losing her sight. Nevertheless, she stubbornly tries to maintain a "normal" lifestyle, often forsaking the companionship of her lover Cathy to act independently. When Leila is kidnapped and confined in a basement, slowly and steadily losing her sight as she is forced to engage in a batlle of wills with a man who beleives he is acting to save her soul.

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