The Disembodied

The Disembodied

John Grover

Horror / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

In the trees. In the mist.An apprentice mortician moves his family to a small town to provide them with a better life. Little did he know the dark secret the town and its people harbored.The town sat on the edge of a mist-shrouded forest with a deadly secret. Something lives in the trees, in the mist and it’s jealous. Jealous of all those who have flesh.In the trees. In the mist.An apprentice mortician moves his family to the small town of Sotherton to provide them with a better life. Little did he know the dark secret the town and its people harbored.The town sat on the edge of a mist-shrouded forest with a deadly secret. Something lives in the trees, in the mist and it’s jealous. Jealous of all those who have flesh.Disembodied is a free preview story from the author’s upcoming collection Creatures and Crypts due out in late 2011. Creatures of the living and the dead gather in a volume of over 70,000 words to stalk their prey…humans. 20 stories set the scene for a cast ranging from the Grim Reaper, shambling zombies and restless spirits, to unimaginable monsters that only inhabit the shapeless darkness and the author’s imagination. Join them as they wreak havoc on their unsuspecting victims and celebrate with a victory dance on hollowed bones.
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Web of the Spider Queen

Web of the Spider Queen

John Grover

Horror / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

Combining elements of horror and sword and sorcery, John Grover weaves an epic fantasy tale full of action, mystery and suspense.A long vanquished evil has returned to the beautiful and peaceful realm of Orum. An evil that will stop at nothing to plunder and enslave all of the realm’s people and lay waste to its lands.Combining elements of horror and sword and sorcery, John Grover weaves an epic fantasy tale full of action, mystery and suspense.A long vanquished evil has returned to the beautiful and peaceful realm of Orum. An evil that will stop at nothing to plunder and enslave all of the realm’s people and lay waste to its lands. An evil that refuses to die, that has ravaged every realm it has touched. Its name is Sinnia, the Spider Queen and she has set her eyes back on the one world that eludes her grasp.The leadership races must come together and harness the old power of their ancestors, sing their song of lore as one people and defeat this horror once and for all. These races will come to discover a long lost secret about their own ancestry, their connection to each other and the realm itself, a secret that will change their world…forever.Novella. 20,000 words.
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The Scepter of Namiss (The Books of Braenyn 1)

The Scepter of Namiss (The Books of Braenyn 1)

John Grover

Horror / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

Meet Braenyn, elf, thief, magic-user. He lives a rogue's life with his lover, the shape-shifter, Tarrow. Together they try to survive and better their situation in a mad world filled with warlords, cut-throats, supernatural horrors, trows, gibbelins and ogres. Following his own path, Braenyn undertakes dangerous quests and missions seeking wealth and treasure each time taking bigger risks.Meet Braenyn, elf, thief, magic-user. He lives a rogue's life with his lover, the shape-shifter, Tarrow. Together they try to survive and better their situation in a mad world filled with warlords, cut-throats, supernatural horrors, trows, gibbelins and ogres. Following his own path, Braenyn undertakes dangerous quests and missions seeking wealth and treasure each time taking bigger risks. When he gets wind of the fabled scepter of King Namiss, he sets out on a search that will change everything. Braenyn's resolve is about to be tested and his world shattered when he gets more than a priceless artifact studded with precious gemstones. Secrets that should have remained buried rise up to haunt the elf forever.Join the continuing adventures of Braenyn the elf thief and a world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure in the tradition of dungeons and dragons and the pulp fiction of old.Book 1 of the Books of Braenyn. Each tale is a self-contained story but they will all connect in an over-arching story line.
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Motherhood And Other Tales of Terror

Motherhood And Other Tales of Terror

John Grover

Horror / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

A Trio of Terror...This story collection features 3 short tales and bonus material: a free excerpt from the author's horror novel "Let's Play in the Garden." Approximately 34 pages.A Trio of Terror...This story collection features 3 short tales and bonus material: a free excerpt from the author's horror novel "Let's Play in the Garden." Approximately 34 pages.In this book you will find:Motherhood- a mother must deal with her demanding, relentless children who push her to the brink of insanity.Expecting- Autumn Brookshire is the outcast of the village, living alone in a hovel in the forest she is visited by a special man all in black. He bestows a gift on her so that Autumn will never be alone again.Melissa's Wagon- An expectant mother dreams of passing on her favorite childhood toy to her child that is until she's visited by a lonely ghost who has other plans for it. Bonus Material: 3 Chapters of Let's Play in the Garden--a horror novel. Visit the author at www.shadowtales.com
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