The Dead in Two Creeks Forest, a novel by Erin Cole [TBA]
Darksome Path: A Kate Waters Mystery (Book 3) [TBA]
Grave Echoes: A Kate Waters Mystery: a novel, [Book 1]
by Erin Cole, September 2010 [eBook, Paperback]
The nightmare is real…
Kate Waters suffers from narcoleptic hallucinations, which recently involve her unreachable sister, Jev, and a mysterious key. When Kate receives the terrible news concerning Jev’s fatal car accident and acquires the mysterious key from her visions, she unlocks her sister’s world of perilous secrets involving witchcraft, poltergeist, and a heartless killer determined to get back what is his.
The danger lies in whom to trust…
Terrifying paranormal encounters, a trailing wolf, and an attempted murder of one of Jev’s friends, forces Kate to turn to the one she fears most, the priestess of Jev’s coven, Thea. She challenges Kate’s beliefs and provides her vital clues about her sister’s murder, but will Kate overcome her fears before anyone else dies? To do so, she will have to trust in a world where the possibilities are unbelievable and the consequences are deadly.
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“I think mystery, horror, thriller, and paranormal junkies will find this book quite delicious.” – Angel Zapata
“A haunting and suspenseful novel that will surprise you.” – NWoutdoors
“Cole does a masterful job of pairing a paranormal ghost story with a good old-fashioned whodunit.” – James Garcia Jr
A curse awakens…
Kate Waters finds herself in another nightmare when Brooke, a coven friend of priestess Thea Wright, is discovered electrocuted in her home. Thea fears it was the curse of the Goddess Rán embodied in an ancient statue thought to have washed ashore from the 16th century Spanish vessel, El Oro Señora. But after Kate uncovers the statue in Thea’s house, she knows magic and curses have nothing to do with Brooke’s death, and everything else to do with murder and deception.
The marked will face her wrath…
Unusual storms and frequent earthquakes along the Juan de Fuca have Kate diving deep into unknown territories and the closer she gets to the statue, the further truth sinks away from her. The curse manifests exactly as Thea warned, one that inflicts a mysterious symbol into the neck of Rán’s next victim. When Kate bears the mark and another woman dies, she worries she is next, but from who or what? The vengeance of another or the wrath of the Goddess Rán?
“I was excited from the first book. Now, after reading this I can tell you to get ready to enjoy some good detective whodunit, laughs, sadness, new love, old love and above all, witchcraft at its best.” – Amazon Customer
The Blood Berries, a novelette by Erin Cole
The year is 2105, global deglaciation. The Alaskan region is a cluster of dark mountain peaks scattered across glacial melt. Dr. Samantha Marks and her research team embark on an expedition to study species adaptation in response to climate change, and the possible dispersal of a new parasitic species having migrated continents.
After a catastrophic storm sinks the team’s research vessel, they find themselves stranded among one of Alaska’s coldest and darkest islands. While the island at first seems uninhabited, the team soon discovers they are not alone. One by one, members of the team disappear and never return. Dr. Samantha Marks realizes her expedition in species adaptation isn’t compromised—it’s just begun, and she’ll become a first-hand witness to it. Species adapt. And adapt. And adapt.
Feral Things: a werewolf novella, by Erin Cole (Damnation Books)
Terror has claws and sharp teeth, but horror breeds in loathsome minds.
A monster possesses Jamie Fisher, one with claws and sharp teeth. After waking in the Nevada desert, not sure of who she is or how she got there, her key to survival lies in traveling with a dangerous guy named, Ray. A trust develops as they both flee across the state, running from Rays own troubled past and blindly heading into Jamies.
Ray will have to face new monsters and Jamie will have to embrace her own if she wants to save Ray and herself. It is a bloody mess, and only the feral will survive.
“There’s something about Erin Cole’s writing that immediately transports you into the world she’s creating.” – Callinout
“It’s unique and a page turner.” – Amazon Customer
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Between Feathers and Fins: 10 tales of strange, speculative fiction, by Erin Cole, September 2014 [Paperback, eBook]
The Dead River, For Extraordinary Reasons, Tip of the Sliver, In the Deep of a Wild Blue, The Bones of Truth, A Means for the Journey, Of the Earth, Beneath the Eclipse, Her Quest for a Beating Heart, and Between Feathers and Fins
A witch casts a spell to lure a heart, but the one who appears hopes to steal her soul.
A mother works against time to save her child for when the Others invade.
A villager finds herself lost in a forest, only to surrender to the true path of wisdom.
A young girl learns that the sliver in her palm is no sliver, but something buried beneath her skin.
A ghost in the sea struggles to find her way home in the endless, deep blue.
At 10K, this collection of flash fiction and short stories by Erin Cole will lead you into the savage hauntings and restless fears that plague the females in them. From ghosts to mermaids, witches to beasts, ‘Between Feathers and Fins’ is an imaginative collection of dark and strange stories you won’t soon forget.
“This collection includes some of Cole’s most mesmerizing and mysterious work.” – H.G. Estok
The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die, The House on Cornerstone Road, Witches Hollows, The Poison of Its Filamentous Lariats, The Invasion, and The Wall of Never Doubt
In these six short stories, there is a unifying theme that darkness is a more than just a brooding atmosphere filled with the unknown. It threatens to become apart of the character and a presence in the reader.
“Excellent imagery…” – C. Riley
“An enjoyable collection from an accomplished writer.” – Ms. Deborah Walker
Of the Night: witches, zombies, monsters, and more, a collection of dark fiction and horror, by Erin Cole (Red Skies Press), September 2011, [Paperback, eBook]
Of the Night is a ride through the backwoods of darkness, past the spine-chilling imaginings our consciousness grapples to ignore, and into the realms of black magic, the waking dead, and terrors of the unknown.
This isn’t just another supernatural horror collection, it is a poisonous dose of wicked, dark fiction.
“A powerful collection of dark nightmares from the pen of Erin Cole.” – Lily Childs
Kori Anderson is just a regular girl living in a small town, until she and a friend discover shadows are following them. These aren’t ordinary shadows – they kill and assimilate part of their victims into themselves.
In a town filled with rumors, cheaters, drug dealers, and alien-abduction survivors, it is difficult to know what is real and what is not, who did what, to who–when–and how. It’s enough to lock Kori up in her house at night. But when she wakes in the morning, more people are dead.
She turns to her uncle, Garrett, the founder of an alien-abductees group, but even he turns her away, and rightly so – she has no shadow, which can only mean one thing: her shadow has already killed.
Kori suspects this all came about when she and a friend explored a cave by the quarry, filled with gases that made them sick. When Kori learns that her rival, Stacey Holmes, also without a shadow, had visited the same cave, she pressures her and her lover, Officer Bremmer, to the cave where they battle to get their shadows back.
Unexpected company arrives to help, but not everyone will make it out alive. And not everyone knows their own shadows.
“Erin Cole is a unique talent.” – VampireCowboy
“This tale is told in Bradbury-esque fashion featuring suspense, adventure, and shadowy secrets that will keep you racing along until the end.” – Mav Skye