Steve and Maria Swann are about to discover that real life is more frightening than their nightmares. Within the mountain peaks and woods that surround their new home, an evil lurks, and waits for... More > the time to strike.
This non-stop mystery takes place in the idyllic setting of the Altinoma Valley, where a bizarre and horrifying string of violent tragedies reveals a nightmarish plot. As people disappear, the Swanns not only must confront forces that would destroy them, but also their own consciences.
Enter this world of impenetrable danger where the truth carries a high price: sexual slavery and death.< Less
Renee Swann's innocence was shattered in the Altinoma Valley, but she and her family survived. She believes she's endured the most horrific circumstances imaginable, but she's wrong. Now, nine years... More > later, with a busy life and a good job in New York, Renee feels a growing uneasiness as the horrors of her past give way to a chilling new nightmare…and there's nowhere to hide. Can she survive the horror that took root long ago once more, or will this ultimate exploitation and degradation destroy her?
Follow the triumphs and tragedies of the Swann family in the first novel of this series. Valley of Tears is now available through www.melange-books.com. Look for the trilogy's conclusion in And the Heavens Wept, coming soon.< Less
The Altinoma Valley has been the catalyst of the Swann family's destruction for nearly twenty years. As new terrors face the family's surviving members, someone must journey back to the place where... More > the legacy of deceit and horror began—where the haunted dead have a way of seeking retribution from their graves and those that want more blood wait to strike.< Less
Whatever exists in the outside world is invalid here. Forget everything you've learned about human nature. Your heart is beating to the rhythm of the fearful ride you've been afraid to climb on. But... More > now you must, for your mind is no longer yours. It has been captured by the seductive lies bred of the unearthly carnival of nightmares.
Here lie fifteen tales and a novella of the strange, the fanciful, and the macabre, mostly fiction, but some fact. You will meet ghosts, monsters, psychos, femme fatales, and even an angel or two along the midway of canvas-draped attractions. Most stories start with the humble everyday, but a normal beginning can sometimes lead to a situation in which the heartbeat quickens and the mind searches for new answers. Going from routine to a mind-bending ride on the edge of madness is never more apparent than when Mr. Seate pens tales of both earthly and unearthly delights. Your ticket has been punched, so come inside. He's been waiting for you.< Less