Janey in Amber: A woman visiting her mother’s house encounters some uncomfortable realities about her own life.
Santos del Infierno: In a tale set in the world of Clive Barker’s “Hellbound Hearts” (Hellraiser), a man loses his family and gains a new friend—one with a dark agenda.
The Strip: At the edge of a city plagued by zombies, a small community gathers to try to watch out for one another’s humanity. But when it goes, it’s gone...
Nine short works of terror by award-winning novelist and comic book writer Jeffrey J. Mariotte (The Slab, The Devil’s Bait, the Dark Vengeance Quartet, Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, Cold Black Hearts, four 30 Days of Night novels, and more). Some of these stories have appeared in Hellbound Hearts, The Stories in Between, and Zombie Cop, while others are published here for the first time.
Reviewer TT Zuma, writing in Horror World, called Mariotte, “one of the most talented horror writers plying his trade today.” Bestselling author Don Winslow (Savages) said, “Mariotte can flat-out write.” Christopher Golden (Waking Nightmares) said, “Mariotte’s a hell of a writer,” and Brian Keene (The Last Zombie) called him “One of the best storytellers in the business.” Download this e-book exclusive collection of 50,000+ words of terrifying and spellbinding fiction and see why the stars are raving.
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About the Author
Jeffrey J. Mariotte is the bestselling, multiple-award-winning author of more than sixty novels, including original thrillers Empty Rooms and The Devil's Bait; supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, Cold Black Hearts, River Runs Red and Missing White Girl; horror epic The Slab; and Stoker Award nominated teen horror series Witch Season; as well as books set in the universes of NCIS: Los Angeles, Deadlands, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, CSI, Supernatural, Spider-Man, Superman, Las Vegas, Conan, 30 Days of Night, Star Trek, and others. With his wife, writer Marsheila Rockwell, he's the author of the science fiction/thriller 7 SYKOS, and numerous works of short fiction. He is also the author of many comic books, including the original Western series Desperadoes, some of which have been nominated for Stoker and International Horror Guild awards. The miniseries Desperadoes: Buffalo Dreams was chosen as the Best Western Comic Book of 2007 by True West Magazine. Other comics work includes the bestselling Presidential Material: Barack Obama, an original miniseries based on TV series The Shield, original graphic novel Zombie Cop, the original miniseries Garrison and Fade to Black, and many more. He has held many jobs in the publishing industry, including bookstore manager and owner, VP of marketing at WildStorm Productions/Image Comics, senior editor at WildStorm Productions/DC Comics, and editor-in-chief at IDW Publishing. Currently, he's editor-in-chief at Visionary Comics and division chief at Visionary Books. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Learn more about him at jeffmariotte.com and follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/JeffreyJMariotte and on Twitter at @JeffMariotte.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Before Jeff Mariotte asked if he could be a part of my Frightfest I had never heard of this author. When I look at some of the works under his name, I couldn't believe that I had never heard of him. He told me "I'm the most unknown famous horror author in the business." This guy has written books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, CSI, Criminal Minds, 30 days of Nights! and yet I had never heard of him, is that not just crazy! Nine Frights is a collection of very strange and creepy short stories. Each of them was unique in their own way, but some I liked more than others. Janey in Amber had one of those twilight zone fills to it. The Sick Doll, I didn't really care for much, but I really enjoyed, Santos del Infierno which was rather creepy, and The Strip was cool even though I am not a huge zombie fan. The Cloud had a really horrible ending, but was really creepy at the same time. Staking a Claim, was actually for funny than scary. Walkaway, was interesting and creepy. The Unpleasantness at the Circle P wasn't one of my favorites but still sort of creepy. World of Books this one was really cool! Definitely strange and to me the best of all the stories! This is called saving the best for last! lol Jeff Mariotte gives a small introduction to each story, giving you a little background about himself and why he wrote each story which I found very interesting. I think if you like weird, strange and slightly creepy short stories then you will like the stories in Nine Frights.