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About Mark Lukens
Mark Lukens has been writing since the second grade when his teacher called his parents in for a conference because the ghost story he'd written concerned her a little.
Since then he's had several stories published and four screenplays optioned by producers in Hollywood. He is the author of many bestselling books including: the Ancient Enemy series, the Dark Days post-apocalyptic series, Sightings, Devil's Island, The Exorcist's Apprentice, Followed, and more. He is a member of The Horror Writers Association.
He grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. But after many travels and adventures, he settled down near Tampa, Florida with his wonderful wife and son . . . and two stray cats they adopted.
He loves to hear from readers! He can be found on Facebook at Mark Lukens Books, on Twitter @marklukensbooks, and you can follow his blog at www.marklukensbooks.com.
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It starts when Stella, an archaeologist specializing in Anasazi culture, finds David, a young Navajo boy who stumbles onto their dig site in a remote corner of the Navajo Reservation. David's coat is smeared with blood and he's in shock from something he's seen, revealing nothing but his name. Soon Stella and the other archaeologists will discover that something is chasing David, an unimaginable ancient evil that will stop at nothing to get him.
After Stella escapes the dig site with David, driving north into Colorado, right into a blizzard, she's carjacked by a gang of criminals fleeing a botched bank robbery. All of them take refuge from the snowstorm in what they believe is an abandoned cabin. But after they find the owner's mutilated body stuffed into a freezer, they realize that something is out there in the blizzard waiting for them.
The Ancient Enemy wants things . . . you have to give it what it wants or bad things will happen. Very bad things.
ACID RAIN: A mother and her daughter get trapped in a gas station with strangers as a storm suddenly moves in, unleashing rain that destroys everything it touches. But is there something worse waiting in the rain?
SAFE HAVEN: When the government, the Russian mob, and a drug cartel are after you, where do you go? There's a safe haven for the super-rich running from their troubles - a beautiful tropical island - but there's a heavy price to pay for safety.
HEALER: Meet a teenage boy who heals a woman at the brink of death after a car accident. When a man who witnesses the miracle abducts the boy to heal his sick wife, things go horribly wrong.
THE HAMMER MURDERS: Agent Ridley with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is called to the horrific and baffling murder of a family at a remote farmhouse with only one survivor - the youngest son, an eight-year-old boy who may hold the key to finding the monster who killed his family.
In 1988, Lydia Conner was abducted by aliens from her cabin near Specter Lake, Minnesota while her husband lay in bed, temporarily paralyzed. She screamed at him for help as she floated up to the ceiling in a blinding flash of light . . . and then she was gone.
In 2009, three film school students journey to the Specter Lake cabin where the abduction of Lydia Conner took place, bringing along Fran, Lydia Conner's daughter. They hope to capture proof of an alien visitation on film. They hope to re-create events from the abduction. They plan to use Fran as the bait . . .
. . . but they encounter much more than they ever could have imagined.
Even though Jo wanted Ray and his group to stay at her store and help defend it, Ray believes he must go to Avalon - he knows something important is waiting there . . . the answers to the plague.
After Ray, Mike, Emma, and Josh leave for Avalon, Jo's store is overrun with rippers, driving her and the others up to the roof, trapping them there.
The Dragon uses Petra as bait to lure Luke and Max to Hell Town where he has laid a trap for them. Luke, Max, and Petra collide with the Dragon and his army of Dark Angels. Will they win? Will good triumph over evil? Will Ray finally find the answers in Avalon he's been looking for, or will he find something he was never expecting?
Danny doesn't want to go to North Carolina. He has grown closer to Cassie, and after they were attacked by a possessed man at an abandoned amusement park, he feels that he must protect her. But Paul tells Danny that the best protection he can give Cassie is to stay away from her.
After agreeing to go down to Trish and Roger's home, Danny can feel the demon hiding inside of Seth. Paul and Danny do their best to fight the demon, but there are other demons stalking Cassie back home . . . they will stop at nothing to destroy everything Danny loves and cares about.
Kate Crawford's world was shattered when the Collapse came. One moment she was a university professor, and the next she was running for her life from rippers and a group of Dark Angels. She plans on traveling across the state, back to her home town in the mountains, a place she vowed never to return to. But before she can even get out of the city, she's trapped on the roof of a building with a possible madman as thousands of rippers overrun the streets below.
After escaping the city, Kate rescues a small girl, and then meets Max and Petra. The four of them stay together, deciding to travel to Kate's home town, a place she feels might be safe from both the rippers and the Dark Angels. But there are dangers waiting for them there, dangers they can't even imagine.
Ray and the others he's with work their way south, eventually crossing paths with Kate and the ones she's with. They band together to make one last stand against the Dragon and his Dark Angels, but Ray still has plans to find a place called Avalon, an underground bunker run by the CDC, a place he believes may have a cure for the Ripper Plague, or at least the answers he was promised.
First there were rumors of a plague that turned people into flesh-eating predators, into what the media had dubbed rippers. The economy collapsed, the government tried to restore order through martial law, but too many were infected, leaving only a small group of survivors.
Ray Daniels flees his home with his family, saving a blind woman along the way, a blind woman who others like Josh and Luke have seen in their dreams. Josh tries to find lifesaving medicines for his nephew, but he is detained at a FEMA camp where things aren't what they seem to be. Luke, a former enforcer for a crime family, tries to get out of town after the crime family comes after him. He travels south, joining forces with a woman who is nearly as deadly as he is.
Little by little, all of them get closer and closer to coming together, while trying to avoid the rippers and an organized gang of Dark Angels run by an evil overlord who calls himself the Dragon. But Ray has a plan, a safe haven to go to . . . if they can just make it there.
Ray, Mike, Josh, Emma, and Luke leave the cabin after it is destroyed by a gang of Dark Angels. They head south, but one of Ray's worst fears comes true when they are caught in a blizzard, trapped inside a gas station and surrounded by rippers.
Petra tries to make her way back to Jo's store after being set up by the Dragon's mole. After narrowly escaping a horde of rippers, she comes across a stranger who may or may not be friendly.
Jo, Kate, Max, and the others at Jo's store begin to pick up the pieces after an attack from the Dark Angels, but Max is committed to leaving the store to look for Petra, to bring her back.
The Dragon puts together a plan to take out Ray, Kate, Jo and the others as they join together at Jo's store. They are working together to make one last stand against the Dragonand his army of Dark Angels.
After surviving a tragic accident, seventeen-year-old Danny Lambert is sent to live with his father, Paul, who is an Investigator for the Church. At first Danny resists the calling to become an Investigator, but after the horrors he sees, he agrees to begin training with his father.
Danny and Paul are given their first assignment together, the haunting of a house in a remote corner of upstate New York. Inside this house Danny will discover a horrifying, mind-blowing secret that will not only change his life, but how he sees everything forever.
Teri Holtz, author of a successful thriller series, has just gotten an email from a man who claims to be a serial killer. He doesn't believe the serial killers in her books are portrayed accurately and he just wants to help. Teri's agent, and even her own son, beg her not to respond to this man. But the emails have sparked a new idea for a book, finally breaking her writer's block.
But the more Teri gets to know the serial killer through the emails, the more it seems he knows everything about her life, including the disappearance of her twin sister, Tara, years ago. Has he been watching her all these years? Following her? Does he know something about her sister?
And then the murders start, murders where copies of Teri's books are left at the scene, murders very similar to the ones in her books. But Teri can't stop digging . . . she needs to know what happened to her sister.
Could this serial killer be the one who took Tara? Does he know where her body is? Could Tara still be alive after all these years? Is the serial killer coming after Teri to finish what he started so long ago? Read Stalker and find out.
Some of the stories you'll find in this collection:
Two boys perform a ritual to invite a spirit into their home . . . but how do they get it back out?
A man wakes up to find that he's the last person on earth . . . or are there others out there waiting for him?
When the zombie apocalypse happens, maybe the person you're shacked up with is more dangerous than the zombies.
How far would a father go to bring his child back from death?
A woman is stalked by a psychic in her nightmares . . . until she learns to fight back.
You'll find these stories and much more in this collection.
Nick Gorman, a billionaire movie producer, assembles a team of ghost hunters and scientists to investigate the Thornhill Manor on Devil's Island . . . the most haunted place in the world that no one's ever heard of. He's there to find proof of ghosts, evidence of an afterlife. But he's also there to uncover a secret hidden on the island that could change all of humanity.
The ghost hunting team is led by Shane Edwards, who lost his TV show in a scandal and now is a disgrace in the ghost hunting world; this is his last chance to redeem himself and revive his career. But as soon as he steps foot on Devil's Island, he realizes this is no ordinary haunted manor - this is a place where everyone will face horrors they never could have imagined, an island that brings their darkest fears to life.
As Nick gets closer to unearthing the secret on the island, Shane begins to wonder if any of them will survive their two-night stay on Devil's Island.