It hides in the shadows, waits in the desert, ready to pounce on any who enter its domain.
“Miriam Brooks has to be one of my favorite fictional characters. She’s a fascinating blend of scientist, geek and unassuming super-hero; she’s also a hoot and a half to follow in her investigations.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Jack Magnus (5 Stars)
To Miriam Brooks, a solo study trip to an abandoned desert ranch house sounds like the perfect respite from the world, a way to unwind and center herself after a string of unbelievable encounters with terrifying monsters.
Yet the desert isn't devoid of life. Something lurks outside her window, changing its form to suit its mysterious needs. She's familiar with the stories, but legend becomes reality when she stands face-to-face with a soulless copy of herself.
Another day, another monster… but before she can act, Miriam is unexpectedly flanked by the father she's been trying to avoid, along with two cocky assistants who don't understand the threat they face. She's equipped to battle the shape-shifting terror hiding in the darkness, but being forced to finally confront her father might just kill her.
“This is a riveting story with a strong plot that will hold you spellbound from start to finish.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Anne-Marie Reynolds (5 Stars)
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the third book in the critically acclaimed, award-winning "Lorestalker" series of horror stories featuring creatures of lore and dark imagination. [DRM-Free]
Books by J.P. Barnett:
- The Beast of Rose Valley (Lorestalker - Book 1)
- The Kraken of Cape Madre (Lorestalker - Book 2)
- The Witch of Gray's Point (Lorestalker - Book 3)
More Great Horror Fiction from Evolved Publishing:
- The Possession by A.K. Kuykendall
- "The Sundered Oath" Series by Ciara Ballintyne
- Godsknife: Revolt by Timothy C. Ward
- "The Zombie West Trilogy" Series by Angela Scott
About the Author
EDITOR: A writer since age six and a professional one since nineteen, my initial editing experience came in the swarms of prose I pumped out into the world, only occasionally into the world of actual magazines, anthologies or e-zines. Soon, as I began selling more regularly, and as publishers took note of my longer works, I began freelance editing. I've edited screenplays, memoirs, novels, children's books and, would you believe it, epic narrative poetry. One of the novels I edited, "Under the Tamarind Tree," was shortlisted among nine others for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize. A charter member of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS), I am also the managing editor of the organization's official publication, Literary Landscapes, which features stories, excerpts, articles and poetry (see issues here). In addition, I belong to the editing collective Write For Success, for which I perform manuscript critiques and consultation. As an author, I have published nine novels and almost fifteen short stories.