Suspense Standalone Novels

What if you could enter the world created inside of your favorite novel?
Close your eyes and live for a day as Elizabeth Bennet or Harry Potter?
Experience every magical sentence ever written, first hand?
Escape the ordinary and live the extraordinary!

That’s the sales pitch for Dr. Emma Hartley’s dream machine, Lucid Fantasies.
The fantastical machine transports people into their favorite novels or movies, for a day.
It allows them to live as their beloved characters did, savoring the slow kisses, frightening vampires, or magic as if it were real.
Letting them forget their worries and get lost in a world of fiction.

But that wasn’t why it was created.
The dark purpose of it lies within Dr. Hartley herself.
A secret, a flaw in the machine. One that she keeps hidden away.
For some people, your greatest fantasies are also your worst nightmares.
And the line between them is finer than we think.

From the extraordinarily strange mind that brought you Blood and Bone, comes a story of loss and finding oneself in the novels we love.

For generations, the Agards have served the “kings” of New Denmark, a city controlled by the Jacobi crime family.
Ophelia Agard has spent her life dreaming of being free of it all, and now at twenty that dream has the chance to become reality.
Until her fate is forcibly tied to the young prince of New Denmark, a man destined to be the king of a kingdom he doesn’t want.
Ophelia allows herself to be led into the den of temptation, obedient as always.
But wanting to help her family advance in society soon falls away, as her heart is won over by the one person she is meant to deceive.

Prince Lucas Hamlet Jacobi favors freedom over family and has no intention of taking over the kingdom.
His father’s untimely death has all eyes on him, but he refuses to step up.
Instead, he seeks solace in a place he can be himself.
That is, until she shows up, the one girl he has never been able to forget.
Romance whirls in the air amidst war and a plot to take over the city.

But this is not a love story.
This is a tragedy.
This is a tale of ghosts.

"You think you know his story.
Let me tell you mine."

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Not all secrets stay buried.

Fresh from the set of her latest movie, Lizzie Benedict and her closest friends hit the Caribbean for a couple of weeks of partying, and whatever else might happen aboard the SS Dirty Oar.

When the luxury yachting trip hits rough seas, Lizzie isn’t prepared for what happens next, a sunken ship and someone else’s boyfriend rescuing her.

Waking up on the sunny, deserted island seems like a nightmare at first.

Until the ten sexy celebrities decide to make the best of it.

Sunbathing and eating fresh fruit off each other’s bodies is not the worst way to spend a week.

There are no paparazzi and the weather is fine.

But the party only lasts so long.

Soon enough the reality of being shipwrecked hits them and the group begins to worry.

Only their biggest concern isn’t being rescued.

There’s someone else on the island.

And Lizzie and her friends have something they want. Or rather, someone.

The group has two choices: die at the hands of what appears to be a nightmare, or fight back.