Posted by demonik on October 13, 2014
Graham Masterton – Famine (Sphere, 1981, 1988)
When the grain crop failed in Kansas it seemed like an isolated incident and no one took much notice. Except Ed Hardesty. Then the blight spread to California’s fruit harvest, and from there, like wildfire, throughout the nation.
A tidal wave of terror
Suddenly America woke up to the fact that her food supplies were almost wiped out. Her grain reserves lethally polluted. And Botulism was multiplying at a horrifying rate…
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Posted by demonik on November 11, 2012
Raymond Rudorff – The Dracula Archives (Sphere, 2nd edition, 1977)
The undead are haunting the night…
Out of the dim mists of the past, a mysterious narrator has reconstructed the terrible history of the House of Dracula.
He pieces together the letters and journals of seven people who became caught up in a web of terror, a nightmare that finally brought them face to face with a hellish legend turned to reality.
But what are this strange narrator’s motives? Why has he dedicated himself with such fervour to uncovering the long-lost secret of the Vampire Count?
Could it be that the old prophecy that the blood of Dracula would rise again has yet to be fulfilled?
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Posted by demonik on February 19, 2012
John Stockholm – Succubus (Sphere 1985)
Cover illustration: Kevin Tweddell
Succubus: n. a fiend or devil who assumes female form and in such guise consorts wickedly with the souls of sleeping men
Uncanny things began to happen to Peter Conway almost as soon as he set foot in the remote Cornish village of Penthor. First there was the shipwreck, those two rotting corpses alongside the perfectly preserved body of the sea´s third victim. Then there was the beautiful, mauve-eyed woman whom he had greedily watched making love on the cliff-top, her aura of erotic energy seemingly reaching out to flicker all around him. And there was the reunion with his old friend Andrew, long devoted to other-worldly pursuits, who in the few short years since he had last seen him had aged by a quarter-century or more.
Yes, he thought with a shudder, there was in Penthor an unmistakable sense of evil, spiced with the heady, musky scent of forbidden lusts and passions. And even as he pondered on what he had seen, Penthor´s macabre miasma was sucking him in, enticing him deeper and deeper into the a dark and fearsome mystery enshrouded in necromancy, terror and death …
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Posted by demonik on November 13, 2011
Les Daniels – The Black Castle (Sphere, 1980)
DAMNED FOR ETERNITY!
In the shadow of the black castle the witches have met. And by sunrise their pagan rites and identities are known to the Grand Inquisitor. Soon a beautiful woman will be consigned to the flames of Hell.
For Don Diego, and his brother, all has gone according to plan. Don Diego has proved his faith to God. Sebastian has served his own dark master. The living and the undead have joined forces to spin a web of perfect evil.
Then, as the beautiful sinner’s life hangs in the balance, Sebastian conceives an unearthly passion for her body ‑ and her soul. Brother must fight brother in a terrifying struggle for control of the demonic powers housed within THE BLACK CASTLE.
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Posted by demonik on July 2, 2011
A. E. W. Mason – The Prisoner In The Opal [#10] (Sphere, 1974)
‘The Two Men were standing face to face, the priest sheltering what knowledge he had behind a stolid face, Hanaud towering over him, like an inquisitor …
“You did not find all your vestments in the sacristy this morning. For one of them is in the mortuary at Villeblanch stained with the blood of a young woman who dined at the same table with you in this house last night, and was savagely murdered afterwards.””
The Prisoner In The Opal is #10 in the Dennis Wheatley Library Of The Occult.
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