The Arena by Jonathan Janz
Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!
For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks.
The construction of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park, has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and all the men, women and children unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth.
Savage Species Part IV: The Arena
The two groups meet in a terrible and unexpected way. Sam, Charly, Jesse and Red Elk mount an impossible rescue mission to save Charly’s baby and the other kidnapped survivors, but the Children and the Night Flyers have other plans. As Eric descends into madness, a surprising victim will face his wrath.
“Janz has prepared a brutally ferocious banquet which opens with such a welter of savage violence that those with an appetite for bloody, shrieking terror will find it hard to wait for the next course […] as the reader is thrust into a maelstrom of fantastic and dreadful, slavering terror. This hard, biting horror which grips from the get go and will leave you trembling in anticipation for the next enthrallment.”
– Dreadful Tales on Savage Species
The adventure of a lifetime might just end in turmoil, but when it includes meeting your future mate, who gives a hoot?
A Novella of the Elder Races
For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia’s new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure.
Head of security for the expedition, Sebastian Hale is tired of his rootless life of adventure and finds himself attracted to the calm, beautiful librarian. But he is living a personal nightmare. He has been hit with a curse that is slowly taking away his sight, and he doesn’t know if he will survive the results.
But the powerful feelings growing between them, along with Sebastian’s inner turmoil, take a backseat when they learn there is a traitor lurking among their expedition team. With Elder Races politics and a priceless library on the line, they’ll have to rely on each other to survive the experience.
When a librarian who likes to nest meets an owl Wyr who has always lived for adventure, their romance won’t just be fly-by-night…
Visions of Evil
For over a century Jeremiah Corday, granted eternal life in exchange for committing horrifying murders at the command of the Devil himself, has left a trail of atrocities behind him. Through the years he has refined his skills to an art, and his current task will be no exception…
Ramsey Paxton just bought a decaying mansion near the Okefenokee Swamp. But an ancient light bulb found in a boarded-up pantry illuminates nothing but an evil and murderous history. When Ramsey’s girlfriend disappears from a blood-stained kitchen, the mysteries of the past become the horrors of the present, and the paths of these two men draw ever closer to a confrontation that can only end in death.