Thrillers

Orange City

Imagine a secret, hidden city that gives a second chance at life for those selected to come: felons, deformed outcasts, those on the fringe of the Outside World. Everyone gets a job, a place to live; but you are bound to the city forever. You can never leave.

Its citizens are ruled by a monstrous figure called the “Man” who resembles a giant demented spider from the lifelike robotic limbs attached to his body. Everyone follows the man blindly, working hard to make their Promised Land stronger, too scared to defy him and be discarded to the Empty Zones.

After ten years as an advertising executive, Graham Weatherend receives an order to test a new client, Pow! Sodas. After one sip of the orange flavor, he becomes addicted, the sodas causing wild mood swings that finally wake him up to the prison he calls reality.

A dynamic mash-up of 1984 meets LOST, ORANGE CITY is a lurid, dystopian first book in a series that will continue with the explosive sequel LEMONWORLD.

“A unique dystopian thriller that manages to reveal our greatest fears about emerging technology and our anxieties at what the future holds.” – Raymond A. Villareal, author of A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising

The Ancestor

A man wakes up in present-day Alaskan wilderness with no idea who he is, nothing on him save an empty journal with the date 1898 and a mirror. He sees another man hunting nearby, astounded that they look exactly alike except for his own beard. After following this other man home, he witnesses a wife and child that brings forth a rush of memories of his own wife and child, except he’s certain they do not exist in modern times—but from his life in the late 1800s. 

 

After recalling his name is Wyatt, he worms his way into his doppelganger Travis Barlow’s life. Memories become unearthed the more time he spends, making him believe that he’d been frozen after coming to Alaska during the Gold Rush and that Travis is his great-great grandson. Wyatt is certain gold still exists in the area and finding it with Travis will ingratiate himself to the family, especially with Travis’s wife Callie, once Wyatt falls in love. This turns into a dangerous obsession affecting the Barlows and everyone in their small town, since Wyatt can’t be tamed…

“A distinctive mélange of the sincere and the strange.” – Kirkus Reviews

 

“From the icy opening battle (…) you feel yourself in the hands of a master storyteller.” – SJ Rozan, bestselling author of Paper Son

 

“A thrilling page-turner with an ache in its heart.” – Roz Nay, bestselling author of Our Little Secret and Hurry Home

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The Mentor

Kyle Broder has achieved his lifelong dream and is an editor at a major publishing house.

 

When Kyle is contacted by his favorite college professor, William Lansing, Kyle couldn’t be happier. Kyle has his mentor over for dinner to catch up and introduce him to his girlfriend, Jamie, and the three have a great time. When William mentions that he’s been writing a novel, Kyle is overjoyed. He would love to read the opus his mentor has toiled over.

 

Until the novel turns out to be not only horribly written, but the most depraved story Kyle has read.

“The Mentor succeeds as sharp and bitter satire.” – Kirkus Reviews

 

“Hitchcock himself couldn’t concoct a more insidious story.” – Vincent Zandri, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

 

“Dark, whirling, and gripping.” – Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author

Slow Down

How far would you go to make your dreams come true? For budding writer and filmmaker Noah Spaeth, being a Production Assistant in director Dominick Bambach’s new avant-garde film isn’t enough.

 

Neither is watching Dominick have an affair with the lead actress, the gorgeous but troubled Nevie Wyeth. For Noah’s dream is to get both the film and Nevie in the end, whatever the cost.

 

And this obsession may soon become a reality once Dominick’s spurned wife Isadora reveals her femme fatale nature with a seductive plot to get rid of her husband for good.

“A mad man’s tour of Manhattan’s vices, follies, and ultimate betrayals.” – Urban Waite, author of The Terror of Living and Sometimes the Wolf

 

“A brilliant rush of a work. Savor this book.” – Foreword Reviews

 

“Goldberg takes on the American Zeitgeist in this stunning debut.” – Stephen Jay Schwartz, LA Times bestselling author of Boulevard and Beat

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