The Man in the Fire

The Man in the Fire

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Man in the Fire took everything Daniel ever held dear. Now Daniel sets out for one final confrontation. This tale is from the short story collection, BURIED IN THE BASEMENT, by the author of the Temple of the Blind series. About 4800 words.An orphan girl named Mol wakes in the middle of the night to music. Enchanted, she follows the sound into the forest of Arden, where she is taken captive by a man known only as the Erlking; a man who rules a kingdom of monsters. Leaving her life as an urchin far behind, Mol becomes part of the Erlking's Bower, where she is among hundreds of other children just like her who are forced to follow the commands of the Ilyn that rule over them. But there is a deadly secret lurking behind the Bower, and with growing certainty Mol finds that she was taken for a reason - a reason that might kill her.
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The Box (The Temple of the Blind #1)

The Box (The Temple of the Blind #1)

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

A mysterious wooden box leads Albert on an extraordinary and terrifying adventure into a strange labyrinth deep beneath the city streets.When Albert Cross finds a mysterious wooden box waiting for him in the driver’s seat of his locked car, he has no idea that it will lead him on an extraordinary and terrifying adventure. With the help of his lab partner, Brandy, he begins unraveling the puzzle of the box, but each clue they solve leads only to more questions as they piece together a map of the complex, subterranean system that lies beneath Briar Hills, Missouri…and the strange and deadly labyrinth hidden deep within. Will they be able to discover the meaning behind the box? Or will the endless darkness and the things that lurk unseen within these walls swallow them forever?52,000 words. Adult Content. Dark Adventure, Suspense, Mystery.
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Hedge Lake

Hedge Lake

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

When a terrifying dream leaves Eric with a familiar, urgent compulsion to get up and leave his home, he fears that he's in for a frightful case of déjà vu. But what he finds waiting for him at the end of his long drive north is unlike anything he's yet seen. The Hedge Lake Triangle is a hotspot of paranormal activity claiming everything from mysterious disappearances and hauntings to UFOs and monster sightings. He'll need all his wits and then some, because something unthinkable lurks beneath the surface of the lake and he only has until the rain falls to navigate the endless horrors and face the evil that awaits him at the bottom of the triangle. Book 4 in the Rushed series. Some adult content. Approximately 114,000 words.
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Something Wicked

Something Wicked

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

When Eric is summoned to help protect a coven of real-life witches from a murderous magic man, he thinks he has an idea of what's in store for him. After all, he's done this kind of thing twice before. But right from the start, nothing seems to be going right. For starters, it's only two days until his wedding anniversary, and if he's not back in time for the romantic getaway Karen has planned for them, he'll have worse things to worry about than dark magic and monsters. Book 3 in the Rushed series. 115,000 words. Horror, dark adventure, suspense and all-around strangeness.
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Secret of the Labyrinth (The Temple of the Blind #5)

Secret of the Labyrinth (The Temple of the Blind #5)

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Urged onward by the mysterious Sentinel Queen, Albert, Brandy and Nicole venture ever deeper into the Temple of the Blind...and into the greatest danger they have yet faced. Endless miles of twisting passageways and perilous chambers stand before them, and with Albert's box of clues finally exhausted, they will have to navigate the dark corridors utterly blind. And time is ticking as a dangerous beast stalks them with murderous intent. Meanwhile, Wayne struggles to catch up to them with a warning that all may not be as it seems. Someone is lying to them. Is it the mysterious old man who aided Wayne in his journey into the Wood? Or is it the kindly Sentinel Queen? Together, the six of them must decide who to trust. The very fate of the world may hinge on the actions they take this night.85,000 words. Horror, Suspense, Dark Adventure.
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Gilbert House (The Temple of the Blind #2)

Gilbert House (The Temple of the Blind #2)

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

When a mysterious envelope directs Albert Cross to the crumbling concrete walls of Gilbert House in the forested hills north of the city, he has no idea that they conceal something far more fantastic and terrifying. Descending into the hidden cellar door, he and his companions will be forced to rethink their very conceptions of reality...if they can survive what lurks in the darkness.
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Road Beneath the Wood (The Temple of the Blind #4)

Road Beneath the Wood (The Temple of the Blind #4)

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

A dark and ominous tunnel stands before Wayne. Inside are phantom things he has been warned are imaginary only as long as he does not prove them otherwise. Does he have the courage to reach the other side? And if he does, can he possibly survive what awaits him? For at the far end of the tunnel lies the Wood, a desperately dark and hopeless place where death is eternal...but rarely final.
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The Temple of the Blind (The Temple of the Blind #3)

The Temple of the Blind (The Temple of the Blind #3)

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Having narrowly survived the nightmare that he and his friends found hidden within the crumbling ruins of Gilbert House, Albert Cross is newly determined to seek out the answers he has long been denied. He suspects that at least some of those answers may await him in the mysterious labyrinth he and Brandy discovered the previous year, the place he calls The Temple of the Blind. But to get there, he and his friends will have to deal with a madwoman, avoid the strange and deadly creatures that prowl the dark passageways and decipher the remaining clues inside the box to unlock the temple's map. To make matters worse, the man with no eyes awaits them with a very unpleasant demand.57,000 words. Adult Content. Horror, Suspense, Dark Adventure.
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The Unseen

The Unseen

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

When Eric catches sight of Creek Bend, Wisconsin's most famous missing person, his mundane morning of running errands rapidly turns into a bizarre adventure filled with strange monsters, a murderous cowboy and a curiously intimidating man in a pink shirt as he searches for mysterious, hidden locations right in his own hometown. The second book in the Rushed series. Horror-adventure, suspense and all-around weirdness. About 107,000 words.
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The Box

The Box

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Do you dare open your eyes? Far beneath the streets of Briar Hills lies an enormous temple of stone. Ancient secrets are buried within its walls…along with countless and unspeakable horrors. To look upon the things hidden there is to invite madness…but to journey forward blindly is to provoke death. Now the time draws near for the temple to fulfill its awesome purpose.…and it all begins with a wooden box…College student Albert Cross loves puzzles, so when a mysterious wooden box appears in the driver’s seat of his locked car with cryptic messages carved into it, it is no surprise that he quickly becomes obsessed. And when his lab partner, Brandy, unexpectedly turns up in possession of the box’s key, he finds himself with an opportunity to not only solve an exquisite mystery, but to do so with someone he very much wishes to impress.But the secret of the box is far greater than either of them suspect. Soon, they uncover a map that leads them deep underground, into the city’s vast and complex subterranean system, where the miles upon miles of service tunnels and drainage pipes are long rumored to be haunted. Here, far below the streets, Albert and Brandy discover an ancient and very deadly labyrinth, hidden for ages deep beneath the earth. Together, they discover strange statues populating the darkness, shadowy creatures prowling the endless passages, and dangerous chambers where their most primal urges are violently turned against them. Their clothes lost in a moment of strange lust, they find themselves forced to navigate the unearthly stone corridors naked and vulnerable. Their only chance for survival lies within the odd assortment of objects found inside the box, from which Albert must somehow piece together a map.Book One of The Temple of the Blind, 52,000 words, Dark Adventure, Suspense, Mystery.About the AuthorBrian Harmon is an author of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure. He grew up in rural Missouri and currently lives in Southern Wisconsin with his wife, Guinevere, and their two children.
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Buried in the Basement

Buried in the Basement

Brian Harmon

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

A creepy collection of six short horror tales by the author of The Temple of the Blind series.A nice guy finishes last one last time. Robbed of everything he ever loved, Daniel sets out to confront the bringer of flames and put an end to his suffering one way or another. Allan is amused by the prospect of a ghost taking up residence in his modest home...until something begins to take an interest in him as well. A night of illicit passion quickly turns hellish for Roger and his wife's best friend. Kyle and Cat find themselves all alone in the dark with no memory of how they arrived there...and something unnatural is lurking in the unseen walls around them. After surviving a bizarre fall from a second story window, Jeremy's life begins to unravel around him as he finds himself and his new friends, Violet and Corey, running for their lives from a strange, black creature.If you're a fan of scary stories, you won't want to miss this collection of tales unearthed from the darkest and...
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