Newlywed Will Battese finds himself homesick after following his ambitious wife, Shannon, to New York City. When a surprise pregnancy shreds their already meager budget, Will drops out of college and settles for work at a diner. There, a small act of kindness draws the attention of Victor Degas, a man with an unsettling presence and deformed eyes. Unbeknownst to Will, Degas belongs to an ancient, sophisticated cult known as the Edens and believes Will to be the key to gaining otherworldly power.
As the sun sets on Good Friday, Degas orchestrates a home invasion in which Will and his baby boy, Gideon, are kidnapped, leaving Shannon to join forces with an unreliable agent from the Roman Catholic Church. While Will struggles to save other innocents from the Eden parish below the city, Shannon discovers that the cult plans to use her family for an unimaginable demonic ritual, and that the Vatican may let it happen. With no one to trust but themselves, Shannon and Will must fight not only to survive, but to keep their humanity intact. THE CULT OF EDEN is the first volume in The Unrisen saga.
Stranded on deserted islands, the lone survivors in these stories face natural and supernatural obstacles. The horrors that they encounter will change them permanently or end their lives. Who will succumb to the terror of their island, and who will escape with their life?
"Between the Oceans, Nothing" by JC Hemphill
"The Immunity Idol" by Bill Halpin
"Ayani" by Eliza Victoria
"Rot" by Morgana Spake
"Isle for One?" by Michael Picco
"The Black Rain" by John W Marin
"Nuclear Sunset" by J Michael Wright
Stranded: Lone Survivor Deserted Island Horror Stories collects the winning stories from the 2018 Deserted Island Lone Survivor writing contest from Dark Regions Press into a chapbook anthology.