Ethan Reid received his BA in English from the University of Washington and his MFA from the University of Southern California’s MPW Program, where he studied under author S.L. Stebel, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sy Gomberg, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Frank Tarloff. Ethan is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. He lives in Seattle.
Phil's eyes dropped to the pavement and his shoulders sunk, a melted candle of a boy.
“Am I next?” James asked.
“We’ll see,” Phil responded in a somber voice and as if it wasn't up to him.
He returned to his work, pulling and stabbing and cutting away at the dead girl’s oozing jugular. James recognized her — the girl who made the front page of the Greenville Times for tying the district’s 400-meter sprint record. His inclination was right — she was Phil’s girlfriend indeed. The paper had run a photo of the couple in tux and gown, standing in the atrium of Greenville’s aquatic center. Runners-up to the coveted Prom king and queen, the photo inset had read. She had looked pissed about it.
Phil pulled and tore at her. Strands of flesh, still attached to the corpse, hung from his bloody grasp like tight elastic bands. When his eyes met James’ again, they embodied blank serenity. The boy was content with the meal before him, and content that James was far enough away not to take it...
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"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares."- Bentley Little, The Association
(Book #4 in the After post-apocalyptic thriller series)
In the harsh winter of a post-apocalyptic landscape, Rachel Wheeler and her companions hole up in an Appalachian compound established by her notorious grandfather.
A rogue military platoon plans to seize the compound and control the small band of survivors. At the same time, violent mutants organize into a tribe that threatens to wipe out the human race. But as the humans fight among themselves, the mutant Zapheads are adapting and learning, intent on establishing a new society.
Rachel soon discovers the mutants are more than they appear to be. But will she live long enough to use their secrets against them?
Look for the other After books, First Light (After #0), The Shock (After #1), The Echo (After #2), and Milepost 291 (After #3). After #5 releases Jan. 20, 2015.
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After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness—if, indeed, they can be saved.
Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal—and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destiny—to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all—she will need an army behind her...