A little more than one year ago, Albert and Brandy discovered a fantastic labyrinth hidden deep beneath the streets of Briar Hills, Missouri. Now, strange telephone messages are stirring up the memories of those dark passages and it seems that it may be time for them to return to that perilous, underground world to finish what they started. But when a strange envelope is given to him by a girl named Andrea, Albert finds that he is being steered not toward the university’s steam tunnels, where he began his last journey, but to the bizarre ruins of Gilbert House in the woods north of the campus. Together with Brandy and her best friend, Nicole, Albert ventures into the forest in search of answers. There, amid the crumbling walls and overgrown brush, they encounter Wayne, another local student who was also lured to these ruins by a mysterious envelope. Banding together, the four of them descend into the recently opened cellar door and discover the nightmarish secrets that have long been hidden within the terrible hallways of Gilbert House.
Book two of the Temple of the Blind Series
I am an independent author of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure. I write stories that are frightening, disturbing or unsettling in some way or another. I tell ghost stories and tales of monsters and unnatural creatures. I tell stories that thrill, that keep you on the edge of your seat, that grip you and refuse to let you go until you've reached the end. I also tell stories that tease and intrigue, that keep secrets from you and make promises you can't know if they intend to keep. I tell stories that take you to incredible places, to worlds you've never dreamed of. I tell stories about the heart, about gut-wrenching emotions. And I tell stories about people like you and me.
I don't tell many tales about vampires or werewolves. Sometimes I play around with zombies and golems and ogres, but even then I never use the same, tired rules. I prefer to make my own terrors. If you're looking for something you've never seen before, let me show you around my world. I'll teach you why you should never pick up a scrounger. And why a labyrinth hound's teeth are the last thing you should be concerned about. And why you should never trust a cornfield.
And if you're really brave, I'll show you all the things that are hidden out there, all the things you're really afraid of, even if you don't know it yet. Together, we'll conquor them. Or we'll die in blissful agony. Either way, we'll make a great story. And that's where you'll find the real magic. It's always about the journey. And what is a journey, if not a story?
Brian Harmon is an independent author of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure. By "independent," he means that he is his own print publisher. He has not signed a print publishing contract. He does not have an agent. He does all of his own writing, editing, formatting and marketing. He even does his own photography and cover design for the print version of his books. He does not have the luxury of fat advances or bookshelf presence in every bookstore. He struggles for every sale he makes. But he also does not answer to the gatekeepers of big publishing, who would not have approved of his taking the liberty of creating my own genres and telling his stories the way he wants to tell them. He refuses to be puppetted into writing the same, tired formulas. His work will be different. It will be new. It will be fresh. Also, his work will never go out of print.
Brian grew up in rural Missouri and currently resides in Southern Wisconsin with his wonderful wife, Guinevere, and their three beautiful children. Besides being an independent author of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure, he is a stay-at-home dad happily experiencing the thrilling, touching, bewildering and sometimes downright scary joys of raising children.
Norman Gilligan has been the voice behind many audiobooks over the years. He is a professional actor, voice talent and literary editor working out of his studio near Manchester, in the United Kingdom. Before he became an actor, and voice talent, he had spent most of his career as an IT specialist in the marine insurance industry. Norman says that his complete change of direction, away from the daily grind, was one of the scariest but most satisfying things he has ever done and wishes that he had done it sooner. He now looks forward to every day being different and challenging.
Find Norman behind the mic in other outstanding Cherry Hill Publishing audiobook productions including Barbara Wood's The Watch Gods and The Magdalene Scrolls, Emancipation by Jo Michaels, and all six books of Brian Harmon's Temple of the Blind series.