Books

Sacrifice Island

Crossroad Press, 2018

A tropical paradise…

Jemma and Alex are paranormal investigators, writing a book on hauntings around the world. When Jemma begins researching a cryptic diary written by a young woman who
committed suicide on a supposedly haunted island in the Philippines years earlier, they think they’ve found their next chapter.

A tragic past…

It doesn’t take long for the pair to learn that the island harbors long-buried secrets, while savagely mutilated bodies turn its cerulean seas blood-red around them.

An ancient legend…

For the spirits here are demanding, and Jemma must confront her own demons while attempting to save herself and Alex from taking a permanent vacation to Sacrifice Island.

Woman in White

Crossroads Press, 2017

Rocky Rhodes, Maine.

As a fierce snowstorm descends upon the sleepy little town, a Good Samaritan stops to help a catatonic woman sitting in the middle of the icy road, and is never seen or heard from again. When the police find his car, it is splattered in more blood than
the human body can hold.

While the storm rages on, the wave of disappearances continue, the victims sharing only one commonality: they are all male. Now it’s up to three young women to figure out who or what is responsible: a forensic chemist, a waitress struggling with an abusive boyfriend, and a gamer coping with the loss of her lover.

Their search will lead them on a journey filled with unspeakable horrors that are all connected to a mysterious Woman in White.

Whispers: Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “Whisperer in Darkness”

Lovecraft eZine Press, 2016

Hurricane Irene tore through the dark, wood-choked Vermont hills. In its passing, the rivers bled thick with fallen trees, wildlife carcasses, and, if you looked closely, stranger things. Sarah Sorrell made the mistake of looking very closely indeed. Even so, it all might still have been all right—if she hadn’t felt the need to dig further.

One afternoon in late fall, she finds a girl out in the driving rain, running from  brutality. The wise choice is to leave the girl to chance. But Sarah knows the secrets that the forests hide, and why so many hitch-hikers vanish around here. She decides to give the girl a lift. As the two of them drive off into the storm, they have no idea of the journey they’re starting out on…

A chilling novel of the deep Vermont night, WHISPERS draws on the rich traditions of H. P. Lovecraft to weave the darkest of spells. 

“Another winner from Kristin Dearborn, WHISPERS is full of monsters and mayhem, madness and paranoia, but also boldly realized characters who live and breathe and feel like flesh-and blood. Highly recommended . . . now bring on Dearborn’s next one!”

James Newman, author of ODD MAN OUT, ANIMOSITY, UGLY AS SIN

“Dripping with dread, charged with suspicion and betrayal, terrifying in its otherworldly loss of human agency and control—WHISPERS ranks among horror maven Dearborn’s best and most unsettling works to date. It’s always cause for celebration when Kristin Dearborn unleashes a fresh nightmare and this is no exception.”

Ed Kurtz, author of THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD, NAUSEA

Stolen Away

Raw Dog Screaming Press 2016

Trisha will admit she’s made a few mistakes in her life

…but that checkered past is behind her. She loves her kids, even if it’s tough being a single mom. But her loyalties are put to the test when her infant son disappears in the middle of the night, and his big sister says a monster took him.

Now Trisha has to face the full truth behind the one-night-stand that produced Brayden in all its scaly torridness—Brayden’s father wasn’t human and isn’t interested in sharing custody. However, even though DEMON has pulled this stunt many times before, he made a mistake when he chose Trisha. The one thing she won’t do is give up her son without a fight. Along with her ex-boyfriend, Joel, Trisha is dragged back into the seedy underworld in a desperate fight to reclaim her son, only this time she’s got a lot more to lose.