When teenager Matthew reluctantly agrees to go on a short holiday to Vienna with his parents, he thinks it will be just 'another experience'. But soon after he visits a museum, he realises that his life will never be the same again.Bloody Rain is a short story set on a sailing ship in the 1880s. The Queen Charlotte was anchored fore and aft off the Calcutta wharves in the Hoogly River, waiting for cargo. She was a fine, three masted iron bark; trim, low and fast on a reach - in all respects, the perfection of the shipbuilder's art. If she had a single great flaw, it was on her quarterdeck in the man that the owners had chosen as captain.Captain John McPherson maintains absolute control over his ship and those who sail upon her. The only one that he cannot control is himself, slipping into murder and madness in the face of the relentless monsoon.
A taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller, reminiscent of Play Misty for Me ... from the critically acclaimed author of Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost...'Noirish psychological thriller with fascinating, disturbing characters. Compelling, twisty, and seriously addictive. EXCELLENT' Will Dean'It's a slow burn at first until it twists and turns at a head-staggering rate to a devastating climax. Original, moody and totally gripping' Claire AllanStirring up secrets can be deadly ... especially if they're yours...Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago – and her killer hasn't been caught.Tonight is Stella McKeever's final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she'll share some of hers.Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after fourteen...
As teenage student Tom Murray makes his way home in the wet and windy late night, he is looking forward to a lazy week off from his studies. But after he falls asleep on an empty tube train, the piercing screams of a young female wake him up. He stumbles into a dark tunnel towards the source of the screams. But when he finds them he cannot believe what he is seeing...As a noun, time is defined as “The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.”As an anthology, Time is the collection of work written by award winning authors who all possess the talent, determination, and passion to bring to life the jumbled ideas contained within and present them in an entertaining and professional manner.Literary Underground is once again proud to present you with an excellent sampling of what the self published and up-and-coming authors of the world have to offer.Featured Authors:D.G. TurnerMary Ann BernalWayne DePriestV.R. ChristensenMJ HeiserBill Jones Jr.Richard SuttonJ.M. LeeM.C. ArvanitisSteven NovakCarla Hapke