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An ancient evil has come to Hastings Mills, and only one man can stop it.

Wherever The Stranger goes, evil follows. Wild dogs roam the fields. Townspeople turn on each other in murderous fury. Innocent women throw themselves off bridges. Swimmers disappear, victims of a deadly beast that haunts their waters. And the worst is still yet to come. The Stranger plans to open a gateway to the nether realms and release the Elder Gods to bring forth Chaos on Earth.

Only one man knows the truth, a country mage whose family has fought The Stranger before. But can he defeat his ageless enemy before Hastings Mills is nothing but a smoking ruin and the townspeople become unwilling blood sacrifices to the Old Ones? With only the help of a young woman and her teenage son, he will have to use all of his arcane knowledge to thwart his adversary and prevent the final apocalypse.

In Hastings Mills, The Burning Time has arrived.

A Readers' Favorite 5-Star Reviewed Book!

OUT NOW! 2 New Novellas:


For more than 30 years, Ron Francis has been haunted by the death of his younger brother, Stu. Everyone believed Stu died when he fell into the old well, because that’s what Ron told them. But only Ron knows the real truth: Stu didn’t fall, he was dragged into the well by something with red eyes and sharp claws.

In 1980, Ron did nothing to save his brother. But when his own children suffer the same terrible fate, Ron puts his fear aside and ventures into the dark depths, determined to find them and rid the town of the evil plague living beneath it.

But down in those dark depths, Ron discovers something much more terrible than even his worst nightmares.

Clay Daniels is an outcast among outcasts. Cursed with a terrible birthmark on his face, his life is an endless misery of teasing and physical abuse from his classmates. Things only get worse when his parents die and he's forced to move in with cruel relatives who make the torture of school seem like paradise. Then everything changes when he meets a boy named John in the woods behind his house. John and his friends don't care what Clay looks like, or that he's not strong or particularly smart. That's because they're dead, and the dead don't discriminate. Their acceptance of him helps Clay overcome his initial fear, and soon he's doing all the cool things he always dreamed of—sneaking out of the house, drinking beer, smoking cigarettes, and hanging out in a hidden cemetery. For the first time in his life he knows the joy of having friends. Friends who treat him as an equal. Friends who have his back when trouble comes along, and even stick up for him against his violent cousin. But John and the others harbor dangerous secrets. The secrets of the Cold Spot.


20 years ago four friends awoke an ancient evil, and only the Cemetery Club can stop it before the whole town ends up dead. Or worse. Rocky Point is a small town with a violent history - mass graves, illegal medical experiments and brutal murders dating back centuries. Of course, when Cory, Marisol, John and Todd form the Cemetery Club, they know none of this. They’ve found the coolest place to party after school - an old crypt. But then things start to go bad. People get killed and the Cemetery Club knows the cause: malevolent creatures that turn people into zombies. When no one believes them, they descend into the infested tunnels below the town and somehow manage to stop the cannibalistic deaths. Now, twenty years later, the horror is beginning again. The Cemetery Club must reunite to defeat the menace once and for all. The problem is they can’t remember how they did it the first time. It’s a race against time to find the true source of evil infesting Rocky Point, as the Cemetery Club ventures into the cryptic maze, to face their demons in a final showdown. “THE CEMETERY CLUB is like a plastic pumpkin bucket filled to the top with all of your favorite candies. Loads of gory fun!” --Jeff Strand, author of PRESSURE and DWELLER. "JG Faherty nails the whole small town horror concept with a King-like flair. I definitely identified with the main characters, both past and present. All in all, I thought it was excellent." - Michael McBride, author of PREDATORY INSTINCT and QUIET, KEEPS TO HIMSELF.

"With plenty of new twists on some old favorites, Faherty's latest novel provides readers with as much fun in a graveyard as the law will allow. Ancient legends, demonic shadow-creatures and ravenous zombies--what more could you ask for?" -Hank Schwaeble, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of DAMNABLE and DIABOLICAL.

"JG Faherty seizes his readers by the throat and drags them straight towards the grave with THE CEMETERY CLUB, a nail biter in the tradition of the best scare-'em-ups from the 80s. Faherty's strong characterizations and gripping suspense will leave readers hungry for more." --Gregory Lamberson, author of COSMIC FORCES and THE FRENZY WAY.

"I've known JG Faherty since he was an up-and-comer. Now he's arrived. Start reading him now - as in TODAY - so you won't have to play catch-up later." - F. Paul Wilson, author of the bestselling Repairman Jack series.

Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery
A Readers' Favorite 5-Star Reviewed Book!

Maya Blair is a 16-year-old girl who can not only see and talk to ghosts, but also make them temporarily solid as long as they are in physical contact with her. All her life, she's only known 1 ghost - her grandmother. But now there are 2 new ghosts in town, and she's finding herself attracted to both of them. The only problem is, one of them was once an evil wizard, and he wants to kill her so he can return to our world and live forever. It's up to Maya and her friends to stop him before he unleashes a terrible demon on the world.

“With the frightening, funny, and first-rate GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY, JG Faherty takes readers on a cruise to some dark waters indeed.” - award-winning author Jeff Mariotte


Creepy. Disturbing. Thought-Provoking. Curious. Haunting.
These are some of the words people have used to describe my writing. I accept them as the compliments they're meant to be. My name is JG Faherty, and I write dark fiction. My stories are intended to burrow deep into my readers and elicit emotional responses, whether they be fear, laughter, or wonderment. Emotion is lynchpin of all good fiction. People have a desire to fall in love with characters, to wonder if that tickle on the neck is a loose hair, or deadly spider. If the light in the sky is a plane or an alien ship bent on destruction.

If the touch on the shoulder in the dark is the hand of a lover or the skeletal digits of an undead creature.

That's why I keep writing stories that give me the shivers, or make me shudder with dread. Or revulsion. Or maybe even chuckle with nervous laughter. Because if they touch something within me, hopefully they will touch my readers as well.

Check out my new e-book, The Monster Inside, available now for all ereaders and computers, including iPad and Macs. Here's the cover:

Everyone has a monster inside.
This might be mine.


Hell, as I imagine it in 'Carnival of Fear'

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