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I believe the writer only creates half the story, and that you complete it by bringing your imagination, experience, and heart to the tale. I am happy to share the journey with you and I'm grateful for your reviews and support because that lets me keep living this crazy dream.
I've written more than 30 novels, about 80 short stories, four children's books, some comic books, screenplays, and a couple of non-fiction books, as well as five collaborations with J.R. Rain. Many of my tales are based on supernatural legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and I also write mystery and suspense thrillers that are most often compared to the work of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I've branched into dark science fiction with my After, Next, and MIM*X series.
I've also published Liquid Fear and Chronic Fear with Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint and McFall with 47North, as well as a number of audiobooks and foreign translations. I love hearing from you, because you're the reason I do this, so let's connect! Learn more about my work at www.AuthorScottNicholson.com
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A near-future post-apocalyptic thriller series.
NEXT #1: AFTERBURN
Five years after a devastating solar storm wipes out civilization and spawns a strange race of mutants, Rachel Wheeler and her misfit family must choose whether to hide away or fight to join other survivors.
As their food supply dwindles inside their bunker, radiation from abandoned nuclear plants is altering the world around them. Not only are the mutants building their own cities and weapons, the remaining dregs of the U.S. military are massing for an attack. In this decaying environment, hostile new creatures crawl out from the crevices and up from the waterways to threaten them all.
But as a half-mutant, Rachel’s choice isn’t as simple as mere survival—the mutant way of life might be more promising than anything humans could hope to restore. And Rachel’s next decision could tear apart her family and the entire world.
Look for Next #2: Earth Zero.
Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 20 thrillers, including The Red Church, The Harvest, and the Solom supernatural seriest. His website is www.AuthorScottNicholson.com.
"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, the Joe Ledger series
"Like Stephen King, he summons serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Mailman
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, the Jack Daniels series
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin
The first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author.
AFTER: THE SHOCK
A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have...changed.
Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as "Zapheads" roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.
Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren't the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even at the risk of her own life.
And the Zapheads are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.
Look for the sequel, THE ECHO, as well as the ZAPHEADS spinoff series. The NEXT series is coming in late 2015. Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including The Home, Liquid Fear, Creative Spirit, The Red Church, and Mystery Dance. His website is www.AuthorScottNicholson.com.
"Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk." - Stewart O'Nan, A Face In The Crowd
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy everything he writes." - Bentley Little, The Haunted
Albert Shipway is an ordinary guy who’s made an extraordinary mistake...
He thinks the past is forgotten and today is just another day, another lunch, another order of kung pao chicken. He thinks the affair and murder have been forgotten.
He couldn’t be more wrong.
On this sunny day, Albert is about to meet a little old lady who knows his greatest fears and darkest secrets. A little old lady who just so happens to be a powerful witch...
In just a matter of minutes, Albert’s simple life is about to be turned upside down. The terrible curse placed upon him is epic and enduring—and will follow him to his grave. Which might be far sooner than he ever anticipated.
That is, unless he can right some serious wrongs—and fast.
What Readers are saying:
★★★★★ “I saw the good reviews and the story blurbs seemed pretty good and Scott Nicholson generally doesn’t let me down. I wasn’t sure about him writing with another author (although one of my favorites is actually the team of Preston and Child) but I couldn’t be happier with the results. This book is about as ‘can’t put it down’ as you can get. This is one rapid-fire, entertaining read from start to finish. From Albert and his wallowing introspection to the angry sister to the crazy ex and all points in-between. Each character has their own distinct voice and a life of their own. Blending mystery with the arcane and a little bit of disturbing imagery here and there you get a very fun, creepy, and entertaining read from start to finish. What’s your biggest fear? Highly recommended.” —Amazon review
★★★★★ “Just finished reading Cursed by J.R. Rain and Scott Nicholson. This was a fun, lighthearted suspense/horror read. I found myself laughing out loud and being grossed out all at the same time. I’ve read J.R. Rain before, but this is my first read of Scott Nicholson. A very entertaining book!” —Amazon review
★★★★★ “J.R. Rain, you are an awesome author. I just finished the book Cursed! I was so engrossed in the book that I read all day and half the night last night then was up at 4 a.m. this morning to finish it. I had to know what happened to the baby. I am so going to suggest you and your books to everyone I know that loves to read even just once in a while. This is a total ‘must read’. Loved it!” —Amazon review
★★★★★ “Nightmare City. A quick read because you can’t put it down. I want to know what kind of nightmares caused this kind of book? The beginning reminded me a bit of the Richard Bachman/Steven King’s book, Thinner, but there all similarities stopped. Steven King is even mentioned. I will sleep with my light on tonight for sure.” —Amazon review
★★★★★ “Keeps you on the edge of your seat! I absolutely loved this book. It’s different than anything I have read, and I really enjoyed it. The whole book keeps you on the edge of your seat and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. It’s funny, scary, and a little sad at times... but a great story. I felt so many different emotions towards Albert throughout the book, but in the end, I was really glad the way it ended.” —Amazon review
★★★★★ “A great thriller with magic. Cursed was incredibly thrilling. The storyline was full of magic, psycho murderers, curses, and some hilarious humor.
After bloody civil unrest, environmental disaster, and the Third World War, benevolent corporations have replaced governments and delivered peace, prosperity, and equality to a grateful human race.
Max Carmichael is an agent in the Cryptics Bureau, whose duty is to protect the corporations that govern the world. But when he’s given a secret mission to find a mysterious woman linked to acts of sabotage, he discovers she was part of a MIM*X experiment that links human brains to artificial intelligence. Evan Lord, the enigmatic and powerful CEO of the MIM*X corporation, wants to shape society into a harmonious blend of humans and robots using neural implants. Carmichael soon realizes his involvement is no accident, and he’s forced to choose between duty and humanity as rogue outliers plot to take down MIM*X.
And the woman he is ordered to destroy causes him to question not only his own existence, but that of the entire global society as well.
Scott Nicholson is the author of more than 30 thrillers, including the AFTER and NEXT post-apocalyptic series, The Harvest, and The Red Church. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His website is AuthorScottNicholson.com.
"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath
Look for the books in the series, After: The Shock, After: The Echo, and After: Milepost 29, and the spinoff series Zapheads: Bone and Cinder.
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Burning
The beginning of the end...
When NASA scientists detect intense solar activity, the warnings go unheeded. Soon communications fail, power goes out, and the world's technological infrastructure collapses.
But the solar radiation has also inflicted an unpredictable change--a disruption in the impulses of the human brain. Billions die. And they are the lucky ones...
Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 20 thrillers, including The Home, Liquid Fear, McFall, Disintegration, and The Red Church.
"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero
SOLOM: THE SCARECROW
Book#1 in the Solom series.
When Katy Logan moves her troubled teen daughter Jett to the Appalachian community of Solom, she envisions a peaceful rural lifestyle on her new husband’s farm.
But there’s more to Solom than she ever imagined. Gordon Smith’s first wife Rebecca died under mysterious circumstances, and Katy believes her spirit is still in the house. Gordon’s great-grandfather was a horseback preacher who vanished while on a mission one wintry night, and local lore holds that he returns from time to time seeking vengeance. And Gordon teases Katy and Jett with a story about a wicked scarecrow that comes in from the fields at night to slake an unnatural thirst.
When the legends come to life, Katy and Jett discover the Smith family secrets cut deep. And they must face the supernatural menace together or become part of Solom’s legends forever.
(Look for the other books in the SOLOM series, THE NARROW GATE and THE PREACHER)
Derived from the 2006 novel THE FARM. Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 30 books, including McFALL, THE RED CHURCH, DRUMMER BOY, THE HOME, CREATIVE SPIRIT, LIQUID FEAR, and the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series. Visit him at AuthorScottNicholson.com.
CRIME BEAT: A MYSTERY NOVELLA
When John Moretz takes a job as a reporter in the Appalachian town of Sycamore Shade, a crime wave erupts that boosts circulation and leaves people uneasy. Then a murder victim is discovered, and Moretz is first on the scene.
As more bodies turn up, Moretz comes under police suspicion, but the newspaper's sales are booming due to his coverage of sensational crime. His editor is torn between calling off his newshound and cashing in on the attention, plus the editor is romancing the big-city reporter assigned to cover the suspected serial killer.
And Moretz seems to be one step ahead of the other reporters, the police, and even the killer himself.
CRIME BEAT is a 21,000-word novella, the equivalent of about 110 book pages. Also contains the bonus story "Do You Know Me Yet?" from HEAD CASES.
By Scott Nicholson, a #1 Kindle bestselling author in Mystery & Suspense. Nicholson is author of Liquid Fear, Chronic Fear, Disintegration, The Skull Ring, The Red Church, and other crime, mystery, suspense, and paranormal thrillers. His mystery collections include Curtains and Head Cases, and with bestselling Kindle author J.R. Rain, he's published the urban fantasies Cursed!, Ghost College, Bad Blood, and The Vampire Club.
"This is one author that aims to kill and never misses.” – Jeremy Robinson, INSTINCT and THRESHOLD
"Buy everything he writes. He's the real deal." – Bentley Little, THE DISAPPEARANCE
"Always surprises and always entertains." – Jonathan Maberry, PATIENT ZERO
"Scott Nicholson's strong and vivid writing draws the reader deep into the story." – Vicki Tyley, THIN BLOOD
When teenager Parker Cole approaches the dark and mysterious new student at night school, she figures he’s just another goth wannabe.
Little does she know how wrong she is...
She soon learns Spider isn’t like the other students. He’s a vampire who helps people—and Parker needs a lot of help.
After all, her best friend has been murdered and her father runs a creepy cult. The two might be connected.
Thanks to his new ‘people are not food’ mantra, Spider agrees to help, and infiltrates the cult. There, he will discover something dark and sinister pulling the strings. Something that wants far more than blood...
Something that Spider most definitely didn’t bargain for. Luckily, he’s been at this undead thing for a while now, and might have a trick or two up his sleeve...
“Bad Blood is fast, hilarious and sexy. Rain, Nicholson and Night just might have created the coolest vampire since Kiefer Sutherland. The Mount Shasta setting is dreamy. The cult is deliciously creepy. And Spider is as sexy as they come. I was pressing the eReader’s ‘forward’ button so fast that I broke it. Let’s hope we hear more from Spider.” —H.P. MALLORY, #1 bestselling author of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
What Readers are saying:
★★★★★ “I fell in love with Spider. The more I learned about him the more I loved his attitude and ideals. This vamp rocks! Trying to help the professor’s daughter leads Spider down a very interesting trail. The bad guys think they have this vamp all figured out—his high school boy charm really throws them. Little do they know they are dealing with a very old vampire that has been around the block a few times. These three authors do a fantastic job!” ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “What do you do when you put three unbelievably awesome authors together on the same book? You get an unbelievably awesome book! These guys always bring a new look to a sometimes overdone story! So what do they have in store for you in this new collaboration? A vampire with a conscience, a cult leader, and a demon that wants out. Will Spider, the vampire, be able to save all of the drugged-out, hippie, bleach-blonde cult members before they get carted off by the winged-demons that come out to feed the big stone she-demon? Will Erasmus, the cult leader, be able to give the demon what she wants before he parishes? Only one way to find out! Take a chance on Bad Blood, and give these awesome authors a read! You won’t be disappointed!” ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “Just as alluring and gripping as the Sookie series. I read this book in a flash and I’m excited to continue the journey in the next.” ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “The book is fast-paced, extremely entertaining, and funny. I just couldn’t put it down. Spider is my new hero!” ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “Fantastic book! Dark, mysterious and full of excitement!” ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “I stayed up and read it in one sitting! I want more!” ―Amazon reviewer
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The phone call isn't the first threat Dr. Alexis Morgan has received. But now her neurobiology lab at the University of North Carolina has been raided. Alexis thought she and her husband, Mark, were finally moving beyond the horrors of the Monkey House, the site of the notorious, top-secret drug trials for a powerful personality-altering drug that stole so many innocent lives...
But Alexis's research into the drug’s effects has caught the attention of a shadowy government agency anxious to use the drug for its own nefarious purposes. When people begin dying, Alexis knows it is only a matter of time before the men behind the conspiracy try to silence her. She and Mark flee into the mountains of North Carolina, seeking refuge with the other survivors from the Monkey House. There, the survivors must battle rogue agents as well as the demons within their own minds if they hope to keep the drugs out of sinister hands.
Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including The Red Church, the After post-apocalyptic thriller series, and The Harvest. He was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina.
When Roland Doyle wakes up in an unfamiliar motel room with a strange man’s wallet in his pocket and a woman’s dead body in the bathroom, he fears the worst--and that’s before he finds the vial of pills labeled "take one every 4 hrs or else."
Or else what?
Ten years ago, Dr. Sebastian Briggs’s clinical drug trial for a cutting-edge fear-response drug went horribly wrong. One trial participant died and five others were left with no memory of what happened to them. But now several interested parties, including a major pharmaceutical company and an ambitious U.S. senator, are willing to back Briggs’s continued research. All he has to do is recall his five surviving "volunteers," whose addiction to a mysterious drug has left them largely at his disposal. They will do anything necessary to keep the pills coming and to stave off the creeping phobias, destructive sexual impulses, and all-consuming madness that lurk on the edges of their minds. It’s easy enough for the good doctor to lure the survivors back to the remote Monkey House, where the original trials took place. But when the pills finally run out--that’s when the real show begins.
Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including several Kindle bestsellers. His works include The Red Church, the After post-apocalyptic thriller series, and The Harvest.