White

You can run, but you can’t hide…

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site


First comes the Ruin.

Society crumbles.

Then comes the snow.

A handful of survivors flee to a Cornish mansion, seeking peace and safety. Instead, they find themselves under siege from the things now inhabiting the snowscape outside … fleeting, terrifying things seen only on the periphery.

And as the danger and horror builds, they come to learn that there are also enemies inside…

White is a gripping horror novella sure to delight fans of Stephen King and Simon Clark.

Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:

“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon

“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review

“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo

“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria

“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue

“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis

“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow

“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World

“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith

“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm

“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site

In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows

Today is the day the world changes … or ends.


Mary exists alone in a valley, happy, surviving, but all too aware that the terrible dangers beyond her home must one day come home to roost.

And that day is now.

An apocalyptic vision from one woman’s damaged mind, this story is for anyone who has ever felt alone. A dark nightmare of solitude and rejection, pride and guilt, love found and lost.

In The Valley, Where Belladonna Grows is a gripping dystopian novella that blends prescient elements of science fiction with spine-chilling horror.

Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:

“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon

“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review

“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo

“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria

“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue

“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis

“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow

“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World

“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith

“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm

“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site

Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch

Forbidden love can heal – and kill…

Tom, the Mannequin Man, falls in love with a sentient sex doll named Honey.

When he rescues the used and abused humanoid from her pimp, the pimp sends his hi-tech soldiers after them. Pursued through a violent, dystopian future landscape, they help each other to survive.

During their escape, they cannot help but hope that their burgeoning, forbidden love might have the power to make things better.

Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch is remarkable dystopian-horror fantasy novel by Tim Lebbon.

Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:

“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon

“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review

“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo

“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria

“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue

“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis

“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow

“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World

“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith

“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm

“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site

Vale of Blood Roses

They should have left it alone…


A tale of Noreela…

A mercenary should be allowed to quit. That’s what Jakk thinks. But his companions don’t agree with him. As Noreela’s awful Cataclysmic War finishes, they enter a valley which should not exist.

They see machines that should be dead. They see things that shouldn’t be, and they interrupt something that should have been left well alone.

However, some actions cannot be undone… There is a glimmer of hope, yet it is so obviously false.

But there’s still revenge.

Vale of Blood Roses is another of Tim Lebbon’s gripping dark-fantasy tales, which you won’t want to put down.

Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:

“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon

“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review

“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo

“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria

“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue

“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis

“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow

“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World

“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith

“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm

“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site

In Perpetuity

It all started when four-year-old Sam suddenly went missing.

Desperate to find his son, Sam’s father is given a bizarre task by a mysterious Keeper who has taken his child away.

The Keeper orders him to: “Find me proof of love.”

With no other options, he must except the seemingly impossible quest if he ever wants to see his son again.

But he soon discovers a hidden world of invisible people also searching for strange miracles for this monstrous Keeper … and some of them are mad.

So mad that they will kill to find what they seek.

In Perpetuity is a fantastical horror story. Dark, terrifying and gripping, Lebbon has yet again written another captivating tale.

Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:

“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon

“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review

“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo

“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria

“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue

“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis

“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow

“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World

“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith

“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm

“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over thirty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. His latest novel is the thriller The Hunt, and other recent releases include The Silence and Alien: Out of the Shadows. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Awards. Future books include The Rage War (an Alien/Predator trilogy), and the Relics trilogy from Titan.
The movie of his story Pay the Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, was released September 2015, and other projects in development include Playtime (an original script with Stephen Volk), My Haunted House with Gravy Media, The Hunt, Exorcising Angels (based on a novella with Simon Clark), and a TV Series proposal of The Silence.

The Reach of Children

He spoke into the box … but then, the box spoke back.


Daniel Powell is ten years old when his sickly mother passes away. Her young death leaves Daniel with only his father too soon. Distraught, his father starts to fall apart. Daniel also is unable to let her go.

After the funeral, Daniel notices his father secretly talking to a large coffin-like box that has appeared underneath his bed. His father orders him not to enter his room.

Intrigued and confused by what it is doing there, Daniel cannot help but wonder what lies inside.

Then one day his father goes out. Daniel is left alone in the house with the mysterious box. He taps the box and the box taps back. When he scrapes his nails along it, he hears the same sound.

He convinces himself that it must be an echo. But when Daniel whispers to the box of his troubles, the box answers back…

Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:

“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon

“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review

“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo

“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria

“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue

“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis

“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow

“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World

“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith

“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm

“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over thirty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. His latest novel is the thriller The Hunt, and other recent releases include The Silence and Alien: Out of the Shadows. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Awards. Future books include The Rage War (an Alien/Predator trilogy), and the Relics trilogy from Titan.
The movie of his story Pay the Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, was released September 2015, and other projects in development include Playtime (an original script with Stephen Volk), My Haunted House with Gravy Media, The Hunt, Exorcising Angels (based on a novella with Simon Clark), and a TV Series proposal of The Silence.

The Nature of Balance

One morning, the world does not wake up.

People lie dead in their beds, killed by their own nightmares.

For the few remaining survivors, the new world is a confusing, terrifying place.

The balance of nature has shifted … Mankind is no longer the dominant species.

The Nature of Balance is a thrilling dystopian horror-mystery from master of the genre, Tim Lebbon.

Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:

“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon

“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review

“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo

“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria

“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue

“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis

“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow

“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World

“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith

“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm

“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther

“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over thirty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. His latest novel is the thriller The Hunt, and other recent releases include The Silence and Alien: Out of the Shadows. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Awards. Future books include The Rage War (an Alien/Predator trilogy), and the Relics trilogy from Titan.
The movie of his story Pay the Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, was released September 2015, and other projects in development include Playtime (an original script with Stephen Volk), My Haunted House with Gravy Media, The Hunt, Exorcising Angels (based on a novella with Simon Clark), and a TV Series proposal of The Silence.

Pay the Ghost

A girl goes missing … the father gives up hope … but the mother never stops searching.

Now, a year later and close to Halloween, they have a chance to rescue their child. But to do so they must face something terrible.

Something is reaching out to them from another world…

Haunted by eerie visions and terrifying messages they can’t explain, they must reach back.

It’s time to Pay the Ghost.

Pay the Ghost is a gripping horror novella, recently released in September 2015 in a film starring Nicholas Cage.

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over thirty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. His latest novel is the thriller The Hunt, and other recent releases include The Silence and Alien: Out of the Shadows. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Awards. Future books include The Rage War (an Alien/Predator trilogy), and the Relics trilogy from Titan.

The movie of his story Pay the Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, was released September 2015, and other projects in development include Playtime (an original script with Stephen Volk), My Haunted House with Gravy Media, The Hunt, Exorcising Angels (based on a novella with Simon Clark), and a TV Series proposal of The Silence.


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