Two unique stories, one deadly goal: survive the darkness.
Book One: A father must survive a small town showdown with an ancient evil hell-bent on destroying the world.
In Hello Darkness, Ben Howard returns to his childhood home in the small town of Falling Rock, Colorado. Along with his four-year-old daughter, he hopes to make a new life for his family after the death of his wife.
But old memories never fade. Visions of Ben’s deceased wife follow him to Colorado — and that’s just the beginning. An ancient evil is hunting his daughter from the shadows, watching and waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
As the good people of Falling Rock disappear one by one, Ben must join with the few who remain in a last stand to destroy a malevolent force that will consume every last human soul.
Book Two: Drive a mysterious boy from New York to Phoenix. Fight a demon. Change the world.
In Long Road to Phoenix, Thomas Marks takes a job driving a mysterious boy halfway across the country — a boy who is more than he seems.
He carries a jar filled with his brother’s ashes and claims they are the key to protecting all of mankind. He says a terrible war is on the horizon — an epic battle between good and evil that will affect the entire planet.
What should have been a simple job becomes a fight for survival as Thomas and the boy are hunted by an enemy possessed with otherworldly strength — an enemy that will stop at nothing to obtain the ashes and deliver humanity into darkness.
One of these books is a road trip horror adventure, the other is a small town showdown with an ancient evil hell-bent on destroying the world. Together, they offer a reading experience where the epic battle of heaven vs hell is played out on a human scale. Light vs Dark, Good vs Evil — who will survive?
Reader Praise for Hello Darkness:
★★★★★ “Horror as it should be.”
★★★★★ “Mr. Best’s tale has all of the ingredients necessary for hours of spine tingling, nail biting, bone chilling fun!”
★★★★★ “If you are a fan of a good creature feature this one is for you.”
Reader Praise for Long Road to Phoenix:
★★★★★ “Mr. Best took a classic tale of good versus evil and made it fresh and surprising.”
★★★★★ “I actually had to put this book down a couple times because it was so intense, I had to step away and remind myself it was just a book… everything was going to be okay… it was just a story…”
★★★★★ “This is a very tightly written thriller with all the right ingredients for an intense can’t-put-this-down read. Imagine Dean Koontz with a bit of Stephen King thrown in, and you get the picture. I highly recommend this.”
★★★★★ “It’s a GREAT READ! Mr. Best’s style of writing draws the reader completely into the story and it becomes very hard to put down.”
★★★★★ “…the many settings are so delightfully detailed, and the observations of the human condition are so mature and insightful that this story will not be found wanting by seasoned readers of the genre.”
★★★★★ “Author Sam Best manages to weave a compelling tale filled with likable and relatable characters while keeping a story filled with spiritual themes from becoming too predictable or hokey. In fact, the novel is downright brutal at points, another factor that reminded me in ways of Stephen King’s work. King, and now Best, have a knack for painting a picture of a spiritual evil that is absolutely merciless.”