Author: Jonathan Janz

Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard. In a way, that explains everything. His first two novels will be published by Samhain Horror (THE SORROWS in 2011, HOUSE OF SKIN in 2012). He has also written two novellas (Old Order and Witching Hour Theatre) and several short stories. His primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author’s wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true.

One of Jonathan’s wishes is to someday get Stephen King, Peter Jackson, Jack Ketchum and Joe R. Lansdale together for an all-night zombie movie marathon. Of course, that can only happen if all four drop their restraining orders against him. 

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Castle of Sorrows

Castle of Sorrows
  • Number: 9781619220348
  • Release: 2014-07-01
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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You can’t escape the creature in the catacombs!

A year ago composer Ben Shadeland traveled to the Sorrows, a reportedly haunted island off the California coast, to find inspiration for a horror movie music score. Instead, he found madness, murder, and an ancient evil. His family barely survived the nightmare, and Ben swore he’d never return to the island or its accursed castle.

Now Ben’s infant daughter has been kidnapped and Ben is convinced that the malevolent creature that lives in the catacombs beneath Castle Blackwood is responsible. Ben joins three federal agents, a sultry medium, and others in an attempt to save his daughter. But what awaits them is far worse than they ever imagined. The creature—an ancient god named Gabriel—has grown more powerful than ever. It has summoned unspeakable monsters to the island—both human and supernatural. And Gabriel won’t rest until he has his revenge.


Dust Devils

Dust Devils
  • Number: 9781619217973
  • Release: 2014-02-04
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Beware when the vampires come to town.

When traveling actors recruited his wife for a plum role, Cody Wilson had no idea they would murder her. Twelve-year-old Willet Black was just as devastated the night the fiends slaughtered everyone he loved. Now Cody and Willet are bent on revenge, but neither of them suspects what they’re really up against.

For the actors are vampires. Their thirst for human blood is insatiable. Even if word of their atrocities were to spread, it would take an army to oppose them. But it is 1885 in the wilds of New Mexico, and there is no help for Cody and Willet. The two must battle the vampires—alone—or die trying.


Savage Species - Savage Species Part 1

Savage Species
  • Number: B00C6ZTNBY
  • Release: 2013-09-03
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

Jesse thinks he’s caught a break when he, the girl of his dreams, and her friend are assigned by their newspaper to cover the opening weekend of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park. But the construction of the park has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and the three young people—as well as every man, woman, and child unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening—are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth. A species so ferocious that Peaceful Valley is about to be plunged into a nightmare of bloodshed and damnation.

For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks.


The Old One - Savage Species Part 5

The Old One
  • Number: 9781619217225
  • Release: 2013-07-30
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks.

The construction of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park, has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and all the men, women and children unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth.

Part Five: The Old One

The survivors attempt a desperate escape from their subterranean prison, but the Night Flyers and the Children are savage and relentless hunters. Sam, Charly, Jesse and the rest of the group will need to marshal all their courage, cunning and ferocity to save as many lives as they can. But the Old One, a monstrous creature that for millennia has reveled in sadism and the spilling of innocent blood, won’t be satisfied until every last man, woman and child is dead.


The Arena - Savage Species Part 4

The Arena
  • Number: B00C6ZTN50
  • Release: 2013-07-16
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

The construction of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park, has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and all the men, women and children unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth.

Part Four: The Arena

The two groups meet in a terrible and unexpected way. Sam, Charly, Jesse and Red Elk mount an impossible rescue mission to save Charly’s baby and the other kidnapped survivors, but the Children and the Night Flyers have other plans. As Eric descends into madness, a surprising victim will face his wrath.

For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks.


Dark Zone - Savage Species Part 3

Dark Zone
  • Number: B00C4U6MQU
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

The construction of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park, has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and all the men, women and children unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth.

Part Three: Dark Zone

Charly, Sam, Jesse and the others must do battle with the Children in the labyrinthine subterranean world that the creatures call home. But the situation grows bleaker when many of the survivors are captured and borne deeper into the lightless caverns…where a new and even more horrific species awaits.

For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks.


The Children - Savage Species Part 2

The Children
  • Number: B00C4U6N6Y
  • Release: 2013-06-18
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

The construction of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park, has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and all the men, women and children unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth.

Part Two: The Children

Jesse, Emma and their companions must fight for their lives against the horde of bloodthirsty creatures known as the Children. Meanwhile, Charly and Sam follow the trail of Charly’s missing baby below ground to a hidden cave system. But they’re followed by Charly’s husband, who has murder on his mind…

For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks.


Night Terrors - Savage Species

Night Terrors
  • Number: 9781619217188
  • Release: 2013-06-04
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

Jesse thinks he’s caught a break when he, the girl of his dreams, and her friend are assigned by their newspaper to cover the opening weekend of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park. But the construction of the park has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and the three young people—as well as every man, woman, and child unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening—are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth. A species so ferocious that Peaceful Valley is about to be plunged into a nightmare of bloodshed and damnation.


The Darkest Lullaby

The Darkest Lullaby
  • Number: 9781619212244
  • Release: 2013-04-02
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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The blood of the innocent is the ultimate sacrifice.

The old house waited. For years there had been rumors that the owner, Lilith Martin, had been part of an unholy cult. People spoke of blasphemous rituals, black rites filled with blood, sex…and sacrifices. Then Lilith died and the house sat empty. Until now. Lilith’s nephew, Chris, and his wife, Ellie, are moving in. Ellie isn’t happy about living in such a dark, foreboding place, but she wants to get pregnant and this house has a lot more room to raise a baby than their apartment. Unfortunately, she and Chris will soon learn that Lilith has other plans.


House of Skin

House of Skin
  • Number: 9781609289218
  • Release: 2012-10-02
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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All it needs to live again is fresh blood!

Myles Carver is dead. But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in. Myles’s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she’s not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to live again…and her unsuspecting nephew, Paul, will be the key.

Julia Merrow has a secret almost as dark as Watermere’s. But when she and Paul fall in love they think their problems might be over. How can they know what Fate—and Annabel—have in store for them? Who could imagine that what was once a moldering corpse in a forest grave is growing stronger every day, eager to take her rightful place amongst the horrors of Watermere?


The Sorrows

The Sorrows
  • Number: B00699SD5A
  • Release: 2011-12-06
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Horror, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Something is trapped in the castle, and it wants to feed!

The Sorrows, an island off the coast of northern California, and its castle have been uninhabited since a series of gruesome, unexplained murders in 1925. But its owner needs money, so he allows film composers Ben and Eddie and a couple of their female friends to stay a month in Castle Blackwood. Eddie is certain an eerie and reportedly haunted castle is just the setting Ben needs to find musical inspiration for a horror film.

But what they find is more horrific than any movie. For something is waiting for them in the castle. A being, once worshipped, now imprisoned, has been trapped for nearly a century. And he's ready to feed.


Book Library

  • Castle of Sorrows Castle of Sorrows
  • Dust Devils Dust Devils
  • Savage Species Savage Species
  • The Old One The Old One
  • The Arena The Arena
  • Dark Zone Dark Zone
  • The Children The Children
  • Night Terrors Night Terrors
  • The Darkest Lullaby The Darkest Lullaby
  • House of Skin House of Skin
  • The Sorrows The Sorrows