One day, while instructing a swim class, Luke Rhodes hears a strange ballad in his head that twists reality. After a series of terrifying events, he escapes through a black curtain and leaves a living nightmare behind.
The ballad hasn't left him though. Pieces remain. And when the song surfaces... the nightmare returns. Joined by Luke’s two wives and his miscreant friend Johnny Cruz, they resolve to discover the source of these “Lifemares,” and, more importantly, how to escape them.
But time is against them. Innocent people are dying and these freakish disturbances are devastating the world they know.
Will Luke and his family find the singer of the Ballad before it’s too late? Or will horrifying nightmares roam the world... forever?
Benjamin Kane Ethridge is the Bram Stoker Award winning author of the occult fantasy novel Black & Orange. He also wrote a master's thesis entitled, "CAUSES OF UNEASE: The Rhetoric of Horror Fiction and Film." Available in an ivory tower near you. Ben lives in Southern California with his wife and children. When he isn't writing, reading, videogaming, he's defending California's waterways and sewers from pollution.