Grey Skies

Grey Skies by William Becker Genre: Horror Roman Toguri finds himself burying the body of a nun in Boone, North Carolina. As the skies darken and it begins to storm, he is forced to shove the corpse into his trunk and take it home for the night, unaware of the torment that playing God will … Continue reading Grey Skies

Strange Blood

Strange Blood 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies Edited by Vanessa Morgan Genre: Horror This is an overview of the most offbeat and underrated vampire movies spanning nine decades and 23 countries. Strange Blood encompasses well-known hits as well as obscurities that differ from your standard fang fare by turning genre conventions on … Continue reading Strange Blood

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous by Donald Allen Kirch Genre: Horror 1# Wished for High Tech Science Fiction Novel in Japan! The Sensational #1 All-Star Bestselling Kindle Novel! "Would you like to hear a story?" The man couldn't help himself. His captor was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her powerful eyes held his attention … Continue reading Drop Dead Gorgeous

The Mourner’s Cradle

The Mourner's Cradle: A Widow's Journey by Tommy B. Smith Genre: Horror The tale of a widow's harrowing journey through grief and peril into the cold remnants of a dead world. Damon Sharpe had in part found victory, he believed, in his battle to unearth a truth obscured by time. By autumn, he was dead, … Continue reading The Mourner’s Cradle

Scenes of Mild Peril

Scenes of Mild Peril by David Court Genre: Horror / Sci-fi / Satire , Short Stories Across thirty disquieting stories, we'll encounter such tales as, "Sovereign's Last Hurrah", featuring a team of retired super-powered villains embarking on one last caper with their legendary super-hero rival. "A Comedian Walks into a Bar", in which a hungry … Continue reading Scenes of Mild Peril

Hell Bound Series

A Vacation From Hell The Hell Bound Series Book 1 by Kathy Dinisi Genre: Horror, Thriller Hell Bound is the first Novella in a post-apocalyptic series. How far would you go to save your family? Sam and Mathew finally get a chance to go on a train ride to the Grand Canyon-- alone. Leaving their … Continue reading Hell Bound Series

Obediance

Inside the barn, Satan, back in his true form, rubs his snake-like scales. “Don’t rush things, Sheldon,” he hisses. “All in good time.” His voice changes to Frank Sinatra’s and he sings, “I’ll do it my way.” Satan laughs. “My theme song.” Satan loves the portal in Sheldon’s barn. Thousands of years ago, he passed through the portal and entered the world of the Shawnee tribe of Native Americans. But they only hunted in this area, and they avoided the portal as if it were a charging herd of mad bison. Satan figured the portal was a waste of time-- until the Scotch-Irish arrived. Their descendants accepted a harsh, legalistic Christianity that Satan liked. Once I twist their religion to my liking, Satan thinks, I can snag any soul I want. The Spriggs have been good feastings over the years. Sure, I have to put some effort and creativity into it. Sheldon was easy to snag, but not so easy that he became boring like Hollywood actors. Make them lust, their faith goes bust. There are others who make actors seem hard to tempt by comparison: lawyers, journalists, politicians, artists, college professors, and the easiest of all, college administrators. But the Sprigg family, they’re refreshing. They require me to use my imagination, and when I finally ensnare a Sprigg, he tastes so good, like a pig roasted on a spit. Time for a good Sprigg pickin’. Satan laughs. Sheldon’s legalism is his downfall, he thinks. God, I’m brilliant—you were such a fool to kick me out of Heaven. Now I’ve created my most brilliant idea yet; to shape-shift into some silly nineteenth century artist’s view of Jesus and convince Sheldon that I am Jesus. It was almost too easy, though I softened him up for six months before I finally appeared to Sheldon. The stupid fool forgot that Jesus was a Jew and not the western European in those – ha ha ha - “God- awful” paintings. Sheldon and I will have so much fun in hell. There I won’t look like his European Jesus. Satan follows the curve of his lip as he traces the perpetually sarcastic smile plastered on it. First things first. I’ve set ole’ Sheldon on the path to killing Ginny. She’ll hate him when she dies, so I’ll snatch her soul, too. Sheldon needs a little more persuasion before he gathers the will to kill Ginny, but this man’s soul is in the bag.:” I guarantee it,” Satan says, his voice one of some sleazy salesman on a bad TV ad, “or your money back.”