“Something evil lurks in those woods.”
Malevolence introduces new characters into the series, namely, a ten-year-old boy, Michael. His bike rides into the woods opens a door to a fascinating and beautiful world . . . at first. But it is a world he soon wishes, he never unveiled. The only good thing about the woods is, Sarah—a girl he meets, around his age, who tries to help him understand the true meaning of the dark side of the woods. Michael begins to have strange visions and violent nightmares, leading his parents to seek help.
Ritter House by A. Lopez, Jr. appears in this horror anthology from Charon Coin Press.
WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF HORROR? Come take a unique tour of the state of Illinois. Visit a little known pizza place where the deep-dish pizza is to die for. Spend the night in a haunted house or explore an abandoned resort town. What happens when you disturb the sanctity of an ancient deity? Swim with us in a lake where fish are not the only creatures under the water’s surface. Ghosts, mobsters, and zombies all provide thrills as we explore the Land of Lincoln. The number 13 is often viewed as an unlucky, even evil number. However , here it is only fitting we traverse the horrors of Illinois through 13 tales to make the heart beast just a little faster. Join us if you dare.
An excerpt of Til Death Do Us Part appears in this multi-genre anthology published by
All Authors Publishing House, a subsidiary of All Authors Publications & Promotions, is pleased to present its first short story anthology, Concordant Vibrancy .
Concordant Vibrancy represents the interweaving of unity and uniqueness through the eyes of eleven incredible writers. Through the array of genres, all of these talents share a phenomenal love of writing which aims to leave imprints in the reader’s imagination.
Serialized fiction that follows a Dream Psychologist, Dr, Joseph Rickettes, who has no choice but to live out the nightmares of his patients in hopes of curing them of their demons. He is bound by the demons in their dreams, while he struggles to make sense of the nightmares that plague his own life. Episode One - The Beginning focuses on how it all started for Joseph and how he came to possess his power, or curse, to delve into, and live out, the nightmares of others.
'A loud bang was heard from above, scaring the boys. They shined their lights up the stairwell. The sounds of chains rattling on the floor stirred the dust above. Something or someone was up there. Doug, hiding his fear, took a couple of more steps up. Brandon and Kyle looked at him, their feet locked in place. They had no intention of going any further.'
The old, abandoned Saint Vincent Hospital is said to be haunted by the ghost of David Henry Coleman, the notorious serial killer, known as The Mangler. Coleman died on the fourth floor after being shot by police. For the three Jr. High boys, their curiosity gets the best of them as they explore the old hospital, despite 'Old Man' Jake's warning. No one knew of Jake's dark connection to the killer and the hospital. And now, on the anniversary of The Mangler's death, a group of high school kids are planning a private party on the haunted fourth floor. Jake must keep everyone out and protect them from the true evil that lurks on Floor Four.
In the spirit of King, Laymon, Little, and Keene comes a collection of 13 tales of horror and the macabre. In the name of research, a world-famous horror author spends the night alone in one of the most haunted houses in the land, "Ritter House", only to discover that reality is much more horrific than fiction. In "Road Trip", a man must travel across state lines to identify his brother's dead body and drive him home in the back of his station wagon to a mortuary run by a dead man. A man has 2 hours to try and prevent a catastrophe in the building that his wife works in. Only, he can't recall how or why, his only clue is the recurring nightmare he had 2 hours earlier. The clock tics in "Tic Toc" Christmas will never be the same again for a little boy in "Santa Claws". An old wooden box in a warehouse carries a story all its own in "The Crate" A trip to Purgatory will open the door to these stories and more.
What lives in the lake and woods?
SOUL REAPER, the 6th episode in the Night Dreams series will be released October 30th, just in time for Halloween. Soul Reaper connects the cliffhanger in the fifth episode, and takes us further into the lives of Michael and Sarah and reveals how Joseph begins to lose control of his gift, putting everyone in danger. The three must work together to solve the mystery and evil of the beast stalking Patterson Lake and the souls taken over the last hundred years. This episode brings us one book closer to the seventh and final episode of the series..
A fresh start brings a new set of critical decisions for Joseph as the series continues with episode four. Will he help his new patient, Claire Botkins, while knowing the danger in not truly understanding his gift? Claire has a recurring nightmare of being stalked in her own house—a nightmare that tempts Joseph to help her with his unpredictable talents. His motives and decisions could put her in mortal danger. Will his quest to seek revenge against the demon lead him down a one-way road and past the point-of-no-return? Will Father Lombardi attempt to intervene? Joseph starts to second guess himself as he reflects on the past, and his wife, Andrea.
The morning started off just like any other - the sun rising in the east, the waves crashing in from the west, and for Alex Logan, the Santa Monica resident, heading for work was just part of another normal day. But by the time he arrived at his Los Angeles office, the world had changed. Now, miles from home, Alex must fight to get back to his family amid the terror, chaos, and mayhem. Before he starts his journey, he has to gather his thoughts and seek help before walking blindly into the crazed streets below. Will Alex even have a chance to make it out of his office? Will he be in time to save his wife and daughter? The action never stops in this short story of a man seeking to unite with his family before the world goes deeper into its apocalyptic spiral. Where will you be when the infection starts?
The haunting novella series continues, with Episode Two answering more questions about Andrea’s nightmares and the demon that haunts her. Joseph’s gift is severely tested by the demon out to crossover into the real world and take his wife’s soul. Joseph battles his own demons as his wife, marriage, and life are all put in jeopardy. Dream Psychologist, Dr. Joseph Rickettes, has no choice but to live out the nightmares of his patients in hopes of curing them of their demons. He is bound by the demons in their dreams, while he struggles to make sense of the nightmares that plague his own life.
The haunting novella series continues, with the next intense episode answering more questions about Andrea’s nightmares and the demon that haunts her. Joseph’s gift is severely tested by the demon out to cross over into the real world and take his wife’s soul. Father Lombardi is pulled into the battle between good and evil and while his faith in his church and religion are put to the ultimate test. Joseph must battle his own demons as his wife, marriage, and life are all put in jeopardy.