A town where the snow is black, bringing coldness & fear. Old remnants of tears held back, & times too hard to bear. Woven from black sheets of rain, fear covers in disarray. Anguished & frozen with pain, dark petals fall in dismay.
I have found one of the creepiest, eeriest groups of horror authors. Join us and sample our goodies if you want to tremble and shake while reading with the lights on. We’ll begin with a short introduction for each author and their spotlighted book. William Schumpert and I will be offering free ebooks. If you’d like one, post your comments. We’re eager to hear from you.
Paranormal Author Susanne Leist
A career in writing has been an enormous leap for me. After leaving my first career in finance, I pursued my dream of writing. I do not regret my foray into literature for one moment. I write every day and have even tried my hand at poetry. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s too late in life to try something different. It is never too late to follow your heart.
THE DEAD GAME SERIES brings fantasy and surrealism to the classic murder mystery with dead bodies, suspects, and clues. In addition, it offers vampires, vampire derivatives, and a touch of romance to spice the motley mix.
My new release, MEET ME IN MAINE, is the first book in THE BLUE HARBOR SERIES. A seaside town in Maine provides the backdrop for murder, mystery, and romance. Love falters and flourishes as the residents fight the persistent evil plaguing their small-town lives.
Sit back, put up your feet, and let me bring mystery and romance to your lives.
Author Susanne Leist begins The Blue Harbor Series with a bang. Elizabeth Reading’s boyfriend, Martin, moves out. This gives Scarlett Harding, Elizabeth’s best friend, the chance to move to a small town. She announces a serious relocation to Blue Harbor, Maine. The goal is for these best friends to buy and run a quaint bed and breakfast, a major shift from their busy city lives. A fresh start.
The two women arrive in town ready to settle in. Arriving at the rental place Scarlett arranged, the girls get move-in help from a tall handsome local named David. The sparks pass between them with dinner arranged for the next evening.
“Scarlett hurried through the narrow hallway to the right. “Isn’t this an awesome apartment?” She disappeared into the first bedroom. I glanced into the two identical bedrooms before wandering to the end of the hall and entering the small den overlooking a compact lawn. David joined me at the rear window.
“I’ll collect the bags from the porch.” When I spun to him, he took my hand and raised it to his lips. “I’m happy I walked Stella on this block today. I got a feeling.” “A feeling?” He grinned. “I get those.” “What other feelings do you get?” “Let me see.” David paused as his thumb rubbed the inside of my wrist. “I got a feeling you’ll enjoy the French cuisine at the restaurant I picked for tomorrow evening.”
The fast pace of this story puts the reader next to the girls as they find beautiful quiet surroundings, handsome men at every turn, spirits, and murders. Lots of death. A twist also includes an ominous Indian curse placed on the original settlers waiting to pounce on the current town’s descendants. Elizabeth and Scarlett are not willing to give up their dreams, but they decide they can only trust each other as lies are exposed.
From the time these girls go for their first ice cream, a treat for completing the move, Author Leist turns up the action and the heat. Her world-building and characters are brought alive with realistic interactions. I enjoyed all the people, places, and things as I became immersed in the town.
Readers who love fantasy, romance, chaos, and murders will enjoy this page-turner. This page turner grabs your attention to the very end. I enjoy Susanne’s writing, and this series promises to be as compelling as her writing in The Dead Game series.
Max Gunssler is the pen name of Christopher Zisi. Under the Max Gunssler name, horror writer and blogger Christopher Zisi publishes pulp/exploitation novels. Mr. Zisi produces the horror film blog Zisi Emporium for B Movies ( zisiemporium.blogspot.com ) and can be found on Twitter ( @cjzisi ). The author is a retired FBI agent (25 years) and a graduate of Boston College and Tulane Law School. After retiring from the FBI in 2015, he spends all his time traveling and writing horror. He has two grown children and lives on his estate in central Virginia.
SLAUGHTER OF THE DANGER DAMES
Four of the sexiest assassins in the world are all that’s left of the ruthless Danger Dames. Someone is slaughtering the Danger Dames and the four remaining beauties become hunted damsels. The sultry quartet are lured to a deserted island where they believe their enemy is headquartered. Alas, the Dames have been betrayed by their employer, the CIA, and ambushed in the South Pacific. The assassins are now strung up for rape, torture, humiliation, and execution. The beset lovelies must find a way to escape, kill their nemesis, and journey back home to deal with the government creeps that set them up for decapitation. To do that, the Dames will need to use all their seduction and lethal killing skills against forces bent on their annihilation.
5-Star Amazon Review
Slaughter of the Danger Dames, is another excellently written tale. This book is fast paced, with assassins unlike anything you’ve ever read before. It’ll blow you away, be careful not to get in the way of any of them, least if you want to keep your head. Make friends with them, if you want to stay alive. Filled with gratifying gore to satisfy you in everyway. Something I particularly loved. Nothing beats a blood bath to get your heart racing. You’ll get to know each of the dames, and you might just side with them, I know I did. They are evil, they are deadly. They will – well I won’t say, you’ll have to read it to find out. Be warned, scenes within the story are graphic, and excellently told. The author has done an exceptional job of story telling, that will hold your attention. Pages turn quickly. A must read for all fans who love gore, eroticism, and great characters. You’ll never look at assassins the same, ever again!
Ellie Douglas is a Kiwi, born and raised in New Zealand.
She’s addicted to everything related to Horror. Her love affair with horror led her to write award-winning horror fiction, and there’s always more of that on the way. She enjoys creating strong characters who rise above their ordinary lives in their quests to survive and prevail. She strives to give her readers amazing stories that she herself would read.
Being a natural Creative, she also has adult coloring books, themed journals, children’s books, and an online casino slot game in her repertoire; but her main focus is on her horror tales. She’s also available to make book covers, banners, logos, video trailers, and animation.
Her ultimate aim is to give back, by entertaining her audience, paying it forward by helping others, and constantly bettering herself. She donates what spare time she has to volunteer work with autistic children.
Set in Ohio, the story tells of the haunting tale of newly weds, Liam and Zoey Hall. After moving into their dream home, the Ohio couple started to feel as though they were being watched, stalked and taunted.
Unable to find any evidence of this, they tried to carry on as normal. Only to experience traumatizing apparitions that appeared during the night and day.
Not wanting to give up their home, they do everything to get rid of the unwanted spirits, but the phantasm has other plans.
Unheard and unseen, they find themselves trapped. Fighting an invisible force that should never have been fought with.
Flee their home? Or find a way to evict the most unwanted, uninvited guest on the planet.
Matt was always fond of River Falls after leaving to live in the city. Eager to visit the countryside he grew up in he drove in anticipation to his old home by the lake. The home he loved, and to be with family once again.
The memories of that warm, summer day by the lake. That special birthday he always cherished…. but along the way he finds a lost child. One who is also making his way to River Falls. And as hard as Matt tried to drive through that horrendous storm his car crashed.
He checked on the boy- but he wasn’t in the car! He leaves to find him, relieved that he found River Falls.
Yet he finds that his old home is not what it used to be…
Haunted by a bizarre atmosphere and mysterious creatures in the very bellows of Hell. All while a child’s life hangs on the balance of intricate madness-
What nightmares lie in the fog?
“But that shadow- that foreboding presence… As hard as I tried I could not ignore its presence… there had to be an end to it! For God’s sake there must be an end to this menacing chaos!”
5-Star Goodreads Review
The Lakeside is about a guy named Matt he is on his way to his childhood Hometown and he wants to pay his family a visit since he has been so busy with city life and his job . On the way he reminiscences his childhood memories for example how he met his best pal whom was a chubby kid he met near the lakeside also how he spent his birthday with his mom and sister of course his father had died before he was born so he knew nth about him !
the weather is stormy and rainy and there are fogs everywhere which made me sense a Gothic aura kind of similar to that of Frankenstein story , then things happen on his way to his hometown and the moment he finally reaches there we have our first encounter with what he seems to be afraid of . page by page the story becomes darker and more interesting.
I have to say this was one of the best horror stories I’ve ever read ! Beautiful sceneries and description of them and the significance of the Lakeside . Everything was perfect in my opinion ! I loved it.
And for your listening pleasure, the author reads the book on audio.
The story of two star-crossed lovers, He, a mystical guardian who has protected the world from mystical threats since the American Civil War. She is a determined agent for the SPCA, the department of the mystical threats to the United States. Both of them connected by magic and time lost love. Together they must save the world from a threat beyond the imagination of man and the darkest terror of the gods.
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