WHERE THE WINDS BLOW

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS The trees of the forest shiver and shake, their long limbs trembling for the next quake. Their bodies blaze a glaring white with tears frozen from their new plight. The world has become hard and cold. My trembling body feels...

The trees of the forest shake,

their limbs fearing the next quake.

Their thick trunks glisten in white,

with tears frozen from their plight. 

Surrounded on four sides by white, 

the bright glare has blinded my sight.

A shadow emerges from the trees.

I hope it is not him, pretty please.

My body moves forward against my will.

I grab a tree trunk and try to hold still.

I dig my feet into the packed snow,

but I must go where the wind will blow.

SCREAM THE HALLS HOLIDAY PROMOTION

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.

MEET ME IN MAINE

5-Star Amazon Review

5.0 out of 5 stars The quiet life, that isn’t. Yikes

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.

LINKS

Amazon author page https://www.amazon.com/Susanne-Leist/e/B00F253FE6/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Website https://www.susanneleist.com

Twitter https://twitter.com/SusanneLeist

Meet Me In Maine

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Horror Author & Blogger Christopher Zisi

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!

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Max-Gunssler/e/B0956BMF8Y?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1639085342&sr=1-1

Horror Author Ellie Douglas

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.

Ellie would love to frighten you out of your wits! Connect with her at http://www.authorellie.com/

PHANTASMA: FORGET THE FUTURE! FORGET THE PAST!

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.

Can they do this? 

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Ellie-Douglas/e/B01GCA3H9M?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_6&qid=1639085427&sr=1-6

Horror Author William Schumpert

THE LAKEFRONT

A ghost story weaving of mystery and suspense…

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.

https://www.amazon.com/The-Lakefront/dp/B09CG7FW24/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0

Horror Author Kit Reed

DARK CHAOS

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.

Don’t miss the second installment in Kit Reed’s exciting new short fiction series Zombie Squad! Can Silversi save an up-and-coming rock star? And what will it cost him?

Get both Zombie Squad stories along with Kit’s Apocalypse Diaries at https://allthehorror18.wixsite.com/event/kit-reed

MEET ME IN MAINE

Elizabeth and Scarlett travel to Blue Harbor, Maine, hoping to buy a bed-and-breakfast. On their first evening in the picturesque town, they visit the local ice cream parlor. As the charming owner introduces himself, a man rushes through the doorway, clutching his throat and dying in a pool of blood.

The Chief of Police questions them. David and Logan, the handsome men they met earlier in the day, join him in the interrogation. Elizabeth regrets agreeing to a date with the dashing, blue-eyed David. She can’t wait to pack her bags and leave Blue Harbor. Scarlett insists they keep their appointment at the quaint bed-and-breakfast. After the tour, she then encourages Elizabeth to sign the papers.

Elizabeth and Scarlett move into the inn and meet the residents. They hear of the curse placed by the Penobscot Indians on the original settlers of Blue Harbor and their descendants. The curse returned that year when an entire block sank into the ground, including the buildings and people. Their fears mount as an intruder breaks into the inn. At Scarlett’s date with Jonathan, the ice cream parlor’s owner, a women’s head explodes at a nearby table. Then a suspicious explosion rocks the harbor, destroying boats and part of the dock.

Once becoming involved with the town’s descendants, have Elizabeth and Scarlett placed their lives in jeopardy? Should they sell the inn and flee Blue Harbor, or stay and fight the curse alongside David, Logan, and Jonathan?

MEET ME IN MAINE

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AN ISLAND ESCAPE

An Island Escape

Take me from a world without color,
where life can be dull and grey.
I want to swim through the ocean’s waves,
where rainbows frolic and play.

The sun’s rays shimmer on the water,
leaving trails of gold, yellow, and red.
Beacons of light for me to follow,
to a new land where to lay my head
.

Who lives on this small island?
It’s time for me to explore.
I see a hut of branches.
I must see if there is more
.

I walk across the pale pink sand
to the small hut and step inside.
The room is dark, without windows.
I check to see what it may hide.

A man saunters into the room.
At the table, places are set.
He turns to me with a huge grin,
as if I am his new prized pet
.

He makes an abrupt movement
and strides across the dark room.
He kisses me with cold passion
under the blood-red moon.

I swam across the ocean

to find a new shore.

But here I am again

in his arms once more.

AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT

Sunset brings shadows with the night,

Birds of prey springing into flight.

As a hue of red paints the night air,

A high-pitched howl sounds too near.

Residents hide behind locked doors,

As trails of blood seep through the floors.

The mansion rumbles with laughter,

Loud music reaches each rafter.

Gargoyles watch as quiet as a mouse,

As limousines line a path to the house.

At the harsh stroke of midnight,

Dancers freeze in the moonlight.

THE DEAD GAME

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Let the leaves change colors & fall.

Shades of orange, yellow, & red.

Autumn, the best season of all.

Take care when your head hits the bed.

The Dead descend; our town will fall.

🎃THE DEAD GAME SERIES 🎃

HAIKU OF DEATH

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The void swallows me.

I fall into the darkness.

Silence engulfs me.

I free-fall in space.

Gravity, my enemy.

No place left to hide.

I keep my eyes shut.

When will I hit rock bottom?

The air turns chilly.

My descent goes fast.

I’ve come to my bitter end.

Life is in the past.

MOONLIT FOREST

Walk with me through the moonlit forest.

Let our feet graze the tips of the grass,

Never touching the ground,

Held aloft by our love and passion.

Follow me through the endless night

To a land where no man walks.

Only creatures as dark as the sky

Dare to venture forth alone.

Love has no bounds or shackles.

We will be free to display our passion,

Without retribution from humanity,

As long as you remain mine.

Come with me, my ice princess.

Step award from the burning plains,

Where the heat burns your soles,

And love is hampered by the living.

Wolf extends his hand to me.

The words flow from him,

His lips never uttering a sound,

But his meaning is as clear as can be.

We can be together forevermore.

But the other has followed us to the clearing.

He will try to take me back,

And never release his hold.

His eyes burn red with passion.

Fire follows his footsteps,

Scorching a trail through the grass,

Melting his enemy’s cold trail.

They face each other.

Hot and cold from opposite poles,

Dueling until the end of time,

Both fighting for me.

Our games have just begun.

THE DEAD GAME