Tuesday Promotions (6/27/2017): Nightlight Tales (The Man from the Road)

5 out of 5 stars – Terrific plots and plenty of chills and thrills

13 tales of terror.

13 tales that will have you reaching for the nightlight before you go to bed tonight.

The Man from the Road

A fat, yellow, full moon filled the sky. It lit up the world, casting shadows everywhere; but what was that lurking in the shadows? Shapeless things with dark, red, shiny eyes–things that were watching a man, as he walked down a road, alone. This man ignored the shadow creatures the best he could, and tried to figure out where he was, and why he was here. He had no idea of how he had come to be on this road, in such a dead haunted place.

He started to walk forward, and something stopped him, abruptly.

He turned to his left, and across a nearby field he saw an explosive fire licking at the starry sky with a hell-filled red tongue. The fire seemed to taste the evil in the night, and burn brighter because of it.

The man trained his eyes on the fire, as if he was drawn to it by some unseen force; and then he saw them. There were people dancing around the fire, circling it, chanting out loud in a ritualistic way.

The man moved towards the field, ever so careful to stay out of the shadows and stay in the light; because whatever lurked in those shadows was creeping up to the edge of the black, waiting for the man to slip into the shadows by mistake. They would have him then, and they needed him because they lusted for just a taste of his warm, soft, human flesh.

The man slipped into a tangle of bushes that were basking in the glow of the moon, careful that he remained in the light, but hidden from the fire dancers. The thorns on the bush cut into him, but the man was so consumed by what he was seeing that he didn’t even notice the pain or the trickling blood. When this blood fell onto the ground, the earth he was standing on licked it up with a dark, evil, greed . . .

The stories in this chilling collection are as follows.

1. The Man from the Road: A man suddenly appears on a road. He’s lost, confused, no clue as to how he got there. He starts to walk and stops suddenly. There’s a bonfire in a field nearby. He sees people dancing around this fire. They are performing some kind of ritual. He turns to flee, but he’s captured. No chance of escape. He hopes he is only dreaming, because all of this seems a bit too real.

2. The Living Sand: Two boys discover a hidden beach and the evil deadly secrets that lie within its soft white grains of sand.

3. SHe: A monster stalks the city of Tampa Bay. This monster is only attacking women taking only the one thing it needs. Tim Roberts, a detective, is hot on this monster’s trail. Will he catch this monster in time or will this monster feed until it has its fill? Be careful Tim, this monster has a secret yet to be revealed.

4. A Zombie Christmas: Three men risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.

5. Need to Feed: Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the Old West town of Saltwater Junction this town will face head on two fierce predators. Vampires who stalk you in the sunlight and werewolves that transform with the sunrise. This short story rewrites the legends and all you’ve ever known about these creatures of the night. Where do you go when there’s no place left to hide?

6. A Haunted House Tale: Five college students on Halloween night set out to discover the secrets of the town’s most infamous haunted house. Will these students live to see the morning or will this house claim five more victims?

7. A Zombie Thanksgiving: A woman risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

8. Sandy and The Stranger: A road racing champion meets his match in the form of a stranger who may or may not be the ghost of James Dean himself.

9. Demon Energy: A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell?

10. Killer Treads: A short story about a man who sees a flashy ad online advertising a twenty dollar treadmill. He buys the machine, too cheap to be scared, and realizes much to his dismay that this machine has a taste for blood. Big Bob better run like his life depends on it because in many ways it does.

11. A Zombie New Year’s Eve: Becky and Joe are separated in a Zombie Apocalypse and risk life and limb in order to reunite for their New Year’s Eve kiss.

12. Joyride: A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key. Evil awaits.

13. A Vampire at Christmas: A Vampire uses his riches and immortal skills to bring joy to those in need during the Christmas Season.

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Tuesday Promotions (5/30/2017): It Sleeps at Dawn

5 Stars out of 5: Loved it!

Description: This short story is about a Vampire who stalks the Appalachian Mountains. A traditional Vampire who uses fangs instead of guns. He hunts. He kills. He sleeps at Dawn.

The woman ran.

Where was she?

How did she get here?

She had no clue.

Confusion raced through her brain as her long blonde hair blew out behind her, her feet making their way down the thick red carpeted hall past large stained glass windows filled with colored moonlight. The stained glass windows stood 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide with an arch at the top and an upside down cross attached to each center. One window showed a Vampire as it crept out of a crypt on a moonlit night, another showed a Vampire tearing open the neck of a victim lying on a bed (complete with blood spray), and the last one showed a Vampire sitting on a throne while other Vampires worshiped at its feet. The throned Vampire was flinging blood on them from a naked female corpse it had lying across its lap.

The woman passed the last stained glass window and saw a room on the right with its door hanging open like a hungry dark mouth ready to swallow her whole. Thick shaded windows provided no light from the moon as she paused in front of the open door, peered in, but saw nor heard any movement inside the black filled space.

She then looked at the pure gold candelabra sitting on a small stand just outside the room. Wax dripped from its three burning candles. It was one of five that lined the long hallway.

She gripped her nerves tight, pushed back the fear, and stepped up to the door that she hoped led out of the long hallway and into freedom. The door was made of solid oak, black from top to bottom and side to side, with a gold door knob in the shape of a demon with two emerald-green eyes. Bright red pentagrams were embedded into its wood. These pentagrams were so red they seemed to be filled with blood, ready to bleed at any moment, almost pulsing from their plumpness. She reached down for the handle, deep breaths filled with dread ran through her lungs, as her heart drummed a loud terror beat inside her chest.

Did you know this is also available as a paperback? Click the links below to find it as well as the EBook on Amazon.

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Tuesday Promotions (5/16/2017): Need to Feed

I thought we might take a break on Mike Beem for a bit and focus in on some of my other stories for sell. Don’t worry we will get back to Mike from time to time. Trust me, he’s still fighting the good fight against all those zombies.

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5 out of 5 Stars – Kudos for a new spin

Description: Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the Old West town of Saltwater Junction this town will face head on two fierce predators. Vampires who stalk you in the sunlight, and werewolves that transform with the sunrise. This short story rewrites the legends and all you’ve ever known about these creatures of the night. Where do you go when there’s no place left to hide?

The sheriff sat in his office listening for the bells that signaled High Noon. He polished his silver star and put it back on his shirt. He loaded his two silver pistols, a brand that was slowly winning the west one shot at a time or so he had heard from those travelers passing through from the dusty trails of the southwest.

The sheriff looked up when heard the sound of hooves approaching in the distance, and glanced out his window. He could see the waves crashing on the beach, the yellow sand, and the bright sunshine. He always hated showdowns, because they not only disturbed the peace of his small town, but they took him to a dark and evil place. A place he didn’t like to go, but in this day and age he was forced to go there time and time again. How many showdowns at noon had he won? How many times had he been on the end of a barrel with a bullet in the chamber waiting for him? How many times had he stared down death in order to keep the peace? He didn’t have an exact number in his head, but he knew it was a lot.

The bells rang.

It was High Noon.

The sheriff stood up and put on his hat.

He slid his silver pistols into their brown leather holsters, each of them sporting smiling devils. Above the devils were small openings leading to pockets filled with holy water.

Did you know this is also in Paperback form? You can find it along with the EBook on Amazon at the links below.

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DRAFT2DIGITAL (also available in EPUB at this location)

 

Cool Posters Thursday (3/23/2017): Interview with the Vampire

I first and foremost want to thank this blog for the inspiration: jmountswritteninblood.com.  There’s a lot of good horror stuff over there. Swing over and check it out. Alt Poster Monday is one of my favorite regular posts. Those posts helped to put the idea for posts like this in my head. Okay, here are my three for the week. More to come. Stay tuned.

A

Thanks: www.pinterest.com/davemagana

B

Thanks: www.pinterest.com

C

Thanks: www.flickr.com

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So, A, B, or C, which is the one for thee?

My bet is for A.

That is just one eye catching poster.