Tomb of Gods by Brian Moreland is an engaging account of an epic quest for the secrets of the pharaohs.
Harlan Riley is the only archaeologist to survive the ill-fated expedition to an Egyptian cave in 1935. His appearance, a year later, gains widespread attention as he is covered from head to toe in mysterious scars and keeps talking in a strange language unknown to man. His granddaughter, Imogen Riley, an Egyptologist herself, is desperate to know what caused her only living relative to lose his sanity.
She joins a team of archaeologists and soldiers to find the answers. The cave, which turns out to be a tomb, is a maze of tunnels that, according to the leader of the group, Nathan Trummel, holds the most prized secrets of the pharaohs. However, as the explorers venture deep into the ancient tomb, they discover a deadly fate awaits them.
Sarah Greene is a psychic. She can communicate with ghosts and has been doing so since she was fifteen, after her best friend’s demise. Although she doesn’t comprehend why she was chosen for this “gift”, she can’t turn her back on it. Putting her abilities to good use, she investigates paranormal mysteries.
One such mystery or let’s say, a series of disturbing events occur at a women’s shelter. Despite barely surviving her previous encounter with a deadly dark force, Sarah agrees to investigate these events. The arrival of Ana, a domestic abuse survivor from Guatemala, apparently started these unsettling events. However, Sarah soon realizes these to be the handicraft of a demonic force that has its evil roots settled deep into the town of Don Santos. Will Sarah be able to save Ana? Most importantly, will she herself survive another encounter with a demon? Read House of the Shrieking Woman by Steven Ramirez to find out.
The Subtlety of Terror: A Short Horror Read by Christie Stratos
Stratos pens an intense and scary tale in The Subtlety of Terror. It narrates the events that occur when the protagonist wants to sell her house.
Without giving away any spoiler, I will say only one thing: watch out for the house!
In a span of 1950 words, this short horror read packs a punch. Further, not a word goes waste. In such a short time, she narrates the backstory, the current predicament, and what the future has in store for the protagonist. Recommended.
Once happily married, the protagonist finds himself alone in his childhood home in The Wind by Edward Willett. Soon, the reader realizes why the house is closing in on him. The Wind is an excellent short horror story. It’s beautifully written, atmospheric, psychologically thrilling, and conjures vivid images of terror in a dark night. Willett deftly brings out the faults of his protagonist(s) in a brief span of ten pages. Highly recommended.
The author’s publicist provided me with free digital copy of these books upon request. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog. This does not affect my opinion of the books.
Easton family moves into an old, giant house they bought at dirt cheap price.
Alice, the youngest in the family, is thrilled to move in there and explore it.
Her joy soon turns to dread when she discovers a painting of stick figures
depicting a family of four on the wall of the hallway ……. just like her
family. The rest of the family brushes it off, but Alice is intrigued and scared
by this painting.
One by one, the members of her family start disappearing, which is followed by a X marking that member in the crude painting in the hallway. Alice must unearth the macabre mystery behind this old house before she becomes the next victim.
Imagine this, if you
will. Your little daughter is playing in a lush green park. You are sitting
with your friends there, a little away from your daughter. Suddenly, there
is a high-pitched scream. You are startled and frightened to see it’s your kid who is screaming. You are
horrified to see deep scratches on her hands and neck as if a ferocious animal
had attacked her. But there is no vicious creature in sight. Strange?
Residents of North Laketon, Michigan—an idyllic community—are grappling with such bizarre incidents. Brooke Davis arrives at this seemingly serene place with her daughter and pet dog with hopes of a new future. However, they are soon going to find out something sinister is hiding in North Laketon. Read The Night of the Sciurus: A Western Michigan Tale of Terror by Linda Watkins to discover what.
Welcome to a new
Earth, inhabited by extraterrestrial predators that are blind but have a razor-sharp
hearing. They attack anything that makes noise. Consequently, most of the human
and animal population has been annihilated. To survive, you must be deathly quiet.