October #Horror Frenzy – Day Twenty Three
In A World Of Death. . .
First, the dead rose up–and civilization fell. Those who survived struggled to rebuild, creating makeshift societies with harsh new rules and harsher punishments. Some would be leaders, others slaves. But none would ever be safe from the walking death.
Humanity’s Last Hope. . .
Off the coast of Texas, an island research facility offers sanctuary, supplies–and hope–to a desperate trio of survivors. But when they learn what the scientists are doing, how their experiments could unleash armies of the undead, they have no choice but to fight back.
Kill Them All. . .
Dead or alive, the enemy drives the survivors to run and hide–in the last place any human wants to go. Underground. In the tunnels below. Where the dead hunt in herds… and the survivors’ numbers are dwindling…
ABERRANT is defined as unusual, abnormal or different. The stories in this book not only differ from most of what you read, but also wildly from each other. A retired school teacher takes on an elder god and his minion; a werewolf picks fights with sea creatures; a neighbor’s lawn may be eating people. Twenty-two stories: scary, funny, weird and different.
In these pages, you will find darkness and fear, revulsion and terror. Mixed with it, however is quite a bit of humor. Sometimes both happen at the same time. So, open it up, join Jim as he fights off zombies with a potato cannon; witness the bloodbath reunion of the first man and his homicidal son; enjoy the monsters, the demons and the deranged.
A word of warning, though: you may never eat a bagel with lox again.
In the days before the Flood, Azaziel had been a Watcher, sent down to help God’s creatures on Earth. He fell in love with one of Cain’s granddaughters and they passed her mortal life in bliss. Now he’s imprisoned in the Los Angeles basin. His angelic brethren, Heaven’s misfits, don’t understand the longing Aza feels: once he had been loved entirely for himself. The succubus Lorelei doesn’t know any of this when she sets her sights on Azaziel. All she knows is that the angel’s fall will bring glory to Hell and acclaim to any succubus who accomplishes it. Of course, it never occurs to Lorelei that Azaziel might try to tame her by possessing her with a mortal girl’s soul. Can the succubus find an exorcist before the fury of Hell is unleashed?
While planning the celebration of her twenty-third birthday, Keisa Williams is kidnapped by The Presenter, a sensationalized serial killer who leaves his victims wrapped perfectly like gifts outside their homes.
Keisa is taken into the terrifying darkness of a wildlife preserve and left dangling from a tree branch as a pack of hungry wolves howl and collect beneath her. She is given two choices—do nothing and die, or fight and survive the night. The reward for her survival? The Presenter will gift her something special.
To survive the night and overcome her terror, Keisa must face her inner demons, the savagery of nature, the cruelty of man, and the frightening realization that there are even worse things in the world than serial killers…