STILL DARK BLOG TOUR: #Spotlight #Horror #MindControl #Paranormal with @DWGillespie @Sirens_Call

STILL DARK BLOG TOUR – JANUARY 19 TO 27

Still Dark

D.W. Gillespie

DWGillespie_StillDark_cover_promoWhen a thunderous explosion rocks an idyllic cabin resort in the Great Smoky Mountains, animals and humans alike begin to act strange. Jim, along with his wife Laura and son, Sam, are cut off from the outside world, but they soon realize the true nightmare is just beginning…

Deep in the snow-covered woods, something is waiting. The creature calls itself Apex, and it’s a traveler. Reading the minds of those around it, Apex brings the terrifying fears hidden in the human psyche to life with a singular purpose: to kill any that stand in its way.

Locked in a fight for their lives, Jim and his family must uncover the truth behind Apex, and stop the creature from wreaking a horrifying fate upon the rest of the world!

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Gillespie-Family-Nov2014-53ABOUT THE AUTHOR — D.W. Gillespie has been writing dark fiction in one form or another since he was old enough to hold a pencil. He’s been featured in multiple horror anthologies, both in print and online. Still Dark is his debut novel, and his second book, a short collection titled Handmade Monsters, arrives in 2017. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and two children.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Group Hex Vol 1 | #Horror #Anthology

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The Great Lakes Horror Company presents this collection of 19 new and previously published horror stories from some of the best writers lurking on the chilling shores of the wild and wicked north. Cannibals, zombies, vampires, vengeful gods, psychotics and the supernatural are just a few of the terrifying things waiting for you in this collection featuring members of the Horror Writer’s Association Ontario Chapter.

Gathered here are award-winning best-selling authors, bold and bloody newcomers, and more than a few unhinged souls telling tales that will make your blood run cold.

Illustrated by celebrated genre artists, Group Hex Vol. 1 transports you to the hungry shores of future worlds, to the heart of mystical planes, and to the rooms of what seem like perfectly normal suburban houses…but they aren’t. And after reading these tales, you may never be the same again.

Featuring stories from:

  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
  • Crystal Bourque
  • Suzanne Church
  • Brian Clement
  • Karen Dales
  • Sephera Giron
  • Nancy Kilpatrick
  • Monica S. Kuebler
  • Shebat Legion
  • John R. Little
  • Stephen B. Pearl
  • Lou Rera
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Douglas Smith
  • Julianne Snow
  • Bill Snider
  • Christine Whitlock
  • Jonathan Woodrow

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed | #Horror #Anthology

Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed

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They haunt us all.

Those whispered tales of monsters hiding under the bed, or of the demons lurking in the shadowy corner where we dare not glance for fear that seeing them will make them all too real. Oh, how the innocent landscape of a child’s imagination lends fertile soil to horrors ready to be sown on the slightest of sounds; the tales and the terror they wreak on our youthful minds never quite leaves us.

We asked the authors in this collection to reach into the forgotten recesses of their twisted minds and share with us the tales of nightmares that can only thrive in the hidden corners of a child’s imaginings; the bogeyman under the bed, the outlandishly fiendish creature lurking in the dark, the slight murmur of sound coming from the hall… did you close the door completely?

Explore the myriad terrors that only a child can twist from nothing into some ‘thing’ in the span of a single rapid breath. Do you dare delve into your own memories? Perhaps you’ll start sleeping with the lights on again…

Tell us, who is Under the Bed?

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Screams The Machine | #Dystopian #SciFi

Screams The Machine

Sam Mortimer

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Cash carries a disease; one that’s already killed a large majority of the population and something needs to be done. To stop the crisis from escalating, The Solution (a worldwide organization) is formed and rises to great power. They monitor people’s dreams and shape reality to fit their own wants and needs. In an effort to control existence itself, The Solution is searching for what they believe to be the ultimate tool; a person with the ability to master a deep connection with the mysterious, pervasive energy known only as The Ultimate Reality.

Watching her neighborhood decay, her friends and family perish, Elizabeth Reznik needs to find meaning in her life. She discovers her existence is more meaningful than she could ever have imagined. Operatives of The Solution seek her out, take her from her home and perform brutal experiments on her. Their conclusion? Elizabeth is the one they have been searching for; she is the key to gaining complete power.

The stratagem of The Solution is single minded – own the resources and you own the people. And the last resource available is free will. They will own your thoughts, they will orchestrate your dreams; they will dine on your fears. But there is always a cog in the machine… or in this case, a scream.

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SamMortimer-AuthorPicture.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR – 
Sam Mortimer has worked the graveyard shift in law enforcement, attended film school, and has been writing strange stories since age eleven. He loves reading, music, and strives to meet the demands of his five cats.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: The Calling | #Supernatural #Horror

The Calling

Brent Abell

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Carl Volker has a problem. After waking one morning with a hangover to find his wife gone, he notices a crow stalking around his yard.  As days go by with no word from his wife, more and more crows gather.

Frank Hill is sheriff in the seemingly pleasant town of White Creek. Up until recently, his job has been fairly mundane but after a recent spree of murders, bodies are beginning to pile up and Frank has no clue as to who the killer may be.

White Creek has kept its secrets hidden well over the years but the sins of its past are coming to light; the town harbors an evil and the bindings that keep it in check are beginning to unravel.

As Frank and Carl’s friendship is tested and their destinies are revealed, the dead accumulate while the crows watch and The Calling begins!

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brentabellpicABOUT THE AUTHOR – Brent Abell lives in Southern Indiana with his wife, sons, and a pug who sits around eating the souls of wayward people. His stories have been featured in over 30 publications from multiple presses. His work includes his novella In Memoriam, collection Wicked Tales for Wicked People, and novel Southern Devils; which are now available. He also co-authored the horror-comedy Hellmouth series. Currently, he is working on the second book in the Southern Devils series and the next book with Frank Hill in the White Creek Saga.

Twitter: @BrentTAbell

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Blog: Our Darkest Fears

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: The Undying Love | #Zombies #TilDeathDoUsPart

The Undying Love

Greg McCabe

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For Diane and Jackson, life is just about perfect. They’re healthy, happy, and madly in love with one another. Unknown to them, a virus is sweeping across the globe that instantly kills the infected and turns their corpses into mindless, murdering cannibals. In short: zombies have taken over the planet.

Diane and Jackson find out about the epidemic the hard way when their wedding is crashed by friends and family who have succumbed to the virus. Now, fighting for survival, they’re faced with unthinkable decisions.

Follow their story across Southeast Texas as they meet unforgettable characters and face challenges that will put their love, and lives to the ultimate test.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette | #Equality #StandUpForWhatYouBelieveIn

Emmy Nation:
Undercover Suffragette

L. Davis Monroe

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A fascinating glimpse into often-overlooked aspects of women’s history, Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette follows a young typewriter girl as she struggles to survive on her own in 1913 London.

Emmy’s wages are far from sufficient to feed and clothe her properly, so when she’s offered a better-paying job with Scotland Yard she doesn’t hesitate to accept—even though it means spying on the seemingly harmless Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). She soon meets Edith, a wealthy suffragette, who promises to show Emmy the ropes.

When a man from her past takes over the Scotland Yard task force and questions her loyalty, Emmy accepts a risky mission from the WSPU to prove her value to both sides, only to wind up endangering herself and Edith and wondering for what or whom she’s actually fighting.

Honest, yet hopeful, about the hardships facing women in the early twentieth century, this story honors the human struggle for equality and serves as an ongoing reminder of the importance of standing up for your beliefs.

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81wudiwok9l-_ux250_ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Lia Davis Munro holds a master’s degree with a focus on women’s suffrage theatre and works in theatre and dance in Toronto. She has published articles in the Canadian Theatre Review, Mondo Magazine and Excalibur: York University Newspaper and has worked as a dramaturge, director and producer in the independent theatre scene in Toronto since 2012. Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette is her first novel. She is currently writing the second book in The Suffragette Nation series and continues to connect with readers regularly through her blog, Discovering/Writing Life.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Viscera | #CollectionofStrangeTales

Viscera

Jessica B. Bell

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Viscera is a collection of short stories full of all the things that make you squirm, cringe, and laugh when you know you shouldn’t. You’ll remember why you’re afraid of the dark and experience an abundance of weird creatures: witches, ancient gods, and all-too-human monsters – the scariest of all.

Indulge your twisted sense of humor with stories about unconventional werewolves and a woman with a frog fetish. Know what it’s like to arrive too late to save an unusual alien abductee, or giggle with sick delight as a woman serves up a special Hasenpfeffer dinner to her pig of a husband.

Settle in for bedtime stories fit for monsters.

Viscera will grab you by the gut and squeeze, making you cry for mercy—or laugh like a fiend!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Jessica B. Bell is a writer of strange, dark fiction. She lives in a damp basement and writes her stories on musty old parchment by candlelight. Her keeper, one Helena Hann-Basquiat, brings her moldy scraps of bread and sour wine on occasion, and transposes her mad scribbling into the digital world for the amusement and entertainment of her readers.

She is the author of CHUK, a serialized novel written online from August 2013 to October 2014, currently in the editing process.

She is also currently working on a trilogy of quasi-historical weird fiction the likes of which you’ve never seen.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: North Dark | #DarklyDystopian

North Dark

Lane Kareska

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Set in a lonesome and barbarous failed state, North Dark is the story of a lone man traveling by dogsled across a frozen wasteland in pursuit of the fugitive who destroyed his family.

Haunted by predators both physical and spectral, the musher’s journey takes him across a deadened tundra, tortured cities and the remains of civilizations long-lapsed into madness. All the while, his enemy slides in and out of striking distance, always one step ahead, always one act of violence away.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: The Somnibus | #Supernatural #Horror

The Somnibus

Craig McGray

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Be safe tonight…

After the loss of his parents in a horrific accident, Michael Black is left to put the shattered pieces of his life back together. All is not what it seems though when Michael learns that he has a special ‘gift’. A gift that will put him and everyone he knows in mortal danger. Something evil wants what Michael has and it will stop at nothing to get it, destroying anyone and everything that stands in its way.

Lost in a maze of death and betrayal, this young man with a rare paranormal power finds himself in a fight against a malevolent force hell-bent on revenge.

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CraigMcGray.JPGABOUT THE AUTHOR – Craig McGray lives on the east coast of Florida with his wife and two beautiful daughters. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys triathlon and endurance training

Many of his story ideas come to him during those quiet times while running, biking, or swimming.