13 Nights of Haunted Reads - Part Ten


Night ten is here! For the rest of this series I am going to switch it up a little. I'm going to share some books that I have in my TBR pile. If you want to learn more about each one just click on the cover.

 

A Sudden Flutter of Wings By Stephanie Ayers Genre: Dark Fantasy Horror Something strange is happening in Ruppert Hills, Missouri and it’s up to news reporter Kate Chisholm to get to the bottom of it.


When a body turns up in an old grain mill, something sinister begins to haunt her dreams, and no one is willing to tell her why. As her investigation leads her to the Trail of Tears and an old Indian shaman, and she mysteriously turns up pregnant, things get even stranger.


Is the baby she carries the key to the mystery shrouding Ruppert Hills or are they all doomed to the evil arising?

 

In the Woods By MK Farrar Genre: Psychological Thriller Twenty-three year old Cassandra Draper is the latest victim of the serial killer police have dubbed ‘The Magician’, due to his ability to make women disappear.

Abducted and drugged, he takes her out into the middle of nowhere, where he chains her to a tree trunk.

She thinks things can’t get any worse, but a freak accident renders her completely alone.

And no one knows where she is.

She thought being abducted by a serial killer was as bad as things could get....

But she’s about to learn there are worse things than being dead.

 

Reality

By: M W Brown Genre: Horror Suspense The (innocent) ad:

Writers, would you like to inject reality into your work?

Have you experienced something out of the ordinary? Anything from eating cockroaches to a near death event.

Would you like to share your experiences with other authors who can use your actual sensations to enhance their stories?

Join our group of writers seeking people who have directly been involved in unusual events or activities.

Ask questions and receive genuine first-hand accounts.


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The (innocent?) questions:

How does it feel to have a close brush with death?

How does it feel to discover your pet has been slaughtered?

How does it feel to be kidnapped?

What does human flesh actually taste like?

How does it feel to discover someone living in your attic spying on you?

How long do you have to torture someone until they confess?

What does it feel like to kill someone?


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When Clara started her online group, Reality, she thought she had cracked a way of injecting more realism into her writing.

Facts were easy to research on the internet but she wanted to find out how people really felt, every single sensation.

Her new group took off in ways she could never have imagined.

Post a question. Get a genuine response. Simple, right?

But sometimes people can be too helpful...

Reality - a place where an innocent question can lead to murder.

 

Under Rand Farm By L.J. Denholm Genre: Horror Fiction

NESTLED AMONG THE ROLLING HILLS AND FORESTS OF UPSTATE PENNSYLVANIA, THE RAND FAMILY have worked their sixty acres wheat-and-cattle farm since a predatory Henry Rand purchased it in the 1960s, and sowed his insidious seed into its soil.


Henry nurtured his crops and his dark secret before falling to a brutal death down the farm cellar's stone staircase one frozen Christmas Eve.


Following in his father's footsteps, son Jack inherits the farm and yields to a familial compunction to keep working its land. 

But continuing to reap Henry's crops year after year while trying to provide for his wife, Patty and their son Sullivan eats at Jack's soul, mirroring an ongoing decline of the farm's increasingly desolate fields and barns as they become reclaimed by nature.


As Jack's efforts to keep his internal rage, guilt and shame buried under Rand Farm, Jack skulks its acres alone. Turns to alcohol. Becomes prone to violent outbursts of temper.


But quiet, unassuming Sullivan, obsessed with Children's book character Simon the Serpent, may just be the most dangerous Rand of them all, and Sullivan has his own stash of secrets in the farm cellar.


Secrets that he shares with Simon.


Secrets that bleed . . . 

In his debut novel, LJ Denholm asks what drives man to commit his darkest acts; nature or nurture . . . Or a combination of the two?