For all those who have trembled through Ruskin Bond’s tales of horror and mystery, here’s another collection of strange and dark stories from the master storyteller. Within these pages you will befriend Jimmy the jinn who has trouble keeping his hands to himself, be witness to the mischief of the Pisaach and Churel who live in the peepul tree, and find yourself in the company of a bloodthirsty vampire cat, among other tales and curiosities that are guaranteed to send a delicious shiver down your spine! Written in Bond’s inimitable style and riveting to the core, this beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for anyone with a taste for the macabre.
Darkness Whispers will introduce you to the town of Windbrook, a sleepy little community nestled deep in the secluded Skullkin Valley of western Pennsylvania. All is well in Windbrook, just like usual, just like always. Nothing changes here, nothing is different. Except... except today something is different. An old man with piercing gray eyes will arrive in town this morning. This man isn't human. Not even close. And he isn't coming alone. Death travels with him. Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December, and Brian James Freeman, acclaimed author of The Painted Darkness, have combined forces to create an old-fashioned tale of horror, full of good and evil, with a breathtaking ending that will leave you wondering when this peculiar old man might be coming for you.
HAUNTED BY A PAST HE CAN'T REMEMBER, AND A BEAST WITHIN THAT WANTS TO DESTROY HIM. When a group of longtime friends decide to ignore the warnings of the locals and embark on a wild weekend fueled by alcohol and the desire for a good time, they quickly discover all legends aren't urban-or created equally. From the first shot of gun-toting maniac's military rifle, the friends' idyllic getaway turns into an endless torrent of horror. The terror mounts as the remaining victims learn there's no escaping, and the unseen assailant is mercilessly stalking the unyielding terrain in search of fresh victims. Soon the group is caught in a terrifying sequence of bloodshed and murder. But what happens next is beyond anyone's darkest imagination..even Paul Docherty. Doc, as his friends affectionately call him, is a man haunted by a nefarious past he cannot remember, and tormented by the beast within that he cannot forget. As Doc's inner demon sets out to destroy him seizing this opportunity to take complete control, it's up to the few that are still standing to identify the supernatural madman while frantically searching for weapons to use against the encroaching danger because, as darkness falls, they realize their only hope for survival is to win the final battle in the fight for their lives on the notorious shores of Beacons Cove.
Some memories are better left forgotten... Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can't be distracted from her mission. With American troops being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it's more than priority. It's critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him. Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn't seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth. With the number of murders climbing rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements-a serial killer. One that doesn't appear to be human. Thrust into a world she can't escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else's future, but how can she succeed if she can't even remember what role Marcos played in her past? When Darkness Whispers is an intriuging blend of paranormal and military romance suspense you won't want to put down! If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you will love When Darkness Whispers!
Purchasing a restored Victorian house called The Abbadon Inn in the picturesque shore town of Cape May, New Jersey, John and Karen Dalton stumble upon the love letters of Jack Cooney, a long-dead mobster, which reveal the bizarre and bloody history of the inn and open the door to the evil of the past. Original.
9 Tales of Terror and Fantasy from the Mind of James O. Cannon
Author: James O. Cannon
Publisher: Justfiction Edition
Darkness... Demons stirring in the abyss... the strange and weird things that lie in the depths of ancient mysteries... and the fantastic world of swords and magic... all of these things you will find within the pages of this book. James O. Cannon has recorded the darkness that lurks in his dreams and placed it here... for your consumption. So I pray you, enjoy the stories and tragedies contained within.
Demons want 17 year-old Quinn dead before she discovers the truth of who she really is. Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, could help her banish them back to the underworld for good, but only if she learns to trust her heart and he recovers the secret locked away in his fragile memory.
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." So begins H. P. Lovecraft's essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” arguably the most important analysis of horror ever written. Yet while hordes of writers have created works based on Lovecraft's fiction, never before has an anthology taken its inspiration directly from the literary manifesto behind his entire mythos . . . until now. Like cultists poring over a forbidden tome, 18 modern masters of horror have gathered here to engage with Lovecraft's treatise. Rather than responding with articles of their own, these authors have written new short stories inspired by intriguing quotes from the essay, offering their own whispers to the darkness. They tell of monsters and madmen, of our strange past and our weirder future, of terrors stalking the winter woods, the broiling desert, and eeriest of all, our bustling cities and our family homes. This collection is a unique contribution to the booming Lovecraft/Cthulhu craze that will stand out from the pack due to its one-of-a-kind premise.
Carol Cook recalls her frightening experiences following her move to Dallas, including the horrific rape by the Ski Mask Rapist, the period afterward as she befriended Gilbert Escobedo, and the subsequent discovery of his secret life.
Fae Corps Publishing presents 9 tales of terror that answer the question: "What lies in the dark?" Featuring poetry, prose and art by new and established authors from around the world. Nightmare Whispers Volume 1: The Darkness Within is (152 pages of) terror that makes you think and melds magic, mystery and the mundane to create one sharp punch of horror. Featuring Horror Themed poetry by: LISA POFF JOHN GREY IVOR STEVEN Art by: ZLA And 9 Spine Tingling Tales: Number 99 By K.T. Seto: A Prison guard finds an alternate meaning to the word justice. Into the Graveyard By Charles Kelley: A bully's dare has consequences that rock a small town It Pulls the Fibers From My Skin, It Says I'll Get the Knife Again by Raz T. Slasher: A not so imaginary playmate grants a child's fondest desires for a price. Balancing the Scales by Vonnie Winslow Crist: A woman finds a note from her husband, and learns to embrace the darkness in her heart. The Heartless Boy by Edward Ahern: an emotionally stunted man finds the perfect job. The Long Night by Deedra Nichole: A girl remembers the moment that changed her life. The Tingler Lives by Gary Wosk: A retired couple learns the price of their obsessions. VORVOLAKA by Stephen McQuiggan: One man learns to deal with his fear after learning that monsters are real. Lyra's Visitation by Lily M. Snow: A woman is visited by the ghost of her friend. Nightmare Whispers Volume 1: The Darkness Within Anger Mirrors Pain
Book one of The Divine Order: Twenty years after the fall of the Empire, known as "The Night the Sky Burned," a new evil has come to the realm of man. As the kingdoms fall victim to the insidious malevolence, they erupt in chaos and war. Peasants and Commoners, Princes and Princesses, Knights and Lords, and Kings and Queens will all be tossed in the midst of anarchy and strife. They pray to the Guardians, but are they listening? The one that can listen only hears the Whispers of Darkness. When the realm of man clashes, who will be victorious?
Dark Whispers is a reflection of life itself. Nearly every emotion is conveyed within this book. There are poems of sadness, love, darkness, abuse, and fear. From searching for life's meaning, to confessing a burning love deep inside the heart, it is all written about here. From the autobiography, "Life Through Broken Glass," to the twisted tale of a serial killer in "Man Behind The Mask," there is something for everyone.
Have you ever felt so lost you thought no one would ever find you, not even yourself? God knows exactly where you are and why you are there. Listen for His voice and the voices of those sent to show you his love and wisdom. Comfort can be found during the darkest night. In times of darkness listen for the voices of light.
Enter once more into the Darkness. Explore the strange worlds that lie within. Some lands are laughable. Others are downright terrifying. But above all, always remember Nothing is quite what it seems when you hear... Whispers in the Darkness.