- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publication Date: September 29, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LZO325X
The anthology has been published and is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle just in time for the Halloween season.
I was fortunate enough to be involved in an anthology with a wonderful writers group on Goodreads. At the first of the year, an announcement went out that Writers 750 group was planning to release a book of short stories based on Halloween, things that make you shiver, and things that go bump in the night. Basically a good old fashioned scary story book. It was fun to allow myself to write in a genre that I had never broached before. I was able to write two stories that will be in the upcoming book. There are 33 stories and 23 authors involved in the project. If you are interested in joining a group that puts together books like this, then join us on goodreads.com. The group Writers 750 is an active and very creative group.
There are several different types of stories, some for every age bracket. Even some in the back portion that will frighten you and keep you up at night! If you like ghosts, creatures, and good scary stories, this might be a collection you will want to sink your teeth into, but beware, it might bite back!
31 Days of October
A Haunting Collection Of Hallowe’en Tales
Edited by Glenda Reynolds, Shae Hamrick, and Stephanie Baskerville
- Terry Turner
- Lena M. Pate
- Glenda Reynolds
- Lisa M. Collins
- Andy McKell
- Lynette White
- C. Baely
- Mary Ross
- Cora Bhatia
- Mirta Oliva
- db Martin
- Rebecca Lacy
- Elaine Faber
- Elizabeth Ann Boyles
- David Russell
- Shae Hamrick
- Gene Hilgreen
- Linda L.Taylor
- J. Rene Young
- Sojourner McConnell
- Joe Stanley
- Stephanie Baskerville
- Christene Brion-Jones
This is my first anthology and I am so excited to have 2 short stories included. I hope you will enjoy the stories as much as I have. 31 Days of October is listed on Goodreads and is available in paperback and Kindle format by clicking the link below.
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
- Written by: A.I. Nasser
- Narrated by: Jake Urry
- Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
- Series: Slaughter, Book 3
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:08-26-16
- Publisher: ScareStreet.com
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Book two of the Slaughter series, Shadow’s Embrace, picks up after six months of the town being able to relax. Then all hell breaks loose. Debra Adam’s mother is now head of the council and Debra is distancing herself from her mother. The search for Alan Carter to find his sister continues. He is somehow connected to both sides and it plagues him.
The story is wonderfully scary. The dead skin, rotting breath, and boney hands make a new appearance and are creepy as can be.
This is another excellent portion of the story of the people in Melington.
I listened to this book in Audiobook format and I have to say, with Jake Urry’s voice, it is a great choice.
Jake’s voices capture American accents, women, old, and young. It is amazing that he can individualize his voice as he does.
If you like eerie stories about what happens to the missing children, then this is a wonderful series to read, or listen to. It is a great story.
With a bonus of the next book teaser, I know I am hooked. Can’t wait to read more from A. I. Nasser.
Shadow’s Embrace is just an excellent book. The storyline is captivating and keeps you wondering what is going to happen next and to whom, it is going to happen. If you love horror, thrillers, and spooky stories, this series is perfect for you. This book is written like the best books of the past, with fear and tension that keeps you guessing all the way to the end. If you are not a fan of A.I. Nasser, this series will make you one. This series will also endear you to Jake Urry. His narration is amazing. I could say as always, it would not be a stretch. Great story, great narration, and a great choice in audiobooks.
Where to Find: Shadow’s Embrace:
This book is available in kindle edition, paperback and as an audiobook.
Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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The Book Blurb:
Melington has changed.
There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied.
No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty-year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister’s abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.
No child is safe in Melington, and Alan Carter needs to stop the curse that has haunted his hometown for generations. But as Alan’s brushes with death become more frequent, he finds himself running out of luck.
Children to the Slaughter was a creepy and interesting audiobook. With children leaving town on more than natural occasions the town has always had a history of a quick turnover in families.
When Alan Carter comes back to Melington, he keeps his cards close to his vest as he tries to figure out exactly what is going on here. His own little sister disappeared when she was little. The only witness was Alan. He never forgot the hand that pulled her down into the sandbox. His family left the town directly after her disappearance. After twenty years he returns.
Bits and pieces wiggle and meld themselves into a very intricate plot. Debra the best friend of Alan from when they were both children is surprised to see him return. She has no clue he has more reasons than just to work. The fear that comes through in the scenes with Alan and Debra are chilling. The lack of the bigger picture keeps many of the people in the town in the dark. No one knows who is in on the disappearances and who isn’t.
Alan’s conspiracy theory hits Debra hard and she turns away from him. There are too many strange occurrences of missing children for decades.
The story is riveting. The narration is eerily wonderful.This is not my first book narrated by Jack Urry and I can admit, I am a fan. His voice lends itself to this type of genre in a way that is hard to define unless you have heard it. The voices that Jake Urry presents bring a very emotional response to the tension-filled words that A.I. Nasser writes.
If you love a good horror story, with hands in the dark, closet doorknobs turning in the night, and missing children, you are going to love this book. I imagine reading it would give as many chills, but if you want the full effect, get the Audiobook. It is completely chilling. On the Audiobook you are given a sneak peak into the next book in the series. It is a nice bonus. It is going to be good. I hope it is narrated by Jack Urry as well. He is perfection for this story type.
Where to Find: Children to the Slaughter:
The book is available in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback by clicking the links below.