In the last few weeks, members of the New England Horror Writers’ organization have published new stories in e-book form.
Author Tracy L. Carbone, editor of Epitaphs, recently released The Folks, her first venture into the e-book market place.
In The Folks, Valerie and her young daughter are relieved to stumble upon Hardscrabble Farm after their car gets a flat tire late at night. “The farm is surrounded by an army of scarecrows, but the warm safe house beckons to them.” Once arriving, “they discover that the horrible secrets kept by the farm’s owner Clara Rantoul are far more sinister than they could have imagined.”
Her second offering, One Minute, is a Twilight Zone-esque tale about three people in a love triangle discovering “the cruel irony that all life can change in just one minute.”
Her current offering is Pretty Pig Let Me In, which tells the story of Paula, whose “gluttony has always served her well, has driven her hunger for success and wealth. But when she sets her sights on winning over a rich man, ‘be careful what you wish for’ takes on a gruesome new meaning.”
Paula’s gluttony has always served her well, has driven her hunger for success and wealth. But when she sets her sites on winning over a rich man, “be careful what you wish” for takes on a gruesome new meaning.
Carbone hopes to have a large collection of stories and a couple of novels available on Amazon in the coming months.
According to the description on Amazon, Mark Edward Hall’s Apocalypse Island is about young women being stalked and slaughtered in Portland and how Danny Wolf is witnessing these crimes in his dreams. “Wolf, a gifted musician and newly released from prison, has no memory of his early childhood, but discovers that he spent his first eight years in a Catholic orphanage on a mysterious island off the coast of Maine. Soon the killings become more bold and gruesome, as members of the church begin to die. Enter Police Lieutenant Rick Jennings and his young assistant Laura Higgins. They discover a government conspiracy involving the Catholic Church, and a cold war mind control program known as MK-Ultra. Danny Wolf becomes the number one suspect in the murders, but no one, not even Wolf, is prepared for what they discover on Apocalypse Island, a mind blowing secret that was supposed to stay hidden forever.”
Hall also released Feast of Fear, which contains four horrifying tales and the first four chapters of his upcoming novel, Soul Thief.
John Grover’s Echo Lake-A Short Story is a sample of his work. Amazon’s description said, “Ryan didn’t know why he’d come back. He just had to see it one more time. Echo Lake waited for him, looking exactly the same after all these years. The tragedy that happened there was still alive and well in Ryan’s mind. His little sister drowned in that damned lake. She was not the first, probably wouldn’t be the last. He’d come back because of her, because of that day. See, there was something else there. Something in the lake. Something in the water. He couldn’t see it. He couldn’t hear it but Ryan knew. The drowning was no accident. Something took her.”