Whispering Bones By Rita Vetere
When someone dies in outrage, a curse is born.
In 1576 Venice, during the second and worst outbreak of the plague, a dying child is shown no mercy. Her death spawns a curse, one which has endured for more than four centuries.
Now, in a rendezvous with fate, architect Anna LaServa has arrived in Venice, opening the door to the next fulfillment of the curse. She will uncover the reason behind her ultimate confrontation with the barbaric executioner whose name is… Revenge.
WARNING: Some scenes of violence.
Whispering Bones by Rita Vetere
From the open cylinder of the incinerator, a hand shot out. By the light of the trembling flame, she could see the raised purple veins covering it. Ragged black fingernails scraped against the metal as whatever was on the other end tried to claw its way out. Anna screamed and dropped the lighter again. Oh God… Oh God, please.
Panic bit into her as she frantically felt around the floor for the lighter. The scraping of nails across metal sounded behind her again, followed by a slithering, dragging sound. Her frenzied hands couldn’t locate the damned lighter. Whatever was in the room with her would reach her in a minute and—
Her fingers brushed against the lighter and she grabbed it, flicking it on, terrified that the thing had clawed its way out and would be at her side. But the incinerator door hung open, the cylinder empty.
Without wasting a second, Anna whirled, lifted the heavy bar securing the doors and tumbled outside. Shaking all over, her heart pounding painfully, she backed away. What had just happened in there? Something had tried to crawl out of the incinerator. Something not alive.
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HAUNTED HOUSE by Jack Kilborn
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BEYOND AFRAID… It was an experiment in fear. Eight people, each chosen because they lived through a terrifying experience. Survivors. They don’t scare easily. They know how to fight back. BEYOND TRAPPED… Each is paid a million dollars to spend one night in a house. The old Butler House, where those grisly murders occurred so many years ago. A house that is supposedly haunted. BEYOND ENDURANCE… They can take whatever they want with them. Religious items. Survival gear. Weapons. All they need to do is last the night. But there is something evil in this house. Something very evil, and very real. And when the dying starts, it comes with horrifying violence and brutal finality. There are much scarier things than ghosts. Things that will kill you slowly and delight in your screams. Things that won’t let you get out alive. HAUNTED HOUSE People are dying to leave Jack Kilborn, author of AFRAID, TRAPPED, and ENDURANCE, brings back some favorite characters from those earlier novels and puts them through his own unique brand of hell. One that hurts real bad. One that will scare you to death. Are you brave enough?
Excerpt: Roy Lewis Cleared the doorway,then spun once something in the darkness lunged at him.He fired, a double-tap at the approaching center mass ,but it kept coming. Before he could flinch away the thing hit him in his outstretched Glock. It took Roy milliseconds to process what it was, and then revulsion coursed threw him. A bodybag.
Black plastic with a silver zipper. Hanging from a chain.But something was wrong with it . The weight was… off.
Roy aimed his flashlight up at the ceiling, the tactiful beam cutting through the ever- present dark of the house, and saw the rail system that swung the bag into him. Pulleys and springs and a steel track , all automatic. Probably triggered by a motion sensor. He reached out and gave the bad a tentative squeeze. Foam rubber.
Not a real body. Just a goddamn Halloween prop. Roy chewed his inner cheek, heart hammering, realizing he wasted two valuable bullets on a dime store scare. Only one bullet left and then he is out of ammo. Roy check his watch not even 4 am yet . Hours to go before dawn, might as well be days!
Breathe , remember to breathe .
The King of Action-Thriller David Morrell has come out with something that caught my eye. I think that maybe me of all Horror lovers out there in this place. You would of thought that I would of noticed this guy a bit sooner. He has fantastic work out there just waiting for me to read. The title that brought it to my attention .
By David Morrell
“Something is on the prowl in the forests and foothills outside the small Wyoming town of Potter’s Field, something that mutilates but does not feed, that kills indiscriminately and without reason, at night, by moonlight. As the body count mounts, police chief Nathan Slaughter and the town’s medical examiner try to find out who or what is doing the killing…Morrell embeds compelling human drama in a taut, hell-for-leather plot consisting of equal parts police procedural, medical detective story, biological horror story, disaster novel and Gothic thriller. Beneath its multi-genre surface, The Totem engages broader sociological issues…A thriller of rare ambition and achievement, as thought-provoking as it is exciting and scary.”